Songkran holiday has come to a close

Hey guys;

So, after two weeks, the Songkran holiday has drawn to a close. Tomorrow the third semester of the 2017-2018 academic year will start.

In terms of class registration, things has gone smoothly as always. At first one of the subjects refused to show up when I search for it, even though I met the prerequisite. After contacting the university staff, turns out that the grades were just released and that the system may not have been refreshed to reflect the newly released grades yet. After I finished the call with them the subject in question showed up in the search results. Below are my full class schedule for the upcoming semester.

Subject code Subject name Room and time Final exam
ICMF375 Multinational Corporate Finance A420, Mon 08:00-09:50

A420, Wed 08:00-09:50

20 Jul 2018 16:00-17:50
ICMK323 Integrated Marketing Communication A401, Mon 10:00-11:50

A401, Wed 10:00-11:50

18 Jul 2018 10:00-11:50
ICMB365 Management Science 1512, Mon 14:00-15:50

1512, Wed 14:00-15:50

17 Jul 2018 18:00-19:50
ICMI361 Global Leadership Development A201, Tue 08:00-09:50

A201, Thu 08:00-09:50

22 Jul 2018 12:00-13:50

Though Mondays and Wednesdays look packed, but I’m fine with it. At least I have a lunch brake between 12PM and 2PM, which is long enough for me to walk from the new building to the old building for my 2PM class. Having just a single class on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8AM means that after that, I can just take a day-long nap somewhere on campus if I really want to as I’m free for the rest of the day.

In terms of my subject selection…I think I’m fine with that. Though I could have taken a different subject that doesn’t involve any math and thus reduce the chance of being in the same dilemma as with past six semesters (mainly because Multinational Corporate Finance will likely involve a good deal of math since it’s a continuation of Business Finance), I feel that I just want to get all the math courses out of the way as soon as possible as I’m totally sick of them. Yeah, from my experiences with Business Finance I now know that I hate math, like…so much, particularly algebra. The only exception is probably statistics, though I have yet to come across a subject that uses what I’ve learned long ago in my Statistics class, either explicitly or implicitly.

In terms of non-academic stuff…well this upcoming semester is basically going to be the same. Club trips that I can’t even join thanks to that unfair first come first serve system (that tends to disenfranchise students with vision disability like me), food fairs, etc. Overall I think the first half of 2018 (even though there are still two more months) is…quite bad, almost on the same level as 2016 and 2017.

But looking forward into the second half of 2018…I do think that my situation might be changing. If my exchange program application is successful (which I will make an announcement here once I get the official confirmation), the first semester of the next academic year will be totally different from the past semesters. Why do I say that my situation might be changing? Well because…I might actually get to go on more trips organized by university clubs/associations! How likely is this I can’t really tell, but I do hope that I would be treated more fairly since…I’m going to study in a western country and…westerners are, in general, not so discriminatory against people with disabilities. There’s a reason why I chose a western country as a destination for my exchange program…

Oh, I almost forgot, my best friend will also be coming back to Thailand for her summer holiday within around two months. I’m of course looking forward to meeting her, and…hopefully be able to tell her the good news about my exchange program application.

So…yeah, I guess that’s it for now…


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