Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"Guess The Blog URL" Contest (Let's Eat!)

If two's a party, then three's a crowd. ("!)

No popiah & kueh pie tee, so we had dimsum & milktea. ^_^

The winner, Jie Yi, and her companion, SiYing. (",)

Name? I dunch wanna tell u. >_<

Really literally, "DINOSAUR"! =O

Let's tuck in!! (".)

Date: 28 Dec 2010, Tuesday
Time: 12noon - 3pm

It was first meant to be chicky wings @ Ikea Tampines, then I decided that a popiah & kueh pie tee DIY experience would be more appropriate for the kiddos.

However when we discovered that the kopitiam only has dine-in on weekends, we eventually ended up in Old Hong Kong Tea House along East Coast Road, by a stroke of fate. (",)

This is one of my many favouriate dining haunts which I discovered in 2006. Such quaint and relatively undiscovered place is a rare gem in our highly-urbanised Singapore.

It is difficult to miss this old colonial building fronting the quiet enclave of Katong Village if u are travelling along East Coast Road (not the service road along East Coast Park). It was once the old Joo Chiat Police Station whose heyday was back in the 1970's.

Jie Yi was apparently not quite impressed with its old exterior at first, but only to be pleasantly surprised by its dazzling menu. =D

I ordered my usual curry-flavoured fried beehoon and HK milktea. Jie Yi ordered the cheesy noodles with pork chop while SiYing ordered the Yangzhou fried rice. Both of them were so hungry that they also had the Dinosaurs. We ordered the fried carrot cake with XO sauce, siew mai and the steamed pork soup dumpling for the sides.

Jie Yi wanted to order the fried popiah but I was against it as I suspected that we would not be able to finish the food. In the end, SiYing could not finish her rice and her share of the carrot cake and soup dumpling. Jie Yi & I became the garbage trucks then... ("!)

If u love food, u will love this place. =)

This brings to a close the "Guess The Blog URL" Contest. Be sure to post your entry in the "Match The Teachers" Contest! (",)

"Match The Teachers" Contest =D

Back: Mr Leow, Miss Lee, Miss Thai, Mdm Kaur, Miss Rahimah, Miss Chau, Mr Owen Lau, Mrs Azhar
Front: Mrs Sharon Yeo, Miss Zheng, Mrs Ratna, Mr Hamsum Tan

The class allocation for 2011 is freshly out from the oven today! (",)

There are a number of changes to the P6 teachers line-up and three changes to the school management next year.

Mrs Nam has officially been appointed as vice-principal of APS as of 15 Dec '10. She will take over Mr Derek Tan, who has been appointed as Assistant Director of the newly-formed Academy of Singapore Teachers @ MOE, with effect from 1 Jan 2011.

The HOD for Character Development is in turn taken over by Miss Elaine Thai.

Following the retirement of Mr Ong, Mrs Ratna takes over the HOD for English.

Match the following seven teachers to their respective classes, 6.1 to 6.7, for twenty-eleven! =D

a) Mr Leow
b) Mr Alphie
c) Miss Fion Lim
d) Mr Alan Tan
e) Mdm Kaur
f) Mrs Ratna
g) Mrs Sharon Yeo

First person to Those who match all teachers & classes correctly, or with the most number of correct matches, will get a chicky-wings treat @ Ikea Tampines! ^_^

In the event of multiple entries with the same number of correct matches, the one who matches my class correctly will be the winner.

Contest starts now! Put your detective mind to work right away! (",)

Post your answers in the "COMMENTS" column in the following manner:


I am Chie Yi. My answer is:

6.1 : Tweety Bird
6.2 : Doraemon
6.3 : Garfield
6.4 : Mojo Jojo
6.5 : Buttercup
6.6 : Blossom
6.7 : Bubbles

Contest closes on Saturday, 1 Jan 2011, @ 11.59pm. (".)

P.S. SiYing is correct. The number of combinations is 7 x 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 5040! ("o)

The contest is now closed. Thank u for your interest. =D

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

2010 Secondary One Posting Results

This is it. The picture says it all.

In order to keep u updated of "who's going where with u" and to help u keep in touch with one another, here's the list of the sec schools that your classmates have been posted to.

