end of a hectic week

I’ve barely rested much and it’s back to school again tomorrow D: but at least it’s a short week yay for cny!

My laptop is being really slow cos I’m converting the dtw photos from raw to jpeg, it’s gonna take forever sigh. And I’m only done with one out of the 3 ccas I took for (“done” meaning I edited the team shots and some others and left the rest cos it was too much work) ahh why did all 3 have to be in the same week x__x

Touch rug’s was on wed, I had a completely packed day from the morning to 9 cos it was lessons + I skipped a bit of math to shoot rimo, had a short break, then gp was essay on arts topics where I wrote “Does technology enhance the arts?” and gave lots of very general examples cos I didn’t have specific ones lolol. Then chem prac which was the 14min to chiong everything one, it was quite fun! I kinda overshot all the orange end points but whatever hahaha. After chem I chionged down to eat lunch, then went to shoot touch rug with munaya- it was a bit weird cos munaya used to be in touch rug but she broke her arm and had to quit :/ we took their team shot which can be best described as a taupok pyramid LOL then they took forever to decide on action shot.

After that we went to help out for photog trials! At first I didn’t have anything to do so was feeling quite useless, but after a while I swapped with yuanning and sat outside the room to tell the j1s what to do. Their trials were pretty cool lor it was a mini photomarathon around school where they had to take photos of things that look like alphabets. It’s quite interesting cos usually you wouldn’t ever notice such things but when you’re looking out for letters, they suddenly appear everywhere! Met george while bringing my photomarathon group around and he told me about his red cross interviews haha. At 5.30 my group went back to get interviewed and I sat in for fun and helped type out their responses for a while until I had to go off for gym.

Thurs was my only less crazy day, after school had h3 then sean and I went starbucks at nus! There wasn’t 1 for 1 so we just got the chocolate peanut butter stack thing 8) then I just went home and slept v early hahaha

On fri ___ came and joined us during recess and lunch….. and wts zhang..?! Anyway sean george benji and I escaped to the library lololol I did one sat paper! After the rest left benji and I went to get waffle again hahaha then I met linh and we took photos for band dtw. Band photoshoot was amusing, they were in 3 rows but the back couldn’t be seen v well so I suggested getting benches from ri canteen, not realising that they were joined to the tables. But some of them went and carried the whole table+benches thing over to the parade square hahahaha. Action shot was quite weird cos they didn’t know what they wanted to take also so we tried to arrange them and just take random photos of them playing their instruments… hope some turn out nice enough! Oh and I met mr wang (the nus high one) who was in school for rimo and had a really weird conversation with him LOL

We had gym trials during training, tiff was sick so she smsed me and amanda to “make sure chan is nice and pleasant” though I’m pretty sure he scared all of them at first cos when he was talking about safety “if you fall, don’t use your hands to support, otherwise you may fracture your arm” HAHA. We let them try both art and tramp but seems like almost all want to join tramp :O jiaolian came up with this thing where you lie flat down on the tramp and try to keep your body tightened while someone jumps and makes you bounce around, we made the j1s try it and they were… amused LOL jiaolian’s weird ideas. But yay we’ll actually have new juniors! Before this it was just isabelle and codee- oh reudi v funny he purposely acts scary to our juniors so he won’t end up like a pang, but that day he had to be nice to the new j1s, codee and isabelle were like “how come he so nice to them then so scary to us one” hahahaha

Yesterday morning was SATs! Essay was meh but I hope I don’t have any careless mistakes!!! Checked through all the other sections so many times man. I was at st francis (in bukit timah) cos I signed up late and there wasn’t any other available test venue, so ended up going for lunch after with dawn! Had chicken rice at rail mall and I regret buying a drink cos after that we ate icecream at sugalite, someone didn’t wanna share so I got one scoop of cookie monster which was good! :D so much better than brownice haha

Came home then followed my cousin and uncle to the library! I haven’t been there in so long that I couldn’t find my library card lol but I managed to unblock my ezlink card. Hope I have time to read the books I borrowed!! Oh when I was randomly looking around I found this book that’s supposed to be a guide to the bible for children, it’s like q&a on different stuff from the bible and one of them was something like “how did the first humans on earth get here?”, the answer was the adam and eve stuff, then it said “scientists who don’t believe in god think that other animals lived on earth millions of years ago, and the first humans descended from them by a theory which they call ‘evolution'” errrr whutt. And its answer to where did the universe come from was that god created it, “scientists believe that the universe created itself in what they call the ‘big bang’. If they think the universe can create itself in a fraction of a second, surely it isn’t that inconceivable that god could create it in a day” much logic lol

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my mum’s work of art

Had steamboat for tuan yuan fan! Simin and I got forced to eat zhu gan which was sooo bad omg. Gene brought his speed stacking cups and I tried doing haha it’s not that hard!! But must practise until you can do it super fast without failing then it looks cool.

