Alright folks. Exams are officially over, not just pseudo over like it was for the past one week, but really really really over.
I had a panic attack last night, well, yesterday morning since that’s my usual bed time. (I have surrendered to fate, my bed time memang no hope of changing already.) I was of course burning the midnight oil again for my practical exam today(Monday) and as if it isn’t bad enough that I have a paper to sit for, I had to await a call from the school of dentistry to inform me if I had to sit for a VIVA exam in the next few days.
This VIVA exam is an oral examination that will be conducted in front of three scary lecturers if you have obtained a D(it doesn’t stand for Distinction) for your paper. It’s to nudge you over the passing mark. If you fail that, you will have to come back for a resit paper just before the next year starts. (Failing to pass the paper, you will have to repeat the entire year).
I’ve went through that last year and failed my viva. NEVER AGAIN.
I remember putting the phone down and crying my signature torrential amount of tears.
I went to bed with my wrists pulsing in pain in rhythm to my quickening heart. My morning call could very well be from the school of dentistry to inform me that I’ve to sit for my viva exams. I was curled up like a shrimp in my bed, shivering from fear and from the air con, tossing and turning, unable to fall asleep. The rays from the morning sun did not help.
But luckily, my morning was phone call free. By the way, I have a phone line here in Kedah with the 04 number in front of it. Once I called a classmate up and she screamed at me for giving her a heart attack. It’s that bad.
So off we sauntered to the campus after a quick lunch and a little more notes flipping(without anything else getting absorbed into our heads, obviously. Or else I would have been able to answer that stupid amalgam pin question. I hate myself.. boohoohoo). We decided to go up to the School Of Dentistry to inquire once and for all if we have been selected to sit for the Viva oral exams.
One thing about happy joyful lecturers who are perpetually joking, you just don’t know when they are telling the truth. Our playful lecturers stood at the doorway and with quivering voices, we asked, “Sir, we’re here to find out if we have to sit for Viva,”. After getting our names(we’re unpopular students, watudu.), he said with a side way cock of his head, “Passed. You passed,”
I just stared at the two lecturers and the other lecturer, sweet guy who tells weak jokes, but sweet none the less, made another weak joke to try to lighten the situation for us. I could only give a slight upwards curve of the lips before asking, “Sure I passed ar? How sure are you sir! Don’t lie! I will come crying to you okay if I fail! Don’t bluff me lah sir!!”
“Passed! I marked the paper, only three people in the class has to sit for Viva” said my lecturer indignantly.
I started waving madly at him, “Okay byebye sir byebye.” and hurried down the staircase with Lie Yuen, both our hearts racing. We feared for our results and we were minutes away from our last and final paper.
Of course I’m happy to hear my lecturers consoling me like that but I need to see it for myself, in black and white, before I can allow myself to be happy and free.
My classmates, at least those who have had phone call free mornings, have now shot back to their places of origin: Kuantan, Penang, Alor Star, Sarawak, Perak..etc. But the KL people are staying back to await the equivalent of a death sentence: Exam results. Oklah, not so bad. A rollercoaster drop at 21 degrees, maybe.
Just to be sure, we went up to confirm about the Viva with the administration staff. We’re kiasu like that.
Bad move. But at least our fragile hearts will be prepared for the worst. They have yet to call students and will do so throughout the entire day tomorrow. DIE LA DIE LA DIE!
I guess it’ll be a good four days for me to catch up with my downloaded movies, Simpsons episodes, Friends episodes, blog reading, mindless internet surfing, blog layout editing, paperback novels reading(I like to read about suffering chinese women of yesteryears.:P) and sleeping. Definitely lots and lots of sleeping. Zzz.
Here’re photos from my Penang trip that we did a day after the pseudo-last paper(Microbiology was painful) of our finals:
L-r: Nien, Lie Yuen, Brenda, Zhu Zen and Myself.
We were waiting for Poh Yee to come out. She was taking such a long time to get ready!
Lie Yuen and Brenda looking so much better after being couped up in their rooms, forehead deep in year 2 dental notes.
Zhu Zen looking so cute!
