Monday, July 25, 2011

Work to be done for Monday 1.10pm lesson

Dear 208

Please download from your 208 EL googlesite a document entitled RRR for your lesson and complete them. Please keep the soft copy in your laptop and print a hard copy for submission for the next lesson.

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Mdm Zuraida

Friday, April 8, 2011

E-Learning Activity 3, Emotional Case, Zhang Bo

What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do/would you deal with some of these issues.
  Heartbreaks led to depression. Loneliness led to depression. Being different also led to depression, and depression often led to suicidal thoughts. 
  In my life I never had a heartbreak before. I probably do not know a thing ‘bout heartbreaks, but if it happens I will put a strong front outside, then afterwards go crying to good friend. When you cry your heart out, any pain or discomfort in your heart will definitely be halved. 
  Loneliness is cause by being alone, obviously. So the solution to this problem is of course stop being alone! Try keeping a diary as when you write to a diary, you’ll probably feel like talking to someone. You can also join a club like example a boxing gym to meet some new friends. Lastly, you still have your parents! After all, like what my Grandparents always says - who need friends when you have family?
  Being different is normal. After all, not a two person in this world is identical. Every one is unique and special in their own ways. Some people are ‘more different’ then other people and do not fit in to the trend. You do not have to follow what other think. Just be yourself and you will find true friends.

eLearning Activity 3, Emotional Case, Mohd Imran Khan S/O M I

    I feel that loneliness effects a lot of people. There are difference between feeling lonely and being alone. A lot of people feel that they are alone but they did not realise that there are many people with them. 

    Being lonely is when you do not have anyone with you. People who do not have anyone with them need to be tough, as they may get bullied. Some people start getting bullied because they do not have anyone to help defend them and they are not tough enough. When a person has no friends and is bullied all the time, then the person can find it very upsetting. They will feel like giving up in life and get depressed. When they are depressed, they start to fall sick or injure themselves, which starts to indirectly kills them inside out. 

    However, If the person is too tough, he may end up being the bully. He will become violent at small things and get angry over small things. He may end up bullying the people near him and make him more anti social. Then he may get in trouble. This does not usually happen in most cases.

    Life is a chain reaction. When you Start something, there is always an end result. Like loneliness leads to bullying. Bullying leads to depression and depression may result to someone getting hurt

Activity 3-Christian Lim

Depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different and having to act tough is difficult, but sometimes necessary. Experiencing these emotions are normal, but it is how they are dealt with and handled that makes the difference. I feel experiencing these emotions are much worse if you don't have anyone to help you through it.

Dealing with depression, loneliness, heartbreaks and other negative feelings on your own is difficult, sometimes impossible. Having someone you trust to help you is important. They can help you to face your problems, and give you advice that you would never have realised on your own. A person experiencing this might be in denial, refusing to admit it. This person would help you to face it, so that you can finally start to resolve it.

You might not trust anyone while going through these emotions, believing that the world is against you. You will not dare to tell anyone, or even let them know. When you start to trust this one person, he/she can make arrangements for you to help you, and look after you, making sure that you do not do any silly things that you might have done on your own.

When you find yourself in a position where you think the world is out to get you, one thing to do is find a friend or person that you absolutely trust, and know that they would never want to hurt you. Confide in this person. It is never a good choice to try to struggle through alone.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

eLearning Activity 3,Emotional Case,Ong Bing Jue

I think that feeling depressed,loneliness,heartbreaks and being different from others are just part of our life.Everyone will feel like this at different points of their life.These depression,loneliness help give us the power to learn,and how to adopt and cope with different situations.You learn form them,these are just hardships that help make you a better or stronger person in the future.

Its okay to be different from our peers,since everyone is different.Everyone is special in their own ways,they have their own special unique weaknesses and strengths that make them special and be themselves.

Putting up a front is useless.True friends never cared about our appearances.They just like who we are.Thus it is useless and there is no point i putting it front,it will only make you more difficult and tired.

When feeling depressed,lonely,heartbreak,we should actually calm ourselves down,with a  peaceful mind to actually think and concentrate on other things,studies.We should stop worrying about it and ask or talk to a trusted adult,or your friends to actually share your pain with you.

eLearning Activity 3, Emotional Case, Yeo Jun Peng

What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do/would you deal with some of these issues.

