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My body runs on grace

Posted on: October 28, 2009

My body runs on grace now. And caffeine as well.

Week 11 is a happening week. The project deadline on Separations is
crowding in, and we’re meeting despite mid-terms preparations for next
week. My own progress has been particularly slow, and my state of mind
is getting more and more blurred by the day. I hope I didn’t weigh down
the group too much. Thank God for their understanding and patience.

RH bazaar, aka my Aux of the Year falls within this week. It’s my
favorite aux because a bazaar is interesting to be at in the first
place. This year however, OSA has banned the selling of food that is
cooked on-spot (think fire hazards and all that), so there were people
complaining that they had no food to eat when their stomachs were
growling for lunch. I split my 8 hours into 3 days. 2 hours on Monday,
3 on Tuesday and 3 on Wednesday.

The three hours yesterday was quite well-spent. I was there as early as
9 am and most of the vendors were not even there yet. Hence, there were
many empty tables and chairs, so I pulled out my notes and started
mugging. Obviously, I didn’t manage to stay focused for long, but at
least I covered a bit of my notes, which was better than nothing. The
rest of the time was spent moaning to Jiun Tat (my junior) about how
troublesome projects are and how they get into the way of studying, and
how lucky he is to be able to escape projects after the revision of
syllabus for his coming semester. There was this stall selling laptop
skins and keyboard protectors with very interesting designs nearby, so
I talked to some juniors about that too, and poked around the Biz Comm
stall to see what they were selling. I wish I didn’t have such a short
attention span!

Since I mentioned caffeine earlier, it is interesting how I managed to
survive these days. I took a long afternoon nap on Sunday (around 5
hours because I hardly slept the night before), and after that I didn’t
sleep till Monday night. I think I spent 5 hours sleeping on Monday
night, another 5 today, and I feel strangely alert to stay up tonight
as well. Thank God for his grace for my alertness despite so little
sleep! Usually I must sleep around 8 hours a day in order to function
properly. I haven’t been overdosing on caffeine too… maybe just 1.5
cups a day? LOL. And somehow my body doesn’t seem to need supper any
more. I hope this doesn’t mean I’ll lose weight again.

There’s a performance on Thursday night, meaning my night is gone. My
group had finally managed to have a satisfactory practice though. It
had been fun practicing with Jia Shen, Jerold, Shanqi and Chuanbo. I
doubt that I’ll have the chance to play with them again after this. Or
play in any other cultural performance for the academic year for this
matter. My industrial attachment is really going to take away all the
time I have available for practices in hall. Fortunately I would still
be able to contribute in Phoenix Times. I like writing for Phoenix, but
now I realize that there’s so many good writers in RH that I feel I
have so much more to learn from them!

The seconds tick by, and the night goes on. Back to my notes I go.

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2 Responses to "My body runs on grace"

Ur English is very good dear 🙂

🙂 thanks! But my writing style has lots of room for improvement yet.

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