2nd week of school: excited but still not in study mood yet :P

 

2nd week  back in school after my 3 month plus stint in TECSC. It feels good to be back! Though I am still not into the study mode yet, but I am more determined to study this sem (partly because of my modules and for my exchange).

First week of school had mixed feelings. Unsure, because I was rarely in school the whole summer. Excited, because I missed school and being able to have time to go out with friends, other than on weekends. Tired, though it is only the first week only but filled with booth duty, outings and having my 21st Birthday Party.

Well as usual, let me give a summary of my first week back in sch >>

MONDAY

Had lunch with my BFF/Not-so-close friend at Dean & Deluca. We ordered “Berries and Flap Jacks” but it was too much for a one person’s serving 😛 We had to pack the pancakes, but I ended giving my pancakes to Challenge booth people since they had not eaten their lunch.

Had my first lesson of the Semester: Deconstructing Singapore Society. I feel the lesson helps me to learn more about Singapore, the laws, political scene, etc.. So I don’t think I will drop the class. But I must admit that I think we are walking on thin lines >.<

TUESDAY

First time I kept hearing a prof asking his students to drop his class, but it was all for good intentions. We are going to work in groups often and have fieldtrips to polyclinic to work on improving patient experience.

Tuesday is also my most free day. 1 morning class and I can head home to rest le !!

Met up with T17 girls, like a finally ((: the topics we talk about really changed over the years. We went The Coffee Daily, which only had nice coffee  and not much food. Since it is near my house, I might head there often for <alone> time. haix 1 evening was not enough for us , or more for me, to catch up with the rest, especially when they are mostly all in NUS.

FRIDAY

My 21st Birthday!!!

woke up and immediately packed my stuff for the chalet then drove down (: Once there, we started the decorations with my aunt’s beautician (but sadly I do not have the photos of that with me now. It was good to have everyone there but i barely had time to entertain everyone. Appreciative that my friends still enjoy the company, food and my cake!!! Picture coming up ((:

 2013-08-23 14.17.28 The Beautician made two lovely bouquets for Sam and me ((:

  IMG-20130823-WA0005 My 21st Birthday cake!! Winnie the Pooh(:

 2013-08-24 11.48.05 Presents from Valerie, Fiona and Lixia (who is currently on exchange). Super thankful to theses girls for being there since secondary school, even though I often cant meet up with them due to my involvement in school activities. I promise that i will spend more time with you girls, especially after I end my term of office!! 2013-08-24 11.50.52 Presents from T17. Missed the times when we sit together at one table on the canteen and just gossip the day away. All the fun memories the T17 had provided me with are irreplaceable. We often have study group at NLB or Macs, and aso stayed back for the Night study sessions. Huiyi Lee, I still remember we tried to catch the same bus to go to Changi Airport to study, but i don’t rmb us succeeding even once 😛

2013-08-24 11.52.29Presents from 5th SICS MC and Chieh Ming One of the first group of friends I had during my University Year 1. You guys have provided listening ear to my troubles and provided a lot of advice for me.  Look forward to more gatherings!!

2013-08-24 11.49.50Present from 6th SICS MC and SOCSC friends. Super touched by your messages!! To 6th SICS MC: we are almost at the end le! Last stretch left to go 😛 Really thankful for all the effort that you all have put in for your duties and planning our SICS events. To SOCSC group: I missed the fun times we had during Socsc camp last summer!! but the $55 dollar shorts can not be framed up lah:P haha! looking forward to more BBQ gathering((:

 2013-08-24 11.46.03Present from SMU Challenge 2013 team Too white le! I scared dirty hahaha >.< Okie I will wear it everyday, starting from today. Thanks to you all for stepping up into the various roles and making this journey enjoyable ((:

2013-08-24 12.02.13Present from Alicia and Benjamin Thank you for coming down!!! Thank you for the sweet treats. We should meet up other than for SICS stuff ((:

Comm Service <3

I was typing in the details for my essay entry for NYC Shine Award. Only after I typed out everything then I realise that what I did was nothing much. It is mostly overseeing some projects that all. I was always taking up leadership role but rarely following others lead. Maybe I don’t really understand what Comm Service really is. Because every time someone ask me why I am doing this, my answer is because I like to do it and I get the sense of satisfaction.

