I got back my semester 2 results for my Masters program on 29 May 2017. Well, guess how I fare?
I actually pass my law module! Like not getting D (minimum passing grade), but an actual C+. Haha. Anyway, here are my results…
Network Security: B+
Web Security: B
Foundations of Intellectual Property Law: C+
The grades aren’t fantastic but I am glad that I took these modules and learned quite a bit in the semester. It’s quite stressful and tiring due to the workload from the modules.
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Hoho. I finally went back to yoga class. Well, I stopped going for 1.5 to 2 mths because of the tight school schedule and overwhelming work from my modules, especially my Foundations of IP Law module. Glad that I got the discipline and motivation to go for class today. I actually wanted to skip today’s class to go shopping instead. So glad that I went for it today and my shoulder muscles don’t feel that tight anymore.
I actually wanted to go for yoga class on yesterday but ended up working till late and kind of missed the timing to leave office in order to reach yoga studio in time for my class.
I wasn’t planning to go for yoga class today but I still book a mat just in case there is a change in plans. Well, luckily I booked a mat because my night shift got postponed this morning. I was supposed to attend a training at 4am later but it got postponed.
Well, guess it is a good thing that I got more time to clear my work today (which is really a lot since I took 1.5 weeks off from work to focus on my law exam revision) and I even managed to squeeze some time out for yoga and blogging. Haha, I also managed to post some seriously overdue photos on my Instagram yesterday night. That means a blog post on those photos is coming up! Hehe. Do look out for it!
I am also going back for my songwriting class and going back to the regime of practising my violin at night too. That’s certainly feel like I am getting back my life without school work.
I also felt pretty happy to go back to work. Guess law is really not my cup of tea… at least for now. I’m still happy to be working in the tech industry and doing technically challenging work. Of course, I love the benefits of working in a tech company too. Haha.
Yay! I finished my Foundations of IP Law exam. It consists of 70% of my module grade which is pretty scary. It’s like the main factor to determine if you can pass the module.
I spent 12 days studying for the module which also explains why you don’t really see much updates on my blog. It’s quite intensive on the last 9 days of studying and there were times when I get really stressed up and super anxious.
CAP score is not that important for graduate students but we do need to maintain a minimum CAP score of 3 out of 5 in order to stay in graduate school without any issues. That’s like an equivalent of B- grade which is not too difficult, honestly speaking. My worst grade back in undergraduate days is like a B-, or maybe a B? Well, that assumption is valid if you are taking modules in your school – assuming that you are good at what you are studying for. Well, the courageous Sakura decides to take a IP law module from Faculty of Law, along with law majors who are either a practising lawyer doing their graduate studies or a about-to-take-bar-exam final year law student or just a law exchange student. Seriously, what am I thinking at that time?
Well, it’s not an impulsive decision but a rather calculated move. (Whoa, what’s happening to my English standards? Must be too much law readings….) I started writing melodies in 2016 which you probably read it here and is interested to know more about copyright protection for my works. So I thought of taking a law module to learn more about my rights. It seems like an overkill to take one from Faculty of Law since it is designed for lawyers to learn about IP Law. Oh well…
Another reason is that I didn’t have a chance to take law and/or medicine modules when I was an undergraduate. Well, Law and Medicine are elitist courses in Singapore and the schools do not allow students from other faculties/schools to take their modules either. So I kind of make use of the perk I got as a graduate student at NUS to take a graduate module from the Faculty of Law. All graduate students at NUS can take all level 5000 and above modules in all schools except for Business School (which will have some restricted modules for their MBA students only). No additional cost will be incurred in the tuition fees except for MBA and Business Analytics modules too. So of course, I went ahead and take the IP law module instead.
I found a list of possible IP law modules to take and I got my online friend (from NUS Griddit), Sherwyn, to provide some advice since he is studying in UNSW Law school… Then he told me that Foundations of IP Law seems to be the easiest so with some courage, I went ahead to take the module.
It certainly helps to know someone (Samuel) who took the module before under the same professor too. He must be sent by God when God answers my prayers. Hahaha. It helps when he is musically talented and used to be nerdily cute too. Hehe. Apparently, long hair in guys can make them lose their nerdily cuteness. Haha, one of the random Sakura’s theories at work again!
Honestly speaking, I like the module and the content taught. It’s also the only module that I took this semester that I don’t fall asleep in class. Well, maybe because I am too busy noting down my notes. I liked the part on Copyright but not so much on the Patents part. Trade Marks part is fine with me though.
Anyway, now that the module is finally over, I hope I can pass the module. It will be a bonus if I can get A grade too but I doubt I can get it. A part of me is like wishing for an A grade right after the exam since I can answer all the questions.
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Phew. I am finally taking some form of break (in terms of blogging) from my law exam revision.
I’m left with 3 classes of readings to cover this weekend. Hopefully, I can clear them soon.
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I got myself a new .com domain name too. Hehe. Now I am thinking the new direction of the new domain name.