Hello! It’s been a long, long time since I’ve came here. Hopefully, that’s about to change for the better. This place is caked with dust.
Long story short – I went to school, signed myself up for an alternative accelerated route, then I got my ass handed to me.
The entire semester was a train wreck, and by the 4th week I started to study harder than I’ve ever did in my entire academic journey. I also failed the hardest, and I was fumbling in the dark – the only thing that was clear is I had to put in more effort, so I dropped everything – including this site and my other commitments. I was only greeted by more failures. I got more and more desperate, to the point where I slept 4-5 hours a day just to finish my assignments, and any semblance of a social life had crumbled into dust.
Our results for the Semester 1 was released on Christmas Eve. Needless to say, I didn’t do very well. My family doesn’t celebrate Christmas, but I had hoped that I would have had a cause for a celebration myself.
The semester lasted from August til the first week of December 2014, so I’ve been enjoying myself for a little while now; reconnecting with friends and family, and finally having the time to sleep well. Not to mention I get to spend some quality time with my video game collection.
I dropped out of the accelerated path, and now I’m back on the normal route. Things would be a tad easier, hopefully. I still wished I did better, but it’s not like I didn’t gain anything through the experience of being outwitted left and right by some of my cohort’s top minds. At least that intense competition and mind-wrecking assignments have
I missed all of you dearly too.
This “comeback” could not have come earlier. School starts in less than a week, but with my freed up timetable, I’d be able to sustain this blog, my article writing at GamersSphere, and retain a steady grip on my sanity.
I just bummed around for most of the holiday. Doubtlessly, there’s been a dip in my writing abilities – the words don’t flow as smoothly as they used to, and I’ve started to fallback on elementary phrases and words that fail to fully articulate my thoughts.
But anyway, there was this wandering merchant in school that pulls out an entire library of second hand books for sale. The books are pre-owned, but are in fairly good quality at about a quarter of the original price. She’s also not a homeless wanderer, and neither a merchant – just some lady that’s working part-time for a 2nd hand bookstore that’s allowed to sell on school grounds.
But there’s an undeniable magic to be found in books, so much that I can’t help but dream a little. The entire experience is still rather magical, too. Since the schedule is not made known to the students, you’d never know when you’d bump into her extraordinary traveling library. It’s pretty fun to try and track her down as well 😀
There’s this, too.
On the right is Alex’s book – “A Fairytale”, whose other written works can be found here. I believe she’s working on a new book! On the left is Ilimoskus – Times of Old, the first of a trilogy coming from Jennifer K.Marsh. I haven’t gotten to the end of the book yet, but it has been giving off a mini LOTR vibe so far. Unfortunately, it’s been taken off shelves temporarily for further editing and is not available for purchase.
*EDIT: Times of Old is available for purchase here!
Do check them out, as both writers have been a source of inspiration, and I’ve always been envious of their abilities.
It’s also pretty remarkable how these books came into my possession, not to mention the emails and PMs I’ve received from many of you. It’s difficult to imagine what my life would be like if I hadn’t met you guys! These books stand as a physical memento of sorts, and I hope to add more to my collection 😀
Here’s to another great year ahead!
*Does not actually drink. It’s juice.
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