Archive for March, 2010

March 31, 2010

Once in a a while, a little personal information does good for a blog. This week is shaping out badly: S for chem CT, 16/28 for physics MCQ, and the prospects for celebration look about as good as the weather being at all predictable. Strange, isn’t it, that I worry more after the papers than before, and even more as more time passes since the end of the paper? Also, Achilles’s tendon still in pain, so training to take my mind to a far far away Neverland to forget about CTs is not an option.

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Comics are not just pictures

March 23, 2010

Here’s something to break the monotony of exams (or, for the lucky who are done, to celebrate). Or, if you’re that other sort, something to assist the procrastinating of last-minute studying. Inappropriate or not, I do suggest you give Mr. Winston Rowntree a go.

As comics go, Mr. Rowntree is not your typical artist. He is not Stan Lee, nor does he aspire to be. He speaks much more to the soul of human existence. If you look past the walls of text and see instead the masterĀ  storyteller with the gift of illustrative prowess, you will enjoy his work greatly. He does Nazism with humour, metaphysics, atheism, music, job dissatisfaction, apathy, drunken video game characters, award show cynicism, personality, fantastic sci-fi short stories, and incisive, personal, insight on life. Oh, and sheer ridiculous humour.

Mr. Rowntree has also done some impressive graphic novels: Sector 41 will leave you wanting more and Captain Estar goes to Heaven will haunt you for a while yet. And of course, take a look at the (not exactly children-friendly) Guide to Life.

Corporate Responsibility

March 18, 2010

Granted, a little old, but still,

And to think we though we could trust our schools.

CTWeek

March 15, 2010

More accurately: Holiday week Study break Doing lots of not-studying before CTs. Currently, the schedule goes something like Camp, Camp, CIP, Hwa Chong Cup, Short Weekend, CTs, with time wasted with blogging in between. Which makes me ponder more about the H3 lecturer’s advice about how “Common Tests don’t matter.” Although that might be a little out of context, seeing as he just wanted people to attend his lectures.

I’m writing this in the hour or two before Ultimate camp, instead of being a good boy and studying. But, hey, if I do worse for CTs, so much the better for the rest of you on the bell curve eh? Anyway, quick update is quick, and now I will be off, to abandon the blog for another week and to go back to school to not-study.

March 7, 2010

Recently, I was watching How I met Your Mother. That is to say, spending hours upon hours to watch four seasons worth of a sitcom in a week or so, which would be terribly difficult to do unless it was Really Funny. Which it was.

Of course, all good things come to an end, like the enjoyment of HIMYM. Now that I’m done with it, I’ve come to see that I was obsessing over it a little, and getting disproportionate amounts of pleasure out of it. And, at YM yesterday, it got me thinking how all things we enjoy come to an end, except God’s love which He gives us to keep enjoying. And really, God’s love and blessings are like an awesome sitcom which you revel in except you never run out of episodes. Which is a strange analogy, but hey, it works, no?