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To be honest there is nothing much about me worth knowing. I live in an island, enjoys being a photographer at times and dance like no one else business. Thats all. I can't think what to write for now so it just stays like this. Welcome to the little life of mine and lets try not to get utterly bored, shall we?

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Reminder for self
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 7/30/2014 11:43:00 PM

19th Century Literature
Required Readings:

George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss (Oxford)--sounds awfully thick and boring

Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South (Norton) ---sounds equally awful, thick, not so sure about boring but tittle is dubious.

Stephen Greenblatt et al., The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume E: The Victorian Era (9th edition) --hope it's interesting...

H. Rider Haggard, She (Oxford) --heard before but small consolation.

20th Century Literature
Required Readings:

James Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916; Penguin, edited by Seamus Deane) ---always want to read it...hopefully no sweat.

*Luigi Pirandello Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921) ---sounds like something I will read and think about.

*T. S. Eliot The Waste Land (1922) ---I know him! V.boring poet though...

Virginia Woolf To the Lighthouse (1927; Oxford World's Classics, edited by David Bradshaw)--Nice to read not easy to understand.

*Harold Pinter The Birthday Party (1958) -MUAHAHA we meet again phew!

Winterson Jeanette Oranges are Not the Only Fruit (1985; Grove Press)---HAHHA read before but forgot sian...

EN3224 Course Reader (on sale at the Forum Co-Op Bookstore)

Post Colonial Literature &Theory...ok there are no books for this case but a lot of required readings.

This feels like my "REAL" first year as a literature student. Told myself that it is NOW that I am really going to start working hard. Should not be too crazy although I am v. worried about all the literature modules. 19th C sounds difficult but if I put in hard work can do well. 20th C is very very very exciting for me because it is the other literature module I wanted badly (the other one being Romanticism) which I got. Need spark to do well I think, because I'm sure most people read most of the books there as well. Pity I don't have AC students- they did "Orange" and I could be forced to read it again beforehand. Post C theory though....sigh its not any of my choices but to look on the bright side, seminar style don't sound too bad.

NM1101E- new media/mass comm-ish module and GEK15smth about Einstein and Quantum Mechanics should act as a nice balance to all the crazy literature content that I will be consuming. However cannot take for granted that NM1101E is a level 1000 module because most y1s are v.smart too. Also, remember what happen to SE1101E..?! B! WTS die aliens die.

I spoke to a graduating literature senior and he warned me about how content heavy this major is compared to others (he mentioned a list of slacker majors hahahaha) and he told me that it is best I take it very seriously (which I do!) and not be involved in too many other activities (which I dont!). Anyway, I don't really like to listen to advice. Will see what happens after this semester because if it all goes well, I am suppose to be taking on the role of project director on a YEP trip to India :). To be in charge of a team is no small feat but at the same time, I am doing this to prove that:

1. People overrate leadership roles.

2. I can handle this shit.

3. I can totally handle this shit and holding onto leadership roles won't drive me crazy.

Ok I am very pissed off with 1. actually because I feel like its an excuse to make people sound important and these people are my friends that pangseh me hahahaha whenever we have outings like "oh im sorry I really can't making im overseeing (blablabla insert v.important and pretentious sounding event here) " whatever man. Ok i believe you the first time, the second time but like after all this time?

not always. (that's a HP pun if anyone here gets it! lol lol) maybe I need new friends. Kidding! So I want to try a taste of leadership (the one in JC not counted) and maybe I will be the one sounding v.important and pretentious instead I mean, more so than my usual already v.v.impt and pretentious self. In fact, I will like to mention that I am actually also rather surprised that I could land myself the role without any prior experience but instead by simply acting v.impt and p. (im tired of spelling the whole damn thing) during the interview.

xoxo

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