In brief...

I'm a Nature-lover, aspiring conservationist, and wannabe traveller in search of outdoor adventure.
My interests vary from conservation to education to heritage to Nature (biodiversity & wildlife) to outdoor activities to life in general.
They occupy most of my waking moment.
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UPDATE 2 Apr 2017 - This site is no longer maintained, please visit jocelynesze.wordpress.com if you're interested in more recent writing.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Passed the first week.

The first week of the first term of the last year is over. It's a strange strange feeling, being a third year. Comfortable, I already know how most things work, and now that we're finally considered members of the department, our cards are activated for departmental access and we can stroll in and out as we please. But at the same time, nostalgia for my first year, and how we were such noobs, and how in some ways I don't feel too much different from first year (probably could still pass off as one?) keeps hitting me. Was sitting in the common room, minding my own business, while this guy was giving a supervision to some 1st year Evolution & Behaviour students. He was on the E&B field trip in my 1st year, but anyway, I was just sitting there half eavesdropping, and remembered how lost I was in the first few supervisions. Not quite sure how much I've learnt over the past two years coming here. Regarding the conservation/biodiversity stuff, I don't feel like it's been that much (apart from being able to recite Terry Erwin's beetle canopy study as an estimate for the number of insect species in the world, cos it's been mentioned like 3/4 times now). But definitely all the palaeontology/animal evolution/earth science-y bits I am now much more familiar with. 

People usually like choices, but being a generalist, I found it rather stressful to have to specialise, though I do like not having to do modules I really don't like. Maybe I just have too many interests, though I think I'm slowly dropping some of them. 

Been keeping with my goals for this year fairly well, sleeping early (before 1am) and not sleeping in too much (before 9am, on days I have no lectures on) and generally spending a LOT more time on academic work than I ever have. Which doesn't say much really, cos I barely spent time on it the past two years, unless it was for supervision/exams were in a few weeks. 

There is also not enough time to read. There are so many books I really want to read, especially those in my college library (that aren't directly relevant to my studies). 

Anyways, have more or less survived the first week, made the choices I had to make for modules, projects and research paper reviews, though I did come down with freshers flu the past few days. Now for the next seven! (Argh.)

Everyone's Got Something - Perrin Lamb
Everyone's got something
Something no one else can do
Something no one else can see

And I want you, I want you to know
All I have is you, all I need is you
All I want is you

Everyone's got something
Darling, I'll let you guide me
Tell me that you want me

And I want you, I want you to know
All I have is you, all I need is you
All I want is you

Mmmmm mmm mmmm x 3

And I want you, I want you to know
All I have is you, all I need is you
All I want is you

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