Monthly Archives: March 2013

Overdue blog posts!

I never procrastinated so much in blogging before, because blogging is a form of escapism from work!

But now I’m tied down by school work, NCC stuff, House Council stuff, I barely have space to breathe brrr. It’s okay, busy periods will make me stronger!

Trying my very best to turn into an ultimate mugger- but it ain’t working a single bit ugh. Changed my water bottle design, the notice on my wall, my iPhone home screen to academic-related stuff. Hope I’ll be more motivated in time to come 😦

Ok so now…

1. West District Specialist Course Phase 1

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The people I worked alongside!

To be honest, during the briefing on Day 0, I was like omfg……… save me guys who are these two strangers. But time passed and I really enjoyed working with them- because the other Ng and Ulric’s very efficient hahaha. All 3 of us were bored most of the course but at least we still carried out our roles dutifully. Thankful for them to make my first course/camp a really enjoyable one!

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And a really blur shot- but Alpha 3! I guess after a camp/course, what makes you happiest are the appraisals. Even though most of them are quiet, I’ll remember this appraisal for life “Beautiful, cute, kind” HAHAHAHA BEST APPRAISAL EVER I haven’t had such adjectives describing me since like Primary 3… omg.

Had a really tiring time during the course- was running around with a runny nose and I had to blow my nose once for every 10 cadets I took for IFC. It was quite dumb cause the cadets had to look at me blow my nose before I could continue. Thank god I’m recovering now! The best part is I didn’t visit a doctor at all hehe.

I can’t wait for my own Part Bs (Part Cs 2013) to attend Spec Course Phase 2, and till then I hope I can sufficiently help them with everything that I can remember from Phase 1. Hopefully I’ll be able to make it for their POP, but at the same time I hope not, because that means I don’t get into Airborne HAHA. Sigh hopefully the dates don’t clash!

2. FSD Finals 2013

Annual event that I’ll always go for. Shall hold this promise to myself 🙂 It’s so cool how I attended FSD competitions since 2009 hehe, enthusiastic NCC girl since 1996. Standards have indeed been raised a hell lot higher with each passing year, and I believe every batch struggles with the choreography hahaha. Congratulations to my dear Part Bs 2012 once again, you successfully lived past the terrible busy periods of FSD!

Until now, no matter how busy I get in JC, no matter how stressful it is, I don’t think these can ever be compared to how much pressure, stress and workload I faced during FSD period in 2011 hehe. It amazes me that I have such strong willpower and mental strength then. Ok I should shut up about FSD HAHAHA.

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Did a very stupid mistake that day and boarded the wrong train heading towards Jurong East instead of taking the circle line. Made me almost late for the guys’ performance, thank god Jiawei and I ran our way into HQ just in time to catch the RV Boys LOL but meh we had to hail a cab oops. We were huffing and puffing by the time we reached the tentage wahahaha.

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Taking a shot at HQ hehe. More than half our platoon was present whee.

RV Girls and Boys got 6th and 5th respectively, so congratulations heh. 6th is a repeated position for the past 3 years already HAHA. Oh well, it was reminiscent of our batch I think. To be honest no matter what I say, 6th is indeed a terrible position because it’s just ONE position away to medals/trophies, and what you get is just a plaque that spells FINALIST. Ohwell, hahaha. It’s okay, at least RV FSD Team 2013 didn’t have any regrets! I regretted so so so much after the performance in 2011 hahaha.

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Platoon lunch at Watami after the performance! Most of us wanted to rush home to do homework initially, but then we didn’t care anymore HAHAHA YOU DON’T GET MANY CHANCES TO EAT with one another!

Thankful for this group of Delta girls and I hope our relationship will always remain close-knitted! It’s so scary how 4 years ago all of us were still looking stupid in round-rimmed glasses with ridiculously low buns, and now all of us are starting to worry that we cannot get married in the future.

Why do the years pass by so quickly omg.

3. Basic Airborne Course

Finally found another female participant to join with me- hopefully more from 1996 will join as well though. Jiayou to Lifang, Leiwei and Jae who are potentially signing up for Airborne, be it now or in the future!

