*oops* I’m in one of my hua-chi mood again.. Bah!! Think I’m getting drunk..
I’m starting to feel the heavy workload falling on my shoulders. Running out of time to complete those lab & tutorial preparations. Much less the time to complete the scheduled revision of materials taught in the past 3 weeks. I’ve not been slacking, and I’m being truthful to myself. I’ve been busy with activities in school. Robotics-Soccer competition & the WORLDview youth conference. Been trying my best to push the work (related to both) back, but somehow I feel that I should do things fast, else it’ll affect the whole team.
And now with this SC207 labwork, which is actually a “big-scale” project that involves 2 classes for each project, I’m going crazy. Been having meetings with the other lead developers to discuss the requirements and the actual job-scope of each sub-team. Though my team is just a supporting team to the rest, I still have to be present in all meetings to get an idea of how things are done on their side and to check out what is needed from them. I won’t say it’s a waste of my time, but I could have used that time on other stuff instead.
And I’m also financially-strained. Should I get my sponsor to sponsor me more, find another sponsor or get an interest-free study loan instead? This is bad.. I’m already heavily in debt. *sob*
I have a blog setup sometime last year for me to vent my anger on whatever & whoever made me irritated. And only close & good friends know about the site. But somehow the url got spread around.. I know that blogging means anyone can read the blog, and not that I mind, but.. I also don’t know how to explain. You are a friend of mine, if I want to let you know about the site, I’ll give you the address if you ask for it. There’s no need to SEARCH for it.. I don’t know what else to say..
The opening ceremony for Hall Olympics was held on Thursday, with an inter-hall cheerleading competition @ SRC (Sports & Recreation Centre). As Jigg & I opened the door of the old basketball court (multi purpose hall), the first sound we heard was the dunno-what band performing. Doesn’t understand a word what the singer was trying to sing, but nevertheless, it’s an effort made.
Standing at one corner of the not-so-huge court, we desperately looked around for familiar faces from Hall 15. After 15 mins, finally saw a few, but they were sitting at the other corner of the hall, and it’s extremely difficult to make our way through with the large groups of supporters from the various halls sitting all around. At that little corner where we were, we could only manage to catch a glimpse of the various cheerleading performances.
The first to perform was Hall 1. Their actions were very hyper and swift. I was amazed by the way they formed the pyramid. It was perfect! The next few teams weren’t as good, until it was finally Hall 15’s turn. Our team started practising only 2 weeks before the competition. Given only 2 weeks, it’s not a simple task to have such a good performance, even though all are old-birds. They were as good as Hall 1, and I have to mention this: the girls in the team are all very chio! It’s a well-known fact that Hall 15 has a lot of pretty girls! (That’s excluding me lar.. lol)
Left the hall after Hall 15’s performance. Decided to go back to room early as the last shuttle bus service was in half an hour’s time.
At approximately 2230hrs, QH asked if we want prata supper. Having supper is part and parcel of hall life. (Gonna get fat in a matter of time) And in about half hour’s time, QH & RD reached our room with our supper. How can we miss out movies when having supper? So they (I watched Naruto instead) decided to watch The Forgotten. Joined them halfway through, but I fell asleep while lying on the bed. Woke up when they left, felt so energetic that I decided to surf net and chat for a while before I finally fell asleep at 3+am.
Expectedly, I couldn’t wake up the next day. Yeah I skipped the 0830hrs lecture. Haha..
After lecture, me and my project mates (Phee, QH, RD & ZM) went shopping. Sian leh.. 4 guys & I’m the only gal. lol! Shopped from Bugis to Chinatown, where we went for the contact lens survey @ People’s Park Centre. Had claypot rice for dinner. Yum yum! Haven’t had claypot rice @ Chinatown for ages! Was a rushed dinner though. We were supposed to reach Hotel Rendezvous for a seminar by 1830hrs, but we were late. Hiakz.. the seminar wasn’t very interesting though.. Felt like they were conning people. Both the speakers are entrepreneurs, and one of them is currently a Marketing Masters student @ NUS. If you can earn enough by doing import/export like what you’ve said, why then are you still studying? Crap!
Anyway.. went for supper (again..) @ Selegie. Heard that Selegie’s beancurd is superb, this is the FIRST time I’ve been there. Haha.. Was really nice! The beancurd is so SMOOTH! Yummy!!
By the time I reached home, it was already 2300hrs. I realised I really miss my bed. *sob*
ok updates. Lol!
I think hall life has made me more tired than usual, and life wasn’t as exciting as what LW has said. Maybe ’cause it’s already the 2nd semester, most of the activities were held in semester 1. I may be joining the Hall FOC (Freshmen Orientation Camp) though, so that if I have the intention of staying on next semester, I don’t have to worry about not having enough ECA points. Heard that as long as you help out at the FOC, you will be in the recommended list, and those in the list will definitely get a room in the hall.
