2011 has been a... well, I'm not sure, a pretty decent year for me.
Not a single lucky draw winner but I'm fine with that though I don't mind to win anything (: (I just sent a couple of lucky draw for Her World, HAHA)
Academically, I think I've done pretty well since expectations are met. GPA of 4.1, what else could I ask for? Perhaps I'm getting greedy but I just thought maybe I should try to have a nice full stop to my academic pave in 1.5 years time and hence that explain my goal of GPA of 4.5. I'm heading towards it and hence I pray that 2012 will be a good year for me in academic term.
It was pretty much distracted semester, on top of those necessary work for exchange, indeed, many things in life are 徒劳无功的.
I was given a few overseas opportunities like GIP Work and Study in China and GIP Study in USA (and was offered a place for International Housing-it would be a great place to meet people...), but still I always ended up in Singapore. I super love Singapore and NTU, that's why huh. I would say nothing would really be finalized till it really happens cos life is so unpredictable. Please stop asking me why cos thing happens for a reason. So I thank you for your sincere concern. It can get quite tiring to repeat the same old thing during meet up but I'm glad that as time pass, such question are forgotten (: So, I'm still on my way in trying to make overseas exchange a reality. I will be going for an exchange next year, I swear. Okay, I shouldn't have use the word "swear", it's too harsh. But I promised myself I will sort of try my best for exchange, if not somehow I'll get to travel. So cross my fingers for GSS application which I've yet to look at and GIP which I may have to apply if I failed to get myself a spot in GSS. If I'm really so fated not to go there to study or work, I'll go there to tour as a tourist!
Oh ya, I've sort of decided to do Final Year Project! Wish me good luck for mid 2012 to mid 2013. (:
In 2011, I've officially become an adult- I'm twenty-one year old. Actually this doesn't make much difference to my life yet, so... I'm still a happy girl well-fed by my parents,HAHHAHAH(:
I've learnt that health and happiness shouldn't be taken for granted. I'm blessed to have love from my family and friends. So I wish for good health, happiness and peace in the family, and to my friends.
I'm glad that I'm keeping in touch with my primary school BFFs, let's meet up soon, maybe during CNY! Please stay in contact okay, I feel so secured and happy with you girls, miss the good old days!
So basically as a student without much other commitment from relationship or what-so-ever, I think academic will be the top priority at this stage of my life. My special friend in life is still unknown in the sea of human beings despite that people who 肖 horse and horoscope cancer will have more 桃花this year. I've no idea if this creature appears but he will appear when天时地利人和. HAHA. (right zy?:P)
Oh ya, I joined the competition and ended up we didn't get into the finals! I think I mentioned it before. A few months back, someone mentioned it again and said there was an opportunity for making it a reality. I decided NOT to join since I was lacking of commitment. Well, I hope I didn't make the wrong choice though life is not all about studies.
Thanks for all the good and bad, in making me a more complete and mature being, though I think there's still lots of room of improvement for maturity, haha. But somehow, I think I grew a bit (: May I get prettier, slimmer, smarter, healthier and bolder as I grow huh! Oh , and please let me have a sense of (or discover) what I wanna do in the future.
Personally I think it's quite relaxing, (Green-> good for eyes) HAHA(:
Anyway songs are pretty much the same, I can't bear to remove Hebe's songs! But I've placed Chen qi zhen's songs first.
I spent hours trying to figure where to insert tagboard, blog list and mixpod! HAHA, but still I'm quite proud of myself cos I think it's pretty fast already. By the way, of course I didn't come out of the blogskin, it's template from the blogger and I'm glad that colour etc can be changed!
1.5 weeks of holiday left, better start clearing things on my to-do list :X
I hope my serious blogging regarding academic didn't scare you all off (or put you all off). Or perhaps simply no one reads my blog and hence there's no advice. Never mind, at least as I was typing, my mind is doing some thinking and it feels good to do some self-talk. (: And if I really do scare you, I'm so sorry but hey, you just see another side of me- I can be happy-go-lucky or a serious freak :D
Happy me was tidying my cupboards on Christmas and Boxing day (Yes I'm a boring freak but I love staying at home to do my own stuff. Plus no one dates me so I'm happily on my own). And there're still many more left to to be tided. It's good to reminisce the good old times with developed photos. And here's photos which I took 14 years ago (when I was 7 years old) when I was cruising with my godma and my grandparents. I still remember how picky I used to be-I only ate lotus paste bun and some other meat, no veggi! HAHA.
I used to look so slim and pretty cute right? At least that's what I think la, so you better say yes! And my hair look pretty straight too right? It's in the genes, tell me it's in the genes! HAHA, why so? Cos I'm once again tempted to perm my hair with Groupon's deal! It's $53 to perm, cut, treatment and wash! Though I'm pretty sure there will be some top up for better products used. But it's still quite attractive. I'm reconsidering whether to perm, though I've decided not to previously since there was no deal. :/
Okay, I shall think about it, and if I can't make up my mind before the deal ends, means I'm not getting it. Whee. okay great. Anyway my hair still looks pretty straight/ wavy in the right way right? Please say yes, then that would make the statement of "straight hair genes is running in my genes" as a valid statement. And yeah, that's my third sister with her new permed hair! Scully I'll have a perm similar to hers. HAHA(:
By the way, do I still look the same- from 14 years ago? HAHA(:
4 more days to the end of 2011. Review and resolution to be done soon. I'll wait till I have the mood and time to do (:
Minoring in Communication Studies wasn't really in my initial plan. To be honest, I used to think it would look good to have minor in something. I thought of minoring in Chinese and CS, but decided only the latter cos minoring in Chinese is really a major challenge cos' I can't imagine myself reading all the Chinese readings on top of my Sociology readings. Moreover, I'm only left with 2 CS modules to complete my minor. It would be a waste if I don't minor in it right?
But I got to admit that I have limited interest in CS, I thought of journalism in Chinese but somehow I don't think I'm looking at that direction anymore. I think I was just idealizing and trying to find some directions at that point of time. Is minoring in CS any value or benefit to me? I'm not sure. But for the time being, it's not as important.
