Monday, June 06, 2005

It'll be an EXCITING week...

Hi all!

This week I'll be having my presentation. It's like this small little American Idol get-up, with a panel of Judges who may or may not act like Simon Cowell, but sure as your mum gave birth to you, will never ever act like Paula Abdul...


BBoss said to me that everything's gonna be mighty fine, because those examiners are Buddies of his, my heart sank like a stone... His buddies comes to his office to chat about SCIENCE.....


Anyways he said,


"I know how you feel. I don't want you to leave this institution without a challenge, without a fight! When I had my PHD defense, it was sooo boring, I felt no excitment at all when I passed. My examiners don't ask thought-provoking questions! So I say to my pals, I say: we're gonna be responsible examiners! We're make this presentation of yours an event that will stay in your heart forever! You will remember it as one of the most momentous moments in your life! How about that, huh?"



"....................."



I'm so f**king DEAD lor! Apart from setting up my Powerpoint, I'm also writing my Last Will and Testament. I also felt like booking a high-rise suite in Westin...


What did he mean by exciting??!!! I'm fricking Scared of Excitment, especially during a fricking Defense! I've already have enough excitment from watching cartoons and reading comments in my blogs! In fact, hearing those words coming out of his mouth is, like, the most fricking exciting thing in my 26-yr-old life to date already! A few days from now, this exciting record is gonna be broken by his exciting buddies under his express wishes! *cringe*


Why I so Scared leh?





Because this is how I usually work. Never at any point in the time-space continuum-um, have I absolutely grasped what the Heck I was even doing....


OTOH, My BBoss does not act like this professor. He is all-knowing and I'm serious. I'd even go a bit further and say that he is really fricking smart at pinning details that you hope he'll never notice...
..I'm so dead...


So right now, I'm trying me best to study study study and ppt ppt ppt (powerpoint lah) to become all invincible in a couple of days. I hope to end up like this blondie....




Being perfectly convincing without having to say anything...


of cos the final goal is not actually to just pass the test. The ultimate, if it could happen is to hear the all-knowing-all-enlightened Being say these golden words to me.


What he said to me was true, if it all goes well, it'll be a freaking momentous moment in my short Life....it shall go down in my personal history like a fricking big Kindergarten STAR...


well, OK....If it doesn't, it'll also be the most momentous moment in my Life also....NO! I shall not think about it! Focus focus......


I want my STAR! Focus!


so yes, you guys take care and dun waste finger-pointing energy clicking here the next few days cos I shall be busy carving a future for myself. I'll know by Friday...stay tuned for good news...


Out,
AKK (frickingly excited):)

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15 comments:

Li-er said...

Geez... Let me be the first to wish you good luck!! Jia You! =)

Rkp said...

I'm sure you'll do well for the presentation. You're Lisa Marie Presley.

Hisreason said...

Jia you jia you jia you jia you! Does it mean we can call you Dr Ang Ku Kueh after this ;)?

Tempest Blue said...

"...those examiners are buddies of his..."

Congrats on getting your Ph.D, Dr Kueh. ;-)

You have nothing to worry about. After all, roller coaster rides usually leave the person still alive.

Ang Ku Kueh said...

Li-er,

thx ah! i shall need it...like desperately....

RKP,

Gosh, I lied! i'm not Lisa Marie Presley lah! I'm Paris hilton without the looks...eheheeh...that's really like, empty....

Hisreason,

er...sorry man! i not PHD ah...tan goo goo (wait long long). I jump floor 1st...It's just defense for research, not PHD standard...heng ah... but thnks for the encouragement!

Tempestblue:

No PHD lah, he PHD, not I PHD. But I also got defense like PHD...*cringe*..i dun come out with Dr...hehehe...dun congrat yet, haven't finish....

Blah! said...

All the besh!! Remember...don't screw up. No pressure here! :) Heheh!

Jayaxe said...

All the best and may the power of the Ang Ku Kueh be with you.

takchek said...

AKK, I guess what you meant was your PhD proposal? Am a bit confused here. :)

So is it the same for NUS? I mean, Quals, PhD proposal, and then PhD defense?

Tempest Blue said...

Oops sorry my mistake then. If not Ph.D, then defence for whaaat?

Defence should only be inflicted on the most pathetic species of lifeform on Earth, the Ph.D candidates. No other being should have to endure such inhumane treatment

Zen|th said...

All the best! Maybe your lecturer was messing around with you. Haha.

Ang Ku Kueh said...

to Yan,

Thanks ah! I try not to screw up. :)

Jayaxe:

sigh, the force of a soft, wobbly piece of nonya dessert? *jitters* ahaha...thanks anyway!

Takcek and tempestblue:

Sorry , man, not smart or interested enough for PHD, ehehehe..

actually, got a lot of such defenses one! hons got, MSc got, PHD got, even undergrad research modules also have! :) justdifferent in degrees of future wreckage....

Zenith:
God, I hope! but apart from some corny jokes, he's not particularly humourous.... :)

Ivan Chew said...

The trick, I think, is not so much to DEFEND anything, but to provide CLARIFICATIONS.

"Defence" starts with letter D, as in "Die lor".

"Clarify" starts with letter C, as in "Calm".

jettykey said...

Good luck! I'm sure you can do it.

wally said...

Hey your BBoss is a really funny guy! Don't worry about your defense, I'm sure he said those things because he knows you'll be fine =).

Ang Ku Kueh said...

Hi Ivan,

er...I'm more defensive than Clarity...I think most ppl are. :)

Anna,

Nice you could drop by in my time of need....and thanx for the encouragement!

wally!

you got blog! I shall add you! :)