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Just got back from a trip to the east coast of peninsular Malaysia. And as with any Malaysian it mostly consist of lots of eating fresh seafood. And it's kind of like that part of the UK that batters and deep fries /anything/.

Anyway I should really start my gear downsizing.
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Just got back from a trip to the east coast of peninsular Malaysia. And as with any Malaysian it mostly consist of lots of eating fresh seafood. And it's kind of like that part of the UK that batters and deep fries /anything/.

Anyway I should really start my gear downsizing.

... is allergic to a LOT of sea food q.q

 

also good luck on the job hunt! 

 

I'm also finishing up my Vali review atm so it should be live soon 

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well....... does her grades make it seem likely?

The good news is *yes* - she is bloody brilliant. She has been getting straight-A grades in AP & Honors classes since grammar school. Scary smart. She got bored in high school, so she is currently going to an independent study high school that is part of the local community college. That way she can progress at her own rate and also take college courses for college credit. She ripped through trigonometry, Honors English & Honors US History in less than 1 semester - while also taking two college electives, plus working 20 hours a week, plus spending far too much time with her boyfriend.

Of course, all of that is also the bad news for my bank account.

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True, still most of the time the student has the grades before they even think about Med School, and realistically push her to get government grants and scholarships. If she has the grades it shouldn't cost you much. So long as she works hard to get the money to pay for Med School her self! She'll appreciate it more if she's the one paying for it too. [Ofc as her parent you free to pay as much or as little as you like]

My folks how ever didn't gimmie diddly squat xD 

Both my wife and I come from families that strongly believe in supporting our kids to be whatever they want to be. In my case, it's pretty easy to see where this idea comes from. My father left school in the 10th grade to go to work on the farm. My mother was a straight-A student that graduated high school and wanted to go to college - but my grandfather said there was no reason for a woman to go to college. My parents made sure that their kids could have all the education they wanted - and I was the first person on either side of my family (cousins, etc) to obtain a Master's degree. My siblings and I worked the entire time we were in school to help pay our way - and somehow my parents instilled in me a desire to take as little money as possible from them. I *hated* asking my parents for money - and I tried really hard to only ask when I really needed it.

So - I see this as a partnership between my kids and me - I will do whatever it takes to help them achieve their goals - and I expect them to: 1) Actually have goals (my son struggles with this one); and 2) Work their tails off to achieve their goals. If that means I can't buy the headphone gear I desire or drive the car I lust for - well, that's OK with me. That was part of the deal I signed-up for when I decided to become a parent.

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The good news is *yes* - she is bloody brilliant. She has been getting straight-A grades in AP & Honors classes since grammar school. Scary smart. She got bored in high school, so she is currently going to an independent study high school that is part of the local community college. That way she can progress at her own rate and also take college courses for college credit. She ripped through trigonometry, Honors English & Honors US History in less than 1 semester - while also taking two college electives, plus working 20 hours a week, plus spending far too much time with her boyfriend.

Of course, all of that is also the bad news for my bank account.
Both my wife and I come from families that strongly believe in supporting our kids to be whatever they want to be. In my case, it's pretty easy to see where this idea comes from. My father left school in the 10th grade to go to work on the farm. My mother was a straight-A student that graduated high school and wanted to go to college - but my grandfather said there was no reason for a woman to go to college. My parents made sure that their kids could have all the education they wanted - and I was the first person on either side of my family (cousins, etc) to obtain a Master's degree. My siblings and I worked the entire time we were in school to help pay our way - and somehow my parents instilled in me a desire to take as little money as possible from them. I *hated* asking my parents for money - and I tried really hard to only ask when I really needed it.

So - I see this as a partnership between my kids and me - I will do whatever it takes to help them achieve their goals - and I expect them to: 1) Actually have goals (my son struggles with this one); and 2) Work their tails off to achieve their goals. If that means I can't buy the headphone gear I desire or drive the car I lust for - well, that's OK with me. That was part of the deal I signed-up for when I decided to become a parent.

beerchug.gif

 

Sounds good to me man! My step father did the same with me, he found a way to manage to get the toys he wanted and support me as well... he found a happy middle ground.

 

But non the less, it's always assumed family before headphones... or that's how it should be! Hence is why I'm buying all I can now xD in a few years I'll have more important things to spend my time and money on hopefully! 

