Teacher’s Day

Okey dokey…there’s been alot of stuff going on these few days and I haven’t been able to record everything down here due to my hectic schedule, just like everyone else. But today is the start of a week long holiday… …or week long mugging holiday. Despite Ms Toh’s advice to start studying today, I didn’t, although I raised my hand and "swore" that I would start studying. But hey, it’s teacher’s day and there’s COMEX going on at the expo, won’t hurt if I only started studying tonight right? Anyway I was really ticked off by my primary school today. I wanted to go back and visit the greatest teacher who inspired and changed me at my primary school. SO I delibrately took an MRT to Simei station and wlked over in the "medium" drizzle (if the rain was black, I would have been a black zebra with white stripes/spots). I walked over to the main gate and I realised that there was nobody around? Everyone’s inside? I went to ask the security guard.
"Can I go in and visit my teacher?"
"One-thirty."
"Okay thanks." I looked at my watch. * ! It’s twelve o’clock. I give up, I’m going home. Argh! WHAT’S UP WITH CHANGKAT’S SECURITY??!! DOES A VJ GUY CAUGHT IN THE RAIN LOOK LIKE A TERRORIST TO YOU???????
Okay I may be over-reacting but I’ve seriously had enough with Changkat Primary. Ever since they changed principal…haiz…things just got worse and worse. They closed down sailing! How could they do that??!! *^%$#?^%#)!  I remember the time when I was in P1, the principal then had the power to instil fear into everyone yet remain respected. I can still remember her "favourite phrase" : I only want to hear the fan. And the entire hall of over a thousand kids fell silent, just with one sentence. No one dared make a sound, you could really hear a pin drop. Then after P2, change principal again, this time not bad lah, not as good as the first one but still…okay lah. Then when I was going to graduate, change again, so now it’s that principal that’s running the school now. Everyone hates her I think. SHe’s the one that close down sailing, that’s why I hate her. Furthermore, in 2004 when I returned to visit, the new compound was ready and occupied. Guess what, I wasn’t even allowed to go beyond the canteen and tour the place which I have put my sweat and blood into. I had to stay in a old lousy campus for 2 years and I graduated before the new compund was ready. THAT OLD LOUSY SCHOOL HAD CLASSROOMS WITH NO DOORS!!! Now you * principal dun let me in your school to see what I have contributed to? What can I do? Steal your toilet paper? Throw wet tissue at the ceiling? Draw on the walls? Kill the koi in the pond? Haiz…anyway I didn’t go back after 1:30, blame security. Feels like I need a passport to get in (after passing the immigration, weapons check, metal detectors e.t.c)
 
Anyway just to put some things in history,
Thomas Kwok officially and legally stepped into Mediacorp studios at Caldecott hill on the 26 of August 2006.
erm…anything else? er…
haha that’s all, wait got something else.
HAPPY TEACHER’S DAY!!!

Filing experience

Okay…this is another lag entry, this was supposed to happen yesterday but I didn’t have the time to put it down. Anyway I was doing some filing, sorting all my loose worksheets and punching holes. I was also just flipping through the handouts/notes/worksheets and I saw all my little doodles from little stickmen to axes and swords to a suit of armour to an entire war. And it made me feel happy and sad. I realised that the doodles were actually representing how I felt at that time. I remember the time I had "tea" (or better known as a screwing session) with Mr Yang I was totally devasted, I think if you refer back to the archives u can read up, I wrote a hell lot of stuff about that matter. And all the pieces of paper I had during that time all had doodles of people dying. I remember this sketch of a ninja (I love drawing ninjas) on his knees with 3 arrows in his chest. He was bleeding and of course dying. When I saw this sketch I felt angry and sad, felt like crushing up the paper and throwing it away.
On the other hand, there were the drawings of HALO characters and Protoss armour. Those were the times I felt happier and proud of myself. I was flipping thru my LA notes and I saw this picture of a ninja (again) in the air twirling a rod and deflecting arrows. Can’t remember what I was really feeling at that time but I felt happier when I saw it.
Haiz…pictures really do speak a thousand words…Especially when you draw them yourself. I might want to just keep a diary of entirely pictures form now on…Nah…not practical. But haiz, what an experience when you do something so boring such as filing.

Screwed for IM

Alright, I hereby declare that I am screwed for IM. Blame me, I am the cause of my own problems, the root of all evil (actually that’s yam boy but never mind). I just got screwed in an email by commander Paddy. Imagine what he’s going to do to me face-to-face. Being the GL isn’t the best thing in the world. I can’t even get my group to work and produce results! Geez, I’m so useless. Of all the things I cannot do, there’s IM. Usually when I get something I’ll stick it thru no matter sun or rain or hail or meteorite shower. But I don’t see the worth in IM, there’s no "relevance". I’ve already let it go during the start of the year, like LA. Now there’s com. Paddy telling me off when I don’t do what I see no worth in doing. I’m so depressed. Both ways I lose. Do IM, I lose. Don’t do, lose more. Tmr I bet he’s going to give me a very good scolding on urgency of work. And it’s not my group, it’s ME…Cuz I’m GL. Even if he’s addressing the whole group, I feel that I haven’t done my part as a GL. Even so, what have I done as a secretary? Photocopy stuff for people? Count money? Like I’m not busy liddat… Haiz…GG liao lor…
 

Monday – AGAIN!!!

