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30 April 2009
Watched 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'. Gambit (Taylor Kitsch, who acted in The Covenant) received way too little airtime, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds, you might've seen in him Blade: Trinity where he almost kissed a very disgusting dog) looked very scary - I preferred how he looked before that. I couldn't resist singing 'Fergalicious' whenever I saw will.i.am, I found the Lost person equally amusing, and there again they had to portray an Asian (Daniel Henney) as an asshole, killing innocent old folks. Generally, a good prequel, loved the mutant kids like Cyclops and Storm, but expected more.
Matt Giraud's out of the competition. Haha, back then in 12 Feb '09, I actually identified him as my personal favourite. And I forgot he, along with Allison, Kris and Adam, were all in Group 2 during the group stages. That makes Danny the only loner of the Final Four from Group 1, with everyone from Group 3 getting totally wiped out. Next week's Rock week, and I think Kris and Danny are going to be in trouble.
29 April 2009
The World Finals at Iowa was the first and only thing I was looking forward to this year. I was geared up to leave the increasingly hot country for a while, and immerse in another fantastic OM journey abroad in Iowa State University. How I wanted to relive the moments there - The International Festival, the pin-trading moments, the teen-party... Unfortunately, it's not going to translate into reality.
Well, as you people know, there's the swine flu (or the pig virus, as I like to call it) going on which is killing Mexicans, Americans and many more. Who knows who's going to be dead next? Well, I didn't really care at first, dismissing it as some other disease that would be contained easily and you know, life goes on. Who ever thought I'd be affected by it? It sure hit me hard, for our very cautious ministry has decided to cancel all tours going to America for obvious safety reasons. This includes the very tour I've been eagerly looking forward to. My heart just sank as I received the SMS during the Swim Finals.
At this point, I'm feeling somewhat like those swines above. Dead. Tired. Resigned. Besides studying, I really haven't got much to look forward to of late. I'm like this stagnant piece of rubbish that's floating around - beginning to feel just like a typical student who goes home right after lessons end to study.
Let's see. With the cancellation of this trip, I will not get my $1000 from the school, I will not enjoy one more year of the absolutely enjoyable and fun OM culture, and I'll have no choice but to take the GP Common Test 2. On the bright side, I can watch RProject, and I do have more time to study. Wow, what a way to console myself.
It's funny how we thought of so many possibilities that could stop us from going to the US.
Well, we cleared all these obstacles, but we were faced with the biggest obstacle of an ill pig (or many ill pigs, for that matter) blocking our way.
It hurts to see all the hard work and effort the team put in smashed right in our faces, as it gets infested with gelatine germs. I profess, I will not eat pork for the rest of April and May. This marks as a silent protest and a reminder to myself that it was those undesirable species of the animal life that is causing my misery.
For the record, it is likely that all the Singapore OM teams are not visiting beautiful America. [I think the RGS and ACSI teams are deeply mourning.] I am very positive that by the time World Finals arrive, this rubbish influenza would have subsided. Sadly, MOE gets all worried for our safety right here, right now, just to possibly appease the paranoid and worried parents and schools. And that does suck.
Expect me to sulk quite a bit for the rest of the week.
28 April 2009
At times, I wonder if I still made the right move.
Many seem happy making that decision.
But up till today, I'm still frowning upon it.
I could've done other things which were beckoning me to do so since Day 1, yet I resisted.
I decided to be a lone ranger, but boy, is it hard.
It's coming to an end. Everyone will be sobbing and sad.
Yet, I'm actually anticipating its arrival -- now can you believe that?
And I'm beginning to feel wary of my surroundings. There might be a camera right behind me now o.O
Damn the swine.
27 April 2009
PCD is having some domestic feline problems! They were the opening act for Britney's Phoenix World Tour leg (and yes, Britney said the correct state name when she appeared onstage.) and when Melody - the black woman who does those screaming portions in all the PCD songs - took her moment to address the crowd, she said this:
"Thank you for supporting me even though I'm not featured!" She then went on to say..."Don't let anyone stomp on your dreams!" Ok, obviously that ticked Nicole off. But, whoever cares? Nicole isn't part of PCD. As of late, for all their latest singles, the group has been known as The Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger. So chillax, girl! (The drama begins at 0:25.)