Depression: Depressed can be caused by many things such as, jealousy, disappointment, regrets, failures etc. I think depression at times can be very hard to handle, even for me at times when i could not handle the situation properly, i would get out of control and does things that would cause pain to others and myself emotionally or physically. When i am depressed, i feel very hopeless, feel as if like the whole world is going against you, like i am fighting a lone emotional battle. I would find someone that i trusts a lot a lot and would then speak my mind, talk to them about my problems causing depression and once i let it all out, i feel much much more better than before, of course there will be some pain left after talking my heart out but as time passes these pain would just fade away. Facing times when it is too hard for me to talk to anyone about it, i would do vigorous exercises to calm myself done, the exercises acts as a pain/stress relieving thing to do for me and it makes me feel good after doing so.

Loneliness: A rare feeling for me. I feel loneliness when i am alone, with no one to talk, no communication tools, not able to socialize etc. I feel that i am blocked out from the rest of the wall, isolated from them, feel that it was unfair that i am not able to communicate with them. When i get lonely, i would probably get bored and when i am bored, i would go to sleep which is one of the fastest time passing thing to do till i get hold of a communication tool again or has someone to talk to again.

Heartbreaks: I personally have not experienced or gone through heartbreaks, however i expects it to be a very painful and hard process. I probably would feel as if there is no tomorrow for the first few days, weeks, months or even years, i am pretty sure that i will take a fairly long time to get over. However, there would definitely have a point where i would buck up once again and move on with life, forgetting the past..

Being different from others: I think that the most obvious difference between me and others are my height. I always feel kinda out, different, odd when i am hanging out with people who are shorter than me by a lot or a little as i feel that i am the older in the group which is sometimes not true. Because of my height, i have been mistook by others for being secondary 4, JC and even NS before in my life, i once felt that being tall was a horrible thing. Soon, i got over it and started loving my height. People would laugh if i tell them i was mistaken to be older than my age. When other laugh, it makes me laugh. So whenever i feel that i am different in someways from other, i would try to think of the positive things about the difference i had. For example, when people says something about me is weird, i would think the weird thing as a special and unique one.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

eLearning Activity 3, Emotional Case, Clarabelle Ang

What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do/would you deal with some of these issues.

I think that being depressed, being lonely, having heartbreaks, feeling different from my peers, having to put up a front all starts from oneself. Having depression shows that one is affected by something negative and is very concerned about it. If it's not true why believe it? Loneliness starts when one lives in the shadows of the past and does not move on. He/she may think that the past is better but he/she will never know whether the future will be good or not.

If one thinks positively, confide and not bottle up feelings, he/she would feel much better. One will tend to feel negative when a certain group of people detest you, comment negative things about you. But that does not mean that it is true. One should convince him/herself that everyone is imperfect in one way or another. Facing reality is a good way to start off since creating an false illusion for yourself will hurt you even more in the end.

I think that we should just accept facts, in a positive way. Though it might be cruel and hard at times, it is the least painful and healthiest way. Praise yourself in one way or another. At the end of the day, It's what on the inside that counts. True friends stick by you through thick or thin.

Friday, March 25, 2011

eLearning Activity 3, Emotional Case, Ng Kok Yin

What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do/would you deal with some of these issues.

I think that depression is am illness that affects the way a person thinks and feels about everything and everyone, while loneliness, heartbreaks isn't. If you are lonely, you can find someone to consult or talk with, however depression happens when you are unable to open up to others. You can't seem to say out what you feel and what is bothering you. Even you know how you feel, you might not want to tell others about it. Thats where depression comes in. As for heartbreaks, whatever has happen, has happen so all we can do is to accept it.

Being different from you peers and then putting up a front, this is what almost everyone will do unknowingly. Even though I strongly believe that being unique and different is then when you are being yourself. Not everyone will be the same, even though they share the same interest or perspective, there will always be differences. When we put up a front, it is because we are afraid that our peers would think of us in a way that we hate. Afraid that our peers will think that we are 'out'. 'Out' meaning, we are way to different from them. They will find things awkward between us and then move further apart from each other, I think that is what they are afraid of so they rather put up a front than to accept the fact that things might go awkward.

