Sunday, November 27, 2005

GEPers Repent!

We are so happy together! - God made GEPers Special! - GEPers are beautiful - We 'R' GEPers too! - GEPer Pride... - Mainstream Kids 'R' Immature -  STOP THE HATE! GEPers are humans too!
But a parent stands alone...fighting for his beliefs! - Unnatural mugging is wrong! - GEPer Life is no proper life...Repent Now! - The GEPers went into a blind rage! - Stop your Hate filled Diatribes!
GEPers have a right! We should not be ashamed of ourselves! - That's where you are wrong...The life of a GEPer...is an Empty search for intellectual pleasure...
The first GEPer was Socrates! And look what happened to him! He was put to death for his views! - It is still not too late for you! You can still turn back! Repent! - Your views are groundless! We all should have the right to study about shadows in cavewalls!
The GEPer crowd grew angrier and angrier! In their eyes burned the fires of rage! And they were about to lunge at the poor parent!
Will this search for intellectual gratification lead you anywhere? Are you too wrapped in your books? - Don't you know that all those mental gymnastics only make you stick your head up your a**? - The crowd grew silent...
Oh its true...I always felt as if I was in a deep dark hole, and I wanted to fill the hole...but no matter how I try to fill this hole, the hole is always empty, wanting more stuff to fill it...I have searched everywhere things to fill this hole, but never am I satisfied!
Oh Dear...Please forgive me for being as anal...I knew I was a^^hole...
Oh I am so Happy not to be a GEPer! I'm SAVED!
Curses! Foiled again! - Mugging demon - Physics - Chem - Econ - gssq was saved because he stopped being a GEPer! He no longer has to go through mugging hell! But what about YOU?
Tick if you repent... - I realise Students' Sketchpad is true and I want a life... - I want to read Students' Sketchpad everyday. - I want to go to my local LAN shop and play DOTA.

Some background information about this issue.

Featuring gssq! ;) And I apologise for the lateness of the release of this and next issues. Greetings from Hong Kong!
- Hou

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373 Comments:

Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

first time i'm first!!! not much humour this time... but i loved the spongebob and patrick drawing. nice :)

Sun Nov 27, 02:42:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger xuanyou86 said...

lol. my old time classmates all play DotA till this day. from starcraft to warcraft to DotA. no one mugs. and we're GEPpers. =p

Sun Nov 27, 02:42:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous jeeohdee said...

i didnt know GEPpers had to mug?

Sun Nov 27, 02:43:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger See Tow said...

hello
im a geper too from ri
haha i love reading your comics -.-
good job but something u all have to know is that there are many weird gepers and however there are also many normal ones too (like me!)
haha and gepers dont really mug la we slack like everyone else play DOTA warcraft CS source everything la lol :D haha continue the good work!!!

Sun Nov 27, 03:05:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

woah lao...this is terrible... gssq is still in gep after all... USP is just another meeting place for ex-geps in uni.

Sun Nov 27, 03:08:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger Amon said...

Congratulations! You did it again! Well-done! I was penning my blog when I was pleasantly surprised to see your next issue of Web-o-Comic so quickly rolled out of the hot press! Loved the subtelties once again - the boat rocks, the bananas, the eggheads and the cheesecakes... Muahahahhahahahah. BurP! I think me oesophagus has gas now!

Sun Nov 27, 03:14:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous HK said...

What r u guys doing in HK? What is the attraction there? Apart from the breathtaking view of the hill (I think it is Lantau Island) as the plane nose-dive to a stop on the taxiway. The new airport is swanky, no? What else can attract you guys there?

Sun Nov 27, 03:16:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger throughglassdarkly said...

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Sun Nov 27, 03:20:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hou, this is funny, but pardon me if I say that this is the ugliest edition of Students Sketchpad I have yet seen in terms of coloring...

Sun Nov 27, 03:23:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger Agagooga said...

Wah I look so funky here.

I think more people know me by my other nick ;)

Sun Nov 27, 03:23:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Take My Breath Away said...

Hurray! Nice work! I like the black tee embossed wif the one-time controversial "White elephant" issue and that nanoo nanoo alien with a spade for atenna is so astounding! Where do u guys get these ideas from? The Book? Muahahahahha

Sun Nov 27, 04:13:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous What Funk said...

What or who is qssq? This escapes me time and time again! I m afraid I m not into your circle of inner jokes! I do spot someone familiar in yr drawing! A fella blogger and commentator rite?

Sun Nov 27, 04:15:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger markhsx said...

HAHA. that girl is a disgrace. but hey we do play dota. =) but i'd rather play other games tho. love this site. once a week is too infrequent tho. great stuff

Sun Nov 27, 05:20:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger Hai~Ren said...

I like the connections with gay pride (esp the CHIJ lesbians, spongebob and Tinky-Winky)

And this is just like one of those Jack Chick tracts ranting against homosexuality! =D

Sun Nov 27, 05:49:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger En & Hou said...

Anonymous : The colours turned out poorly this time round, cos' I don't have the proper software right now.

Cheers,
Hou

Sun Nov 27, 07:21:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

an amusing take to a (potentially) blown-out-of-proportion issue.

well done, guys.

an ex-gep(per)

Sun Nov 27, 07:23:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger Sepia said...

GEPers slack too. Except for some goody goody perfect prefects with anal retentive moms who force them to do sixteen assessment books a week. Not really force, since they do it willingly. o_0 Weirdos.

I'm a GEPer too, by the way.

Are you talking about secondary school GEPers or primary school or both? :S

I slack. I play KoL. Gunz. DotA occasionally. And what's with Spongebob? The Teletubbies? 0_0 Most of us don't have triangle shaped hair, the last time I looked.

Gahhh.

Sun Nov 27, 07:58:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous lintong said...

the primary through to secondary geppers, are more extreme, i say, happily.
i'm one.

Sun Nov 27, 09:03:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous me said...

ehhhhhhhhh good job; but could have been better haha. :)

Sun Nov 27, 09:18:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger fdgd said...

yeah right. i SO agree that geppers slack. they just slack less than we do.

ohnoareyouhurtemotionally?

p.s. everyone plays dota nerd or not nerd

Sun Nov 27, 09:29:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger angela said...

well done! the first drawing was especially priceless!

Sun Nov 27, 10:05:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

good one. i totally agree! =)

Sun Nov 27, 10:36:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger ¤ .:«--° ~ n i k ~ °--»:. ¤ said...

are you serious when you say some gepers are less slack than we are???
sure maybe some are UBER hardworking but many i know juz slack their bums off..... DOTA-ING THE WHOLE DAY but still manage to get their As w/o seeming to study at all... GEPers arent GEPers coz they are muggaholics!!! theyre there coz theyre like the UBER smarts of us and many UBER smarts can like juz glance tru their work once and ACE a test at a go.... SO UNFAIRR!!! BOOHOO!!!! :(

but GEPers arent any different from us other than the above i guess.. jus that some of my frenz tend to think alot...

:)

Mon Nov 28, 12:07:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger ¤ .:«--° ~ n i k ~ °--»:. ¤ said...

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Mon Nov 28, 12:08:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger ¤ .:«--° ~ n i k ~ °--»:. ¤ said...

oh btw... im not a geper... got into 'SUPPLEMENTARY' in pri school.. but decided to stick to mainstream in the end :)

Mon Nov 28, 12:09:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous -return- said...

starting to get serious i see.
=D
Gd work lah.

Mon Nov 28, 12:12:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous lynnylchan said...

Agagooga in a major starring role! How cool!
And yes, I always said USP was GEP for uni students. But then I do know some very cool USP-ers, so.
Normal GEP-ers need to speak out so that the world knows you exist! And then the hating can end... *sniffles* haha.

Mon Nov 28, 01:23:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger obscure said...

I REALISE STUDENTSKETCHPAD IS TRUE AND I WANT TO READ IT EVERYDAY!

Nice work once again! Rock on! :D

Mon Nov 28, 01:49:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

A LONE VOICE OF TRUTH (actually, two)

Mon Nov 28, 02:55:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger Agagooga said...

The more I think about this, the more the following question makes sense: What were you smoking when you drew this?!

Heh.

Mon Nov 28, 03:15:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

there has to be a distinction drawn between the primary school geps and the sec sch geps. pri sch geps are the smart ones that are "UBER smarts of us and many UBER smarts can like juz glance tru their work once and ACE a test at a go". whereas sec sch geps are the muggaholics that should burn for their crimes (the light of the prism does not truly shine on them).

and i agree! USP is GEP for uni. except that it's less elitist. (not 0.5% mah)

Mon Nov 28, 09:45:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous burp said...

i think gssq is agagooga..

anyway i m not a GEPpers so i dunno wad USP n UBER is, n oso wad's their lives abt. yup.

but i think the comics colours r still ok. ppl, dun complain so much! comics r for us to look at drawing n content, n not the colours.

Mon Nov 28, 10:29:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous GEP 2000 alumni said...

Back in the day when being a GEP (real GEP students are GEPs, not "GEPers". The term "GEPers" is offensive and derogatory, not to mention *seditious* =P) actually meant something. This was back when it was much more exclusive and limited in intake, unlike now where apparently we let in all sorts of riff-raff and muggers. Ah, I decry our dilution!

Real GEPs don't need to mug, we do amazingly, mind-blowingly well without studying. This is because the standardised exams (PSLE, O levels, A levels) are pitched at the mainstream students. We, true GEPs who are so clearly a cut above the rest, obviously will not need to expend any additional effort to blow the mainstream students out of the water!

I am concerned that people who consider themselves "GEPers" seem to require studying and rote memorisation in order to perform well in the examinations. By doing so, they have tarnished the GEP reputation, and also attracted a lot of unneeded publicity from the mainstream students and the media.

The blame for this lies solely with the unworthy "GEPers" who think they are gifted - but the price they pay to maintain their sham lifestyle shows clearly, and they are ultimately not worthy of the title.

GEP 2000! Prism 4 life, yo!

Mon Nov 28, 01:36:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous mib said...

Uh, gep 2000 alumni,

I want my 30 seconds for reading your comment back.

GEPpers are not people. That is final.

Also, gep 2000 alumni, you do know that "alumni" is plural, right?

Mon Nov 28, 02:13:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm a geper from nygh.
haha.
i dun bury myself in books ok!
though i admit some of my classmates are rly infatuated with books.
but not all gepers love books and IT and wad robots and those weirdo stuff.
but come'on. i can study one day before EOY and get a high A1 too.

Mon Nov 28, 03:06:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger danceawayy said...

i disagree about the thing abt sec sch geps being muggaholics...
i mean most of the sec sch geps come from the pri sch gep?
i'm one example. got into gep in p4 and still a gep now in sec school.
and i agree that gepers aren't gepers if we need to mug till we die. we're pretty relaxed about marks you know... though of course there are some...extremes. that are crazy about robots and books and i dunno.
i pretty much study the day before an EOY and ace it. except for...-___-; lit.

Mon Nov 28, 03:11:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger danceawayy said...

Btw for your information. The GEP 2nd round test taken in p3 has one maths paper one english paper and 2 general ability papers if i remember correctly.
thus teh general ability, or basically IQ paper has a ery large weightage and you can't MUG to score for that.
therefore. we geps aren't muggers;)

Mon Nov 28, 03:13:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

wanna know why mainstream students don't like geppers?

look at this written by a gepper
qoute"Real GEPs don't need to mug, we do amazingly, mind-blowingly well without studying. This is because the standardised exams (PSLE, O levels, A levels) are pitched at the mainstream students. We, true GEPs who are so clearly a cut above the rest, obviously will not need to expend any additional effort to BLOW the mainstream students out of the water!

hmmm, while what the writer says maybe his/her true feelings but, but it takes little effort to realise that the other 99.5% of mainstream students may have difficulty dealing with studies. some may study all their life and never get results as good as geppers, some get scolded and caned because they cant get the A1 that the writer so easily obtain. AND it also takes little effort to see how insensitive and arrogant it is to post such comments, by making geppers sound soooo superior as students than the other mainstream ppl. this is almost exactly what makes mainstream ppl dislike geppers.

maybe the writer will never realise this despite being however smart he said he is, Because his mind is so perfectly in tune with math and science that he lost the ability to deal with the intricacies of trying not to offend ppl.

oh, and for god's sake, being "slack" and playing "DotA" does not make u ppl normal. being humble and approachable makes u normal. throw that air of superiority and arrogance away and maybe ppl can like geppers more.

