Kudos to the students who scored so many A's in their SPM and STPM. I am sure they worked hard for it. For those who didn't get that many or any A's at all, nothing is lost yet. Life is a journey and not a destination.
Looking back at my school days, I only managed to score 5 A's for my SPM and only 1 A in STPM. I was already jumping with joy at my "unbelievable" results, reason being I was extremely playful and lacked the tenacity to focus long before my "mata keranjang" go and do their thing, heh! Ya, was already a small alligator during my schooling days.
Suzanne is already in Primary 1, and as a parent, I am already feeling the pressure from other parents and close relatives to ensure that she does reasonably well in her coming April examination. Wahlaueh, this is Standard One we are talking about! During my Std 1 days, I was playing with guli, hiding in drains catching longkang fishes, and shooting rubber bands at the neighbourhood girls *cough*.
I wonder how Mrs B and I would be when Suzanne sits for her first public examination. Will we have sleepless nights worrying for her? Will we be like "I should have done this and that to help her?" or will we just sing "Hey sera sera, whatever will be, will be..".
I dunno, really, but I have a hunch it will be a bit of both. On one hand, we need to ensure that she has a sound education but on the other hand, we also know that public examination results does not guarantee anyone becoming a better human being or a successful person/leader. Those require more character building rather than academic achievements.
Having said that, I hope Suzanne and SueAnne will remember us as life-coaches parents and not as "you don't understand me" parents. It won't be easy but that's parenting. It's a life long occupation ;)
Belacans says... "Maybe PS2 games can help the girls to be more focused? I would! hehehe ;)"