Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Exam Results - Time to Bounce Back

So it looks like exam results are back, and no one's blogged about that yet. Truth be told, I can understand why - these exam results were craptastic, and it was through no fault of the examiners. None of the exam papers were hard per se, except maybe for math. It was mostly careless mistakes and being non-exam smart, like spending 45 mins on the first question of Chem Paper 2. And in the end, everyone got full marks for that piece of shit, because it was ECF all the freaking way. Sian.

That said, I'm overall preeeety okay with my exam results. Considering how shitty I felt after most papers, I think this was a pretty good result, yup. I mean, seriously, for Geography, I didn't think I'd get a 7, much less top the level. Geography is a full of shit subject - the question I spent the least time (30 minutes) on got 15, and the question I spent the most time (45 minutes) on got 14. Wow, talk about time management.

In the end, my results looked like this:

Chinese 7
English 6

6 for English was a pleasant surprise, because I was totally expecting a 5, maybe even a 4 if my paper 2 was unlucky. By the grace of God, I somehow managed to get a 16 for Paper 1, which was about...6~7 marks higher than what I was expecting. Similarly, I only got 18 for Paper 2, which was about 4 marks lower than what I was expecting. Oh well, life's like that.

I guess I feel a little pissed at myself for missing out on Physics, Math and Chem 7s, but what the heck, I got what I deserved - except maybe for Math, because I really thought I did well for that paper. But yeah, not mugging definitions for Physics and being an idiot in Chem Paper 2 really took its toll. Ah well, what can I say? Time to mug for the Prelims.

In any case, I ought to be very thankful, because it seems that a lot people died. I know cherilyn, demel, lexyXD got lower than what they expected. Dndy got what we all expected him to get, so that was fine. Even the Light only got 39 - his LangArts is really becoming his Achilles Heel. But still, I think we were all pretty emo about the results, some more emo than others, and emo for different reasons.

Ah well, another round of exams over. Time to prepare for the next round - such is the life of an IB mugger.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Fruitless Endeavor

Well, well, well...It has been a long time since this blog was updated.

Of course, I don't think I should go into all the excuses about why I didn't update the blog, such as the slew of exams, the follow-up IAs such as World Lit and Geography IA, and perhaps most importantly, the obtainment of a certain novel called When the Seagulls Cry.

Speaking about When the Seagulls Cry, I highly recommend it. It is epic mindrape. Perfect for dealing with post-exam trauma and for a bit of escapism now and then.

However, this is not the main reason why I have decided posting today. As much as I'd like it to be (I'll probably come back and post on Seagulls one of these days), I realize that I cannot keep this secret any longer!


Wait for it...


It's coming soon....




Okay, just kidding, I'm not. But what the heck, I can't really think of a reason why I should post today, mostly because my most well-kept secret has ALREADY BEEN EXPOSED. I am not sure who exposed it, I'm not sure how they exposed it, but apparently it has made its rounds and now everyone knows it!

Now everyone is talking about taking me to fruit buffets and tying me to chairs and throwing fruits of various shapes and sizes my way (not the durian, not the durian, NOT THE DURIAN - cue splattering noises, drip drip drip - kihihihihihihihihihihihi). It is a terribly disturbing thought, but in the end, all of your efforts will bear no fruit! I WILL NEVER EAT THEM! NEVER!

The strange thing is, although many have asked, I myself do not know the reason why I do not attempt to even try these kind of foodstuffs. Like some people have craving for sweet stuff and things like lurpak (like, what the heck is that), I have a strange enmity with anything that has seeds in it. Tis' strange, tis' foul. Perhaps it's in my genes, but if that's the case, then I don't know which side of my family it came from. Gwehhhhhhhhhh, I wonder what makes me like this.

Oh well, I have a feeling it remain as one of the mysteries of the universe. Anyway, it is currently the least of my problems. Exam results are coming out soon, and I'm not exactly looking forward to them. I think I "failed" most of my subjects (meaning I didn't get 7, which is what we should all be aiming for anyway), and I know I already failed physics. Moderation or not, this means more mugging of definitions.

Hmm...in terms of side-projects, most have been brushed aside by the juggernaut known as When the Seagulls Cry. They'll be back though, and I already have an idea of what my next unfinished project should be. Hehehe, we'll try and resolve this one, shan't we?

In any case, I hope that I'll keep this blog alive. No time to write anything these days.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

This has been a good day!

Language Arts Marks Successfully Salvaged

Felt really good about this test. And when I say good, I mean punch-the-air-and-scream-I-have-salvaged-my-langarts-marks kinda good.

Starcraft 2 HD Videos


Oh hot damn.
This is my Jam.
This whole Zerg thing's nothing but a sham.
We don't understand
Bring the Protoss Band
Back to Aiur, A - Aiur, Aiur, A - Aiur
Aiur, A - Aiur, Aiur, A - Aiur

Can you tell I'm excited about Starcraft 2?

CLANNAD Kyou Chapter out

This speaks for itself as well. CLANNAD has always been a favourite of mine, and despite the fact that the Kyou chapter is the angst episode in the entire series...ah, what the heck, it's CLANNAD. That alone is enough to watch it, and it's gonna be better than the Tomoyo arc, anyway, because the Tomoyo arc was, IMO, one of the poorer arcs in the series.

Playing Poker/Taiti with my Dad.

How do you spell the name of the game anyway? Forget it, I'm not even gonna try. Safe to say that this was my favourite moment during the day. It's not often that you get to play with your Dad, and even less often when you trounce him spectacularly. This was pretty special for me, not just because it reinflated my ego (stupid kid), but also because my Dad's around only 100 days out of 365. It's really important that we play around when we're together.

No, we weren't playing with money - suffice to say that my Dad has to make me 8 drinks and has to cut me 2 fruits before he settles the debt. Hurrhurr, this provides me with enough betting power for the next round of poker! =D