i just got back from my ECON 10071 advanced mathematics lecture. it was the last lecture for the subject. i did know this. what i didn’t know was that i would be sad about it. Math lecture had always been my favourite lecture, although i do admit that i did skip some of the lectures due to some unavoidable reasons (i.e. overslept). from the first day of the lecture, i’ve always feel very intelligent everytime i stepped into the lecture hall. i don’t know why. maybe because of the lecturer, i guess. Professor Chris Orme, is the Professor of Econometrics (i just knew about it today). He is a very smart guy, really emits the energy, the aura of intelligence. there is something very appealing about him, i mean seriously, the moment he starts his lecture, u WILL feel like a university student – a smart one. he has always been very confident in his teachings, which makes me feel kinda very inferior to the subject. and his ways of continuous assessments ARE kinda scary. it needs a continuous commitment to the subject, but i dont care. i may not have a very well known lecturer, who writes in famous magazines, but i do have a very good one. he occasionally make some jokes in his lectures, and usually relates the topics with football. although i might not understand the mathematical stuff that he says, just sitting there, doodling around did make me feel smarter. and i didn’t realise that i will miss the lecture so much, till this morning, when everyone in the hall ends the lecture with a round of applause. i do feel happy, for having no reason to walk my sleepy self to lecture anymore, but deep down inside, i feel sad that the only lecture that i enjoy, and feel stupidly smart in, is over. Bravo to Professor Orme! i do hope that my future lecturers will be more of like you; confident, smart, and emits the smartness through the lecture.