Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
I remember it hit hard on me the first time someone told me that no one said life was fair. I think I was 14. My brother screamed at me and shook me violently just to get it in my head. I fell silent upon hearing those words. Some moments in life will never be forgotten. Before that, I always thought everything had to be fair. There always had to be some form of equality and justice. From that day, I realized life had nothing to do with fairness and you just have to deal with the shit that it dishes out. The most comforting thing I heard after that was that if God brought you to it, he will bring you through it and that he gives everyone just the amount they can handle. So the next time you fall into a puddle of shit, just remember it's nothing you can't handle.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Anyway, in the evening, I met Heeman to eat! I was starving. We ate at Koufu at Fernvale. Nice boy. He probably ate dinner already but he met me to eat anyway, even on such short notice. I realized I usually meet him once a semester. The last time I met him was during the examination period too!
Goodness, I feel stressed. Examinations usually don't get me this stressed.
Monday, November 27, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Even rocks erode in time.
Are those words just lost in rhyme?
Let's turn back the clock,
And live out memories.
Will you try,
Or leave me behind?
Saturday, November 25, 2006
While I was doing the paper, I had to remind myself that I was sitting for an exam. It was as if I couldn't believe I was taking an exam.
I think exams make me feel alive. I have to think, write fast and keep track of time. This exam was rather stressful and I suffered post-trauma. I had to drink a can of cola to calm myself down before starting to mug again. One down, three more to go!
Friday, November 24, 2006
And yes, at times, ignorance is bliss. Ignorance is ignorance if you are ignorant and not if you choose to ignore.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
- had visions from God and was brave enough to voice them
- was a peasant girl
- believed that France could win battles when they had not won any major battles for an entire generation
- she predicted a military reversal which came through
- she requested to lead the French army and her request was granted (probably because of a failing regime)
- she used aggressive strategy (while the French normally used cautious strategy)
- she renewed French confidence
- she led them to victory
- she started these at the age of 16 and ended it with a conviction of heresy followed by execution at the age of 19
- she had a re-trial and was pronounced innocent
In other words, she believed in what no other man believed. She was determined to see her vision through. She was brave enough to lead a French army with no prior experience. She was different in her approach. Some people called her crazy.
All it took was one person. One person crazy enough to believe in the unbelievable. One person crazy enough to take courage. One person crazy enough to be so determined. One person crazy enough to rise up. One person crazy enough to lead. One person crazy enough to dictate history.
Perhaps that's why there are so little people who are successful in life. There aren't too many crazy people around.
We're never too young to get crazy about things. Joan of Arc made history in a couple of years, dying at the age of 19. In her short lifetime, she has done much greater things than any of us have accomplished in our lifetime. Let's get crazy.
Anyway, to be fair, she didn't do it alone. God was with her. Who could be against her?
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Saturday, November 04, 2006
- inhibits NPY production and therefore reduces feeding behavour,
- stimulates the release of CRH which further decreases feeding behaviour and increases energy expenditure.
I have mixed feelings for NPY. On one hand, it induces my large appetite (and hence gets me fat/flabby). On the other hand, it plays a role in memory and learning which is essential in my academic life, career, etc.
My family is coming later in the evening and we'd probably have dinner together. I guess my NPY levels are going to rise.
Friday, November 03, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Now preparing noodles for the main course! Going to do some work followed by sleeping. I went for dinner at Fernvale Point. Just as I was cutting up my chicken chop, someone called my name. I was a little surprised. It was Agnes, my sister-in-law. I joined them (Julius, Agnes and Horatius) for dinner and even got a free drink!
Do I sound a bit too free during the peak of the semester?
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
- Most projects are done
- Most lab reports are done
- There are less school days
- Sanity units rise in anticipation of the holidays
Action(s) to be taken:
- Study harder
- Slack softer
- Eat more fruits
- Rest well
- Practise hermitting in moderation
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