So, with just another day remaining before the second half of 2015 starts (well at least according to Thailand time), it’s time to wrap things up for this first half of the year.
So, the first half of the year for me was rather uneventful as there’s no super big events like the residential trips, at least until April 24th…
The only big event, and rather a negative event, is the super nasty attack by the trolls on February 6th. For you trolls reading this, yes I can still remember that, and I’ll seek revenge one day, keep this in mind, you trolls!
The incident was roughly 3 days after the trolls hatched another rumor of me liking a year 12 girl (apparently a sister of someone in year 13), but thanks to the February 6th incident, this new rumor has not spread; perhaps the trolls are too busy celebrating their victory in ripping me to pieces…
In addition, this incident also forced me to close my ask.fm account, as…the trolls continued their attacks on my ask.fm! I initially try to resist the pressure to close it, but after the issue became known to a teacher, I decided to take more serious considerations and…decided to set a deadline for the demolition of my ask.fm account, which was set for the day of the Chinese New Year.
The other major events are the Spring Dance, the charity dodgeball tournament in March, and the Songkran celebration and color run in April.
May was perhaps the most boring and the toughest month as it’s a month full of exams. I have 15 exams, 13 IB exams, an IELTS exam and a MUIC entrance exam, all squashed into a 3-week period starting on May 4th and ending on May 22nd. However the one positive big event was the high school drama production of ‘Flash’ on May 21st. The play was high-tech and fun. I’d say it’s high-tech because of the use of light and sound that somewhat matches the scenes. I came across some crazy and mind-blowing ideas, such as the Moon crashing into the Earth and possibly various key events in the play that conveys ideas but I can’t remember at the moment…but overall the production was amazing and the team behind it certainly did a fabulous job.
And another event was the graduation ceremony of the class of 2015 at KIS on May 30th. It’s good, and I get to meet my old friends, though not all of them. This acts rather as a preview of my graduation ceremony only a week later on June 6th.
Coming to June…June is quite packed with events, starting with the graduation ceremony for the STA class of 2015. It’s very good, and the food was certainly amazing, and compared to the KIS ceremony a week before, this one was much bigger.
Next event was the senior prom on June 20th. The prom was amazing, and I really like the food; I was completely full after just 2 plates of fish and shrimp; even though I just have small lunch at like 11:00-11:30 or so at Nakhon Pathom! The prom is similar in some ways to the prom last year though, and…I only knew 2 days later that I won a lucky draw! Though my name was announced during the event, I at first didn’t believe that it’s really me…
And…lastly, is XPO XV. It’s amazing, even better than last year’s XPO XIV. And…unlike last year, I got to see all areas in detail! The DT area didn’t show anything interesting though, sadly. The ICT lab did show off a work-in-progress game made with Scratch, which is quite cool. I think I may have used that program before though…
And finally, is the drama/music shows…all performances were amazing, and I was able to add 2 songs to my music collection, by relying on Siri to identify the songs being performed after I let it listen to the recorded video of the performances. The ‘Flash’ performance didn’t show off much, though, just 3 songs that were used in the show.
There are actually some other out-of-school events that are kind of close to the actual school events; for example my day trip to Nakhon Pathom by train on the day of the senior prom and the Songkran fun at Silom on April 15th. I could merge these events as they’re kind of close to each of their respective events (songkran celebration at school and the senior prom), but I felt that they occurred outside of regular school timetable/not being organized by the school, so I probably won’t include them, but needless to say, I’ve included these extra events in the past; for example the Songkran 2012 event which consist of the celebration at school and the trip to Pranburi, and Songkran 2013 which includes the celebration at school and the Singapore trip. If I were to merge events again, the potential candidate was the Songkran party at Silom to be merged with the Songkran celebration at school to form the ‘Songkran 2015’ event. The Nakhon Pathom trip/senior prom are unlikely to be merged, even though they occurred on the same day as the 2 are totally unrelated events.
Looking forward to second half…Halloween Carnival is coming up, but whether I can go depends on the class timetable, which should be known by mid September, and…there’s still a chance for a residential trip, though it would be different from the trips I went on, as they would be organized mainly by students, not by teachers anymore.