Hopefully I’ll be able to pass the stringent requirements together with my female partner! 🙂 Gotta do pushups everyday hahaha, suddenly it feels as if all the girl push-ups I’ve been doing for the past 4 years have been in vain LOL WHY IS THERE SUCH A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GUY AND A GIRL PUSH-UP 😦

Oh and a run in Long 4 HAHAHA KILL ME NOW OMG orienteering here we go again.

Burnout

I’m really burnt out from the past weeks- my March holidays are even more packed than an ordinary school week. No regrets though, I really enjoyed myself. At the expense of my academics, definitely.

Day by day I’m just chasing even harder to catch up with what I miss every passing day- whether it’s from the uncompleted tutorials/assignments or whether it’s from dozing off in class.

I despise myself for my utter lack of discipline and I know I really ought to work a lot harder, if not I’ll just find myself in a pool of Us soon.

And to be honest, I’m really sad because I can’t go Basic Airborne Course. Without even attempting the selections, because being a female sucks. No one wants to sign up 😦 sigh.

I hope fate planned it this way. I pray that I’ll have a smooth journey ahead these two years 😦

And also, a slight glimmer of hope still shines inside me. I hope someone will apply for the course all of a sudden 🙂

Reminder to self: to blog about Spec Course Phase 1 and FSD Finals.

Kuantan Malaysia 2013

I am pretty lazy to do a day-to-day recount of everything that we did, because I no longer have my BlackBerry to pen down thoughts everywhere 😦 iPhone touchscreen is so much more… complex than my lovely Torch and that makes me pretty sad.

So let’s bring in the highlights:

1. Geography

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The more intensive part of the trip where we had to conduct fieldwork and get our own readings. This was where we did our work 🙂

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Measuring the river bed, cross sectional area etc. Fieldwork at the river, basically.

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Studying different types of rocks at different water bodies- basaltic and granitic rocks 😀

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Visiting a limestone cave and doing the HCl test hehehe. It was quite cool how there was effervescence omg.

2. Relax and recreation

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Camwhoring somewhere near our lunch area- because the place was just so pretty hehe.

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Camwhoring outside the cave! The road looks so endless and pretty, like some Tumblr shot LOL.

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Having fun in the water! Awww I love how we were given opportunities like these hahaha- it was really enjoyable man 🙂 Water was so so so cold, and the hot and humid weather made everything better wheee.

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Visiting the beach by our resort at night hehehe. Calming waters and the sand just makes everything wonderful.

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Going to spa (actually only Edina and Jia Wen) after our long day! We had time to relax and do what we want- really glad that we were given so much freedom and space to have fun with our friends hahaha.

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Gymming after a fat session at dinner- cause Jia Wen insisted on running. Resort has both arcade and gym woohoo. Found out how much my stamina sucks though, 8 minutes into my run I stopped it because I couldn’t take it omg. I felt like food was gonna spill out from my throat or something, my god. It wasn’t a good feeling at all.

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Drinking from a coconut that a monkey fetched for us, LOL. Monkeys are really smart, no doubt. Really dislike those from Bali though, brrr.

3. Food

All three meals every.single.day were so good, EVERY SINGLE ONE. Had so much fun filling myself up like a glutton and showing how much my stomach can actually consume hehehe. Restaurant meals every single day, either that or buffet LOL. My favourite has got to be the seafood BBQ buffet on Day 2, my god HAHAHA IT WAS SO DAMN GOOD.

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The meals we had for the 4 days, excluding some that I forgot to take pictures of 😦 Sometimes when you’re too hungry, you don’t really care about photos anymore LOL.

4. YOLO

I got scolded with Jia Wen on the last day cause of being late. And that was the 2nd time in the day we were late- we also woke up late that morning (1 hour 40 minutes after morning call omg). Had only 20 minutes to pack and have breakfast so I zoomed every shit out in 10 minutes LOL BE AMAZED WE PACKED OUR LUGGAGES + TIED MY HAIR + CHANGED in 10 minutes, ran off to buffet and gorged ourselves like dumb gluttons omg. Thankfully we weren’t late for debrief LOL.