I think that we should just be honest. If you honestly think that we are different, then admit it. Tell them about your differences, if they are real friends, they will accept it. Real friends will not leave you just because you are different because they will alway find a reason to be friends with you and thats the kind of friends you should have.

E-Learning Activity 3, Emotional Case, Ethan

I think that being different from my peers is good, because it makes me unique. I like being different from other people because I can do things which other people cannot. However, being different also means that I cannot do some things which other people can. I do not mind being unable to do certain things.

I feel that depression is a very bad thing. People should not always think about what had happened to make them feel depressed. Instead, they should think about how they can solve the problems which are making them feel depressed and overcome it. Also, when they are stressed they should relax more. When I feel unhappy/sad, I will always try to distract myself from being unhappy/sad by doing things which I like to do. For example, playing piano and playing games and sports.

Being lonely is horrible. I feel helpless when I am lonely. I think I will feel that there is no one who cares about me or regards me as a friend if I am lonely. Luckily, there are people who care about me and are nice to me. I am glad to have such people in my life.

Activity 1: About Daniel Pei (11)

What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do/would you deal with some of these issues.

I feel that being depressed is part of life, everyone will feel depressed now and then and it is not a very pleasant experience. I feel that the best way to overcome your feelings of depression is to talk to an adult or friend about your problems or face your problems head-on and once you succeed you will feel much better.

As for loneliness and being different from your peers, I am lonely all the time, but, I take it lightly and it does not really affect me. I try to entertain myself by thinking about some interesting topics or play some sports. Being different from your peers is not a very big issue to me. I feel that everyone is different in their own special ways and it is normal if sometimes we do not get along that well. But if we get to know the other party well, then it would be easier to get along.

Heartbreak is something that I have not experienced. But I think that when experiencing heartbreak, you should just move on and leave the past where it belongs.

eLearning Activity 3, Emotional Case, Eugene Liow

What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do / would you deal with some of these issues?
Depressions is a mood that results in persistent sadness, anxiousness, or "empty" mood. Depressions may come in many forms, one such form is depressive disorder.  A depressive disorder is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things. A depressive disorder is not the same as feeling sad or depressed, it is not as simple. Feeling sad or depressed is just an emotion that would pass and fade away within days. Depression is entirely different thing, it is regarded as an emotion, but the effects of it sticks to the victim like a terminal illness. People with a depressive illness cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better. 
Depressions are caused by mainly stress. When one’s stress level goes above average and beyond one’s control, the emotional factor of the brain will result in the illness, depression. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years. Appropriate treatment, however, can help most people who suffer from depression. I think that these victim of depression should seek help immediately or else one could easily break down emotionally and physically. One way of coping with stress is to calm down and relax, reflect on what really causes the stress and counter it appropriately. Think of it as a board game, a chess game. In order to defeat the opponent, one might first stop and predict the opponent’s next move before moving the pieces. When this routine is carried out successfully for a period of time, one would obtain victory. This strategy can also be applied when loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from others, having to put up a front, etc., affects oneself.

eLearning Activity 3, Emotional Case, Tan JingHeng

What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do/would you deal with some of these issues.

Depression loneliness, heartbreaks and being different from peers and having to put up a front are not so familiar to me so I think may no able to deal with these issue. Sometimes, I may be lonely or felt different from my peers, it did not really affect me that much because I would take it very lightly.

These issues are actually has some links to each other. Like loneliness, heartbreaks, feeling that  being different from your peers can all cause depression. Example, when you feel different from your peers, you would keep thinking of it everyday and it would make you feel very depress.

I may not encounter such situations but I think that the best solution is to get someone who think that could help you and talk to him or her, be it a teacher, a parent, an adult , your friends or even the school counsellor. If you are not comfortable to do any of this, maybe try to write your feelings down. be optimistic too, know that everything is going to be all right in the end, if it isn't all right, then it isn't the end.

eLearning Activity 3,Emotional Case - Celine Chee (2)

What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do/would you deal with some of these issues?

