Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Done, after 9 long months

I realised, while i was packing up that huge stack of workssheets, that packing is much easily done when you aren't afraid of throwing things away. Of that 34cm pile of revision worksheets i had, i kept less than 5cm's worth, mainly the prelim papers and a few sets of revision notes.

So this is the "Before"

And this is the "After". The pile on the right is for keeps while that on the left is to be dumped. Those to be thrown exceeded the initial height of 34cm because i keep finding bits and pieces of useless stuff inside those files.

Just imagine how much those notes are worth. Just the notes themselves can be worth at least $180 or more. Add in the revision packages, which can cost up to $5 per set, that'll be an additional $50. In short, that's a lot of money..

That aside, some of the few pleasant surprises which i found while packing includes..
I haven't got the chance to read this thing properly ever since the camp ended. Now that i finally got the chance to do it, i found it rather informative. PHOTOG! =D

Graduation seemed so long ago, but yet October 15 was only less than 2 months ago.. This is one of the things that will have to stay in my box of memories.

Having done packing, what dawned upon me is that my JC journey has finally ended. All the frustrations and all the stressed-out-over-sucky-results-ness has finally came to an end. I don't really know how to describe this emotion inside of me right now. It its like a mixture of relief, nostalgia, and perhaps even an inkling of sadness, seeing as we had went through so much in the short span of 2 years. My goal before the O levels had been to get into Temasek, but i'm glad i didn't make it. 

Meridian is the better choice.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Its times like this when i wonder whether being free is really a good thing.
If it is, then why is that i am not really enjoying it?
If its not, then does it mean that i had been running away from issues with the excuse of studying?

Friday, December 3, 2010

That was it

Well, A levels ended yesterday. Honestly speaking, there was no sudden rush of exhilaration or crashing of huge waves of relief over me. I guess that is probably because we spent at least 5 out of the 10 days between the second last and last paper slacking away and shopping (I bought my prom stuff and and iPod Touch 4G!!). Nonetheless, the paper was manageable, but i must admit that a couple of questions did stump me for a while (I forgot the details of Energetics. Again.). Congratulations Cambridge, you've managed to snatch a few marks away from me again.

That aside, now that A levels are over, there are much more and greater things to be done. Clearing this mess, for instance, is going to take days.

The MJC bear is there for scale. For those not from MJ, well, the bear is approximately 17cm in height, so that makes the pile approximately 34cm high. And FYI, those are just mainly the revision packages. Throw in the notes and tutorial and you can triple that height to past a meter. Imba. 

Secondly, there's packing up to be done. Taiwan is just 7 days away! Wahahahaha!

Thirdly, I still haven't finished shopping for prom. I still need to get a long sleeved white shirt and a pair of black socks. Seriously, prom is going to be the most well dressed night i have ever been in my 18-coming-19-years of life. Its going to be one of the most memorable one too, if everything goes fine..

You know, maybe i was wrong when i said that there was no huge relief when the A levels ended. I think its only because after mugging my butt off for two years, i have become numb to this constant stress, acclimatised to this kind of pressure. Its like story of the cricket with the glass jar over it, except now, it seems that after writing this post, i am finally beginning to realise that the glass jar over me has disappeared, and the world out there awaits. Well, i better get going then. 

Have a great day ahead! 

Friday, November 19, 2010


In 3 days, after Bio paper 3 and chem paper 1, i'll be free (well, there's bio mcq, but yeah, its bio mcq).
I cant wait.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Graduation. Another milestone of my life.

Honestly, I don't know what to say. It has been a fruitful 2 years here at MJC. I will never forget the experiences that college life has given me. There were joys and sorrow, but through it all, we persevered. (<-- sounds really typical, doesn't it?)

As corny as it may sound, i have to admit that my life in MJC was not what i expected, it was much, much more. Not that i actually expected anything, but perhaps that's precisely why it was so memorable. Two years really passed in a flash, and i stand here today, a graduate of MJC, when just 500-odd days ago, i was a freshie. I won't reminisce in the days past; I have done that plenty of times before. I will instead, just let the photos talk. After all, a picture speaks a thousand words. 

The fun with these people never ends.. 

Most of the gifts are courtesy of Project Care by MJC Stars*. I really appreciate them a lot. Especially the batteries for the GC. A big thank you to Vanessa Ng for the cookies. =D

To 09s303:

Thank you all for being such a wonderful CG for the past two years. You people have made this JC experience an enjoyable and memorable (and endurable) one.

