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.