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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

2 more to go

Sigh... 2 more to go before I finally experience bliss. Had a paper yesterday and then one today. So this is how I found my core module paper, just so my peeps out there can get an idea of what to expect next term :)

LSM2101 Metabolism and Regulation:
Well, to say it in two words, it was a stupid paper!!! Argh... Metab module is all about memorising the pathways and spitting them out in the exam hall. At least that is what I thought. But, as I guessed, that was not the case. Luckily I had back-up plans and prepared myself with the tutorial questions, in case they ask application-based questions that have to do very little with the pathways. The don't ask you to describe pathways and such. They ask you the function of the pathway, the regulating step or the rate-limiting step of the pathway or ask a question like how the pH of the blood of a person undergoing low carbo high protein diet changes?!! What a stupid paper!

SN2275 Tamil Studies I:
This is a very good paper I would say. Simply because it is something very close to my heart: Tamil :) I recommend my friends, if they meet the pre-requisites of the module, to take this module. It is Tamil only, not some foreign language. And when you are taking it with your friends, its even better...

Well two more to go. One will be done tomorrow. That will be GEK1045 Intro to World Religions. And another one next Tues, LSM2102 Molecular Biology (a killer module).
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Monday, November 24, 2008

Exam comes today goes tmr ya!

Please please please... 8 days more to go!! For the end of my exams.. Sigh... Its so boring studying for exams... But its not so bad as last time, when I was cramming and stuyding for Biodiversity, Statistics and all.

Even though I took only 4 modules last semester, and had to sit for 3 papers only, I was really putting a lot of effort and all I got for a drop in my CAP. This time the prospects look better even when I'm taking 6 modules and have 4 papers to sit for.

25th Tue - Metabolism & Regulation
26th Wed - Tamil Studies I
27th Thurs - Introduction to World Religions
2nd Dec Tue - Molecular Biology

I had no exams for the other two modules I took, the experimental biochemistry and the SPS "experimental" module. Hoping to get atleast a B+ for both the modules, but not sure if my prospectives are that good. I'm hoping to get good grades in Tamil and World Religions modules at least. Not really sure of my core modules... Sigh.

To look back and ponder over, I have really learned a lot from this semester, both academically and personally. Academically, I've learned a lot about experimental techniques and how to manage my science projects well. Personally, I feel like my leadership abilities have been given a boost and my stress threshold has increased a 100-fold at least. I've still more to learn.
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

மதுரை தமிழ் இலக்கிய மின்பதிப்புத் திட்டத்தைப் பற்றி கேள்விப் பத்திருக்கிறீர்களா? இந்த இணையத்தளத்தைப் பார்த்திருக்கிறீர்களா? இது ஒரு உலகலாவிய தமிழர்கள் இணையம்வழி ஒன்றுகூடி தமிழ் இலக்கியங்களின் மின்பதிப்புக்களை உருவாக்கி அவற்றை இணையம்வழி உலகெங்கிலும் உள்ள தமிழர்களும் தமிழார்வலர்களும் இலவசமாக பெற வசதிசெய்யும் திட்டமாகும்.

இணையத்தள முகவரி -

இந்த இணையப்பக்கத்தில் நிறைய மின்பதிப்புகள் இருக்கின்றன. பாரதியார் கவிதைகள், கண்ணதாசனின் புத்தகங்கள், பெரிய புராணம், ஐம்பெரும் காப்பியங்கள், திருவாசகம், நாவல்கள், போன்றவை இருக்கின்றன. என்னுடய தமிழ் மொழியியல் பாடத்தில் இதை பற்றி தெரிந்து கொண்டேன்.

படித்து மகிழுங்கள் =)
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

You can do it!!!

The motivational poster on my bedroom wall says this:

"If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you're right.
If you like to win, but you think you can't,
It is almost certain you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you've lost.
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a person's will.
It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are.
You've got to think high to rise.
You've got to be sure of yourself
Before you can ever win a prize.

Life's battles don't always go to
the stronger or faster man,
but sooner or later the man who wins
is the man who thinks he can."

~ Author Unknown
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I love you...

I can't understand love! What kind of a feeling is love? Sometimes I simply don't understand how is it that people actually fall in love immediately at the first meeting itself!! That's what is happening in this movie called Varanam Aayiram.

Funny isn't it? Typical of a movie. Maybe I'm not "experienced" enough in this issue to actually comment on falling in love at first sight. But does such a thing actually exist?? Even if it does I don't think it can ever be true love.

