Saturday, June 28, 2003


I feel like a zombie today. I ended up finishing the report at 9:30am this morning (still another 2.5 hours to spare), and went for breakfast. Didn't feel too well so I didn't end up eating. Went to class (and didn't fall asleep), took notes, and then crashed for three hours before waking up and working on my design project with my group. Making some great progress though! :)

Friday, June 27, 2003


This is my third all-nighter I'm pulling this term - seemingly high at this point. I usually pull no more than 4 or 5 a term, but reaching three and it's only week 8 sort of scares me. Strangely enough, it feels good to be up this late. As I was ranting before, I finally feel like I am really utilizing my knowledge that I have been accumulating over the past few years. Everything is starting to make sense, pieces are fitting together, and to that I regret not heeding the advice of my seniors. Never think that something you learn in year 1 is not useful - they will show up where you least expect them to.

Who said after year 3, everything is just a stretch!? To me, this is just the beginning!

Thursday, June 26, 2003

School Schedule

It's been a while since I have been up at this hour (yes, I know it's 10am). Thankfully, one of the perks of being in your final year is the ability to choose your courses - something that other students had since first year! (cough.. cough.. Evelyn.. ) Not that it's a problem to wake up early in the morning, after all, I woke up at 6am every morning when I was working in London. Having a choice of not waking up that early is definitely welcomed :)

Actually, the reason why I am awake at this hour is because of my control systems project. Ugh. This seemingly never-ending quest to obtain a higher mark, when will it end?

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Job Offer

Got my job offer today and signed it - now I am officially owned for four months. The idea of an employment contract scares me - even after taking law class. Surely, a contract has to have an offer and an acceptance, also consideration. So I see the breakdown as follow:

Offer - "Here's a job for you and we will pay you"
Acceptance - "I will take the job"
Consideration - "I have to work for them"

Unfortunately, nobody dictates the amount of consideration in a contract. As long as there is SOME consideration. So literally, they can work me like a dog and pay me minimum wage.. wait, that sounds like co-op. :) So my fear is justified.

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Back to normal..

After my long hiatus from blogging, I'm back to regularly boring my audience. Worked on the design project today, verified that some of the parts that were installed in the Matrix worked! YES! Now I'm sitting in the control laboratory working on the course project. This term is a little stressful, but strangely I don't feel drained of energy. Instead, I feel the same motivation I had when I first entered university. Hopefully this will carry me far into the term :)

Sunday, June 22, 2003

Centre Island Outing

Today I decided to take a break from school and go to Centre Island with Evelyn. It was a lot of fun, because it was the international dragon boat festival and there were millions of things happening on the island. It also coincided with Tania's birthday, so we also celebrated her birthday. Chris was so nice as to prepare the picnic (we feel so bad because we didn't bring anything). Played a bit of Frisbee, then decided that it was getting really boring so we went to see the Concert for Toronto. This is pretty much the highlight of the day, when I got to see BNL, Diana Krall, Sarah McLachlan, and the HIP!!!! :) Totally cool! Hehehe.. haven't seen Sarah McLachlan on stage in over four years now. Her performance is still superb.. I hope she comes out with a new album soon.

Saturday, June 21, 2003

Retroactive Update

This is a one-blog summary of everything that happened in the past two months :

- Work report. It tortured me like it always did. I could go on, but you can just refer to all my previous blogs about how horrible of an experience I have while completing it.

- 4th Year Project. Starting was a little rough, with hundreds of pages to submit every week. It is starting to feel more like a writing assignment than a design project. Thank goodness it's all over. Of course, our team pulled an all-nighter to finish the interim report, and I caused my teammates to all get a parking ticket. Sorry people :)

- School. As mentioned previously, it's a horrible thing. Taking more than I'm supposed to really hurts. When they say 4th year is easy, they mean if you do BARE MINIMUM and pick your courses correctly, it will be easy. Now I'm in the lab all day and spend most of my weekends awake at 9am, I don't think it's *that* easy.

- Convocation. Not me, but Evelyn and my wacky friends. Pretty pictures were taken, parties were attended. Now they are all doing their own thing. (maybe except for Evelyn, but she calls "Sleeping and bumming around" a real job)

- Co-op. I didn't get any jobs outside of Canada this time. Kinda sucks if you ask me, since I really really wanted to work in the US at least once. Oh well, guess I'll be saving some money living at home.

That's all folks. Now, back to your regularly scheduled blog posts. (YAY!)

Blog Season?

Okay, so I know I haven't blogged in over two months. What have I been doing? Other than catching up with Evelyn on the time we were apart, it's been school school school all over again. Nothing else happens to me other than school. They lied when they say two things are certain in life - death and taxes.. school is also a certainty!