But we were still late after shopping (for 7 minutes) and the whole bus had to wait for us oops 😦 I’m sorry guys, I am the youngest so I’m still childish, not as developed as all of you…? 😀

The 4 days and 3 nights there were spent really well- I have no regrets signing up for this trip at all 🙂 This trip was both relaxing and informative, and I learnt a lot and truly enjoyed myself. Reflected a lot during my long bus trips and thought about so many things… You don’t get such chances nowadays! Let’s just say… I’m so thankful it has ceased to exist.

Although I feel terrible that I won’t have time to do homework (booking in for Spec Course Phase 1 tonight omg), I’ll just suffer the consequences over the weekends.

Oh and I was late for THE THIRD TIME for house meeting today morning as well zzz, it gets pissing when I don’t learn my lesson. I’m so horrible I deserve a punishment of every kind. What the hell is with punctuality and responsibility when I fulfil neither. For the next month till April 18 I shall not be late for any single event, or else I shall not go out till May.

Challenge accepted.

Setting foot in a foreign land

I guess overseas bus trips provide the most room for thinking- especially during the 7-hour drive down from JB to Kuantan. Partially the reason why I love overseas trips so much, day-to-day you are kept busy with so many things that you barely have the time to reflect and actually, think.

Equipped with uncertainty and doubt (and maybe hurt?), let’s just hope for the best.

Enjoying Kuantan so far, thankful for the company 🙂 Geography students rock hehee.

One more schoolday

To Kuantan! Can’t wait to go off this Friday 🙂

Omg hahaha to be honest it doesn’t even feel like a term has (almost) been over, although I’ve been quite lethargic recently. Sadly I lost most of the motivation and drive I had at the start of the year. Unlike the first few weeks, I stopped having revision every day, am starting to procrastinate and not do tutorials (which explains why my friends stopped receiving annoying calls from me asking how to do 1a how to do 1b how to do 1c hehe).

Hopefully I shall work harder in Term 2 again! Actually I’m quite proud of myself in Term 1, I’m pretty sure I have never been so hardworking in my secondary school life before. It comforts me knowing that my subject combinations actually play to my strengths- although my current grades aren’t superb but at least I have genuine interests in what I’m doing.

Recent events:

1. Manhattan Fish Market treat by my brother’s girlfriend

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This is exactly what went on Instagram- because the photos with our faces are in my sister’s phone 😦 iPhone 5 front camera owns iPhone 4 camera flat LOL.

Well-fed by both the oldie and the oldie’s girlfriend hehe. Thankful for my closely-knitted family ties, I think I’ll just die of loneliness without siblings. (why it rocks to be single at times LOL)

2. Nothing.

Seriously, nothing. Yesterday was a really bad day though, got scolded (or to put it mildly, arrowed) by two teachers even before lessons started 😦 Thank god I left for IMT at 11.30am or else I would have been scolded the 3rd time when the 5S girls were locked out of Geography class. It was a really bad day for everyone I guess. Apart from yesterday’s dinner with cool people, I’ve just been struggling by with school.

Sometimes teachers need to know that we’re human too. And actually remember that they’ve been through this major phase of life, harbouring thoughts similar to all of us. Most of the time, I find myself unwillingly acceding to their requests just because they are in a superior position. Just because. And that’s the very clear distinction between RVHS and other JCs. Honestly, I think we are a laughing stock as compared to other peers our age. Other JCs can wear coloured shoes to school (we have to wash our shoes when it’s no longer white and pristine from dirt?), there are no issues about hair, being a role model for our juniors and whatsoever. Let’s not even talk about Poly students.

It’s not that I want to turn into some rule-breaker or rebellious kid, keeping fringes longer than my nose, having skirts so short that my butt cheeks are exposed, altering my uniform so much that school becomes my fashion runway. But I would really appreciate it if we were actually given more freedom as JC students, and not reluctantly conforming to the school rules just because we have to.

I feel like we’re operating as a JC with an extension of secondary school rules. And it makes me really sad because I know I’ll never experience what’s a genuine JC life. Really really sad.

Maybe I’d actually feel better if I didn’t have such unbeatable pride.