Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Teacher's Day Celebration (Part 1)


Teachers' Day

And we, the class of 4E2, prepared a skit for them.
Hehe. I really hope they enjoyed it.

We were let off early from our lessons (we still had lessons on Teachers' Day. Can you believe it?) , and so we got ready.


And in our mood, we took photos as well, since EVERYONE acting in the skit wore their 4E2 Class T.

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I have come to realise that i am not cowardly hiding from the camera anymore, since I've come to accept my "beautiful" looks and the redness of my skin.. And i think taking photos is one way memories can live, so that is why I'll always be seen taking photos, albeit not so good ones.

We rehersed a final time and prepared ourselves for the performance.
The gathering of all the students of YI

While we were in  the backstage

I would like to say that our performance was good, but it can be improved on. But it was a very fun learning experience for me, a person who 3 years ago was not sociable at all to stand with my favorite class and perform for the teachers. Those who never performed this skit with us really lost out.

YOG Opening Ceremony Fireworks

During the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) on 14 August 2010,we walked around the Esplanade Theater and saw

and heard their awesome beat boxing/singing and took a video of them but unfortunately, the video takes soooo long to upload ...

Then we went to the path beside the reservoir/sea where we could see the Floating Platform. We waited for a few hours to catch the fireworks in action.

There it was, just beside the Floating Platform. The Marina Bay Sands.

Instead of them being fired up all at once, there was a little here, a little there, a big one there, a big one here and a BIG one when the catroldon was lighted with the Olympic Flame. :)

The travel of the Olympic Flame.


This is my favourite photo.The moment when fireworks began shooting up in the sky when the catrodoln was lit.

So happy to be able to participate (sort of) in an event which Singapore would be known worldwide for being the first country to host the inaugural Youth Olympic Games. .. It's really incredible.

That's me in the photo, looking at the fireworks. 

The fireworks that were displayed were very big, they were just ejected out in the reservoir about a 1-3 km away. A lot of people were there trying to catch the view. Not to mention all those photographers which brought along their very own professional looking cameras with a tripod stand xD .  I wonder if they were able to capture the moment...

I am extremely proud of my country, my Singapore.


Monday, August 23, 2010


I am starting to be very into crocheting; every time, from Friday till now i had been crocheting, crocheting and crocheting.  There are many tutorials on YouTube, such as on tjw1963's channel  which are just begging for your attention!

I have crocheted a few flowers

and was a little bored of it so i went online and used the Free Rice Search Engine, to do my part to help feed the poor. You can too, by adding a banner to your blog and promoting this, just like what i have did. .. . Now this feels suspiciously like I'm advertising something :s

But anyway, while i FreeRice-ed it, i saw quite a  few unique ideas about using the leftover plastic bags that we usually would throw away and change them into bags,


water bottle carriers

and other amazing objects!

Wow, i am soo excited! I think i want to give them a try :D

Of course, after my 'O' levels ;)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Youth Olympic Games 2010

I know I keep on saying this but

Singapore has bagged a


 in the Men's 50m Backstroke, thanks to Rainer Ng!

What an extraordinary achievement when we take into account that though Singapore is only a small dot on the world map there is a Singaporean who is able to beat the rest (except one) to bag that precious silver medal.

Tomorrow you'll see a front page news about this win. I am certain of it.

Friday, August 13, 2010

It's Friday the 13th!

Should there be a cause for worry?

13 Interesting Facts

1. Belief that the number 13 is unlucky is the most common Western superstition.

2. Every month has a 13th but no single year has more than three Friday the 13th's and on average there are two.

3. Months with a Friday the 13th always begin on a Sunday.

4. It is from the Norse goddess Frigg, or Freyja, that we get Frigg's Day, or Freyja's Day which became the English Friday.

5. Women drivers have a 64% increased chance of death when driving on Friday the 13th.

6. According to at least one interpretation of the Mayan calendar the world will end on or in the Gregorian calendar, Friday, October 13, 4772.

Read more here

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bye bye National Flags

Whole family watching NDP 2010!

Another year will pass before i can see this sight again. *Sigh*

Monday, August 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Singapore :)


I am proud to be a Singaporean because

I like it here.

Singapore is a society where people are not discriminated based on their gender, race or religion. I am a female and i absolutely hate it when i hear or read articles that show men treating women like dirt. I think they should be caned or maybe descend into the lowest level of hell for their actions. And i also know that in some countries, females are supposed to stay at home , do housework and take care of their family, which is why their families do not think these females should be educated. So i am blessed to be living here, in Singapore, where everyone is getting an education and no one is left out.

