Saturday, May 29, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I know it's been awhile since I last posted up something. Well, the fact is, I'm actually trying to study really hard to score well for my exams. It's a first for me really. A first in staying up till the wee hours of the morning, sometimes to even catch the sunrise, with my head in the books. A first on living on chocolate bars, tim tams, energy drinks and minimal sleep. Thank God this only happens when exams are around the corner. On the flipside, I wouldn't have to go through such rigorous study regimes if I'd actually starting really studying and doing notes from day 1 of the semester. Still having that same old problem of procrastination. Sneaky little parasite it is.
It's funny how all this change is coming to me when I'm so far away from home; where I am not under any supervision or scrutiny of anyone. In hindsight, I always remember my mom telling me how is she going to let me go overseas if I don't buck up in my studies. Studies weren't exactly my forte. Yeah I got through my education so far and in some instances, only possible with I believe, some sort of divine intervention (No kidding!!). But yes, I digress. The freedom of doing whatever I want without ever having to be accountable to a parent would have been a grave and very valid fear based on my easy-go-lucky behaviour. The fact that I'm in Tassie now at least shows that I did not go down the pipes. Still scraping through exams and still living under the grace of God.
I admit that there has been a gradual change for the better since I left home. What I am still struggling to comprehend is the exponential change in my attitude to my studies ever since I got to Tassie. I've always told myself that passing is fine and I don't mind passing and just getting my degree. Karpal Singh wasn't a very bright law student but look at him now. That USED to be my attitude. Now, I really do take my studies on a more serious note; almost to a competitive, short of kiasu, level. I should probably mention that Clarice has been a significant influence in moulding the degree of change that has been happening. My mom would call this a positive influence for the better. I don't know what to call it. I know this is supposed to be a good thing but I do hate this feeling of trying to always look for ways to get an edge over everyone. I have to keep telling myself that this is not a competition and I really want everyone to win. It's a constant struggle though.
Heck, I'm still trying to grasp this new attitude. It's not easy after so many years of living on a "hakuna matata" wave to carry you through college. This is yet another journey of discovery and I do feel like this is going to be one long journey. Guess this is where my thoughts end. The time now is 3am. Getting back to work.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Plans for this weekend:
- Accompany Clarice down to her interview.
- Go for performance practice for the engagement party.
- Go for the engagement party.
- Catch up on lectures.
- Make my notes.
I'll need to have all these done in the next 48 hours. With items 1,2,3 booked for the whole of Saturday, that leaves me with Sat night to start on the next 3 items. That's where the 2 cans of Mother sitting in my fridge are for. With some help, I can do this. *rawr*
And boy it's just freakin' freezing!!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Well first off, THANK YOU GOD FOR HELPING CLARICE PULL THROUGH. Also I'd like to give thank all you guys out there who have extended you're get well wishes and to all the doctors to be and the doctor who have been so helpful in giving advice. You all are an awesome bunch. Needless to say, she's doing fine now and things are returning back to normal pretty fast though her voice is still a bit off but other than that it all seems to be business as usual. Poking, making lame jokes, attempting to make lame jokes, talking, smiling, laughing. Funny how I used to find her laughs pretty annoying and sometimes I still do. But I guess you really don't know what you've got till it's gone for awhile. A new found appreciation for her laugh.
A theory of mine is that everytime you get sick, when you recover, you're not the same person anymore than you were before. Well it doesn't take a genius to figure that one out. The experience you go through does change you a little bit. When I said this theory of mine to Clarice, I had her in mind as the person who had changed. But actually, it's not just her that's changed. Yup, I've changed a bit too. Kan I already said I had a new found appreciation. It's a shame how she has to fall super sickly for me to realise and appreciate her a little bit better. Perhaps the take home message for me from all this is that to really value the little things in life which I take for granted, often overlooked. Gonna have to definitely change that. Anyways, the bottom line: it's good to have you back. Love you loads.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Just found out that I'm in charge of the programme of the biggest fundraiser dinner to date to be organised by the OCF here in Hobart. Not to mention I am also helping out in the publicity for the OCF Convention. I don't think this is what I meant by serving again, but I guess someone has other plans for me. It's going to be busy weeks ahead.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Well my tummy is fine now after spending some time on the porcelain throne this morning. The problem now is that yesterday's game of laser tag had me going all commando, eg: crouching around corners, running low. All very tiring moves to be done right after a full meal, and no warm ups. So now, I've got two aching thighs, an aching torso, a stiff back and a stiff neck. Oh stay home and rest you say? I'd do that if I didn't already promise to go for a basketball game in an hour.