Alicia - Ang Mo Kio Sec
Xuan Yun - Ang Mo Kio Sec
Jingqi - Anderson Sec
Ying Ci - Ang Mo Kio Sec
Fion - CHIJ Sec (Toa Payoh)
Jamie - Anderson Sec CHIJ St Nicholas Girls'
Samantha - Zhonghua Sec
Gabrielle - Nan Chiau High
Jie Yi - School of Science & Technology (DSA)
Natalie - CHIJ St Nicholas Girls'
Nishtha - School of The Arts (DSA)
ShiHui - Anderson Sec
SiYing - Nanyang Girls' High (DSA)
Shalleeni - Raffles Girls' (DSA)
Valery - School of Science & Technology (DSA)
Dorothy - CHIJ St Nicholas Girls'
Hilary - Dunman High National Junior College
Valenia - Bowen Sec
Aaron - St Joseph's Institution
Cedric - Anderson Sec
Keith - Maris Stella High
Joe - Catholic High
Chester - Ang Mo Kio Sec
Jun Xian - Ang Mo Kio Sec
Yu Kang - Maris Stella High
Cai Xuan - Mayflower Sec
Jin Chun - Chung Cheng High (Yishun)
Pierre - Catholic High
Gary - Hwa Chong Institution (DSA)
Zhi Hao - Hwa Chong Institution (DSA)
Guo Zhong - Catholic High
Preston - Presbyterian High
Ryan Lai - School of Science & Technology (DSA)
Joshua - Chong Boon Sec SJI (International)
Ryan Tan - Xinmin Sec
Mitchel - Maris Stella High
Ezekiel - Catholic High
Kok Zi Qi - Raffles Girls'

New schools, new starts, new lives. Cherish it.

Remember to continue to work hard and stay humble! ^_^

Let's keep in touch! For years to come... I won't change my hp number, so u know how to get me! (",)

Au revoir, les enfants! Take care! Bye bye!

PS: "Au revoir, les enfants!" means "Goodbye, children!" in French.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

"Guess The Blog URL" Contest (Results)

The answer is popiah n kueh pie tee. Isn't it really easy? (",)

Alright, the truth is out! ^_^

Popiah n Kueh Pie Tee, that is! >_<

These two items are chosen firstly because they comprise of one common ingredient, the steamed/stir-fried turnip. It's the main character in both delicacies. Be careful not to add too much of the gravy into the kueh pie tee cup lest it soaks up the moisture and loses its crispiness. =)

Secondly, though they are not rythmic words, these two terms seem to ryhme. Read that aloud a few times and u may get what I mean. Popiah n kueh pie tee... Popiah n kueh pie tee... (".)

Thirdly, and obviously, I like both of them! I always see them at buffets and usually we got to DIY. I can't make nice kueh pie tees coz the amount of ingredients is either unproportionate, or that the crisp cup got too wet. If properly done, it can be incredibly crunchy. =D

Jie Yi mentioned that she liked kueh pie tee when I got her to do the ordering of BBQ food in school that day. Though it was a casual remark from her, I remember that! =D I bet OZH didn't hear that, coz I could tell he was not keen in the ordering of food as he was not joining us at the chalet. He started playing with JY's iPhone halfway through. I should have sent him home then. Hahaha..

I already had this URL in mind but was not confirmed until JY's remark. (",)

Here we have it! Presenting the first three respondents and the winner!

1) Jie Yi - 2 Dec @ 6.50pm (Winner)
2) Fion - 5 Dec @ 1.04pm
3) Jun Xian - 7 Dec @ 6.42pm

Jie Yi was told not to reveal the answer after she had found the URL. Didn't anyone notice that she was very quiet when SY, VT, DT and HT bombarded Mr Justin & I over the URL? >_<

Poor gal, had to hold on to this secret for so long... =(

P.S. Since Cai Xuan found out the URL from Fion (instead of figuring it out himself), his name is not included in the list above.

Popiah (a.k.a. Spring roll)
This Chinese-style spring rolls are called “Popiah” in the Hokkien dialect.

A popiah “skin” is a soft, thin paper-like crepe or pancake made from flour which is coated with a sweet sauce, and optionally with hot chilli sauce before it is filled.

The filling is mainly finely grated and steamed or stir-fried turnip or jicama (known locally as bangkuang), which has been cooked with a combination of other ingredients such as bean sprouts, French beans, and lettuce leaves, along with grated carrots, slices of Chinese sausage, thinly sliced fried toufu, chopped peanuts or peanut powder and shredded omelette. As a fresh spring roll, the popiah skin itself is not fried.

Kueh Pie Tee
A classic nonya favourite consisting of a crisp shell filled with turnip and often topped with egg strips, prawns, sprigs of parsley and chilli sauce.

Friday, December 10, 2010

My New Toy! ^_^

iPhone4 32gb

People who know me, know that I don't buy things on impulse. In other words, it's difficult for any merchants to earn my money. Hahah.. >_<

I am not stingy, I am merely being thrifty. (".) My mobile contract with SingTel expired in Feb this year. However, it was after more than half a year of contemplation that I finally bought the iPhone4 @ SingTel hello! Shop @ Compass Point this afternoon. ^_^

32gb costs $310, while the 16gb costs $160, both after a $50 SingTel customer retention discount. I opted for the former somehow, though I think the latter is more than enough.

