Saturday, October 25, 2014


Game show entertainment general knowledge loolah

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

diversity woohoo

-Simon Honeydew, 2014 [5:46]

viewer discretion advised: moderate-high amount of intense swearing

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


L1|| English
R1|| SS+History
R2|| EMath/AMath/Chemistry/Physics/Biology
R3|| SS+History/EMath/AMath/Chemistry/Physics/Biology
R4|| English/Chinese/SS+History/EMath/AMath/Chemistry/Physics/Biology/FOE
R5|| English/Chinese/SS+History/EMath/AMath/Chemistry/Physics/Biology/FOE


Paper 1: 61/70
Paper 2: 34/50
Paper 3: 26/30
Paper 4: 22/30
Overall: 77.6%
Grade: A1

Paper 1: 75/80
Paper 2: 88/100
Overall: 90.9%
Grade: A1

Paper 1: 27.5/60
Paper 2: 39/70

Paper 3: 12/20
Paper 4: 34/50
Overall: 56.3%
Grade: C5

Paper 1: 35/39
Paper 2: 69/80
Overall: 87.4%
Grade: A1

Paper 1: 32/50
Paper 3: 37/50
Overall: 69%
Grade: B3

Paper 1: 38/40
Paper 2: 63/80

Overall: 84.2%
Grade: A1

Paper 1: 33/40
Paper 2: 66/80
Overall: 82.5%
Grade: A1

Overall: 88%
Grade: A1

Overall: 85%
Grade: A1

MSG: 1.7
L1R5: 8


Me: I put the cannabis in cannibalism

Other me: wut that doesn't even spell correctly

Me: Who needs spelling when you have human weed

Other me: ew wut

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

i'm so funny

So I found a rock on the field today and I was trying to dig into it with my compass (the circle drawing one).

Jerry: Don't do that

Me: I put the mental in experimental

Ian: lol

Friday, September 19, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014


"I was watching Noah the other day, you know the new storytelling of Noah, with Russell Crowe, but one of the guys in it, said in frustration, "Jesus Christ!" and I remember thinking, "He wasn't really born then was he?""

-Sjin, 2014

"Jesus Christ!"


"Oh, er, shit."

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Blast from d past

I just came across a conversation I recorded back in 2011 between me and my sister, it went like this.

Me: Do you care for me?
Sis: Yeah
Me: Why?
Sis: Cos you're my brother
Me: Do you respect me?
Sis: No
Me: Why not?
Sis: Cos you're very mean to me
Me: Okay do you love me as a brother
Sis: Yeah
Me: Why?
Sis: Cos you're my brother
Me: That's very [tries to say the word 'sweet']...
Me: Why am I mean?
Sis: Cos you're born like that

Friday, July 25, 2014


I'm here to do well.

I'm here to make friends.

I'm here to leave a lasting impression.

I will do whatever I have to to make sure I haven't wasted many years of my life,

As long as in the end, I'm still me.


Monday, June 2, 2014


I'd like to recommend

Ragul played this song during SIMC

Thanks Ragul

gud remix


Sunday, April 6, 2014


"I can't do it."

Something heavy clatters to the ground.

'He' turns around and sees a man staring at a gun on the floor.

A man very much in his likeness.

The man looks him in the eyes, and 'he' sees nothing but pain and sorrow.

The man slowly bends down and picks up the gun and hands it to 'him'.

'He' hesitates.

"What do you want?"

"Take it."

'He' slowly stretches out his hand and grabs it.

The man takes one step back and kneels.

"Shoot me."


'He' looks at the weapon in his hand.

'He' looks at him.



"I give up. You win."

"I win what?"

"You win."

"I don't understand."

A tear falls down the man's cheek.

"Neither do I."

EDIT: I have no idea what this means. It just comes to me.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Am I The Only One

Am I the only one who:

Thinks Mr Liu YJ and Liu Guo Jin seem related (though everyone says they aren't)

- Same surname
- Similar faces
- That hair
- Both like basketball

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Three Brothers

Three Brothers

Once, there were three brothers.

The first brother was naturally outspoken, open, confident and optimistic about everything.

The second brother was intelligent but shy and introverted, and was humble and caring to others.

The third brother had a mind of evil, looked at everything in a negative way and was very pessimistic.

Despite their differences, they got along. One day, they decided to split up, and it was so.

The first brother embarked on a journey to become successful in life. Everywhere he went, he made a good impression on other people and gained recognition for his outstanding leadership skills. Everybody knew him, everybody liked him, everybody listened to him, and seeing that his ways were not ways of wrong, he was happy. But inside, he felt nobody truly understood him for who he was.

