Saturday, July 26, 2008


LOL everybody's got this on their blogs so I'm putting it down too

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Yu Han!

  1. The pigment Indian Yellow was manufactured from the urine of cows fed only on Yu Han.
  2. If you blow out all the candles on Yu Han with one breath, your wish will come true.
  3. People used to believe that dressing their male children as Yu Han would protect them from evil spirits!
  4. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching Yu Han!
  5. The Aztec Indians of Mexico believed Yu Han would protect them from physical harm, and so warriors used her to decorate their battle shields.
  6. Yu Han can eat up to four kilograms of insects in a single night!
  7. Yu Han does not have toes.
  8. Yu Han can smell some things up to six miles away.
  9. Humans share over 98 percent of their DNA with Yu Han.
  10. Czar Paul I banished Yu Han to Siberia for marching out of step.

Debate finals

First, what I want to say is HOORAY!!! THE FREAKING DEBATE IS FINALLY OVER!!!
Next, my thoughts about the debate...
I'll just tell about the final for those who are doing the newsletter...
First thing is, i was a little crapped out that we didn't get the proposition, but Daryl had to draw lots, so we can't to anything about that...
Second, I had to prepare the speech for both the first and second speaker, like most of them (Yes, Daryl, you helped , but that was afterwards)
Third, on the Debate day itself, I just want to know if I was really too soft for the first part. If I was, I'm really sorry. It could be that the students couldn't hear my speech that we lost to 102...
Last, I really thought Daryl was great, taking so much verbal abuse and rubbish( from Jit Wu and Jonathan Lau especially) but he still stood it through. Also , I would like to pay much credit to my fellow speakers. Including J.Lau and Jit Wu. it was great working with you.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Goddamn Saturday was damn funny la
Maths Olympiad was supposed to start at 8, but we got screwed up cos classroom was locked. Then Dr Chua went looking all over for the key, but obviously couldn't find it. Then he asked me to ask the security guard to open the door, but I misheard the room name so the guard was feeling pretty stupid when he couldn't find the key. So when I went back, lo and behold! My class was in the room. turns out that they got in through the other class.
Stupid xia...

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Goddamn emo today so going to end my monolougue on battle sin LOTR.
Basically, its all my NEA's fault so I'm going to beat him to a pulp soon.
We recently survived by the skin of our teeth in a debate about racism i don't know what the crap. I can't understand how the others chose, until I found out that all the classes with even numbers won. Debate must be hexed.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

battles in lord of the ring

4. Battle of Pelennor Fields( Part 1)
The capital of Gondor, Minas Tirith, was besieged following the fall of Gondor's final defence, Osiligath. The Steward of Gondor refused to leave his son, who had been severely injured in that war, so the Wizard Gandalf took over Gondor's defenses. The sky blotted black and the Ringwraiths flew in their flying beats to strike fear into the defendors. Sauron's Dark army, despite the efforts of the defendors, broke through using siege towers and a huge battering ram. It was this time when the Rohirrin calvary arrived. They broke through the back of Sauron's Orcs and defeated them.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

battles in lord of the ring

3. Destruction of Isengard
Battle between the Ents, or treemen and the remaining troops at Isengard. Enraged at Saruman's rampant cutting of trees, they laid siege to Isengard. It was fortunate that most of the troops had been emtied out for a final attck on Isengard. The feeble resistance by Isengard only caused the Ents to press on their onslaught and soon most of Isengard was in ruins. Most of the escaping Orcs were killed by the Ents surrounding the edge of Isengard. A ent was burnt by fire vents activated by Saruman, so Treebeard, leader of the attack broke a dam to flood the bowels of Isengard. This final attck submerged everything except the Tower, leaving Saruman trapped and defeated. Adding to his troops' sound defeat at Hornburg, Saruman could not do military damage to the West any more.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

battles in lord of the rings

2. Battle of Hornburg
Battle between Wizard Saruman, a minion of Sauron, against King Theoden of the Rohirrim and the General of Elven archers in the fortress Hornburg of Helm's Deep. Saruman's forces broke through the first line of defence, helm's Dike. The remaining defendors repulsed them with arrows and rocks, but the Orcs got close to the wall after a few attempts, but a group of mounted Rohirrim led by Theoden's niece and Aragorn scattered them. Orcs also scaled the walls but their attempts were foiled. They then crept in through a stream in the back but were beat back by the dwarf Gimli. The Orcs then used explosives to attack and the defendors retreated further into the Glittering Caves. The Orcs gained control of the Fort but were defeated by Rohirrim calvary led by Theoden and Aragorn. Then the Wizard Gandalf arrived leading more Rohirrim calvary. The fearful Orcs fled, only to be vanquished in the hands of Tree-men.

Monday, July 7, 2008

battles in lord of the ring

1. Siege of barad-dur
Dark Lord Sauron forges the Ring. High King of Men, Elendil is killed by Sauron, but his son Prince Isildur severs Sauron's hand, separates him from the Ring and vanquishes Sauron's army. Sauron escapes and turns in to the Evil Eye.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Four Knights Game

1. e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6
Most common Four Knights Opening, but it can be shuffled in any order. Helps develop all pieces easily maybe?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Endgame 2

White to move.Checkmate the Black King in 3 moves.
White: Kg8,Rg1,Re1,Ng3,f4