Thursday, March 10, 2005
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Some girl sets a new national record! 17A1's for SPM!!! She must be getting loads of congratulations from everybody. Hell, even the PM congratulates her. So here I am, jumping the bandwagon with the rest of the people.
Congratulations girl, for throwing away your childhood for the sake of a few A's...you damn moron.
Look...I don't care what the papers say about her and her interest and whatever co-curicular activities she is involved in. A few years ago, before the introduction of the current 'open-cert' concept for SPM, such cases were unheard off. Its was simple concept, really. Education Ministry says...you gotta take this and this subject, and you just did it.
Open-cert system came about in 1999, the year before I did my SPM. It was good...it allowed students the freedom to choose the subjects they wanted. Students who weren't too sure of what they wanted to do in the future could study more subjects to keep their options open. Students who knew what they wanted to do could study less subjects, hence focusing only on the subject that they would pursue in the future.
Problem was.....kiasuwankers like these surfaced. Come on..for umpteens of years, its been the general agreed rule of thumb that about 8 or 9 subjects would be suffice, leaving the students enough time to enjoy life. With the workload that schools pile upon students these days..don't try to fucking convince me that she leads a normal student life when she has to study for 17 fucking subjects.
Me...I manage my time properly, and take pride that I do it well (just today...a junior of mine staying in my hostel asked me where I find so much time to act in plays, watch football everynight, go out without fail every weekend and still find time for projects) In spite of that...I can think of no forseeable way that you can study for 17 subjects and still lead a normal life.
Look at the girl....she can't even talk properly. I shall now disect every single idiotic quote of hers in that newspaper article :
"It was overwhelming news and I’m not ashamed to say that I cried"
Ok...nothing wrong with that..except that the first line of the article read : A year ago, Nur Amalina Che Bakri declared publicly that she was aiming to score 17As in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examination. So tell me...how is it overwhelming if you already expected it??
"I was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi who said, ‘The measure of success is not the result but the effort’
Riiiigghtt...I hate pompous people. Here, she's trying to sound deep by quoting a famous person from something she read somewhere. Its a good quote, but she uses it in very very wrong context here. She was asked why she chose to do 17 subjects and she quotes Ghandhi? And if it really wasn't about the result, then why are people interviewing you, and not some random stupid dude who put in as much effort as you, but only got 2A's??
"I also remember reading about a girl who scored 15 A1s in her SPM and I thought if she could do it, why couldn’t I?"
Thats not called raising to the challenge. Thats called KIASU. Period.
"I usually finish all my schoolwork and revision by 1am"
This proves my earlier theory about not having a life. Come on...which school going student sleeps at 1am? (unless you are playing computer games, which is a different story altogether) You have to wake up at 6am to go to school. 5 hours sleep a day?
And...the major bone of my rant :
Nur Amalina hopes to become a gynaecologist........Like I said above...the open cert concept for SPM was especially designed to suit people who knew what they wanted to study. If you already know that you want to be a gynae, why the fuck did you take subjects like Commerce, Econs, Accounts, Malay Literature and Art? Also...why did you take Basic Science when you are already doing Physics, Chemistry and Biology? Basic Science is a core subject for Arts students who are not doing the above 3 science subjects.
If that does not illustrate the case of people taking subjects just for the sake of it, then I don't know what it is. Its a sad practice....of people who want 'face'. There is no reason that somebody would voluntarily subject themselves to all that unnecessary stress of studying so many subjects. Oh...actually, there are two reasons.
The first reason is interest. We can however strike that reason out cause interest in both Science and Arts subjects are mutually exclusive. Interests might overlap, but only a little. There is no way so much of interest exists in all Science and all Arts subjects. If thats really the case, then everything interests you, and you are nothing more than someone who gets excited easily. The more the obvious reason to why she did all those subjects - bragging rights.
Well....congratulations dude, you have earned your bragging rights. You have earned it indeed...with all your hardwork, I'll give you that. But you did it for the wrong reasons and at the cost of sacrificing the simple pleasures of schooling life...pleasures that no amount of success in your future life will ever bring you.
So....once again, congratulations.....you blinking moron.
Post publication entry :
This post has since generated loads of interest within the Malaysian Internet community. From the comments below, you can see that there are many people who agree with it...and many who strongly disagreed. There were some forums that this was discussed in :
4) Malaysian Bikers
5) Hell Storm Raiders
Somehow, and dissapointingly, many people chose to make this a racial issue.
