Thursday, December 31, 2009

09 in review

Looks like the year is coming to an end. There's this phrase saying that "All things end happy. If its not happy, then its not the end". Apparently, its not so true for me. Indeed the year is ending, but to be honest, i dun really feel all that excited about it. Yes, i'll admit that tons of interesting things has happened this year, but there have been bouts of emo-ness every now and then as well. But oh well, i guess that's wad Life is about.

This year started normally enough, with the start of JC life on the 1st of Febuary. At that time, i was young, both physically and mentally. Hardly a year has passed, and now, i feel much more mature. Just 11 months ago, i wouldnt have stayed up so late to do stuff. Just 11 months ago, i wouldnt have cared so much about others. There's that X factor in JC education which pushes you to grow up if you wanted to survive.

Being the child as i was at the beginning of the year, i thought JC would be like secondary school. But of course with that mindset, i was struggling 2 months into the cirriculum. In that short 2 months, i realised that if i were to keep myself afloat in JC, i would have to sacrifice. Also in that short 2 months, i have discovered the beginning of a new passion.

Of course, a smooth voyage never occurs and storms will always pop up over the horizon. The passion that i had went through some tests, both from myself and others, but its the personal ones that were daunting. I was born as a thinker. I like thinking a lot. But sometimes, i manage think to much, and end up emoing about one thing or the other. (Well, mostly its just that one thing, but nevermind.). But now, looking back at what i have thought/suspected, some of them does seem to be true.

To be continued.. No point in continuing.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Oh well..

I just realised that Santa didnt get me wad i wanted this Christmas.
Looks like i'll have to get it myself after all.
And hell, i wish i knew what you were thinking..

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Watch out

Intelligence was gathered yesterday, yet today, the battle horns have already been sounded. A silent war is raging, people. If you didnt know about it in the first place, you couldnt tell at all.
And yes, its lethal.

Diary entry number 2   <--- Just ignore this. Its for personal usage.

Monday, December 28, 2009

My life has just taken an interesting turn. Seems like the real excitement is only just beginning..

Yup, its nice

Went to watch Avatar 3D today as part of Huijing/Amanda/Gillian's birthday celebration.
The movie was just plain nice. Good storyline and good graphics, and for once, i actually felt that the $10 spent was worth it (as opposed to Coraline 3D). Yup, the movie's a great piece of art. Go watch it, people.

It feels nice when my brain just remember those tiny bits of info about you.

Have you ever stood less than 1 metre away from someone, yet feel so far away?

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Everytime you smile, I smile

Jump Then Fall is stuck in my head!!! Ok, maybe its cos i had it on repeat for the past 4 hours.. o.0


Went to give gillian an early pre-birthday birthday surprise today at 9am at her house with amelia, andik and yiting. She kinda half freaked out when she saw us come with the cake and stuff, so you can consider it as a success.

It was a movie (Bride Wars. Though i strongly opposed, i was outvoted 4 to 1) afterwards, followed by several rounds of Rummy-O, which was actually quite fun. Then its photo-taking + dog-playing time (upload the pictures, gillian!). And i must say, the dogs are really nice to play with. Hahas.

Lunch was at Mad Jack's, where we slacked for a while, taking yet more pictures and crapping and playing with leftover food since there's such a heavy rain. In the end, we left like nearly 1.5 hours later, at some time close to 4pm.

Seriously, the whole day just seemed to fly past like nobody's business. Its like, only a couple of hours ago that i stepped into gillian's house to surprise her. No wonder they say good times never last. Nonetheless, hope you had a great day, gillian! =D

Everytime you smile, i smile

Jump Then Fall- Taylor Swift

I like the way you sound in the morning,
We're on the phone and without a warning
I realize your laugh is the best sound I have ever heard

I like the way I can't keep my focus,
I watch you talk you didn't notice
I hear the words but all I can think is we should be together

Every time you smile, I smile
And every time you shine, I'll shine for you

Whoa oh I'm feeling you baby
Don't be afraid to jump then fall, jump then fall into me

Baby, I'm never gonna leave you,
Say that you wanna be with me too
Cause I'm gonna stay through it all so jump then fall

Well I like the way your hair falls in your face
You got the keys to me I love each freckle on your face, oh,
I've never been so wrapped up,
Honey, I like the way you're everything I've ever wanted

I had time to think it oh-over and all I can say is come closer,
Take a deep breath and jump then fall into me

Every time you smile, I smile
And every time you shine, I'll shine for you

Whoa oh I'm feeling you baby
Don't be afraid to jump then fall, jump then fall into me

Baby, I'm never gonna leave you,
Say that you wanna be with me too
Cause I'm gonna stay through it all so jump then fall

The bottoms gonna drop out from under our feet
I'll catch you, I'll catch you
When people say things that bring you to your knees,
I'll catch you
The time is gonna come when you're so mad you could cry
But I'll hold you through the night until you smile

Whoa oh I need you baby
Don't be afraid please
Jump then fall, jump then fall into me

Baby, I'm never gonna leave you,
Say that you wanna be with me too
Cause I'm gonna through it all so jump then fall

Jump then fall baby
Jump then fall into me, into me

Every time you smile, I smile
And every time you shine, I'll shine
And every time you're here baby, I'll show you, I'll show you
You can jump then fall, jump then fall, jump then fall into me, into me

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Make my wish come true..

Merry Christmas in advance to all of you out there. =D

All I Want For Christmas Is You- Mariah Carey

Never knew i could feel that much.
 That's The Way I Loved You- Taylor Swift


For the people who came for the chalet during the in 2 days, here's a big thank you. You people rock. Although the actual attendence number was rather small, we still had lots of fun. =D

Although there were more ppl during day 1, there isnt much to do after the sun set. So in the end, we ended up barbecueing and eating lots of food. There were plans to watch Avatar at 11.40pm after that. But when we got to Ehub, it was sold out, with just 3 separate seats left. So its back to the chalet we went to spend the night, awake, thanks to the ruckus the next door was making. =.=

Day 2 started at 6am, with just 1.5 hours of sleep, thanks to the ruckus the next door was having. =.= The watch sunrise decision was a complete fail since there was so much clouds, so there was no big-bright-orange-globe rising over the horizon to go "ooh" and "ahhh" or "that's so nice!!" about. Then there's the walk to the playground for Amelia, Andik and Huijing to learn to climb the pyramid. Only Amelia succeeded. The other 2 gave up when they were 1.5m off the ground. =.=
Oh, and jansen was asleep while we did all that.
Then it was skating.  I'm proud to say that i successfully taught jansen how to skate in an hour (though he didnt really need much guidance) and the same goes for gillian to amelia and andik. =D
The remainder of the day was spent at Escape with gillian, amelia and andik, where we went for nearly all the rides multiple times, with the kiddy roller coaster being the most (five times). Gillian simply refused to get onto Wet and Wild with the reason being that the water was dirty, but me and andik went ahead and got really wet anyway. The new Haunted House wasnt really all that scary at all, and all of them just loved the Go Karts after i managed to persuade them to get onto it the first time. And all of us, with the exception of andik, succeeded in convincing that we're 18 so we can drive in pairs (yeah, we only got onto the beginner's track, though i did want to go for the advanced track)

The chalet can be considered as successful, since i did have fun, esp on the 2nd day. =D But i swear next year, i'm not gonna organise the chalet again. Or at least, not do it single-handedly.

Your smile makes it all worthwhile

Monday, December 21, 2009


For those of you who do not have/read Facebook:

Hi guys. This isnt really an event okay, i just had to find a way to send everyone a message.

ANYWAY. I went to see Ms Lai today and okay this is what you all have been waiting for: THEY ARE REMOVING THE TURNSTILE.

Heh. Okay before i tell you what else she said, i promised Ms Lai that i’d explain the reasons for the turnstile installation first. Its Not to catch latecomers, because actually, our college doesn’t really have much of a latecomer problem. Its actually for security reasons, because people keep getting stuff stolen. And also, random strangers keep coming in to use our toilets and sit in the canteen and that understandably poses a problem because what if they are old men and go in the girls toilets or something right. This is actually because alot of students have the habit of leaving the gate open when they leave school, and anyone can come in through the unsupervised gate as a result. Which all adds up to quite a big problem because strangers coming in poses as a threat to the students and teachers (Plus the theft cases) and the school came up with a way to increase security and minimise non-meridians from coming in- The Turnstile.

Unfortunately, all the unforeseen problems you guys have been experiencing started popping up. When we officially brought the problem to their attention sometime in early December (finalised petition was sent in on 2nd December which we have to thank Danial for cause he did it up really well, you can download it here: ) they actually had a meeting amongst themselves and tried to come up with a suitable solution while putting in temporary measures to make it easier for us to get out- if you’ve been wondering why you no longer need to press the button to leave college, now you know.

So they actually came up with a solution which i actually think is far better than the ones we came up with. What they're going to do is to MOVE the turnstile to the main gate. You know, the side-main gate that is always locked down and leads from the canteen? It was locked down due to the H1N1 situation actually, so that there aren’t so many entrances to school and it isn’t so difficult to monitor the people coming in to make sure we’re not infected. They're moving the whole turnstile thing there, so we can go out when it rains and when we feel like taking bus 3 for some odd reason or the other.

As for the side gate, this is the good news: they're going to give us back the old side gate. The one which kind of looks like a huge swinging door. They're going to station a security guard there in the afternoons to make sure random strangers dont come in and stuff and that we don’t leave the gate open when we leave for the aforementioned reasons. And if we go out for Friday lunch after school/before CCA and want to get back, the security guard will open the gate for us.

Not only that- they’ve actually taken into consideration the complaints posted on the facebook wall about students getting wet when it rains, and are going to install a screen at the side and try to fix the water-dripping-onto-our-heads problem.

So thats about it. I honestly think its incredible that they’ve done so much serious consideration and brainstorming regarding this issue so that it’ll benefit us the most, so Please don’t go around saying “Yay we won the war” or something like that because there is no war, we are not a military regiment, and this outcome would really have been impossible without the open-mindedness of Ms Lai and the school board. After listening to her rationale for the gate followed by the solution they’ve come up with today, i really do think that they’ve put in alot to make sure the student welfare is maximised and she was really incredibly nice and reasonable about the whole thing so i don’t really think she’s like Hitler much, no.

Really got to apologise to everyone about the name of the group though, The New MJC Sidegate is Retarded TTM isn’t really a very appropriate heading to a petition, but being as tech-stupid as i am, i really cant figure out how to change it. Its a good thing they didn’t take offense.

Also, a big thankyou to Danial for editing the petition, Jon for his slightly deranged but mad funny video, and most of the Callisto House Com for helping me come up with points and what to say to Ms Lai when i saw her.

So thats it, you should be able to see our new (or old, depending on how you look at it) sidegate up by the new school year, hopefully. You can once again go to Macs for lunch or something and still be back on time for CCA.

Enjoy your Friday lunches, everybody.

That's a million thanks to jemimah there. But to be honest, i think the turnstile has actually started to grow on me already. o.0

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Why don't adults understand that we teenagers are best left alone?


If you hold back feelings because you’re afraid of getting hurt, you end up hurting, anyway.

If it didn’t really matter, you wouldn’t be spending so much time thinking about it.

You can try and hide your feelings but they won’t disappear. 


I feel so behind on homework.

I feel so broke about buying so many presents for the first time in my life.

I feel so busy, yet excited about the chalet.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Find a road to a humble abode where both of our routes meet

I'm all about Taylor Swift and Owl City nowadays.

I'm only up when you're not down
Don't wanna fly if you're still on the ground

I'm only me when I'm with you - Taylor Swift

Cheer up and dry your damp eyes and tell me when it rains
And I'll blend up that rainbow above you and shoot it through your veins

Rainbow Veins - Owl City

We'll turn out all of the lights and set this ballroom aglow

Saltwater Room - Owl City

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cookie alert

Cookies are:
High in Fats!
High in Calories!

But more importantly..

Baking attempt No. 1 wasnt too bad. At least they taste alright.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

A correction to my previous post, as the chinese tea kept me awake till 3am in the morning.

And currently i have around me 4 idiots, 2 on either side, who don't know how to shut up in the library. =.=

3 random thoughts

I'm sick of wedding dinners.

Drinking nearly 2 pots of chinese tea doesnt seem to have any effect in keeping me awake.

I probably wont work as an organiser in the future.

"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."

Thursday, December 10, 2009

So i dun have to think

So we had a studio shoot for prom night 2009, Viva La Glam, yesterday. It was chaotic, but fun at the same time as well. Chaotic, because it was just plain squeezy for ten or sometimes, twenty people to look at the photos at a single viewing station. Fun, because i got to learn a lot about studio such as how to arrange people and wad poses couples can adopt.

The only downside is, we had to pack up somewhere past 12.30am (even the SCs were gone), and reached home around 1.40am. What's worse: Waking up at 7am to go for a Chemistry course at NUS. =.=

And speaking of which, makes my blood boil. To quote Weiliang:
Its not worth the two hundred and seventy six dollars.

And i quite agree.

To make it worth the money (or at least, feel better about it), we were quite liberal with the reactants and materials. Either way, one thing that we're satisfied with is the price of the food. It was just freaking CHEAP. Even the vending machines were charging below a dollar. Think $1.60 for a small packet of snack at MJC.
With that amount of money, you can get a plate of rice with 3 dishes there. Oh well, i think i'll get fat when i go U, with the cheap food and everything. =.=

We're tied together with a smile, and yeah, we're coming undone.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I'm Team Carlisle.

What can i say?
I think Taylor Lautner's (Jacob) body is nicer than Robert Pattinson's (Edward, in case you still don't know) cos its more tanned (i'm not gay).
But i still prefer Peter Facinelli (Carlisle) and  Ashley Greene (Alice).

Overall, New Moon was ok. Except for the ending, which was epic. Epic fail.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Rusted brains

I havent touched any work since the promos.

I feel so dumb right now.

Need to get started soon now.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

C-h-a-r-l-i-e, charlie, charlie

OGL camp was great.
My camp food was better than others.
Bathing at 12am without a heater isnt as bad as it sounds.
Water games are only fun if you get really really wet.
Some people cant teach dances.
Last but not least, Phobos Charlie is the bomb.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


OGL camp tmr. I still havent packed yet.

Fine, i agree that i'm lazy, seeing as i dun even want to move my finger to tidy up my desktop (PW files are still there).

I'll do it soon. I swear.

