Have been really busy. Let me just flashback some of the recent happenings.
Moved to my aunt’s house while the house is undergoing total renovation for 3 months. So it is 6 people, 10 cats and 1 dog living under 1 roof of a 3 room flat. I like it when there are extra people to talk rubbish to or ask for help from. But the house gets damn noisy when everyone is talking loudly and pets meowing/barking at ungodly hours.
Expect to see a cat on the table first thing in the morning.
A photo taken from the APTCCN’s cultural tour at Flower Conservatory. That one week of missing school was worth it.
There will be an appreciation dinner organised by NHB on Monday of recess week for our efforts but I already planned to go for sdt open class. Was looking forward to recess week when school started just for this. When it comes to dinner or dance, I prefer dance. Really.
Anyway, package from the Brunei delegates delivered by officers from Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka who were in Singapore for a meeting with the Malay Language Council. Because of my broken malay, they sent children storybooks for me to practice! The Wang Galagah book (trilingual somemore) was published as part of Brunei’s participation in Shanghai World Expo. It is supposed to convey Islamic values like “promises are not meant to be broken” and ” uncontrollable anger can result in unfavourable change in one’s nature”. The Awang Semut book is along the lines of “Dont be greedy”.
Curated Dakota Crescent as requested by the JalanJalansg project coordinator. There might be a press release about it in October. Cant wait to download the app already.
History lectures got more interesting today.
For korean history the prof was talking about 38th parallel. He took out a masking tape, taped one end on the table and stretched it across the room, dividing up the class. Then one student sitting near the “border” played with the tape. The prof saw it, went back to the 1st slide and clicked the youtube link under the header “Dont mess with the 38th parallel”. Link turned out to be a sound effect of a bomb exploding. And the prof said “this is what you get for tapering with the 38th parallel! You will get decimated!”
For china history, the prof flashed a slide on the Qilin, which is some chinese mythical creature which embodies fortunes and blessings. The Qilin was described something like “Have ability to walk on grass without disturbing it, have antlers like a deer and scales like a dragon or fish etc”. We were wondering how it looks according to those weird descriptions until he showed the next slide. Turns out that the qilin is a giraffe. For reasons why qilin is a giraffe just go google it. Lazy to elaborate it here. But anyway we got duped. Really bad.
Other than that… nothing much. School is boring and so is everything else.