[Life] I’m back!

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.

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Obligatory Explanation

Long story short – I went to school, signed myself up for an alternative accelerated route, then I got my ass handed to me.
pp1mt 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.

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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.
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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

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It was painful, but to stand on the shoulders of giants, you’ve got to make the climb.
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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 ๐Ÿ˜€

There’s this, too.
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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 ๐Ÿ˜€

Here’s to another great year ahead!
Cheers,*
PP1MT.

*Does not actually drink. It’s juice.

Credits to PCGAMER for TombRaider 2013 screenshots. This article does not claim ownership of content affiliated to TombRaider 2013 and should it be found in violation of any copyright rules, contact me for rectification.

6 thoughts on “[Life] I’m back!

  1. Nice to have you back! Welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry things have been such a slog for you recently – such can be the way! I hope it gets a bit easier from hereon in.

    But heeeeyyy!! What’s this book by Alex?!?! I’ll be having words with her! aha.
    As for my book, though: thank you so much for buying it! Really means the world ^^ And, also, you describing it as having a ‘mini LotR vibe’ is like a dream come true for me. An honour, indeed! BUT! More importantly, Times of Old is actually available again now, on Amazon and all the rest!

    1. No problem! School just started on a pleasant note; things are looking better already ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I’m not done with the book yet, but I’m eager to see how it’s going to shape up in the next 2 books. Good to hear that it’s up for sale again! I’ve updated the post to reflect it. And… Alex’s onto her second book now I believe – go pester her for details ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Aw well I’m glad to hear it ๐Ÿ™‚

        Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret: the next two book are far more interesting ๐Ÿ˜‰ Not to say the first book isn’t, but you know what I mean, I’m sure. Thank you for updating the post, though!

        Yes, I know she’s working on one, but I hadn’t realised she had done one before! Pester her I shall ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. It’s good to have you back ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully this semester is a little easier on you and you can breathe this time around, eh? And maybe get more sleep at night. Sleep is always good.

    Ahhh that travelling library sounds wonderful. Send it out this way, won’t you? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Books are just magical little things and I don’t think you can ever read enough of them. And cheap books? Even more magical.

    Uh oh, now look what you’ve done! Gotten me in trouble with Jenny, you have ๐Ÿ˜› Haha but thanks for the advertisement! Guess I better get my butt in gear and actually work on that book though ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Anyways, I hope this semester goes well when you get back into it. Happy new year!

    1. Thank you! Haha, the semester started already, and this fresh start is looking really pleasant, especially since my closer friends opted out of the accelerated path too. heh.

      And I saw the traveling library again today! I was rushing for class and couldn’t spare the time, but I’d take a picture next time – just so you can get to feel a bit of the magic too, maybe with a pinch of envy as well;)

      I’m sure Jenny would love to read your books! Maybe you should take this chance to fill her up on the other, newer books that you’re writing ๐Ÿ˜›

      1. Pffft, a month later and I’m fiiiiiinally responding. Jeez. How’s the semester been going, now that you’re in the thick of it? Have you had midterms? Did they go well?

        Ahhhh if you do manage to get a picture of the travelling library, I would love to see it! I will probably drool at the sight of it. Haha more like a fistful of envy–it is so cooool!

        Haha yes, I have informed her of these literary endeavours of mine ๐Ÿ˜›

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