Monthly Archives: November 2007

Bite-Size Post #7

Ahh. Term is over. Will have one more supervision in 10 minutes but that’s the end of it really.

It’s been rather fast how my first term has gone by. Bit strange too having met quite a few people and now not seeing them for the next six weeks.

Anyways, the last week or so was good. Points of interest: sleep, went to London for the weekend and stuffed myself full of Chinese food – can’t wait to get back and eat good food though, had a Christmas formal, got taken to Caffe Nero and bought drinks by our history supervisor for our final history supervision of the term – what a way to curry favour with us students, spent my last week working after having procrastinated the whole of the first week, watched some House, can’t wait for Heroes finale, going to Notts tomorrow to play some bball, going on a Houseparty with my college CU from Sunday to Tuesday, slept some more.

Mmm. That’s about it actually. Cambridge is in fact a very boring place in terms of entertainment -that’s why you need a laptop and a good internet connection. Otherwise, it’s really just a place for you to study.

Anyways, this will be likely updated for the last time before I fly home on the 10th of December. Until then, this is all I really have to say.

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Bite-Size Post #6

It’s been a long while.

I’m on the final stretch. Term’s over in 2 weeks time.

Weather’s gone down to below 0 over the past few nights. And it’s stayed roughly below 5 in the daytime. Although it’s starting to get a bit warmer again. Freak cold spell i suppose. But it’s made for some very nice lie-ins. Which means that I have been quite well rested for the past 2 nights. God answered my prayer in this respect in quite dramatic fashion. Lol.

There was a Malaysian Food Feast tonight. I am stuffed. Extremely stuffed. Think 8 course wedding dinners, where you feel sick afterwards. Food was mixed. There was quite a lot of good stuff overall though. Although I’m still itching to get some proper Malaysian food back home.

Yesterday (Friday) was hilarious. They were conducting some fire alarm testing and it was meant to begin at 9.30 and be over by 1.30. Started quite late
around 10 something, as I was leaving at around 10.45 to hand in some work before walking over to lectures. Anyways, I get back at 1, thinking that they must have conducted the testing already because it was so quiet.

I hope too much really. It went off around 1.30, and there I though ahh they’re running a bit late with the testing aren’t they? Then it went off again at 2 something. Correction: It went off several times for the next hour and a half. Annoying.

This wasn’t the worst of it. Another fire alarm in another block kept going off up to 5.45, which happened to be in the middle of my supervision. My supervisor could only laugh it off, because he had to abandon the previous supervision after repeated attempts to talk were interrupted by the blaring alarm. Thankfully, that was the last we heard of it.

Oh, and the funny part. The objective of the test was to approve the system as functional. I don’t think they passed.

That’s all.

Bite-Size Post #5

This really is a bite size post.

It’s been almost 2 weeks since the last post. I got another free chocolate bar. I’m not sure whether that’s because I’m extremely lucky, or I just buy so many the probability tips in my favour. In my defense, I believe I’ve only bought 5 chocolate bars over the last 2 weeks. And 1 free bar.

I’ve been working my bum off the last few days to get ahead of my workpile. It’s coming along successfully, and I do believe that after this weekend (and probably a few days), I just might be a bit too free.

There’s been a meningitis outbreak in my college. Well outbreak’s exaggerating it. There’s one confirmed case and the other’s still undergoing lab analysis. And meningitis isn’t overly contagious apparently so the chances of two or more cases is rare. In any case, that was surely reassuring, because just as the cases were being announced, I fell sick.

In retrospect it might have been a few bad nights of sleep because I certainly feel better now. But feeling a bit paranoid, I went online to check some self-diagnosing techniques. I only qualified for 3 of 7 symptoms, all of which are a result of sleep deprivation and the feeling of which I’m familiar with. (it was headache, though not severe, a slight temperature, but not overly high, and sleepiness – whether you can call it severe is another matter for discussion) And there was also a test for nuchal rigidity, or neck stiffness, which is a common symptom. And I was sitting on my chair, checking that I could touch my knee with my forehead/kiss my knee.

Yes people, it does sound quite paranoid. But you can’t be too careful. And I was praying quite hard that I wouldn’t fall sick this term. So even if it was a case, God pulled me through.

Well, that’s all. I should head to bed before the party crowd gets back.

Oh and I should also add that Passion finally got the spelling of Kuala Lumpur right. I think they deserve an applause for that :p