The first brick wall of the final lap

Disclaimer: I literally typed this whole thing on my iPod touch during Wednesday’s assembly in the auditorium, with Loong Ge spying on me half the time. He said he liked the title, haha. Some of the content inside is probably dervied from the talk and I just typed it in as I hear the lecture.

Common Tests are coming in probably 40 days or so, and this is the start of the impending doom in 6 months that we will face. It’s seriously time to get serious and stress would be inevitable. So if not now, when? Of course, while dealing with work, there’s a need to balance work, health and fun. Keep calm in face of the lack of time for revision and follow a regime during the holidays. since I’m going to NZ during the first week, I will surely need to put it much more effort to make up for the first week loss. But that said, too much work is not good, I will still not be able to watch any of my Korean dramas during the holidays but that doesn’t mean that I need to stay in Starbucks over 12 hours straight and mug. Study smart, and take charge.

During the holidays, I’m left with 3 weeks instead of 4, so time is of the essence. To be honest, the only lessons I would go back to school for is Maths, and I’ll do my very best to secure that A for Maths (since there’s the only place I can get my A). Maybe even better, strive for the best get Top 20 in cohort (highly unlikely though LOL). The main thing for Economics and Chemistry is to better my results during this Promos. There’s this mental block there in my head that I suck at these 2 subjects and the CTs would be the best chance to break all of them. Especially for Chemistry, a subject which I barely pass in Junior High, and attaining single digit scores for lecture tests in Year 5. Sure, I passed all my lecture tests in Chemistry this year and proven to myself that I can do it, but for the CTs, I want to show myself that I can do it on a wide variety of topics and not just small lecture tests. There’s this one phrase that my Economics Tuition teacher told me when I had a little chat with him. “Don’t let your circumstances let you down”. Now he’s teaching me about philosophy as well haha. There’s no point whining about your situation, so I told myself to just live with it. Try and gather resources from others and with a WHOLE LOT of practice, I would be able to write with RIGOUR and slowly inch my way up. For Geography, I just need to practice more and remember my case studies. What I lack in Geography is the effort and practice since it’s only a H1 subject for me, so the first thing I need to do is change this mentality. In short, for this CTs, prove to yourself that you can EXCEL.

The last point to myslef is: DON’T SLACK!!! I don’t want a repeat of last year’s holidays where I basically burned myself out in the first week. Since I’m going to be alone this holidays, there would be less distractions around me, but the temptation of slacking would always be there. If the bed gets too inviting, go out and study and slowly get into the studying groove. And just make sure that I really put in 100% effort, and starting working really, really hard after New Zealand. Don’t be bothered about others, and live your life the awesome way you want it.

Ultimately, I just want to make sure that I am able to look myself at the mirror and proudly say “I did my best, no regrets”. Nothing else matters 😀

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Merry Christmas!

Taking this chance to wish everyone who reads this post a Merry Christmas/belated Merry Christmas 🙂


Today I went to Christmas Stomp with Dillon and some other few people. The place was so crowded, people had to sit on the steps. The first hour was really nice, a video-game concept, and the actors really engaged with the audience. The ending was so abrupt, wished it could lasted longer and actually completed the game. The last hour was this guy talking and talking and talking and talking. I was so bored that I was so tempted to take out my iPod and listen to some K-pop. Bleh, after the whole thing ended, the other people were planning to go eat supper and see lights at Orchard, camp/ go to the forest (<— I wtf at this). But I'm not the type who likes to hang out so late, so I decided to go home. Thankfully, Dillon went with me and we went to drink some hot chocolate at Simei Starbucks. Anyway, I just want to thanks Mr Dillon Foo, my classmate and friend for 4 years for being with me all these while, without you I wouldn’t have survived to school. I enjoyed our 1 hour chat at Starbucks over that Christmas Stomp, although we won’t me classmates next year, I still love you LOL (in a brothery way). That just made me miss those Maple Legendhero gatherings, most of us quitted maple anyway. Miss you guys already!

So I got gifts for my family. The most funny thing is that I got my mom those toys where you can put your handphone in it, and my mom gave me the exact same thing, just a different thing. My family got around the artifical Christmas Tree and opened gifts around 15 mins. It’s so hard to get the whole family together for a fun time other than dinner, so it was great. It’s around 1am now, so I’m going to celebrate Christmas after my sleep. Right now, it’s still 2 weeks left to the start of Senior High. Seriously, I miss you 4F guys already, and that chat with Dillon just made you miss you guys even more. ❤ 4FlipFlops 09! I'll be forever [4FLIPFLOP’09<3!] Guardian, that 4flipflop tag will be with me on my MSN name for a while, maybe until i go into my new class. This Christmas surprisingly made me treasure the bond between us flippers even more. Another gathering pl0x…

2 weeks left, now learning the Hangul alphabet in Korean, hope to learn more and actually make some simple sentences. Hoping to learn some timing and learn more about the subbing processes in videos. Other than that, play less DoTa and Mousehunt and play more of my guitar. Hopefully I’ll settle my CCA soon. And this is my message to Guitar Ensamble, it’s your loss you didn’t chose me. I’ll still learn guitar, but maybe this is a blessing and a early christmas gift for me. Instead of playing guitar as a CCA, I can learn it as a hobby and something I can enjoy. I can focus on my studies more hopefully and play songs I actually I like. Watch me, I’ll make sure I own guitar, even if it takes me to lose even more skin on my fingers. After today, I realise I’m the type which should just stay in front of the comp,uter staying out late is not my type of thing. Call me a computer geek, it just suits me better. Haha

Another song for this Christmas, this song is Dreamland by BENNIE K (a J-pop song)

They can’t stop my heart!
Now get a party started alright!
omoi wo asu e nose
It’s like wonderland
te wo nobaseba alright!!
Then I feel like I’m dreaming!

A really happy song, fits the Christmas theme well.
Wishing all again another Happy Christmas! ^o^


Credits to padme for the picture, check out his amazing SNSD widescreen wallpapers here

Before I knew it… another day passes by… my footsteps take me back home.
With a thought that started with a strong heart, sometimes despite these tiring days.
This precious freedom drags my exausted body, and follows that road

Seoul, you’re my beautiful world, make my dreams come true.
Sooyoung ♥

although Sooyoung isn’t one of my favourite, this picture is just awesome!