Journal 5

                                                                                                            
Yesterday evening, greatly surprised, I received a letter from MOE.
At the first sight, I was shocked, because my roommates made fun of me. They told me that it was a warning letter. In my hurry to open the envelope with hostile title, I was thinking about whether I had done something against the rules. Of course, I had no idea at all.
 
As I recall, it was my second time to see the badge of MOE, a book embraced by a couple of lions. Six months ago, we met on the Scholar-notice for SM2 program. There were 3 pages. In a hurry, I scan the first page quickly, and at the instant, my worry went away. It said I passed the medical examination successfully. However, my index of HBS antibody was too low to defend the virus efficiently, so that I was recommended to take another Hepatitis B Booster in any medical clinic. Confused with the current situation, very clearly, I remembered that I took the same booster in China 20 months ago, wondering how the antibody suffered such a rapid loss.
 
In this event that you decide not to undergo the vaccinations/booster and contract the virus during the course of your Scholarship, please reminded that the Ministry of Education will not be reimbursing your medical fees.
——-MOE
 
It sounds terrible, isn’t it? There is no place for sentiment in my health. Obviously, I had no choice. This morning, I went to a clinic in our neighborhood, with 3 roommates in lack of sufficient antibody of Hepatitis B. Absolutely depressed, I paid $45 for my first visit to a doctor in Singapore, in addition, instead of a pleasant journey, only to suffer a pain on my left arm.
On another hand, in the clinic, I was amazed at the fact that I have lost 6kg since arriving in Singapore. Perhaps this discovery of something special was a gift for me, as a comfort to the Booster Accident. This is partially because that the food in Eton Hall is not very good. On the contrary, we can’t refuse the excessive food for thought, because we live in a nation, much different from China.
 I finished reading The Little Prince at the beginning of this week. Though it is just a simple story, the writer intends to tell us a golden principle: Things are hardly that simple and you must be responsible for what you have got. Being responsible is the key point. Thanks to god, the mission of botanic garden has been completed successfully. Responsible for each detail of the poster and the presentation accompanied, we group made every effort to make it prefect, and then, we did. I am proud to say we are the best in Class 4. No matter how talent somebody is, he/she can’t be the only one who has new ideas any more.
Last night, I got a fabulous sentence.
I like winning, but it is not quite as important as being competitive. 
                                               —–Rory Byrne, Head of vehicle planning in Ferrari, department for Formula One            

JOURNAL 1 IN SINGAPORE

                                                                                     
Frankly, I haven’t adapted to the new environment very well. Singapore, an island city, means a whole world for me. After a so-called month period holidays, much likely to be tourists, Singapore has shown his own to us, with the pride of his prosperous past and the bright prospect. Garden scenery, as beautiful as the City Hall and the Sentosa Island, leaves favorable impression. The deepest sensation that I got from Singapore must be the miracle of the mix-culture, which may act as the main propulsion in the steady development. Amazed at the great success achieved by Singaporeans, everyone inevitably encounter the potential challenge which hides in the skyscrapers or industrial areas. Thinking over the popular argument about the unpredicted future of Singapore, I always feel confused when I was wondering in the shade of the giant trees, rain pouring down outside the windows.
   Fortunately, the food in Singapore is delicious, but I have to say it’s not as good as Sichuan’s, far less spicy of course. On one hand, thanks to the Chinese being widely used, we have no barriers in the communication with the locals. Without any doubt, on the other hand, the convenience, brought by our mother tone, set an impassable gulf between us students and English.
Making plans for living alone is also a mission. Sometimes, I regard it interesting, but on most occasions, it’s annoying and troublesome. While checking my purse everyday, I have realized that the attitude of consumption means a lot to me and the self-control plays the most important role.
  The intensive English program has just begun, a symbol meaning the end of our long holidays. Teachers are all good and bring new atmosphere to the class, composed by 20 students who suffered the brutal education system for 11 years. English is all around and I was aware of something more active I should be.    
  I have no words to express the emotion I got from experience to the Central Library. I used to visit library in China and the difference can be easily touched by our mind. Though there is a great distance between the academic libraries and our students, I am also fully enjoying the study in a library. To my surprise, I was able to find a book about F1 and Ferrari, which is worth reading.
  Another problem I have to face is how to get alone with my roommates well. Different people have their habits of living and I have no choice but to show respect to them. If we behave in the opposite way in life-style, I was almost at a loss and had no ideas on what to do next. Maybe keeping my own way day by day is a good method, instead of trying to change the style of other guys.
In Singapore, there is long way to go. Despite all had been said, I will insist to come up with the answer ‘No’, when asked if I had felt regret or not. The NUS is sure to lead me to success. Never overcome by entreaties is what to do first.
     I am quite enjoying the words said by the Alexander, the Great: I come, I see, I conquer.  
     It’s obvious that I should follow what he said, because the hot and humid climate will last long for our SM2, while suffering the miss of my relatives and friends in China and laughing with new friends in Singapore. The moment I send emails loaded with my photos, I deeply feel a new start in my life. I can’t neglect the changes provided by the uniquely Singapore, a hometown for 10 years.
 
 
 
                                                                                     

Oh,English Class coming again

  Since I was successful in the SM2 selection, I have been far away from any classes.On this Monday,my course in Singapore finally began.After school, I feel tired again,just as same as my experience in China.Luckily, I can have a nap after dinner~~
  Much disappointed at the result of the AP examination, I found myself more optimistic than ever.Except the break,English is all around,even Chinese is forbidden in classes.
4 tutors come from different countries and adaption to then is not difficult as well as I thought before.Sing-lish and Chin-glishI seem like two barriers for we SM2 and the courses provided by NUS is so boring.Fortunately,the handbag is much lighter than the NTU’s.In my class,different people play different roles and I believe that more active I should be.The penalty for being late up to $1,is this way that Singaporeans do their judgement?I was assigned to Class 4 and I have to say that we have more homework than any other SM2 in NUS.
  Ultimatly,I found the way to send SMS to the guys in China ,having to face the high cost at the same time.
  We are suffering the hot and the humid climate and the rainy-season gives us more comfort that the sunny days.Last sunday,I got missing on the way to Fairprice(a store) and it tooks me 1 hour to finish my journey to the Fairprice which I have not ever been to.
  Many people have doubt whether I feel lonely or not.To this question,I say’No’,because I have many new friends here~~(Of course,SGS has achieved advanced level).          
  Complaining about the dinner offered by Eton Hall is meaningless.Terrible memory will last long.
 
  I miss you guys thousands miles far away~~~
  So sorry for my poor English writing~~