The second brother wanted to find some place quiet and simply allowed himself to be alone and away from people. He made a few friends, which he cared for and helped as he could. He gained recognition for his great wisdom and intelligence, yet remained humble at the face of praise, and seeing that his ways were not those of wrong, he was happy. But inside, he felt nobody truly understood him for who he was.

The third brother plotted and schemed and committed many terrible deeds, gaining recognition for his lack of remorse and utter indifference to other people's feelings. He saw no use in caring about other people's feelings and exploited those whose trust he gained. He found many people like him, and felt that his ways were not those of wrong, and he was happy. But inside, he felt nobody truly understood him for who he was.

Life is short.

Soon enough, they were old and couldn't travel anymore. They decided to meet in a park they used to visit when they were young children. Three brothers of different characters, morals, ideals and ways of thinking, each having led his own life, come together once again after a lifetime of adventures. Seeing each other again, none of them thought they'd come back so different. As the three old brothers sat on a park bench and stared into the distance, admiring the fluffy clouds and flocks of birds, each ponders on his life. The things they did, their impacts on other people, contributions to society, the stuff old people think about usually.

As the sun sets, they look at each other and smile.

They then whip out their phones and compare Flappy Bird high scores.

Written by Bruce Ng, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Re: Anton Casey

Way too much hate, people. Come on, everyone has their moments. That's not to say what he said was appropriate or nice or anything, in fact it is kind of rude, but don't we all say rude things. Whether he deserved the treatment he received is debatable. He apologised too. He isn't some intoxicated drag racing teenager. He's a man with a family (rich yah) and the pressure forced upon him by the media and online people alike doesn't really help. My view is tipped in favour of the losing side (as usual) but most people don't look at things from more than one perspective (as usual).

3 Beautifully Written Songs (opinion)

1) Owl City - Vanilla Twilight
2) Linkin Park - Iridescent
3) The Script - The Man Who Can't Be Moved

1st World Pokemon Player Problems

- I have no competitive battling tactics; I basically suck.
- I haven't played Generation VI yet, so I'm not used to the new Pokemon.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

[RANT POST] ft. bad english


Food donation drive!

*slams table*

Okay hi. Welcome to a new post.

Bruce! Bruce! What does the picture mean?

I don't know, what do you think it means? (this is all very John Green-ish but I love his videos)

It means I'm not happy!

And why am I not happy?

Here's why.

Though I appreciate my current happy mood and the fact I'm not angry at anything, this is a serious issue I want to bring across. Of course, my opinion is usually flawed but that's my opinion for you.

Hello! Hello! Here's a few things I don't like.

Rule number #1 - I don't like being shouted at. I really don't. I feel horrible when someone shouts at me.

Rule number #2 - I don't like being told what to do. Simple one.

Rule number #3 - I don't like injustice. This is the top of the top. I don't like unfairness, no matter what.

Well let's get down to it then.

Suppose, well, you run around a couple of blocks for about 5 hours, knocking on every door there is and asking people to donate food. No biggie, right? We collect a huge pile of food and feel proud about it. We have to go back to school? Yeah, no problem. So we go back. It starts raining on the way and a few of us get wet. Nothing worth worrying about. Now come on, we're all tired right. Back at the blocks, we loaded all the food onto a truck yeah? Well now at school they're dumping all the food in a pile on the walkway. Everything's fine. Sekali horh. Got people shout. Oh no! Big problem! blablabla. whatever lah. Oh wait. It's us! They're shouting at us! (broke rule number one) Very very stressed and angry and stuff. Shout shout shout like siao de. They want us to help them. Standing right in front of them still shouting sia. They tell us go put our stuff down and help them. (broke rule number two) Go put down bag, come back. Still shouting! Chill lah! Our fault we slow issit! You got run around for 5 hours meh? Unloading food hard meh? Huh? What's that? Hypocrite? You guys did hard work too? We talking about today issit? A lot of planning arh? Wah so tiring sia. What's that you say? You are girls? Wah I didn't know being girls means weak leh. Listen horh, xiao jie. I know you stress lah. I know you tired lah. Shout what shout. Like you want die liddat. We not your slaves horh. We're going to help you! Chill! Patience lah. You also say got a lot of time. Hurry for what. Make up your mind.

(sorry very tired cannot proper english update tomorrow)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

An Issue To Address

Hi,  I strongly feel the need to address a certain incident that took place today online.

