Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Lost in cheap delirium...

So many things to do, so little time, but more so; so little energy.

Journey of Faith at the ACM

After running around the driving center to settle everything I possibly could, it was already in the middle of the afternoon, so the zoo was really out of the question. Sigh.

But we made good use of time anyway, by lazing the day away without having to care about catching spiders at the zoo.

Whee! The boyfriend and I headed down to the Asian Civilisations Museum. Just in time for the new exhibition, Journey of Faith; Art and History of the Vatican. 'Twas a truly fascinating experience. This is the premiere exhibition for this particular show, on til 9th Oct and students get in on concession at $4 every day and only $2 on Fridays from 7-9pm!

Out on the border

And after a sinful stint at Swensen's (free flow ice cream for $1 with every main course) I headed home for the comedy marathon on ch 18. Oh, and Desperate Housewives of course.

Everyone's out of the country. Well, we have come to that time of the year. That time when all the people with good grades end up on over-glam'ed jobs where they are underpaid and overworked, that which are called "attachments" or "internships" at various corporations. That time when the underachievers like me are stuck in school all day slaving for the faculty club and looking after spideys and running experiments, my iTunes running out of things to play. That time when everyone else is on holiday or back in their hometowns before coming back just in time for orientation, after everything is settled by everyone else who worked their asses off during the vacation. That time when your club president goes back to China and leaves you acting president, to clean up the mess after the last big project. That time when you need faculty members around to help you and they have all vacated their offices to the fresher air of say, the Maldives, and conveniently buzz you the Out-Of-Office reply every time you send an email, as if to spite your miserable state. That time when the overachievers are announced in the Dean's List. That time when spending power decreases due to unemployment of 3 months. Not that you have the time to work anyway. That time when you become very existential and wonder whether you really matter to the rest of the world and that you're just a pawn being played by establishment and played by the sheep you herd.

That's the time which is termed varsity vacation. The dreaded 3-month break between academic years.

We're 100!

And it's even more hilarious when centennial celebrations are held during the vacation, where only administration and well, the Everest Team are around to partake in the joie de vivre.

But it did get a place in the papers . Watch out for the 18-pg spread on NUS history this Friday in ST. My faculty gets a huge write-up. Apparently.

It's a sweet dream...

My coffee cooled down within the first 10 minutes of setting foot into the lab. My foot la.

There's a real ant problem between my desk and WK's. She thinks they are coming in from the rearing room. I think someone's been feeding them. Intentionally or not. Annoying buggers.

I just hope I get to leave the lab before sundown.

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