Thursday, 30 October 2008

Unmoving Images

Look at the images (double-click to get a bigger picture, for a better effect). Both are not moving, but appears to be moving!

Today I am at home. Tomorrow I have Physics and History papers. Sat is Music Grade 3 Theory paper. Monday is the last paper, Trigonometry II. I would consider my exam over on Sat, as Trigo is very easy, there is no need to revise.

Friday, 24 October 2008

QtPS Gathering on 4 November

Attention all Queenstown Primary School friends,

Maam is organising a movie marathon in the Queens Condo function room on 4 November (Tue). The movies screened will be a combination of latest English/Chinese movies and cartoon movies. As usual, bring food (halal). You can also bring along your pillows, mattresses and blankets.

Time: from 4 pm onwards (till 10 pm latest).

Saturday, 18 October 2008

IMO National Training Team Briefing

Today, I attended the IMO National Team Training briefing at NUS Blk S16 #05 from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. The actual training will start next Saturday (25 Oct) from 9.30am to 1pm, and it will be held every Saturday until late April 09 or early May 09. There are four lecturers/teachers in charge of the training - Mr Teo, Mr David Chia, Dr Wong Yan Loi (NUS) and Dr Tay Tiong Seng (NUS).

We got to know some maths pros of other levels from other schools. Most of them are JC1 students and I am the youngest. We played some Maths games like "24", where they would give you 4 numbers and you must make 24 by using only addition, subtraction, multiplication, division or brackets. For example, if the numbers 5, 5, 9, 9 were given, you can make 24 by 5x5-9/9. Try with numbers 1, 5, 5, 5. The answer is below.

After the briefing, I still had to go back to NUS High for a Number Theory (my Maths Elective) test. After that, I went home for my lunch (my favourite chicken rice!) at about 3.30pm.

Answer: (5-1/5)x5=24

Friday, 10 October 2008

National Training Team for IMO 2009

I have been selected to be in the National Training Team for International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2009. Besides myself, a few of my NUS High seniors - Ang Yan Sheng, Ryan Chan, Sung Hyun Lim and Gabriel Wong, were also selected. I heard that the training will be starting soon. Hopefully there will be no training during the Nov/Dec holidays, as my family is going on a trip to China (Nanning/Guilin) in Dec.

My exams will be from 24 Oct to 3 Nov. Ughh .. my sister from RGS has taken her last paper today. I think among the secondary/high schools, NUS High has the latest exam period which means that we are mugging when others are enjoying their holidays :-(

Sunday, 5 October 2008

American's Got Talent Magic Trick

I enjoy watching American's Got Talent. Below is a really cool magic trick!