Wednesday, 17 January 2007
almost everyday, my classmates and i come home lugging bags, full of homework. but this "homework" is so different from primary school's "homework". really. when you say you have "tons of homework" in primary school, it really isn't that MUCH as when compared to the "tons of homework" in secondary school. look:
Primary Sch "Homework" = 10 Ws
Secondary Sch "Homework" = 10 ws,online research, powerpoint presentations and much more
do you all agree? *
*mel. do not laugh your head off at this entry because i know you wake up at 2 in the morning after 3 hours of rest to do your homework...and mel, i finish my homework by 12 midnight, so, people, tell me...who's better?hhmmmm?hehe..of course, it's me! mua-haha-haha...
Wednesday, 10 January 2007
it was a small miracle when the workers of the PSA port in jurong heard of the birth of....a litter of 8 puppies!
excited shrieks of victory -- and excitement? -- echoed through the hallowed halls (and alleyways) of the Port of Singapore Authority, as eager men laid eyes on the furballs. they did not yet know how to walk, and the men were keen on raising them. they managed to persuade the mother dog (affectionately known as Poppy! -- with the exclamation mark) let them keep the puppies. how did they persuade such a magnificent - and dangerous - pedigree dog? simple - lean in, here's the secret to success with mutts! food is ALWAYS the way to their hearts!
coincidentally, the guy who "delivered" the puppies was my dad's friend and of course taking care of 6 puppies and one cranky mother dog requires alot of time and patience and effort, he asked my dad to take 2 of the puppies home to look after them.that's how Alpha and Aiko's story began...
... in an apple crate which had obviously seen better days ...
they were so skinny and light when we found them sqeaking away, frightened to the bone. when we finally managed to calm them down, we left them in their box to rest for the night.
the next morning,we thought of giving them their first meal - dog's milk (we specially bought it for them) so when we took them out of their box , we realised that they stilled hadn't learnt to walk yet! so they tried as hard as possible to move around, close to the ground. then they started sniffing around, as if finding their mother. that moment , our very precious Chloe popped out of nowhere and began to sniff them...they made freinds at first... ( look at the picture below) Chloe sniffs Aiko, one of the puppies i have a special liking for...she's the female while her brother , the black one is Alpha.
as we walked down the stairway from the hall, class by class, the seniors of PLMGS crowded around us excitedly handing out flyers and leaflets from their club or society . Clad in colourful uniforms, clown suits, swimming costumes( this was worn by the swimming club members...they mentioned that swimming was "sexy and safe"hahaha... i was grateful they were not in their birthday suits...>_<* hehe),and all, just to promote their cca. it was the cca fair and all of us, sec ones, had to choose which cca to join.the drama club had their clowns, hats, accessories, baskets full of stars (they sang "catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day..." as they threw the tiny and shiny stars at us.the npcc and st john's ambulance guides (or something like that) and the girls' brigade had just finished their performances on stage. the whole morning was so entertaining! anyway after that, we were allowed to exolore the entire school and at the same time, visit the cca booths. in the end i decided to join the band...yup, i picked up the flute during the december holidays.) oh yes... if you read the newspapers recently, you would know that PLMGS has just shifted to their new campus...complete with 8 blocks of classrooms and music rooms, computer rooms , bio rooms chem rooms, a gym which is open to everyone and even a track that really looks like a stadium,including the spectators' stand! in PLMGS, we are now using the home-room system , in which students have to walk around the school to get to their next lesson. in other words, the teachers will stay in their rooms while the students move around to get to their teachers' rooms for lessons. oh and we also enjoy 2 breaks a day, resting times and lots of other privileges! we can soon enjoy our lunches on their rooftop garden thing or something like that.the school's not really done yet because the principal thought that we should start off the new year in a brand new school. and of course, in a new, and HUMONGOUS school like mine, it's almost impossible not to get lost. once, after our break, 4 other girls and i were trying to find our way to the computer room for IT class...and we ended up going up and down, up and down and we were so tired! fortunately in the end we found our way there...but 20 minutes late! anyway i hope i get used to this new ground soon, especially since i have my trusty map!
Monday, 8 January 2007
BUT, she soon learnt how to give me the "eyebrow effect" and that made me pity her....and in the end ,give the food to her...argh....
anyway if you think about it, she's a lucky dog...she's got a share of my meals,finger-licking-good treats, an entire room to herself ...well i won't want that anyway...and the occasional privileges to spend a night or two in
my room which i gladly share with my sister,Amelia and brother, Nicholas.
That's one great life...for a dog, i mean!