The following is of a constantly updated log of when I was studying for my final paper.
Or just attempting to study myself to death, now that I’ve read everything again.
Monday, 18 August 2014
I awaken from my slumber and my body is aching from scaling high walls the day before. I can barely move my fingers to clench into a fist around my phone but I try and try. Eventually, I managed to swipe the snooze button.
I swiped the snooze button too many time and am now late. My limbs are aching and I can barely pull my tank top over my head. I end up swapping my facial cleanser for toothpaste in the bathroom.
I’m eating buns I bought from AMK Hub the day before. All of them taste weird, I fear I have eaten something wrong to start my day off. The cream cheese was sour.
I exit the bathroom. In confirmation, I have indeed eaten something bad and managed to lose my entire breakfast within 15minutes. How the food traveled so fast through my system, I don’t know.
Missed the bus and next bus is in 15minutes. I inform study buddy that I will be late. I think she is still sleeping.
Despite being late, library is fairly empty. I set up my laptop and get to work.
Study buddy, Mia, arrives. She suggests lunch and we agree on going for instant meals downstairs as soon as I finish my first topic.
I start microwaving my meal.
I drop said meal (mac and cheese) on the floor of Cheers.
I buy an egg mayo sandwich and blueberry muffins.
I find out that both food items suck.
Chubby Bunny challenge is initiated mid-study. I managed to get up to 10 Chubby Bunnies. My cheeks hurt.
Study buddy has given up on studying. Boyfriend is coming to pick her up at 1700hrs.
I am about to give up studying myself when this happens.
I decide to press on.
My hand can barely grip my stationary and I am going insane without human contact. I have started giving my notes personalities.
The library is closing and I must go home. I almost finished Topic 2.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
I think my body aches more than yesterday But I managed to get out of bed.
I am not hungry so I packed bread for school. Spread: Peanut Butter and Nutella.
I board the bus on time this time round and realized I have no idea if my study buddy is coming down today.
The study area is rather crowded today. I manage to find a table and set up my laptop.
Study buddy inquires location through text, then called me because I did not reply. Meanwhile, I am caught for eating my breakfast in the library.
I get started on the remaining of Topic 2.
Finish Topic 2 that happens to be misnumbered, which explains why I studied the wrong chapter for the last quiz.
We leave our seat to have lunch at the Applied Science school, leaving Private Kevin to guard our belongings.
We walk over to Cheers because I was craving lollipops and came across a Hello Kitty Series My Melody figure. I plan to buy it as a little reward to myself on Friday after my studies.
I begin revision on Luminaries Calculation questions.
I have embarked on Topic 3.
‘The temperature rise of the water passing through the condenser should be 5°C with a difference of 5°C existing between the condensing temperature and the temperature of the water leaving the condenser.’
What the cheese did I just write down? I don’t know anymore.
Screw Compressors. I agree.
I’ve already spelt ‘Refrigerant’ wrongly 5 times and am craving hugs, cuddles and warmth- so basically just my bed.
My black sharpie runs out of ink but I am prepared with another on hand.
Mia makes a Whatapp group called ‘The All SEC Rejects’ for Mia, QQ and I to arrange meetings easily.
I thought I was tired. Turns out I needed to pee so I toilet break-ed.
I finish Topic 3’s Theory and have decided that I am done for the day.
Wednesday, 20 Auguest 2014
I wake up suddenly from a bad dream and reach to check my phone for time and messages. I get caught by the room mate and promptly gets scolded for being up so early. I retaliate with as much aggression an early morning silence can take before forcing myself to sleep. I only manage to get to sleep an hour later.
I get to legally wake up in my own house now. I’m still extremely tired and the morning is chilly but I manage to get out of bed. Breakfast was leftover noodles and chicken from the day before. I’m bringing Quadratinis’ for snacking later.
I reach school earlier than expected. The tables are very empty so I get to pick the table most centered power outlet.
I get started on Topic 4. Observe that my exercise book is running out of pages. Study buddy also texted to inform that she would be late as she isn’t feeling well. I tell her to have lunch at home and decide to have my Quadratinis’ for lunch instead.
Finished half the bag of wafers and am very full. My music is making me feel a little sad but I don’t feel like changing it.
Mia and QQ arrives. I’m half way through Topic 4.
Mia teaches QQ how to draw a pad. The starting shape is a peanut shell. They are waiting for me to finish Topic 4 before going to lunch.
