Tuesday, February 26, 2002

Tuesday, February 19, 2002

Yay! Midterms are over! After a gruelsome two weeks of continuous studying, I am now back in the full-swing of everyday academic activities!

For those people who are on their reading week (or spring break, depending on where you're from), have fun while I suffer in school. Yes, for some reason they have decided to shorten our study break. Heck, we work so hard during each semester that we should get an EXTENDED reading week to catch up, and not reduced to a merely two days of 'Reading Days".

Friday, February 15, 2002

Okay, I officially declare myself the dumbest person in the entire freakin' universe. Just because of a small littke '1' that is a subscript of y, I lost 25/100 on my midterm. Lovely day!

Happy Valentine's Day everybody..

Thursday, February 14, 2002

7:19am.. *sigh* Didn't even get more than 4 hours of sleep last night.. now I'm already off to the library to study again.. if this is how I am studying for midterms, how am I ever going to study for final examinations?!
Yes, you are reading the time correctly. It *is* 2:40am. I have just returned from studying for the midterm tomorrow, and I really should be getting some sleep.

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

That's right! I almost forgot..

H-A-P-P-Y N-E-W Y-E-A-R E-V-E-R-Y-B-O-D-Y !!!!!!!!!

Yes yes, it's Chinese new year today. Today officially starts the year of the horse. Funny, why they name the years after animals. Oh well, no time to ponder life's questions. Back to midterm studying. :)
Yep, it's 1:53am and I'm still up studying. Of course, what else would I be doing at this hour during midterm week?

Sorry, just had to rant.
Another one down.. did a little better today, but still not back to my standards. I feel that I'm not working half as hard as I did last semester. Admittedly, the material presented this semester is significantly more taxing on my intelligence. However, I have always been able to 'rise to the challenge'. Somehow I must find my concentration back.

So overall, it was a fairly decent midterm. I blame myself for not being ready enough. I knew how to do *every* question on the exam, except (a) I ran out of time and (b) I simply had no clue how to do several of the questions. So perhaps my midterm tomorrow will go a little smoother. Hopefully by the end I would have mastered the art of taking tests once again.

Sunday, February 10, 2002

Alright.. one down, four to go.. I screwed up my midterm really badly this morning. We're talking, the entire class found it easy and I had a hard time figuring things out. It's all relative once you're in university - it's not about what you get, because different professors gauge their tests/exams differently. Only when you compare yourself against the entire class as a whole, you will get some feedback as to how well you actually did. This whole 'relative grading' takes learning to a completely different perspective.

Yes, I'm rambling on about nothing. Sue me.

Saturday, February 09, 2002

Midterms suck. Period. I am studying for my first midterm, which is happening tomorrow morning (Can you believe this? A midterm at 9am on a SATURDAY morning). Still lost, a lot more to study than I have time for.. and can't forget to factor in some time for sleep. As usual I'm procrastinating again by blogging. How typical of me.

Wednesday, February 06, 2002

I had my first interview today for this term. Probably going to be my last, but that's another story all together. Anyhow, just feel like rambling on about the interview today. It was definitely memorable, as I have not been *ever* humiliated by an interviewer as badly as I did today. Perhaps it was my lack of skill and intelligence to answer his questions, but I didn�t feel like myself today. Nine out of the ten questions he asked, I didn�t have an answer for. To make the matter worse, I got the tenth one wrong. Way to go.

Strangely enough, they actually WANTED to interview me. The position they are hiring is a Digital Signal Processing Researcher - which means, lots of Calculus and circuit analysis, which I have minimal exposure to. Oh well, I guess only time will tell.. I won�t find out until next week anyway. In the meantime, let�s hope I will be getting more interviews.