I wonder if I should continue to minor in CS at the expense of my GPA since CS usually drag my GPA down. (Or maybe I can take them and just SU them). Or perhaps I should take some other modules that are more meaningful or interesting or easier to score.
Sorry that I'm quite GPA minded, cos I've nothing else besides academic. I mean, I've no CCA, I've no Hall activities. I've no exchange experience FOR THE TIME BEING (I'm hoping to have one and I WILL have one). So, I only have academic result to rely on. Moreover, I don't have much commitment to other things so I thought maybe studies should be my priority now. It is only through improvement of GPA that I can graduate with a Second Upper. I need to get 4.5 for each of my remaining 3 semesters. Teach me how to! Yeah hard but not impossible, so let's wait and see! :P (Scully i'll change my expectation again when the semester begins, LOL).Probably a better Class of Honors will open more opportunities and higher pay which yield higher benefits as compared to minoring in something which I most probably will not be using in the future or do not have much interest in.
Anyway my mind is not set, I'll still think about it (at least I wouldn't have to decide til the SU deadline for next semester, LOL) . Any advise out there?
I want to happily graduate with a Second Upper in 1.5 years time. Not that I'll be sad to graduate with a Second Lower, but I'll definitely be disappointed if my effort didn't yield the result I want. Wait til all of us "unleash our potential" ( Yee 2011)- yes I quoted from 117! HAHA. Oh ya, I've sort of decided to do FYP and hence I'll be graduating in 1.5 years time instead of chionging to graduate in a year time. What to rush to graduate when I've no idea what to do in the future right? HAHA. Plus there's probably NO presentation-what a good news for me.
P.S. And I got a random thought of whether just to apply for MOM/HDB internship if it's still open. Just apply and if I get then it's good. If I don't, I'll just happily clear it with other modules. lalalaaa
P.S.S I'm so sorry for all the academic related posts here. I have to "talk" to myself, and maybe whoever out there. HAHA. There're still a lot to think about- exchange, internship and blah blah blah. And I'm so sorry NPM that I've think about exchange at all. I'm thinking about some other stuff. HAHA. Okay, I still have 2 weeks to think about them and to nuah. Holiday is still the best (:
I shall update about how I've spent my holiday so far (:
Have been spending time with my family and friends. That's why I love holiday. Though it's gonna involve some monetary investment. LOL.
Watched fourth movie of the holiday with my dearest third sister! Thanks to my second sister who went for the standard charter 42km run that we have these 2 free tickets for Mission Impossible 4! Well, did I mention that I never realize how handsome Tom cruise is til I watch this movie? HAHA, okay it's more like he got the charisma! I never thought that the movie would be enjoyable or nice, and a ridiculous imaginary link of the movie was Jackie Chan in my mind. Mission Impossible- Jackie Chan, I think I'm cute. LOL. Anyway the movie was nice! We got comfortable seats too! Shall watch part 1, 2 and 3 if possible :D
And we wrote this before going for our movie! :D May everyone be safe, healthy, happy, blessed with love and money and laughter. Students like me perhaps can achieve good results, adults who are working maybe can earn big bucks and old people, i mean elderly, enjoy their golden years at home! HAHA.
Had pizza hut lunch and KBox singing session with Adele before the movie! This girl came back to Singapore from Japan and she can't wait to see me! Ahem, NPM, if that's not the case just pretend you are eager to see me! Singing session was short 3 hours that I/we felt that we didn't manage to sing much songs ): Dinner at KFC and we walked to PS! Thanks girl from accompanying me while I was waiting for my sister :D
Thanks for you Moo Moo Strawberry sweet from Japan :D
Somehow my sister and I learnt of a good lobang and we bought 2 cartons of Pink dolphin- a total of 48 bottles! It costs us.......
$10!!! $10 for 48 bottles, it's quite a steal, isn't it? :P Okay, I may turn into a pink dolphin soon with over dosage of pink dolphins. LOL, okay I'm exaggerating. But carrying these 2 cartons was a torture. ):
Of course, out with sister means good food too! I was in good mood and hence foot the bill!s!Okay, I'm not that nice la! More like I was the one with craving or the one who suggested them... Plus my sis is the one who pay for our online shopping.... So good food includes....
Marche (I love the crepe!) and Charles Brown (the Hawaii pizza is rather cheap consider its size. But it's not nice and surprisingly it's not fulling.lol).
And we cold-stoned!!! :D it's BERRY BERRY BERRY NICE! I think there're 3 types of berries, that's why it's berry berry berry nice? :P Finally I get to buy one and eat lots of it with my sister!
Went out with my family too! We were in town! Had short shopping with mama and she wanted to buy me a dress and a skirt! HAHA, so nice right? I must shop with her more often from now on then she wouldn't nag me from shopping cos she's the one who WANT to buy them for me :P HAHA, but she wanted, but haven buy for me la, so we'll wait and see.
Grandpa's birthday celebration at Tung Lok! Though I am closer to my grandma, I know my grandpa dote me very much. I think I've mentioned before that usually my grandparents will buy cake and stuff to celebrate my birthday. They are a very cute couple. HAHA.
The food are seriously nice! I was quite full that day. Think I could have eaten more if I wasn't feeling unwell! The chicken shark fin soup is very special. It's not like the normal shark fin soup outside. Instead it's more like chicken soup, in a good way. You can taste the freshness and sweetness of the meat and it goes.... yummy!
The duck is damn tender and I think I had 6-8 pieces of them :D The tofu wasn't to my liking, I only had half of it.
Coconut ice cream with hei luo mi! Nice but it got a durian taste! Which means it sort of weird? Cos how can coconut or hei luo mi comes with durian smell?! And my siblings came out with all the funny possibilities which made all of us laugh til stomache! (:
Yi Xin's 21st.
Finally it's yixin's birthday! She's the youngest among our JPS clique! Happy birthday to you yixin, though you're still a 20years old kid right now! HAHA. :D
I actually like most of the photos taken that day! HAHAHAHHAHAH, I was joking to Shimin that I'm tian sheng li zhi, LOL. And I attended the celebration with eyeliner used! HAHA, I think i was too harsh that I drew it too thick! But never mind, it was a good try though (:
I love to be my JPS BFFs. It's like even though we didn't meet up for so long, the feel is still there. It's like so relaxing and we could joke with one another like how we used to in primary school. I seriously miss those catching time and freeze and unfreeze!
