Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Watch This :D

Avatar: The Last Airbender takes place in a fantasy world that is home to humans, fantastic animals, and supernatural spirits. Human civilization is divided into four nations: the Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, the Air Nomads, and the Fire Nation. Each nation has its own natural element, on which it bases its society. Within each nation exists an order called "Benders," who have the ability to manipulate the element of their nation. The show's creators assigned each Bending art its own style of martial arts; each Bending art inherited the advantages and weaknesses of the martial arts it was assigned. The Bending types are Waterbending, Earthbending, Firebending, and Airbending.[19]

Each generation yields one person who is capable of Bending all four elements. This being is referred to as the Avatar, the spirit of the planet manifested in human form. When an Avatar dies, he is reincarnated into the next nation in the Avatar Cycle. The Avatar Cycle parallels the seasons: winter for The Water Tribes, spring for the Earth Kingdom, summer for the Fire Nation, and autumn for the Air Nomads.[20] Legend holds the Avatar must master each bending art in order, starting with his native element. This can sometimes be compromised when the situation requires it, as Aang demonstrates in the show. For the Avatar, learning to bend the element opposite his native element can be extremely difficult. This is because opposing Bending arts are based on opposing fighting styles and disciplines. Firebending and Waterbending are opposites, as are Earthbending and Airbending.[21]

The Avatar possesses a unique power called the Avatar State. It empowers the Avatar with the knowledge and abilities of all past Avatars, and is used as a defense mechanism.[22] If an Avatar is killed in the Avatar State, the reincarnation cycle will be broken, and the Avatar cycle will end.[22]

Through the ages, countless incarnations of Avatar have served to keep the four nations in harmony, and maintain world order.[19] The Avatar serves as the bridge between the physical world and the Spirit World, allowing him or her to solve problems that normal benders cannot.

- joint post by xx and xxx xxx xxx

Saturday, July 26, 2008

THE tale of ali and wei jie =D

ali: will u be my best buddy?
wei jie: what?!
ali: you are my best buddy!
wei jie: oh ok!!
(just thinking what they might be saying lol)

let's be buddies!
took photos of them during rest times!!
seems so funny right? espically ali and wei jie!
some buddy sign? HAHA.. go go go s401!!!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

1) Anyone knows if the chem ionic equilibrum tutorial is with us?


To most of us who have parent meeting session with mr cia..... ~_~" i'm facing the same wrath......


for those who have PE ELECTIVES tomorrow!!!!!


peeektureeess (:


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Today's Debate



Shang Fa

Enough arts/culture venues

- In S’pore, we already have arts venues like Esplanade

- > 7000 arts/culture activities last year

- Erosion of own traditional cultures

- No limit to culture, true. We already have more than enough avenues. Roadshows, museums.

Han Cong

Repository for Past

- Safekeep past, history and tradition

- Promote culture, heritage, sense of identity

- Relevance; no limit to culture

- Learning from past mistakes; not just experiential. If cultures die, museum is the last place for us to remember.

- SG is small and unique

- Treasure our own culture and status

- Need to emphasise SG culture

- Man without culture = body without soul

- Roots

- As we continue to grow, land depleted. Heritage contents need to be preserved in a museum.

Deepens understanding of others

- Erosion: Museum promotes understanding of other countries.

Caters to wide variety of interests

- Museums for stamps, coins, army. Good egs. Widen perspectives of particular interests.

Wei Jie


- More job opportunities; museum does bring jobs, but theme park has more

- Eg. Ticket sales, food. Museum = curator, guides, security

- Museums = Longer and more stable jobs, but museums give much less jobs. Feed more people; giving more people a source of income. Saves more people.

- Economic growth

- Museum may be education; education fundamentally for economy

- Man w/o culture = man w/o soul: In SG, we already have textbooks. Textbooks = soul. Museum = another soul.

- Mass appeal: People interested in arts and culture a minority

- Museums need funds


Tourism development

- Museum: Tourism development

- Travel agencies rather bring groups to museums

Lack of Theme Park expertise

- Theme parks require specialists / engineering expertise

- Theme park competition; S’pore less likely to excel

- Educational; people also learn culture and heritage

- Visit SG for theme park or culture? Escape Theme Park or culture icons?

Culture needs to be experienced

- Not just internet: Culture is EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING.

- Museums not easily replaced. Theme park is a significance of country’s wealth; museum = status and respect for a country.

Lack of land

- Themes parks are the same everywhere – Limited land area in Singapore. Tourists will go to better ones overseas.