This was a view I took when I wrote the article, and one which I still hold on to. I still congratulate her for her hard work, but I pity her for having thrown away her childhood for the sake of a few A's. She may, one fine day prove me wrong......but till then, I still maintain that she is just another of those people who are only good at studying.
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When she come to the working society, then she will be realised that the whole thing start over again, and regreted she spent too much time on unnessasary.
"Master of everything is master of nothing."
KK : She doesn't have to wait till she gets to the wroking world. It automatically resets itself when you get into uni and find that it all counts for shits.
I know how hard it is to get an A but17 A1s - thats crazy.
maybe she can take a triple degree in uni.. MBBS/BPharm/BEng then go on to specialise in 4 fields.
Furthermore, if there is anybody to blame or criticise, it would be the education system and a society that puts too much emphasis on getting high grades. A lot of kids are led down the wrong path in school, and it's not the girl's fault for believing that the path to success and riches is getting 17As - it's the system's fault.
Wala, got 17 As lah, for the sake of fame.. Mana tau after that she can get title "Datuk".
What-ta-crap... If she got 17As in Havard or Yale for a semester, itu I respek la Datuk!!
betcha she never skipped class, or passed notes in class, or daydreamed.
well, when she enters the working world, nobody gives a hoot abt how many As she made.
and what was the saying about being jack of all trades and master of none...?
ah... youth is wasted...
Now I ain't trying to flame her or something, cause it's all about upbringing et all. Meh. I got nothing worth to say that isn't sparked by outbursts such as this. ;)
but have to say it's a BIG achievement.. u guys who cant do it dont criticise..
So what if she lost all her school life? It's her choice or family's.. u guys who has a life, so what, life to oneself is subjective, how u lead or want it is entirely up to you, and sometimes beyond your grasp..
ZOMG.... 17A1... i couldn't/wouldn't do it... what do i do now? That's right! I'll write a lame little article and bash her instead! That will take something away from her achievement! That will make me feel better about my lowly self!
I still remember the year before, the top scorer couldn't even string a coherent sentence.
But really, if she wanna live that way, let her be... although I don't like the overhypness of everybody's mindset of more A's = smarter.
the way i see it, you're just jealous (or maybe, humbled?) by the fact that she can do something you can't. you just had to take a shot at her. calling her a moron is a cheap shot really.
u're the one who needs a life. nuff said.
adam : Its one thing having a science background and then changing to arts. Its a whole different story studying 5 years to do medicine, 3 years to specialise, and another 3(?)years housemanship...only to realise you want to switch fields. That idea is just not realistic.
thquah : Like I said in the second last paragraph..She put a lot of hard work...and I congratulate her for that. But that's it.
munkit : Even if you are TOO smart, you can alway focus your energies to other things.
sashi : This is one of the rare occasions where I support the system implemented by the education ministry. The open-cert concept, which I described in the article is extremely useful....if used correctly. Other than that..its the student's and parent's fault for succumbing to society's lust for A's
stan : I won't call it toilet paper. Although....I haven't had to show that cert to anybody after I got into college.
suet : Kiasuism spreads through a race alright...Bangsa Malaysia
farhan : Maybe if you read this blog more...you would find that I get kicks in reading comments like yours. After all...you dedicated your time to flaming me, you called it a lame article, but you never said why it was lame. You did not have a single useful rebuttal to my points...which just proves me right. Thank you.
sesshoumaru : I think the most important thing, as other people had said is not being book smart, but street smart. I have ZERO respect for people who can't talk properly and can't answer questions properly.
haha : That's not fair though. Whether she becomes lame in the future..is only for time to tell.
avaxis : Come on...do you really believe that any school-going kid really gets kicks out of studying? That they would prefer studying than hanging out with their friends? She did get 17A1's. I only got 5. BUT I lived my school life to the fullest, and getting 5A's didn't in anyway hamper my progress to getting where I am today. So..if there is any jealousy, then I think she should be jealous of me. Oh....you are right, though. I am jealous of her hardwork, which admittedly, I can NEVER do. But that is it.
to one of the anonymous cows : when did I call her a bitch?
kimberly : That's damn true. When you get into uni, and realise that life's so much more than that.....then you're screwed. Its called burn-out.
anonymous goat : please refer to my reply above for farhan...on second thoughts, you seem like a dumbass, so I'll copy it here for you--->Maybe if you read this blog more...you would find that I get kicks in reading comments like yours. After all...you dedicated your time to flaming me, you called it a lame article, but you never said why it was lame. You did not have a single useful rebuttal to my points...which just proves me right. Thank you.
