Thursday, April 29, 2010

Oh, Seniors!

Cat on Fence Pictures, Images and Photos

I like that picture. Well, mostly because of that kitty. I love cats ;D

Okay. I'm sick. Having a cold, itch throat and ulcer which made me had to skip school. UGH. Having a cold is the worst thing cause I'll start sneezing and sneezing and never stopping! *right now*

So it's end of April already. It's quite amazing looking backing, seeing how far I've come. Some would say 17 years is short but the journey was double, if not, triple of it. Why is it amazing (though I agree most of the time I'll be yelling: it sucks!), well, because all of what had happened, let it be the best or the worst, the ugly or the beautiful, the awkwardness or embarrassment - it shaped me into who I am today (:

By end of this year, I'll be saying BYE-BYE to my school uniforms, textbooks and teachers. I'm 90% looking forward to it but another 10%, I know I'll be sad. Hell yeah, no more homework or teachers yelling but man, there won't be anymore situation like this anymore. And, my classmates! HAHAHA, I'm gonna miss them so much! If only I could record every little bit of our school days everyday.

Sigh. But there's this HUGE exam awaiting for me and all my friends at the end of the year. When I say HUGE, I mean really HUGE. It's nation-wide exam called SPM and that's the key to college. If I fail, I have no chance of setting my foot in college.

I'm taking 10 freaking subjects (WHY, oh WHY)

1. English
2. Bahasa Malaysia
3. Mathematics
4. Additional Mathematics
5. History
6. Biology
7. Chemistry
8. Physics
9. Islamic Studies
10. English for Science & Technology

UGHH. I'm in the science stream but at the end of the day, I don't want to do anything at all with science. I loveee creative writing and arts. I love those streams. Where whatever conclusion or statement you come up with, is accepted because they believe in Freedom of Expression. But now, in science - all they want is PROOF and FACTS. Okay, I get it but honestly, I like seeing things from the way I see them.

I can't wait for my last year of school to end, yet I'm nervous and scared. Hopefully, there'll be prom this year since last year, it was canceled. Curse the school board! But I heard some girls are already backing up with a plan *wink* HAHAHA, senior year is never the same without prom. HEY, that's all what we dream on our last senior year, right? ;)

Graduation Pictures, Images and Photos

Like every person around the world whose school year is coming to an end, I want it to be perfect and ever-lasting. I want to laugh more, do more and love more. I pray that God will make my senior year the best year I ever have. Cause honestly, after 11 years of schooling, you have to admit you'll miss it but at the same time, it's time to take on another route.

I've been able to see my last year seniors on Facebook (lame, I know) on how they're doing. All of them, including the rebels missed school life but all are happy in colleges now. Some even went abroad to study and I want to study abroad!

Guess I have to wait for my turn. Driving license. College. SPM :OO

May the Lord bless us all and linger my senior year with full of blossoms!


Saturday, April 24, 2010

IIUM Debate Journey

WEEEEEE!! I'm finally back after a week at IIUM (Islamic International University Malaysia). For those who didn't know, my friends and I entered the 9th Interschool Debate Championship 2010. It was a really new experience sleeping at the dorms and using community bathroom but honestly, it was all WORTH it :D

We ranked 24 out of 81 schools! And we only had around a month of training and manage to beat other experience school(: We met a lot of people, saw a lot of new things, it was all so new and fun that we actually find it quite sad when we had to leave.

IIUM is among the world's Top 10 debate univeristy/college, right after Oxford and Havard. The judges there and the students are the best among the best so it was a real thrill able to meet them. They represent Malaysia in various world class international debate tournaments. To be honest, I would love to debate and compete in international debate events like that!

Ohhh and about the people we met...We met this one guy, 13 years old. He talks very diplomatic. Let me do a drop-down convo so it's clearer.

Him: Are you a Chinese or...

Me: I'm a Malay and Chinese mixed

Him: Ohh no, it has happened

Me: What??

Him (hesistating): I don't really like inter-racial marriage.

Me (stunned): Okayy....

Him: If I could, I would make a law to ban all inter-racial marriages

Me: .....

Him: I'm not racist, it's just that, when different chromosomes keep colliding - this will create a new breed of human. Like, superhuman with super strength.

My friend: Are you serious? Like superman, that kind?

Him: Yes.

Me: Do I look like a superwoman to you?

Him: Maybe not now but you'll be

Me: (he's got to be fucking kidding me) Interesting

HAHAHAHAHHA, so you know, how awkard that was. RIGHT IN MY FACE, he annoyed me but ah well, he's just a messed up kiddo. Never in my life I heard that kind of excuse SUPERHUMAN. Right, I'm a mutan now.

