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Massive Life Changes

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I apologise for the long period of silence. I decided to let my right hand rest for a while (it was hurting so badly). But by the time my hand recovered, I was overwhelmed by life. A lot of interesting things have happened since my last post in April. For one, I finally went on a lovely 17-day honeymoon with The …

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A Year and a Half in Academia

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Today marks the first day of the academic calendar for universities here in Singapore. Well, for me, it marks my 18th month here in Nanyang Technological University (NTU). That’s a year and a half! It’s amazing how fast time flies. When I first joined NTU, I was, at that point, unsure whether or not to take on academia as a …

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Time to Think

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A couple of weeks ago, I had a chat with a friend, a professor, at a conference. I haven’t met him in a while, so I asked how he was doing. He made an interesting remark. He said: “I’ve been busy, so busy with work that I don’t have time just to sit down and think. All I need is …

Needing Contemplation

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Recently, a philosophy professor mentioned that philosophy only advances when one engages in three things: reading, discussing, and writing. This is so true. Sadly, ever since I graduated, I rarely had the time to write. As you can see from this blog, I don’t write that often. But the actual root of the problem is this: in order to have …

Waking Up After September Ended

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“Wake me up when September ends…” Well, ok, it’s October now. Gosh… I actually can’t believe I haven’t been blogging for slightly more than two months. It felt like eternity. I’ve been so ridiculously crazy over the past two months. Somehow, when the semester began, I found myself flooded with a never-ending stream of activity. It was exhausting and stressful, …

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The Consummation and End of My Undergraduate Life (and What is to Come)

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I’ve finally graduated! After four exhausting years of toil, of literally blood (having gone to the hospital thrice and getting needles injected all over my body), sweat, and coffee, I’ve survived university and graduated! Well, as some of you know, I’ve been pretty busy  finishing my Honours Thesis in my last and final semester. My thesis was entitled, “Notions of …

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Impending Deadline

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I’ve not been updating this blog for a while. I’ve been quite busy writing my Honours dissertation. I’m just happy to say that it’s almost done. All it needs is several rounds of editing before I can declare it as the greatest accomplishment of my life. Anyway, there’s four days left before the submission deadline. I hope to get over …

Adrenaline Rush!

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Wow… I haven’t posted anything in the past week. I’ve been really really REALLY busy. The irony? It’s the holidays! Well, I’m not surprise (and I guess my friends aren’t either). If I’m not busy with school work, I’ll probably find something else to busy myself with. Ok… Before I talk further about this, the other day, I was on …

Research, research, research…

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The second week of school has just ended, but it has already been quite an intensive week for me. I’ll be officially starting on my honours thesis next semester. However, my supervising professor will be away for a while during that time, and it would be quite inconvenient to attempt a thesis under such conditions. So, I figured it’s better …

Goodbye sleep, hello coffee.

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It’s that time of the semester where work begins to pile up on an exponential level. It’s annoying, really. I have to sacrifice a lot of my favourite activities (for example, kungfu *sobs*) so that I can spend an entire day doing nothing but reading and writing. This coming week, I have THREE things that are due. What this means …

Drowning in Books

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I’ve not been updating this blog very much lately. The semester started about 3 weeks ago, and already, I’m drowning in a sea of readings. The photo you see above? That’s just some of the books that I have to read within the next one to two weeks. >_<” Ouch. So much work, so little time. Oh well… C’est la …

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New Workspace Arrangement

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A few nights ago, I came home at around midnight. Instead of going to sleep, I decided to re-arrange all the furniture in my room! Took me a total of 2 hours – a good way to past the time while suffering from insomnia. This time, I am very very pleased with the new layout. If you noticed, the laptop …