Y helo thar! Butsecks? LOLOL
cut the girl some slack. how would you know she's thrown her life away by working hard? do any of you know the girl personally?
4000 students achieving straight A's might make you worry whether our examination system has been too easy for them. but do not belittle the effort these students have put in.
Times have changed from your parents' and even your own school days. Children and teens nowadays have access to many facilities which are advanced compared to the last decade. Did you have broadband internet for your convenience when some of you had to complete a PE assignment? How many English-speaking Malaysian newscasters could you recall from the early 90's? Malaysian society nowadays are wealthy enough to provide more than the basic amenities compared to the yesteryears.
Different people, different strokes. You get your kicks from clubbing or putting down strangers. Maybe these straight A students get kicks from reading a book by Richard Feynman.
If ms Amalina had stated that she took tuition. I bet half of you commentators would have run her down for relying on greedy teachers who want to earn extra money. She didn't and you claim she has wasted her life?
I strongly admire young people who know what their goals are and are determined to achieve them.
THe open cert system has allowed students to choose which subjects they would want to take for exams. I've always believed that if one had the passion for something, one would work hard enough to excel in it. So what if some of these students were passionate about 'non-traditional' subjects that are not available in school? if kiasuism means working the extra mile, i don't think it's wrong. Kiasuism is only ugly when selfishness comes at the expense of others. I don't see how a girl toiling to practice exam questions deprive another student's chance of education.
OK, so some students take subjects that have nothing to do with their intended career path. Some may argue that in case their mind become fickle one day, at least they have the basics in another skill. How about celebrating diversity?
THere are medical doctors out there who know how to assemble a PC from scratch. THere are computer scientists who hold diplomas from the Trinitiy School of Music. There are engineering doctorates out there working in the banking field. Are they morons?
Children are getting smarter and i believe that your children would one day achieve more As than you did in school. There are reports of reputable universities finding it difficult to admit suitable entrants because there are too many straight A candidates.
Ms. Amalina knows that if she is going to earn a good medical degree at Oxford, she will have to stand out from the pool of candidates.
Nobody can be really happy huh?
A kid scores one A and his/her parents or teachers might be calling that poor kid a moron. Another kid scores 17, and a stranger calls her a moron?
Wow....ur "congratulations...you moron" attracted so many ppl to comment.Bet it's the highest number of comments that u ever have,right?...lol *no hidden nor cynical meaning*
Yeah,excellent SPM results doesn't guarantee our future.It all depends on how we soar/fare in the working society.But,i really don't mind to get 17A1s cos our society still tends to use number of As as a measurement of one's intelligence.Sigh...:(
Btw,ur blog rocks.Ur posts r mind-provoking & cool!Keep it up,dude!Cheers.Good Day!
I mean "i really don't mind to get 17A1s(if & only if i were that smart & have the brain of hers)..."
It seems that 90% of all M'sians I know score fucking straight As. Yawn.
Welcome to the age of "geniuses."
Whatever. These kiasu asses don't inspire me.
Good one, Vince!
space : if that is your perception of enjoying life and you are doing just that, then great!
silent reader : actually..my highest number of comments was when I made fun of jay chou and a few harpies attacked me. This one is catching up though.And yeah...of course you won't mind. I don't think anybody would mind..I am just saying that its a wrong priotisation of schooling life.
lyn : yeah man. Those geniuses spoil our name! hehehe..
sweelin : thanks for your comments..
"how would you know she's thrown her life away by working hard? do any of you know the girl personally?"
I don't know her personally, and hence I don't know her living habits. But do you believe that she can lead a normal life when she has to study for 17 subjects? She already said she studies until 1am and you can guess that she wakes up at 6am for school. Is that 'normal' for school kids?
".....make you worry whether our examination system has been too easy for them. but do not belittle the effort these students have put in"
Well, I do not belittle her efforts, or the efforts all the students put in. In fact, I did congratulate her over her hardwork, because that is something I can never do.
"Maybe these straight A students get kicks from reading a book by Richard Feynman"
Yes, nothing wrong with getting kicks out of reading. I used read quite a bit too (I finished the entire Hardy Boys series when I was in Form 1 and Form 2). But with her workload, I doubt she reads a Richard Feynman, whoever he is. Remember, most of the subjects could not be done in school for obvious reasons (timetable clash), and so she had to spend her free time studying the subjects not taught in school.
