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!