Or maybe because i just like it to be simple and no complications at all. maybe it is just me.

Hmm maybe in the future I should take up specific roles in projects (not just comm service), so that i can train myself in that area. Then maybe I can finally find an area that I am specialised in, rather than going to interview for projects and internship and telling others that I am not sure what I am very good, except being involved in a lot of comm service work 😛

Duration of project Project name Project Description My role in the project
November 2009 – December 2009 Cambodia OCIP 2009 An overseas community service project, in collaboration with YMCA Singapore, to Battambang, Cambodia where we will educate the students on basis English, paint their new library and help to build a new basketball court for them. Project Leader (President, CJC Interact Club)Pre-execution-          Oversee all the planning process

–          Lead the Fundraising activities: making and selling of cupcakes

During execution

–          Allocate duties to team members and oversee the operations.

–          Mainly involved in painting a mural for the new library

January 2010 – February 2010 Prose for Rose A fundraising initiative for Cambodia OCIP 2010 Project Leader –          Oversee the operations

–          Allocate the booth duties to all Interact Club members

–          Involved in the collection and preparation of the roses.

–          In-charge of special orders and preparation of rose bouquets

September 2011 – June 2012 Project Nurture (under SMU Rotaract) A community service project with Admiralty Care Centre children. The theme for the year was Social Entrepreneurship Committee member–          In-charge for a handicraft session, where the children learn how to make two types of bracelets in a few simple steps.-          Source for possible ticket sponsorship from USS for the children’s day trip to USS
January 2012 – June 2012 Project Kor Koh An overseas community service project (linked to iConserve 2011, a local environmental community service project) where we will help the villagers:-          build a water irrigation system-          restore the walls of a home

–          teach English and Basis Hygiene lessons

Local Community service Leader Pre/Post-execution

–          In-charge of planning and overseeing the pre-OCSP and post-OCSP local community service project

Execution

–          In-charge of the Basis Hygiene lessons, with one of my OCSP teammate. Every morning we will gather the children in two rows and teach them how to brush their teeth properly.

–          In-charge of the distribution of donated clothes to the villagers

May 2012 – September 2012 iConserve 2012 An environmental project to educate our participants and public on some conservation tips and to build a show-flat out of recycled materials.Activities in iConserve 2012:-          Newspaper Collection Drive (on weekends)

–          3D2N Bonding Camp

–          2D1N Finale Camp

–          Post-camp Beneficiary Interaction

Vice- President–          Assisting the President and two other Vice-Presidents to oversee all the planning and execution process-          One of the liaison point between iConserve Organising Committee and Centre of Social Responsibility

August 2012 – December 2012 A Truly Magical Christmas (under SMU Red Cross) An annual external blood donation drive to collate more blood packs for future usage and recruit more regular blood donors Project Leader (Blood Donation and Donor Recruitment Director)–          Overseeing the planning and execution procedures with my co-director-
November 2012 – Present SMU Challenge 2013 (under SICS) We would collect cash and in-kind donations as well as accompany the elderly under the care of Lions’ Befrienders. Human Resources Director–          Liaison point between the Organising Committee and the Volunteers-          Liaison point between the Organising Committee and Centre for Social Responsibility

–          Recording of CSP hours for all parties involved in SMU Challenge.

–          In-charge of the welfare of the Organising Committee

March 2013 – September 2013 MOE Gift Programme 2013 A new initiative by Ministry of Education, where Undergraduates (who volunteered) would go to various Primary and Secondary Schools to Plan activities to carry out with the students of Class 1T8 in Yishun Town Secondary School-          Guide the students on how to conduct a fundraising booth to sell the organic vegetables they grew.-          Assist the teachers in getting the students to complete their homework

–          Guide the students towards achieving their aspirations and dream jobs.

Another G.N.O :P

 

All the un-glam pictures,

Individual shoots with birthday girl,

Failed birthday surprise,

Hello Kitty birthday cake with melted 19 candles,

& Monopoly Deal accompanied with a bottle of Baileys!

