VIP open house…

Yoz people one and all…Welcome to the VIP open house. Haha, today must soundnvery professional but I CAN’T!!! I’m still so lame. I think I ticked someone off. LOlz, but it stopped there. Hee.
"Excuse me, may I know where the toilet is?"
"Oh it’s over there sir." "Enjoy." *chuckles.
Can’t believe I said that, it just slipped out of my mouth lolz. Anyway back to 7:20 am…
All the Loggies were to assemble outside the scrabble board. While everyone was gathering the 1-3 ppl were talking about cultural nite event in Japan. We thought of changing the fundoshi theme to a Japanese Kung-Fu flick. Cool huh? We’ll get a choreographer and we’ll kick ass!!! Muahaha. Anyway we were delegated our duties which was to carry two benches and two canteen tables. A MUCH easier job than yesterday when we had to carry two "monsters" (Huge and heavy signposts) yesterday was tough. After everything we got changed into school uniform and tie. TIE!!! And for the first time in 15 yrs in my life I gelled my hair to give a good impression. Lolz. Hee, the tie was awful. It made me look like I went swimming. So it was our free time till 9:45 when I was supposed to go to the Language arts stations to bounce around,  be a bouncer I mean and direct people into the room. Haiz, 2 whole hours of that…Of bouncing around. So during the break I went to the porch and became an usher lolz. It was quite fun haha. Met my VSCO juniors Max, Alphonsus, Joel and Michael. Haha, I was so high. I didn’t eat M&Ms but it was almost equivalent to a sugar high. Lolz. SO after I got bored ushering because there were no more people since the main event has started I went to laze around in the physics booth playing with their stuff especially the plasma ball. Then after like half an hour after 9:45 the people started coming. SO I started getting them to fill up the first classroom and do my shitty job which I hate so much. I wasted an hour of my time at Lang arts and technically wasn’t needed there at all since Lis, Yining was taking over my job. So I was a wandering soul around the school, bring people to places where they wanted to go, sharing experience and life in the IP. Then somehow I was brought to the Bio station by someone who wanted to go there and I found out that the "bouncers"/logistics(presentation [what a name for a shitty job] wasn’t there. What a perfect excuse to hang around the area. And I think many of you want to know why I want to hang around there right? haha. And while hanging around thereI got to meet a potential sailing junior. I saw a burgee sticking out of her goodie bag and I asked if she wanted to join VIP and stuff before asking her whether she wanted to join sailing in VJ. She told me that she was the last in her race, probably topper class boats but it doesn’t matter. You’ll be sailing LASER class or 420 class boats in VJ. And the reason that she was probably last was that everyone was TOO good. Lolz. Not that she’s bad. Anyway VJ sailing wants her so I told her that anyway and I left after seeing a smile on her face…And on mine as well. number one: I might get a junior yay! Number two: I have never touched a burgee like hers before, the one that u strap on to the mast instead of poking it on the top. OMGosh…I’ve only sailed with a burgee twice but my sense of wind still sucks… Btw, a burgee is an instrument that points to the direction of the wind, something like a wind vane that u attach to the mast of the sail. It tells you where the wind is coming from so that u can make the necessar changes. Experienced sailors don’t need the burgee, they can feel the wind on their faces. OMGosh…I want to be an experienced sailor. -_-" Haha, takes time. Anyway so I pang seh-ed the LA booth/station/whatever I hanged around at the Bio stations and helped bring people around. So I was more of an usher than logistics(presentation). Haha, I can do anything…Lols.
And finally at the end of it all was mass dance in the concourse in front of everyone and we all sweat like siao. The smarter ones stripped off their ties and danced while the not-so-clever er… doesn’t matter really, maybe they want to raise their threshold of discomfort? Prepare for JAPAN!!! LOL. By the time we ended, everyone left. Dam malu but nvm.
FInally after cleaning up and changing we headed to Parkway for lunch. We all ended up at Yoshinoya to eat. Poor Cynthia didn’t want to eat because she hates Yoshinoya. So do I actually but when you’re SUPER hungry even bittergourd tastes good. I left early after lunch, got tuition later. I really hate to leave, and to leave that person behind is heart-breaking. Ouch, so I left quickly to minimize the pain. Nvm, get to see her on tuesday again. In approx 60 hours. Haha, when you’re looking forward to something time passes real slow.
 
