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# Epilogue

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Tuition given in the topic of Miss Loi the Tutor from the desk of at 12:19 am (Singapore time)

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Temple Banner, The Great War of 2007
(Please do not touch the exhibit)

At the break of dawn on a rainy Halloween’s eve, the last of Miss Loi’s charges made their final dash towards their Mathematical Salvation.

An eerie silence followed as the world held its breath, and the soft rustling breeze from The Temple‘s air-con could even be heard. No one knows what happened after that fateful charge, and their destinies shall not be revealed till months have passed.

Overwhelmed by the exertions of the past weeks, Miss Loi slumped back in her chair, as a sudden realization descended upon her. At long last, despite years of underconfidence, overconfidence, playfulness, laziness, stubborness etc etc., each and every one of her charges are now transformed into knightly champions of their own, staring at the gates to their Mathematical Nirvana.

The thought sent a solitary tear falling from her eye, further ruining the meticulous makeup on her glowing face.

Even as others brace themselves for the next wave of assualt from the Enemy’s mechanical siege engines, Miss Loi knows that her job is done for now.

As she proceeds to take down that stressful Countdown Timer from this blog and recall her beautician’s number for her long-overdue facial session, she is once again mindful of the group of bewildered *younglings at the side, staring with their tiny innocent eyes, unable to comprehend what has gone before.

A new year. A new syllabus.
More income for textbook publishers.

For this is not their war. And their time has yet to come, not for at least another year.

But their time WILL come, and this time it has been foretold that the Enemy shall assume a new form like nothing the human race has seen before.

So as Miss Loi is gearing up to receive a new generation of hope, starting this December 2007, she wondered about the kind of students the new year will bring her, the Temple‘s proposed new decor and most importantly, if her face has lost its radiance after such a long period since her last facial.

Happy Halloween and Goodbye.

*Those not taking their O-Levels this year.

### Revision Exercise

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

1. Smirking Triad Chief commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
1
Thu
11:53am

1

... The door swings open, a silhouetted figure stands in the doorway.

A smirk appeared on his lips.

"I found you!" was all he said, as he advances rapidly towards the hapless Miss Loi....

2. Kiroii the hero commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
1
Thu
1:04pm

2

...From the sky comest and decends upon to protect miss loi. With one lazer beam, the triad chief is cut into half.

3. Kiroii commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
1
Thu
1:04pm

3

lol..i mus admit what i typed was excruciatingly comical LOL

4. Peter commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
1
Thu
5:18pm

4

Such violence in youths today.... tsk tsk.... :p

5. Kiroii commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
1
Thu
5:42pm

5

On the contrary violence can be rather exemplary, as history has shown violence is needed to put a halt to world war two, thus violence is a necessity and an eventuality.

6. Prodigy commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
2
Fri
10:50am

6

I beg to differ. History has shown to us that the Leage of Nations, as well as the United Nations can stop violence to a certain extent. The Policy of Appeasement strongly pursued by Neville Chamberlein, the policy of isolationism by America were ample testaments to show that violence is not a necessity! >:)

7. Kiroii commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
2
Fri
4:28pm

7

"league" nt "leage". The idea of collective security does show that violence is needed to a cetain extend that i agree with you. However even in the United Nations today still retains troops to counter threats, thus proving that violence is a necessity to counter issues such as terrorists. But do terrorist need to use violence in the first place? Lets ask ourselves, can terrorists truly sit down with us and have a talk and result in lasting peace? Can you TRUELY say violence is nt a necessity? Considering that history and contemporary has proven otherwise

8. Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
2
Fri
8:52pm

8

Peter the villain + Kiroii the hero + all the cast involved, Director already shouted 'CUUUUUTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!' Show's over and the crew's already packing up.

Before you leave, make sure you clear all rubbish from the set and report punctually when filming for the sequel starts 🙂

9. Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
2
Fri
9:47pm

9

JOB VACANCY (IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY)

Position: Priestess of Chronicles

Job Scope: To actively engage and mediate discussions between activists from the far left/right, violence/nonviolence factions, or whatever movement that suddenly springs up at The Temple grounds.

Requirements: Sweet, charming and pleasant with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Prior experience in negotiating with terrorists and/or military junta will be advantageous.

P.S. Kiroii, it's "TRULY" not "TRUELY". Congratulations, you've just made the same mistake Miss Loi made the last time! Great minds think alike eh?

10. Kiroii commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
2
Fri
11:17pm

10

zzz "truely" was a typo as i typed fast..

erm im looking for a job after my o's? i fit the description? tho im mildly anti social but i can teach maths i tink

11. Peter commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
3
Sat
1:19pm

11

It wasn't me. :p

Besides, how'd you know the triad chief didn't advance rapidly to kneel at your feet to worship you and beg you to take him in as one of your maths disciples?

