Monday, May 29, 2006

off-hand answers in biology..

I am online not because I am trying to kill time. I have serious stuffs to do. I am doing my homework. Haa! You didn't read this wrongly. I am INDEED doing my homework ONLINE.

I have no references whatsoever to help in any of my science subjects which resulted me into looking for the anwers to the biology questions teacher gave as 'holiday homework' which literally means 'holiday stress' online. The murderous questions are simple, yet I can neither feel nor see the answers come flooding into my poor head. Yes, it has been rather poor these days considering the excessive amount of thinking that it had done for the past week.

If all the questions required off-hand answers, it'll be like these:

Explain the structure and functions of the following: (15 freaking marks)
a) cell wall
It's rather simple, isn't it? Cell wall simply means the wall of a cell. Functions? A wall is a tough structure so it's suppose to prevent the interior of the cell from breaking apart.

b) cytoplasm
Hm, this is slightly tricky. But not that much of a problem. Cytoplasm is the area surrounding the cell which is located within the boundary of the plasma membranes. The functions? It's a medium for circulation and distribution of water, minerals and other nutrients.

Nucleus, mitochondrion and chloroplasts have many features in common. Describe the similarities and differences in their structure, distributions and functions. (another 15 freaking marks)

- they are located in the cell

- they are called organelles


- they are of different shapes and sizes

-they have different functions

And I am tired. I can't imagine the expression on her face if I were to hand in these answers to her. She'll be horrified and might paralyse instantly due to the shock she received after reading my work of masterpiece. When she recovers, she'll award me with a HUGE EGG in red for each question thanking me in gratitude for such absurd and extraordinary answers. Of course, I will gladly receive them as I know I truly deserve them more than anyone else.

At the same time, I don't want to be bashed up by Miss So-And-So. That is why I am searching so hard for decent answers to be put into writing.

Still waiting in anticipation for the Approval,

Saturday, May 27, 2006

second week..

The second week of school has been a mixture of fun and stressful week. For one thing, I realised that I love MUET more and more. Phonetics is so interesting that I actually discovered so many words that I have mispronounced for so many years ever since I learnt to speak. And of course, that makes me realised the fact that I am so poor in English that I don't deserve to get A for the oral exams last year.

Other subjects did not capture my attention as much as MUET. I am so sick of studying in a class where I don't feel that I belong in it and the whole idea of continuing with science just bothers me a lot.

Chemistry is such a fascinating subject. The teacher is so well, I should say, near perfect and her teaching never goes wrong. There's not a moment of awkwardness during her lessons. Everything is well explained and I know there's no reason for me not to understand all the concepts she has so carefully drilled into our tedious brains. Maybe, it's only MY brain. But queer as it is, I still can't find myself well-suited enough to study it. My brain has been rejecting it countless times.

I shall not talk about Biology as I am no longer, maybe sort of, lost a total interest in the subject. I failed in my first attempt to use the microscope in the lab. In fact, I failed ALL the attempts. I just don't fit to use such gadgets. And I will never learn to. I am always lost when the teacher speaks. Every term seems so foreign to me. I don't even recall having heard such terms last two years. For instance, isn't cytoplasm and cytosol the same thing? Why is there two different words? And what on earth are plasmids? Do they appear as free particles as well in the cell?


Time to chill out. I am going to read economics now. At least I feel comfortable and have the joy memorising all the facts. I am not exaggerating if I say I feel like I was born to study social science. I made the wrong choice last two years and I will never repeat my mistake again this year.

Monday, May 15, 2006

first day of school..

I am too lazy to blog. Anyway, here's a post.

The first day of school is not so bad after all. At least I don't have to continue rotting at home. I get to shake those moss around me. =)

When we were asked to assemble on the basketball court upon registeration, I remember something that I thought funny. During my years in Convent, we used to assemble on the volleyball court. Now, we have the basketball court. From the 'volley' to the 'basket'. If I have the chance, I want to try other courts too. But it'll be impossible, I know.

Next, we went into the hall for the orientation. A power point presentation was put up. It showed the achievements of the school and also the well known and successful beings who had been studying in the school decades of years ago. I managed to whispered to one of my friends, "One day your picture will be there on the power point too!" Upon hearing this, she chuckled. "Nah, not mine. Yours will be there la." "No! Not mine either!"

Then, I saw him. The school moderator! He looks really scary at times, especially when he shouted over the mic once when the noise in the hall grew louder. You know what to expect when a few hundreds of students are seated in the hall and have to listen the whole day. They become restless of course! I dare say he can scold very well and silence fell once again. Very effective of him to do so. Hmm. Students are bound to listen to him.

And the worst part of it? I'll be seeing him tomorrow! I just wish and wish that he will not be that scary as I saw him as he was today. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day for him.

There's a privilege for girls. This was the first time I heard such rule is applied in schools. Two girls get to share a pass while the boys are required to take a pass each before leaving the classroom. Cool, isn't it?

Why such a privilege? Maybe the girls' toilets are inhabited by ghouls. That's why company is needed. Anyway, the boys are supposed to be happier because they have the 5-star toilet. Yeah, the girls' toilet have no stars.

And the school canteen is not called a 'canteen'. Not called a 'tuck shop' either. It's called a ......