I think that feelings like depression and loneliness are all feelings that we will experience, but they can also be resolved quickly. I don't like to experience and I wouldn't like to experience such feelings, but firstly, everyone should be happy enough with their friends not to experience depression and loneliness or having to put up a front. Everyone is different, so I don't see why someone should be so bothered by that fact. Then, about heartbreaks, it's part of the parcel in everyone's apparent quest to look for 'the one' so that can't be helped.
Since I haven't really gotten any of those feelings before, I'm not really sure what I would do, but I would most likely talk to a family member or a close friend about these feelings and try to loosen up and be optimistic and keep moving on with life.

eLearning Activity 3, Emotional Case, Ren Chang


I feel that this issues are inevitable during our teenage years. We would experience drastic changes during our teenage years, which might result in these emotional issues. These are part and parcel of teenage years especially when things suddenly change around us, such as a relationship that is not working out, having a serious injury, pressure of schoolwork or bullying.

When solving these kind of problems, I think sitting down to talk to someone and thinking about it would be one of the best way. When you talk to someone and let out your feeling, he would know that someone knows about your problems and that will make you feel better. When you sit down to think about what has been going on, he or she might realise that these problems can be solved. For me, I would mostly realise that the problem is not as bad as it seems, I would try to solve it, then I would move on.

eLearning Activity 3, Emotional Case, Michelle Lim.

What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do/would you deal with some of these issues.

I would try hard to make my life better, even though it is not as good. I would get over it, as what’s over is over, and it’ll never come back again. I try to be more confident as others are others , and me, is me. No one lives my life for me, and no one lives a live for them, thus, no matter what happens, I still have to live on and try to solve the problem.

eLearning Activity 3, Emotional Case, Kang Yan

I think that being depressed, lonely, heartbroken, different and having to put up a front are part and parcels of a teenage life. Everyone will eventually go one at least one of these problems at least once.
When undergoing changes to become an adult, a teenage’s thoughts and reactions will be different. The change of looks might might affect one’s daily life and feelings. However, this is completely natural. Other reasons for having these problems include starting to have crushes on others, facing some family problems, peer pressure etc.
Having these feelings might result in minor and major effects. Depression might lead to sudden outburst and breakdowns. They might try to be brave in front of people, not wanting others to know how they feel. Occasionally, they might throw tantrums on their loved ones. However, in some serious cases, teenagers might even go on rampages. When facing a serious case of depression, loneliness etc, I think that it is very important that someone knows about the situation and help them out of the dilemma they have gotten themselves in.
In my opinion, when one have gotten themselves in one of the situations, the best way to solve it is to sit down and express oneself to a person he/she trust and know that is willing to lend a helping hand. Sometimes, receiving help from other people is the best way to solve some problems. We should not feel embarrassed or afraid to ask for help, thinking that people might laugh at us. Penning down all the thought one have in their mind might also help by relieving how they are feeling. We can also distract ourselves so that we will “forget” on what had happened and bring about a smile.
I think that not only teenagers experience depression, loneliness and heartbreaks, working adults sometimes faces them at times. The only thing that matters is how one tackle these feelings and “recover” from it. We must make sure that these feelings will not get out of control, affecting our daily life and activities.

eLearning Activity 3, Emotional Case, Jit Sheng

What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do/would you deal with some of these issues.

These few problems are very common among teenagers. However it is not always bad, it depends on how you view and deal with it. We are currently at our growing up stage where our body would experience drastic changes. Thus, we might feel moody and have mood swings. Everyone has at least experienced one in their whole life, it is part and parcel of ones life.

Depressions, these are just caused by yourself, making yourself think too much. Firstly, you have to change your lifestyle habits or maybe share your problems with a close friend, family members or maybe teachers. Another thing is penning down your thoughts in maybe a diary as it might help relieve stress

e-Learning,Activity 3_Emotional Cases_Soe Yan Naung aka Norman(19)

What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do/would you deal with some of these issues.

These are issues i know a lot has to face. They are created by yourself mostly and these issues can actually good for you. These are also parts of life and being a human. Like everybody is different, everybody also react differently to things, even twins have some differences. When anyone became a teenager, their way of life actually changes and mature and this gap between being a kid and adult can be very confusing. The way we think suddenly changes and all these emotions will come flowing in, our tastes of things changed, our interests increase and we may tend to be more interested to do new things and show independence either to impress ourselves or others.

Depression, loneliness and heartbreaks can be very painful for us to live through but when we come out of this we turn into new persons either for the good or bad but this is mostly because of the ways we find to solve this problems. If you turn to someone you trust, you may feel better and stronger afterwards but if you start taking drugs or go out with the wrong persons you may feel good for a while but will only have the problem return again and arriving with others this time.

