Hi! I am from China currently study in Dunman High School, Singapore. Let me introduce myself in a few words! My name, Shitong, should be pronounced as Shi Tong, but some of my friends actually pronounce it as Shit Ong, this is obviously not my parents' intention. And this is another joke about my name. During my English course, my teacher asked me "Does your father play Mahjong very often and like it a lot?" I was very confused when i heard that, then she continued, "Why did your father call you si tong(4 dots, tile in Mahjong) ?”My father was amused when he heard the comment from my teacher, he told me he would never thought that my name can be associated with such a wonderful traditional culture of Chinese!
This year(2008) is my first year in computing. Before this, I had never knew or done anything technical and relevant to building of a website. Our group was formed during the later times of the competition, so we have been rushing for the website ever since we just started. And as a result of the withdrawal of a few of our teammates, everyone’s jop scope had to diversify, ranging from content to anything technical. Personally, I found the process refreshing and exciting, but of course, tiring. I also found out that, people can really stay active and energetic with out sleep for 48 hours! However, if you did sleep for only a significantly short period, say 2 to 3 hours, you will suffer from dizziness and sleepiness for the whole of the next day. (Imagine that on a typical school day from 8am-5pm!) During the construction of our ThinkQuest site, I had to juggle between my other homework, projects and ThinkQuest. Here are two important lessons I have learnt from this experience: Always prioritize your time and do not do last minute work. (haha!)
My role and job scope for ThinkQuest are relatively broad. Previously, I was on the hunt for content—fire tips, after which, I worked with my teammate Geraldine on the CSS and graphics, and converted some content into the html format. However at the end of the day, Guo Xiang told me that I was using the wrong template. ~~~oh, half a day of hard-work!
I really enjoyed the process of building our very own website, to see our ideas come true. And, I will never forget the emotional support that has been given to me by all my friends and teammates. Thank you!