Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Happy Holidays people! =)


I've been having holidays for the past... 2 months? And I'm going back to school pretty soon, cause most of the A-Levels students have finished their A2 or AS, and that juniors are starting their classes again, on 25th November, just to resume their A2 syllabus. Thank God that I've finished the whole A2 syllabus, but yet I almost forget everything since my brain has been shutting down for the past few months. The only subjects that remain slightly fresh in my mind are Maths and Further Maths, due to the preparation for Cambridge interview and test. But that was more than a month ago! I hope I still know how to prove all the Calculus formulae (chain rule, product rule etc), for fun! =p

What? Stop staring at me like I'm crazy or something for learning how to prove those! O.O

I had to, cause I couldn't prove anti-derivative of 1/x is ln x, during my mock interview. I've learnt most of the proving's since then, but none of them was being asked during the actual interview. -_- Right, learn it for knowledge sake haha! I've bought quite a lot of books during the KLCC Bookfair few months ago (and later on three more books for buy-2-free-1 promotion in Bookalicious), but I hardly finish even one book! Here is the list of the books that I bought:

1) Fooled by Randomness, by Nassim N. Taleb
2) The Black Swan, by Nassim N. Taleb
3) Predictably Irrational, by Dan Ariely
4) The Grand Design, by Stephen Hawking
5) Numbers Rule Your World, by Kaiser Fung
6) Adapt, by Tim Harford
7) The Logic of Life, by Tim Harford
8) The Undercover Economist, by Tim Harford
9) Superfreakonomics, by Stephen D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
10) To Kill a Mockingbird? My friend told me that it's nice, I don't know. Just read.



See, I bought so many books but so far I've only started reading Predictably Irrational. It's quite a nice book reflecting many 'rational' decisions that we make in life turn out to be irrational, however predictable. Free goods are not actually 'free', the interaction between social norm and market norm and how both of them cannot co-exist at the same time, and so on. Dan Ariely supported his claims by conducting experiments on his students at MIT's Sloan School of Management. Here I found an interesting review of this book so I wouldn't write more on it. Check it out if you're interested! =)

On the side note, the Bank finally started to organise our orientation camp after so long like err... 18 months? yes orientation. Well, we (June intake scholars) are joining the juniors for orientation camp on 25th - 27th November, at Lanai Kijang!!! =))) Think of its sumptuous food menu. Surely I will post up pictures on that! But hang on, now it's time for me to diet! I'm quite self conscious these few days and I don't know why. I'm getting fatter and fatter just by sitting in front of computer whole day at home, and of course accumulating fats! Should head to gym tomorrow and on Thursday, just before the camp! =)

That's it for now! Ciao~

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