School logo? Then you’re not a customer.

Hello, world!

I know it has been days since I last blogged and I know some of you had been snooping around my blog, hoping that somehow an update will happen. And ta-dah! Here it is. Anyhow, sorry for not been blogging for the past two weeks or so. I’ve been tired. Been working for a while and yesterday’s was officially the last day. Yes, I counted – only 8 days of work but that’s more that I could bargain for. Would have liked to stay longer but I was too bummed out. The work seriously tires me out big time so good bye job, and hello social life yet again. 🙂

Anyhow, yes, some of the people I know have been expecting this entry cause I’m seriously effed up pissed off with an issue that’s been boiling inside my head for quite sometime now.

A week ago, BA GOAL went to Toa Payoh Hub to assist the kids from the Children’s Society cause they were participating in the SMRT drawing competition. The company’s lovely cause we had new volunteers and the kids were insanely fun. I was frantic for a moment cause I couldn’t find Benjamin but hold and behold, he was there! Hiding behind his hoodie and I was sooooooooo damn happy that he recognised me. And of course, he was still my kid of the day.

It was sad though. We were only able to have the company for about two to three hours. Very short period of time but never mind, there’s still the three day event that we are planning for them. Hopefully he’s there.

Well, of course, after the event, we didn’t want to head back. Only Ah Soh did cause she needed to go shopping. For what? Formal clothes for attachment. Cause all the remaining year threes had to embark on their attachment life – which translates to their last semester in school already. I’m like so jealous. Never mind, after this upcoming semester, I’m gonna be a third year already. Time pass quickly, please.

Anyhow, the rest of us – Toh Toh, Liu Hock, Suxin, Rebacca and Sheila headed out. We didn’t even know where we wanted to go. Watch movie? Expensive? Go Changi Airport? Rebacca suddenly said she got something on. Then go Esplanade? Too boring?

In the end, we headed to Dhoby Ghaut despite Toh Toh’s persistence plead that she has been there for three times already. LOL. Hence, we headed there and then proceeded to the arcade at Plaza Singapura.

AND THERE IT WAS, THE SIGNAGE!

Students who are wearing their school uniform will not be allowed to be in the premises.

So, the others and I were laughing it all. It was a Sunday and we are polytechnic students. But we were still wearing school uniform cause it was BA GOAL shirt which was bright orange and the logo of ngee ann was there. Well, we had to feel proud of it what?

We all passed the games area one by one till one staff stopped Suxin and Sheila and told them that they are allowed in there cause they were wearing school uniform.

I honestly went o.O, — and finally _|_.

I just couldn’t take it. I went up to the crew (let’s just call him a retard) and this was our conversation.

Me: Hmm, may I question you as to why we are not allowed to be here?

Retard: Sorry, it’s the rules, if you are wearing school uniform, you are not allowed in here.

Me: But we are poly students and it’s a Sunday. This is not even a school uniform but a CCA shirt.

Retard: Sorry, but it comes with the school logo, then it’s school uniform.

Me: But isn’t that discrimination?

Retard: Don’t get me wrong Sir, I’m not trying to be racist.

Me: What? Since when I said anything about being racist, my other five friends are chinese. I was talking about discrimination about us not being able to play when we are wearing just cca shirts.

Retard: It’s the rule. If you are caught here, it will reflect bad on both parties. Your school’s reputation will be tarnished.

At this point of time, I think he’s useless. I think he needs an education.

In what way would our presence in the arcade be tarnishing our school’s reputation? We are not hooligans and we do not intend to create trouble. All we wanted to do was play the games. Was it wrong? It was a SUNDAY and our exams are over. We are well over 18 and we deserve every right to be there. Just because we wear our shirt with school logo and we are immediately blacklisted?

I mean, keep it real. If I had gone to KFC, McDonalds or bowling alleys, they would be welcoming us with open arms cause we bring a lot of revenue to their outlets. But not at arcades? What’s the difference now? It’s ironic cause there were a lot of younger peeps inside the arcade and the reason why they are allowed in is because they are wearing home clothes?

This is definitely the wrong teaching. The crew said that we can go in if we change out of our shirts. Atrocious. If every secondary kid out there does that everytime they want to go arcade, I will be worried about them. Cause they are doing it on the sly. They have to act and behave like criminals just because they want a chance to probably unwind. In the past, going to arcades was a no-no but nowadays, I see even parents bringing their kids there.

Does going arcade equate being bad? No. I don’t think so. It’s all based on our environment, not a place we stay in for a mere hours.

There should be some changes implemented cause this stupid rule is totally not valid. Whatever, I’m boycotting that arcade anyways from now on.

September 8, 2008 at 2:07 pm Leave a comment

GCE ‘O’ levels Hokkien Examination

Saw this on a thread from Polytalks.

