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My Mommy's gone back to Angle-land!!!


No more muffins for bwekfast... no more chicken soup... no more Mommy-cuddles...


If only chicken and mushroom casserole could be delivered over Skype.

In other news:
MY UNI SYSTEM OF GETTING MODULES IS SERIOUSLY SCREWED UP. Coz I was stuck in hospital during the first round of bidding (BIDDING! When did education become a matter of, of... Sotheby's!?! This is education! Not eBay!!! AAUGH!) Anyway, where was I? Right - because I was stuck in hospital during the first round of bidding, combined with the fact that some of my fellow uni students happen to be overenthusiastic, kiasu (it's a Sporean word - look it up), and just simply insane, I will be, if things continue as they have been, unable to graduate at the end of the semester.

[dramatic pause]

Yes. Unable to graduate.

So now I've got to go to the English department and beg and plead and cry with them, asking to be let in to one class. Not any particular one class, mind, but ANY one class. (That's right, I'm an English major and the stupid computer system refuses to give me a single English class.) I'm still looking a bit pale and tired and pasty, so this is a good time to go and tell them my sob story, I guess. I need ONE more English class to graduate. ONE! Prayers would be appreciated at this juncture. (Or I'll be stuck here for another semester, paying full fees for ONE CLASS, God forbid.)

On the other hand, I've decided to drop Historiography, after I found that the reading for the first weekly seminar was an entire 300-page book about Hegel and Marx and other dead men. (And that was just the first class.) Not that I don't find Three Hundred Pages Of Dead White Men vitally interesting, but I'm... busy. I don't have any inclination whatsoever to spend my time reading reams of philosophizing every week for one class when I have four other classes to read nonsense for as well, and a life outside of school which I personally deem to be, in all honesty, more important. Now, I'm sure some teachers out there may be offended if a student dropped their class simply because they had better things to do, but honestly... that's how it is.

I feel bad that I treat my precious education so frivolously sometimes... especially when others study hard and put sweat and tears into it and go nutty about exams, and then I flutter along and say "Meaningless! Meaningless!" like King Solomon on amphetamines, like I'm belittling their hard work, which is not what I mean at all. Aaaugh! Okay, stopping.


This semester's gonna be fine.

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*pats Yodge on head* It'll be fine, darlin'. Go make the bad uni people feel bad and get your English class (YAY for English majors, I was/am an English major)!

Hope everything works out and you can graduate!

::hugs:: I'm so sorry you might not be able to graduate. I'm in much the same boat, thus proving ALL unis are trying to drive us insane.

Hang in there.

Awww, your Mom'll be bax in what, about 3 months, nesupasu?

Oh, and Thani's right: unis are trying to drive you insane. And when you discover the SIKRIT, do you know what we do?
(We keep you here... until you fall under the dominion of academia, becoming one of us...)

Yes, NUSiances are very kiasu. Do you know, I think Sporeans in general are more kiasu than Americans, even American-born Chinese? I have all of a dozen Sporean data p6ints to go by, mind you.

If only chicken and mushroom casserole could be delivered over Skype.
Here, have a replicator.

Good luck in getting them to gratulate you. That's just seriously messed up. And FWIW, I don't think you treat your education frivolously - I think you're still a bit undecided about what exactly it is you want to use it for. Look at it this way: at least you're thinking about your postgraduate work (grad school or otherwise), and that's a step up from your IB days, directionfulnesswise. (Is that a word?)

A wise Borg Fremen princess once wrote:
Make your U-Turns while you're young - the drive back won't be as long, and you won't waste your gas going in the wrong direction.

I've had that one as a sig since February, 2003.

Hey, and this post wouldn't be complete without a plug for Merkia! And Canadia! Come here, we'll only make you eat a lille dum sim, and you can study Dead White Men as much or as little as you like, right at the source.


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