its emo time again! ): i knew its coming back just didnt expect it to come so soon! im referring to the end of my stint as a relief tutor in rjc. i remember how sad i felt about leaving my classes on my last day a few months back. due to some unexpected circumstances, i was given another chance to take back my classes and teach them again shortly after my "last day". and ive agreed to stay on till i cover the syllabus for their promotional exams, so i have essentially taught them for an entire school year. never expected myself to do something like that.
and now that im back for a second time, leaving is going to be much harder. for some of my classes, next week will be the last time ill ever see them in class again. i think im going to miss them all alot. and shortly after my last day at RJC, ill be preparing to leave SG and embark on an important leg of my journey. and ill have to bid goodbye to my parents, friends and relatives in SG too ): oh... and also say goodbye to the wonderful SG food! (i still cant cook many dishes decently!)
2 more weeks left in SG! ill make good use of the time and make sure i treasure the last moments with my students, friends and family.
one of my favourite songs from weilian's new album! i think he has made tremendous improvements to his voice in this album, and he even composed several songs on his own! very impressed by his performance in this album (:
quite a tough decision for the female singer category though, cos there were many nice albums by female singers in the past yr. in the end i chose cheer chen because i thought she made a breakthrough in her latest album, by striking a nice balance between commercialising her songs so that they are more well-received, and maintaining her personal feng ge (: all the best to all the nominees of SHA 09, though im pretty sure it will be another 分猪肉 ceremony :/
consilio et animis
9/09/2009 10:51:00 PM
Happy Teachers' Day!
my blog had been terribly dead for a while, and it's time i post another entry (: anyway, today's teachers' day, and it is a different experience for me this year, as it is the first and last time i am celebrating it as a teacher.
for once, im both on the giving and receiving end of the gifts. since im working back at rj, i could conveniently give all my teachers a teachers' day gift (: it was a pleasant surprise to some of my tutors, except cheekie, who, as usual, said something hou lian pi like: "oh, don't need to get me a present, just get my bank account number and go to the ATM downstairs to transfer some money into my account."
the teachers' day celebration was quite nicely done, and i helped ms ong and the 29ths council with some of the preparations the day earlier so i got a mini sneak preview haha. after the celebrations, some of the teachers went to the staff lounge to sing on the karaoke system, and i joined in the fun. it was certainly an interesting experience to sing in the staff lounge with my teachers.
sat and sun were quite crazy for me. on sat, i went to the cambridge freshers' chalet, where we played several icebreaker games and got to know each other. after that, we played a variety of games like saboteur, random card games and mahjong. a number of them even stayed up throughout the night. i eventually conked out and fell asleep at around 3+ to 4 in the morning.
the next day, after leaving the chalet, i went home to get a quick shower and rushed down to kwanie's BLING birthday party @ kbox. it was the first time i kboxed with so many people + strangers (: but it was fun, and the birthday cake was good. given that im a non-cake lover, it means that the cake was really awesome :D after that, sheenie's parents were rly nice and gave me a lift back to bishan where i had my dinner and then went home to catch up on my sleep.
today, i had to wake up at an ungodly time of 5.45 AM, so that i could rush down to the uk visa application centre to get my application done. i reached there at around 6.55 AM, and CAN YOU IMAGINE there was a queue outside already! and the application centre actually opens only at 8am. i was the 9th person, and after i arrived, more and more people started queueing up behind me. by the time the centre opened at 8, there were around 30 people queueing outside already, so good luck to anyone who arrives promptly when the centre opens. thanks to the advice of my friends, i was cleared very quickly and was done by around 10.30. im so glad i sacrificed a little bit of my sleep and saved up on so much waiting time at the application centre :D
on to cpop songs... soda green is releasing their 2nd album of the year! (not surprising, since they already said they are releasing 4 albums in 2 years, which will be named after the seasons of the year) anyway, following their first album, 春.日光, they are now releasing the 2nd album called 夏.狂热. im really impressed at how they managed to come up with so many songs to be able to release 4 albums in 2 years, and how the songs are organised in the albums according to their themes. so the first album contained many warm songs, whereas in 夏.狂热，the songs are all very lively and rock-ish. i really love their first hit, 狂热 (:
during this time, i also sampled a few older albums which i havent had the chance to sample, and found this nice song in 徐佳莹's album, which i would like to recommend. 词曲 both written by 徐佳莹 (: