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2019年12月31日星期二

揭晓秘密

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    来不及等到开学了,我先在就说说之前那篇博文里提到的那个什么鬼秘密吧。

    我在博文里说,秘密就在 Navigation Bar 导航栏里,其实如果和之前的Celia的博客对比,你会发现,原来的English Blog变成了CN Blog。这到底是什么一会事儿呢?

2019年12月30日星期一

圣诞长假,在冰火两重天中揭开序幕

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    已经挺久没有在这个博客上发表文章了。为什么呢?原因在这个博客的 Navagation Bar 上。如果没懂没关系,答案会在开学后揭晓。

    这才是假期的第一周,我就干了两件大事(还是在假期的第一天):

2019年12月24日星期二

Secret

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Mum, wanna see what's on ur blog?

If I see it's fixed tmr u probably didn't sleep! 😏

Relax, check it out on Dec 26 and it will be normal again.

2019年12月23日星期一

今晚要做的事情

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2019年12月18日星期三

中文戏剧社Activity申请成功!

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    在上课时收到这么一封邮件,真是又惊喜又害怕,感觉简直要从座位上蹦起来。

    中文戏剧社是我与若谷、周祎一起计划创办的,针对UWC 6-8 年级的中学生。想要报名、或了解更多,请查看下一篇博文:中文戏剧社正式成立!Season 3 开始报名

    戏剧社的申请没通过时,一切都感觉还是幻想。每次给戏剧社做计划时,都在想:通过不通过都还没知道呢,这么早做计划干什么?现在一切都在表格上清清楚楚地写着,压力瞬间就来了。

    目前,我们已经找到了几个备选的剧本,audition也筹划得差不多了,还做出了一张海报,接下来要做的,就是找一个可以教中文drama的老师。

    所以,欢迎6-8年级的同学前来参加!也请大家多多宣传!

2019年12月17日星期二

新书预定- 《永远的蝴蝶续写集》!

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《永远的蝴蝶续写集》是2019中文母语班的作文集锦,其中包括十四为同学基于作家陈启佑著作,“我”与樱子在一个雨天去寄信给母亲,樱子却为了寄出这封信被一辆车撞飞。十四支笔,十四种可能,十四个樱子,十四只蝴蝶。

2019年12月15日星期日

“好奇心是最好的老师”

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—— but in a bad sort of way

Macs are known for their superb security system. I personally think that Windows are easier to get viruses than macs based on my experience of killing my first Windows laptop by allowing some strange dialogue box to update my windows system. However, my mac still got viruses just a day ago. And I realized that the biggest danger to my mac isn't a bad security system -- instead it was my curiosity that kills it.

So it was a cool Sunday afternoon. I had just finished all of my homework (or maybe that was my excuse for browsing on the web) and started looking for a crack for Sibelius. There was a really good melody in my head that I was in an urge to record it but I could not find any tool. The basic version for Sibelius was actually quite good already but the song that I was thinking of includes so many different musical instruments that Sibelius Basic does not have. And so therefore I was on my journey to a crack for Sibelius Pro.

As usually I went in and out of website, but Sibelius seemed to protect its copyright really well and I could not find even one pirated version of it. The only ones that I could find were the websites that automatically generate webpages that says "XXX's crack" or "XXX free down" but are actually another app when you actually download and open the package. I got really frustrated seeing all these unzipped files that says FlashPlayer (remember they are supposed to be cracks for Sibelius?) and the RAR files scattered around my desktop.

I was just going to hurl these into the trash bin in the corner of my screen when I suddenly thought: Why not see what's inside? It was a stupid thought, an extremely stupid idea indeed, but there was the devil in my heart continuously prompting me to do the "double-click". The icon was there. Open it up and install it and I will see what it is and what it does, I was thinking. I knew it's a scam but what’s there to be afraid of? At the worst, it would just not run and I would just move it to trash. A package file ending up in the trash was just a matter of time, why not try something fun if I couldn't install Sibelius Pro anyways?

So then the process started. I knew exactly how to start installing, to authenticate the app, to key in my password and to drag things around. It was awesome. The fun of seeing the process bar slowly reaching for the end at the right was more enjoyable than everything else.

