Trying to find my footing

Hi, my name is Nurfatma and I am 16 years old. I am currently a PFP student. I love sprinkles, cookies, baking, eating and writing songs. This is my first blog. Although, I do follow a few blogs. The mere thought of setting up my own blog seemed like a daunting task because I am not a very tech type of person. In fact, I am setting up this blog because my Bridging English teacher requires us to do  an online journal. I will mostly talk about my life in general. But if time permits, I will write on other topics and share recipes too.

So. School has officially started. My first day was disastrous! I could not decide on what to wear. In the end, I settled for a dark blue printed blouse and dark blue pants. I was late for school and also I tripped on the stairs. Thank goodness, nothing happened to me but the sole of my beloved blue velvet studded flats came off halfway. I had to drag my feet along the whole day. I had only been to NP once before so I ended up losing my way. I alighted at the wrong bus stop and I tried to board another bus when I realized my blunder but all the buses were so packed and would not take me in. I tried to run in my broken shoe but it was all in vain. Alas, I hailed a taxi and told the driver to quickly get me to school. When I reached school, I walked in the wrong direction and ended up at the wrong block. I then had to retrace my steps and walk in the other direction.

I barely made it through the day’s class because I was so sleepy and the air conditioning system in the classroom was simply too relaxing. As I was so anxious about my first day I could not sleep the night before.

The second day was much easier. School started a little later and that allowed me to catch on my sleep. But as I was worried about being late again, I left home at 8.00am. Surprisingly, I was one hour ahead of time for class. I decided to tour the campus. I toured block 73 which is where Munch (a food court) is located. I found a few more halal food stalls. And it was a great relieve. Being Muslim, I am only allowed to eat Halal food. Halal food refers to food that Muslims are allowed to eat or drink under Islamic Shariah Laws. Pork and lard is not permissible for Muslims to eat. After school, I went shopping for footwear. I bought a bright orange sandal with straps all over it. The shoes are so comfortable that I wish I had bough them earlier.

By Wednesday, I got hang of things.I live in Hougang and my commuter takes an hour. So, I have settled on taking the school’s shuttle bus and voila, I now reach school in 45 minutes. More sleeping time and less commute time.  I tried chicken cutlet from the Western stall for lunch. It was absolutely scrumptious. I topped off my lunch with a refreshing freshly blended mango juice.  I then made my way to block 83 for my biology lab lesson. I did an experiment on diffusion and osmosis. I got to wear a lab coat for the experiment and it was an amazing experience. As we ended class early, I decided to attend the CCA Fiesta and tour the booths of various CCAs. I am still considering whether I should sign up for a CCA. No doubt it will be a good learning  experience, I am unsure in whether I will be able to cope on top of all the assignments, presentation and assessments.

Thursday was a challenging day. I was sick and was sneezing all the time. On top of that, I still had to concentrate on the lesson even though I was sick. Thank goodness, lessons ended early. But instead of going home, I decided to attend the CCA Fiesta again. I know I should have gone home but I just could not help it. I wanted to catch the Silat ( a Malay martial art ) and fencing performances, which I did. The performance was enthralling and executed in a way that seemed graceful but also fierce in a way.

Friday was an early bird day. I had to reach school at 8am which meant I woke at 5+am. I had Sports & Wellness (S&W) first thing in the morning. I learnt the Chacha dance. Dance is totally not my thing. I don’t dance at all as I can’t seem to coordinate my steps properly. I somehow managed to get through the lesson but I bet that by the next lesson I will forget all the steps I have learnt. I then had personal development which is a class where students work on their personal progress. We finished class way ahead of schedule at about 12pm. As usual, I decided to tour the campus again. This time I went to the Engineering schools, all the way deep in. I had lunch at the canteen at block 4.

I hope I didn’t bore you too much. Anyways, have a good weekend and take care. Ciao!


No one is entit…

No one is entitled to success. You have to super hard before you can even reach your ultimate goal. It may take a lifetime but you should not stop. What matters is you get there with your own effort.