GSCE ‘O’ Levels
Hokkien Exam Paper

Instructions:

1. Read the passage carefully
2. Grade yourself with the grading system at the end of the passage after reading.
3. Not that difficult, chin chai do lah !

Section A: Orrler Exeminetion (60 marks)

Question:
Singalella why become rich ?

Koo zhar wu chee ay char bor kia, Singalella.
She got two sisters, but the stepmarder and the sisters all damn kuai-lan, so she quite zhia-lat oso.
Last time Singalella got own maid, but now she become the amah.
Everyday must cook lah, clean lah, simi sai mah bao-kah-liao.
If her sister say liak kar zhuak, she liak.
Tak jit zho kah tau-hin.
CPF poon boh.
But then, kay piak eh ah-pek got one son call Ah Ming got party.
So he say, ‘oeh, long chong lai ah.’
Singalella very happy because she never go party before but then her step-marder say, ‘Lee Mana eh-sai kee, this one bahru lu eh sisters wu standard.’
Then Singalella must zho sui-sui for her sisters and step-marder.
Tap pai how, buay zhia, buay koon and buay pang-sai.
That night she only can wave bye bye and then she go back to the kitchen and cook Maggi mee.
Her neighbour came over and ask, ‘Eh, an-zhua lu boh kee party?’
So Singaalella kong, ‘I-wan, lau-bu kong buay-sai, so boh pian.’
She never expect but the neighbour say, ‘Aiyah, kee lah, I give you money.’
So singalella brush teef and zhang-zhui, chen-kor, after that look very different.
She quickly run to opposite of the beh-chia-lor, already 11 o’clock.
At the party, Ah Ming also quite sian because the char bor all boh sui one.
Dance floor even got one ah pek dancing.
Just as Ah Ming told himself, ‘Aiyah see-pay zhia-lat’, Singalella came in.
Ah Ming straight away lau nuar.
‘Wah-lau eh, see-pay heng ah, chee kor buay pai.’
Ah Ming say to Singalella, ‘eh, sui eh, wah ai kah lee zho flen!’
Singalella say ok but Ah Ming like octopus, touch here touch there.
But then just it was 12 o’clock, one ah pek die on the dance floor.
He become ghost and tell Singalella all the good 4D number.
So after that Singalella quickly go and buy 4D, and then tiok tau-pio, zhit-pak ban.
So she pay back the kay-piak eh lau-kay-poh and then kah kee cho sen-lee.
Simi kuan eh sen-lee wah mana eh zhai.

Section B: Grades – Gauge Your command of Hokkien….

A1. Can understand the story and pronounce Hokkien correctly.
Hokkien eh sai, bo beh zao.

A2. Can understand half story and/or cannot pronounce Hokkien properly.
zhia lat

E8. Don’t understand story and/or catch no ball.
leow leow, mai ka lang kong you is Hokkien Singabolean

F9. Don’t understand rating.
kee see lah, wah mana eh zhai lee kong simi?

August 28, 2008 at 1:43 pm Leave a comment

Fated To Love You

The only thing that keeps me sane nowadays is tv shows! Yes, I have been rotting at home and doing nothing but watch tv shows. Everyday, I end up sleeping at 6am and then waking up at around 1pm. I’m such a sloth eh?

Here’s sharing my latest obsession, “Fated to love you.”

From Wikipedia:

A really unfashionable working class girl Chen Xin Yi has the desire to tie down her handsome boyfriend to be with her. Due to certain reasons, her boyfriend gets her to go on a love cruise and she started to ponder on how to lose her virginity and tie down her boyfriend. Xin Yi ended up taking cold medicine which made her drowsy and went into Ji Cun Xi’s room. Cun Xi is the sole male heir to his family’s company and has been in love with his girlfriend, Anna, for a long time. He planned to propose to Anna on the boat but she didn’t turn up on the cruise. An islander of Jiang Mu Island added drugs into Cun Xi’s drink and Cun Xi became disorientated and returned to his own room. Xin Yi and Cun Xi end up having a one night stand. Xin Yi later finds out that she’s pregnant and Cun Xi’s grandmother forces them to get married. Will a couple forced to marry for the sake of their unborn child find love with each other?

I know most of my peers have been watching this show like forever but I had to wait till school was out before I could actually sit down and enjoy the flow of this Taiwanese drama. Trust me, this is a very good show. Many times at night, I find myself crying because the storyline is simply touching. Don’t believe me, watch the show for yourself.

This brings back to life itself. All of us longs for someone to love and of course, many of us would even complain that we could never find that special somehow. Sometimes, watching all these love stories unfolding in dramas takes a stab at you, don’t they? I wonder when will fate cross my life and bestow on me the love of my life. Should I pray that it will happen now or should I let nature takes it course?