(Background) So recently, to cope with the apparent lack of manpower to teach 9 classes per level, the school administration had changed the 9 class system to an 8 class system, which would be easy for the New Sec 1s and the Sec 3s with their different subject combinations. The Sec 2s and Sec 4s, especially the latter with their coming O levels, were (I assume) meant to remain in the 9 class system. However, in a recent spate of events, the Sec 2 cohorts was converted into 8 classes with the splitting of S2-02.

Tonight on the SST Students Facebook group, one person from the split class announced his disdain for the recent splitting of his beloved class, stating that it was unfair and the school did not tell them or their parents prior to the decision, thus upsetting him and undoubtedly his classmates.

This was met by what I would like to call 'mean, heartless demotivation'. Forgive my strong use of words but I feel the need for it. If I were in his position, I would feel the same way. I believe that he and his classmates at least deserve the right to talk about it and tell everyone how they feel about it. Nobody said they couldn't. But (I was watching the events unfold) I found that a surprising number of people felt his ideals that this should be discussed with the principal as unnecessary and tried to talk him down, particularly with the phrase 'move on'. Some things people said to him truly irked me, which is why I feel the need for people to know, but I won't mention names.

I feel that there is a need to bring this up. Many would disagree with me, saying that it would be troublesome for the administration to reinstate S2-02. But you should at least listen to them, and understand how they feel about this. The school did not give prior warning about this, and even if they wanted to have 8 classes instead, it would only be just and fair and mix classes around, and not bomb one class and file them into different classes. Why the school decided on this particular class I do not know, but I feel this is unfair and unjust.

I'm not sure I know what it feels like, but I sympathise with them and I believe they have rights.

Perhaps if the school had planned this earlier, this wouldn't have happened. From there I would like to address something else, but that is for another time. I'm not making enemies with the school, I'm just saying they could use some better planning.

Please respect other people's feelings. They may not get their class back, but that is no reason to shun them. This may just end up a big waste of time, but if I were in their shoes, I would do the same. Walk a mile in their shoes before you judge them. They are not you. Maybe they don't want to move on. Maybe they want to fight for what they believe in. So let them.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Top 10 Songs for me at the moment - In no particular order

Passenger - Let Her Go
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Capital Cities - Safe and Sound
Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks
Imagine Dragons - Demons
Lawson - Juliet
Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man
Zedd ft. Foxes - Clarity
Avicii - Wake Me Up
Pink - Just Give Me A Reason

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

What Youtube channels do you like?

Well considering I subscribe to like, 15 or so channels, which isn't a lot, maybe... yes. In order in which they currently appear on my screen...

1) TheJWittz

One of those Pokemon youtubers, I follow for his countdowns but not much lately cos Pokemon X and Y and I don't have it yet.

2) Vsauce

[VSAUCE, MICHAEL HERE] Yeah it's one of those great channels with interesting videos that I enjoy :P physics and stuff u noe

3) OneDirectionVEVO

Please forgive me for this mistake I don't even know why this is here I think it was my sister lolol. DON'T SPECULATE. >:(

4) YOGSCAST Lewis & Simon

no h8 pls but I really enjoy their videos for some reason and they're British so that takes the cake. 

5) ZexyZek

some american dude who does minecraft trolling videos? (he's running out of ideas but they're still kinda okay) he's cool.

6) Alltime Conspiracies

It's "Alltime10s" second channel and they post about conspiracies. no shit. pretty cool.

7) DarkBlazer2k

Not sure why I follow this guy I think it's cos he recommend some good pokemon rom hacks.

8) Alltime10s

Does those awesome countdowns thingies awesomesauce much lolol

9) Epic Rap Battles Of History

I think they're great (i actually have quite a few in my head)

10) Bruno Mars

Lol Bruno Mars his songs are pretty good but not good enough to have one be any of my favourites :3 try harder bruno (jk i think When I Was Your Man is awesome)

11) Pewdiepie 


12) dookieshed

Does countdowns and plays pokemon (like JWittz) and has this weird sense of humour that appeals to me.

13) officialpsy

I think we all know why

14) minutephysics

best physics videos ever #physics5ever

15) AllYouCanLaugh

His name is Wilhelm Schnotz and he has the awesomest hair.

16) MeredithHappykid

Oh hi Meredith she used to upload good videos (one was used for some ceremony thing) but she doesn't upload anymore.


