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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

11 July 2012 Incident

UPDATE (JULY 2015): This incident no longer has any importance or relevance for me. I have ditched most of my secondary school friends. Now, I only consider my college friends and university friends to be important. I will keep this post here for you to read.

Looking back at year 2012, I have a lot of memories, both good and bad, in that year. There are several important dates for me in the year 2012. One of them was 11 July 2012. Why is this date important for me? The simple answer is, my '7-11 Revolution' was on that day. '7-11 Revolution' was actually a significant change in my thinking, attitude and character. I called it as '7-11 Revolution' because it started on 11 July 2012. Note that '7-11 Revolution' is completely not related to the 7 Eleven store.

Actually, I had been thinking of the day 10 July 2012 for a long time before it came. Earlier, I heard the rumours from many of my friends that the list of students selected to take part in the PLKN (National Service) would be out on 10 July 2012. I did not want to be selected for PLKN, because the training is very tough and the program lasts for 3 months. Therefore, I knew that 10 July 2012 would be an important day for me. A few days before 10 July 2012, I began to feel worried. In fact, on 8 July 2012, one Chinese boy in my school lied me that he had seen the PLKN name list and my name was in it. However, it turned out to be not true. The were no news about PLKN on 10 July 2012. The PLKN name list came out at 26 July 2012, and I was not selected for PLKN. However, 10 July 2012 still became an important day for me. Here, I will explain in detail about the incident on 10 July 2012, and how it caused the '7-11 Revolution'.

On 9 July 2012 (Monday), I went to school as usual. During the assembly, our teacher told us that there would be an aerobics exercise on the second day in school. All students of SMK Sultan Badlishah were involved. Therefore, all students were required to wear sports T-shirt and track bottom to school on the next day. Then, the teacher also asked all Form 5 students who got top-40 in the whole form for the previous exam to stay back after the assembly. I was one of them, since I got 2nd in form for the May exam. After the assembly, our teacher told all the top-40 form 5 students that we did not have to wear sports T-shirt on the next day, instead we could wear school uniform as usual. The reason was because there would be a special program for us on the second day. Meals would also be provided for us. I was happy because I did not have to attend the aerobics exercise which I disliked.

On the next day, 10 July 2012 (Tuesday), I went to school in my school uniform. Then, I knew that the 'special program' was actually the First Solar Environment Outreach Program organised by First Solar company. First Solar Company is a company located in High-tech Park, Kulim that sells solar panels. The company had cooperation with my school since 2 years ago. They had once organised a program at my school 2 years ago to introduce their company to students. All Form 5 top-40 students would be watching the program. I also heard that we would be given KFC for lunch. During the First Solar Environment Outreach Program, there would be 2 competitions. One of them was the poster designing competition for lower secondary students, and the other competition was the presentation titled 'Solar Energy Makes Our Environment Cleaner and Healthier' for upper secondary students. Then, I knew that a group of 4 Malay girls in my class were taking part in the competition. The aerobics exercise which was held on the same day started on 7:30AM, but the First Solar Environment Outreach Program started later at 8PM. The aerobics exercise was held at the school field, while that program was held at the Dewan Samsudin of my school.

Before the First Solar Environment Outreach Program started, I stayed in my class. Then, the 4 Malay girls in my class who were taking part in the competition asked me if I could help them. They said that during their presentation, they would choose one student from the audience and ask a question 'What do you know about solar energy?'. However, they were not sure how that student would answer and how they should reply to that. So, they planned to do something. They choose me to answer their question. Then, they wanted me to answer like this 'Maybe it is the energy from the sun'. Then, they would reply 'Well, the answer is not very accurate but it is still correct' and also give me a bag with a present in it. But, actually, the bag did not contain anything in it but only a laptop charger. They wanted to do that to show that their group had interaction with the audience, which might help them win the competition.  I agreed as I was willing to help them because they are my good friends and it was an easy task.

At about 7:45AM, I entered the hall. At first, I sat at the back with one of my friend. At 8:15AM, we were given breakfast. I was disappointed because nothing was tasty except the bread with butter. Luckily I have taken my breakfast at home before I went to school. After that, I moved to the front seat. The program still had not yet started and we had to wait for a long time. At 9:00AM, the aerobics exercise had ended, but the First Solar Environment Outreach Program had not yet started. Finally, at 9:30AM, the program started officially. Some workers from First Solar company came to my school. One of them gave a speech. He said that the purpose of the program is to raise awareness among students on the importance of environmental protection. After that, the 'Solar Energy Makes Our Environment Cleaner and Healthier' presentation started. A total of 9 groups took part in the competition. The groups were named Solar 1, Solar 2 and so on until Solar 9. Each group were given a maximum of 15 minutes to present on the stage. There were 4 judges, 2 were my school teachers and the other 2 were workers from First Solar company.

I watched the presentation by the first three groups. There were 4 members in each group. They all used PowerPoint in their presentation and they added some drama in their presentation. In my opinion, their presentation were average only. Their explanation was detailed but their presentation were not very interesting. Then, the 4th group, Solar 4 presented. Unlike other groups, that group only had 2 members. This group's presentation was more creative. They made a scene at a science laboratory where a university student entered and talked to the professor about environmental pollution and solar energy. They did not use PowerPoint but instead they used a small handheld device to present the information. However, their presentation was a bit boring and their explanation was not very detailed so I did not like it.

Next, it was the 5th group, Solar 5 presenting. This group's presentation was the most interesting. There were 3 members. The presented a drama. In the drama, 2 persons were given a task by their boss to obtain some information about solar energy in order to help save the environment. They then flew in an aeroplane to the headquarters of First Solar company. They made drama was so real that even the sounds of the aeroplane taking off and landing could be heard clearly. After they arrived at the headquarters of First Solar company, they entered the building secretly and hacked the company's computer system. The managed to steal and open a PowerPoint file containing information on solar energy. They reported to their boss about information on solar energy they found in the PowerPoint file. They contents of the PowerPoint file was shown on the screen. Suddenly, the security alarm sounded. Immediately, they run out of the company's building and escaped using their aeroplane. However, First Solar company chased them using several aeroplanes. The 2 persons reacted by shooting down the aeroplanes chasing them. The shooting sounds could be heard too. Finally, they returned safety and their boss was very satisfied with what they have done. Then, the drama ended. The drama was very interesting but it lasted for almost 15 minutes until the members of Solar 5 were given the 'last minute remaining' warning.

After that, I watched the presentation of the groups Solar 6 and Solar 7. Again, their presentation were average. I waited for the 4 Malay girls to perform but none of the groups were theirs. At last, the 8th group, Solar 8 presented. Solar 8 was the group of the 4 Malay girls in my class. I was ready to do what they had told me to do. In their presentation, they first showed a video they had taken near a polluted river. After that, they asked the audience a question. As they planned, they asked me to answer. I just stood up and did exactly as what they wanted me to do. Then, they gave be a bag as a present. Actually, the bag contained nothing other than a charger for their laptop. Next, they explained about solar energy in detail. They also showed a model of a city that used solar energy entirely. Finally, they asked all the audience to stand up and sing a song on environmental protection together. Their presentation was interesting, and they also had interaction with the audience. I hoped that they could win the competition. Next, it was the last group, Solar 9 presenting. Their presentation was also quite interesting. They made a drama where a girl went to the future and told the people in the future about the importance of protecting the environment.

Then, the presentation on 'Solar Energy Makes Our Environment Cleaner and Healthier' ended. We were asked to wait 30 minutes before the results of the competition were announced. Our teacher told us to wait patiently because the judges needed some time to determine the winners as all the groups performed quite well. All students in the hall were also given a coupon in order to get the KFC later. The posters designed by the lower secondary students who took part in the poster designing competition were displayed on the notice boards behind the hall. After 30 minutes, the results of the competition were announced. They announced the results of the poster designing competition first. A few winners were selected and they were given some money as a reward. After that, they announced the results of the 'Solar Energy Makes Our Environment Cleaner and Healthier' presentation. Among the 9 groups, they would choose 5 of them to be the winner. They would announce the 5th place first, followed by place and so on and finally the first place. I hoped that Solar 8 would be the first.

Solar 3 got the 5th place. I thought that it was reasonable because their presentation was average. The 4th place turned out to be Solar 8. I was a bit disappointed because I wanted them to get the 1st but I was still happy as they still managed to win. The 3rd place was Solar 4. I was unhappy because I disliked the group Solar 4 and I thought that Solar 8 performed better than Solar 4. Solar 7 got the 2nd place. I expected that the 1st place would be Solar 5. At last, I expectation turned out to be true. Solar 5 got the 1st place. Being the 1st place, Solar 5 group was given RM800. The 4th place and 5th place were given RM100 each. So, Solar 8 got RM100.

Then, the First Solar Environment Outreach Program ended. At that time, it was 1:15PM while the school ended at 1:45PM. They gave all of us a recycle bag, 2 pens and 2 pencils made of wood as a present. We were also given a box of KFC for lunch. We had to show our coupon given to us earlier in order to get it. The box of KFC contained 2 pieces of fried chicken and a whipped potato. Many students finished the KFC in school. But, I decided to bring the KFC home to eat. After that, I walked back to my class. The last period on that day was Additional Mathematics and it still had not ended yet. I told my other classmates about my experience during the program. Then, the 4 Malay girls came to the class to take their bags. I asked them if they were satisfied with what I had done. They said that I did it quite well. However, they did not say much and they went home. On my way home, I told my grandparents about the program. My grandmother said that she had cooked chicken rice for lunch. However, I was given a box of KFC so I wanted to eat KFC for lunch and eat the chicken rice at night for dinner and my grandmother agreed. My grandfather was interested in solar panels and wanted to install one at our house in the future.

At home, I thought of the things happened during the program. I was not sure if they Malay girls were satisfied with what I did, nor I was sure that what I did really helped them. On the second day, 11 July 2012 (Wednesday), I went to school as usual. I asked the Malay girls if they were really satisfied with what I did one day earlier. They said that they were very satisfied with me and that I indirectly helped them to win the competition. I was very happy to know that. Still, I realised that I only gave them a little help and the main reason they won the competition was because of their own efforts. On that afternoon, I had Additional Mathematics and Mathematics tuition. During the tuition, I told my friends at the tuition about the program.

After returning home from tuition and taking my bath, it was 7:45PM. Usually, I would sleep in the afternoon every day because I used to sleep late and wake up early every day. However, I could not sleep in the afternoon every Wednesday because I had tuition. As I normally had dinner at 8:30PM, I could still sleep for about 45 minutes after tuition. Because 45 minutes is not a long time, I could just lie down but not really sleep. But, since I was tired, I was in a drowsy state, and this caused my brain to think of strange things. On that day (11 July 2012), when I was lying down, I started thinking of the First Solar Environment Outreach Program that happened a day earlier on 10 July 2012, especially what I had done on that day.

I realised that it was the first time that I actually helped my friends to do something. I remembered that a few months earlier on February 2012, our school principal wanted to change the English teacher of our class because she wanted to let her teach the Form 3 classes. Because we liked our English teacher, we did not want our teacher to be changed. So, I and 2 friends decided to talk to the principal about it. However, I was so scared of the principal that I said nothing other than 'Good morning, teacher!' and 'Thank you, teacher!'. Our principal refused to retain our teacher, giving the reason that the Form 3 students need that English teacher more than us. At last, our mission failed, and I knew I was partly the cause of the failure. My friends were disappointed with me and I was disappointed with myself too. But, this time, during the First Solar Environment Outreach Program, I managed to do something that made my friends satisfied and impressed for the first time, even though it was only a very simple task. I was very happy thinking about that. So, I told myself that in the future I must try to do more for my friends.

Suddenly, I realised something that made me shocked. How much time do I still have? There were only 4 more months left before the SPM on November 2012. After the SPM, I would be leaving my school and furthering my studies in universities. In other words, I only have 4 more months to be together with my friends in SMK Sultan Badlishah. After that, I and all my friends would be separated, and Facebook would be our only means of communication. Realising this truth made me feel very sad. Earlier, one of my friends had told me that she only took most of her friends as 'passer-by', and after the SPM she would forget them all. I never agreed with her. For me, I can never take my friends as 'passer-by', because they mean much more than that for me. I got up from my bed and walked towards my table. I looked at the calendar. The SPM Trial examination would be in 5 weeks, and after that there were 6 weeks before the SPM. This meant that I only have about 11 weeks to be in my school with my friends.

Before that, I never thought of this. Ever since June 2011 when I set the target for myself to get 10A+ in SPM, I was only concerned about my studies. Every day when I went to school, I only thought of exams and studies and nothing else. I never cared much about my friends. Although I had many friends in my class, as well as other classes in school, I did not talk to and interact with them very often. I often talked to only a few of my friends who were closer to me. Sometimes, when my friend asked me on a particular topic of a subject, I would just give them the answers directly, without explaining anything or showing them the workings. As a result, they could not understand. Besides, I disliked some of the lessons in school, especially Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah because I thought that they were boring. So, I often tried to find chances to skip class. I also never treasured my school life. Every day I would be preparing for the next exam and just let the time past like this. Also, I always longed for an exam to end, because only that time that I could relax myself for a few days. I often relaxed by playing computer games and surfing the internet, and I used to take that as a luxury. Now, for the first time I knew that I was not right to be like that. School life is not just about exams. I knew that exams and studies are important, but other things such as friendship are also important. I realised that I need to make a change, as I did not want to regret for not treasuring my school life and friendship after graduating from secondary school. This started my '7-11 Revolution'.

The aim of the First Solar Environment Outreach Program was to raise students' awareness on the importance of environmental protection, but it did not have effect on me. The reason is since a long time ago, I have realised the importance of protecting the environment, so I will always try to protect the environment, even if I did not attend the program. Instead, that program indirectly 'raised my awareness' to treasure my school life and friendship.

Starting from that day onwards, I changed. I start to talk and interact more with my friends in my class, including those whom I was not very close to. I treasured every moment when studying in SMK Sultan Badlishah with my friends. I also would go to school every day and not skip even one day of school. And I would always try to so something.for my friends. Whenever my friends ask me on a particular topic for a subject, I would try to explain to them so that they understand. Consequently, more of my classmates would come and ask me when they did not understand something, especially after the SPM trial examination. Whenever I did my homework on Mathematics and Additional Mathematics, I would write down the complete workings on the test pad so that I could lend it to my friends. This later caused 2 girls in my class to compete with other to get my workings. I also treasured the lessons thought by all my teachers and would never skip class again. Besides, I now knew that my real luxury was to be with my friends in school, instead of surfing the internet. After the '7-11 Revolution', I felt that my school life became more interesting and I felt happier. At the same time, I treasured my every moment staying in Kulim with my grandparents. Still, I never neglected my studies, and I would always try my best to achieve my 10A+ target in SPM, because I knew that was important for my future. I would continue to study very hard, while at the same time treasure my school life and friends.

Unfortunately, despite that I treasured every moment I had in school, time still passed very fast. Now, I have finished my SPM and I had left my school. I really missed my friends, teachers and school very much. And, time will never go back. I feel so sad thinking about that. I think that the '7-11 Revolution' came a bit too late. I wished that if it had happened earlier. Still, I am glad that it happened. Without that, my remaining secondary school life would not be interesting and I would probably be regretting now for not treasuring my school life. Thanks to the First Solar Environment Outreach Program which led to my '7-11 Revolution'. So, in conclusion, 11 July 2012 was indeed an important day for me, isn't it?

UPDATE (JULY 2015): This incident no longer has any importance or relevance for me. I have ditched most of my secondary school friends. Now, I only consider my college friends and university friends to be important. I will keep this post here for you to read.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Form 5 School Examinations Diary

When I was studying in school, I sat for many examinations. In Form 5, other than my SPM examination, I also sat for 3 school examinations before the SPM. The 3 examinations were the First Mid-Term Examination, First Term Examination and the SPM Trial Examination. Now I have finished Form 5, but I could still remember clearly the things that happened during every examination. Of all the examinations, the Form 5 First Mid-Term Examination and SPM Trial Examination were the most interesting. Here, I am going to write the diary during the two examinations in Form 5.

Form 5 First Mid-Term Examination (4 March 2012 - 8 March 2012):

3 March 2012 (Saturday): The Form 5 First Mid-Term Examination would start on the next day. Although it was Saturday, I had to attend school because there was school replacement on that day. At home, I was busy studying Tatabahasa Bahasa Melayu, English Literature (Poems) and English Directed Writing because these would be tested in the exam and need studying. I did not need to study for Bahasa Melayu Karangan and others as the examination was half-format. At night, I only studied Chinese Writing a little because I would be just taking the Chinese exam but the marks would not be included in the SAPS.

4 March 2012 (Sunday): It was the first day of examination. The subjects tested on that day were Bahasa Melayu, English and Chinese. The Bahasa Melayu exam was moderately difficult. I was confident to get A but not A+. English was easy but not very easy. I was confident to get A+. Chinese was not difficult because only Paper 1 was tested but I had not enough time and had to rush. I did not care much about it but still I thought that I could get A. After returning home, I studied for Physics and Sejarah. I spent most of my time studying Sejarah because there were a lot of facts to memorise and I already studied Physics earliar. At night, I studied Physics a little.

5 March 2012 (Monday): The subjects tested on that day were Sejarah and Physics. Sejarah was quite difficult although I did a lot of revision because a lot of KBKK questions were tested. I was worried that I could not get A+. Physics was rather easy but the essay questions were a bit confusing. I was confident to get A+. At home, I studied Biology. Although only Form 4 Chapter 7 and Form 5 Chapter 1 were tested, I still had to spend a long time studying because Form 5 Chapter 1 was long. I did not study for Mathematics because it was easy.

6 March 2012 (Tuesday): Mathematics and Biology were the subjects tested on that day. Mathematics was very easy and I was very confident of getting A+ and even 100 marks. However, Biology was quite difficult. The questions were tricky. I had to write long answers and I had to rush due to insufficient time. I was worried of not able to get A+. After going back home, I studied Chemistry. It was rather relaxing because only Form 5 Chapter 1, which is an easy topic, would be tested. I finished studying it quite early, so I used the remaining time to study Additional Mathematics.

7 March 2012 (Wednesday): On that day, Additional Mathematics and Chemistry were tested. Additional Mathematics was very easy. I was very confident to get A+ and even 100 marks. Chemistry was also quite easy. There were only Objective and Structured questions but not Essay questions. I was very confident of getting A+. After returning home, I studied Pendidikan Moral and Information & Communications Technology (ICT). I was quite busy because I had to study for 2 subjects. I studied Pendidikan Moral in the afternoon and ICT at night.

8 March 2012 (Thursday): The subjects tested on that day were Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and Pendidikan Moral. The ICT exam turned out to be more difficult than I expected. For the first time, the exam questions were not taken from the ICT exercise book. Still, I was confident of getting A+. However, Pendidikan Moral turned out to be easier than I expected. Many of the KBKK questions were taken from my Form 4 teacher's notes. I was confident of getting A+. At home, I started relaxing because the examination had ended. After that, there was a one week school holiday until 17 March 2012.

9 March 2012 (Friday) - 17 March 2012 (Saturday): It was the March school holiday which lasted for 1 week during that period of time. Because the examination was over, I spent that week relaxing. I played computer games, surfed the internet and watched television. Still, I also studied some of the SPM subjects. Because I had not get the results for my exam, I was a little worried about it, especially Bahasa Melayu, Biology and Sejarah.

18 March 2012 (Sunday): The school reopened on that day. I got the exam results for Pendidikan Moral first. I was a little worried. I was so happy when I got 93 marks for Pendidikan Moral. Next, I got my Bahasa Melayu paper. My marks was 88. I realised that my teacher gave me 29/30 for Rumusan although I did not make any mistakes because she did not want to give full marks. I asked her to add 1 mark for my Rumusan so that I could get A+ but she refused and told be to try again in the next exam. Next, it was Additional Mathematics and my teacher gave back the exam paper. I got 100 marks for Additional Mathematics. I was very happy because I never got 100 marks before.

19 March 2012 (Monday): I got my results for several subjects on that day. For Physics, I got 97 marks. I was happy because it was better than I expected. I got 100 marks for Sejarah. I was surprised because I never expected that I could get 100 marks. My Mathematics marks was 100. It was the 3rd time in a row that I got 100 marks for Mathematics. For Biology. I got 96 marks. I was the only person in my class to get A+ in Biology. I got 98 marks in Chemistry. Many students scored quite well for Chemistry because it only tested on Form 5 Chapter 1 which is an easy topic. For Information & Communication Technology (ICT), my marks was 97. However, many students did not score well in ICT because the questions were difficult.

20 March 2012 (Tuesday): The only subject that I still did not get the exam results was English. There was English period on that day, but my English teacher did not go to school. She said that she would return our exam papers either on Wednesday or Thursday.

21 March 2012 (Wednesday): The results for SPM 2011 was released on that day. The teachers in my school were busy analysing the SPM 2011 results. Therefore, my English teacher was not free and she could not give back our English papers on that day.

22 March 2012 (Thursday): Finally, I got my exam results for English on that day. I got 91 marks for English and I was quite satisfied with it. I was the only student in my class to get A+ in English.

SPM Trial Examination (14 August 2012 - 11 September 2012):

13 August 2012 (Monday): The SPM Examination would start on the next day. I went to school because there was school on that day. After returning home, I studied Information & Communications Technology (ICT). I did not need to spend a long time studying as I already starting studying ICT since a few days ago.

14 August 2012 (Tuesday): It was the first day of examination. The subject tested on that day was Information & Communication Technology (ICT) only. Before the exam started, I discussed with my friends. I was excited. The exam turned out to be easier than I expected although none of the exam questions were similar to the questions in the exercise book. I was very confident to get A+. At home, I studied some Sejarah in the afternoon although Sejarah would be tested after the school holidays because I still had not finish studying it. At night, I studied for Chinese, especially the Idioms.

15 August 2012 (Wednesday): The subject tested on that day was Chinese Paper 2 only. I did not care much about it because I would just sit for the exam but the marks would not be included in the SPAS. The exam, however turned out to be easier than I expected. In fact, for the Classical Text Comprehension, it was similar to the PMR level only. I was not sure how many marks I could get for Chinese because I still had to sit for Paper 1 after the holidays. After the exam, I had some time in school so I took some pictures with my friends. On that afternoon, I had Mathematics and Additional Mathematics tuition. At night, I started studying for other subjects.

16 August 2012 (Thursday) - 25 August 2012 (Saturday): There was a one-week school holiday for Hari Raya Aidilfitri during that time. I spent that week studying for the subjects that would be tested during the following week such as Sejarah, Biology, Chemistry and Pendidikan Moral. On 18 August 2012 (Saturday) holiday, I attended my mother-side-grandfather's birthday celebration dinner in Penang. On 24 and 25 August, I studied Bahasa Melayu only because it would be tested on the first day when the school reopened.

26 August 2012 (Sunday): It was the first day after the school reopened. The subjects tested on that day was Bahasa Melayu Paper 1 and Paper 2. Bahasa Melayu Paper 1 was a bit difficult, especially for the Karangan Bahan Rangsangan. For Karangan Respons Terbuka, I chose question 4, which was Karangan Dimensi Global. It was not difficult for me, but none of my friends chose it, and many said that it was the most difficult question of all the 5 questions. That caused me to feel worry. I was confident of getting A but not A+. At home, I studied for English, especially English Literature in the afternoon. Then, I studied Sejarah a little at night.

27 August 2012 (Monday): English Paper 1, English Paper 2 and Sejarah Paper 1 were the subjects tested on that day. English Paper 1 was rather easy because I had memorised an essay earlier. English Paper 2 was also not difficult. I was quite confident in getting A+ for English. Sejarah Paper 1 was also quite easy. However, I was not sure if I could get A+ for Sejarah because I still had Paper 2 on the next day. After returning home, I had to study Pendidikan Moral. I studied Pendidikan Moral a little first, then I studied Sejarah. I only went through the topics that our teacher told us to focus on because I had no time to study all the topics.

28 August 2012 (Tuesday): Sejarah Paper 2 and Pendidikan Moral were tested on that day. Before the Sejarah Paper 2 exam, I was worried that the topics that our teacher told us to focus on might not appear in the exam, even though our teacher was very sure. In turned out that all the exam questions tested on those topics, except for 1 essay question. Still, I chose that question because I was able to answer it and it was easier. However, Sejarah Paper 2 was still quite difficult because of the KBKK questions. I was worried that I cannot get A+ for Sejarah. Pendidikan Moral was slightly easier than I expected. I was confident to get A+ in Pendidikan Moral. At home, I had to study Chemistry for the whole day. I studied the experiments  before the others.

29 August 2012 (Wednesday): The subjects tested on that day were Chemistry Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3. Chemistry Paper 1 was quite easy. Chemistry Paper 2 was easy but not very easy. Chemistry Paper 3 was a little difficult, and I usually could not score well in it. I was confident to get A+ for Chemistry. After going back home, I had to study Biology until late at night. I studied the experiments first, then the others.

30 August 2012 (Thursday): The subjects tested on that day were Biology Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3. Biology Paper 3 was quite easy. Before the exam, I expected Paper 1 to be easy and Paper 2 to be difficult. Biology 1 turned out to be more difficult than I expected. However, Biology Paper 2 was easier than what I expected. I was confident to get A+ in Biology. After the exam, I could relax because the remaining subjects were not difficult.

31 August 2012 (Friday) - 2 September 2012 (Sunday): I had no exam during that period of time. I spent most of my time studying Physics, especially for the essay questions and experiments. I also studied Additional Mathematics and did exercises on Mathematics and Additional Mathematics. I did not go to school on 2 September although it was a school day because many of my friends would not be going to school.

3 September 2012 (Monday): Chinese Paper 1 was the only subject tested on that day. It was not difficult and I had enough time to finish answering it. I was confident to get A- or A for Chinese but not A+. After returning home, I again studied for Physics.

4 September 2012 (Tuesday): There was no exam on that day. I did not go to school even though it was a school day because many of my friends did not go to school.I studied some Physics and Mathematics. I also did some exercises for Mathematics.

5 September 2012 (Wednesday): Mathematics Paper 1 and Paper 2 were tested on that day. Both papers were very easy. I was very confident to get A+ and even 100 marks for Mathematics. On the afternoon, I had Additional Mathematics tuition. At night, I studied Additional Mathematics.

6 September 2012 (Thursday): The subjects tested on that day were Additional Mathematics Paper 1 and Paper 2. Additional Mathematics Paper 1 was very easy. Additional Mathematics Paper 2 was easy but not very easy. I was confident to get A+ for Additional Mathematics. However, I knew I could not get A+ because later I realised that I had made a mistake. After returning home, I studied for Physics entirely.

7 September 2012 (Friday) - 8 September 2012 (Saturday): There were no school on that 2 days. I only studied for Physics, especially the experiments.

9 September 2012 (Sunday): The subjects tested on that day were Physics Paper 1 and Paper 3. Physics Paper 1 was very easy. Physics Paper 3 was also quite easy. I was quite confident to get full marks for Physics Paper 1 but not Paper 3. However, I was not sure how many marks I would get for Physics because I still had to sit for Physics Paper 2. At home, I continued studying Physics.

10 September 2012 (Monday): There was no exam on that day. I studied Physics only, especially the essay questions.

11 September 2012 (Tuesday): It was the last day of examination. The only subject tested on that day was Physics Paper 2. It was moderately difficult. The structured questions were easy but the essay questions were difficult. Still, I was very confident of getting A+ in Physics. The exam ended on 10:30AM. After that, I had some time at school to relax. On that day, I also got my Physics Paper 1 and Paper 3. I got 50/50 for Physics Paper 1 and 40/40 for Physics Paper 3. My teacher also tried to mark my Physics Paper 2. However, there was not enough time so he marked only a few structured questions. I managed to get full marks for those questions. This made me even more confident in Physics. At home, I started relaxing.

12 September 2012 (Wednesday): The exam had over, so it was time to get my results. There were Bahasa Melayu and Mathematics periods on that day, but my teachers did not come to school so I did not get my exam papers for those subjects. After recess, it was Information & Communications Technology (ICT) period. I actually got 99 marks for ICT but my teacher wrote 100 marks. Still, I told my teacher to record my marks as 99 in the SAPS. Next, it was Additional Mathematics. I only got Additional Mathematics Paper 1 and my marks was 80/80. I was very happy. After that, it was Pendidikan Moral. I was very worried because my teacher said that very few students got A+. I turned out to get 96 marks so I was very happy. Then, it was Chinese period. Nobody including me got A+ for Chinese. I got 89 marks, which was the highest marks among all students. At home, I continued relaxing.

13 September 2012 (Thursday): For the first 3 periods in school, there was a celebration for the end of Merdeka month and someone gave a long speech. As a result, there was only 1 Chemistry period left instead of 3. I only got Chemistry Paper 1. I was disappointed that I got 49/50 because I expected to get 50/50. After recess, it was Biology. I got Biology Paper 1 and Paper 3 first. I was happy to get 48/50 for both the papers because it was better than what I expected. Then, my teacher gave back Biology Paper 2 for some students. I was surprised and very happy when I got 100/100 for Biology Paper 2. My overall marks for Biology was 98.

14 September 2012 (Friday) - 16 September 2012 (Sunday): There were no school during that period of time. Because I had finished my examination, I spent that 3 days relaxing. I played computer games, surfed the internet and watched television. However, I was a little worried of my examination results, especially for Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah. There was no school on 16 September 2012 because it was Malaysia day.

17 September 2012 (Monday): The first period in school was Physics. I was disappointed that I only got 89/100 for Physics Paper 2, which was worse than what I expected. The reason was because I made a lot of mistakes in the essay questions. Overall, my Physics marks was 94. However, my teacher gave every one 2 marks as bonus, so I got 96 marks. Then, it was Bahasa Melayu period. I was very worried, especially of Bahasa Melayu Paper 1. However, my teacher only gave back Bahasa Melayu Paper 2. I was disappointed because it got only 91/110. Later, I realised that my teacher counted my marks wrongly and I actually got 93/110. Still, I was disappointed. After recess, it was Chemistry period. I got Chemistry Paper 2 and Paper 3. My results were 97/100 for Paper 2 and 45/50 for Paper 3. Overall, I got 96 marks for Chemistry. Next, it was Sejarah. I got 39/40 for Sejarah Paper 1. Still, I was worried of Paper 2. At last, I got 95/100 for Sejarah Paper 2. My overall marks for Sejarah was 96. At home, I still relaxed.

18 September 2012 (Tuesday): The only subject I got on that day was Mathematics. I got 40/40 for Paper 1 and 100/100 for Paper 2. In other words, my overall Mathematics marks was 100. I was very happy, because for the 5th time continuously I got 100 marks for Mathematics. My teacher also gave me RM20 as a reward. At home, it was the last day for me to relax after my SPM Trial Examination.

19 September 2012 (Wednesday):  The first period on that day was Bahasa Melayu. My teacher gave back the Bahasa Melayu Paper 1. I was very worried that I might not get even A. I was satisfied when I knew that I got 111/130. My oral marks was also added in the examination. My overall marks for Bahasa Melayu was 86. After recess, it was Additional Mathematics period. I got Additional Mathematics Paper 2. My score was 97/100. My marks for the Additional Mathematics Project Work was added in the exam. My overall Additional Mathematics marks was 98. After returning home, I started studying for SPM.

20 September 2012 (Thursday): The only subject that I still did not get my results was English. There was no English period on that day, but my teacher promised to give back the exam papers after recess. During recess, I noticed that my English teacher was sitting in a booth near my class and some of my classmates were there. I walked there and knew that my teacher was giving back our exam papers. I was so disappointed when I got only 88 marks for English. The reason was because I did not score well in Literature (Novel) and Continuous Writing. I asked my teacher if she could add marks. She agreed to add 1 mark for my Continuous Writing. My English marks became 89. Since I only needed one more mark to get A+, I asked my teacher to give me 1 bonus mark. At first, she refused. However, a Malay girl in my class also got 89 marks for English. She also asked the teacher to add 1 mark for her, saying that it would be a motivation for her. Finally, our teacher agreed to give both of us 1 bonus mark so that we could get A+ for English and told us to do our best for SPM. My marks for English became 90. So, my overall result for SPM Trial Examination was 9A+ and 1A. At home, I continued to study for SPM.

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