Saturday, March 10, 2007


Oh, I have to blog about this! A distraction from my life story but something I'm damn proud of! This is albeit shameless advertising for myself.... hahaha.

Mensa was founded at Oxford University in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr. Lancelot Ware, who later also became a barrister. The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.

The word Mensa; is Latin for table, or mind. The name stands for a round-table society, where race, colour, creed, national origin, age, politics, educational or social background are irrelevant.

In 1985, I took an IQ test organised by MENSA Singapore. Weeks later, I got my result. My IQ score is supposed to be confidential but I proudly declare it here, it is 158. Not a high score though, but I'm proud to be in the top 2% of the population.

Actually I wasn't feeling well when I was sitting for the IQ test that day. I rushed through the last 12 questions. I could have scored better.

I joined MENSA Singapore and met many high IQ members from all walks of life. There are professors, doctors, engineers, architects, housewives, students ....... etc. And many of these people are so friendly, humble and kind. I truly enjoy their company. We have a few potluck parties and gatherings and they were really fun.

Chris knew that I am a MENSA member before our marriage. What I didn't know was he was under a lot of stress, for having an intelligent girlfriend. He deserved being stressed because I wasn't really bothered about his IQ. But he secretly did a mock test and then registered for the real test when he was confident he could pass it. hahaha.... goondu.

2 weeks after our marriage, he gleefully showed me his IQ score -164. Wow! Higher than mine. So now he is fit to be married to me! Chris later told me that he was very nervous and worried while waiting for the score to arrive. He didn't intend to tell me if he failed. hahaha........

Jaymes' IQ is 170! Want to know yours? Register for the IQ test.


  1. They say that beauty and brain never co-exist in a woman. Are you an exception?

  2. ya Victor! I shouldn't be humble about this. hehe....

    And I expect you to take up the challenge and sit for the IQ test. Scared or not? hahaha......

  3. Kekeke.. I don't dare to take it again. Not offhand.. mebbe i'll consider... hmmm...

    It was 176 when I took it a long time ago. But intelligence can fade.

  4. Wow... so clever....sorry, but gimme a bimbo anytime.... Hee!

    Dun challenge Victor, Ok? His blog is not called "Taking Up The Challenge" for nothing. He was a straight A student, ok? But that was in the past..... now... a bit slow and not so bright already. Wahahaha..

  5. Ah, I won't dare to try. What if I score way higher? I would be sticking out like a sore thumb! *just joking*

    It looks like I have to learn a lot from you. Would you like to be my mentor? I can please you with music from the double bass, and some nice chocolate treats.

  6. I am damn scared of taking this sort of test. LOL!

  7. Ha, Dr Chan
    You already took the IQ test? 176 is a high score lor!

    The test takes into consideration the age of the candidate.

    Take up the challenge la!

  8. Chris,
    Let's see if Victor is really that sporting. So far he has not taken up at least 2 of my challenges, this is my 3rd. He should change his blog title and kowtow to me. muhahahahaha............

  9. oceanskies,
    I believe your IQ score would be higher than mine.

    I would love to hear you play the double bass anytime that you are available! And you know chocolates are a part of my life.....

  10. endoh taiki,
    hehe.... take la, take la! I'm sure your score would be high too!

  11. I am a proud, card-carrying member of DENSA.


  12. I have always suspected you were one smart lady :)

  13. Playing the double bass isn't difficult, it is the logistics that would be a bit more challenging.

    By the way, I have yet to figure out if you prefer white, milk or dark chocolates?

  14. Anyway, I shall work out the logistic somehow when the time comes.

    By the way, if you would like to catch me playing the double bass with the orchestra, I would be pleased to invite you over. The upcoming concert is on this coming Friday.

  15. I love all chocolates be it white, dark or milk.

    I would love to watch you play but I have a dinner this Friday night :(

  16. waaah... so intimidating siah.... I used to be a good student, but after all these years of working my grey matter must have deteriorated somewhat.

  17. I think that is cool. I have never tested. Don't have time at the moment. May come back and try it.

    Good for Chris too. lol

  18. cool insider,
    Go try la! I'll talk to you another time about this. I teach you how to do it.

  19. SA,
    Should try it. You never know you could score higher than I. There are many MENSA clubs in USA. And the members are awesome! Really!

  20. Wah, a smarties family leh!
    The Mensa test no online one arh ? Then I cannot try liow :O

  21. tigerfish
    no online test la! Ah...., you no problem la.... sub sub soi!