Life so far wasn’t that bad. After lessons, there’s usually nowhere else to go other than go back to hall. I don’t have the urge to step into the library (like what I always do in the previous semesters). This is bad. It also means to say that I didn’t really get to study. It’s lectures, tutorials (always went in unprepared), labs and BED. Hahaha! Other than that, it’s SHOPPING!
Argh!! I have been taught everything about staying in hall, except to STUDY. Help!!
Life in hall so far is not bad. Kinda fun, but I’m still not in the studious mood yet. Still holidaying around.
Went out shopping with Jiyi on Wednesday. Went bugis and bought a bag + a pair of leather sandals. Den went Ikea to buy a hanger for the clothes. Broke le.. lol
Today.. lectures ended early. Yix wanna get some clothes, so I tagged along to give my opinions. Walked the whole afternoon around orchard till my feet went sore. Had a full dinner @ Bugis. Shiok.. but too full..
Ar.. I think I’m still not settled into hall.. School work is starting to pile up but I’ve not started on my tutorials & labs!!
Got a robotics training tomorrow.. think I’m going to sleep early.. been sleeping at 1+2am for the past few days, had been a real torture for someone who needs 8hrs of sleep daily. Too tired..
My first night in hall.. Felt so guilty that Jigg had to do all the cleaning.. haha.. A typical housewife!!
Ya she did everything.. So there I was.. running to and fro between home & school.. went to catch a movie with Jem (he sponsor mah..) @ JP.. came back hall at ard 10 le.. Just came out from bathroom.. feeling so refresh but tired.. *yawnz* Think should be catching some sleep soon..
Happy New Year!! How did you guys spend the first day of 2005?
School’s reopening in 2 days’ time. ie I’ll be moving in to hall soon.. Not really looking forward to it, but well.. for the sake of experience.. hee.. Just realised I’ve to bring lots of things there.. hai.. gotta wait till the next weekend le..
Went back school to pay the administrative fees for the Hostel Application. Sort of a wasted trip, couldn’t collect the keys today, else have to pay the fees for a quarter of December. And the staff @ SAO was so rude, expecting us to know everything. #$%&^%@#$%^&
With the constant updating on the recent tsunami, I just couldn’t believe that it actually happened. Numerous people have died, including 3 from Singapore & millions from Indonesia. Singapore survived this disaster due to her geographical location. I feel so blessed to be able to sit here as if nothing has happened. My deep condolences to those who are affected by the tsunami.
Just checked my email, I’ve been allocated a room in Hall 15. Suddenly I felt lost.. I can’t imagine life without my mum around. Though I always complain about her nagging, I can’t imagine how it would be like without her around. I’d have to do everything myself out of my home. That sounds sad.. I’m gonna miss my bed.. How? Happy to have gotten a room, but I’m hestitating whether to take up the offer or not.
In the 23 years of my life, this is the first time I’m writing a letter(e-mail) to you. The reason for this letter is that I want to fulfil the dreams of my friends around me. It’s beyond my capability, but I know that Santa can fulfil this wish for me.
Falloutx may not have been a very good boy this year, but he has been one for about 90% throughout the entire year. He has been a good friend to me, always the first to ask me if I’ve gotten the Vampire3 files, always there to answer my questions regarding school work. All these stuff are more than enough to prove that his wishes should be fulfiled by you, Santa. All he wants this Xmas is 1) A sling bag to carry to school (though he doesn’t look like he’s going to the market with the plastic file he carries to school, as his friends claims), 2) Berkinstock Sandals (it doesn’t matter if it’s a second-hand :P), 3) An MP3 player, 4) A new PC (I think he needs MP3 player more, he already has a laptop), 5) Asic running shoe (DS traininer) (he needs it badly as his old ones are badly battered. Santa, he’s too greedy le.. just fulfil any one of his wishes will do. 😛
YX is another good friend of mine. He is always around whenever I am finding someone to disturb. He always let me knock on his head. Though I do not know what he wants this Xmas, Santa, please show him the light to get out of this dark path of his life. I miss the old YX.
Phee has been quite a good boy this year. Always bake cookies for us to eat. Just this point is enough for Santa to grant him any wishes that he has for Xmas.
I want to thank Ashley for always helping me with things. Santa please sprinkle some “wake-up” powder on her so that she can wake up from her dream of being a pig? She loves to sleep too much. Help her save money to buy a new phone Sony Ericsson K700i too.
As for Jigg, she wants a Canvas shoe this Xmas. But Santa, what’s more important now is to help her transform into a young lady who likes to dress up. She has got a nice figure that ought to be made known to the world.
LW.. Santa please give her a good job where the company won’t eat up her pay anymore. She has been a very good buddy, always there for me to shout and scream to. Santa please help her deal with her fate (ming4 yun4). Ming4 yun4 has been making her move around too much, with the companies eating up her pay.
For my family, god-sister Pearl, those named above and other friends whom I’ve not named here, Santa please grant them all good health, and more importantly, fulfil whatever wishes they might have.
Thank you Santa for making this small wish of mine come true.
Forever believing you exist,
the Sunshine who brightens up everyone’s life