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A huge drama happened last night, thought that someone had broken in! The sounds were terrifying, to sat the least! Although it was a false alarm – and dead embarrassing! – I’m still very curious as to who was the one making so many quirky sounds like plates clanging and footsteps going thump thump thump across the floor. The door unlocked too, and it’s a pretty distinct sorta unlocking sound. But the dog hardly barked. I’ve more or less recovered from the nerve-wracking incident, but she hasn’t! She’s still shaken! Who was it, oh, just who was it?!

Stayed up till 2am to rush for the project deadline, it’s kinda done – still had to do it this morning & afternoon ): We met on Saturday to finish up certain parts. The peer e. went well (: (hmph! I like concise writing! Long windy sentences with chunky paragraphs filled with bombastic words gets on one’s nerves & requires a great deal of tolerance, just like this sentence, so my tutors should be unreservedly thankful for my concise & incisive writing style.)

Macs breakfast 0f mocchachino & Cinammon Melts rock! The beverage was especially beautiful to look at! haha. I wanted to take a photo of it but it was weird doing that in the middle of a Macs restaurant with no event on at all.

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Slacking far too much

I’ve been slacking ever since that last entry. =X Totally guilt-ridden. I’m so sick of econs. although I haven’t done even a third of the syllabus!! Gosh..I feel like going on an “I HATE ECONS” rant (like the post before Prelims) but I shan’t waste my time on stupid econs. I’m sure I wouldn’t miss econs when after finishing the papers.

Anyway, I ‘m so sian at trying to force myself to swallow bitter stuff, dry boring theoretical knowledge that I came online found some tests. yup, hehe…I like to find this kinda tests =) not that I’m narcissistic lah…so plain bored…

http://www.personalityquiz.net/tests/index.htm

Handwriting Test

Some qns have >1 answer cos it differs/ depends on my mood:

1. How would you say your letters slope?
Straight up and down – indicates that you are a person with a strong need for contact.

Forward – Your answer to the first question, the slope of your letters, indicates that you are reticent and very self-controlled.


2. Are the letters in your words Fully connected, with clear breaks between the words?
Partially connected, depending on the letters?

Partially connected – indicates that you are a shy, idealistic person who does not find it easy to have relationships, especially intimate ones.


3. Between words, do you leave Narrow spaces – indicates that you are a talkative person, maybe even a busybody!

4. How close together are your lines of writing?

Apart far enough that letters do not touch – indicates that you are a person who is uneconomical and talkative.

5. What color ink did you choose? (If you used another color, which of these three would you prefer?)

Blue black – indicates that you are rational, conservative, a person who adheres to conventions and traditions.


6. How large was your capitol I in the sample?

About the same size – indicates that you are a person who may be feeling depressed or have low self-esteem.

7. What do your t bars look like? (The crossbars on your letter t)

They tend to be to the right of the stem of the ‘t’ – indicates that you are a reliable, conscientious worker, with possible leadership potential.

8. Does your writing

Slope upward on the page – indicates that you are energetic, optimistic, and assertive.

Go straight across the page – indicates that you are a person who may be suffering from temporary depression or fatigue.

Slope downward – indicates that you are steadfast, purposeful, and possibly aloof.

Completely depends on my mood…

9. Which takes the most space vertically in a line of your writing?

The descenders? (the bottoms of j and y and g) – indicates that you are a person with an overdeveloped ego and a tendency to be bossy.

10. How much pressure does your writing show?

Firm and even – indicates that you are a person of strong but rigid will, obstinate but powerful.

Heavy – indicates that you are a person of energy and elasticity, able to roll with the punches and adapt to whatever life brings.

 

Shape Test

Look at the little picture below. Draw something like this on a piece of paper.

Analysis

How did you draw your picture?

 

From the center outward

You are of the conventional type of people who, in learning about and dealing with the world, would start with things small and specific, and then expand to the large and general. The desire is directed toward what is lying beyond one’s immediate horizon.

