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.
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
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.
Digression: 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.