Mon Nov 28, 05:03:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

well said

Mon Nov 28, 06:31:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger ¤ .:«--° ~ n i k ~ °--»:. ¤ said...

c'mon... as i said BEFORE!!! not all GEPERs are arrogant like YOU THINK!!

have any of you mainstreamers actually mixed with these guys before? well i have and i (a perfectly normal mainstreamer like many you guys out there) dont see how much different from us 'humans' they are... theyre just smarter and thats FINAL... They are called GIFTED because they like have a higher IQ and better learning abilities and so because of that are we going to be jealous and ostracise them?

are you trying to say that in our normal mainstream classes you guys ostracise those who get top results all the time? i think not.. coz if you are, then you are no better than all the other arrogant ppl out there who think they are above the rest...

i get along well with tonnes of GEP ppl.. so like show your maturity and stop nitpicking the small stuff!!! urgh...

Mon Nov 28, 06:57:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger ¤ .:«--° ~ n i k ~ °--»:. ¤ said...

lol... btw this is beginning to resemble those Social Studies crap stuff abt Sri Lanka and Northern Ireland... different views, jealousy, discrimination by stereotyping people..

man... what have you guys been learning! learn from Switzerland!
'compromise and accomodation' lolz...

Mon Nov 28, 07:07:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous kakee said...

i dunno why is everyone making a big hoohaa over this issue now. what's wrong with GEPers.. they are only pple who have higher learning abilities than the norm. and i dun think they will be known as GEPers once they step out of schools and enter working societies right. i am from the mainstream and i have mixed with a number of GEPers throughout my sec and JC life. and i find each and everyone ok. even if they are those MUGGER-gepers or those GEP-gepers. like those who dun have to study much for exams.. i think it's too ridiculous to say that GEPers are not human. at least i know alot still have their EQs.

Mon Nov 28, 07:20:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi. im a GEPer.

it seems like loads of GEPers read Students' Sketchpad. 0.o

Anyway, when i saw this post about GEPers i thought it was going to be another one about critisism. Like about how we are "arrogant" and "proud".

haha im glad it aint. but if there's one thing u should know. WE SLACK A LOT. mugging just aint our thing. yeah we might have some classmates who're those goody-two-shoes but we really dont mug that much. nice job anyway!

hope u can bring us some juicy hot topic in future. rawk on. ^^

Mon Nov 28, 07:21:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous kakee said...

furthermore has anyone considered those who passed the p3 and p6 GEP tests and refused to go into the GEP? they are in the mainstream but with similar learning abilities as the GEPers. if they nv tell u they are from GEP, will u know and discriminate them as well? think about it. i know that i may sound abit biased and such. but there isnt any pt to discriminate the GEP from the mainstream. so chill out to those who are criticsing those GEPers until they are as worthless as sh*t. i think your lvl of EQ is nowhere near theirs. not to say your IQ lvl. think abt it. im sorry if anyone feels offensive towards these comments.

Mon Nov 28, 07:25:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous KM said...

i agree with kakee. I passed the pri3 GEP exams and i didnt go. Now, when my friends find out that i could have gone to GEP, they always give me a skeptical look.

Come on, we are all still human after all...

Mon Nov 28, 08:24:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger fdgd said...

get a life people.

you think you are the elites and supposedly top 0.5%?

not all geppers are arrogant. i know quite a few who arent. but even if 20-30% of geppers are cocky -whatever-, thats bad enough.

getting into gep doesnt equal high iq. moe can just send you for an iq test.

speaking of intelligence. how do you explain one gepper not meeting the promotion criteria and another 2 failing their mother tongue. (which is ironically a subject you must pass for promotion)

in a particular chinese school

dun deny the fact that most geps mug more than mainstream people. its common sense and any idiot can tell its the true scenerio and not a stereotype.

and ya theres alot of nice geppers. they are real nice and stuff. and some very slack too. i'm just talking about the 20-30 percent.

which isnt really quite a minority.

wait last thing. since when is mugging a bad thing. i could do with some of that... its the attitude. no one ostracize the friendly ones.

RIGHT JUNNIES???

OW PFFT 2.5 CANT GET INTO BIO DAMMIT!!!

p.s. i insist stupid gepper is not an oxymoron

Mon Nov 28, 09:35:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger kaishi said...

As a GEP alumnus of seven years, I say this;

1. I find both TODAY arguments weak, and insufficient to address the academic lives of GEP students. Furthermore, that by the student in question is definitely far from a view representative of the entire GEP population. I know a good proportion of students who regret entering the GEP, and to discuss "maturity" issues involves highly fallacious generalisations. (To be less euphemistic, I'd say the author herself is being immature and shooting herself in the foot, since she is stereotyping GEP students in her own light, but since there's no point in attacking writing styles and skills here I shall move on.)

2. As reiterated several times on this page, GEP students may or may not mug. But doesn't that apply to mainstream students too? I do know, as a college student now where there is no more division of such streams (thank God), that muggers in mainstream do exist in a significant representation.

3. I do not believe that GEP tests truly determine who is "smart" or able to excel in school, per se, because there are definitely GEP students who would suffer even under mainstream syllabus. Not only is one round -- maybe two -- of selection tests insufficient to determine the true mental abilities of a student, the test questions (to my memory anyway, when I took it) deviate from standard school syllabi. At most, you do get a bunch of students with possibly a certain kind of personality, but there still lingers a range of learning abilities which is not absent itself in the mainstream. You still have those who struggle to grasp O Level concepts, and you have the high-fliers who do not need to study to ace national competitions or examinations. I guess it's mainly the name -- "Gifted" Education Programme -- that only drives the stereotype of the erudite, textbook-loving geek.

4. While there are snobs in GEP who believe that being placed in such a stream puts them in a higher social strata than the general student population, I am compelled to emphasise that in any system or group of people there are always bound to be black sheep, maybe more than usual in the case of the GEP stream. Those in my alma maters definitely have not exhibited any passion in such elitist beliefs, though of course what I am familiar with may not, again, be representative of how certain students from other GEP centres act (re: Letter to TODAY). However I wouldn't blame people for stereotyping GEP students based on these black sheep, because I guess having more letters behind your name and curriculum vitae tends to lead to higher expectations where respect and social decorum are concerned and admittedly some GEP students do fail in these respects.

If you didn't bother to read through all that, my point is: Not all GEPs are muggers! And the muggers don't only come from the GEP.

As a mockery to a heated debate on this issue, though, I must say this comic is a work of genius. =p

Mon Nov 28, 11:19:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

Back in the day when the GEP was more secretive about itself, being a GEP meant being humble. We kept a low profile. Never once did we parade any of our accomplishments out in public - there was no need to, and it would have looked silly anyway.

Now I read with dismay gep 2000 alumni's (among many other geps') comments. Is this what we have become over the years? I remember the Leadership Development Seminar we had in Sec 4 at NUS. Was this not one of those things we were told to be aware of?

Don't disgrace our collective. We have much to be humble for.

Tue Nov 29, 03:04:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger Elia Diodati said...

This GEP alumnus thinks it's too funny for words. You guys rawk!

Tue Nov 29, 04:28:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2ooo alumni said...

Dear most esteemed readers,

I have been following this most intriguing and stimulating debate for some time now and, if I may be so rude as to express my wishes, I would hope to enliven, if such a thing ever be possible for my merely adequate mind, this discussion which has proved to be a constant source of intellectual delight. Therefore, I humbly offer the following few considerations:

1. Where, may I ask, does everybody's statistics come from? When one says that 20-30% mugs and 20-30% don't mug (whatever the numbers may be), is it not possible that one is merely concentrating on a small sample size of people, given that the target under examination here are those labelled as GEPers? Therefore, when it seems like most GEPs mug, perhaps it is the small sample size that makes the absolute number of muggers in the GEP population look obscenely large. When we sample students from other streams is it not conceivable that we will arrive at approximately the same numbers, but that this fact is mitigated by:

i. In the other streams attempts at putting up a front are much more common and, in fact, highly desired. This is a perfectly normal, and healthy, function of a society ruled by peer pressure. Therefore, the mugger will say that he doesn't mug, and so on and so forth.

ii. A valiant attempt by the students who fancy themselves to be amateur, or should I say aspiring professional, statisticians who wish to skew the results to suit their fancy and bias.

Tue Nov 29, 10:37:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2ooo alumni said...

2. Where does everybody's beliefs about the GEP come from? Personal experience? Hearsay? As far as I know GEPs come in many different flavours and taste. Some are deliciously yummy, and some taste just like the tuna flavoured Harry Potter whatschamacallit thinghys that this perfidious candy company profilgates. Nevertheless, I note with grave concern some respected individuals' comments about the social graces, or rather, the lack thereof, of the group known as the GEPers. Indeed, could the same not be said for the non-GEPers? Does being a loud, obnoxious rude jock count as a social grace that most GEPs do not have? Indeed, while I do not discount the fact that GEPs can be loud, obnoxious, and rude, perhaps in a microcosm of society, i.e. the school, where sports are lauded and intellectualism condemned, being "proud" of one's achievements in the physical arena is condoned whereas a young budding mind curious about the world daring to ask what may be perceived as a "difficult, non-standard" question gets lambasted and utterly destroyed for being a "snob".

Tue Nov 29, 10:37:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2ooo alumni said...

3. One must ask the deeper question: what has become of our society that a matter such as a child struggling over grades can incite a significant amount of the populace to such fervour and such overwhelming passion? Indeed, is it not possible that, should the child have gone to a more demanding school, even if she had not entered the GEP, she would have been swamped and inundated with an overwhelming amount of work? One is tempted to believe that the GEP, as it has been and always will be, provided a convenient label for the parent to vent his anguish upon.

To remedy this situation, let us draw upon the great lesson that National Service has taught all of us young, and most fortunate, Singaporean males. Indeed, National Service has taught us all that we always have a choice. We had a choice to serve National Service or go to jail, or if the option were available we could pay $5000.

In this sense I propose that the parent or this young unfortunate girl had a choice. There is, of course, in great wisdom, no sense lamenting the past. Therefore, there should be no energy wasted towards, as the popular idiom holds, crying over spilt milk. Rather, let us consider the young girl's situation, and what choices she can make.

1. She can continue with her current lifestyle, thereby aggravating herself even more.
2. She has THE CHOICE to absolutely not bother about her homework, thereby making herself into the more well-rounded person that she was born to be.

Unfair? Wrong? Illogical? Ask the people who told us that National Service was a choice. Because indeed, everything is a choice. Including not studying.

Tue Nov 29, 10:38:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2ooo alumni said...

4. Finally: who the hell wrote that damned stupid article? Said person should be severely castigated, castrated, disembowelled, emasculated, atomised. How did a letter from a parent complaining about the courseload in the GEP get placed next to a letter lauding the GEPs as if they could do no wrong? One must be rather obtuse, for one fails to see the hidden links, those magnificent, glorious, and epiphanic subtleties that link those two letters together. Think about it: if one enters a challenging academic program, of course one must be prepared to do work, perhaps more and a different kind of work. Secondly, it is absolutely pointless to blame the other stream for everything. It is most wonderful and glorious that one knows how to make lemons out of lemonade, or, for those who prefer a lets colloquial expression, turn one's difficult situation into profitable circumstances. But less us consider that your exile was self-imposed. Let us also consider that perhaps one's arrogance instigates such rabid, derogatory remarks. One then proceeds to revel in one's self-imposed matyrdom, claiming that one becomes more mature as a result of "Goodness gracious me I have been a sweet little goody-two shoes I can't think of why these people don't like me pip-pip perhaps it is because I told them they were stupid oh well I am just telling them the truth and the truth hurts my Gosh I can't believe how immature they are" behaviour is just not right. Of course one is privileged to one's own opinion. As I am to mine.