To the specific people around college (not in any order of importance/merit):

Kenneth Tham- You and your crazy (and gay) antics did play a part in making my day occasionally. But the thing is, i'm not gay, so i will not join your toilet club nor play correction tape aeroplanes with you. LOL.

Nicholas Foo- Insulting Mr Wong FTW. Your ideas are the best, seriously. 

Jansen Ng- I know you seriously won't care even if your name isn't here, but yeah, its here just for the sake of it. xD

Izzati and Atiqa- My favourite bitches in school. Rock on. \(-.-)/ Hahas

Kelly- The tallest girl i've met in my life thus far who will not tell me the value of "x" in her height of "17x". Psst, i think i know wad the value is anyway. =D

Jia Ying- I think the Cheng sounds nicer in my name than in yours. xD Joking la, it sounds equally nice in both. (Yes, i'm being sincere here). Please please please give me some hints about the things that i'm supposed to remember can? Please?

Zhan Lun and Wei Ting- The next time we go out to shoot, i will have my own camera, and the moon will be nicer. And this time, i'm not gonna let the highlights get blown out (didnt i tell you two that i think the moon photo we i took was rather grossly over-exposed? Cant even see much of the craters.

Xin Yi- Alright alright, you aren't as manly and gross and fat as i say you are. You are better than that. Slightly. xD

Gao Ning- I'm glad you joined the class this year. Your iTouch and Monopoly Deal were quintessential for me to get through my daily life. But don't worry, i wont require them anymore. I'll get my own. Hahas. 

Teck Li- Noobshit bugger who refused to get taupoked and had to drag me down with you when its supposed to be yours, not mine. =.=

Ivan Wiyanto- I know i've said this a million times, but your Wiyantwo is wayyyyyyyyy overdue. Seriously. Time to let it come out, you know. Pregnancies are not meant to last for more than 9 months, yours has been around for 24.

Kay Ling and Marissa- I'm like your medium for you all to get through to Weiting, right? Hahas. Yeah, i know she never picks up and i always do. =D

There are many many many others more, but i think i should stop here. I've been typing for an hour and it doesn't seem to be ending any time soon. Don't worry or be sad, those who are not mentioned here. You are neither insignificant nor unimportant, i am just really really tired right now, and i have mugging to do.

Thanks again, to everyone out there in Meridian Junior College who have made this wondrous journey possible. I will indeed miss the college and my experiences here after i leave. Do stay in touch, and all the best for the upcoming A level exams. =D

Of Friends:
"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
- Anais Nin

Saturday, October 2, 2010


"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. " 
 Mary Anne Radmacher

Friday, September 24, 2010

After A levels, i'm going to give this blog an overhaul. A complete makeover.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I really really really hate the A levels.

My A level results will be worth every single minute of my two years spent at JC.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I realised too late

This week marks the final week of school in my entire life (Uni doesnt count, since its not exactly a "school" kind of school, get it?).

Just when i was starting to get used to it, after 12 years.

No point looking back now, i guess. I desperately need to prepare myself for what's ahead (Prelims and of course, A levels). This will prove be the largest hurdle i have in my life yet, as well as one which i must definitely overcome. 

Hopefully by 3 November 2010, i will not be taking a leap of faith, but a dash for victory.

Good luck to all those people out there, taking their prelims, A Levels as well as O levels. Believe in yourself, and work hard for those A's.

See you all soon.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Have you ever had so much responsibilities piled up on you, you feel like suffocating?

Have you ever wanted so damn badly for everything to disappear, so you can take a breather?

Have you ever just want to just give up, because the sheer number of things you have to finish is just too much, and there's too little time?

Have you ever wanted to just let it all go?

I have. And wish i could just disappear just so i can not do anything anymore. Seriously, just leave me alone.

Monday, July 12, 2010


I'm going to shoot at Marina Bay Sands SkyPark this weekend~~~
Whoo~ Hahas

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Its 2 O clock and i'm waiting up alone..

Reporting Live from in front of my TV, the time now is 2.30AM, and the match between Germany and Spain isnt as interesting as i thought.

Maybe i should have just remained asleep.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

A little lofi

A sneak preview, for those of you who still visit this place, into what i will be submitting for Photog's next exhibition which will be held on college day.