Haiz, it’s monday after a long and relaxing weekend, didn’t do much during the week end, do homework, play CS on Xbox (dam noob right?) and watch the national day speech while eating durian haha. Anyway this monday was quite usual, forgot to do my chinese essay and whole class kena solding by Mrs Chng for sloppy work. Expectations in the IP are quite high, most students would have pleased any teacher with our work quality, nut not the teachers here. "You’re IP students…" they always say. Seng-ded lor…
Jillian was super high today, dunno why. She’s always picking on Perle. She’s in taekwondo and Perle looks like she can crumble with one poke, how nice of Jillian, but of course all in the name of fun.
Language arts passed surprisingly fast maybe because we got our test results back. Dunno whether to laugh or to cry. LA is the HARDEST and dumbest subject, the time could be better spent on physics, chem and bio…Lousy LA. Anyway I just passed with 32/60. Kenny mod like siao lor…Get 50. Tyco shit…ANyway I’m not jealous. I’m already proud of my results, at least I didn’t fail this time around…That’s an achievement.
After school, my group Mogos (dunno y they call it mogos, wasn’t my idea) went to Pris’ house to do Bio Project S. We finally got the structure done after alot of guesswork which I thought we should consult Ms Fong first before doing, anyway what’s done is done. We had a ball of a time doing it. We were all laughing at Jillian who was rather exasperated by the time she had to cut the 4th sponge into eights. She said that the next time she has to cut a sponge, she’ll have a nervous breakdown. SO now we know what to get her for her birthday? Heeheeheehehehehehehehehehehehehehe. Lame shitz…
Haiz, this week got SS test, So Sian. It’s super chim lor…3/4 the time I dun understand, and got so many handouts to revise before thursday/ Anyway this is the last test before end-of-years. Cheers. Study hard people… …try to study hard people.

Sunday

Another simple sunday, no diff. Except that there’s the national science challenge and I can’t go and support my frens.  Anyway I learnt an important lesson today at Sunday School. Matthew 7:21-23

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Makes a whole lot of sense here. I have come to infer that believing in God takes 3 steps. 1.Believing that God exists 2.Believing that the Bible is true 3.Accepting God into your heart as your saviour. Steps one and two are easy, even the demons believe in those 2 steps, but step 3 takes a whole lot of effort. It’s very irritating to me when a talk-the-talk Christian (Christian by name only) goes around and proclaims his or her faith when they do all the worldly things when people are not looking. Their faith is superficial and easily shaken like a house built on sand. And there are those who misuse God’s grace by continuing to dwell in sin, knowing their sins will be forgiven. But look at the three verses. Not everyone who calls himself a Christian will enter the kingdom of heaven. I believe that talk-the-talk Christians will not enter, only those walk-the-walk Christians will enter. So it’s time to examine ourselves, do we maintan a close walk with God and do his will. Our lives will be changed when we believe in Him, so if we do not see any change, maybe it’s because we haven’t done the 3rd step. So let us examine ourselves today!

Details for East coast trip.

Okaayyy…Our much awaited 6 days of holiday is finally here. So friday we go to East Coast and let our hair down. Just for one day. You can mug the rest of the week but come for this little mini-outing kay?
There is no set itenery but the rough itenery will be cycling, hawker center zi char dinner, games and last but not least campfire. Campfire is the highlight ok? Must try to stay for that one. Hope that day dun rain, if not wood all wet, no campfire haha. Anyway there will be accomodations made for those who want to stay at East Coast till the following morning. I will be borrowing a 8-man tent so there’ll be lots and lots of room. If the girls decide to stay, guys can always sleep under the stars on our poncho, no problem for us. If you are irked by hawker food, cycling for 3 hours (or less), camping or feeding mosquitoes, please come and try something new. Don’t worry, this is my "Di pan" If I cannot start a fire with dry wood, tinder and a lighter, my name is not Camper. So pls come. You guys will be well taken care of. But of course take care of yourselves. East Coast isn’t the safest place to be at night, so yah just be careful there ok? Dun worry lah, got one whole bunch of us. Unity is strength
 
>>>List of things to bring
Water bottle
Hat
Money (min $5) just bring your wallet lah…
Poncho
Snacks to eat at the campfire
…Aiyah just bring what u need to bring lah
>>>List of things to bring for those who are staying (happy campers)
Bring the above PLUS…
Insect repellant
Change of clothes
Torchlight with batteries
Whistle <—–EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!!
If possible first aid kit
Toiletries (tootbrush etc.)
 
Okay so on friday meet at the overhead bridge that connects VJC to East Coast Park at 2.00pm SHARP ok? And try not to wander off to Suntec hor. If not I have to lug all my gear there. So see you on friday. If you’re going please leave a comment. And please ask for parental consent if u want to stay over. Your safety is my concern. Guys and girls ok?
 
>>>People who are CONFIRMED going (hope to see your name here)
Piao Han
Cui Yue
Me