I already survived my first semester in PhD! It’s the longest 5 months of my life!
Here’s my photo with my PhD classmates during one of our chillax sessions before Christmas break. We’re trying to maintain a smooth work-life balance as much as we can. Hehe.
Thanks to Jiahui Loh (my classmate Andrew’s wife) for this photo. 🙂
Dadi left and went back to Manila in the morning of August 4. Huhu. We’re officially LDR. Huhu. 🙁
Also on that day was my matriculation in NTU. Since I was done with the registration in the International Student Center and medical exam and got the results already, this was the next step (they don’t use the words enrollment and enlistment, by the way). I prepared myself to wait in long queues, I brought candies and a book to read, just like my good old enrollment days in UP Diliman. When I got to the Lecture Theater 7 for my matriculation , I saw a long queue but it was moving pretty fast. We were then seated inside a fully air-conditioned theater and waited for our names to be called. After an hour of waiting, my matriculation was done. Yes, that fast.
The most peaceful enrollment I’ve experienced for years. I almost fell asleep while queuing dahil tahimik. I missed the UP war zone during enrollment days. #missinghome #missingmystudentsandcofaculty #missingallthekaguluhan
Next step, aside from attending tons of orientations and enjoying free food and goodies, is choosing our subjects. Yay!
The house host was at work and we had nowhere to go.
Dadi and I ‘tried’ to be academic this time. LOL.
We presented a paper in an international conference, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress in Singapore last 19 August 2013.
At the National Library Board Singapore
With other proud Filipino paper presenters. They’re all UP alumni! 🙂
Uma-outfit shot overlooking SG. Hehehe.
Congressman. So, how’s your pork barrel? LOL.
Me about to present.
Woohoo! Go Dadi! 🙂
with Dr. Dan Dorner (Victoria University of Wellington) and Dr. Raphaele Mouren (Universite de Lyon), section heads of IFLA Rare/Special Collections in the Asian and Oceanian Context.
We also had a short tour around the National Library Board of Singapore.
I LOOOOOOOOVE their library!
Shelving in style.
I love how they preserve their rare books. Look at those bookshelves/cases!
And here are some interesting ‘words of wisdom’ painted on the windows of the library:
This. Anong paki mo, sa long hair ko?
Let the sepulturero do it for you. Heheh.
And my favorite:
Good thing, ours is not a teenage marriage. It’s even long overdue! Lagpas lagpas pa! LOL.
We went to Singapore on our first trip abroad together as a couple. We presented a paper in an international conference and saw the sights in our free time. I brought along my cheap holga DSLR lenses mounted on my beat-up Canon 400D and took shots during the IFLA, at the Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove Dining, Esplanade, National Library Board, One Fullerton, Chinatown, Marina Bay Sands, Merlion Park and Universal Studios.