Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Well, the incoming new year is a rat year. It is not surprising to see that most of the rat decorations are Mickey and Minnie Mouse. But I was so surprised to see this year's Chinatown decorations. Apparently it was not only me who was amazed because the whole bus was "aaahing" and "oooohing". Lol... The theme was disney. At the beginning, there are Mickey and Minnie only. But along the way, there are Donald and his 3 nephews, Pluto, I might miss Goofy, but there is Winnie the Pooh's gank too! Wowowowow... Pooh was holding the chinese dragon. Awesome... I wish I had a car and can visit Chinatown in the middle of the night to take the photos...
I think so far (from the previous CNY and Christmas decorations), this is the best and the one that makes me most happy! Disney rocks! :p
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Talking about Chinese, week by week, I learn new words. But I never hear those words being used by my friends leh... I wonder why. Haha... Today I had my first tutorial and I have to say I successfully embarrassed myself. The most embarrassing one was the qi (7). I wanted to say it short, not too draggy, but it turned out to be the wrong tone. So I repeated with a big grin (I always laugh at my own mistakes) and anyway when you say qi your mouth widens in the way you smile, then the teacher said "That's correct! With the smile too.". What the....?!&!(@&!@^(*!
Then came the tone exercise. My weakest one is the 2nd tone. And everytime my turn came, it was always the word with the second tone. There is one word I am not really sure on how to pronounce: zhei so I pronounced it as chey! The teacher never made noise so I guess it should be fine.
The thing I hate is that everytime it was my turn to say, one guy always looked at me. I think I did the most number of mistakes and he was anticipating... Or maybe.... I am too cute to resist :p LOL LOL LOL.
Ah ya... GEK1001 sucks... It is a confirmed S/U! I wonder whether it is really a level 1000 module. And by its number, who would not expect that this module is the easiest among all arts gem rite? Haiz... Wrong module -_-
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Ballot result was out on Monday and I have to thank God for saving me from troubles of appealing. I feel very lucky that I get all that I balloted. Only LSM1401 tutorial was given the most unfavourable time. But I guess it is better still to be given something than not at all like what happened to some people. I just hope my friends can get into the same time slot for GEK1001 so that I have someone to do project with.
VIRUS ALERT! Woah.. this one was super duper damn lucky. I almost (really really ALMOST) opened the virus chain mail via msn. Lucky I chose 'save' and not 'run' as I intended to scan it before I opened. LUCKY!
Okay, now comes the not so good ones...
I quarreled with a friend yesterday. Haiz -_-! Not only I was ignored, the quarrel continued on. I don't wanna think about it anymore and about how annoying the 'do you even care?'. What the heck!
Yesterday I could not wake up and skipped lecture. It marked the first time I watched a webcast. Hey not bad... I feel that it is nicer to watch it than to attend the real one because: 1) it is shorter 2)no need to wake up early 3)can speed up up to 1.6x actual speed 4)can pause or repeat anytime i want. Yeah... Hurray to webcasting!!! It should be made compulsory for all modules!
Okay... I guess it is long enough for today. Maybe I will write again tomorrow :)
Saturday, January 19, 2008
I am in terrible pain now as my teeth are moving. Yesterday the dentist did something such as my upper and lower teeth did not meet when I closed my mouth. This morning... tadaaa.... they meet already.. I think during my sleep, it was naturally that my mouth must be in a resting state and the upper teeth forced the lower ones to move so that they could meet. Haiz...
Interestingly, the pain makes my appetite bigger. Nothing enticed me for the past week but today I felt the urge to 'junk-eating' again. I guess partly because today I felt my stomach shrunk a bit (and yeah I lost 1 kg)... I bought the Korean Old Chang Kee (at Vivocity but I don't know exactly the name) and it was pretty good. I was tempted to eat prata and roti john for dinner and lucky there were sold out. In the end, I had breakfast for dinner (meaning sandwich and shumay). I am tempted with McD CNY meal but that one I can get at school because it is cheaper anyway. As long as I am not tempted to potato chips, I still feel safe.
I am finally watching Gundam Seed now. Wow... I have to say it is damn cool! The story line is just soooo gooood! I cannot stop -_-! My study plan will be totally disrupted if this continues on. Haiz... I guess I have to chiong today so that I can leave tomorrow for study purposes: LAC1201 homework and reading practical manuals (I don't want to collect zeros 0_0 ). Lucky my GEK1001 readings for last week are is almost done. 2 more pages left. It was a complete waste of time as I could understand nothing and the main points were already mentioned in lecture slides.
