try ngee-ing the alphabet.

Saturday, February 24, 2007


Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Cite This Source

The adjective Pathétique, from the French, denoted a feeling of passion and sorrow in Ancient Greek, and was used by several composers as a name for works they deemed passionate and sorrowful.

Well-known examples are:

Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8, in C minor (Op.13), entitled Pathétique by the composer
Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, in B minor (Op.74), also entitled Pathétique (by the composer's younger brother Modest)


why. am i never good enough?

Sunday, February 18, 2007


Be strong! It matters not how deep entrenched the wrong,
How hard the battle goes, the day how long;
Faint not—fight on!
Tomorrow comes the song.

Taken from Our Daily Bread 18th Feb 07

there are a few scores i hope to own very soon...
  1. Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27
  2. Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.73 "Pathetique"
  3. all the Brahms symphonies
  4. Schumann Symphony No.1 in B flat major, Op.38 "Spring"


crap i havent learnt the dvorak9 yet. SAMUEL FASTER PASS ME THE SCORES TMR!!!!!! thanks! haha

thanks 6.8!

chinatown on new year's eve was a blast!

God bless you all!

Friday, February 16, 2007





one of the main reasons why i enjoy my runs even though i get burns and burning thighs is because during these particular times i experience a kind of timelessness, being lost in motion, even as i pass the track round and round and round and round.

running is so much like life, like i always tell carl. thanks for being the running kaki, always the encourager and the person to push people on. the length of the run is the race of life. you start, eager with anticipation, hopeful for a good workout. as you progress, you get weaker, and negative thoughts get into your head. 'I'll never make the 10 rounds', 'I better stop at 8', 'why didnt I sleep earlier yesterday, I dont have the energy to complete the run'. these thoughts are like the trials that get us down in life. especially when things dont go the way you would like them to be. but all in all, when you are able to overcome, when you cross the finishing line, you have achieved something. it is then you can say you are victorious, just like at the end of our lives, we would then say with confidence that we have persevered, fought the good fight, ran the race, kept the faith. how wonderful it would be, to be smiling at the end of it all.

Lord grant that I may forgive, overcome, and let go.

thanks keith dongs dan for the company and the cooking today, xide for opening your house, and for a great class party. will post our culinary pics soon.


i've not a good orator.

and the language i speak in,

requires precise fluency.


maybe it was the way i said it.


Monday, February 12, 2007

maybe that was a tad too harsh.

but i still think that things could have been done differently.

in person.

and not online in seeming anonymity.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

i've had quite enough.

syf is time sapping business, and time happens to be very precious.

not as if rehersals have been very fun anyway (or efficient and well organised for that matter).

And wrt to comments about ex comm members, I think it might help to know that year6s in general are totally burnt out, indifferent, and don't really want to be around when they can help it.

Friday, February 09, 2007

its been a hell of a week... or two weeks...

tok op was a heck of an adventure! hahaha i miss playing with penguin and ele....

dieded on sunday night after staying at xuan's place till 11.30 doing tok... MC monday, went back to school for tok and sort of crashed through it. MC tuesday. Came back on wednesday realising that i could not do basic integration cos i never did a maths and i missed all the lessons. Thursday was the silly day with 4 hours of bio, free periods, and a university talk. today was hectic too...


I thank you Lord, for the people you have placed in my life. Oh Lord help me to be a blessing to each of them, just as You have been a blessing to me. Help me not to judge others, and to forgive, just as you have forgiven me over and over. Help me to love others as You have commanded, and not to love only out of selfish motives.

elgar cello concerto

it was fantastic. the soloist was great. i am deeply inspired by his playing. powerful expression.

brahms symphony 4 was good too, held my attention the whole night.

its concerts like these that make my day, i thoroughly enjoyed my evening after a long tired day of school. yay.

their cello section was proded.

oh well. run and rehearsal tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

tok op

yay its over. woohoo.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

the run

the run

as i began, the soothing breeze
gave confidence of strength, to my knees

i set my pace, i sang a song
i spurred myself, i pushed along

i started to feel, the dulling ache
of muscles tense, legs felt like lead

i persevered, and kept the pace
opened my stride, ran with haste

alas i am halfway there,
the breeze is still, the sky is fair

determined to end, my heart pumps on
regulate my breaths, till the sun is gone

the sky grows dark, i am reaching end
the breeze returns, i feel His hand

with renewed vigour, i start the sprint
to the finish, for the win

finally now here i stand
at the finish, at the end

im glad i ran, i thought the run
was good exercise, and great fun


ee second draft.

rejoice with me,

cuz i finally finish EE!


Thursday, February 01, 2007

January - A whole new beginning

January - A month with quite a lot of ups and downs, more ups than downs actually. So I pretty much enjoyed myself.

Orientation - The highly imbal ratio of boys is to girls sought of freak not only the girls out, but created quite a lot of talking within the first few days of the month. Well, they are all the 6-7 pointers so I think we need to work ultra hard. Then it was first time dancing with a girl (I remember mass dancing in primary school, but without a partner), kind of forced into it. Shall not say the rest. Games were quite fun, especially all the mud and soap. The acsiting race was memorable as well. To keep it short, OG18 rocks =P

Bridging course - Its relatively boring, and not even an introduction to the subject cause most of the stuff they said were irrelevant. Got a taste of whats like to be dismissed at that kind of hour for the first time, not forgetting the time when i went in front of the whole LT and gave some crappy chinese oral demo. Subjects chosen: HL Math, Music, B & M. SL Chem, Chinese B, English A1. Got posted to 5.16Ephesians.

5.16 Ephesians - Didnt really like my class at first, its seriously VERY random. Anybody who cannot be slotted into any of the first 15 classes will end up in 5.16. Basically you cant find a single person with exactly the same subject combi as you. So, our class has all kinds of talents and weird people. Oh yar, and we will be the first class to use 6.16Macedonia. Business was never a wrong choice. WYF made music so much more interesting. Basically all my teachers are good (IMO), except one.

Orchestra - 3 new additions, Michelle, Maye and Nat. Slightly increased the quite pathetic number to not that pathetic. SYF preparation on the way, with both the college and secondary orch sounding really promising. March concert will definitely be a very enjoyable one.. And my sis will be playing in it! Shall not talking about the office position thing now, I still need more time, but everytime it seems like everything is just getting worst. I dont know lar...

Others - I dont think im running for council, i still cant decide! Gosh, and the dateline for application submission is like soon. O level results coming out soon, I want to hit my target (who doesnt?). But Im like getting so nervous, and i have no idea if its a good sign or not. Good luck to those who sat for the whole thing.

I just like to go to school.. Apart from some ultra retarded people, January has been great. With so many new friends and a whole new school life experience. Looking forward to SYF, March concert and the trip in term 2.

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we will never ever be the same again"