Graduation: really the end?

25 09 2009

Dear World,

Tomorrow, the graduating classes of 2009 of my school are having our Graduation Ceremony. I do recall posting my review on HSM 3, stating that it was a scary movie, the scariest I have ever watched and I still say that til today. People asked me why. If you have seen the movie and if you were to step in my shoes ( which a lot of people can do because I have big feet),you will know what I am talking about.  I haven’t been posting for studies have taken up my time, or well most of it. 27 days to my O levels if anyone is wondering. Today, me and my friends celebrated our improved Prelim results so today is my day off. Since tomorrow is my big event, no studying will take place. Hey! Sunday I’m mugging. Don’t worry so much.

Not my point. The thing is, I have been going on about the big O that I forgot about graduation.

Today I had Youth mission with my class and other classes and we had to write on these paper hearts to people we have hurt or who we would like to apologise to and if I was given more than one heart, I would have written to many of my classmates. If you must know, I wrote to my former soccer buddy. She would always bring her soccer ball to school when we were in Primary school together and we and some other friends would play on the field. Strange coming from an all girls school but true story. In fact, it was the only thing I could remember from primary school and wrote to her saying that it was the best time ever. We had fun, got into some trouble but hey we were kids.

I received 2 hearts one apologising to me about something that happened in Primary school and grateful that we could move on ( I can’t remember what happened by the way) and the other from my drama president and I went to talk to her and when I was talking to her and how she was feeling, it made me want to write another heart to her. I think  I will, later tonight. There are things I would love to apologise for her for.

It is so strange when strangers tell you the truth, that you have lost friends and gained new ones but still we should keep the old. They are still friends.

Graduation tomorrow will be the saddest event for me. It doesn’t matter that I will still see these people for another 2 weeks, I know I am going to cry. A classmate said the sweetest thing when she was asked what she would miss the most and she shouted out our class. I might not have many good relations with some of my classmates but if they are reading this right now, I will miss the fun times, or the strange times or those annoying, distracting times. Wacky personalities break up serious moods and keep people moving on. I thank them, even if they didn’t like me, I still thank them. They influenced the way my two years went.

This might not be very original but I am not writing an original story I am writing a true one. I have also mentioned that I hate writing about my personal life but hey, there is always a lesson in everything. This is not exactly a lesson this is a tribute.

I want to grow up, in fact I watched my first NC 16 movie today but I don’t want to leave my school. I have been there 10 years. The values taught have been instilled into me. I can name all 4 of them by heart.

I just don’t believe I am graduating. I never thought this day would come.

With regards,

Cheyenne

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My guide: Surviving Singapore’s Schools

25 08 2009

I was kind of inspired by Ned’s declassified school survival guide. But that is mainly for american kids. It  can be applied to Singapore students but we have a different way of doing things. So I thought I help the future and current graduating school students out and make this guide. I am reviewing the structure of my blog and thinking of doing a survival guide on life in general. I am still thinking about it but my O levels are in the way so I have to rethink a lot of things.

So we just had our English oral examinations. EVERYONE LISTEN TO THESE TIPS.

  • Tip #1: Chill. Even if it involves throwing ice down your blouse. I am not just talking about to keep cool because of the warm weather. Keep your nerves down.
  • Tip #2: Orals are easy. So don’t worry and don’t study. When you are nearing your orals, you come up with strange creative ways to ‘ study’ oral. There is a structure and things you should take note off but nothing you can’t see and think of with your brain. Be creative when you begin.
  • Tip #3: Examiners truely hate it when you completely treat this like an examination. Most have a nice smile on their faces and encourage you to do your best.
  • Tip #4: During conversation throw in a joke or two but don’t over do it. Make sure it is related the to topic and if your joke fails just smile.
  • Tip #5: Orals are like going to an interview. Make sure your hair is neat. Your shoes, cleans. Your blouse pressed, your teeth clean. Don’t eat garlic or onions. Have a tictac od drink something fruity before entering the examination all.
  • Tip #6: Have fun. If you have fun the examiner will too. It is an added bonus and you score higher.

All the best!

Cheyenne





A change of heart.

30 07 2008

This post is in response to something my principle said. It is also a method of teaching which I find very useful and would recommend to those who don’t know or have a preferred style of teaching.

I have a particular lesson every Monday and Wednesday and the teacher scares me at times. She had such a presence the moment she stepped into our classroom at the beginning of the year; it was able to shush a Zoo. If someone dropped a pin in our classroom, you would be able to here it. However, I do enjoy her lessons . . . that is, of course, if she is in a good mood, which she is pretty much most of the time. She is stern but I know deep down she cares deeply for her students. If you sit in her class, you will feel that at first she can be harsh, making you do templates after every chapter. Now, however, I find the templates very useful although they are very theedious to do. The templates we do are like shortcuts to answering exam questions ( we have to remember the templates as we can’t bring them into examination halls. That would be considered cheating.) Sometimes on days when she isn’t feeling at her best, well, it’s  like being in a land mine. You never know when you are going to get a massive explosion. She doesn’t shout or anything but when she does get upset, it has a big impact.  You can feel the tension in the room. But her bad days don’t come that often. When she is in a good mood, she can tell some really good jokes to help us understand concepts better.

Over all, my impression of her has changed since the beginning of the year from an evil federal lord to a caring person