Being different and having to put up a front is a strange case, some may not mind it but some find it the worst available torture for them. Some people are proud of their difference from the others and are usually people who have a good self esteem and likes to stand out, they usually don't care what people think about them which can either be good or bad. Some find it difficult to live through, feeling as though he is alone even though the person is surrounded by many people. Some will put up a front and try to live a different life, wearing a mask which does not show their true selves but a different one instead. Some may need to do this in order to make someone happy like their bosses because it is necessary but some use this to get attention and be in company of other as they thirst for it like water. They do not want to be different but the same with other people because they either love them, want to be close to them or thirst their company. In the end, most will have to remove this mask and the person wearing it would shatter again and be in a worst state, some would of course continue to wear a new mask as it had worked before but in the end the results will be the same. The mask will always be removed and you will be found out mostly because of the way we are made and because when we get closer we tend to also know each other more and this can remove your mask and sometime the person won't mind but other times the person may feel you have been hiding something from him or her and try to punish you in some way that would not usually mean harm to you but will be devastating to your emotions. But in the end we must know that all of us are different and be proud of it and if you want to know a similarity we all share, it is the blood that flows in our veins which is red for everyone. So, we must remember that we are all different and that the difference is what makes us unique and special from others. It is just the way you think and one should show his true self and emotions if they want to feel free and strong.

Life is very special and unique for all of us and we should look at tomorrow with a smile instead of a frown. In the end, all these issues need is actually as simple as a smile.

Section 3-Kristin Chai(01)

What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do/would you deal with some of these issues.

I feel that it is a very painful process as when we feel depressed,its like no one can feel what we are feeling just like heartbreaks,loneliness unless they have experienced it. Having to put up a front is very bad as we have to control our emotions if we leak out our emotions,our friends will know and we will have to go through pain in telling what happened to us. I may ask for help from friends,talk about it hope they can help me feel better and forget what had happened to me.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

01- Extensive Reading elearning Blog Post Aaron Sng S2-08 (18)

    What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do/would you deal with some of these issues.

   Sincerely speaking with all my heart, loneliness, depression and heartbreaks are simply just part and parcel of our daily life. It just depends on the way you view it. Some people would take it lightly, and some would just take it to heart. Before going on and telling you of how do I deal with such issues, let me first elaborate these complicated terms. 
   This word is what most teens would like to avoid to use. Loneliness. Why? It shows that one have no friends or not a lot of friends. Let admit to it. I have experienced loneliness myself. I still could remember that in primary school, nobody liked me and that’s because of my size. Whenever they see me, they would just start to curse and swear. I thought the whole world was going upside down. I was alone. That’s why I was feeling that way. Let’s explore how does loneliness affect teens. Put yourself in one scenario, you have no one to talk to, and you are alone. The first feeling that comes to your mind is boredom. What would people normally do, is to further thing about it. They would think: Why are my friends avoiding me? What’s their purpose behind whatever their doing? In the Western world, where self-esteem is the most important, whenever children there are feeling loneliness, they would take it to heart and really react in ways you couldn’t imagine. In the book chapter 1 “silent scream”, it simulated a girl screaming inside her own heart, showing the desperation to be heard, but is unfortunately is not heard at all. What would most people would do is to go on the net, and go to social networking sites. These sites make's you socialise easily, but the problem is that it traps people on that site, disallowing to mix around more easily on the real world. Let me go on to my next point.
    Depression. How does this word come’s about? It come’s from this Latin word “deprimere” which literally means to be press down. Just imagine yourself, press down by mattresses, and there is hardly any air. Your natural instinct is to get out. Depression to me is similar to what this Latin word has to say. When you are in depression, all you want to do is to “get out”. Thus, we always need to have a smart solution to get out. Besides me defining what is depression, let me tell you the key factors that would affect depression. First, depression is affected by your lifestyle. If I were to compare two people, one a student who gave an easy-go-lucky lifestyle and a working man who have an hectic lifestyle. The working man would be more prone to depression. The mounting workload would just soar, and the deadline would just shorten. Moreover, he would immediately get depressed and show an eagerness to complete what he was tasked to do. The second is the person’s values of life. Let me elaborate further. If I were to compare a person who have an optimistic value of life, and a person who have a pessimistic value of life, the person who have an optimistic value of life, the person who have an optimistic value of life would be less likely prone to depression and vice versa.
    Now, let me elaborate on the third and final point - heartbreaks. It is a combination of 2 words. Heart - break. Heart means the central or innermost part of something. In this context, love or compassion. Break means separate into pieces after a blow or a shock. Well, heartbreaks are complicated. To understand them, you would need to take up the jigsaw pieces and piece them back, piece after piece. In teens, heartbreaks would be smaller jigsaw pieces, harder to piece them up together. It normally occurs between couples. When a sudden shock or blow, break them apart.
    After reading all of these, you would probably understand why it is part and parcel of our daily life. It is the emotional roller coaster that’s why we experience all these; when everything seems all right, it just drops unknowingly. Thus, it’s important for us to know how to deal with all these problems. Let’s get to the heart of all these problems and remove it once and for all. To me, depression is just like many mattresses pressed down against you, thus, we need to escape or cut through these mattresses. What I would do is to cut through these mattresses. It’s best to get rid of these problems once and for all. For loneliness, it’s a time for change. Don’t bother about changing your looks, what people normally look for is attitude. For heartbreaks, be optimistic, don’t keep yourself confined to one small space and keep thinking about the heartbreak, get out! Get out and explore the world right in front of you.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Session two

