Tuesday, May 02, 2006


heya dudes and duddettes of 03a1 out there...ya know...i was thinking...since we've got a blog in OUR class name, why not make it a way for us to get connected?? it's always gd to know how everybody's getting along in life...right?? yeh...totally...

anyways...i thought i should make a post here...hehhe. here's an interesting vid...

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Pls help me write your testimonials

Dear all,

I am in the process of writing your testimonials, which are really quite essential for your CV and your resume.

Apart from the info about your achievements in school (which I have), can you supply me with details like:

1) personal goals and dreams in life
2) external participation (especially in CIP related or work experience)
3) Achievements elsewhere
4) Personality traits which I might not know about!

Pls email me your details to davidthh@singnet.com.sg asap

Hope you are all thoroughly enjoying the freedom which you have awaited for so long.

David Toh*

*marking the slow transition out of the 'Mr Toh' label :P

Saturday, October 22, 2005

A night of stars

Hi all,
hope you have sufficiently recovered from last night's excitement: Did you enjoy yourselves?

The moments after some celebration always seem like a vacuum. And right now in the quietness of the saturday afternoon it seems even more apparent; the evaporating memories of last night might be more vivid and fresh, but it is the scenes of various events and places that took place for us in the past 3 years that mean alot more. It is hard to imagine how each year, 2003, 2004 and 2005, has presented a different flavour of 2 Toh Tuck Terrace: the pond, the canteen, the 2nd year classroom near the staircase, LR, the field, the quadrangle, the library. Imagine the change that has gone on in a mere 36 months!

I know I was looking forward to last night cos the weeks seemed to build up to it (on the teachers' side as we rehearsed and fretted and planned).

It was a night when everyone really showed off their individuality and hopefully it wasn't just a flash (and 'flesh') parade.

How about sharing the photos here? There were so many cameras!

oh well, reality bites. Back to work.
I think after the final burst of fire (when's the last paper and what paper is that?) we might even meet for dinner or something!


Saturday, October 15, 2005

Coastal geomorphology

Hey all who are reading (I know you are few, and really u SHOULDN'T be reading this now at this crucial period right??)

Well no. Breaks are important. Sanity is important. Personal hygiene is important.

Don't stop being a person just because of the exams; remember those around you who are still affected by your words and actions.

On the other hand,
For those of you who are thinking 'I've still got time lah; dont feel like studying leh....still got 2 weeks for me to cram and spit out'....
I got only 2 words for you....

Maximise your chances and make some sacrifices: if it means taping those Korean/Jap/Chinese/etc. dramas and saving them for after the 'A's.

On my part I'll try to finish marking as fast as I can.
(Dawn, Weiling, Grace your essays are still with me...come and collect)

(Sofia, Riana, Farid, Imran, Zabid, ...your report book is still with me!!! shocking eh?)

Ok this week's Geog paper 1 lecture: I (or Mrs Khoo) will be going through the coastal essays from GCE 2003 and 2004.
for GP,

I will be going through the VJC prelim essays (for tutorial) and the comprehension on wednesday.

Pls book consultations with me, especially with work you have done.

Pls try your best and give yourself the chance. Ok, at least work real hard until friday when you can enjoy an evening at Pan Pacific, right??

Ok now...what has this got to do with coastal geomorphology?

Just a map showing where wetlands (salt marshes occur)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Where in the world is everyone??

I am a little disturbed by the number of people I see in school everyday...
actually I'm not surprised by the number.
I am disturbed that those who actually need it more are staying away from school!

Yes! You! You who wrote those amazingly funny things in your prelim scripts, you who left the papers blank, you who do not know how to answer data response questions!

You should be here finding out what went wrong and how you can tackle the questions. You should be here consulting your tutors on how best to make last minute preparations for the impending 'A's.

BUT you are not. You are sleeping in and studying at home, thinking it is the best place to study. Of course, no doubt, some of you may be really diligently at your books 18 hours a day.

But tell me, how do you know whether you have mastered what you read? Do you do your questions to see if you can actually write out your answers?

Have you even collected your papers to see where you have gone wrong??

I hope you are taking tyhe 'A' levels seriously...

Thursday, September 29, 2005

The calm before the storm: real calm?

Dear people,

Now that the marks are back, it is time for all of us to finally realise the implications of all we have done in term 3 and in these 3 years.

Have you done enough? Have you followed your study plan? How much more is left?
Does 'covering' each topic guarantee your ability to answer a question related to it? DOES IT?

For some of you, I think you know full well, though I suspect there are others who are still trapped in that fantasy that there is enough time for you to take it easy.

Its time to maximise your chances! Talk to your seniors who have made it and ask them how they did it.

Mr Toh
Teacher: What is the axis of the earth?

Student: The axis of the earth is an imaginary line which passes from one pole to the other, and on which the earth revolves.

Teacher: Very good. Now, could you hang clothes on that line?

Student: Yes, Sir.

Teacher: Indeed, and what sort of clothes?

Student: Imaginary clothes, Sir.

Friday, September 09, 2005

The eleventh hour is upon us

I can already feel, very concretely, the panic growing and the frenzy rising.

I get an average of 7 smses per day with questions on Physical geog.
I should be happy with your diligence, though I wonder if this level of awareness shouldnt have started a year ago. :P

I realise I might have neglected answering some of your smses simply because you messaged me while I was at course or eating or whatelse and I didnt reply you immediately. I might have also forgotten to answer and deleted the message.

My apologies.

Can I ask who requires me to stay back on monday evening for night study to consult about the paper?

In the meantime, pls have a look at the syllabus document and get a feel of what the entire subject is about.
If you are reading this doubtless you have internet access. Do your research beyond the notes WHILE CONSULTING THE SYLLABUS DOCUMENT cos some information might be presented which are not that crucial in the syllabus. Research CAREFULLY.

All the Best!