Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
AYE... finally an update!
Sorry for such a long wait everyone. First, I was lazy. Second, I needed to enjoy my break. Two years in ITE makes life very contrasting. From the slacking early years to the insane final few days.
Okay, so people have been complaining for an update. Some others, still, have complained for a long one. Well, here you go.
Okay, first up, something I forgot to mention, I celebrated Valentine's Day with my sister -.-.
Now on to real updates... I went to Jace's birthday chalet, 3 day 2 night chalet at Aloha Changi. Well, I had fun playing mahjong and daidee and all the chatters with the new people I met. We also played truth or dare (it became dare eventually) plus a drinking game that was pretty much truth. Freaking fun and insane. I got the worst dares again -.-. I got some of the best too! LOL. Yeah, you can ask any of the people who stayed over and played for the details. One of them even made me throw up -.-.
On school, assignments had been given to us about a month prior, but typical of the top class, no one did anything till the final few days. Heh. Everyone rushed their games and portfolios and VB projects with little time to spare for the majority. And you'd think that with the end of school coming, there'd be some peace. Nope! Tons of drama and happenings even on the last few days. I didn't sleep for 3 days straight (unless you count bus rides) because I rushed my flash game and portfolio, which I'm quite pleased with, even though its terribly simple. The chicken rice stall guy was killed in a car accident. My groupmates didn't sleep whle doing our VB project coding and I didn't too, providing the designs. Full credit to them for it though.
Plus, On the final day of non-exam school, while we were in class finishing the VB assignments and presenting them, Nani (one of only two female classmates) went out of the class to go to the washroom. Outside, a rowdy class had been knocking on our door constantly for quite some time which annoyed us due to the lack of sleep and it's just plain annoying to begin with. When Nani went out, she asked the guys to quiet down and stuff but they refused. Then she tried to walk past them but they blocked her way. After continuing to refuse passage, she pointed her middle finger (woots) and knocked onto a guy and went to the washroom. The guy, who I regard as bordering on retarded (mainly 'cause he speaks like Daryl, the Marsiling retard) went after her scolding tons of Hokkien vulgarities even up till she entered the washroom. Once she came out, he as good as challenged her to a fight. Imagine, a guy challenging a gal to a fight! What a loser, seriously. When she came in and told us about what happened, Border-retard stormed in the class acting like some hot shot and started scolding her even more, with the whole class as an audience. Nani talked back and said something along the lines of "you're a guy and you're challenging me to a fight, are you a man?" (Nani, I'll answer that. No, he's a retard. One who speaks like he's crying for that matter) And he got even more upset. After a few more moments, Nani decided to apologize, saying "Okay fine, I'm sorry, but you didn't need to snap." To which Border-retard got even more pissed and yelled something like "I never slap you, you tell me where I got slap you!" (Ugh, just typing his words tick me off). To which Nani said "SNAP, not slap. Simple English also dunno?" This got Border-retard even more pissed and another teacher had to come in and bring him out. Border-retard yelled even more threats telling her to watch out and stuff. Stupid, 'cause we had no school the next day -.-, plus if he dared, he'd have the whole class to deal with. Eventually, the teacher got the stupid guy who had been knocking all the while to come in, apologize for the ensuing chaos and he left. Morons! Oh well, at least we had some entertainment.
On exam day, I was a little nervous. I had studied very well the previous few days. Although I didn't study much on Friday and Saturday, Sunday I tried a study method I worked out after the "O" level period. Study for half an hour, eat, then study for another 15 minutes. Stop, play a game for an hour, and go through that again. Sounds weird, but it really works. For some reason, when you play games that require thinking, it helps you absorb what you've just studied. I did that over a broad period of 10 hours (traded eating with gaming since I didn't have that much food). When I finished studying, I was a little amazed at how much I learnt and I tried the practice paper we were provided a week ago. I scored at least 90%. So when we went inside the hall and were wishing each other all the best, I happened to be sitting almost beside Grace, a girl who my whole class thinks I like and have accused me of stalking. So I had eye-candy while doing my exam. Lessens the stress. LOL. However, lessening stress wasn't as impactful as I thought. I prayed a quick prayer before I flipped over my paper and when I saw the first question and the following ones, I must admit, I don't mean to be rude, but my first thoughts were "What the hell?" Seriously, exact words. The exam paper was nearly identical to the practice paper I did last night. A few variations (like finding oranges instead of papayas) and maybe a tweak or so in the questions. Honestly, I was extremely disappointed. I had studied with a brilliant study system I devised and what I got was a rehash? Don't take me wrong, I'm pleased that I got such an easy paper as that meant I'd score well, but somehow, I expected more than a rehash of a revision paper. No complaints though. I went through it very fast and checked my answers in good time. After all, half of the questions had remained the same. The rest of the time? Looking at Grace. HAHA. Couldn't help myself.