- Museum is a place for remembrance

Yi Fang

Not enough culture to need a museum

- Young country; only little culture here

- Museum focuses only on SEA culture, rather than SG itself

- We only have Jap Occupation history; not very significant

- TP: more capital, more tourists

- E.g. reasons for IR

Experiential Learning of Culture does not need Ms

- Festivals – experience culture. No need to have museums.

- Museum not = experience of arts and culture. Try time machine. Or festivals.


- Theme Parks are for everyone. Museums have age restrictions.

- Museum not as accessible as textbooks or internet.


Museums are a form of Entertainment too

- Entertainment for the elderly

- Museums for everyone; all ages from zero to elderly, unlike theme parks(?!)

Relate to Globalisation

- Globalisation: Our small culture needs to be preserved; need for uniqueness. Resist globalisation’s force of homogenisation.


Importance of Entertainment

- Both have entertainment value, but TP provides more

- Museum only for interested people

- If people are interested, they won’t need a museum. Textbooks, internet are sources of info


- Shang Fa said we have more than enough: There’s no limit to culture

- Wei Jie: Job opportunities. But not stable income. Mostly part time

- Yi Fang: SG is multiracial, SEA’s culture is ours. We have a mix.

- Tourists come for our culture and food, don’t go just for theme parks.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Stop & stare. (Edited)

  1. CG Photo taking on 31st July, 9.15-9.35am
    We can bring props (optional) & make our own placards (our register numbers) which we will hold during the shoot.
  2. Bring signed results slip tmrw
  3. Chem clinic tmrw
  4. The To-do list at the side is updated almost everyday, if not longest is every 2 days.
  5. Phys make up next mon (28th July)
  6. Chem File (25th July) & Chinese File (29th July)
  7. Economics Consolidation Test (31 July)
    Short Run - Fixed & Variable Cost
    Long Run - Internal Economies & Diseconomies Of Scale (Shape of LRAC)
  8. Chem Bonding Test (28th July)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hey yo.

National Day celebration: Fort Canning Park for Potluck breakfast picnic.
People please tag/sms/tell what you want to bring for the picnic.
And please bring whatever you can & want.
Mats, drinks, food, balls, frisbee, camera & such.

Suggestions for after-movie activities:
1) Iceskating
2) Go sentosa play
3) Soccer
Any more / any supports? (:

& Hinkai is performing on the 16th of August at Esplanade.
Not sure about the other details but do you all wanna go support him? We can make it a class outing (: (:

& also, I looking for people who are willing to commit and help with our school's open house's decoration, preferably creative & can design/draw. Can be from any classes.
If you know someone who can draw well, please tell me too!!
If interested, please tell me/tag/sms.
Thanksss xiexie! :D

Saturday, July 19, 2008


  1. Time-table Switch on 4 Aug (Mon)& 5 Aug (Tue): All staff and students are to note that we will swap the time-table for 4 Aug (Mon) & 5 Aug (Tue); i.e. We will operate on Monday time-table on 5 Aug (Tue) and vice versa.

  2. 11 Aug 08 (Mon) will be a school holiday, in-lieu of National Day.

  3. Please complete the PE GAMES ELECTIVES survey after attending your session. Deadline is on 31 July 08, 11:59pm.
Instructions on how to complete the survey.
Step 1: Log in to ISIS portal.
Step 2: Go under Student Services, select surveys.
Step 3: Select PE GAMES ELECTIVES, and click 'start survey'.
Step 4: Answer the questions.
Step 5: Click 'submit reponse' after completing all the questions.

:D :D

Thursday, July 17, 2008


For tmrw,

  • $3 for Teachers' day celebration
  • $1 for house fund
  • Parent-teacher meeting form.

By monday,
  • Baby photos

A day in schooooool

And finally... Floorbottle in class (:

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

chem clinic


according to the list , these are the people who will be attending the 1st session for chem clinic.starting from NEXT THURS(24th july)
[2.35PM - 3.25PM]


this is due to 1st come 1st serve basis and the fact tht everyone needs to attend this chem clinic.


format for clinic.
-DO TYS BEFORE U GO.( topics based on lect i think)
i can't read her handwritting

-on the spot do qns, then she will go thru.


from chem rep.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Some announcements....

23rd July: Meet at 7.30am to discuss with 08S114 about open house stall.

8th Aug: National Day celebration,
Meet as a class plus Mr Cia at 8am at (place of our choice) for breakfast & our learning journey.
Then meet as a school at 10am at Beach Road's Shaw House for movie(The Mummy 3)
Free to go after the movie.

