Swim Overkill?

I’m supposed to be studying now. But instead I’m fighting the Zzzzz monster. Well, at least I’m still in battle… my study-mate across the table has already succumbed and fallen asleep on her psychology textbook. Ha ha. Went swimming again at Hart House today, at Huixuan’s invitation. And my, that girl can swim! I had a really good work-out today because of her…maybe too good a work-out too early in the day (hence the drowsiness). I haven’t swam so hard or so []

Yowl!

I have almost forgotten how it feels to suffer at the “hands” of a faucet that blows hot and cold and have nowhere to run. Had the experience again today…twice. Scalding hot. Then… freezing cold. I yelped and howled to no avail. Ha ha… don’t think anyone heard me, and even if they had, there probably wasn’t anything anyone could have done. …. I just checked with Wanting if she heard anything when I was taking my shower. Turns out she and []

Past 3 Days…

Friday 23 Sep: Borrowed Qiuyan’s car to buy groceries for MSSA Orientation. Hui Jun & I brilliantly locked the car keys in the car trunk. 100mins and 48bottles of mineral water (don’t ask) later, the mess was fixed. Discovery: Hui Jun would be a great person to have if I ever needed someone to bail water out of a car trunk *grin* Saturday 24 Sep: Orientation went well. But my favourite activity was at the end of the day when we had []

Thanks

I’ve been pretty stressed so far this week… bad timing. Suddenly all sorts of things colluding… parquet flooring popping up, government choosing to review my tax return. Today from the moment I woke up I was ‘fighting fire’ one after another…and it wasn’t till about 1p.m. in the afternoon that I could take a breather. My day ended much better than it began though… and I have 3 people (not counting Zibin whose short calls never fail to cheer me up as []

Chastened

It’s always humbling to discover how many syntactic and grammatical mistakes an English teacher can still find in my careless writing. Even more painful to be told that I have an ‘inefficient writing style’ when I had begun to think that efficiency and organization were my two redeeming writing virtues. Maybe I will give some serious thought to taking some of those writing courses offered by the SGS writing center. Afterall, I wouldn’t want to be a disgrace to my English subject []

Just Checking-In…

Whenever I post a nice photo with a blog entry, I’m always so reluctant to make a new entry cos I think the photo looks so nice where it is… That’s part of why it’s taken me an entire week to blog. The other part…well, I’ve been very busy, tired, and been more inclined to write in my paper diary (where I write those really personal reflections and thoughts) this past week. Feeling quite sore (physically) and tired again tonight… had a []

Idiots or Heroes of Wisdom?

Today was quite a day. I went back to school to attend the first lecture of PHL100Y (Introduction to Philosophy). Huixuan’s taking the course and Prof. Mark Kingwell is teaching it. Mark Kingwell was my first year philosophy prof back in 1998 in Scarborough Campus. And he was the most amazing instructor I ever had. He wasn’t necessarily the best instructor cos I’ve had several excellent profs in my undergrad years. But he was the most distinctive. He shaved his head back []

First Day of Term

It’s that time of the year again… the campus abuzz with chatter, laughter… students with backpacks, students on cycles, students sitting on the grass. Talking, waving, smiling. “I just had my first class today!” “Really? How was it?” “It was a seminar…” Long line-ups at the bookstore. Free pizza upcoming. After a relatively languid summer, UofT is alive again with the energy of its undergrads. I kind of miss that feeling… first day of classes again. What will the prof be like? []

Gal Pal Day

Today was a day filled with the girls in my (Toronto) life: 10a.m. Chat with Wanting 12noon Lunch with Wanting: Soba & Leftovers 1p.m. Chat with Erin & Katina @ TPS OISE/UT 2:45p.m. Drinks with Phei Yee & Bertina @ L’Espresso Bar Mercurio. 4:30p.m. Tim Hortons Iced-Cap with Wanting, Hui Jun & Hui Mei 8:15p.m. Dinner @ Goldstone with Hui Jun, Hui Mei, Hui Xuan & their Mom

A Toast to the Frosh of 2005

It’s that time of the year again! Yesterday as I entered Eaton Center I heard shouts and cheers and applause. As I looked around for the source of the din, a middle-aged man smilingly said to me ” It’s those university kids. They were here yesterday as well.” A mix of emotions welled up in me in an instant… a part of me immediately thought of my own orientation experience in fall ’98, another part of me smiled at the energy and []