“Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people — people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.”
“Biology’s cruel joke goes something like this: As a teenage body goes through puberty, its circadian rhythm essentially shifts three hours backward. Suddenly, going to bed at nine or ten o’clock at night isn’t just a drag, but close to a biological impossibility. Studies of teenagers around the globe have found that adolescent brains do not start releasing melatonin until around eleven o’clock at night and keep pumping out the hormone well past sunrise. Adults, meanwhile, have little-to-no melatonin in their bodies when they wake up. With all that melatonin surging through their bloodstream, teenagers who are forced to be awake before eight in the morning are often barely alert and want nothing more than to give in to their body’s demands and fall back asleep. Because of the shift in their circadian rhythm, asking a teenager to perform well in a classroom during the early morning is like asking him or her to fly across the country and instantly adjust to the new time zone — and then do the same thing every night, for four years.”
hello! what have you guys been up to? :D eh, in case you didn’t know, i have finally been accepted to my dream school / university! i’m studying metallurgy and materials engineering :-)
academic year hasn’t started yet, not until September but we, freshmen, have been handed some assignments (essays and interviews) that are due in August. i’ve been snoozing on my assignments just because >< i’ve only done one out of three assignments given whereas they could have been finished in just a couple of days. i know it’s not good but i’ve been trying to ‘savor’ my last days of freedom. you know, before ‘the’ engineering courses start :p
oh and before the academic year stars, i will have to undergo a series of orientation. university level orientation or also known as OBM that has taken place on July, the faculty level orientation that’ll take place in August, and the department level orientation (i haven’t got the slightest idea when it’ll take place). OBM was nothing special. it was quite boring, actually. the only good thing about it was that i got to meet plenty of new friends from other faculties and we’ve been keeping in touch ever since :D
so.. that what i’ve been up to. i’ll see you later guys!