The title of the exhibition is: The LOFI Photography Project.
LOFI stands for "low-fidelity". It literally means low faithfulness or loyalty. Not to your girlfriend or boyfriend la, of course! It's low faithfulness to the primary requirements (or rules) of photography such as sharpness, focus, and sometimes even color. These photos usually refer to photos taken with toy cameras, such as Holga, Lomo, Polaroid, so on.

This is because these cameras use plastic lenses which does not produce the same sharpness as that of a glass lens. These cameras are also coupled with problems such as light leakages, inaccurate exposures (you literally have to guess your exposure, unless you're a well trained film photographer which can calculate exposure within the blink of an eye) and focusing problems. Precisely because sharpness and focus is not exactly a requirement in this area of photography, some people may see it as "unorthodox", which is why it is termed this way.

However, don't be mistaken that LOFI images are not worth taking or looking at. Many photographers are able still able to produce excellent images with these cameras.

 Here are a couple of my shots which i have cross-processed on PS CS4. Not the best, i admit, since this is my virgin attempt at cross-processing, but i'm learning. It is a hell lot of fun, and it helps relieve stress too (I did the processing a few days ago, in the middle of my MYE exam period. I did regret it a little later on, but meh. Wadever.)

Anyway, here are the select few..

P.S. All photos are taken at Pasir Ris Park, with either a Nokia N95 (my old phone) or a Canon EOS 20D.

Pardon the watermarks, as there is a spate of intellectual property copyright infringements recently. Just don't want it to occur here. All rights are reserved and none of the pictures, or part thereof may be reproduced without my permission.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Status quo

Upcoming event: Mid Year Exams
Date: 28/6/10 - 9/7/10

Status update: SCREWED

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Somehow, it felt more real when i admitted it out loud.
As compared to repeating it silently, countless times over in my head, trying to convince myself..

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


There is this space inside that nothing else can fill up

Humour's dark side

"It’s funny how hello is always accompied with goodbye. It’s funny how good memories can start to make you cry. It’s funny how forever never seems to really last. It’s funny how much you’d lose if you forgot about your past. It’s funny how friends can leave you when you’re down. It’s funny how when you need someone, they’re never around. It’s funny how people change and think they’re so much better. It’s funny how many lies can be packed in one ‘love letter’. It’s funny how people can forgive, even though they can’t forget. It’s funny how one night can contain so much regret. It’s funny how ironic life turns out to be. But, the funniest part of all is that none of this really seems funny to me."

Friday, May 28, 2010

Lost in the air

Someone take the sidestick away from me, before i crash the plane that is my Life..

I think i seriously need some sound advice..

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hi ppl, i've removed my tagboard cos i'm fed up with all the ads that are being posted there. Bye

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

~$6000 SGD

I love the 7D.
I love the 70-200mm f2.8L

Photography is a rich man's sport

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

My Photog journey

I was just reading through the "Featured" posts on the Photog blog, when it dawned on me that the upcoming gathering on Saturday would be the last one i would have as a member. This made me reflect on how far I've come as a member of Photography > MJC.

The Beginning
Somewhere around late February 2009, i walked around the college during CCA recruitment day, wondering which CCA to join. During that point of time, i had absolutely no particular aim in CCA choices. I recall myself going to the Photog booth and trying out their 20D with the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 attached. It was Chin Chye who introduced it to me, letting me try it out and everything. He even talked about the weight and all that when i was holding the camera in my hands, to which i answered "not very heavy wad". And to which he replied "you try carrying it around for 1.5hours when shooting a soccer match". Now i know what he means. Even as i went home that day, i wasn't sure about Photog as my choice CCA in MJC.

Not long after CCA Display, there were the interviews, and Photog was the only one which i signed up for after deciding to go for it. One question still echoes in my mind whenever i think of that day. I'm not sure who asked it (i think it might be mr cheng), but i remember the question itself pretty clearly: What does photography mean to you?
Being a greenhorn at the point of time, the best answer i could think of under the pressure was that photography is the art of capturing fleeting memories and preserving them, making it ready for viewing pleasure. Little did i know at that time that a picture, as well a the entire art of photography, can turn out to be so much more than that.