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So - I see this as a partnership between my kids and me - I will do whatever it takes to help them achieve their goals - and I expect them to: 1) Actually have goals (my son struggles with this one); and 2) Work their tails off to achieve their goals. If that means I can't buy the headphone gear I desire or drive the car I lust for - well, that's OK with me. That was part of the deal I signed-up for when I decided to become a parent.

beerchug.gif

 

Or she can get a scholarship ;)

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Or she can get a scholarship wink.gif

Trust me - she is going to apply for every scholarship we can find!
http://www.fastweb.com/
http://www.scholarships.com/
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So...

 

I did it.

 

I finally did it.

 

I hit the "Order" button on the website for the Sony XB-910 for whatever it amounts to in USD. Pretty cheap, I think.

 

I think I'll receive them today and I think I'm going to let them be my work-headphones. Depending on how comfy they are. Since I listen mostly to hiphop nowadays, with a pinch of EDM, I think they'll suit me and my needs just fine. The Philips Fidelios (suggested by Mupps) were too expensive to just order without consulting my wife. These were cheap enough to just order without overthinking it.

 

Why I was overthinking it though, wasn't the price, but the question: "Really? Another set of headphones? Do I really need..?". I guess the answer was hidden within my curiousity.

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Trust me - she is going to apply for every scholarship we can find!
http://www.fastweb.com/
http://www.scholarships.com/

so if she gets a schollarship you can siphon off her college fund and get a stax rig? :tongue:

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I was looking at universities and wow it is pretty expensive...... luckily it is heavily subsidized in Australia along with low interest loans ^^

Edited by veyrongatti - 1/7/14 at 3:34am
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post  Trust me - she is going to apply for every scholarship we can find!
http://www.fastweb.com/
http://www.scholarships.com/


She does seem to have decent grades; those sites are a good place to start --- I was actually able to net a surplus in tuition money for my first two years of college from scholarships I received, as some of them allowed for discretionary spending (basically, books, supplies, etc.) instead of specifying only for tuition. These scholarship programs are only for undergrad, however.

 

Medical schools usually require loans (at low interest --- banks know physicians can at least make payments back on student loans). The only time medical school tuition is fully subsidized is through MSTP (medical scientist training program), and those slots are very limited for dual-degree MD/Ph.D students that desire to go into clinical research, post-graduate training.

 

But those scholarships will help for undergrad at least, and will lessen your and her financial burden during those years.

 

Medical school is become more competitive these days, and on top of GPA and MCAT scores, she should probably show initiative in extracurricular activities; many pre-med students perform undergraduate research in a topic of their interest. For example, if she's interested in research on DM, then she should find a campus lab that does work related to DM. Most professors are receptive to undergraduates doing some kind of work, unless they're a super-intense lab that only trains grad students (rare, but they exist). There are also summer fellowships that students can apply for, where they write up a research proposal (that fits in with the theme of a certain lab) and for a summer they work on that specific project and give a poster presentation at the end. Sometimes, if the results are encouraging, some students might even get published. The fact of the matter is that medicine is very research-oriented these days (many give students options to take a research gap year, while some programs, such as Duke's, require students to take a research year) and merely organizing blood drives really isn't going to cut it for very competitive programs. Prospective students should have a good understanding of the institution of academic research prior to going into medical school.

 

On top of that, I'd recommend looking for shadow observerships/preceptorships, that allow students to enter the hospital and follow residents and attending physicians for a few weeks at a time. It gives students a preview of whether they'd be able to stomach the workload of medical practice.

 

That's why I mentioned that a lot can happen between now and med school. Priorities change, and interests change. After all, that's what college is for, to get all that sorted out. Medical school requires steady commitment and dedication that will extend lifelong.

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@MuppetFace 

 

Congrats on being in the Dido 901 tour :3, were missing you on Gelocks Mini Dido 901 thread :D 

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To continue the tradition of posts that only Tom and I will pay attention to... I was looking over some business cards this morning, and came across one for the president of a planar magnetic headphone manufacturer.  Not Audeze, the other one.  Since I don't know the exact characters used in the founder's name, I just started randomly pronouncing combinations.  Came up with some interesting meanings - like convenient, the opposite side, etc. - of which I'm sure none are correct.  One involves the relaxation of certain muscles, but I won't repeat it here, and there's no way that could be correct.  Anyway, happy non-sensical post everyone!  :o

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Who would've thought that being NEET (not in education, employment or training) would actually impact negatively in audiophilia, or anything for that matter. Prior to graduating and coming back home, I thought to use all the time in between that and getting a job for more investment and involvement in audiophilia (as in more listening and writing and meeting people, that kind of stuff), and to a lesser extend, anime too. Well, the opposite happened with me. Losing interest was (is? It's still happening as far as I'm concerned) what happened. Sure, there was that one Singapore meet in October that slightly rekindled the fire, but then interest started to fade too.

