yesterday, i went for a US-China relations lecture in the morning at Buona Vista. had to reach there at 9ish, so i woke up at 7AM! had not woken up at such ungodly hours for a long long time alreadyy. throughout the entire trip, i was half asleep, and kept thinking to myself: if only the circle line were complete, then my trip would be half an hr shorter! anyway, the trip was pretty informative, but we saw many big shots attending the lecture, including MPs and colonels, so we felt like small fries in the lecture theatre.
after that, i took another 45 min ride back home, had lunch, then went out for tea with my ex-tutee's dad. had quite a long chat, and then realised i was running late for my networking session at NUS, so i rushed back, had a quick shower, and took the train again to CLEMENTI.
once again, the single thought in my mind throughout the entire trip was: why isnt the circle line complete. so for the second time in a day, i had a really long train ride. met weijun at clementi, and we both werent very certain of the directions. when we exited the train station, within seconds we were already a little lost since we couldnt find the bus that we wanted to take. we later managed to find a bus stop with the bus service which we were looking for around 400metres down. im so glad i didnt study at NUS otherwise ill die from the INSANE travelling time! finally, we reached NUS, and after some wrong turns, we managed to find the venue for our networking session. The entire building was a real maze, we actually found the venue without passing by the registration counter, so we had to backtrack to register at the counter.
finally got to meet up with my buddy and several other PSC scholars who are coming over to cambridge. seems like we have a lot less scholars coming to camb this year as compared to the last, and they are all taking pretty exotic subjects haha. after that, went to chat with my buddy and her parents, and then we went over to Udders at novena to continue talking about my camb experience. that reminded me of my internship memories last year, where we frequented the food centres around this area, and dropped by Udders for dessert (:
the next day, i went over to RJ to find some teachers and chat with my students! had a great time talking to my students whom ive not seen for either 6 months or a year! some of my teachers commented that i was very free since i had alr came back to school twice within a week LOL. after that, went to somerset 313 and shopped around there! yay now theres only orchard central left and ill be done catching up with the latest developments in town area ;) theres still helix bridge and IR on my to-visit list though :D
going kbox later today! *excited* P.S. last night i was being compared with a fangirl. this is disturbing O_O
consilio et animis
7/06/2010 08:53:00 PM
finally... after 1.5 years, my blog gets a face-lift. that must have been the longest ive ever kept a blog template ever. anyway, this new blog template features S.H.E's latest album, SHERO, so this is technically the 2nd blog template in a row that im featuring my favourite band! (the last blog was le petit prince, which was inspired by S.H.E's 612 星球) Anyway, SHERO is a nice motivational song, and i like a number of lines from this song, such as:
we will always face obstacles and difficulties in life. lets rise up to the challenge and become our own heroes and sheroes. hopefully this new blog template will renew my confidence in the year to come, and also provide me with more incentive to blog more frequently (:
blog template aside, im officially back for close to 2 weeks! still trying to adapt to the weather here though. when the sun is out, it gets really hot and humid, and when it isnt (which is the case for most afternoons now), we get freak showers, which start flooding many low-lying areas around singapore. so far ive been caught in the rain twice, and carrying an umbrella hardly helps in this kind of weather. which makes me wonder whether i would rather have the sun or the rain.
nevertheless, its great to be back, tasting delicious homecooked food AND Singaporean dishes. yummy! and i must have my fill of SEAFOOD before i go back! ive missed eating all the delicious seafood such as crabs, prawns and squid!!! time for a mega seafood meal soon (: and of course, its nice to be back in my room, which feels so much larger after staying in my tiny college room for a year. and i can now reach over to my radio and listen to 933 all day long! yes, its definitely great to be back!
anyway, i don't have any internships or major projects this summer, so im pretty free, and have been racking my brains for ideas on how to occupy myself! ive been quite successful so far haha... organised a KBOX outing last week and just had a cycling outing yesterday. we cycled from ECP to Changi Village and had lunch there! it was a nice cycle and the route was pretty shaded, so we didnt feel the full blast of the heat from the sun. it was also a good way to work out all the calories from the good food that ive been eating since i got back, though everyone will probably be quick to point out that i should be gaining more fats rather than burning them. ok hopefully all the yummy stuff in Singapore will give me a kg or two before i go back to Cambridge (:
after lunch, we wanted to cycle back from Changi V to ECP through another park connector but the weather didn't look good, and we were pretty tired, so we decided to head over to GG's house, where we spent the afternoon playing table tennis and karaoke-ing :D the table tennis session turned out to be more exhausting than cycling cos we started having a ping pong war and smacked ping pong balls towards each other. haha that was definitely a good warmup for our upcoming paintball session this hol (:
consilio et animis
7/03/2010 09:29:00 PM
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work MHA (Jun/Jul 09).
RJC Math Dept (Jan-Sep 09).
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