Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Monday, January 5, 2009
Well, I'm back in KL now, and I'm quite sleepy at the moment.
My final day in Singapore was spent with Debbie, Joycelyn and Liana, and we watched Bedtime Stories! I was so damn reluctant, 'cause the title is such a turn off, seriously. But throughout the movie I laughed heartily and I enjoyed the movie tremendously. I seriously recommend it! It's slightly fantasy, but the jokes and humour are top notch, and it's a great movie, except for the damn title.
Group picture, my final picture in Singapore, heh.
I went back to KL on Friday and took a long rest. Next day was service, and Pastor Kevin preached a message about visions and values, and our strategies to work towards our visions and goals. Very refreshing and energizing sermon to kick off the new year's first service! The praise and worship was also doubly stronger, and His presence was like just so tangible. Aye, very good start for the new year. It was also great to catch up with the cellgroup again, after half a month. Fellowshipped with Natalie's cellgroup later on. Heh, good times.
Speaking of the new year, school has just started today. I thankfully passed all my subjects (was super worried I'd fail Malay!) and was originally in AD085-1, the first class for majoring in advertising and graphics design, my chosen course. However, I had a few problems with my class, because of the timetable. Firstly, there's a class on Friday that begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm. Geez! I come to school in the afternoon and leave at night! Forget it! Plus, there's still classes on Saturday! Figure studies 3! I hate classes on Saturday, 'cause it always makes me tired when I'm going to church later on. Plus, doesn't waking up early on a Saturday morning just spoil your mood?
I sent a letter of appeal to change class, and it was approved, I ended up in AD085-2, which has an earlier Friday class and no school on Saturdays! Finally. I came super early though, since I'm living in Cheras now. No more driving to school. Pfft, now I take public transport like every other sucker without a car (no offence). Let's see... Malaysian LRT system, some of the stations are practically HIDDEN. Yeah, HIDDEN. They're like in the middle of some random roadside and deep in there. Then some of the carriages don't have connectors with each other, so each carriage is a box by itself, making it more squeezy and therefore, more hot. It's also thinner and shorter than the Singapore MRTs, which makes it all the more cramped. Oh, there's also a lot less eye candy on the trains too. I mean this morning there was quite a few, but on all my other rides, nearly none! Mostly what I see are the Malay girls wearing the veils. I mean, at least some eye candy would be good for a ride. The guys outnumber the girls quite a bit. The cramped conditions don't make it better at all -.-.
Okay, enough with the complaints! I'm gonna be taking it every day, so might as well get used to it. So anyway, first day of school. I had perspective studies today, and we had Darren as our lecturer. Not bad, quite a humourous guy, but serious too; seems like a good mix. We needed to go around outside and do 2 sketches of a place which showed obvious perspectives. I spent over an hour on my first, and 10 minutes on my second, due to lack of time. Comments? Not bad, and I have understanding of it. Whew!
My new class is alright though. I was hoping to be classmates with a few other people, like Marcella, Miki, Wai Kwan, Susan and Winnie. Sad to say, for many various reasons, they're not, even though they were "supposed to" (long story, sorry I'm lazy). And if you notice they're all girls, its because there's no real close guy friend I have taking advertising. So yeah. Don't assume so much! Anyhoo, almost a third of the class is from my previous class. Let's see... there's Ryan, Kin Yaw, Wai Yern, Mei Linn, Elaine and See Jek. Then from the other classes I know Angela and another girl who (you guessed it) I've forgotten her name. I did shake hands with a guy though, but I find it hard to remember Chinese names, so yeah, sorry!
I guess it'll take some time to know my class better. In half of our subjects we're split into 2 groups though, so it might be harder. Plus I don't have any outright close friends in the class. My previous classmates who are in the same class are all from Kongkamness, and although I'm on good terms, there's nothing very close and personal between them and I, because we never hung out that much. It's almost like being in a whole new class again. Well, so be it then, I'll see what happens, and how I'll work it out. Just like I did when I first joined the school. Just don't let me be the freaking class monitor again!