Ok time to start on my tutorials which I haven’t touched the whole weekend :'(

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intense

(forgot to post this yesterday)

On the way back from shooting hockey deck the walls now and I just missed my bus argh DD:

Anyway it was very unlike what I expected! I was originally supposed to do with kityin but she couldn’t come and we couldn’t find a replacement also so I just did by myself, I was thinking it’s better to be overprepared than under so in addition to the dslr itself I had to lug my laptop and tripod around the whole day. But in the end I didn’t even use them!!! cos their training was intense unlike gym where we had time to take 1000 shots and look at them on matthew’s laptop. For hockey mr gopi basically gave them like 5min to settle team shots then after that I just hung around and tried to take some action shots. So I haven’t even seen the photos properly yet x__x hope they turn out fine!!

Before hockey I was helping out at alps booth, had to talk so much omg I don’t rmb going to ask so many questions when I was j1?? Then we all changed into our alps gear for the talk cos shaun and jack started off with a few fake slides which were super wordy and boring, then suddenly kyros popped up and said “eh, that’s the summit!!” then we all ran in and sat at the back. It was so retarded hahahaha and so after that they switched to their actual slides and presentation. I wonder if there’ll be a lot of people applying! But I think this year they’re cutting to 10 per team so total they can only accept 20 people, that’s v low chances lor haha so sad. 

I’m tiredd but today was quite a good day! Started with physics prac doing oscillations so just count pendulum swings, but everyone was counting out loud and distracting each other, ms tan commented that we sounded like monks chanting hahahaha. Oh george and I were trying to “fish” jiun harn’s long ruler (cos one experiment used a long ruler that had the weights hanging thing scotch taped on) then he tried to avoid by waving his ruler around, but he accidentally knocked into or hooked mine or something idek and managed to yank the weights holder off his ruler HAHAHA. I think I’m not explaining it very well but it was v funny at that time xD

We had floorball today too! Played 4 on 4 and it was really intense but that makes it fun :D I scored 3 goals!!! But I tried defending for one part and I let in one goal heh but nvm overall still good hahaha

We had alps breakfast on mon morning so I didn’t get to wake up late in the end D: we just ate and kaypoh-ed jack choosing photos for the presentation, then ended up doing work which was quite sad lol but I guess it’s unavoidable… first block was gp debate thing about whether “the Singaporean government should subside all forms of art”, the format was just the whole class split into 2 then each side takes turns to speak for 1min. Everyone had to say something and we weren’t v prepared so everyone just impromptu-ed their points lolol.

I realised that our physics and chem tutorials are completely different, for chem it’s intense cos ms ma goes through everything plus gives us alot of extra stuff to think about, but physics tutorials always end up super slack cos she makes us write our solutions on the board, then the rest of the block is her thinking about our answers while we waste time doing nothing hahaha. Ruhui and I got picked to talk to ms tan for floating civics block but it was nothing much just all about school and how we were coping. Benny and sean did last week and ms tan asked them to describe each other in 1 word hahaha but we didn’t have any interesting questions like that

Oh and I ponned h3 cos I had to come back to school for gym anyway, and went for tried to go for the uni talk. It was ridiculously packed!!! By the time we went, people were squeezing to get in and even the stage and stairs were all filled… Dawn zhang and I ended up sitting near the door at the front, we were kinda in the corridor leading to the lt but at least could see and hear the guy talking. The main things I learnt are 1. US need reports from ct plus two other teachers!! :S 2. must take STEP for uk math/engineering and 3. must do well for sat lololol. After the talk dawn left for hockey and zhang and I met benji george ruhui, then huang jinghui suddenly popped up and included himself in our discussion o__o ok he knows zhang george ruhui, not sure about benji but still…. I had a while to kill before going for gym and at some point he said “let’s go lepak lah!” I was like errrr whut. But in the end he left and benji and I went to buy waffles and sis talk hahahaha

good food & great company

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I super love this photo hehe 8))

 

Some of the more memorable quotes from the past few weeks x)

“a minor flaw in our action plan lies in its apparent lack of imperfections, leading to difficulties in further improvements”

“speak blessings to yourself. Do not allow others to speak negative words of your name” (what even?!?)