"I strongly admire young people who know what their goals are and are determined to achieve them"
"I've always believed that if one had the passion for something, one would work hard enough to excel in it. So what if some of these students were passionate about 'non-traditional' subjects that are not available in school?"
As a Science student yourself, do you have ANY passion for econs, commerce, accounts AND art? I said it in the article. I believe that interests in Science and Arts are mutually exclusive. You might be doing one field, and its possible to have passion for another of those subjects, but to have passion for EVERYTHING? I find that hard to fathom.
"OK, so some students take subjects that have nothing to do with their intended career path. Some may argue that in case their mind become fickle one day, at least they have the basics in another skill"
So, can you think of any other reason why someone would do Basic Science, if she is already doing Physics, Chem, Bio? If its not to get a 'free A', I don't know what it is.
"Ms. Amalina knows that if she is going to earn a good medical degree at Oxford, she will have to stand out from the pool of candidates"
Right, and she'll stand out on paper alright. She'll get an interview, and with her 'excellent' speaking skills she displayed, and with a practically empty CV, I don't think she'll get past the interview.
That's what Amalina is.She's an overachiever.Her bestfriend quote in one of the newspaper that whatever competitions she's in,she always won.She even have a boyfriend.Wow!Talk about scoring on 'papers' AND in social life.Phew!
Ditto Vincent!I was 1/5 of Amalina in high school;smartass and an overachiever in everything(Alas,I wasn't in the national news,only on the local radio station & I also was 'boyfriendless'.That's why I said I'm ONLY 1/5th!LOL).Currently majoring in medicine in the land of 'fish & chips & bad weather.Hehe.Days of kiasusism is over for me.I'm enjoying my college life w/out all the fuss of 'scoring-stress'.Yes,I agree w/ppl who said that Amalina probably enjoys studying as much as some hard-rock dude enjoying the latest ACDC compilation album.But from all her quotes,she's highlighted her kiasuness enough that even Mahatma Ghandi would agree.
Does she do yoga???If she doesn't,I wonder what she does to suppress her raging cortisols.I mean,all work and ehem,some Akademi Fantasia infatuation would definitely soar the catecholamines.Hmm.Maybe she loves stress too.Oh,well.A born-perfectionist.
who the hell gets C3 and reads blog?
oh sorry maybe spm english used to be real tough.. but nowadays if you can spell "calender" correctly, you're probably gonna get an A1 for BI.
that's a really matching blogname for the blog i must say. great read. but can't say i agree
I stop reading this blog for a few days, and I miss the show.
Studies are impt, so to the 17A1s, congrats. Kiasu or not, you got some fantastic results. Have a good life. I'll just be happy with my 5 As (not even 1s).
So what with her "superb" result ? Universities is still different than ordinary secondary school and it takes more than just memorise to go through a subject . I am studying in upper form 6 now and it's quite hard even though it's just a pre-uni stage , and I doubt the way this village girl can handle the heat when she goes to university . Oh she doesn't have to go through form 6 anyway cause she already has a JPN scholarship in her hand , only time will tell when she gets the reality check . It may sound like I seriously want her dead or something , but I still can't accept her result cause it doesn't seem real .
Moreover , what the hell she took Gandhi as an example ? All along I thought Gandhi was a hero for Indian people cause he fought for their right and kicked the britih colony's butt out of their motherland . What this have to do with her "success" ? Such an irony that her History can still got A :/ .
Detail about Gandhi can be found here
He's more being revelutioner than a "hardworking person" , to make thing short , she is an insult to Gandhi .
routine and condition.
it's kinda like pavlov's bell.
(though bear in mind I'm not calling anybody a dog!).
if you condition yourself to sleep at 1 am and set the alarm by 6am.
do it for sometime, you can get used to it.
just like those gamers if they had a strict timetable to play games.
i'm sure she sleeps too.
thought not as many hours some people do and maybe for more hours than some insomniacs do.
2. having the words congratulations and moron in the same line does not somehow sound sincere.
remind me this upcoming summer to wish you ;)
3. taken from Berita Harian
Nur Amalina turut dipilih sebagai Tokoh Nilam 2004 kerana minatnya membaca buku.
oh wow. apparently she reads too.
4. but it sounds like you don't seem to admire Ms Amalina or Ms Anushree. maybe the other 4000 students too.
if one would be so anal. why didn't she take geography or English Lit or Bible Studies or Arabic or Home Economics or Lukisan Kejuruteraan ?
if she obtained an A for Art, i think she must be a pretty talented artist.
free A. yet another crime.
it works both ways, easy A, double revision for the other science subjects.
if you had a chance to improve your cv wouldn't you?
so in your eyes, Ms Anushree is guilty of taking 14 subjects too. She wants to do be an economics and music double major.
but she was a science stream student.
