Saturday, January 31, 2009
We started with the usual MYF routine, worship. The worship leader was Joyce. After a little worship, we had Uncle Peter to talk about body language for about 30 minutes... It's interesting really, to know the character of a person by reading the person's body language. We should ask him to talk more about it again soon...
After the talk, it was gotong-royong time!
We split ourselves into two groups. One group (mostly the younger ones and girls), to help A. Peh Lan to clear her shop lot, and another group (the bigger ones), to cut, dig, chop the sore eyes beside the church. It was real fun! =) The pictures will be out later. =)
At about 7:15 p.m., we gather back at the sanctuary, and celebrated Grace Chew and Elena Foo's birthday! Happy Birthday to those two! You're a year older. Haha... We had some light refreshments after that. After everyone was refreshed by the refreshments, and jamming session.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
My family and I left Sitiawan after breakfast. How sad... =( Another long and butt pain journey.
I had lunch at Swensens! Sigh! The swensens ice-cream has jatuh quality. Sigh! It used to be as good as Baskin Robins, next best to Haagen Diaz. But, the mega burger still ROCKS!
In the afternoon, me and my father went on a photographing trip around Sitiawan. My mother took the small camera out, so I had nothing to snap with. I missed quite a number of shots. =( Never mind, I took some with my father's big camera. When I have time, I'll get it from him. But before that, I watched National Treasure. Shall blog about that later...
At night, I went to my second cousin's house, located quite near to my grandparents' house. It was rather boring there, because all of my cousins AND second cousins are quite small. =(
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Lunch was fantastic! There were home-made sausages, and POPIAH!!! The sausages are better anytime then those pre-packed ones. The sausages eaten with popiah tastes even better! You should try it! =)
I managed to take a few photos and videos of the fireworks. But most of the pictures didn't turn out well. It's not easy taking the pictures of the fireworks in the sky. Because mainly, the camera cannot capture the picture fast enough, and also because your hand has to be steady when you take the pictures. If not, it'll be not nice.
What do you think of the pictures I took? Ok? Rate?
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
George Kranky, a small boy who lives with his mother, father and grandmother. His grandmother is not like any normal grandmother. Usually grandmothers are kind and helpful but not his. His grandmother is grumpy and a grizzly old grouch. George seeks to cure her by brewing a special medicine to cure her, but in the end making his Grandma as tall as a house. This made her happier. George's father Mr. Killy tested the medicine George made on a hen and it becomes a giant hen. George's father hits on the idea of making more of George's marvelous medicine to make his animals bigger and fatter so they can be sold for larger prices and for marketing it. Unfortunately, George cannot remember the recipe. After four failed attempts, involving some oddly deformed chickens, they create a formula which makes things shrink. The nasty Grandma, feeling ignored, thinks that the medicine is her tea and drinks it, shrinking into nothingness. The mother is sad, while the father is gleeful and happy and says all is well. George then realizes that in a mere two days, he has single-handedly changed the world. Yet everyone else has already forgotten about it.
Genre: Kids, Adventure
Thursday, January 22, 2009
My school team registered, each of us had to pay RM 3, but we'll be claiming that money back from the PK Koko. That'll be RM 12 in all. After that, the draw of the game was out. After looking at it, I knew that I could only last up to the quarter-finals. I was to meet a guy from Kolej, a good player. And sure enough, I lasted till the quarter-finals.
Here are the results of my school team... =)
Tan Yi Jing 11-9, 11-7, 11-2
Ng Zhean Wei 11-9, 11-8, 13-15, 11-9
Joseph Foo Bye
Daniel Ting Bye
I can say that me and Joseph Foo were quite lucky to not have opponents at the first round. And both from my school team won! Haha... But the next round was going to be a problem. Yi Jing and Zhean Wei were going to meet the top seeds in their respective groups.
