Oct 13, 2013

PCS: Timeline

It's weekday and I'm not going to school! Damn awesome right. I wonder what will the principal think but who cares? Even my class teacher told us to not go to school. School is now so boring with no studies. It's post-PMR! I should appreciate this freedom until the very end.

So.. the thing that I want to talk this time is about the camp that I enter almost every year-end since 2010, PERMATApintar School Holidays Camp. I call it PCS to make it shorter. So the objective of this camp is kinda like searching for gifted children all over the country. The children have to pass two respective IQ tests, UKM1 and UKM2 before they are selected to participate in this camp. I'm not trying to brag here, okay. The camp usually lasts for three weeks and is held at the National University of Malaysia.

I'm writing about this because I feel so grateful with what I had in the camp for three years (and will be four years). Really, the stuffs that you learn there can't be found in your school. For the first year in 2010, I got Writing and Imagination. I wrote poems, short story and learnt to express ourselves in literature. Kinda mind-challenging. I'm not that creative! That time I was 12 years old, still a very young age. So I can't really remember what the things I do but seriously, I had no feelings at that time. I don't know any seniors or juniors. I'm just in my imaginative world. So, can't really write a lot on 2010.

As I enter secondary school, my emotions are better now. And for the second year, I got Crime Scene Investigation. Cool, right? I never thought there will be a course like that. That year, I got more friends and learnt more things. Well, I'm a teenager already! There were only 30+ thirteen years old participants, so we grew very close among our batch. In that year too, I get to be friend with an international friend, Lina from Brunei. She's a Brunei-Japan girl. That's my first international friend. She's in the same class with me, so we were pretty close. In CSI, I learnt how the police solves cases and some anatomy stuffs. This year was the most challenging year, where we were forced to solve a mock robbery. We were told that the robbery was real at first!

Toxicology during CSI
Toxicology during CSI

CSI year
CSI year

2012. I'm 14. More matured than those two years. And I got Cryptology. I was like, "Cryptology? What the heck is that?" Cryptology is the study of codes. Something secret. So I was thinking that I might be cracking codes for the rest of my school holidays. And yes it was. The first day I was kinda down because my CSI gang was separated into three different courses; Cryptology, Flight Science, Games and Probability. And there were so many new kids coming on! From 30+ of thirteen years old participants last year, it turned to be around 80+ of fourteen years old ones. So I kinda had to get used of the sudden addition of participants and it turned out well. I also get to know another international friend, Ernesto from Mexico! Chatting with him was fun! More people more experiences, see?

Reunion of CSI during 2012
Reunion of CSI during 2012

Cryptology year
Cryptology year

Crypto 1
Crypto 1

Cryptology was very mind-wrecking course. Well, we were fourteen, of course we need harder course right? So this course was all about numbers, alphabets and probability. I repeat, NUMBERS, ALPHABETS and PROBABILITY. It was hard but once you understand the concepts, hmm it's just as easy as ABC. I had to give 'The Most Emotional Year' to 2012. I cried the most during this year. Stress bottled up, you see. Being fourteen years old was great. I had lots of kind juniors and seniors. Friendship really grew closer that year. 2012 was truly awesome.

Crypto instructor and I
Crypto instructor and I

This year! *drum roll* I got Advanced Physics! And will attend the camp on 24th Nov till 14th Dec! I'm so super super excited but again, my Crypto gang will be separated into so many different courses again. This is sad. Physics is a mix of science and mathematics, I know. And somehow it sounds so.. mathematics. It's not that I don't like mathematics. I'm just lazy when it comes to grabbing a calculator and calculate numbers. But what I know is, I should be grateful enough to enter this camp. Yes. For four years. And this year is my last year. One can only attend this camp until he's 15 years old. I am fifteen! I feel so old suddenly.

This year, I'll be a good senior. More matured teen. And be a friendly friend. Hopefully, Physics will be nice to me. *wink