A Stolen Antique Vase

Write a detective story about a stolen, antique vase. This is an essay question in an actual exam a few years ago. I enjoyed writing this but if I have a choice, I would definitely not write a detective story in an exam. My imagination is too much for an exam 🤯 “Sir, I didn’t […]


This is a response to Paper 1, Question 2 in the IGCSE Sample Paper. My dearest sister, You can’t imagine how much I miss you these days when it is the season of snowstorms and disasters. I have seen a lot of things at my age, but snowstorms… I used to be scared of them […]

Say “No” to amateur mountain climbing

Another IGCSE question, a practice for my directed writing test last Wednesday. Dear Sir or Madam, I am writing this letter to you to express my opinion with regards to mountain climbing on Everest. I strongly believe that mountain climbing should be banned. As you might know from the recent news articles, there number of […]

Themes for Teamie

As mentioned in the last post, holiday is starting early, and that means that we have lots of free time (I mean, more tuition too, but generally there is more time for relaxing). Today is the last day of school. We had a Rockshow during lunch time and since I am too scared to go […]

Holiday starting early

If everything is carrying out as planned, the holiday should start on March 30. But not, our holiday started early. In fact, today is the last day of school, and starting from tomorrow people will all be on social media, YouTube or Netflix for the whole day. The reason why this is happening, well, the […]

Running with the Bulls — Language Analysis

Running with the Bulls — Original Text Cascais, along the coast from Lisbon, Portugal, has been described as a ‘picture-postcard perfect little beach town’. Its scintillating colours amazed me when I arrived. The orange roof tiles shone like fire in the midday sun; the stately buildings stood resplendent in their smart coats of colour wash. […]

Guide to Directed Writing

Directed writing is an important part in the IGCSE English Language exam. A little bit like composite writing in TOEFL, this part of the exam asks you to summarise the main points and opinions in an article and to evaluate these opinions. The question might specifically asks you to agree or disagree with the opinions […]

G9 Reflection

It was a year of excitement in Grade 9 and I had improved a lot. In academics, I am doing better in my time management and planning. Areas of improvements for me is also time management and memorising contents from the textbook. What I need to do better in the rest of Grade 9 and […]

What is Resistance?

Previously I usually have no idea of what resistance means, today I finally get it. So the expression of resistance, can be written as this: R = V / I If you think about it, resistance is a rate, meaning Volts per Current. This could be explained as the amount of volt, required to let […]