By ACCA student blogger Ng Jia Wen
*bzzzz bzzzz bzzzz* For the love of all delicious food in the world, why am I up this early? *presses the snooze button*
*bzzzz bzzzz bzzzz* Okay, okay, time to get up. Note to self – no more studying until 1am! Sleep is important. Wait, what time is it? *gasps* Oh no, I’m late! Okay, quick, breakfast, shower and drive.
Phew – I wasn’t late after all! Managed to avoid the morning rush hour. Traffic congestions in Malaysia can be pretty nasty. I’m rather early for my 8am class, but at least I have time to grab a cup of coffee and catch up on the latest football news with my friends.
It’s my first class for the day. Got to make sure I don’t fall asleep. Today’s class is highly important. Hmm, as a matter of fact, all my classes are highly important, since the exam paper will test us on anything in the syllabus.
Lunchtime! I suppose it is rather abnormal for my institution to schedule lunchtime at 11am, but we’ve pretty much gotten used to it. Today, I decide to have fried rice. With extra cili padi mixed with light soy sauce. (cili padi is a Malay term for Bird’s eye chili. When it’s mixed with light soy sauce, it is a common condiment in restaurants in Malaysia.)
Usually, my second class would begin now, ending at 5.30pm. But today there are no other classes scheduled. So I make my way to my favourite study area in college (which is not the library). It’s the most brightly lit area in college and one of the most cooling.
Right, now it’s time for some serious studying. I start by reviewing what my lecturer taught that day and consolidate my understanding to make sure that what I remember is right. Then I make short notes for each chapter of all the papers I am attempting. These are the best ways for me to remember my material, even though they’re very time-consuming processes.
After some productive study, I give myself a break. I grab a packet of sandwiches and a light drink to keep hunger at bay and to perk up my brain. I also go over to see my friends at their favourite study spots, ask them about a couple of questions that I didn’t understand during class, and have a chat.
Now it’s time to resume studying. The study area is now a little more crowded, as most of the classes have ended. Noise usually distracts me, so I plug my headphones into my mobile phone to listen to music.
Oh, it’s already dark outside! I usually only go home after the sun sets, as the evening traffic congestion would have cleared up by then.
I usually have dinner with my family (yes, I still live with my family) but by now they have finished eating, so I have dinner by myself.
Now I reply to my emails, and write articles for my blogs (if I have any inspiration).
A little more revision won’t hurt… right?
Uh-oh. It’s 1am already? Oh well. I guess tomorrow will be yet another beautiful day. It’s time to sleep.