last night, at about 10+pm, there was blackout in hougang, sengkang, ang

mo kio and bishan area for about 2 hours

i was studying in my room with aircon on then blackout…thought my house

power trip, turn out whole neighbourhood no light…then i tried to study

under the LCD light of my digicam and PDA !lol along with a small little

portable fan !wink

during the blackout, can hear a lot of people talking in the blocks…see a lot

of candles, the Hougang Plaza nearby emitting super bright light, the HIHS

school below’s emergency light still on, the MRT also had light, and the bus

interchange had it on too. Somehow later, Upp S’good Road’s lights were

on. Also, the sky seem kinda bright, cloudy red, realised later there was


My dad turned on the radio, and the DJ said there were many calls of

blackout in many areas, and traffic along many places like PIE affected. People

were stuck in lifts too 😮

how fun….then at 12 midnight, i was about to sleep, then can hear people

cheering outside hah it’s back
ahh finally, turned on air conditioner and slept.

this shows how much we rely on electricity…

m y exam: day 2

Computing was a big joke!

Answer ONE section ONLY:
Section A (100 Marks)
Typical Computing paper with 7 questions:
1. VJC Website critique and suggestions
2. Data Rep
3. C++
4. Database
5. C++ Pointers
6. Discuss the following and their impact:
(a) Bioinformatics
(b) Nanotechnology
(c) Multi-player online gaming
7. Hardware specifications of a computer in 2014
Section B
Describe briefly what you have learnt so far in the VJC A-level Computing

course, highlighting the concepts and skills covered and their practical

relevance and usefulness in your present/future studies, work or everyday life.

(100 Marks)

Amazing right? When mr. gi first said before he gave out the paper that

there was 2 sections, we taught he meant 2 full papers for us to choose to

do. Turns out that after he gave out the paper, everyone was like vomiting!


He even said that they actually taught of making it an open-book test!

How interesting, anyway I chose Section A, because I wanted to test what I’ve

learnt and did not want to waste my whole day of mugging. If i’ve known, I

would have not studied anything at all and do section B !wink (Jingyi and

Jaclyn actually did that section B)

Question 6 was mainly ranting, and there was so little about hardware and

data rep which I studied quite a lot yesterday. Didn’t noe some C++ cheem


Anyway, after the website section, I wrote: Ultimately there are other aspects

of the VJC website which are beyond the scope of this paper 🙂

At the end of the paper, after 8 pages of crap, I wrote at the bottom:

How ironic it is to test computing without a computer. !lol