Wednesday, March 12, 2008

STPM results

Tuesday: I woke up on 8 something, quite early considering that I slept at 4 something the day before. I thought that I'll keep my hopes up high and be really happy if I got 5As or be really sad if I didn't. It's a change from SPM as I expected the worst but didn't really felt happy after getting straight As.
" I think the education of Maths and science should be continued in English and not changed back to malay as English is the international language for them. This is a story that I have heard before: A scientist published a paper of great importance for it's discovery, but due to it's not being published in English, it was only noticed after a few years, following the publication of another scientist about the same discovery independently, in English. As a result, the credit goes to the latter scientist." This was supposed to be my speech to the journalist that would be interviewing me. There's another one about how our educational system is just too long (13 years before University) compared to other countries. But I'll spare you this one as it's not the point.

The point is that I had gotten my hopes up high, waaaaaaaayyyyyy up high. Perhaps I should have been more cautious given that I had a talk with the penang Further maths taker. He mentioned that those who had gotten 5 As should be getting phone call to go to KL on Monday for the prize giving ceremony. Now since I hadn't gotten any, I am supposed to know that I didn't scored perfectly.

Back at school, I had fun distributing photos that I have kept for too long to my friends. Then I heard from another friend that one of us: Kerk Sin Yee had when to KL to get the perfect score prize. I had my suspicions already. Maybe it's my P.A. or my F.M. I was expecting 4 As 1A- now.

Then as Calvin came shouting that he had gotten 4 flat, all of us came to see the list of 4 flatters in Melaka. Scanning for my name, I found one Ng, way at the bottom. But it's not me. It's not even from the same school! I draw back, amidst the crowd of happy friends who had gotten what they wanted. I draw near to the group who hadn't got their names on the list too. Frankly I was surprised that I didn't make it. Maybe it was a mistake, I thought, I still hoped. Maybe 4 flats doesn't count in those who had gotten 5As, then I saw Kerk Sin Yee's name on the list. What a let off, now I expected my results to be 3 As 2 A-. A- for PA. And FM. And I don't feel too good right now.

As they called for the ceremony to finally announce the results at 1 something (when the results was out at noon), I came and collect my copy of the school's magazine and waited. I decided to cheer and clap. Heck, they are my friends up there no matter what, and I am glad for their good results. As the ceremony ended and each of us go collect the results from our form teacher, I braced myself for this final revelation. My form teacher told me that I had missed my P.A. I thought it was expected. But wait, she didn't said anything about my Further maths, could it be...
I tore open the envelope as fast a I dared so as not to destroy it. And lo behold.

I had scored 4As and 1 A-. My Further maths had gotten an A! Ha ha. I was glad, I had scored what no other had gotten! My spirits lifted. As I had trotted on to find Calvin, to give him back Wai Hong's book, I told him my results. And I rejoiced there. I was on par with them, even through I didn't got as good. As we eat our lunch that afternoon together in good morning Vietnam (Gilbert works there now), I see that I was lucky to have an A- in Pa. as my Pa paper2 got a B-! saved by my paper 1's A it must be a really close call to be in A-. by the way my further maths paper2 got A-. And the others unmentioned subject had gotten the best grade: A. What did you thought? Haha


Anonymous said...

Hey there.. accidentally came to this blog and saw my name there.. =D
Dun be sad alright? though it's a bit out of expectation, but you've certainly done your best.
take care =)


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