 

Ice-Cream Test

Pick your favorite ice cream flavor and find out what it says about your personality.

1. Vanilla
2. Chocolate
3. Butter pecan
4. Banana
5. Strawberry
6. Chocolate chip

Analysis

  • If you like chocolate, you are lively, creative, dramatic, charming, enthusiastic and the life of the party. Chocolate fans enjoy being at the center of attention and can become bored with the usual routine. Seductive, well-dressed, extroverted, easily influenced, a follower, intuitive, enjoys intimate relationships.
    (Prototype: feminine woman, macho man.)
    LOL!

Emotions Test

For your every ‘no’ answer, add 1 to your score.1. Do you feel guilty if you cry in public?
2. Do you think crying is a sign of weakness?
3. Do you think men and boys should be encouraged to hide their tears?
4. Do you feel embarrassed if you find yourself crying while watching a film or reading a book?
5. Would you try to hold back your tears if you were attending a funeral?
6. Would you distrust a politician who shed tears in public?
7. Do you think that tears are an unnecessary expression of emotion?
8. Do you always try to hide your disappointment?
9. Do you get embarrassed if you see grown men crying?
10. Would you pretend that you had something in your eyes if you were unexpectedly discovered crying?
11. Do you always try to hide your anger?

For your every ‘yes’ answer, add 1 to your score

12. Do you tend to brood about things which make you angry?
13. Does your temper even get out of control?
14. Has your temper even got you in trouble?
15. Do you believe that it does you good to get rid of your anger?
16. Would you allow someone to comfort you if you were crying?
17. Do you get cross quite easily?
18. Do you touch someone you love at least once a day?
19. Do you enjoy physical signs of affection?
20. Do you ever get broody when you see small babies?
21. Would you happily hold hands in public with someone you cared for?
22. Do you enjoy being massaged?
23. Do you regularly tell those whom you love how you feel?
24. Have you ever had a pet of which you were very fond?
25. Do you enjoy being kissed and hugged by people you love?
26. Do you ever laugh out loud when you are watching funny films?
27. Do you ever tap your feet while listening to Music?
28. Do you often have the last clap at concerts, sports events and the like?
29. Do you ever shout encouragement to sports or TV heroes?
30. Can you remember when you last really laughed and enjoyed yourself?
Score: 14

Analysis

Score 8 to 16
You know how to let your emotions show but you still find it difficult to do so as often as you should. You should be prepared to let your emotions out more often. When you feel sad let yourself cry, when you feel angry, let your anger show, when you feel happy allow a smile to cross your face. Allowing your emotions out in this way will do wonders to your physical and mental health.

Haha, the last so called quiz or test is “Which Personality Tree did you fall from?”
It’s according to one’s birth date and mine is the Cypress Tree.
Cypress tree: (the faithfulness) – strong, muscular, adaptable, takes what life has to give, content, optimistic, craves money and acknowledgement, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered, unruly, pedantic, and careless.

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Handwriting Analysis

*Note: can be found on BLOGGER blog too.

Hmmm…interesting results from a handwriting analysis:

extracted from www.viewzone.com/handwriting.html 

Pressure of the Writing

Emotional energy is a combination of the physical and mental energy level. Writers with heavy pressure are usually highly successful. They have a lot of vitality and their emotional experiences last for a long time. Writers who write with average pressure are usually moderately successful and usually have enough energy to make it through the day. Those with light pressure try to avoid energy draining situations.
The Slant of the Writing; What Does it Mean?
The slant is the second indicator to look for. The slant indicates the writers emotional response to external forces. A right slant (////) signals one who responds strongly to emotional situations. They are caring, warm and outgoing– their heart rules their mind. A vertical slant (llll) writer tries to keep their emotions in check– mind rules their heart. A left slant writer (\\\\) will conceal their emotions and is observed as cold and indifferent. (But sometimes, it’s straight, sometimes it’s slanting…not definite)