"You want to know why it's named that? You will have to see for yourself!" the teacher said proudly. Indeed, it does look like a food court.

After recess, we were briefed more about the co-curricular activities. There are 67 uniform units, clubs and games to choose from. And I think I will continue with chess. No sweat, no hassle! Haha. I am so, so passive that I can't stand myself sometimes. Phew! That's all for today.

Monday, May 08, 2006

my face can

What Your Face Says

At first glance, people see you as warm and well-balanced.

Overall, your true self is passionate and physical.

With friends, you seem dramatic, lively, and quick to react.

In love, you seem mysterious and interesting.

In stressful situations, you seem cheerful and optimistic.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

i am a fortune cookie..

You Are a Fortune Cookie

You're a rather normal person, except that you have extraordinary luck in life.
People want to be around you (even when they're a little sick of you), in hopes of being lucky too!

how boyish or girlish are you?

You Are 10% Boyish and 90% Girlish

Even if you're not a girl, you're very feminine.
You're in touch with your feelings, and your heart rules you.
A bit of a emotional roller coaster, one moment you're up and the next you're down.
But no matter what, you try to be as cute and perky as possible.

Haha. I've never thought myself as being girlish at all. Maybe I'm turning into one because I didn't use to be one.

laughter the best medicine..

Saffy bit the scraper today. No, I mean the handle of the scraper. She can't bite metals. Yes, she is not sent away and that's one thing I am happy about. But I am just disappointed that she did it again! Biting the helpless handle into a million pieces until all I could see was the remains of the it. Saw dust.

The other day I was speaking to my mom about earning money and she mentioned about building a house entirely made of rubber for Saffy when I've earned enough. And she added that I should stuff more rubber in it so that she could sit and bite for the whole day, probably for the rest of her life. I found it so funny that I laughed and coughed at the same time. Maybe that's what I call a hearty laugh which I have never had in a long while. Laughter is indeed the best medicine. Why? Because I forgot that I was sick when I laugh and the illness seems to disappear for a while.

And I hope the Chinese will win the Thomas Cup. Go! Go! Go!

They were using hand signals when they play. I don't know what they meant but I thought it was a great strategy. Maybe it's used to increase the coorperation between the players. Haa! And I suppose the Danes didn't notice that. Good job to the Chinese!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

changing stream..

I went to school to collect The Letter yesterday and I was disappointed to read the contents. For it's written:

"Dengan sukacitanya (or rather dukacita for me in that matter) dimaklumkan bahawa anda telah ditawarkan untuk belajar dalam Jurusan Sains di sekolah........Penempatan adalah MUKTAMAD berdasarkan syarat-syarat dan kekosongan
yang telah ditetapkan.....

And I have to go and visit the moderator in school for sure. I heard that he's a fierce guy. Or maybe he's just cool like one of my friends said. I just wish it's the latter one. Maybe I should try my luck and hope I manage to escape from this ordeal as soon as possible. May God bless me. I want to go to arts so badly.

If anyone of you who is going to St. Michael and is changing stream, please tell me, okay? I don't want to go through this alone.

Thursday, May 04, 2006



maybe i have to say goodbye..

I am falling sick. It has been two days since I caught this flu and my nose is still runny. Before, I am sceptical of whether this was caused by the chicken rice I consumed, but now, I am certain that indeed, that CHICKEN RICE IS THE SOURCE.

Fear not, I haven't got the bird flu symptoms.

Well, at least that's what I think. Maybe I should go and check with the doctor to confirm whether I am positive for bird flu. Oh, please! I don't want to die yet.

I might die not of bird flu but of sorrow. I rather die of sadness as I think that kind of death is more tragic and dramatic. Maybe not. Enough of dying. Let's get to another point before I start to digress further to mortuary, graveyard and so on.

A major incident has surfaced this morning. And because of that incident, I am about to lose Saffy forever. Why must she do such a thing when she knew it's wrong? Why can't she be trained? Why did she have to bite dad's slippers when that would cause his anger to erupt? It's not the first time she did it. Countless times, it had been.

I don't know what's playing in her small, canine brain. But one thing for sure, I might not be able to keep her for long. So if I do not post entries about her in future, it's understood that she's no longer with me. I can't type anymore. My heart aches as I imagine what life she would lead when I'm not with her. I just pray that her new owner will be kind and compassionate to her.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

plastic for shopping..

Shopping using Plastic is so much fun. Well, the Plastic I mean is the credit card. It's so easy to make payments with it.

No cash required. Just present the card and SIGN. Simple and neat.

Went shopping today at Jusco and it was really crowded. Nonetheless, we managed to get a parking lot and stroll and shop for about 4 HOURS.

That was pretty long, isn't it?

There's something that I thought was funny when I saw the long queue at the Chicken Rice stall. It seemed that everyone has forgotten all about bird flu. It's FREE AND SAFE to eat now! Now that's what I call a GREEN light. I too can't resist chicken rice any longer and followed the crowd. Am I at risk? I hope not....


I bought a new collar for Saffy as she broke hers when she had a misfortune two days ago. Well, I'll save that story for another day. It's an orange collar with Digimon design on it. Cool and sporty, I should say.


And I can feel my throat itching now. Maybe a cough is coming up.

And I am suspecting it's the chicken rice's fault. :P