After much preparation, the young self-proclaimed Emperor of The Han Dynastory is now serving a full-time mission to the UK with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He will return in 2014.


Welcome to the Han Dynastory!

As I am now serving a full-time mission with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have left this blog under the stewardship of a family member, who may post updates on how I'm doing as he/she sees fit.

Enjoy your stay!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

All Is Well

Life is good at the moment. This week went smoothly for me. Most crush issues have been resolved. Meaning I'm satisfied with what's been going on so far.

Anyway, I had an interesting experience at church today. It was Branch Conference and we had quite a large number of members attending. I'm not sure if it was only for Branch Conference but they had members translate the speakers' talks so that the non English speaking members could have an easier time listening.

Elder Howard was translating the talk into Malay for the Indonesian members while Ashley (I think) was translating it into Mandarin. At one point they came up to me and asked me to translate because they felt I would do a better job (Ashley isn't exactly used to English in the first place)

It was quite a surprise but the strange thing is that I was already translating the talk in my heart for fun before I was approached.

I didn't do a very good job.

It was pretty tough since I've never used any of the words we use at Church in Mandarin before, so I did the best I could with some help with Gospel terms from an Elder. There I was, holding a mike in my hand and wondering what would happen if I made a mistake. I wasn't able to keep up with the speakers so I missed out quite a lot. I feel so bad.

At one point, I even mistranslated Bible (Sheng4 Jing1) into Menstruation (Yue4 Jing1)


Sunday, April 16, 2006

Not Again!

They are times when I wish I could just stop thinking about my crush. It's so distracting that I can't be as productive as I want to be. And the only way I can be productive is that I make something for her. But then I start thinking what will happen if I give her something. Then it leads to another thought and for some reason I start worrying about things. When will all this stop? When I find out that she has the same feelings? Or when she doesn't, and I drop the whole thing? At any rate, I better find something to do before it gets worse. I figure I'm going to make another collage of friends... an excuse to include her in it would be unneccesary.

Exams are coming! Hope I recover soon

Replacement Physics Classes and Sejarah Movie Filming

Last Tuesday was a public holiday. Ran and I had planned to film the first part of our Sejarah movie for Teacher Yong Lin Siew. Then comes along our Physics teacher with a plan to give us replacement classes. D'oh!

You can't argue with teachers on that matter so we had no choice but to reduce the allocated time for the movie.

So, at 9:00am we were to meet at school and have classes until 3:00pm

I got there at 9:15

The teacher wasn't there till 9:30

Well so much for punctuality. Apparently something came out with her laptop that she needed to use for classes. The class itself was pretty much boring. I read about that stuff last year so it was mostly a review for me. Of course, there were some parts where things got interesting and I started listening. But when I wasn't listening...

IBM and Chern Hui, talking in class as usual. You should see the video I took of IBM dancing...
At one point we took a break and Shan (Jian Shan) saw me with the camera. Smile!

Cool Shan makes his first appearance...
Classes went on. Finally it was lunchtime and we all went out to eat. At the same time some old friends from J3B who came back to school to practice for the singing competition were going to have lunch too (most of them were going to take part in the filming project). We went around Jalan Kenanga for lunch (can't remember the exact place but it's quite popular)

I had a brief struggle ordering Chicken Rice in Cantonese (thank goodness Lance was there)

It was great fun as ex classmates to have lunch together. There were 8 of us: Me, Ran, Duen, Lance, L King, Howt, Waylon and Er Wei. We were mostly talking about some of the latest Happy Tree Friends episodes Ran watched (I can't bear to watch them anymore... too sick)

Lance, Duen and Ran drinking after we had lunch... my Kickapoo never came

L King looking all "Yong Shui" after wearing my sunglasses

Wei messing about with my camera when I went to the bathroom
It was soon time to head back to school for the next part of the classes so we went our separate ways (the others went to a nearby cyber cafe until the filming started)

We walked back and bought some batteries on the way (Lance's camera needed some). I even helped a blind man who was walking a little bit too far off the side of the road.

We headed into the classroom expecting to be the last ones and to our surprise, the teacher was right behind us and there were only about 5 students in the classroom. Oh well. We played around with some BB Guns and other props we brought for the movie. For some reason there was a guitar in the room.

Whoa~! Shao Jun plays the guitar!

Nice try, Shan
Soon everyone came back and classes continued until 3:30. Those who took part in the Sejarah movie had to rush out of class before anyone could stop us (they wanted to have a singing practice, and I was the conductor)

The movie making process was great. It is the first time we decided to use multiple cameras, the first time we're filming with sound, the first time we have non J3B people with us. It was thoroughly a great experience. Nigel, Hsien Chun, LKL, L King, Howt, Waylon, Lance, Ran, IBM, Chern Hui and Fatt were there. It's a pity we had too little time. We barely finished 1.1 of the Sejarah textbook. Better luck next time I guess.

Saturday, April 15, 2006


Things seem to be going down the drain day after day. I can have a great day at school and come home and everything changes. Why is it that I keep getting blamed for everything bad that happens to the computer? That blasted pop up that keeps showing up on Mom's computer is giving her mood swings too apparently. I don't even know where the heck it came from. I only happened to use the computer the day it started coming (my computer was sent for repairs) and now I'm getting all the blame. Dad is making things worse too. Every time he picks me up from school I already feel things are going to be bad as long as I open my mouth. Best to keep quiet at home. Maybe I should talk to my teacher about it again. The worst thing that can happen is that I can't talk to my own parents. My diary has already turned into a river of painful memories. Been sharing them too. It just sucks that all these problems are coming from home. I might as well find every excuse to stay at school and be with my friends every day if things are just horrible at home. Well, at least I have someone who's been keeping me company after school. She's been quite delighted to find out that I enjoy her company too... Maybe things aren't going so bad after all. Just today Hao Ran and I offered to make yet another movie. This time it's for our BM teacher. She has this weird smile whenever she talks about things that we don't expect the teacher to now. It's almost as if she knew Hao Ran and I have been making movies. And it was also somewhat interesting when she mentioned something about Hao Ran that she could only find out if she visited our whateverlah blog. Ahh questions questions...

Sunday, April 09, 2006


The more I look back at what's happened so far, the more I get confused. The question still rings in my head.

What happened?

The past few weeks has been a blur. Almost every week I have to go through some sort of emotional pain. And high school romance issues only make it worse >.<

Yes, I have come to confess I have a big time crush on someone again...

I feel somewhat guilty she happens to be a best friend's sister

I already mentioned before I kind of like her to begin with, but I mostly disregarded the feeling and concentrated on better things. But at times like this when my emotions are running wild I begin to wonder exactly how much I like her. On her part she seems to be giving little hints of the same feeling (waving heart shaped nuggets, giving flying kisses every now and then, making me sing etc) but I'm not really sure because she's so flirtatious to begin with. And the moment you're not fun (even for a few seconds) she just walks off. You're all probably wondering why the heck I like her.

Word has already spread thanks to loud mouthed friends (and people with common sense). I'm pretty much sure she knows already, although it's probably obvious enough as it seems.

I hope all of this calms down as soon as possible, because it's really distracting and I don't like distractions. Or at least... let me find out whether she actually likes me or not, because that settles a lot of feelings...