Archive for February, 2009

Fridays! :)

Understanding data today was more challenging than last week. It requires more thinking and more work. Today’s topic was about bar charts, pie charts, histograms and scatter plots. In addition, we had 2 activities to complete and many graphs to plot using Microsoft Excel. So, time was an issue. But well, I’d like to say that my group did a great job! Jericho contributed a lot for the discussion, Shi Min contributed a lot too and Gavin did a great presentation for some questions that he presented! πŸ™‚

Here’s a photo of my group for all the projects currently:

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From left to right, Me (of course. haha), Jericho, Gavin and Shi Min (:

I love fridays because I get to go to Megan’s place! Megan and Alyssa are my nieces and they’re both so cute!! πŸ™‚ It’s always nice to see them. ((: And, their place is very condusive for studying.

Anyway, today, Huiling joined me at their house for the first time and she really liked it! It’s nice to know that she is not thinking about certain things for the time she’s there. πŸ™‚ And Megan’s hair became so long! Hahah. As for Alyssa, she grew a lot too! She isn’t that afraid of strangers anymore and gets used to you after some time. She can walk and run around as well! She laugh and smile a lot more too!

Anyway, I’ve taken some photos:

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Megan, me and Huiling. (: Megan was too tired to smile. :X

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Huiling and Megan

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Me. Taken by Huiling. πŸ˜›

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Huiling. πŸ˜€

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Megan! So pretty. πŸ™‚

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Alyssa!! πŸ˜€ It was really difficult to capture a shot like this!

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Alyssa again! She loves to do the ‘E.T. pointing’ ((:

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The sisters! Megan and Alyssa. πŸ™‚ So nice! πŸ™‚

That’s all. πŸ™‚ Looking forward to next Friday! πŸ™‚

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A day full of happenings

The first retard I met at SP

This morning, Jericho, Joevin and I reached SP at 08:30 as usual. We’re always early. But somebody sat outside T612 alone and he was earlier than us. From far, I guessed it was the guy that I encountered last week. Last week, he saw me (and I didn’t know him) and repeated word for word what was posted up on the SP website regarding an interview about DPA. And I asked him “So?” and he said nothing. But this morning, he said “hi” to him and he repeated that again!Β 

Basically, this was what was posted on the SP website: ‘I used DPA as a safety net as the cut-off point for this course (Biomedical Science) is too low. Also, SP has the best facilities for this course.’ So, he repeated that twice to me this morning! Can you imagine how annoying it was? So, I just said patiently to him, “Can you just stop repeating it?”

Then he started lecturing me in his monotone, “Do you know you shouldn’t use DPA as a safety net? You should choose DPA BECAUSE you have the PASSION and INTEREST. How can you say that you’re using it as a safety net?? I mean even if you’re using it as a safety net, don’t mention it in the interview. You know how RUDE that is?” When he said those, I was like blowing up already. How dare he lecture me on all that.
I was like, “Wait, I mentioned OTHER THINGS other than safety net during the interview. They just chose not to include it.”
He was like, “Then why didn’t they include it??” Like, how would I know right? Come on man, what’s your problem. :/

I didn’t want to attend to him anymore after. Such a retard. One of the few questions he asked was, “Do you have Wen Jie’s number??” Actually, I have it, but I just didn’t want to give him. So, I said I didn’t have it. I asked him why he wanted her number and he gave me a stupid answer. “Obviously it’s to contact her.” Come one man, I know that too. :/ And he asked what time she usually reaches school and Jericho said she’s usually late.
So, I was being sarcastic but I surpressed part of the sarcasm, “Well, she’s usually 5 to 10 minutes late for class. So, it’s either you wait for her and be late for your class or you be on time for your class and not get her number for a long time.” After some time, he left.

You know when he left, Jericho was also damn pissed can. And well, I rarely use vulgarities, but after Jericho whispered f*** off, I was like… what a f***ing retard. If you were there, you’ll know what I mean. And if you know me, it must be extremely superduperuber bad when I use the ‘f’ word.

