Let’s talk university

Hey guys!
I know it’s been a while; 
so sorryyyy.
I’ve been busy with internship (boo that stuff) and whizzing around everywhere tryna keep up a bit of social life.
Although I’m not done sharing about Chiangmai, 
I’ll like to give some updates about the stuff I’ve been up to & of course to offer some new perspectives as well. 

There are seriously tons of lifestyle bloggers in SG alrd, 
who’d share with you prolly better fashion/beauty tips/eating places etc.
So I won’t call myself a lifestyle blogger 
but I’d do my best to share some opinions and a piece of my mind with you (literally)

So this afternoon, 
I headed to Suntec City Convention Centre to attend the NTU talks. 

Was hoping to find out more about the courses but honestly the talks were really disappointing.
Barely found out much and the lecturers were just promoting NTU as a school in general?
So I decided to just grab some brochures and direct my queries to the staff at the respective booths. 

As you may or may not know, 
I’m currently pursuing a diploma in Accountancy at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
I really don’t like the course and what I’m studying. 
It’s super NOT me, I’m insensitive to numbers, I don’t understand or know what I’m learning. Been blindly trying to memorise to get by. 
It barely allows me to use my communication skills which I am more comfortable with :/
So I am opening up my options to look at other courses. 
My mum being protective of me and my future, is afraid that some courses may not offer good career prospects. 
And so I decided that I may just differ slightly from Accountancy to Business. 

Thus, I went to enquire at the Nanyang Business School booth, to find out more about the Degree in Business. 
TO MY HORROR, (actually I already found this out on the website, so I was reminded of the horror)
I’d only be given ONE MODULE EXEMPTION: ACCOUNTING. 
That is equivalent to telling me: “I’m sorry but your diploma is useless and we don’t recognise your 3 years of study at the poly.”
Like I already spent an extra year studying in the poly compared to the JC kid and now I only get saved from 4 hours of school for one sem? 
That. is. bullshit.
What your JC kids know: Science, English, Math, Project work, prolly econs and some humans
What I know: Business Management,  Business Law, Corporate Law and Secretarial Practice, IT in Business, Macro and Micro Economics along with my Accounting modules and my valuable audit internship. 
And you dare to tell me that despite all this background from the best business school among the polys, I’m only exempted one pathetic module.

My background means that I can be a more effective and efficient learner cause you can build upon a sturdy foundation. 
I’ve done project work that is actually practical and relevant and requires me to think about building my own business idea. 
I really don’t know why I should be treated any less,
Why my studies at NP are so undervalued. 

HORROR #2
YOUR SPECIALIZATION IS DEPENDANT ON YOUR GRADES IN YEAR 1.
Let me put this in perspective for you: 

I am interesting in Marketing and I want to be a Marketing Executive in future because I believe in the art of selling.
Often, its not about the product or the idea but rather, the way you sell it to the consumers. 
It’s challenging, interesting and vibrant. 

I decide to pursue a degree with NBS and then specialize in Marketing. 

In year 1, I take mostly GENERAL modules that are synonymous with the whole cohort. 
I have to COMPETE & FIGHT & CUT-THROAT to get the specialization I want.
If not, I may end up taking a specialization I don’t like or may not score well in like Actural Science(If I wanted to be an insurance agent, I wouldn’t waste my money on uni fees dude) or something.
AND END UP NOT BEING ABLE TO JOIN THE MARKETING INDUSTRY BECAUSE MY SCHOOL IS A BITCH LIKE THAT
AND THE “NERDS” WHO STUDY THEIR ASSES OFF AND HAVE NO LIFE OUT OF SCHOOL WILL GET MY SPECIALIZATION AND SCREW MARKETING ALL UP AND ME WHO HAS THE PASSION AND A NATURE THAT CAN BE HONED FOR THE SECTOR DOES NOT GET A PLACE IN MARKETING.

Is this the same for other schools like SMU too?
If it is, SG education system really needs to change. 
For God’s sake just let us pursue our passions without guilt, strip us from the fear of trying and the fear of failure and I swear we’d all be much happier people who contributed shit tons more to the society than we currently do. 