What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do /would you deal with some of these issues. 

It is simple to be depressed especially when the person does not understand you. I deal with depression by talking to other people and cheering myself up.

 Loneliness can be depressing as there is no one to talk to. It can be dealt with by doing stuff that can be done alone like sewing or kicking a ball around. 

Heartbreaks may hurt one very badly, and make one think that he/she would never fall in love ever again. This can be dealt with by confiding in a close relative or a close friend, releasing pent up emotions. 

Being different from one’s peers can be difficult to deal with especially if your peers make a fuss out of it, bullying you. This can be dealt with by being up front and stating one’s point in the matter.

Putting up a front is tough as people don’t really understand how you are feeling and your feelings are pent up inside and they can build up till one breaks down. This can be be dealt with by confiding in someone that you trust, releasing your pent up anger by punching a pillow or something that is soft and non-living, thereby not hurting yourself and others. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ong Bing Jue-English Elearning

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Activity 1: About Chan Tse Tzang

Activity 1: About Yeo Jun Peng (22)

Activity 1: About Zhang Bo (23)

Activity 1: About Eugene Liow (14)

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Blog Essay Question

What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do/would you deal with some of these issues.

Depression, loneliness, heartbreaks can all be avoided. The main cause of all these problems basically originate from one point, which is refusal to meet reality and denial of truth. Depression is a symptom where it can change how a person looks at the things around him or her, and how he or she reacts to certain things that may seem trivial. Depression is often caused when he or she is tormented, looked down on by their peers. This will not cause depression. The next paragraph is going to explain how depression is caused from this.

Although they know the truth that people keeps looking down on her, she does not make an effort to tell anyone, and thus she has to keep the tormentation in her heart and never let it escape. The reasons? The victim does not want people to further look down on her as to some people, telling somebody about your personal problems may be or may seem awkward enough. Then all of a sudden, all of their problems are gone. But in exchange for the ‘freedom’, they go into depression. They finally get to realise and accept that they are being looked down on, but it is too late. There are basically two phrases for a person to accept the truth. The first is when the torturing starts and he or she decides not to escape from the truth, and starts consulting somebody about the problem. However, the second, is when a person goes into depression and finally realises it. But since the brain and mind is tuned to depression mode, the sub conscious cannot do anything about it, leading to a point where you may cut yourself or hurt yourself.