Following the Jazz theme, the Final 4 Idol contestants will take on Rock songs, and one of the guest performers is likely to be Daughtry! They're going to play their 1st single from their sophomore album!
26 April 2009
"If I see a man waving, does this mean that I'm not alone?"
1) Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone
2) Bat For Lashes - Daniel
3) Cobra Starship - Pete Wentz Is The Only Reason We're Famous
4) Michael Johns - Heart On My Sleeve
Okok, quick roundup summaries of shows this week:
23 April 2009
Wow, RJ doing pretty good for both the sports season and SYF! Double golds for Table Tennis, Track & Field, Water Polo, and Cross Country, Gold With Honours for Chinese, Indian and Modern Dance. And so many more to come!
And I feel crappy ahh.
21 April 2009
Less than a month away before investiture.
I have this forestalled inertia to get out of this working inertia.
I don't know what I just said in my previous sentence, because I just woke up.
18 April 2009
Came back so that I could go for RAP Symposium at NUS later this morning.
Meanwhile, watched Survivor, and I swear if I were to play Survivor, I'd pretty much play it like how Tyson does it. He doesn't make a fuss about what happens before the immunity challenge, and the moment it's done, he calls for a short meeting, tells who to vote for whom, everyone buys the idea, and poof, Brendon is sent home with Tyson being the silent mastermind that planned all this.
15 April 2009
13 April 2009
Louis will be away in Iowa from 26th May - 4th June to take part in
Odyssey Of The Mind World Finals @ Iowa State University
He is effectively missing GP for CT2.
Everyone in my team's quite happy about that, but I'm not, because my CT1 GP grade totally stinks.
Whatever, the thought of going to US again gives me all the reasons to smile.
And I'll make sure I get a good A for Prelims, and possibly everything else.
12 April 2009
This 13-part murder-mystery series is one that I'm looking forward to watching. To keep it short, Harper's Island is about a group of people who travel to a secluded island for a destination wedding. As the wedding festivities begin, friendships are tested and secrets exposed as a murderer claims victims, one by one, transforming the wedding week of fun and celebration into a terrifying struggle for survival. Sounds like a sadistic but enjoyable affair.
It's like Survivor meets Lost meets Scream - Everyone's marooned on an island for weeks; but instead of getting voted off by tribe members, the characters get slaughtered one by one. It is definite that by the end of the season, 'the killer will be revealed and only a few will survive,' according to the CBS website.
Alright, I'll give it a shot.
11 April 2009
Results for Odyssey Of The Mind (National Competition)
Long-Term Problem 4: Shock Waves, Division 3
Champions for Spontaneous Problem
1st Runners-up for Long-Term Problem
Still in utter disbelief that we actually won Spontaneous. Our common responses and rapidity in the flow of our responses actually paid off tremendously, edging out the eventual Long-Term champions (Barkers) by 20%! Lost out to them for skit by around 9%, and our structure by 30%. It was a close race, but I'm very proud of the team.
(From L to R) The Constructors: Lu Yang, Michelle. The Actors: Louis, Valerie, Olly, Brina.
Despite our ridiculously few meetings and our last minute costume-making and rehearsals yesterday, we produced rather decent results! Skit was absolutely spontaneous, forgot everything that we prepared. Still had a good score (due to perhaps the rapping and blowing of water), and perhaps this stands testament to why we are Spontaneous champs. Crapping everything out at the spur of the moment HAHA.
Hopefully appeal to Iowa is successful! Louis ate a lot today, lunch at Holland V's NYDC (where Olly got heads over heels with Bailey's), dinner at IMM's Ajisen. Till then, tata.
09 April 2009
Congratulations all those who got elected into the 29ths' Student Council!
To those who really slogged their guts out, tried their very best, but were unable to get elected, do take pride in how you've actually dedicated so much into the campaigning process and came out a stronger person. This setback might open up so much more opportunities for you, so don't get too hard over it! In fact, those who didn't make the cut whom I talked to were very open-minded about it and accepted it graciously. I'm very proud of you guys.