The iFlexi Value plan costs $56 monthly, but with the MOE corporate plan, I only need to pay $41. Previously, my basic classic plan costs about $21. But without free incoming call, and only 200mins outgoing call and 360 free sms-es, I normally have to pay about $50 on average monthly. All thanks to some of u! (".)

Now isn't this a better deal? =D

Somebirdie please tell me where to get cheap & good soft rubber cover, and what and where to download free & useful apps! (",)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

6.2 Graduation Celebration Party 2010 (Photos)

Three generations under one roof. (",)

29 Six.Toonies 20Ten. >_<

11 Six.Techies Junior 2009. ^_^
Early dismissal: Yong Le, Aravind & Kenneth

4 Six.Techines Senior 2007. (".)
Early dismissal: Chuan Chee

The party may be over, but our Six.2 Oh Ten! spirits shall live on. =D

Thank you everybirdie for giving me a very enjoyable time at the chalet! It's really the company that counts. Hope u peepo had enjoyed yourselves that day too. (".) Every effort and time spent organising the event are deinitely well-worth it. ^_^

I believe I won't be seeing many of u at the chalet, if there's ever gonna be one, next year. With everyone becoming more distant with one another and everyone occupied by your sec schs' camps, this might just be the first and the last.

Cherish the memories we had together, coz the same will never return again... (",)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

"Guess The Blog URL" Contest (",)

As some of u may already know, I am 'repeating' P6 while all of u are promoted to Sec 1 next year... =(

U can only understand my feelings when u have to restart, say, your MapleStory from scratch after having already attained Level 62. (Alicia may be able to empathise with this the most) ("!)

Some days ago, I was still pondering hard over the URL for the blog of my new class in 20Eleven. Yesterday, the inspiration finally came from one remark by Chie Yi. (".)

Above is a picture-hint to the new URL. Guess it and proceed to the new blog and drop a line with your name in the new chatbox. I have already taken the first msg of the blog! Who will be the next? =D

First person to guess the URL correctly will get a chicky-wings treat @ Ikea Tampines! ^_^

Before I forget! The new URL follows the same pattern as all the three class blogs that I have. Now, isn't this way too easy for u? =O

Contest starts now! Get cracking right away! (",)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

6.2 Graduation Celebration Party 2010 (Final Updates)

As we go on
We remember
All the times we
Had together
And as our lives change
From whatever
We will still be
Friends Forever

The time has finally come for us to say goodbye and we will do so at the 6.2 Graduation Celebration Party.

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

For those who can't be with us, take care and goodbye! ='(

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

6.2 Graduation Celebration Party (Update #2)

3 more days! 3 more days to this grandest & most-anticipated event of the year! =D

Party animals out there! Are u ready? >_<

That's right! It's "School's Out, Fun's In" time! What other best way to celebrate our graduation & such a fruitful year with MRT than this unprecedented & never-to-be-repeated Graduation Party? ^_^

Meeting Place: Anderson Primary School
Meeting Time:

Attire: Beach wear (Helmet optional, flip-flops recommended, leaf not provided)

Things to Bring:
1) Moments-freezing device (Highly recommended, though free photo-taking is provided)
2) An extra set of clothings (Two sets recommended for those staying over)
3) Toiletries such as towels, shower foam, toothbrush/paste etc. (U may arrange to share some items with your friends)
4) Sleeping bag from your P5 camp (Camping in an air-conditioned environment this time)
5) Frisbee, watergun/bomb, basketball, soccerball, PSP etc, as u deem fit
6) $6 for bicycle rental (An hour)
7) Rollerblades (No rental of rollerblades @ Aloha Loyang)
8) Tidbits (To prevent developing horizontally, please SHARE them with your friends)
9) 50-cent coins (Bring more if u want to play in the arcade)
10) Swimwears (Undies not recommended)
11) Energy and enthusiasm (Please pack plenty of them with u)

For a fuss-free and more enjoyable staycation, please avoid bringing too many valuables.

House Rules:
1) Safety first (Anytime, anywhere)
2) Keep the chalet clean at all times
3) Good conduct & mannerism in all situations

We'll together make this day a very very memorable experience of the year! =)

Partying is strictly by invitation only. (",)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

6.2 PSLE Results 2010 @ a Glance

Here's a summary of our class performance in this year's PSLE...


No. of pupils scoring:
A* - 8
A - 29
Total: 37 (1 Absent)

Remarks: For English, three A*'s in 6.7 '09 and four A*'s in 6.7 '07. We have met the target of 100% A* and A (quality passes) as set out by the school.