Birthday girl pretty pretty huh! And her bf made her a pretty pretty big birthday card! Oh ya, did I mention a twin in her party? Their name super cute! Chen xin and Chen yi aka chen xin chen yi! And I finally get to see yifang :D
Meet up with pam, cs, yt, zy hl
Yt treated me mocacinno at Mac for a short meet up. Pam came and we chatted before heading to Causeway Point to meet ZY HL and CS. Oh ya YT, thanks for the lovely present from BKK! :D Hope you're enjoying your Malaysia trip right now (:
We had dinner meet up at Pizza Hut. Had some catching ups and some conversations were really funny! HAHA. And the last piece of Hawaii which I eyed for was taken by zy! HAHA so cute can!
And I received this cute pouch from my laopos! Presents from Taiwan! Love you girls! I've no idea what I'm going to use it for so for the time being it will be happily rest in my cupboard(:
Timbre with laopos
We finally had a proper meet up after so long :D Went timbre and order pizzas which is quite yummy. And actually the place is not bad in the sense that it's not that expensive (around $13 per pax, depending on what you've ordered) and there's live band. I sort of like live band too, though all angmor songs. But the loud music is slightly unbearable. It's like my mind will wander and thought of some other random stuff in the loud music. May or may not be a good place to have proper serious catch up cos talking after 9.30pm is difficult. Meet up soon again people, but i guess most probably it will be on 7th jan (:
Okay I know it's a long post, but one last thing- I'm so happy that the place I went in my China exchange in JC ain't that bad. As in this place call "qing ming shang he yuan" is quite famous! The painting or don't know what is having an exhibition at expo right now and I was feeling a bit happy that I went to the place before. LOL.
Okay that was kind of random.
that's all people, time to rest at home to nuah and do some stuff. I've been out too much and since no one wants to date me, that shall be my plan. HAHA.
All grades are above or on par with my expectation which I've blogged in the previous post!
To be honest, I wasn't as nervous to know the result. Meet up session with laopos was great and my mood ain't affected by it at all. Well, I did thought of the fact that it will be released, but I was feeling well, it's going to be out.
HS 215 A- (expected B+)
HS 301 B (expected B-/B)
HS 401 B+ (expected B)
CS8004 A- (expected B+/A-)
BU8301 S (expected S)
I got my 3rd A- for sociology modules. (: Though there's no A but I'm happy enough to have such an improvement. I'm pretty surprised when I see "cGPA 3.74" in my degree audit and I wonder which module pulled me up. This semester wasn't as good as I thought initially and I was seriously stressed over a short period of time when we were rushing for HS301 essays, presentations and HS401 assignments. It was the second time that I actually felt stressed in University. It's those kind of stress yet not extreme kind, so I feel it's pretty okay. The first time was actually in year 2 semester 1, but it was super short and turned out to be okay too.
But anyway, it's over and I'm all well to say yeah, this semester ain't that bad right? Therefore I would expect a much more decent improvement and hopefully in going back on track for my initial goal of improving by 0.24 for my GPA per semester. Whee, tell me a GPA of 4.48 is achieveable. I'm working towards it for next semester. It's going to be super tedious, especially with Communication Studies modules.
Oh well, I'll see how again, planning and adjustment will be done next semester.
As for now, I'm happy and shall continue to psycho myself that the road to second upper is getting nearer and it's not impossible. Whatever it is, i'll just try.
Perhaps I should have a short review before result release in 12hours time so I wouldn't be too bias due to result and perhaps to alter my expectation for this semester.
Well, this semester was tedious in the sense that the content were rather heavy. Yet it wasn't that heavy in the sense that I only took 5 modules and was having a 3-day school week.
HS215 Education and Society (PE)
This module was taught by Genaro, a professor who I thought is pretty okay since I've taken his HS314 and scored a very decent grade. Somehow the grade obtained from HS314 encouraged me to take his module, plus he usually make us submit graded weekly mind maps which forced me to read my readings on time. Moreover, there are usually movies (which are nice) and there was no presentation for HS314. So I added it despite hearing negative comments regarding this module. Another reason would be due to all the clashing and sudden change of timing, if not I would have taken HS208 (inequality) instead.
As usual, his content in lecture was quite limited- short and sweet. I've not much idea what I've learnt except some functionalist perspectives of education, conflict theories and maybe some other recent theories.
Essay was kind of weird too cos what I thought that was expected wasn't really what was expected. Oh whatever, at least I scored a B+, which I think is the average. Tutorial wasn't as good as HS314. That is what I feel. I don't think I have learnt much in tutorial, as compared to HS314. Presentation was quite a waste of time where I just passively sit through the tutorial.
Final examination was like shit. It wasn't something expected for me. But it was the last paper that I couldn't care more (or was it "less"). Honestly speaking, I thought I could have scored better. I wanted to score better for his module cos it seems to be scoreable. I don't really care if there are some really good students taking it but I think... well, so what if they are taking? As in true that our grades are relatively graded, but still I don't think that with strong students taking the modules, me as a weaker student will confirm suffer from a lower grade. Aimed for an initiate grade of A then A-, I'm hoping for a B+ now since my final was a crap. Though deep down I'm still wishing for an A- but I think it would be a miracle. HAHA.
HS301Contemporary Social Theory (Core)
I hate HS301, which I don't even finish the weekly required readings. All the theorists and theories were like bombarded to us, and since I rarely keep up with readings, this means that I'm always lagging and getting more lag and lag. Tutorials were scary too, since I was afraid of being called upon to answer weird questions. But I'm glad somehow harry doesn't know me since he never call me before! HAHA, well it can be really bad since this is the second time he's taking the tutorial room that I'm in. This just reflects how inactive I'm in tutorial. HAHA.
Lectures weren't any better. Every week I was stoning in HSS Auditorium waiting for the freaking 2 hours to pass. I. Feel. So. Nuah. Every. Lecture. Essay was a miracle that I passed with a B-, which I was expecting a C+ and fearful of a plagiarism remark since I didn't really cite my sources accurately. I'm so sorry to those unknown information providers.
