Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Recap

2011 has been an eventful year, as it is my last year in high school and also the year I partake the feared-by-many SPM exam. There are a few important things to highlight in this year, and I'm really grateful that I, despite having a serious snotty disease, am still alive and kicking. I'm sorry that you had to sit next to me this whole year and see me wrapping up disgusting wantans, King Mei (금매).

In the blink of an eye, my secondary school life is over. I kind of felt sorry for myself for not doing something crazy in high school that can be reminisced when I'm older. For example, climb up the bleeding tree (yes, it does bleed!) at the edge of the school field, make a prank on a fellow classmate on April Fool's, try to throw a spear, organize a picnic to Teluk Batik - anything to make me feel a little rebellious. Well, I haven't done any of the above, and it's already over. Now I can start to weep pathetically over my lost school life.

Over with the mourning, now comes the happy part.

1. I've been sitting next to my BFF, King Mei
for, what - four years? in school.

(Come to think of it, we haven't really had a good picture together. This is the best one I can find.)

2. Our group emerged as one of the State level winners in the Star NIE - Pizza Hut Magazine Contest! (Sorry, I forgot its official name.)

From left to right: Jessie Ong, Rachel Ching, Aik Chien, Moses Ching, LeiWen Pang

Me, King Mei and Lei Wen had laughed like maniacs in Pizza Hut. It was like getting rich all of a sudden. But we spent our wealth in one hour, stuffing our bellies full with Pizza Hut treats.

3. Graduation Day

4. Bomba Farewell Party @ KFC

We spent a whooping RM 300 that night, but considering how our club members enjoyed the meal, it was worth the money.

4. Class party at Ms. Tan's home

Hey, how can he be whiter than me??? Not fair!!! *Stares enviously*

5. Prefect's Farewell

The pretty girls. From left to right: Geraldine, Pik Lin, Me, Sok Sien, Zi Xian, Ting Hui.

Secondary school life is an amazing journey in life that enables us to meet with friends who, no matter what happens, will still remain as an indispensable piece of puzzle that makes our lives joyful and interesting. Though we may, at one time, be at odds with one another, the sincerity of friendship that bonds us together will help us to overcome these misunderstandings and mistrusts. I hope each and everyone of my friends will find the courage to pursue their greatest dreams and attain happiness in the future.

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Friday, December 30, 2011

Quick Giveaway!

Hi everyone! I won a $20 Gift Certificate to Liam's Shard Jewelry recently, but it can only be used on shard jewelry purchases. Since I won't be using it, I'm giving it away to one of you. The first person to e-mail me at aikychien(at)yahoo(dot)com gets it!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

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Friday, December 9, 2011

My Christmas List

I ran out of ideas on what to post, but something hit me all of a sudden. Since it's going to be Christmas soon, why don't I do a Christmas Wish List? What you'll see below is a compilation of things that strike my fancy this year but still do not own. Do you have a Christmas Wish List as well? Leave me a comment and I'll hop over to your blog to see what items you have on your list!

Miles from OrdinaryThe Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry, #3)
Fins Are Forever (Fins, #2)Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
The Lying Game (The Lying Game #1)Never Have I Ever (The Lying Game #2)Two Truths and a Lie (The Lying Game, #3)

Other Pretty Things:

AAA Purple Amethyst Gemstone Faceted Heart Briolette, 7mm, Set of 21 beads
A Gift Certificate to Som's Studio!

XOXO Bridal Pink Swarovski Crystal Headband Tiara
A crystal headband

Heather Gray Fingerless Gloves with Bows
A pair of fingerless gloves!
(This is what I need most!)

Note to self: Things To Do
  • Learn Korean and French
  • Learn how to make jewelry
  • Go find a work
  • Watch 那些年,我们一起追的女孩
  • Watch City Hunter
  • Practice Mozart's Piano Sonata in D K.448

Monday, December 5, 2011

Accounting Test Today!

Today is the Accounting test in SPM.

Which is also the first time I actually got one of my accounts balanced! So damn excited! I still remember the tallying number: RM 234 650 :)

It's time to prepare myself for the next battle! The Chinese paper, which is on 7th December, is the hardest to score. Only 4 people in Malaysia get an A+ last year! Which is about 0.02 percent of all the candidates who took Chinese. Can you imagine it? No, we are not stupid, it's just that the binomial graph for Chinese is steeper than the other subjects. You have to get 90 and above to score an A+ in Chinese. Do you know how hard is that? One question is entitled at least 3-4 marks, and if you get three wrong, then you're goner. The essay is also challenging; tough, I would say. I admit I'm not that good in essay writing. I'm far behind if compared to students in China of my age. However, I will try my best and hope for the best.

An A is good enough for me. God, can you hear my prayers?