2007
Thu
21
Jun

# The Secret Location of Miss Loi's Temple

(34)
Posted at 5:11 pm

Many of you will know that the exact location of Miss Loi’s Temple is shrouded in secrecy, known only to students who have signed up for her tuition classes.

Miss Loi is not trying to be all mystical or funny. She hopes everyone can understand that as more people get to know about this blog, and being a delicate person with a timid heart, she would like to preempt the possibility of some un-student-like stalker (apart from their parents) appearing unannounced at her doorstep.

Unfortunately, despite being given the exact coordinates, some students are destined to get lost among the wilderness of Novena, and in danger of being waylaid and devoured by wild beasts in the form of other tuition agencies in the area (just joking here – no offence to any tuition centers in Novena!).

To that end, she has put up a series of signage for the purpose of guiding her flock of lost sheeps to the correct destination.

### The First Sign

You will see this sign soon after you exit from Novena MRT Station and turn round a corner. At this point you should be able to feel a gentle breeze of serenity upon your face as, indeed, salvation is near.

And yes, there really are 38 steps you need to climb.

### The Second Sign

Halfway through your arduous 38-step climb, this second sign reassures you that you are indeed on the right path to enlightenment (and not on a wretched road leading to the wrong tuition center *joking again*).

### The Final Sign

When you see this, you are standing just beyond the sacred Temple Grounds. The pull on your Mathematical consciousness by Miss Loi’s presence emanating from within, can be rather overwhelming at this spot.

Enter and be saved.

### The Temple Gates

Finally. Looming before you are the mighty Temple Gates, where a mere glance at them is enough to reduce straight-As students to tears. The aura surrounding you here can be blinding, as you suddenly experience a positive surge of Mathematical prowess.

Pause, look in awe and pose for a few touristy photos while you can.

Now step inside, lots of joss sticks are waiting to be burned!

### Revision Exercise

To show that you have understood what Miss Loi just taught you, you must:

1. Cris says

2007
Jun
21
Thu
7:33pm

1

I am very impressed with your way of welcoming your students and parents to your "classroom"! I really like the "Just a few more steps to ENLIGHTENMENT". Haha

2. hendri says

2007
Jun
22
Fri
8:32am

2

Wow, this is brilliant... Don't think that many tuition centres are willing to spend some effort to put up such signs. =P

And they really look quite pretty, not those done in MS Word type.

3. 2007
Jun
22
Fri
11:10pm

3

Thanks Cris, just felt that they would benefit from some extra 'encouragement' along the way

4. 2007
Jun
22
Fri
11:12pm

4

Thanks hendri. Just hope that this will not attract any unwanted attention from the owners of the many, many 'done in MS Word types' in the vicinity!

5. charles says

2007
Jun
23
Sat
12:11am

5

chanced upon this site and my, i really love the way u write!

6. BR says

2007
Jun
23
Sat
12:49am

6

Heys Miss Loi, I really liked the directional signs you put up! They looked really professional.

7. 2007
Jun
24
Sun
12:19am

7

Thanx charles.

But Miss Loi feels that she can sometimes get a bit carried away

8. 2007
Jun
24
Sun
12:23am

8

Must also thank the Bras Basah printer for the good print job!

Hope that they at least look better than a typical 'MS Word in A4 paper' job

9. BR says

2007
Jun
24
Sun
12:41am

9

Of course! They looked really good. I am very much into advertising, and this is quite a good branding I would say! =)

10. 2007
Jun
24
Sun
9:56am

10

Wow. Any more tips from the Advertising Guru?

Some have feedback that they thought Miss Loi is training young Jedis in the Temple *lol*

11. maple says

2007
Jun
29
Fri
9:01pm

11

EH now you become so pro!
=DDDDD

12. 2007
Jul
1
Sun
11:17am

12

Maple: No choice. Spent long talktimes on the phone directing lost students wandering in the vicinity.

So the signs have to be eye-catching enough, else there will be more and more wandering around in the vicinity looking 'stoned'!

Not a pretty sight.

13. clarion-x says

2008
May
4
Sun
1:14pm

13

ah yes. you resemble my current maths relief teacher (who is a guy,btw) and is obsessed with greek mythology and science and technology
(gosh he's really immodest. S:)
need some matchmaking sessions?

14. 2008
May
6
Tue
12:40pm

14

Clarion, Miss Loi has a nagging suspicion that your relief teacher might be this guy.

Let her know if your 'cher has the prerequisite stockpile of platinum + gold + diamond credit cards

But Greek mythology? This blog has only Greek symbols aplenty!

15. clarion-x says

2008
May
9
Fri
5:14pm

15

no, he is NOT the guy you suspected.
and he is impoverished ( thats what he said himself anyway.)
And do you want his blog URL?