Tue Nov 29, 10:38:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2ooo alumni said...

5. so some people will make fun of you. Cheerio. That doesn't mean you have to retaliate with a sense of superiority. You could always beat them up. Or smile, and know that one day you can send them to jail with the press of a button. It's that simple. Now you know why the ancients counselled patience as a virtue. That's because the longer you wait the more powerful you get, so that when the time comes you can eviscerate them and they can do nothing about it. Or drive a BMW and crash into their 5th-hand Honda Civic. Whoops. Gotta get myself a new BMW. Can Performance Motors deliver it to me by dinnertime? I have a very important dinner appointment with some foreign investors.

6. Why the hell are we complaining about GEP and all the bullcrap anyway? What difference does it make? Will it makes our lives better? No. Will it lighten to poor girl's load? No. Will it remove social discrimination? No.

7. Such beauty inherent in the ebb and flow of language. The accentuation of phrasing, the lightly sparkling rhythms contrasted against the darkly harmonious bass. The pointillism of magnificently ordered punctuation combined with the art of the serif. Does it not strike a chord in one's heart? Pluck at the strings of one's intellect?

8. Wunderbar!

I remain, as always, your most humble and ever-willing, most kind and virtuous, servant
etc. etc.

Tue Nov 29, 10:39:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Long And Windy said...

Hey you GEPers are serious, arent you? Yr comments are a mile long. Too bad my back is hurting to much to mull them over. I will as soon as I can. In the meantime, cheers and lighten up.
P.S: What is USP?

Tue Nov 29, 10:44:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

I'd just like to give my view on a few things.

There's this stigma about GEPs being elitist and all. A fellow GEP from my batch has demonstrated how elitist a GEP can be, and I must say that we can be alot more elitist than that if we wanted to be. Why? Let's take a look at how many top O level students are GEP. Then how many >7 distinction A level students are non-GEP. What percentage of PSC OMS awardees are GEP?

Put very simply, we will very soon take over most of the civil service, and then the PAP. But why is this so?

We all know that our dear Minister Mentor is terribly far sighted, and especially so when it comes to grooming new leaders. The reason why the PAP will always (it's unqualified, but I'm too lazy to do so) win the general elections, is because of it's youth programme (and of course the fact that the opposition comes up with retarded policies like abolishing GST - a policy meant to benefit the poorer people out there - the economically / financially non-GEP). Everyone knows that the main aim of the GEP is to nurture bright young minds, but more than that, it is to groom future leaders for the civil service and later, as government-type people.

GEPs have all been selected, since pri 4, to be future leaders of our nation. There are filtering processes in the meantime - some GEPs drop out over the years, and others come in - but the general idea is that once you're in GEP, you're supposed to have more potential than everyone else, and hence you're supposed to go that extra mile.

Do you non-GEPs all think that the GEP syllabus is easy? And that only "99.5% of mainstream students may have difficulty dealing with studies"? The GEP syllabus is pitched one level higher than what the rest of you are learning, so we might find it way easier when we were put through the normal exam system at the end of everything (ie. O levels), but for the most part, we were bogged down with much harder material, so saying that we as GEPs don't have trouble with our studies is, to say the least, incorrect, and possibly even insulting.

I'd like to also give my take on a certain Anonymous individual saying that we GEPs are obsessed with books and have no EQ whatsoever. Apparently, we GEPs have "lost the ability to deal with the intricacies of trying not to offend ppl". Well let me put it to you that you have no sense of humour, for not being able to detect the tone of the previous post by my friend. And by commenting so seriously on a post that was meant to be in jest, you have just shown that YOU spend too much time TRYING to get your mind in tune with math and science that you have "lost the ability to deal with the intricacies of" detecting humour (if you had any ability in the first place).

And just for kicks, I say that you should throw that air arrogance and all your inbred stereotypes away and maybe you can find it in your heart to realise that we are just people too.

Tue Nov 29, 11:42:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous lalala said...

haha GEPs rule man!

Tue Nov 29, 12:11:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

This comment is directed at gep 2000 alumni, who posted just before me:

Actually, in my original post, I did not intend to portray us GEPs as elitist. Rather, I was emphasising the fact that the false "gepers" who claim to be gifted are in fact not truly gifted because they struggle with our glorious "differentiated curriculum".

Apparently, some of the normals (such as the one named "mib") that troll here chose to see only selective parts of my argument - which was, in no way directed against you normals in the first place - and felt that it was a vicious attack on non-GEPs. This is, obviously, a patently absurd leap of logic.

If you'd like your 30 seconds back, I am afraid I am not able to refund it to you. But, thank you for reading!

Now, I may return my focus to the true target of my outcry, which my esteemed windbag of a colleague, gep 2ooo alumni, has rambled on and on about over so many messages.

The few valid points you raise, sir, are completely buried in the vast excesses of your literary flourish. Like the fabled tsunami, your meaningful message is lost in the overwhelming destruction. Come to think of it, I bet most of the audience is too young to actually have been involved in the SAF recovery effort at Meulaboh.

The scene of devastation that greeted us when we first landed by helicopter was amazing. Everything was totalled, even worse than the harsh, red comments I received on my quantum mechanics paper detailing the absorption spectra of hydrogen isotopes in aqueous medium. My chemistry grade suffered fairly badly that year, because of that horribly written paper.

This reminds me of the time when I was in sec3 and learning about the transitional states arising from molecular rotations. I was so awestruck by the simplistic beauty, that I composed a poem in Latin.

Tue Nov 29, 12:39:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous EnragedLatinoBiatch3456Singapore2000BrownU said...

The key to leading a succesful GEPian lifestyle, is not education, or work ethic or anything of that sort. The key to being a succesful GEPian is efficient exploitation of forced labour and or slaves. As a Puerto Rican who participated in the GEP program at a singaporean JC, while my father worked as a household man-servant in a Singaporean family's home, I know that the key to success in life is sucking the very life blood from your underlings. I hope that some day we can all be succesful overlords over swarms of intellectually deficient foreigners. Majula Singapore

Tue Nov 29, 01:04:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous mib said...

Oh dear gep 2000 alumni,

Composing a poem in Latin is just so... GEPpish.

And "alumni" does not suddenly become singular just because you rambled on and on with high falutin words and phrases delievered with the singular purpose of trying to make yourself look smarter than you really are.

You do know that "alumni" is plural, right?

Tue Nov 29, 01:12:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

After reading all the posts of my predecessors i start to wonder where they find the time to write such insanely long essays. I also managed to figure out specifically who wrote which posts. This proves several things
1. Almost all of us are in our 1st/3rd year of university. Plus is near examination time, whichever continent you are (other than singapore, but most of us are way too qualified to study in singapore, eh?) Therefore, we're sitting on our asses posting away randomly instead of studying. And most of us are still going to get our straight A+es (except the unlucky guy whose turn it is to post, and was busy posting to turn up for his paper) Bottomline: WE ARE INSANELY INTELLIGENT. ITS NOT OUR FAULT WE WERE BORN THAT WAY. Some random guy decreed that all men be treated equally (wait, wrong country) nevertheless, with increasing globalisation we should adopt the cultures of our fellow nations, and allies.
2. We know each other through and through. This comes after years of being classmates. Some of my closest friends were gep. This would aid, as one of my comrades earlier stated, when we (get invited to) take over the gahmen. Imagine the kinda wild parties we're gonna have at the expense of taxpayers moneys. As a side point to that, let me give you statistics thata might scare the rest of you into submission. About 40% of the overseas scholars in any organisation that means anything (ie PSC, AStar, DSTA) are GEP. Of the batch of batch of 2000, 0.5% of the population were GEP. Once again, try stopping us from taking over.
3. Also, not all of them look gep, even though some still behave like total retards when it comes to boy-girl (or boy-boy-girl, or even the odd boy-girl-girl) relationships. Random people refuse to believe i'm gep because of the stereotypes set forth long ago. But they see how i drive and turn around and agree with me thereafter.
4.DUN YOU DARE FLAME MY FELLOW GEPS! I WILL HIT YOU WITH MY BARRAGE OF TEXTBOOKS, THEN START THROWING MY USED PENS AND THICK FILES OF NOTES (trust me those are heavy enough to classify as killer litter)

Thank you.

Tue Nov 29, 01:17:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous mib said...

So there's more than 1 GEP 2000 alum here?

Ah, but since all of you are still speaking only for him or herself, you still don't get to use "alumni".

You (plural) do know that "alumni" is plural, right?

There, I even told you what the correct word is. Now if you're so bloody darn smart, use the right word.

Tue Nov 29, 01:24:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Emma said...

I love the Goblet Of Fire!

Tue Nov 29, 01:38:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

But we are one and the same!

Tue Nov 29, 01:41:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous GEPper said...

Y00 all are crazy GEPs. Only GEPs would argue among themselves using the same name. Just grow up alraedy. Everyone is jealous of our intelligence. EQ is an excuse for low IQ!

Tue Nov 29, 01:44:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger En & Hou said...

haha.. gep 2000 sure is headstrong in trying to show everyone he is right..heh. Clearly Gep material

-En

Tue Nov 29, 01:46:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous GEP alumni 2000 said...

I shall address two competing logical-threads in this reply.

1. Dear mib,

Surprisingly, it took one of us to mention it to your face before you realised that the posting-name "gep 2000 alumni" uses many different IP address netblocks to post comments. Some of these netblocks belong to the United States, others to the United Kingdom, and assorted other countries whose universities are far better than NUS/NTU.

The words "alumnus" and "alumna" were not used precisely because we function as one collective. Though our numbers are small, in our unity we shall triumph over all adversit Did you think that there was even a small chance you might outwit our collective? I am studying in the very birthplace of the English language itself, New Jersey!

Now, begone or I shall taunt you a second time!

2. Next, I will address gep 2000 alumni's shameless, self-promotional blitzkrieg upon the senses. Your logical arguments, sir, have absolutely no intellectual merit whatsoever, and I conjecture that they must have issued forth from your mental nether regions - where mortals fear to tread. Why, if we had mental projection technology, you would be surrounded by a neverending stream of pornographia exotica, a la Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium. You sir, probably cheated on the GEP entrance exams by studying for the reasoning tests (According to Brown et al, it is, in fact, possible to study for an IQ test, and improve your score as a result) and hence are a spurious addition to our vaunted programme.

Not only has your public filibustering not aided our united cause, but you have even successfully defeated whatever credibility our opposition might have.

And as for gep 2000 alumni, why did you suddenly ramble on about the tsunami? How is that relevant to the discussion? I was one of the peer reviewers who slammed your shoddy paper, which had absolutely no basis in pre-Copernican scientific theories. You argued for the existence of the vertebrae notochord as evidence for the evolution of ornithoptii, but as again, your unique brand of spurious scientific logic must be shown for what it truly is: a plagiarised sham, stolen no doubt from the drug-addled mind of an alcoholic homeless destitute.


References
Brown, H; Harding, G, "Elucidation of Methods of Circumventing Traditional Logical Reasoning Tests", (1988), Journal of the American Society of Psychology Practictioners

Tue Nov 29, 02:05:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

P.S. We all think gssq is a fugly fat faggot who should be hanged for defecting.

Tue Nov 29, 02:10:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger throughglassdarkly said...