Oh well, preparing for finals which like damn torturous? I assigned 5 days for HS301 revision and it took me more than a day to complete one chapter WITHOUT readings. Meaning I only flipped and tried to remember the key stuff in the lecture notes. I was sort of distracted. Nevertheless, finals was... I don't know, at least I felt that those chapters that I spent 1 day per chapter ain't wasted cos they were used, though not used perfectly well. At least what I learnt from my preparation period was useful and applicable to the paper itself. And actually during my preparation period, I get to understand HS301 better and was like "oh so these are what we learning". Third question of Final was testing my crapping skill and i didn't manage to crap the right thing. Too bad I've not enough time for my 1 day per chapter.
I'm hoping for a B or B- this time round, please don't give me a C+. I will never want to see a C+ and below in my result slip. Thank you very much.
HS401 Research Practicum I: Qualitative Social Research (Core)
A module which sort of prepare us for our FYP since it's practical. 3 assignments of ethnography, interview and research proposal were used to grade us. I would say I've done pretty bad for all the assignments since I aren't really interested in those topics that I've chosen. Blame myself, I'm too indulge in last minute thinking and last minute work which I'm bad in. Scoring B for my first 2 assignments sort of determine my overall grade of B, hence I'm expecting a B for overall grade. I'm hoping that my crapping assignment 3 would not pull me down to a B-, which will be disastrous to me. TYY, you're not that mean right?
BU8301 Fundamental of Business Laws (GERPE-Biz)
With this, I've finally completed all my GERPEs! Planned to take this module in my final years but humans are flexible and hence I adjusted my thought and planning. LOL. Lectures were okay, fell asleep sometimes and waking up to stone. Taking it alone ain't that bad too. I can survive. I was glad that I SUed Business Law and I secretly laughed to myself that my SU was well spent this time round. I was happily crap and flip my papers while I was doing my finals. Well, I didn't manage to finish it cos I took too much time to stop and flip and think, but never mind, getting S shouldn't be a problem, I hope.
CS8004 Media in China (UE)
Thanks to CS Sai that I decided to take this module. Adele added this module too, and this is how CS and Adele gets to know each other. Lecture was boring with super many unexplained graphs and videos that are mostly draggy and unentertaining to me. CAs were like crap too. I tried to study but studying didn't help much. I guess I just starred at the notes without processing the information. Online discussion was quite time consuming for me. Not much effort put in as time goes by. Seriously, we aimed for A for this module but now I'm hoping for an A-. I really wanted an A for this module cos I don't see any potential As for this semester in other modules. Yet, finals wasn't as greatly done as what I thought initially. What's the point of writing long essays when the question is not fully well-addressed? I failed to give SPECIFIC examples, and I think would pull me down. Oh whatever, if I don't get an A- please give me a B+!
See, expectation aren't dead, they are meant to be flexible and adjustable! Though 2 years ago I've set the goal of improving my GPA by 0.24 per sem (which is improvement of cGPA by around 0.1), I don't think I can meet the target of 4.24 this semester. I shan't be so harsh to myself. HAHA, overall I want to at least maintain my GPA first and still, I would like to have some improvement though it can be less than 0.24, i just want some improvement.
So, hopefully I will be contented when the result is out IF my expectation are met. I don't mind to be surprised like last semester since it was a pleasant surprise.
Friends, we've tried to do well, whatever the result is, it is what it is. No point mourning too much about it unless after a few days of emo you'll be motivated by it (Somehow I said this to remind myself). I felt that not much hard work are invested this semester despite people commenting that I'm getting more hardworking. Seriously, I can get more serious and be more hardworking. It will come when it have to come.
Though my hair seems to be growing at a very slow rate (note: it grows but at a super slow rate), it actually not as short as what I thought. HAHA. And I've actually asked the hairdresser and he said it's long enough to do the perm! LOL, i asked him when he was doing hair for my mama.
But my hair seems to be quite guai these days that I think it curls in the right way and I shouldn't do anything harmful to it. Maybe I should just cut my fringe. Shorter fringe suites me better, right? I don't know, I wanted give longer fringe a chance, but my head looks so much bigger. LOL.
Anyway there's no good deals on perming on any websites for the time being. So let's just see how :P
Finally stayed at home to tidy up a bit for my table and some of my cupboard :D
I love neat, colourful, tidy and full of childlike stuff table! HAHA.
My mama commented that my table is the most CHILDLIKE among all my siblings. :D I think that's a praise.
Sometimes I thought of blogging on some stuff, but once I started typing, I don't know what to type.
Many of my friends are away from Singapore! Like Adele (Jap), HL, ZY, XQ (TW) and YT (Thai). Someone asked if I'll be very bored cos all my friends are away. True that it can be quite sian to have them all travelling but hello that's only a few days! HAHA, if like that also can't tahan then...
Haven't been staying at home for 1 whole day since holiday started!
1st December was my last paper-HS215. It was at Hall K, a small and cozy (eh and cold?) function room right above medical center. Brought my breakfast (bread) into the examination since we have to wait for a few minutes to start the paper. It was my first time bringing food into the hall! It feels weird, and to eat it. HAHA, the girl next to me smiled to me when I held my bread to my mouth. LOL. And I finished the bread just before the start of the paper! JUST NICE. I was pretty freaked out when I flipped through the paper. I was expecting case study for the first question since it's our prof's pattern. BUT I'LL NEVER THOUGHT IT WILL BE 7 PAGES LONG OF WORDS! ): I spent 30 minutes reading the damn case study! I'm a super slow reader sia. Anyway I found all the question very xxx ): But never mind, last paper already so I just hope everyone die together. :D
Went to Charlie Brown Cafe at 313 with Adele after our paper! Went Cold Stone Creamy for a short while and walked a bit before settling down at Subway. Chatted and this woman laughed with her mouth full of water! The result of that was poor me kana splashed ): NPM I'll never forget huh! HAHA.Anyway that's considered as mini send-off for her Japan trip :D Still enjoying in Japan, good! :D
My table, cupboard and room is still in a mess! Instead of tidying "my" area, I went to my dad's shop and helped my sister to tidy her office! HAHA, I'm such a good sister :)
Watched 3 movies within 9 days- You Are The Apple Of My Eye, Already Famous and Happy Feet 2! The first movie was with YT, ZY and CS! I think it's the first time for us to watch movie together. Anyway got one customer cute sia, say "I want to watch the apple show". HAHA. Honeymooned with pam for Already Famous. She's so 有心 to "do" her hair before our dating! BFF was nice, as in the Best Fries Forever that she introduced is nice! :D I wanna eat it soon, maybe on Monday when I go town with sister. Happy Feet 2... Not really a movie that I'll watch in cinema, but GV is having a promotion of 1 for 1 for that movie if u show them the coupon. So why not right? (:
Oh ya, course registration on 5th December was rather successful! Except that HS4016 can't be added as the system is not updated -.- Hopefully I can get those UEs man. Friends have been asking me about STARs, make me feel so senior sia.
