Thursday, September 30, 2010

My SST blog

Visit it at kiwisst.blogspot.com


From 2011 onwards, I will start using that blog. (I may still use this blog, will confirm)
For now, I will stick with this blog. I will post some stuff on the other blog too, don't forget to check it out

PSLE timeline: approximately 1 week

  To be exact, it is 5 days to my first PSLE paper. I feel more or less ready for my science, english and math, but I do feel a little stressed about my chinese subject. (MY CHINESE SUCKS) To improve my chinese, my mom has been going through chinese sentence structures and phrases and giving me assessment. She promised me $200 dollars in cash if I get an A for chinese.(75% and above). My chinese is really terrible.

  Well, I should be going to study for my PSLE now. Like this post if you think that I should NOT study during the last 3 days before exam. Dislike this post if you think otherwise.

Friday, September 24, 2010

It's the weekend today!

Hi all,

  Yet another week has gone by. I have about 13 days left to PSLE. I hope that it comes quickly, so that I can quickly put an end to my worries of feeling that I have not studied enough. (Probably to play a lot as well, hehe) This is the homework for the weekend:

1.Science PP7 Booklet B (Done)
2.Math PP9 (Full Paper)
3. Super Challenging Math Problems (Mrs Tay says own time, own target to finish doing all of them)
4.English PSLE booklet comprehension 5

Not a lot of homework, assuming it's less than 2 weeks to PSLE. Probably because teachers want us to revise our subjects for the exam.

The Clock Is Ticking!
















Speaking of "homework" and "revision", I'd better get down to my work...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Incoming PSLE!

AAAARRRGGGHHHH!

  Tomorrow, it is my PSLE Listening Comprehension. (Just a minor note:MT Listening Comprehension is like, MY WORST-SCORING PAPER EVER!)  However, I have been trying my best to improve my Listening Comprehension by:

1.Watching the Chinese program "Love" every day at 7pm
2.Watching the Chinese News everyday at 6.30pm
3.Doing tons of Listening Comprehension practices daily
etc,etc...

Well, I think I'm ready by now...(Crosses fingers)

  I also got my report book today. Sigh...

English: 81% (A)
MT: 56% (C) Dammit!
Math: 83% (A)
Science: 74%  (B)

Total Aggregate (Upon 300): 220

If this was PSLE, I still would get into SST, but I still feel pretty lousy...
And I am in 37th position in my class. (40 people in my class) I feel that i have TREMENDOUS room for improvement.

To improve my grades, I am going to use an extremely effective method. It's called STUDYING!



Good luck to me for my examination tomorrow...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Light Emitting Diodes

Recently, I have been interested in LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) and how they work.


  LEDs are semiconductor light sources. They are usually used as indicators in devices, but now they are increasingly used for lighting. They were introduced in 1962 and have been further developed since then. Early LEDs were dim and did not last as long as they do these days.


  When a LED is switched on, electrons recombine with holes within the device, releasing energy in the form of protons, which release light energy. A LED is usually small in size. They have many advantages over normal light sources, such as lower energy consumption, a smaller size, faster switching and a greater durability than light bulbs.


  Light-emitting diodes are used in applications as diverse as replacements for aviation lighting and in traffic signals. The compact size of LEDs has allowed new text and video displays and sensors to be developed, while their high switching rates are useful in advanced communications technology. Infrared LEDs are also used in the remote control units of many commercial products including televisions, DVD players, and other domestic appliances.


Yeah, now I like playing with my LEDs. (Anyone have more?)








Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Oh, a quick reminder...

  Just so you know, I have removed the two videos, "21 Guns" and "Know your Enemy" as I put them on this new widget called "MyPod". It's at the top right hand of the screen, below the "About Me". Enjoy the music!

It's the week(day) today!