Saturday, November 30, 2013

4 Things People Like To Ask Me / Say To Me (And The Answers)

1. How tall are you?

Yeah I know I'm tall, it'd be stupid to deny it. But if you really wanna know? Well see, the reason I don't already know is because most of the walls in my house have this partition that sticks out and would distort the measurement, and the only wall without a partition is this really white wall that my dad hates people touching cos it's so darn white touching it dirties it. (sidetrack much)

Answer: 175.5cm (±10mm)

2. Can you play any musical instruments?

I play the piano, but do not take lessons. I used to when I was 7, but not anymore. My mother is Grade 8 certified (though she doesn't enjoy it like me). I can't read score (well I can but I take ages). I can only play a few pieces properly (one or two) but yeah I enjoy it. I don't like playing for people though, shy mah. I also used to play the guitar (my sister has one and I use hers when I'm bored) but I don't know the chords (I have to read her book thing lol).

Answer: Yes.

3. Do you have siblings?

I have two sisters, one is 12 and one is 7. Shall tell you about them? The older younger sister is going to secondary school next year, and she is a pretty hardcore Directioner (gay boys), which explains my surprisingly more-than-should-be knowledge of the band, if you're ever seen it. She likes writing and drawing. My other sister just started out in primary school, and she's okay with it. She's really cute, as many people would say when they see her. She hates math homework (irony much) and when she's angry or sad it's so... BALGRHWEBFIOYWEDBJKDWF. Like really really annoying. She's also addicted to gaming.

Answer: Yes.

4. What music do you like?

Well honestly I have no specific likes in music. In my primary school days I hardly listened to music, and my mum first bought me the album Ocean Eyes by Owl City, which of course I stuck to. Since then I started listening to stuff, and since joining secondary school I've been more open to music and I know more songs and stuff. Still no expert though. In case something like this ever happened I decided that my top 3 bands would be Coldplay, Maroon 5 and The Script (no particular order). In fact I actually have 5 Coldplay albums (though I haven't listened to all of them yet). If I were to rank all the songs I've listened to, what would make my top 10? I'll tell you soon.

Answer: Everything.

Monday, November 4, 2013

I have a problem with this

Look at the never-ending chain of comments. Look.

Now let's have an argumentative monologue.

STAND: VEVO is stealing views from this video

- Well even if they are, it's probably because you guys are making a big deal out of nothing.

You guys don't even know if they can do this.

- Don't you think it's for the good of humanity?

It's people like you that make me wonder why I'm worried for my sister's future.

- They just want to piss you off and they're doing a good job. Who wouldn't?

You guys are so sensitive. Grow some balls.

STAND: VEVO is not stealing views from this video

- All of you are deluded jerks.

You guys don't even know if they can do this.

- You should bloody know that the view counter does not refresh when you refresh the page.

How long have you been on Youtube? 50 seconds?

- You're making a big deal about it.

Chill people. No need for this madness.

Anyway, if this song is so great (which in my opinion isn't one of their best), why are you comparing to Wrecking Ball? That song didn't get views from Cyrus' obsessive, no-life fans, she got it because the video went viral in a bad way. Unless Story Of My Life goes viral, which it won't from the looks of it, you aren't gonna beat it.

After a close examination of the details, I can hereby conclude without doubt that it matters not whether VEVO did or did not steal your precious virtual views, you're all wasting time either way. Get a life.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

5 Basic Things You Should Know About Me

1) I am socially awkward and think differently from most people.

I know I'm very outgoing and random sometimes in school but deep down inside I'm socially awkward and at times I'll completely just shut up and ignore everyone for reasons. Also, I find that I don't do things the way most people would, and I can think a lot faster in my own ways too (lol) and that just happens to be interpreted as me having higher intelligence when in actual fact I just have a weird mind.

2) I bear hatred against audience-interactive or singing shows. (No h8 pls)

Dora The Explorer? Bullshit. High School Musical? Bullshit. Glee? Bullshit. My sister is watching Glee right now at this moment I'm typing this and there is this gay guy with a girl's voice (Note: I said girl, not woman) and it's just freaking me out. This is wrong. Also the main actor died. I simply don't understand how people like there kind of shows. The actors are paid to piss me off.

3) I'm not a gamer.

Yup. I'm not a gamer, I'm a n00b at pretty much anything that's what people talk about. Cookie Clicker? I speak honestly, I never played that. It doesn't interest me. DOTA 2? I'd probably die trying to understand it. I'm trying out TF2 now, which isn't THAT BAD, but I suck at it (as expected). I am good at one thing, which is Pokémon. I don't like ROM hacks though, for some strange reason. I find that the original games get more of my attention span. Honestly I'd rather do math than game.

4) I don't like chocolate.

What? I know right. Who doesn't like chocolate. Well it's complicated, but since last year I've lost my craving for it. I'd eat chocolate-flavored things, sure. But I cannot stand pure chocolate. I don't have much to say about this and it is kinda straightforward and stuff. Keep this in mind though.

5) I support Manchester United.