Same for loneliness. Loneliness is defined as sad because one has no friends or company. There are two main factors leading to this. The first. The victim does not make an effort to socialize with his or her peers even though his or her peers made an effort to get her more involved, for example asking her to come to the movies with them or get one to play sports with them etc. The second is when a person is dumped or purely ignored by his or her peers, which makes one feel bad. He or she has no company, no one to play with. The consequences are pretty straight forward. But the question is how in the world does a person get loneliness? Remember that loneliness is different from boredom. Refusal of truth is at fault once again. For the first, it is not that evident. Her friends wants to get her in, but she wants out. Thus, she has no company and retreat to her inner self, and feel sad as she has no company. What she does not realize is that her friends accept her, but she does not accept them. For the second case, it is quite the opposite. One is willing to make friends with a group of people, but the group of people think that ‘it is not a great idea’, so they started ignoring the victim. Knowing the fact that he or she is being rejected by this group of people, his or her mind subconscious thinks that it will be the same for the rest of the people in the school or workplace. So once again, she retreats to herself and thus, is being dragged in by loneliness. How is this related to ‘refusal of fact?’ For the first, the victim cannot seem to accept the fact that people just want her company, and for the second, the victim cannot accept the fact that people still want him or her company due to her previous bad experience, like developing a phobia.

Heartbreaks. It will take something special for a person to feel happy about losing someone he or she truly loves. Kind of amusing. This type of people are the type where ‘they see a pretty woman and want to get her back to her house to have ***’. When people are in a relationship, they tend to think about their future. Only problem is, they think too far, and when a certain avalanche clashed onto their paths and caused them to go separate ways, they will be too impacted by the great times they plan for the future, causing them to breakdown and in love terms, is called heartbreaks. Heartbreaks can lead to loneliness and depression. Loneliness can be caused by heartbreaks because the victim may not accept the fact that not all boys are like that, so the victim decides to avoid all contact with any opposite gender as the victim is scared that the same bad thing will happen again. That is also the main reason why young people should not stead young as one may not be able to accept the impact and devastation, and it will be quite a problem when they advance towards their future. Depression is also caused as he or she may feel sad. Since heartbreaks equals to depression and loneliness, and refusal of fact is common between the latter(s), what’s the bottom line? Heartbreaks are also caused by refusal to accept the truth. A person may not be able to accept the fact that the person they love has gone away, and may retreat towards themselves. So to sum the paragraph up, I would use a phrase. If you truly love it let it go. If it returns it’s forever yours. If it doesn’t, it was never meant to be.

It is hard to accept the fact that you are different from your peers. And due to the difference, be it physical or what, they may look down on you, causing you to be sad, and the next thing you know, you are in depression. LOL. If it was me, I will learn to accept the fact cause that’s the only way to break out of your emotional confinement. I will then try to learn what’s wrong with me, start improving on myself. I may even make up a brave front and ask the people why they hate me. After they tell me the reasons, I may socialize with them so that they would learn to accept me. And when their friends confront them on why are they being with a weirdo, they may just tell their friends that I am okay, no harm, kind soul, golden heart.

Putting up a front can be easy and safe. Like what Kenny Rogers said in his song ‘The Gambler’, If you want to play the game (boy), you gotta learn to play it right. Putting up a front can be caused by many reasons, perhaps helping your friends from being bullied, or stay firm with a no when your ‘friends’ offer you a cigar. Of course, you must know when to interrupt. It will be kinda’of smart of a guy to say stop bullying my friend when the bullies are landing blows on your friend. Whoops a daisy, next thing you know, you are on a ‘taxi’. Why? Hospital bed. Fare is increasing every second. Why not report it to the teachers? Why do you want to take on them by yourself. As the saying goes, Save yourself before saving others. If you fail to save yourself, how are you going to save others?

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Blog Question - Emotional Basket Case (Eunice Loo, 04)

I have always been a fan of Chicken Soup for the Soul - I read it almost everyday when I was younger. So now when I found out that we are going to read a book from the series for English, I couldn’t be happier.

I dived into the book immediately, and answered all the Extensive Questions given in a jiffy. After reading the first chapter, this is what my opinion on the themes covered in this chapter:

First, the topic of depression was introduced. In my opinion, I feel that everyone will feel depressed sometime in their life, sooner or later. However, it is our choice to stay in that depressed, moody sad state, or to move on and continue living life as it should. If I am depressed, I would naturally feel less enthusiastic about things, and feel that everything that is going to happen next will be bleak. It’s normal for all of us to feel like this for a short period of time, we should ‘bounce back’ after a while. For me, I will eat some comfort food (chocolate makes me happy) and participate in some activities that I find enjoyable, such as board games for example. I would feel better after that, and I would not be so depressed anymore.