Tan Yi Jing 3-11, 0-11, 0-11
Ng Zhean Wei 4-11, 4-11, 2-11
Joseph Foo 6-11, 7-11, 4-11
Daniel Ting 11-13, 11-9. 11-8, 11-9
I was up against this guy from Keat Hwa 1. He was quite a powerful player. But, I think I got lucky. Haha... It was sad that the rest of my school team had been knocked out. Yi Jing had it really tough against the top seed. And so did Zhean Wei. But at least, they still scored some points against them.
Tan Yi Jing 9-11, 6-11, 3-11
Ng Zhean Wei 7-11, 7-11, 5-11
Joseph Foo 11-9, 13-11, 7-11, 4-11, 3-11
Daniel Ting 9-11, 7-11. 11-13
The third round was a major let down for me. I lost. Sigh! I was hoping to win a medal this year. Sigh. Never mind, I have another year next year. I will train hard! My other team mates, were now just playing the fool, because if they win, also cannot get into the top 8. Joseph Foo won the first two sets, but he then lost steam, he was out of energy, and lost the following three.
Haha... But the most important is... WE HAD FUN! =)
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Today, the morning assembly was extra long. Mr. Sang talked about quite a number of things of personal safety and thefts that occurred recently in school. Even in school, there is a crime rate! Can you believe it? What's becoming of school these days? Some more my school got CCTV. Last Tuesday, during extra activities time, there was a student that let of a firecracker. Luckily, that student who did it was caught. Sigh! Schools isn't a safe place anymore. LOL!
And also, during assembly time, a prefect came and asked for donations for a form 3 student. That form 3 students' father had just passed away. This is one bad month. This month alone, I have heard 4 people that passed away. Life is cruel.
After Chemistry, me, Zhean Wei and Sze Sing, went to the library to update the notice boards in the library. That took some time to finish.
Tomorrow I shall not be going school. So Day 15 of school is not going to come out. Got squash competition. =) 4 of us are going to compete! Wish us luck!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I had double PJ today. I didn't go down, because I forgot to bring my full sports attire. In my school, if you are not wearing full sports attire, you are not allowed to go for PJ. Strict eh?
After that, I had Chinese, Maths and BM. My Chinese teacher asked us to do the Chinese workbook. Sigh. Why is Chinese so hard? Sometimes, I don't understand what the teacher is teaching. Maths teacher has taught finished Chapter 2, he is going to move on to Additional Mathematics tomorrow.
After recess, we had a taklimat on how to answer the history paper by my ex-school teacher. That is Mr. Khor Joo Kee. He was transferred out. He taught me history when I was form 2. He is one good teacher. That year, when he taught us history, almost all of us could score in history. He has a good and interesting way of teaching. The taklimat took all of the time after recess.
After the lessons, extra school activities time. Sigh. I joined this society called the photography society. I hope they will really carry out activities. I wish there was a Christian society in school. Sigh!
This was my day at school today. Pretty boring, huh?
The people have voted. The people have chosen. I think if the main election is held now, BM will surely lose. The people in Malaysia wants a change. If BN can't give that change, the people have no choice but to turn to the opposition, PKR. This also shows that the opposition won those 80 seats in the election was not a fluke.
With the addition of another opposition MP to the parliament, out of the 222 parliament seats, the opposition now holds 82 seats, while BN is currently holding 137 seats. The three remaining seats are held by independent MPs.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Today, as usual, we had our daily assembly. We had a little change of class timetable again, but it's still roughly the same as the old one. After assembly, we had this tutor period, which is basically a period to rest or sleep. Haha...
After tutor period, I had double Maths with Mr. Lim. He was still teaching Chapter 2. We're still sketching graphs in school on functions. Guess which teacher didn't show up again? My Moral teacher. He is one busy man. LOL!
I spent my recess time today with Joseph Foo in the library. Navine was suppose to meet me there too, to return me my BM tuition things, but he didn't show up. Grrrr.... Got BM homework haven't do yet!