Mia also remarked ‘If anything (in the book) has anything to do with be ‘intelligent’, remember it if not it will outsmart you.’.
We go for lunch.
I attempt to change my calculator’s battery.
But I failed so Mia took over.
We were going too slow so QQ tried as well.
Then it turned out that I bought the wrong battery. FML.
I finish up the last of Topic 4 and start on Topic 5.
My hands are shaking as I write my notes. I’m not sure if it’s the coffee or if I’m coming down with something.
I didn’t notice the time go by. I’m barely half way through Topic 5. I’m freezing and drying heaving.
I almost hit the half way mark. I burped and I could still taste breakfast. I’ve dropped my stationary involuntarily 4 times in the last 15mins. If this log is posted without other days logged in, you can safely say that I am dead.
My saliva started tasting like melted aspirins so I wash it down with water cooler water only to find that said water tastes like chloride/pool water.
I finally hit the half way mark of Topic 5. My head is pounding so I think I’ll stop here for now and continue tomorrow.
Thursday, 21 August 2014
I wake up after at least 8hours of sleep. My toothpaste tastes funny and I remember that I should be checking my temperature. I’m at 38.5°C but I don’t feel too horrible so I prepare for school.
Strangely, I do not feel hungry so I skip breakfast for now or at least till I get hungry later.
I’m in the bus. I’m sleepy but I can’t seem to fall asleep. Reminds me of the time I was on meds.
I reach school and remember that study buddy mentioned that she’s sick as well so I may be by myself today depending if QQ decides to come down. I also watch a couple videos before I get down to doing anything productive. Mental note to buy new blades for the penknife.
I get started with the last of Topic 5.
I finally finish Topic 5 and realize that it’s lunch time. I’m not hungry and even if I may sometime be, I’m not sure what to get. Maybe I’ll get coffee when I go down to buy stationary for my tutorial revision later.
Study buddies arrive and we head down to have lunch and I have a slight meltdown when I end up missing both lifts while I’m walking over.
We reach the ground floor and I finally get to sun myself after freezing over in the library courtesy of my fever.
Yes, I do realize that my left arm seems a tad broken but it’s not.
Definitely delirious at this point, Mia (sick) and I (also sick) take really stupid pictures.
We sit down for a light lunch. None of us are eating alot because QQ is going for his NAFA run while Mia and I don’t really have much appetite. I bought coffee too but for the first time ever, I couldn’t finish it.
We (or at least just Mia) attempted to change my calculator batteries again.
A 5 year old battery.
Mia was kind of amazed with the inside of the calculator. I was too, except I was too tired to react to anything.
I am blessed to know that my calculation will last me another 5 years even though I don’t count on using it anymore after my final paper.
Mia and I head down to print past year papers.
Mia asks me if I would ever turn lesbian after I show her my girl crush on instagram. I reply saying ‘No, I only want to be the guy I want to be with because birds of a feather flock together.’
She proceeds to ask me if I would still go for a guy who turns out to be transgender. I say No, ‘because the sex would be weird’.
We return from our paper printing and I start on Tutorial 1. Within 5 minutes, I manage to misspell ‘Tutorial #1′ as ‘Totorial #1′.
QQ is done with his NAFA retake. He didn’t manage to get a silver and Mia said he looked sad and defeated when she met him at the bookshop. I am also reminded a little too late that I was supposed to get blades for the penknife.
Was finishing Tutorial 2 when Mia snapped at picture of the current war zone of a table we are studying in.
I’m done with Tutorial 2. Where did the time go? On the bright side, I think my fever broke.
I start on Tutorial 3. Surely 9 questions wouldn’t be too hard.
I’m being chased out my the librarian. I’m still at question 8 of Tutorial 3. I guess I’ll pack up and finish up the last of it tomorrow.
Friday, 22 August 2014
I get up and for the first time this week I don’t feel sore or fatigued. In fact, I’m in a glorious mood and my hair looks fierce.
To wake myself up more, I download an app called Timberman from the app store and play it long enough to beat a highscore a friend posted on Facebook the day before.
I can safely say I’m pretty addicted to it right now.
I settle down for breakfast. Am famished. Glad my appetite is back.
Roomie also packs Banana-Nutella bread for me to bring to school because she noticed that I was looking sad and pathetic the last few days.
I arrive downstairs just as the bus arrives. Today seems like a good day.
I reach school and as I adjust my backpack, a strap gives way and I drop my bag (essentially my laptop) on the ground. I know I should have screamed but instead I’m trying to keep myself from laughing.
