On Tuesday evening, me, mx, vic, mr boy, terence, jonathan went on two cabs to Nassim Road…the official residence of the British High Commissioner for Sterling Group Reception. It was an old colonial building…100+ years old…very interesting.
anyway the reception was just a standing one with finger food and drinks being served by waitresses. the finger food was quite interesting, cos they were not the usual kind…more of delicacies, like mini-bite-sized-pizza etc. anyway after some mingling ard with the sterling lecturers from the various british universities, some of whom asked if we are going to win again, they announced the results.
we sort of anticipated that we are winning cos mr chad goh led the cat out of the bag earlier to min xuan this morning. learnt from mr boy later that the sterling people called to say our attendance is compulsory, so means we won something, just duno whether it’s my team or the other team. somehow or rather, mx, vic and i were rather optimistic. so we were waiting for our team name MEVC to be announced in eagerness, sorta prepared ourselves mentally and physically by finding somewhere to put our bags…and thus we make history by winning the Sterling competition for the 3rd consecutive year running! yay. well we got a trophy, challenge shield, and 1000 pounds, of which S$1.5 to be divided amongst 4 of us.
after the prize giving, the high commissioner spoke, and the CEO i/c of london2012 spoke, and thenall of us got to watch 2 cool dvd commercials of london 2012, and thus psychoing us to support them as a candidate city for the XXXth olympics. haha i think we really absorbed the propaganda.
after that it was walk down the long wealthy stretch of Nassim Road in which almost every car passed was a MERC, well and we went home, happy.
(oh i forgot to mention that we saw Pari who’s now in st. andrew’s. heh. i remember mr gi asking me about his appeal to vjc last year)
anyway yesterday, the minister for education announced that PEARLS and compulsory CIP hours will be scrapped from 2007 for university admission. hais. means it’d not affect my batch. aiyoh. how interesting….another system which was up a few years back, caused everyone – students and teachers included – much worry and much time, and then now scrapped. just another feature of the ministry of education.
actually it’s quite rationale…hope that people will stop doing things for the sake of PEARLS points, and hope that it will also not make people passive in CCA. now finally we don’t need to go and purposely fill up the different aspects of PEARLS esp things such as CIP, which people do just for the sake of fulfilling the requirement. So what if u do 80 hours of CIP in two years? ….
nothing is ideal. and so is system or no system. but what really matters is your passion in whatever you do, which is measured by the fruits of your labour.
regarding this matter, mr dominic chua and mr ho selected 10 J2 students for the press to choose to interview, i was one of them, but in the end the press wanted a J1 and hence didn’t interview any of the 10. hmm i heard mr chua wrote something pretty lengthy for me…
An interesting quote: “It’s amazing what can be accomplished when you don’t care who gets the credit.”
I forgot to talk about the full day on monday. well monday was declared a holiday thanks to the 2nd best A level results in VJC history. however the mass dance response was lousy, and so was the cheers. only 2 dances, and then everyone chaoz. no VS people cheering. so sad :S…haix….and so, I’ve to stay back in V26 to finish up the orientation VCD export, stupid Premiere kept crashing and crashing…aiyoh. Well since other people have training, I cannot do iCOMP stuff meh? haha….jr yt mf went to skate. they kindly bought lunch for me back to sch (yes I was in school until 2PM), and later we, and josh and vic went to play pool in orchard. we reached there at abt 3.30PM, and it almost feel like any other school day, was almost dozing off on the bus, quite tired. anyway pool was fun, havn’t been playing for a loonng time…didn’t really play much.
vic had extra free movie tickets, so I volunteered to replace zhan who could not make it. and we watched robots, an animation by creators of ice age, in a theatre filled with children of all ages and adults of all ages. wow. it was funny and hilarious, vic laughed so loud. haha. it was quite corny, graphics were not bad. “Ladies and gentlebots…”
and so that was how the full day was spent, albeit half of it was in school.
approx 200 orientation vcds were produced and sold successfully