Went Teoheng with YiQing! Didn't know that we can bring outside food in and there's no drinks provided! HAHA. But it's a good place if u're going in big groups cos they charge by room instead of number of pax! I don't know why but every time I sing with her I feel so.... stress? HAHA. Wanted to jio pam but she say she don't wanna to 杀鸡, lol. Oh ya, both of us bought $3.50 worth of sushi! Indeed great minds think alike! But we bought all different types of sushi! No clashing at all :P More singing to go soon, when NPM comes back!
Chicken Rice at Mandarin Orchard
Had Chicken Rice at Mandarin Hotel with godma! We had half chicken for ourselves and we had a cup of beer each. I don't really like beer, so I ended up finishing half the cup of beer only): Oh ya, I also started carrying this lovely Charles and Keith bag from my beloved primary school friends! :)
Sent my laopos off yesterday! HL was damn happy cos it was her first visit to our beloved Changi airport! Our mini meet-up before their fly off was super short and rushy over Mcchicken! Thanks SC, xq's bf, who treated us the meal! and I took his shun feng che to T3 cos I wanna go walk around :/ Walking around airport really have the travel feeling man. I'll make sure I travel to somewhere sometime next year, via plane. LOL. And I took bus from Changi to Town! I thought it'll be fast but.... it took me an hour! ): I was so sianjipua when I saw ECP etc ): In SC's car, he asked if I'm sad since I didn't travel with the girls. Well, I wouldn't say I'm not, plus some disappointment BUT it was still okay since there will be opportunities for us to travel together next time! Moreover I'm not a fish monger, can't tie my friends up and make them go according to my schedule. And Tiger is being kind enough to offer me a full refund! HAHA, they offer it to me without me requesting okay, NO DISPUTE as guessed by HL. LOL. And HL seems really excited for her first far far away trip to experience Taiwan with laopos and to experience winter! I think it'll be a great memory for them. As for me, no worries, got heart and money and time, there's always chance :)
I made a mistake in the calculation, I need an A- for my CS or HS215 (the best both)! I don't want any drop in my cGPA which I worked hard for in previous sem. But I'm not doing much for this module which will be tested tomorrow. Notes not touched. FB articles not read. Just started reading the articles and dinner soon X:
Gave people wrong impression that exam ended and holiday is here! But somehow that's how I feel though I spent my day (ytd) reading biz law.
LALALA, I'm happily imagine myself eating Mac Nuggets and trying to read FB articles posted by my CS lecturer.
I think most of us are happy that it's over but at the same time emo about how cruel it was.
For me, I think I'm more happy than emo since not much effort put it. emo shall come if I don't secure a B- at the end.
1 paper down, 3 more to go.
I've no idea but it seems to be rather slacky.
Hopefully this slackness will not yield a result that's too bad. I just need to score minimum of these to get a cGPA or GPA 3.66:
Biz Law S
Not greedy grades right? Yes I'll be very contended. So pray hard yay.
And being subjected to NTU's system for 2.5 years, I can't remember that the passing grade is a D and I always thought is C since it is 2/5. Come to think about it, having the misconception that C is the passing grade is good so that at least I wouldn't fall below it.
Whee, it's slightly good to clear AUs faster and to be in "year 4" for next course registration though i'll still be a 3.5 year student.
Cos we can register modules slightly early! (: But i'm not sure whether that applies to many of us, and if so that would be pointless. Anyway the worries for courses shall wait.
First paper- HS301 is coming in 2 days time, to be exact it should be 1 day. I'm still not even half way through. Fell asleep 'n' times while reading. I seriously love HS301. Anyway got back the essay today. I should say I'm happy and contented for a rubbish work to get B- (: I seriously have no idea what I was typing and that explain the 6 question marks I got from Harry. In fact I wonder how he mark and give me that grade. Recalling the HS205 essay which I putted in much more effort and got a C+ from him, I think this time round maybe he is being more kind.
Supposed to be studying, I came online to check email and that was my intention an hour plus ago. Maybe I should stop "checking" my email and go back to my lovely 301. No no, i think i'll go to TV soon. Stupid channel 8 is airing good nice drama these days. And after 行医 now got星洲之夜. Why so many distraction?! Thank you very much channel 8.
HS301 please be nice, I want a pass, or a B-, though i know it wouldn't be nice, at all.
A little note to myself and whoever taking exam soon:
oops, I'm a slacker. Yes ): But my eyes can't set on 301 for too long :/ I need some distraction to make myself slightly awake. I'm at modernity. Half way through the chapter, and that's third lecture out of the 11. okay okay I'm fine with a B- so give me my B- for this mod okay. C+ will be okay too but I'll still prefer B-.
It's quite rare (i think) for me to feel so nuah despite the fact that my paper is Thursday. This is bad. hopefully I'll stop falling asleep while reading such an interesting module.
Oh ya, course registration for next semester is here. Sian diao. 本来不关我的事, now need to do some finger war ):
The most demure and quiet lady among all my laopos. Despite all the silent moment, 你不说，我不说的moments, glad to have you around cos not everything have to be spelt out. Thanks for being there for each of everyone of us. I miss all our recess chatting session, where we rather have a grumbling stomach than to have meals. I miss all our SJAB training and camps despite the tough and torturous sessions. I miss how we used to hang out with sekchin. I miss the days that you sit right in front of me and we were the Chinese reps together (though we didn't do much for that). HAHA.
