感触良多的时刻…

It’s only the second week of school and I’m tired out from work and stuff already..I wonder how long I can hold on..

Was at the school library when I chanced upon the yearbooks section, and on an impulse I found a NJC yearbook and discovered SH’s face–not surprised, but still noted that she looked the same years ago. I flipped through other yearbooks to try to find other faces and had limited success. Yet I started thinking how these students of ages past would react to their photos–embarrassment? pride? And not forgetting those who have passed on as well-it gets a little spooky to see how that someone looked like in youth’s glory. In the end, we remain faces in a book that few people might chance upon, except for certain history buffs. I look at my class photo and the countless others in school magazines and see the neat postures and attire, and yet I see the (insincere) smiles and the unnatural order behind it all. This is markedly different from a class outing photo, where everything is natural and the smiles genuine.

I just had this sudden thoughts on class photos and the heritage behind it, and I’m just clearing my mind of them. But I can’t help but feel a pang of longing, because we were all in this together. The memories fade, but will never die away. 

Got a timetable of the events for YM and they sound pretty exciting, especially the mission trip to the Philippines this Dec. I shall convince my mum but I need to focus first! The class started this Mentoring Group stuff and I had to trouble SH for accommodating a new schedule because of tuition. Along with the numerous lunches and activities I forsee, I decided to change my lesson date so I would not miss out on fellowship. “You may lose touch with your classmates, but church friends are for life.” This is a reason why I am loth to give up on HTHT with the gang.

Started reading Les Miserables and it’s a fantastic read, but I can’t see how the actors sang the lines! I have to watch it sooner or later! Furthermore I have to shake off this fixation on certain people–it is affecting my focus!

 

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1/52 of 2013

So the first week of school has come and passed and many things have happened..

School opened with little fanfare and it was back to business after the first CT period..on top of that there were 3 tests on that week. Bio was especially nerve-wrecking cos failing it would lead to downgrading..now keeping fingers crossed even though the first question was the exact qn from the revision package zzz 

H3 application was a roller-coaster ride. First I ask my form teacher who sent email to another teacher, before telling me that I had to send an email to the facilitator. The facil then saw me personally after a mix-up in meeting time [she was in a staff meeting at that time]. Yet it was with much relief and happiness that the teacher finally approved my desire–praise the Lord! 

Had an exceptional class outing today with 3 hrs of karaoke, Wreck-It Ralph and dinner at Takashimaya after an hour of food-hunting. It was better than I had expected it to be with half the class turning up. The KTV area was rather lonely and looked sleazy on the outside, and it was really big. Karaoke session was a blast with us screaming our voices hoarse to the variety of songs (esp with me being in a karaoke room for the second time) and WIR made me see arcade games in a different light (Behind every arcade game, could the game characters have a life of its own?) Dinner saw us wandering from Cineleisure to Taka just because there was no place for us 13 people to sit..in the end we went to the food court instead. Fortunately an Indian family occupying a long table graciously left their seats to another table.

Managed to take a group photo after dinner! We stayed there until the lights dimmed in the food court.

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To be honest this was the first class outing after 8475837 decades due to commitments and stuff. This is probably the last for this year as ‘A’ Level prep goes full swing..besides the chalet this was memorable indeed! I’m still ambivalent but thanks to all who made this possible and for the memories that will never fade.