P.S. Exerting yourself after a long time of inactivity makes your muscles ache like hell.
P.S.S. Mosquito bites itch for damn long. It has been 3 days already. =.=

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Moral of the story: Be a good guy.


Brainless thinking

Disclaimer: This post may sound highly disjointed and uncoherent. Simply because its meant to be like that. And because i lazy link the things up.

With that said, here i go.

I like the new Lightning Revenant in DotA. It has cool skills.

What are holidays when you have to go back to school every single day, including saturday? But in self-rebuttal, i suppose it can be considered as a holiday since there are no lectures and you don't have to do tutorials (for now).

The bites i managed to get on Sunday are still itching. Its highly irritating to not scratch, and highly satisfying (guiltily so) when i do.

The sunset looks really nice from my window. Not that i can actually see the Sun (you'd be nuts to stare into it right now), but it is casting a rather warm shade of orange onto the walls. And somehow, that makes me feel happy.

The turnstile topic is still hot. Talked about it to school, and from school. And it looks as if they have good news.


I am so not thinking about you.

Cos it hurts

Monday, November 30, 2009

Has anyone cared about my existance, as an individual?

Went for a trip to Pasir Ris Park yesterday cos i was just so sick of stoning at home.
Well, or perhaps its just because i needed to distract myself.

Anyway, here are some of the pictures..

Perhaps it might be better for me if you disappeared
Could save me the heartache

Friday, November 27, 2009


I don't know what to say..

But i do know that i need to make my current life more colourful..

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Down with the turnstile!

Many amusing occurences has taken place in light of the recent installation of the turnstile at the MJC side gate.

Firstly, its that Facebook group which managed to amass 600+ Meridians as Fans within 2 days of its creation.

Secondly, is the coming up of a proposal to Ms Lai about removing the turnstile.

Thirdly, its this epic video.

Lols. you seriously wont get bored watching this..

Monday, November 23, 2009


The equation of Life is complicated.
Throw in a girl factor, and you get one hell of a problem sum.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

I fake a smile so you won't see

Ever had the feeling of wanting to let go, but could not bear to?

Teardrops on my guitar (male version)

You look at me
I fake a smile so you won't see
What I want and I need
And everything that we should be

Yeah I'll bet he's cool
That guy you talk about
And he's got everything
That I have to live without

You talk to me
I laugh 'cause it's so damn funny
I can't even see
Anyone when you're with me

She says she's so in love
She's finally got it right
I wonder if she knows
She's all I think about at night

She's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star
She's the song in the car I keep singing
Don't know why I do

You walk by me
Can she tell that I can't breathe?
And there she goes, so perfectly
The kind of flawless I wish I could be

He better hold her tight
Give her all his love
Look in those beautiful eyes
And know he's lucky 'cause

She's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star
She's the song in the car I keep singing
Don't know why I do

So I drive home alone
As I turn out the light
I'll put her picture down
And maybe get some sleep tonight

'Cuz she's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only one who's got enough of me to break my heart
She's the song in the car I keep singing
Don't know why I do

She's the time taken up but there's never enough
And she's all that I need to fall into
Fall into
You look at me
I fake a smile so you won't see

Thursday, November 19, 2009

i realised, after swimming just now, that my fitness level is at rock bottom. Time to get it back during the holidays. =.=

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

So.. class outing yesterday to Tmall and (supposedly) Pasir Ris park.

Caroline at Tmall was ok, but the movie would've been way better WITHOUT 3D. The effects weren't that special, and my head ached for half an hour following the movie thanks to the weight on my face (wearing 2 pairs of specs wasnt fun).

And skating after that was.. a disaster (curse you, Weather). Ended up going to the arcade and taking neoprints at White Sands.

Had 3 double periods of lecture for all H2 subjects. Terror, i tell you, especially for bio's cellular signaling. And luckily the math lecturer isnt Helium anymore. =.=

Got selected for Talent Management. The TM committee make it sound so good. Makes me wonder if it really is.. Well, wish me luck for Thursday's interview..

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I need to buy earpieces.

The problem is:
1) Noise isolation or normal?
2) Creative or Sennheiser or Audio Technica?

I like noise isolation cause of the great sound quality. I want normal so that i can avoid blocking out the sound when i hum along with the song.
And all 3 brands have a good reputation.

So which one?! =.=

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Journey of PI, GPP, EOM, WR, and I&R

11.30am today marks the end of Project Work. Indeed, it has been an exciting journey with plenty of lessons learnt. Experiences throughout this year, with my group, has been unforgettable. We shared joys and sorrow (well, mostly frustration, actually) and learnt how to work with each other to finish up the job, as our individual efforts complement each other.

There's so much to talk about: The things we've done together, the laughter we've had making fun of each other, the weekends sacrificed (yeah, i reckon my group has sacrificed the most weekends compared to other groups in the class =.=), the surge of annoyance when we had to revamp the entire C2 from Ubin to Buangkok.

But with it all comes a simple thought: We have grown.

I do not mean physically. Instead, its more of the mental part. The time we had to stay at my house past 12am to print the WR has been etched into my memory. I still remember on that day, which is the day before the submission of WR, Mr Tan called at 11pm, when we had just finished printing it, and told us to add in the idea of a board game into the evaluation part of our KampunG-And-ME proposal. We simply felt pissed. But of course, we all wanted that A, so we reprinted it anyway. However, we made a pact to not pick up any calls after that. In case we had to reprint again. o.0 Fortunately, our phones remained silent.
Needless to say at 12.30am, everyone went back feeling relieved that it has been done. And i must really say that we have actually done quite a lot for the WR in the 2 weeks while we were working on it (from a not even Approching Expectations to, well.. some imba one).

Personally, i feel that the OP part of PW has been the most enjoyable part since that was when we got to interact with each other more instead of just sitting behind a laptop and grinding our brains for the work which i've just assigned. And interaction is what i like best. =D

Well, PW has made me learn a lot. Not just about Kampung Kuantan or fireflies or Kampung Buangkok, but also about resource management, human relations and also work delegation. It has been a wonderful journey. The road may not have been smooth, but the ride was nevertheless immensely satisfying. I hope you all feel the same way too.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Oh-Pee, Oh-Ver.

Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to Kampung Life, Loving It!
I am Cheng Boon, and i will be your first host for today.
With me, are Ashikin, Zhong Ming, Cherie, and Izzati.
I will first take you to Kampung Kuantan and tell you about the challenges that threaten its survival.
Ashikin will then tell you about the strategies put in place by various agencies to prevent the eventual extinction of Kampung Kuantan.
Zhong Ming will then bring you to Kampung Buankok and tell you more about the unique features found there.
Lastly, Cherie, and also Izzati, will tell you more about the activities we have, lined up specially for you at Kampung Buangkok.

But first, let us go to Kampung Kuantan.
Kampung Kuantan is located in the state of Selangor in Malaysia.
A beautiful river flows beside the Kampung, and at dusk, trees beside the river, will start flickering with synchronised lights.
Why? Because of this: A firefly species, called
Pteroptyx Tener.
What is so special about this species is that individuals of this species are able to come together and exhibit a synchronised flashing pattern.
What makes it even more unique is that this colony in Kampung Kuantan is one of the only two found worldwide, with the other one found in Brazil.

