So, the first day of what I will call a new era in my academic life has begun, and…today was great; no lessons, just the IB Diploma induction day. The induction was boring, but…it’s very important, and thus I will not consider it boring and unproductive since it contains necessary details about the course and the diploma itself that I need to know.
Also arrived with the new academic year of 2013-2014, is the number of new students in my year 12. There were a total of 9; possibly the largest batch ever seen! But the batch back in year 9 might be bigger, or equally the same, I can’t remember exactly.
Also, I was surprised to find that first, the school has been baught over by a foreign company, and from what I’ve heard…they’ll slowly implement changes that will benefit everyone, although some may not be done in time to allow me to experience since I only have 2 more years at ST Andrews, but the first change that I notice as a result of this takeover is that the snack shop has changed in mainly the nacks that were sold, but I really have to comment that they’re quite expensive. For example, an orange juice costs 45 baht! Also I think the co-co milk that I use to drink and love is now gone as well, or it may come back later, I don’t know yet as this is the first day and things may not be in place yet.
In addition, the canteen has been changed as well, although not too big of a change other than the food, which is…alright; I guess a bit better than last year.
Also, I’ve noticed that the school’s online resource/learning system has got a complete makeover.
As you can see, the interface mimics that of Windows 8, in that there are tiles with Windows 8-like style and appearance. Overall I must say it’s great, in the fact that the school’s online learning system has been modernized. I do like it though.
Now, I’m not sure if the computers at school has changed; I’ll have to be in the computer lab and see, but I’ll do that later.
In conclusion, today was great and…relaxing, although I’ll have to keep in mind that this is something serious, and that it’s not going to be like a walk in the park, which means that I will have to change the way I do and organize myself. This may also imply that I might not be able to update this blog and my website as often as previously, but I’ll keep them updated when I have the available time.
That’s it for now…