School life and Legend of the Condor Heroes

Week 9 has just ended, and there are only 4 more weeks to go before the reading week kicks in. There will only be one week after that before the examinations for NUS starts, so it means that I have only 5 more weeks to go before I have to prove my worth again.

This month has been a busy month because of the numerous labs that I have to attend, and one of the more interesting labs is the design project, where I am supposed to design this circuit using gates like AND, OR, as well as chips like decoders, counters, to name a few. There are 3 labs and I have finished the first one where I show my design to my Graduate Assistant, and he has since approved my design. In 2 weeks time I have to complete my wiring of the circuit and go to the 2nd lab to use the equipment there for debugging purposes. Sadly, that lab is going to clash with the EE specialization talks, so I am trying to finish the lab and make sure my circuit works so I can skip the debugging in the lab.

The past month has seen a few mid term tests, of which I am proud to say I’ve done well in two of them, by my own expectations. I must really continue to work hard so that I can achieve my aim for this semester. In the past, I have always hidden my CAP from others and not allow them to know it, because some people do not genuinely share your joy. But now I think that’s a little stupid. There is nothing wrong with telling the truth about my score, it is not something I am ashamed of. I should not be ashamed of what grades I get, and I shouldn’t care about what others think. Whenever they think that you must be someone who keep studying, remember that you are who you are, and what they say does not justify who you are. Besides, so what if people are jealous? It is because they are jealous that they say those words anyway.

So this semester I am aiming for a semestral average point of 5.0. I know it sounds sick, but hear me out. It’s after I s/u my Singapore Studies module. So I am aiming to get at least an A for 4 of my core modules, something which I believe is attainable if I put in effort. Of course, with such an aim, it doesn’t need much brains to realize I am aiming to get into Dean’s list again. It’s more of a personal challenge for me than anything else. I know you don’t need to get into Deans list for a good job, but I just want to get it again before the harder modules kick in and I lose the chance to. I guess that would be a good thing to aim for?

In the past 9 days, I have also finished watching the 2008 version of Legend of the Condor Heroes. I started watching it last Saturday because I felt like watching something, so I started. As with other videos, once I started, I can’t stop. Hence I used up a lot of time watching the 50 episodes in the series and I am happy to say that I finished it this afternoon. So, I will stop watching videos until the examinations are over, and focus on the important task at hand, to get my studies in order.

I felt that the Legend of the Condor Heroes is a nice drama to watch. Maybe it is because it is the first time I am watching that series. I watched Return of the Condor Heroes twice though. Different set of actors of course. The last one was last year when I watched Huang Xiao Ming and Liu Yifei as Yang Guo and Xiao Long Nu. This time for Loch, there’s Lin Yi Chen as Huang Rong, so there’s somebody cute to look forward to every episode. I guess, after the examinations, I will want to watch Yi Tian Tu Long Ji, but they are filming it right now so I am not sure if I would get to watch it by then.

Watching Loch is like seeing many things link together. For the uninitiated, 3 drama serials I mentioned above are interlinked since they are a trilogy with different main characters. The protagonists, Guo Jing and Huang Rong in Loch appear in Roch too. The child of Guo Jing and Huang Rong also appears briefly in Yi Tian. Hence I was able to understand many things and how it transit over to Roch.

But when I was watching Loch, I felt a little sad. I felt that I have changed, and sometimes in a bad way. I was lax on my principles. I used to have strong beliefs that I should always be on time and people should not be late. But over the months I got used to people coming late, and it because “acceptable” to be late. I was also unapologetic for being late a few weeks ago just because I wasn’t on good terms with the person who was on time. This is probably wrong. I should insist more on my principles, and let them govern my life and make sure that I do the things that I think is right. Even when other people have done me wrong, I should not do the same to them, but rather still live by the life my principles govern. Perhaps that is the way a true gentlemen should be, and I should really aim to be one.

There is just so much to do and think about that it’s getting tiring. 😦


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