“you look exceedingly gorgeous today, ma’am”

jasmine: “我跟我的男朋友分手了” jiaolian: “那juan草有机会了!!!!” I am so amused hahaha jiaolian ships jasmine/maverick and tiff/reudi

“…Sorry I’m not myself today
I must be si-zling in your never yan-ding pool of sexiness
Yours truly,
Georgina the broccoli”

“does it count as being a lightbulb if there are two of us?”

“all the girls better stay away from him ah” – from talking about the waist-hip ratio thing ahahaha

I realised I forgot to blog about teo’s farewell last time so… as of a few weeks ago, rggym started training at ri gym, ie no more henry park and teo :(( actually I suppose it shouldn’t really matter since we’ve graduated already but it’s strange to think about how our juniors will have such a different training “culture” and no more seniors come back to hpps to judge trials and stuff :/ anyway we had a farewell dinner for teo at j8 manhattan (I don’t even know why they would wanna let us book cos we were this huge bunch of extremely noisy people hogging tables, and it wasn’t even very profitable for them cos we are cheapos who used up all of angelia’s 1 for 1 vouchers hahaha) then went to take a ton of photos with teo at the mrt entrance LOL. Miss teo’s training and taking his car back with thomson gang :( and it’s so weird to imagine that our tiny little sec 1s are soon gonna be sec 3 and be seniors!!

After teo left most of my batch went marble slab :D it’s good!! We ended up eating mostly in silence and I realised I’ve gotten quite used to silence(s?) so I can’t really tell if a silence is awkward or not HAHA. But yeah I think sometimes it’s nice to not have to make conversation lol #antisocial

Claimed my cts treat (final score 3-2!) at strictly pancakes hehe :D otw there we just happened to meet codee angelia debbie charmaine after their sushi buffet- so qiao right!! But yeah thanks to that, open secret is no longer a secret haha actually I’m quite amused at how slowly it spread! Anyway strictly was gooddd 8)

I got rostered to cover founder’s day so had to go to school early on a saturday D: uhm it was better not as bad as I’d expected! It’s nothing like rgs founder’s day lah but just speech day/prize-giving, and welll most of it was really boring. But at least I got to walk around, unlike all the other students sitting at the back who were so bored lolol. I think being a photographer needs some level of shamelessness like when the GOH is talking you’re supposed to just walk up right in front of him and shoot him talking. Which I don’t really have meh so paiseh to stand in front and block everyone! Andd I did sth very embarrassing ahh but luckily not a lot of people saw (I hope!!). Anyway it ended way ahead of schedule so benji and I went to get food :D ms stephanie siow was there also so we went to ask her if she remembered us (she remembered calling benji the qianbian face ahahaha).

After founder’s day I went to hpps for seniors-coming-back-to-visit-teo day. Was quite nice to see all the seniors together and ofc teo!!! We just had lunch and took photos around the gym, but didn’t get to stay very long cos we had to prep for farewell- jelita shopping then went to reudi’s house to make the pinata! His house super nice :D we spent super long on the pinata (which had $40 worth of sweets lolol) but it failed the first time hahaha but after we re-tied it up it was not bad!! Overall I think farewell was pretty good already lah considering we aren’t even very close to the seniors. Good bbq food + funny people and games (actually mostly just the dancing one ahahahaha) + sparklers! Most of the seniors just wanted to nua inside the house so we got more sparklers to play. Light painting is so cool :D we sang the changed-lyrics sch song which was v retarded lolol but I think they were impressed with the farewell gifts! Yay all our hard work during trainings/lectures haha esp tiff who did so many notebooks and pens!!

I had my camera for founders day so ended up being photographer for the rest of the day too, I took like 600 photos altogether the whole day .__. and had to post process founders day photos so I decided to download lightroom trial. It’s really nice to use ahh so much better than iphoto!! I need to learn how to torrent it or something

Celebrated lizzi and leanne’s bday at EwF! The food is pretty nice but not super fantastic I guess. Oh but their desserts look really good!!! We had a cake though so didn’t get to try the desserts D: anw it was nice to see them! Ended up mostly a gossip sharing session where as usual I don’t know half the people lol but ok lah it was not that bad

Went out with dawn twice last week! Once for yoguru, she had vouchers but cannot use together so after finishing 1 cup each we got another one to share LOL. And fri after training she crashed my family’s dinner/supper! Super funny cos we went to eat sam lo hor fun, then when deciding what to eat dawn was like “i’m ok with anything! Except taugay. And fish.” And sam lo is basically taugay and fish ahahaha. But my father made her try some taugay hahaha accomplishment of the century

Uhmm what else haha I’m v amused by my friends every day! Random talking at mos/ in sch cos we had a 3h break between lessons today x)

Yay for the 2.5 day school week 8D