Emotional Control and Reliability
The next step is to determine the emotional control and reliability of the writer. This trait is shown in the baseline of the writing.
The baseline is a real or imagined line where the small letters rest.Baseline is best determined if the sample is submitted on unlined paper to ensure that the writer does not follow the pre-printed lines.
The baseline can be straight, wavy, erratic or sloped. A normal baseline should be slightly wavy. A person with a straight baseline is tense and over disciplined. A very wavy baseline signals a person who is on an emotional roller coaster.
An ascending baseline means optimism. A descending baseline means pessimism, tiredness or depression. A level baseline indicates a healthy balance between optimism and pessimism.

Ability to Concentrate
This trait is indicated by the size of the writing. Small writing points to someone who has the ability to concentrate on minor details for long periods of time. They are not easily distracted by outside forces. These writers include scientists, researchers, bookkeepers, etc. People who write small like to work alone. They can be trusted to take on tedious tasks and follow them through to completion without being side tracked. Those who write small are usually conservative and thrifty.
Most of us write average size, indicating an average ability to concentrate. We have to force ourselves to concentrate on minor details, especially for long periods of time. Large writers are easily distracted. They have trouble concentrating and easily get “off-track.” At work, these individuals should be given varying duties and assignments that are quick to complete. (This is the only untrue part…)

My conclusion is that this is 75% accurate (i.e. really quite true)

And yay! today i remembered to fill up the title box and to check the category box 🙂 hehe… anyway, yesterday was quite fun 🙂 the Teachers’ Day Celebrations comprised of a skit, dance items, and the song sung by Zach (a J1 who also sung on National Day celebrations)! Oh my! I simply love oldies! But i couldn’t hear the lyrics. Haha, i’m so old-fashioned but the tunes are really, really nice. Oh, the theme was retro-spect. So, the teachers were dressed either in their NJC school uniform (for those ex-NJCians) or in retro clothing (for the non-NJCians). Quite cool :p

What was heart-warming was the giving of gifts and cards to teachers, to show our appreciation to them. I hope it encourages them to continue in this line or vocation, which is indeed very meaningful 🙂 In fact, after all the heart-warming gestures (not the presents, but the act of doing it and the thought behind the act), I actually considered becoming a teacher. I would like to make a difference to people’s lives, to be appreciated. But then again, I disagree with the education system. Besides, most teachers are extroverts, you’ve to be cos you’ve to not mind standing in front of the whole class or in front of the whole cohort (for lectures) and everyone’s eyes are on you. I’m so self-conscious so surely cannot. Furthermore, teaching the same thing over and over again everyday (in diff classes) and every year (to diff cohorts of students) can become a chore.

Anyway, I shared a present with two friends for my Bio and Math teachers and with one friend for my GP teacher. Bought a towel of diff colours and a card too 🙂

Then stayed back in school with my friend, who went to eat the spread that was ordered for the teachers’ day lunch. haha….then after that we went Estivo! hahah! and I got to read two Hello! magazines so much news on the British royal family! wahahha! had a great day, highly enjoyable except for the fact that I slacked so, so much 😦 😦

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I simply couldn’t concentrate the entire afternoon and evening!! Oh my! I was in a holiday mood, a sort of “switch-off” mode (in other words, inactivated). Well, GP went fine for the first paper (or so i think). But it was quite the opposite for paper 2, the compre. But I don’t feel like talking about it. haha.

anyway, my wandering mind was going through all the conversations i’d after GP in the canteen. Some funny ones =D; some not so nice ones; others, neutral.  Then I kept getting up and out of my seat hourly. (Yes, literally, hourly) and oh ya, thank God for the seat! I was praying so hard for that isolated spot, my heart sank when I saw someone had already occupied that table. But of course God answered my prayer xD the girl was alone, so I could share the table with her. and she and the other two girls who came after she left were all so quiet =) hehe…but then i was thinking of all the stupid random things. Like I can look at my mentos in my pencil case and think of something related that happened in the morning (hehe, it was a funny incident :))

I went to S11 for peanut chocolate pancake! and then I decided to treat myself, give myself a pat on the back for GP (: so I drank chocolate bubble tea after that (: (haha, and i made a fool of myself as I couldn’t understand what the auntie was asking me in mandrin! she spoke too fast lah!)

