Month: April 2005

muah chee

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I made Muah Chee today and YES, it’s a SUCCESS!!!! 

But… but… I can’t find peanuts anywhere in the house.  Wondered where my mum has hidden them?  Arrgh!! 

Now I can only see but can’t eat them!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Why must you treat me like this, GOD??  I just wanna have my Muah Chee and eat it but why must you do this to me?  WHY??

Please give me a sign.  Let me know where the peanuts are, puhleeze??

(L – R) The dough, the finished product, the mess in the kitchen…


CCA medal award presentation

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I didn’t go to school today because I was at Dover ITE for the CCA Award presentation.  I am the only EXCO bringing four councilors to attend it.  That guy with the stupid hair also came.  If I knew that he was coming, then I wouldn’t have volunteered to come at all!  Totally spoil my mood.

I didn’t expect to see Fanny, Huiling, Hidayah and Huiling there too.  I didn’t know that they are the recipients as well.

After the ceremony, I met Mr Chua Chong Jin at the Reception and when he saw me wearing the blazer, he exclaimed, “Oh, I didn’t see you on the stage?

I replied, “No, I’m the audience…”  Most of the recipients were wearing only school uniform but I’m wearing more formal than them.  Don’t know which stupid idiot stipulated that we have to wear blazer.  Make me so paiseh. 

Anyway, Yanti and Aisha said that I looked like a lawyer wearing the blazer.  Next time see me, call me Barrister Foong, okay?

Oh yes, my progression to Higher NITEC in Accounting has been approved.  Checked the results on the Student Portal and also received the Notification Letter in the mailbox just now. School term starts on the 20th June. 


investiture and three meetings

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After school, I represented Bishan ITE to attend the joint Investiture of Dover ITE and Clementi ITE at Bukit Batok ITE (sounds confusing?).  It’s pure torture for me to sit there listening to long-winded speeches and see boring skits put up by them.  I’m struggling very hard to keep myself conscious.

Finally managed to walk out of the auditorium alive and just when I thought I could finally go home early, Mrs Wee called me to go back to school to issue 3 pieces of blazers for tomorrow’s CCA Award Presentation as she has received last minute notification that all attending the presentation have to wear the blazers.

I am already so close to home yet I have to rush all the way back to Bishan again just to issue three  blazers?  When I finally reached there, the time was already about 7pm and Mrs Wee has already left.  How cool is that, huh? 

She told me to come back within an hour and when I come back, she isn’t there?  So much for her integrity and to think one of the person to borrow the blazer is someone whom I didn’t like.

Since I’m back already, might as well attend meeting with the EXCOs.  Three meetings to be exact.  One is the debrief about the training session for the new councilors this afternoon, the second is about the graduation party for the seniors and the third is about the allocation of events to each committee.

By the time I reached home, it is already 10pm.  I have a very tiring day.  I can barely open my eyes and I’m walking like a zombie.  I have spent 3 1/2 frigging hours traveling today and my backache is killing me.  

CCK >> Bishan ~ 45 minutes (to school)
Bishan >> Bt Batok ~ 1 hour (to Bt Batok ITE)
Bt Batok >> Bishan ~ 1 hour (back to school)
Bishan >> CCK ~ 45 minutes (home)


14th investiture

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The Investiture has finally come to an end. Under the witness of the Principal, the in-coming and out-going of the 13th and 14th EXCOs took place after the ceremonious exchanging of medals and Oath-Taking.

Fanny made an emotional speech and that started everybody sobbing. Tears welled-up uncontrollably in my eyes and I had to wipe away my tears. I have never known that she has such a painful past.

After the ceremony, everyone couldn’t hold back their tears any longer and started bawling their eyes out! We all hugged and congratulated each other. I have mixed feelings. I’m proud to be an EXCO but that also means the responsibilities on my shoulder has been burdened more heavily.

I do not know if I am able to cope with my studies or not but I have already accepted the post and its not responsible of me to back out know. Besides, I have not even started my role yet. Will see how I fare along the way…


14th investiture rehearsal

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We are still short of one XL piece of blazer for JJ who will be doing ushering tomorrow and coincidentally, its borrowed by Hana.  The blazer has been borrowed for some time already but it wasn’t returned yet. 

