In brief...

I'm a Nature-lover, aspiring conservationist, and wannabe traveller in search of outdoor adventure.
My interests vary from conservation to education to heritage to Nature (biodiversity & wildlife) to outdoor activities to life in general.
They occupy most of my waking moment.
Do read my blogs, follow me on Twitter (@jocelynesze) and friend me on Facebook (subject to my discretion). Visit my Nature blog, Nature Rambles, at

UPDATE 2 Apr 2017 - This site is no longer maintained, please visit if you're interested in more recent writing.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

ahha! going to WALES soon(: nearly finished packing my bag alr:D and then at 8pm at the airport, then board the plane, then bye Singapore!! haha(: shall bring back some "souvenirs"(:

it was really nice talking to andrea (tan). she always seems so busy (and scary xP) anyway, CHER WEN QI (my [annoying] ringers junior) is constantly bugging me and i'm sure she WILL MISS ME, right? haha.

i'll certainly miss my FAMILY, ODAC, and everyone else (though certainly not ringers prac xP)

cya when i get back!(:

Friday, May 25, 2007

finally, the last day of school. but i don't feel the joy that everyone else seem to. cos tomorrow, we still have to go school anyway. and after that, it's WALES(: which is still, technically, school. and after wales, it'll be PHUKET, and then in singapore for 4 days (in which i have to cram all my hw, Ringers prac, math tuitions, chi pt and everything else) before going off to HONG KONG with ODAC:D only hope i'm fit enough ><

oh my goodness! i realised that half my post got deleted. ah wells, too bad.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

i think blogging's just a fad, and after a while, the urge to post just wears off, and it just becomes a chore to keep your blog. don't know what to post, doesnt seem to have much to say.

anyway, juanmin's in headprefect elections!! must vote for her(: and yuan jun too, she was my neighbour, and i used to go over to her house to play! haha, although that was sooo long ago): and tessa too, cos she's nice and was my sec 1 class chair(:

there just seems to be so much to do, yet nothing to do, so much to worry about, yet not able to show. life's just a facade. (gone one big round, and back to square one. wow...)

and i'm not immature, and i am musically inclined! anyone who says otherwise will suffer my wrath, muahahahah... no fair, everyone says i look like a red crosser (

Thursday, May 17, 2007

interesting.. this is my 100th post... ah wells, who cares!
i realise i cant blog when i'm um, happy! cos there doesnt seem to be anything to blog about(: all rubbishy, high-high stuff(: and guess why i'm high?? cos i managed to complete my philo essay in HALF AN HOUR of seriously doing it(: ah wells(:
it's SUPER COOL(: of cos it is, if it's created by my batchmates (SIHUI and SILING) and I(:

and really, i've learnt how to appreciate all that i have, and all that i don't. and although of cos, i may not be entirely satisfied (i mean c'mon, it's in the human nature to want more...), i understand and really truly appreciate my family, friends, and people who are around me(: and i do hope that everyone else can as well, for what can be more important than one's own happiness! :D

and i really thank God for sending you and you down to me. for you make my life a lot more bearable and enjoyable, teaching me many lessons along the way. even if you do not realise itxD
odac cures all sadfulness(if there's ever such a word) cos i was feeling all grumpy and sad about something which i have no idea what it was (in fact, i've been asking myself what it is but concluded that there's nothing to be sad about) and then we had odac and voila! i'm happy:D
missed the sec 2s though): dont get to see them much. ah watever(:
Your Existing Situation
Working to improve her image in the eyes of others so as to obtain their compliance and agreement with her needs and wishes.

Your Stress Sources
Wants to overcome a feeling of emptiness and of separation from others.
Believes that life still has far more to offer and that she may miss her share of experiences if she fails to make the best use of every opportunity. She therefore pursues her objectives with a fierce intensity and commits herself deeply and readily. Feels herself to be completely competent in any field in which she engages, and can sometimes be considered by others to be interfering or meddlesome.
Your Restrained Characteristics
Remains emotionally unattached even when involved in a close relationship.
Insists that her goals and realistic and sticks obstinately to them, even though circumstances are forcing her to compromise. Very exacting in the standards she applies to her choice of a partner.
Very exacting in the standards she applies to her choice of a partner and seeking a rather unrealistic perfection in her sex life.
Your Desired Objective
Intense, vital, and animated, taking a delight in action. Activity is directed towards success or conquest and there is a desire to live life to the fullest.
Your Actual Problem
The fear that she might be prevented from achieving the things she wants leads her to play her part with an urgent and hectic intensity.
Your Actual Problem #2
Fights against restriction or limitation, and insists on developing freely as a result of her own efforts.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

