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Thanks HBO Asia

I know that this post is a week late but better late than never right?

Anyway, many months after I was invited to attend a preview screening of Game of Thrones, the lovely people at HBO Asia sent this to my doorstep.

Game of Thrones 1

A box. A faux leather box with the Game of Thrones design etched on it. I might have squealed a little when the delivery man handed me the box.


Game of Thrones 2

In the box was tiny replica of the Throne of Swords, a DVD set of the complete first season of Game of Thrones and a decree, to get ready for the second season of GoT. I’ve not gotten around to watching the DVD yet but I will, since I have time and all now.

So yes, HBO Asia is most awesome!


I Guess It’s Done

On Tuesday was the last day that I had to turn up on campus for exams. I had to present all the work I’ve done in my project in a poster format. It wasn’t a good day for me but I’m just glad it’s done. All I have to do now is to wait for my results and see if my cumulative GPA will allow me to graduate.

I’m going back to work next week but I’m glad that I have at least a week to rest, recover and relax after all that blood, sweat and tears I shed in the course of the entire programme.

It hasn’t been easy but I don’t regret it.

It’s been a good learning experience and the classmates I’ve met along the line have been wonderful and interesting.

Once I’ve graduated, I can plan for other things. Maybe another MSc, this time in Science Communication.


Realisation of the day

It’s orientation week at Republic Polytechnic and today is when all the clubs and interest groups are out in force to recruit the new students. I must say, no matter what I think about the school, they have very interesting clubs that I wish we’re around when I was in polytehnic.

It made me realise how different I am now than that teenager I was back then. If you take away the hormonal angst, I was an introvert who’d rather stay at home and watch TV than go out and explore. Of course, being tied with a tight allowance also made it hard to go out.

Anyway, back to these interest groups in this school. The teenage me would not have taken up any of the clubs or I I had no choice but to pick one, I’d find the one that required the least amount of work and must be indoors.

Now, if given a chance, I’d sign up to join the capoeira club or the adventure learning club. It seemed interesting and fun. Sarah told me that they even have an MMA club here which sounds awesome. Too bad that if I want to join any of these things now, I’m going to have to join the commercial classes for adults.

I think that the teenage me might have missed out on a lot of things but I might have turned out to be a totally different person now of she was anymore outgoing.


Frankly, just procrastinating

Right now, I’m sitting at a local Starbucks, listening to music and drinking coffee while I’m supposed to be studying. I look at the diagrams of xylem vessels and all I can think about is how relatively gross they look.

I’m only in the 3rd lecture of the first topic and exam is in a week. I should be panicking. I should be rushing to study but while a part of me is starting to panic, the rest if me is blasé about it. At least for now.


Friday Foods: Corned Beef Sandwhiches

It’s been a long while since the last Friday Foods entry. This recipe was requested by Seriously Sarah, wanting to know how I make my corned beef sandwiches, since she was interested in making some for herself.

Corned beef
Photo by joshuaheller

Corned beef sandwiches are one of my favourite foods, good for meals at any time of the day. I don’t really find this sandwich in cafes so I usually have them at home.

Ingredients

1 can of corned beef, or lamb
1 medium sized onions, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1-2 chillies, chopped finely
A handful of flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
1-2tbs oil
pepper, to taste

Open the can of corned beef and chop up the contents into smaller bits, for easy frying.

Heat the oil in the pan and add in the onions, garlic and chillies, fry until the onions are soft.

Add in the chopped corned beef and fry until it’s soft and stir the onions, garlic, and chillies through the beef. Taste and see if you’d like a little pepper.

Once you think that the beef is fully cooked through, turn off the fire and stir in the chopped parsley.

Serve in your choice of bread. I like using the sandwich maker for compact sandwiches.


Almost There

It’s April and I’m going on to the third month of my extended leave. All the classes are done. All assignments for my class have been submitted. The first draft of the project report had been sent to my supervisor and now I’m doing edits and some left over analysis. What’s left is just my report submission, a poster presentation and my exam, all within the next two to three weeks.

So basically, I’m almost done. I’m almost graduating. I’m finally almost going to finish everything so that I can move on with my life. You have no idea how long it’s been for me to get here. I just need to get everything done.

Wish me luck.