Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Results... T_T

It was staggering when Puan Johana, our soon-to-be ex form teacher asked us to check our marks on the paper. The paper where our results are written in position, in marks, in percentage, in statistics. The statistics could be surprising, relieving or just too horrifying. The beautifully narrated story that I was reading did blend into my mind perfectly while my breath went heavier. I just needed more ventilation to calm down myself. The feeling was so indescribable, not that I cared much what position I'd get, but the anxiety stole my air away while scenes of the story went flashing in my mind.

I walked to her table where she was resting herself, starting to collect money from the sales of coupon for Canteen Day (that's another long story). I shuffled slowly towards her. I was dragging my feet. I sensed no feeling at that moment. Yvonne and a few more classmates who couldn't wait any longer, gathered around Pei Teng, trying to have a peep on the paper. Suddenly, Yvonne jumped high and screamed in joy. This is what she always does - shocking people out of a sudden by laughing too loud or overreacting over trivial matters. She always wanted me to get number one in class. The reason why should not be revealed. *evil laugh*

So, did that mean I achieve the highest pride in class? Yes, it is. But, I felt no thrill. I handed Puan Johana three thirty ringgit notes. I was a little comforted but, very worried too. It actually meant I'd have to put in more effort for the final exam. More pressure. More stress. But, so far, I shall just enjoy! Mommy promised me RM20 if I get number one in class. Only RM20, yet it's better than nothing!

I haven't finish my homework. AHHH!!! I'm going to do it now. T_T

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Back To School???

After two weeks of not well-benifited holidays, finally we're back to school. And there we are, doomed to face our exam results, and possibly, face the music later. Going back to school is torturing, except for the geniuses. But we still couldn't deny that we miss our friends badly!

So, obviously, it's a catch-22. Meeting our friends to quench our thirst (when we actually can do this outside of our school but we don't want to play truant, right? So, nevertheless, we have to get back to that dungeon. ROAR!) while getting our results that make us whine and probably, getting a life-time babble from our parents. It's a paradox. Thank God my mom doesn't babble on me much.

However, mom tends to think that my results are getting worse because I spent too much time surfing the net ever since she got me internet. Guess all parents say the same thing.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Karate Kid

Guess what, I'll be meeting Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan tomorrow. *excited* Uh, in the cinema. 2 adult tickets for mommy and me + 1 children ticket my brother. Karate Kid, see you!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dragon Boat Festival

It has been customary on Dragon Boat Festival to enjoy Zong Zi, glutinous rice dumplings as a memorial to Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet who committed suicide. Since this festival is around the corner, mommy made lots of Zong Zi from glutinous rice (obviously), pork (no offense to the Muslims), Chinese mushrooms and five-spice powder to name a few, having them wrapped in bamboo leaves, just this morning.

My Dragon Boat Festival routine all this while was eating dumplings. It's yummy, especially the one made by my mom. Hehe... But, sad to say, I have never seen even one dragon boat race. I really wish to watch one. Why isn't it on TV? I only know that this activity is actively held in Penang.

The world, there's much yet to discover...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

World Cup 2010

Shakira, performing Hips Don't Lie.

I was viewing through the videos of FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Concert, which took place on Thursday night, on Youtube. And all my favourite songs were performed! They had Hips Don't Lie by Shakira, I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas, Empire States Of Mind / No One by Alicia Keys and lots more. All the performers were dancing to traditional African beats. As I know, there will be 32 teams giving the best they have to shine on this sporting event and to become the next Soccer World Cup champion. Anyhow, I'm not interested in it after all. The only thing that catches my attention is their wonderful performance, my time-waster. Avid soccer fans from across the globe would probably made a trip to the country of South Africa to cheer their country, but this is not the case for Malaysia. After losing 4-1 to Bahrain, it looks like we've got to wait for another 4 years for our next chance. Or maybe we've got to wait forever... *Sigh*

Their overflowing spirit.

Awesome formation!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sex Crimes

It's very saddening to read the news nowadays. Theft. Robbery. Drug abuse. Murder. Rape. Should I say more?

To our dismay, sex crimes whom most victims are women and children are on the rise. According to the staggering statistic, last year, that is the year 2009, there were 3626 cases of sex crimes in Malaysia. Every 15 minutes, one person is sexually abused. And you may be having fun, hanging around with friends or something. How horrible the world has became, huh?

