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1. participate more actively in CYF/Mustard Seed.
2. participate more in CCAs.
3. be a better older sister.
4. be a better daughter for once.
5. get good grades and maintain them.
6. listen, not talk. (this applies to class too!)
7. have a journal/diary.
8. be a friend to everyone.
9. remember important dates.
10. stay happy, even when the tears fall. :)

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Friday, July 02, 2004
If you have always thought that convent girls are chatty, flirtatious and bitchy, well, you're right.

At least according to two "ex-Cons" - actresses Koh Chieng Mun, 44 and Irene Ang, 35. The two former convent girls will share their saucy school stories and perform stand-up comedy in Confessions of Two Ex-Cons on Saturday. Their act will also include "confessions" sent to them from other ex-convent girls.

The performance is among a slew of activities for the two-day True Blue - An IJ Arts Fest at Chijmes this weekend to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) group of 11 schools and homes.

Said Koh: "Oh, all those traits; it's all true. You can spot a convent girl from a mile away! When IJ girls get together, you'll always hear endless chatter, loud laughter and uninhibited behaviour!"

Koh spent her primary and secondary school days from 1966 to 1975 at the then Town Convent, so named because the first CHIJ school, opened in 1854, was located at Victoria Street. The premises are now home to the dining and entertainment hub Chijmes.

Ang, who is Rosie in sitcom Phua Chu Kang, studied in CHIJ Kellock Primary from 1974-1979.

On the naughtiest things she did in those days, Koh said: "I remember, in Secondary 3, a group of six of us played hokey and went to the ice-skating rink a few times for a few months just to catch the good-looking instructors there.

"We'd ask them to 'tutor' us so we could get up close and get free lessons, too," she said, in between laughs.

That ended when the head prefect caught them and reported them to the principal.

Ang said: "I used to lie to my teacher when returning my spelling books. I said I lost them whenever I had bad grades to avoid getting my parents to sign them."

She was only found out many years later when her grandmother saw the books under her bed.

But it was the infamous Capitol bus-stop, the one where the secondary school St Joseph's Institution boys and CHIJ girls wait for their buses, that saw a lot of action and held a lot of memories for many of the old girls.

Said Koh: "We got this letter from an old girl who said she used to open the windows of her classroom, which faced that bus-stop, and shout and whistle at the SJI boys. When they looked, she and her friends ducked. This went on for a year till the principal received complaints from the public."

Ang added: "Of course, we've got a lot of stories... a lot on the Capitol bus-stop! Things like how the girls used secret codes to meet the boys."

But these, she said rather coyly, will be included as part of the 45-minute act. The highlight of their act is a segment on the ABCs of the traits that make a convent girl.

As the cliche goes, convent girls are either lesbians or sluts.

Ang, who confessed to dating only water polo boys during her secondary school days, reasoned: "It's a growing-up process and it's only natural for the girls, especially for those in the same-sex schools, to like someone they look up to. But it's mostly harmless and they grow out of it."

Said Koh, who admits that she was one of those who hiked up her uniform skirt: "Maybe it's because we look 'havoc'. We were overt and blatant about hiking up the skirt, folding up the sleeves and maybe a few buttons come off. It's how we 'operate'!"

"But I also think that it offered an all-round education with the moral values and the emphasis, during my time, on appreciating the arts."

have you read a bigger pile of complete cow shit? wait, that'll be insulting cow shit. poor cows. anyway... i have A LOT to say about that article! can you imagine? two ex-convent girls can actually say that about IJ schools to the ignorant public? i mean, if you said that to CONVENT girls, it wouldn't be too bad, 'cause we're in the system and we can understand where they're coming from and that they're comments aren't derogatory. but to tell that to a bloody REPORTER, THREE DAYS before our ARTS FEST, is f**king bullshit! ms chow gave that article to us this morning before mass and everyone (with the possible exception of nat) was outraged!

As the cliche goes, convent girls are either lesbians or sluts. WHAT THE F**K ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?! that's about the most derogative thing that i've heard about our school thus far. and to have it said in a NEWSPAPER is just plain infuriating!

"Convent girls are chatty, flirtatious and bitchy." excuse me, if you haven't noticed, SO IS HALF OF THE FEMALE POPULATION!! so why are we the ones getting labelled bitches and flirts when the entire female population, at one point or another, are guilty of the exact same flirting and bitching that we engage in?! it's like what ms chow said, when one RGS girl gets seen talking loudly/rudely, being obscene/vulgar, everyone just goes "oh, she's the exception."

but when they see one IJ girl doing the EXACT SAME THING, everyone goes "SEE! they're all sluts and lesbians and bitches!"

exactly why are we the ones who are always getting attacked for these sort of things? i mean, as IF the other schools don't do it but what? because they're government schools they don't get in trouble? only MISSION schools do?!

as ms chow put it, "Endless chatter, loud laughter and uninhibited behaviour?! What's wrong with that?! We're HAPPY people, SORRY!"

{ hahahaha. she's shit funny. i admit, i do like her lessons. i mean, at least she talks about issues that are relevant to us and interest us in a big way and lets us discuss and share our opinions (though mostly nalli's is heard. hahaha.) which is great. haha. that's one of the reasons why i enjoy english class. anyway, i digress. }

the whole of 4/1's sent in a letter to the editor to complain about that article and about what a bad light they put us in. the public already misunderstands us SO much and you want to ADD to that?! y'know, in all the chinese/english dramas, the 'bad girls' are always dressed in an electric blue pinafore with a loose belt around the hips and unbuttoned collar?! alright, the way WE dress in public (when in school uniform) is to blame so we can't pin all the fault on them, but please! do you have to wear our school uniform to show the 'bad girls'?! okay, it might seem like a stupid thing to talk about, but slowly you start to EXPECT IT! and that's just scary. because i've ever thought about plays and directing one, and the leads (mostly antagonistic ones haha) are always in our school U! if even an IJ girl can think that, what does the public think?!

i might be making a mountain out of a molehill. but this concerns my school and i'm not going to take any flak/shit/complete absurd rubbish about my school lying down. IJ rocks, and anyone who has anything else to say that will make me more incensed than i already am, please let me know, so i can use you for an outlet. -screams!-

she smiled
at 9:46 PM

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