After recess, I had double Chemistry with Puan Low. She did revision on Chapter 8 Salts. I wonder when she'll start on the Form 5 syllabus. I then had the three languages. English, Chinese and Malay. All very sien. Haha....
English teacher is still teaching the same old thing "Looking for a Rain God", and my Chinese teacher is still doing Chinese idioms and my Malay teacher is doing literature also. Every time their period, they will surely teach either literature or idioms. Very sien. Sigh! Why can't classes be more interesting?
Sunday, January 18, 2009
What do you do when you are mad?
What do you do when you are just so sad?
I don't know.
In this world of emotions,
it's so hard to control,
I don't want THEM!
What do you do when you are angry?
What do you do when you are down?
What do you do when you are just so confused?
I don't know...
In this world of emotions,
It's so hard to control,
Taking all my courage,
Taking all my strength,
Let's face them up! oh....
AND WIN THE FIGHT!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Our human heart is one superb design! It has four chambers. They are the left and right atrium, and the left and right ventricle. It's pretty much the same as in what was taught in form 3. There are valves in the heart too, to prevent the black flow of blood.
Our heart, is pretty similar to a car engine. It's the most important and vital part of all. WIthout it, we're useless, quite similar to a car if the engine's gone. There are two nodes in the heart.
At the right atrium wall, near the entrance of the vena cave, there are a group of specialized cells called the sino-atrial node, short form SA node. This is the first node found in the heart.This node acts like a pacemaker, which initiates the heart beat. This SA node generates a wave of excitatory impluses to the two atria, causing them to contract simultaneously. Blood is then forced from the atria to the ventricles.
The second node, found in our heart, is the atrio-ventricular node, short form AV node. This node is located at the base of the right atrium. The impulses created by the AV node are conducted by specialized muscle fibres, called the Purkinje fibres, to the ventricular walls. What an odd name, hor? This causes the both ventricles to pump the blood out of the heart.
The whole process of the contraction, or also known as systole, and relaxation, also known as diastole, of the heart all occurs in a single heartbeat. The heart beats pretty fast, eh? This whole process can be called as a cardiac cycle. An average human heart pumps at about 72 heartbeats per minute. That's 1.2 beats per second.
Our heart is a really magnificent masterpiece created in the image of God. God has planned every single detail perfectly. He pictured the heart without a single flaw. Thank You GOD!
Danny's mother died suddenly when he was only four months old and from then on he lived with his father in a caravan, behind the filling station. By the time Danny was seven years old, he was able to take apart and put back together a motor. Danny's father owned the filling station, and it was the only piece of land for miles around that was not owned by a wealthy but unpleasant man called Mr. Victor Hazell. When Danny was nine years old he woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't find his father. His father had gone to poach pheasants from Hazell's Wood. Danny's father then let Danny in on a secret of poaching: pheasants love raisins and it’s a perfect trap in which to catch a pheasants. Another trick that Danny's dad taught him was the technique called, Horse-Hair Stopper. You have to stick in a horse's tail hair with a raisin and when the pheasant tries to swallow it, it cannot go down its throat. As a result, the raisin will stick to the inside of its throat and will not be able to fly off. One evening, Danny's father went poaching and promised to be back by 10:30 p.m. Danny, waking later that night, discovers his father's absence. Fearing the worst, he sets out into the woods to find him. He found him trapped down a hole with a broken ankle, and rescued him.
While Danny's father is recovering from his injury, they hear that Mr. Hazell's pheasant-shooting party is approaching. They decide to humiliate him by luring all the pheasants away from the forest. Danny suggests that they should put the contents of sleeping tablets inside raisins and make the pleasant groggy, and when this is done they hide the sleeping pheasants in a local woman's house by taking a taxi. The woman then brings all the sleeping pheasants in a baby cradle. As she is walking toward them, the pheasants began to wake up and fly, but they fall back down. An angry Hazell arrives at the filling station just as the pheasants are waking up, causing an argument.