Then this raises the question on what is "true love"? I'm not claiming that I have experienced true love to actually know what it is. But I simply know what it is like without even experiencing it. And I'm sure a lot of you out there also have an idea of what true love feels like. Showing affection and care for someone, without any expectations from them is true love according to me. Definitions might change, but the feeling remains the same. The moment when physical attraction comes into this kind of feeling you have for someone, then it is not true love anymore. It is romantic love, that comes along with a certain percentage of lust, and is not permanent. It won't stay. But the feelings of true love will never change. True love is also about accepting a person as he or she is. So even if the person changes, you would still care for him/her and want them to be always happy with whatever life they choose.

I'm a person who believes in true love. And I believe that if you truly and sincerely love someone, in the way I've described, then you would surely get what you wished for. But one must learn to remain neutral. No matter what the outcome is, one must learn to accept and move on.

Oh gosh!! I can't believe I'm writing all this here.. Haha.. I've become too serious. Must change my ways... Anyway, Surya has acted very well in Varanam Aayiram! Go watch it people!! And for my peeps, go watch it after your exams!!!! =)

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Monday, November 17, 2008

SPS is over!!

Gosh I can't believe it!!! SPS is finally over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)

Haha.. I'm really happy and glad that from now on, I'm on my own in SPS. No more group work!! What a journey it had been! So much of work and effort put into a 4 MC module! Well, I'm glad its finally over..

Time to study... Seriously... 8 days to go before my first paper... Metabolism and Regulation =)
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

ஆஹா! என்னால் இப்பொழுது தமிழிலும் எழுத முடிகிறதே! =) மிக்க மகிழ்ச்சி... இனிமேல் நான் கவிதைகளாக எழுதி தள்ளப்போகிறேன். =)
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Yo yo yo... What's up?

Oh gosh... I've done it again.. Left a long break right after my previous post. Sigh... What can I do? My time is such. I've been so busy these past few weeks/months. See, I'm not even sure when was my previous post! Haha... I want to give a new look for my blog once again. Some things in life have to be changed regularly. And there are also some things that shouldn't be changed. Lol... I've become so philosophical these days, and have gone so crazy. I'm spending too much time with myself, which I shouldn't be doing! Lol.

Anyway, some updates since I've last posted. Just checked when I last posted and it was in JULY!!!!!! Oh gosh... Haha. Anyway, I've gotten a "promotion" in HS as Vice-President =) =) Double smiley for that because I'm really happy I can stretch my abilities as a leader further. All thanks to Susanth and Viki for choosing and special thanks to Susanth for again taking up Presidency and guiding us through another year full of fun and learning.

Progress is SPS is also good and thank God its almost coming to an end with just a presentation left to do!! Sigh. What a load of work we had to do for SPS!! Nonetheless, it was a hell of an experience teaching me so many skills from report writing to lab work and presentation. Thank God I'm never gonna do any more research under a mentorship. Just hate it... I want to be left alone and I would love to do things individually. After SPS, I hate group work. Work never gets done in time when its group work... Sigh. I'm thanking God a million times that it is over and that it was good...

What else to say? There are loads of things that cannot be said in here. Only to the hears of my closest friends. Oh yeah! My family recently went to Delhi... And guess what??! They left me all alone here! =( Sigh... Some of my friends actually think it is such a good opportunity and that I ought to enjoy. But in fact I felt so lonely and sad. I really missed my family for the 5 nights they were away! I had to bunk in NUS for a day or two with sweet sweet Jayasri and then my dearest friend Kasturi gave me company the first night they went Delhi, so that I don't feel lonely. She overnighted at my house. Instead of studying for her stats test, we ended by watching Cheeni Kum and went to bed at 3am. Lol. Different experience but the wait was sweet. Everyone missed me back in Delhi and bought me so much clothes and stuff... Haha... Waiting in love, for love, to love... All is sweet =)

I don't have anything much to say actually. Its good I'm blogging and I really started this to keep it like an "autobiography" for me to look back and ponder over myself. My initial aim was to improve my English-writing skills. Haha. I wouldn't promise but I would try to maintain regularity in my blogging. Well, exams are gonna start next next week. So I have more time now, without school and all. Btw, just for info, I'm now in my second year 1st semester. Haha. More time to go in NUS. Student forever!!! =)
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