After much delay and procrastination, I guess I shall finally talk about life over the last few months. I also realised I did not talk much about my Y1S2 academic performance so I will touch on it a little too. Frankly speaking, while I do have the compulsion to pen down my thoughts, the lethargic in me is making me a little apprehensive to do so too. Let’s see how much can I share before heading downstairs for my college house event soon.
That semester started off bad although I tried to quit my gaming habits. It took a direct downturn during recess week as I re-downloaded my game and even spent a thousand buck getting back some virtual enhancement. Soon after, I found myself caught in the gaming spree again, causing a vicious cycle on top of my erratic body clock. I remember only sleeping after having my breakfast for a few days in a row. It’s horrendous. Midterm results weren’t that fantastic although one of them was better than average. I only started to try concentrating on my work and tuning back my body clock two weeks before the Finals and by that time, it was a little too late. When results were out on the 29th of May, I only prayed for a decent set of results, not expecting any Ace. Granted, I got myself straight Bs, doing above than average for my level 2000 module which I cannot S/U. While I felt the other B+ could be better, I guess I’m already fortunate to get that grade. I contemplated a little and then spent 2 SU on the B- I have gotten, leaving myself with only 1 SU throughout the entire university life.
It’s gonna be a precarious journey ahead that I must conquer, I told myself. Throughout the entire three month holiday, a constant fear always loomed my heart – getting a call or email that informs me I lost my scholarship. I have already lost my placing in a prestigious programme in Semester 1; I can’t afford to receive the same ill fate. Even at this current moment, I’m worried that call or email comes in anytime..I really pray all will be fine and this semester will be a redemption for me.
Nepal OCIP 2017
I spent half of the month of May in Nepal doing community service under UNI-Y NUS. After spending the entire semester on the nettlesome fundraising spearheaded by me, I guess I could finally see our hardwork paid off and come to fruition. I would say that the trip was an eye-opener for me as I finally got to see mountain ranges with my bare eyes. The first 13 days of the trip were spent in two schools in the village premise. The first school was held at a walking time of approximately 20 minutes from our guesthouse. So every day for 4 consecutive days, we took off as early as 8am and marched ourselves under the glaring sun to the school where we were greeted warmly by the smiles and cheers of the kids there. We conducted many activities there and one or two occasions, I even taught them the choreography of the dance we prepared. The whole school was situated in a land no bigger than two basketball courts but I believe the learning environment was considered good already given the concrete floor. On the last 2 days of volunteering there, I got to teach a class of 23 rowdy yet eager kids with education level equivalent to primary one or two, alongside with 3 more volunteers. We swear they almost drained us in all aspects but also agree it’s an interesting and meaningful experience we will never get elsewhere. On the last day of service, it’s heartening to receive surprise gift cards and flowers from the students themselves. Standing on an elevated road next to the school, we then waved goodbye to them for one final time as they reciprocated with the same warmth and joy as they first greeted us.