All the pheasants flew away because the sleeping pill had worn off. But Doc Spencer shows them six pheasants still asleep from eating too many raisins inside the caravan. So, in the end, they had pleasants to eat!Rating: 8/10
Friday, January 16, 2009
My school will be sending four representatives this year, me, Joesph, Zhean Wei and Yi Jing. I don't know whether a teacher will be accompanying us a not... Because when we entered this competition in 2007, no teacher accompanied us. But last year, Cikgu Zahir came...
This year, there will be a change in the point tallying system too. Instead of the total point of 9 per set, there will be 11 points instead. To win the game, you will need to get the best of 5 sets. That means, to win, you have to win the minimum of 3 sets.
Let's hope all of us get medals and make our school proud! ^^ Suddenly so enthusiastic to mengharumkan nama sekolah... LOL!
Joseph stayed back together with me, because he wanted to go for that tuition too. But there was a problem. How to get to church. We only had one choice. WALK. But on the way out of school, we met Grace Chew. We talked awhile and her father offered to drop us at church, because it was on their way home. The problem was, he was already sending another 3 back including his own daughter. Adding another 2 buffaloes like us would overload the car. In the end, four crammed at the back. I got to sit in front, because I was the biggest in size. LOL!
A funny thing happened though on the way to church. Mr. Chew noticed that Puan Low, my form teacher was behind us. He stopped the car and asked whether it was okay with her to drop us off instead, cause the car was crammed up, in the middle of the road. She said it was okay. So we swapped cars. It was a little embarrassing though, because there were a few cars behind us looking.
We had lunch at this restaurant called "Ho Chiak" located near the church. The food there is indeed "Ho Chiak". Haha... In case you don't know what "Ho Chiak" means, it means tasty. Puan Low recommended this restaurant to us. I'm glad we tried that restaurant out. Next time, we know where to eat. And, the food is CHEAPER than the food sold in my canteen.
When we finished lunch, we still had about an hour to spare. I called my mother to ask someone to open the church for us so that we could jam upstairs. There was a drum and a keyboard upstairs. Aunt. Daisy opened up for us in the end. She was just beside the church. She is opening a nursery there, I think.
Uncle Koay taught us about heat. Form 4 syllabus, chapter 4. There were quite a number of us that attended. 16 of us to be exact. Out of the 16, there were only 3 girls. Haha...
What a DAY!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
How was school today? Perfectly normal and uneventful. Nothing unusual happened today. The only thing I dread was attending two tuitions after school. I was going to attend the community church tuition and accounts tuition in my taman. It's sure was tiring.
Anyway, back to the subject of school. Boring. The first period of the day was a free period. I wonder why this period is even in the timetable. Wouldn't it be better if the free period is changed to the last period so that we can go back 40 minutes earlier? Haizzz...
Before recess, other than the free period, I had all the three languages periods, Chinese, Malay and double English period. My Chinese teacher taught Chinese idioms today. My Malay teacher did a poem based on the book "Kerusi".
After recess, I had double Bio, double Maths and moral. Guess which teacher didn't how up today? Moral? Nope. He showed up today. It was my Bio teacher who did not show up, or rather we thought he didn't. My class monitor went to check whether he was at the lab, but he wasn't. So, in the end, we had two periods FREE!
It has been a tiring day in school. Some more I went for two tuitions today. I'm going to conk out soon...
Members of the Order of the
The trio go to The Burrow where Minister of Magic arrives to give Harry, Ron, and Hermonie bequests from Albus Dumbledore's will.
At Bill and Fleur's wedding reception, a Patronus arrives, announcing that the Ministry of Magic has fallen under Voldemort's control, and Death Eaters are on their way to The Burrow at that moment. Death Eaters approach. Harry, Ron, and Hermione disapparate in time to
The trio begin to travel the country, looking for Horcruxes and the means to destroy them. Ron and Harry argue over Harry's lack of a plan, after which Ron abandons the group. Harry and Hermione search for the sword in Godric’s Hollow. While looking at the house, Harry and Hermione are beckoned by Bathilda Bagshot into her home. Knowing something is not right, Harry follows her upstairs, where she transforms into Nagini. Voldemort himself appears almost immediately after. Hermione and Harry managed to escape, but Harry's wand was damaged beyond repair.
Hermione and Harry then go to the
Harry accidentally uses the name of Voldemort, and the trio are captured by a gang of Snatchers, led by one of Voldemort's followers and taken to Malfoy Manor, where they join the imprisoned Luna, Dean, Ollivander, and Griphook. Finding Gryffindor's Sword among the trio's possessions, Bellatrix Lestrange fears they have broken into her Gringotts vault, and tortures Hermione for information. Dobby arrives and rescued them but Dobby died in the attempt.
In Hogsmeade, Aberforth Dumbledore is able to smuggle the trio out of Hogsmeade and into Hogwarts. Harry alerts everyone in Hogwarts of Voldemort's imminent arrival. Luna Lovegood suggests that the fifth Horcrux could be Ravenclaw's lost diadem. Harry recalls seeing the diadem in the Room of Requirement when he hid his Potions book there the previous year. Meanwhile, Hermione destroys the Cup Horcrux with a basilisk fang. Various allies of Harry gather in the school, where the battle begins. In the Room of Requirement, Ron mentions that the house elves are still in the kitchens and in danger, whereupon Hermione runs over to Ron and kisses him.
During the battle, several of the Weasley brothers are duelling members of the Ministry of Magic. Percy and Fred are duelling the corrupted Minister Pius Thicknesse, when an explosion rocks the corridor, shattering one wall and killing Fred instantly. Harry leaves to go to Voldemort's camp in the
Grawp, the centaurs, and the giants add to a sudden disturbance caused by reinforcements from Hogsmeade residents and students' families yelling war cries as they spill over the walls of the school. Neville then pulls off the Sorting Hat, draws Gryffindor's Sword from it, and decapitates Nagini with a single stroke, destroying the final Horcrux. Harry moves around under his Invisibility Cloak and lends aid throughout the ensuing battle, as his supporters rally to defy Voldemort and the Death Eaters one last time. Eventually, the battle pares down into duels. Voldemort then casts a killing curse at Harry, but the Elder Wand's allegiance prevents it from harming its Master, and the spell rebounds off Harry's disarming spell, killing Voldemort, and leaving Harry victorious.
Among the dead of the battle were Fred Weasley, Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, Colin Creevey, and fifty other people who died fighting the Death Eaters, as well as Voldemort and
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Today, in school, my classmates did some decorating in the class. We were told to tidy up the notice boards. My classmates decorated the it with Chinese writings, articles and CNY decorations. We are now officially in the CNY mood.
However, there were some classes on. The first two periods, were Chemistry. Puan Low gave us time to decorate the class as she was the form teacher. But still, she gave us homework to do. The following two periods after that, was Biology. He taught us about the heart. Our heart functions like a pump. I shall write more about the heart another time, if I have time...
My Moral teacher, did NOT enter class again. I wonder he knows whether it's his period a not. Sometimes, I wonder if he doesn't enter class on purpose. After recess, I had two periods of Mathematics. The teacher, let us work on our class project. He did not teach at all today, for a change. I would rather not to participate in the class project though, because my hand would be covered in paint. In the end, I participated. Hehe... On the way down to wash my hands, with Zhean Wei, we saw Mr. Tan catching students who went out without pass-cards. We were without ours too, because one of my other classmates had taken it out, and also we were in a hurry to get the paint off our hands. Luckily, he let us off, cause we had a valid reason, although he did drop off a few harsh words...
School today, was rather relaxing. It was one of the rare school days where there are not so much school work to do. Usually, it would be listen to the teacher teach, copy notes, and homework for every lesson. It's nice to have a change sometimes... =)
Here is roughly how to story goes...