Now, for a bit of history.
Before the 1970's the phenomenon of the synchronised flashing fireflies at Kampung Kuantan was virtually unknown.
A local villager then decided to venture into an ecotourism business by ferrying the tourists around to see the fireflies up close.
In an effort to allow more villagers to earn an income from ecotourism, the Malaysian Nature Society, which is the MNS, then expanded the business so that now, the village attracts over two thousand people monthly.

However, as time passes, the riverine habitat is becoming increasingly polluted by human activities such as the discharge of untreated waste into the river, and also from the logging of the surrounding mangroves.
These activites change the salinity and pH of the river, and hence adversely affecting the surrounding ecology.
The fireflies, which are heavily dependant on the stability of the ecology, will thus be affected as well.

If nothing is done to stop this, Kampung Kuantan will lose its uniqueness, and subsequently, its attractiveness as an ecotourism spot.
This will then result in a loss of income for the villagers as there is nothing else in the Kampung which can attract the tourists.
The villager's current livelihood will therefore be unsustainable, and therefore will eventually result in the loss of Kampung Kuantan as the villagers would be forced to move out in search of jobs.

This flowchart here summarises the sequence of events which will take place if the riverine habitat is disturbed.
Fortunately, there have been measures put in place by various agencies to prevent the eventual extinction of Kampung Kuantan.
And now, Ashikin, who is our conservation expert, will tell you more about these strategies.
Ashikin, please.


It requires a way shorter amout of time to say it (never exceeded 4 mins) then to type it. Well, at least I didnt screw up during the actual presentation itself. In fact, i actually think its enjoyable. It feels good to see my group and I just talk about it off hand, especially after so much effort and weekends sacrificed. Well, we did it anyway. I think we make a great team.

And i think I've got the most imba question during Q&A: Why do you think so little people know about Kampung Buangkok? Like, how the heck am I supposed to know? =.=
Had to anyhow wack some parts of it. Especially the front, when i talked about the majority of people in Singapore are migrants. Yeah, i was having a hard time convincing myself too. But at least the assesors seem convinced when i said that the majority of us grew up during the period when Singapore was undergoing rapid urbanisation, and that it was actually hard to find KB unless you actually knew that it was there, since its totally obscured by vegetation.

Izzati was the best. Her question: If given a choice, where would you choose to live in? HDB flats or Kampung Buangkok?
Her answer: HDB flats. Because of the experience we had of STAYING OVER for 2 days at Kampung Buangkok.
Hook, line and sinker. =D

Monday, November 9, 2009


Things to do:
1) Buy more clothes
2) Buy new slingbag
3) Buy new earphone (Creative FTW!! hahas)
4) Skate (both ice and inline)
5) Lose my fats and get back my muscles. =.=

Movies to watch:
1) NEW MOON!!!!
2) Amalfi
3) Imagine That
4) 2012
5) Coraline
6) Avatar

Man.. this is going to be an expensive holiday.. o.0

And i'm thinking two is better than one

You make it hard for breathing

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Insufficient resources

I gave up trying, after several dismal attempts, to change my blogskin.

It seems that i like this current one a lot.
The only thing is that i want to change that photo on top.
I know i have a thing for roses, but staring at the same thing for close to a year kind of puts me off.
All i need to do now is to expand my portfolio, so that i can replace that rose.
Anyone up for a photography trip?

Friday, November 6, 2009


If the holidays are going to be this bad, i'd rather not have one. zzz

I never knew..


This is so ironic cos i got OP to prepare for, and bio olympiad to study for.
But the thing is, neither one of them sounds very appealing to me at the moment.. =.=

Thursday, November 5, 2009

You been struck by, A smooth criminal.

After watching This is it, MJ's songs are stuck in my head.

The drummer has a set of drums that contain at least 10 of drums.
The guitarist probably would have aching fingers
The keyboardist is really good
The dancers are dancing so hard, they are panting (heavily).
Even the accompanying vocalists have pained expressions, but i'm thinking that's wad most ppl do when they sing anyway.

Makes me feel like learning how to dance. lols

I would say more, but there's something on my mind right now. So i guess i'll go sleep on it. Nights.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I feel relatively satisfied with my life today.
Could have been better, but its good enough.

Bio olympiad has 200 over MCQ questions to be done in 5 hours.
Imagine if we had that for exams. =.=

Monday, November 2, 2009


The end of the Chinese A levels exam today signals the end of chinese exams in my educational lifetime. Makes me wonder though, about whether or not i will continue to persue a better qualification in chinese.

And while i am on the subject of thinking, i would like to say that although women are thinking all the time (refer to Video Link 1.1), they are not the only ones who do that. Men (or more specifically, I) have brains that are continually working as well.

I swear i do.

Video Link 1.1

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

And yet again..

I thought i was over and done with writing proposals after GPP/WR.

I forgot about the planning bit in being an OGL. =.=

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Reflections of Life

Today, i feel tired. And when i am tired, i tend to slow down and think about stuff in my life.

When i did so just now, i realised that this 6 months of Junior College life has change me considerably. There has been many "first's" happening to me for the past half a year, and after some thought, i have come to the conclusion that all the new experiences that i had been through has made me grow, both physically and more importantly, mentally.

In this year, i have first:
1) Sacrificed so much of my leisure time for work
2) Failed so many tests and also exams
3) Known how to prioritise (properly)
4) Been so honest with my friends
5) Been a pillar of support for so many
6) Felt so close with my friends
7) Felt so sad for my friends
8) Cared so much for my friends that i am willing to go all out to help them
9) Said it

Well, it has been an interesting experience, JC life. I am glad i made this choice.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I thought long and hard.
And i acted with all of my heart.

And i am willing to wait.

P.S. Happy birthday to Jansen.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

What now?

Somehow, it feels as if something is missing in my life.

Someone fill that void, please.


Friday, October 23, 2009


Help will always be there for those who ask for it.

And the sense of satisfaction felt when i see those people happy, is immeasurable.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Promos are bad. But post-promotional exam period is the one that is the most daunting.

Being a bystander of someone in trouble is against my nature.
Help will always be around, but there's not enough of it to go around.
I wish i can split myself up so that i can extend my circle of support.

On a lighter note, i think studying/preparing for bio olympiad sucks too.

Monday, October 19, 2009

About you

My alter egos:
1) Mugger
2) Player
3) Listener/comforter
4) A normal guy who just wants a normal life and not feel so worried all the time..

Sunday, October 18, 2009


I've just discovered a new word/emotion/state of mind.

Tetralemma [teh-truh-lem-ma]
describes a situation requiring a choice between 4 equally undesirable alternatives.
i.e. stuck between a rock, a hard place, a cliff, and a ravine.

How cool is that? =.=

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Its my instincts (which bodes ominously) versus his words (which foretells reassurance).

But i do sincerely hope that he is the one that is correct..

Friday, October 16, 2009


Whatever happens, do not give up.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

To the general public out there who thinks that i am emo-ing: I'm not.
I am just that sad some of us may not be together in the same class again next year.

Also, i would like to thank gillian and amelia for the thank you cards. They are beautiful. (:

Cool place

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


When i look at the expressions of some teachers when they give back their promo scripts, i feel bad. It is an expression of sadness and disappointment, because we did not perform up to expectations.

It is an emotion which i will remember but hopefully, not experience in the future.