All the best to my da lao po, I'm not a selfish laopo, please get a Mr Right soon. I mean, hopefully he will ride on a white horse and pick you up soon instead of keep you waiting :P But maybe you can share with us about him and get us approved huh! 毕竟 i'm your laogong right? HAHA(:
Stay happy and healthy.
P.S. An early post for you just in case I'm guai and not using com on 22nd! :D
22 years old, but still like a kid! I remember around 8 years ago how our topic on potato leaves started our first conversation, the days where we trained n complaint about SJAB (and maybe bitch about it), the retard moments of you (haha yes you) and endless of awesome foursome dating. All the well-wishes to you, of course my standard wishing phrase of stay happy and healthy (:
Oh ya, and congrats upon your graduation, last stage of education is coming and whatever major or school you're getting into, all the best to you :D
It turned out that soci is being good and decided to give me exemption to start my FYP in y4s1 despite the fact that I will not be meeting one of the requirement. Thank You soci. But i'm so sorry that I'm still nuahing instead of chionging my HS401 assignment and get started with revision. :/
Maybe I shall side aside exchange stuff and get serious with assignment 3. My mind can't focus, RAH. I'll make sure it focus soon. soon soon.... .
Anyway, came across 芮恩's songs yesterday. These songs-讨厌 and 是谁are pretty old songs but not bad huh.
I have decided SU business law. Not a very tough module but I have too many SU to spare. LOL. Just that I have 9AUs left and I don't think I'll be using much in my remaining semester so I shall just use it this semester. Plus I didn't buy the textbook and I don't think I'll score an A or A- or B+ so SU will be a good option. This means that my final exam period will be relatively lighter since I only have 4 papers to do, and one of it is being SUed. GOOD. Maybe this means that I should work much more harder for other modules. Not a very good semester anyway. But come to think about it, it still endurable.
By the way, I've updated the music of this blog! Hebe's songs are loved to the max! I don't know what happened to yanzi's song but I shall add next time if I remember.
And, I have sort of thought through. If soci decided to be mean, then I shall stay in NTU to study. I will not graduate late just for USA exchange. It's not worth it. I can always go there next time! I can apply to GSS/prelude/work&travel so things aren't that bad IF i can't go. Or worse come to worst, I can always go there as a traveller. And I actually can work harder to pull my GPA with next semester in NTU. I know it's almost impossible to pull up to a second upper, but I'll still try, since at least if I try, I can maintain my current GPA and not fall. Okay, at this these are what I've been telling myself while trying to match courses to GT. At least I wouldn't feel too shocked with rejection. Okay, to go or not to go shall be known tomorrow. If soci decided to be kind, maybe I shall study harder for sociology, LOL.
On a side note, HSS and NTUSU exam welfare thingy is here again. That's fast. These signal that exam is coming and catching up work should start soon. Oh well.
I switched off my lappy immediately after my previous post cos I was seriously tired. And I just fold my arms and sleep. 13 hours of sleep really made it better(:
Shuttle bus experience for yesterday was bad. My balancing sucks to the core and had a mini dance in the bus with the turns. I can't wait to reach pioneer. HAHA. Anyway bump into Jeremy in NTU so we took the bus together. Maybe his friend will hate him for not buying Mac with her. LOL. Anyway, dinner at KFC and udders with Adele was great! (: We had good laugh and the choco kitkat icecream+waffle is nice! :D
Anyway, seems like things are more or less confirm that I'm going for USA exchange. But worries is here again!): Going for exchange in 3rd year is seriously troublesome! As required to start GP/FYP in 4th year, I should have completed 8 sociology PEs with a grade, meaning those that cleared during exchange are not counted since they are ungraded. Emailed Prof Prem and hopefully as a kind man he can make a waiver for me to start GP when I'm back from exchange with 6 sociology PE! Cross my finger and pray. If he doesn't agree, seems like my exchange trip will be gone. What's more important than doing GP right? I want to graduate on time with my friends!
Meanwhile, maybe I should still plan for:
1) Course Matching
2) Pay MRV fee + SEVIS fee [after receiving Prof's reply]
3) Book appointment for VISA [after number 2]
4) Get my health check done, maybe on Tuesday but still need to be after Prof's reply.
5) Flight? Maybe flying off on 31 December. A new year for a new start huh?
Anyway, Atlanta didn't snow for quite some time, I think 100years or so. But recently, snow is back! It snowed in late dec 2 years back and 9th Jan last year! I don't know if I'll have the chance to see snow! LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW~~ But we were told that the temp should be around 13degree celsius in the morning and 0 degree celsius at night when we reach there in Jan. HMMM.
Also, I need to check for travel in December. Seriously I think flood in Bangkok doesn't seems to be okay by December. Even if there's no more flood, it will be very dirty. Why flood why flood?! ): Okay I'm complaining when I can't travel, shouldn't people living in Bangkok complain more since it affect their lives? Anyway, maybe I should check something out about tiger, since zaobao states that tiger is willing to offer 2 options for traveller to Bangkok
1) delay plan by 7days without any charge
2) change of destination without admin charge but traveller will have to top-up for the difference of the tickets.
Though I don't want to change of plan, but it seems that we have to, if necessary. If really can change without admin charge then I don't really mind changing destination! Maybe to Hongkong? Since I might stop by Taiwan next year already (my mum reminded me that). HAHA, okay that was just what I was thinking, have not discuss with the girls. But i shall check out with tiger website first. And maybe I should try contacting the hotel in bangkok to see whether they are kind enough to refund us some money, why not give it a try right?
And I have decided not to join the guys for the real business cos I doubt I have the commitment and time. Time to think whether I should SU my business law since I might not have chance to use all in my 4th year if I'm going on exchange. Many things to do again! ):
Anyway these are the photos taken when coconut bay bao bao crashed NTU to study(:
And this is the comfortable lovely shoes mama bought for me :D
Life was a torture for the past few days! I wonder how people sleep only 3 or 4 hours a day can tahan. I've been sleeping late or should I say early since it's like midnight. Byebye essays, assignment and presentation (: Okay not that I've cleared all assignments for this semester- there's still a 30% HS401 assignment 3! At least the most dreaded period is over and I should feel happier. Worries shall wait again.
