Monday, June 18, 2007

It's My Choice - Let me see the Light

Think I am going to choose Photonics :) This was my third choice in the blog entry. Somehow, I feel at ease after this decision has been made, this is great, I need not fret about where I should rightfully belong to. Just do it, go there! Half of Photonics modules are closely related to mircoelectronics, and the plus point is that, photonics do not need to study Advanced Analog Circuits(it is very fatal to my gpa)! Yippee! It is quite risky to take Photonics with a semicond grade of D+, but I hope I can do better in future papers with hard work and perseverence.

There should be about three tutorial groups of people choosing Photonics, quite little, nevertheless hope not all of them are scholars. Final year students will get to study laser engineering, Flat panel display, Fibre Optics Communications, Semicond Phys & Optoelectronics.

Talking about Fibre Optics, it reminds me of my sec 3 phy teacher, he said he used to melt the ends of two fibre optics to join them together in experiments. And guess what, I saw him today at bus stop. Well, this is not the first time i've seen him around. About 5th or 6th time. He couldn't recognise me (but no, he actually finds me familiar looking cos I caught him looking at me) so i also do not bother to talk to him. Haha, I sound like an ingrate. Anyway he was from a poor family but was thankful that his parents saw the importance of education and managed to give him an education as high as possible. He has always a book in his bag and sometimes he would read on his bus journey. (ya i also observe what he does on journeys)

Here are my past preference of specialisations.:

1. Microelectronics

Pro: Gd prospects and sounds more interesting than the rest
Con: Many scholars are going there which means, I'll sink to the bottom of the cohort :(

2. Electronics or Electronics (IC design)
Pro: Gd prospects
Con: Same as for microelectronics. IC design is very hard I think.

3. Photonics
Pro: Sounds quite interesting too
Con: Should be quite tough

4. Power Enginnering
Pro: It seems easier than Electronics
Con: Boring, not v promising prospects, and need to handle machines.

5. Biomedical electronics
Pro: Interesting, gd prospects as Spore advancing in bio-med areas
Con: Compared to real Biomedical engineers, they have an edge over us. Hard to study.

6. Communications Engineering
Pro: Belongs to infocomm option thus has many locals and more girls, I guess?
Con: No interest in things like Cellular Communication System

7. Digital Media Processing
Pro: Same as Communications Engineering
Con: No interest, study things like Audio Signal Processing, yucks, I hate signals.

8. Intelligent System Engineering
Pro: None, this does not belong to Infocomm option
Con: Guys-dominated specialisation, Robotics & Automation

9. Information & Communications Technology
Pro: None
Con: Many...very erxin area..Web Application Design

10. Computer Engineering
Con: Many..very erxin..Object Oriented Software Engineering Design

Friday, June 08, 2007

Sem 4 - resu|ts

Resu|ts have been out since 12 midnight! I didn't know. If I had known that, I would check it then. My mother even suggested that I check at midnight, then I said, admin ppl don't work at night so results should be out only during office hours. I was wrong la.

Nevermind, I still saw them this morning. Scared like hell. My palms turned sweaty. Honestly, exam resu|ts are even scarier than lizards, they make my heart beat faster. Though my cgpa dipped by alot, am relieved that I didn't fail anal0g. If not, there would be some 3rd year modules which I cannot take as they have anal0g as pre-requisites. Delay in reading the modules would cause serious complications then jialat. Anyway, all 5 cores suck.






Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Today's presentation has fatigued me, although it was supposed to be a less than 3 minutes one, there was alot to prepare, the datas and graphs. My project does not require me to connect circuit boards but my legs feel 'suan' and I hardly walked around or stand. Bum was stucked to the office chair throughout (the chair is mre comfy than the one i am sitting on right now at home) except trips to canteen and washroom. You might think, chey, so easy, but the stuff I am working on is so damn dry. I was the 1st one to present. My heart really went thump, thump, thump! I was so nervous and kept stuttering. Gosh, first one to present really stressed me out. Btw, I didn't volunteer to go first, I happened to sit near the prof and he said, you go first. What can I say? The good thing is that my nervousness and anxiety stopped earlier than others. Btw, my last presentation was about 6 mths ago. Ha!

Be Strong, Geum Soon!

Hey hey, I always cry when I watch that, why? I cant understand why my tears trickle down so easily. So malu. Even its other TV series, I would cry at any slightest touching conversation. Anyway, I really like the fat aunt Shunzi cos she's unique, although she's fat, fierce and loves to complain about Huicheng being at her place, she still cares alot for Jinshun. Paper tiger, fierce at mouth, soft at heart. Another character whom I like is Jinshun's second brother-in-law, he is so concerned towards Jinshun, which I had initially thought the bro-in-law might be interested in her since he always restricted her to go on dates with other guys. Abit misleading but no, its really brotherly love, so sweet. Enzhu is not bad afterall, at least she didn't curse her stepmom when she was at the brink of death. Instead, she showed support for her whole family. This heart-warming part of Enzhu really surprises me. Contrary, I dislike Zaixi because he's so full of himself.

Exam results gonna be put on this coming Friday, scary sia. My report is due on Thurs, haiz, the thought of it makes me feel so sian.