Belated post- cerita dah basi hehehe
Well= Nadine scored 12 A wooot!!
Do you remember how she was so certain that she was going to Yemen, and then STAM, then Egypt?, and we had been so bz making plans for her etc, and buying tickets to accompany her etc ? That we had almost forgotten that the results of SPM were due to come out ! All of a sudden we heard results would be out by 10 am tomorrow! Slowly but surely I became very very nervous! nailbiting betul nak tunggu pkl 10 tu! In the end I waited at home and at 11 something she called me to say COME TO THE SCHOOL! 5 minutes walk later and there we were all converging at the library...where other schools probably had one whole assembly hall of SPM takers, my kids' school ada 2 tables worth. Ahaks. Parents were allready there. And I grabbed the hands of some of nadine's friends who I know...wow sejuk nye...takpa relax relax....
The teacher began by saying whatever is in this slip has been preordained and be grateful anyway. Then came the short (ish) speech by Pak Hasni who is not known for short speeches ha ha and he said after this everyone must go perform sujud shukur--prostrate for gratitude. So many more years ahead of you, this is only the beginning.
Come on come on...finally they called out name to take the slip. First to be called - nadine
She went and then the teachers hugged her and all this while more and more names were being called and the boys and girls came up to get their results. In the end , not knowing what to do, I went to the front too, and the teachers hugged me too and there I was being more and more baffled ..what did she get??.7A? 8 A? the standards of this school not being too academic conscious I wasn't sure what was hug worthy -- but I know my daughter's standard so I had some hopes that it might be lots of A. (although this school said A is not important!)
We went out,and as soon as she stepped out she jumped for joy and then immediately shushed ME, saying we had to be sensitive! Ahaha! .I looked at her slip- masyaAllah....She had gotten all As! And 8 of that- A pluses! waaaaahhhh!! I felt like shouting for joy too! Can't believe her geography that she decided to take as an extra subject.. which was not taught in school, which I paid a private teacher to come to the house to teach- I can't believe she got A plus for that!
Nadine had broken the records of the school- by getting straight A and A in Arabic as well (adake sekolah apparently tak pernah ada yang dapat A- islamic school nih)
Clearly , her dad's genes. tak appear to study but score. ahahaha
So now what next?? Yemen , STAM and EGypt right?
Wrong-- all of a sudden madam realised how many organisations were willing to pay for her education (ie she was eligible, bukan she automatically get one) that she began to consider A levels. Problem, sponsored A levels do not cover her intended course- Islamic studies. But if there were pun, that would mean she takes it in the West first and not in the East . Her choice...I said. Some said to me that if she wanted to do Islamic Studies she should go straight to Yemen, and then later do her postgraduate studies in Education in the West. She wants to be in education, she says. There is no money in it, a friend says. What does her mommy say? Let them do what they want. if they love it, then the money will come, insya Allah .
She was going round and round..in the end she applied for the scholarship . And in the end she decided, Education degree first, then further in Islamic studies. I told her, ok but this we stick to , with or without the scholarship. As in, kalau tak dapat , still do the same thing and pray for financing later. I am very proud of what she wants to do , and hope she can indeed change the education system later. And be a teacher and more.
And Yemen?? I will need to ask for a refund lah....what a pity...maybe can go later..
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