And so the Fellowship of the Yoshinoya has ended though forever bound by friendship and love… Haha, LOTR stlye. Haiz, gtg, work to do and Kung-Fu flick to write…
Cheers, happy IP open house day. We did a good job ppl. GC POWER!!!!
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Sunday Surprise… …

OMGosh…I think the Lord has answered my prayer. I knew it haha, he never leaves us when we are in need of him. If you had read my previous blog entry you would have understood that I needed some serious leadership makeover. And here it is. The sermon for today: Leadership in the church. OMGosh…
The pastor went on to speak of the qualifications of a deacon. Timothy chapter 3. One of the things that struck me hard was this: Even though you have the passion to do something like being a deacon, you might not get the job. You need to have the necessary qualifications eg. Leadership skills, experience etc. before you can do the job. However if you jump the gun you’ll end up harming both yourself and the people around you. So I thought, did I jump the gun and went into this post too early? I might have, now I’m ruining myself and the class…I think I should let someone else have my post. Someone more capable than me bu if there isn’t then I shall stick with my post. Another thing is that being a deacon is a job not a post. We have to work hard and toil and sweat and blood. It’s a job, the post is ornamental. And being a deacon is service to God, you don’t get paid, you don’t recieve bonuses nothing. What drives us is the passion to serve God for me the passion to serve the class. Hm…
 
God works in wonderful ways and he answers prayers. I ask for guidance and wha la, a full sermon on leadership for you. Thanks be to God. Amen

