Sunday, August 15, 2010

Gerlynn has been bugging me to update my blog, and I suppose I really should, except that there's really nothing much to update, because I can't stand rambling on about myself and my life.

"Who gives a flying crap?" I asked Ger.

"I do!" she barked. "Blog about your life, bemoan your single status, whatever - just blog!"

So here I am, trying to gather a list of blog-worthy things.

You realise that I haven't said anything of weight so far. Such is the state of my compulsion to blog these days.

School's started. Which means less time to pursue worthy ... pursuits, such as watching drama serials on YouTube. And working on my WIP, an urban fantasy involving spirits, a carnival and being trapped in dreams.

This semester seems more hectic, I realised, because I all my modules list group project as a CA component. Individial papers, I can handle. But projects are a bitch. They take so much synchronisation, organisation, negotiation of timetables, discussions, etc etc etc. For papers, you can get it over and done with quickly, but projects take time; they drag on all the way till the few crazy weeks before finals, where we'd then be rushing to finish up the project and mug for exams.

Here's the list of modules I'm taking this sem (I'm about to fall asleep writing this post - I am certain no one is interested in reading about all this bs):

1. EL2251 Social Variation of English

2. EL3880B Cinematic Discourse and Language

3. EL3208 Bilingualism

4. GEK1506 Heavenly Mathematics (It has everything to do with calculating the lunar/solar/Chinese/Islamic/etc calendars and 3D visualisation - I think I may potentially be screwed.)

5. PC1322 Understanding the Universe (ASTRONOMY! Finally, I can read astronomy magazines without feeling guilty for spending too much time on leisurely pursuits, because now I have a justification for reading them - I'm taking a module in it!)

And in case you were wondering about my sudden Fahrenheit fangirlism (as posted on Facebook), it was because I watched Momo Love and ToGetHer, both of which star Jiro Wang. And I swear, that boy is GORGEOUS. He's got beautiful high cheekbones, a sharp chin and nose, and the sexiest lips I have ever seen on a guy. Plus, he dances, sings, draws (VERY WELL, might I add - I bought his autobiography filled with his personal illustrations and pictures from his trip to Amsterdam, home of his idol Vincent van Gogh), is cute, funny, and has an omfg-ripped body.


And you know, who says watching drama serials doesn't teach or expose you to anything? In ToGetHer, the characters had to memorise a poem by Tagore, called Stray Birds.

A taste:

Stray birds of summer come to my window to sing and fly away.
And yellow leaves of autumn, which have no songs, flutter and fall there with a sigh.

It was such a beautiful poem I rushed out to the library today to borrow the book. And I must say, his employment of imagery is comparable to Rilke's (my favourite poet). Although I still think Rilke's better.

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