After that, the book mentioned about being lonely. I feel that loneliness is usually a perspective rather than a fact, because there might be throngs of people and you can still feel lonely. I think that loneliness is self-inflicted, because there are so many people around you and that you can make a friend easily with one of them, if you choose to. I make a lot of friends, so I seldom feel lonely, even when I am the only person at home, as I can use the Internet to chat with my friends whenever I want. Speaking of which, the Internet really broadens the number of people we can interact with, as we do not have to meet personally anymore.

Heartbreaks, however, are not normal (or at least not right), especially for young teenagers like us. This period of time is especially crucial for us academically, and I believe that we should be focused in our studies, instead of being distracted by infatuation. To me, getting into a relationship at such a young age is rather detestable, and that if you really want to get into a relationship, you should be prepared for heartbreak.

Being different is part and parcel of life. None of us are the same, all of us are different, we are all ‘weird’ in different ways. However, feeling inferior to a certain extent can actually benefit us, as we will aim to do better, be better next time. Soon you will feel satisfied with yourself, and you do not need to put up a front for others.

All in all, the first chapter was quite an interesting read for me, and that I would love to read on to the next chapters.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Daniel and Jun Hao

"Oh no!", Alice exclaimed as she accidentally fell pushing the person in front of her, James down. James stood up and glared angrily at Alice. Alice cowered in fear and slowly backed away from James. James angrily punched the air and stalked away.

Kai Wen and Wen Kai

"I'm Hungry!' Kai Wen said. "Lets get something to eat!" I agreed and we make our way to the canteen...
'Why is the queue so long? ERRRRR!!!!!' Kai Wen exclaimed. After a few minutes, he cannot control himself and start shoving people out of the queue. A small boy, named Wen Kai, as stated on his name tag, tumbled down to the ground as a result. He started crying. And as unexpected as it seems, Kai Wen cannot stand the crying and land a punch on Wen Kai's face.

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Direct speech by Imran and Eugene

“Can you please stay focused and stop talking about games!” Ali shouted at his group. ‘We are two hours behind time and you still have time to talk about games,” Ali screamed at the top of his lungs. Everyone in the group was instantly silenced. “Okay, fine,” the group replied a moment later. The teacher came and asked his group and asked, “What are you boys up to now?” The teacher used ‘Exposé’ and and saw games running on the boys macs. “Meet me after School. I want to talk to you.” The boys expression changed instantly and Zackie looked at Ali in rage, “It is all your fault! I will tell my mother about this!”

Aaron and Soe Yan Naung@Norman's Angry Paragraph

           "Why is the world so unfair to me!" screamed out Zuko at the sea. Zuko was lost at sea after his ship sank after hitting a coral reef. Only V.I.Ps get onto the lifeboat, while Zuko, a commoner was left to fight for his life - alone. Zuko desperately swam until he found an island, out of nowhere, hoping that someone will find him. Zuko with red-faced, angry, feeling the effects of this unfair world. What was even worse, is that he was hungry and thirsty, fueling the fire that rages inside him. Kicking the sand, he circled the island in search of food and freshwater - but to no avail.

Introduction to Narration - Celine and Eunice

"Why so angry?" Mr Tan asked Jerald, who was fuming over the fact that he had failed his recent test. "Just learn from it and move on." "But why did I fail? I studied so hard for the past few weeks, and still--" "Relax. It's not as bad as you think. Speaking of which, I think I should tell you about what happened to me when I was in school..."

Anger - Clarabelle Ang & Yeo Jun Peng

"Stop It!" Peter exclaimed. He was fuming with anger. His face was as red as tomato, and he was steaming out from his ears. If Chao had not stopped John with his teasing, Peter might have exploded. He was on the verge of beating John up.
Chao appeased Peter, "Relax, he's not worth your attention." With that, Peter stomped off with heavy steps trying to calm down. John was smirking in joy.

You better keep your mouth shut!

"You better keep your mouth shut or you are so getting a taste of my fingernail!" she whispered. It just got worse. Every since the day I transferred here, my life became worse. In previous school, I was bullied because of my nerdy looks. I changed and transferred. However, it didn't get any better. I guess I am like a magnet, attracting bullies to me. They are at it, again.
Classmates circled around me, chanting insults. They did not care about what I thought, they treated me like an object of amusement. I could not take it anymore. I burst.

By: KokYin; RenChang