The experiences
So i got into Photog successfully. The next milestone was to attempt to be part of a the Exco. Running for Exco is a rite of passage for almost any Photoger following their entry into Photog, and i am no exclusion. Despite not being elected for the post  (Gallery Director) i wanted, or any position for that matter, i am still glad that i have at least tried. In the end, after this whole journey, i had no qualms about not being in Exco 09/10 since it gave me the freedom of choice to be involved, or otherwise, in the club activities. Perhaps it might be unusual, for me as a member, to be closer to the Excos rather than other members of the club, but i would say that it is this level of interaction which i enjoy. I saw the amount of responsibilities piled upon the Exco and also the dedication of each and everyone of them to their position as well as their care for each other. If i ever have a regret during my odyssey as a Photoger, it would be that i was unable to forge such intimate bonds with them which no doubt would make this journey even more memorable.

The photog room would be sorely missed as well. The hours spent in the clubroom with the Excos to throw out the nitty gritty details before an event, along with the PP-ing and (the waiting for) printing after, has made me realise how much i would miss the room and the time spent there. Even now, i have already started reminiscing about the late nights (past 9pm and still in the club room) spent there, doing last minute planning and worrying about upcoming events. There would be no more whining and sighs of exasperation from Erfee and Chinyee when Qimage in the Dell desktop is refusing to work. No more talking rubbish with Justin, Soonhao and Kenny. No more "who thinks Chinyee is cute, raise your hand" by Shruthi. No more random jokes about the "giant cockroach"whenever we hear that weird sound coming from the ceiling. The clubroom is like a treasure trove of memories, each one as precious and dear.

Start of a new journey
Although others may not agree with me, but i would say that the time spent in Photog has had a dramatic effect on my life. To me, Photog is more than a just a club or CCA which i joined for the sake of joining. Though it might have been true in the beginning, that mentality rapidly got kicked out during my first club meeting, when i decided to gain something out of it all. Over the 15 months during which i was a member, photography has unwittingly integrated itself into my life. Now, i often find myself subconsciously exercising my eye for photography when i walk around, composing a picture in my head and imagining how a picture would turn out, along with the settings required in order for it to be achieved.

Through it all, i have come to realise that life in college would be colourless without Photog. This is true to such a large extent that i almost dread stepping down tomorrow (yes, this post took me a week to type). As such, i refuse to let this stepping down be the end of my photographic journey. Rather, i would prefer it to be the beginning of a new adventure, one in which i venture out to do further explorations on my own, as well as with the friends i have made in Photog. But however far i might advance into the field of photography, i will never ever forget my beginnings and experiences in Photography > MJC.


Monday, May 3, 2010


Sometimes, i keep telling myself "tomorrow i'll do it".

But every time, i keep forgetting to tell myself that tomorrow never comes.

Moral of the story: Just Do It

Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Today, i reached home when the sun was still high in the sky.

It made me feel a little happier.

Monday, April 26, 2010


5 things to do tonight in 3 hours and 45 minutes:
a) Write my own SGC.
b) Bio summary outline for not bringing tutorial. =.=
c) 2 Bio homework essays
d) GP essay
e) Start studying for upcoming chem test on thermochem and entropy. 

Better get started.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I've got the power..

I am proud to say that i have (sort of) created a miracle by catching up on nearly a month's worth of work in 48 hours. From now on, i shall make sure that i never have to do this kind of catching up ever again. Its not fun at all, i tell you. Makes your brain feel totally dead. =.=

Now, its time for me to start writing my own SGC. Have a good night..

Friday, April 23, 2010

I wish time with you can pass more slowly..

I was so busy over cca in the past few weeks, i am now almost a month behind in my math and 2 weeks in my chem. How sad is that? Nonetheless, i aim to clear everything by this weekend, including my revision for chem and bio SPA, as well as to start on writing my own testimonial.

Watch me create a miracle.

P.S. Singing and attempts in harmonising in E1-5 when revising work was quite enjoyable.

Edit: i realised that it has been exactly one month since i last posted something here.. o.0

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

All i feel like doing now is to watch the world go by..

Why on earth am i posting this everywhere? =.=

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Life?

Somehow, i feel as if i am losing out on a whole lot of stuff by allowing myself to be  rooted so deeply into the Singaporean Education system. In fact, do students nowadays even have time for themselves anymore? A holiday is meant as a break from studying. Yet, schools bombard their students with so much work that it makes the holiday having nearly no difference as compared to the regular term time.

