Sunday, July 30, 2006
Anyways, I'm taking 4 units this sem:
- Global Marketing Communications 640
- Buyer Behaviour and Analysis 561
- Marketing Intelligence and Research 562
- International Marketing 615
Does anyone know what those units mean? If you do, please help this person who has never taken any marketing or business related subject EVER... I'm so dead (x_X)
Oh yea, I think I might be able to get exempted from Marketing Intelligence and Research cause it's somewhat like Research Methods. I can save 2200AUD if I can get exemption not to meantion a lighter study load next sem. But should I? Cause I wasn't THAT good with research... Should I just take the unit to like "refresh" my memory?
I feel so so so stressed right now...
I know I'll get through this. Hopefully can get some sleep tonight. On a lighter note, here's how my student ID looks like. I really liked the way it turned out ^^
Friday, July 28, 2006
By the way, these were taken last year during Summer. So it's all nice and sunny. It's winter now so it's cold and gloomy... sighz... But, here's some scenes of Curtin...
This is where I used to walk to and fro everyday to get to campus. See those buildings at the far end? That's where the on campus accomodations are. But I'm staying at a different place now...
This is the top view of Atkinson Forum. People love to sit here during the Summer to study or just relax. I used to find a nice spot here and just sit down and read. I guess that's one thing you can't do in Malaysia's universities.
The following are just some random stuff...
Sighz... I miss you...
I'm like addicted to this cause I just love cheese!
This is what I usually make... It provides me with enough energy to survive... And it's easy to make =)
Thursday, July 27, 2006
So, I'm ready to start the new sem. Hopefully I won't cave in... Hehehe... Then again, according to Jingz, I'm like a cockroach (no, not scary & disgusting!!! Well, maybe a little scary). Yes, I'm like a cockroach because you just can't seem to kill those little buggers no matter how hard you try. They will SURVIVE!!!
So, I also will SURVIVE!!!
Of course, there will be times where I feel like dying and giving up, I will somehow make it through and SURVIVE!!! Hehehe...
Anyways, this is a short post. Need to sleep. Got a fever and I'm gonna wake up early tomorrow to settle my laundry. And I've got dinner with a few friends as well since one of them is going to leave Perth for good. Dang, I wish it was me leaving...
Haha... The sem hasn't even started and I wanna leave. See how much hell I'm in?
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Do you know what's the irony in Curtin's servers?
Curtin's full or official name is Curtin University of TECHNOLOGY.
But with the number of problems that they have had with their servers tell me that they're no where NEAR to fixing the current problem.
I went to my housing office today and complained again. I guess they were really sick with me going to them and telling them the internet is not working. Apparently, my flat isn't the only one without the internet. It's like random flats are without it. I'm at Flat 2 but Flat 8 which is just a block away has internet. The office has access but Flat 33 which is above the office doesn't have access. It's ridiculous right?
I mean, how can it be that they have taken 5 days (well, 4 since they don't work on Sundays) to fix the problem??? That's REALLY long!!! Last year, they would only take a maximum of 2 days. But now... Curtin, you need new IT people. The current ones really suck suck suck to the maximum!!!
I wouldn't be this pissed off if I can get my own internet. But a phoneline here on campus costs 200AUD. It's ridiculous right? And on top of that, I'll have to pay about 30AUD a month just for the line. I have not even included the internet charges. A broadband limited 10GB bandwidth would cost about 30AUD. So all together 60AUD a month. That's RM180 la wei!!! Streamyx so sucky also cost RM77 for UNLIMITED!!!
Really, I think I can use about 2-3 GBs a day. But ofcourse it won't reach that much if I don't download. But... got UNRESTRICTED access where will won't download la!!! Very geram already. Been complaining about this to my Baby (thanks for listening ^^) non-stop. Cause I wanna online and chat with her. I want to go on MSN, Friendster, emails...
I know, I'm an addict.
I'm not ashamed of it.
Sighz, at least I can pack up my laptop and go over to the library to online...
And another piece of good news is that the error in the system regarding my enrolment has been fixed. So I can finally use my ID to go online and access the labs. Not to mention sign up for tutorials and what not. It finally feels that I am moving forward. The past few days (well, actually since I came here) has been like dead to me. I have no purpose or anything... and not to mention thanks to the stupid connection I felt like dying...
But now, everything's looking better. If only the connection can be fixed by tonight... Well, I'm wishing for that everyday. Hahaha...
Monday, July 24, 2006
Let's start with last Thursday. I went out for dinner at about 6.30pm and came back around 8.00pm. The internet was down. I couldn't even access Curtin's websites which were in the local servers which meant I couldn't get onto WASTE network as well. Well, nevermind, I know these things happen.
But it's Monday now and the internet is still NOT FIXED!!!
Sighz, I applied for a course change last Monday. I just recieved my new offer letter today. So I went and filled in the acceptance form and waited. And guess what... the same problem last year came up again. The International Office told me that there's no record of my Bachelor Degree in Curtin. WTF!!?!?!?!?!
I'm so fucking sick of this Curtin. Their servers suck to the max!!! It's ridiculous!!! Luckily I settled the problem last year, so they have records of my old emails and results in my file. There it was, my results stating I GRADUATED on the 12th January 2006. And yet, the computer screen of my "current" records stated "WITHDRAWN". Damn sucks man...
Nevermind, I got that settled, so I went off happily to enrol. Cause I've already arranged my timetable and all I had to do was fill in a form.
Stupid stupid Curtin servers won't let me enrol cause according to their system, I didn't complete my Bachelor. Damn it!!! Do I have to get my original cert MAILED here?!?!?! Then there was a fuss again, the girl had to make several calls and all...
