The Unholy, Half-Yearly Vow

Since I entered university, as long as I remember almost every semester I vowed with my friends. It goes something like this:

We hereby vow that we are not going to cut classes anymore, we are going to study more, we are going to sit in front of the class and we are going to pay attention. This is a promise of women.

And the next semester, I can assure you we broke the vow like, almost immediately. The first week back to school we were still excited. New pens, pencils, and notebooks to start fresh, just like typical elementary school kids. The second week, the excitement level fell hard from as high as the highest mountain to the deepest point in the ocean. This cycle went on for four years, so basically we never improved much.

Nevertheless here we are, at the end of our undergraduate study. I can safely declare that we are graduating next month. This is it, no more half-yearly vows to break. Everything just feels so surreal because all my life, studying is the only thing I (should have) focused on, it was a natural thing for a kiddo. Now it’s like I’m officially stepping into the adult life: working, managing my own finances, being more independent, probably even fixing my own plumbing. Pretty nervewrecking if I overthink it.

Oh boy. Time passes fast huh?

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DSA: The First Assignment

(Originally written on September 27 2010, 11:56 pm.

Well about a week ago, I received a Data Structure and Algorithm assignment to make a program to handle the line in a hospital (you know, almost-dead kids come first bla bla bla instead of first come first served) and I started working on it one or two days ago, I don’t really remember. Today, a day before the deadline, I finished it and before that, it was a rough patch.

The day started out normal, woke up at Joy’s because I stayed there to work on the assignment (although I ended up watching more episodes of 30 rock. But hey I did find one major bug there) and I can say I had a goooood sleep, probably because I was so tired the day before. So at like 1 or 2 pm I thought I finished the assignment because I tested it and it went well. With all of my happiness I uploaded it, done uploading, then grading. I think I really finished it (and btw Queen’s We Are The Champions was playing on my iTunes. How dramatic!) but guess what, 5 FAILURES OUT OF 7 TEST CASES. I was like WHAAAAT because it went just well for me! Aren’s a total douchebag (Aren is the name of the server where I uploaded it)! I started panicking and then Joy and I decided to consult Encok and friends at their place.

When me and Joy was walking to the main street from Joy’s house, suddenly it poured. We started panicking because damn it was one heavy rain. We stopped and I opened up Joy’s umbrella when suddenly I heard a bark. Well, barks. Two dogs came out from under a parked car right beside me, barking at me and Joy wildly. Of course we started freaking out, we were shouting like crazy but no one’s around! I shooed them with the umbrella, thank God it worked, but as a result Joy and I were all wet.

Ok so long story short Joy and I were almost at Encok’s. We were walking and it was sort of flooding, the water level was like around 2 inches above the ground so my shoes and my legs were totally wet. Ew. And Joy’s flip flops malfunctioned HAHA we both must have looked so weird in the rain yelling and freaking out like crazy. The cool thing was Joy was able to fix her right flip flop, so she didn’t have to drag it all the way to Encok’s. But still, it really was embarrassing, how we were like a couple of freaks in the rain -.-

When we got at Encok’s, I was like WOW, turned out there were so many people there. Everyone was busy with themselves and those who were not were busy helping others so I had to figured it all myself anyway T____T Well with some homemade test cases (whatever -.-) I found some bugs and yay 2 FAILURES OUT OF 7 TEST CASES! Not so bad right 😀 But after that point I think I lost my luck. I tested everything but the output was always right. And my phone broke down, FML! I ended up watching more episodes of 30 rock because I couldn’t find any more bugs. I was desperate and so depressed. And anyways I cried, what the hell right, that’s so lame -.-

As time flew by, everyone there finished, no failures anymore for them. I was the last one standing (failing, actually). But then everyone started helping out. I actually had 4 people excluding me staring at my codes trying to figure out what’s wrong! They were all just so kind and sincere

Well, maybe I did have a bad day. But the feeling of accomplishment that I got tonight paid it off. It made me feel proud of myself, and pride, oh well, isn’t it just one of the best thing in the world?

Thinking about it, don’t ever think of being alone in Fasilkom. You will not make it if you’re not half cyborg, or better.

Doodles and The Second Semester

I just found some doodles from last semester. Last semester I was totally distracted so I doodled a lot in classes :p These doodles, I forget in what class I made them, were all made in one class.

Well I was so bored so I started drawing a girl with a really random pose. From her pose, I bet she’s dancing. I don’t even know xD Then Joy saw this and said it’s her -_____-” I personally think it does not look like her at all, not even the hair.

So, after seeing me drawing, Joy would like to participate so she drew this one. I’m free from all the sins for drawing this, it’s all Joy. She said it’s Encok lol. Seriously the one in the drawing is just too muscular to be Encok. And what’s with the big eyes? So not Encok -.- and wthell there’s no shirt on lol

Then I started drawing Paul. My friends and I sometimes call Paul “toothpick” because she’s so damn thin, as thin as a toothpick. So I drew a person as skinny as it could be, with a really weird pose, again XD And turned out it looks more like an alien instead xD But everyone thought it represents Ulpah aka Paul perfectly.

Then Joy saw a drawing of a pig I drew before I drew ‘her’. Then you know what, she said the pig is me! I’m the only one left with no picture of me so yeah she pointed it as me, and everyone but me agreed -.-. Seriously, a pig? Couldn’t they just be a little bit kinder to me? My friends are meanies -.-

Then I drew a bonus lol It’s a giant, male I guess, but he’s wearing a skirt and boots with heels. He’s about to crash a car he’s holding. This was so random lol. Ah old times XD Anyways do you see the arabic writing there? It’s read as “buusan”. I wanted it to be “bosan” but idk how to xD “Bosan” is bored in Indonesian so yeah I was damn bored lol

The last doodle concluded my second semester. Damn boring. So I got distracted. And that caused my really really bad marks. But let bypass be bypass, goodbye second semester!

Master Teacher

So here’s my master teacher who teaches me almost everything (programming foundations, discrete math, you name it!), my friend, Encoqq (real name: Raden Agung Yuga). And what’s with that flowery shawl around his head?

Eccentric huh?

Well you ask him. Now I believe that geniuses are not normal.

Keep the flower power dude.

(The content is just an internal joke. Never ever take it seriously)