As I ate my pancake, I gazed at the woman selling pancakes and again, my mind wandered. I looked at her and I wondered how her life is, how she is coping, whether her name is really Jessica as stated in the stall name. I began calculating how many pancakes she must sell to earn how many dollars a day. But of course I don’t know the rent and cost of production so I gave up calculating her salary. Then I wondered if she’d enough to go by everyday, then I saw that her stall is so small, so her rent must be cheaper than the other stalls, and that her pancakes are seemingly popular so she must be earning about 2k. Haha, then I wondered if the helper at her stall was related to her. haha.

After eating, I passed by this table at which there sat a woman, her eyebrows slightly knitted in concentration, praying with her palms clasped facing a steaming bowl of thick white bee hoon or noodles. I was like, wow, here’s a Christian praying with her daughter 🙂 hehe, then i remembered that I didn’t pray before eating my pancake 😉

I walked past a big altar on a longer route to the bubble tea shop (as it was a sudden turn about due to the sudden change in decision to spoil myself just this once). I felt uncomfortable as usual, but repeated the words something like “God is with me” or  “standing in His presence” (can’t remember). Then as I neared the bubble tea shop, I passed by this group of boys outside a gaming shop and I thought why are they wasting their time on this… and I wondered if the bubble tea woman has enough to earn her keep. Following that, I passed by the playground and saw a group of girls and guys (sec sch) playing on a merry-go-round; toddlers playing; mothers by the side, some with prams, chatting animatedly with each other, seemingly about their children. I marvelled at the carefree nature of these children. I thought about the concerns of these young mothers and a thought crossed my mind suddenly if I would be sitting in their places in future.

Finally, upon reaching the CPF building, I decided to sit down by the side. heard a man talking about Taiwan this and that, probably a businessman. Then a cleaner sat next to the pillar next to me. And again, I thought about their lives. I was suddenly at peace. The cold bubble tea in my hands, droplets of water on the cup cooling my hands, the sweet taste going over my tongue and the chewy, munch-able pearls against my gnawing teeth. The chirpping of the birds sealed this peace in my heart for the precious few minutes that I sat there drinking my bubble tea. A view which i always held, was reinforced: 1) The people in our lives are not placed in our lives by mistake. It is planned by God. For a purpose that we will find out. 2) (this is new to me:) Everyone has a unique combination of roles to play in this world. There are no two people who know the same people on an exact level and cater to the needs of the exact people.

Oh, I bought three towels for ms ong, mr tan and ms wong 🙂 I really wanna let them know that they are appreciated 🙂 especially ms ong. Actually I feel bad about leaving ms sim out… 😦 haiz…

But I shan’t end this on an unhappy note! Hahaha… it has been a great day so far. so relaxing 😀 but there’s this danger that I might perpetuate the holiday mood! Well, but since I know, I’ll take measures to avoid it. May the Lord grant me the physical and mental stamina to keep going, to fight until the finishing line! I shall use the time that He has given me, wisely. 🙂

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independence

tmr (as in, in 5 min time), there’s the major bio test, covering the entire JC syllabus, 40 MCQs. so why am i here? well, cos i simply can’t concentrate. since one or two nights ago, my stupid mind keeps thinking of all the things that it shouldn’t be thinking of. Like how I’ll attempt to persuade my ct abt why the college should allow us not to come to school for our sake! about how contradictory the whole system is. i may touch on this in detail during the weekend or some other time when i’m freer. Things are going really fast these days; time is slipping right through my fingers, faster than water! Surprisingly, thankfully, and worringly, there is a SEVERE lack of urgency coarsing through my veins! It worrying cos that means I HAVE NO DRIVE TO STUDY! WHICH MEANS THAT I WON’T DO WELL! the thought of prelims and A levels brings fear, dread and sometimes nonchalance even.

