LSM2231 lab session was pretty fun today when we had to monitor the respiration behavior of mealworms and crickets. The crickets were super jumpy. One of them even jumped out and had a tour of the lab.
When crickets are kept at lower temperatures they should have lower respiration because their metabolism lowers, hence breathing less. We didn’t really get to see these results but issok I had fun.
Get it? Sugar roll? HAHA. Second food post in one day! That’s a record. Okay but seriously, I was pleasantly surprised today when someone left a bottle of Traditional Cooked Barley drink from Hockhua Tonic and a piece of chocolate at my door!! Thank you dear kind soul for helping me recover from my super bad cough. Tonight’s supper was cookies and doughnuts again. And I guess it can’t hurt to get some free food eheh.
Guess who’s back?? Love at first bite, as Hansel would put it— Chipotle bae chicken sandwich is back in the vending machine! Had a productive night yesterday and ended it off with this lovely surprise. This morning’s breakfast was at Ghim Moh, not too far away from UTown I might add. Only took us about 25-30 Minutes to get there. And there’s quite a lot of stalls to buy from and try in the near future.
Now everywhere I, I’m constantly looking for something to pull my attention to. It’s been interesting to pay more attention to what’s going on in the real world, with my eyes taking in the primary source. After being in Prof Greg’s Beyond Seeing module (UTC2408), I’ve started to look at art and pretty much everything around with a little extra thought. Why did he/she decide to create it that way? Was the creator inspired by anything/anyone? Can anything be called an original nowadays? Random thoughts but let’s type this down.
Week 13 has come to an end and we’ve come to the final sprint. The last 100m. It’s definitely been an exhausting semester, but I think I’ve gained many precious experiences. Now’s the time to really hit hard or go home. Of which the latter doesn’t feel like a favorable option. As I take the bus home from today’s trip to the Parkview Museum, I’m thinking about the work that has to be completed. I’ve got several goals for today:
- Complete the venue booking forms and submit them
- Get all the necessary documents printed for visa application
- Book an appointment at the visa centre
- Upload the photos for graduands party
- Create the study plan for the next two weeks
- Look at KaHU ExCamp proposal
Everything seems very daunting but I guess just as what I had shared during CG this morning, know how you prioritize and make decisions in your life. I want to put God in the centre of my life, and to do that I have to be more intentional with my time. There isn’t really a point in trying to power through this alone.
On another note, I have to be more cautious of my choices and my actions. I’m easily tempted to do things which distract me from God. Time to stay focused. It will be a difficult 2 weeks ahead but it will all be worth it.
Danger will follow me now everywhere I go,
Angels will call on me and take me to my home
“Everywhere I Go”, Sleeping At Last
so just taking some time off today to write down some thoughts. Today was special because I got to go over to com where I don’t usually go and listened to a few presentations which were really super interesting! At night I had a very good meeting/dinner/reflection with my EXA committee and I realized the importance of bonding and bringing people together in a committee. Despite the fact that this semester has been super busy for me, and I didn’t feel like I was the most present in the comm, I still felt very motivated to do my best because of the supportive and fun comm members. My OGL meeting is later and I really hope that it’s gonna be a sigh of a good start to next sem in CAPT as a good senior to my future juniors! Tonight is not gonna be an early night for me but I will try my best. Will finish things one step at a time.
Midterms for AY17/18 Year 1 Sem 2:
✅ CM1401— pretty manageable but very careless and poor on my part for not revising how to draw resonance structures, other than that it was alright.
✅ LSM1102— Very straight forward! Similar to short answer questions done during lectures. Probably hit a very steep bell curve.
✅ LSM1106— This was where I started to hit the road bump in my week. I was so tired at this point I barely had the strength to revise anything. And poof went out most of what I had studied the previous week. What I was revising the night before the paper, I knew wasn’t going in. A pity because the paper was pretty easy— calculations wise, we were tested on very obvious and easy to practice for topics (of which I did not practice. Ugh.)
✅ GER1000— Tricky paper but other wise straightforward. Hoping for 14/14 but I’ll be okay with 12/14.
✅ PL1101E— The bane of my night. Easy mid term but truly hard to regurgitate all the info. Gotta change up the way I study for the finals. This was my biggest worry for midterms actually because it has the largest percentage. And even though I started studying earlier, I did not put in the revision I needed to in order to strengthen those connections. There was a lot I was not able to cover too. Going to make sure I cover the text book and senior notes more in depth this time. No more shortcuts. I’ll be lucky to score a B+ for this mod with this bad midterm.
In other news, at least the night ended well. I was with good company and my new personal assistant! (jk but doesn’t that bag look great on him) There is so much to think about for tomorrow and a lot of things to prepare for in the coming few days. I don’t have much time to breath but I’ll take it as it comes. Every second of air time helps to keep me afloat a little longer. But seeing the horizon ahead keeps me kicking and swimming. Once this week 9 is done, I’ll feel a LITTLE better but so many things are still going on it’s hard to tell if it will be.
Time to rest, tomorrow is a new day.