Alvin! Aaron! Chern Wei! Wai Lumn! Liang En! Yong Zi! Adrian! Katrina! Niklas! Jane! Irvin! Chia Ming! Kai Herng! Jaime! Sean! Benjamin! Shir Li! Andrew! Jin Rong! Miao Jing! Soon Huat!

Sunday, 22 April 2007

And two more essays

“Describe Chia Ming.”

Chia Ming is a carbon-based life form that resides on the planet Earth. Throughout the history of the species, the Chia Ming has evolved from a primitive primate to a sophisticated being. One would have to look to evolution for the most probable explanation for the origins of Chia Ming’s characteristic laughter. Chia Ming has always been hunted by her predator, the “Ewetos*”. However, over the years, Chia Ming has developed a method of escape by speedily rowing away on water, a camouflage mechanism to blend with the dense undergrowth, as well as a defence mechanism comprising a sudden outburst of laughter that either scares the wits out of the predator or paralyses it. Laughter is contagious, so they say.

The less adaptable Ewetos has been forced to turn to alternative sources of food as it has not developed the cure or resistance for uncontrollable laughter, which has resulted in the rapid multiplication of Chia Mings. This reduced predation has brought more happiness to Chia Ming, who is usually seen smiling.

* Fictitious character; any resemblance to real person(s), living or dead, is unintended and purely coincidental.

“Describe Irvin.”

Irvin is a conscientious student who consistently puts in a tremendous amount of effort and takes pride in his work. His tutorials are neatly filled in and are often completed way in advance. Although he does not represent the school in national competitions such as the Olympiads, he shows that he can be as good as any of them through hard work and diligence.

One obstacle Irvin struggles with is a lack of confidence especially when speaking aloud to a group of people. Nevertheless, he is improving slowly but surely by participating in class discussions, presentations, and Project Work.

Also, Irvin is unceasingly (sometimes insultingly) and excessively modest, and would unfailingly decline and deny even well-deserved praises directed at him. However, such absolute absence of pride is highly suspicious, and one wonders if the slight smile he gives when attempting to be humble may actually hide something more devious.

Other than the above, Irvin generally fits the bill of the typical student from Hwa Chong. (See Appendix 1).

Appendix 1
General Description of a Typical Student from Hwa Chong:
· Hails from the High School Section (for males)
· Avid supporter of Xiao Mi Mi Economic Rice
· Keeps a standard hairstyle
· Studies hard
· Achieves stellar grades
· Holds a leadership position
· Complains of stress

Hmm running out of ideas already... I should just bring all my bio notes for every bio lesson.

And a (hypothetical) kookie for you to (hypothetically) eat if you figure out where (the hypothetical) ewetos came from.


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