Sudden realization that my laptop is already in itself, dying, and that it may not turn on later on.
I find out, to my relief, that it still works.
I finish the 4 slices of banana-nutella sandwiches in my bag and realize to my horror that I’d just eaten 7 slices of bread within a span of 2hours.
I get started on the remaining questions of Tutorial 3.
I realize that I just spent an hour attempting to figure out how to solve a calculation question.
I keep hearing vibrations from my table. I’m not sure if someone is pulling some kinky prank on me or if I’m finally going insane.
I’m can’t seem to do an advanced question from Tutorial 3 so I’m skipping it and moving on to Tutorial 4. Mental note to ask Mia if she knows how to do it or if we can text someone for visual answers.
Study buddies arrive. I’m half way through Tutorial 4.
I finish Tutorial 4 and am moving on to Tutorial 5. Meanwhile, Mia points out the damage on my laptop.
We go for lunch. I have cup noodles and Yuzu juice.
I’m not sure if I’m still hungry so I go back to Cheers to see if I want anything.
Instead I smuggle stuff up to the library for Mia.
I get back to work on Tutorial 5.
Mia attempts to flip me off my chair and I choke on a chocolate pretzel.
I finally finish Tutorial 5.
Finished MCQs for one past year paper. Am taking a short break before I move on to theory and calculation questions. But first, lemme take a selfie.
We start theory questions.
Mia is still here with me but her mother is coming to pick her up. I guess I’ll leave when she does.
Mia’s mom is here so I guess I’m going.
Saturday, 23 August 2014 (SUMMARY)
One of the days that I allow myself to sleep in. I wake at 12pm and play afew rounds with the PSO team but I start lagging and retire to my quarters (give up), which is where I find a bunch of random things in the middle of my room.
Procrastinating my studies, I attempt to teach a friend Chinese from scratch (not that I’m that good, it’s just that I know so little, there’s so little to teach), much to my delight and amusement. He still can’t say ‘fish’ in chinese, Yu-er.
Finally, I start studying/ doing past year papers at 3pm till 6.30pm, where Roomie suggests we go down for dinner.
I only get back home at 8pm, where Roomie goes and watch a couple of movies in my sister’s room while I proceed to strum a few songs on my guitar and scare myself shitless with Pewdiepie videos (DreadOut got me).
I was half way through watching the Silent Hill PS4 Playable Trailer when my internet disconnected me from the internet, which was a good thing because I was already so spooked and had to look at pictures of puppies on Tumblr to get to sleep.
Sunday, 24 August 2014 (SUMMARY)
I wake up at 12pm thanks to my brother-in-law harassing me and only manage to have lunch at 1pm because I lazed around in bed. I go back online to PSO to play with the team but my lag is still there (probably because I dropped my laptop a few days ago) so I stay at the lobby to chat with other players till I get bored.
A while later, my friend starts playing Resident Evil 4 on share screen and I decide to start doing past year papers because he kept shooting the zombies in the crotch and dying after because he ran out of ammo.
At 6.30pm, I leave the house to meet the Mother and only get home at roughly 8pm to wash up and get back online.
It seems that my lag is here to stay because I managed to lag in the lobby of PSO (normally I do not) as well. I complain to the team and they start recommending laptops for me to change to. Suddenly motivated to research, I start looking at laptops online (mainly Acer, because their new laptops looks really good).
I am also reminded that I have to get my Freddy Krueger top within this week or I won’t make it for STGCC and I start stressing out at 11.00pm over it till I finally find it on Carousell.
Monday, 25 August 2014
I wake up with the song ‘Anaconda’ by Nikki Minaj stuck in my head and decide it is a good day.
I have breakfast, Mr Bean pancakes, and forget the flavours I bought the day before. Roomie informs me that Dad is ordering KFC tonight for dinner. I guess I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow.
I reach school while study buddy is on her way. She’s having a sore throat so she’ll have to watch what she’s having for lunch today.
I set up and start looking at definitions to memorize for tomorrow.
I start grilling Mia.
We go for lunch and I have instant noodles with instant egg again. Afterwards we buy chocolate (I think my period is coming again. TMI but I don’t care.) for mugging and head up.
Mia successfully remembers Kyoto Protocol.
We just get to Topic 3 revision.
We are half way through Topic 4!
We are done Topic 5 revision and decide to head back home early.
All the best to us!