I have to say here, it's very important for the victims to voice out. If they choose to pretend nothing happened and let it be the past, or continue being threatened by the sex offenders, the violators will only be more encouraged to continue their wrongdoings as they will not need to be responsible for any consequences in change for their immoral pleasure.

As Ho Yan said, reading my blog makes her feels like she's reading news article. That's how I write, and I can't help it, haha... May the world be free of sex offenders. Peace.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Holiday ^^

No more mental torture
And good-intentioned lecture
Gratified, pressure's out
Gonna jump, spring and bound


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Teachers' Day

Look at their big smile!

Do you know that World Teachers' Day is celebrated across the world on 5th October every year? I actually just found this out on Wikipedia. Well, as a Malaysian, we should know our teachers' endless effort is commemorated the most on 16th Mei because on the same day in 1956, the Federal Legislative Council of the Federation of Malaya endorsed the Razak Report, one of four reports of the Education Committee regarding education in Malaysia. Okay, I think I've said enough about history.

Today is a very noteworthy day indeed. Needless to say, Teachers' Day Celebration was held in my school, this morning. Nareen, Jocelyn and Baie were the emcees. We were high as if we were intoxicated from alcohol. Or shall I say, our love for our teachers overflowed in a sudden simply because we could enjoy, exams are over, and most importantly, the task after this celebration would be go back home and have our two weeks holiday!

Back to the celebration story. Teachers were welcomed to have their seat on the hall stage with music played by Shangita, Vinoshini and Sheng Ping. And the prefects lined, forming a pathway to the stage with candles or lanterns held in their hands. The illumination made the ambience even more romantic. Everyone stood up as a sign of respect, clapping and cheering. After everyone had their seat (we had to sit on the floor T_T) and sang the national anthem, as it was expected but never wanted, speeches came. Mr. Chew and Encik Khairuddin read the couriers from the ministers to us. Then, Miss Goh, the principal, started preaching. The only time I paid full attention to her speech was when they were playing a video of an amazing lady telling a story. She drew images by using only sand and the story was meaningful and conceived important lessons.

The teachers read out their pledge and sang Malaysia Teachers' song. They, especially Miss Goh, always say that we should project our voice and sing out loud. But they were not that good in singing either. *chuckles*

The song, The World's Greatest by R. Kelly was modified and made famous once more in St. Mary. We sang this song to our teachers. I supposed the moment was very touching to them. And guess what, we had lucky draw for teachers, eleven prizes were provided and Miss Goh was supposed to pick 11 names from a container. Seriously, an ugly container. Wouldn't they make a presentable one? Well, the center of attraction wasn't the container anyway. When the lucky stars' names were announced, their "fans" went wild and cheered to the maximum. Puan Parimalah was the last name announced. She looked so surprised and delighted that she had one too! But Puan Chang seemed a little disappointed. Haha...

Next, our eyes were fed with another video, "Lesson We Learn From Teachers" and a sketch performed by two students entitled "Hu's On First". The character in "Lesson We Learn From Teachers" were so cute! Joey Low wanted to watch the whole movie if there's one. But for "Hu's On First", I've known the story ages ago, either in video or essay. I think it was the time for the teachers to prepare for their performances. Hah! We were going to see how crazy our teachers could be. And there they were, on stage performing Malay dance, Sumazau dance, Chinese dance, Hindi dance and even the native dance! Their movements and gestures were so amusing and hilarious while some did it in grace. We laughed out our hearts throughout their performances. Even Miss Goh let her hair down, scenes we couldn't catch anywhere, anytime but on this celebration.

Finally, we had a few more wonderful performances by students. One of the groups pampered the Korean artists' fans because they used mostly Korean songs but I, the non-Korean-artists-fans enjoyed it just as much. Then, time for dismissal arrived. We sang The World's Greatest once more and it was ended with applause. I supposed teachers would go for their feast after this and we would have our little own one, in the canteen. Haha...

Yvonne, Jye Chyi, Yap Xin, Jia Yeen and Yen Kei said if we can do MJ dance next Teachers' Day with me. I'm gonna plan for it during the end year holiday. Hope they really mean it.

Holiday, I'm coming!