Thursday, August 28, 2008

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

-Laughs out loud-
I've got a friend, he's a second year student.
He can't remember my name so he calls me "twinkle twinkle little star" cos I always wear my starry jacket.
He finds me cute!
Can you believe it? Amanda Tan is cute!
I mean, I never expect guys to find me cute cos I'm never those cute porcelain dolls kinda girl, you see.
So, thank you boy, for finding me cute.
'Cause that's a revelation to me, and it made my day.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Making A Difference

I went for tutoring this evening at 5pm.
'Cause my student is having her mock exam on wednesday, so she wants extra tutoring.
My student super cute, she passed me a box and she said,"Don't tell my mother I gave you kay."
And I nodded my head, then I asked her,"What's this ah?"
She grinned and replied,"Your teacher's day present."
Although it was a simple chocolate and bookmark, together with a self-made card, but I really love it.
It's not the gift that made me happy, it was the fact that she made the effort to get me a gift.
I LOVE the card she made!
She wrote "Ms Chen", hahaha, 'cause normally she calls me 陈老师.
This is the content of the card, so sweet of her right......This is what propels me in teaching, the sense of achievement that I get from students and knowing for a fact that I did impact their lives and made a difference.

Saturday, August 23, 2008




本来以为,教书会令我感到厌烦。但是,开始教书过后,我发现我真的很爱年轻人和小朋友们。似乎,和他们沟通时,我们都达到一种共鸣,一种相互的了解。喜欢听到他们叫我“老师”,喜欢看到他们因为我简单的鼓励而感动,喜欢看到他们因为我“特别”的想法而觉得诧异的表情,喜欢听他们古怪又新颖的想法,喜欢看到他们在我的教导下敞开心房而改变,喜欢他们的一切一切。或许,教书并不是那么的可怕。我打算在五年后,要不去修个“special needs education”的文凭,要不就像阿亮那样,当个戏剧老师。


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Rest? Stress?

My puking returns!!!
Yesterday night I was just going to and fro the toilet, just to puke.
My roomie was shocked.
Totally puked my dinner out.
After I puked, I was feeling uber dizzy and I staggered back to my room.
This morning when I woke up, the dizziness did not go away and I still had the feeling to puke, so I decided to go to the school's clinic.
The doctor diagnosed a lack of rest and too much stress, she gave me two days MC.
She said to just go back and sleep. That is the most important thing.
The problem sets in.
Tomorrow I have three classes and one project meeting.
0830-1030: DLK101
1030-1230: DCC204
1230-1330: Project meeting
1330-1530: DED 103
After these, I'll be able to rest.
So, rest gotta wait for me.
This morning Junn came over and crashed my hall.
I found it quite a fun thing, I mean, good friends just sitting around and chat.
If Binx was here, it would be even more fun.
We just chat about everything, how we feel and our thoughts, about school and about friends.
I found that I could tell her about "serious" stuff, meaning I could tell her stuff that I hoped and knew I could have done better.
In polytechnic, we don't normally get to be able to find friends whom we can really talk to.
But I'm glad I found them.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Jazzy Fuzzy

This week will be a real busy week for me.
Projects and assignments have started, and you guys know, when it comes to work, I'm super gan-cheong.
Good thing I had my fair share of fun the previous week.
On saturday, I went to Jazz @ Southbridge with my gang of friends and my brother.
Here's some photos!

One of them is my sister, the other is my male bestie. What more could I ask for?
From lovers to best friends, I'm amazed with us.
She knows EVERYTHING about me. Totally.

The girls. You know, it's Girl Power!

I had sucha great time at Jazz, totally love it.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

All about Hall

I just return from my hall freshmen dinner.
A bit boring ah.
Maybe it's me, maybe it's me getting more and more reserved towards people.
But I seriously mean no harm, I just have not much common topics to talk about.
So I decide to keep my mouth shut lor.
This afternoon around 4pm, I went up to the 5th floor of my hostel and did my laundry.
I learnt how to wash my clothes using the washing machine.
So cool, right? Hahaha.
Actually, quite easy to do my laundry, quite fun also.
But I stood there for quite a while to figure out how to operate the washing machine.
Luckily no one was there.
If not, it'll be so embarrassing.
Alright, I'm ranting. Gotta stop.

Being tagged!

1. What is your dream ambition?
`to be a famous actress.
2. If you can have a dream to come true, what would it be?
`to have a rich boyfriend who treats me like a treasure.
3. What will your dream wedding be like?
`a small wedding ceremony at my church followed by a buffet with my family and close friends. simple and sweet.
4. What is the city of your dreams and why?
`here in singapore. cos my loved ones are here.
5. Are you an introvert or extrovert?
`both, i guess. i'm a split.
6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?
`i think both are good but loving someone is more blessed. cos when one is really loving, he/she have no place for hatred.
7. Do you trust easily?
`not really. but i do hope a lot.
8. If the person you secretly like is already attached, what would you do?
`i'll make him fall for me, then ditch him. the ditching part is a bad habit of mine lah, still trying to correct it.
9. Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days?
`nope. none, actually.
10. What does your name mean?
`Amanda means: worthy of love. 韵 means: music, 蕾 means: flower bud.
11. Is being tagged fun?
`alright lah. i get to do this set of question.
12. How do you see yourself?
`bubbly, optimistic, sometimes i could be sensitive but sometimes i'm really indifferent, i'm not very tidy and i'm kinda lazy.
13. Who are currently the most important people to you?
`my family and close friends.
14. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
`you mean Marianne? she's my dearie. great sister of mine. we know each other too well, practically everything of each other. Lols.
15. Would you rather be single and rich or married but poor?
`single and rich. cos i get to buy loads of wonderful stuff for my loved ones and go travelling with them. i can give to help the needy.
16. How many children do you want to have, if any?
`2. preferably a boy and a girl. balance of life, people!
17.What’s better, to give or to receive?
`i think both are good. but if to choose, i'll choose to give. when you give, esp with a cheerful heart, you'll be happy.
18. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously, who would you pick?
`none. cos it's too troublesome to choose.
19. Would you give your all in a relationship?
`yes. if i'm serious.
20. What are you waiting for right now?
`my next pay. Lols.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I finished my essay this morning at 1.
And I was dead beat, i just fell on my bed and knocked out.
It was no wonder I appeared shagged during classes today, totally have no mood to pay attention to the lecturers.

Sometimes I wonder if I will ever get another boyfriend again.
My teachers, my friends and my family were wondering whether Amanda Tan will ever fall in love again.
My answer could only be: I don't know.
Cause I seriously have no idea.
It's so hard to share my life with another person called "boyfriend".
Perhaps, I'm not ready yet.
Perhaps, I care too much for myself that I do not want to step into it again.
I don't know, manz.
I want but at the same time, I don't want.
I am fickle, we all know that.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


OH MY 天!

Sunday, August 10, 2008