Monday, March 26, 2007
Its ironic that i read an article in the Straits Times on Monday blues, and here i am suffering from a very bad mon. First up, i dropped my contact lens and couldnt find it. new pair somemore. Damn sian. Then the rain and subsequent jam meant that i reached sch much much later. the aircon in the classroom was down so everybody was suffocating. Moots later was really bad. First, LLT made a weird comment abt how my first sub-heading in my memorial didnt have any application (how the hell do u do application on duty when application is really about breach, which was in the 2nd heading?). This of course meant my confidence went down already. Next, I false started 3 times (not my fault; nobody was paying attention when i made my opening statement), which lead to a bundle of nerves for the first few mins, and screwed my opening. I prep 15 cases and she managed to ask me one that i didnt read. I smoked my way through and didnt really got caught, but then she said she could tell i didnt really read the case. But on hindsight, that line of reasoning in the case was rejected by me last time, so i wouldnt have used it anyway. Just peeved that I didnt really pursue that line of reasoning and then failed to read that particular case. My case theory was, in Sumy's words, "lacking a common thread", so it wasnt linked. Then, my rebuttal was on a few pts, but LLT made me go back on 1 pt, when during my opponent's submissions she demolished it rather well that i thought there was no need to address it. its really all my moots nightmare coming together at once. Sumy's words to me were "you could have done better". and i agree too, if there wasnt so many stupid demoralising events before i utter the first word. Well she did say it was still very good, but then i think it doesnt count for much. its really a fucking case of monday blues.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 7:51 PM
Monday, March 19, 2007
Dumb and Dumber.. I lost my CHR Crim Textbook.. damnmit its 80 plus bucks and i only need it for legal theory.. damn damn damn
More Fuzzy Logic @ 8:13 AM
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Now this is the dumbest thing i've done so far.. submitted my memorial, only to discover i submitted the wrong one.. resend an email to Sumy.. on the way home i decided that 1 paragraph wasnt satisfactory, so i redo that para and submit my memorial again, only to discover once again that i submitted the wrong version again... 4 emails to Sumy in 1 nite on my memorial. I tink i need to find her on mon to explain, or rather to let her laugh at my himbotic moment.. hahaz
More Fuzzy Logic @ 11:49 PM
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Today is the ides of march! and we've rewritten Julius Caesar! "we" being JQ and I, and "rewritten" being just the 2 most famous lines in that play:
"et tut, brute?
Then fall Caesar!"
New version by joel:
Caesar: What the fuck, u too Brute?
Then Hong Gan i surely die liao
Caesar: What the fuck, u too Brute?
Brutus: i'mma stick this muthafucking shank up ur roman ass, hoe!
Caesar: then i fucking die lor
Oh and yesterday is Pi day! u read it rite, its not PIE day, but PI day, the day where maths geeks celebrate pi, or what ur math teacher always say as "the ratio between the area and circumference of the circle". So why is yesterday Pi day? corz of the date! (Mar 14 or 3.14). BBC reported that there are even pple who planned to gather at the canteen to eat pie at 3.14pm yesterday.. hahah the mad buggers..
And as a final note, Shakespeare must have been a lawyer in training doing some ancient legal skills programme when he wrote this, or why else would he write "beware the ides of march"?
More Fuzzy Logic @ 6:25 PM
Thursday, March 08, 2007
The funniest moment in moots pract came when Kox, under relentless questioning by one of the judges went "with respect your honour, its common sense."
People were visibly tired at the marathon 5 hr session. Thanks to my dear tutor, who saboed me too by agreeing that i need not do the 2nd time round, and then suddenly tell me to go up on the stand again. And you noe ur arguments or structure isnt correct when she gives u those "wide" eyes of hers.. hahaz
More Fuzzy Logic @ 10:04 PM
Kakadu is actually a name of a national park in Australia. Check it out here
Bininj is actually an aboriginal term meaning "people". It stands for the aboriginal pple of Australia. Check it out here
And i learnt about it only in the latest issue of 8days, when Darren Tan said enthusiastically that he would like to go back to Darwin again, corz he shot lots of photos at Kakadu National Park. The reminders never end... they just manifest themselves in different forms.. First the Tembusu tree resort, then this.. hahaz
More Fuzzy Logic @ 12:35 AM
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
The circular logic in my case goes, that you are a volunteer and thus an employee if u are at work, but you can only be at work if you are an employee. Ooo i would love to argue that in the moots and see the judges' reactions..
And SOMEBODY is just right in front of me now, looking very deep (or lost?) in thought at criminal law. Good luck to SOMEBODY for her essay on fri =)
More Fuzzy Logic @ 5:18 PM
Monday, March 05, 2007
The NBA Slamdunk contest this year. Watch it! its insane! There's this guy who dunked and pasted a sticker on the backboard at the same time!
More Fuzzy Logic @ 9:19 AM
Thursday, March 01, 2007
"The path of true love never did run smooth"
Its amazing how pple can chat merrily to one another and then turn into silent couples all of a sudden. The complexities of relationships makes it a big blessing if u can find pple to get along with. Its much harder when you elevate a relationship into a higher level, where parties expect more from each other. Worse still, when you have to deal with the fallout from an implosion. It can get ugly. Everybody is stressed up nowadays, and it really doesnt give anybody the right though to flare up at other pple. But, it also doesnt mean that the other party is flaring up unreasonably because he's stressed. What if, it was really a sorept in the first place, and stress only exacerbates the reaction (Binny, the sensitive claimant, and defences of reasonableness comes to mind at this moment)? The old adage "one man's meat is another man's poison" can be given a twist; what appears as an innocent comment to one can be a spiked barb to another.
And, if A gets angry with B, B gets angry with A for his anger, and A gets angry with B for her reaction, and so on, when will it stop? Both should really just take 1 step back, for this is really a case of an irritating comment to one, a joke to another, thats blown out of proportion. But B is quite tired at the moment, so A will just have to wait until this blows over.
Quite why am i writing this i dunno, esp with a crim essay due tmr. But it seems apt to talk about negligent reactions when i'm writing about negligent acts.
And i probably should have gone to watch Iwo Jima by myself instead.
More Fuzzy Logic @ 5:58 PM