Dean's List! Oh yeah! Everyone's favourite magic word for university. I am never attracted but now I have every reason to mug like crazy to be listed. My senior said that 5 CCA points are awarded! If it is 5 per semester, I will be able to fulfil 25% of my requirement just by mugging like crazy... I will start that next semester because the points for next year cannot be accumulated from the ones this year. Haiz... CCAs are just waste of time. I will be joining angklung on Monday. I hope it is a fun cca and a place to harvest cca points easily...
Thursday, January 17, 2008
I just had my first Chinese class lesson yesterday. Lucky I learnt a bit before but unlucky that I learnt too little to help me now. Haiz.... 200 words to learn and I guess I only know 20 words. Not so much of a help. The first homework is still easy (well, 1 is just 1 line, 2 is just 2 lines, 3 is 3 lines) and does not really take so much time. But the second exercise is already -_-" I must see again the words, the shapes, and the tones... I think I have to practice pronounciation also! I still cannot distinguish 2nd and 3rd tone as well as c, ch, qi, qu, j sounds. They all sound the same to me.
Arts modules are super duper boring! Haiz.. Next time, I won't take geography (or history) modules anymore. The most I want to take is business/marketing type. I don't like abstract and useless things. I read the readings for today just now (well I only read the 2 thinnest stack) and the first one was a really turn-off. I totally don't understand what I have read. The Feng Shui stack is more ok as it is more interesting and more applicable. Well how to survive? The other 2 stacks are just too thick ...
I met my senior to get her LSM1401 book for $20. I think it is a good bargain. She told me that last sem, her lab+assignments were awarded C grade so her final exam was not so much help. Haiz... I guess this sem must really do the lab work properly... I won't let the lab be a disappointment like Physical Pharmacy last semester. Dispensing practical has to be taken seriously also. It's easier to get 0 than to get any minus mark... Gosh.. This has relevance for my future work so I have to do better work than last semester.
Eating at school canteen is cheaper than at PGP. Hahaha. My lunch and dinner for today add up to $5.30 only. That includes a juice also. Wow.. And from arts I walked back to PGP. I sweat only a bit so I guess not so much energy was expended. Haiz... At least that counts as a little exercise.. Better than taking bus. Lol...
I have to sleep early and wake up early to ballot tomorrow..
Monday, January 14, 2008
Today was the first day of the new semester. Yeah... It was kind of a reunion after one month never see each other. (Unfortunately) only 5 of us had lunch at Pizza Hut. I suggested we ate at Clementi so that I could go back faster but in the end we talked and talked and gossiped until 3pm (until the waitress offered us plain water 2x). Haha.. 3 consecutive days of a lot of talking makes my mouth very tired. My throat went dry for few times be it yesterday or today. Yeah I talked a lot although my friends will say the dryness was because I spit out too much saliva (Sorry... hahaha..)
It was raining like hell as I was going back. I took 96 and had to cross the road to get to Central Library. It was like wading a river as I climbed down the stair. Could see the water flowing down the river. Lucky my shoes were not VERY wet. Printing is still a chore I hate (second to doing laundry). The library was full and I will think twice before taking any arts modules. I spent almost $20 to print. That was like almost 400pages. Crazy...
Ah.. Chinese makes me want to cry. The lesson has not even started. I wished I memorised more things last time. I guess it would help a lot. I can only count 1 to 99... Plus, wo ai ni ta mama baba da siao de and some other simple vocabs. Not more than 50 words I guess. And now I need to learn 200 words and 400 phrases??? Slit throat alr. I was so shocked when I see 1 million is said as a hundred of ten thousand in Chinese. That was damn lame -_-
This is from the forum (be it the forum or the announcements at IVLE was not update, the dates are still last sem dates):
My tutor told us upteenth time not to make sentences which will change the whole *meaning* of the word given in the making sentence section.
For example, if the word given is xue2, we cannot make a sentence using *da4 xue2* or *xue2 sheng1*. Similarly, we cannot use *ke3 neng2* if the given word is *neng2*.