Installation ends. While I was closing the window I suddenly realized that some other softwares were also installed: there was one called "Phase Search" -- an app with a green icon and the sign with a magnifier in the middle, another app called something doctor, and some so-called photo editor.
(I clearly remembered phase search was something like this)
This was a really common case if it was in windows. Some apps just want to promote some other apps so that they make you accidentally download something else when you are downloading the apps you want. Just delete the ones you don't want. It was that easy. So I proceeded to the "Applications" folder and searched for the five extra apps that I downloaded by chance.

And then it started. Mac's default browser Safari opened on its own. I was quite surprised. Instinctively I did ⌘ ⌥ esc to quit Safari, but something was faster than me. A series of apps suddenly jumps out and blocked my sight to the Force Quit Window. I tried to reselect the window, but I couldn't move my mouse. It seemed to get stuck.

Oops.

I used my trackpad instead and tried to move the cursor on the screen. It was no use. My cursor was controlled by something.

Ooooops.

Instantly my sight went to the opened apps. There were five of them, exactly the ones I unexpectedly installed. The "Phase Search", "Doctor", "Photo Editor", "Image editor".

No!!   esc! My cursor was as still as a statue in the middle of the screen.

  esc

  esc!

Windows started jumping out. At a rate of several per second. 10 of them, 20 of them, 30 of them, gradually covering my whole 15-inch screen. NOOOOOO!!!!

My mac started fanning, beeping irregularly like a siren. It was a mix of red and orange and yellow on the screen. "100 windows opened!" One of the windows says, I didn't know which. It was a huge mess everywhere. Everything appeared as a flash in a fraction of a second and then being covered by another new window again.

So force-quit did not work, cursor did not work, staring at the screen and be at a loss at what to do was the least helpful thing of the all. I stared at the button at the top right part of my keyboard, thinking of my unsaved documents, my Econs and Compsci essays unsaved in Microsoft word. It was the only choice.

I pressed the button.

My sight turned black abruptly in a brief second, and then I drew my self back to the reality. The fanning without any warning stopped "phew" it said.

It was just 5 minutes ago since I double-clicked and put my mac's fate in the mouth of a shark. 6:15, the clock said as I sat back with my head blank. Perhaps the virus drained all of my energy too. It was always summer in Singapore, yet it feels so cold sitting in an aircon room hearing wind whistling violently outside.

2019年12月3日星期二

致远方的你

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这个季节
故乡的层林
应该缀满枫叶
染红了浓浓的秋意
秋风是否吹过你的发际
云彩是否因你而美丽
惦记你的我
在异乡
除了一成不变的绿意
只能抱紧自己

2019年12月2日星期一

人们为什么要把氯加入饮用水?

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    今天是化学考试。其中有这么一道题让我十分困惑:Why do people add Chlorine in drinking water? 这道题的基本意思就是:人们为什么要把氯加入饮用水?

2019年11月25日星期一

批评与表扬式教育

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每周歌曲推荐

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    我已经喜欢匈牙利圆舞曲很久了,相信很多人也是。其中我最喜欢的版本就是上面的这个,其他有一些是没有情感的,有一些是节奏杂乱的即兴创作,也有一些变得现代化了——不但加入了架子鼓,还有吉他,这好好地经典名曲被糟蹋得惨不忍睹...

2019年11月19日星期二

[转载] 2019年8月巴厘岛之旅

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    还记得三个月前,我写得两篇关于巴厘岛旅行的文章吗?
巴厘岛七日游——第一天
巴厘岛七日游——第二天

    然而,由于太忙了,最后只写了两天的...于是,我就转载了妈妈博客中巴厘岛旅行的游记!Enjoy!

2019年11月18日星期一

远亲不如近邻

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[转载] 孤独

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    在匆忙的城市里,我们都是孤独的个体。有时候我站在路边看着人来人往,觉得城市像沙漠一样荒凉,大家都靠得那么近,但完全不知道彼此的心事;朋友们说的是同一种语言,但还常常产生误会。

2019年11月14日星期四

[文末投票] Celia会被选进校队吗?

