Saturday, 19 March 2011

Too many things

I don't really know what to say, other than I'm simply too busy. I drew up a timetable of my school/work/volunteer commitments so you guys kinda know what I'm up to.

"Want to have a team meeting on Friday at 12:00?" "Dear God no."

So, as you can see, I'm a busy man. A few notes on it though. The class and lecture slots are only for the three nursing subjects that I'm taking. The chemistry subject has an internet lecture and a couple of chapters each week, and the physics subject has two internet lectures and a chapter or so a week, plus a bunch of questions (questions which, for a student new to the subject, take a long time to answer). So you can see how all those free-looking slots start to fill up with crap. One other thing is that the work I do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only happens once every two weeks, so I do have time to do school stuff on those weekends.

In other school-related news, I present to you this letter, which I received on Friday:

Yolanta is one of my favourite lecturers, we call her Yoyo.

It basically says that I had the highest grade in my year last year. I was quite elated to find that I had achieved it, and also very happy with the money they're giving me.

Oh! This week I had my first session in the in2science program. I visited the grade seven class I will be with for the rest of the semester and it was pretty interesting. First off, I don't think the chemistry teacher likes me. I hypothesize that it has something to do with him being a physical education teacher and not actually a science teacher. Nevertheless, I went around to all of their little tables and was helping them with their posters they were making on the properties of solids, liquids and gases. 

It was frustrating though, because 12 year old children really have no interest in doing school work. I would sit there and ask if anyone knows any properties of gases, and get responses of silence. I then basically forced them to know what some properties were by using really simply examples like saying "what does a small amount of gas do when you put it into a open area". So I basically ran through a few different things in that manner and went to another group. When I got back to the first group they hadn't put anything on their poster, so I made sure they all knew what the properties were and went away again. About ten minutes later I return; again, no work had been done. I naturally have a calm demeanor, so it was easy not to let my annoyance physically manifest, but on the inside I was like this:

No, I do not want to know why you two are the besterest friends in the world.
Even so, it was still a great experience. I go back every week on Tuesday for the rest of the semester and I'm looking forward to it immensely. Sorry again for not being more active everyone. Semester is only seven weeks long, and I'm just about to start week four, so even if I'm not that active for the next few weeks, I will be soon thereafter.

Thanks again everyone for taking interest.

46 comments:

  1. damn looks like you are all booked up but hey it will pay out later congrats on tha 500 $ prize

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  2. That sounds frustrating with the kids, hopefully they will grow to accept you as the semester continues. Also, dang, that's a lot of work.

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  3. Congratulations on your award! You deserve it! I'm a new follower and I have to say, compliments on your ability to easily apply and assimilate your studies in in science. I'm not a very a left-brained person I have trouble in that area. I'm sorry that you have a busy schedule, but you should mind giving yourself more time rather than worrying about blogger :P

    I can also sympathize with your hectic work schedule. My friends think I do nothing because I have no extra curricular stuff and no job when I actually devote 8 hours of my time after school to practicing violin (I'm trying to get in to music school). So I get home at 2, I eat lunch. Then at 3 I do my finger exercise and warm ups for an hour. I take a ten minute break then I spend 3 hours practicing 3 octave scales, arpeggios, thirds, sixths, and octaves. I spend 2 hours on my etude/caprice. And another etude on a concerto for my recital.

    As everyone before me said, all our hard work will pay off. Good luck in your endeavors :P I have no doubt you will succeed

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  4. hahaha i loved the last pic. anyway man.. you have to be fucking strong, if u dont u will regret. i don't regret that much dropping school but i had TONS of luck

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  5. Work hard, and you will reap the fruits later

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  6. You're crazy. There's no free time left in your timetable. How can you even handle this?

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  7. Jesse I'm so proud of you. And I'm sorry all those lovely looking free slots get soaked up from having to give me attention all the time :P

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  8. ah, i know the feeling of being very busy m8. don't worry man, i believe in you!

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  9. Here's the thing about kids today; they're too smart.

    They know they can get whatever problems you want solved solved more quickly than the time you give them, so they sit around and chat. The procrastinator is actually someone who is excellent at doing high volumes of work with minimal effort in a short amount of time..or at least that's me :P

    Following; interested to see where you take this and whether you'll be successful.

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  10. congratulations! and yikes to being so busy. i'm sure you can handle it though!

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  11. Well done on getting the highest score!

    And theres plenty of free time there, stop complaining xD

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  12. keep up the good work bro!

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  13. wow congrats on the award. always makes you feel good

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  14. Too bad you're so busy. I regularly stop by to check for an update. Glad to see one today.

    Uber-congratulations on being such a nerd! Nice one Jesse.

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  15. huh, such a full time schedule. Congrats for the award, atleast some of the hard work pays off. :)

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  16. Man if I was that busy I would have too much stress :-/. You have a lot of mind power to that all that! Congrats on the award and may the future arise we good things to come :)

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  17. Congrats on the award!

    I will neever go teach kids, I know how I was when I was 12.

    I'm lucky I don't have such a full schedule.

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  18. That's just crazy, mate... relax or you'll get burnout before 30 :D

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  19. congratulations for the prize... that´s a result of your hard work

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  20. you are proof positive that hard work pays off... you have a lot on your plate, but clearly you can hang. keep it up my friend


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  21. Just read your little bio - It's funny how things work out. I myself studied mostly computer sciences then decided when the time came to do something for the environment instead.

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  22. great background on this, bro!

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  23. Wow, congrats on that money reward!

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  24. Looks like you have so many things going on. Keep it up!

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  25. Congrats, brother! Schedule looks pretty brutal but I'm sure it'll pay off in the end. I didn't know the backstory, that you had dropped out of high school. Keep it up the hard work and you can overcome all the odds.

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  26. wow, amazing, good for you! congratulations!!!!

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  27. I feel super-busy all the time as well. I want a vacation.

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  28. Grats on the scholarship, keep it up man!

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  29. Well done on your award! Keep up the good work.

    'I hated every minute of training, but I said, Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' - Muhammad Ali

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  30. Awesome job on the scholarship!!!
    Also, you're table looks just like mine.

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  31. Congratulations on your award!

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  32. Congratulations on a scholarship well deserved! just keep your head up and your nose to the grind stone, and all these days of toil will pass very quickly for you. I wish you all the best!

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  33. Good on you. I'm a medical student now, but I joined as a graduate, having done some sh*tty psych degree and then nearly thrown my life away by doing nothing for 4 years afterwards. It can be done, and it seems like everything is working in your favour so far. Followed!

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  34. this is good news, now I have another doctor buddy! your free advice better be awesome.. : )

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  35. great job on the high grade :)

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  36. Congratulations! I haven't read your blog in a couple weeks, but now I remember why I like it so much. Well deserved award, I say.

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