Wednesday, May 05, 2010

I survived NUS!! (hopefully...)

I just ended my last and final exam in NUS on Star Wars day, May the 4th (be with you). geddit? :P

It was an awesome feeling, to finally finish my time in NUS. If all goes well, that is if i don't fail any module. You'll never know what the bell curve might do to you!

Spending 4 years in NUS, especially taking a Computer Science honors degree, is seriously no joke man. Ok... 3 years, i spent a year in Stockholm, Sweden. ;) In Computer Science, the modules are heavy, theoretical and the most taxing of the lot are the programming assignments. Programming assignments are a killer because they are extremely time consuming, where you have to first take time to understand the requirements, design the system, split it into different parts, (program and debug) x 100. I've never ever ever ever fully completed a major programming project, there's always something left to fix or improve. But somehow, I kinda enjoy doing that. The want to code up a working application from scratch and see it working gives me the adrenaline to program. I guess that's why I'm in Computer Science (CS). ;)

This last semester has been the most taxing of the lot where I had to clear all my CS major modules, 4 level 4000s, & 1 level 3000. And when you have 5 CS modules to take, means you have 5 major programming assignments plus the other mini assignments along the way! And every week I was just rushing to clear 1 assignment after another, late nights after late nights in school. And that's why the Computing Building is open 24hr for students, and it's definitely fully utilized every day.

And on top of school work, I'm also working part-time with my Swedish company 3S-Comaea for the last 1.5 years since I came back. More programming work, I just can't get enough of it. ;)

So now that my exams are over, I'm going to start doing some things that I've been putting off.
- Travel (going Phuket next week, yay!)
- Blog about my trips (Beijing, Santorini, Paris, Rome, Geneva, Spain... etc)
- Jamming & Songwriting (with my band Dreamfactory!)
- Train for IPPT in June
- Catch up with friends
- Go to the beach
- Some wakeboarding
- Go for scuba diving course
- Plan & discuss future business ideas

Despite everything, it has been a great journey in NUS. Though it was really tough & depressing at times, but God and my friends around saw me through it all. If not for NUS, i wouldn't have made such great friends that I have today. If not for NUS, I wouldn't have been able to spend a year working in Sweden & enjoying a time of my life traveling around in Europe. And if not for NUS, I wouldn't have gotten to know this wonderful lady called Peiyun. I guess it all works out in the end.

So, to all my friends still in NUS, NTU, SMU, SIM and whatever university you may be in, press on and keep walking the journey. Discover your purpose, reason and passion while you're there, and it'll all work out in the end. ;)
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