It's universal in all of my other hobbies too. I watched less and less anime, to the point of only 2 shows (before which I consistently can follow 6 with full interest, 10+ if not), listened to less music, and tend to congregate to the laziest of activities: browsing the internet aimlessly. This actually depresses me in a way. Perhaps I am afraid of moving on into the real adult world: suddenly I have to really care for myself and my future; the government is ******* the nation every step of the way, and that is the future I must live in the near future, and a future where my parents would be supporting my lazy ass; with that, I also has to deal with national politics now: every each one side is up to no good, slandering left, right, centre, with no clear least biased media to "study" from, each one is as sleazy as the next, and friends are so opinionated and hard-headed that it's exasperating, annoying and tiring to learn from and or listen.

Problems with my university certificates and my own dumb mistake of not asking for references letters from my old lecturers sapped me of my drive to continue study. That and my worry of my family caused by the stupidity of my dear beloved country.

Speaking of family, it's something that I am very hesitant to talk about, even among them and friends. So I guess this is pretty useless posting it here...
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but I guess my lost of interest in everything could be because I'm trying to turn a blind eye of the problems in the family... I want to ask for advice, but my reluctance to share and vagueness won't do any good. I guess I should confront the skeletons in my closet, but I'm so afraid of the consequences from that lest it shatters the balance I have now, throwing everyone's life in shambles. But my lately-often-negative mind sees that happening too regardless, and that depresses me more.

Sorry that it turned this way. I'm off to sleep.
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  Warning: Depressing personal stuff (Click to show)
Who would've thought that being NEET (not in education, employment or training) would actually impact negatively in audiophilia, or anything for that matter. Prior to graduating and coming back home, I thought to use all the time in between that and getting a job for more investment and involvement in audiophilia (as in more listening and writing and meeting people, that kind of stuff), and to a lesser extend, anime too. Well, the opposite happened with me. Losing interest was (is? It's still happening as far as I'm concerned) what happened. Sure, there was that one Singapore meet in October that slightly rekindled the fire, but then interest started to fade too.

It's universal in all of my other hobbies too. I watched less and less anime, to the point of only 2 shows (before which I consistently can follow 6 with full interest, 10+ if not), listened to less music, and tend to congregate to the laziest of activities: browsing the internet aimlessly. This actually depresses me in a way. Perhaps I am afraid of moving on into the real adult world: suddenly I have to really care for myself and my future; the government is ******* the nation every step of the way, and that is the future I must live in the near future, and a future where my parents would be supporting my lazy ass; with that, I also has to deal with national politics now: every each one side is up to no good, slandering left, right, centre, with no clear least biased media to "study" from, each one is as sleazy as the next, and friends are so opinionated and hard-headed that it's exasperating, annoying and tiring to learn from and or listen.

Problems with my university certificates and my own dumb mistake of not asking for references letters from my old lecturers sapped me of my drive to continue study. That and my worry of my family caused by the stupidity of my dear beloved country.

Speaking of family, it's something that I am very hesitant to talk about, even among them and friends. So I guess this is pretty useless posting it here...
.
.
.
.
but I guess my lost of interest in everything could be because I'm trying to turn a blind eye of the problems in the family... I want to ask for advice, but my reluctance to share and vagueness won't do any good. I guess I should confront the skeletons in my closet, but I'm so afraid of the consequences from that lest it shatters the balance I have now, throwing everyone's life in shambles. But my lately-often-negative mind sees that happening too regardless, and that depresses me more.

Sorry that it turned this way. I'm off to sleep.

 

Everything's going to be ok.

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Everything's going to be ok.

 

Sometimes that's all that's needed...

 

And to jgray, if you are willing to carry that burden for as long as you want, then well, do it. But, but, wouldn't it be better to just face whatever consequences and let "both of your shoulders" be golden? (i.e. away with the burdens). :D Sometimes it's better to express yourself with "strangers". If you have access to psych services, please make use of them. Who knows? You're either drowning in a water cup, or if the problems are real and too much, a professional might be able to guide you! Either way, he/she'll tell you.

 

Good luck!

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