2011

Of course, again, we've come to the end of the year. December seems to be the month full of thoughts and reflection, but heck shouldn't we be doing this every day?! Reminisce, is the favourite word for the month, I tell ya. 2011 has been eventful, so quickly time has passed, right, as always. And soo many things happened that I can't even recalled properly what happened when; I think I really need to start writing a journal on physical book.

I think I've said this on my blog: that I have something for dates, but this year onwards, I haven't been practicing memory on remembering special dates. Perhaps, nothing is too "special" to be remembered anymore. Perhaps.

So last year, I wrote more than a thousand words in draft before I was in Korea, I am now drafting this post, a few days before the last day of 2011. Was just spending some time reading the post, and my, haha I can't remember what I wrote.

2010 was a blessed year. 2011 is even greater. If you want me to list down every single big and small surprises I've encountered this year, this posts will be too long for anyone to read..Though I actually made a list myself to keep track of whatever things I've gotten this year. Ahem.. From getting free "rubbish bag" (as deemed by my sister -.-) to a brand new spanking awesome phone, I think it's been an awesome thrill ride this whole year as people started called me - contest freak. But what they don't know is, I'm not even the freak here :P Along the way of joining contests, I've made friends of similar interest (you know what interest is this XD) and they've pulled me deeper into joining all these unlimited contests, especially online. Call it peer pressure :/ But I guess the reward behind all these contests is that the thrill of knowing like HOMG I WON IT! YESH! I ROCK :P or.. Okay, I didn't I'm not creative enough, gotta improve more. T_T Hahaha, of course it brings great satisfaction to know you've won something. Who doesn't like being the first? I like it. And even I don't emerge as the first, I also tumpang gembira with those who did.

Nyam. So I just got my results yesterday (it's 29th as I'm writing this). Results were, how to say, unexpected? I took Accounting and Psychology as elective last semester, and the verdict was I got a Credit for both electives. And the core subjects? I got Distinction for both CTS and Advanced English. What I didn't expect was getting a D for the 2 subjects as seniors have always lamented (accurate usage or not? haha) that the subjects are one of the hardests around in foundation. My target was achieving a 3Ds this semester, but didn't make it. What was even funnier is because I targetted a HD for Accounting because my sister seriously managed to convinced me Accounting was dead easy and I believed her. And only to my horror, I wasn't able to really cope well with the speed of the lectures, and kaboom, I only managed a C. So these incidents have convinced me, don't believe what people say! Lol. Haha, I think the lesson is that, my capabilities differs with others, so if others do well does not necessarily means I will do well also, vice versa. As for Psychology.. I think I gave it away during my finals cause I answered the short questions wrongly... And not that I don't know the right answer, I did. But I overthink and confused myself -_- and wrote another answer instead of the right one. So there, another lesson to learn. Next semester, do not overthink!

Semester 2 was really one hectic semester. If you've been following my blog, you'll notice the lack of updates between the 4 months :P Coz I was really busy. I've had quizzes and presentations back to back. I enjoyed my classes, particularly Psychology because I like the lecturer :P She gave a me a good first impression; she remembered most of the students' names at the end of the 2nd class and I have great respect for people that remember names. Her classes were interesting (mostly because the subject is also interesting I guess?) and she was young! LOL :D And not to forget she told us some of her stories as to help us relate better.. Yah. Other lecturers were also good for this sem, I thank God for them. Also, I just really, really want to thank God I did fairly well for my presentations, especially for my CTS one. And also, thank God I did well for my A. English research paper that really helped me boost up my marks. I think it's great to be deemed as "good" once again, since I didn't perform well academically in form4 or form5. Yes, I think I sound quite vain up to this point of this post, but these are just my thoughts. And yes, I take pride for giving my best and able to get some results..why should I practice false humility? I just feel really happy for getting to study what I like to study. And being able to excel in it. Why shouldn't I be proud and happy? You should too you know.

College have forced me to work in groups, which I really dislike because it's hard to coordinate within a group, even with little people. This is especially true when you have to work with strangers, or unfamiliar friends. And the worst is when the expectation is not met, and group does not perform well, eventually pulling the whole group altogether. I think it was a very frustrating period of time, when work is not done yet there are no responses, and I feel anxious for my groupmates if not for myself. My aim is that I want to do well, and by all means, excel if I can. A mediocre would only wish for a pass, and put no effort in it. And I don't want to be a mediocre, and I can tell you that there's a load of mediocre in college..well, at least this is what I see so far. My point is, if you want to be a mediocre, go ahead, but don't drag others down. And I won't force my own aims on others, but I hoped that as a group member, every member would at least feel the obligation as part of the group and contribute their BEST.

Please, don't mistake me as a overambitious person that tries to be a high achiever, and a snobbish slob. I know I really sound very self absorbed in this post. Lol. I know many people who have said that I stingy in teaching others. Well, let me tell you it's not that I kedekut ilmu. I just don't want to teach people the wrong things, and then blame me after that.. and also I'm not a good teacher.. Think, before you say. I've helped the most I can especially during the A. English research paper. I've tried to help friends as much as I can, but well not everyone is appreciate is it? Just give and take. This is life. Well, all in all, I just want to be better than what I was in form4 and form5. I have to admit, I feel like a loser most of the times when I stared at my awful results in that 2 years. I feel that I've given myself enough excuses and I want to do well in college (honestly it's to make up for that 2 years, hahaha), especially when I'm given the chance to study whatever I want. I really appreciate my parents' understanding, especially my mother..for giving me the freewill..

Okay, enough about college :) Let's talk about... what? I'm not sure. There's just too many to talk about. What you expect? 365 days yo! So many events this year. Hmm.. oh yes, I guess I'm back being a coke collector after a hiatus :)

What else? Hmm, oh yes, I finally got my dream come true. Mummy bought me a DSLR :) I'm still owing her the money. I actually want to buy it myself, but because there were some complications.. Anyway, I love having this DSLR it produces pretty pictures without so much effort :P But there must be more effort to play around with aperture, shutter speed, ISO and all..to create more effects and better picture frames...Blablabla..

This is also the year I've learnt to drive and drove and will drive. It's scary on the road, and I ain't confident with my driving, I'm still a noob driver. Gah, I hope things will go better. On the road, AND in parking spaces...

Not sure what else..cause other stuffs are too personal to be revealed here :O

As for year 2012, I've never been a person who set resolutions cause I won't follow them -.- Without a plan, resolutions means nothing. So, I've got nothing more to say. But would like to know if you have any resolutions..? And what would you like to see more on this blog. Let me know.

:) Till then.

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