Friday, April 25, 2008

A What Specialists?!

And so, to break the mounting tension of exams, here’s a little comic relief. This was sighted in front of Trinity Great Gate today.


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

It’s Approaching

So it’s hereby announced that my exam is next Monday! The whole shebang ends on Thursday so until that time, expect me to be busy like a bee. Out of 11 subjects, I still have three more to revise. Not too bad, except for the fact that I got so annoyed at my separations course today (because revising it is such a pain, what’s with all the charts manipulation and everything) that I just aborted it and studied something else. But I’m calmer now, so we’ll see how it goes.

Oh, and because you’ll probably be bored hearing about exams by now, here’s a good news about something else. A while ago I applied to do research at the BP Institute (BPI) in Cambridge for the summer, which is ideal for me because it’s in Cambridge so I don’t have to worry about finding accommodation or food, and because I really want to see how working on a research is like. Well, yesterday they got back to me and gave me an offer! Yay! So that’s what I’m gonna do for 12 weeks this summer. The pay’s (obviously) less than if you work in industry, but it’s good enough so I’m not complaining. Furthermore, the research projects will be centred around energy/oil and gas/ carbon sequestration/ all that jazz, so I’ll probably help combat global warming too.

Wish me luck for the exam.


Monday, April 14, 2008

Making Good Progress

So now, it’s two more weeks before my finals (and yes, I’m still alive). I think I’m making good progress. There are about eleven subjects altogether, and I’ve finished revising three.

Okay, that doesn’t sound good, but they’re not of the same weight, so I’m doing fine really. I’m focusing on the important ones first. This morning I felt satisfied for being able to do a few past papers that I took a break and just sat next to the river, enjoying the calmness, the fresh air and the ripples on the water surface interspersed with punts going by. I did a light revision there but then it got cold so I had to return to the department.

Wish me luck for the exam!


Monday, April 07, 2008

A Three-Week Countdown

Well, in another three weeks, I will be having my end of year exam. Hence, I will be spending my April revising for it. So if the blog posting is sparse or you don’t hear from me in the meantime, you’ll know why.

Wish me luck!