Stephanie's novelist uncle dies. At the reading of the will, a strange man in a tan overcoat, an oversized hat, sunglasses and a scarf is present. Stephanie's aunt and uncle are to be given something as well, a seemingly useless brooch, which turned out to be a key later on. Stephanie inherited the uncle’s mansion. Spending a night alone in the mansion, Stephanie is attacked by a strange man, demanding she gives him a "key". As the man attacks Stephanie, a mysterious man, Skulduggery Pleasant, arrives and saves her, throwing fireballs at her attacker. Skulduggery's disguise fall off to reveal that he is an undead wizard, made up of only a skeleton held together by magic.
Upon the revelation that her uncle was murdered, Stephanie helps Skulduggery investigate his uncle’s death. Stephanie's uncle had discovered an ancient weapon used by the Ancients, to defeat their gods. He sealed this deadly weapon, the Sceptre of the Ancients, in a maze beneath the house Stephanie inherited. The "key" is the brooch left by her uncle to his other brother's wife.
Stephanie and Skulduggery, aided by Ghastly, Tanith Low and the world's physically strongest man, Mr Bliss, attempt to prevent Nefarian Serpine, from obtaining the Sceptre. Serpine was trying to take over the world.
Skulduggery defeats Serpine with Stephanie’s help, destroying him with the Sceptre to protect Stephanie, breaking the Sceptre's power in the process. Stephanie discovered her family are descendants of the Ancients and she herself has magic abilities.
This book is so EXPENSIVE! This book alone cost RM 59.90.
"Magic," he said.
Taken from Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Today, was pure torture. Haha... My English teacher has taught "Looking for the Rain God", continued from yesterday. This story was actually written by an African. Can't you believe that? Her father was an African, but her mother was an European. This story tells of a family struggling through hard times and how the family succumbs to desperation and resorts to an old tradition, that is to please the Rain God by sacrificing their children. But, in the end, the rain still did not fall. And the children's father and grandfather are sentenced to death for ritual murder. It's scary that what man will do when he is desperate. Man will do anything to get what he needs.
I've trouble in Maths now. I don't understand one of the concepts. Sigh. I need to get it solved soon. This chapter is a sure question in SPM, and this question alone is 12 marks. My history teacher has taught finished the before and after effects of imperialism by the west.
I'm getting all stressed up! School, friends, homework, tuition... I seriously need a way to CALM DOWN!!!
During the summer, Albus Dumbledore enlists Harry’s help to persuade retired professor Horace to return to Hogwarts to teach. Harry is also told that he has inherited all of Siriuss possessions. Harry then spends the remaining holiday at with the Weasleys and Hermonie. Harry, Ron, and Hermione receive their O.W.L. results. Hermione receives top "Outstanding" marks in all her subjects with the exception of Defence Against the Dark Arts. Harry is very pleased to discover that he was the only one out of the three of them to get an "Outstanding" in Defence Against the Dark Arts.
As school begins, Snape is announced as the new Defence Against the Dark Arts while Slughorn replaces him as the Potions teacher. Slughorn lends them old Potions textbooks until they buy their own. On the first Hogsmeade visit, Katie Bell is seriously injured while carrying a cursed necklace through Hogsmeade under the Imperius Curse. In another incident, Ron accidentally drinks poisoned mead intended for Dumbledore. Harry reacts by administering the Bezoar he had submitted previously as an assignment to Slughorn. When Harry finds Malfoy sobbing in a boys bathroom on the sixth floor, they hurl curses at each other. Snape arrives and saves Malfoy. He attempts to re-possess the Half-Blood Prince's Potions book, but Harry hands him "Roonil Wazlib's" copy. Harry receives detention, causing him to miss the Quidditch finals. Nonetheless, Gryffindor wins the Cup, and during the victory celebration, Harry's suppressed feelings for Ginny are revealed when he spontaneously kisses her, and she and Harry begin dating.
