Back to school. It was a nice feeling, having friends and doing stuff together again. Yet the dread of FYP is still hanging over my head. Supervisor didn’t say anything when I went back into the lab. He’s either being dao, or being nice by not scolding me for not going back for the whole hols. Either way it’s not good, I’m done my catching up with where I left off, but still about 1 month behind schedule.
This week was all about managing time. I have to stop myself from saying I only have 3 modules, and I have 2 free days. Well it’s free of lessons, but I’m supposed to be in the lab! Because of this pseudo-free time, my mind is filled with many “things to do”. Catching up with friends, preparing for job applications, reading all the stuff I’ve put aside to read, collating photos and videos. It’s a lesson of prioritising. Studies has to come first since I’m still a student, and then whatever time I have left I shouldn’t spend tarrying or procrastinating because time is too short and important for that.
3 new classes this week, German was pretty fun even though I think I’m lagging behind in terms of language standard. Looks like our term project will be compiling a video. OM seems okay, the prof is a bit inadequate in controlling the class but she was sick that day. Engin prof is, at first glance, useless but interesting.
Learning Point of the week. How to control emotions. This came from church service last week, it wasn’t the main point of the sermon but I was struck by it because it is something I’ve struggled with. Especially with girls. Keeping a distance from getting emotionally bogged down. It’s when I’ve crossed the “safe” border that most of the fun and entertainment comes up, but it’s exactly here where I can get hurt, she can get hurt, and things can get out of hand. Fortunately it hasn’t happened too often, but it’s a main cause of some sticky situations that I have been in.