Wednesday, July 23, 2008

This afternoon, I had lunch with Benjamin, one of my former classmates in TJC during the PAE period. Haven't seen each other face to face for 4-5 months! When we met at Bedok Interchange, that good, old feeling came back.

So we had lunch at Long John Silver's. We passed by KFC, but he said that the food at KFC is more "heaty" than that of Long John Silver's. I don't know how true is that.

We had quite a lot of stuff to exchange. 4, 5 months! We talked for quite a while. It has been so LONG since I sat back, relaxed and chatted with a friend. My lunches in NYP are usually rushed. And of course, the main thing that we chatted about, was school.

He would tell me how's stuff in TJC, and I would share my life in NYP too. He told me that Mr. Iskandar is seriously ill. Really sorry to hear about that. Hope he gets well soon.

I can still vividly remember all the 3 science teachers who taught CG06/08 during the PAE period. Their faces especially. Sigh... I can remember the times with YJ, Ben, Nic, ZY. Especially Ben and Nic. We would have lunch together at the food centre opposite TJC. We just clicked. I need to renew these friendships. Something tells me that if I might regret if I just let these friends pass me. I am not going to let that happen.

When I think about friendships again, I will think about the difference between SJI, TJC and NYP. The type of people and their attitude and the environment. I can analyse and determine who will be my friends for life, who are my true friends who will stick with me through thick and thin. It is best if I don't elaborate too much about this. Those who know me well enough will know what I mean.

I want to meet up with all 4 of them the next time! I am not going to neglect and take my friends for granted. Yea, not going to make a mistake that I will regret. I am going to treasure these people. Good friends are hard to come by.

To my friends in JC: If you didn't do too well for your JCTs, don't fret. Work harder. Press on. I know you guys can do it. Especially those in CG06/08! Come on, triple science! You have my support! Benjamin and Nicholas, yes, you guys will BE BACK.

With that, here's a video from Youtube: That's What Friends Are For.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cycling (East Coast Park to Changi Point)

I met Maverick and Jonathan at Bedok Interchange. We took 196 to Marine Parade (Parkway area), and walked to East Coast Park.

After renting a bicycle each, we embarked on a 4 hour biking trip. We covered a short-medium distance. Starting at around the Mcdonald's area, we cycled all the way to Changi Village via the PCN, stopping at Bedok Jetty for a while. We saw the trees, the birds, the sand, families in the sand, the water, the surfers, the ships, the planes, the Control Tower, the SAF Jetty.

When we reached Changi Village, we headed straight for the food centre. The market was closed then I think. As a matter of fact, not many stalls were open at that time (~5.30pm). We decided to settle down at a Zhi Cha (煮炒) stall (sort of a mini-restaurant). We each had a refreshing ICE-COLD sugarcane juice with a hint of lemon. All that we needed to boost our blood glucose levels.

As soon as we finished, we headed further down to Changi Point, around the Beach walk area. There were people fishing there. We met a couple walking together--not a bad choice, in fact a romantic venue for your Monday evening!

And we cycled back (using the same route), returned the bicycles 15 minutes earlier, and went to the breakwater to sit.

Jonathan & Maverick:

Here's the PCN route, taken from National Park's website:

We should aim to cover the whole loop next time!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

I was reading the forums just now, and argh... somone wanted to know how to determine the concentration of a solution without using titration. And another guy came along and suggested the use of uranyl zinc acetate to precipitate out the sodium ions. This farfetched idea was cool... But because it is almost impossible to obtain this in a high school lab, the idea itself totally cracked me up.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

It was the first day of school. Microbiology was not bad. Eugene and I managed to get quite a nice slide of Staphylococcus aureus. Normal crystal violet stain. One of the better slides I have prepared so far. The last time I tried to Gram stain in SJI... not too successful though. Probably due to contamination.

And German class was not bad, even though I was quite tired. Maverick made me laugh uncontrollably! We were picking German names. He's Ludwig! And I'm Wolfgang! Ludwig meets Wolfgang. Where music clashes...

I have no idea why Maverick and Jonathan find Wolfgang so funny... Maybe it's the "gang" part? I had that German feeling when I spoke. And I was laughing. It's contagious. The class was also laughing.

So tomorrow's physical chemistry and inorganic chemistry. Great... Thermodynamics, equilibria, rate equations... I am going to know you inside out! And yes, it's back to the basics of sharp, principal, diffuse, fundamental! Pauli exclusion principle! Wolfgang Pauli! Woo! I'm speaking Wolfgang and German again!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Approximately ten excuses for not doing homework:
I accidentally divided by zero and my paper burst into flames.
I could only get arbitrarily close to my textbook. I couldn't actually reach it.
I have the proof, but there isn't room to write it in this margin.
I was watching the World Series and got tied up trying to prove that it converged.
I have a solar powered calculator and it was cloudy.
I locked the paper in my trunk but a four-dimensional dog got in and ate it.
I couldn't figure out whether I am the square of negative one or I am the square root of negative one.
I took time out to snack on a doughnut and a cup of coffee, and then I spent the rest of the night trying to figure which one to dunk.
I could have sworn I put the homework inside a Klein bottle, but this morning I couldn't find it.

Here's another joke:

Get it?

Saturday, April 5, 2008

SCL Orientation '08

I made myself busy at the SCL Orientation 2008 for the past three days.

It's a long way to NYP... It's a long way, to go... I take about 1.5 hours to commute between home and school. It's just a bit longer, compared to SJI. So no grumbles.

No amazing anecdotes from the orientation. But I think my class MB0802 is not bad. And our OGLs, Shang Feng and Aida were very (tending to infinity) friendly.

Last night, a few of us had a mass conversation on MSN that quite rocked. Edwin got nailed by many of us... Haha... I haven't had such a good laugh on MSN for quite some time already. And for that I have to thank my classmates and OGLs.

I am still waiting for the photographs we took outside the library!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Resistant to Base

I actually have tonnes of stuff to talk about. But anyway I will just feature this wonderful video--a parody of "Addicted to Love".

Ain't it lovely? Musically speaking, it may not be the nicest song. However, don't forget it is a parody! My point is that it is creative. "Your stirring bar is dissolving"--haha!

Oh, and recently, I got to know Maverick. Same course, same polytechnic. Alright!