Imagine, in the future, if adults from different countries got together and talked about their childhood.
The Swiss might say: I spent my holidays skiing on the Alps
The Australian might say: I spent my holiday surfin' at Gold Coast
And guess what the Singaporean might say?
Wa, so good! I mugged at home for my exams during my holidays!


One day, i'm gonna change this sad case. At least, for my kids.

The three reasons which made me feel like writing this:
1) After talking to Gillian yesterday night, and hearing her talk about her friend in Canada, who currently is enjoying his holidays.
2) After chatting with Teckli, Izzati and Weiting this afternoon about all the fun stuff and rubbish which we came up with in secondary school.
3) After taking a slow stroll home from school, along Sungei Tampines, and realising how beautiful everything is, but not having time to admire it.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My heart gives a little jump whenever i scroll to where your name should be.
My heart gives a big jump whenever i actually see your name.

Why are you so addictive? =X

Monday, March 15, 2010


I gotta feeling..

That i am going to use tumblr more nowadays.. Hmm..
But that will be for pictures and stuff. Words still belong here since i cant bear to abandon this blog. It simply has too much sentimental value. =X

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Start the countdown

11 March 2010.
Term 1 of JC2 has came to an end. To me, these 9 weeks seemed almost surreal. So many things have taken place. The start of an even more hectic schedule, the surprise(s) on my birthday, the countless OGL meetings prior to Orientation as well as the Orientation itself, the interviewing of J1's for Photog, the mugshots and of course not forgetting the pressure of having tests nearly once every week.

Darn, now is just one of the many times when i find myself at a loss for words to describe what i am feeling. Wouldnt it be great to have an invention whereby you could just paste some electronic pads on yourself and all the thoughts and emotions which you are feeling would be channeled and recorded into the machine, available for re-feeling at your own time? Meanwhile, i would just try to transcribe myself to the best of my ability..

Back to the topic, its around 40 weeks left to A levels. High time to get started on revision.
Damn, i cant seem to describe myself again. I dont know what is this i am feeling. Perhaps words just cant describe it. The feeling of urgency? Concern? Or perhaps even.. emo? But over what? Well actually, i guess i do know the answer to the last question, which brings me to a new problem: How on earth do i deal with it?

Forget it, i'll try to write this again when i am feeling more expressive.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


I'll bet you never knew you had such a big impact on me.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Well, today sure was one of the more interesting days of the year.
Had to wake up at 5.30 to report to Jurong East to do CIP for Red Cross (Photos of flag day. Yeah, they wanted press coverage, so they asked us.. Press coverage leh..) 

Actually, half the day went by with me only taking around 5 photos thanks to my (wrongly chosen) lenses: 50mm prime and 10-22 ultra wide angle. I mean, if you wanna take shots of ppl outdoors, you better have at least a short range telephoto lens ready. 3 quarters of the people ran away before i got close enough to get a decent photo. And if you add in the distortion caused by the 10-22, photos=rubbish.

I actually got mistaken for a stalker by 2 women at Chinatown when i was following this bunch of girls around. I mean, wth man, i don't stalk. And anyway, wad kind of a stalker uses a wide angle to stalk? A mid to long range telephoto would be more appropriate. =.=

The cool bit of the day happened when Edmund Chen came around and helped out for like 40mins or so. For that period of time, i felt like a reporter. In the end, i decided that perhaps photojournalism isnt as bad as i initially  thought it would be. 

Ohoh, when the whole thing ended, i went to join the bowling ppl (who were coincidentally helping out RC as well) at plaza sing. While slacking around and complaining about aching foots, this bunch of ppl from HPB came over and asked us to play a game of tin can soccer as part of an awareness program to make ppl keep fit in creative ways. Yup, we're asked to play with a crushed tin can in the middle of the town area with a whole bunch of onlookers in school uniform. Wad made us gave in was the offer of a pair of free movie tickets for each person that played. 
That made jessie go: EH! Got free movie ticket leh! PLAY LEH!
While the rest of us was like: lolwut.. o.0

In the end, we did get our free movie tickets, and everyone went back happy. The end. 
Sorry if this post sounds disjointed. My legs are dead form walking around with a heavy bag for 12 hours, and so is my brain, from waking up at 5.30am on a weekend. 

P.S. I've got a pair of free movie tickets. Any takers? My treat. xD

Ragh, i'll upload the pictures next time..

Thursday, February 25, 2010

My life

When days blur into weeks and weeks dissolve into months..

When you feel very mentally stretched..

