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March 13th, 2002
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98% on my Biology Midterm?!?!?
Holy crap.

If you don't know me that well, that won't mean much.
If you do, well, I'm just as stunned as you are. I was expecting, like, 70%?

Wo0t.




Shivering with antici...

























...pation!

(bonus marks to anyone who gets that reference :-)

National programming contest today and tomorrow! Butterflies in the stomach; can't hardly waitbreathe.




Slimy. I feel slimy.

And I just realized it. I've been making a concerted effort since I arrived (6 months ago) to be more outgoing, friendly; effervescent, even. To wrench myself away from the shy (yes, shy. Maybe not around people I know, but around people I don't know) person I was.

And to a large extent, it's worked. Lots of friends easily made, meeting lots of people.


But it's taking its toll. And I'm seriously beginning to feel like it's all a fa�ade, that I'm being untrue to myself (to thine own self always be true, this above all, neh?) in some sense. Slimy, like I said.

But this, as all things, will pass, I'm sure.


(and yeah, where the fawk did this Shakespeare bent come from all of a sudden?)

Current Mood: indescribableindescribable
Current Music: Marianne Faithfull -- The Ballad of Lucy Jordan

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From:mrputter
Date:March 13th, 2002 05:48 am (UTC)
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Well, after the first day (out of two) of competition, the three teams from AUS are in 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Out of 21 teams total.



Our team is in 2nd; we had some technical problems at the beginning.

But tomorrow counts for much more than today, so I'm not concerned.
From:starslab
Date:March 13th, 2002 07:50 am (UTC)
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Heh. Somehow I get the feeling that the quality of education at AUS is miles above any other educational institution in the country. Would this be a fair guess? :)
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From:mrputter
Date:March 14th, 2002 06:30 am (UTC)
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More-or-less.

For compsci, yeah. That (along with architecture and Engineering) is AUS' strength.

But if you're going into, for example, Business Administration, then the American University of Dubai is also pretty good.

But yeah, definitely top-tier. And miles above any of the shithole local universities (none of whom are any good). The only real competition in compsci is Etisalat College (which is extremely competitive, but only accepts UAE nationals) and U of Wollongong (an Australian university with a campus in Dubai).

AUD, as I mentioned, rounds out the high-end universities, but it's strength is business, not compsci.
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