I don't know whether to consider this as drama, but a few hours before Border-retard caused all that commotion, I went to Changi Airport at 7am to send Jessica off with Joshua. Actually we were both late, and because I had gotten off at the wrong terminal, I took the skytrain. Joshua told me to rush down fast 'cause Jessica was going off soon, so I had to practically run to Terminal 2, and once I did, I was told her flight was delayed 5 hours. WHAT. Craps... Lol. Since we had so much time, we just accompanied her and her classmates till they decided to go past the gates. Anyhoo, you might be wondering, I hadn't slept in three days. Why would I be late? I was busy doing my VB design stuff, so that made me late. See? I'm SO hardworking (yeah right, if I was, I wouldn't be rushing and not sleeping for three days).
Since the last day of school, where we took a final class picture before bidding farewell to one another, and most of the class having a meal together, I've just been slacking all the way, enjoying my break. But at the same time having nagging thoughts. I'd like to remain in Singapore to study for now. My dad has contacted my paternal grandparents in Canada and they're very enthusiastic about me going back. My mom and her boyfriend want me to go up to KL to study. I've had some people approach me on going to the School of Theology as well. Aye, geez. I'm freaking confused. Everytime I'm going somewhere, I always move. Back in Canada, when I was in Ogden, I moved to Orde when I was making great friends and having a great time. In Orde, after finishing school, and having attained so many friends and memories, came here. After spending quite some time aimlessly in secondary school and maturing much more after becoming a Christian, I moved to Singapore, living alone. Not that big a transition, Malaysia to Singapore, but with the obvious benefits and perks, I lost quite a bit too. Now after finishing ITE and doing more in church, I might be moving to KL or Canada? It's almost become routine for me to move once I feel like I'm going somewhere. Why?
On more cheerful news though, there was a zone-wide event last week called SandSation. The aim was to build a your dream sandcastle and the winner would get close to $100 Seoul Garden vouchers. E458 teamed up with N266 and the worst thing that could happen when building with sand occured. It rained! However, even with the heavy rain, nearly all of the zone members still remained behind to continue making the sandcastle. Our team's theme was the New Jerusalem, where the main foundation was the shape of a cross, with buildings on top. Heck, we even had Mount Sinai, a potential Garden of Eden, a moat surrounding the cross (water naturally formed, thank the rain) and even the pearly gates made with candles. Others made a turtle, a castle with spoons and forks, and well, I don't really remember. Heh, Joshua and I were like "We should be humble. Sure win!" LOL. I really mean no offence, but we were clearly the winners with our design. The others had great concepts too, but (okay I'm biased, sue me) there was only one clear winner. Later on at the Riverwalk, Cliff gave a talk on relationships and finding the right partner. A very enjoyable and memorable message, plus with all the humor from the zone members, it was a very important topic made all the more better. Plus, the winner of SandSation was announced. Need I say who won?
And, at East Coast again, my cellgroup had an outing on Sunday. Basically cycling and games. The cycling was a disaster though! Firstly, although it was cycling, some members stopped like every 3 minutes to eat. No kidding! Chips, ice cream and the works. Geez. It wasn't cycling at all. The longest we went without stopping was 10 minutes. After that, Jonathan's bike pedal flew off. Seems that poor maintainance had led to a loose screw. While the rest went on cycling, he and I tried various methods to fix it up after failure to find the missing screw. None worked. Except we learned a very efficient way to dirty our hands. Then after that, Ashley's bike chain got stuck, and I had to fix it, at the cost of it nearly cutting my fingers several times (that bike had a freaking weird design). Did I mention my hands were really black after that? Well, in accordance with the cellgroup jokes, it makes no difference right? Ha! Honestly, though, the cycling just annoyed me with all the circumstances. Zzz. Michelle came later and we played some cellgroup team bonding games. That was quite fun though. Especially when we learnt how some members interacted with each other. Hmmm. Anyhoo, only my cellgroup will get this... "Is gospel brokenhearted?". LOL.
On a final note, I've updated my links and completely changed my blogskin. Got bored with the old one, and after completing a quiz and hearing someone's comment about me, I've realized I'm on both sides of nearly every spectrum. So, with that, I made a skin that completely contrasting. Biblical phrases and excerpts mixed in with morbid words. Black and white (sort of). Chaos and cross. I think City Harvesters will know the title of my blog very well.
There, a really long post. Happy now? Hope that didn't bog you down too much. Kudos for reading all that, and sorry for the lack of updates again. They'll be regular now.