I feel that life is indeed unpredictable. We never would know what will happen next. For the better or worse, we will not know till we end up on that period of time. There was a point of time whereby I said that I wouldn’t care about love and moments later, I would be asking why I was still single. Maybe because I’m picky. Yes, I think that I’m pretty choosy when it comes to relationships. Sure, I may not be the Prince Charming but I believe that nowadays, there’s more to it than meets the eyes.

Should I care? Should I worry? Afterall, I’m not intending to get married anytime soon. And by that, not in a decade. I have been cooping myself in the realm of a student while many others that I know are already married or settling in their full time career. Did I take a longer route to get to where I want to be? Did I miss out on any shortcuts? Or rather, did I take the wrong route to success?

Hmm, one thing’s for sure. I will make sure I will get to my destination even if it will take me many years to come.

Love, or without love, my life will go on, I guess. I’m pretty sure there’s always somebody for someone. God has decreed who we will end up with so no matter what happens, we will find ou love one day. Who knows, my fate to love someone could come soon. 🙂

Trust me. You should really watch “Fated to love you.” The link to the show is here.

August 27, 2008 at 10:02 pm Leave a comment

Holidays are not fun at all.

Another day has passed yet again but still I’m not happy.

Today headed out with Wenjie and Joel to catch the movie, “MURDER OF THE INUGAMI CLAN”. Didn’t know what to expect from the movie but it got rated 4 stars out of five. Overall, it was a pretty good movie. It was slow in the beginning and there were vague parts but I think I enjoyed it on the whole. Reminded me of the “Files of Young Kindaichi” series. Here’s the synopsis and the trailer of the movie.

When the wealthy Inugami patriarch dies leaving a huge estate, their lawyer hires detective Kindaichi as a series of mysterious murders befalls the family – from attempted drownings, poisonings, to beheadings. A web of deceit, adultery and greed is revealed as the family gathers for the reading of the will, and the race for the inheritance turns even deadlier. The film is based on the bestselling novel by Seishi Yokomizo, which has been made into three films and five TV series. This is also the final film in the prolific career of Japanese film director Kon Ichikawa.

After the movie, headed to Recruit Express. Saw Xenia and Kiewu there as well. Got an offer for cashier at Singapore Expo but me and Joel kinda decided that we might not be going for it afterall cause it only pays you 5 bucks an hour and somemore so far. I think I will head for somewhere closer to home.

The holidays are not fun at all. I’m sure many of my friends will agree cause there’s nothing to do. And yesterday marked the end of the Olympics. This is so saddening. The highlights of the Olympics which are the gymnastics and swimming all ended pretty early.

But never mind. I found a new love in Thomas Daley. I will be looking out for him during the diving events at London 2012. 4 more years will come by pretty fast and I can’t wait for Singapore to kick some more ass then.

From Wikipedia:

Thomas Robert “Tom” Daley (born 21 May 1994 in Plymouth, England) is an English diver, who specialises in the 10 metre platform event. He started diving at the age of seven, and is a member of Plymouth Diving Club. He has made an impact in national and international competition at an early age. He represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where he was Britain’s youngest competitor, the youngest competitor of any nationality outside of the sport of swimming, and the youngest to participate in a final.

In February 2008, he was ranked 19th in the FINA Diving World Rankings men’s 10-metre platform category due to not participating in recent FINA Grand Prix meetings, but has risen to 4th in the same as of August 2008, due to his strong performance at the Olympics.

SO SIAN LAH. Why Olympics didn’t start only this week? 😦

August 25, 2008 at 7:18 pm Leave a comment

Dart Test

I’m not a Christian or anything but the following moved me to tears. Read it on.

THIS IS A POWERFUL MESSAGE. PLEASE READ ALL OF IT. I AM PASSING IT ON BECAUSE I AM CERTAINLY NOT ASHAMED TO DO SO.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke, it’s not funny, it’s intended to get you thinking………….

Dart Test

A young lady named Sally, relates an experience she had in a seminary class, given by her teacher, Dr. Smith . She says that Dr. Smith was known for his elaborate object lessons. One particular day, Sally walked into the seminary and knew they were in for a fun day. On the wall was a big target and on a nearby table were many darts. Dr. Smith told the students to draw a picture of someone that they disliked or someone who had made them angry, and he would allow them to throw darts at the person’s picture.

Sally’s friend drew a picture of who had stolen her boyfriend. Another friend drew a picture of his little brother. Sally drew a picture of a former friend, putting a great deal of detail into her drawing, even drawing pimples on the face. Sally was pleased with the overall effect she had achieved.

The class lined up and began throwing darts. Some of the students threw their darts with such force that their targets were ripping apart. Sally looked forward to her turn, and was filled with disappointment when Dr. Smith , because of time limits, asked the students to return to their seats.

