Hello there. I am Terry and I am a full-time undergraduate based in Singapore. I take photos, write a blog and design websites.

And no, I'm not a teddy bear.

Loving Every Single Bit of It

Dad called me tonight and asked why I have not updated my blog. LOL, that’s the least expected question I’ve ever heard from my parents! Looks like after being away from home again, the only way of knowing how well I’m coping with life is through my writings. Thank you for being concerned :) This post will be only photos plus captions… I’ve taken around 200+ photos over a few days and I have problem deciding which to post!

The campus. Nothing beats it’s beauty!

The university I’m studying in is called the Nanyang Technological University, aka NTU. It’s campus spans 200 hectares, which means that walking from one end to the other will give you beautiful blisters the morning after :) but thank God they have FREE shuttle bus service (although it’s on a 20-minute interval), so we don’t need to spend money on public buses that plough the campus roads (which charge us for boarding!). I’ve been poking around the campus with my orientation group (OG) mates for the past few days – check out the photos!

A lovely scene in the North Academic Complex. Dpn't you just love the bougainvilleas?

A lovely scene in the North Academic Complex. Don't you just love the bougainvilleas?

North Academic Complex – it’s one of the main spines in the university, aside from the South Academic Complex. What makes it stand out from other complexes is that it has the BEST canteen food around the whole campus! I shall elaborate on it later, and you should now be gawking at the greenery instead!

In one of the biggest lecture theatres on the campus! Look at the number of screens!

In one of the biggest lecture theatres on the campus! Look at the number of screens!

Ãœber-huge lecture theatre! We have around 25+ lecture theatres scattered across the campus. International students attended a short brieifing a few days ago, and in order to contain every single one of us (who reportedly hail from 85 different countries), they have to pack us into the Lee Kong Chian LT. It has 8 screens in the LT, which speaks volume of it’s size!

Symmetry in black and white. The endless corridor.

Symmetry in black and white. The endless corridor.

Symmetry in black and white – I’ve finally found a chance to make good use of black and white. The colours aren’t very good in this photo, and since I’m portraying patterns of an endless corridor, it justifies the desaturation.

Symmetry within the campus - the new Canteen A!

Symmetry within the campus - the new Canteen A!

New Canteen A – serves the best food on campus. Yep, this is the canteen I’ve been talking about previously. It has McDonalds, Subway, Old Chang Kee, Canadian Pizza, Sakae Sushi and a freaking HUGE food court. And another plus point is that the food is cheaper than those found outside – even for McDonalds! They’re catering to the needs of the students so they lowered the price considerably – imagine a cup of Pepsi costing you a mere 50 cents!

Really nice people – inside out!

I consider myself very lucky to have landed in Xomura, my orientation group for 2008. At first, everyone was very shy and refused to talk, but then after a few days we started to get really close to each other and now we’re like very good friends :D I must admit I felt a little uneasy mingling around with people who I don’t know, but considering that they’re from the same country as mine, I should feel more at ease. I took the courage to be proactive, to initiate conversations with people who I’ve never met – and our effort paid off! I’m really glad to have been introduced to such good friends! After orientation ended, our friendship didn’t just end – in fact, we kept organising outings and gatherings to hang around with each other. Ah, the warmth! Anyway, we went out to Jurong Point a few days ago, here are some random photos!

Show me your shoes! Note that Bredgitt and Huilin wear the same slippers!

Show me your shoes! Note that Brigitt and Huilin wear the same slippers!

Show me your shoes! – I brought my camera out that day so I decided not to give up any single opportunity of photographic moments. When we were waiting for the shuttle bus, we took a photo of our legs together! I’m the one wearing jeans with the off-white and brown Converse canvas shoes. Huilin and Brigitt were wearing the same purple slippers :) how sweet!

Fingers unite.

Fingers unite! Hoozah!

Fingers unite! – I didn’t know who came up with the idea of using middle fingers as part of the formation, but it was adorable too! It reminds me of my blog logo because there are six sides to it!

Huilin and Brigitt framing their faces with their hands!

Huilin and Brigitt framing their faces with their hands!

Huilin and Brigitt – They’re very close friends, although they have not know each other before the orientation camp. They just miraculously clicked :) they were posing with their fingers framing their faces!

Teik Bing, smile!

Teik Bing, smile!

Teik Bing – A quiet but very nice guy! His name was pretty hard to remember, so we jokingly called him Teh-ping (which means Iced Tea in a dialect called Hokkien). We’re so bad, aren’t we?

In an animated conversation - Chongyen.

In an animated conversation - Chongyen.

Chongyen in an animated conversation – Waiting for the shuttle bus to IMM was a little disaster because it was around 5.30pm in the evening when the sun literally bakes the ground. The guys got the ball rolling by starting some conversation which I had no idea what it was :razz: anyway, this is Chongyen, the group’s dialect talent since he speaks lots of them. His dyed hair nearly fooled us into thinking that he’s a mix (as in, Chinese + Western heritage)… lol!

That’s so much for today! I still have a hundred plus photos to go through, I’ll see when I’m free to post them here ;) so this is for today!

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