Thursday, 27 March 2008

Here's the news.......

It's official !!

I will be doing relief teaching as a PE and Physics teacher for the next 2 months in April and May. Not bad right.... As for in which school, I think its not a good time to reveal it now. I might just reveal it in June if its alright.

But, its definitely going to be such an exciting journey! To be very honest, my dream is to become a PE teacher with the ministry. I've been trying very hard to get myself an interview with the panel but seems alot of hiccups occurs along the way. But well, obstacles are just part of the route to success.

But I must really thank all those who have helped me along the way. Thank you!

Alot of people are asking me why I decide to choose this route. There are some who even discourage me. But this is my dream and I will fight very hard for my dream. Though at the moment, I am only doing relieving but I really hope to learn as much as I can so that I can put what I learnt into practise. A small step towards my dreams.

We shall see what Teacher Jerry learn in school for the next 2 months... =D

Now... how am I going to break the news to my primary school LEARN TO SWIM programme kids that their swimming coach will be having lessons with them for the last time this week?

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Good news!

I got a piece of good and delightful news for me..... But nothing is confirm till wednesday.... Stay tune.... =D

Monday, 24 March 2008

No Swimming lessons from 29th mar - 31st mar

Dear all students and parents...

Kindly take note that there will be no swimming lessons from 29th March (sat) to 31st march (mon) as its the 5th week of the month. Most swimming coaches, students and parents are taking a break from lessons during the 5th week. =D

As for me... I am definitely not going to waste my precious time away! So.... I'm going diving! Now.. the last time I went diving was 5 years ago in 2003 and I have been missing it... So its time for me to get back to the underwater world and say hi to my nemos and corals down under! =)

Also... I'm going back as a student to attain my Advanced Open Water qulifications! So.. stay tune for more updates from a place called paradise... Hee...

Friday, 21 March 2008

Bronze Test on 27 April 2008

Dear parents and students. Below are the confirmed names for the upcoming bronze test on 27 April 2008 (Sunday) @ 11am Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex.

01. Alvin
02. Matthew
03. Jun Jieg
04. Chan Yinh
05. Norman
06. Jun Hui
07. Yvonne
08. Bryan
09. Putry
10. Gracia
11. Aloysius
12. Jun Yi
13. Wan Li
14. Sabrina
15. Kai Sheng
16. Sandra
17. Randall
18. Darren
19. Yu Qi
20. Wei Jie

Wishing all of you all the best and good luck for your test!

Monday, 17 March 2008

For michelle..

This entry is for Michelle. Below are the wet suits. The 1st four wet suits are for Jun Jieg and the last wet suit is for Chan Yinh
















Saturday, 15 March 2008

The Leap Years


Recently went to catch this movie after many many good reviews by friends...

It's really a very touching and romantic movie... Other than the love story in this movie, I think I saw how the actress (Li Ann - played by Wong Li Ling) fight for her dream, her happiness...

Despite the many objections from her family and friends that the thing she's waiting for is never going to happen, but she waited every 4 years... She insisted on her on dreams, she persisted. I think that's something everyone can learn from. The kind of determination you should have when there are simply too many negative voices around you.

Believe in your dreams. Hold on to your dreams. For no one other than yourself can give up on your dreams.

In the movie, there's a song called Scar( Stronger for Life) by Corrinne May. And in it, I found the lyrics very very meaningful and its worth sharing! So here I share!




Just want to run
Just want to hide away
Close my eyes to your gaze
Just want to leave
Don’t want to hear them say
“You’re no good at this”

When the world swirls with naysayers
Broken wings and torn pages
The road ahead
Swimming in my tears


Break me open
Tear me down
Into pieces
Broken crumbs
On the ground
You can mould and shape me
In your image
Breathe your life
You know I need it
Scars make us stronger for life

Losing myself
Gaining it back again
Forging strength from weakness
All that I am
All that I’m meant to be
Melting in your hand
Let the world swirl with naysayers
Pickled hearts and sour faces
What is real is what I cannot see

Break me open
Tear me down
Into pieces
Broken crumbs
On the ground
You can mould and shape me
In your image
Breathe your life
You know I need it
Scars make us stronger for life

Cut away
All within me
That won’t bear fruit
Cut away
All within me
Scars make us stronger for life


I dedicate this song to all those who face rejections, objections, conflicts and obstacles in life @ this point. To, those who are at the lowest point in life now. To those who fell down, and need a helping hand up to move along the long journey ahead. And to those who need a pat @ the back.