Dumbledore, meanwhile, has located another Horcrux and asks Harry to accompany him in retrieving it. Harry and Dumbledore apparate to a secret cave. Dumbledore was greatly weakened due to the mysterious liquid he had to drink in order to acquire the locket. Returning to Hogsmeade, Harry and Dumbledore see Lord Voldemort's Dark Mark. They fly to the
As members of the Order and the few from Dumbledore's Army battle Voldemort's followers in the castle below, Death Eaters appear in the tower and urge Draco to fulfil his mission, killing Dumbledore, but Draco hesitates. Snape arrives and killed Dumbledore. Malfoy escapes as Snape duels Harry. During the duel, Snape reveals that he is the Half-Blood Prince.
The school year ends abruptly with Dumbledore's funeral. Professor Slughorn replaces Snape as the head of Slytherin House. Hogwarts is rumoured to close down due to the murder of Dumbledore. Harry decides to leave school in search for the remaining Horcruxes. Ron and Hermione vow to accompany him, while Harry ends his relationship with Ginny to protect her from Voldemort.
"You dare use my own spells against me, Potter? It was I who invented them - I, the Half Blood Prince!"
Taken from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Monday, January 12, 2009
Classes went on as usual today. Chemistry teacher had 10 minutes to teach only, because today;s assembly was rather long. There was some sort of prize giving ceremony today. My English teacher has moved ON! She is now teaching "The Rain God". Haha...
Nothing unusual happened to school. I'm getting kinda sien going to school everyday. I miss school holidays! And it's been only a week plus since school started. Sigh!
Several weeks into the summer, Harry Potter has heard nothing from his. One night, walking down a street his cousin, they were attacked by Dementors. Harry did a Patronous Charm and learns that Arabella Figg is a Squib, has been keeping an eye on him on Dumbedore’s orders. He receives a notice of expulsion from Hogwarts for using magic outside school. Someone from the Order of Phoenix then takes him to the headquarters.
A few days later, Arthur escorts Harry to his hearing, which Fudge has done everything in his power to slant against him. But testimony from Dumbledore and Mrs. Figg confirms the presence of the Dementors, and Harry is found to have acted in self-defense.
Ron and Hermione are made prefects, but not him. At the welcome feast, the learn that their new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts is Dolores Umbridge. A short time later, she is appointed as High Inquisitor, with the power to evaluate and dismiss other teachers, and impose strict rules and regulations on students.
Hagrid was absent for half the year, because of a diplomatic mission to the giants on Dumbledore’s orders, to try to dissuade them from joining Voldemort. His mission was a failure. Because Umbridge’s lessons are useless both for passing their O.W.L.s and for preparing for the very real threat of Voldemort, Hermione decides that the students need to learn the subject themselves. Harry is surprised when she proposes him as a teacher. Several other students from Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff likewise sign up to the clandestine group, named "Dumbledore's Army". Under Harry's tutoring, the group learns defensive magic.
Midway through the year, the school is alarmed to hear news of a mass prison break from Azkaban, when ten of Voldemort’s most powerful Death Eaters escape. Many wizards are not satisfied with the Ministry’s official explanation, and begin to come around to Dumbledore and Harry’s claims.
Slytherin students, uncover the D.A. meetings, helped by a member of the D.A. named
In the middle of his last O.W.L. exam, Harry has a vision of Sirius being tortured at the Department of Mysteries, although Hermione suspects it may be a trap. Harry, with help from various members of Dumbledore's Army, attempts to contact Sirius, but he is caught.
They then went to the Ministry of Magic to seek Sirius. They meet up with the Death Eaters, and Harry and his friends heroically defend themselves, putting up a far tougher fight than the dark wizards expected, but are outmatched. As they are nearly defeated, members of the Order arrive, including Sirius. During the ensuing battle, the glass sphere that Voldemort was seeking is accidentally dropped and shatters, and the record is lost. Sirius is died in the fight. The Death Eaters were captured except for Bellatrix.
