Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Intensive Maths Training

These two weeks (20 - 29 Apr) I will be having intensive Maths Olympiad training from 8 am to 5 pm, at NUS High. I will be excused from lessons and assessments during this period. This is because the selection of the final squad to represent Singapore for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2009 will be held on 1 & 2 May. The test will have 6 questions, 3 questions per day and a total of 9 hrs (i.e. 1.5 hrs per question).

However, I have decided to continue attending my normal lessons. Otherwise there may be a lot of catching up to do after the selection test. But since now I have the opportunity to skip lessons, I will be skipping PE, ACE, Da Vinci, CCA, mentoring sessions and Maths.

Last year, 3 of the 6 representatives for IMO Singapore Team were from NUS High. Hopefully, some of my seniors can do NUSH proud by being selected this year!! I am 100% confident I won't be selected, but this is a good opportunity for me to be trained, and be excused from classes : )

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Buffet Dinner at Parkroyal

Last Friday was my paternal grandmother's birthday. We went to Parkroyal at Beach Road for dinner.

There was a widespread of items, like fried rice, fried crab, roast duck, fish fillet, chocolate fondue (can dip marshmallow or waffles), cakes, large prawns, sushi, different flavoured roti prata, ice kachang, ice cream, etc. After our buffet, my cousins, my sisters and I mixed sugar, salt, friut juice, ice kachang ice, sprinkles, chocolate chips, molten chocolate (fondue which hardens when cooled) in water, just for fun as we had nothing to do. My sister drank a scoop and she said it was 'delicious'. I think the best food is fried rice!

Saturday, 11 April 2009

High Tea at Sakae Sushi

Yesterday, my family went to Sakae Sushi for High Tea, at about 3.14 pm. We did not eat lunch. Everytime I go to a restaurant for buffet, I only pay for the child's price, for less than 12 years old, although I am almost 14. The waiter did not even ask, just assumed that I was in primary school. That is one advantage of being short. The nicest sushi there is not the sushi, but the brown wrapping beancurd as shown below. The most expensive one is the small red egg, which doesn't taste nice for me, also shown below. We could stay until 6pm, but my mother forced us to leave at 5.30pm. Anyway, I was so bloated that I would explode if I ate another of the small red egg. In the end, though we took 20+ plates of sushi, I still think it was not worth it as one's cost for dinner and lunch should be less than over $10 each, but we paid a total of about $80 for our family of 5 persons.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Too Busy

Someone (Aaron) complained that I have not updated my blog. Well, I have been very busy for the past 2 weeks.

Last week - 5 common tests - Maths, Bio, Chem, Physics, Geog; Chinese专题作业 '当大厨,做大菜' due

This week - English compre test, Bio project 4 due (Ecosystem Visit Field Trip report), Chem Journal assignment due (give a critical analysis of New Scientist Magazine article 'Liming fails the acid test'), Maths assignments and tutorials, Chinese tingxie

Coming: English book review 'To Kill A Mockingbird', Bio project 5 (Design A Terrarium), Geog project

Can this be considered an update?