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Thursday, March 12, 2009

First Days in Uni

Back to school (Uni!), people here somehow dun like calling it school – but in Singapore we are so used to calling it school. They (Oz) seem to take offense at it being called school – isn’t it what is it? Weird…

Anyway, yesterday was my official first day. I only had a one hour lecture at 5pm.

Today (Wednesday) is where the bulk of my lessons take place. I had ‘Intro to Australian Legal System’ from 9-11 which then just nice coincides with hui’s break, so we had brunch together. Then i had linguistics from 12-2pm. Met a new friend. Then had to rush all the way to the lower campus for Chinese Cinema from 2-5pm.

Wasn’t heavy – cause all are lectures. I only have 2 tutorials which are on Thursdays.

Every start of the sem, i tell myself, i wanna engage more, i wanna make more friends. I wanna try to be able to speak up more – highly difficult.

I seem to be making a little headway, i hate presentations, but for the legal class, i actually volunteered to do a presentation – not sure if i am successful yet though. I think maybe it has to do with a lot of circumstantial stuffs. Like, the lecturer is really friendly and nice. The subject matter is something i am aware of. She was actually asking for volunteers to do a presentation about different president types. Like the American president, the French president (who i think has unique powers) and a figurehead president – isn’t that the Singapore president? So i thought, why not? Something i had interest in presenting and isn’t way difficult and no one should know it better than i do (in my class!). Hopefully i get to do it – cause it can be considered as one of the assessments where you get to choose to do a presentation or a press clippings file. I would have chose the press clippings file (how boring is that) if she didn’t mention about the president thing where it was for a debate we were going to have during Week 4. I was intending to skip that week though when i saw it was debate. But then i learnt it was 3 volunteers on each side – i heaved a HUGE sigh of relief. HaHa…

So..see how is goes..

Oh, Chinese Cinema was really quite funny. We watched a ultra old film – black and white, no subtitles. It definitely cannot be compared to the films and movies of today but it was relatively interesting. It is called 馬路天使. If anyone is vaguely interested, i found it online. No English Subs though..

We then had dinner at mama teresa again..and i came back and felt tired so i slept till ard 1am and now is 3am..i think i should try returning back to bed. Had a i came upstairs to get panadol.

Night people!

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