Hello everybody :)
Really, all I do every single day is to complain how much more I’m dying a little inside (mainly because of the lack of sleep) but today I’m really going to *try* to be a little more positive.
If you aren’t my mum or my sister or FBN or Mary, you have no idea how much nonsense I am capable of complaining on a daily basis. Sometimes I get so whiny I cannot stand myself? But yes I tend to say a lot of things I do not mean when I’m complaining.
Anyway this week has been a pretty impressive one, and because I like to categorise my events (in chronological order), here goes:
- Release of ‘A’ Levels Results (HC did amazing!!)
- Dramafeste Work Session
- Half-day on Tuesday thereafter (completely irrelevant to me because of the following:)
- NHMed Meeting (inspirational talk by Jun Xuan hahaha)
- NHMed Pub Vid 2 filming
- Dramafeste Work Session
- Biology Lecture made me want to cry
- Dramafeste Work Session
- NYSL Investiture
- Dramafeste Performance Night
- Received letters from both my angels on Friday whoop whoop
- Economics Lecture made me want to bawl
- Dramafeste Judging Night
- Interact Orientation woohoo
Actually yes, some parts deserve further elaboration so…
National Healthcare-Medical Symposium 2014
Because you have read this post (I can track your IP address and hunt you down), you are obliged to like our Facebook page by clicking here.
Kidding but seriously, it’d mean so much to me if you could share the page around :’) (not kidding about IP address thing though)
And watch the Pub Vid 1 over here: (HD IS THE WAY TO ROLL)
(cutie pie Nicky thank you so much, even though you probably won’t read this hahaha)
And I feel like it’ll be really cool to insert this photo with the following caption:
NHMed OT thanks you for your support.
Hahaha yes but really we need your help to publicise!!
(Thanks to the lovely friends who liked the page!! Really really love you all)
NYSL Investiture 2014
Honestly speaking, I wouldn’t have gone for Investiture this year (Dramafeste Night, no joke!) but being the lovely supportive person I am, I signed up (and got berry babe’s hugeass blazer, she wasn’t joking when she said it was big) and yes, I didnt regret it one bit.
Okay lets just say I had one tiny regret – didn’t get the so-called diluted and gross Chocolate Ice Blended I dearly miss. Honestly. I need to get my hands on a cup soon!!!!!!!
Didn’t know how much I actually missed Nanyang (and having MY OWN TABLE TO WRITE ON… I have started a lecture-table-grading system in HC) and all the people there.
I’ve always been one of the kiddos who’ll see ‘em seniors coming back in their chocolate-coloured blazers and only till Thursday did I understand how they actually feel.
They’d always say the same thing: treasure your time in Nanyang because JC is _____. (<- insert comment here)
And yes I’m saying the same thing.
Honestly miss my classmates and batch mates a lot a lot!
Honestly (I know I’ve said a lot of this word but yes honestly), I never thought I would be involved in HC Dramafeste. Really. It is something pretty much unimaginable but anyway long story cut short, I was involved as a crew member in painting/stagehands. I wasn’t the most heavily involved or dedicated crew member – leaving early, missing work sessions because of commitments – and at the start, to be completely frank (please recognise my paraphrasing attempt), I felt more like a hindrance than help!! Please take a look at me (if you can’t, then see the above photos, hopefully you can recognise me) and do note that this is the person who dreads every single Art lesson from Primary 1 to Secondary 2. Art has never been my forte (wait do I even have any) but yes point to illustrate: I CANNOT PAINT (except solid colours, I believe) OR DO WOODWORK.
Theatre Club Nanyang has given me many many many many opportunities but as I mentioned in some post before, it was unfortunate I only managed to work around either cast or backstage crew. While I’ve been a cast member, a director (noobshit one for Secondary 2 Dramafeste), an ASM (for large-scale NY 95th Musical), an SM (for Dramafeste in 2012)… I’ve never ever gotten down to business to construct a crazy structure from nothing at all, or painted any banner or anything (let’s ignore the 1000 banner for, well, 1000 the production) so I have totally no idea what it was like. Lets also ignore the fact that Theatre plays tend to be pretty minimalistic in terms of props so yes…
But Dramafeste has been a pretty cool experience (even though I was super anti-social hahahahaha) and it was pretty funny when I first picked up the paintbrush and froze (then Alvin was like “Hazel are you scared? Don’t be!” hahhaha it is quite funny). Actually I think my contributions were pretty little to Dramafeste but yes I can say I did try my best? Even though I was pretty much lost half the time.
I was not trying to be a “blur queen” – I genuinely don’t know what I can do to help. (I tried hammering nails, but out of the 10 I tried, probably 7.345234 turned out slanted)
Anyway point is, I’m not trying to be inspirational and say crap like:
“Oh, please don’t ever believe you can’t do anything. Impossible is nothing. When you try to do something you think you cant, you will be able to do it. Just try and go ahead without fear.”
Because honestly, that sh*t don’t fly all the time girl.
If you can’t do something, you probably really can’t. So upon trying and failure comes, don’t be too upset and try not to be dingdeh.
I still cannot paint, I still cannot drill nonsense or hammer nonsense, but I did try so that’s all that matters. Kinda. Actually no. What kind of values am I promoting?????
Okay ignore that part lets move on.
And even though Ares didn’t win anything for Dramafeste, without watching other plays myself, I can safely say the set was amazing (when I first saw everything being put together I was really amazed) and the actors/actresses were fabulous and fantastic and I really love the dance-sing scene and everything about our play.
If you know me, you’ll know I don’t EVER cry at these kind of events. Really.
When TCN received Gold with Honours for SYF 2011, almost everyone cried, I was just like “yay great this is awesome yay”
When TCN received Distinction for SYF 2013, many cried as well, but I was still like “yay great this is awesome yay”, except slightly more emotional because my batch was the leading batch.
When 206 got Best Play for Dramafest 2011, many also cried, but I also didn’t. I still remember someone asked me why wasn’t I crying hahahaha like say what.
Find the need to disclaim the fact that I was happy okay, just that I didn’t show it in tears?
So when yesterday, when I saw/heard people crying, I felt really upset inside, but really for the first time in forever, (there’ll be music there’ll be light) I really teared for the first time when Alvin spoke and started choking up. :’(
Good job everyone for the hard work – everyone was amazing.
^ Best supporting actress in my POV. Love you betty you were amazing amazing amazing!! You pulled off Victoria super well but pls don’t kill me if we disagree on certain things
Super lovely April!
Okay smiling April is more approachable. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA kidding la. But yes thank you April for being April. :))
Do not think you’re a nobody ok because you were super important (in both Dramafests we were in together)!!!
A A A ARES!
Interact Club Orientation
Actually nothing much to say here, except orientation was pretty fun today :)
Looking forward to spending one and a half years with these amazing people!!
This week has been incredibly crazy, but really had fun.
After this week, I really need to catch up on things going on in school. No more excuses to slack off and I WILL WORK HARD (at least try to) hahahah.
Spent about an hour typing this post and I have all my subject homework sprawled across the table……………………….
If you think you’re dying already, we’re on the same boat, and I hope that serves as a kind of encouragement. I’m not under “people who are pretending to die” ok, I’m genuinely under the “people who are dying because of school” umbrella.
Jiayou jiayou we can do this. #fellowship #interact #lolwhutokayIstop
March holidays coming right up and things are going to get even more busy D:
No matter what, just know, we’re all in this together! (miss 404 dayum)
See you guys next week.
Sometimes we all need that sassitude to let things go and be happ