Friday…kena fried…

Lag entry all events were supposed to occur on Friday, 21 April
WoHo! Last day of Helmsman. Cherish it man… After that it’s full steam ahead again…Once I was in the Electives Hub 1 (I was the first) Mr Yang was there and he spoke to me about the Signatures I collected for the Zoo Trip. I didn’t know it had to be in pen and I didn’t know that it had to be given to Mr Koh…Alright, maybe it’s my fault that I didn’t do it in pen (I love pencils and I do stuff in pencil) but HOW AM I SUPPOSED to know that he’s supposed to give it to Mr Koh?? Okay so he wants me to see him after electives. Alright, another "tea for two" session. Yeah right…
Anyway before I await my bloody fate might as well make the most of it. Like some cancer patient liddat. At least I have my group to cheer me up. I love my group. Somehow we just couldn’t come up with a group name. There were a few ideas, Super Marios, Superhahas and My asshole. Geddit? "My asshole be back by 7:30" and so on…Hahahaha. Lols. And for the last day of I & E week, we watched this documentary called Deep Dive. A documentary on Innovation and Enterprise. What struck me most was this. Do first and ask for forgiveness rather than ask permission then do. Then I thought to myself. Have I taken the "do first and ask forgiveness later" for granted? I think I’m very self-centred, I only think for myself, I don’t really and I can’t think or care about how I affect others based on my actions…And I’m second in command. What a shame…I’m a noob trying to lead…
Then after all the joy and laughter during I & E session and the dioded and stunning electives ( not because philo is fun but Caitlin’s obsession with Mr Lim is) it was time…
Mr Yang and I went to pull a chair from the 8-seater table beside the staff room. He started. I shall summarise what he said to me or what I thought he was trying to say to me and my feelings at that time. Firstly he talked about the signature thing. Why do I need to get it done 3 times before I get it right? Am I really that inefficient? Mr Yang has only given me a few stuff to do as secretary and treasurer but why do I feel overloaded? He then went on to set aside class initiated activities and school initiated activities. I thought it through and yah, I am truly being bugged down by class initiated stuff that I neglect school-based activites. And Mr Yang said that he was very dissappointed in me. Why didn’t it occur to me that Mr Yang had to hand in that sheet of paper and it had to be done in pen? Mr Yang was dissappointed because I didn’t show that level of maturity and all. WHAT THE??? How am I supposed to know? Always double-check he says…yah so it’s my fault and I rightly bear the blame. Everyone’s always been trying to drill in the fact to double check for like since I was born? And till now I still can’t get it right. I really am self-centred. I take things into my own hands. I do things MY way…I’m not used to answering to anyone. I’ve always been accountable to myself. If I make a mistake I rightly bear the blame…Which is now. I’m a noob trying to lead
Then he started to talk to me like I’m the CT rep. Just because I’m helping Lis take on her task because she’s busy with debates doesn’t make me responsible for everything…MAybe I am because I started it and I have to finish what I started. So it’s a self-initiated task, not by the CT rep or by Mr Yang. So if anything screws up it’s my fault…I rightly bear the blame. But he’s accusing me of something because he heard some talkl by some people out there about me. Go talk to the whole damn class comm. Not just me. Our class comm. is falling apart and so is our class. Don’t talk to me like I’m the WDCC (whole damn class comm. as ahmad calls it). You ask me how’s the class doing culturally. As in as a class, class spirit and all. WHY YOU ASK ME???  Because you have the impression that I’m "supposed" to do everything just because some clowns say that I am? Go ask the welfares. I’m too used and I’m supposed to being the slave of the class, the small fry, the object of mockery where ever I go. Don’t ask me about all these things. The title second in command is ornamental like how my cardboard armour can’t withstand a single shit. It’s my first time taking on such a monumentuous task. I’ll glady give it away and retreat back into my secretary/treasurer shell. And he says that to be an effective leader I must first know how to follow. Well, I have. I’ve been following all my life. Remember my election speech? I’ve been following and have seen all sorts of horrible leadership everywhere that’s why I’m stepping out to make a difference and you guys aren’t helping me to help you! Everytime I give an announcement who actually listens? No wait, who actually knows that I’m giving an announcement? Huh? And everytime I ask for opinions who actually tells me what they honestly feel instead of "dunno leh…" "See how…"??? YOu guys aren’t helping. And now I’m getting screwed because of you…Please help okay? I dun mind getting screwed upside down and getting whack by all the PE teachers and all if I know that you guys are participating. Alright? So help me help you. Then  he went on to ask, then why people dun listen to you? Is it a problem with you or a problem with them? It’s a problem with me. Because I’m a noob trying to lead… I’ve gotten my nose too high, I thought I could handle all these things but I CAN’T! I’m a bloody noob who thinks he can do a better job than everyone else but all I can do is NOTHING!!! I can’t get anything right. It’s me not the class that has a problem. HEAR THAT??? IT’S ME! The class is like a constant, it can’t change. And I’m some shit. I rightly bear the blame… I can’t tell this to Mr Yang if not I’ll be worse off than before. And the Crap board. Welcome to VIP, and VIP can’t tolerate crap and therefore VIP can’t tolerate YOU! Either change or pack up and go back to VS.
 
Alright that’s enough about the screwing session. Enough pain and agony. Allright, I’m not the person that will just shout I can’t do anything for long. I’ll change okay…If the VIP wants a cold person devoid of humour and to accounts to everyone then okay. If you want it I’ll give it to you. Happy Birthday. But so far I’m still a noob trying to lead…It’s my fault okay? Everything that went wrong is my fault, don’t deny it. I can;t deny it. Failure of Opec, failure to paint classroom by open house, failure to unite the class, failure to get the skit for Cultural Night, failure for everything. Therefore people think i’m an asshole because I can’t get things done and so does Mr Yang. Yay! Now everyone knows that I’m a failure. Whoppee! And I know it too! Yay! And what’s going to happen next? Nothing! Because if it’s started by me it’s bound to fail. WhooHoo! If it’s bound to fail then why do I keep trying? BEcause I LOVE failure, I’m a failure by nature Muahahaha. What’s another fall compared to the thousand other falls you just had? Sometimes I fall so hard that the road cracks. And today I just found out that I was meant to fall it was just how it was meant to be. Haha, I love failure. It’s a way of life…
 