Remember... What doesn't break you up will make you stronger. Just like this song.

P.s: I learn a new word from this song! Naysayers

Friday, 14 March 2008

The sunshine after rain

For the past 4 days... its been a crazy, sudden and weird rainy weather.... Everyone must have felt it.. the rain that doesnt seem to end when it start to rain the whole day...

Finally the sun is out after taking a 4 day break! So cool!!

And here's what the lucky folks @ Yio Chu Kang manage to see around 5.30pm -6pm... A rather unusual rainbow... Not the kind of rainbow you will see... Its very special... Like, a piece of painting, a master piece in the skies...

Well... we know, special and nice moments don't last for too long don't they?

Thankfully for the technologies we have in this 21st century.. Camera phones! So, after my lessons, this is 1 of the more beautiful photos send to me taken by a 5.0megapixel camera phone!

Enjoy~!

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Closure of Sports Council Facilities

3rd March 2008 (Monday)
1. Bukit Timah Field
2. Jurong West Sports Complex: Aquatic Centre, ClubFITT Gymnasium, Stadium, Sports Hall
3. Kallang Sports Complex: Family Fitness Centre, Water Sports Centre, Squash Centre, Tennis Centre, Netball Centre
4. Queenstown Sports Complex: Swimming Complex, Stadium
5. Tampines Sports Complex: Swimming Complex, ClubFITT Gymnasium, Stadium, Sports Hall
6. Yishun Sports Complex: Swimming Complex, ClubFITT Gymnasium, Stadium, Sports Hall

6th March 2008
(Thursday)

1. Burghley Squash & Tennis Centre
2. Farrer Park Sports Complex: Tennis Centre, Field
3. Jalan Besar Sports Complex: Swimming Complex, Stadium
4. Kallang Basin Swimming Complex
5. Katong Swimming Complex
6. Serangoon Sports Complex: Swimming Complex, Stadium
7. School of Physical Education (SPE) Sports Complex: Swimming Complex, Stadium, Sports Hall, Hockey Pitch, Outdoor facilities, Squash Centre, Tennis Centre, Gymnastic Hall
8. Yio Chu Kang Sports Complex: Swimming Complex, ClubFITT Gymnasium, Stadium, Sports Hall, Squash Centre, Tennis Centre

17 March 2008 (Monday)
1. Ang Mo Kio Swimming Complex
2. Bishan Sports Complex: Swimming Complex, ClubFITT Gymnasium, Sports Hall, Stadium
3. Bukit Batok Swimming Complex
4. Bukit Gombak Sports Complex: ClubFITT Gymnasium, Stadium, Sports Hall
5. Buona Vista Swimming Complex
6. St Wilfrid Sports Complex: Squash Centre, Tennis Centre, Field
7. Toa Payoh Sports Complex: Swimming Complex, ClubFITT Gymnasium, Stadium, Sports Hall

24 March 2008
(Monday)

1. Bedok Sports Complex: Swimming Complex, ClubFITT Gymnasium, Stadium, Sports Hall, Tennis Centre
2. Choa Chu Kang Sports Complex: Swimming Complex, ClubFITT Gymnasium, Stadium, Sports Hall, Tennis Centre
3. Clementi Sports Complex: Swimming Complex, ClubFITT Gymnasium, Stadium, Sports Hall
4. Hougang Sports Complex: Swimming Complex, ClubFITT Gymnasium, Stadium, Sports Hall
5. Jurong Stadium

27 March 2008
(Thursday)
1. Delta Sports Complex: Swimming Complex, ClubFITT Gymnasium, Sports Hall, Hockey Pitch
2. Geylang East Swimming Complex
3. Geylang Field
4. Jurong East Sports Complex: Swimming Complex, ClubFITT Gymnasium, Sports & Cultural Centre, Stadium
5. Tanglin Field
6. Woodlands Sports Complex: Swimming Complex, ClubFITT Gymnasium, Stadium, Sports Hall

Source: Singapore Sports Council

So take note of the dates!! They are close for a day... Don't go to these facilities on dates that they are close ya! Cause if you reach there and know that they are not open, you be grumbling away... Hee...