here it goes again

August 11, 2008 at 7:18 pm (ramblings) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Today’s the first day of university classes and considering the fact that these are the first lectures I’ve attended in almost 3 years, they were a kind jolt back to academic life. Not.

Considering the fact that engineering courses are among the more rigorous ones campus has to offer, I was hardly surprised at the lack of the mandatory introductory chit-chat that was so common during first lectures.

Oh well, at least the notes are all available online for printing and the mid-term test dates are already out – 6 weeks to the first trial by fire -_-”

Having applied for computer engineering with no prior computing background, there’s always a nagging feeling that I’ve knowingly gotten myself into the deeper end of the ditch but hopefully it will turn out that I’m wrong at the end of the 4 years ^^;

The timetable’s not been too kind to me so far – I’m stuck in school for effectively 4 and a half whole days a week, but luckily it’s only for one semester.

On the bright side, all the spare time can be used for studying. On the down side, there’s not much else that can be done in campus to kill 5 hours of time -_-”

On other non-academic matters, I’m now a proud 21 year old adult as of 08/08/08, although I don’t know what has changed drastically in my life. R21 movies perhaps?

No lavish presents for me, though I was pretty surprised and pleased that Via planned our spa trip to Batam and got me a Ronaldo Champions Legue jersey. Thanks dear :)

And last but not least, here’s to Tuesday classes that start at 2pm tomorrow. Hurray for sleep-ins!! XD


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april fool’s day

April 1, 2008 at 10:17 pm (news, ramblings, wtf?) (, , , , , , , )

Today, I met up with my JC classmates Swee and Ten to renew our passports for the upcoming Thailand trip in June, as well as to do our pre-university medical examination at the same time. Turns out my passport is already 10 years old so I would have to apply for a brand new one which costs a whopping 70 bucks!

I actually thought the clerk at the desk was pulling a fast one on me considering the date today and all, but upon further consideration I decided that this civil servant couldn’t give a shit whether today was the end of the world or not with that face of his -_-”

Thankfully, the staff at NUS were considerably more friendly to us prospective students and the whole medical exam went without a hitch. We took some time off while waiting for the X-ray to survey our future campus grounds and for some reason I thought the buildings were a tad old, but I guess I can’t complain too much with only 3 universities on the island at the moment.

I’m actually one of the rare few among my friends going for the Special Term which starts earlier in May as compared to the normal semester in August, so it looks like I’ll be getting quite familiar with the place come one and a half months time ^^;

As you’d probably notice by now, nothing really amusing happened on the first of April in my life so I was sadly left to my own devices to look for something to enrich my day.

So, I went to the Internet (where else? ^^;) and I found that there was nothing short of April Fool’s pranks and gags on the world wide web. It seems that everyone’s trying their best to create the most elaborate schemes to prey upon the unwitting minds of the average surfer.

And when I thought I’ve seen it all, I stumble upon this cracker of a news :


No Picnic: Man Charged With Screwing a Patio Table

Police in Ohio say that a married father of three has confessed to repeatedly having sex with his patio picnic table.

Art Price, Jr., 40, has been charged with four counts of public indecency after a neighbor videotaped him getting all nasty with the umbrella hole in the middle of his plastic picnic table. Apparently preferring the table’s legs in the air, Price reportedly flipped the table over before forcing himself inside of it.

Price admitted that his skeevy antics took place both inside and outside of his home, and police say he did his table humping in broad daylight, not far from a school.

In addition to public outrage, we imagine there’s considerable jealousy among Price’s other lawn furniture. While barbecues and lawn chairs don’t have many places for good loving (unless you’re big enough for that drink holder), we’re sure that plastic gnome hiding in the hedges is wondering why he wasn’t chosen. The garden hose, however, is probably pretty relieved.

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It’s things like these which make you think life isn’t so dull anymore. Not.

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