Wednesday, September 29, 2004

NO!!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3700110.stm

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YES!!!

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040929/ts_nm/rights_patriot_dc

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Secured Transactions today was a nightmare. We have this system whereby the class (which's just approx. 25 people strong) is divided into groups and each group is primarily responsible for an assignment for a given class. I was up for today's class, which, on account of my stellar luck, had the Dean and some other professors sit in to evaluate my Prof. As we were going through the Problems, I realised that there was one I had accidentally missed. And of course, Murphy had to prevail, and I got called on for exactly that Problem. I read the relevant statute in a hurry, as I was speaking, and got it all wrong. Horribly wrong. Disgustingly wrong. It was a moment of acute shame that, try as I might, I keep re-visiting in my mind. Not pretty. The Prof was nice enough to then give me a chance to re-read the statute and enunciate its relevance to the problem at hand.

I tried to redeem myself by volunteering a solution to the following prolem, but u know, once the moment's gone, it's gone for good. I'll always be known as the girl who flubbed in front of an audience. Sigh.

And that was the high point of my day.

It's raining heavily here - tropical rains, apparently. By the time I got home from class, my jeans were soaked. I hate the rain! It makes everything so slushy and ...am gonna say it ... wet! As always, my cupboard was empty and I had to look frantically for food. Called a couple of places but, gawd, even Dominos wasn't doing delivery tonight!! Finally 3L had to brave the rain and get Macs. Since I've done my reading for Evidence tomorrow, I'm indulging in some SVU. Some chinese immigrants' problem. Oh, for those of u in S'pore who follow Gilmore Girls, I have the latest scoop on it.... let me know if u get curious and I can supply the dope!

Suunday evening was fun. 3L and I went out to South Street on an impulse and had cheap cheasy thin crust pizzas. Awesome. I love South Street - reminds me of Bugis, sort of. It's one of the more lively places here.. I love the noise and the hustle and bustle that's woefully missing from the rest of this city. Centre City has life, but South Street just has this vibe to it. It contains an assortment of shops/stores, bars, restaurants and whacky pool parlours which I find reminiscent of S'pore's Orchard Road. There are some exotic Indian artifacts stores in there which I plan on checking out soon. Owing to time constraints, I didn't get to spend as much time as I would've liked to on Sunday. But it was energising just being there for that short duration. I was ready to face Monday, and that's all that matters, right?

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Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Do I need to have a title?

Guess now I do anyway.

Now that that's outta the way, the more meaty parts of this blog. Still getting used to it...blog...Anyway, last week was such a whirl. The week passed in a blur of classes - Business Associations (BA), Tax, Secured Transactions (ST), and Evidence (ugh). Oh yea, there's Business Basics too, a.k.a. Business for Law Students, a.k.a. Business for Dummies. Tuesday is the day I have the good fortune to study the whole lot - 4 classes back to back, finishing off the day on a high note at 6pm, with a 2 hr Biz Basics class. Man, I dread Tuesdays!

But u know, I was just thinking over the weekend (anything to get me off studies), law school's just all-consuming. When I created this blog, I wanted to be different from all the other JDites with blogs. I wanted not to talk about law school, not to talk about lawyer-ly subjects. But heck, look at my pseudonym! Speaking of which, let me digress here, when I came up with it, I thought it was going to be unique. Who was I kidding! Res Ipsa Loquitur is a crescendo! But to get back on track, besides my nom de guerre, I can't think of writing anything that does not have to do with law school. Hence, the "all-consuming". I challenge any JDite to hold a conversation without dragging law into it. Dragging is probably a bad choice of words - weaving is better. I'd be talking to someone about something as inane as clothes or cosmetics, and *boom*, I'd find myself somehow discussing the merits (or the lack thereof) of some tort case or a how that Contracts case involving Form Contracts paves the way for a potential lawsuit against Comcast or Verizon. Geek, me.

But really, even when not discussing substantive law, conversation will meander its way to law school or the legal community at large. It'll find its way to a law professor who was in Vietnam or one who wrote a 91 page article on IT and the UCC's interplay with regards to financing systems. Yea, somehow. I wonder how med students converse... "The cadaver I cut up the other day had dehydrated intestine.", "The dead bloke's insides got goo the colour of mucus." Nah, I probably made it seem more interesting. No offense, med kids.

So over the weekend, as part of my enjoyable Saturday evening reading, I was looking through my Secured Transactions stuff, and discovered something that connected up with Evidence! The rush I felt at being able to connect up some imaginary dots was intense... and scary. The transformation from student to ubergeek was complete. Nonetheless, it was awesome to be able to read a business law course and link it up seamlessly (yup, that's right, am shamelessly complimenting myself AND I know it) to Evidence! Craaaazy. But good crazy. At that moment, I realised more than ever that law school is fun, for me at least. This year has kicked some serious ass thus far, touch wood. I think I'll keep liking it,, at least, I hope I do.

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Thursday, September 23, 2004

Yet another bites the dust

And so I've joined the burgeoning community of bloggers. Unfortunately (and probably, ironically), I don't have much to write right now, but the urge to pen down something on this momentous day was irresistible. Ta for now.

Can't believe I'm a blogger...

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