Then, we became great friends with St. Xavier guys from Penang. Really funny and friendly people. We exchange numbers and hope to see them again.

And we befriended a RMC (Royal Milltary College) guy. We got to know the millatary life from him. I wish I can tell you the details but I can't since well, only the RMC should know about this and if his mother finds out, let's say, that's the end of him. You know those millatary schools you watch on movies? Yeahh, that bad but 50 times worse. I felt like puking at some point, honestly.

Then, we met this guys from Langkawi boarding school. One of the guy, Farez wants to be a musician. And OHMYLORD, he could really sing. Like sooo well! I feel like buying his CD, if he actually had one. Hahahhah, he sang Heartless 'Kris Allen version' and it was pure ah-mazing!

And just to add extra infos, these are the motions we had at IIUM

Round 1: THW introduce sex education in Malaysia

Round 2: THW allow prisoners the right to vote

Round 3: THW allow host countries of ineternational sports events to introduce a sport of their choice

Round 4: THBT women need men as much as fish needs a bicycle

Round 5: TH supports an online gaming curfew for minors

Round 6: THW make overweight airline passenger to pay an extra weight surcharge

Double-Octos: THW never allow death penalty to anyone ever and ever

I can't remember the rest that well but the final was: THBT face veil is a female empowerment as much as a miniskirt

The best part was both teams were all non-muslims so the debate was really confusing because none of them really knew the motion supposed to be but the Opposition, MBS got it down right at the 2nd speaker. PHEW!

At the end, it was all about the people we met. That's the best thing about debate; what I love about it:D It was quite sad when we had to leave and bid farewell but we stay in touch in Facebook (thank God for Facebook!)

But I'm really sad that this will be my LAST debate competition, I have to concetrate on my studies now. SIGH ;( But my friends and I promise to train one of our teammate for next year when she goes for the IIU debate competition again (: I guess the road never really ends, just a change of junction

Anyway, I guess that's all about it. These are some pictures we did between debating. The wonders of debate!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Earn It, Honey

So sorry I haven't blogged for a while. Actually, I feel more sorry for myself not being able to blog, it's like forgetting to talk to yourself. I've been so busy lately. Getting up early to study, practicing for debate and this Friday, I'll be heading down to IIU with my teammates for a debate competition!

YEAY ;D We'll be sleeping at the university for 5 days and 4 nights while we debate. It sounds so cool but the truth is I'm nervous cause all of us really want to break into the octo-finals which is not an easy task. Hopefully with the amount of time & effort we spent - and with God by our side, we'll break through!

Anyway, I have this teacher in the class that most students dislike him. Firstly, he can't teach and secondly, he thinks we have to respect him no matter what. Okay, yeahh, I get it. You have to respect your teachers if you want to understand what they're teaching. But they can't just demand your respect when they, themselves have no idea that respect must be achieved with themselves first.

I respect everyone, including the ones I despise. To the people I despise, I respect them enough to treat them humanly, that's it. To the people I truly know, I respect them enough to bow my head towards them. That's a huge difference between those 2 respects; I doubt if anyone agrees with me on this but heck, that's how I keep things simple.

A guy wrote on Facebook: To be honest if both sides thought like this nobody would get respect because they both would think they should get it first. I agree with _____ though, I give respect to a certain extent. To get my full respect you gotta earn it. It isnt automatically given. Parents and elders are so dedicated to thinking since they gave birth to their child they can do whatever they feel like and still get the same respect. If you are trying to teach your child a lesson about respect, it's better off to show it first. But it's better to show a reasonable amount of respect in order to get the whole 100% in my opinion.

Many people agreed with him, so do I. Of course I respect my parents, who doesn't? But to gain the FULL respect, that's hard. Just can't use excuses to gain it cause you can't.

My tuition teacher is one humorous yet serious guy. He can be funny at times but serious at most times. But the reason I respect him fully and above all teachers is because he doesn't treat us like students who come here just to ace their exams. He teaches us to ace in every aspect of lives.

When he scolds, I don't hold a grudge which I believe is the only teacher I NEVER hold a grudge against to. In fact, when he scolds someone, that student would say: Thank You, Sir. Everyone does it, including me. Being a teacher is not an easy task, beside being able to teach, it's a job in a need of passion. If you don't, don't be a teacher because students want teachers who can be their friends too.

Quote Pictures, Images and Photos

This is the final test of a gentleman:

His respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.

- William Lyon Phelps

*p.s. that's not him, LOL