Week 2, Semester 2

26 January 2014

On Monday, Indonesian SCE freshies planned to celebrate Edwin’s birthday. The plan dragged till 5.30 pm because of the clashes between our schedules. But then when the celebration was held, I was not there because I’m still in a class till 6.30 pm. After my class (of EE8087 Living with Mathematics), which I met 3 new Indonesian people  (which is good as we can form a team of 4 for the group project), I straight went to Canteen A, where the celebration occurred (which they left a piece of cake for me) and another celebration for Crystal will occur. Just right after I arrived there, the celebration for Crystal started. Quite surprising that their cakes are of the same type!

On Tuesday, after the lectures, I went to “Glow with the Flow” event organized by Red Cross Youth NTU Chapter. For me the event was a fail one as everyone were there just for the free dinner and for the lucky draw. The event did not make the participant want to stay because the MC was asking hard questions and then for those who can’t answer, they did a forfeit. I somehow escaped from the event after the dinner and then came back when the lucky draw event started.

On Wednesday, I attended the first tutorial class of CZ1007 Data Structure, CZ1006 Computer Organization and Architecture, and BU8201 Business Finance. In my opinion, the tutor for CZ1006, Dr Teo, somehow resembles the teaching style of Mr Johnson because he (Dr Teo) like to discuss little things of the questions, especially when someone does it wrongly, but the teaching style exclude Johnson’s renowned style of teasing people. After the lecture on CM8001 Impact of Chemistry on Society which was quite nice as the lecturer incorporated interesting videos to the lecture, which in my opinion made people more interested in the lecture, I attended the Business Finance tutorial. This is the first time I’m in a Seminar Room at S4. I found out that I’m the only Indonesian in the class after signing the attendance, and most of the people at the tutorial are Singaporeans. In the first tutorial, I went out to present my answer on one of the questions, which the tutor commented, “can be made better in the tutorial presentation”.

On Thursday, at 0830, I went to One Stop @ SAC to cover Aryani’s slot. The workload was quite normal, just around 10 people came in total with no one coming at the first hour. After that, I went to lectures on CZ1007, CZ1006, and EE8087. Honestly, for CZ1006, I did not understand many of the theories here but then I’m still able to understand if were asked the practical question (at the Clicker session).

On Friday, after working part-time as CITS ITSA at LWN Library, I walked to Rizky’s room at Hall 6 to help preparing Aryani’s birthday card. At 6.15pm, I left them and after having a detour at Canteen 1 to take my dinner, walked back to North Spine to attend my CNS 2014 interview which I am allocated a slot at 7 pm. I arrived there just some minutes before 7. Quickly filling the registration form, I was then called to be interviewed. I was applying for Welfare Manager and Logistics Manager. Unlike others, I was interviewed for two positions at the same time. This interview took around 45 minutes in total (including the time which the interview was disrupted by false fire alarm).

After the interview, I waited at the waiting room for the time to pass by without realizing that another event which I wanted to go (by NTU Open Source Society) was occurring near that room. I’m a member of NTU OSS and am willing to attend their events, but every time since their first event, there was NTUBS event occurring on the same time. 😦

Nevertheless, I waited because Aryani’s birthday was scheduled to be celebrated after the interview session ended. Aryani have been going in and out to the waiting room. Seems like she knew already that her birthday will be celebrated, but she just didn’t know when. Finally, around 11, after we pretended to go back, we then surprised her!

On Saturday, after did my laundry, finally I had the chance to eat at Canteen 11’s Temple Street (Chinese Cuisine). The last time I ate a meal from that stall was for the dinner on the day I arrived back at NTU (at 6 January). After lunch, I had meeting with Peter and Stephanie at SAC, discussing NTUBS website, and making NTUBS library online. At the night, I finally watched Sherlock season 3 episode 1, which was nicely done. Near the midnight, I went to Evando & Teheri’s room to join the preparation of Dion’s birthday celebration. After waiting for everyone to come, we then start the plan. The celebration itself is at Dion’s room which then moved to the TV Lounge.

On Sunday, I went to Buddhist Fellowship, with Dhika, Liniki, and Nardi. This Sunday Service, the speaker, Bro Yap, talked about broad things about 2013 and 2014, which in some times I’m distracted with other things. Going back from BF, I shopped at Fairprice for a while, I did not know why, but this time it was very crowded. Arrived at NTU, I took a little nap before knew that for CNS 2014 I was offered as Logistic Subcom. Quite disappointing, but then in the end I accept the offer after taking some time to think.

The week has been filled with a lot of fun although it ended with disappointment. Don’t let the disappointments diminish the spirit. Nevertheless,

“Let go and let’s go”

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