Wednesday, May 02, 2007

buenas noches girls and boys!!!

i was very productive today. i woke up early (early by my standards anyway) and went to the bookfair. huwa~ so ramai the manusia. before that i went to klcc to buy tickets to see spiderman. it was 10.30 when i got there and the line was all the way until chili's. i almost lost 50 sen in a bet with dude about the amount of people that was gonna be lining up that early in the morning. we lined up for a bit but then thought that chances are we wouldnt be able to get tickets for today anyway, so we quit and made our way to the bookfair. it was fun. i got myself a book by neil gaiman (which i've started reading even though i still havent finished the other book by him and pratchett) and another one by dean koontz, which i found out, 5 seconds ago, dude already has. ah well. she has it in paperback. i bought a hard cover version.

anyhow, the short sem started. i've been to 3 classes. i dread going to the 4th. its so boring. the lecturer just reads from the slides whilst the rest of the class look on sedately at him (or rather, at the wall, shoelaces, writings on the desks, the door, the window, u catch my drift). whats worse is that half of us dont even understand him. now, i'm usually good at understanding people's accents but his is just on a whole other level. i got an insight of this in the first class when he asked fana a question.

lecturer: sister, can you name an electronic instrument?
fana: erm, resistor?
lecturer: no sister, a component...
fana: i'm not sure sir
lecturer: you know, instrument, like the ones you used in your matriculation. didnt you use any? you know, like full matter.

so lets stop there for a bit. at this point, me and fana were already looking at each other with severely confused expressions on our faces. we searched our brains and think back to roughly around 2 years ago when we did experiments in physics lab in matric. nope, never came across an instrument called full matter. sounds biological to me. anyways, here's the rest of it.

fana: i dont think we've ever used that sir.
lecturer: you've never used? even in high school? you've never used it in the lab?
fana: erm, no
lecturer: so you've never used it to measure the foltage?

now this is the funny bit. what everyday physical quantity rhymes with foltage? by the time we all realised that what he'd been trying to say was voltmeter, and not something biological at all, well, you can just imagine the decibel level which resulted in more than 20 people laughing. which i thought was mean. you shouldnt laugh at your lecturers. its bad karma. having said that, i really wish i could've seen my expression when i was holding back the laughter. probably looked slightly psychotic.

and so, a very interesting start to the class. a bit short lived though since all of the following classes have been tedious. but i guess i'll just have to bare with it and hope that there are loads more holidays coming in the next 2 months.

last sem was, i reckon, a good one. there were a lot of records set but at the end of the sem, it seemed like i did something right after all. which i thought was weird. for example, last sem was the sem that i skipped the most classes. and last sem's finals saw me work my way through 4 papers in 4 consecutive days with a 1 day gap followed by 2 papers in 2 days. but the hectic schedule did not deter me from watching kamen rider kabuto and the prince of tennis musicals. as i sat there watching 'the man who carries out the rule of the heavens', i thought to myself, 'your luck will surely run out now mate. you cant be watching kamen rider when you have BM tomorrow and aerodynamics the day after and control systems after that and ethics on sunday. you better prepare yourself for ayah's wrath'. even my roomate who had 4 day gap did more studying than me. thank god everything worked out alright in the end. i doubt my cgpa could drop any further.

i reckon thats it for now. i should get some sleep. there's class tomorrow. or i might just save all that sleeping for tomorrow's class. the amount of input wouldve been the same compared to when i'm awake anyway, what with the full matters and the sequits (thats circuits for those of you who are acccent-challenged). adios y hasta luego.

khairun 'lucky' baharuddin