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Hey guys;

So, it’s been absolutely ages since I last posted. So, this will be the first post of 2016 for this blog…

Alright, so 2016 has started, and since then, quite a lot of events have taken place. Term 2 was well underway and is quickly approaching it’s end, with 4 weeks of class left before the final exams are in full swing. But right after the finals, is another 3 weeks of holiday. This was the very first time I have 3 weeks of holiday in April…

Speaking of major events, the only big event was the thank you seniors event on January 30th, which is organized by people in the same welcoming group as me. The event itself was quite good, and enjoyable. The food was good either, but overall the event is not good enough to be considered as the best event of 2016, because much better events are waiting down the road…

Another major event was a fair organized by I think one of the shops/restaurants, apparently from the hotel that sits directly atop the campus building. The fair was, I must say, a fair of foods as there were lots of food being sold. This fair took place 2 days ago on February 24th.

Oh, and another event that is an activity of a class but it’s very fun and that is the sumo robot competition, which is part of the class called Computer Fundamentals and Concepts. Everyone in the class was divided into 4 teams and each team have to construct a robot. The size limit was 15cm by 15cm. The goal was to be the last robot remaining on the ring. Watching it was fun, especially when people cheered as the robots tried to stay on the ring…this was the second time I’ve managed to take photos and record videos during class…the other time was Chemistry experiments during year 10 Chemistry class on Loy Krathong day of 2012.

Looking forward…at least 2 residential trips are in the pipeline, one of them is, according to what I heard from some sources, is the trip to exactly the same place as last term. The other one, is, according to some sources, a longer trip for after the final exams which will last from April 4th to April 8th, and it is to Kho Chang. If this proved true, this will be the longest residential trip so far I have attended at MUIC. Though I could easily combine the 2 residential trips into a single mega event and made it the best event of 2016, the fact is, future events are expected throughout the rest of 2016, E.G STA Spring Dance, STA Senior Prom, more residential trips, STA Halloween Carnival, Loy Krathong, etc…this might mean that 2016 is going to be another year of residential trips, albeit comprising mostly of short residential trips, as opposed to 2014 where all residential trips are at least 4 days long.

Lastly, it’s exactly a year after the infamous trolls incident that brought down my ask.fm account, or rather, forced me to disable it…so I guess it’s time I shall recap what happened, as well as past incidents involving my ask.fm account…

So, my ask.fm account was created in late May 2013, which is during the last weeks of IGCSE exams. What compelled me to create it was probably a status on my Facebook news feed, showing it off so I decided to give it a shot. At first I didn’t think that this would be used by the trolls, but soon my thought proved terribly wrong. Within a few days I was dealing with troll messages, and they flooded in like crazy, until I temporary disabled the account, which brought the torrent of troll messages to an end. But I realized that it’s not the end, as I later discovered. In September the trolls started attacking my ask.fm account again, and another wave of troll messages flooded in during October and November of that year, almost disrupting my holiday trip during the half-term holiday.

After that incident, troll messages continue to come in, but the frequency was considerably lower. It was until May of 2014, when things heated up to the point when one of my friends in year 10 at that time have to intervene. After that incident however, things calmed down until July when a smaller wave of messages came in, but it was not that significant. After that incident, the flow of troll messages continues, but at a rather unpredictable interval. The final blow began around early February of 2015, when the trolls decided that they want to do what they can to stab me with the most devastating blow as possible, given that it is their last chance to strike before the study leave/IB exams and graduation.

And…they actually did it. The massive influx of troll messages, combined with offensives by the trolls in school, actually brought me down and resulted in an uneasy school week for me as I struggle to recover. Though the wave of troll messages was stopped, I decided to put an end to it once and for all, by disabling my account. Chinese New Year was chosen as the date of which the account was to be disabled. Until now, I have literally forgotten about my ask.fm account…

Now, on to the question as who actually posted all of this…until now I still cannot answer this question, as the messages are posted anonymously. But from looking at the language and content of the messages, I can tell that it is the work of the trolls in my year. A clear evidence is the fact that in some messages someone in my year was mentioned in name, spelled correctly. This means that the person who posted the message must have known the person mentioned personally, or at least be in the same tutor group/class with that person.

And…I’m glad that the trolls have went abroad. This means I can finally enjoy a trolls-free university life and no longer have to worry that whatever I was doing and who ever I was hanging out with was being monitored by the trolls.

Anyways, that’s it for now…