When your schedule looks like this..
[Morning: Wake up, eat breakfast, mug.
Afternoon: Eat lunch, mug
Night:  Eat dinner, rest for 5 mins, mug, wash up, sleep] x200 days

Welcome to JC2.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Just watched Wolfman with OGMs
The Last Airbender is another must-watch for this year. I repeat, its a must-watch. I can only hope that the movie turns out as nice as the cartoon.

I still want my Percy Jackson! =.=

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Grab or release?

Rethinking my Decisions.

This is only reserved for the important things which have the potential to affect my life.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Is it gone, or is it there?
I think i am neither here nor there.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Just let go of it all.
Doesn't sound too hard, does it?

Nothing very important

1) I'm still kinda behind on work
2) I'm starting to love prime lenses
3) Carrying Sigma 70-200mm, Canon 24-70mm f2.8, Canon 5D Mk I and Speedlite 580EX II in a single bag is pure NAPFA training.
4) I can't view all my photos today cos they are all in RAW format, and the laptop is away.
5) My skin is peeling like nobody's business. =.=

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Is that it? I'm surprised that its over already. It has been so high, so fast, with so much feelings and memories, but over so soon.

But nonetheless, i will not forget it.

Thanks for the memories.

Entry 8

Sunday, February 7, 2010

From a trip to the Botanic Gardens and the Esplanade..

Swan Lake. 
The editing looks really obvious, doesn't it?

Our one and only "Durian"

My personal favourite of the day.

I wanted to upload the HDR. But apparently, its 180mb large since it was shot with Camera RAW, so i gave up.

Edit: Ok, the name isn't supposed to just float there. There's actually a black border around each photo, but the background just so happened to be black as well..

Friday, February 5, 2010

My belongings

So, do i have the whole of something, half of it, or none of it at all?

A test of skill

I feel like going for the SYPA (Singapore Young Photographer's Award).
Time to go shoot. Wish me luck.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Orientation- From an OGL's point of view

Odyssey 2010. For us, it hasn't been an easy journey (pun unintended). Much was sacrificed; Revision time, missing out on lessons and tutorials (for J2, we're talking about a rate of single chapter a week, so multiply that by 3 subjects), as well as sleep. Yes, sleep. Waking up at 5.30a.m. wasn't all that fine and dandy. Sure, the adrenaline rush drowns out the fatigue after a while, but i'm basically living on a high blood sugar level for the past 3 days. Well, at least it was worth it.

Day 1:
Freshmen of Phobos 6 gathered, unsure of everything. Icebreakers went well enough, though towards the end, things started to get boring somewhat due to the (slight) lack of enthusiasm, but i'll shall just assume that its because everyone was unfamiliar with each other. Shortly after was Pirating 101, the event with the objective of bonding together the OGM's and letting them know each other better. Or at least, that was what was supposed to happen. For me, its just a major suntanning session on the tracks from 11 to 4. I swear my skin has never been redder in my life. Towards the end of the day, it is good to see that some of the P6 members are starting to open up to each other. It wasn't much, but its a start.

Day 2:
The day was started by My Meridian Motto, more commonly known as Banner Painting. I am proud to say that P6's banner was simple but impactful. Fanciful details just don't work out with the time constraint and highly limited colours, but nonetheless, we managed to pull it off with a banner conveying the vibrance and energy of the group. Banner Painting was followed by Max Mission Meridian, which is basically sprinting around the island playing games. Cock-ups were aplenty, from screwing up the destination to finding missing game/zone ICs, but perseverance paid off, and everyone is finally starting to get together, especially after lunch. From here, i therefore conclude that a hungry OGM is an unenthusiastic OGM. As an OGL, nothing couldn't have made me happier to see them actually enjoying themselves, and thank the lucky stars that everyone arrived back in MJ safely. 