Not having enough time is not an excuse
Everybody has equal amounts of it
But its up to us to decide what we want to do with it
Make full use of it, and you will not regret it.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Life, Play

Life's a stage, and we are but actors in the play.

How i actually wish its like that.

At least most, if not all, shows have happy endings.

Many people walk in and out of your life, but true friends leave footprints behind.

To me, footprints arent enough. Just stay.

Leave no room for mistakes or regrets.
But unfortunately, i've left some..

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

Nice song..

Ginny was just telling me how she got chased by dogs while photograhing lallangs. LOL!!! xDD

Friend or foe?

Bio Olympiad is... tedious. Very tedious


The feel of the Sun's warmth on my skin, truely feels great.

What on Earth have I been missing out on all this while?

Anyone up for skating at ECP?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Zero Degrees Celcius


I just wished that the rink was bigger, so i can go faster and faster and faster..
But still, its great. =D

Bane or blessing?

Seriously, freedom is not all its hyped up as it should be.

Maybe it should be spelled as "FreeDOOM" instead. Ok, that just sounds really ominous.. o.0

Oh well. ice skating later. Hope its similar to normal skating. Dun wanna make a fool out of myself. lol

Monday, October 5, 2009

Time: negative 2 hours..

Following the three words "You may leave", the hall erupted into cheers and laughter.

Excited babbles broke out, with topics ranging from which movie to watch to which place to go. He slunk away from all the excitement, quietly packing his belongings and leaving. He did not contribute to the excitement, nor did he want to in the first place. Like a phantom, he left for home, not speaking at all during the journey.

His mood was as heavy as ever when he reached home. Not because he was concerned about what the results of the examination would be, for he knew he would be fine. Not because nobody had asked him out to celebrate, for there was an invitation. Not because he had nothing to do later on, for there were games to be played. No, it is something which he could not quite put a finger on. It is the feeling of emptiness. The space previously occupied and pressed upon by the weight of exams had lifted. Without that pressure, the space acted like all matter should when relieved of the pressure acting upon it: it expanded.

It was like the universe, getting bigger and bigger following its creation. The sheer size and rate of growth of the void threatened to engulf him in its icy depths. And he know that it is going to happen unless he did something about it. But this predicament is complex. Getting the solution would be like placing a Sun in to the void, it would displace out the darkness and cold that blanketed him, and in its place leave a shining warmth which encouraged life and growth. No doubt it would be effective, but getting it would also be fiendishly difficult, for it was something which cannot be synthesised or bought. But instead, had to be cultivated.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Silent night

So much for moon-gazing yesterday.. Did anyone even bother?
Well at least it was a good night's sleep, albeit getting up at 2am to check what RNA polymerase II is. Dun worry amelia, dun feel guilty, it was my curiosity that got the better of me. =D

You look perfectly Singaporean to me, so, who cares?

Anyone counting down to end of promos? Its just 31 hours more!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

I am not worried about myself..

Everytime you say that you are screwed, i feel sad.
If only they are as doable for you as they are to me.
But alas, i discovered Fate too late, and all that i can do now is to hope for the best.

I wish i could have been of more help.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Today was great.
We've had this totally awesome chemistry paper. Its dificulty level was just right. Not too easy, so as to let you breeze through it, but yet not so hard such that you spend 4 mins on a single MCQ.

Its perfect. Simply beautiful. Its no easy to get that kind of difficulty, you know. It takes a certain level of skill to set it. And skill is what you need to do it as well. Mr S.M. Park and Mr W.L. Teo probably loved it too..


This is so jolly.

This is just plain good singing..

The air today is the worst i've seen this year. I almost didnt want to breathe when i stepped out of the Study Room just now..

P.S. I think i make a good teacher. Both at studies, and at playing the yo-yo. =D

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Human warming

F1 cars are mini volcanoes. I cant find their emission levels anywhere, but by watching the race you can see the amount of heat and vapour given out by the cars is enormous.

So much for being green.

Oh look, deja vu for Massa, lols. At least the fuel pipe didnt get dragged 50 metres this time round. o.0

Photos for some competition.. Some are nice.. Then again, beauty is subjective.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


As i walked past a tentage holding a celebration for Mid-Autumn Festival, felt a slight twinge of regret. By the time i reached the market, i realised that i felt out of place. It was as if i was the only monochromic character in an otherwise colourful world. This sense of desolation made me think: is this the price that sudents have to pay for today's education?

No doubt Singapore has one of the best education systems in the world; Our math textbooks are a third as thick as the American version, but the proficiency of Singaporean students with the sums are way better than their Western counterpart. However, just in case you have not realised, as one carries on to higher education, the amount of free time that one has geometrically decreases (note this in this case, its an infinite series, meaning that yes, you would eventually end up with negative number of free hours) while the workload increases exponentially. As your average JC student, i would say that i am very lucky should i be able get more than 10 hours of free time per week. Academic success, i would say, is highly overrated in this society. Anything short of a diploma and you would be deemed as useless. Period. That is why Singaporean students, or at least those who care about their grades, would spent hour after hour, evening after evening, poring over alphanumerics on white backgrounds.

Perhaps it would be good for a change. Instead of looking for academic achievements, employers should look for personal ones instead. But lo and behold, the increasing specialisation of industries does not allow any one inividual to do that. So i guess the dreams of leading a good life both currently and in the future would not be possible. Well, its not easy to get the best of both worlds, so perhaps i should just stop my ranting now and go finish up with my Integration and Vectors. Yep, i shall now return to my monochromic lifestyle. Anyone else coming?

On second thought, maybe that is a bit of colour in my current life, painted in by that someone. Well, hope that the little bit of colour would still be present the next year. 0.o

Friday, September 25, 2009

Question analysis

Not that i am being egoistic or anything, but i actually like it when people approach me in search of answers. Because when they do that, they make me think, sometimes about things which i have not considered before, : Why is it like that?

Thereafter, i would continue seeking the answer, even when the initial questioner has decided to wave the white flag. By the time i find the solution, the thought process would have already allowed me to discover something new, in addition to the answer itself. So it truly is a great experience to be questioned.

So thanks to all the people who have approached me for answers, even if its something which i have thought of before, as it allows me to refresh my memory and fundemental concepts.

And all the best for GP tomorrow. Really hope that i'll be able see everyone again next year. (:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sleep at home. Please

I absolutely hate people who want to sleep on public transport, but cannot seem to keep their heads to themselves. For goodness's sake,


The nerve of those people..

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009


Its ironic that food is included one of the top 3 things which can distract me from my revision.. =.=

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Teachers' Day 09

Sypnosis of what happened on Teachers' Day:
Went to the library to mug then left to meet 6.7 ppl at 2pm. Arrived at Swensens at 2.10pm and thought that i was late. Ironically, it turned out that everyone else was later, so i was actually the first one there. The rest actually started to stream in at around 2.30, with kenrick being the best, arriving at some time close to 4. Had a Double Berry sundae cos they ran out of Macadamia ice cream for Macadamia Mania and Nutty-something, accompanied by fries. I felt really full, not to mention guilty, after taking in so much sugar and calories. lols
Went to T1 to play Truth Or Dare and Charades on the rooftop. Ended up doing some stupid things. Walked home with yan jun and you ming at around 8.30. Had this dinner consisting of lots of leftover food (i swore to exercise more after that).