Jolene so cute! Not.. But damn long never camwhore. So bagilah chan sikit. (Why do I sound like I’m bribing a policeman..haha)
Random loving photo of Nien and Me.
I was proving to the rest that I can camwhore for anybody, not only myself. I wasn’t looking at the LCD, in fact I was like facing the side of the camera…. you catch my drift?
Hey, what can I do? The camera had more shots of me, put up only lorh.
Me and Brenda. Oklah, excuses excuses. It’s just another one of myself camwhoring. *Points at Poh Yee* It’s her fault for taking so long to get ready. And the sunlight was lovely too. <3
Poh Yee was clearly deprived of sleep.
We went to Redbox to celebrate the end of exams. Quite fun lah actually. I learnt alot of chinese words that day.*proud of myself* And everytime an English song came on, they would push the mics in Brenda’s face and my face and say, “Ang moh kooi!” and we would sing along to songs from our tween years. Heh heh. Think Spice Girls and Britney Spears.
l-r: Poh Yee, Brenda and Nien.
I have NO idea what Maxis was doing. That’s Ee Chean in the background.
l-r: Poh Yee and Lie Yuen
Brenda and the very big head.
We were served with our airplane food. Horrid food. Bleh.
Andy arrived late. He did some warm ups before attempting to serenade us with his melodious voice.
I think we were singing Hit Me Baby One More Time. Damn fun wei! I vow to sing more Britney songs. I must try try try to sing Beyonce’s Irresistable. I also…erm, want to try to sing Lady Marmalade. It’ll be such a laugh! Dahlings, let’s go cheong k when I get back ok??? hahaha.
Andy in full gear. -_-
The guys l-r: Josiah, Ee Chean, Chwan Hong, Sett, Ah Thong
Sock Nee was the star of the day. She’s got a damn chun voice! Very ngam to sing all those emo chinese songs and Lie Yuen said that if she was a record company manager, she’d offer her a contract on the spot.
See, she elicited this response from the ‘crowd’.
There was one particular song that Maxis and Ee Chean were singing very loudly too.
And then it was off to watch Transformers! I know we are slow okay. It’s not our fault we had to be couped up at home, studying our asses off(literally, I can’t feel my bum already. I’ve been sitting in a chair for many many hours a day for many many days.). Don’t we look like some form2 form3 kids out on a trip together-gether in a whole bunch?
TRANSFORMERS WAS GOOOooooooooooooooooooooD. Though I fell asleep because I only had 4 hours of sleep in two days. But only missed like 8% of the show. So it was still good. Shia Lebeouf is so cute too! He’s only 1 year older than me! I’m amazed how he can maintain his funniness throughout the entire movie.
Is it weird that I chuckled everytime the cars transformed into robots?
For lunch we had Kim Gary. This is me attempting to make a long-time-no-see face at my Cheese Baked Rice.
Thought I’d share a photo of the receding tides along Gurney Drive. When I went there last year with Chee Kiang, I clearly remember water there.
It looks so bare and dirty now. There are some land reclamation work being carried out somewhere nearby. I wonder if that’s the cause.
Chickens! I super love this soft toy shop. It’s got the cutest beanies but too bad I ain’t got the moolah to splurge on dust collectors. Nice to see, but I love my bed space more than any cute soft toy.(except the darling Cat you bought my birthday, Lie Yuen. *picks Catcat up from the floor and pats it lovingly*
I particularly loved this monkey because it has the colours of my blog! And also the name of the monkey, “Kapo” sounds like “Kepo” which is so me. 😀
A group photo with the girls before leaving Queensbay.
l-r: Brenda, Me, Lie Yuen, Poh Yee, Nien and Zhu Zen.
Like any other shopping trips I’ve chronicled, how can I possible exclude my spoils:
Slinky tube dress. I wish I got a clearer picture and am now too lazy to get a clearer one. But for Rm65.90 it fits ANY body type. I wore it and I loved it. Lie Yuen wore it and she loved it. It fits anyone!
