Saturday, 5 July 2014

photo essay (facets of singapore)

A Whole New Twist

 People have come a far way to Singapore. Some struggled , some had no choice as Singapore was the only place where they could survive while some had been attracted to come here. But wait! That was during the old times. Immigrants come to Singapore to work , to study , to have a family in. In fact,  Singapore is one of the finest place to study and work. The environment of Singapore is very pleasing. People are very friendly and even smile at you though you are a stranger. It gives one a feeling of warmth and togetherness every time they walk around the neighbourhood. The clean and green surrounding never forgets to compliment the day. Living in a country that was once known as the Little Red Dot , now has made it big. I am a proud citizen of Singapore. We all are!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Book Review

Fault In Our Stars-Book Review
This book is written by John Green. It has won many awards and it has been made into a film too.
Story starts with Hazel Grace Lancaster narriting about herself though she does not say it truthfully. Both readers and audience then get to see her real self. She is a cancer patient who has a sort of lung disorder. The cannot breath without the breathing tube and thus has to carry an oxygen tank with her everywhere she goes. She was just at the age of 13 when she got diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She was going to take her last breathe when a miracle happened and all the fluid from her lungs got drained. Ever since then she kept on reading the same book over and over again which was called " An Imperial Affliction " written by Peter Van Houten. At the age of 16,her mother then came to a conclusion that she was dipressed though failed to understand that hazel was addicted to the book since the book was about cancer too and felt that writer could understand pain and death even when alive.
 Her mother then sent her to a cancer support group where hazel felt that it was torture and taking her medicines was better than that. One day while on her way to the support group venue, she accidently knocks into a 18 year old boy named Augutus Waters. Augutus is a cancer surviver himself who had to amputate his half of his right leg. He was also on his way to the support group to give support and encourge his best buddy who had to get and eye surgery done therefore leaving himself blind. 

After a few meetings, Hazel and Augutus fall in love and the story becomes very romantic. During the middle of the night, Hazel lungs suddenly fill with fluid and starts to breath ridiculously heavily and gets admitted to the hospital immediatly. After she recovers, she desires to meet Peter Van Houten so that he could answer some of her questions related to his book since his book ends unexpectedly in the middle of a sentence. When they go to meet him , he acts very voilently leaving hazel with hatred about him. After a few days , Augustus reveals that he had a check up when hazel was in the hospital and found out that tumour had started growing in his body at a really fast rate and it had almost occupied his whole body including the stomach and liver. It is 8 days later when the tumour reached his heart which stops working and he dies. That moment literally touches the readers and audiences heart. people cried in both the movie and the book. At Augustus's funeral , Peter Van Houten turns up leaving her in rage. Though he explains to her that he was traumatised by his own daughters death because of cancer and thus resulting in the change of behaviour she does not listen at all and asks him to leave. Before leaving, Peter Van Houten passes her a letter which she crushes and throws it inside the car. A few days later, the blind best friend of Augustus and hazel  meet up to remember Augustus. She also shares with him about how Peter came to give her a letter which she didnt bother about when the blind friend tell her that peter had also met him and said that the letter was written by Augustus hismelf which he asked Peter to pass to her. Hazel hurries to the car to read the letter in which she reads that that Augustus was ready to accept death and  says getting hurt in this world is inevitable, but we do get to choose who we allow to hurt us, and that he is happy with his choice. He hopes she likes her choice too. The final words of the novel come from Hazel, who says she does.
now tell me....How well the story was written! everyone thought hazel would die, but there was a twist and something else happened. True work of a genious. i would give is 5/5 stars!

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Movie Review

This movie review is about a Japanese movie name " Recipe's of the diet diary (ROTDD)"
This movie was released in 2013 .


The Tanita Corporation IS a electrical manuafacturing company that has developed/created  several pieces of health-related equipment but  they have many obese/fat/overweight employees at the time. The main reason why the company wasn't doing well was because the public believed that fat people who were the employess  were selling and promoting things to fat people which was equvilant to the kettle calling the pot black. So the president of the company delivered an edict that all employees must begin a diet immediately.

Under the guidance of a nutritionist named Nanako, who was invited by the vice-president to run  the staff canteen to make sure everyone gets healthy meals, the employees eventually get behind the effort and begin to see results.

Nanako was a collage friend of the vice- president who also used to be fat. She became healthy when she got rejected by many company's to be their nutritionist. And thus she decided to  lose weight and became slim.

How I came across this movie

Well, I was going to Canberra,Australia to visit my family and cousins. Since the flight was long, really long, I got bored and decided to watch a movie in the plane. I randomly selected this movie and really liked it. Though I did not understand Japanese, I read the English subtitles but also understood the characters emotions through their actions and how they were behaving in each scene . I have really enjoyed this movie, I would not mind watching it again!