In short, it was a great day.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Till the next time..

This place will probably be less active till after promos.

29days. >.<

Sunday, August 30, 2009

September 1st

Happy Teacher's Day in advance of 2 days.

Cant wait to meet everyone..

Friday, August 28, 2009


Not too long ago:
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Thursday, August 27, 2009


Why is it so easy to talk to some people, but yet, a barrier always seem to exist between us and those which we really want to communicate with?

Oh well. See you all in 40 days.. Good luck for promos.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Time to turn up the heat

Next week is going to be a busy week.

Monday: Teacher's Day Celebration
Tuesday: Teacher's Day Holiday cum 6.7 gathering
Friday: Ngee Ann Sec Alumni Appreciation Dinner
Sunday: NAS-mates gathering

Look like its not gonna be fun trying to catch up with all the work. Plus, i have 35 days left to get qualified for my H3 chem. Ragh..

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wanna swap?

Today, in exchange for knowledge about Special and General Relativity of physics, i taught Weiliang about photosynthesis and how a camera sensor works. He seems rather interested in the Electron Transport Chain (I was tempted to tell him about RUBISCO, just because its so cool xD).

P.S. If wormholes really existed, then SBS, SMRT, Comfort etc are going bust. Especially SBS, since its so unreliable anyway.. lol

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Finally bought that $99 thing which i wanted. But too bad it cant be installed on the PC, so now i have to use the laptop everytime i wanna edit my pics. =.=

My first edited one. Not brilliant, since i am just starting to grasp the techniques..

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

dun kill me pls. LOL

Firstly, i bet you will laugh. (if you know those two anyway)
Secondly, dun ask how i got it. I have my sources.
Thirdly, Enjoy.

No pressure

Criteria for H3 Chemistry:

1)Need to be top 5% in the whole cohort.
2) Need to score at least a C for content subjects
3) Need to get A for Chemistry
4) Need to get A for Math
5) Need to pass GP
6) Make sure all of the above is in my grasp in 42 days

(1) would probably be nothing if you meet criteria (2), (3) and (4).

I've got 42 days to work on it. Wish me luck.

I am gonna miss CCA so very, extremely, uber much. :(

P.S. Do you, or do you not?

Saturday, August 15, 2009






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The first sentence speaks for itself

Reminiscence is not the desire to go back to the past, but pointing to what life can be when the past situations are applied to the present.

Primary school was the good. But yet, i didn't know about it back then.
Secondary school was better. However, i didn't know its significance back then.
JC will probably be the best ever. And this time, i will make sure that i cherish everything around me.

I miss the past.

But there probably isn't any point in dwelling on it.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wacky weekend

Warning: Serious Mugging Planned for The Weekend.
Do NOT, I repeat, DO NOT, attempt to interrupt. Or Else. (Well, its not as if you can interrupt anyway)

But having 2 tests on monday, both of which are subjects which i suck at, really sucks. And i havent even included the studying for the Bio SPA assesment, which is on next week as well.

P.S. I think this year's NDP song is really bad. Actually, the quality, or rather the "feel" of the songs are deteriorating by the year. And soon enough, this may be so blatently obvious to everyone, that it does not even deserve mentioning. Oh, and Xinyi's singing cmi.. Absolutely tone-deaf. lols

P.S.S. Secret Valentine still rocks, after all these time, in addition to Taylor Swift.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

To keep track of your education. tch...

I have 1 bio test and 1 chem test coming tmr, followed by 1 math test and 1 geog test on next monday along with the actual SPA exam sometime later in the same week. This sucks. =.=

P.S. I cant stop noticing..

Monday, August 10, 2009

Concentration concentration this is a game of concentration

I realised that i can get a lot of work done when i am focussed. My past 2 hours werent wasted, though my past 2 days were. =.=

Just one requirement:
Quiet environment without any disturbances, which includes humans, and technology.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Talk about pollution

As i was walking home after jogging, i noticed that under the halogen lamps of the basketball court, the dust floating in the air is clearly visible. Even under the sodium street lamps, a slight haze could be seen. I suddenly regretted jogging after that.

I came online to do elearning.
You totally ruined my mood when you talked to me.

Friday, August 7, 2009

And my heart jumps everytime i see you..

National day celebration. Well, i dont know about other LTs, but i cant say that i understand the link between the short films we watched and National Education. In case you were wondering, here are some of the reasons:

1. Video (1) was an animated cartoon. They showed people humping each other on the bed.
2. Video (2) had a girl pointing her middle finger (yes, its really her middle finger. We all counted.) at the camera, and also a toilet cleaning auntie describing other girls as bitches cos they stick their used sanitary pads on the door. =.=
3. Video (3) had intimate scenes of wad ppl do when they get all horny and also english subtitles (the film was in chinese) which used the f word (quite frequently too, if i might add)
4. Video (4) had a 4 year old girl who wanted to drink the medicated oil to commit suicide cos her mother kept making her play the piano. zzz

Seriously, there was NO LINK between NatEd and those videos. None at all. But on the bright side, it was really entertaining cos you got all those people from other classes in the LT to laugh along with. One even said out loud(-ly) "That show sucks!" after video (3) finished. Totally hilarious.

But on the other hand, at least the afternoon wasnt wasted. LKC library with gillian and amelia was fun(-ish). Best thing was, gillian bought a barley drink which tasted funny and had an ingredient called semen coicis in it. Both amelia and i failed miserably in persuading her to believe that its not REAL semen. =.= In the end, the library rocked and had this book about TCM and we found that semen coicis was a HERB that had soothing properties for the nasalpharyngal area. Oh, and i fell in love with the books with Call Number 530 there. Absolutely AWESOME!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

And yet again..

I have said it before, and i will say it again.

Life is complicated. With so many threads intersecting with each other, its hard to move one disturbing another.


I really want to say more. But i am afraid i cant. And i am afraid that people will be affected..

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Out with the not so old, but in with the newer..

My keyboard screwed up on me. Again.
I have to get used to a new keyboard. Again.

This one has an "Enter" button that's too large and a "Backspace" that's too small. =.=

Saturday, August 1, 2009

我 是 华 人

Just now, i ordered honey green tea to go with my lunch. The person who took my order was from China and didnt understand what i told her and hence asked me to repeat in chinese. I find myself speechless for a moment as i struggled to think of a translation for that. In the end, after a second's hesitation, i forced out a crude" 蜜 糖 绿 茶". Then, i heard the other worker, one who understood english, tell her that it was " 花 蜜 绿 茶".

I was totally abashed.

Oh well, i'm off to conquer Homework Mountain. Coming, anyone?

Status update:
I dun think i can make it to the summit by tmr. Someone help me. =.=

Friday, July 31, 2009

Nostalgia for school? o.0

If truth be told, it seems that the whole research programme isnt all that hyped up as it sounds. So much that i think it was totally over-rated. Alright, so i did learn more about microbial quorum sensing, but given the amount of free time that we had, the entire programme could have been completed in 2 days, or even less.

Nonetheless, it was an enjoyable experience. I got to play with the lab equipments again (namely the latex gloves), and i like the feel of wearing a lab coat. =D

I am looking forward to school on monday... I cant believe i am saying this, but i miss my classmates.. =x

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Research Outreach Programme 2

Reporting "live" from Biopolis, Proteos, 3rd Floor. Its lunch time now and i am feeling very very full.