So I was wondering, if the word given is *qing2*, as in *ai4 qing2* de *qing2*, how can we make a sentence out of it? Am I allowed to use *gan3 qing2* (feelings) or *ai4 qing2* then?
Sunday, January 13, 2008
This evening I have a dinner with my closest harmoc friends. It should be a nice one, unlike yesterday class reunion (hueks...). The dinner would be at Ajisen. Yesterday's New York New York was a complete waste of money. Maybe I did not order the expensive enough one but how to order what if the pictures in the menu are so lacking and the descriptions are deceiving.
While talking about food, my appetite is really surpressed because I realise that I lost no weight and currently in 'alert' mode. Oh noo oh noo oh noo.... I'm not interested in nice food and snack anymore. Surprising but it's good I suppose. I will cut down my portion of dinner and lunch on usual days as this semester will be more slack than last semester (at least from the timetable).
School begins tomorrow and I am still lethargic. I skipped (and lied) or a meeting and RCIY on Friday, a CCA meeting in 20mins time, and almost (thank God i still went in the end) did not want to attend mass yesterday. Haha...
I'm very lethargic but I still spent so much time rushing through Prince of Tennis manga scan yesterday. Haha... Was too excited after reading the spoiler for the final match so I decided to read everything from where the OVA left off. Lol...
So yeah... The Prince defeated the King and the Emperor already. I hope the Child of God will be victorious. It's ridiculous if he loses...
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
My birth year: Fire Rabbit
My birth month: Wood Dragon
My birth day: Metal Rabbit
My birth hour: Metal Tiger
Belonging to the same house as the Tiger - Development - the Rabbit conquers, but by diplomacy rather than outward aggression. But, as the Tiger's yin counterpart, the Rabbit displays strong defensive qualities when trouble threatens those dear to its heart.
Usually, however, the Rabbit wears an air of kind tranquility and tender compassion, in which people are ready to confide. People whose year animal is the Rabbit are endowed with a caring personality, usually yearning for a large families and, if deprived of the joy of their own offspring, are likely to enter the professions involved in children's education, nursing, looking after the underprivileged, or even animal welfare. Rabbit personalities are gifted judges of character, valuing sincerity and despising deception.
Other Animal Influences:
TigerA favourable sign showing that help may come from someone in authority. Some problems can be solved more easily than had been anticipated, once the right connections are made.
The doubled year animal here shows increased self-awareness, and an ability to work independently despite a lack of encouragement from those who would help.
An unfavourable combination, which suggests financial instability. It is important to handle the cashflow carefully, and budget for emergency.
A superabundance of the Wood element makes the creative side too dominant. The effect of this can be a fractious and unpredictable temper. The character is highly imaginative but with too many ideas and fanciful ambitions. There is a danger of being a dreamer without the capability to put plans into action. You can reduce the Wood influence by introducing the Fire element. (Maybe I should wear/like red more??? Lol)
A balanced proportion of Fire in the horoscope suggests level-headedness. Important matters are dealt with sensibly and practically. In business, this character would make a good intermediary or agent.
The Earth element is present and helps to stabilize the personality, but because Earth is the central to the Four Directions, it needs to be firm and strong. if there is only one Earth is present, it is better when supported by Fire. (I have 1... Is it another sign that I have to wear/like red more???)
Aspects of the Metal element are distinct in character, but favourably so. Here is someone with ambition and drive, determinded to succeed, and yet not too self-centred to forget friends. Thre is strong competitive business streak - such people drive a hard bargain. Enterprise and eagerness are qualities that will ensure wealth in later years.
Without Water as the element of communication, there may be difficulty in expressing thoughts. Such people tend to have little sense of danger, and their recklessness is often mistaken for bravery. Taking little care for personal safety, they are accident prone. It is beneficial if there is Metal to remedy the imbalance. (Well I have 2 so it should not be a big problem... Haha.. More blue or black?? I have plenty of blues and blacks).
Well, believe if or not, I find this pretty accurate. It explains my moodiness, kiasuness (although I still have my common sense in competition), fondness of green, and independence. It's not that I want to be like that but I am born that way. Hmm... Can be rich when I am old is good and I should remember to have more red :)
Saturday, January 5, 2008
I am still sick for the past week -_- My cough is getting worse. I woke up several times for the past few nights due to cough. Sigh... I hope I am getting better soon..