Gep 2k Alumni:

I am a USP student in NUS (non-former-GEP) and I suggest that you save all your citation sources and your passion for your term papers instead of this.

Toodles.

Tue Nov 29, 03:44:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

Too much love to spread around. We were gifted (pun intended) with the evolutionary need to spread our vastly superior genetic material.

Tue Nov 29, 04:04:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger BLiZ said...

Wow whee this is like some big gepper gathering I never knew there were so many geps out there.

Let's just put it this way, GEPs are people too, genetically engineered or not, and as is the case with people there is a spectrum. There are all kinds of GEPs, the ones who play dota, the ones who slack, the ones who don't do well at exams, and the ones who are all of the above...kinda like me.

Then there's the ultra-smart head stuck up their asses GEPs who aren't very nice, and the ultra-smart humble down to earth GEPs. So which GEPs are you talking about?

Tue Nov 29, 04:58:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger throughglassdarkly said...

Bliz,

We understand, but go read today's "Today", there is a cover article on this issue.

Tue Nov 29, 05:02:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol......look at what these gepper write..some boast abt how smart they are getting As without studying, some writes in bombastic and pompous language obviously TRYING to show off some serious vocab to hmm, who? fellow geppers?(wtf!?), some say how geppers are gonna take over singapore, some say how they are genetically superior(more wtf!?), and this guy talks abt tsunami..(!?!?) i see a trend: you guys are weird.....

well, i must still say, this is madly entertaining, i mean geppers squabbling and sprouting nonsense!(i have to overlook the obvious arrogance involved). this is a priceless moment, wait,hmm, erm, isn't this what geppers are usually like?

i don't get it, why geppers complain that they are ostracized/try to explain they are normal/asking ppl to stop critisizing them when LOOK! isn't it obvious why geppers are disliked!? i mean, common, juz read the kind of things they write!

lol, the geppers here are just so special and entertaining but they number so few, like some endangered animal. i suggest we lock them up in zoos so that we can all appreciate them fully.

Tue Nov 29, 05:43:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger Agagooga said...

Wth?! Where did I defect to?


I think people are too free already.

Tue Nov 29, 06:28:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

You see that we are weird. But let me ask you to define the term "weird". You've used a word that has debatable and contextual meaning, and tried to apply it to a situation which you probably do not understand / comprehend at all and to your argument, in which you make wholly undefended, irrelvant, totally unassociated and absolutely reckless remarks.

But back to the actual discussion. Is weird trying to say that we differ from the norm? If so, I prefer the term unique. But then in that case, what is wrong with it? This remark is highly seditious and offends the very fabric of our diverse society. We could very well sue you for slander if we so wished, for your comparison of us to animals in the zoo, among other things. I demand a public apology! You need to say sorry! Or we will all do something really nasty to you, like taunt you again.

But we would rather not, as such mindless brainblattering is totally devoid of any possible academic merit, and is a dark spot on the surface on this pristine white roll of toilet paper.

And we don't need to keep our passion and citations for our term papers, because they are already submitted.

Tue Nov 29, 06:31:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous burp said...

gep 2000 alumni, r u (or rather should be u all) too free? u write like u r sitting for some major examinations, n for goodness, ur language is terribly unsuitable for writing comments. y dun u just go debate? hah! since u sooooo free... n pls stop showing off ur huge vocab! thx!

also, i suspect some fake gep 2000 alumni.. aiyo. hmm! the real one betta change ur nick ba! hehe!

Tue Nov 29, 07:14:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger ¤ .:«--° ~ n i k ~ °--»:. ¤ said...

mmm... this comments page has turned into a really insightful site!!

after reading through the comments by the GEP 2000 Alumni, i cannot help but feel how ridiculous and unbased the comments many subsequent individuals have posted are...

dont you just think that its plain DUMB to dismiss the strong arguments by GEP 2000 Alumni as a waste of time and an outlet to show of their vocabulary?

is there anything wrong with posting a good argumentative comment here? or are you just jealous that you can't do the same?

and now that they have just destroyed your precious arguments into 'fine dust' with a virtually indestructable argument, you simplistically call them weird..
-.-"

i must say that you really dissapoint me by posting such LAME comments online to try to challenge such believable and LEGITIMATE arguments... i expected more from you ppl..

furthermore, mib, could you like stop nitpicking on the unimportant.. it looks ... how do i put it? immature? im sure someone like you is capable of greater things than doing something so lame..

Tue Nov 29, 09:19:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

sigh............people, it's just another stupid education system that the government has put in to create disorder within the community.........bleargh.........

Tue Nov 29, 09:29:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous GEP ROX said...

Reading the posts here, I just want to say something. I have nothing against the GEP. I think it is fundamental that people who are academically inclined and can prove so in their grades be exulted. Similarly people who are good at arts and sports. It will also be good for all of them to do a bit of each, not to excel, just for variety and a balanced outlook. But it is that stupid push always towards awards and competitions that seems to be the end-all. And I don't see any better in stuff coming out from the education system - the people especially (the infrastructure is more than sufficient, I guess). Attitude, thinking and reasoning skills. That translates into improvement in our lives - communally, spiritually, physically, etc. Has it?Perhaps this is overlooked.

Tue Nov 29, 09:30:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous FUK the policies said...

I suppose what I am saying, if I may continue from my previous comments, is that I don't see a lot of these academic stuff being translated into practicalities that will work - simple, less complex and less harrowing.

Tue Nov 29, 09:32:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey...some of you GEPers' arguments are bloody long. seriously, take it easy. concerning different views of mainstreamers and GEPers, we can all agree to disagree.

Tue Nov 29, 09:36:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Read and Dissect the Act said...

Wait wait wait. GEPers! Here is the litmus test. Read the statutes on our Pension Act and tell me how the computation works for pensionable emoluments! How's that to brighten up a fellow GEPer's day? Vanilla sky?

Tue Nov 29, 09:50:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous giggsy said...

no we cant blame our dear gepper friends for showing us what 7 years of superior education made them.

their ability to make a simple sentence become one whole paragraph of bombastic bulls-youknowwhatimean is admirable and we should seriously learn from them.

oh and while scrolling through again (you cant expect me to remember everything) i realised that gep 2000 is a perfect example of a model gepper. someone should archive his comments and sell it to the opposition to use against him in the next next election.

our dear master statistician, you dun need to survey geppers one by one to find out who is arrogant and who's not. you can depend on your common sense. as for the 20-30 percent thingy i SINCERELY APOLOGISE for my horrendous english (shocking!!!) but its supposed to be about the same thing and not being contradictory.

its all because i aint exposed to your glorious curriculum which requires much higher-order thinking.

err your 40% of blablabla scholarship thingy seriously tells ALOT. perhaps you overlooked the factor of the word GEP in your application form and that of all the cohort, only 2.5 percent are competing with you 0.5 percent. (no offence to other schools but i doubt those from schools which arent counted as elite will stand a chance)

the other gep 2000 alumni is relatively more reasonable. NO MAYBE ITS BECAUSE HE SLACKS AND NEVER TAKE IN ALL THE GLORIOUS STUFF THEY TAUGHT!!!

i hope everyone finally understand why most geppers wear specs...

burp try to write long comments to suit the intellectual discussions. whee...

Tue Nov 29, 09:54:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Me said...

I must say, it has certainly taken me a rather long time to finish all these long comments.

1) I wonder whether you actually realize who your target audience is, and whether there is a need to write such a long essay when you can delete off unnecessary words and let a few words express whatever you are saying without causing a lack of interest and thus drive in your point further.

2) I wonder if you realize that we, mainstreamers, are not stupid, and that we actually do recognize the fact that you, geppers, are actually humans or people, and that you don't have to keep emphasizing on the fact that you all play games and slack as well. I also wonder if you realize that we can see the fact that you all have different personalities, and we might actually stereotype for the fun of it, which brings me to my next point.

3) Whether you like it or not, there will be a prejudice towards you all, simply because it is human nature to be opinionated and harbour stereotypes. Don't deny that some of you are prejudiced towards mainstreamers as well. And while we might harbour this prejudice, we also realize that our stereotype might be untrue for some of you, and we don't have a one-track mind that goes, "ALL GEPPERS ARE MUGGERS, NERDS, AND ELITISTS!"

4) Yes, you all might be cleverer, might be set to become part of the PAP whatsoever crap, but you don't have to arrogantly boast about your achievements, and then expect us to treat you in a friendly manner.

5) Comments are opinionated, and thus, commenters take statistics that help them in their arguments, whether it is true or not.

6) I must say, I don't like people who suck up to certain others. If you understand who this point is directed to, good for you, otherwise, dismiss this point as irrelevant.

Thank you.

Tue Nov 29, 11:08:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger Hai~Ren said...

GEP or not, I don't believe people are kicking up such a big hoo-ha about this whole matter, especially those in GEP. *smacks forehead*

If only kids these days could argue about worker rights and political freedom with such fervour and passion.

Tue Nov 29, 11:19:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha is GEPers all you commenters can think about?? Read beneath the lines lar... somethings don't just dwell on the apparent surface level.

Haha anyway. Enjoyed to the subtleties.

Tue Nov 29, 11:41:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have only three words for you GEPpers. GET A LIFE.

Tue Nov 29, 11:41:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger fatfool said...

LOLLERSKATES.

Nice one, En and Hou.

Hmm... is a certain LPB among this crowd?

Umm for "mib" and friends.. to spell it out for you: You completely don't seem to understand the subtle sarcasm, mockery and jest that's in all their replies. So for your sake, just don't reply. Would show more... forgive me, *maturity* on your part.

The Prism owns j00! Happy holidays.

Wed Nov 30, 12:53:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

haiz... some people really have nothing better to do then to write long essays to prove themselves right. i wonder why and what the point is, when in the end everyone still stubbornly clings on to what they believe is right.

just sit back and enjoy the comic... coz it is seemingly more "mature" than any of the debate here...

Wed Nov 30, 02:25:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

Yes.... Prism.... *kowtow*

Wed Nov 30, 04:49:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous GeP 2000 Alumni said...

Si nao hia! Li xiu kong lan and zho GEP jin ho seung si boh? Wa ka li kong, thak GEP eh hak seng long zhong si jin koh lian eh... hoon sor gia hor, pat lang kong jit eh si poh tong eh, eng ooi GEP poon lai si kiang eh mah. Ah hoon soon hia pai leh? Hua! Tio hor peh bu lah, sian xi lah, peng you lah, long zhong ka i hoot! Koh sit lah, gong koh lah, pi pat lang ka kang kor, buay yang kin, pat lang xiu xong lan ang si GEP, ah si eh hiao gia sio siang ho ho eh hoon sor. Wa mng li, an ni oo gong peng boh?

Koh mm si hoon sor eh boon teh nia. Li hor pat lang xiu kong li hao lian lah, simi, buay hiao zho peng you lah, jit jit tia lang kong li eh pai wei. Li eh tahan boh? Oo ki si ti xio oh. Chee bai, xio oh poon lai si ka xi nang, ka hua hee eh see gang, li tio hor hit eh mm xi GEP eh see nong kia chong ti... wah lau eh...

Ho lah, wah lai jit tao si ai kao peh jit tiam ah nia, mai kong si mi cheng hoo, si mi stigma eh wei. Pat lang eh ang moh wei pah kah an ni ho, wa to lo eh sai ka i ga loh? haha...

oh, si ah, jit gu wei wa jin eh ai kong... gssq hit eh pooi eh... an zua ti jit tao diam diam boh kong wei, mng si mi defect ge lai ge ki nia? youngrepublic an ni zway wei kong, lai jit tao zhe ti khak tou tiam tiam thak pat lang eh wei...

ok lah, mai kong an ni zway wei liao... li nang jin eh jin ho chio :p

Wed Nov 30, 06:13:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

this is a great site!

I want to know who was responsible for what comments man, only know 1 of the parties involved...