Later on, we figured that Com knows that guy and said he was from his school and he’s damn weird. So, I told him what he lectured me about and his first reaction was, “But isn’t DPA a safety net??” Woah. I totally love that answer man! It is! If not why do they have it in the first place?? Anyway, that guy better not let Jericho or me see him again. If not I’m so going to tell him exactly what Com said. Oh wells.

The movie — The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Huiling and I rushed to watch this movie at Vivo City from our schools. I was told that it’s a good movie. I guess maybe I heard it wrongly. Not saying that it’s not a good movie, but it’s not that good. The beginning of the movie is too boring. The interesting parts only started from the battle. In addition, there were too many scenes showing them making love. Actually my favourite scenes weren’t the ones that were very important. My favourite will be the old man always saying, “Have I told you that I got struck by the lightning seven times? Once I was… (mentions one of the 7 times).” And the other scenes were when Benjamin’s appearance was like a kid (not a teenager). Anyway, it’s definitely not my favourite movie.

Boarding the bus and in the bus

I waited rather long for bus 72 to arrive at the bus stop and there were many people. Unfortunately, the bus that came was a single-decker. While boarding the bus, people were pushing and squeezing, all wanting to get on the bus. Well, nothing wrong with trying to get on the bus, but pushing and squeezing? It’s going way too far. You know, I was right in front of the first step waiting for the guy in front of me to move up. When I was about to move up to the first step, I was being pushed from the side by a girl that’s about 7 to 8 years’ old. Her mom was next to her. I almost fell! Like, I almost fell because of a kid?? Then she didn’t apologise. She looked at me and continued, not giving a damn. Her mom didn’t even bother to say a word, as though she’s so proud that her daughter managed to get to the bus. Oh my gosh. That’s so irritating. I mean, I know you want to get on the bus, but can’t you wait for your turn? And getting almost pushed down sucks. If you apologise, I’ll smile at you. But oh wells. Some people just think that there’s nothing wrong. So, too bad. ><

End of 1st week of lessons

The 3rd week of the Polytechnic Preparatory Programme (PPP) and the 1st week of official lessons has finally ended. I’ll say that I enjoyed all the lessons except for Marketing. The other modules – Innovation, Design & Enterprise in Action (IDEA), Effective Speaking Skills and Understanding Data – are fun and interesting. For IDEA, we have to think of products that we can modify to make it better and present it with a good project title, description and marketing strategies. So, basically, my group for all the projects consists of Shi Min, Jericho and Gavin.

For IDEA on Monday, we came up with an idea to improve the wheelchairs and make it more convenient for the elderly and disabled. I think it’s a great idea. Great job for my group! We were given a project whereby we were asked to do the same thing but we have to think of a new product, then we got to present it the coming Monday. This time, the presentation will be graded and added to our overall grade. Currently, my group has decided on an awesome product and we’re left with doing the powerpoint. πŸ˜€ I’ll do my best to make it great! I hope we’ll ace this one. πŸ˜€ Anyway, our lecture ended early before lunch. So, including our lunch break, we had 2 hours and 45 minutes of break! Hahah. So, Jericho, Raudhah, Joevin and I went to play pool at Moberly. πŸ˜€

On Tuesday, we had the boring and dry Essentials of Marketing. I think the lecturer didn’t know that it was the General Elective Modules (GEMs) that she was teaching and not the actual module in the business course. But still, how can she not know? :O Anyway, the powerpoint slides were just lots of terms and she talked about many concepts that were too abstract for us to understand. Actually, I think that all the clusters that had this module for their GEMs dislike it and couldn’t understand it. We were given a project to do but it wasn’t well-explained at all. She gave us a handout that included the instructions. But firstly, the instructions on the handout wasn’t very clear. Secondly, she instructed us to do something that isn’t what’s stated on the paper. :O Marketing is so scary. Hahaha. Difficult or not, I just need to ace it too.