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    Celia在昨天参加了学校的U19羽毛球队选拔。和之前博文里描述的羽毛球对不同,这个队的队员大多数是从九年级到十二年级的,水平明显比原来的高很多,入选并不容易(应该是是有8个名额,来参加选拔的选手差不多有三十几个人。如果成功入选

2019年11月13日星期三

每周歌曲推荐

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    第一次听这首歌是在爸爸的车上,但当时不知道它叫什么名字,也没听见歌词。真正认真听是在今年九月初时,九年级的中文课上。九年级中文课和想象中的不太一样。在学期初,老师并没有带领我们用IGCSE的教材上课,而是尝试组织一些活动。

2019年11月4日星期一

2019年10月澳洲骑马之旅

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    介绍:10月18日,我们前往机场,即将开始我们的澳洲骑马之旅。以下是我在澳洲帕斯写的日记,我将它按原文电子化了。在澳洲的每天都非常充实,也非常累,日记里难免会出现一些语病和尴尬的描述。请大家不要介意:)

2019年11月3日星期日

每周歌曲推荐

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    这首歌本来听起来不是很好听,没什么情感,平铺直叙,但因为是肖邦的,打算再听听,结果在虾米音乐上听了这首歌的另一个版本(就是上面这个)。这是我第一次体会到不同的演奏方式有多么大的差异。

满招损,谦受益

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2019年11月2日星期六

一个残疾人的经历

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2019年10月31日星期四

奶茶工厂之旅

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    从澳洲回来,在新加坡享受假期的最后一个星期。这天,忙着写数学功课的我突然接到了朋友的一条消息:
    顿时整个人都兴奋了起来!周末 / 假期最兴奋地事情,莫过于和朋友一起出去Hangout!于是我微微一皱眉,一挥笔将数学作业规划到了明天,然后“爽快”地答应了

2019年10月28日星期一

关灯了,谁在那儿?

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Celia成功从澳洲骑马户外旅行活着回来啦!这是我写的一篇英文恐怖小说,在这里分享给大家。Celia的博客的博文以中文为主,更多英文博文,请访问Nightingale(nightingale.becomingcelia.com)。
Inspired by Lights out, who's there?
Watch here

11 pm, her normal bedtime. She filled herself a glass of water on the dining table. Swallowing, she felt the sound of water sliding down her throat. After finishing she looked around. Things were strangely quiet in an eerie way. She shivered.

She had graduated from university three months ago. Mum had wanted her to work in her hometown so that she would be able to return home everyday, but thinking of getting a job with more potential, she had decided to go to a foreign first-tier city, alone. Considering her situation, she had rented a cheap house near the central of the city, paying an unacceptably high rent.

A corridor, long and narrow, was at the corner of the dinning room. The end of the corridor was the door to her bedroom. It had been left ajar, light shone out from it, an ice-blue color. She preferred warmer colors, but this light would do for her first night in the cheap rental house. Light switches for the whole house were on the left of the doorframe, yellowed with age, which she hesitated before touching it.

With a few clicks the lights were off. She got into the room walking directly towards her bed. Sitting down, she took her phone and opened WhatsApp. 0 messages. Refresh. 0 messages. It was not until then she realized that there was no signal in the rental house, and as she never turned on her data, she was completely separated from the world in the past few hours when hurrying to get things organized in the rental house. Mum should have already texted her a thousand messages now. Worriedly, she turned on her data and called Mum.

“Hello?” The warm and steady voice put her a bit more at ease.

“Hi Mum, it’s me.” She had a sudden impulse to cry.

“Fibie! Oh my god I… Why did you not call me! It seemed like you have disappeared. How was everything going?”

She hesitated, looking around the old, yellowish rental house. “Oh I am living with my friend! Remember Maggie? My primary school’s friend.” She started making it up. “Never mind, everything is going w—” Crack! Something is wrong with the bed. She struggled to stand up, but it was too late. Boom! The whole bed crashed onto the filthy floor. She felt extreme pain in her waist. She tried to stand up. Two legs at the end of the bed had snapped. She stepped back in terror. “What happened?!” Mum yelled on the other end of the call. “I’m fine. I’m fine.” She tried to speak in her normal voice. “Good night mum.” She said quickly and abruptly ended the call.

Dread was spreading in her body. The broken bed seemed to be unexpected and normal. It was getting cold. Wind was whistling by the window violently, vehemently, fiercely. I should rest, she thought. I should rest and tomorrow will be a sunny day again.