I was very stress- mentally and physically. was hungry but didn't manage to eat all the rice. Wasted food ): and shitted as usual. Anyway, stress didn't become motivation. All I want is JUST GET IT OVER AND DONE WITH. I seriously hate 301. I love 3 classical theorists much much more. CONTEMPORARY THEORISTS i hate you all. Too many of you that I can't distribute my love equally hence decided not to distribute at all. Essay was like crap and I wouldn't be surprised getting a B- or C. Though C is kinda sad and bad (which really is) but I think that where my essay will stand and i can't be bothered much. presentation was like crap too. As in the preparation work. Adele, I'm so sorry. My brain really not functioning and I can't upload any theory/theorist into my brain. Thanks for your hard work for this damn presentation. LOVE you! :D HS401.. I hope it will be better than assignment1, but report was done within 3 hours and submitted at 3plus cos I can't take it but to submit and sleep. Ponned tutorials and didn't do mindmaps thanks to all the stupid assignments.
This is bad. I think it's been quite long since I have that kind of attitude. It sucks cos I feel stupid and my brain seems to be lost and not found. I think it is the case for this semester. The other stress period was last year's recess which eventually turn out to be okay. what's wrong for this semester? I think it's just because of the heavy concepts, stupid presentation and ya the most hated thing presentation. LOL. Okay since most are done for this semester than I shall not complain.
Anyway, I've received acceptance package from Georgia Tech! And I got to reach there by 3rd/4th Jan!
Applied for International House but still have many things to do! Health check, booking flights, and course matching! Courses offered and seems like nothing much to take for sociology! ): I'm so sian diao cos planned to take Race & Ethnicity in year 4 cos it seems to be one of the few to be taken in GT. And stupidly, they offer modules that I've taken in my past 2 years in NTU- Globalization, Health & Medicine and Science & Tech. -.- why don't they offer interesting modules just like what they've offered last spring? ): I shall to think of what to take man. Too tired to see now, maybe I'll do it tomorrow afternoon.
Got to think whether to S/U business law and to think whether I should really do something real for business with the guys. Someone got lobang but I'm not as keen already. Shall think about it. Maybe tomorrow. Good good, everything tomorrow then think.
Maybe I should just off lappy right now and rest my eyes (and brain. wait, it's lost so nvm). Thanks lappy for working nearly as hard as me for the past few days; You've been good. Tie for you to rest too. Night.
P.S. flood in thailand pls faster flow into the sea! by 3 weeks time. okay 4 weeks.
P.S.S. all the best for your exams- hl and zy
Sometimes I wonder if people look for serious partner in relationship or just with a play play mentality.
Do you date someone whom you think you'll be with for the rest of your life, or perhaps your partner just matter for a few months in your life, and you have to keep changing your partner to fine the "right" one.
Not that I'm against those relationships that do not last, by that I meant those that last around 1-4 months. If you don't try, you'll sort of not know whether he/she is the people whom you can be with. And people do go with their feelings.
I've not been into any relationship in the last 20 years (going 21) in my life, but I believe most people sort of have the ideal type of the the other party. Ideal type, meaning your prefered characteristics of the other half. Tall, honest, faithful, filial, humorous, cute and the list goes on and on. Well, all these are subjective. And your partner maynot possess all these qualities as the "feel" is ulitmately the main thing. Of course who doesn't want a tall guy?! I'd love my kids to be tall, so I must find a taller man.
It's the last day of recess week, which I didn't even count down for. Maybe it's time for me to start counting down for holiday in December.
Felt so nuah for this recess week though it shouldn't be the case. There's so much to do, I'm just too lazy. I simply sian diao for essays and readings ): Momentum shall be back soon, I hope.
Anyway, this recess week is pretty much of meet-up period! :D
Dinner with Bukit Batak People [20th Sept]! (Not during recess week but near to recess week!)
Simple dinner at Mayim, our usual makan place. All of us from bukit batok area and we are all from NTU EXCEPT ONE-Edward Teng (That's the guy in blue).
Had a super belated mini birthday celebration for him. I laughed at him and commented that he looks like my grandma who don't know how to smile in front of camera. HAHA X: Classmate for 6 years, this guy is really easy to bully X: But I'm such a kind person, will scold him only when necessary!
Dinner treated by him followed by ice-cream treat by Jiro! HAHA :D What a treated-by day for us!
One-fine-day meet upwith laopos [22th Sept]!
Meet up with the girls at Marche at Vivo City! :D I was the only first-timer to marche! Food and place pretty not bad. Great companion that made time pass super fast! We chatted till near 11pm without realizing how late it was!
Food that we ordered (: Smoked salmon is too salty for me and it goes well with the rosti! Rosti is nice but looking at the amount of oil added is kind of scary! Pizza was kind of hard, wasn't as tasty as what I/we thought ):
We chatted about various topics! Talked about education (linked to sociology of education-.-), school stuff and BGR! XQ super cute still say wanna introduce his bf's friend to me cos he's very tall and we are quite compatible (agreed by his bf). She even go into the extend of going to her FB to search for the guy photo! HAHA, in fact she made us to guess which guy she was referring and we pointed at the same guy! Damn funny can! Then we mentioned about USA and I mentioned that I prefer Asian people like CHINA. OMG, can you imagine I said the word? Cos I was thinking of Chinese but China came out from my mouth. -.-
Anyway zy talked quite a lot this time round huh! Love really hard to say. Shake head.
NPM + Jiro's 22nd [29th Sept]
Had subway and udders at Westmall before heading to CCK for KBox! Oh ya I saw James at Subway! HAHA. Maybe I screamed (cos I nearly drop my tray of food) too loud that he noticed me -.-
3 hours of singing is seriously not enough! ): Didn't manage to sing lots of song, sianjipua la!! Yanzi, SHE and Hebe's songs are so so so so so nice!
Headed to Jiro's house after my date with Adele.
This remind me how bad is pam's Chinese! HAHA
Food that he ordered! Nice! (:
Anyway his house is super neat and cozy! Got the granny rocky chair, nice and cute kitchen, weird bedroom door and arrangement! And it's weird to have so many mirror and 4 clocks at the living room/kitchen that are all different timing. HMMM.
