So the sleeping pills didn’t really work. I still coughed awake at 2am and it was actl worse because i then had to stumble to the kitchen to get the hot water in a vain attempt to stop the coughing, all the way feeling ready to collapse anytime because i was drugged up to my eyeballs. it certainly worked in the morning, where i awoke at 11am and thus missed my analysis class (no big loss there). so i’m writing off the sleeping pills till another rainy day.
was mindlessly exploring the inner parts of my computer and chanced upon this:
chat logs! unsurprisingly mingsee leads the table what with our verbal diarrhoea everytime we chance upon each other online, which isn’t v. often given time differences an’ all. i’m not sure why it hasn’t saved any of my chat logs with hq because i remember some time back he used to lead the table. i opened mr. gooi’s one to see what i was talking to him about a year back and here it is:
PM 8:26:24 6001 : in case you are wondering
PM 8:26:35 6001 : your portfolio has done its world tour (he means my A lvl composition portfolio which i submitted to cambridge because i was a composition major which they mailed back to rj after grading)
PM 8:26:41 under a blanket of blue : oh good.
PM 8:26:49 under a blanket of blue : i will get it back next yr (do you guys even keep it that long?)
PM 8:27:18 6001 : it is always good to go green and recycle (he did keep it for me and in fact kept it for reference for future batches of mep students. good reference or counterexample i don’t know. probably the former.)
PM 8:27:30 under a blanket of blue : bah.
PM 8:27:38 under a blanket of blue : btw we did neoclassicism in music!
PM 8:27:39 under a blanket of blue : for one lecture
PM 8:27:46 under a blanket of blue : and my professor played the sinfonia pulcinella suite (apparently some profs in birm U don’t believe that pulcinella is a neoclassic work. huh. i should ask graeme bout that since he did his undergrad there.)
PM 8:27:47 under a blanket of blue : *from
PM 8:28:06 6001 : oh…what lecture is that
PM 8:28:20 under a blanket of blue : my music course is a survey of western music so it’s from 1700 to now
PM 8:28:31 6001 : oh….come on… (you see??? that’s where my snarkiness comes from. i am a product of his education)
PM 8:28:38 under a blanket of blue 6001 : she said a lot of things you said in class
PM 8:28:40 6001 : do you have to do that?
PM 8:28:48 under a blanket of blue : well i haven’t done it before
PM 8:28:51 6001 : YAR tell her that
PM 8:28:56 under a blanket of blue : it is rather simple but
PM 8:29:00 under a blanket of blue : can get an A what, why not.
PM 8:29:04 6001 : haiii
PM 8:29:10 under a blanket of blue : and i learn some new things!
PM 8:29:11 6001 : why dont you try a 200 level course
PM 8:29:14 under a blanket of blue : it is!
PM 8:29:18 under a blanket of blue : it’s a 300 level course mr gooi
PM 8:29:21 under a blanket of blue : i placed out of the first year already
PM 8:29:25 6001 : tell them you have A Level music
PM 8:29:25 under a blanket of blue : yah its all elementary here
PM 8:29:30 under a blanket of blue : they don’t recognise it!
PM 8:29:33 under a blanket of blue : i had to do placement tests
PM 8:29:35 6001 : huh
PM 8:29:36 6001 : ok
PM 8:29:37 under a blanket of blue : i got 6 credits for that
PM 8:29:51 6001 : so 6 credit is good or no good
PM 8:30:02 under a blanket of blue : it’s better than nothing
PM 8:30:06 under a blanket of blue : originally they were going to give me 0
PM 8:30:22 under a blanket of blue : because A levels doesn’t mean anything here. so i did their placement tests and placed out of music 2101 2102 2103 2104
PM 8:30:32 6001 : oh good good
PM 8:30:44 under a blanket of blue : apparently their high schools don’t have music
PM 8:30:49 under a blanket of blue : so everyone here kind of starts from scratch
PM 8:31:06 6001 : hey…this year’s question is on parody
PM 8:31:20 under a blanket of blue : oh it’s over already?
PM 8:31:20 6001 : if you took the exam this year you would have scored
[after that is a bunch of geektalk typical of our conversations that i won’t bother putting up here]
ah i miss mr. gooi. he was such a kindred spirit. even when i was watching korean dramas in the music library :D he would just give me that long suffering look that said “i can’t believe a semi intelligent life-form like you is watching that kind of crap in my library” and trudge back to his office. (in my defence, it was stairway to heaven which featured kwon sang-woo who is smouldering.) the same long suffering look he gave when caroline and i did manual spell check on the notes he gave out in class and returned them to him with our hand-drawn red and green squiggly lines underneath all his mistakes. i miss him trooping round back to the back of the mep room to kope my hello panda in the middle of his own lectures. and our gossipy lunches at j8 or breakfasts in rj canteen where he’d come and bitch to me about carol so i, the good influence (HA), could encourage her to hurry up with her h3 or her compo. haha.
been invited to laurie’s and to chris’s for thanksgiving. wouldn’t it be awesome if i managed to schedule everything such that i could crash both thanksgiving dinners in one day? hahaha. not even sure if i’ll be around. i don’t particularly want to be around for thanksgiving, but i don’t really want to go off somewhere by myself.