Sunday, 23 March 2014


I enjoy my English lesson a lot. There was a time in Primary school where I used to despise it a lot because of my dropping grades and lack of focus. Well, to be honest, I did love English when I was in lower primary. The moment I stepped into Upper primary, more stress began to fit in my brain and created a whirlpool of confusion. I would neither focus in class nor pay attention to what was happening around in class. Soon my English grades began to drop. My parents would keep saying that I was hopeless and nothing could be done. Not just English but as months passed by, even the grades of other subjects started to drop. This time I really felt that my parents were right and I m hopeless.

When I joined Chong Boon Secondary, I met two wonderful teachers, Ms Foo and Mdm Tan. They are my Secondary 1 English class teachers. They really helped me in my English to boost up in the Language as well as instilled the love and passion for English inside me.

Not only do  they help us in English  but also come up with fun and interesting exercises to do and practice in school and at home. Actually I would rather say that I love English instead of liking it. I think I have the best teachers who have inspired me to work hard and I will do my best to achieve above my teachers expectation. Because someone has once said,"When there is a will, There's a way."

Saturday, 8 February 2014


The World Food Programme (WFP; French: Programme Alimentaire Mondial; Italian: Programma Alimentare Mondiale; Spanish: Programa Mundial de Alimentos) is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.[1] On average, the WFP provides food to 90 million people per year, of whom 58 million are children.[2] From its headquarters in Rome and more than 80 country offices around the world, the WFP works to help people who are unable to produce or obtain enough food for themselves and their families. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group and part of its Executive Committee.[
adapted from :Wikipedia

So as you can is a programme that is widely know around the globe for its help to the needy and poor people of different country's.I think that this programme can really make a difference to the people around us. There are many ways to support THE "WFP." Some of the ways is to create awareness between people about it. People also donate money to the programme which will then be used and processed to help the poor people.
There is also a website is part  of the "WFP". That is a website in which you have to solve quizzes for free according to the subject u choose. Everytime  you get a question right...10 grain will be given by the "WFP" to the poor. soo far I have answered 40 questions correctly, which means the "WFP" must  have given the poor 400 grains of rice. I m glad that I am paying my part of helping the poor.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Little India Riot

From media reports... a drunk Indian National boarded a packed private bus and was causing trouble. He was made to leave and was subsequently run over by the bus. The crowd outside the bus became agitated and began damaging the bus. A Civil Defence ambulance arrived. The paramedics were pelted with stones and bottles by the gathering mob while trying to extricate the body. One red Rhino (light fire attack vehicle) was damaged, a police car had its windscreens smashed and 4 patrol cars were overturned. The police personnel who were outnumbered were attacked by the rioters. An ambulance & 2 police cars were set on fire. Special Operations Command arrived later and brought the situation under control.

From other YouTube videos, I see people cheering and whistling when the ambulance was set on fire. This is very disturbing.

(The bus driver was arrested and being investigated for causing death by a negligent act)

Saturday, 18 January 2014

5 Motivational and Inspiring short Stories

1. Everyone has a Story in Life

A 24 year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted…
“Dad, look the trees are going behind!”
Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year old’s childish behavior with pity,
suddenly he again exclaimed…
“Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”
The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…
“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”
The old man smiled and said…
“I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.

Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.

2. Shake off your problems

A man's favorite donkey falls into a deep precipice;
He can't pull it out no matter how hard he tries;
He therefore decides to bury it alive. 
Soil is poured onto the donkey from above.
The donkey feels the load, shakes it off, and steps on it;
More soil is poured.

It shakes it off and steps up;
The more the load was poured, the higher it rose;
By noon, the donkey was grazing in green pastures.

After much shaking off (of problems)
And stepping up (learning from them),
One will graze in GREEN PASTUREs

3. The Elephant Rope

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.

He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”

The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?

Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.

4. Potatoes, eggs, and coffee beans

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot.

He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing.

After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.

He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup. Turning to her he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?”

“Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,” she hastily replied.

“Look closer,” he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.

“Father, what does this mean?” she asked.
He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity– the boiling water.

However, each one reacted differently.

The potato went in strong, hard, and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak.

The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard.

However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.

“Which are you,” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean? “

In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us.

Which one are you?

5. A dish of ice cream

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.

“How much is an ice cream sundae?”

“50 cents,” replied the waitress.
The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied a number of coins in it.

“How much is a plain ice-cream?"

“35 cents,” she said brusquely.

The little boy again counted the coins. “I’ll have the plain ice cream,” he said.

The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and departed.

When the waitress came back, she began wiping down the table and then swallowed hard at what she saw.

There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were 15 cents – her tip.