Saturday, June 11, 2005

I need a break

This may be the last post until next month as exam starts on Wednesday.

While reading last week's issue of the fortnighly RMC newsletter, The Voice, a section called "Tell it like it is RMC" caught my attention. Here, a resident complained:


Okay, I must say I see where this is coming from and I understand that person's feeling. But I personally feel this is a bit too much. Before yelling aloud, why don't you put yourself in another person's shoes first? Use your brain. The person has this stomach ache and needs to shit. You seriously expect him to wait until you have had your own damn sweet moment inside the shower stall? That's ridiculous. When you gotta go, you gotta go, you know?

That person who complained spoke as though the people around were being inconsiderate by shitting when he/she was in the shower. But who are being inconsiderate and unfeeling here? Considerateness has to be in both ways. Just accept this as part and parcel of livng in a college with communal bathrooms. Otherwise go stay at that suckass DLC instead.

A different situation, perhaps, but this reminds me of the time when I stayed in an apartment. Extended from the balcony of our unit are the drying lines. The balconies are all on top of each other and the units above us also have their drying lines extended from their balconies. My housemates always got mad and agitated when the wet laundry from above dripped down to their laundry. Sometimes they went to the extend of reprimanding the people staying above. I personally feel that they were a little overeacting. I mean come on, we are living in an apartment and just accept this harsh fact. Also accept the fact that wet laundry drips no matter what if you hand wash.

Don't forget that considerateness has to be in both ways.

disclaimer: The post is not meant to insult any person in any way. It is purely what I feel about the situation.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Still alive

Wow, it's been 3 months. The end of the first semester is near, and that also means the final exams are looming. RMC End of Semester Formal Dinner will be held later at 6.00p.m, an event to conclude this sem. My experience in RMC so far has been wonderful, and the residents here are truly amazing. This is where you can find a Japanese speaking like a Malaysian, tagging the natural lah as he speaks. Oh, not to forget an Australian who swears in Cantonese. Having stayed here for three months now, I must say this college isn't that peaceful as it seemed to be at first. Hehehe! Naturally, you will there about all the stuff that's happening at the background, the underbelly so to speak. If you mix with the correct people, you hear stories. But there are also a handful that unfold just right in front of you. Life is really like a watered-down version of The OC. Although the sea seems calm at the surface, there is no telling whether it is also calm underneath. Great undercurrent might be at work, ya know! But in the end, that's wut that makes life so interesting. Won't u get sick if life is all saccharine sweet?

A number of my friends will be leaving RMC next semester. This is a bit sad because our friendship is still quite raw andI really don't know if it can grow deeper if the future. Hope can still meet up with them.

Many things have happened since my last post. I am just too lazy to recollect everything. But you can find some pictures taken during RMC International Dinner Night and so on in my flickr account.

I have been eating instant noodles a lot in this three months. So, I feel I have the authority to announce that the Greatest Ever Instant Noodle goes to the Nissin range! Noodles are judged based on their afordabilty, texture, quality and oomph! A must-try flavour is laksa. Beats the stupid Maggi asam laksa in Malaysia anytime.

Allright, it's almost time. Need to get ready. I will upload the pictures taken tonight later. Ciaoz.