The School Meme

Suan tagged me, but I still love her anyway.

How many schools did I go to?

I don’t remember exactly, I moved around quite a lot when I was young..I think 5 primary schools, secondary education I stayed in the same place though so only 1.

So all together around 6, then sixth form college and 2 universities…if you wanted to know 😉

Was I the studious nerd, or the last minute hero?

Complete last minute hero, was never into studying unless it involved messing shit up, fire, explosions, cooking or sport (Much the same as now really).

I usually used to ‘borrow’ the nerdy kids work then correct the mistakes, add a bit of flair and hand it in, usually getting a higher mark.

Was I the class ‘taiko’ or the teacher’s pet?

I was the joker of the class, always making people laugh (well the teachers weren’t laughing). I made my maths teacher cry once by cracking jokes on her, Mrs Leek.

What was the biggest rule I broke in school?

Stealing? Fighting? Suspended for Bullying? Damaging School Property? Vandalism? Skipping School? Getting Drunk?

Dunno really…let’s find some rules I didn’t break eh?

Three subjects I enjoyed.


I really loved science because I have an innate ability to see how things work, so science really made sense to me, I could work it out, I got double A* in Science GSCE without studying (top 5% in the country).

Of course I also loved blowing things up, burning things and so on 🙂 I remember once during a science experiment..we were burning magnesium which is really cool! Then I thought my aluminium pencil sharpener probably has some magnesium in it…so I’ll burn it with the bunsen burner! Which turned out to be a really bad idea, as the flashpoint for aluminium is very high, and combined with magnesium it became a burning ball of fury which promptly burnt straight through the pestle, through the heatproof mat, through the DESK and made a black hole in the floor..all of which I had to pay for. NOT A GOOD IDEA ONCE AGAIN!

Funny enough, I hated maths, which most people think you have to love to be good at Physics (not true).

Home economics.

Yeah cooking, I even loved it back then, just look at my blog it’s a testament to my love of cooking and food!


Mostly English literature, not so much English language. I loved reading, I do enjoy reading classics and I enjoyed Shakespeare a lot. I still do love reading and have a large book collection. I love the British passion for literature 🙂

On a flip side, I hate History & Maths.

Three teachers that inspired me.

I inspired myself, wtf teachers?! Ok anyway…

Mr Sides. My only really memorable primary school teacher, a giant of a man that was an authoratarian but very likeable aswell. Harsh, but beat the shit out of you for a good reason, he taught sports and maths and English I think.

Mrs Coley. Encouraged me to be multi-lingual and took me on my first trip abroad at primary school without my parents to Normandy in France where I saw the Bayeaux Tapestry. Stern lady, but loved teaching. Didn’t love me so much when I etched my name on her table with a needle.

Mr Abbot. We used to call him monkey man, in a good way of course. Homeboy just loved climbing, and he was amazing at it. Sometimes when we were away on adventure trips after dinner you’d find him climbing up the side of the staircase or up the wall for practise. Used to ask the bus to drop him off on the road 10 miles before we got back to the lodge so he could jog back! Had an immense passion for English Literature and passed it on to us, a great man and a fantastic teacher. Also led some really fun adventure trips into the mountains and countryside of UK.

And I’m tagging…

All ‘the usual people’ are already tagged, yeah so I tag you people who have commented recently, you better do it..OR ELSE!11one

Boss Stewie




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11 Responses to The School Meme

  1. March 18, 2006 at 6:09 pm #

    wah lau…

  2. Joel What March 18, 2006 at 7:53 pm #

    “Funny enough, I hated maths, which most people think you have to love to be good at Physics (not true).”

    If you want to do any decent physics you have to do math :p

  3. ShaolinTiger March 18, 2006 at 8:00 pm #

    Joel What: Pure Maths is different from Mechanics. Mechanics make sense, it has a purpose, it’s calculating something, that’s why I could do wasn’t just a bunch of letters with no point. Statistics was easiest, but most boring. And pure maths…was well..just shite.

  4. March 18, 2006 at 9:24 pm #

    why me?

  5. pinolobu March 18, 2006 at 11:11 pm #

    at 17, and previously never out of malaysia, i found myself in a british public school. it was the start of the biggest adventure of my life…

  6. Boss Stewie March 18, 2006 at 11:31 pm #

    but but… but…

  7. Joel What March 19, 2006 at 3:51 am #

    :O ZOMG! Pure math is teh roxors!

  8. watching you bfore March 19, 2006 at 4:58 am #

    haha.. I want this one..
    would u like to tag me ,too??
    okay..I’ll put on my blog later…
    may I..?

  9. KY March 19, 2006 at 9:48 pm #

    Leek? that’s an unfortunate name. lol

  10. spiller March 20, 2006 at 1:51 pm #

    Getting drunk? o_0 How old were u?

  11. sharon March 20, 2006 at 2:10 pm #

    Hi ST! Yesterday, I watched the movie Millions. Im sure youve heard of it, its a Brit movie. and by gosh, the guy who played the little boy’s dad looked uncannily like you!! I was cracking my head trying to figure out where ive seen him, and suddenly it dawned on me that he looks like you! 😀

    P.S.: His name is James Nesbitt 🙂