Tuesday, February 4, 2014

BZZZZ!!!

The title was meant to be the buzzing sound that bees make because I was trying to phonetically symbolize the current state I’m in, but it is surprisingly a sort of synonym to how I would Chinese-ly say that I’m very b-z! Rolling on the floor laughing

Anyway, as usual, it is at the climax of absolute no time-ness that I sit down to blog. But I guess that shouldn’t really be a problem because a blog is a document of life and life is one that is filled with joyful (yet extremely exhausting) day to day events!

It’s Chinese New Year season and being away from home can incite some homesickness. But I’ve been so busy I can hardly feel it! I do try to live as CNY-like as much as possible though! Open-mouthed smile 

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Ugly wet hair but I bought a new cardigan and deliberately saved it to wear it on CNY so I would have something new! Open-mouthed smile 

For those interested as to how a typical Tiffany spends her week (especially in current times), it goes like this.

Monday

Wake up at 9ish to head to a lecture at 10am. Sometimes, if I’m too exhausted from the weekend, I sleep in and wake up at 10.30am, then read the lecture slides to compensate for missing it. I have a class from 11am – 12pm, then another lecture from 12pm – 2pm. From 2pm – 4pm, I have a break, but I usually spend it preparing for my later class. At 4pm, I have a lecture, followed by a 5pm class. At 6pm till 9pm, I have Malaysia Night practice. And after that, I walk home, shower, do some reading or waste some time, then sleep.

Tuesday

Okay, Monday’s format is very boring so I’ll explain Tuesday in a more digestible way.

Lecture at 10-11,
Then 1-2,
and 3-4.

Usually, at 2-3, my friends and I sloth around in the Lecture Theatre for an hour because we’re too lazy to move out. After that, there’s either practice for MNight or I head back to do some work in preparation for my Friday classes.

Wednesday

One of my better days! A lecture at 11pm – 12pm and then I’m done for the day! I have Malaysian Club committee meetings from 12pm till 1pm and off I go! Wednesdays are En Leang days so we either go out for lunch or watch a movie indoors.

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Glamorously bumping into Shyh Jin along the corridors with our water filters on a Wednesday.

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*having fun*

I nap a lot on Wednesdays! After that, there’s practice at LSE for MNight. I usually aim to finish my readings for Friday by Wednesday but I usually struggle to do that.

Thursday

Thursdays are really tiring. I have a class at 9am, then a 2 hour lecture from 11am – 1pm. At about 1.30pm, I board the tube and head to the DebateMate school I teach at in Zone 4. It takes about an hour to get to the school and I’m meant to arrive 30 minutes beforehand. My class starts at 3pm and ends at 4pm. After clearing up the classroom and chatting with the other mentors and teachers though, we only start walking back to the station at 4.30pm and I reach halls at about 5.45pm.

This week though, there’s going to be a strike at the tube station and some lines will be closed. LEAVING ME STRANDED AND DOOOMED! I really have no clue how I’m going to get to my school on time based on the lack of availability of lines. Sad smile 

Will probably look through the tube map later ahahah but yeah, pretty dead!

I use the time on the tube to plan my lesson with the class or to do a little bit of reading if possible. Then at night, I’m usually rushing to finish off the work required for Friday.

Friday

FRIDAY FRIDAY GETTING DOWN ON FRIDAYYY!!

I start Friday at 9am and end by 11am. It’s Property class and Tort back-to-back so it can get pretty draining but I love how my Fridays end so early and the rest of my day is just this pool of limitless possibilities!

Last week, there was MNight practice as well and this week will have it too. Otherwise, I have lunch with Shane (if we both are free) or I eat alone and watch a movie. I spend the rest of the day trying to finish off my readings for Monday!

Saturday

I haven’t had a free Saturday ever since I flew back to the UK but it’s usually spend with a small outing with friends then some reading for the rest of the day. I try to see as much of London as I can and really try to embrace the tourist lifestyle on weekends. Smile with tongue out 

Sunday

Late mornings, more readings, and church! I love the church I’ve been going to and it’s just a few minutes away on foot from my hall! By night time on Sunday, I’m usually in this small state of panic as I rush my readings for Monday, but as long as I’m prepared for my 11am class, I’m not too fussed as I still have that 2-4pm slot to go through work for the 5pm one.

SO THAT’S MY AVERAGE WEEK, FOLKS. Throw in some work for Malaysia Club, some phonecalls every now and then, and the laundry that I have to do.. and well, you pretty much got my week summed up!

I just got assigned 3 essays so I’m getting pretty worried about the workload but I will stay resilient! Open-mouthed smile 

But I guess the great part about it is that I really do enjoy the things I get involved in so it makes everything a lot more bearable. Classes are so fun because they’re challenging and really make you want to get involved, whilst MNight is just this all-encompassing baby I ended up loving so incredibly much! DebateMate has got to be one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done and I still can’t wrap my head around how much these kids love debate and how incredibly intelligent they are! Malaysian Club is fun as well and I’m starting to understand the members of the committee better and really care for them.

Come, come, I show you one of our events! We planned a CNY dinner last week and it went really well! It got pretty stressful at some point when people showed up late due to the weather but I think when you gather a group of Malaysians around food and a camera, things won’t ever be too bad! Smile 

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Wax paper in the middle for the yee sang!

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LSE girls.. and 2 guys?

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Decked out in traditional wear! Open-mouthed smile 

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Stephanie and Tiffany! Winking smile 

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Trying to do our ‘male gangster show-off pose’.

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“Come girls let’s be ghetto, let’s be ghetto!”

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Some of my pretty friends! Open-mouthed smile 

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The committee! Open-mouthed smile 

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And the ones from International Hall! Open-mouthed smile 

The captions were all pathetic hahaha, but it’s okay, you just read about my busy weeks so you can be more forgiving of my lack of creative capacity. Smile with tongue out 

I LOVE YOU ALL, WHOEVER STILL READS. Come one, come all to claim your fluffy hugs! Have a good day/night! Open-mouthed smile

11 comments:

  1. Your writing style is very personable and friendly - I'm envious! :D

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    1. Because I write to my friends! AND FANS. >:) Hahahha, to be honest, I would love to be able to write more professionally. I feel that requires a lot more skill than this. Heh. But really, thank you. :)

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    1. LOL 'some' from IHall.. Come to think of it.. YOU DIDNT GO FOR THE DINNER, RIGHT?

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  3. Haha, i had a great time reading this! Btw, you sort of inspired me to stop bumming around and start getting some work done for my classes as well! And LSE's MNight was great! Thoroughly enjoyed it! Good job! XD

    PS: Hope we can be friends one day! You seem rly nice. :)

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    1. Haha that's wonderful to hear, I'm so glad you liked it!! :D aha and you seem nice to. If you're from LSE, strike up conversation if you see me around. :)

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    2. Yes i like to think that i am indeed nice! :D Unfortunately, i'm studying at Imperial not LSE but it's okay, close enough. I'm sure we'll meet someday. Lol

      Have a good night!

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    3. Haha I can't believe you just said "unfortunately" when it comes to Imperial! and fair enough. See you around, stranger! :)

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    4. Here's a quote that rly fits the situation: "There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met" - William Butler Yeats

      XD

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