Archive for August, 2008

I did something I enjoy today!

Today I didn’t have to go to school since I don’t need to take the Mother Tongue examination. I was watching The Scorpion King 2 this morning and Aunt Alice called. Mom told her that I didn’t have to go to school. So, Aunt Alice asked me to go to her house then she’ll bring me to meet 2 Canadian girls (her nieces) — Alisha and Natasha. 😀

I was really excited and I said yes to it! 🙂 I had lunch at her house and played with Megan when she arrived home. We waited until they called Aunt Alice and we set off to Orchard Road to meet them.

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That’s a picture of Alisha (left) and Natasha (right) at the cafe. 🙂

The ice-cream there is awesome! I had the chocolate one (the one in front of Natasha). It’s not too sweet. 🙂

I’m so excited about tomorrow! Teachers’ Day Celebrations, Sec 4 Farewell Party and I’m going to meet Alisha and Natasha after that! Looking forward to it!

lots of love,
Jaslyn. (:

The End of the Olympics Games 2008

Today, 24 August, marks the end of the Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing. That’s actually very sad for me cause the past 15 days, I’ve been using the Olympic Games as a stress reliever. Just by watching it makes me feel proud for the athletes that won, and feel sad for those that lost. I felt so much for the athletes and just wish I could be there, joining the spectators in watching the games, cheering for them. I enjoyed watching swimming, beach volleyball and volleyball. These are the games I can never stop watching. The Olympic Games was also a common topic for my international friends and I. I love the times when we watched the games and discussed about it at the same time. We cheered for each others’ countries through the online calls and chats. How awesome.

Anyway, the preliminary examinations have started on Wednesday. I didn’t get a chance to blog about it but now, I thought it’s time for me to update my blog. Tomorrow is the Social Studies examination, as well as Elementary Math examination. The past few days I’ve only studied Social Studies and nothing else. I’m getting bored of it but I have no choice. I just can’t remember the facts. For this preliminary examination, I think I’m screwed. To be frank, I was doing fine this afternoon but now, I’m under a lot of stress which has resulted me to forget majority of the stuff that I did my best to remember. I feel like here, is where I give up on social studies for my preliminary examinations. Because, what can I do when I forget most of the stuff at this point in time? I neglected my E. Math for S.S. I really hope that I made the right choice because I don’t want to regret it. I must do well for my E. Math no matter what.

The first day, we took our Chemistry examination. It was challenging and required lots of thinking processes. Hence, I couldn’t finish the paper. Due to the lack of time, I rushed at the end and gave crappy answers too. >< The second day, we took the Physics examination. I did my best to stay awake while studying for it. The paper 1 was fine but the paper 2, I’m afraid that I won’t be able to do well. >< The third day, we have the English examinations. For the free writing, I wrote an expository which I felt that the points weren’t developed well enough and there weren’t sufficient examples to support my points. In fact, I think I was beating around the bush. For the situational writing, I was so nervous that I forgot to include a part of the given points into my report. That sounds like a lot of marks gone. English paper 2 was not that bad. I just screwed up the vocabulary section and I had 35 minutes left after I completed the paper. That sounds dangerous — having so much time left.

The past few days, mom has been nagging at me and scolding me. She has a problem with me talking to my friends from overseas. She thinks I’m doing that all the time when in fact, I was typing my S.S. notes the whole day and only started to chill really late at night. She’s always asking who the hell am I talking to in a very unhappy tone. I really dislike it. How can you make it sound like my friends are like predators? Let’s be clear, I ONLY TALK TO NICE PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND ME. THE REST WHO ARE DIRTY AND VULGAR GOES TO THE BLOCK LIST. I usually ignore her when she asks such questions to avoid any arguments. In fact, I don’t like to reply her most of the time cause I’m often misunderstood, so, it’ll always lead to arguments and quarrels which I hate. I want peace, all right? Just stop bothering me. Yesterday, she asked that question again when I was having a conference call with Jake, Natalia and Ivan. I was so upset and pissed that I just replied, “Fine, fine! I’m talking to my BOYFRIEND, okay?” She actually asked which country he’s from? She actually believed that I have a boyfriend?? Gosh.

I decided to ‘give up’ studying social studies this evening mainly because I was too pissed. Everything is being misunderstood. Just drives me insane. Being pissed like that, I lost it totally, my concentration and determination to memorise those crap. In addition, I started forgetting. With all that gone, apparently I can’t study anymore! Damn it.

I’m going to bed soon. Before I end this entry, I have a note for Jake and Natalia, my best friends:
Both of you have always been there for me, despite the crazy time difference and all that. You guys always do your best to cheer me up and have fun with me. I’m really grateful for that. Even though we’re many many miles away, I could feel the strong friendship we have. It’s amazing that we could maintain it — a year now for Jake, and 5 years now for Natalia. I love you guys and we’ll always be best friends! *hugs*

lots of love,
Jaslyn . Huishan

Good news, good news!! (:

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I’m overjoyed!! The past few days, I stayed at home and did some assignments. I felt much better today when I returned to school, knowing that I’ve completed all the assignments that are due today and tomorrow. I wasn’t so stressed at all today and that’s very surprising because I’m having my actual GCE ‘O’ Level English Language Oral Examination today. From past experiences, I tend to freak out at the reading component. So, I was anxious and stuff. I guess I did the right thing, spending my weekend and Monday at home, trying to do my assignments, while taking breaks too. Last night, I think I also made the right choice not to practise oral, but to relax (I watched the Volleyball Women tournament between Poland and China). So, today, I went to school and felt pretty fine. 😀 GREAT JOB, JAS! hahaha.

The oral examination was totally fine. I was the last person and I calmed myself down. I went in, smiled a lot and did my best. So, I walked out of the examination room, smiled, and was excited to tell Miss Krishnan that it was good. 🙂 I wasn’t that fluent at certain parts when I was reading, but it was fine, in general. For the picture discussion (which I didn’t spend much time to practise on) was totally fine. I had lots to say about the picture and the examiner said this after I’m done with describing the picture, “I don’t think we have any questions to ask you about it. It was great.” YES! hahah. So, we moved on to the conversation which I did my best to give my opinions and honest views. 😀 I received 2 or 3 prompts but that’s fine. 🙂 By the way, the theme for today is: Elderly, grandparents, old folks’ homes, retirement homes.

And now, 1 more thing… People receive their Os Mother Tongue results today (congrats to all!), and for Shi Min and I, we were thinking about our DPA results the whole day. I was so afraid that I couldn’t get in. But when I came home and checked the website, I was over the moon!!!!! I’m accepted to Singapore Polytechnic’s Biomedical Science course!! Shi Min too!!! [Refer to above image]. ZOMG!!

I’ve never been so happy in a day for such a long time!! Hahaha. This is an awesome day. 🙂

National Day cum Pei Hwa Family Day

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