Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Last Saturday, I went back to by grandparents place. Not for Cheng Beng mind you, since my whole family are believers of Christ. But cause i was a long time since i've been back, since CNY actually, and my dad needed to drip my grandma. On the way we stopped by at Inti Nilai to check out the the place and the school fees for Pre-U studies. A very large and beautiful campus it was, with the front veranda looking like an entrance to a hotel, together with automatic glass sliding doors. Inquiring bout'the A-Level fees we found out that since i scored 10A's, the tuition fees for 3 subs will be free. Nice! But sadly, the campus was situated right smack in the middle of nowhere, with no close Church of Christ, so its definantly a cross next to that name. However, there's still Inti Subang, so to early to decide yet.

Oh well, left Inti and headed to my grandparents home. When we reached, I found out that my relatives were cleaning out grandpa's room. Since he left to be with God last year. Well, and I found treasures!

No not a bag full of ancient coins worth millions or a sack full of banana money or a chest full of gold.

But the treasures were barely worth more than RM20 in total. And if I hadn't come along, they would probably be sold to 'chui gu po chua". For these were not treasures of monetary value, but treasures of academic value. 4 of my dad's old science books back from the days he was studing in India, 2 physics and 2 chemistry.

As i was reading through the black "test books of physics", 1st chapter Optics, which is taught to us a light, I came across, 2 formulas which i have never seen before in our form 4 or 5 books. However, as I analyzed them deeper, I realized that, at some point in my upper sec school life, Puan Goh Chee Peng had already hinted upon these formulas. mainly during that time when we were solving physics competition questions. Amazing!

The thing is books like these are hard to find these days. Ancient they may be but content wise, they're still rich.

Treasures indeed!

Oh and when I was at my grandparents house, I also participated in the "Once in a lifetime Squirrel Hunt".

Saturday, March 13, 2010


It felt like it was just yesterday that we stepped out of that hall on the top floor with shouts of gladness and relief, free of those chains that held us for the past 11 years. Now, 3 months later, we were all back again, gathered together in that place that during that final month of school was the hub for food, revision and complains, the ultimate rally point : Dataran Pahlawan's 2nd McD outlet.

That time 3 months ago, no student would be in McD without a book in hand. This time, everybody came empty handed, with only anticipation on their minds. Well there was an exception in the case of the Poh, but then again Poh doesn't fit the typical stereotype of "normal". That day, McD was packed with SFI students. Everywhere you turn, you see Franciscans. We were dominating the place.

Everybody is waiting

At about 10.10am, we left the place and headed to our school. The results were supposed to be out by 10.30, so thus started the long wait. At about 10.20, Puan Chong Chew Yong came to school with the results in hand. She stepped out of her car, gave us all a big smile, pointed her thumb skywards, and proceeded to the office. Thus started the suspense. The results were only a few metres away from us, yet we couldn't see it. We waited for about 20 minutes in the veranda in suspense, as each minute passed we were all getting more and more anxious, with a nervous tension in the air.      

Everybody is still waiting

Soon after that, a teacher came and told us that our school had 25 straight A students, with 3 out of that achieving straight A+, the highest rank. The 3 were Lee Kin Mun, Donovan Tay, and Chong Wen Hao who had already left for the Chief Ministers Office to receive their results from him. At that moment, everyone was wondering whether they were included in that 25. And the suspense grew.

At about 11, we finally stepped into the hall to receive our results. The wait was over. Everything happened in a blur of emotions, people were shouting for joy, some just walked away disappointed, while others were unsatisfied. To my joy and delight I had achieved straight A's! So i too joined in the joyful throng, together with my other friends who had also obtained straight A's.

No photographs of the celebration as i was also part of it. XD

After all the photographs had been taken, and the excitement died down few of us decided to go for a movie, Alice in Wonderland in 3D. Not half bad. i would say, though without the 3D effects it would be not worth watching.

So after that we met up with 2 of our straight A+ scorers, Kin Mun and Wen Hao. After exchanging a few words with them I left as i was not felling too well.

Well, thus the 1st chapter of my life has ended. After 11 years bound under the education ministry, I am finally free to choose my own academic path. However the path is still murky and filled with fog, for,

We are living our lives
Abound with so much information
Come on, let go of the remote
Don't you know you're letting all the junk flood in?
I try to stop the flow, double-clicking on the go
But it's no use; hey, I'm being consumed
Loading... Loading... Loading...
Quickly reaching maximum capacity
Warning... Warning... Warning!
Gonna short-circuit my identity

Get up on your feet, tear down the walls
Catch a glimpse of the hollow world
Snooping 'round town will get you nowhere
You're locked up in your mind...
We're all trapped in a maze of relationships
Life goes on with or without you
I swim in the sea of the unconscious
I search for your heart, pursuing my true self

So what happens after this? Only God knows. All i can do for now is apply for scholarships and see how things go from there. JPA, NSL, Shell, Petronas, Star..... the possibilities are endless. Well, whatever happens happens.  

God knows.