Day 3:
Clash of the Vikings got everyone wet and happy(?), or maybe that's just me. But hey, at least it feels good in the sizzling weather. At 12.30, halfway through the COV finale, my mood was ruined by an sms from Jansen telling us that we have to take the  Chem test which we missed in an hour's time. Needless to say, all the s303 OGL's were feeling totally mutinous about it, not to mention being absolutely appalled when they first heard it from me. Mr Tan, being Council TA, was totally against our taking the test, with the reason of us having to perform our duties as OGL's. Honestly speaking, that was the first time i've seen him so furious about something. I'm glad i am not on the receiving end of his wrath. After much negotiation from TA's to TA's and finally to the Chem Dept, it turned out that the decision of taking it lies with us. By that time, we're pretty much convinced that pushing it back one more day will not make much of a difference, so we decided to take the test anyway. Can you believe it? We are taking tests during Orientation, when we are supposed to have fun. That has got to be a historical first.
Bad memories aside, the real fun of the entire orientation only started during Finale. Yup, we danced and partied and shouted ourselves hoarse. High was the word for it, and everyone's spirit was sky high. Literally everybody sang, danced and enjoyed themselves to the fullest. It's good to see all of the P6 cheering and jiving to the DJ's beat. The whole college was totally coming alive.
But alas, good things never last, and just several hours after the fun began, it had to end. Of course, nobody wants to leave without memories, so pictures were taken, and we parted soon after.

It has been a great experience to help 25 strangers come together and eventually become familiar and comfortable with each other. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing the OGM's integrate themselves into the college and make friends with each other. 

In the end, i daresay that great memories of Orientation in MJC will be that in which i was an OGL, as opposed to that which i was an OGM. I'm not putting Fortitude 2009 down, but rather, relishing the memories and experience of being an OGL.


The P6 OGLs. 
We own.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Grandfather Time is a sprinter..

I was just browsing around Facebook when i saw photos of my junior's 16th birthday.

It felt as if it wasn't that long ago when her whole class first came into NAS and i was their Orientation Camp Facilitator. Now, 3 years down the road, they are the seniors of the school just waiting to graduate.

2 years down the road, will i think back and and feel the same thing for this batch of J1's whom i led as an OGL?

Saturday, January 30, 2010


While studying Genetic Basis of Variation, a question presented itself in my head: What causes dominance if an allele over another?

If dominance of an allele over another does not occur, what would happen? Would every characteristic become incompletely dominant? What if the allele for red and green eyes are so? Would the eyes become some sick colour? o.0

Friday, January 29, 2010

Freshmen's Odyssey 2010

Admin day 2 was.. tiring.
Dancing for 4 hours, cheering your voice away and trying to make yourself heard over all the din the other groups were making does that to you.

Words like "fun" and "enjoyable" are understatements. "Ecstatic" and "high" dun really fit the bill either. Looks like words cant describe how it feels to be an OGL. To my juniors: go experience it yourself. You won't regret it.

Alright, i can't help but end off with a quote. Somehow, it has become a habit.
Cute < pretty < beautiful. You are beautiful.

Alright, bye. Looking forward to Orientation day 1

Crazy, i was crazy once.
They put me in a hole,
I died there.
Then the worms came.
Worms, i hate worms.
They drive me crazy.
(repeat X infinity)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Queue up please.

The J1's are coming in tomorrow..

I'll miss the times when we had the whole college to ourselves.


Sunday, January 24, 2010


I know your favourite songs and you tell me 'bout your dreams
Think i know where you belong
Think i know its with me.

- You belong with me, Taylor Swift

Pictures of you

I bet you never knew just how beautiful you are to me.

Its so strong, you made my heart stop.

Friday, January 22, 2010

That is something that's gonna happen real soon.. =.=

P.S. There seem to be quite a number of ppl putting up new posts today. Bless Friday nights and the weekends. =D


Thank God for creating something called the weekend. Its only the second week, and i'm feeling the heat already.

2 days to complete 8 (long) tasks. After that, there's preparation for Orientation as OGL plus 4 days of school missed during Odyssey 2010 itself. That amounts up to lots of catching up to do and the predicted flunking of the chem and bio test.

Oh well, at least i know i can catch up later. No time shall be wasted for this year.

J2 syllabus: Bring it on.

Monday, January 18, 2010

And i bet you have no idea..

Mind over matter

Fact: It doesn't mean that the feelings are gone when i dun talk to/about you. 

Its burning as bright as ever.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Mature 18

To everyone out there, especially 09s303, thank you for making my day. (:
This was one of the best, and also messiest birthday i have had. =D

Thanks to the whole of 09s303 for the cake and song during recess.
Extra credits to Gillian, Amelia and Andik for that extra surprise at Gillian's house after school, and also that "comfort bear". I was really surprised and yeah, i love that bear. =D
Thanks zhong ming for leaving a permanent mark on my uniform using the choc cream from the cake.
To Jansen, Godwin, Scott and Teckli for taupoking me in the toilet, of all places. But yeah, at least its only 4 of you. o.0

Either way, today was awesome. And thank you all, again. =D

P.S. My bear has a cool name. LOL!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hold me close, sway me more..