No time to start a nice lengthy discussion though, but there are gaps in so many arguments...

80% of all statistics are created by those to sway things in their favor.

You guys dare say u dun mug? What about that Feyman Lecture Series you have completed? Personal Interest is an euphermism for being a mugger. (nah, just joking)

Yea, im a gep 2000 alumni :)

Wed Nov 30, 06:36:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger BLiZ said...

Wahlau you all still at it... go and play Maplestory lah

Wed Nov 30, 08:00:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously right, you'll should just grow up! Gepers are obviously the smartest people in Singapore. Why do you think we are being groomed to run the country!?! All you normal people should just stop being jealous of the fact that we are born with superior intellect.

Wed Nov 30, 09:28:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger En & Hou said...

'Seriously right, you'll should just grow up! Gepers are obviously the smartest people in Singapore. Why do you think we are being groomed to run the country!?! All you normal people should just stop being jealous of the fact that we are born with superior intellect.'

:( i never felt so dumb in my life..
-En

Wed Nov 30, 10:42:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

Students from GEP have hardly ever ostracized or discriminated against any other group. The minority that does so is highly frowned upon.

However, when people start attacking the GEP community for being elitist, we will fight back in full force.

---

Students from GEP mug just as much as those not from the programme. There is no easy way out of studying, GEP or no. That said, the GEP curriculum is also not as difficult as some GEP students and non GEP students will try to convince you. The curriculum is largely the same, except for forte areas in which the syllabus is placed a level higher.

Other than that, there is no difference between GEP and non GEP.

Wed Nov 30, 11:07:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

-thumbs up- Yeah! (I take the second option)

<3 Some GEPer.

Wed Nov 30, 12:06:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger jules said...

well, gep or no gep, we're all still people, and i highly doubt it'll matter when we're on our deathbeds. having said that, i've met the best and worst of them, and heh, you have to admit they're very erm, interesting people, and i'm thankful for those in my life =)

PS: Mr hokkien-spewing gep, your entry too long lah... translate for me soon? ;)

Wed Nov 30, 12:28:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous GeP 2000 hak seng said...

lim peh ka li kong liao, wa eh engrand buay kah pat eh gep gee na an nee ho. li ai wa huan yit hor li thak, see jin jia thau tia eh...

peng you, li ki che kwi eh ah pek ah mm lai kah li hock kien wei wu koh neng si kah see nang lah... haha!

Wed Nov 30, 02:34:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous GEP 2000 Alumnus said...

Ninety-nine comments? That means this is the hundredth! Do I get a prize or something?

"Integrate t^2 dt
From one to the cube root of three
And then times cosine
Three pi over nine
Is ln of the cube root of e"
-- The chant of the Guardians of E-maths Papers (GEP).

Wed Nov 30, 02:39:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger [L]Ab|tx said...

hey. why not have something about singlish in schools =)

Wed Nov 30, 02:43:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Oo!Expletives Deleted said...

Hey Mr/Miss/Mrs/M/s/Dr Dialectical Blogger! What an excellent blog comment in Hokkien! Congratulations! What splendid views! What intelligent remarks and insights! What spurious, downright despicable and unruly comments! Muahahaha....NVM..burp! i gt methane in my rectal sphincter muscles...

Wed Nov 30, 02:44:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous burp said...

woohoo!
bo whay gong!~

Wed Nov 30, 03:51:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Sarah said...

not that funny this time but still okay :)

Wed Nov 30, 05:07:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Hello. said...

I think the arguments are getting ridiculous. Btw, what's wrong with mugging?

Wed Nov 30, 06:00:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous some JEEPer said...

MUGGING (: .................zoomzoom.....

Wed Nov 30, 06:48:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI, the best dota players in RJ now are all geppers.

Wed Nov 30, 08:03:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger En & Hou said...

GEP 2000 Alumnus : Sorry, we can't afford you a prize...We are only just student cartoonists. =P

Cheers,
Hou

Wed Nov 30, 10:15:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous GEP 1997 Alumni said...

absolutely hilarious.

to my fellow gep alumni - enjoyed your well-crafted postings. brings laughter to a tired old soul's day.

=)

Wed Nov 30, 10:18:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gritty said...

hel-lo.

in my school geppers don't get ostracised or whatever okay! i mean it's all cool yknow. like there's no separation.

only the fact that they have different timetables and have to stay half and hour later than the rest.

and [this is my opinion] to qualify for the GEP you have to do well in a test in primary three right? what about late bloomers? if they are not astonishingly super smart at the age of 9, they don't get to join GEP.

and no offense to geppers i'm not dissing yall here but some geppers who got into my sch have lower psle score than us. yeah so if academic merits is a sign of distinguishing one smarter from the other [as in primary three] why are they getting lower than us mainstream people?

yeah well. obviously there are many more [geppers] who aren't anything like that.

okay i'm a little rambling here.

but anyway the geppers don't get ostracised la, that's the point i'm trying to make, and i think anonymous who said

"Seriously right, you'll should just grow up! Gepers are obviously the smartest people in Singapore. Why do you think we are being groomed to run the country!?! All you normal people should just stop being jealous of the fact that we are born with superior intellect."

reconsider what he/she said. your post obviously doesn't show off your superior intellect.

oh but the school loves the geppers. they are given priorites i guess.

I KNOW I'M VERY IRONIC.

Wed Nov 30, 10:23:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Grow said...

Growing up is when you live independently of your parents, do all the stuff yrself and all. That is growing up!

Wed Nov 30, 10:25:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous GEP 2000 alumni said...

In response to gritty, I'd like to point out that a second opportunity to enter the GEP happens at the less tender age of twelve, when those with a PSLE score above a certain cutoff are invited to take a second selection test and, if they do well, will be admitted to the GEP in secondary schools. And if you talk about people blooming after that, well, GEPs take the same O-levels you do, so Sec 3 and Sec 4 are mostly the same. And in JC, does anyone really care whether or not you were GEP?

To address your next point about some GEPs scoring lower academically than mainstreamers, I'd like to bring up the oft-reiterated fact that intelligence and academic performance, while they have a strong correlation, do not always go hand in hand. Isn't this the point that MOE has been trying to hammer in to Singaporean parents over the past few years? That there are other markers, other measurements for determining that je ne sais quoi we call intelligence, aptitude or ability or whatever, than grades and grades alone.

Furthermore, and more importantly, it is perfectly natural and normal for SOME mainstreamers to do better than GEPs. In fact it would be highly disturbing if that weren't the case, because that would just invalidate my previous paragraph. My friend, you misunderstand the nature of statistical deviations. The GEP mean academic performance is higher than the mainstream one, and the standard deviation is (I hope!) roughly equal to it, and that should be all. Think of it this way. If Singapore is more advanced and developed than Malaysia, why are the richest Malaysians richer than the poorest Singaporeans? You see my point?

Of course, as a disclaimer, I state for the record that I am assuming the GEP selection test actually carried out its intended purpose of indentifying and segregating the intellectually superior. This is something I would choose to remain ambivalent upon, in part because of the dubious nature of methods of quantifying intelligence and the doubts that have been cast on the accuracy of such tests, especially when taken at a young age.

Next, to address grow's definition of growing up. Like the oft-quoted maxim about success, growing up is a journey and not a destination. Admission to the GEP doesn't mean you have grown up, nor does moving out and starting life on your own. The GEP helps you along that journey by providing more than the usual amount of stimuli for intellectual discussions, or forcing you to perform tasks more independently, or simply placing you in an environment where you are forced to tolerate and interact with other people and their eccentricities. And as anyone with a GEP friend knows, those eccentricities are far from trivial.

Finally, let me point out that the same things happen anywhere in the world, at any age. Caltech and MIT alumni who go to (shall we say) lesser graduate schools find something lacking among their peers there. Is this because they are aloof and elitist? No. They simply have different norms and expectations of social interaction. Their viewpoint may be the minority, but that doesn't invalidate it.

Wed Nov 30, 11:29:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger danceawayy said...

hello. to the one who said that some gepers get lower scores than mainstreams.
of course gep pupils can get lower T scores.
But if i remember correctly, my teacher once told me that the papers we did in p3 are analysed by experts adn not just based on the number of correct answers.
They are analysed based on how you progress along the paper.:)
hope i'm right and hope that will help.
Late bloomers have a chance to be "half-geps" at sec ones if they got 3 A*s for their PSLE and passed the secondary school GEP selection test.
GEP or no GEP. You will be recognised when you have the ability--- sooner or later.
=D
to the one who thinks that GEPs are the smartest in wadeva wadeva.
you are therefore being elitist and the reason behind mainstreams discriminating us and criticising us for being arrogant.
Hope you can improve that. ;)

Wed Nov 30, 11:51:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger danceawayy said...

ok.
I've posted quite a lot of comments on this.
but i thought, yes i will do one more part to try to close teh gap between GEP and non GEP.
Yes. I think GEP pupils are rather serious about this. GEP helped in stretching our potential, and thus we feel, or at least i strongly do feel, that we have to protect what has nurtured us. Is this not the basic EQ that everyone has, is this not the basic moral value that everybody, regardless GEP or non GEP has?
As our dear GEP Alumni Members have said, you can't just generalise GEP pupils as having LOW EQ.
IN any group of people, there will be people with low and high EQ. A person's IQ doesn't affect their EQ if you have noticed.
just like mugging and whatever slacking, there are different kinds of people in every group, in every stage of life, in every class of the society.
so c'mon people.
relax.
let's just work towards achieving our best.
who cares whether we are GEP or we are not?
Just give it our all, show our potential, our ability, and this world, Singapore, will definitely be a better place.
Cheers on doing your best.

`just some GEPer from nygh.=)

Thu Dec 01, 12:03:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

wah, peeeks playing maple?? Go silk road lah!!

http://www.silkroadonline.com

: D

(some things haven't changed since 2000... the same people are up to the same stuff)

Thu Dec 01, 01:47:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

oh and prism fo' life, yo!

Thu Dec 01, 01:47:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

- What's so bad about being elitist? If it's GEP > Mainstreamers, you also have Express > Normal (A) > Normal (T) and Premier Schools > Neighbourhood Schools.

- What's with the generalizations and sweeping statements? All GEPs are muggers? All GEPs have higher IQs than their 'mainstream' counterparts? All GEPs like to show their supposed intelligence off, thus making people dislike them?

- Who's to say that the people in the 'mainstream' have been wronged by the cocky GEP bastards with the higher IQ? Couldn't the pitiful minority of people in the GEP have been ostracized by their peers in the 'mainstream' majority?

&It is true, that people in the GEP hardly ever diss their purported lowly counterparts, unless provoked. In this case, by means of a poorly reported article in a local newspaper.

Props to all the GEP commenters who have been very entertaining indeed. To En and Hou as well, for yet another brilliant comic that has appeared to spark off quite a lengthy debate.

Thu Dec 01, 01:53:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger En & Hou said...

Anonymous : "What's so bad about being elitist?"

Cheers,
Hou.

Thu Dec 01, 03:48:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

Oh hey guys!!! Long time no see! Why are y'all playing these weird games. Should join me in multiplayer Civ4, we can play over the weekend, then our timezone differences will not be a problem...

Plus Civ4 lets us practice our empire management skills, so we can best rule over the peasants next time!

Thu Dec 01, 04:05:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

Oh yeah, forgot to add...

"PRISM 4 LIFE"
-Represent-!

Oh and greetings to fatface, well done finding me hahaha!

Thu Dec 01, 04:06:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous GEP 2000 ALUMNI said...

I fear some of my gep 2000 alumni comrades have become sidetracked along the way. We should redouble our efforts at insulting all readers, and I will be hosting an online meeting to discuss our overall strategy. The meeting will be through our usual arrangements.

