First things first. No more "Dear Journal" from this entry onwards. Reason? Just started to think it's getting lame. No harm trying out something new anyway. Well,the first month of the new year has passed & it's moving on to the second one.Just as i thought, i knew somehow everything was going to pass by so damn quickly this year. So i would like to briefly summarise this month so that i can start afresh with the new month. If i can recall......Spent my last day of 2006 & first day of 2007 in bangkok. I only found out recently that the new year greetings that u sent out in smses are gona cost me 60 bucks. To be more specific, about a dollar for 1 sms. Now i know how it feels like to be robbed. School was alright i guess. Meeting new classmates & seeing the old ones. It's always nice to make new friends because it's like getting a new life. But that doesn't mean i'm gona forget my old friends. School was super slack for the first week then it has been getting busier since then. Gosh,i didn't expect my classmates to be so hardworking.Well,for most of them but not ALL of them. It's only the first month of the year & i'm stressed though i'm sure there'll be more to come. Went for janice's & zhihua's chalet on...eh...i forgot when.doesn't really matter. Had fun meeting up my old friends. Following that,cross country on the 24th which i have been training hard since the start of school. Didn't want to talk about it but since i started then might as well. Basically,my school super budget this year & only gave out prizes for top 30 individuals across both j1s & j2s unlike last year where they gave separately. SO even though i came in the 20th in my level,i was not able to get the individual prize. My school never fails to let me down. But all was not lost because i still got the team gold medal coming in top 20 in my house & my house, Taurus being the cross country champions this year. A week after that, my idol Roger Federer clinched his 10th grand slam title in Melbourne.=) I'm expecting more from him this year.Also,i started picking up piano again after many years mainly because i feel that i need more music in my life because music is my inspiration. Lastly, our class, 0712D sold coke & root beer floats on thursday to raise money for our game stall at i@fun(school carnival) which was fun & successful thanks to our class efforts & friends who supported us by buying from us. That was the month of January. I hope Febuary will be better. But i hate chinese new year.UNLESS,i have the chance to go back to korea for a couple of days during that period. Hopefully....
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 4:02 AM
Dear Journal, didn't go to school today.Couldn't get myself out of the bed so i just decided to take a day off. Must be yesterday's PE and tennis after school for 2 hours that did the damage. I need to rest well for the big day tomorrow at macritchie which i have been training for the past few weeks. I had better not screw up like i did 2years ago. I'm gona do my country proud.... Let's see....last wednesday i got embarassed infront of the taurus house thanks to my teacher where he introduced me as Park Jisung. So no more sagging Sagitarius house and the vilient taurus house this year. Saturday was FUN.i went for a potluck at Ms Goh's place with my secondary accounting gang where i stuffed myself with junk food. It was really nice to see my friends again. After the dinner, i headed for Janice's chalet at aloha changi from Novena. reached the chalet around 12am where i saw david and company watching some lame chinese show. Drank and crapped the whole night with David and company talking about the old days. Surprisingly,i wasn't drunk even though i consumed quite a deal of alcohol. Slept at 6am the next day and woke up by 10 to pack up. Then went to tampines with kevin,david and jasper to eat. Then took a long bus back home. 2 bloody hours.Crashed my bed immediately upon reaching home. yesterday.....PE was rough just because manchester united lost to Arsenal and my teacher was unhappy about that.that's why all the guys are concious about manchester united matches. No running if man utd wins the EPL.Cool.haha. Last but not the least, Happy 18th birthday to Mohamed Zhilun.All the best for everything throughout this year & thanks for everything last year. =)
Saturday, January 13, 2007 11:41 PM
Dear Journal, i find it a chore to update my blog consistantly.maybe i should close shop.i don't know.opinions from my readers? Shall just briefly summarise the past month. Came back from Korea on the 25th December. Had potluck at yicheng's place with my secondary school friends on the...ermm..27th i think....then i left for Thailand on the 29th morning,spending my last and first day of the year in bangkok. The trip was kind of boring thanks to my dad who insisted on mainly visiting temples.i'd rather stay home and study.really. So now i feel like puking whenever i come across a temple. if there's 2 things i liked about the trip, they are trying my first bungee jump and shopping. Don't believe i had the guts to do it? i'll be uploading the pictures soon. Things there were super cheap man. But if you don't know how to bargain then you only get cheated. I really learnt how to bargain.We got cheated by the travel agency during the trip. Really pissed man.shucks. Since,young i travelled a lot thanks to my dad who liked to travel. Well,i learnt nothing out of those trips because i was always sleeping back then. But for this trip,i learnt a lot when i see kids as young as 5 years old helping out their parents earn money. Kind of made me think what i was doing all along. i just didn't realise that poverty was that bad in Thailand,especially