Friday, 18 July 2008
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I read my friend's blog and realised, astoundingly, that SPM is only 17 weeks away!

Now, I'm really starting to worry.

So, I've placed a self imposed ban on the Internet.

I shall not come online except on Fridays and weekends.

So forgive me if the updates don't come so soon!
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Saturday, 12 July 2008
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During the mid term holidays (I think) I went to sit for my Undang, or driving's theory test with a few friends.

After that, we went to Subang Parade, where we decided to enter Toys R' Us.

Now it's been years since I last stepped foot into the store. The store used to be located at the ground floor, now it's at the top.

We were quite content to enter and walk around, looking at the toys kids nowadys play with. But I was slightly taken aback. The store looked smaller. Is it because I grew, or is it because the store IS smaller? I can never know.

But I had a good time. I walked back through memory lane, thinking of all those times when I was a young kid, begging my parents to get me the new Power Rangers toys.

Ya know, kids nowadays play with completely different toys.

There's the spy gadget set- all the cool gadgets you'd expect to see in movies.

Of course, there's still the more conventional ones, like Spiderman, cars, Barbie dolls, etc etc.

We spent about 15 minutes there, walking around the whole store and relished having the store to ourselves and playing around with some of the merchandise, like the basketball as it was only 10am, and nobody else wanted to shop for toys yet.

What a day!
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Wednesday, 9 July 2008
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It had always puzzled me as to why I was the secretary of my school's scout troop.

I had actually knew the answer but had just forgotten about it. Yesterday during a tuition class I was reminded of it when me and another scout were talking about it.

I was highly inactive during my lower secondary years. Towards the end of Form Three, I rejoined, and was active again. I became the Assistant Quartermaster for the annual dinner.

Then, I had nothing to do. I did not have to split my attention into a few parts, so I focused completely on my task at hand. And from feedbacks I'd received, apparently I did a good job.

Then Form Four came. I had a rather easy task of just helping out, and with no other responsibilities. But the seniors noticed this. Soon, I became a person who's hard to forget, in the seniors' eyes.

After that came the selection of candidates for TL, or Troop Leader. Surprisingly, I was one of them. One out of 3 candidates.

We were brought to a campfire in another school, just the three of us and several seniors.

Unfortunately, we did not do a good job. We were supposed to socialize, and instead we stuck together and never talked to anyone else.

Then, the Recruit Camp came. I was made assistant camp commandant. I was clueless about most things, and did quite a bad job.

In the post mortem, where the seniors also taught us a few skills, the TL told me that I have the potential in me. He said that I'm like a flower that hasn't bloomed yet. According to him, with the right guidance I can bloom very beautifully.

Okay, I'm not being self absorbed here, but it IS what happened.

Anyway, later I found out that I got Secretary. I think the TL and the scouters had rightfully saw that I'm better at handling paperwork.

So that's my story.

And I'm glad that I was reminded of it. It just gives me the confidence, that I can be good at whatever I do.
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Sunday, 6 July 2008
A Boring Way To Live

So the prefect installation is over, and I've given out all my prefectorial duties.

It's been only two days after the installation, but already I'm missing life as a prefect.

Before this, I have to wake up early every day to prepare for the day ahead. I have to make sure that there's nothing wrong with my dressing. Then in school, I shall have to begin the long day by ensuring the prefects do their morning duty, or collecting money.

After that, it's probably a meeting in the BP, or Bilik Pengawas. Here we discuss about events, problems, and the next board, etc etc. And time passes so quickly that sometimes I don't enter class at all. On some days I'll get to sit in my seat in class, trying hard to focus with all that's already in my head.

Then my 'retirement' came.

I have to admit, I enjoy waking up late, and reaching school at the nick of time, but beyond that, is nothing. I enter class and listen to the teachers. No meetings, nothing. Just a schooling day ahead. And time passes so slowly!

For once now, I don't have to think about anything. I don't have to think about solutions to problems, upcoming events, things to do, etc. etc.

I can go for recess like any other normal student.

I hang out with fellow retired prefects, and what we all think is: Life is boring.

Now, we don't mind having something to do. We don't mind cracking our heads. We want our life back. That's how we've been living for the past four and a half years, and we're not adjusting well.

We feel that without all those things to do, life just isn't colourful.

This sentiment is shared by a few of us, mostly those who have lots of things to do every day.

Izwan had actually admitted that he wouldn't mind having a meeting right now!

I thought back.

Yes, I don't mind skipping classes for a meeting either!
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