Saturday, March 28, 2009


Went for VJC's Canon Expose this morn. It was both fun and boring at the same time.

Fun, because we got to try out Canon's top-notch L lenses (well, i only tried the 108mm macro, but hey, thats cool enough already). And also because i got to play with macro a lot (my favourite genre of photography =D). Oh, and not forgetting that everyone get to have a A4 size photo printed completely FOC. WHEE! hahas

A bit boring, cause of the talking bit. But hey, at least i learnt a few tips like the zoom burst and the rotating thingy to give the sense of motion.

And unfortunately, i didnt get to try out their telephoto lenses (those are the dua dua liap ones you see on the people doing sports photography). Pity..

And a few of the pictures..

Found an ant's nest. Abigial has a great shot of them. There were lots of them around when she took her photo..

One of my favourites of the day. FYI, the actual size flower is no bigger than a 10-cent coin, at most. I went in closer..

And got a frame filler as a result. Printed this one out in the end. But on second look, the previous shot was more able to bring out the diminuitive size of the flower, as compared to this one.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

pi jia

_ _ _ _ (i promised confidentiality) split his pants while getting onto a car today. The split was so big, you could stick your head right through it. I am not joking. Luckily he had his pe set with him. If not, i have no idea how he's gonna board the bus like that. Everything was totally visible. May that not happen to me. Hahas. xD

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Out with the old and in with the new

Yay! Photog has a new clubroom!

So.. thanks to the previous batches for putting in all the pain, sweat and tears to make photog into such a successful club. And also Ms Lai for the instant approval of the new room, and Mr Cheng and Ms Koh for well.. everything. And yesh, we rock. =D

Highlights of new room:
1) Permanent studio
2) Parquet flooring
3) The air con doesnt smell funny
4) Wayyyyy longer and bigger and wider than the old one
5) Great view of the ____ (<<< make a guess)
6) Bet nobody else except the teachers and us know where the room is (the "Photography>MJC" sign is not there anymore. Sadly.)

Too bad's:
1) No food and drinks allowed inside (cos of the parquet flooring.. =.=)
2) No shoes either, again cos of the flooring, so the room is gonna smell funny during the meetings.. =.= (so much for the air con. zzz)

Oh well. The guys did put in considerable effort in shifting the metal cabinets, weighing >100kg apiece, and also the printer, which was even heavier, in addition to it costing 10k. =.= Too bad there weren't any trolleys around which could withstand that weight. Oh well, its good training for the muscles anyway. I think mine has grown slightly bigger since. o.0

Ok, back to work. Have a nice night.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Another junction

So.. Conservation or Emergency?

If you ask me, i would say conservation. =)

Friday, March 20, 2009

And yet again..

Looks like i've let plenty of ppl down this week.

Firstly, there's Miki and Ben for the LEAD camp. I didnt think i helped much during the debrief sessions. Noting down what the participants said wasnt an excuse..
Secondly, there's my 6.7 class. I was up to my neck in homework, so i couldnt make it for the outing. My apologies for that..
Then there's S303. I wasnt sure if leaving early during the CIP was the right thing to do, and was kinda caught up in a personal dilemma. In the end, i stayed, and well, you know the rest of the story.. =.=

Oh well.. I shall try my best not to repeat the same actions again.

Back to the cursed elearning then... Have a nice day..

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Leading the leaders

Ok.. So i am back from the LEAD for leaders camp. Not bad.

Like the planning committee said: they couldn't have done it without us.
I totally agree. Without the '08 graduates, they would only have 6 people doing everything, and of which 2 cannot be facilitators because they simply have too much to handle already. And if that happens, there would only 4 facilitators to close to 60 participants. Thats a lot. =x

Well, i met plenty of nice people in addition to the handful of monkeys.. And i must say that i particularly enjoyed this facilitation. Enjoy it, not because the participants are like super high (yeah you ming.. you can stop cheering already, the camp's over.. xD), but because of the feedback they have given, showing that all the hard work hadnt been in vain.

I do not know why, but one unsual aspect which appealed to me the most in this camp was the debriefing sessions which the participants, and also that with the planning committee. I usually keep my feelings personal, but the debrief sessions with the PC has managed to squeeze them out of me. And i cant say that i didnt enjoy it.. It feels kinda nice to say so much "thank you's" and to contribute for the smoother running of the camp.

