Derek

De-Tet-aCh Memoir
2001-07-22 05:47:24 (UTC)

PONG

19th July 2001 Thursday 2248hrs

Another day of schoolin begins… specially woke up early
this morning because I have a TECH lesson at 9am…so had an
early breakfast..not bad..pancakes today…. Before jetting
off to school …

My TECH422 : Instrumentation class is realli small..juz 5
students!!!! Yikes… the lecture soon start…in a small
classromm…realli like in sec sch : P… and the lecturer goes
on a crazy speed!!! I had sucha hard time tryin to jot down
notes on his “skeleton” lecture notes, as described by him…
the introductory lecture wasn’t too hard…stuff that we had
went thru b4…but this course has a focus on sensors and
their interaction with the different enviroment….so it’s
abit different from the usual computing courses we had…

The lecture was finally over..phew…my hand was so tired
from copying… a classmate of miune…this middle aged guy,
requested that the lecturer put more “flesh” into his
notes..and the lecture agreed…. Luckily he allowed us to
refer to his transparancies….. I;m the only Asian in the
class but fortunately his accent isn’t too off for me to
comprehend… if one get the Kiwi lecturer, it’ll be quite
tuff tryin to figurte out their accent…trust me…it’s an
experience tryin to decipher Kiwi’s accent….

Not much after lecture, so I went to the library where I
spent an entire hour scannin in my photo collection and
uploadin em… Not often there is an empty terminal..so I was
quite lucky…

Finally done wit the scanning….returned back to Weir House
for lunch…burgers for lunch… but they always prepare some
rice to go along…so it’s not so bad I guess…

After lunch, went back to room to have an afternoon nap…
slept till evening and it was soon rainin quite heavily
outside… dinner was easternfare…. Stewed pork wit some
kindof plastic-looking vegetables….quite tasteless…

Hadd talk wit Prem during dinner…being a film student,
she’s also very interested in the film festival…so mabee
we’ll catch a film in the festival….Dinner was rowdy but
the afterdinner acitivity was more interesting…

We met at the fooseball table and hadda few games…YL
brought her cards..and we were joined by Goh, a new student
from Msia , Mona and Willy.. I went to borrow ping pong
bats and we started playing ping pong..It was quite a
riot…. Pple at the fooseball table, pingpong, and playing
cards…all in the same room… We hadda few exciting game of
fooseball and hilarious cardgame called Indian Poker…
introduced by YL…heheh…in the end she and Shi Chao hadta
make toasts for us tomoro… : P

Some Kiwis then joined us, one of em played ping pong wit
Willy..It was quite an intereing match ..both were equally
matched but after all the smacks and attacks, Willy won by
a close margin…

We were all quite tired by then… then Goh revealed that he
is actually Ben’s new roommate!!! This guy came here juz to
check out the crowd b4 he shifts here tomoro…hehhe… realli
caught us offguard…

Back at my room, DJ told me ZeWei, the president of the
Singapore Students Association in Vic called. So I returned
his call…mainly greetings and questions… he also proposed
to have dinner on Saturday evening..so I told him I’ll
consult the gals first… well, looks like we’ll see him in
the weekend…

Henry appeared for a while the left…took my shower..and off
to sleep…