Shop around for the right partner

Every time I feel disappointed in my other half for the little annoyances that happen in our daily lives – like not washing the dishes, making horrible jokes, not throwing out the trash etc.. I remind myself of this clip.

Cause my partner does not clip my wings.

He let me study on top of keeping a full-time job. He knows that the house will not be clean 24/7, I will not be able to cook our meals daily, the kids will need attention while I attend my classes, I will be ‘difficult’ sometimes.

Prep for MCQ

This semester I have two subjects using MCQ as part of its final assessments. Apart from having a go at its self-test quizzes on the OUM platform – I realized that we could also search for sample questions online. That was what I did for my Statistics in Psychology subject in Semester 5 and I was so amazed that some of the questions coming from these online sources appeared in our final test. At least 3 -4 questions bears resemblance to the format I came across online.

This Time…

I searched abnormal psychology and there were a few samples available with about 10-15 questions. There were more on this particular website. Although non of the questions appeared in the final exam, at least it gives me an inkling on which part of the subject I need to focus on.

Searching sample MCQ for the Professional Ethics paper is more tricky. The link below had a few questions I could try.

Either way, it is best to go through the questions in the e-weekly lessons and also the sample MCQ on the portal. The exam has ended. Technically, my semester has ended. I can start prepping for the next sem in 2 weeks time. As of now, I plan to read my storybooks. The TBR list is getting so long now.

Abnormal Psychology online textbook

My assignment for this subject required learners to discuss abnormal psychology based on three different textbooks. This is the list given by my e-tutor on the forum.

Even without Google, learners could actually access textbooks in e-book format using the digital library link in the portal. Using proper keywords, learners could find thousands of journals, articles, media and like I said, ebooks from the library. The digital library even has a feature that allows you to store your search results online, which I will put in another post.

The bored panda article on ‘cry for help’

First, let’s put this on as BGM.

I stumbled upon an article on Bored Panda

27 People Share ‘Cry For Help’ Signs That Aren’t So Obvious


Point no 3, 6, 7, 13, 17 seems so close to heart. I have been doing some of these things unconsciously. I should have known better. I wouldn’t say that I am depressed. Low on mood ? Yes, for quite some time. But picking up good vibes to fill up the emotional tank. I have many more semesters to go before I finally graduate.

ODL and virtual study buddies

Open and Distance Learning (ODL) is an excellent choice for part time learners like myself. However, I do miss the identifying behaviours of a student in a tertiary learning centre.

  • listening to lectures in halls or classrooms
  • being in the library – either at a desk or just browsing through the books on the shelf
  • walking through the entrance of uni
  • sitting at the concourse or whichever common area to discuss something
  • spending time in the computer lab

It can be quite lonely ploughing through the course as an individual. Being a social animal, there are efforts to kind of connect with other learners through the uni forum or telegram group. The interaction was jovial in the beginning but it is quite hard to keep up the momentum of having an online communication. Especially when you are swamped with your other responsibilities towards work or family. Sooner or later, the telegram group just becomes quiet.

I recently discovered that there is an online website that connects learners around the world to study together. It is the brainchild of Ali Abdal. It is a virtual room where you connect to the internet, switch on your individual camera and just study. With other students who are doing the same thing.


There is this other thing that ARMY’s are doing. (I am a baby ARMY).

You go on Youtube and just study with BTS sat in front of you while on their camera. Of course, the video is an edit- the boys are well.. not really studying. Instead, they’d be doing whatever it is that they were doing during their LIVE videos.

My favourite is of course anything that have SUGA in it… I am very obsessed with the song Seesaw at the moment. I have it on repeat on my Spotify.

As of now, I am going through my e-weekly lessons and will be penning down the outline of my assignment essays soon. Will try to get it done by this weekend.