The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches... born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies... and the Dark Lord will mark him as equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not... and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives... the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies...
Taken from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Today, our Chemistry teacher did some revision on what she taught about for the past week. And she gave some A LOT of homework! My Moral teacher did not appear again today. But, during my recess, when I went to the teacher's office to find one of the teachers, I saw him relaxing there. I wonder what he is so busy about till cannot enter class?
My English teacher is still teaching Si Tenggang's Homecoming. She has been teaching that since last week. I wonder when only she will teach something else. My Maths teacher has moved on to Chapter 2, Graph Of Functions II. And my history teacher is now teaching birokrasi in Philippines after being imperialized by the West. It's pretty interesting, or rather the teacher makes it interesting.
Sigh! School. School. School. So much homework to do. :-(
But I can't find it...
Something is hurting...
But I don't know what....
You won't cry for my absence... cause...
You forgot me so long... long ago....
You won't long for my presence... cause...
You hardly knew... knew me...
Am I that unimportant?
Or that insignificant?
Is something wrong with me?
Or something I'm missing?
If I cry out... If I bleed...
Knowing you just don't care...
When I sleep... I dream of you...
And wake up without you there...
Am I that unimportant?
Or that insignificant?
Is something wrong with me?
Or something I'm missing?
Saturday, January 10, 2009
The fourth book starts with Harry's dream, where he sees Voldermort and Petter Pettigrew plotting to kill him. He then goes to the Quidditch World Cup with the Wesley Family and Hermonie. After the match, the Dark Mark appeared. The one caught at the scene was Winky, the Mr. Crouch's house elf.
When they return to Hogwarts, they found out that Hogwards will host the Triwizard Tournament. The Goblet of Fire chooses one student from each competing school. Students must be at least seventeen years old to enter this contest. Cedric Diggory is Hogwarts' champion, Fleur Delacour is Beauxbatons' and Viktor Krum represents Durmstrang. The Goblet unexpectedly selects a fourth champion, Harry Potter.
Harry is guided through the tournament by Moody. In the first task, the champions must retrieve a golden egg from a dragon. As part of the Triwizard Tournament's tradition, the students of Hogwarts, Durmstrang, and Beauxbatons remain at school to attend the Yule Ball.
The second task requires retrieving something important to each champion that is hidden in Hogwarts' lake. Harry uses gillyweed given by Dobby so he can breathe underwater. As the remainder of the school year passes, Harry regularly contacts his godfather, Sirius. One night, Harry and Krum are startled when Mr. Crouch emerges from the forest, demanding to see Dumbledore. Harry runs for help, but when he returns with Dumbledore, they find Krum unconscious and Crouch missing.
The third and final task involves navigating a large maze located on the Quidditch Pitch which is filled with magical obstacles. Harry and Cedric successfully navigate the maze, helping each other on the way. They reach the centre together, and grasp the prize to tie.The Cup, a portkey transports them to an old cemetery in Little Hangleton. Peter Pettigrew awaits them and kills Cedric.
Voldemort summons his Death Eaters by touching Pettigrew's Dark Mark. Voldemort challenges Harry to a duel. Harry manage to escape with Diggory's body and leaving Voldemort behind in a raging anger.
Moody then attempts to kill Harry himself, but Dumbledore arrived on time. Dumbledore had realized that something was wrong when he saw Moody whisk Harry away from the maze so quickly, and followed them. Dumbledore feeds Moody three drops of Veritaserum, a truth potion, and they discover that "Moody" is actually Barty Crouch Jr. Harry is taken to Dumbledore's office where he reunites with Sirius and he relives his story of his night.
Friday, January 9, 2009
After that, I went to play squash with my friends. We are training for the upcoming squash competition. Wish us luck! =) Poor Joseph had to cycle to ASRC. The weather was so hot.
I took some shots on the way back from lunch... I thought they were rather nice shots to me, what do you think?