Planning for university

1) MAKE A MATRIX (using excel preferably)

– List down the schools you are interested in. 
– Categorise them: Local/Overseas/Private
-World rankings, (if that matters to you)
-Location (travelling is a bitch, I know cause I stay in a freaking ULU part of SG)
-Degree programme
-Duration of the programme (time is of essence, my loves)
– Indicative Cut-off points (which are ridiculously high)
-No. of seats (to gauge your likelihood of getting a place)
-Tuition fees
-Number of exemptions (SG has proven to be really stingy with exemptions)
-Application periods/deadlines
Scholarships/Financial Assistance/Overseas trips/Internships/School life(which doesn’t exist they are lying to you)

2) DID YOU KNOW THAT: 
? For Poly grads, the score you apply for uni is 80% GPA and 20% O Levels? 

This is quite relieving for me cause I did relatively well with raw scores of 8 and 6 for O’s.
But my GPA is like 3.57 so schools like NTU and NUS would prolly cut me off before they even look at my application. 
Nonetheless, I’d send my application in. (just to see if they offer me an interview of some sort)

Honestly, 
I feel the most hopeful in SMU because the cut-off is slightly lower and I have a fair amount of confidence in my communication skills, should I go for the interview. 
I’m also planning to take the SATs so that I can open my options to SMU Law.
I need to get 1400 points for the reading and writing components; I really hope its achievable. 
Really enjoyed law in poly!
But well, I’d fret about all these on a higher level in Feb once intern ends.


Saturday Munchies

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This ice cream sandwich is most heavenly thing I’ve ever eaten. 
You can find it at The Providore at the Mandarin Gallery for $6.90

They have amazing flavours, 
I took the Vanilla Chocolate and my date tried the mochacinno.

BOTH ARE SUPER SEX DELICIOUS YUM YUM IN MY TUM YOUR TUM EVERYONE’S TUM. 



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Had a Churros craving and TADAHHHH, 
we drove to HV and got some Churrosity goodness. 

Something about me: 
I DON’T HAVE A FAVOURITE FOOD. 
I go about my daily meals either just eating whatever is cooked/chosen
or I go by my cravings. (yes I’m pregnant like that, problem? HAHAH)

Can I just say I love my hair colour like that? damn.


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How can someone not fall in love with this?
Took some OOTDs hehehe

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Then, went to Westlake Restaurant for dinner and they serve really good “Kung Bak Pau”!

We also had: 
Fried Squid, 
Hotplate Tofu
Sweet and Sour Fish
and some beans. ^^

Havent been here in a while!



People are like, 
OMG Amanda you really know how to live life up don’t you?
But well, I’d say:
What else would I live for, if not for food?

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Tried Poulet for the very first time on Friday.

Now I know why everyone’s raving about it

The chicken meat is tender
and the sauce is sweet and has my favourite MUSHROOMS in it. 

Tried the french onion soup as well, 
which was good, 
just not very hot :/
Soup should be taken hot.

(This pic was liked by Pouletsg and I am so happy teehee)



I’m like going backwards but whatever hahahahha

On Thurs, went back to school to reshoot a scene for my school’s graduation video.
It delayed awfully long, 
because the crew was inexperienced (FMS year 1 students sighpie)
Nonetheless, we tried to entertain ourselves by talking bout celebrity gossips and more.

I feel like a star with them.

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BA represent.

BAD MASK ):

Previously bought some masks from The Face Shop in JB.
I’ve used it once and did not experience any discomfort 
but I tried one on Tuesday night again
and omg to my horror
I woke up to my face being itchy and red and stingy and swollen.
Not sure if it’s because of the mask or because I put it on too long I really don’t know.
Been trying to save it with my 3 step Avene cleansing process:
1) Avene gentle cleanser
2) Avene Spring water mist
3) Avene Skin Recovery Cream

I REALLY HOPE MY FACE REGAINS IT’S NATURAL BALANCE SOON THANKS AVENE I LOVE YOU KAYY. 

btw, Avene products are going at 20% off at Guardian till this weekend!
Their products are awesome, go try! Esp the skin recovery cream, my mum has been using it for ages (rashes, itches and all)


The wake-up call

On Thursday, 
was talking to my babe and got a HUGE WAKE-UP CALL. 

I finally understand what it means to OPEN your eyes bigger and see people for who they are and their intentions,. 
She scolded me for wanting to waste my time to entertain people that don’t matter and obviously just wanna play with me. 
It’s really not worth it. 
Some guys just want to get into your pants. 
there, I said it, 

I think my perceptive skills of people are improving slightly?
Can sniff out flirts and jerks better now. 

hahah, really don’t wanna spoil my mood and think about “love” now. 
goodnight, XX.

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