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Year end nightmare

Ah, Christmas is just two days away. This time, the Christmas season has been among the least Christmassy for quite awhile. It’s more like a nightmare actually, year end nightmare.

The university’s 3-trimester schedule always plays pranks on festive seasons. Some months back, our Muslim friends started their fasting month on exam week (how about that?) and Christmas week is just a week before yet another exam week. Next academic year is likely to be the same, Christmas before exam week. So, what’s with the scheduling? And, when it approaches exam week, the horses go loose. We know for sure there’ll be (final year) project presentations, subject project presentations, tons of students storming your office for consultation (before the exams) and more year end research reports. And, I’m chasing a paper deadline due end of January. How’s that for a nightmare?

In fact, I have a lot of things to rant (or complain or grumble) about. University policies, research ethics, our stupid, brainless government (of late). Very irritated lately. If I have a go at them, it’ll go on forever and Christmas will be spoilt. At the moment, I probably don’t have time for all that. As you can see, my last post was almost 2 months ago.

Noticed that I’m not even complaining about the toll hike just yet.

During such a season as this, I’m missing Mei Sin the most. This is the first Christmas we are celebrating apart. No candies, no gifts, only air-mailed parcels. There’s half a year to go before the summer trip. Half a year too long. The months are flying by really slowly. I can’t wait for that to come.

My next post will be more positive, I promise.

2 comment(s) to this post


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you John !

#1knight_walk  ::  25 December 2006, 14:10  ::  #

Happy christmas and new year to you, gooki!
I wish everyone used RSS like you. I think everyone thought I was dead or something, hehe.

#2johnsee  ::  4 January 2007, 11:51  ::  #

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