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Posted 9/7/06
I'll be taking a course for baking/pastry that will lead me to a diploma after 15 months... and even though the cost for it is pretty pricey, it'll allow me a definate job placement in one of sg's major hotels/f&b related places.

Best thing about it all is that all the chocolate used in the course is gonna be supplied by Valrhona!

ak5 wrote:

I'm learning Chinese as well right now. And esperanto (even if it seams that way, that was not a joke).


*Gag*

Hate chinese.

Always managed to fail it in school.
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Posted 9/7/06
Chinese is fun as of now. I hope it stays that way. We have good laughs... and sometimes those laughs turn dry.

"In China, we have a lot of homework. So you guys will have homework 6 days a week."

"Labor day is coming up so we won't have class... OH we're gonna give you Labor Day homework too."

"[forgot the term] means homework. You're going to be hearing a lot of that."

Imagine all that said in a Chinese accent.
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Posted 9/7/06
as for the spam, please cut it out. It's supposed to be an intelligent thread where we discuss what we like or don't like about what we are taking in school.

To Carnage: That's cool about the baking course. I've always liked to cook/bake but not that much. You should let us know where you get placed in the end, so if we go visit a place like that we can sample some of your culinary skills, mmmmm I love food.
Posted 9/7/06
sorry i took a cooking class but the chef/teacher was a twat otherwise it was fun
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Posted 9/7/06
@wildkat2: No probs.

btw if anyone's interested... here's the url for the academy.

http://www.at-sunrice.com/main_idx.html

It's even partnered with Johnson & Wales University and ADF-Le Centre de Formation d’Alain Ducasse.
Posted 9/7/06
ahh well i havent started yet we start the 20th but my major is accounting with a minor in business law.... i heard classes are alot harder and theres not near as much homework its alot of reading and note taking soooooo im probabaly in for a rude awakening because the only college atmosphere ive been to is the party scene @ other U's but if its anything like highschool i say bring it on!
....does anyone has any suggestions on the best way to take notes because im not gonna sugar coat this...i dont take notes! and i need to start






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well you will probably learn as you go. But you learn to shorten words into your sort of own shorthand, like btw means between, with being shortened to w/, and things like that. Point form notes are the best but hard to do starting out. Comparing your notes to others in your class might be helpful as everyone always catches different points. Also, it depends on the professors teaching the courses too, ex. if they use the black board or power point notes, things like that. But if the professor goes over and over a subject its probably very important to make sure you understand it. Other than that maybe checking a library to see if like there is a shorthand notation book for dummies or some thing like that (not trying to imply you are a dummy though note-taking can be difficult to master).
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Posted 9/8/06
Wow college talk. Since I dont study in a Us.University I have no idea how the system works. In Mexico basically you choose a career on which to work on and take the classes you require in order to get a degree. Once you are at some point of the career you are able to attend classes from other careers outside you basic field of study.(In my case it is humanities and arts so I could be able to take science or mathematics lessons.) But well... bassically I have no plans on going for any of those. Im halfway through a career in english literature and am probably going to take theatre as an extra once Im done with it.
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Posted 9/8/06
@Akemir: Theatre? Wow, that's like so cool.
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I start uni this year and I am taking Ancient History and Archaeology. I'm so excited - I have had an interest in the subject for years and to finally start getting a degree in it is quite a daunting prospect!

I took A Levels in Music, History and English (with an AS level attempt at Chemistry. God that was awful! I don't know why I did it!). They were quite fun; I quite enjoyed Music as I worked on my performance skills and I finally managed to build up some confidence!

@Akemir and Carnage: I have 2 friends who are studying to work in theatres; my best friend is studying acting at university (hopefully to take his masters at RSADA - he auditioned a couple of months ago and they told him that if he came back after a couple of years when he's older he would probably get a place. He'll be famous I know it :D), and another friend of mine is studying directing at a well-known drama college in London. *sniff* I am proud!
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Posted 9/8/06
@Sai Rei: That's really cool. My younger brother just finished his 4 yr Honours Degree in pretty much the same thing two years ago, a year ahead of schedule. Now for the past two years, he's been trying to get into a Masters program but so far he has had no luck. Now, he's thinking of looking into the Universities in the States and maybe even England.
Posted 9/8/06
i really want to be an actor but its hard to get started
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@Wildkat2: That's brilliant, I really hope he manages to get in somewhere. Tell him that Durham is a really good university for the subject, as are Leicester (that's my uni!), Warwick & Cambridge (if he is super intelligent). Kent Canterbury is also quite good for the subject, although their focus is more medievil (?) in archaeology.
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@Sai Rei: Thanks for the information, I will be sure to pass it on to him. I hope you really enjoy your classes this year.
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@ Wildkat2: Thanks, I'm all excited...so much new stuff to learn! I was glad to be a help
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