Thank you to those who had left those nice comments for Tommi. I think he is happy to be here now. 🙂
Lately I’ve been swamped with more university work lately and from the looks of it, this will continue until November. I just did a presentation for my Modern East Asia course and from my lecturer’s comments, I believe I had done really well in it (I’m expecting no less than a B for the presentation).
Here’s a little summary of what I’ve been doing for the past few weeks. Initially I wanted to write a long post about the whole thing but in the end I decided against it (you’ll probably be bored to death after the second paragraph) and opted to just list out the summary.
- Field trips to: a recycling plant, a prawn farm and a fish farm.
- Got an A- for the essay I wrote for the Modern East Asia course.
- Bought a couple of books: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Last Secret of The Temple by Paul Sussman and Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox.
- Joined a forum (http://bruwebforum.com) for local web designers and developers. But to quote the forum owner,
“Anyone from anywhere who has interests in developing or designing websites are always welcome.”
So I guess non-Bruneians are welcomed to join and contribute to the forum too.
- Purchased registered versions of two GameHouse games. I’ve been dying to play them again.
So those were basically what happened/I did during the past few weeks. Speaking of field trips, there will be two more of them; one on this coming Wednesday and another one in 2 weeks time. I’m not sure where will we be going but I’ll be sure to blog about it later.
Reading Steff‘s blog post made me reflect upon myself. What have I been doing all this time and what do I want to do in the future. I asked myself this question but found no answer, at least, no definite answer. I thought I wanted to be a high-school teacher and spend the next 30 years of life doing that. There were times when I was unsure whether to pursue the field of education or go into the ICT world. 4 years ago I finally decided to go for the latter but luck was not on my side. My grades were not good enough so I went for the teaching programme. For the past 4 years it was a constant struggle for me, both internally and externally. I had to battle my desires to quit the university and forced myself to go through the labourious years of doing something I don’t actually want to do. It really does take a toll on the body. I get tired easily and I sleep a lot more than usual.
Even though I am now raining to be a History teacher, my love and passion for ICT never ceased. In fact, it has intensified since the past 2 years. I spent hours learning about web designs and development so that I could be part of it. Not all of my efforts proved fruitful because most of the things I know are self-learnt, and often times I stumbled over the learning blocks and I couldn’t proceed anywhere. But so far that hadn’t deterred me from pursuing the things I love to do and hopefully, will remain so in the days to come.