Monday, October 30, 2006

Preparing for GP...

Adjusted the brightness of this picture to make it darker.


Enlisting April 13, BMTC School 1.

Jing Jie enlisting on his birthday, April 12. So funny.

Did you know that one quarter of the guys in my class made it to Divers?

That's partly because there are only 8 guys in my class.

Anybody else enlisting 13th?

Wednesday, October 25, 2006



Thank you for all the peace that's in my heart now.

Thank you that I am SO HAPPY these days; the A's are in your hands.

Some days I'm filled with so much peace that it is a little strange.

And I'm not stressed. More than enough time to study.

Ah... God is good, God is so good.


Monday, October 16, 2006


Been studying lately. A's approach. And it has occured to me more than once how different I'm taking to a major exam this time. During O's I was studying day and night, trying to get as many A1s as possible (in the end I only got 2). Now I study a bit, relax a bit. Guess it's really no use to pour out something as precious as life over something as meagre as an exam. Must learn to enjoy studying and do the other things I enjoy at the same time. The haze prevents me from going running or swimming as of late though.

The day after O's I woke up early and went to my buddy's house to play Halo 2 and then some Star Wars game and then after that, Dead or Alive. Spent a whole day doing that. As I walked home, the end of the O's just seemed so hollow, so meaningless. Like, "ok, so the O's are over, now what?". Hopefully, that shall not happen this time, after A's.

Last Friday as I walked out of school, the full impact hit me. Wow. That's the end of school life in uniform forever. I walk out of AJ not quite the same person as when I walked in. So much has changed in me. 2 years can really change a person. Prayer-fully, perhaps I am more malleable now to the Lord.

After A's, anything goes. Somehow, just right this moment, I kind of wish that I enlist in January. Perhaps the blur of events will get rid of any time to over-analyze.

I do believe that I've got more on my mind than appears to be so. Except that so often I can't tell anyone but the Lord. I guess sometimes it'd be better if I just go and do something, instead of think so much. NS in Jan will probably have that effect.

Quote of the day:

"Ok guys, return the ball. That's the end of PE for the rest of your lives"

-PE teacher when the bell rang, signalling the end of Wednesday's lesson

Friday, October 06, 2006


Prelims was ok. History B, Econs D, C maths O.

Forgot to thank Caleb for having me over last Sunday. And his 6 aunties (or around that number, hard to count) for feeding me endlessly. Got National Geographic and Animal Planet to watch some more. Reminds me of my ODAC days, which ain't too far back anyway.

Today everyone forgot bout School Min. I only realised at 11 plus at night and only told Mei Yan then. Things don't really seem to be moving. Seems that everything under these pre-A's conditions is moving by so fast. Motion blur.

Walk's okay. And just cuz it's just "okay", it actually means that it's not "okay". And I'm acutely aware of that.

O Lord.

Nothing more to say at this point, having fun irritating Keith on MSN. It's therapeutic.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Wry notes. Life in college.

C maths teacher: Tai Yong, did you do the last prelim assignment?

Tai Yong: No.

C maths teacher: Why not? Then what have you been doing the whole weekend?

Tai Yong: Econs and History.


The hardworking student's take: Wah, this test was friggin hard. Fortunately I studied for it.

The slacker's take: Wah so hard. Fortunately never study. Study already also will fail.

The A student: Hard meh?

The ultra-slacker: Is it? I see the first question I sian* already, cannot do. Then in the end I decided to sleep. Aiyah, anyway I'm doing the teacher a favour. Less to mark mah, correct? Anyway fail already later can study and get good progress award.


My friend, before the mid-years: Listen here's the plan. I'll get an A for Chinese, A for Econs, but F for C maths. Watch me man.

My friend, after the last paper: Eh listen, there's been a change in plan...


Background: Never attend GP lecture for J2s. Me and friend sitting near staff room, talking to a teacher.

GP teacher who walks by: Excuse me, are you J2s?

Friend: Hmmm? Huh? (acting blur)

GP teacher waits expectantly.

Friend to me: Are we J2s? (still trying to act blur)



History teacher: Look , the issue about implicit agreements in layman's terms is this. When one party says something and doesn't do it, the other party will get angry. Tai Yong, if Firdaus says he wants to meet you at town. And then he turns up 2 hours late, will you be angry?

Tai Yong: No.

History teacher: Why?

Tai Yong: I don't go town one.

History teacher: -_- Ok, never mind. Then what if one day you're supposed to meet Mark. And you say you'll meet him at 2p.m. But then you turn up 2 hours late. Would Mark be angry with you? Yes right?

Tai Yong: No.

History teacher: !!!! Why?

Tai Yong: Because Mark will most probably be 2 hours late as well.


Friend to pregnant teacher: Ms. XXX. You look slim from the back leh!