well, been a very long time since i last posted, and so many things have happened... never blogged due to the rush of ORA after MYAs, and after that, just too lazy to blog, i guess... anyway starting from after MYAs,
not too bad, i must say that it's one of the most free times i've ever had, able to go home straight and study(:
and after that, ORA! that was the coolest ORA i've ever been too (i've only been to one, and both times i had to rush off for Ringers prac:/) running around trying to sell sandwiches, "iced" lollies and the most delicious honeyjoys, was very fun. plus you get to learn how to be thick skinned - going up to someone whom you do not know very well, or don't know at all, and asking them in a nice, polite and cheery voice "hello! would you like some sandwiches? they're still nice and hot!" and after that, CARWASH was the most fun thing, my daddy came down to support and they complained that my daddy's car was too dirty to be cleaned): well, the last car was even dirtier, it took a lot of us, plus mentors, a super long time to be clean. and even then, it wasnt clean. haha:D
and after ORA, we stayed back to tie the raft(: or rather, the floatation devices (barrel, bottles and tyres) to the raft. haha, it was a horrendous thing. mr tan made us take out the bottles the next day anyway, when we were supposed to test the raft, cos he said it wouldnt help much): anyway, much complications with the raft during testing, went back to "bu jiu" err, mend the raft? or rather just make some really necessary changes.
and after that, we found out the NYAA camp cant be held): and #16 was really troubled. least i was. (you know, if you want me to say what gives me the most stress, i'd say my batch, without hesitation. not meaning that my batch's not nice or watever, but it's just... very tiring)
and now, we getting our MYA results back. i think i did reasonably well(: apart from my abysmal chinese:/ 50/100. congratulate me! least i passed(:
and i realise that grades arent the most impt, satisfaction and happiness is.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

official start to the mugging session...
but seriously, this is the FIRST time in all my 8 years of schooling that i started studying more than 2 days before the exam... dang, there's just SOO much to study for. Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Biology, Physics, Social Studies... >< and i just got back my previous geog test paper and i scored badly. dang.

sacrifices we have to make. cant have everything we want in life.

on a lighter note, i cant wait for june holidays! the wales trip(: and ODAC EXPEDITION TO HONG KONG:D!!!!! and i'm also going to Phuket with my family... which leaves me a grand total of 6 days in Singapore for the whole of June hols. hope i'll have enough time to do work><

hold on if you feel like letting go. hold on it's get better than you know.
You entered: Jocelyne Sze Shimin
There are 17 letters in your name.Those 17 letters total to 85. There are 6 vowels and 11 consonants in your name. What your first name means:
French; Female; Medieval male name adopted as a feminine name.
English; Female; Playful; Medieval male name adopted as a feminine name.
Your number is: 4
The characteristics of #4 are: A foundation, order, service, struggle against limits, steady growth.
The expression or destiny for #4:Order, service, and management are the cornerstones of the number 4 Expression. Your destiny is to express wonderful organization skills with your ever practical, down-to-earth approach. You are the kind of person who is always willing to work those long, hard hours to push a project through to completion. A patience with detail allows you to become expert in fields such as building, engineering, and all forms of craftsmanship. Your abilities to write and teach may lean toward the more technical and detailed. In the arts, music will likely be your choice. Artistic talents may also appear in such fields as horiculture and floral arrangement, as well. Many skilled physicians and especially surgeons have the 4 Expression.
The positive attitudes of the 4 Expression yield responsibility; you are one who no doubt, fulfills obligations, and is highly systematic and orderly. You are serious and sincere, honest and faithful. It is your role to help and you are required to do a good job at everything you undertake.
If there is too much 4 energies present in your makeup, you may express some of the negative attitudes of the number 4. The obligations that you face may tend to create frustration and feelings of limitation or restriction. You may sometimes find yourself nursing negative attitudes in this regard and these can keep you in a rather low mood. Avoid becoming too rigid, stubborn, dogmatic, and fixed in your opinions. You may have a tendency to develop and hold very strong likes and dislikes, and some of these may border on the classification of prejudice. The negative side of 4 often produces dominant and bossy individuals who use disciplinarian to an excess. These tendencies must be avoided. Finally, like nearly all with 4 Expression, you must keep your eye on the big picture and not get overly wrapped up in detail and routine.
Your Soul Urge number is: 3
A Soul Urge number of 3 means: With the Soul Urge number 3 your desire in life is personal expression, and generally enjoying life to its fullest. You want to participate in an active social life and enjoy a large circle of friends. You want to be in the limelight, expressing your artistic or intellectual talents. Word skills may be your thing; speaking, writing, acting, singing. In a positive sense, the 3 energy is friendly, outgoing and always very social.
You have a decidedly upbeat attitude that is rarely discouraged; a good mental and emotional balance.
The 3 Soul Urge gives intuitive insight, thus, very high creative and inspirational tendencies. The truly outstanding trait shown by the 3 Soul Urge is that of self-expression, regardless of the field of endeavor.
On the negative side, you may at times become too easygoing and too optimistic, tending to scatter forces and accomplish very little. Often, the excessive 3 energy produces non-stop talkers. Everyone has faults, but the 3 soul urge doesn't appreciate having these pointed out.
Your Inner Dream number is: 1
An Inner Dream number of 1 means: You dream of being a leader and one who is in charge. You want to be known for your courage, daring, and original ideas. You seek unconquered heights. People may get a first impression that you are very aggressive and sure of yourself.