And as I walk back to the classroom my legs just felt like a ton and my heart twice as heavy. I step into class and I see people screaming. Everyone doing their own stuff. Now I ask myself," Is it my fault that people are screaming when they’re not supposed to? And that everyone is doing their own stuff?" Probably so. I needed some time alone so I went out of class and did some self-reflection. And along the corridor, I saw the horticulture club planting shoots into holes that they just dug. I’m probably like the hole. I’m actually nothing. You dig and dig and you still find the same old muck. After digging you fill it up with the shit you just dug out and place a flower on top of it to make it look good.
 
Anyway I’ll like to thank Kenny and Nicholas for hearing me out. Thanks alot, I really appreciate it. I was really shaken that day.
 
And for the debate finals we lost to TA, haiz. Well there’s nothing we could do about it except vow to thrash them next year and all. I didn’t enjoy the debates becaue my mind was on the class and myself. I came out with a solution to solve the heck care attitude in our class and I was refining it during the debates. Sorry I can’t put my mind to supporting our team but I hope my presence made a difference.
 
I fully realise that I don’t have the capabilities to control the class and that I’m a noob trying to lead the cream of Singapore. Therefore Mr Yang is right about me not having the level of maturity that is expected from a leader and his motion must stand.
 
Thank you
 

Field trip to Zoo. [Advanced] Lag entry

[This is a lag entry, all events happened yesterday. April 20 thursday]
Haha, today we’re going to the zoo for I&E week. ZOO??? Isn’t that for primary school kids? Haha, it is but we went to the "restricted zones" of the zoo. Hahaz, now that’s something you don’t get to do when you were a primary school kid. We got to wear PT shirt and bermudas to the zoo. A good decision since wearing long pants would be a killer and the ultra short skirts for the girls would reflect a bad name for VJC. So they decided to let us wear bermudas or jeans. JEANS? Isn’t that long pants as well? Anyway I wore bermudas haha, partially because I dun have jeans. Really!
At the zoo, the cohort was split into 4 again. We were supposed to visit different parts of the zoo. My group was lucky enough to go to the animal hospital.
Over there we saw their surgery room, clinic, "wards" aka cages. We all learnt about what happens when an animal dies and all. It gets cut up on this HUGE drain cover thingy and a small portion of the infected part is taken for further study, the rest is disposed of by some rubbish company. Not that they’re rubbish but they collect rubbish.Haha.
And also they give ACUPUNCTURE to elephants…We saw the needles and OMGosh, you know the DnT scriber? Yuppz it’s that size. And Amazingly it worked for the elephant.Haha. Then they told us how Ah Meng actually took TCM and recovered. Haha I guess this really is breaking the pattern. If the conventional doesn’t work then find and explore new solutions haha. There wasn’t much to see at the animal hospital. I mean it would be cool (and sick) to see a rhino undergoing surgery. Haha, not mentioning rhino blood all over the place. Okay this is making me sick, maybe no surgery would be good. Or at least we get to see an animal getting tranquilised? (they use guns and blowpipes, yes blowpipes) There weren’t any animals in the "wards" in the first place. And they say it’s a busy place…I manages to work out the maths, it’s an average of 3 cases a day. WoHo. And most cases are physical injury resulting from fights. Violent animals. the rest are diseases and parasitic infections.
After our journey of discovery, we all head back to the auditorium, mini-auditorium actually haha. There they gave us a talk on how the zoo developed over time. We all learnt that renewal and revitalisation is the key to success. And the rest were only rather interesting.
