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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Halfway Through 2012

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Sorry, just wiping off the immensely thick dust layer off my blog. I didn't actually plan to revisit my blog. While I was browsing through my Facebook, lifelessly scrolling down the seemingly endless FB Home page, I stumbled upon a picture of Darth Vader. Then it dawned upon me...
My blogspot -I left it for dead.
Frantically, I keyed in my blog's web URL into the search box. The all too familiar layout of my blog slowly appeared. It was then that I realised how long it's been since my last post. I had ignored my blog for nearly two months - whether willingly or unwillingly, I will never know...
And so, I'm brushing off that two-month layer of accumulated dust.

Well, now that I'm here, I might as well start updating, yeah?
The current month is June, which means half the year has come and gone. It seems like it was only yesterday when I first experienced my first day as a freshman in Sunway College. And now, I'm more than halfway through my Pre-U programme, AUSMAT. And as the year progresses, the amount of college work continues to grow unrelentingly, and it's certainly not getting any easier.
The homework, the tasks, the assignments, the investigations, the assessments, the reports - Everything that was thrown at me, I determinedly conquered. Regardless, my Pre-U course knows no mercy, churning out more and more work for me to complete. But hey, this is what AUSMAT is all about: A year of never-ending assignments designed to instill consistency, perseverance and sheer resilience into the heart of soul of each and every AUSMATian student.
Just when I thought I could have a whole week off ( My semester break lasts from 23/6/2012 to 1/7/2012 ), the AUSMAT curricular outline reared its ugly head, spewing out nearly a tonne of homework onto my poor head. And this homework, is NOT easy stuff:
1. Physics Investigation - Mass Spectrometer, Cathode Ray Oscilloscope, Lightning
2. Physics Report - Resistance in Parallel Circuits
3. Biological Sciences Investigation - Conservation Strategies for an Endangered Species
4. Biological Sciences Report - DNA Extraction
5. Mathematics 3C/3D - Homework + Investigation Study
6. Chemistry - Redox Reactions Homework

Well, at least I've still got "Naruto Shippuden" episodes to look forward to! New episodes ( both in the Anime and Manga ) are released every Thursday each week. It's one of the few things that help to prevent me from being driven to the brink of insanity.

Anyway, moving on...
Let's talk about yesterday, the 23rd of June, 2012.
Besides being the day that marks the beginning of the much-needed, one-week AUSMAT Semester break, I was involved in two important events that occurred on that day:
1. As a Sun-U Ambassador, I provided voluntary service during The Oxford and Cambridge (Oxbridge) Public Speaking Finals and Essay Writing Competition at Sunway College.
2. I attended the Michael Learns To Rock (MLTR) Concert at Setia City Mall, Setia Alam.

Well, the Oxbridge English event was interesting. Besides escorting students from my former school (SMK Bukit Jelutong) to the designated venues around the college, I also got to listen to the speeches of the six Public Speaking Finalists. Plus, I also listened to some excellent talks regarding Effective Writing Skills and Effective Oral Communication Skills.
It was exhausting work, sure. But it was worth it, I guess... Plus, there was free food provided!

As for the MLTR Concert, it was held at the recently opened Setia City Mall, Setia Alam.
Simply put, it was awesome! Need I say more?
If you really want, you can see even more pictures I took during the MLTR Concert on my Facebook.
( PS. You might have to be "logged in" to Facebook to use the link above )

Well, I guess this is it, for now...
I cannot guarantee I will be returning any time soon to update this blog of mine.
I'll just leave it to the winds of fate to blow me back here when the time is ripe...

Until then, may the odds be ever in your favour,
and of course:

May the Force be with you...

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