Wednesday was our ‘off day’. So, we didn’t have to go to school. That evening, I attended Caspar’s birthday party at his house. πŸ™‚ There were just a few of us with some people from the zoo and some from Caspar’s school. We ate and joked then played taboo. It was quite a fun party and it was really nice to meet up again with the zoo people, especially those that I usually hang out with! Caspar’s younger brother is also damn cute!! Hahaha. Below is a photo taken at Caspar’s place. We always hang out together at work, including Joyce. πŸ™‚ From left to right: Benji, Caspar, me. (:

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Then it comes Thursday! We had Β Effective Speaking Skills and the lecturer was Melinda. It’s a very fun lesson because it’s very lively! πŸ˜€ We don’t sit there and listen to lectures. Basically, it’ls like English lessons and you get to talk A LOT! My cluster-mates (and myself. haha. ) made the lessons totally awesome! So, we learned a few things about English pronunciations, breathing, loudness, etc. The tests will be pretty much like an oral examination. The first test, you have to read a passage then tell a story. The second test, you’ll have to talk in your groups like a normal conversation. And the last test, you’ll have something like an interview. πŸ™‚

Friday! The last lesson of the week — Understanding data. It’s another fun module and guess what we learned? Mean, Median and Mode!!! OMG! They’re so simple! Hahaha. Then we had tutorial whereby we had to complete a worksheet. And after that, we had to present everything to the class. πŸ™‚ My group did an awesome job! Great job Jericho, Shi Min and Gavin! ((: After lessons, I went to watch Outlander with Joevin, and his friends. Outlander is not bad but the dragon is kind of fake, especially when it gives out light. Anyway, this photo was taken on the MRT train when were heading to our respective destinations. They’re the people I usually hang out with at SP. πŸ™‚ From left to right: Gavin (hiding behind the laptop), Joevin, Jericho, Raudhah and me! πŸ™‚

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Today, I went to study with Huiling, Bu Fan, Tuan Anh and Huiling’s friend (Mark) at National Library. I was studying marketing and making notes. After lunch, we intended to watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. But there weren’t any suitable timings and the other movies weren’t very nice. So, we continued studying at Esplanade and then took some photos.

Anyway, hope that the next week will be even better! πŸ˜€

First day of official lessons! :D

Today’s lessons was just purely on IDEA (Innovation Design Enterprise in Action). It was actually quite fun.

Well, we were suppose to have lesssons straight from 09:00 to 12:00. Lunch from 12:00 to 13:00 and lessons again from 13:00 to 15:00. In the end, the lecturer, Mr Joseph, completed his presentation by 10:15. Hahah! We had 2 hours and 45 minutes of break! So, me, Shi Min, Jericho, Raudhah and Joevin had an early lunch and we went to Moberly in our school to play pool! πŸ™‚ Fun fun!

And during our lesson after lunch, we had to brainstorm and present our ideas at the end of the lesson. It worked out pretty fine.

Anyway, I think I’ll stop here. My rashes are getting really irritating if I move too much. :/

Happy Valentine’s Day

For those who are interested how I look like in my new hairstyle… here are some photos taken today:

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There. haha. I think it looks weird on me. :X

Anyway, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! πŸ˜€

I’m back ;)

I’m back from the DPA camp! πŸ™‚ Well, that was yesterday. hehe. I wanted to blog about the details of the camp but I’ve decided not to. :X But below are the links to view the photos on Facebook:

SP DPA Camp 2009 @ Mawai Eco Camp [10 – 12 Feb 09] Day 1
SP DPA Camp 2009 @ Mawai Eco Camp [10 – 12 Feb 09] Day 2
SP DPA Camp 2009 @ Mawai Eco Camp [10 – 12 Feb 09] Day 3

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. I really wish to go out with my friend in the evening to hang out somewhere beautiful. πŸ™‚ So far, there isn’t anyone free in the evening, but I think I’ll be going out with Huiling in the day.