After the whole thing was free and easy! Whoopee! But stick to your group. WHoopee! Did I say that I love my group? Haha, think I did. Anyway we all head to KFC for lunch. Guess what, just after I bought the 3-piece meal my friend shows up with a coupon for $1 off a 3 piece meal. Wha liao eh…Oh well. Nvms, after that was TCS till the buses came…
Now this time the buses were late hahaha! And the intervals between the coming buses were like super long. I took the 2nd bus. But when I looked back, ouch. Her face was like so downcast and ticked off because she had to wait  another 15 minutes or so. Hope she doesn’t have to feel this way when she’s with me. I’m very punctual.
Back in VJ, Miss Toh wanted to give out the SS test that we took months ago. Argh I was like shaking in suspense. I was thinking,"Nooo, I dun want to fail humanities too…Just a pass, just a pass…" And Yin Hong asked,"Hey why the chair vibrating? Oh it’s you issit…Wha so jin zhang." Well can’t help it… Finally, thank God. 19 1/2 whew! OMGosh!!! Whoopee!!! Yin Hong and Caitlin are sick…21 1/2. Wha liao. Actually I could’ve gotten that mark, nobody told me to link the facts and generalisations. I tot just give any 3 facts and any 2 generalisations. Haiz…Nvm, I’m happy with 19 1/2. Haha.
Wha after that go back to class and play in the rain. Lols. Not exactly the best thing to do but hey bored people do anything. But I didn’t get myself as wet as the others…I’m smart, take poncho. Haha… …
After the rain and a few rounds of AH taiti it was gym session. I was still tired from tuesday’s gym and wednesday’s run. Die liao…I took so much effort to lift 52 kg compared to tuesday. (Legs by the way not arms. I can’t lift more than 40 for my arms…Pathetic eh?)
Come back home was dam tired, and guess what my dad finally finished setting up my new desktop. WHOOPEE!!! (It isn’t "new" but the old com, my dad got the new one but hey it’s good enough). Haha and I’m typing all this with my new com. The internet connection still got some problems but it’s working now… Haha
Gtg. debate finals on Friday. Go support Lis and the others hahaz.
DOWN WITH TA!!! Our GCs can beat your tablets Hah!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jean Yip…YipEE!!!

Hahaz day 3 of helmsman week. Today we’re supposed to be "Changing context"… In other words, go out there and see what you can pick up and apply to your problem. The IP cohort was split into 4 groups, The places they were going to are Alexander Hospital, NLB, Jean Yip academy and Hotel 1921. I wanted to go to the hospital and hotel but ended up with Jean Yip so might as well make the best out of it. We set off at 8+, reached United square at also 8+ but the academy only opens at 10, so we stone at Mcdonalds…While others were having breakfast, we were like drooling all over because I was saving up for the double fillet o’ fish…HAhaz. Finally we managed to get into the academy…The husband of Jean Yip, Melvin Wee was going to have a dialogue session with us…Once inside, you see 3-4 rows of seats for ppl to cut hair, you know that type of tables with the barber seat? Yah like that, further in there was some space for us to sit (on chairs) and we had our "dialogue" session…
 
So Melvin shared with us a little about Jean Yip’s history philosophy and goals…I think I took home alot of stuff, he said alot of meaningful things that we can apply…
 
The best was the win-win-win situation, customer is happy, employee is happy and the company benefits as a whole… He also said that developing our strengths should be our priority. Our weaknesses secong priority. Because we focus on our weaknesses so much, we always see that others are better than us and gradually our strengths will become our weaknesses. And they don’t focus on individuality, their alleged secret of succes is that they work as a team, everyone is included and they share experiences and knowledge. That’s why they’re so succesful…
 