But on a lighter note, staying up in school till nearly 2am and showering under ice-cold water at 1am in the morning was fun. Sleeping for a max of 4 hours and but yet waking up completely refreshed was pretty cool as well. The best part was that i got to run around the school in the dark. Haha to those participants, who have to stay in bed sleeping bag. That's another reason as to why being a camp facilitator is so fun. =D

Ok, i think i got the Andrew Disease.. I just lost my train of thoughts..

What i really want to say is.. according to the first-aid book, a blanket is the cure for all ailments ranging from burns to heart attacks to having a pencil stuck into your head through the ear to a severed limb. Oh, and you have to smile when you are using the blanket. But believing it or not is up to you la. xD

Ok, thats all for the camp, since i cant remember wad else i wanna say (curse the Andrew Disease). Nights.

P.S. If you cant understand the 2nd last paragraph, its totally ok.. Inside joke of the facilitators la. Even Andrew and Wei Liang doesnt know about it.. Hahas. xD

Ok, i've remembered wad i wanted to say:
Teck li is some crazy hygiene freako who keeps insisting on showering (for heaven's sake, we're in a camp), and takes around 10 mins to style his hair, although it looks completely the same after that. And that bugger didnt stay around for the last, and best, debrief. Zao home with the participants.. Wth? =.=
And Sun-tanning at the MOE Changi Coast Adventure Centre (MOECCAC) is fun. And looking as the participants brave taufik's evil concoction was just as cool.. xD
Someone said: i came to this camp not for the leadership position, but for the participants.
It kinda touched me. And i have to agree that it is our responsibility to groom the next gneration of leaders. Reminds me of the saying of the saying 前 人 种 树, 后 人 乘 凉. So i guess that its our job to groom the next bunch of potential leaders to ensure that the people behind us are able to reap the fruits of our labour..
Wow.. my brain is semi-dysfunctional at the moment, yet i am still able to say this much. This camp must have left quite an impression on me. I guess i'll remember it for a long time to come... Oh well, just as well anyway..
Ok, i really dun think i've left anything out anymore. Sorry if everything in the Edit sounds weird. I am just typing what is on my mind at that moment, since i am really really really tired. So do pardon me if there doesnt seem to be any link between the paragraphs..
Oh, and hi to belle anne, if you have managed to find my blog and read this very very long post of mine.. Hope you enjoyed the camp as much as i did..
Right. I guess that's that.. Once again, nights..

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Where did all the time go?

Schedule for this holiday:

Monday: Go back to NAS as facilitator for the overnight LEAD for Leaders camp

Tuesday: Go home after the camp ends at 5. Rest for half an hour. Mug till night.

Wednesday: Wake up by 9am latest. Mug till noon. If time permits, go for 6.7 gathering. If not, continue mugging after lunch, all the way till night.

Thursday: Wake up at around 6.20am. Go back to NAS again for Project Winnie. Go home after it ends [15hours later (10.30pm)]

Friday: Wake up by 9am latest. Mug till noon. Have lunch. Go home continue mug till evening. Have dinner. Go mug again till night.

Saturday: Wake up by 9am. Go library. Mug till noon. Have lunch. Go back to library to mug. Have dinner. Go home and continue mugging till bedtime.

Sunday: Wake up in the morning. Go out with family. Leave home by 11 plus. Collect camera from MJ. Reach Jurong Point by 1pm for CIP. Leave at around 7. Reach some hotel in CBD by 8 plus for wedding dinner. Get bored till 11pm plus. Go home, sleep, get ready for term 2. =.=


Friday, March 13, 2009


The majority of today was spent on soccer. Cant say that i've played well in the afternoon.. Too long nvr touch the ball already.. =.=

Went to the court near my house to play at night, with cj si yuan, teck li and joel (the nas people, in short), and got totally owned. The opposing team is pure gayness. Perfect coordination and skill. And playing with them is.. shiok. I think i'll go play more soccer there if i have the time. It feels good to play with someone that good. Your skills would definitely improve. =D

Ok, gotta go back to ngee ann tmr morn.. night..

Thursday, March 12, 2009

At last, but alas...

