at least this time wasn't that bad..i think i should say myself lucky as mostly all of my opponents were not too professional..i played with one guy who had only started playing chess for the past four days..very lucky?? maybe i am..too bad there was no certificates to be given;(
syaz was up to something..but i did not know what..i tried to make her spill out her plans but failed..she could just keep the secret so well..
so i waited until yesterday evening..i went to jusco and then only i realised that she had planned a small party yet brought so much meaning to me..i have never thought in my entire life that someone would be planning something to celebrate my birthday..the food was great..as you can see the pictures below..the present?? MUCH GREATER!! really feel like giving everyone a suffocating hug but couldn't..at least i get to hug the planner....hahaha...thanks for everything!!
Sunday, January 23, 2005
the visit to the salvation army boys home wasn't as i had expected it to be..my earliest opinion was that all the boys there are well-behaved and can be really shy..but..this opinion was shattered when i reached there and started interacting with them..however, not all of them are mischievous as i can see there are yet still some other older boys who truly treated us as guests..
major leong was very friendly and he told us all about the history of the salvation army and the its development so far..
what i actually found out from these boys are that they are not the very fortunate ones as they are either orphans or from broken homes..one of the happiest moments i had there is when i started getting to know them better and had a great fellowship with them while experiencing their speedy meal..they can just eat so FAST..i think it only took them about two minutes to finish a plate of noodles before having a second or third helping..what about the cleaning up?? we helped them for the day but on ordinary days, according to one of the boys, they have to do the cleaning themselves..so i guessed that they were very pleased with our visit there as they can do less work for the day..we snapped loads of pictures for our moral project and how i just wish i can go there again for another visit..
my mom bought another two turtles..they are rather small and seem fragile..compared to two of mine which has been staying here for four months, they somehow look more yellowish in colour unlike mine when my mom first bought them..they are grey from the beginning and still are..i told my mom that they have jaundice because most babies have that as soon as they are born..maybe baby turtles are the same as human babies..my mom didn't believe me..maybe it's not true..my dad had a different opinion though..he said that as the turtles came from indonesia, maybe they swallowed too much mud due to the tsunami and turned all yellowish upon reaching the shore of singapore before exporting them to malaysia..all together, there are now five turtles in the one and a half feet aquarium..they look so CUTE!! i hope none of them will die so soon...
Sunday, January 09, 2005
as i can only online on weekends, it's best i post another entry..this is a new curfew..NO internet on weekdays..have to revise for SPM..that's what my mom tells and reminds me constantly..my ears itch every time i hear that..but it's true..SPM is really near and i am getting nervous..intimidating..classes are sure getting tougher..i love my mom so much for caring for me and i mean it..
my stomach is upset..i can't wait for the pain to go off..i know it will..maybe i lack exercise..that's why i am having soreness everywhere..
i know i will begin to hate tuesdays and thursdays now..school ends at 2.30 pm and i have tuition at 4..when am i going to find time to complete my homework?? at night? then i'll miss my tv time..i should remind myself again..cut down on tv..study..study..study..SPM's coming..sometimes it works, you know..when the spiritual self is stronger than the body, it's easier to do anything..just follow your heart..but it's a rare thing when that happens..it's rare to me at least..
i can't wait to drive..if i can get my licence sooner, that will be so cool..let me just dream on until the time comes..
Saturday, January 08, 2005
my schedule for year 2005..it's quite similar to last year's though..
4.00-5.30 pm - modern mathematics
5.30-7.00 pm - chemistry
4.00-5.30 pm - bahasa melayu
5.30-7.00 pm - physics
4.00-5.30 pm - accounts
5.30-7.00 pm - history
4.00-5.30 pm - biology
5.30-7.00 pm - additional mathematics
4.00-5.30 pm - english
i guess it's not tight compared to my other friends..tell me what you think..
this one is especially dedicated to miss ale..
3.00-500 pm - all sorts of classes..
well, school has started and my homework is already piling up!! puan nalini gave us essay on the first day of school..how cruel..anyway, i won't blame her..as she had said, "you have been resting since the holidays..now it's time to put on the FULL GEAR!!"..she was so excited and enthusiastic..as if she will be sitting for spm, not us..i am currently doing a countdown..not for new year but for spm..305 days to go..