Hi all,

  I'm halfway through the September school holidays. The first three days of the holiday was spent in school for extra lessons for all Primary Six pupils taking PSLE. (Duh, all primary six students have to take PSLE)

  On my countdown calendar, it's only 19 days away to PSLE, excluding all weekends, school holidays and public holidays. I feel both excited and fearful at the same time, excited because PSLE is near and once it's over, it's OVER! And fearful because I keep feeling that I haven't studied enough. (And still, here I am, blogging. Oh well.) To ensure that us students receive sufficient revision, the teachers are constantly piling truckloads of homework on us.(That may be a slight exaggeration, but you get the idea)

  Speaking of "truckloads" of homework, here is my "truckload' of work:

1.PSLE Science booklet pages 31 to 40
2.Math Practice paper 7 booklet A
3.Math Practice paper 7 paper 2
4.English Composition
5.Queenstown Primary School PSLE prelims paper
6.MT revision practice 5
7.MT multiple choice comprehension
8. ANOTHER MT multiple choice comprehension
9.Chinese Composition



Sigh...19 more school days to go...

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Corn Plot

Hi all,

  At the beginning of the year, our form teacher, Mrs Tay, opened up an old facility of the school (really old, last time we checked, it was about 20 years old)  which is known as the corn plot. It used to be a place for planting seeds for science purposes. When she showed it to us, it was in an unkempt state, with weeds growing everywhere, soil spilled on the pathways, and stuff like that. So Mrs Tay told us it was ours, and she gave us some corn seeds to start with.




















 After a few periods of weeding, loosening soil and planting, we finally got the corn plot in order. Since then, we would check on the corn plot daily to see how our "crops" were doing. However, we ran into a problem.

  On one fine day, my friends and I entered the corn plot and to our horror, we found some of the corn plants crushed! We saw footprints on the soil around the plants and did not take long to figure out that someone stepped on our corn plants. (Probably on purpose, as not many people knew there was a corn plot.) We didn't find out who the culprits were, but we managed to revive some of the obliterated corn plants. To prevent any further mishaps like that, we came up with a solution: Lock the corn plot. (Well, DUH!)

  After months of loosening soil, killing pests and watering the plants, we finally saw the fruits of our labour! (Literally) The corn plants had bore corn! However, we did not dare to eat it as we have seen ants and snails crawl over the corn before.


  So we just distributed the corn seeds into the soil again and repeated the process. For some reason, not all of the corn seeds germinated! Only some did (Now they're pretty big)

  Now you may be thinking, "Growing corn under the hot sun? You kids are crazy!" Well, let me tell you, we had a lot of fun in the corn plot. For example, we found a branch on a tree that had a heavy top and twig stubs on it. (We thought it would make the perfect club) So we used all sorts of methods to get the branch off the tree. For example:

1.Throwing bricks at the branch
2.Using a long metal pole and applying the law of leverage to the branch
3.Stepping on the branch (Two people at one time)
4. Using sticks to whack the branch

  However, none of these methods worked. In a desperate attempt, I brought my pocket knife to school and sawed the branch off. When the club came off, we named it "The Clubby Club" and rejoiced by smashing any nearby objects that could be smashed. But to our dismay, the club disappeared about a month later.

  Currently, we are taking care of the corn plants and making piles of soil. (And searching for the sacred "Clubby Club")

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Halo:The Fall of Reach Review

Hi all,

  I have just finished reading the book "Halo:The Fall of Reach" by Eric Nylund. It is about a boy called John (also known as The Master Chief) and how he grows up as a Spartan (not the old ones in 300) and how the UNSC ( United Nations Space Command) battle against the ferocious Covenant, which is an alien race. The setting is in the year 2517 to the year 2552.



  If you are familiar with the Halo games, you will know the terms the book uses. (Yeah, people who don't play Halo are totally clueless about the terms used in the book.)

  The Covenant are an alien race which intends on wiping out mankind. One of them looks like this:

 

  Yup, it looks totally freaky. I recommend this book to anyone interested in science fiction, war or technology.

Rating: 8.5/10