No. of pupils scoring:
A* - 22
A - 14
B - 1
Total: 37 (1 Absent)

Remarks: For Mathematics, nine A*'s in 6.7 '09 and eight A*'s in 6.7 '07. We have achieved 97.4% quality passes, 2.6% short of the school's target.


No. of pupils scoring:
A* - 16
A - 22
Total: 38

Remarks: For Science, four A*'s in 6.7 '09 and eight A*'s in 6.7 '07. We have met the 100% quality passes stipulated by the school.

Mother Tongue

No. of pupils scoring:
A* - 7
A - 29
B - 1
C - 1
Total: 38

Average PSLE Aggregate: 236

Remarks: 6.7 '09's average PSLE aggregate is 219. 6.7 '07's average PSLE aggregate is 217.

Stream Eligible

Express - 38

Eleven Best Perfomers

1) Kok Zi Qi
English: A*
Chinese: A*
Mathematics: A*
Science: A*
PSLE Aggregate: 272

2) Ong Zhi Hao
English: A*
Chinese: A*
Mathematics: A*
Science: A*
Higher Chinese: Distinction
PSLE Aggregate: 264

3) Chan Jingqi
English: A*
Chinese: A*
Mathematics: A*
Science: A*
Higher Chinese: Distinction
PSLE Aggregate: 261

4) Quek SiYing
English: A*
Chinese: A
Mathematics: A*
Science: A*
Higher Chinese: Merit
PSLE Aggregate: 259

5) Pang ShiHui
English: A*
Chinese: A*
Mathematics: A*
Science: A*
Higher Chinese: Distinction
PSLE Aggregate: 258

6) Thean Xu Zi Hilary
English: A
Chinese: A*
Mathematics: A*
Science: A*
Higher Chinese: Merit
PSLE Aggregate: 256

6) Tan Yan Ru Valery
English: A*
Chinese: A
Mathematics: A*
Science: A
Higher Chinese: Pass
PSLE Aggregate: 256

7) Ng Ker Chin Pierre
English: A*
Chinese: A
Mathematics: A*
Science: A*
PSLE Aggregate: 255

8) Ng Teng Guan Gary
English: A
Chinese: A
Mathematics: A*
Science: A*
Higher Chinese: Merit
PSLE Aggregate: 252

8) Pang Guo Zhong
English: A
Chinese: A*
Mathematics: A*
Science: A
Higher Chinese: Merit
PSLE Aggregate: 252

8) Toh Yi Jie Ezekiel
English: A
Chinese: A
Mathematics: A*
Science: A*
Higher Chinese: Merit
PSLE Aggregate: 252

Congratulations to many of u out there who have done well in your PSLE too! =D

"Success is a journey, not a destination." - Ben Sweetland

Thursday, November 25, 2010

2010 PSLE Results =D

Top of APS this year. (".)

Awaiting the moment of truth... =|

Happening in the canteen for the 1st time. =S

Anderson and the Pure Blood Prince. >_<

The duo who spearheaded our Anderson Dream. (",)

Starry starry afternoon - 4A*'s. =)

Mixed reactions. ("!)

Presenting our very own APS outstanding performers in the 2010 PSLE. =D

Doing APS proud. ^_^

This is the real Anderson Best. =D

Thomas Edison said, "A genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration". (Not from Albert Einstein)

"U be good, and I'll be your friend huh." >_<

If Zhi Hao is my right-hand man, then Valery is my left-hand woman, this year. >_<

This marks the beginning, not the end. Continue to work hard, kiddos! (",)

Congratulations to all pupils who have done well in this year's Primary School Leaving Examination! =D Stay humble & continue to strive for success. (",)

Special mention to our class Top 3 PSLE Pupils:

1) Kok Zi Qi

English: A*
Chinese: A*
Mathematics: A*
Science: A*
Aggregate Score: 272

She is in my class nominal roll, afterall. >_<

2) Ong Zhi Hao

English: A*
Chinese: A*
Mathematics: A*
Science: A*
Higher Chinese: Distinction
Aggregate Score: 264

3) Chan Jingqi

English: A*
Chinese: A*
Mathematics: A*
Science: A*
Higher Chinese: Distinction
Aggregate Score: 261

Last year, Yu Yong and Vikaesh scored 4 A*'s in the PSLE. This year, we have four, and they are:

1) Kok Zi Qi
2) Ong Zhi Hao
3) Chan Jingqi
4) Pang ShiHui

The end of your primary school education signifies a new beginning in your academic pursuits in the secondary schools. To those who have done well, continue to build on this sound foundation. While I hope that those who may not have performed up to expectations to persevere and not be disheartened.

There's still a long way to go. =)