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What you value most

Haven't really got enough time for a good rest in the past three days. I slept in the school lab@6:50am on Friday, 5:30am on Saturday and 3:00am on Sunday, rushing for the Angry Bird Clone individual iOS project. It turned out to be OK. Indeed, I guess I'm going to survive in the highly-stressed course, STRONGLY.

One of my friends, Jingping, shared a thought yesterday evening when we walked back together from lab to the hostel. "Everything is about trade off. It depends on what you value most." This is very true. When he shared about this thought, he actually meant that software engineering is not really that appealing to him any more. What he values most is "Health" and software engineering is not as important. Personally, I'm not as strong as him in software development, however, I seem to be more passionate of what I am doing. I consider software engineering as a tool to open up my dreams and a way to create values with my hands. It would be great if I can use the software engineering skills to make a difference in some of my most interested fields. e.g.,music,etc.

As for health, it is very important. I went for swimming on Friday and Saturday before the brain got short-circuited. It worked well and I felt less stressed out. However, if I were asked to spend another endless night to develop something great, I will still go for it.

However, the danger is sometimes people get blind of what they are doing when they get too stressful. Another danger is sometimes people are unable to take the consequence of the trade offs. This morning, I wake up late and missed the FYP meeting. Though my Prof didn't blame me for this, he proposed a question "What is more important to you, your FYP or CS3217?".  Honestly, I values CS3217 more, although it contributes nothing to the degree on paper. The problem is you will need to responsible to others when you start something(projects/relationships/whatever) with them. FYP is a responsibility/obligation, so is my another web checkin app. One can handle multiple tasks, but not that many responsibilities. It is not the problem with the courses, but the problem with my time management skills. I'm definitely overwhelmed.

I didn't went to the church these two weeks. It's not a good sign. Very likely that I'm already lost in the jungle:(




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