Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Good luck to all PMR sitters!

My it's that time again, where all students will go into a frenzy to study, some at the last minute:) The ritual will be the same, endless tuitions to buck up for the last mile as if athletes trying to give that last burst of sprint, late nights of studying or rather falling asleep on the table with your book in your face, mothers hovering and telling you to shut down that MTV and hit the books, parents hawking over you and even at times boiling Brands essence of chicken (eeewwwww...!!!!) to boost your dormant brain cells. Anyway as you sit in the hall, praying you didn't forget to last minute cramped facts and wishing the paper would be passed out faster so that you can vomit out the facts before they seep though your mind, nail biting and then a frantic burst of energy as the whole hall starts writing their answers.

Well after the week's all good and done, you can rejoice knowing you're free, the hardest part is over and now endless joy. WRONG! Ok parents always keep on saying "bear with it, study now and enjoy later, this is the hardest part, after it'll be easy!" Another misconception, things will never be easy, they'll say it for your UPSR (primary school examinations), your PMR (mid level secondary school exams), your SPM (higher secondary school exams), your STPM (university entrance exams) and your degree course. Well it's an endless process of toil and studying and it never ends. After that, when you're wearing your hat and gown, awaiting your turn to grab your scroll and looking back at those three years of toil in Uni, they slap you in the back and say, "Now son, life really begins, welcome to the real world, must be nice just studying and no worries eh?". Well that's the truth, but don't mind me:)

Enjoy your celebrations, cheer and grab everyone you know if that 7/8 As come your way or weep if there's not even a single pass. Then it's decision time, arts or science. Next it'll be which university/course do I take? Weep again if you fail to get into a unniversity and contemplate how you'll afford a private college fees or sulk and complain to Michael Chong that with your good results you didn't get the course of your choice. Lastly, the rat race will collide head on with you after all's said and done! Comes morgage, car payments, lifesytle makeover, marriage, kids, work, retirement etc etc etc. To all exam sitters and parents as well, best of luck and to those looking to face the SPM/STPM soon, happy cramming, time's running out.

4 comments:

Adrian said...

Uh yeah... says the guy who haven't had a day of REAL work in his life... Don't count working for family members! That doesn't count!

Kervin said...

Mmm don't judge so fast, working with relatives can be a whole lot worse than just another employer, add to the mix even more close relatives in the same company and wow. Anyhow who says I've not had a hard day's work before, spent days during SUKMA in Kuantan hogging moneral water to people and thats not a piece of cake I can tell you plus was in marketing a while hehe:) Okok so nothing ass fancy as mr hi-tech computer wizard here but still!!!!

Jeremy said...

Oooi, I also hogged mineral water okay! And I was in telemarketing too, hah! Tough jobs, those.

But I agree with Adrian that working for relatives don't count.

Adrian said...

Thx Jeremy for the support... I've never hogged anything before all my life though... Never liked sales jobs...