Yay! The horrible term has finally come to an end! =D
Okok, although the term was very short, it has really been a one-of-a-kind-experience for me. The people whom i have met, the things which i have done, the lessons which i have learnt. What a variety. What an experience. No wonder they say that JC would be one of the most enriching times of your life.

But really, the life in JC is highly competitive. There is always another person better than you, be it in terms of academic or non-academic. Its quite a humbling experience. But of course, that just makes me work harder, to strive to be an elite.

The one thing good about MJ is that the teachers all care. Regardless of whatever background we have, they just want us to work hard, and achieve. I have lost track of the number of times where they have showed us examples of people who have made it, to motivate us; and also of those who have failed, to ensure that we do not follow in their footsteps.

I think that the teacher who deserves a special mention here is Mr Wong C.C. I think i would be hard pressed to say that he isnt good at teaching. Firstly he is good at teaching. He has the passion, and patience, for it. Black humour would form the majority of his jokes. And although we are usually the victims at the end of the barrel, nobody really minds, because we would be too busy laughing at it. Just today, he bought us free sandwiches and drinks to ensure that we didnt feel too hungry during the make-up SPA. In addition, not that anyone of us minded, he actually apologised for making us stay back for SPA (SPA is actually supposed to be tmr, but since there isnt any school tmr..). But i am sure that everyone was happy to oblige with what he wants us to do. I definitely am.

So much about the enriching JC experience. Everyone at work, and play, at their best. One term has gone by, and the holidays are here. But alas, holidays are not what they are..

Its been a while since i typed this much. Took me around 1 hr.. Goodnight.. =)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Past, Present, Future

I just realised that even though i like my new JC friends very much, i am starting to miss my old secondary and even primary school friends.

The best people that i've known so far are in secondary school. Maybe i should name a few. For old time's sake.. (not in any particular order)

Zu An- God Of Math. lol. Total crapper and future Mat wannabe. haha
Si Yuan- the guy who grew like some freak and have nice muscles. Soccer with him is the best
TTY- no words to describe this guy. pure rubbish comes from him. never shuts up. xD
Jon- Yoooooo B**ch! xD
Chester- Nothing is too jolly for this guy
Sylvia- Her bones are made of rubber, i tell you. Can stretch like nothing.. Keep the chem questions coming. haha
Yanci- Claims that she's a first time skater, but totally doesnt act like one. Good with photoshop.. (teach me some time. I need it for cca. xD)
Si Hui- Small but explosive. LOL
Weng Lok- The one with a sexy DSLR, lots of sweets and smiles. HAHA
Ivan- Happy birthday to you in advance. Free periods FTW, xD
LePing- About the vertically challenged.. oops. xD
Lay Ping- horny volleyballer.
Shai- blackie wackie.. soccer is his life..
Sem- He-who-carries-several-blue-notes-in-his-wallet-and-looks-like-chicken-little. haha
Reuben- What's that smell. HAHA! =x

And many many more. Dun worry if i havent mentioned you, because the list wont end if i do. I remember my friends, so be rest assured that i wont forget you if you have made an impact in my life (approx. 95% of my friends do that).

Goodnight. =)

Relief? I think not..

Ok, JC tutors are masochistic. The words "break" and "rest" aren't in their vocabulary at all, and they deprive their students of them as well. =.=

Agenda for the weekend 2 non-school days:
1) Study for Geog test
2) Do GP AQ
3) Complete Math Tutorial 4 from scratch
4) Learn Maclaurin's Series via IVLE
5) Finish Chinese compo
6) Revise for Chem
7) Revise for Bio
8) Revise for Math

Out of those 9 points, i think the first and last are important. I definitely would do (1), but i wonder if i have time for (9) after everything.. =.=

No wonder that those tutors keep saying that A levels stands for "advanced" levels instead of "average" levels. But then again, it would be too bad if it just stood for "average" levels, would it? lol

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

If only the plane flew more slowly..

Omg omg omg.

I am behind on 2 math tutorials, 1 GP assignment, 1 geog tutorial, half a chem tutorial, and i have a geog test to study for this weekend. In addition, i seriously need to revise on my geog, math and bio, and i have a present to buy and a birthday party to attend this weekend.