Cliché right? I guess so. Like, who likes Man U? It sucks. Well yeah David Moyes could be better, and frankly 8th on the table sucks. But still, I have reasons to like this. My father supports Liverpool for one, so why not right. I have a 'be on the winning team' spirit and my competitive spirit gets the better of me sometimes, so Man U was the way to go. But now... it'd be a waste to just dump Man U right? :)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Something I can't not say 2

No intro needed.

Take no offense in anything I am about to say but I think it's important that people don't make mistakes and provide more humor to me, for the greater good you know.

1) Awesome introduction with the red and yellow squares but Optima font? Seriously?

2) What kind of font this be.

3) The 'i' is not capitalized. Also, there is no full stop (or any other punctuation) after 'go'.

4) 15 seconds of ceiling before Clemens picks up the camera.

5) Why wasn't the camera in the room where he was dancing before he started recording?

6) Why did he start recording before he was in the right room? Time consumption much.

7) Is vlog really pronounced like that?

Sister's hat?

9) Only puts on the hat when he starts dancing.

10) Mac error sounds.

11) That's actually some pretty sick shit. I totally concur with Huda.

12) Is the removal of the hat really necessary? He looks pretty hip with a girl's accessory.

13) 'And i'm sorry i don't dance that well :P' Excuse me? Excuse me what did you say have you seen my video of me dancing I look like shit please no modesty here I get it you're good.

14) 'BUT STILL BETTER THAN HAKEEM SO BURN IN HELL MUTHA******' Is this really necessary? 

15) Squiggles after everything.

16) Facebook not capitalised.

17) Twitter not capitalised.


Monday, October 21, 2013

Something I can't not say

This video depicts a play-through of pretty much everyone in S1-03 and I just found it and decided to watch it cos I'm just like that.

Take no offense in anything I am about to say but I think it's important that people don't make mistakes and provide more humor to me, for the greater good you know.

1) I'm pretty sure there were only 22 people shown in this video.

2) The origin of the soundtrack (Pacific Rim btw) does not have its content credited. Ironically, the text below the video says 'Content must be credited if used'.

3) Too much Tony. His overly repeated face takes up a whole of 79 seconds.

4) I looked through it again and I really that the girl about 30 seconds into the video is doing an imitation of Ms Alex (sounds like something she would say lol). In all seriousness, as a former student of hers, I'm pretty sure she wouldn't appreciate it. DEFIANCE

I'm pleased (not really) to say that their second video was much better. Yay (nay).

Sunday, July 14, 2013

[Some inspirational shit here]

Well, it's Sunday. Sundays are always great, cos the next day is Monday and contrary to most, I like Mondays.

Well I'm sorry. Sorry I couldn't help you. Again. This isn't the first time I've tried and failed. I only want the best for you, I only want you to be okay. But I couldn't help you. I didn't know how.

And even though you say in the end that it was okay and that I helped you by cheering you up, I still feel pretty useless. Because I'm sitting here without a care in the world while you're there suffering and shit. And I want to help you. But that's my problem. I can't.

I just get frustrated very easily. And then me trying to help you turns into you trying to say in the nicest possible way, "You tried." And like, I know you're okay with it and all but I feel like I don't care enough for you. But in the end all that I really care about is you being okay. About you being happy. I hope you are. I really do.

And you. You know you don't really have to say things like that. Yes I know I'm an insensitive *ahem* and that I really am some lucky *ahem* *ahem* but you don't have to rub it in my face and say "YOU ARE". Because I know and you telling me isn't gonna change that fact. Or change anything. Except perhaps my mood and all. Sure today hasn't been a good day for either of us (I assume) so I would rather not pursue this further.

RIP Cory Monteith (11/05/1982 - 14/07/2013)
You will certainly not be forgotten by me.

Sunday, June 23, 2013


My mum doesn't understand me.

Mum : The school says they cancelled all holiday activities so you don't have to go this week.
Me : I have to go.
Mum : No you don't.
Me : I have to go.
Mum : No you don't.
Me : I have to go.
Mum : Why do you have to go?
Me : I need to finish building the (water tank).
Mum : Why can't you build it at home?
Me : All the materials are in school.
Mum : Isn't the school closed?
Me : Only Thursday and Friday.
Mum : That's not what I heard. Who's your teacher-in-charge?
Me : Mr Tan Hoe Teck.
Mum : Forward me his email, I want to see.

Let's analyse this.

1. Reason why she says I don't have to go

Simply put, the school has addressed the recent haze situation stating that all activities during the holidays have been cancelled. 