 

This time mi outing was to celebrate our dear HuiYi Lee’s 20th Birthday ((: we wanted to light up the all the candles and surprise HuiYi but all the candles melted before she came ): as long as HuiYi like it can le ((:

After that, we nua-ed at MFM for about an hour plus chatting like nobody’s business and the staff had to hint to us to left the place as there was a long queue outside ((: But then we still had to walk around till 8pm before we could go to Cindy’s place.

Finally we got to Cindy’s place and continue chatted while playing Monopoly Deal and drink Baileys ((: but i had to leave early coz need to complete work, since got meeting tmr!

 

okie back to doing work now ((:

T17 X’mas boxing day celebration ((:

 

Gift exchange was epic !!! Bryan received a rabbit puppet, in exchange for his Mascato . Big differences man !!! haha ((: Cindy got Huiyi’s gift with was twister Hopscotch , best part yet , it was bought from Toys’R’us.I got a relative practical gift which is CHOCOLATES !!!!! LOL! just like daddy ((:

Dinner prepared by Darren’s parents && it was so good man !!! Chicken , ham , fish , prawn , sotong and pasta . yum yum ((: & we drank some drink called “egg nos” (idk the name leh) taste sweeter than Baileys ((: Too bad mi comp doesnt like mi hp now so cant upload yet 😦

Kenny’s farewell !!

 

Partyyyyy @ Kee Hao’s place ((: suddenly it was like back to T17 days in CJ . haha ((:

but keeping miself away from alcohol today . need to wake up earlier then usual tmr to study . no clubbing too !! still got exams 😦 I WAN GO !

* EXAMS !! *

* Y U NO LET MI GO ?? *

LOL!! i am juz being lame . okie back to watch shows with mi sis for the night ((:

Econs , i promise i will do mi preparation for you tmr . bye for now ((:

From ValHo’s blog ((:

Title : I <3  T17’0910

How I miss our horridly playful class, always coming up with every possible activity other than mugging after lessons.

Pool, Island Creamery, games of basketball, ping pong and many random outings.

How we use every possible break to eat and gossip instead of hardworkingly mugging like we should.

How the Batam OCIP was so apt which totally bonded our class.

How Mel, Jane and me will get caught for our short skirts and me worrying over my brown hair.

How we used to rush to the showers after PE lessons.

How me & Chanel had to stand on 190 after school everyday.

How Chinese Wok tasted.

How PL always desperately tries to tell us that we’re really screwed if we continue being monkeys.

How the econs lecture after break is always nap time.

How everyone’s econs notes are largely blank for a good 2 years.

How we dread double GP periods where we have to write essays.

How we survived Chinese lessons with the most benevolent LaoShi ever.

How Marigold, sorry Mdm Mary Goh, always is so funny but never quite realize it.

How a bunch of us used to coop at Jane’s house attacking her piano/cookies/majong table or playing poker on the floor with strange chips.

How we survived cross-country.

How I realized that Joel is an awesome guy.

How Mel and I would burst out laughing for a long time over something trival.

How Kirti and I look outside the window wanting to take pictures of all the weathers but never got down to it.

How Chanel, Jane, Jan & me march over to LAM every friday to fold clothes and gossip.

How we went all out to sell roses/cupcakes for Interact and cookies for OCIP.

How Cindy is the awesomest and most responsible HTC ever.

How our class suddenly had a beyblade craze nearing A levels and play them in the bin cover.

How Mr Ha is the kindest PE teacher and calls us girlgirl.

How napfa sucks. Well the boys will now say that its nothing compared to IPPT.

How we stayed in school at night for night study and sometimes the free night snack is better than any food our canteen can produce.

How I’m so laden in projects and deadlines now.

What was I complaining about PW back then man? I didn’t know shit.

Now every week is like the pressurizing week before WR submission.

Still remember I was freaking out the night before the deadline to Yikpeng and Joel on msn and both of them were so calm. Then yikpeng got her mom to print the report in black and white and Joel wanted to skip school the next day to get it binded.

And how I’m so glad I kept a part of these wonderful memories with me forever. ❤

 

I miss those days too ((: Smile 

It was so much more relaxing than now Sad smile

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