LTA is quite amazing. They are re-aligning the traffic junction along Hougang Ave 10 outside Hougang Mall to improve the pedestrian crossing there. Recently, they constructed a ramp for wheelchair access over the current sloppy footpath. But in doing so, pedestrian like me have to walk one big round along the ramp instead of a direct path previously.
Hence I wrote feedback to LTA regarding the problem, and they call me the next day! I was quite surprised by their fast response. The person said they will look into the matter, and said that constructing a shortcut path will be too steep, thus they will see if can build a stairs there and let me know.
Haha. much better than SBS Transit who doesn’t even reply to my recent feedback -.-
In other news, finally all my mid-terms and major projects are over! =D Less stress and workload, except for the short film. However, I didn’t really do very well for the mid-terms, mostly got B…how to get a good CAP like that? But my Marketing Presentation regarding Red Bull got an A, which we are quite happy about, given our tutor’s high standards. We spent quite a bit of effort in preparing for the presentation and case analysis, and we had to wear nice formal wear on that day. We even bought Red Bull cans to give out free during our presentation! lol. I was quite nervous on that day itself, and I think my hands were trembling as I spoke. Nevertheless, my tutor wrote on the feedback that I’m quite a good presenter, and did not use any unnecessary words such as “Er/Ah”, “Basically”, “Actually” etc. I guess the PW and CCA in JC trained me well. heh.
My Film Art mid term was quite interesting, as the lecturer screened a music video of Madonna’s “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” and we were supposed to analyse its use of film techniques such as long take. On a sidenote, I quite like this subject, and I think that my lecturer quite interesting…He perspires quite a lot during lecture, possibly due to the high excitement. lol. But he’s good and the subject is interesting.
I think I quite like Wong Kar-Wai’s films especially as expressed in Chungking Express. The ideas of fate, chance encounters and coincidence is very real in the real world, especially in school. We wave and say hi to friends every day, (or poke people on Facebook) but how many of these relationships are transcendent? Most of the friendships that we make are transient, however, the memories that we have are everlasting.
Sometimes, you walk past friends whom we know previously, but you don’t even bother to say ‘Hi’, because the person is not significant enough for you to bother to do so, or because it has been so long since you interacted with the person so you wonder if he still remembers you, or you can’t remember if the person is really the same person you met an some orientation event last time. And then sometimes, some people say ‘Hi’ to you, and they are actually pretty insignificant in your lives now, and you forgot when you met this person the last time, or you confuse him/her with another person. And then it will also happen when your friends previously made in secondary school or JC are in the very same place that you are right now, whether is it the canteen or the lecture theatre, but you did not sense their presence and/or have no chance to meet them, or you can’t be bothered to open your eyes, lift up your hand and make a wave. What an irony. And it happens even more in university as we will meet a lot of acquaintances. Maybe one day I should make a short film about this.
I spent quite a lot the past two weeks, eating a few meals at restaurants, cos of friend’s birthday and also chris who came back from australia for two weeks. Grr. We went to a nice jap restaurant at Robertson Quay, called Zen, and the food is very nice. It is quite unique and different from other Jap restaurants.
Khooty’s birthday party was held at some HomeTeamNS chalet, which was quite ulu. After the food and cake, we played Polar Bear, the typical uni orientation game, although those who did not attend orientation did not know the game. hahaha.
And my cousin-in-law just gave birth to a new born baby boy!