She walked towards the door and stretch out a hand lazily and pulled on it. The door did not move. She dragged the door with both hands, hard this time. The wooden door started to move and squeaked as it turns. Crack! The poor-quality doorframe had a tiny spine sticking out from the top. The door hit the spine and stopped moving, as if setting itself against her deliberately.

She pulled even harder. The door did not move. She put her whole weight on the door, staring at the end of the corridor hard, as if that would make her stronger or ease the pain on her hands. A gust of cold wind blew onto her cheeks. She opened her eyes wide, but suddenly, it seemed, there was something in the darkness. She searched in the darkness for the same color and contour that she just saw, and there, at the end of the corridor, was a lump of shadow, shadow with a dark color, much darker than its surrounding area. She widened her eyes in horror, with her sudden realization that it was a silhouette, a still silhouette of a woman. Restraining herself from screaming, she immediately fumbled for the light switches on her right. Click click. Lights were on, nothing was there. “Ah.” She felt a sense of relief. Out of pure curiosity, she turned the lights back off. Click. The shadow was still there. Her heart tensed again. Click. Lights on, nothing. Click. Lights off, the shadow appeared. She fiddled the switch for a few times, started to feel bored and turned the lights off the last time, deciding to go to bed. Click. The shadow was not there. She searched for the shadow again and again at the end of the corridor, and in a sudden, she saw it.

The silhouette was midway through the corridor.

Lights on. Lights off again, just as her hand got away from the switches, the air coagulated.

The shadow was in front of her, next to the doorframe.

She screamed.

Lights on. She took some tape to fix the light switches, making sure that they are not going to turn off. I need to sleep, she thought. Corridor lights on, desk lamp on, the whole house bright and safe. She crawled onto the broken bed, hiding her head underneath the blankets. She watched the bright lights through the blanket, starting to feel dizzy and sleepy.

A soft click. Losing her consciousness, she did not hear it. A loud click. She was quickly alerted, shrinking into the blanket fearfully.

Click. Her heart started racing. She held her breath.

Click. It was the desk lamp. She screamed, becoming weak and limp, feeling unable to control her body. The blanket slid off down the slope of the broken bed.

Now she was exposed to the infinite darkness.
感谢大家阅读!欢迎在下面评论!

2019年10月14日星期一

为何印尼烧芭,坡县天空会变灰?

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    最近几天,有到了一年一度的“印尼烧芭日”了。印度尼西亚烧起了芭蕉,导致新加坡严重的雾霾,这是年年都有的。然而,今年的雾霾貌似非常严重,UWC的同学们甚至需要带着口罩上学。于是,某天在车上,宝宝问了个问题。

2019年10月12日星期六

Designs: 科学课还是打怪?

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Why would I think of making this? Look carefully in the flames, you will find something.

Yes, we are doing a science experiment in science class. There was a balloon filled with Lithium gas and one of our classmates volunteered to burn the balloon with a long stick with fire on its end. And then...

The balloon popped and exploded.

The reason why our classmate looked so calm is that the explosion just happened and no one had reacted to it yet.

This is the full video of what happened in Chemistry class. Enjoy.

2019年10月11日星期五

黄昏中的校园

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2019年10月6日星期日

Designs: 背影

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Designs: 背影:     这本是语文的作业,因为我们正在学习朱自清的《背影》,因此要给自己的亲人拍一张他们的背影,然后分享自己对于这张照片的感受。     宝宝这张是我第一次将图P到这么融入景色的。自我感觉水波纹做的不错,但是就是边缘还是有些粗糙,而且光线貌似还是有点不太对。感受嘛,...

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2019年10月1日星期二

[续写] 永远的蝴蝶

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点击链接查看陈启佑《永远的蝴蝶》原文:https://blog.becomingcelia.com/p/y.html

    又是一个雨天,雨点“咚咚”地砸在窗棂上,盖过了楼下车辆的喇叭声和刹车声。我摊在沙发上,望着一条条雨滴汇成小溪,不断地流下来。

2019年9月30日星期一

论旅游业的发展对国家和人民的影响

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一处我最熟悉的地方

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苦涩的眼泪

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境遇与成才

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2019年9月25日星期三

It all adds up, too

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注:POTW,就是Problem of the Week的缩写,意思是每周问题。这是加拿大滑铁卢大学组织的活动,每周将一道题目提供给各地的中学生。学生们每周将题解出来后,可以将答案发给自己的学校,与自己学校里的同学互相比拼,并在学期末看看谁做对得更多。

2019年9月24日星期二

[转载] 永不录用

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文 / 朱晖
    已是凌晨三点,当他从网吧里出来时,满脑子仍然充满游戏里的刀光剑影。他如网游中的大侠般麻利地翻过校园墙头,突然一个黑影横亘眼前,他意识到:这次真要挂了。

    班主任只冷冷地丢下一句话:回去收拾收拾,准备卷铺盖回家吧。

2019年9月21日星期六

Summer

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Exams are coming, summer is ending.

