Met Yap Chee Meng last wednesday. Or was it thursday. The scope of the project scares me. The top floor of the NUS central library on a Saturday is tranquil. I took a table by the window overlooking some steel grid-like structures in the sea some distance away. It began to rain and the sheets of water hid the sea from sight. I looked around me and saw some like-minded students poring over whatever it was they were doing. First week is over.