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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?