16. 2008
May
10
Sat
12:49am

16

Ooh a fellow blogger? Put forth thy URL! *kaypoh mode on*

P.S. These days, never believe anyone if he tells you he's impoverished.

17. clarion-x says

2008
May
10
Sat
1:20pm

17

http://thethinkingmachine.blogspot.com

18. clarion-x says

2008
May
11
Sun
11:29am

18

anyway, miss loi, how to buy the LV collection of exam papers?

19. 2008
May
11
Sun
4:16pm

19

Just emailed you Clarion. Which LV model are you interested in?

20. clarion-x says

2008
May
11
Sun
9:32pm

20

Yup so how do you find him?
Need arrange mahjong session to erm... lia2 luo4 not?

21. Jean Wong says

2008
Jul
8
Tue
12:41pm

21

I am a desperately seeking a knowleagable maths teacher. Have tried out numerous " part-timers" but none works. All they care is to complete 8 lesson and get their salary. My daughter's maths result is deterioting fast.
Ms Loi, can you recommend one. I am staying in the northern part of Singapore

22. Jean Wong says

2008
Jul
8
Tue
12:45pm

22

Hi Ms Loi
I am desperately seeking a maths teacher. Have tried out numerous " part-timers" but none works. All they care is to complete 8 lesson and get their salary. My daughter's maths result is deteriorating fast.
Ms Loi, can you recommend one. I am staying in the northern part of Singapore

23. 2008
Jul
9
Wed
10:12am

23

Jean, Miss Loi empathises with your anxiety and the experience that you went through. *sigh*

24. Xiu Hui says

2009
Feb
23
Mon
7:07pm

24

I have problems with my math and
thinking of finding a tutor to consult.

My math teacher don't really teach well.
Almost the whole class doesn't know
what she is teaching.

N even teaches the
wrong thing where my classmates
from the other ban asked her.

I passed by this website n saw a lot of

Therefore i am keen to know more about
fees n schedules for the tution you provided.

Hope to hear from you soon. thanks!

25. Evon says

2009
May
16
Sat
11:26pm

25

hurray! i have found your temple after scouting around for 30 minutes in novena following the hints from the post =) quite hard to find leh!

26. 2009
May
17
Sun
10:47pm

26

Evon: You're very free hor? Mids over for you?

You may have found The Temple but bet you didn't find Miss Loi!

27. Evon says

2009
May
18
Mon
6:36am

27

Just happenned to be around novena
Only found the huge posters of Miss Loi on the walls of The Temple!

28. Siti says

2009
Jun
17
Wed
1:03pm

28

Hi!Miss loi.Ive been to so many tuition centre but nothing work and i seriously need your help to improve my maths.Can u help me? And im willing to work hard if u are going to teach me?

29. 2009
Jun
23
Tue
7:39pm

29

Emailed you Siti Though it has to be said that Miss Loi has heard this "I'm willing to work hard" line way too many times ...

30. SwiftFeather says

2009
Jul
1
Wed
9:39pm

30

Hahaha! So funny! And by the way, you might want to use kanji for the 'do your best' at the end. >___<

頑張って！

でも、頑張ってね　リオィー先生～

31. 2009
Jul
3
Fri
10:10am

31

Ahhh ... finally a Jap expert is here for an external audit.

Actually がんばって! is meant to be Ganbatte! according to an online translator. Does that make any sense to you? If it doesn't, what should it have been?

And what's with that リオィー先生??? Mr Loi???

32. 2009
Jul
4
Sat
6:49pm

32

*chuckles*
Its 'Teacher' Miss Loi, you're a teacher! =D
Its okay to use all Hiragana anyway~ but it might have meant another thing if you didn't put in Kanji. >.<

Anyway, I think I found your temple a little too late =(
Half of the year is gone already. Looks like we weren't really destined to meet in person as student and teacher! ^___^

33. andy kesumajaya says

2010
Jan
6
Wed
11:32pm

33

came across this website while yahooing for tuition centre .. spend almost 2 hrs scouting around Novena MRT for Ms Loi signage, but found NONE .. even asked the MRT staff, don noe was the answer .. tried calling, keep getting voicve mail, no good ... i believe the signage has been removed or have u relocated .. or what ..?

appreciated it very much if you could drop me a line .. thank you ..

regards,
andy

34. 2010
Jan
7
Thu
6:09am

34

So sorry to hear of your wild hunt for the elusive Temple

No, The Temple (and its signs) is still sitting tightly in Novena but if you've read the latest blog entries you'd realise that Miss Loi is currently overseas (in fact she's in transit at Qatar International Airport as she types this).

Kindly email/SMS Miss Loi your contact number and she'll call you asap after she has returned to Singapore on 7 Jan (umm ... that's later today!)

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