I’m caught in a difficult position.  Alan die die wanted her to return by today but Hana die die didn’t want to come back to return it.  Frankly, I have already informed Hana to return it since two days ago and she said that she will return it on Friday, which is today.  I even reminded her again this morning by sms at 5 am but she still forgotten to bring.

One is my classmate and the other is my upper-study whom I am going to take over.  Who should I help?  Headache siah?  Fanny said that if it wasn’t returned by today, Hana would have to pay $250 for it.

Luckily, Hanna came by at 6 pm to return it but I was having the rehearsal inside the auditorium so I had to trouble Zubaida to collect it for me.  The full-dress rehearsal with the Tampines people ended at 7 pm but we are required to stay back to help decorate the auditorium until 9 pm.

I feel so guilty for not staying back to help with the decorations as I need to rush back home to bring Dexter out to relieve himself.  You see, he is 7 years old already and can’t control his bladder like before.  He is trained to do his biz outside because he doesn’t like to do it on paper. 

Anyway, he has got a bladder stone problem from holding his pee for long periods of time when he was young and will pee blood now if he’s not brought out to relieve soon enough.  The last time he relieved himself was at 5 am in the morning.  That means, he has been holding his bladder for 10 hours already that’s why I must go back and bring him out to ‘release’!

My parents has flown to China earlier today which is why, I have to rush back as there isn’t anybody at home to bring him out.  I didn’t even have the time to send them off at the Airport but well, I guess that is the sacrifices we had to make when we are councilors.  A lot of our personal time and even our studies are being compromised. 

I have been returning home late for the past week and in fact, I can’t even remember when is the last time that I return home early??  (even when classes ended early at 11 am)  I think it’s the norm for councilors to leave the school at 7 or 8 pm and we are used to it already.

full marks for excel

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Mrs Ghaffar just gave back our mock test papers and I got full marks for my Excel test!! 

Yay!  Glad that I didn’t let her down this time as I have been failing her tests recently…  So paiseh. 

My lowest record is a 9/50 leh! I’ve been too busy with SC stuffs to study leh.  Everyday have to stay back for meetings or rehearsals then reach home already 7 or 8 pm.  Excel CA is this Thursday and I hope I could get an ‘A‘ for it.

time flies

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How time flies. 

Tomorrow, the new batch of councilors will be coming in and soon, the current 13th EXCOs will step down while we, the new 14th EXCOs will step up.  The Oath-Taking Ceremony will be this coming Saturday and now, I’m having butterflies in my stomach already.

Why must we have a joint Investiture with the Tampines side?  We even have to take the Oath in front of them! The combined rehearsal with them last week is embarrassing.  Our Oath-Taking is so solemn and professional but theirs is like one big joke!

Their councilors are so sloppy, wearing all sorts of different colored shoes with long and unkempt hair.  Their uniforms some tuck-in, some tuck-out and some even half-in-half out? *faintz*
Then, when we were taking the Oath, our Bishan 12 newly elected EXCOs sounds way much louder than their 20+ over councilors!

Then when on the stage, they keep talking and shaking their bodies around unlike us all standing there so confident and still.  They can even check handphone when they just walk off from the stage.

I find them really a disgrace to the SC name! I wonder how their teachers select their councilors?  There’s no way that I can associate the word ‘discipline’ with them?

es module with mark lim

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(L) With my Projects Committe Manager, Huiling aka Tweety Bird.
(R) Girl Power!

We went to Mr Chua’s Condo at Lorong Chuan today to attend a workshop with Ms Janet Xavier and Mark Lim – a Team Singapore Tennis player.
First, we had a Resume cum Cover Letter lesson with Ms Janet Xavier and she taught us the common mistakes found in a Resume.  We had an activity and I presented my group’s answer.  Then, she also taught us about dressing up appropriately for a job interview.

After the lesson, we had the pleasure of interviewing Mark Lim, a 20 years old Team Singapore Tennis player.  Every group had five questions to asked him.  Well, some of the girls were going gaa gaa over him but I have to admit that he’s cute, had a pair of very sexy eyes and a sunshine smile!  (Hmm… that’s kindda like me!)

After the interview, we went to play tennis with him at the tennis court.  It was like a warzone.  Tennis balls were flying all over the place and appearing out from nowhere!  The balls can fly from our court to another court and can even fly out of the tennis court into the swimming pool!

