Friday, April 26, 2013

N stands for NTU


A stands for Alfred, Angela and Alvin  
E stands for Emperor
F stands for Fairy Tales
stands for my Genarasi
H stands for Hubby
I stands for I
J stands for Jobs
K stands for Kitchen deco
L stands for Life is good
M stands for My Man and his 1st car


N stands for Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

I'm a student of NTU not once, not twice but thrice..... 

First time was as a young adult (old teenager) whatever you call it, at the age of 19.... accepted as a student to study business and eventually chose to major in applied economics.....

浑水摸鱼 through the first and second year cos my aim was just to pass my exam and get my degree at the end of the third year... had the experience of 打包-ing a core module; information technology and had also received a result slip that stated 2Cs and 3Ds....i must have been ranked the last student in the entire business cohort for that 2 years  =P.... 

only started to buck up and studied really hard for year 3 just because i dun wanna 打包 any year 3 module and thus had to do year 4 for a 3 year course.... 又丢脸又浪费钱.... my hard work paid off and my results for year 3 were all As and Bs.... see, 我是可以读书的.... heee 


freshie orientation camp

freshie group - southpark


world peace event..... wahahahaha


Year 1 classmates

sadly, no year 2 and year 3 class photos.... probably because there wasn't any outing to begin with, camera was not the in thing and camera phone was definitely not invented yet..... omg, i sound so old... =P .... 

hung out with vivian, xinying and rachelle for most part of year 2 and 3 but dun remember taking any photos together during that time too leh.... guess camera was either too expensive, too gigantic to be carried around or digital camera was not invented yet.... omgx2, i'm really old.... =S....  

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Second time back as a NTU student was when i did my Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) in NIE at the age of 25... 

love this period much cos i was paid to study and was even paid during the hols.... wahahahaha.... 

tons of assignment to complete every week, plentiful of presentation in the form of macro-teaching but with more passion in teaching than business & economics, and having efficient, smart and selfless friends around, all the homework can be completed 事半功倍-ly... =D .... and because of this, my result was pretty good... =)....

no class photos too.... cos i was always hanging out with mab, claire, laurice and michelle....
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Third time back as a NTU student will be this August, after another 6 years, to do my Advanced diploma in Arts Education in NIE.... it's gonna be a 4 month full time course in NIE.... and the best part is.... i'm paid to study once again..... wahahahaha..... 

am so looking forward to becoming a student once again for 2 main reasons; 

(1) Mr Ang is gonna be my campus mate, just that we will be in different 'school'...he will be in school of material engineering doing his phd while i will be in school of education aka NIE....  looking forward to having lunch together in school oh.... wahahaha.... super cheap thrill.... i know.... =P ... but had never have the experience of dating in uni mah.... 

(2) My timetable is gonna be super blessed upon graduation from the course...... it's a minimum of 60% art ... means instead of marking worksheets and workbooks, i will be busy beautifying artworks for exhibitions and collating artworks for display.... and instead of drilling kids with a standardise method to answer questions, i will be encouraging them to think out of the box and complete their work with as much creativity as possible.... 


and hopefully, i dun have to be a form teacher who needs to do all the admin stuff like taking attendance, keying in student profile, collecting money, edusave form, travel form, giving out newsletter, handling parents' complains with regards to things that dosen even happen during my class.... 

i really really just wanna teach and seeing kids learning in a fun and engaged manner is what that is motivating me to go into arts education despite not having the talent nor foundation in art... =) 

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besides being part of the A to Z blog challenge, this post happens to be part 4 of my "once upon a time" series too... 

Part 3 - JC time 

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