Okay, it's been 3 days since classes started. I have one later, but I'll blog about that after I go for class. Right now, I've been to 3 classes. I have to say that it was all pretty interesting. Let's start with one class at a time...
Monday: Global Marketing Communications 640
The lecturer is Sandy Chong. She reminded me of someone but I can't seem to remember who... but I noticed that she kept saying 1 phrase which is "Don't laugh. It's serious." after she says something which is actually quite funny but true. Hehehe... Hard to explain but yea, it happens.
Just after the first class, I have to come up with a title for my individual essay. I kinda panicked since I know shit about businesses and economy and marketing and all that... But basically what the lect wants is something current, or original issues. Just to observe trends and effects. And I can basically almost write about anything. It's just so general.
The first idea I have is "The effects of the Da Vinci Code on Opus Dei". But Jingz said it was a controversial issue and it could be very very very boring if you're not interested in religion. So, the other option I have is something about psychology. Maybe I can find something that marketers are using for advertisements and all... Any ideas you'd think would be good? It's a 2000 word essay...
Tuesday: Buyer Behaviour and Analysis 561
The lecturer for this unit is Ian Phau. Notice his surname? He really hates it when people (especially Chinese) misspells his name. They will change it to Phua. And he's from Singapore, so basically the first thing that came to my mind was Phua Chu Kang. Hehehe... Gawd, I hope he doesn't have access to my blog... *prays hard*
Anyways, he comes from a very interesting background. Kinda reminds me of myself. Cause he ended up in business by accident. He was brought up to be a doctor. You know Chinese families... it's like when you're growing up, your parents or grandparents would point at you and say "You're going to be a doctor" and to your brother "You're going to be an engineer". People from traditional Chinese families would know what I mean.
Anyways, he did want to be a doctor. And he got accepted into medical school (in my mind, he must be pretty damn smart because of the pressure Singaporean families have on their children is ridiculous). On Monday, he went for his first class, on Wednesday, he wanted to quit. It was because he had to disect a fluffy bunny... and he couldn't do it.
He has disected frogs before and he was so good that he could cut it open and sew it back, and the frog could still jump. He revealed that he was that good because when he was young (since his grandfather had decided he was gonna be a doctor) he was given the chores of cutting fish & gutting them and cleaning them. Basically to train him to "cut up people" hehehe... And his grandfather also got someone to teach him embroidery, so that he can "sew up people" as well.
After he quit on Wednesday, he skipped school for 2 days, and on Saturday, was the celebration dinner for him that he got into medical school. And you know Chinese families, all will gather in a big restaurant and all. I couldn't believe that he had the guts to stand up in front of everyone and said "I'm quitting medical school" when everyone was just congratulating him for getting into it.
Anyways, he ended up into business and he has worked for top luxury brands like LV and Fendi. He has been all over the world and all because he decided he did not want to become a doctor even after his whole life he was trained or programmed to be one. He decided to go into teaching because that was what he wanted. Btw, he doesn't get discounts at LV. Hehehe... he made that VERY clear.
I guess I'm in Psychology because it was an accident as well. It's true... I was just gonna take A-levels and go into Pharmacy or Chemistry... But if it wasn't for my friend to come up to me and say "Hey, didn't you want to study Psychology at HELP? I'm going to be studying there too. I can send you if you want."
And the next thing I knew, I was in Psychology. And I now have a degree in it. But I have had another "accident" which has lead me to go into Marketing. Well, if my lect had 1 accident and he's worked for LV, I'm wondering if since I have 2 "accidents" I'll end up OWNING LV. Hahahaha...
It's impossible... I know...
Wait... it's not ENTIRELY impossible...
Who knows eh?
Anyways, I gotta get ready for class, shall blog about my other 2 first classes later ^^