in Bangkok. I guess afterall it was a trip to remember. i guess i learnt from this trip that travelling is not just about having fun or catching breathtaking scenaries but it's more about absorbing what we see and learning as much as we can from what we see. One thing for sure is that there's never an end to how much we can learn and how many times our lives can take our breaths away. I missed the first day of school because there were no tickets on the 2nd of january and i took the last ticket from bangkok to s'pore on the 3rd. My parents had to fly to Hat Yai then fly back to s'pore where they arrived on the 4th. Orientation was kind of boring. I guess it's because we didn't really interacted with the new J1s. Even the disco night wasn't as fun as i imagined. The timetable for the first week was super slack like some kidergarten school timetable. 2~3hours break after 1 lecture. My classmates,they're alright. Luckily, zhilun and zijie are still in the same class as i am. Or else i would have felt kind of left out.Had a CCA reunion barbeque last Saturday at one of my senior's house. Had fun but shall not go into details. Pictures speaks a thousand words so i'll just upload some pictures of that day. 2006 has passed and 2007 took a step into my life.I feel like i just finished one chapter of a book and going on to the next one.I just feel weird everytime one chapter has been read.i hope i can really the chapter of 2007 slower with more understanding unlike the chapter of 2006. I guess to sum 2006,it was a busy year so it passed kind of fast. Busy yet fun. I guess now that i have more time to spare,i can set some personal targets while i study this year. Like losing weight and taking up piano again. Now i'm training for the upcoming cross country held on 24th of jan and hopefully i can come in under top 15 without blacking out like i did when i was sec 4. To touch up this entry, i would like to thank everyone who supported me throughout the year of 2006 and hopefully will continue supporting me this year as well. I'm really greatful for that and i will be trying my best to support everyone too. Wishing everyone a pleasant 2007 where it will be another meaningful and fruitful year like 2006 was. Happy new year! =) Thank you 2006 for the memories...Farewell & goodbye.
Thursday, December 14, 2006 9:50 AM
Dear Journal, still have not been able to sleep before 3 and wake up before 11. I'd better try to sleep early before it becomes a habbit. First things first, i finally got my ic in korea!!!haha. everyone back in s'pore always asked me about my ic but now i got one for myself now. I can't understand why we can have ic only when we're 18. By the way, i'm 18 in korea because....here in korea, everyone's considered 1 year old when one is born so unofficially i'm 18. i know it's kind of ridiculous but that's just how it is here. So if anyone wants to feel a little older then korea is the right place for you! haha. it's decided that i'm flying back on christmas and reaching s'pore just before it's over. Another christmas without much meaning all thanks to the people here who wants to go to s'pore so badly for a holiday. Why s'pore of all the countries??? Just imagine all the fun i'm going to miss while i'm on the plane. I can't even see for myself whether this year's going to be another white christmas.shucks.i keep saying this every year but i guess i'm going to say it again. I hope next year will be a different christmas for me. Seriously. i guess i'll stop here because it's already 3am here(2am for s'pore) and i'd better try to get some sleep although i'm not really sleepy.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006 8:03 AM
Dear Journal, fianally decided to continue blogging after a long break because someone is visiting my blog everyday hoping to seea new entry. So i'll try to blog more often while i'm in korea. I arrived in korea on the 19th of November. The weather was totally enchanting. Cool breeze,colourful leaves and many more. But one thing which i didn't like was that it was blacked out by 5.30. Another thing was that it was not really the season to get some serious exercise so i was practically hibernating at home til today when i went to play tennis at a clay court near my house. Boy,it sure ain't nice to play in this season. My hands were like half frozen by the time i started packing up. But i'm hoping i can do this more often. Honestly, this 2 weeks in korea was kinda boring. Mainly because i don't have friends and even if i had any, they would be busy schooling. Everytime i come back to korea, i have my best friend who doesn't have legs,hands,feelings,appetite(well,practically everything except a face with just a mouth)waiting for me. Yes,it is the world's 2nd best creation(1st is air-con) TV. I spend like 25 hours with him because he just doesn't get tired of entertaining me. So far, only 2 days were exciting while i was here. Firstly is when i went to jamsil stadium to watch Roger Federer play with Rafael Nadal which was totally magical. BUT!!!! i couldn't get his signature man. I brought my rackets hoping he will sign on them but too many people.GRRR...Secondly,went to my brother's rock concert at his school.His school is damn nice so i'm hoping i can get in there after my A's. The concert totally rocked although the last few performances were boring. I'm hoping there'll be more ocassions like these til i go back to singapore. One more thing, i removed something that was with me since i was born. i don't know whether all my friends would notice that but i hope they can. If anyone can't stand being kept in suspense then he/she can ask me in msn.haha.=) HowWouldItFeelLikeToStartAllOverAgain???
