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What's Left

It's the end of October. There's only one more month to go before this semester ends. I just finished one project demo and one assignment this afternoon for a high-level database course. There are a few other things left.  Tomorrow, I'll meet my Final Year Project Prof. Then this Saturday, I'll demonstrate a mobile project to a start company.Next Monday, a natural language processing course assignment due; next Tuesday, an algorithm tutorial due; next Wednesday,the FYP report due. A similar deadline circle has been going on and on for the past few weeks. It will stop for a while sometime on December and then continue again.

There are some problems with my time management. I stayed up late at nights in COM1 for quite a number of times to catch up with deadlines. It was actually a good thing that my bicycle was stolen last week so that I'll have to catch up with the last bus@ 11pm. One flatmate told me that "If you didn't finish sth nicely, you'll end up spending more time doing it". That is true, but I keep on violating this rule and do not finish things very efficiently and sometimes even end up copying homework from other friends.  Hope things will get a little better in the last month.

I will very unlikely to go back home this December as this winter holiday is already occupied with quite a number of things,mainly projects. I'll self-study some IOS development and will pick up some Hebrew if I'm really going to Israel. May buy an ipad for my parents so that they can play it around while I'm not home.

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