Friday, July 09, 2004

I went back to school today. Dr Szeto, my honours project supervisor, had asked me back to sit in his group meeting, where one of his research students this semester was presenting a project that was similar to the one I did.

Chatted for an hour in his office after that. Seems like there's a lot on his mind. He is taking over CM3241, a module he has never taken before. With three UROPS students and possibly two Honours students, and a conference to co-organise, he will have a busy semester ahead. After next week, he is away to chaperone the Chemistry Olympiad representatives. It's the second half of his contract and he says that the next half year will be a make-or-break period for him, determining if he will get his contract renewed.

The academic life is not easy.

Went for tuition after that. As Christine questioned, I wondered if I will be able to keep this up. Called Bridgette in the afternoon to ask about NIE and she confirmed that it's all assignment-based, no group work, and told me how the modules are distributed between the two semesters. Incidentally, she had just gotten her results, which were pretty good. Congrats!

Mum is down with flu, so I am pretty worried for her. Guess I will try to stay home this weekend in case she needs help.

On the bright side, I am happy that my beloved HC has finally gotten a job! Congrats! No more sickening calling to do after next week. Oh yeah, if I ever want to make claims from AIA, you will do something to help right? *grin*

Been doing some thinking. But I am still confused. Nostalgic mood now as I forwarded my kept mails to Gmail for safekeeping.

Listening to Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time". Good ballad. Precisely the type I told HS and company that day that I would avoid, as such songs make me feel old.

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