Just received my Physics and Chemistry papers back and realised I barely scraped passes.
I… am feeling this distinct sourness on my chest, and I don’t know what to do right now. I think my polytechnic days lifted me higher than what I should be, and now I’m crashing down to reality. Maybe I am not a smart person after all, and there was the veil of delusion cast upon me.

Should I press on? ( Well I guess I have to. )

Catalyst

Recess week just ended a few days ago and I’m feeling numb from all the games I’ve played. I’d be surprised if I don’t contract carpal tunnel syndrome sometime in the future with all these coding “shenanigans” and gaming habits. The moment I realised I could hold down the mouse button to move my character in Torchlight II was a life-saver.

The onset of a sudden fever didn’t really help the cause of wasted time too.

I was browsing the Internet aimlessly and somehow landed upon a graphic design school’s website and various other things that I felt was really interesting thing to learn, but I always tell myself “I don’t have the time to do it. I need to do other more important things!”

My command of the Japanese language is a patchwork of translated lyrics and basic sentences with limited grammar knowledge, I have a book for learning Hangul gathering dust on my shelf, I have a special YUI guitar pick from one of her albums, I have leftover cooking ingredients left at home, I have several brushes and pencils and dried up paints..

The medium and the tools are still there..

Some thoughts

I wanted to take a “break” from my preparation for tomorrow’s Maths exam so I thought I should write another blog post!

It has been three months since I wrote, mostly because I lost my travel notes for the Osaka trip, which had the little things that excited me and I kinda forgot some of the details.
I’m sad.

Anyway! School has started and I feel like I’ve hit a certain threshold for human interaction; I would rather go back to my bunk and watch some videos or play some Hearthstone or attempt next week’s homework. Don’t really like hovering around after class and chit-chat nor not doing anything after finishing my meal with the group.

On another topic – Recently, the news have reported that the Government will block Internet access for the computers of the public servants at their workspaces. Without doubt, the typical netizen jumped on the bashing bandwagon and made sensationalist articles and uninformed comments on how inane and backwards the action seemed to be.

Well I guess this is the nature of the Internet, or even human nature; there will be misinformation, there will be doubts, and there will be cynics.

As long the device is connected to the Intranet, it won’t have any Internet access. Mind, they are only talking about the sectors that require the highest amount of data security. Other government bodies that handle less-sensitive data like schools have another separate system and will still have internet access!

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/cutting-internet-access-necessary-to-keep-govt-data-secure-pm-lee

I think it’s a win-win situation! Lesser spending on sophisticated security systems (which might be compromised in the future anyway) and more spending on other stuff.

Welp, time to get back to proving delta-epsilon for limits..

Day 0: Kansai Airport

It’s been about a week since we came back from Osaka so I thought I’d write something about my trip!

Brought along my bag with mini-Naoto along.

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Here is a brief itinerary overview of the places we went:

  • Day 1
    • Sanjo
    • Uji
    • Inari
    • Gion-Shijo
  • Day 2
    • Nara
  • Day 3
    • Arashiyama
  • Day 4 & 5
    • Kinosaki-Onsen
  • Day 6
    • Himeji
  • Day 7
    • Kobe
    • Sannomiya
  • Day 8
    • Koyasan
  • Day 9
    • Kansai

Okay! So on the day of arrival we didn’t do much. The queue at the immigration checkpoint was really long and we spent at least an hour and a half waiting for clearance. By the time we did, most places have already closed so we just got sandwiches at the convenience store for our dinner.

The Suica cards we got on our previous trip to Tokyo proved to be useful as we didn’t need to purchase multiple tickets and what not. The people at the airport were also kind enough to assist us in obtaining our free WiFi for use around Japan, which we didn’t get last time! Would be really helpful and I’m glad that we didn’t get the WiFi dongle at Changi Airport, which would set us back about a hundred dollars.

Hooray for technologically advanced countries \0/

We finally got to our first AirBnb stay at Sanjo after 15 minutes of orienting ourselves and getting used to the freezing weather. Time to plan for Day 1! Actually I didn’t write much except to “explore nearby attractions”.. This shows how prepared we were for the trip😛

Off to an backpacking adventure!

OSAKA

I received an email last Friday about a limited time only special offer for plane tickets to various places, and saw that the Business Class flight to Osaka was only $250. $250! So my friend and I immediately bought the tickets at night, with only 2 remaining seats.

Phew!

This time around, the trip is a totally different ball game; we are travelling for a longer period of time over a larger scale and staying at multiple places!

Now I need to book the places to sleep, trawl through the different possible train routes to find the best line-of-fit and get. winter. gear. The last time I went to South Korea I used my Dad’s leather gloves and his balaclava(!) in replacement of mittens and beanie..

I feel like I should get decent gear this time around! And I can’t wait.

21 days to go!

3DC

Just came back home from a meeting with the first club I’ve joined in SUTD (even though I am officially not a student yet :p)

Really excited to teach the stuff I know to people who are genuinely interested, and to tackle and learn new technologies with like-minded folk! Can’t wait to get started.

We are starting to teach everyone in the club how to use Git next Thursday, and we’ll move on from there. Building a brand new website for the team too! Woo I’m pumped.

Apprehension

Just visited the doctor and have to wait for the results next week. I appreciate the people who are there for me, especially bearbear🙂

Regardless of negativity or positivity, the day still goes on, so why not go through every day with positivity!

Andddd I’m hungry again.