Apr 5, 2014

Conclusion : This Week

Hi. It's been a dull and cool Saturday today! Mainly because it's raining. Well yeah. So this post is about how this week ended; which is totally superb!

Regarding to my last post, which is Physics Olympiad Camp Day 1, I now want to write the rest of the days. But I don't think I will write it so damn long like that one because I'm too lazy. And because I've used to being stupid in the camp. LOL.

The second day wasn't a day that we all waited for. Mainly because we're going to learn Magnetism. Gosh. Magnetism is like way harder than Electricity. I can barely understand what the teacher is saying except for the first one hour because she was busy talking about how auroras are made; which sparked my interest a little bit. Then after that she kept on teaching the real craps of Magnetism and I was like, "well hmm yeah oh" all the time in her class. And by the way, the teacher's name is Madam Chin. I sat beside Ryan this time and as usual I told him to keep concentrate in the class. Well, he did at first, but he continued to play his Candy Crush (I just can't understand him and Candy Crush) and slowly dozed off. I had to poke him several times for him to wake up. Although I was the one who must poke him, I was actually the one who was feeling sleepy too. Air-cons and long equations on the board: The perfect condition to sleep. I tried to stay focus and basically, Magnetism wasn't much stressful. Because you know what? Because I got used to be blur on the first day. So being blur again for the second day, wasn't so new to me. Which explains why my reaction isn't that big in this post.

Time crept to the third day of the camp, Thursday. And we would be learning... MODERN PHYSICS. Wow, sounds like a perfect torture for the day. As we boarded the bus, we noticed that Syahir wasn't around. We were already in the bus and so did everybody else, except him. I called him so many times and he wouldn't answer. We were like, "Is he still sleeping? Doesn't his roommate help to wake him up?" So the bus was still waiting and after like 10-15 minutes, we pushed off. So the conclusion is, we sort of left Syahir that day. He wasn't with us during the whole day, instead he said, he overslept till 12 noon! That's another story.

Modern Physics.

Un-freaking-believably, I like it!

This guy called Dr Geri taught us Modern Physics and yeah, he is a funny and kind man. I think it's slightly (just slightly) easier because everyone is new to it, even the 1995 students, I think. So everyone learns from basics, rather than the topics of Magnetism and Electricity; which is kinda hard for Permata team to understand because we don't have the basics yet. Maybe that's why I tend to concentrate on this topic more than the others. So I was asking him questions about the equations after the classes finished. Then he asked me, "You are from Permata, right? How many of you are here?"

Me: "Yeah, there's ten of us."
Dr Geri: "Form 4 or Form 5?"
Me: "All of us are Form 4."
Dr Geri: "Oh so it must be harder for you guys to understand these equations and bla, bla, bla (I can't remember, okay.)
Me: "Um.. actually in school we just finished learning Momentum."

He gasped and look at me, in a unbelievable way and he continued, "Oh, uh, ah.. really.. It should be really hard for you guys.. then I wish you guys can do the best for tomorrow's exam lah. Just do your best."

That 'lah' was simply hilarious. It sort of meant that it was impossible for us to score the exams tomorrow. He was really nice, and yeah, but how do you expect us to score?! We're just little, innocent, childish Form 4 students. *makes a cute face

So yesterday was the final and exam day! I was having butterflies, not because I'm worried if the papers are hard or not, I'm actually worried what am I going to write on the exam papers! The papers are all subjective and NO FORMULAS GIVEN. Despicably awesome. What a way to torture us. Well, I did study and tried to memorize the formulas but well, I am not the type of student who can memorize everything without understanding what does it mean. So I ended up failing to memorize the formulas, because I don't understand a single thing about them and went to sleep.

Almost all Permata team sat in the same examination room except for Cos and Haqiem. It was kinda comfortable because the air-con wasn't so cold and we know each other in the room. The exam lasted for three hours. With the utmost confidence, I answered the Quantum Physics questions first. I can only do Part A but I didn't care because as long as I get 1 mark, it's considered very victorious for me. Electricity and Magnetism questions.. blurgh. I don't know what did I write but for sure they are so wrong. To sit in a quiet room for 3 hours was kinda boring. Then the exam was over and everyone gathered to discuss the answers. Only then I realized...

I MADE A TERRIBLE, EMBARRASSING, UNFORGIVABLE CALCULATING MISTAKES.

And it happened to be in the questions that I answered with the utmost confidence, that is Part A Modern Physics. I JUST PRACTICALLY LOST ALL THE 10 MARKS. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I actually just got over thinking about this but when I think about it again, I can't help but to scream loudly ARRRRRGGGGHHH I'M JUST SO STUPID TO MAKE A SILLY MISTAKE!!!!!!

I really respect and like Dr Geri, so that's why I want to do my best in Modern Physics and I JUST GOT THEM WRONG. DO YOU KNOW HOW FRUSTRATED I AM. IT FEELS LIKE I'M THE MOST STUPID PERSON IN THE WORLD. ESPECIALLY WHEN THE MISTAKE IS DUE TO YOUR CARELESSNESS AND OVER-CONFIDENCE. IT HURTS SO MUCH. I JUST CAN'T.. ARGH!

The formula is correct but I calculated it wrongly. I must convert the 'nanometer' to 10^-9 meter but I didn't and it caused me a different answer and, and, and I GOT IT WRONGGGGGGG!

P/S: I think I really need to stop this because if I do not, I will blame myself for the whole day.
P/S/S: I'm so sorry Dr Geri.. :(
P/S/S/S: A note to myself and to the readers, DON'T BE OVERCONFIDENT AND CHECK YOUR EXAM PAPERS A FEW TIMES (which I literally didn't)
P/S/S/S/S/: If I have another chance to join this again, I'll do my utmost best in it! But that's so impossible because I might not get the offer again...
P/S/S/S/S/S: Enough of blaming myself and this too-many-of-capital-letters. Now bye peeps. I might write another post later. 

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