Leon just came back from Singapore recently and he got me the perfume I requested. As you might have known, I quite fancy Christian Dior’s Hypnotic Poison so I asked Leon to get me a bottle in Singapore (because I just can’t find any here in Brunei).
He also got me this:
It’s a white gold necklace, the pendant is in the shape of Leo star-sign (because I am a Leo, obviously) and adorned with a Peridot stone (birthstone for those born in August). He had it custom-made specially for me. I haven’t worn it yet because I’m afraid I might lose it so I’ve decided to only wear it on special days.
It’s only been slightly over two months into the Masters programme but I’m already feeling suffocated. I am honestly reconsidering the whole thing whether this was a good idea in the first place. Balancing studies and work is not easy, as all students who do part-time jobs know. Nevertheless it’s something we have to live with (I just wish I could stop complaining). So far things are sailing not too smoothly, I’ve got all those research work piling up behind me (such as reworking on my literature review.
And there’s also the book chapter assignment. Everyone in the class is assigned to write one chapter each for a book that one of the lecturers is planning to write. All of us have an area (i.e. country) which we have to look into. As for me, I chose to write something on the Philippines (don’t ask me why I picked the country, it was done on impulse).
Since all of the modules require at least one research paper each (with varying word count), I thought it would make life so much easier by concentrating on just one major topic. This way it would save my time from having to look into different areas. I only have two months left to do both the research and the write-ups so focusing on one specific area would greatly reduce the trouble (and pain).