When I went in to the shop(it’s in Gurney Plaza) I was amazed by the rows and rows of slinky dresses(the type that you’ll need to wear with leggings but some can be without) for Rm35-Rm65. It was like heaven for me! I was like a child let loose in a candystore! I couldn’t stop fingering fabrics, tugging to test the elasticity(T_T that’s how people like me choose clothes.. T_T), oohing and aahing at the prints and the designs… I’M GOING BACK TO THE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY!!! Yes, I’m going to Penang again on Wednesday. Sungai Petani so sien lah.
A polka dot skirt for class.
White shoes from Central Square in Sungai Petani. There’s a new shoe shop that’s quite nice. Not like any of you who reads this blog will care or will visit Sungai Petani. 🙁
And now presenting the torment of my exam season: The damn green bugs.
I’m not kidding okay. These are all the bugs collected from ONE night on the porch. Like a mountain okay. Damn scary.
That’s the broom behind it.
Good things spiderwebs exist. And see how big that spider is? I bet its having a feast with the bugs season.
I know my house is gross. We’re shifting out when year 3 starts! This house is beyond salvage!
I shall now climb into bed.
I realise I’m very angsty in my previous posts and especially the comments. Hehehe.
Surprisingly, I’ve received two flamers in the span of over half a year. I think lah. Not sure. But I definitely don’t get flamers often.
I told myself that I would be strong and will handle any shit thrown my way. I managed! 😀 I’m so proud of myself!
I guess I really shouldn’t blog just before my period comes. I become overly angry. Sigh. But stupidness pisses me off. So, maybe it’s not PMS.
9 thoughts on “Exams Are REALLY Over”
woo hoo!!! long live corny pop hits from the has-been 90’s that make for great karaoke sessions!! i tell you, we never thought that britney would prove to be so useful. omg spice girls are damn fun to sing along too! especially “stop” coz got dance moves and all 😛
my absolute fave karaoke song to sing (if i got kaki to layan me. or else i’d die of embarassment) is queen’s “bohemian rhapsody”! can die laughing wei..
i wanna start wearing dresses but gosh, so hard to find a nice suitable one that doesnt make me look like i’m gonna attend a wedding. and some are so expensive la. any suggestions?
i watched transformers twice. and i wanna watch it again 😀
jo: hahahah yeah man STOP is damn fun to sing along too. Did you S Club 7 is just as good?:P 😛 …
ah…….we all got our little karaoke secrets;)
can wear simple summer dresses to begin..:) but i agree, not ever occasion calls for a dress.
yes, that and Simpsons!
Jolene!! Please continue updates on good buys in SP and Penang. As u may remember me – I do visit SP quite often. :p Your notes on cheap nice white shoes in Central Square and PG are good tips for me. Hehe. I had to purchase a last minute dress in SP last weekend, no idea where else to go to except for this boutique Vivian somewhere near the main road. I like peng leng cheng stuff once in a while 😉 So keep on writing on good buys ok!
jo: hey yeah! i remember:D hehehe alright alright. but now i won’t be back there till i start my third year:D
Yer I hate u la.. your blog always make me miss m’sia so much that even penang can pawn adelaide gao gao!
jo: wah adelaide so cham one ar?:(
well, it’s your blog. and if ppl don’t like it, they should know better than to read.. but if they feel that there’s been a gross injustice being done, then maybe they should put it through in a nicer way..
my chicken beanie is getting.. so…. worn 🙁 I think the material’s getting all munted up.. haih..
oh.. a bit late, but been busy and not been reading blogs(but harry potter.. hehehe).. fyi, books here are being sold at ard NZ$32.. think that’s the average price. One bookshop’s giving out owl plushies..
jo: hehehe it’s okay, after blogging for so many years, assholes are inevitable.
yeah the material gets flat easily.;\
transformer isnt even showing in UK yet!
jo: you poor poor thing!
Correct me if I’m wrong, but is Beyonce’s song supposed to be Irreplacable instead of Irresistible? I know the Corrs sang a song called Irresistible.
jo: malunya….*hides face in hands*
Ah. Orang Cina and karaoke can’t be parted 😛
jo: that’s if they choose to sing the emo songs la;)