When the rainbow rhythm starts to play,
Dance with me,
Make me sway.

Sway- Micheal Bublé 

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Everything i ever wanted

Cheer up and dry your damp eyes, tell me when it rains

I'll blend up that rainbow above you, and shoot it through your veins

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bye people, i'm off my last night of good sleep before hell begins.

Bird Park and Happy Birthday.

Went for CIP at Jurong Bird Park today. Yeah, all the way at Boon Lay whilst i reside in Tampines. Consequence: Waking up at 7am plus 2 hours travel time. Not fun, since i forgot to bring my headphones along for the journey. Yeah, the trip there was rather torturous.. o.0

The first thing i noticed when i entered the Bird Park was that its tiny. The map looks all big and roomy alright, but when you step in, you dun even need 10 mins to walk to the other corner of that place. Now that's one thing which i havent remembered from my past visits to JBP. So is it me, or has the whole JBP shrunk?

Next thing which i noticed was that the mosquitos there arent very nimble. At home, you sometimes get those mosquitos which fly around so freaking fast that you cant even see them properly, let alone smack them. But down there, they dun even attempt to fly away when you smack them. In the end, i took around 5 lives in 2 hours. I feel like a serial killer. =.=

Oh, and you wouldnt believe the last interesting thing: Zhong Ming and Yiting actually pangsehed us and eloped for around 20 mins. Lols.

Anyway after that, some of us went off early to Jurong Point to get a cake to surprise Andik for her 18th birthday. We got this really cool cake which was DIY-ed, and it was really pretty. Good job to whoever decorated it. =D

While decoration was in process, i had to go off to mislead andik to buy some time. Got them to walk around the whole of Jurong Point, literally, and even managed to get ourselves lost (literally as well, since that place is like vivo, only worse). =.= I think i'm good since she didnt suspect a thing. xD I now hire myself out for a rate of $5/min for distraction purposes. I can even do it over the phone (remember cookies, gillian? hahas), so do give a call. =D

After everything, my legs are now aching like hell. I blame the walk at Jurong Point. Hahas. xD

Photography takeaways for today:
1) Never let Jansen touch your DSLR. You'll end up having lots of pictures to delete after that.
2) Never trust Av mode. It simply cannot make it. You'll end up having screwed up exposures and sometimes, weird depth of field in your photos if you dun watch your settings carefully. Manual FTW.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Microsoft sucks.

I realised, after being unable to sign in to MSN (Microsoft product), Hotmail (Microsoft product), and Garena, that i relied heavily on those programs in my everyday life. Now that they have failed on me, i feel lost. Oh, did i mention that i blame all this on microsoft? Yeah, they even disabled my old version of Office even after i've deleted my trial version for 2007. Great. Just great. =.=

Yeah, microsoft sucks. I want a MacBook!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I do.

"Smitten" is the word for it. Yeah..

Ye Old Faithful

Integration is = wt*. Seriously.

And I've created a tumblr. But have decided to remain loyal to blogger.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Awww..  :(



Damn you

Entry no. 6
When I'm texting you, I do nothing else but hold my phone in my hand; wishing you'll text me back immediately.

Monday, January 4, 2010

So was the last thing on my mind in 2009..

Entry no. 4
As i passed by Gongshang and saw those kids clad on white and navy blue on the way to the library, i felt a feeling known as nostalgia. Yes, nostalgia's the word for it. Those were the times..

P.S. My brother is joining those kids right about now. Time passes does fly quickly..

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Where'd all the time go?

School is starting in exactly a week and I have some work left undone.
On top of that, i have yet to buy my shoes and sling bag. Looks like i'll have to wait till after A levels. =.=

Friday, January 1, 2010


~HAPPY 2010~   =D

'Tis a new year and thou shalt start anew.

As of now, i can think of 2 goals which i want to achieve this year. Both of them are equally important to me and need plenty of effort, dedication and patience to achieve. But to accomplish both tasks together, i need a tremendous amounts of each will be a must. I foresee a tough year ahead, but swear i will not give up.

If you want something you've never had, then you've gotta do something you've never done.
That will make me break plenty of records this year.