As Sally sat thinking about how angry she was because she didn’t have a chance to throw any darts at her target. Dr. Smith began removing the target from the wall.

Underneath the target was a picture of Jesus. A hush fell over the room as each student viewed the mangled picture of Jesus; holes and jagged marks covered His face and His eyes were pierced. Dr. Smith said only these words….

‘ In as much as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me .’ Matthew 25:40. No other words were necessary; the tears filled eyes of the students focused only on the picture of Christ.

This is an easy test; you score 100 or zero . It’s your choice. If you aren’t ashamed to do this, please follow the directions. Jesus said, ‘ If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you, before My Father.’

Not ashamed… pass this on.

Isn’t it funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell. Isn’t it funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.

Isn’t it funny how everyone wants to go to heaven provided they do not have to believe, think, say, or do anything the Bible says. Or is it scary?

Isn’t it funny how someone can say ‘ I believe in God ‘ but still follow Satan (who, by the way, also ‘believes’ in God ).

Isn’t it funny how you can send a thousand jokes through e-mail and! they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord , people think twice about sharing . Isn’t it funny how the lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene pass freely through cyberspace, but the public discussion of Jesus is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Isn’t it funny how someone can be so fired up for Christ on Sunday, but be an invisible Christian the rest of the week. Are you laughing?

Isn’t it funny how when you go to forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it to them.

Isn’t it funny how I can be more worried about what other people think of me than what God thinks of me.

Will YOU pass this on? … I just did.

August 24, 2008 at 2:36 am Leave a comment

Celebration; Anticipation.

It’s been *counts* around 6 days since the exams ended. But somehow, I’m not feeling happy or excited that the semester has come to an end. Many other people around me have been celebrating; going out and enjoying their holidays away. As for me, I don’t even have the urge to go out at all.

WHY? I don’t quite understand it.

22 more days till results day. Maybe that’s what keeping me from celebrating. While many people will say that it’s over and done with, I beg to differ. For me, sure the hurdle is over but I believe that the race to the end hasn’t.

Just in case you think that I’m grades crazy, I am. I’m sure many other people in my course are too. But I guess, we all express it in various ways. I blog and talk about it with my close friends while others prefer to keep their composure till the end. I dunno. For the last two semesters, it has been like this. No excitement, just anxiety every single waking day.

I feel that celebrations should come after results day. But I’m pretty sure it won’t be the same for my friends. Some would cry over their results while some would act nonchalant regardless of the outcome. As for me, I would like to cry, but not for reasons that I had failed, but rather tears of enjoyment.

Every semester that passes by, marks a close to the end of my polytechnic life. Three more semesters to go and time will pass by quickly.

Just wondering, when would you celebrate?

The end of exams or when the results are out?

I want to know. You can remain to stay anonymous if needed. But I want to know what many other people out there feels.

August 24, 2008 at 12:26 am Leave a comment

Road Hazards.

Going out can be a chore.

For example today, it rained just as I was about to go out to meet my sister. And when it rains, it dampens the mood. Add on top the fact that I was already late and I had to send something else to my another sister. Make that super late.

I believe that the government provided pedestrian walkways so that in times of rain, it will facilitate our walk against the mud. Or for families, for the elderly and the kids to walk without hurting themselves.

But sometimes, I feel like the walkways are taken for granted.

WHY?

While this is a pressing issue, it just doesn’t get solved. No one could do about it. The problem I’m talking about is cyclists who utilises the walkway for their convenience at OUR inconvenience. I’m seriously pissed off. While I was battling to keep the rain away, I had to fight against all these cyclists who act as if we owe them a living or are stepping into their territory.

WTF?

I mean, honestly. Isn’t the walkway for us? They should not use it for their own gain. If you want to cycle, then do it on the road. I don’t care about your safety, I just care about mine. It just pisses me off to know that these people will scold you or even give the sarcastic look if you refuse to give them way or when you slowly react to their bells.

It’s bad enough that we are tired from all the walking and still there are people who refuse to let us have the leisure of walking without any interruptions. ATROCIOUS! I really have no idea what to do. If I refuse to let them pass, am I in the wrong? I don’t think so. Cause in the first place, they have to be considerate. Our safety is being compromised just because they think they are kings/queens of the world.

Another instance is when we needed to cross the traffic light. These people will be clogging the area and then using their bikes to move you away. Somemore, they expect you to give way to them when you need to rush against the traffic light timer. It’s so dangerous bringing kids and elderly out cause these people just refuse to give way. Instead, with a rude tone, they give a “EXCUSE ME!”. Yes, saying excuse me is supposedly having manners, but not when it’s delivered in the wrong way. Asswipes!

I sometimes wonder why such people exist in the first place. I don’t mind them cycling; I just don’t like them disturbing the walking pedestrians!

August 23, 2008 at 8:21 pm Leave a comment

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