Oh, and things are finally getting interesting today.

Yesterday's and today's pictures will be posted later when i get home..

Lazy upload. Tmr then upload..

Research Outreach Programme 1

First day of ROP, and thus far, it has been.. Boring.

I slacked and talked with the other people at my bench more than i grew bacteria.
But growing microscopic worms are totally cool. You get to see them wriggle around and tunnel into the LB agar. hahas

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Oh what the heck..

I think i am currently having a teenage life crisis.

Why do things have to be so complicated?

Is there any easy way out of this?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

口 是 心 非?

I've said it. But have i really meant it?
And if i have, would i be able to commit to it?

Friday, July 24, 2009


I am waiting for next wednesday, where i would be able to skip sch for 3 days go to IMCB to research about how bacteria cells communicate.

I am also waiting for the training for bio olympiad to start, so that i can WIN THAT COMPETITION AND GO TO SOUTH KOREA NEXT YEAR. Muahaha. =D

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I solemnly swear that i am up to no good

After 1 semester at JC, i have accumulated an approximately 20cm high with of notes and work. That's probably more than all of secondary school combined. And that is just 1 semester.

No wonder the rainforests are disappearing.. o.0

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Human nature

As i was walking past Eastlink mall to get to Tampines Bus Interchange to catch a bus home, I noticed a small congregation of people around the TS Video shop, watching the featured video. That was not an unusual sight for people who pass by that place regularly, but naturally, i felt inclined to find out what was the featured video.

As it turned out, both screens of the shop were showing documented footages of the late pop star, Micheal Jackson. One was playing out the details of Jackson's funeral, while another was showing him in his prime, singing Heal The World.

At that particular moment, a thought popped into my head: Why is it that humans only start to notice things around them after they are gone? Is it human nature which is making us blind to the happenings around us, and only getting miraculously alleviated after its disappearence? Or perhaps it is just our habit to not cherish what we currently have but only lamenting the loss after it is gone?

If Micheal Jackson were still around, i doubt that the crowd outside TS would be half as large when they are screening his performances. Maybe it would be for singers like Jay Chou or Lady GaGa. But for MJ, probably not.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Disgusting subject

After 2 hours of searching, i conclude that not much useful info can be found about Kampung Buangkok for EOM. I feel absolutely disgusted.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Hectic as it may be, i am starting to love college life. The responsibility of planning an event that involves the whole school, the honour of getting to meet VIPs, the humour (and lack of it) of the lecturers all combine to add colour to this life of mine.

And of course, there are those great people around me whom i call friends. Some are for me to crap with, some are for me to enjoy a quiet moment with, and some are just plain there so that i can appreciate what great people i have around me (dun start bragging now, please).

My life currently hums with vibrancy. So many to do. So little time. But yet, so much to learn and experience in during that process. I may be missing secondary school life, but i probably will get over it and get lost in this brilliant, illustrious college life.

Omg.. what on earth is wrong with me today...

Friday, July 10, 2009

This and That

I have a couple of comments about the Singapore Education system.

But i shall suppress that urge and not voice (or pen, or in anyway, document them) them out.

On a lighter note, i got an E for Bio MYE. That is a freakishly astonishingly incredibly good grade. And if i am correct, i think i saw my name as the 3rd in level for the brief fraction of a second the overall positioning was on screen. And on that list, Kenneth's name was first.

Ok, the guys from 09s303 shall continue to own the cohort in bio.. Muahaha. xD

Thursday, July 9, 2009


I got my first pass in my Mid Years back!! And its my GP ESSAY!!!! OMG!!!! I PASSED MY GP ESSAY!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Ok, sorry. Its just that the pass was unexpected, and especially so since its from GP. But on hindsight, i could have done better if i had not used that patronising tone in my essay (hey, i didnt realise that until i read it just now). Either way, the marks were surprising, but not unpleasantly so.. xD

One thing that was funny is that Jansen got a comment which says "commits all kinds of errors".
Seriously, that was hilarious. He couldnt believe that the teacher actually wrote that on his paper, so it must have been really bad.. xD Saded.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dialogues? Hmmm..

So i had this dialogue today with Minister in the Prime Minister's Office cum Secretary-General of the NTUC, Mr Lim Swee Say, after school today.

All i've got to say was that i've got the prime seat: It was less than 40cm away from the VP, 80cm from the P, and 100cm, and directly in front, of the Minister. As such, i cant help but say that i feel a little pressured. =.=

But at least he was easy to talk to, telling us about his life and Singapore, and answering our questions jovially during the session. One thing was sure about him; He has an interesting life. How often can you see a guy who studies in a chinese school, had sucky english (he said it himself), and yet managed to secure a scholarship to UK? And how many people out there actually knew that, when Lee Kuan Yew was Prime Minister (1960's), economic development was not the ultimate goal, but rather a stepping stone for social development?

Its true to say that this session was enriching. I would be lying to myself if i said otherwise. However, its a pity that i had to struggle to stifle a few yawns and had to suppress that overwhelming urge of wanting to stretch my legs and neck during that 1.5 hour long dialogue (remember where i was sitting..). Nevertheless, it was an interesting session, and i really do not mind attending another one next year. After all, how often do you get to sit right smack in front of a minister and get to talk to him?


General comment- my tagboard like suddenly kena spammed sia..

Tag Replies:
Kelvin- Bet you enjoyed it.. hahas

WengLok- see la, go poly la. xD Aiya, i think JC ppl still got less life than poly ppl in the end la.. And alcohols are fun to play with. The volatile ones, at any rate..

manda- yup, that's right. =D And the lunch thing was obvious to the people who saw it. Didnt think anyone else saw it. LOL xD

Teckli- see la.. come late some more la..

Sylvia- aww... so sorry, but too bad. xD But really sorry la, since 90% of our schedule totally doesnt match with yours..

Yanci- Hi.. C'mon, wad so bad about that? We all need a little entertainment. hahas

Monday, July 6, 2009

Argh! Tongue!!

Throughly enjoyed myself today, thanks to r4 ppl. 4r4'08 still rocks more than 09s303. Opps, haha. xD

Transformers was totally cool. But too bad its science fiction. Like, you see Autobots after you die? And you have this freakishly sexy female robot seducing you so that she can dig out the info stuck in your brain. Wth. =.=

Lunch with Zu An was the best. He told kelvin that the seats on the other side of the table were taken when in fact, they were not, so in the end he had to sit beside manda. I think i was the only person who saw the face she made when she saw kelvin at the seat beside her. I felt a little guilty for playing along after that. lols. Sorry manda. hahas

I nvr really enjoyed playing pool till today. Teck li you watch out, i go train already then i'll start owning you. Then i'll take the pool stick and poke your nose back as well. =.= Kelvin was the ultimate; He kept missing the ball. And when he saw me and teck li playing on the chair, he give this wise saying of "you laugh, i fall". And laughed we did, for some 2 minutes or so.

Went home with weilin after that. And hearing wad she said about her sch, i suddenly feel rather fortunate.

In all, today wasnt too bad great. 4r4'08 rocks. =D

I experienced the slowest queue ever today. It was 35-40minutes long, and it was for 2 pairs of movie tickets. The speed of the queue was 0.023km/hr.

