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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! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. :/

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ˜› Anyway, when it was my turn to try out sailing, I asked the senior I was paired with if we can capsize on purpose. ๐Ÿ˜› 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. ๐Ÿ˜›

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, I have plenty of time to make my decision. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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. ๐Ÿ˜€ 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.ย 

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.

Quick update

I’ve got a recycling project to complete by tomorrow. So, I’ll just give a quick update. ๐Ÿ™‚

Yesterday, we went to a recycling plant and it was rather boring actually. That explains the project I have to complete with my group. We had a camp briefing and we have to think of 2 performances and a group cheer. After that, my group had to go for our sports session — Muay Thai. It was fun (and violent)! I love the kicking part. ๐Ÿ˜€

Today we went to ACRES to do some voluntary work. And I did gardening. :/ Pulling out weeds. Really dislike plants! They irritate sensitive skins like mine! ><

Anyway, we’re going to Sungei Buloh tomorrow and also SAILING! Whee! Looking forward to it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

2nd day!

Today was SUPERDUPERUBER FUN! ๐Ÿ˜€

Together with my group (B) and group A, ย I completed the Forest Adventure course! It was located at Bedok Reservoir and the Forest Adventure course is actually some high ropes activity that you have to complete on your own. ๐Ÿ˜€ No belayers, no supporters. It’s really cool. It’s like you connect the stuff to the ropes by yourself. Just ensure that you’re attached to something at all times. ๐Ÿ™‚ There were a total of 4 ziplines. So, we get to do flying fox a total of 4 times! In addition, there wasn’t any instructors at the flying fox station itself. Just attach everything properly and we’re ready to go. (: I was the second person to attempt this whole rope course. ๐Ÿ™‚ Feels great to be in front!

After the rope course was dragon boating. (: It got really wet! We had some mini race and my team did great!ย 

Tomorrow, we’re going to the recycling plant and we’ll have our camp briefing too. A few of us decided that we’ll wear a green shirt tomorrow. hahaha. I might want to stay back with Shi Min to check out the library for books after school tomorrow. Anyway, hope it’ll be another fun day!

A New Life at Singapore Polytechnic

Today marks the very beginning of my life in Singapore Polytechnic! I was really excited! Anyway, before I continue about what I did at SP today, I’ll talk about yesterday.

I had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do yesterday. I purposely woke up late in the morning (10:00). I washed up and read the papers really really slowly. Then I had my breakfast. After breakfast, I watched the Korean Medical Drama (New Heart) as I was left with the last 3.5 episodes. Then I had lunch. After lunch, I finished watching the medical drama. Having nothing to do, I went to take a nap at 15:30. I set my alarm to ring at 17:30. However, when it rung, I purposely continue to sleep till 19:00. I took a shower and watched the first part of Collateral which was showing on Channel 5. And halfway through, I had dinner then I continued watching.

Like, zomg? Couch potato lifestyle is really NOT suitable for me! It’s like too slack and boring. Zzzz… I wonder how people survive being a couch potato forever. :X

I used the computer later on and went to bed at 00:45, knowing that I had to wake up early in the morning. However, I couldn’t sleep the whole night!!! I listened to piano music which will enable me to relax and I’ll fall asleep by the 3rd or 4th piece. But it didn’t work last night. >< I started using the computer for 30 minutes at 03:00 and went back to bed. I tossed and turned, feeling so warm on my bed. >< I think I only managed to get a light sleep from 04:45 to 05:30. Then from 05:40 to 06:30. It sucks when you can’t sleep. ><

Anyway, I was glad that it was 06:30. It just means I don’t have to toss and turn on my bed. ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

I left home at 07:00 and met Shi Min at Outram Park station at 07:50. We were at SP by 08:00 and we were suppose to reach at 08:30 for registration.

