Sunday, April 13, 2014

Exhaustion to the core



After weeks of staying away, I am now returning to the blogging world again.

I am slightly relieved that the intensity is beginning to settle down into a manageable pace for em to catch my breath even though I spent almost the entire day yesterday and my morning today to film my scenes for the Media Arts Premiere Pro assignments. It's not even complete yet; there is one final scene that I need to record either tomorrow or Monday.

I'm like a fish struggling to stay afloat in a river. The weight of the assignments, especially the ISUs, is starting to burden my shoulders the way it did last semester.

It's about time that I catch adequate sleep from now onwards as those late nights are starting to catch up on me. I thought that I can stretch it since I'm still young but boy was I proven wrong. Staying up until 4 am many Fridays ago to prepare for a Law debate on the G20 Toronto protest on the same day had its adverse effects and is one of the many examples on how I am risking my health to score.

How was I able to cope up until now?


Coffee.

And loads of it.

I'm being serious, especially when Shaney and Bearie have seen the way I drink coffee. I could easily buy two medium-sized cappuccinos from Starbucks and San Fran and would probably finish one of them before we arrive on campus.

Haha, I'm not a Superman like Kyle; he's always heading off to bed later after the completion of his assignments yet he doesn't look like he's going to crash unlike me.

Since Mr. Layng adjourned the class earlier than expected, there was about 10 minutes for me to catch forty winks at the lounge before joining the dear for lunch. The beauty of having a mutual free period, huh? So yeah, I slept while listening to music on my cell phone until I felt his tap on my head.

You know how one pats a dog? Well, yeah, that's exactly what he did to me. =)


Classes are bearable although I'm currently sprawled on the floor at the moment. If you look at me now, it'll remind you of how Big Fat used to do the same: all fours spread out on the floor, like a rug. Staying back on campus a couple of weeks ago when all I wanted was a cooling shower and loll around the house because of Mama Carrie's tea date with her colleagues was of no fun.

Although I have inferred multiple times that I will be more than willing to sacrifice my social life to achieve great grades, I take back what I said. It's really tough to be constantly facing the assignments with no break at all.... you see nothing but the pile of white papers with the accompanying rubrics. Don't forget; I have to accommodate the Yearbook and Student Voice plus the blog into my jam-packed schedule.

So yeah, here's to hoping that I am able to catch some me-time after this. I fear that I could descend to a wave of unwanted tears if I don't.

10 comments:

  1. coffee will give relax after a hard day.

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    1. It will, cquek, provided I don't drink coffee in excess...

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  2. do take care of yourself, and yeah, get some me-time whenever you can. maybe 30 minutes a day, doing something you enjoy, whether it be watching a sitcom episode, having a nice meal at a cafe.. all the best to you :)

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    1. Thanks, Sean, I am trying to take care of myself amidst a busy schedule. =)

      Me-time, on the other hand, is rather impossible. I am rarely lolling around the house the moment I return from campus. It's always work, shower, eat, work and sleep. The only time that I watch my favorite TV dramas is actually the same time that I am eating my dinner. =.="

      But yeah, I'm thinking of heading down to Coffee Bean to grab a soothing drink and catch five in the quiet environment. =)

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  3. Thank the world for coffee!! Take care of yourself. In the end your health is all that matters.

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    1. Yup, Yum List.

      And guess what, my dear said the same thing to me earlier before we headed off for our respective classes. =) I've learned from my mistakes; no point sacrificing my health for the good grades.

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  4. Welcome back to blogging world! Hope you haven't forgotten how to blog. Oops! Hahaha! xoxo

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    1. Haha, Shirley, thanks. xoxo

      No worries; I still remember how to blog. =D I just hope that I will have enough time to blog about the upcoming Hear Us Out 12 conference and the Hamlet field trip. =D

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  5. I survived on coffee and energy drinks during my finals too!

    (and some stronger stuff)

    Be careful with coffee though, I had one exam where I took 4 regular caffeine tablets (100 mg each) had 2 coffees and an energy drink and nearly OD on caffeine - felt dizzy and nauseous and had to struggle to finish my exam.

    Take care and good luck! :)

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    1. I know; I suffered the effects just a couple of weeks ago. I felt so woozy after my shower that I almost dropped dead on the floor again. =O But I'm much better now.

      Mama Carrie warned me to go slow on the coffee; 2 cups is my maximum now, although when I'm heavily stressed, I tend to take about 3 cups. =.="

      Thanks, and take care too, HB. =D

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