Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Just came back from some trivia competition at the nearby local pub organized for our school by some of the students. We were supposed to have 8 people on the team but 4 of them bailed out, and I was kinda not too keen on it. But a couple of the guys were so pumped up about it so I just went along.

Didn't have a good feeling about it... anyway...

So there were 4 of us. 4 chinese guys. 1 chess player, 1 pharmacist, 1 dodgy engineer guy, and me. We were a little late, so we had to be at an obscure corner of the room. Then we needed to come up with a name. So I coined the name 'SensAsians'. Ha.

That was probably the highlight of the night for us, cos we did really badly in the trivia. A lot of the questions were Aussie stuff. I think we could have scored the lowest overall... shh...

After it was finished, we quickly faded into the background and left.

Kinda what I imagined how night would turn out.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Quoteable quotes

"Learning, particularly under stress, is facilitated by nicotine."
Rang et al, Pharmacology

Monday, July 9, 2007

SG trippin part 1 of 7

One semester down, 7 more to go. To say that it flew past would be a lie, to say it crawled wouldn't do justice. I probably overcame the most difficult time of my life to date. *Self-5* And, I also probably enjoyed my time back home more than ever.

Exams didn't go as swimmingly as hoped. Before I started this I resolved to do well. No numbers, just do well. By my standards. I felt that I could have done better, but not by a lot. This semester was more of getting used to life away from home alone, getting used to interacting with people of another culture, and to get the ergonomics of knowledge acquisition down pat. I think I achieved those objectives.

This semester should be a lot better. All settled, have a bunch of great friends in and out of school, and my brain is all greased up for another 20+ weeks of work.

It's been a very short and very sweet trip back to the heartland (never thought I would ever use that word). 11 days, family, many friends, bomberman, people of the land, new landmarks and familiar ones, my trusty Blackmobil OPC Sunny (all 600+kms travelled), and just too much food. Just have to work it off. Gym membership maybe.

- Singlsh everywhere
- $3 meals
- <$2 transport
- Perspiration
- High frequency of buses/trains
- Sim Lim Sq
- Wireless@SG
- Traffic jams, impatient drivers
- Overcrowded shopping malls
- Kopi-O

And now back to the drawing board. Quite excited about this semester as we get to go to hospitals and start seeing real patients, the greatest teachers around. I have never ever believed in textbook learning, but I guess its better to have some grounding before you're seen prancing around the hospital with a stethoscope around your neck.

Be back soon...