1130hrs SGT
0330hrs GMT/UTC
0930hrs CST - US timezones, convert to your own from here

While waiting for the meeting, I would also like to express my utter revulsion at the continued usage of the vulgar term "gepers" (rhymes with "lepers")to refer to true GEPs (rhymes with "jeeps", the solid and dependable military 4X4 wheeled vehicle).

The etymology itself should be a clue as to which term carries a greater significance. The fools who hide among our numbers - the most undeserving GEP students in our midst - continue to parade this shameful and revolting term, and attaching it to themselves. To us, who come from the "old school" gep centres and hence are far more knowledgeable than you "new gep" centres, this is akin to stapling iron spikes to your hideous face in an effort to beautify yourself. Big, rusty iron spikes, overgrown with marine barnacles and infested with various congenital testicular diseases. And the spikes are painted in neon rainbow colours, like PANTONE Fuchsia, and PANTONE Light Cyan.

To the "gepers" (rhymes with lepers) I say this: Repent for your crimes and rejoin us GEPs as we celebrate our insanity. For if you do not return to the fold, we will crush you utterly, and you will become unto dust, as nothing, and even your futile mugging will not save you from our overwhelming superiority.

As for those who have written to support me, I thank you for your support and you will be duly rewarded with high-ranking positions in future government offices.

And to the crazy rambling gep 2000 alumni who started writing about the tsunami and then completely digressed out of reality - your paper smacked of uncreativity, which is why I gave it a bad review. Evidently, many of your peers agreed with me.

Thu Dec 01, 04:17:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

This comment is addressed to gep 2000 alumni, who clearly lacks the reading abilities needed to comprehend my far-reaching wisdom;

My sec3 research paper was extremely well-written and I take offense at your suggestion that it might be incoherent rambling. I felt it offered a fresh, new perspective on an existing field of knowledge. If you don't have the scientific background in my area of expertise (chemical absorption spectra and quantum photochemistry) then perhaps you should withhold your criticism to a more appropriate level.

Furthermore it is completely outside the bounds of respectable behavior to bring up such matters outside of the PRISM, where this academic discussion can be more respectfully adjudicated. Posting here, in sight of all the normals, only invites further mockery from people who get all caught up in the intricacies of Latin grammar, and who probably don't know that "alumni" is a Latin term.

Worse still the NUS USP student who thinks he, she or it is so utterly clever to be in the USP and not in the GEP. He offered himself as proof that non-GEPs can be smart too. Well sir let me just tell you to wake up and smell the napalm - if you were really smart, you'd be overseas like us GEPs, and not stuck in the half-assed implementation of USP that NUS has to resort to because of the significantly lower quality of its intake.

Touché.

Thu Dec 01, 05:01:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

peeks plays maple? OMG
P.S. Will probably be drunk at 1130 SGT (and this is totally acceptable behaviour, you snivelling singapore-based USP mundanes, because 1130 SGT happens to be nighttime in certain other countries, thus it is socially acceptable to be drunk (if fact in this part of this country it is probably socially unacceptable to be not drunk) So juz fill me in on the details. Some of u are still technically working for me anyway.

Thu Dec 01, 07:03:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

and oh yes, foshizzle ma prism yo!

Thu Dec 01, 07:04:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger BLiZ said...

SMLJ! What's wrong with maple?? I caught bernie at the LANSHOP playing maple okay! At least I do it FOC at home! Don't pray pray ah, apart from maple I also have guildwars, dota, and space cadet pinball under my belt!

Thu Dec 01, 07:16:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous *real* GEP 2000 Alumni said...

We have a traitor in our midst. Someone is using the noble name of the GEP 2000 alumni to spread propaganda and misinformation.

1130hrs SGT
0330hrs GMT/UTC
0930hrs CST - US timezones, convert to your own from here


You can't even convert timezones correctly and you call yourself a GEP.

The Masters Of The Internet will shortly commence efforts to eliminate your presence from the face of this earth.

May the light of the prism blind your miserable, mainstream retinas.

Thu Dec 01, 07:28:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

yeah i was there when we caught bernie playing maple... speaking of which... GAME NOW. I know its 7:30am there... means all of u are up waiting for school to start.... squeeze one game in

Thu Dec 01, 07:29:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous GEP 2000 ALUMNUS NUS NUS said...

Good heavens, comrades, what sort of dialectic here? Haven't we just proven to the world that a lot of people don't even know what the time-honoured practice of TROLLING is?

We were there when the internet was invented, on BBSes and the original IRC. We've been trolling from the beginning; the only thing that would make us stop is... if people would stop getting offended by other people who are obviously tweaking them just for fun!

PRISM FOR LIFE >REPRESENT< ah... how many people still know what the prism stands for?

Thu Dec 01, 08:45:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Eat Yer Testicles Out said...

I suggest we all observe a minute of silence RIGHT NOW! Either that or we read the statutes and marvel at some of the ridiculously staid and archaic rulings we are having there! Yum Seng!

Thu Dec 01, 09:09:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger throughglassdarkly said...

gep2000 alumni...are you Vox Iuvenium?

Thu Dec 01, 09:49:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2ooo alumni said...

There is no voice of youth among us. We are aged and wise, not young and brash.

To hear us speak is to know the purest wisdom. When we expound on matters, the great unwashed masses sit still, rapt with attention.

To know us is to know wisdom and grace, "throughglassdarkly". Consider yourself fortunate.

Other GEPs> Can we reschedule the meeting please? I have to align the accelerator here at Fermilab during your meeting slot...

Thu Dec 01, 10:49:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD.

Why this big hoohaa about GEP or not? It's simply ridiculous. So what if your GEP or not? Does it make a difference in your existence?

Just live and let live.

Thu Dec 01, 11:17:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous burp said...

like i say.. some idiots r faking to be gep 2000 alumni... change ur name ba... haha!

i agree to the post above me.. whether gep or not DOESN'T make a difference to ur existence!!! :D

Thu Dec 01, 12:55:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

well. judging by what has been written here, i think the point of the gep thing has been lost. its mean for god damn it, entertainment! haha. yea, sit back and relax and enjoy the comments. try to pick out the subtle things they are trying to say, 'i'm saved' and using patrick star and spongebob (an article bout this was published some montsh back).

and the rainbows and 'geper' pride too. anyone picked it out?

Thu Dec 01, 01:27:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

Who is this traitor who spawned forth from the gates of hell and dares to speak of the internet with such authority? You who is not the future of the internet! You who cannot program in 14 (i have upgraded) different languages and can speak chinese! You who talks of the filth that is IRC and stevenlim.net! I cast my spell of dynamic programming and shortest path algorithms upon you and watch you squirm as the demon of assembly will smite you with the light of repentence +10!

To the rest of you, Fraunhoffer diffraction for life, yo~!

Thu Dec 01, 01:40:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

gep 2000 alumni,

ASP.NET does not count!!!

Anyway how did things turn out back in the old place? P said it was quite good actually. She was so impressed... but then again she's always a depressionary.

Thu Dec 01, 02:32:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

to gep 2000 alumni.
errm...
if you have realised the young GEP pupils like us have no problem calling ourselves "GEP-ers" bcos well it's easier to pronounce....and shorter than GEP pupils u see....what vulgar term... -_______-'''

Thu Dec 01, 03:04:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

You know i'm more amazed by the fact that u can speak chinese than the fact that you've doubled your programming language count.

To the underlings from the now-diluted gene pool (top 5%, issit? that's not even elite anymore) that claims to be younger gep-ers (sounds like lepers) we call ourselves GEPS (sounds like JEEPS) didn't my fellow gep 2000 alumni (and secret spy) say so earlier? that's one syllable. FAR easier than the disgusting filth you call yourselves nowadays. Boy am i glad to be halfway across the world

Thu Dec 01, 03:59:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous GeP 2000 Alumni said...

But we don't call ourselves GEP pupils.

We call ourselves GEPs.

Plain and simple, and even easier to pronounce, for it is monosyllabic, homophonous with the plural of the term used to refer to the 4WD vehicle so often employed by the military and others of an outdoor bent, unadorned with all lexicomorphological accoutrements young'uns these days seem to enjoy putting on every linguistic entity they come across. (What will you think of next? GEPerzz? LOLx, I say, ROFLOLx!)

Show some restecp for your elders, my young padawan, before I give you a lobotomy with a Feynman path-integral.

Thu Dec 01, 04:02:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger BLiZ said...

isn't the prism supposed to like represent how light goes in and comes out psychedelic and rainbowy and gay and shit?

Thu Dec 01, 06:21:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in NTU now, and I've met so many GEP people here. Can you believe it? They can't even get into medicine or law. So there. The GEP people boasting in the above posts... Good luck to you guys. Hope your overseas education really does come true and you don't end up like all of the GEPpers here.

Thu Dec 01, 06:56:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

erm... read carefully... GEP 2000 ALUMNI. that means we're 21 now. that means we're ALREADY in uni. And yes, we are all in overseas universities, and on free rides mind you.

And are u sure they're really gep? not from like the fake gep system that a certain school that starts of their name with a big fat 'THE' implement just cos their school didn't get selected to be a gep school?

Thu Dec 01, 07:05:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous GEPper LOVEr said...

send all geps to jail, kill the rest who are not in it.. =)

Thu Dec 01, 09:00:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous calliope said...

Salve.
Meam amiculum, quid agis hodie?
Hinc illae lacrimoe; hos stultum plebeium humanum quos damnant quod non intelligunt.
Quid faciendum?
Debetis contundere omnis etceteras etceteras!
"Isti pro multis factis malis poenas dare nunc debent: eos enim ad mortem ducere debes, quod [Singaporem] in multa pericula traxertunt." (Cicero)
Sed quoniam de minimis non curat lex- tene possum semper utor administrationis pecuniam auctora unorum horum stultum plebeium humanum necare alterorum!
Exerce hos fatuos omnis!

Valete!

Not found in the dictionary:
Singapore, Singaporis. f

References:
Cicero, In Catilinam 1.11.27-28

-

LPB; there!!! -smiles- I finally found the time to have the funs here; of the most pretenious kind no less.

And no, this is not a Latin Poem. -smiles-
Ah.
Neither does the light of the Prism shine upon me.

On a final note: This took me more than 10 + 10 minutes. Tmd!

Thu Dec 01, 09:16:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

to calliope: but you're not even gep!

Thu Dec 01, 09:25:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, it's pronounced as JEEPers.

Thu Dec 01, 09:36:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Alexlolzzzzz said...

My congrates for being so great,creative and popular.
All the best to youg

Thu Dec 01, 09:39:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous cedric said...

EN ITS ME AND I NEVER KNEW SSP WAS BY YOU YOU OMG YOU NEVER TOLD ME

Thu Dec 01, 09:51:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gritty said...

thanks t gep 2000 alumni for clarifying the gep thingy.

danceawayy says
[people who do well in psle can become]"half-geps" at sec ones if they got 3 A*s for their PSLE and passed the secondary school GEP selection test.

hey i got 3 A*s in my PSLE! and nobody offered me the seconday school selection test thingy! and nygh DOES have gep somemore. maybe it's the inner workings of nanyang i spose.

anyway i have to agree with you, if you're smart/talented/whatever, you will be "discovered" sooner or later.

and your post sort of suggests that being in gep allows you not to put in your effort and score well in psle. but i doubt that's the true meaning of what you're trying to say. yeah.

gep or no gep, that doesn't really matter once sec3 arrives. cos everyone gets mixed up anyway.

okay the school puts all the geps in one class and mainstreamers are mixed up. but it's cool anyhow.

Thu Dec 01, 11:20:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger En & Hou said...

gep 2000 alumni : 2ch style. No surprise.

We are entertained and flattered by your efforts in organising such a "big event" at our little webcomic.

¤ .:«--° ~ n i k ~ °--»:. ¤ : Taking sides with someone just because he/she appears to be winning is a bad idea.