Maybe we can go out as a class after the movie (: (:
Any suggestions please tag/say/shout! (:

Yellow banana's meeting!


3rd House Meeting for JC1s on Wednesday (16 July),
1.45pm to 2.35pm.
Atlas @ LT1

Saturday, July 12, 2008

F1 cars

Sme amazing facts abt F1 cars
(I'm nt sure if this will help you in your physics, bt anyway, have fun reaading.)

1)F1 car is made up of 80,000 components, if it were assembled 99.9% correctly, it would still start the race with 80 things wrong!

2)When an F1 driver hits the brakes on
his car he experiences retardation or deceleration comparable to a regular car driving through a BRICK wall at 300kmph!!!

3)F1 car can go from 0 to 160 kph AND back to 0 in FOUR seconds!!!!!!!

4)F1 car engines last only for about 2 hours of racing mostly before blowing up on the other hand we expect our engines to last us for a decent 20yrs on an average and they quite faithfully DO....that's the extent to which the engines r pushed to perform...

5)An average F1 driver looses about 4kgs of weight after just one race due to the prolonged exposure to high G forces and temperatures for little over an hour (Yeah that's right!!!)

6)At 550kg a F1 car is less than half the weight of a Mini.

7)To give you an idea of just how important aerodynamic design and added down force can be, small planes can take off at slower speeds than F1 cars travel on the track.

8)Without aerodynamic down force, high-performance racing cars have sufficient power to produce wheel spin and loss of control at 160 kph. They usually race at over 300 kph.

9)In a street course race like the Monaco grand prix, the down force provides enough suction to lift manhole covers. Before the race all of the manhole covers on the streets have to be welded down to prevent this from happening!

10)The refuelers used in F1 can supply 12 liters of fuel per second. This means it would take just 4 seconds to fill the tank of an average 50 liter family car. They use the same refueling rigs used on US military helicopters today.

11)TOP F1 pit crews can refuel and change tyres in around 3 seconds. It took me 8 sec to read above point

12)During the race the tyres lose weight! Each tyre loses about 0.5 kg in weight due to wear.

13)Normal tyres last 60 000 - 100 000 km. Racing tyres are designed to last 90 - 120 km.

14)A dry-weather F1 tyre reaches peak operating performance (best grip) when tread temperature is between 900C and 1200C.(Water boils boils at 100C remember) At top speed, F1 tyres rotate 50 times a second.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Good Show.

Wheeeeeee (:

Nice people, do survey!

Hey nice people of 401! Pls do this survey (if you've not done it yet)! Thanks.

Click here.

-Shangfa & Project Work Group Members. (:
P.s. Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hey, since I'm free I post some music videos again! People have been telling me to post more lol.

Rise Against - Swing Life Away

All Time Low - Six Feet Under the Stars

Here is one more video but embedding is disabled.


Avenged Sevenfold - Dear God (they play a bit of metal but I swear this one not metal)

Please Please click on this link. Its a really nice song.


by your physics rep lol. remember to hand in Circular motion assignment tomorrow.

x: hug
o: kiss
X: Big Hug
O: Big Kiss

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Just another day (:

And to finish off... a video! :D

Friday, July 4, 2008


So I decided to show you guys a music video:

Death Cab for Cutie - What Sarah Said

Its a rather slow song, but the lyrics are quite interesting.

A faster song:

Mae - Suspension

A even faster one:

The singer is a cannadian iodl runner up.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Information for PE electives.

Basic Archery
5 July 08 Sat, 8am-12pm, MJC Field
Assemble at 7.45am at MJC Sports Gallery
Dress code: MJC PE attire & covered shoes.

Cable Ski 2
5 July 08 Sat, 9am-11am, East coast park lagoon
Assemble at 8am at MJC Podium, 1 way transport only.
Dress code: Swimsuit, college based Tshirt & shorts. Bring a change of clothes too.

18 July 08 Fri, 3pm-6pm, Mandai Executive Range
Assemble at 2pm at MJC Podium, 2 way transport.
Dress code: MJC PE attire

Cable Ski 5
25 July 08 Fri, 3pm-5pm, East coast park lagoon
Assemble at 2pm at MJC Podium, 1 way transport only.
Dress code: Swimsuit, college based Tshirt & shorts. Bring a change of clothes too.

Dragon Boating
26th July 08 Sat, 10am-1pm, Kallang River
Assemble at 8.45am at MJC Podium, 1 way transport only.
Dress code: College based Tshirt & shorts. Bring a change of clothes too.




Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy birthday Desiree!

Happy birthday Desiree!


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