This is the final week of semester 4 with classes! The week after is study week and then came exam that will mark the half-way of my university life. Time flies so fast. Continue reading “Week 13, Semester 4”
25 March 2015
Time flies so fast and it was week 9 already.
I didn’t know why but I am always busy during the weekends, and resting times were “bought” by skipping morning classes (especially Software Engineering classes) although I am determined to not skipping classes since I find it hard to have time in watching the recordings.
19 January 2015
Another week 1 has passed. It is quite eventful, tiring, and yet time has passed just like that.
My semester started with lots hours of lectures on Monday and worst of all, they are spaced out throughout the day, i.e. lots of 1-hour space of doing nothing between the lectures. It started with CZ3001 Advanced Computer Architecture which was slow-paced, after a 3-hour of nothing-to-do, I went for CZ2007 Introduction to Database which was interesting enough, and another hour of nothing-to-do, then CM8003 From Alchemy to Chemistry, which was quite boring as we were told to listen to stories of how Chemistry started. After another hour of break, I had CZ3005 Artificial Intelligence lecture which was super slow-paced (wonder how 11 slides of minimum content and lots of pictures are dragged to 1-hour lecture). After all those lectures, I went to Canteen 17 for a dinner and then meeting with BAW team C discussing our progress and doing the prototype for the souvenirs.
The next day started with CZ2006 Software Engineering which was not that interesting. and that’s all the classes for the day! After this I went to update my passport number at OSSAC since I’ve been reminded a lot of times by ICA officials when I passed through the immigration counter at Changi airport since I renewed my passport at September 2014 (and I’ve travelled overseas like 3 times already: KL, Bangkok, and Medan). I then have lunch at Canteen B and tried out llaollao’s frozen yogurt (which was quite expensive) before I went back to my room. At my room, I revised my part on BAW team C, starting to do my solution for CEC PYP solution, and enquiring through email about the whereabouts of my packet which was delivered from US by USPS and through the tracking number, it was said to be delivered to my hall although the hall officers said that they no longer accept it on behalf of student; they asked me to check with Bumbox; Bumbox replied me to check again with hall officers or Singpost; Singpost said that they have delivered it; and finally, the hall officers check through again and found out that my packet has been put wrongly at someone else’s mailbox. Phew, finally I got my “Don’t Track Us” T-Shirt, which was a complimentary gift from DuckDuckGo affiliation program. (but the shipment was not free) Later at night, I went to hall 9 to celebrate Grace’s birthday.
On Friday, I continued developing my side-project and went for CZ3001 lecture in the afternoon. After that, I went back and rested for a while before going to NYH to prepare for NTUBS Dharma Class. After we prepared the class we went for dinner at Canteen B in which we were almost late for the class. The class talked about the Three Poison and I find it not that interesting as the venerable talked quite short and opened for longer question and answer. (and there were some technical issues with the microphone) After that, we went back to NYH storing the stuffs and I went back to my hall, resting for very short time before going for Jessica’s birthday.
On Saturday, I went for Buddhist Fellowship Youth’s Meditation Retreat conducted by Bhante Buddharakkhita. Well, I was really sleepy on this day and eventually I think that I slept through when we’re doing sitting meditation. I found out that walking meditation was quite nice since it was an active one and we can’t fell asleep. The program started at 10am and ended at 5pm but not all were for meditation. The meditation session was just around 1030-1200 and 1330-1500. The rest was resting time, lunch time, or a talk from bhante. Going back, I feel more energized since maybe I feel asleep during the meditation, and then I did some CodeHunt, answered some questions at ask.fm, and the rest of the time were just spent like that.
It was a long week but not that tiring, maybe it was just the start. Hope that I can survive this semester 🙂
19 May 2014
Well, after a long streak of posting a blog post every Sunday, it was broken as I watched movie yesterday instead of writing this. Last week was the first official vacation term of NTU Students. It was quite an eventful one. Continue reading “Holiday (1)”
11 May 2014
As I finished 3 papers, this week marks the end of my semester 2 at NTU, which means that the holiday have been started! Continue reading “Exam Week (2)”
4 May 2014
May the Fourth be with you! (May the Force be with you!) Happy Star Wars day! This week I had 3 exams where the first one was held on Monday; and the other two were held on Wednesday. And like the previous week: I spent most of my time inside my room, “studying” (study, and then get distracted by other things, and then back to study again).
On Monday evening, I had exam on BU8201 Business Finance, which hopefully, I did well. Although my dinner after the exam turned out to be quite bad: I had this “Thunder Tea Rice” at Canteen 1, which tastes very weird. Whereas on Wednesday afternoon, I had exam on CZ1007, Data Structure, which I thought I did well too although it used up almost all of my brain juice. And then I had 2 hours of free time before the next exam, I did not bring my notes so I can’t revise. I just somehow killed time until the next exam on EE8087 Living with Mathematics, which turned out to be satisfactory. Yes, I hope I get that grade (Satisfactory) because I S/U-ed it. This was because, although I was able to answer all of the questions, I did not sure of my correctness and because of the group project which took a large portion of the grading (50%), which I think our group did not do well compared to other groups. After this exam, it was the end of the exam, for that week; and lesson learned: taking 2 exams on the same day will make you very tired.
On Tuesday afternoon, I had to work to cover my friend’s time slot at One Stop @ SAC, which was okay for me, I can work while studying; although most of the time the work-study was interrupted by those asking “where to submit MC” and “how to submit MC”. Hey, this is IT Support Helpdesk, and how do we know such thing?
On Friday afternoon, I worked again at my normal time slot at LWN Library. Although I planned to study during the work, I can’t. Just can’t. I somehow too lazy to study there and decided to play games and read articles. Maybe because my next exam was still quite far (in reality, no).
On Saturday, I had my routine of breakfast-laundry-room cleaning routine done again. That morning, I started and finished the final assignment of Buddhism and Modern Psychology course on Coursera. Well, after lunch, I found some “productivity” tool and I think it was quite effective in boosting up my willingness to study and not getting distracted. Quickly done, at the evening, I started the course CS169.1x Software as a Service on edx, offered by UC Berkeley, which last year I’ve attempted but failed because I stopped in the middle of the course.
I will had my 5th exam tomorrow on CM8001 Impact of Chemistry on Society, which is a Pass-Fail module now. And followed up by CZ0001 Engineers and Society on Wednesday (which I think will be the heaviest, yet hardest, subject of this exam) and CZ1008 Engineering Mathematics on Thursday. Hope that I can do well on those exams! 🙂
2 July 2013
Recently I have started many new things. I’m now re-reading all Detective Conan comic books, currently on Volume 36. I also re-play Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+, currently on Hollow Bastion after defeating 1,000 heartless. I also started a new course on edx.org, it was CS169.1x: Software as a Service by BerkeleyX. I also managed to play Simcity 4: Rush Hour on my laptop.
Unfortunately, because of those new business, I have to drop my course on Creative Programming offered by Goldsmiths on coursera.org. Also, LM2 development seemed to stuck (again), this time because of my laziness. Let’s continue it next week after I have completed Intro to Psychology.