Recess week is here at last. Usually, the week before the break is the hardest to get by. I start to feel lethargic during lects, burn the midnight oil to submit assignments, project proposals and online tests. This week is a good time to recuperate much as it is a week to catch up on work and prepare for the upcoming mid terms.

I rented eldest and brisingr from a store at bukit timah. Reading is just so joyful when there are other pressing things to do.

I read a few friend’s blogs. It seems that lots of people does their assignments with disgust. Often lamenting on how they can’t score and dislike what they’re studying and perhaps filled with envy when I mention that I like what I’m studying. I can’t give a very good reason why I enjoy it. It’s not an easy course, at times it can get very frustrating and my CAP is that of an average student. Perhaps to quote from eldest: “Life is both pain and pleasure. If this is the price you must pay for the hours you enjoy, is it too much?” would suitably explain.

Life is good

The results were released today and both our CAP improved :) That was a super big relieved for me as I’ve been having pre-result symptoms ever since the big scare in sem 1.

The thought that I’ve completed half my degree hasn’t quite settled into my mind yet. After 2 years, I’ve finally understood what my major is about and the possible job scope that I would have in the future. Most people who hear of what I’m studying will raise their brows and asked what’s that? or what’s your job prospects? It’s actually quite worrying to not be able to explain to others what you’re studying or even whether the market is large enough to embrace you. The local market is rather small. There’s only 2 research institutes that I’ve heard of so far. But there’s definitely space for development overseas. If all else fails, there’s always this place that the locals in the faculty can go and even the local market for programmers in general is quite large.

I took up a freelancing programming job this hols and it’s challenging and yet interesting at the same time. Best part is I work at night in my room. LOL. Things are looking pretty good for me this hols. I’ve found something to keep me busy, there’s float building and camp coming up. Life is stable.