While this make sense, keep in mind that the reason I am going to school is on my own accord, to complete construction of a water tank, which will be used for the Singapore International Science Challenge (SISC) the following week.

The construction of this tank was intended to be last Friday, but due to my absence for the whole week, my team mates were unable to complete the construction. This week, both my team mates will be unavailable to help build the tank. As a member of the team, I must take responsibility for the task and ensure that it is completed as soon as possible. While I am at liberty to just stay at home and do nothing, nobody else is able to finish the construction but me, and blatantly ignoring my duties is not something I wish to do.

Also, if the posts on the school website and student blog are carefully studied, no evidence points to the fact that the school is closed, only that no activities will be carried out. Students are therefore still allowed to enter the school to do as they want to, or need to.

Also keep in mind that the haze situation is momentarily kept at bay by some kind winds blowing the haze somewhere else. When the haze returns, all it takes is for me to put on an N95 mask and the exposure to the dangerous particles is greatly reduced. Nothing I can't handle.

My mum needs to understand that this piece of work is important, albeit requires completion ASAP. While it is miscommunication and lack of manpower on my team's part, my mother needs to understand that a school holiday is not really a holiday, it's more of a study break. It is not as if my mother doesn't understand what it's like to have important work. No, it's not like she doesn't know what it's like to be busy. In fact, she already is.  Have I ever complained that she should stop doing work? No, I respect the fact that she is hardworking and I respect the fact that what she is doing is important. I think that she should realize that I have more important things to do than to stay at home and laze around all day. I'm sorry that the times of true relaxation have flown by. I'm sorry I don't spend as much time with her as I used to. I wish I could. I really do. And though I know my logic is flawed somewhere, I hope you understand what I'm saying.

Please understand.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Idiots Guide to Unit 3 - Quadratic Graphs

I understand that my guide is kinda helpful, so if you find it difficult to go to my Facebook wall, you can just come here and see, and I hope it helps, somehow.


Idiots Guide to : Unit 3 - Quadratic Graphs

Note : This guide is intended for Secondary 2 students on the topic of Quadratic Graphs, but if you are not in the category of the said intended audience, you are still welcome to read, as it may help you somehow.

The equation for Quadratic Graphs is y = ax²+bx+c (In Quadratic Equations [Unit 2], y is always 0)

Quadratic Graphs are always in the form of parabolas.

There are 2 formulas for Quadratic Graphs, namely completing the square and cross factorisation.

Completing the square --- y = (x-p)²+q
Cross factorisation --- y = (x-a)(x-b)

Completing the square

In completing the square, the formula is y = (x-p)²+q. [NOTE : It is -p, not +p]
To find out how to draw the graph itself, follow these few steps.

  1. Find the turning point
  2. Find the line of symmetry
  3. Find the y-intercept
  4. Find the x-intercept(s) [if any]

#1 - Turning point
The turning point is the lowest point of a U-shaped graph and the highest point of an N-shaped graph. As it is a point in the graph, it will always have an x- and a y-coordinate.
In the formula y = (x-p)²+q, the turning point is (p,q).

#2 - Line of symmetry
The line of symmetry is a line that intersects the graph and splits it exactly in half. The line of symmetry is located along the x-axis.
In the formula y = (x-p)²+q, the line of symmetry is x = p.

#3 - Finding the y-intercept
The y-intercept is the point at which the graph intercepts the y-axis. The y-intercept is located along the y-axis.
To find the y-intercept, simply substitute x for 0, and proceed to solve the equation. It is always in the form of (0,y).

#4 - Finding the x-intercept(s) [if any]
The x-intercept(s) is/are the point(s) at which the graph intercepts the x-axis. The x-intercept(s) is/are located along the x-axis.
To find the x-intercept(s), simply substitute y for 0, and proceed to solve the equation. They are always in the form of (x,0).
Note that depending on the coefficient of x², and the values of and q, there may be two, one or even no x-intercepts.

In the formula y = (x-p)²+q, when y = 0 and the coefficient of x² is 1 :
When q > 0, there are no x-intercepts.
When q = 0, there is only one x-intercept (the turning point of the graph).
When q < 0, there are two x-intercepts.

In the formula y =-(x-p)²+q, when y = 0 and the coefficient of x² is -1 :
When q > 0, there are two x-intercepts.
When q = 0, there is only one x-intercept (the turning point of the graph).
When q < 0, there are no x-intercepts.

[Note that as the formula involves square-rooting a number, it may turn out as an irrational number, and in such cases you should always round off the values to 3 significant figures, unless specifically stated otherwise.]