12. ByPassing commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
3
Sat
5:25pm

12

haha..."truely" was a typo as much as "leage" was a typo...i guess.

Anyway, violence will alway lead to more violence, its the unavoidable truth in reality...sadly...such as violence was needed to stop another violence during WWII.

On a sidenote, in more backward country with lots of violence, some said with more education, there will be more peace and less violence. Funny, when some of the top scholar in the worlds are at the Pentagon...

P.S. Aiyah, if really no violence and peacefully around, where got need NS in SG.

13. Peter commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
4
Sun
2:59pm

13

ByPassing - Actually, there's almost an invasion back in 1998, and SAF was ALMOST activated to full combat-ready status, with live ammo and everything. Combat Air Patrols were doubled with full weapon loadouts for air and ground attacks (LIVE, working bombs and missiles).

Our benign dicta....errr... well, you know, big-boss back then (no names mentioned!), just didn't push the final panic button, and all the Guards and SIR units all over Singapore stood-down 72 hours after that.

You can almost hear the sigh of relief all over Singapore when "defcon level" was brought back down to "green". I can tell you, I couldn't believe it when the news came to us. "Live Ammo? Invasion? serious anot? Dun play lah, Singapore where got war one?"

So yeah, there IS a need for SAF, and NS definitely needs to be in place here.

14. winston commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
4
Sun
3:02pm

14

Kiroii, it's extent, not extend. lol. Hi ms loiiiiii...

15. kiroii commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
4
Sun
3:35pm

15

er ya i do agree that an army is needed in sg to safeguard peace, i stress on the word "safeguard" such as the UN. Thus this further proves tat violence is always needed to stop violence hence a necessity no mater how coherently one argues, both history and contemporary events have proven it

16. kiroii commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
4
Sun
3:36pm

16

btw do ignore my typos as im nt checking what i type since its the holidays>.>

17. Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
4
Sun
5:28pm

17

Kiroii regarding your 'job application', do you fit the bill of *ahem*sweet, charming and pleasant*ahem*???

P.S. You didn't take that vacancy thing seriously did you???

Peter, Triad chief so rich and powerful still need to learn math???

18. Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
4
Sun
5:32pm

18

To all,

Miss Loi is absolutely amazed at how her innocent post on the end of O-Level maths exams can evolve into a discussion on violence/non-violence, triad chiefs, someone's spelling, the UN and now our SAF!

The power of the internet indeed.

19. kiroii commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
5
Mon
7:35pm

19

erm de job vacancy thing actually i did>.> geez how embarassing..and i tink triad boss needs maths if nt how to count how much money he has eh

20. ByPassing commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
5
Mon
8:27pm

20

Thanks for the info Peter, but what was the cause of the stand by? Care to share? The only recent one i know is when talks about water price and post 911 thingy, u like like oct12, nov13 etc...but not nothing like live ammo,bomb stuff involved.

P.S. Anyway, i wasnt being anti-NS in SG, just merely agreeing with kiroii on the violence thingy...World Peace.

21. Prodigy commented in tuition class

2007
Nov
5
Mon
9:18pm

21

i guess i have to concur with kirroi that violence will forever be an eventuality.

finally, the end of the war is nearing. Prodigy is exhausted by all the bloodshed. 🙁

22. Peter commented in tuition class

2008
Jan
3
Thu
4:58pm

22

Ok guess I'm abit late to add to this comment but just for the record for Bypassing -

Back in 1998, it wasn't Singapore that was being invaded. It was Singapore that was GOING TO INVADE the other guy. We were supposed to do a "pre-emptive strike" - hard, fast, and lethal. CAPs (Combat Air Patrols) were going to be converted into SEADs (Search And Destroy). KC-135s (tankers) were on the airfields ready to be launched.

All these, just to put "them" back into place and show them who's boss.

But as I said, the final orders weren't given, thank god.

As for what triggered it, it was the 1998 water talks plus railroad tiff.

23. Peter commented in tuition class

2008
Jan
3
Thu
5:01pm

23

Just for the record too - Singapore has the LARGEST combat Air Force in this region, bar none.

We’re like a “mini superpower” here actually, in terms of military power.

24. Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class

2008
Jan
3
Thu
8:46pm
25. ByPassing commented in tuition class

2008
Jan
3
Thu
11:24pm

25

Woah~Thanks for the info fox2 (sound like some airplane missile). Really appreciate that you reply despite being after sometime the comment was made. See lah~ alway the water talk issue....
Check out this if you have the time.
http://www.mrbrownshow.com/2007/11/23/the-mrbrown-show-the-rock-2-pedra-branca/

P.S. Sorry Missy Loi, please dont cane us. We will be guai guai.

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