Singapore is also a peaceful country. There are no major riots, no acts of discrimination, no tsunamis, no earthquakes, no typhoons, relatively peaceful as compared to our neighbours. We don't have to worry about such disasters occurring because it won't.

I can blabber on but ... let's just get to the point.

My wish for Singapore is for her to be a prosperous nation who's Quality of Life is very high and that her people are living happily and know how precious Singapore actually is.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Travel Exhibition

Not that I'm a camera-whore but this is the first time I'm wearing a hair band outside so i think it should be celebrated.

And if you look carefully, you'll notice that somehow my position is the same in both pictures (no, they're not photo-shot) .

My family went to Suntec City, and saw this

at a travel exhibition.
He had been spinning for quite a while, around 4 minutes or so.
I wonder if he'd been dizzy.
I assume he is a Turkish man, based on his dance.

A closer look,

Then there was a free distribution of free Turkish ice cream.

And being a Singaporean, who could resist?
The ice cream was different as the usual ones; it was stretchy and chewy.
I saw on a programme that the ice cream prepared in Turkey had to be pounded to achieve this texture.

It was interesting to see another country's culture and food. Perhaps someday I'll travel around the world to fulfill this wish .

Review: The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom

Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. His days are a dull routine of work, loneliness, and regret. Then, on his 83rd birthday, Eddie dies in a tragic accident, trying to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakens in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a lush Garden of Eden, but a place where your earthly life is explained to you by five people. These people may have been loved ones or distant strangers. Yet each of them changed your path forever. One by one, Eddie’s five people illuminate the unseen connections of his earthly life. As the story builds to its stunning conclusion, Eddie desperately seeks redemption in the still-unknown last act of his life: Was it a heroic success or a devastating failure? The answer, which comes from the most unlikely of sources, is as inspirational as a glimpse of heaven itself.

I find this book quite interesting and unique because the genre is outside that which i usually read and the way it is written keeps me interested in knowing who the other people Eddie will meet in heaven. (The reason why i picked this up was that i saw many classmates reading it and my friend was kind enough to lend her book to me. Thanks Em!)

This book is literally about 5 people whom Eddie will meet in Heaven, after he dies. By meeting these people, he will be able to understand more about the life he had on Earth and try to understand the meaning of forgiving and letting go.

I feel that the book's idea is that there will always be a cause and effect; sometimes the outcome will be good, sometimes it will be bad, but it will happen every time, everywhere. And that every action a person take will be felt either by him/her or another person. It makes me think that everyone is connected in some way.

That each affects the other and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.

The part which i had liked the most was       


the relationship Eddie had with his wife, Marguerite.

"I never wanted anyone else," he said quietly.
"I know," she said.
"I was still in love with you."
"I know." She nodded. "I felt it."
"Here?" he asked
"Even here," she said smiling. "That's how strong lost love can be."
And also,
When he moved his head back, she was 47 again, the web of lines between her eyes, the thinner hair, the looser skin beneath her chin. She smiled and he smiled, and she was, to him, as beautiful as ever..

How sweet was it!

Overall, I'll give it a 8 out of 10. It's a good book, especially if you want to try out something new and fresh and wish to know what Heaven means to some of us. It's not really a spiritual book but more of a moving-on book, what happens after dying. Plus the love Eddie and Marguerite share is another reason why you should read this book. After all, how many books that you read have this type of sweet and long lasting love?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


What happened today was an experience that didn't had that much an impact on my life but i think I'll more or less remember it.

For the quiz on YOG, i voluntarily went ran up to the steps of the stage to answer the question. I was surprised with myself because i didn't think i was that courageous. I mean, when i was in primary school, the presenter had picked me, of all people (but i think it was because i was wearing a pink jacket at that time), to go on stage to answer his question but i kept shaking my head. No, no, no.

And now i just ran there to answer. Could you see how much i support the YOG?

No, really. When he showed the question, i was thinking, "Will i regret it later? Will i regret it?" and then when no one went up, i just stood and ran.

Wow. I am kinda proud of myself of doing that, though i could have stared at the audience instead of just hiding my face behind my hair and staring at the screen and at him.

I'm pleased.

BTW, i was unable to win the prize --wrong answer-- but at least i had gain something much more in return.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Birthdays, Birthdays

First up is Joey's   (which happened last month but i was too lazy to post it)

Hehehe :D.
As you can guess, it's a book.
But not any book,
it's a book by Jeaniene Frost
 has Cat and Bones in it!!!

And another, which happened today:

Birthday Boy

He was blushing when we sang the birthday song. Haha.

And a close up of the chocolate cake, which unfortunately i couldn't eat ...

Well, it was a fun day :)