6 years of my life for this piece of paper

I finally got back my A Level results today and to be truthful, I have no idea as to whether I should be feeling happy or disappointed. I suppose with 88 out of the maximum of 90 university admission points, I should be glad that I did pretty ok, especially given the amount of effort I actually put in. On the other hand, I was really hoping I could get 4 H2 As and the B in economics was quite a blow to me (though not unexpected) since I really liked the subject and it was actually consistently my best subject in school examinations.

To those that did well: congratulations, you probably deserve it! And to those that didn’t do as well as they expected: your life isn’t just dependent on this piece of paper.

iTunes U & Education Applications

I was quite sure that before the Sept 9 Apple Event, iTunes U was not available in the Singapore iTunes Store. Now, we can finally subscribe to some of the amazing podcasts that are available, many of them from the finest colleges around the world. Hopefully this also means that Singapore will have its own iTunes Music Store soon. Oh, and it shouldn’t surprise you that the first series I subscribed to was actually Stanford‘s iPhone Application Programming Course as well as Steve Job’s 2005 Commencement Address.

Anyway, since we are on the topic of education, let me share with you some of the great tools available for Mac that are potentially useful for students. Moreover, many of these applications have huge education discounts that make them affordable to most students – one of the only few things I like about being a student.
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