Friday, November 10, 2006 7:14 AM
Dear Journal, it's been a while since my previous post. I guess i was doing a lot of thinking and reflections every since the results of promotions. Our oral presentation kept us occupied too. After today, project work is finally over and i have sort of finished relfecting upon this year. Well, no one likes to fail in anything but i guess there are times when we have just have to accept it. I screwed my promotional exams and i have to repeat my J1. I took really long to accept it ever since my last paper but when the official results were out last friday, i just felt this overwhelming sadness gushing into me. I felt as if it was over for me. I had to bid my class farewell which was a really hard thing to do after going through so much together for this year. But i guess there are bound to be setbacks in life and this is so far my biggest setback. Everyone has their own setbacks, it's just some go through them in different chapters of their lives. So what if i have to repeat another year? Why do i have to care about what others will think about me? This is my life and i'm the one who's going to make the difference. If this kind of setback will stop me from moving on, i'm really a loser. So shall move on regardless of what others say. I'm going to give it another try. Honestly, i don't think i gave my best shot at the exams these year so i'm putting everything on the line next year. Recently,i came across this motivational poster in one of our school's classroom which goes like this; "if you want the rainbow, you have to learn to put up with the rain." Somewhat similar to "no pain, no gain". Everyone wants to see the rainbow but without rain, there will be no rainbow. This part of my life, i'm just learning to put up with the rain. I'm going to move closer to the rainbow of my life. I would like to thank everyone who were there for me when i felt everything was over for me. I really don't know what i could have done without you guys. I really appreciate it.=) To my beloved class 0612J: It's never easy to bid farewell but unfortunately we have to part for now. You guys have to move on. We'll still meet at the finishing line. This year was the toughest year of my school life yet it was fun. 2006 is drawing to an end and i have to admit it passed really fast. It seemed like yesterday when we first stepped into the class where Mr Yeo was sitting and waiting for us. So much things happened since then, whether good or bad stuffs, they were still memorable to me. Crapping together,studying together and many other stuffs. If there's one thing that i'm most upset over is that i'm not able to go through this journey with you guys. But i'm still blessed that i could still spend 1 whole year with you guys. Thank you for the pleasent memories, you guys put colours into my life and farewell.....I will miss being in the same class as you guys.Go for it,put everything on the line, i will always be behind you guys. Jia you! =) Don't avoid rough waters.Sail ON! Because calm seas never make a skillful sailor. I'm with you guys all the way! =D To my project group IJ070: Well, it's been a long time since we embarked on our project. Now it's finally completed after 7 months. It may not be perfect but i'm really proud of you guys.OP was great too.=)Thanks for covering up for whatever i didn't do and also when that bloody seck chye wrote irregularity report about me. I really appreciate it.=D I'm positive results really tally with the amount of efforts we have put in throughout the year. Now it's time you guys move on and get prepared for A's next year. Thank you Bethia,Michelle & Merrill and farwell..... I really enjoyed working with you guys. This is one project i will remember for life. IJ070 rocks! XD
Saturday, October 07, 2006 8:55 AM
Dear Journal, promotion examinations were finally over last wednesday which marked the end of many continuos sleepless mugging nights and the start of sleepless dota nights.=) But honestly, i'm really not sure whether i'll be able to promote to J2 but i'm prepared for the worst which is to stay another year in ijc. Hopefully everything will go smoothly. I'll just leave my fate to Lord and let time tell the truth. Have been unwinding with my friends in town these few days. Been ages since i went to town and the thick haze is giving me a pleasant welcome. I dont' remember Singapore being this hazy and so many people is trying to stay at home to avoid the thick haze.Hopefully schools will close down for a couple of days for students to avoid the haze.haha. Watched "stay alive" with my classmates which was not bad and ate dinner with Mark and Linghui at a turkish restaurant with a crazy tradition of playing around with customers. Today,after my Korean class at Chinatown, went towning with shermaine,zijie and zhilun. Zhilun shopped for his stuffs and played pool after that. They were indeed fun but project work is still not letting us do that more often. With the final submission of Written Report in 10 days, lots of work has to be done and really, it is so waste of our time. Hopefully, we can finish up by the deadline and then the holidays! Cool. Promotion examinations may be over but my problems are not even close to there. Lord,please give me the strength and courage to endure......
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