Do you know what is one of the most terrible feelings in the world?
When someone is consciously eating fried, oily, fatty food that tastes disgusting. It’s like a double killer.
OKAY anyway hello there!!
Welcome back to my crib. HAHA.
I hope the first week of January has been kind to you, wherever you are! :)
I thought the week was relatively mundane and slow, but managed to end the academic week with a bang with make-up Biology lecture on Saturday. Second round of humiliation. Please don’t talk about it. HAHAHA. Taking things in my stride you guys, don’t laugh at me.
This week I made a conscious effort to be more attentive in class (nobody is perfect) so yes I’m taking baby steps… Still making some noise but relatively less compared to 2014.
I realized J2 can be compared to a game. It’s like “YOU THINK NEW YEAR NEW GAME?? IT’S NOT! CONTINUE FROM LEVEL 10 FROM END OF J1”.
It’s like you have the whole of J1 to slowly climb up to a peak (hopefully at Promos) and it just stays there. J2 continues from that peak and pushes you to conquer greater heights. It’s like you don’t get to start from Level 1 anymore. Okay maybe I’m talking nonsense but because I’m no genius and have photographic memory, this is quite painful for me! No more start-school-in-February phenomenon T.T
Or it can be compared to a Mdm Toh who taught me physics in Nanyang. Her lessons were slightly torturous and she spoke really, really, really slowly – but before you know it, she’s gone from Chapter 7 to Chapter 10. Okay la Im exaggerating but really not lying – I have no idea how she speaks so slowly yet manages to zoom past all the concepts. Or maybe Physics is just an odd subject. Never into Physics even though if you really sit down and compare, maybe I did better in Physics at random points in my life till I made a mental decision sometime in Sec 3 that Physics and me will never be together my next life (i.e. JC).
I guess this is where I tell you why I named the post the way I did – still trying to get use to this intensity in school. AND THE LONG QUEUES IN THE CANTEEN. Oh my god when I see the people I’m really just like “LOADING… ERROR 404 WHY GOT SO MANY PEOPLE??”. But the main reason why is obviously still because I’m still stretching and doing warm-up exercises before I really run the marathon (really love this analogy XJ mentioned) – trying to minimize stitches ok.
I’m making school sound like it has been total crap, but really, it’s nothing (read: somewhat) like that. Perks of going back to school include seeing people I am into and… and…… and……….
Oh well. I guess it ends there??
Oh yes! Now we kind of have a “fixed” classroom where all our lessons are held (super into this) and life is great – found my favourite seat in class HAHAHA. To be honest it wasn’t very fun moving from classroom A to lecture theatre then to class bench (because no home) and then to auditorium and then to classroom B.
Now I have a home. :’)
A home that I can call mine. :’)
Okay I shut up.
CommServe hasn’t started so I haven’t had the chance to see Aliqa yet! Ready to convince her spelling is actually really fun and math is amazing. To do that, I have to truly believe in them before I spread the love.
Self-hypnotising in progress.
Haha crap aside, really love the happy atmosphere school provides! Below are a few photos with people who make life better:
With the foursome
(it’s a terrible name)
Just want to say I’ll always love you guys and thank you for making my first week of school more tolerable :) This week will be pretty intense so jiayou! And always be happy because y’all deserve the best in every way possible! WO AI NI MEN (including Lian who finally admitted that my bitmoji is pretty cute)
With the batch
Even though meet-ups aren’t really frequent because of the different lifestyles we lead (60% dark – IM KIDDING IM KIDDING I LOVE F <- not spelling out but you know what I mean) – thank you for being such a happy bunch and happy (belated) birthday JM! Hope you had a great fine day with special friend! (Oops I mean friends!) Love y’all and jiayou!!
With the FBN
This was when we attempted to study for Bio Review Test last Sunday! Haha everything went down the drain (i.e. the attempt to study, the test itself and my resolution to lose weight) but it was fun!! Always picking fights with you but you know I love you :) :) :)
If you feel sad or inadequate at any point throughout the next few weeks, remember that you are always better than you think you are. You can conquer whatever you dread (terrible people, terrible events, terrible remarks, terrible grades, etc.) and channel that energy into something that deserves it more (people who love you, things you love, positive mindset, revision packages…. Maybe not the last one but I attempted to match problem with panacea) BECAUSE YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE.
But then again it’s really okay to feel stressed and everything – you’re not alone! I had my terrible moments this week as well worrying about decisions and throwing fits over petty things (thank you for loving me) but everything works out in the end.
Like now Im feeling pretty terrible inside out because of some bug/bacteria/virus I caught. At least this can officially start me right in my “PLEASE EAT HEALTHY HH PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I BEG YOU PLEASE SHUT YOUR MOUTH TO TERRIBLE FOOD” campaign… or self-discovery journey.
On a sidenote, haven’t eaten You-Mian all week?!?! Too busy grieving over the death of nice food in the canteen. Oh yes I tried the Chicken Baked Rice (CBR) – there was some sort of sign.
The canteen was flooded with people with queues for stalls going down the steps in the middle BUT THERE WAS NOT A SINGLE SOUL AT THE WESTERN STALL. So I happily skipped there and got myself a $2.50 CBR and proceeded to eat. I think the CBR had almost no cheese, odd-tasting chicken and it was a relatively small portion. So I guess no more CBR in the future unless completely necessary. Okay la if I have to be completely fair it was edible and not so bad till it didn’t deserve a queue at all – but if you have time to spare, and cash to save, spend wisely. Do the right thing. It’s alright to be a conformist. Nobody will blame you.
See you next week!
Hopefully next week everyone will be happier and less tired – though I really doubt.
Officially ending my post with a picture of Mary being bullied but looking ultra happy. Biology lectures, I got you.
P.S. If you know me I’m not a water person (i.e. carry a tank of water wherever I go and drinking incessantly) BUT this year I’ve changed for the better. Intending to finish the water in my bottle every single day – in the past 11 years, there were days I returned home with my bottle STILL full of water and I have to try and convince my mother I already refilled my bottle thrice. Sorry mummy, I lied. But now you know Im drinking water. Let the past be the past, let the bygones be bygones. I love you.
P.P.S. OH MY GOD HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Forgot to say this right at the beginning but yeah, if you’re happy and you know it clap your hands. That’s right. Don’t bother. HAHA
P.P.P.S. I AM LOVING BITMOJI – if I love you I probably sent you some pretty disturbing ones. Do not take it personally it is a sign of true love and my new creepy tool/weapon