2019年9月14日星期六

Class Reunion?

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    时间飞逝,转眼间,八年级的小朋友们又开始互相想念了。八年级班级群"Chewdren"安静了两个月后,突然有人发话了。

(为了大家的隐私,已把手机号码抠掉)
    接着有人就有了一个好主意。

2019年9月12日星期四

英文课主题——六种经典的情节设置

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    经过了Orientation,开学的第一天,IGCSE英语课开始了。作为学校IGCSE必选课程之一——英语课自然格外重要。我们学习的第一个单元,是阅读叙述性文章。第一堂课,英语老师Mr. Minford给我们讲了一个非常有趣的概念:情节设置。

2019年9月3日星期二

妇好

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    今天的语文课上,我们阅读了一篇著名作家峻青写的描写文,名为《海滨仲夏夜》。在这个文章中,作者将所有的劳动人民都称为“英雄”。我们也因此谈起了这个话题:你最喜欢的古代女英雄是谁呢?

2019年8月30日星期五

台风

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2019年8月25日星期日

每周歌曲推荐

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    这首歌,和其他一样,是我从新加坡电台中发现滴。这首歌总体的感觉是比较轻松愉快的,中间有一部分在抒情,最后又回归愉快。

第一次上舞台

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2019年8月23日星期五

质数与合数

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    最近在数学课上正在学习指数运算和开根号 (indices and surds)。这时,要知道一个数字是不是质数就非常重要了。这个小工具能快速告诉你一个数字是否是质数,以及它所有的因子。只要点击绿色的按钮开始运行程序,再输入数字就可以啦!

2019年8月22日星期四

New College Information Page Design

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So, what is this about? High school is starting, and I have to frequently visit the website where our school information is stored. However, look at the first image, the actual website's sidebar, I couldn't bear its terrible (for me) look after seeing it so many times.
The designer of the webpage probably want to make the website look like material design, but the result was not quite of a material design project. As a result, I decided to redesign it in material design (well the background behind the sidebar is a screenshot).
Looks better right? Hope that the real Information page could be redesigned someday. For myself, I could only use my photoshop skills and wish so. I will not have so much time to spend on changing (or learn to change) this design into the real code.

Hiiiiiiii this is 麦麦

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哈喽大家好
从今以后我会合作编辑博客
请多多指教
lol

2019年8月11日星期日

新生培训日!

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    从巴厘岛回来后,一看日历,发现马上就要开学了。今天再一看,离开学前的高中培训日竟只剩下了四天的时间。高中培训日这天,除了多熟悉高中的things(例如教学楼,上课方式,etc),还有一个重要的任务,那就是:

2019年8月10日星期六

书籍是人类进步的阶梯

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2019年8月7日星期三

巴厘岛七日游——第二天

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时间:
2019年8月4日
地点:
印度尼西亚巴厘岛!
主要活动:
吃脏鸭,学习当地乐器、舞蹈、手工,四季山妍酒店

2019年8月4日星期日

巴厘岛七日游——第一天

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时间:
2019年8月3日
地点:
新加坡-->印度尼西亚巴厘岛!
主要活动:
交通,冲浪

2019年7月31日星期三

[Survey] Making Choices

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Hi everyone, here is a survey about choice making! If you are enrolled in an extracurricular activity or any other kind of activity, you are welcome to click the button below to answer our survey (only 2 questions)!

2019年7月29日星期一

iFly风洞跳伞:我竟然在飞!?

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    眨眼间,八年级的暑假已经过去了大半!为了在九年级能更好的适应IGCSE课程,我参加了不同科目的补习。趁着这个空闲的星期一,我和Daddy Mummy一起去新加坡的iFly风洞自由飞行!

2019年7月24日星期三

一次冒险的经历

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