October 30, 2007


Posted in University at 11:37 pm by ryushin

Haven been updating this space for soooooooooooo long.

Sighz… have been lugging my laptop to school for the past god knows how many days… and to mac and various people houses during weekends. Just for a sloppy piece of marketing project which we ain’t sure is up to standard. And then when its finally gonna be over, we have to contend with a Stats project to finish up in like 1.5 days. Brilliant! Speaking of which… the stats midterm result was delayed. Lecturer saying she busy. Why izzit that we cannot hold on submitting assignments and projects as well, same reason leh.


October 25, 2007

Business is Business because it is busy

Posted in University at 9:47 pm by ryushin

Well, this blog has not been updated for quite some time, thanks in no small part to those monsters I mentioned in the previous entry. In fact, I’m still struggling with them, trying to get maximum grades for the one weak module I have this semester. If anyone dunno whats that, its marketing. Don’t ask me why, its the 2nd most popular area of specialisation for biz students in nus. Somehow, the general impression I get from students (year 1s), particularly ppl I know, are they don’t like marketing too… Shrugs, see whether the trend will remain.

On an unrelated topic, why the hell does the GEK1505 result for quiz not released… I now come to expect that I will never know how I do in that quiz… never… it can only be based on a hypothesis. On a side note, Stats midterm result is supposed to be released earliest 2mr, and latest by sunday. Hopefully I have a brilliant result.

Alright, time to get back to more woeful school work.

October 19, 2007

Onslaught of Projects…

Posted in University at 9:30 pm by ryushin

Oh yes… got through 1 presentation today. Much more obstacles to cross in the weeks to come. Econs presentation coming up to scratch too. So that leaves… wow… 2 more projects… Why izzit so busy huh? I think I will spend much of the coming weekend doing exactly those horrible monsters you call projects.

At this point of time, maybe its worth a little while for me to step back and ponder. Just how much value do I give to my grades. Close friends probably know that I’m not firing on all cylinders, and it is unlikely for me to do so in the present state of equilibrium. So the point now is whether I should make a concerted push on it amidst this super hectic period.

October 15, 2007

Midterm Adrenaline (Part III)

Posted in University at 7:08 pm by ryushin

Loads of project requirements are piling up now. And so… the inevitable release of results for our midterm tests couldn’t have come at a more uncertain time. Will the results boost confidence or dampen spirits? Hopefully for most of you good lads reading this, its the former case. Today, there is a stealth update to the IVLE regarding the midterm result for DSC2003.

I was pleasantly surprised at my result. πŸ˜€ 91.7526 (after moderation) is a great result. But I actually thought I didn’t do as well as I could, especially by making silly mistakes for the graph question. The median is 75.8 so… yes… (after moderation mind you) the conclusive truth was as the lecturer stated, the cohort in general did not do too well for the module. But I guess it is really a challenge for this module in a sense that its quite different. We just have to keep chugging at it to strive to do better for the final exams I guess.

Hope the ppl I know obtain decent result for this midterm. Else it will be really difficult to have the mood to carry onΒ  working hard for the rest of the weeks. Good luck all. Meanwhile, I’m highly anticipating Stats midterm result.

October 14, 2007

Busy… ARGHZ!

Posted in General at 9:25 pm by ryushin

Just wanted to rant abit. I can only use the com today from 4pm since my dad was doing some major rewiring in the house. Not very great… lots of work undone. Heck… what with all the projects flying in. Anyone has a time machine? I haven’t started on my marketing assignment… dammit… I dunno where I’ve been wasting my time… forums? msn? or plain laming around. Heck… hafta reap what I sow now.

October 11, 2007

Midterm Adrenaline (Part II)

Posted in University at 7:06 pm by ryushin

Hoorah! Midterm tests are all over, finally. Saw the end of stats test today, and manz, what a paper it was. 40 MCQs in 1 hour, and a supposed funky 5 marks penalty for not filling in correct particulars. There were some theoretical stuffs which I did not really revise, but a check after the test gave me pretty much confidence about getting those right. Of course, right now, I’m aiming for 40, but I told myself to be satisfied with a 36, probably, since you never know where you will drop points.

Anyway, it has become a common ritual for close friends to ask me for answers right after such tests. Can anyone advise me on the best course of action to take in such situations. First of all, I think there is a distorted perspective of my ability. Though I hate to admit that I am not that slack, good results come with a combination of talent, hard work, and good luck. I do need to revise my work too… maybe not as full-fledged coverage of the entire notes like some of you do, but still… Do not treat me like a god, it is stressful being one.

Secondly, it can be very detrimental to morale when comparison between answers show alot of differences. The entire mood is like sinking until very 僡瑬. Finally, it feels rotten when people under my tutelage fail to achieve their basic expectations. For all the trust and confidence they place in me, I couldn’t quite share the joy of achievement with them.

Before ending, just to highlight that the influx of projects is just around the corner. Absolutely no time to switch off… I hope I will remain a pillar of light for those of you who still need a guiding hand. Have faith, never lose heart, and there remains miraculous opportunities to turn the tide.

October 10, 2007

Midterm Adrenaline

Posted in University at 10:20 pm by ryushin

All right. The BSP1005B midterm result is released, and manz, am I supposed to be happy or sad? Before anyone starts flaming me, this is about the issue of expectation vs realization. I do admit 23/25 is a fabulous result for anyone else. But I felt so close to the pinnacle. 1 question I must say… I read too fast and never bothered to do any working… For the other question, I wasn’t very happy… from a linguistic and mathematical point of view, I am not wrong… but of course I read that option I shade answer already… which in fact, the next option is phrased “better”…Β  ζˆ‘δΈη”˜ζ„Ώ, its very possible for me to get full marks, but it is all over now. Must learn to avoid complacency in future I guess… and that needs to start from Stats midterm 2mr.

Of equal importance I guess is to attempt pulling up the grades of those people I hang out with.Β  Congrats to those who met or exceeded expectations. Otherwise, just work harder. Scoring in Econs is indeed a long arduous process. Do not compare against me. I have a solid foundation in economics. Compare against yourself. Remember always that you need to first win the battle against yourself before you can strive to reach for the sky. When you realize that you gain more understanding over the subject as time goes on, the belief and confidence will come forth. Improvement is key, not instant results.

To anyone taking Stats midterm 2mr, best of luck to you (did this come a little too late?) Stay focused, and avoid complacency… (but do leave a spot in the top band for me k πŸ˜€ )

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