Last year's OotM design was a Merlion which looked like Scott McIntyre (BYEBYE!), this year, it pictures a dragon-boating team which holds their paddles wrongly. Brilliant illustrations to typify a Creative Problem Solving competition. HAHA. Unorthodox and absurd.
Spontaneous went pretty well, though doubtful whether we actually made a reasonable amount of creative responses. The problem was (since everyone has taken their spontaneous, no harm posting it here) to Name things that never stop, and to explain why. For example, you could say the river never stops because it is always flowing (Corny responses like these are considered common, so you have to give responses that are creative to earn more points. For example, you could say 'Orlando never stops because it is always blooming'. HAHA, Olly, nice one.)
Skit and Long Term Problem are both taking place this Saturday morning simultaneously, so if you're free, do come to ACS(I) to lend your support to the sole RI team amidst the sea of ACSers.
Louis' mantra: The best has never been yet to be for us. We have always been the best.
Fantastic! Got back my lovely wallet. I'm ecstatic everything is still intact, and I sincerely thank SBS Transit for their alertness and efficiency. YAY! *Tosses my Piggy purse aside*
I'm annoyed with Facebook, because they place the Birthday notices way below in the Home Page, and I often forget to check and wish my friends a Happy Birthday. That so annoys me. My GP grade today annoyed me as much. One consolation is that I passed all my subjects (ie at least D). Next, to obtain Bs for everything during CT2. Getting 'A's would be a pleasing bonus. To those who are struggling, don't give up ok, ignore those who're boasting their 5 As. We'll soon get there!
08 April 2009
Ok, I'm getting freaked out. Tomorrow is a dreadful day.
In other cheery news, SBSTransit sent me a letter to inform me that they've found my wallet.
Eh, eh, there's nothing else I can say.
This is one of the most ingenious videos which consists only of text.
07 April 2009
Great songs this week.
Hope Kaiser Chiefs went great!
First, I lose my wallet.
I would have to pay $100 to get my IC replaced.
Days without my ATM card are highly annoying.
The new EZlink card thing is pissing me off, because it will cause delay.
Next, I decide to forget my SingPass password.
I need it in order to book a date for my medical screening, and I so enthusiastically decided to do it today.
I tried all combinations, and on my last try, I finally found the letter containing the necessary information.
I checked it, and I typed in the SingPass they gave me.
And wow, I realize my account has been locked.
Low and behold, my new SingPass was written under the one they gave me.
I tried resetting my SingPass, but they would only allow me if I could remember the Date of Issue of my IC.
Wow. I am annoyed.
I have to do the following over the next 2 weeks, and this week is definitely out because of OM.
I have to:
And I'm sitting in front of my laptop, stunned with all the crap that has happened thus far.
05 April 2009
My brother is indeed the lead singer of King Kong Jane!
Click this link to see KKJ's first interview with MTV Asia.
You can also view their blog, their myspace page, or join the facebook group!
I realize OM's less than a week away.
Monday - Spontaneous in the morning, RAP presentation in the afternoon.
Tuesday - Visiting Ford Factory or Changi Muesum in the afternoon.
Wednesday - Spontaneous training + Skit Rehearsal
Thursday - SPONTANEOUS DAY
Good Friday - Final rehearsal for skit
Better Saturday - Skit Day
Best Sunday - END.
Let's just hope results won't bother me negatively this week.
Nothing else shall distract me. NOTHING.
04 April 2009
It's a pretty chic place, I must say. The range of plants might not be as varied as what you see in Botanic Gardens, but the ambience and the facilities are pretty cool. There's this interactive electronic game which is really fun; You guys should go check it out. It's near Alexandra.
Went there to celebrate my nephew's 1-year-old birthday (yeah the baby on the left. I look like a father.)
LUMOS went great! KoS entertained as usual, Nathan Hartono was fantastic, he's like the S'pore Mraz.
Got back marks for Econs, at least I had a safe pass. Thought I'd seriously flunk it.
But it didn't help that I lost my wallet. =(
You know, it's not about the money, it's about the EZlink, the IC, and the ATM card.
Oh well, looks like I gotta start rebuilding parts of my wallet.
01 April 2009
I can't believe Anoop/Megan and Kris/Lambert belong in the same competition. This is absurd.
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