School starts again tmr. Promos are less than 3 months away. And within that 3 months, we have to get from U to E/D. Sianzxzxz =.=

Edit: I am starting to feel really, really, bored. I think i'll go watch tv. =.=

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Something to rejoice for

Well, i have realised that some of my recent posts are rather emo. So, in conjunction with this 4 day post-exam holiday, i shall say something jolly. Something like "WHOO~ EXAMS ARE OVER!!!!~~~ MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA."

Lols. Ok. I am gonna meet some r4 ppl for Transformers tmr. Cant wait.. None of my JC classmates can be compared to crappers like zuan, tty and jon. They are good. And besides, having a boy population of only 6 in the class doesnt really help.

I miss the fun is secondary school. In secondary school, you have a life. In JC, having a life is defined as having time to go onto Facebook at 11pm (after you have finished your tutorials).

Omg, this post is getting emo. Ok, change of topic.

Let's see..
Ok, i have no idea wad should i talk about. Perhaps i shall compile a To-Watch list for all the movies i wanna watch.
1) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. (watching tmr)
2) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
3) Up
4) Public Enemies
5) Year 1
6) G-force
7) GI Joe

But then again, i'll be lucky if i have time to watch the next three movies.. o.0

Friday, July 3, 2009

Let myself down

This mid year paper will only reward those who have really studied for it.

Sad to say, it looks like i wont be rewarded, even though i did study hard for it. It is surprising, that i feel perfectly at ease when i am doing my math paper, which supposedly was my worst subject, and yet lose my head and panick during my chem paper, which supposedly was my best.

My brain chose to lose control at the wrong time. It had cost me. I will have to make sure that this doesnt happen in the subsequent exams. Flunking this chem paper shall be a lesson learnt. =.=

Curiosity killed the cat,
Incoherence killed the student.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Technology sucks

Today was the Chinese paper.

My electronic dictionary died on me right after i check the meaning of the first word on the question paper. I had to write my compo in simple chinese.

FML. =.=

Saturday, June 27, 2009


This morning, i spun around in the roller chair and thought that it was fun.
Clearly, i see the effects of the highly demanding jc education on me already.. =.=

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The line

They are the ones who will snatch the A's away from you.

I will not let them do that. I swear.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Poly people seem to be so free; Got time to come visit the mugging jc ppl at the library.

And they have their tests before their holidays. =.=

Makes me wonder, sometimes..

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Over and done with

Seeing that familiar profile no longer sets my heart racing.

I guess its over.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Dear readers, do take 10 minutes to do my group's Project Work survey. If you have already done so, Thanks for you help. =D

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Water sculpturing really isnt as easy as it looks without some "professional" equipment (namely the burette to ensure a constant drip of water and a strobe that recharges fast enough)

They arent perfect, but they are the better ones.

And i noticed that there's a particle of dust on the camera's sensor (right at the bottom of the frame, near the middle but tending towards the right side). lols

I'll upload monday's pictures some other time.. =.=

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Cycling 30km in 9 hours is no joke. Going by the tough way (lots of bumps and dips) does not help.

Route (start time: 9am):
Cycle from Tampines to Pasir Ris with a detour to Downtown East using the Tampines Park Connector. [2km]
Switching to the Loyang Park Connector, we cycled from Pasir Ris to Changi Village. [4km]
After breakfast (goreng pisang and coconut juice), set off for East Coast via some-park-connector-which-i-forgot-the-name, and passing by Changi Airport. CJ wanted to take a video of a plane taking off. I told him that it was a stupid idea. [5-6km]
Reached East Coast at around 1pm, and cycled from one end to another. [4km]
Turned around and went back to Changi using the same route (dying already). [9-10km]
Had tea, which was supposed to be lunch (Bread + goreng pisang + lime juice), at Changi at 4pm.
Cycled back to Tampines using that ultra high difficulty route via Changi Prison. You wouldnt believe the condition of the pavements there. The roots of trees have completely wrecked them, and it was uphill 70% of the time. We nearly had to stop at every bus stop to catch a breather before carrying on.
Reached Tampines at around 6. End of journey, but not end of the day.

Slacked a bit around Si yuan's house while deciding whr to go for dinner when si yuan came down from his block. Finally, went for dinner at 7, at the coffee shop near my house. Then went to the street soccer court to watch them play soccer, but got dragged into the game reluctantly. Played 2 games despite my conscience, which was screaming for me to go home and get a break and file in all my notes. Reached home at around 8.

The End.

My butt is aching like nuts (try sitting on a bike for 9 hours), and my body has 2 colours, red and white. I know i said i wanted a tan, but i wasnt really expecting an unequal one. =.=

My brother said "O.M.G." in his sleep yesterday. He is 5 years old. I was totally amused. Lol.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Technology sucks

Just yesterday, i realised that i had trouble opening my email inbox. Or rather, the system told me that i DO NOT have an inbox although i had the Windows Live account. Quite ironic actually, seeing as i created the email account first, then subsequently, the Live account.

Blame MSN for all you like, but personally, i think MINDEF should accept emails that contains hyphens. Because of MINDEF not accepting emails with hyphens, i have to create a new account which does not have a hyphen. And after i create the account with hyphens and added everyone onto that account, not to mention changing all the contact details on all my other online profiles (blogger, facebook, IVLE, ISIS etc), the system crashed on me and i have to deal with all this crap.

However, you cant say that MSN is completely innocent. It erased my email account, prevented tty from attaching a file to his email thereby making him miss his deadline, and andik cant even open up the inbox because all it shows is a blank page.

In all, technology sucks. And Man made technology. So the bottom line is that we all suck. Have a nice day..

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Today was a little very boring.
I want to go skating at ECP.. Anyone?

Friday, June 5, 2009

Cheering up

Sypnosis of today's activities:
Went to MJ early in the morn (around 10am) even when i had no school to submit my pictures for photo essay. After that, i met up with zu an and we went to tampines 1 + tampines mall + century square to hunt for presents for zu an's parents. In the process, we found some great deals (2 pairs of Puma shoes for $60) and some not-so-great deals ($45 for a Mizuno sports singlet, though i must admit that the design is nice). In the end, i bought a Adidas sports singlet ($25.90, for jogging purposes) and zu an bought shorts, one for each of his parents. Then it was lunch, at a coffee shop near Tampines North CC, before we parted. And when i reached home, it was GPP all the way till 6, when i went to jog all the way to MJ and back with jansen. The round trip took about an hour, which wasnt really too bad, though i kind of tired thanks to the 100 sit ups i did before leaving home (made me have stitches during the first 5 mins of the run, wth.) After that, it was dinner, and then GPP all the way (again) till 10.35pm. Held a tiny mental celebration upon its completion, then spent some time trying to comfort someone, but failed miserably (unfortunately).

Oh well, life has its ups and downs. But when its down, we should stay strong so that when things get better, we will be able to enjoy ourselves once more. =)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Nothing much to say actually. But on the other hand, i have things to show.

Original version of Nobody, by Wondergirls.

Mr Brown's parody version of Nobody (Swine flu, actually)

Lastly, VJC's version of Nobody (and the most hilarious too, if i might add, hahas).

Teck Li is some bloody sore loser in soccer. He kicks the ball at your face when he cant get it from you. And if he cant score, he'll wack it against the wall such that it bounces back and hits you on the head. lol