Oh yeah, I’m super duper happy! I’ve received 3 postcards from postcrossing already!! πŸ˜€ 2 from Finland and 1 from the Netherlands! It’s so nice to receive postcards all the time! It just makes my day. πŸ˜€ And, I received a Valentine’s Day card from Jake today! Whee! It was really nice and sweet. haha. Thanks Jake! πŸ™‚

Lastly, I was feeling bored today and went to cut and rebond my hair. Dang. And apparently my elder sister said I copyΒ her again. Damn. Always say that I copy her. What kind of theory is that. Total bullshit man. :X

We are not stupid.

Finally I got a chance to update my blog! (:

All right, I’ll start from Friday. On Friday morning, we went to Sungei Buloh for a walk. Well, I wasn’t very interested as it’s not the Singapore Zoo or the Night Safari where you get to see the really exotic animals such as the tigers, zebras, snakes, crocodiles, etc. In addition, I was feeling very hungry as our guide kept relating everything to food! Hahah. He’s a very entertaining guide though and we’ll get to meet him again for our camp at Kota Tinggi this coming Tuesday. πŸ™‚

The presentation for the recycling project in the afternoon was pretty screwed. In the end, it was the 4 of us AGAIN — me, Shi Min, Jericho and Joevin. :X And, I wasn’t very satisfied with my presentation after listening to what the other clusters have to say. I mean, my cluster was the first one to present as we had to leave earlier. I thought we just have to give a very brief presentation, introducing our posters and we don’t have to go into details. So, I gave a very brief explanation on what was on the poster I was presenting. Oh wells. Frankly speaking, I don’t think we’ll win. :X

The thing I was look forward to the whole morning was SAILING! Woohoo! Sailing was totally awesome!! We get to be on the speedboat and we were brought around on the sea at really fast speeds! I totally love it! If only I have my own speedboat and license! πŸ˜› Anyway, when it was my turn to try out sailing, I asked the senior I was paired with if we can capsize on purpose. πŸ˜› And he said yes!! Cheers! I love capsizing in the middle of the sea! I think it’s a must to try capsizing when you’re doing watersports in the sea. πŸ˜›

I enjoyed myself greatly at the sailing session. I’m actually considering sailing as one of the choices for my CCA. I mean, I’ve confirmed that I want to join the Student Exchange Club and I won’t change my mind on that. However, I want to join a sports CCA too. So, the current choices I’ve considered are: swimming, sailing, wakeboarding, cycling and tennis. πŸ™‚ Well, I have plenty of time to make my decision. πŸ˜‰

Yesterday, I went to Huiling’s place as I have absolutely nothing to do at home and no one to go out with! Huiling’s mom was very nice and prepared some food for me. πŸ˜€ Thanks a lot! (:

Today, I went to National Library with Huiling, Tuan Anh and Bu Fan. I have nothing to study YET. So, I printed out the list of modules for the first year and started reading up a little. Hehe.Β 

Anyway, tomorrow, I have to make a trip to Pei Hwa to meet Miss Krishnan as I have to redo the personal statement for the Lee Kuan Yew All-Rounder Excellence Award with her. >< Sigh. I’m thinking, why didn’t they show Miss Krishnan the personal statement earlier? So, I made a wasted trip down to Pei Hwa to sign the documents. Dang. Waste my transport money and time. >< The personal statement is sooooo difficult to write! I really don’t know how to write it well. ): Oh wells. And after going to Pei hwa, I have to go to SP for my group meeting for the camp performances and cheer. I hope everyone will be there.

Oh yeah. One more thing I want to say. I heard from Huiling that there are people who say that Pei Hwa students are stupid because the top 2 students chose to go to polytechnic and not junior college. And those 2 people are Shi Min and I. Okay. That’s very insulting. Hello? Please mind what you say. Can’t people just STOP stereotyping? I mean, Polytechnic is NOT a place to dump people who can’t go to Junior Colleges and it is also NOT a very slack education institute. Like, come on man, face it. We are not the only low pointers choosing to go to polytechnics. Anyway, just mind what you say about people, especially addressing the 2 people as Pei Hwa students in general. We are not stupid. We gave careful thoughts to our decision and decided it finally. It’s not like we chose to retake O’s right? dang. If that’s the case, call me retarded. I’ll probably agree with you.