March 15, 2019
So, to continue on a couple more of the things I did…I went to Universal Studios, I went on the Luge Rides and I went to a water park!
Universal Studios was really small and we were able to get on all the rides with very minimal waiting. (The food was so expensive though….) I’m glad I can say I’ve been to Universal Studios in Singapore but it wasn’t anything too special.
I also went on the Luge Rides which is located on Sentosa, near Universal Studios. The Luge rides is basically like go-karting except there is no gas involved. The Luge ride starts at the top of a hill and the only thing that helps you accelerate is gravity. It is pretty cool and it was really fun.
In order to get to the top of the hill, they take you on a sky lift and it is a really nice view of the island. Although it was fun, the ride down the hill is very short and I wish it was longer. While looking at the posters they have while you wait in line, we found out that there are only 7 places in the world that do the Luge rides…that was super cool!! I’m glad I was able to do it while being here.
Lastly, I went to a water park called Wild N’ Wet which was pretty fun but also very small. We went during the week so there weren’t many people at all. We didn’t have to wait for anything!! Since it wasn’t very big, we didn’t spend much time there before we got insanely hungry.We had Korean food at the food court nearby and went home.
I did a bunch of other stuff but those are the main things we experienced. It was cool to have someone visit me because it reminded me of how I was when I got here. It made me realize that I adapted to my environment during this entire time.
I had an insanely fun week but it was ruined when I had to come back and cram for my midterms haha. The midterms weren’t horrible but they were weighted so heavily. In other words, there weren’t many questions and therefore the questions were worth a lot of points. The grading here is very competitive because everything is based off of the “bell-curve”…everywhere I go I hear “bell-curve” “trust the bell-curve” “oh it’s ok because bell-curve will fix” “pray to bell-curve God”. It is crazy how much people depend on this bell-curve to get good grades. Basically, if a majority of the class gets around 30%, then that 30% becomes the new 70%. So, in order to get an A in the class, you have to score insanely high, to make it out with an A. Anyways, I’m just glad that the midterms are over and I can relax for a bit before I have to start studying for the finals.