Out with mama + Tiffany's 21st [1st Oct]
Went to temple to pray before shopping at OG. Got a zhong qian, which is pretty not bad. Mama asked on behalf of me and got a good qian. HAHA(: Actually it seems to be like every time I go to ask for qian, I'll get something good. This make me think that I'm actually quite a lucky girl, HAHA. Like Jiro said, I seems like no 关 to pass, unlike pam who got a lot. LOL. Though it may not be a good start of something, but eventually I'll end up with something up to my expectation or something good in some sense. I wouldn't say that I've no 关 to pass at all, just that eventually they will turn out to be fine? At least that have the case so far, and through hardwork and effort I put in of course. LOL.
Bought a shoes in OG with mama's money! HAHA, this time round I wouldn't be nagged for spending cos she wants to buy me the shoes! Then can become their member also la. Shoes pretty comfortable, hopefully it will last! :D
Meet up with Yixin + her bf and Cal at JP before going to tiff's birthday party!(: The couple damn cute okay.
Reached Tiff's house pretty on time. Her mama is damn cute and social-able! I was amazed that she call me Bin Bin! HAHA, cos I never expect her mama to remember me when we only went to her house once or twice when we were in primary school (that's 9years back)!She then explained that she remember taking photos for us and I am the tall girl! HAHA. Damn cute. She even introduced a guy to me -.- Btw, this guy is tiff's sister's fiance's friend. She then tell me how good the person is! HAHA, but that guy doesn't look tall so I said I prefer guys to be taller than me. And guess what she replied? Love is blind! HAHA, she then gave example of her friend. Why everyone so concern about my relationship issue?! HAHA. All in all, her mama is damn cute. Oh ya, I didn't realize that Tiffany's family is bilingual! Her mum speaks in Mandarin while her dad speaks in English! I always thought that her family is very angmor! X:
Anyway, tiff's party theme damn nice! Love her dress, decor, food and of course her family and pretty her! (: Awesome session! Great time for me to catch up with primary school friends too! :D Hopefully meet up with the rest too, when Eileen back! (:
Something that was mentioned by Miss Angela Chew, who was my secondary school English teacher, that one should not take things for granted. Of course she didn't phrase it in this way, but she said something similar to that. She said something like people who are opening the door or are pressing the door for you and others are not within what they have to do or what they should do. Yet people take that for granted and often ignore the effort of the person who did something extra. Is saying a "thank you" that difficult? I think people just don't appreciate it, or simply, they don't even think about it as something extra as it is your duty since you're standing near the buttons.
In this bureaucratize society, speed and efficiency seems to contribute to fast paced life of people,who are unable to wait for the doors of the lift to be closed. Do you have to stare at the person who is near the door and signal "Hello, can you damn button since it's near you? it's your damn responsible!". Oh why should the person press the button? The doors will be closed eventually. If you're damn so worry about doors not closing, then why not you just stand next to them so that you can press the buttons asap?
This man was starring at me in lift as if it is my duty to press for the closing door. HE STARED AT ME. I don't think that I'm thinking too much cos at least I think he did that. Hello, you don't have to stare at me. It's not my job. As a passenger in the lift and wanting to get to my level I did press the button and it's the lift's fault for not closing. Don't give me that stupid damn expression like OH CAN YOU PRESS THE DAMN BUTTON. That's annoying. I was with my friends. I said "DON'T GIVE ME THAT EXPRESSION" to my friend but I was trying to direct at that idiot. I don't know if they get it, but if they don't, I'm performing a convert rebellious (is it?). Anyway my friends were also asking me to press the button and that blinded man seems to be unable to see that I pressed. Why should I be conform to such a social expectation?
Okay, shan't talk so much since I have to do HS401 asap but I need to say it out. Ever since I made sense of what Miss Chew said I think it is very true that we should at least thank them. This is because as one who performed those expectations, I felt so happy and appreciated that people thanked me for my small action. At least I know I'm not taken for granted and I didn't waste my time pressing/opening the door for everyone like a door-opener yet like an idiot to leave the place last. There was once when I left the lift as the second last passenger, I thanked the girl who pressed the door for everyone to get out of the lift first. She look damn happy after I thanked her! A small action should be appreciated.
So people, don't take other for granted. If you don't appreciate me, I'll hate you. HAHA.
Tried Horlicks Crunch McFlurry twice this week! (: Taste not bad! :D
Have been eating fried food this week! Mcs, KFC, fried fish, fried spring roll and fried nuggets! Luckily the pasamalam at Gombak is gone, if not I might eat more.
Went to AKB48 themed cafe at Scape with Adele on Friday! It feels weird initially since we were the only 2 female customers. Headed to the souvenir shop before that and we were pretty amazed by the stuff. A clear folder cost around $9, a socks with "AKB48" costs $29.90 and the tee-shirt with AKB costs $49.90. HMMM. Anyway back to the cafe itself, we order pan-fried chicken and pork each. It comes with a salad, a soup and the main course. The pork is rather hard but it actually tastes not bad! wanted curry chicken rice at first, but there's beef in the curry sauce ): Wanted to try carbonara but it's not worth $18.90 with an egg and some small pieces bacon. That explained why pork is ordered instead. It's pretty expensive, $22.25 each! ): Okay, paid for experience too. OMG I feel like eating pizza hut's carbonara, since it's relatively cheaper.
Anway I'm foreseeing myself spending quite a look in coming days- dinner meet-up with pammy, jeremy and jiro on Tues and dinner meet-up with my laopos on Thursday for Marche! Well have not been to marche so I'm pretty excited! but seems to be expensive too ): Oh ya did I mentioned before that I've tried their bread once and it was super hard?!
Okay, just finished crapping for HS401 weekly memo. 401 is testing my crapping skill every week. Done HS215 readings and mind-map too. Shall start my HS215 mid-term soon cos it's just tomorrow ): And there're still 3 field notes + report due on Thursday. Yes yes they are ending soon. What's more hectic has yet to come but I'm seeing it on its way- presentations and essays and more and more and more readings.
Despite being organised and all (at least I thought I am), my Biz law notes are MIA ): That's super irritating cos I searched every single file! ): shall not do my tutorial and shall start 215 revision!