And in the end, she came up to me and said: "There's a problem with the server so we can't enrol you right now. We'll contact you when it's fixed". WTF?!?!?! And she didn't know when it would be fixed. I'm so doomed...
Well, that was my day. Well, at least something good happened: I got to chat with my Baby on MSN again =) Even though it's only for a few hours, it's better than not being able to chat at all.
Oh yea, I went on Ebay and got myself a printer since mine died. Won the new one in an auction for 10.50 AUD. Including the postage, it's 40.50AUD. I think that's reasonable since Australia has discontinued the budget line of printers. I still have like 2 boxes of the ink...
Anyways, I promised to upload some pictures of Curtin... but dunno why Blogger can't upload... maybe cause I'm using the library's connection. I promise to do it when I can ok?
Oh yea, Jen, sorry bout what happened to your phone. Just get a 2nd hand one for a few months la... I'll try to find something on Ebay for you...
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
I've decided to change my course from Masters of Marketing to a Postgrad Diploma in Marketing. I got a little freaked out when I saw the units for the Masters. Since I have no basics in marketing, I think I'd better take something on a lower level. Now I'm just waiting for them to issue me a new letter of offer. Hopefully everything will be done by Friday.
I've already arranged my timetable, so everything should be fine as long as I enrol into my units by next week. Other than that, everything's fine I guess.
Anyways, if you guys are curious about my flat, here's what I saw when I first came:
What a great first impression eh? Btw, my reaction when I first walked in is: "Oh f*ck"
This is like my worst nightmare... HOW TO LIVE LIKE THIS?!?!?!
Oh yea, sorry if the pictures are so small. I have use blogger to upload my photos instead of Photobucket because my uni connection has blocked it. So basically until I get my unrestricted internet, I can't give you guys better pictures.
But rest assured, more pictures will come soon... I'm just too bored.
If you guys are interested, I can post up some photos of Curtin campus... let me know in the tag board ok?
Saturday, July 15, 2006
I arrived in Perth at about 3.10pm. Was out of the airport by 4.20pm and reached my accomodation at almost 5.00pm. Got a briefing from the housing Residential Assistants (RA) and was in my room at about 5.45pm.
Made a few calls, to my parents, my Baby and a few friends to let them know I'm in Perth and safe. Then called Sam (the one in Perth, not Penang-currently in Johore) and she came to pick me up for dinner.
Met up with Hui Lin for dinner as well. Went to a Japanese restaurant called Senoki at Victoria Park. I had Chicken Katsu Don. The portions were HUGE!!! I didn't finish about half the bowl of rice... But I did finish the chicken. Was really stuffed.
After that we went to Hui Lin's house for a while. Saw Jacky Teo and his girlfriend Yoshiko. Chatted a while then left at 10pm. Went to my friend's house to collect my stuff that I had left in Perth last year. OMG, I didn't know I had THAT much stuff!!!
Anyways, after putting everything into Sam's car, she drove me back to my flat. And since her car can't go into the housing compounds, I had to use a trolley to carry the stuff back to my flat. Imagine, a skinny person like me, pushing a trolley that's alot heavier than me up and down a HILL, at 12 midnight.
So scared that I would wake people up. Then there was a group of people who came out of their flat while I was trying my best not to let the trolley go out of control while it was going down hill. I think they laughed... I'm sure I heard them laugh. Or at least giggled... won't you??
Anyways, good news is that I can have UNRESTRICTED internet access when I pay for it *dances the Happy Dance* It should be available next week. Keeping my fingers crossed... Now the problem is whether I should get the 10gb or 20gb plan... Hmm...
I'm missing my Baby like hell...
Friday, July 14, 2006
I have to be at KLIA at 7.00am.
My emotions are currently stable.
Still doing some last minute packing.
I think I'll survive.
By the way, hopefully my on campus accomodation won't block Blogger. Then I can still blog =) Will have to control myself from playing too much online games though... But that shouldn't be a problem since I have alot of mini games.
Oh well... wish me luck.
Will update as soon as I can.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
We went to Genting on the 8th of July. Yeap, I managed to meet my Baby before I leave for the hellhole in 2 days.
For those who are wondering about how's my packing, stop asking. It's as if you guys are more anxious to go back than me. I'm trying my best to block out the depression and you people have to go ahead and remind. I know you're trying to show you care. But if you really cared about me, you would know how much it bothers me and so you'll just keep your damn mouth shut.
Anyways, on a happier note, here's the pictures from our trip...
They were having a World Cup Carnivale of some sort. The music was good ^^. And it was free entry. Germany was playing against Portugal at 3 am.
No, Allie's not fat. Just horizontally challenged =P
They had games in the Arena of Stars. But you needed to be a Genting Worldcard member to participate.
The first game:
Second game (this is really interesting and fun ^^):
They were repeating the 2 games... so...
Then there were CHEERLEADERS!!!
And a short sneak peak at the Mysteria show. Just the dances, no magic was shown.
More and more people came into the Arena of Stars when it was nearing to 3am.
Do you know how to make sure no one sits near you?
Like this lor:
Although we waited till 3 am, we left after the 1st half. This is cause stupid people were smoking in the Arena where smoking wasn't allowed. It got really hard to breathe...
Look what we found the next day:
Don't worry, they're fake.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Anyways, here are some great videos from Youtube.com that has cheered me up =)
The Japanese's mind never fails to amuse me ^^
My personal favourite is the 2nd video where the 'alien' comes out from the floor. I guess you can really tell who is really brave in these kind of situations. Psst, looking macho doesn't mean you aren't afraid of green aliens popping out of the floor (no matter how silly it may sound).
And I've been reading alot of blogs lately, nothing really captured my eye except for this. It's a really great explanation to why there are 45 minute halves in a 90 minute soccer game.
Okay, if you're wondering about the list, here's the latest update: