Congrats Yi Qian!

From Straitstimes.

“HAPPY HUG: Beaming with delight, Riverside Secondary student Chong Hui Fang, hugs her teacher Madam Norashikin Noor, 47, after receiving her ‘O’ level results on Friday. Riverside Secondary was among four schools that qualified for the Education Ministry’s list of ‘significantly improved’ institutions. To qualify, a school has to increase the number of its students’ passes by 10 per cent or more, and more than half its students have to pass five or more subjects. — HOW HWEE YOUNG”
Sister goes one better
IT WAS a tough act to follow. With her elder sister as the top Secondary 5 student in their school for the O levels last year, matching this feat was the last thing on Miss Tan Yi Qian’s mind yesterday afternoon.

Topping the country’s Secondary 5 cohort is Yi Qian, (above) from Riverside Secondary, who scored six A1s and a B3 in English. She was helped by her sister Sheena. — HOW HWEE YOUNG
But not only did the soft-spoken 17-year-old student from Riverside Secondary beat her sister, she also topped the country’s Secondary 5 cohort by scoring six A1s and a B3 in English for last year’s O-level examinations.

Sibling rivalry it was not. When asked how she managed the achievement, Yi Qian attributed it foremost to the help and support she got from her family of four, especially her sister Sheena.

Said Yi Qian: ‘Since I was studying the same subjects as her, she knew how to help me when I had problems.’

But Sheena, 18, now a first-year accountancy student at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, said her younger sister was too modest: ‘She deserves it. She’s very hardworking and always did better.’

Few schools show marked improvement in O-level results
SECONDARY schools here are scoring well so consistently in the O level
examinations that fewer of them are able to qualify for the Education Ministry’s
list of ‘significantly improved’ institutions.

To get on the list, a school has to increase the number of passing students by
10 per cent or more and ensure that more than half of the examinees pass five or
more subjects.

When the O level results were released on Friday, only four schools qualified —
Deyi Secondary, East View Secondary, Riverside Secondary and Tampines Secondary.
This is a far cry from last year’s record number of 17.

A ministry spokesman explained that as schools get better academically over the
years, it has become more difficult for them to exhibit a marked improvement.

For example, more than 90 per cent of the students at Deyi Secondary had five or
more O level passes this time.

Next year, it will not make the list as it is not statistically possible for it
to improve by 10 percentage points.

This year, two in five secondary schools had more than 80 per cent of their
students scoring five or more O level passes.

Only nine of the 143 secondary schools here had less than half of their students
getting at least five passes.

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New article added! how to Geeklog!

This article has always been something I wanted to write on – Geeklog! shows you how to run your very own Geeklog site. This has taken a
lon while to write, read about why in

article. Hope it will make you run your own
Geeklog site! Keep us
posted if it
helps, we’ll love to add it to our
links page!

New article added!

It’s been a while but here’s something new! A brand new article, been kinda
busy at work recently so there was no articles, just some Hardware, Fun and Tech
news. Anyway, read how to install and run your very own Forum

, phpBB style!

Post your comments here. Thanks!

Toys for real boys!

oh my, check out this cool kettle that suits! ha! While there @ do check out the following too!


Remote Control Hovercraft


Firebird XL
– Remote Control Aeroplane


Remote Control Sub


WOW! Remote control everything they have! There’s also a

, no not one of those, just check it out. This site is gonna have
us spending some money coming month! It has all the toy big boys dream of and

Who needs a handheld device?

Who needs a Palm when there the Sony C1MT1. See, of course it comes at a *price*…well, considering yourself buying a laptop/ Palm and 3.5megapixel digital camera all roll into one does make the price add up. Or does it?

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Site Update Feb 2003

Hello World! I’ve updated the photo albums, moved some photos around so they
group together properly. Some photos of my

new fans
are added and the

are moved into it’s own albums. I’ve also added photos I took while

Changi Airport

There is now a forum at and
we provide

. And that’s SGD $2/month hosting! Well, I cannot run
this site too freely* All

are still free to read and I depend on myself, members and friends
I know from the Internet for those great articles.

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Forum 2.0 Plugin for GL released!

Will be updating ITCoW’s forum with this version later/ soon but the forum within this site is yet to be officially released. Well, people you did asked for a forum based on the recent poll but it seems no one is using it anyway…

Read this for more info on this new forum 2.0 release @

M1 offers free WLAN to all.

M1 is offering FREE
wireless Internet access at a few locations, I am just wondering how to surf @
Safe Superstore, Jurong Point, sit in the corridor with my laptop? haha Anyway,
it’s a limited time (what you think then?!) offer and last till 31 March 2003,
well, cheap way of getting "testers" for their WLAN I guess. You don’t have to
be a existing M1 customer to surf on.


M1’s page
on this offer!

I hope to see Singapore covered with WLAN all around and access to all of
them free! If newspaper can be free, I don’t see why public Internet access
needs to pay, surely they can do something like offset the prices with
advertising, like forcing those ads into our throats kinda advertisements. We
live around ads, no way to do without them anyway.

Now, let’s "walk on some sunhine" freely but "for a limited time"….