Blah… I’ve not updated this blog for a week. Not that I’ve lost my interest, but I just don’t have the time to do so. Also don’t have time to do blog hopping, so pardon me for not visiting any blogs somewhere soon.
I don’t have anything in particular to blog about. Yeah, since the PPSMI post I did which was viewed by many, and eventually shooting my new domain name up, I have nothing much to shout about. Oh ya, ASTRO AWANI did email me to do a phone interview with me for the post I made, but they canceled it at the very last minute due to lack of time.
Yeap, I am dissapointed, but it’s not because I wasn’t on air, but rather because they made me wait for around 45 minutes before actually calling me up to tell me that they couldn’t do the interview. I had plans that night, and I moved it a little further for the interview. Uhh.. a total waste of time… but yeah, its done..and if they were to call me up again in the future, I’d still agree to it… It’s not everyday that a small time blogger like me get’s the spot light you know 😛
Anyway, this week saw two major exams publishing their respective results. Both exams, namely the STPM and SPM are vital in choosing the next move in one’s life. I know it first hand, because I am what I am now, due to the choices I made after SPM. I could be someone different, if I took up other offers, like going overseas, but yeah.. I made ‘that turn’.. and here I am.
In fact, I see that the education ministry is busy comparing Mathematics & Science results with the previous years. I guess it has everything to do with the backing of PPSMI, and convincing the general public that PPSMI is indeed good. But yeah, like I said, I’m not into statistics. Not now at least.
So, SPM and STPM. Equally life changing, and very vital in any Malaysian. But the next step, which is selecting the right course/path is also challenging.
Most students with good result will opt for ‘fancy’ courses… like ENGINEERING, MEDICINE, PHARMACY.. etc etc.. You know la..
Average result holders would also be doing the same, trying to match their results with courses they prefer. Those whom didn’t fare well, owh well.. continue to dwell over past mistakes, and what could happen if they did more. It’s the circle of life in a student’s life.
The thing is, one should not dwell over the past. There is no point looking back at things which could have happened. It’s better to embrace what you have, and focus on your strong points. The world is not over just because you fared badly in your exams. There is a whole lot of opportunities out there. You just need to focus, and go for it.
For those with good grades, I am very sure they do not know what to do. Yalah… getting good results can be a handful. You have so many options, you don’t know which is the best. For those whom are average, you are torn.. not knowing where you stand, and what you can do… and for those whom failed, obviously you are demoralized.
Sometimes, parents can be very picky. I know my dad wants one of my siblings to be a lawyer or doctor. Hmm.. I don’t see that coming, but he still has hope with one of my sister sitting for SPM next year. The others, uh.. we already have our careers planted firm. One of my sis will be a pharmacist. That’s for sure.
Anyway, for all you guys seeking advice for the next move after you have your results,here is an advice for someone whom has been through it all:
Be selfish, and do the course you want. Ignore what your parents want (unless their perspective is applicable), and what your friends want to do. Take up a certain course because you want to do it. But always remember, no matter how good is your result, there is always someone better. So, choose wisely, and think whether you’d like to do that particular ‘thing’ for the rest of your life.
Teaching is always a best bet for those looking for a simple lifestyle.
I know so many whom have shun teaching, but are now soon-to be educators. So, think, do you want a guaranteed job, or do you want to earn big?
Hehhe.. there I just successfully promoted the teaching profession!! wuahahahhaa…..
Living a simple lifestyle ain’t that bad you know. Trust me.