Getting back on my blogging feet...

So yeah ...it's March 2016. I almost forgot about this blog! I feel like I have left the woman who started this blog way back in 2009 (actually if  you count the blog i deleted, earlier than that!) ..I can't share about how to bring up kids, and whatever I write the kids now can actually comment.

Anyway March 2016 and where are we...

I cannot believe I am going to be 47 this year. 46 was bad enough lah, but somehow 6 is nicer on the ears than 7. 47 is basically 50 lah I might as well be.

Nadine- she is 6 months a Uchicago student...we facetime almost every day, thank you TMUnify and Steve Jobs ! I get to see  how she now has a pronounced American accent- how is that ?? How come never developed a pronounced Melayu accent hah? You stayed home longer than you've been in the States? I'm happy that she is staying active, joining the debate club and getting to go to Stanford for a debate thingy. I'm happy that she is exploring other people's culture and religion and way of life while at the same time remaining faithful to her faith. I am not  happy that she still procrastinates...her tendency to procrastinate has cost her As- where the professors , while giving glowing reviews of her work, noted that it was only because she handed them super late, that she did not get A plus..

Never mind, it's not about the As, as I have always said. Unfortunately, the As are important ....especially if you have a system that accumulates all the grades...the As are basically what you need to aim for straight from the start..like my Sara..she spent the first 3 months of her foundation at UPM basically adjusting to NOT being in an International school with students all speaking in English but being surrounded by Sekolah kebangsaan BM speaking kids who call english "B.I". She soon adjusted, and made a lot of friends although they thought she and her slang are funny ..and 9 months after she started in May I think she is adjusting well. She's even helping her coursemates with their english as strangely, all the courses ARE in english.

Back to Sara- yes she decided out of the blue after getting a lot of As in her O levels, that she wanted to do medicine,  right? then she started this general foundation course which threw Add Maths and Physics at her, and Add Maths to her is like any form of Maths to me- NIGHTMARE. So her grades in Maths suffered and the long and the short of it is- you need All As, ALL the time and in ALL exams, if you want to do medicine in UPM. Her grades are good enough for all other courses in UPM but not medicine...She did tell me she didn't want to do medicine halfway through the course so I told her to apply for other courses that she might like, like Art,  but now she has decided that it's medicine again..because while she loves to draw she doesn't think she might want to learn about drawing 4 years in a row.SOooo we are probably looking into other universities or colleges that she can go into.

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