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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Second Week of SPM.

Before I start my post today, I need to plug my new favourite song - Bad by Tablo. Do give it a listen! :)


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On with the post.

The second week of SPM is officially over!!!! \m/

Moral.
I could hardly sleep the night before due to my wonderful nose block, so I was thankful that Moral was the only paper for the whole day. It was okay, as usual. I hope I answered the 'Pembangunan Insan' question correctly. My sickness worsened during the examination and I seriously could not stop coughing every few seconds. Thank God we had no papers the next day.

Additional Mathematics.
Paper 1 - Usual. I was shocked when I saw the last question because it was... different. Binomial distribution instead of normal distribution. Overall the paper was pretty standard.
Paper 2 - I found this alright too. The only surprise (I think) was in Section A, Question 2. According to my Add. Maths teacher, this is the first year that logarithms appeared in Paper 2.

Physics.
This was the first science subject of SPM and I was reeeeeeeeally nervous.

Paper 1 - Usual. However, I did not expect the X-OR logic gate to come out, because it is *supposedly* removed from the syllabus, but I learnt it in tuition anyway.
Paper 2 - Strangely easier than usual but I am going to say it's normal because I don't want to jinx it. I answered both questions in Section B and the radioactivity question in Section C.

Sidenote: This is easily the most hilarious paper so far. It suddenly became really windy and our room's doors kept banging repeatedly. The first time it happened, a few of us made mistakes in our writing because we jumped out of our skins. Every single time the door was going to make a huge bang, our invigilator ran towards it in an attempt to stop it. So funny and cute. 

I wasn't paying attention but according to my friends, the wind also blew the curtains into the room and hit the light fixture above Bryan. They said it looked like a scene from Final Destination, haha.

Paper 3 - Everything was fine until I flipped to Section B. Holy freaking cow. Now I know why Paper 2 was easier than usual. I had no idea what they were talking about in the first option, so I did the second option. Thank God Physics allows us to choose for the experiments. I hope this doesn't happen for Chemistry and Biology too. *touch wood*

Alright, end of post. Just 3 more subjects to go! Gambateh~ :D

Monday, November 21, 2011

You must be kidding me.

Seriously, this is the most inopportune time to fall sick :~ Thank God it's just a minor flu and cough, but I must have annoyed the sh*t out of everybody in the room with my constant hacking coughs when we sat for our Moral paper today :f

Okay, toodles, I need to study Physics. I'll update on Thursday/Friday.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

First week of SPM.

HI PEOPLE! :D

One week of SPM has passed, and I'm just chillin' here for a while before I return to my studies.

Bahasa Melayu.
First day of examinations! We were all really tense and nervous, but that feeling went off after a few minutes.

Paper 1 - Rather fun. There's nothing like writing to soothe one's spirit. The first essay's topic - 'Faedah-faedah Belajar Secara Berkumpulan' - is a little weird, but doable. For the second essay, I picked the one that has to do with the family's role in overcoming social problems.
Paper 2 - was okay... except for that stupid 'cepumas' word! Seriously, I was stumped when I saw that word.

English.
Paper 1 - Good! Writing was fun, I picked the discussion/argumentative essay for the continuous writing.
Paper 2 - We expected something easier to come out for novel, like characters or themes but nahhh. It was still doable anyway. I think 90% of us chose to write about Claudia's story, hahaha.

Sejarah.
Seriously, Sejarah is freaking stressful. We were all panicking before the papers because there was so much to revise.

Paper 1 - I found this okay. Maybe because it was all objective questions?
Paper 2 - Shocker of the day. When I was doing this paper, my face's expression changed from this --> @_@ to THIS --> O_O. More than half the paper consisted of KBKK questions. The 3rd structured question only had one fact-related answer, and even so that was just the title of the song.

Modern Maths.
My favourite subject, yay! (Ok la, it's mainly because it doesn't involve ANY memorizing.)

Paper 1 - Meh, normal degree of difficulty.
Paper 2 - This was fine as well. Spent an age on the graph because my graph-drawing skills are terrible. 

Sidenote: Am I the only one who doesn't feel like it's SPM? It feels exactly like trials. Even the invigilators resemble my school teachers o_o"

Random but we got our yearbooks today! I feel so proud, seeing all my contributions in the yearbook :D I'll definitely miss Ed. Board

Okay, I need to go. I have to finish revising Moral and all the science subjects. Bye!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Where it cuts the deepest.



Wordy post ahead. Skip if you don't like emotional posts.

I'm supposed to be on a hiatus until the evening of the 5th of December, when SPM is officially over and done with. But here I am blogging, as encouraged by my gay love Xi Men who said that the best time to write about my feelings is now, right when I am experiencing it.

So, what is it exactly that I'm blogging about?


School.

I don't get emotional very often, but today is one of those days when I just feel down in the dumps. Do bear with me for this post.



Today is the last day of my high school life. If you want to be technical, it isn't exactly the last day as I still have SPM and will therefore be still in school for approximately another 3 weeks. But I don't count the days of SPM as actual schooling sessions, so 11/11/11 marks the end of my journey in secondary school. Auspicious, huh?

As today was the last day before the Form Fives sat for the much dreaded public examination, the school had the usual 'majlis salam restu' (I think it's called blessing ceremony in English?), whereby the students thanked the teachers who have fostered them for the past 5 years and the teachers in turn, wished the students the best of luck and expressed their hopes. I was determined not to shed any tears today but boy, did that plan fail miserably.

I was already feeling emotional when I woke up and realized the significance of the day ahead. In an attempt to summon some last-minute bravado, I gave myself a pep talk in the car. I arrived to school amidst rain and thunder and Sheng even commented that the gods were crying because today was our last day of school. By the time the principal finished her little speech for assembly, some of us were already starting to feel quite raw inside.

Then the teachers started forming a large semicircle. And the sentimental music came on through the PA system. That was pretty much the last straw. When we queued for our turns, that was when it really hit me in the face that this was the last time I was ever going to see my teachers up close like this again. And when I saw V's teary face, I think I lost all sense of self-control. The tears started streaming down my face as I hugged the principal and accepted her words of encouragement. I hugged most of my class teachers and my favourite teachers. I shook the hands of those whom I didn't know as well and tried my best to present a watery smile.

It felt so good to hug my teachers tightly and say my thanks to them. After all, they were excellent teachers who had our best interests at heart under all those scoldings and tendencies to present us with large stacks of homework. Without them, I think I wouldn't be who I am today. Call me a big softie, but I think teachers (well, some of them) are awesome. Everyone says school is depressing, but it's the good teachers and the awesome friends who make going to school on a daily basis bearable.

I'm not going to lie, I love school so much that I really can't bear to think of my life without it. School has been such a huge part of my life for 11 long years, it's exactly like a long-term relationship. And when the real breakup comes in December, my life will be so devoid of activity and routine. I know college will fill that gap within me in January next year, but at the moment, I am dreading the final moments when I step out of the school grounds for the very last time and plunge headfirst into the dark realms of reality.


On a happier note, do wish me good luck and pray for my safety in the upcoming examinations.
SPM kicks off on the 14th with Bahasa Melayu as the first subject and my eyebags have been increasing steadily in both size and darkness due to mild insomnia as my brain is way too active at night.

Bye. See you again in 3 weeks.