Today, we found out that there are only 3 students accepted to the Biomedical Science course at SP through Direct Polytechnic Admission (DPA). That’s so cool! ๐Ÿ˜€ And Shi Min and I are in the same cluster — 3. Unfortunately, for the grouping, I’m in group B while she’s in group A. Let me explain a little about these 2 types of groupings. The 5 clusters (by numbers) are used for sports, community services and company visits while the 4 groupings (by letters) are used for the Forest Adventure, Dragon boating, Camp and Gungei Buloh trip.

Anyway, Shi Min and I spoke to a few of the directors and they’re all very nice and positive. ๐Ÿ™‚ We got to tour around the campus too. The most boring thing for today will be the training on the internet services available and creating those email and library accounts. Haha.

Oh yeah, we got to know the activities for the next few days! Here it goes:

3 Feb (tomorrow): Forest Adventure and dragon boating (HAHA! DB! Kind of guessed they’ll make us do that!)

4 Feb: Visit to recycling plants, Recycling project, briefing for camp, sports (for my group, we’ll be playing Muay Thai. What’s that??)

5 Feb: Community service with SAVH, ACRES & NEA and completion of poster

6 Feb: Visit to Sungei Buloh, presentation of project, sports (my group will be doing SAILING!! Woohoo!!!)

10 – 12 Feb: Overseas camp at Kota Tinggi, Mawai, Johor

16 Feb – 14 Mar: Lessons and activities (General Elective Modules will be Effective Speaking Skills, Understanding Data, Essentials of Marketing, IDEAS) School will start at 09:00 and end at 15:00 from Monday to Friday, except Wednesday. There’s no school on Wednesdays. hahaha!

Anyway, I’m interested in certain things in SP.

  • ย I’m going to join at least 2 CCAs. I will join Student Exchange Club for sure! Hahaha. And maybe the swimming team.
  • I want to apply for Diploma-Plus Certificate Programmes and obtain a Certificate in Phlebotomy. ๐Ÿ˜€
  • Volunteer for the Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010 and the Singapore Grand Prix for the next 3 years I’m in SP. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh yeah, after the tour, I’ve found some potential mugging places in the campus! ๐Ÿ˜€ The library is quite good as they have a hell lot of course-related books. Some books are not even available in NUS! hahah. The Moberly is a nice place to mug at too. There’s a garden that you can sit there and study. In addition, there’s also a cafe there. Actually, I think the Moberly at SP is one of the coolest place! Click on this link to check it out:ย http://www.sp.edu.sg/SPweb/appmanager/home/default?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=SP_CS_Life_Moberly
Shi Min and I bought a SP jacket for ourselves at the Moberly too! Hahaha. Maybe soon, we’ll purchase the SP shirts. ๐Ÿ˜€

Starting from yesterday, I’m no longer entitled to student prices for public transport. ): Today, a trip from my home to SP (which includes a 10-minute bus trip to Hougang and a 16-station train journey) cost me a total of 2 bucks. That’s like way too crazy!! >< Oh wells. I guess I just need to get used to it.

Tomorrow is a new day with great activities! Can’t wait for tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I want to SLEEP WELL tonight.

The results are out!

Woohoo!! The GCE ‘O’ Level 2008 results are out today!! After all that waiting, it’s finally here. ๐Ÿ˜€

I went to school not knowing ย what to expect. I spent my time yesterday trying to predict what I’ll achieve. So, my initial prediction after doing the exam papers, my best L1R5 and L1R4 is 9 and 6 respectively. And, my worst for L1R5 and L1R4 is 15 and 11 respectively. However, there was still a possibility that I screw it up as there’s such a thing called moderation.

Shi Min called me at lunchtime, telling me that Miss Lo wants to meet both of us at 13:40 at the general office. When we met her with Alastair, she told us that we’ve been selected to be interviewed by the PH Times students and maybe the press too as we did RELATIVELY well. At that moment, I was glad to hear that I didn’t screw up. But still, ‘relatively well’ didn’t sound very good. :X

Later on, when we joined the rest in the hall, the percentage distinction and pass for each subject was revealled. Next, the students that scored 8 distinctions were shown on the screen — Desmond Khoo and Koh Shi Min. Cheers man!! And then, the page changed. 7 Distinctions. Zomg. Ng Hui Shan. Like, omg! Haha. I was the only 7 distinctions holder. hahaha. But I was totally shocked. The most distinctions that I’ve ever achieved was 5.

