Friday, June 06, 2008
this has been a screwed up academic year for me. I definitely won't achieve the highs of last year. firstly, my results werent tat good this year. I think in certain aspects I'm not satisfied with my results, and even feel unfairly done by. I guess though that I have to accept this and work harder in year 4, to achieve my goal. Perhaps, just perhaps, I might want to retreat into a corner and do my own stuff quietly in year 4. I do not want a repeat of this year where at times i help others at the expense of my own preparation.
(the rest has been deleted on advice that its too sensitive)
my exchange application was also rather screwed. first, i have an unpleasant encounter with someone over this. the original post was modified on advice that it was too sensitive too.
After all the application process and all, I thought it was fine and dandy, but Columbia had a nasty surprise for me. They told the deanery that they werent accepting any NUS law students this year, which is really damn screwed. And this came around end may! After a lot of talking with the deanery, I finally managed to have an option of either going to Boston for the entire year, or Boston for 1 sem and NYU for 1 sem. I am most likely going for the latter, seeing how much i wanna stay in NY, even if its for a sem. however, all these have left an unpleasant taste in my mouth. I have to resubmit my applications at this time, while everybody more or less have gotten their admissions letters already. I also already had my mind set on certain modules in Columbia that I wanted to do, and they are unique to Columbia. Although I wanted to go NY to stay initially, I think after all my research during term time, I was quite attached to Columbia. It is a little devastating not to be able to go after my expectations were raised. It is also a bit deflating in that I cant help but think that perhaps I'm not good enough for Columbia, and this perhaps tie in with my not so good year academically.
There were also quite a few problems within my CCA itself. It is sufficient to say that the troubles were a bit more than expected. My personal life was also perhaps not as stable as in year 1, though there were signs of increasing stability as time goes on.
In sum, this has been quite a bad year for me. I hope it can only get better.
And if you are still interested to know what i censored out, ask me about it.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 1:34 AM
Sunday, May 18, 2008
somehow watching cardiff city reminds me of law school. i mean, with names like Mcphail (10) and McNaughton (2) (the McNaughten Rules anybody?), its hard not to.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 12:02 AM
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
arguably, this was one of the more memorable moments of H&K... The three is all that’s good and right, For nine could thwart this evil trick, I know I’ll never see the sun, as 1.7321 When hark! What is this I see, As quietly co-waltzing by, We break free from our mortal bonds Our square root signs become unglued
I’m sure that I will always be
A lonely number like root three
Why must my three keep out of sight
Beneath the vicious square root sign,
I wish instead I were a nine
with just some quick arithmetic
Such is my reality, a sad irrationality
Another square root of a three
Together now we multiply
To form a number we prefer,
Rejoicing as an integer
With the wave of magic wands
Your love for me has been renewed
The three is all that’s good and right,
For nine could thwart this evil trick,
I know I’ll never see the sun, as 1.7321
When hark! What is this I see,
As quietly co-waltzing by,
We break free from our mortal bonds
Our square root signs become unglued
More Fuzzy Logic @ 3:53 AM
Sunday, May 04, 2008
another lame conversation...
Me: its getting damn hot nowadays.
JQ: yeah because of this thing called "global warming". the earth is heating up.
Me: no shit! u mean the earth is heating up?
JQ: yeah. big corporations are spewing out hot gases, and these hot gases are heating up the earth.
Me: are u serious? we ought to inform everybody! make a film or something and let everybody know.
JQ: yeah! we need to name it. lets call it...
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH.
i guessed thats the conversation al gore and somebody else had a few years back..
More Fuzzy Logic @ 1:39 PM
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
More Fuzzy Logic @ 10:40 PM
if u haven been reading the news this week, theres this huge squid that they caught in NZ last year, and they are defrosting it to study it before embalming it. its so huge, they call it a colossal squid!
the story is here
some how i cant help but think of the alien species in Independence Day, where they attempted to dissect it and it came to life and started killing every one in the op room.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 10:32 PM
i tot the equity paper today was actually quite tough. tough but doable. haha i dunno why pple thought that the paper was quite easy or ok. to me, the long hypos were quite tough in that they had a lot of hidden issues. the essays were just damn funny. except for qn 1, the 2 essays were those that you probably wouldn't have studied much. I couldnt do the essays today and it was sort of disconcerting. i also didnt have much time on the first essay (1/2 hr to be exact) and i really left out mentioning the tracing cases. sigh. at least i did quote the articles, so i hope thats some consolation.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 8:26 PM
Monday, April 28, 2008
just randomly, I think Lord Templeman is a hindu/buddhist/taoist and not a christian, because quite simply, he's not a church (going) man.
Ok, I'm officially going crazy with Equity. One more week to go!
And remember dudes, you can forget everything you learn in public law, but the one thing you must write in your exam, and perhaps in ALL your exam scripts is "the notion of an unfettered discretion is contrary to the rule of law. All powers have legal limits. The rule of law demands that courts be able to examine the exercise of discretionary power"
More Fuzzy Logic @ 12:01 AM
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
After seeing the COI report, I think mrbrown stated it best when commented on the mix up between the Camp Commandant and the Gurkha Unit - "I think you thought, who confirm?"
seems like the conflation of public order and national security doesn't only happen in the cases. The guards probably took a "public order" attitude (meaning they thought they were guarding some shopping centre toilet or what) to somebody of national security importance.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 12:56 AM