Special case(s) :
If the equation is, for example, x²+3, it is equal to (x+0)²+3 (thus p = 0, q = 3).
If the equation is, for example, (x-5)², it is equal to (x-5)²+0 (thus p = 5, q = 0).

After you find the turning point, the line of symmetry, and the x- and y-intercepts, you can now draw the graph.


In completing the square, the formula is y = (x-a)(x-b). [NOTE : It is -a and -b, not +a and +b]
To find out how to draw the graph itself, follow these few steps.

  1. Find your x-intercepts 
  2. Line of symmetry
  3. Turning point + y-intercept

#1 - Find your x-intercepts 
The x-intercept(s) is/are the point(s) at which the graph intercepts the x-axis. The x-intercept(s) is/are located along the x-axis. They are always in the form of (x,0).
The x-intercepts are (a,0) and (b,0).

#2 - Line of symmetry
The line of symmetry is a line that intersects the graph and splits it exactly in half. The line of symmetry is located along the x-axis.
In the formula y = (x-a)(x-b), the line of symmetry is (a+b)/2.

#3 - Turning point + y-intercept
The turning point is the lowest point of a U-shaped graph and the highest point of an N-shaped graph. As it is a point in the graph, it will always have an x- and a y-coordinate.
In the formula y = (x-a)(x-b), the turning point is ([(a+b)/2], y).
To find the y-intercept, substitute x for 0, and solve the equation.
(Make the formula y = ([(a+b)/2]-a)([(a+b)/2]-b).)

After you find the turning point, the line of symmetry, and the x- and y-intercepts, you can now draw the graph.

Follow these steps to draw your graph.

  1. Draw the axises 
  2. Locate the turning point
  3. Plot your graph
  4. Label your graph

#1 - Draw your x- and y-axis
You don't need me to tell you how to draw this. Don't forget to label both axises and the origin (just put a 0 there).

#2 - Locate the turning point
On your axises, label the co-ordinates for the turning point and put a little dot on the spot where the the turning point should be.

#3 - Plot your graph
Draw a curve as natural-looking as humanly possible. Try to make your x- and y-intercepts look realistic. (Like, don't put 1 and 568 so close together on the x-axis then 1 and 3 so far apart on the y-axis, get what I mean?)

#4 - Label your graph
Make sure you :
Label the dot, your turning point (p,q)
Draw your line of symmetry and label it(x = p) [need not be dotted, this is not physics]
Label the y-intercept and x-intercept(s) [if any ; when applicable]
Label your graph [In its original form y = (x-p)²+q or y = (x-a)(x-b).]

And that is how you should draw your quadratic graph. Remember that you should always read the question first before assuming anything, and use a pencil so you can erase if you make a mistake. Thanks for your kind attention! ^~^

Note : This tutorial is self-written, adapted from Ms Ng Ee Nee's teaching. Thus it may differ slightly from the teachings of Ms Ng Ee Nee, Mr Thomas Yeo or Ms Gwendolyn Lim, depending on who your Mathematics teacher is.

Hey Macarena

Hey people,

Sorry I have not been updating regularly.

Not that my life has been boring to the point I have nothing to post about,
but perhaps I have found interest in other things, eh?

I'll still post occasionally, like this, so do continue to drop by, just not so often eh? ;)

Life's good.


Saturday, February 23, 2013

13 - 23 February 2013


I know it's been a long time but I'm back ._. And I thought updating this blog might be a good idea...

So, continuing from my illness, I returned to school on the Friday of that week (i think it was 15 Feb).

Last week was kinda interesting? In a way. Monday to Friday next week is all Level Test o.o

Yesterday I had the Chinese test and I mind-blocked for like 1/2 an hour? I think I wrote more in the last 15 minutes than in the first 45.

So, yeah ._. I'm not studying now, I was doing math just now though.

For those of you who are in my class or cohort, if you have bad memory, next week's test timetable is (in order, Mon to Fri)

English - Formal Letter
Science - General properties of waves, reflection, refraction and TIR
Math - Algebraic multiplication and division and Quadratic equations
History - Civilisations


So, I've developed a recent interest in this ancient game called Tetris.

3 Simple Tips how not to behave when I'm playing Tetris.

#1. Telling me what to do. I have a brain. It may be slow or dysfunctional but it works, okay.
#2. Telling me how slow I am. I know I'm slow, but it's my style. Don't rub it in my face.
#3. Don't send me requests while I'm playing, it kills my winning streak and I lose my rank (Facebook Tetris Battle).

With these 3 simple steps you won't agitate me and we'll all be happy forever and ever.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

10 February 2013

Greetings all ._. I'm here to talk about my day.

4 things that went on today.