Haha after that they gave all of us COMPLIMENTARY haircuts by their students…Haha. I went to cut but in the end cut already still look like never cut…And they dunno how to gel hair one lor…Anyhow gel, make my hair look even worse…But I think they did a good job after all. Still got shampoo my hair some more…HAhaz. They are trainees after all, we’re providing them with experience…They may be the next hairstylist master for all you know. And ALOT of ppl went to cut their hair…I think all the 1-3 ppl cut their hair except kenny. Many were dissapointed but haha, Yin Hong was the only one so far that likes her newly cut hair…Hahaz
 
Today was really an eye-opening experience. I believe that many non-IP students would have gotten this chance to visit places like this…Haha.
 
IP life suddenly just got better

Painted day…

Today is the first week of Helmsman week. WHOO!!! No homework but a week of innovation and Enterprise. Finally we come to the plus point of IP, if not it’s going to suck all the way. IP is bias, why is it called Helmsman wekk not Crewman week. They got a problem with crewman issit? want fight ah?! (I’m a crewman by the way) Haha, all the sailing stuff. SAILING ROCKS!!! Whoo!!! No formal lessons this week. Only I and E workshops…
My group was cool. And great. I love my group. MY JAP GROUP IS SO COOL! Everyone so on one…And noone has ever heard my lame jokes before…Muahahaha, everyone was so pissed with the 3 ants joke. Hahaz. I still have much more. I’m looking forward to see their expression for the blue tank vs. red tank one. Must save some for Japan trip. Lolz. I love my group. Everyone is so united. I wanted to call ourselves Campers United but they couldn’t relate to camping so nvm. Going to Japan is a camp right???!!! Wth nvm.
After the workshop and lunch we began to paint the class. Actually whitewash but still paint. Finally we’re getting down to something…It took the effort of 3 guys to scrub the main wall clean. The girls were to "excited". We haven’t even finished cleaning the wall they start to paint liao…If you don’t know how to paint then don’t paint until given insructions lah… Wha liao eh…Anyway we finally managed to whitewash 3 walls by the end of the day. The last wall was only painted by Muthu and me. What the heck? Where’s everyone??? I was dam ticked off then. Everyone was chatting and talking cock. When I asked someone to help paint a small section he say got training then cannot paint but left half an hour later. Wth? And the 2nd wall was very badly done. As I said If you don’t know how to paint then don’t paint until given insructions lah… Haiz…Was dam pissed off and also got sense of achievent that we actually finished whitewashing the class. Mixed feelings. By the end of the whole painting was dam tired. mentally and physically. I could have fallen asleep on the table if not for the presense of other people. Haha…nvms. Then I asked Nicholas, "Is it possible to return the other can of paint? It’s unopened right?" (We got 2 cans and only used one) "I don’t think so, they all lah, open both."
OPEN BOTH??!!
OMGosh, I was so bloody ticked off. That person just wasted $16  of the class fund. I was screaming and banging my head on the wall. WHO COULD BE SO STUPID TO OPEN THE OTHER CAN???
I’m going to find out tmr…That person better get ready to get a scolding from me…OMGosh…i was so ticked off throughout the afternoon…Painting was supposed to be a fun event but see…Wha liao…This is my point of view up to you to take it. But I think today’s painting was horrible…No class effort.
Haiz and we haven’t come up with the colour to paint the periodic table yet…
Our class is in a mess…
Still have my camper script to do…Why is the secretary doing everything? Aren’t I the lowest of the lowest?
Haiz…
I’ll go do my Camper script now…
(Camper script = Skit for Cultural night)

Announcement…

Yoz, all 06V13 ppl. We’re whitewashing the walls tmr. Bring a rag to clean the walls and bring the BIGGEST brush you have to paint. Those who have rollers bring them. I will be bringing a bucket and soap to wash the walls. The welfares are getting paint. So just be there to paint on Monday kk?
Haha, thanks. finally we’re painting the classroom. YES!