Pre-JC Sentiments

Four years breezed past, and, in a flash, my secondary school life is over and I’ll be entering JC. The Year 5 induction programme begins next week, but in all honesty I’m still very much unprepared for what’s to come. We all have our preconceived notions of what JC will be like, based on the tons of things – be they facts, opinions or rumours – that we’ve heard from our seniors or through reading Raffles Press or RJ Confessions. Some are excited by the mere prospect of interactions with members of the opposite gender in school, or, for the social extroverts, making new friends, while most are more concerned about the daunting workload to come. For me, the new unknown world of JC actually kind of intimidates, as I approach it with ambivalence.  …continue reading

2013 in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 59,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 22 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Fish & Co. High-Tea Unlimited Review

Yesterday I went with my sister to Fish & Co. at Sembawang Shopping Centre for their high-tea à la carte buffet. Essentially, for a set price of $15 for students, you can order an unlimited number of main courses, sides or starters from their menu, plus a free flow of drinks. …continue reading

IAG Senior 2 2013


I Am Gifted (IAG) Senior 2 is over in a blink of an eye, and to say that the experience has been amazing is an understatement. It may be just my second camp, but I feel like the experience I’ve gained has been immense. I’m starting to get the hang of coaching, and slowly begin to understand the meaning behind it.

Looking back now, the first camp that I coached seemed like a blur. …continue reading

First Coaching Experience – IAG Senior 1 2013


It was a crazy four days. But this short span of time has been amazingly meaningful, and as a first-time coach I’ve taken away loads from it.

I don’t know where to start. So much went through my mind over these few days that I’m stumped thinking of how to pen them down. …continue reading

Pre-Coaching Thoughts


Tomorrow, I’m going to be coaching people around my age, in a bid to transform their lives into something meaningful and help them achieve success. Yes, it sounds out of this world. I frankly don’t know if I’m up to it, or whether I’m even qualified for the job, but it’s an eye-opening opportunity that I don’t want to forgo. The thought of being able to change a person and impact his life is mind-blowing, and it would be the experience of a lifetime to be able to play a part in it.  …continue reading