We had to dodge and take cover from the flying balls.  For your info, the balls were served by us, NOT Mark Lim!  He is a professional, okay.

I overheard Mr Chua asking Mark did he see any potential tennis players in us?  I think he should rephrase as, “Did you see any potentially dangerous tennis players in us?

After the session, Alan, Jerry, Fanny, Khair Hui, Jenny and I went to Serangoon Mac to have lunch.  That has got to be the most unpleasant Mac with the worst customer service that I went to!!

A group of schoolboys were being rowdy and accidentally overturned a cup of soft drink and the contents spilled onto the floor.  One staff came to wipe it up and I heard her muttering under her breath, “Didn’t your mother teach you? I was appalled and although I do agree that the boys are at fault, but as a customer service provider, she shouldn’t have talk badly about her customers.  At least, not in front of other customers??

I’m going to bring this incident up when we are interviewing the Mac’s HR Department at the HQ for the next ES Module.

After lunch, Alan, Jenny, Jerry and I went to Chinatown to meet GM.  He took part in the Channel U Idol contest at Suntec in the morning.  We wanted to go there to support him but by the time we finish our workshop, his turn was already over. 

Along the way, we saw many ‘cows’ grazing on the open field.  So cute!  I saw them in Toa Payoh and at Hong Lim Park!

We went to China Square and I finally found my Mr Bean bear bear at one of the pushcart!!  I have been looking all over for it!  Yeah!  But it looks a little disfigured and distorted.  I bought the mini keychain one and GM bought the big one at $12+.

We walked to the flea market and to GM’s dismay, he saw a even larger MR Bean bear bear at only $19!  He very dui! We also went to those toy hobbyist/collector’s shops as Alan was looking for the Power Ranger toy but the shop refused to sell. 

Then we go back Chinatown jalan jalan a bit then go home.  Now so tired…

emergency meeting

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I was in the Resource Room with Haida when Hanna ran in to inform us that there was an announcement on the PA system that there is an emergency meeting for all councilors. 

We immediately ran to the SC room and along the way, we saw many fellow councilors also running out from their classes.

When we went inside the SC Room, lot of councilors were already gathered inside and both Mrs Foo and Mrs Wee were there too. 

Something disgraceful has happened within the SC and since this is a dirty linen, I shall not wash it in public.

The atmosphere was solemn and everyone were listening to Mrs Wee attentively.  Then, my handphone broke the silence. It was Shiow Leng and she wanted me to help her borrow a thermometer.

All eyes are fixed on me because my ringing volume is very loud!  I am so embarrassed I covered my mouth and whispered to her that I’m in the midst of a very important meeting but she wouldn’t let me hang up and wanted me to finish listening to what she said.

We are having a temperature taking in school and she demanded me to borrow one for her from the councilors as she has forgotten to bring hers. 

Hello?  She is the one who needs my help now and she is talking to me in that cocky tone??  If I were her, I would be more humble.

Who would want to lend her their own thermometer??  It’s fucking unhygienic! 

I am having an emergency meeting here and she still bothers me with a trifle matter like that.  Can’t she borrow it herself??  Its not as if she didn’t hear the announcements?  It’s an EMERGENCY MEETING, cry out loud!  This girl really had no bloody common sense. 

If you want something from me, all you have to do is to ask NICELY.  From the way she said it, its like I have to be on her beck and call.  I don’t like that and I don’t appreciate to have inconsiderate idiots ordering me about.  

Anyway, after the meeting, I discovered that I have lost my new handphone at the Resource Room!  I turned my bag inside out but I just can’t find it!  I panic like hell! 

Luckily, Rizwan, Halima and Hannah are there.  Rizwan quickly sprang into action and stopped students from leaving the room while the girls helped me to search the place.  Halima used her phone to call my number and someone picks it up!  

Hurray!  Someone has found my handphone under the computer table and he returned it to me!  I was so surprise and touched!  I thought I would never get to see my phone again!  

I would like to thank this kind young man.  His name is Keith from IQP and he’s a Bridge Leader.  I’m thinking of buying him a gift as a token of my appreciation. 

After all, in this day and time, how many people would be honest enough to return a new handphone?  Especially one that is the latest model with camera and MP3 functions? 

If I were the one who found it, I would also be tempted to keep it for myself!  I’m so proud of Keith’s integrity and upright character.  I hope that there would be more people like him!