1. CNY
Happy Lunar New Year to my fellow Chinese Singaporeans, as well as the rest in the world, have a blessed year ahead.

2. A special someone's birthday.
A very unfortunate day to have a birthday, wouldn't you think? :3

3. Clemens and Ming Hui
Lots of online attention to their weird lovey-dovey behaviour on Twitter.

4. Unfortunate Illness
I'll probably take more time to talk about this, cos you know, this is my blog >:3

I woke up around 11.30 this morning perfectly fine. As time progressed my arms start to ache and I lost my appetite. We still went visiting, though only one house cos it was already kinda late. When we got home I changed clothes and lay in bed ._. Soon enough I fell asleep and when I woke up my mum was like panicking about what happened to me. I'm now trying to eat my food and I feel miserable. But that's okay ^~^

So, derpypie hope you've had a good day and have another good day tomorrow.

Yours miserably,

9 February 2013 (xxxxxxxxx late entry)



Didn't do much yesterday.
Lazed around at home cos nothing to do.
Watched shit with my mum and sister until 11-ish.
Went to sleep around 2.



Saturday, February 9, 2013

Boredom Kills

So since I'm bored.

I'm going through my 5GB photo archive looking for interesting photos that I'll put up here.

Hope it entertains.


8 February 2013 (xxx late entry)

Hello ._______. sorry I didn't post yesterday I was kinda enjoying the bliss that is ignorance.

So anyway yesterday was kind of eventful I guess? More than usual, I'll say.

CL : I can't remember but we have to write a letter so I guess it was something about that.
SCI : We have this puzzle to do which I still haven't done 8D seems entertaining enough though
ADMT : Half a period cos got the CNY celebration, Ms Seah gave us a video to watch.

CNY celebration.
There was a Wushu performance ._. that was okay
And then some chinese opera thing o.o really impressive.

After all this still got no lion dance DDDD:<

Hope you have a great rest of the day today.
Happy Chinese New Year >:3  ~恭喜发财~


Thursday, February 7, 2013

7 February 2013

Hello ^~^ Today is Thursday.

Summary of today so far.

S&W : Learnt more dance moves, my body still aching slightly >< CLEMENSSSSS
SCI : Um ._. The definitions and units/symbols of the terms used in the topic of electric current
EL : How to write the graded formal letter.
CL : I forgot? I was drawing some shit lol
ADMT : Roles in a movie production

Well... Talked to Mr Tan HT today about our ISS project :DDDD confidential~~~

Came home considerably early.

Remodeled this blog :D it even has anti-fish.

I think the dark blue one has emotional problems.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

6 February 2013



HIST : Learned about the 3 civilisations that I am lazy to name, got my money back.
EL : Awesome psychokiller text by Anthony Horowitz 8D
GEO : Um, Energy of Rivers, I think?
CL : More about the Chapter 3 ._.
MATH : Completing the square some more D:

CCA today. Very eventful ._.


Came home around 8.30, now writing blog and looking for food ._.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

5 February 2013

Hello ^~^ Today is Tuesday.

Summary of today (so far).

S&W : SWAG moves T^T ahhhh
EL : Some narrative story stuff
MATH : Completed the square
I&E : Some more feasibility plan thing
CL : I can't remember... Chapter 3?
SCI : Electric current and stuff ._.

Stayed back just talking to Sa and other people ._. I probably owe Javier/Xavier 1b mesos which I don't have, I don't play maple.

Fell asleep at a weird time around 8 I think, woke up at 9.30, now feeling slightly feverish.

Cheers, until Jericho tells me what else to say

4 February 2013 (Late entry)

Helloooo today is Tuesday but if you have a brain, I'm writing about yesterday [obviously].

Summary of yesterday.

SCI : Um ._. went through wave homework
IRS : Did some more discussion
CE : Some weird talk
MATH : Completing the square D:
GEO : Mr James Koh not in sch today..

Stayed back with Gabriel and a few others ._.

Got home late, ate late, staying up late.

Sleepy *^*


Sunday, February 3, 2013

3 February 2013

Hi hi ^~^ Today is Sunday.

Summary of today.

Woke up early, went out with family.
Came back to chiong tuition homework.
Ate dinner.
Didn't do much, I want to do my Science work now.


Sincere as it can possibly be,

2 February 2013 (late entry)

Hello ^~^ Today is Sunday but I'm writing about yesterday.

Summary of yesterday.

Woke up around 10?
Went out with my dad to buy some stuff ._.
Was eating lunch until I received a phone call ._. Went out for a while~

Came back and fell asleep on the floor.

Woke up, had dinner, did some stuff ._. Server not open.