I believe that you should be 'insightful' enough to figure out the 'vocabulary' that come to peoples' minds when they read your comments.

Cheers,
En & Hou.

Thu Dec 01, 11:42:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Overseas GEP 2000 alumni said...

To my good anonymous friend...

"Can you believe it? They can't even get into medicine or law."

Unlike the other mass-produced riffraff the system has created, GEPs do not mindlessly follow societal trends or perceptions of what courses are better or more prestigious. (They are not, however, immune to the temptation of a cushy future job.) Just because you have failed ambitions to enter medfac or lawfac doesn't mean others do too.

A real GEP follows his heart wherever it may take him. Astrophysics? Why not? Cognitive science? Sure! Russian literature? Da!

Stop imposing your own failed ambitions on others.

Fri Dec 02, 12:41:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger ¤ .:«--° ~ n i k ~ °--»:. ¤ said...

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Fri Dec 02, 12:43:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger ¤ .:«--° ~ n i k ~ °--»:. ¤ said...

hehe... well, i admit that it WAS the easier side to argue for... haha... fine fine...

but since it was early in the discussion before GEP 2000 alumni stepped in, i thought that it might be a good idea to say something for my GEP frenz..

okay from a mainstreamer's point of view, only a few really dumb mainstreamers think that GEP ppl are yada yada and all and such ppl should be condemned to the depths of hell along with the few big headed GEPs who dont deserve the title...

otherwise, we're all cool..

lets not drag the serious stuff for too long ya? its starting to get boring and dryyy...

lets shake , make up and live happily ever after! yada yada etc

Fri Dec 02, 12:54:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

GEPs rule! other pple also rule(ok maybe a bit less but they still do)! I love you! You love me! We're a happy family!

Fri Dec 02, 01:09:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep ("jeep") 2000 alumni!! said...

Oh, yeah speaking of funky courses, next quarter I'll be doing a course on Dinosaur Biology, and there'll be a field trip to Wyoming to dig fossils!!! I can't imagine NUS or NTU doing that, unless they send people out to the SAFTI ranges to excavate for shell-casings from ATPs many years ago, hahaha.

"Jeepers."
Here's some advice, you foul-mouthed spawnlings of the Devil himself - position yourself in front of any mirror so that you can see your face clearly. Slowly, but clearly, enunciate the word "JEEEeeeeperssss". Look at how amazingly, stunningly, mind-blowingly emptyheaded you appear. This is why we, who are pure in the Light of the Prism, abhor that term, and prefer to use the succinct and simple "GEPs".

And remember, all those "gepers" (rhymes with "lepers") who read this, in our day, the cut off was much lower, which means that we is better than you! (dance the victory dance)

To the authors: Well, damn. :) Thanks for being so sporting about it, though!

I would normally bring in an important lesson about life at this point, but I'm afraid most of you lack the intellectual capacity (FOSSILS!!!!!) to comprehend my semi-divine revelations, so I shall not put my good efforts to waste. Those of you that do have the capacity to track my logic will have already discovered the epiphany by themselves.

"Prism 4 Life"

Fri Dec 02, 01:18:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger lip said...

this is hilarious. lol.

dropping in because my fellow overseas GEPer decided to stick his nose in instead of playing Civ 4.

I'll say, down with GEPs. Frankly, because you don't need to be "classified" unless you are in Singapore:)

Shit, wait We ARE Singaporeans. fuck.

oh well. Back to work

Fri Dec 02, 05:21:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger BLiZ said...

Hey hey it's my second year in NTU and so far I've been to taiwan and the states already. In a month or two I'll be headed to sweden for exchange. Let's not look down on our local unis, there are similar opportunities to be found, it's just a matter of whether you want to work for it or not.

Fri Dec 02, 05:39:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous calliope said...

I think that's the whole point.

Fri Dec 02, 08:56:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joke of a life. So what if you are smarter than others? So what if you learn fast? So what if you rule the government body? So what if you rule Singapore? So what if you make me a slave? Although I am from GEP, I hate the arrogance, the insensitivity and the lack of common sense of some people from GEP. Haha get a life, even if we are smarter, we are still human, we still die, so stop showing off lar.

Fri Dec 02, 09:12:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know 4 GEPs in uni right now. 2 from RGS and 2 from RI. Med fac and law fac was indeed their first choice, but obviously they didn't get in and thats why I know them.

Fri Dec 02, 09:21:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

Obviously the lesser of the GEP schools.

Fri Dec 02, 10:18:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

Actually in my lab we're working on how to transfer cancer immortality to normal cells while still allowing them to retain control of the cellular cycle. Just so you know.

Fri Dec 02, 11:43:00 AM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eesh. Don't insult the greenblackwhite schools. Honestly, I've never heard anyone call us "GEPers" (rhymes with lepers), such a convoluted, derogatory sound. May I also suggest that you check your enunciation; I seem to recall 2 Es being pronounced as 2 Es and not the seven as you seem to suggest. Lastly, a good look in the mirror revealed that all is spiffy.

Fri Dec 02, 12:10:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger roo. said...

i agree with xuanyou. no gepper mugs, not until national exams, and then you cant say we're mugging especially hard, only as much as everyone else. what is the vendetta against geppers anyway? we are human you know. just like any other student. being put into gep has meant that for a lot of us, we've been ostracised and ridiculed for being 'special'. its just another stream, another tag, that doesnt mean anything. our different curriculum is aimed at teaching us a different way of thinking, not that it is particularly cheem or anything. it cannot be denied that a number of us are elitist, and a number of us are chao muggers and all. but that is no different than the top schools, and no different than normal people. as for why we generally have such strong reactions to criticisms, well, its instinctive. you spend 7 years of your life in GEP, you learn to defend yourself instinctively, especially when every corner you turn SOMEBODY will attack you.

Fri Dec 02, 02:08:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger roo. said...

by the way. is it very fair to us? when we do well, no one gives us credit for hard work because 'youre GEP what', and when we don't, 'youre GEP you still dont do well HAHAHAHAHAHA'

seriously.

and as for the pronunciation thingy, it really depends on which batch. there have been about 14 years or more of GEP, there is definitely going to be generational gaps.

and academic streams only make a difference between people if you allow them to. geps are no different from any of the nongep.

Fri Dec 02, 02:12:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous GEP 2000 Alumni in USA said...

Precisely good sir! This is one of the rare times when the most important GEP (pronounced "jeep") schools actually agree on something.

Surely, you must all know that when the two most important schools (green/white/black and red/blue/gold) agree on something and work together, then all the rest of you peasants are doomed and can never hope to re-emerge.

So sorry for having to crush your "GEPer" (rhymes with "leper") un-pride.

Oh, I hear that dastardly hive of falsehoods and anti-GEP rhetoric, TODAY, is using the gepers/lepers rubbish. That is plagiarism! I demand my intellectual property rights!

FOSSILS ARE AWESOME

Fri Dec 02, 02:28:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni! said...

How can there be a generation gap? There's a GEP batch every year, haven't you noticed?

The derogatory term, GEPers (rhymes with lepers) evolved independently in one of the "new GEP" centres - only the old schools have enough culture and power to know the true ways of the GEP. "New GEP" centres refers to all the schools that started the GEP after 1990. No wonder then that such a disgusting swear word could have arisen and become adopted as part of their irrelevant and ultimately useless self-identity.

Fri Dec 02, 02:32:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Amon said...

Gepers! Yet again you have lost track of what your special and gifted education is supposed to do. It is, besides mugging, results and all, to improve your lot and the lot of the community you live in. Education is to liberate your mind, help you steer clear of prejudices and to think better than most. That translates finally into better policy formulation (think of all the dudes at the ground who have a stink of a time with policies and all, like me, and you will one day too),earth-shattering inventions and overall heart-felt warmth and gratitude by the community you live in because YOU exist. You get cushy and well-paying jobs. That is alright. But at the same time, you pull the whole lot of others, less off in so many ways than u, in a upward swing direction as well. They improve themselves just as u did. That must surely be the crux of education.

Fri Dec 02, 03:13:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous GEP 1997 Alumni said...

to my gep 2000 alumni juniors:

old man say - live at peace with world around you. all are different so all are same.

now back to my underwater bolivian basket weaving.

wait. amon has posted.

one word: bah.

Fri Dec 02, 03:16:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

Oh!! You are the guy who's running the underwater bolivian basket weaving project?

Well sir I must put this across to you, unfortunately, for the project is not going as well as your status reports to the PRISM suggest. I visited Paraguay last month as part of my mathematics class project. Since Paraguay is right next to Bolivia, I hopped across the border for a quick visit to the weaving facility. Sadly, I was greeted at the entrance by a short man of ethnic East-Asian descent.

And he say to me now: "Yo mama so fat... she might have a thyroid condition."

Fri Dec 02, 03:26:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous What Meanest Education? said...

It is alright you bandy intellectual terms and academic terminology in your high-sounding sorta ways. But if you r a lawyer or judge, you would have better legislation, change arcane and archaic rulings and adapt where necessary.Even more, you do not stick to hackneyed forms of judgement or sentences. You would not just be following convention or sticking to the book strictly. There wld be unique circumstances and needs in each case which warrant a different examination. Your experience on the ground and in all fields of life will be handy as you wld have experienced first hand the kind of cases you handle. It is not just criminal cases we are talking abt here. It is about civil ones as well. Civil as in employment/human rights and issues which legislation does not cover at times.Work perhaps will not touch you as much as you probably will be in a high-end, comfortable job not like the blue-collared one at the ground where his life and limb is at stake. Or the small puny unprotected staff in an equally small enterprise or even a bigger one at that.Civil as in the constitutional rights of everyone in being an equal and non-discriminated citizen of the land. How is it that one group has something and another does not? If you are a doctor, you touch the sick with your good, caring and compassionate bed-side manners, in addition, to delivering the appropriate medicinal help your patient needs. It is the human delivery system, the holism in your entire medical approach to the human body, human mind and spirit that heals and cures. Sometimes more so than the physiological process of a mere medicinal dispensation. If you can't feel or has experienced it, how can you ever know it? GEPers, do you get this straight? This is education and the least you could do for the countless sick and downtrodden in your midst. The unruly and ruthlessness of the economy can be so swift and sweeping, the human life means nothing in the eyes of the owners of the factors of production in many instances. That must surely be your mission - you could be a victim yourself sooner than you think, in your own homeland or more so in a foreign one. Let us see how it is to be at the receiving end then. Cheers and nothing wrong with academic banter here. But this must then translate into action for yourself, your community and for the unprotected, the sick, the infirmed, the old, the young, the discriminated.

Fri Dec 02, 03:29:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous GEP 2000 Alumni said...

Under those circumstances, the proper thing to do would be to tuck some bong and, after the appropriate level of delirium has been reached, reply with a wry grin, "Well, yo moma so fat, her bellybutton gets home 3 hours before she does!"

Fri Dec 02, 03:31:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

Well... you useless skull filled with emptiness and disjointed neurons... YO MAMA so poor,... ... ... she has to take public transport on drive-by shootings!

Fri Dec 02, 03:36:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger En & Hou said...

while i can understand your enthusiasm for this issue, can i please beg gep alumini not to continue spamming the next entry.... lol. It makes it hard for me to take in feedback.

En

Fri Dec 02, 03:38:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous GEP 2000 Alumni said...

Well, yo momma's so fat the last time she saw 90210 was on a weighing scale!

Fri Dec 02, 03:38:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous AmondeDude said...