Next, the top 6 students of the school were asked to receive their certificates from the Principal. 6th was Lois Poh!!! Cheers! ๐Ÿ˜€ ย 5th was Desmond Khoo! (((: 4th was Christopher Phua!! He’s really awesome! Totally great improvement! 3rd was Seah Jundi! ๐Ÿ™‚ 2nd was me and I didn’t even expect that. :X 1st is of course, Koh Shi Min!!! Brilliant!! Well, the school did great actually. There was a huge improvement. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, here’s my results:
English – A1
Chinese – A1
Combined Humanities – A2
Mathematics – A1
Additional Mathematics – A1
Biology – A1
Chemistry – A2
Physics – B3

L1R5 – 7
L1R4 – 5

So, I’m very satisfied with my results. ๐Ÿ™‚ Unexpected, but great. hahah. Now, I’m just looking forward to the start of school at Singapore Polytechnic!! (:

Tomorrow I’m going to work as an operator at the zoo for the first time. I hope it’ll be good. ๐Ÿ˜‰ hahaha.

Just stop it.

Hmmโ€ฆ what a day! Just 2 weeks after our preliminary examinations, we are given 2 mock exams, one yesterday and one today. Basically, I was feeling rather good today (before my social studies mock exam when I didnโ€™t think about it). I received the rest of my results today and calculated my L1R4 and L1R5. I did better than I expected. I mean, this is the preliminary examinations. The exam is supposed to be more difficult than the actual โ€˜Oโ€™ level exam. With such an unprepared me who has problems trying to study properly, I didnโ€™t expect myself to do better than my mid-year examination. Generally, Iโ€™ve improved. However, for subjects like Chemistry and Physics, I didnโ€™t do that well. Iโ€™ll just state the grade for my subjects here:

English โ€“ A2
Chinese โ€“ A1
A. Math โ€“ A1
E. Math โ€“ A1
Biology โ€“ A1
Chemistry โ€“ A2
Physics โ€“ B4
Combined humanities (Geography + Social Studies) โ€“ C5

L1R4 โ€“ 6
L1R5 โ€“ 11

Looking at this, Iโ€™m starting to doubt that the preliminary examination isnโ€™t a good gauge for the Os. I donโ€™t know. Some teachers said the exam is actually very easy while others said itโ€™s slightly above Os standard. Iโ€™m confused. I need to know how I should study for the rest of the days before the Os. Oh wells, I just follow my way. Iโ€™ll work on my Physics because it is very possible to score a distinction for Physics. Tuan Anh is going to help me with that I think. Thanks a lot!

Thereโ€™s a question that Iโ€™ve been wondering about: Why do people like to irritate/annoy/disturb me?? I have enough of it already, you know? Thereโ€™s a limit to my patience. You know what I dislike being called. You know what I dislike being described as. Why do you still say/do all these on purpose?? Just to annoy the hell out of me? Is that really that enjoyable? Iโ€™m sick of it. I donโ€™t like it. Iโ€™ve repeated โ€˜stop itโ€™ so many times and itโ€™s often ignored. Please, by doing such irritating stuff, youโ€™re making my impression of you become worst. I donโ€™t like doing that, but thatโ€™s a normal reaction. Put yourself in my shoes. I really hope all these will stop. Just stop it.

Anyway, Iโ€™m going to relax a bit tomorrow. Iโ€™m going for a swim (hopefully) with my friends. It better be a good swim. No rain. No other problems. I just want to play some sports! I think if everything goes well, Iโ€™ll swim like nobodyโ€™s business.

Sigh. Everything better go on well. Stop all the extra problems. I have enough to think about.