Sunday, November 17, 2002

Oooh, exams are coming. STRESS. The usual suspects again, Accounting and
Statistics. Sigh. Boy did we have ALOT of distractions be4 the exams actually
set in. Projects, timetable bidding etc. Phew i'm so glad the most of it is
behind us now.
Bidding timetables are a chore as usual. Especially if you're in Block B. Coz
this time SMU's cohort was larger than usual so they split the whole cohort
into Block A and B, where Block A people are preassigned different courses from
people in Block B (eg. me) so that our timetables do not clash and over-stress
the teachers haha. Block A people seem to be less Kiasu as i can tell. SMU has
a bidding system for our timetables (business skool will be business skool i
guess). We are given 100 e-dollars a term, and we have to allocate our dollars
to bid for the courses and time slots we want, and whatever you have left at
the end of bidding rolls-over to the next term. Meaning the bidding only gets
hotter and hotter. It gets ESPECIALLY hot for Block B people coz for some
reason they all have red-hot pokers shoved up their asses.
Block A people tend to bid fairly conservatively and that way the market
structure is preserved, but we have Block B nutcases who bid EXTREMELY high and
spoil the market. For a course that would normally require say 25 max to get,
some nutcase would want to GUARANTEE he or she gets in and bid something like
35, and someone else would see that the highest bid was 35 and she'd try to
follow suit in case he or she gets shut out of the course....
But this time i have smartened up, and kept my ears open to the hot courses and
time slots, so i PURPOSELY pick the courses with less popularity yet have the
decent teachers and stored up some of my e-dollars for next term. :)
Ah i missed my bed and bolster here at home SO much for the past 2 weeks while
i was stuck in hostel trying to finish my damn projects. My friends say i have
too many dates coz i have dates with my bed all the time(and laundry too) and i
whisper sweet nothings to my bolster(and pillow in hostel if my bolster's not
available for the night). Ahh..... my bolster......

Dr@n|xX at 12:58 AM