31 December 2010

the allowance that we are waiting for a long time... (the title sounds longer than how it actually is)

Today is 31st December and we still don’t get our practicum’s allowance.

SORRY WEI!!! Hehehe. I did tell you guys that we would get the allowance in this December, because that was what the accountant told me. You know, I don’t do the accountancy works, the info was given by the lady. Easy to say, I am the middle person between C4 and the accountant. The chronology was like this:
1::: I met her
2::: She told me the info
3::: Then I brought the info tut tut tut tuuuuuut to you guys,
4::: And you guys received it.
That’s all, please don’t blame me or keep asking me questions that only the accountant knows. Hehehehe.

But anyway, sorry coz the info wasn’t true. Even I myself don’t know that that wasn’t confirm yet. ‘keep hoping’. And see you soon. Huhuhuhu.

22 December 2010

Facebook 'Like' Button (Please say it with Scottish accent)

I've just added Facebook 'Like' button and removed the 'Verdicts' section for each blog post. Yay!

18 December 2010

The Secret of Immortality

Finally, I've found the true secret of immortality. Bollocks to Twilight, Vampire Diaries and other vampire crap! True Blood is pretty awesome though (because of the generous exposure of mammary glands). Anyway, hey, did you notice the address of this blog is virusofimmortality? I know, it's a bit too long and it reeks of teen angst, but currently I feel like not giving fuck about changing my address anytime soon.

Turritopsis nutricula is a species of IMMORTAL jelly fish. In addition to that, it is probably the fucking one and only immortal creature in the whole fucking world! (refer to previous post for 'fuck' usage)

Hey I'm gonna live forever and laugh at your short lifespan. :D
Turritopsis nutricula is immortal in the way that it can revert to its polyp stage after becoming sexually mature. Thus effectively bypassing death because they don't get old! (Provided they don't get themselves squished by anything in the ocean)

To explain this in analogy of human beings, it may refer to a whore who can revert from menopause and have massive sex with strangers and basement dwellers and virgins again! Okay, not really. It simply means, if we have the ability similar to this jellyfish, we can reverse our life cycle; being young again effortlessly!

This special case of immortality is possible to jellyfish because they have this cell development process called transdifferentiation, which is not available among us, pathetic humans. In short, transdifferentiation occurs when jellyfish alters the differentiated state its cells and transforms it into new cells.

If this is possible in human beings which is absolutely impossible, it will end the endless search for the long rumored Fountain of Youth! There will be no more case of people getting caught for statutory rapeAge of consent will be just another bullshit. There will be no more cases of adults engaging sex with minors BECAUSE EVERYONE IS MINORS. Oh shite.

Holyshit, that's messed up, don't you think?



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14 December 2010

Denouement : What to expect?

According to a senior,

  • Professional Development, Dr. Goh (if she'll be teaching you) will ask you to organise a seminar/workshop/retreat etc and this one requires a lot of effort. Everyone has to play their part. But don't worry, she'll make it easy for you...
  • Literature for Children and Young Adults, (if Mdm Janet is taking up your class), consider flipping through our Big Book at the shelf in SAC (I hope it's still there). I bet you'll be doing that too.
  • Current Issues in Education means you'll be doing discussions, presentation and critical review plus Mr. George provocations and jokes!
  • Mdm Patsy taught us Women in Literature and we have a text (compliation of short stories and drama) for that which might change but it is a simple one. You'll like it. I remember the lesson was mostly presentations and discussions.
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) required us to create a website or courseware (I bet you must be very good in that) and create a LP with CALL. Mdm Jenny Pang took over our class.
  • And this semesters is where your AE counts.
Ps. Now do me a favour, click 'super like' and more tips will come soon. Haha

09 December 2010

Top Spelling Mistakes

Watch out for homophones. These are words which sound the same, but are spelled differently: commonly confused on wikiHow are:
  • allowed/aloud - allowed means permitted, whereas aloud has the same meaning as out loud
  • bored/board - bored means to have lost interest; a board is a flat piece of wood
  • break/brake - break means to damage, but brake is what you do to slow down a car or a bicycle
  • new/knew - new is the opposite of old whereas knew is the past tense of to know
  • piece/peace - a piece is a part of something (it even has the word pie as its first three letters!); peace on the other hand means absence of noise or hostility
  • sure/shore - sure means certain, but shore means the beach or coastline
  • site/sight - site is the correct spelling when you mean the place where something sits - like a website! Sight on the other hand means something you can see.
  • stairs/stares - stairs are steps; stares is a verb meaning to gaze intently
  • steel/steal - steel is a metal, whereas steal means to take something that does not belong to you
  • they're/their/there They're is a shorter way to say they are. Their is possessive - it's their fault. There is a place - over there.
  • through/threw - through is a direction (as in straight through the door), but threw is the past tense of throw
  • to/too/two - Two naughty boys who went too far went to jail.
  • whether/weather - whether indicates a choice - whether or not, whereas weather means sun. rain, snow etc.
  • which/witch - Which witch is the wicked witch? (apologies to all wiccans!)
  • whole/hole - whole means complete whereas hole means a gap or space where something is missing
  • right/write - right means correct or the opposite of left, but write means to compose (words or music)
  • your/you're - your is a possessive pronoun, and you're is a contraction, as in saying "You're really good at writing articles."
Use apostrophes correctly:
  • it's and its cause problems for many people. it's means it is whereas its is the possessive form. Possessive pronouns his, hers and its are the only possessive forms which do NOT have an apostrophe - hence the confusion. The dog wagged its tail.
  • Other than that, use an apostrophe where one or two letters have been missed out when a word has been contracted - eg. where is becomes where's. Plurals do NOT need an apostrophe.
  • Plural possessives have the apostrophes after the s. The dogs' tails wagged in excitement.
Be aware of noun and verb differences in words like:
  • advice/advise advice is the noun whereas advise is the verb
  • practice/practice practice is the noun and practice is the verb (in British English)
  • affect/effect - affect is a verb , effect is a noun. So you talk about the effect of something, but affecting someone. Another easy way to remember this is affect = affection while effect = cause and effect.
Watch out for words that sound similar:
  • dose/does
  • of/off
  • quiet/quite
  • chose/choose
  • lose/loose
  • accept/except
  • past/passed

Tips

  • There are significant differences in spelling between the different varieties of English used all over the world, and that includes spelling conventions.
  • American English uses -ize where British English uses -ise in words like socialise/socialize. Both are correct, provided you are consistent throughout the article.
  • American English omits the u in words like color and honor, where British English retains it - colour and honour.
  • The colour is grey in British English, but gray in American English.
  • British English doubles the l at the end of words like travel when adding a suffix - American English does not.
  • Embrace the glorious variety! It could be worse - in Tudor England there were no spelling conventions and people spelled as they wished. It makes for interesting reading!

Source: How to Avoid Common Spelling Mistakes when Writing a wikiHow Article
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