I have nothing against overseas missions to help the indigent. But I say charity begins at home when I see so many more here who eludes the hand-outs or community help which they may not be aware of. This is surely the more pressing and urgent of the lot. Why would I build a house for someone else abroad when my own roof is in need of repair as it leaks when it rains? Would you not repair yours first and then help another? There are so many well-off among us. They are the ones who should be initiating and helping and not someone who is as helpless? People like you guys - young, endowed (ermmm--stop thinking horny, you sexually incited :) ) and educated.
Correction - unruliness ok for previous comments. So there! It is nice to see you guys apply your academic education so rigorously here but I don't see the practicalities reflected here in deeds or words. I hate it when I see young people doing asinide navel-gazing in parochial and indifferent manners like fashion, bgrs, computers, gadgets, etc.There is so little examination of societal needs, issues and economic, even political, ones. That wld be equal to a big plus for our lives - social responsibility. Add this - if you are an engineer or architect, besides clinching that world-class award for Design, etc, you would be improving on building technology so that the people benefit aesthetically and functionally. Read my blogs where I have critiqued some government buildings and I havent even begun yet. The new Yishun Northern General Hospital has called for feedback on design features. I would like to add that they will be better off, also asking for functional utilities suited for the sick and infirmed who form the majority of the patients. So there!

Fri Dec 02, 03:47:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Blogger En & Hou said...

gep 2000 alumni : Yo Mama jokes - reaching finale?

And notice your page's gone. ;)

Cheers,
Hou

Fri Dec 02, 03:48:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000!!! alumni said...

Regarding feedback:
The following information sources will describe our policy regarding feedback. You -will- follow this policy, or face the consequences.

PAP Tells Young People: Speak, We'll Listen - And Tape It All Down
Young People's Feedback to the PAP
Gahmen: Feedback Group Needs to Make Report Clearer
Remaking Singapore Committee To Get Feedback On What To Do With Feedback
Gahmen Answers ‘Answering Machine’ Criticism

Have a nice day,

gep 2000 alumni

Fri Dec 02, 03:53:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous AmonDeDude said...

Lest you get the wrong impression, we have made headway in the toilets and ramps for the handicapped. But it is just some more progressive steps up now. Like making the wooden and glass doors more of a lightweight material for the aged and sick to open them up more easily and not with the kind of obstacle course they are now faced with. This is engineering feat if you want to call it that - not that stupid UFO design which tho it may clinch an award for aesthetics and design did nothing else for utility. It is to be built user-friendly is it not? Patient friendly? Sure, the water-theme and landscaped gardens all play a part. But let us do the functional utilities first. Take care of that and then the aesthetics. And we are talking about value for money. If we are so willing to spend so much on design, we should spend the same on utilities.

Fri Dec 02, 03:54:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous GEP 1997 Alumni said...

to our dear hosts:

Sirs, we do crave your indulgence in our intellectual discussion and your generosity in hosting this gathering of intellectuals.

However, one should take pains to ensure that the comments posted are of sufficient quality and intellect to be worth a second look.

For example, my dear Sir En, you misspelt the word alumni, mistakenly adding an 'i' to form the word alumini. Surely an exalted forum such as this deserves the use of a spell checker?

And to the worthy Amondedude; kindly keep your postings to acceptable lengths. Learning the discipline of paragraphing will certainly bring you far, young one.

Fri Dec 02, 03:58:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is getting pathetic. Downright pathetic.

Fri Dec 02, 03:58:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure there wld be some people reading and listening to me. I am , sad to say, not exactly a Yes-man and who goes with convention or all that crap. If you do right, follow u. If the policies make sense, are rational and fair and for the common good, for sure we all follow. But if it isn't, dont expect us to. I will say it out loud and you can declare wateva in public but rectify on the quiet or wateva. I am sure there are "spies" among the blogger communities here as there are in other ways. Well read me right now - HANG ME if you must. My life is like a speck of dust now. From dust I come, to dust I return. As it is, my life has been cornered and cut off, it does not make any difference anymore. Cheers and DAMN you who got me all in this shit in the first place. Here's smiling for the next 50.

Fri Dec 02, 04:06:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Amon said...

Hey GEP1997, why dont u say the same for yr fella GEP2000 alumni fren/s. They are no better in their length. Who are you to censor or censure. I will write wateva length I wish, you BUM! And as for paragraphing, take a hide. Blah (tongue sticking out). I am no stickler for convention.

Fri Dec 02, 04:09:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Bull Up Yer Arse said...

Do I sense a threat here? Face the consequences kinda thingtummy! Well look! I am ready to stand by all that I have said and die for it. So there!

Fri Dec 02, 04:28:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous gep 2000 alumni said...

amon sounds kinda pussy-whipped.

There, short and sweet.

Fri Dec 02, 04:54:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Design A Galore said...

Another comment which I have not even begun to blog on yet. Schools suffer from acoustics problem , the open concept of the classrooms, their locale within estate blocks and the windows opening out to many sights can distract and noise-pollute. Teachers strain their voices trying to reach out to pupils in such an environment. Some have resorted to cordless microphones. I suggest our smart building technology groups do something about this. If it is money to be spent, it might as well be money well spent. And concentrating on design alone isnt. For the money's worth sometimes.

Fri Dec 02, 04:54:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Amon said...

Pussy whipped? As in? Does that mean some pussies are whipping me wif their anatomical structures or it just means I am pissed? Well I am cheesed. :) Particularly by the things i see ard me sometimes. And I tot we wld have gone better and wif better pple in charge, things are better. Is that true now? I dont think so.Doesnt matter if it is a woman or man in charge. Makes no diff.

Fri Dec 02, 04:57:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Yer Dik or Mine said...

Or a bigwig with impressive credentials, academically or otherwise. A PHD or a ex-CEO. Doesn't make a difference. I dont see any better all this time or years. Get it? I juz dont have the power to change things tat is all. I am subjugated by all the dickheads around us. Who keep or choose to remain silent while things just go wham all around us. They should have done sth to change things.

Fri Dec 02, 05:00:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look! I dont think yer are beginning to know what is like to be down in the dumps. You are mingling perhaps in the upper crust of life, materially rich and intellectually sophisticated. For the rest of us, it is bread and butter. And here and even up there, it is money that rules. Everyone is money-centric and grabbing. Like they say when in Rome, be like the Romans. So dont expect me to be any different. There isnt any logic, reasoning, rationale or good etiquette down here or anywhere.In commerce, business and the free-wheeling and unreined economy. I am not gonna be the ethical and nice little goody2shoes while everyone else around us aint. Get that pple. I see pple all ard me enriched and wealthy while I am all the poorer for myself - clinging on to? Values? Beliefs? Doing rite? Fuck the SHIT! Get it GEPers? As I said retail megamall we r, so shall we remain. Consumerism rules. Look at what we have here save shopping malls, fashion, clothes, entertainment, fast and big cars, houses, that is the only meaning of life - I am sure the better ones have upped and left.

Fri Dec 02, 05:09:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Yr testicles or mine said...

One other comment. If u GEPers ever gt to be in the civil service, I suggest u step out of yr lofty castle or mansion, go rite down to the grassroots and see first hand how things pan out with yer policies and all. See if it tallies and follows. I feel the civillers are so insulated from the realities down here that r just fucking stupid shitters, shuiffling papers and eating testicles for supper. Get that GEPers!

Fri Dec 02, 05:11:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous I like Diks said...

And we are ruminating only on hardware. What of software? As I said, doctors in their total human approach. Florence Nigtingale must surely be that beacon of light for the nursing profession here. She touched and healed as surely as she did with her relentless round the clock nursing work. Reliefing doctors of overworkload, administrative duties like we do for teachers. So he/she can concentrate on the "human development" aspects. The touching and healing. The opening and liberation of minds. The exposure to different perspectives. That GEPers is what operating systems and software is all about. Not just hardware. Get that GEPers. You are going to be the LEADERS of our future. So this is directed at you. You will lead with distinction. Logicate with better reasoning! YOU are the future of our people. We look up to YOU! Do not disappoint us.

Fri Dec 02, 05:22:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Practicalities - Get it? said...

Above all experience is the greatest leveller. How can an intellectual or academician so insulated spew forth on a daily basis, beliefs and attitudes, which he/she doesn't even know about? As an example, an intellectual who has no working experience with office equipment cannot even begin to think of admonishing moi for not using the fax machine and not the computer when one and both is THE equipment I use to do my facsimile. What does she know? Nothing. She obviously hasnt done any administrative work herself. The sitting and staid intellectual bitch she must be. M/s Wussy.

Fri Dec 02, 05:32:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Arses!@schools said...

What does an academicain know about the psychological make-up of a student of indigent, working-class parentage? Some academicians are from better-than-well-off backgrounds. They are so insulated, they assume all their charges are of similar grade. Have they visited their homes to see the kind of living environment they study in? Can they then accuse them of all and sundry? They are not so book-rich as you are M/s Wussy! Or even Mr Wussy! I know of Mr Wussy from a rich background who thinks his students are like him! And some are from dysfunctional families with a history of violence! They would want their homes and schools to be santuaries of peace and harmony. Not another "Strict and trigger-happy" discipline master/mistress kinda high handling and yelling and caning or wateva in schools. Can you blame them for rebelliousness when they are picked on for stupid, inane things like tucking in uniforms which in the first place isnt an ideal wear in our tropical climate? And given the rough and tumble of play and work they are when in in schools? So there, I hope these intellectuals know better.

Fri Dec 02, 05:39:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Bullcrap Arse said...

And I remember when I was in a top jc for the first three months, the VP then chased us away, in a subtle sort of way for fear of dragging down the aggregate score of the jc. She went on to be the P of an eminent JC. So there! This undue emphasis on grades and results! See for yourself teh kinda administrator we have! SO what the fuk is grades! Has it done anything for anyone? And she is a woman whom I expect better - compassion, more nurturing and caring! BULLCRAP!

Fri Dec 02, 05:44:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Relook said...

So skools have to differentiate between disciplinary and non-disciplianry offences. Looks, hair, specs and uniform, are they really issues for content when the uniform in itself is a source of wear problems, given its design, material etc. Tinted specs....i m nt sure if that is disciplinary. Well make-up, jewellery etc I can agree. Ear studs etc ok. Tattoos ok. But the rest really worth re-examining. Slight tints on hair?

Fri Dec 02, 05:51:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous MoreArses@schools said...

What abt female teachers with cleavage-exposed dresses and ultra miniskirts - isnt tat more contentious? Stupid Anuses.

Fri Dec 02, 05:52:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous EvenMoreArses@Schools said...

And private schools are no better are they? So what is MOE doing abt it? The function has not devolved to CASE. What a joke! They can register, giving a stamp of approval of sorts, but refuse to take responsibility for audit like CASE do! And they say private schools tuck in wires in the computer labs, go examine their own public schools and see one tat doesnt. FUCKING ARSEHOLES!

Fri Dec 02, 05:54:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Arse said...

Can we respect education for what it is now? I am so sorry I cant anymore. At least in my time, we could. The teachers were never the ones we meet today. There are some black sheep, no doubt but it isnt like the so-many-almost-commonplace kind we have in schools these days from all manner of lives. Leading their charges with distinction. WHAT THE FUK!

Fri Dec 02, 05:57:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Wussies said...

Lolitas galore. No wonder we have been having problems in our education system. Why dont they hem down their hemlines a bit? And I am not suggesting the other extreme of knee-length skirts! MOE has been recruiting Wussies lately.

Fri Dec 02, 06:00:00 PM GMT+8  
Comrade Anonymous Up Yer Arse said...

I see it has hit 199 comments. Let me add the last to make it 200. Women if they go for branded goods can be discriminatory for sure. So there! What the hell is she fighting for discrimination against the "weaker sex" when she discriminates herself. So it boils down to one thing - it isnt the race, the color , the religion , the education, the class status one is and even the gender. It is the person. And it is just the status, economically and educationally that has driven a bigger wedge now. Like Some GEPers mentioned, the GEp is another thingy the education system has conjured up which drives the divide even bigger. Unless I can see the BIG difference any of the above has made in our lives, it is juz BULL FUCKING CRAP wateva we are thinking up to cover our tracks. So there!

Fri Dec 02, 06:12:00 PM GMT+8  

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