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Hihi! I am Serene Heng:) I was born on 22 December 1988, a huge baby who weighed over 9 pounds. I grew up in a humble house, raised by my adorable parents. I have two elder sisters, 4 nieces, 1 nephew, and 1 rabbit. Hahaha はじめまして。 どうぞよろしくお願いします!

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2015 Resolutions
1) Learn how to swim
2) Learn to speak the Japanese language
3) Go for dance classes
4) Take part in Oschool Dance Recital
5) Help my P6 students do well for PSLE
6) Decent savings in my bank
7) Run 100km by 2013


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2012 Formula 1
`°•.¸¸.•°` Thursday, September 27, 2012 `°•.¸¸.•°`
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One day before the actual race day, I tweeted how the broadcast of F1 on TV was hypnotising me to sleep. Never did I expect that watching the race in real life can give me that adrenaline rush.

Thanks to a friend, I received my complimentary Pit Grandstand ticket for 23rd Sepetember Sunday. There were four races that day, but we only managed to catch the final race because my tuition ended at 6pm. That was the very first race, and the only race I caught. But it was awesome nonetheless. 

Getting ready for the race to start

I know zero about F1 racing. The only racer I know is Hamilton, who unfortunately was the first to be out of the race. I know Ferrari and McLaren. I know Red Bull and Singtel. I know the pretty grid girls. Anddddddddddd that's all.

I didn't know the first round was the warm up round. I didn't know there were either 61 laps or 2-hour race. I didn't know who is Vettel, Button or Webber. I didn't know what Safety Car was for. I didn't know the entire race cost $150 million to organise (Source CNA).

I don't know why people like to watch F1. Car enthusiasts adore the sound of raving engines; Girls want to get as close as possible to the hot racers; While the rest of the world simple just want to watch them crash.

School girls leading the Singapore National Anthem

 The starting scene of the race was hilarious. Before the race began, everyone was eagerly holding up their cameras taking photos and video. After the cars sped off, everyone started to sit down slowly. When the sound of engine started to fade in, hinting that the cars are coming nearby, every sprung up from their seats and held out their lens again. This happened repetitively for at least 3 times that night.

Safety Car signal

Into the 46th lap, there had been gearbox failure, scratches, bumps, crashes. It seemed like the destiny of the racers have already been decided. With nothing more to anticipate, we left the race course for KATY PERRY!

It was a gruelling long journey to outdoor concert already. The weather was sweltering hot. My perspiration stuck onto me like super glue. It was too hard to resist Katy Perry. Despite having to brace through a mountain of sticky people, her live performance made the sacrifice worth it.

I surprised myself when I know her songs. But having to 注重仪态, I retained my usual composure and sang along anyways.

The initial plan was to leave before the concert ends, otherwise we would risk being involved in a human stampede. But Katy Perry was simple too irresistible. I just cannot afford to leave early. Hahaha. As predicted, leaving the concert area was as difficult as entering. The route towards MRT was so jammed, it wasn't hard to imagine how long we would have to wait for the trains to arrive. Hence, we decided to walk back to MBS instead.

On the way back, Ferraris parked themselves neatly for phototaking. It was one of my longest walk over these few years. But I am glad we took the walk. EXERCISE.

Thank you for the ticket once again. :)


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