Life is at its low point now. Well, the article on Happiness in last wed’s MYB section said that those who are happiest are those who have the most active social life, who are constantly surrounded by their family and friends. Not surprisingly. From my observations of the people around me, it’s very true. And here is where another reason for my wandering mind comes in. Rivalry and jealousy. How can I be envious or jealous of others?! Why can’t I accept the fact that i’ll never be as good as them? i guess the deep dissatisfaction in my life stems from my inability to accept things the way they are, from trying to control things too much, including myself. I always wish I’d complete self-discipline and self-control over my thoughts, actions, feelings, etc…and obviously I always can’t make it! by a huge margin! Everything’s so messy these few days. Sleep is a rare commodity (shouldn’t be so, cos it can’t even be bought and sold).

Coming back to the topic on dissatisfaction with my life and with myself, I once took a test which said that my preferred relationship type (as in friendships or any sort of relationship) is intimacy, which is quite true. I don’t like friendships in which secrets are kept from the other party. I myself give my all in a friendship; once the person has won my trust completely—and I go by my intuition or guard feeling— I tell her/him abt my past, my present (daily happenings) and my hopes for the future. I don’t wanna hide things from the one whom i trust cos i don’t like facades, masks, or anything which conceals the truth. In other words, I like open friendships, in which the close friend (not good friend), confides everything in me, and does the same in sharing likewise. But obviously, there is no one who has been like that. And after I’ve shared everything and he/she doesn’t, I feel cheated. Sort of in a way. I know it’s the wrong feeling and I try hard to change that feeling, cos you can’t expect the person to be someone you want them to be. Like, HELLO? Who am I that I impose my views on my friend? Sometimes, I wonder if I’ve told her too many things and I regret it. In future, I shall learn to be more tactful. perhaps i should be more patient, wait for a longer time when the friendship is on a deeper level. On the other hand, a friend who is willing to share every facet of her/his life with you is likely to be someone who talks alot and cannot be fully trusted. So either way, I’m asking far too much. Hence, the dissatisfaction.

A related point is that i ‘ve been trying to be less emotionally depenent on certain people in my life. I’m kind of glad that my progress so far has been good. I hope that person is less burdened now without hearing any negative things from me for two days. haha.

I must learn to be STRONGER and more Independent! Depending on humans is never 100% reliable!

Anyway, I really dislike myself…cos I’ve far too many faults that I can’t seem to be able to change.

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my new haircut!

just took a memory test. hmmm…interesting 🙂 apparently my memory is rather good; only 20% of people have 8 – 10 marks out of 10. (I’d 8 ) oh no, i’m slacking again!!! http://www.richardwiseman.com/quirkology

Had a haircut, fringe looks alot nicer 🙂 20 bucks went with my sis. hehe…she thinks she loosk spastic with it. but can grown back lah haha…but i hope mine doesn’t grow back! I like it lah! haha the woman told me not to keep centre parting le…and the man at the counter said my sis and i don’t resemble each other at all! he thought we were friends! oh my! hahaha…it happened before…hmmm…maybe too many crossing over during Prophase I of Meiosis I… =p but our voices sound  so similar over the phone, that my aunt (this morning) is about the 10th person to mistake my sis and i. haha…

Going overseas at the end of the year. but have to share room with my aunt… ok, i shall take it in a positive light =p Learning experience =) OH NO I SLACKED THE ENTIRE DAY!! sang so many songs in the afternoon with my sis, surfed net for fun bleh 😦

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