Matriculation ; SMU
Officially a SMUgger!
study. mug. study. mug. study. mug. study. mug. study. mug.
we're all smuggers, somehow or rather
Uni hasn't even OFFICIALLY started and all of us are already getting so stressed! Actually I wasn't at all but seeing friends around me stress, I stress subconsciously too. Let me tell you why. We have something called BOSS bidding, which also means bidding for your mods to take in each semester. It was a total pain rahhh! I don't see the logic in it at all, when in the end, all students will have to complete all mods for the degree they are persuing. What do we have to do for bidding? Woah ALOT! With afew computer screens on at the same time, it's like watching the stock market and deciding on how much you wanna place your bids at for on what. All the research on the profs (and you get conflicting info from diff seniors you ask) looking at their resume & faces - I felt as if I was doing some fengshui face reading!, deciding on bid prices based on last year's (but then again, how accurate it is when this year you have different cohort!), which class timing and day (literally crafting & personalising your timetable) and the last of all nightmares, trying to sync mods with friends... the more friends, the more conflicting timetables. It was literally a nightmare. And, hello. Know what? This sem I'm pre-assigned 4mods (mixed feelings) so actually I only need to bid 0.5mods more and I'm already feeling the heat. Probably cause I've been helping the rest with theirs too la, but still! Can you imagine! & 4 more years to go :(
A funny video circulating around expressing our thoughts on BOSS Bidding. Just watch and take it with a pinch of salt, don't think too much!
A little like gambling I feel, cause there's absolutely no certainly at all - you don't know what others in the cohort has bid for, so for me, I'll just chill! Live it up to fate, if the class is meant for me, it is.. if not, it just means god has a better plan for me.
Anyhoos, I can't wait for the rest of Freshmen Experience. Things like VIVACE (pronounced as VEE-VAH-CHEY), Freshmen Bash etc. An entirely new experience as I step foot into SMU.
Classes wise, most of my mods are pre-assigned this sem, so I can't fly bid w my friends. Kinda alone :( Hope I meet awesome classmates & group mates. Things will NEVER be the same as before like in Poly, no matter what. But, I'm determined to make it a smooth transition for my own sake.
Here’s to a completely new semester beginning in two and a half weeks!