6. are you an admissions tutor from oxbridge?
how blank would her cv be if she has won a public speaking competition, elected prefect, participated in an international student exchange program, maybe plays decent badminton, maybe knows how to kawat.
well true, admissions isn't just based on co-curricular activities neither is it based on one's proficiency in English unless say, Ms Amalina suddenly decides to do a degree in English.
if she can adequately explain her answers to the questions posed, prove her passion for the course she intends to do, it's up to the admission tutor/interviewer's discretion.
I reiterate, with the standards of candidates rising every year, she has to find a way to stand out.She has taken a small lead thanks to her current efforts. She has another possibly 2 years to do more. 2 years is enough to further develop an individual's ambition if they want to. A-levels is done entirely in English, with the right teachers and her continued initiative, you don't have to worry so bad about her English.
it is unfortunate to some, exam results and degrees nor cvs do not accurately reflect one's personality. But these are the yardsticks available to admission tutors and company recruiters. It's the only first impression they have on the crowd of students. Unless the education system is revamped to accurately measure every individual's talent and personality to suit certain career paths, luck and effort are basically what our students have to achieve success.
These 4000 students achieving straight As just enables them to take the elevator to the next level of success in life. THe rest are left with the stairs. It doesn't mean they didn't make it in life. They will eventually. Some will catch up and outpace the top scorers.
I really wonder where some of you bought the crystal ball of negative prospects.
Most of you detractors are just voicing your fears that the next batch/generation of students would be pressured to better Ms Amalina. Don't drag her into it, she's not the kiasu one, the parents/teachers who do the pressuring are the ones who should be labeled kiasu in the negative way.
Children these days are getting smarter. Don't worry, your children will be smart too.
If you're tired of seeing praise on Ms. Amalina's name in the papers, it's just for a few days. Get off her back. THe top scorer for STPM will be yours for you to run down next week.
oklah. tired weh. i've got a new distraction.
There's a reason why in uni you concentrate in 1 particular field....there's a reason when you do your Masters, you only concentrate in 1 particular field....there's a reason when you do your PhD, you only concentrate in 1 particular field....
That's why we start of with a range of subjects from many fields, which is then narrowed off to Science and Arts stream in Form 4/5 and then narrowed further in Form 6 (where there's less subjects) and finally in uni where you only pick one course.
I just hope our younger generation won't be influenced with the idea "the more the better". I'm afraid the society (and the press) is giving way way too much credit to such nonsense.
Trust me, she didnt need you to explain to her that if she wanted to be a gynae, she didnt need to take on the workload of 17 subjects. Some people are gifted, blessed, some have an exceptional talent for art... others are good at sports... and a few top 0.01% are gifted like that girl... who worked hard at something knowing very well she wasnt your 'average joe', and utilised the fact tat she is gifted and Im assuming the amount of effort she put it showed in her record breaking results.
Maybe if you grow up a lil ( no , I rephrase this as age does not guarantee maturity) so if in the future, you look at wat youre ranting about today, only to realise its bitter and immature (<- a word which I feel 'stings' quite a bit, doesnt it, garlic..to be called that. ), good for you, progress...
Trying to keep it short.. this 'open-cert' system was there to help you average joes , maybe its for the better, this freedom offered... that can be debated... but when gifted like this girl whom you call "moron", this is her chance - which door isnt open for her? Will you ever in your life find yourself in the same room as a head-of-state, let alone be congratulated personally by one. As to "giving up her childhood for a few As" ... she probably can read & understand chapters/ concepts at a fraction of time wat it takes you (nothing to be ashamed off, mind you) and she might enjoy reading up on the fascinating way our bodies work and spending hours debating possible answers to a math problem with her other gifted friends..
Since I am trying to keep it short, I am saying your post displays ( to me and I believe to others as well) how immature your thinking can be. "Kiasuwankers" ??! sheesh ... This 'venom' carried inside you will manifest in other aspects of your life, its sad you cant feel happy for her accomplishments ... But hey, I could be wrong about you... taking pride in your successful time-management to enjoy your idea of a normal student life in which case, guess its your right to castigate this person , youre not gonna get any reply from her though... she's probably busy considering which fully-funded scholarship will be the most fulfilling for her & her interests, where would she have the most fun...
You've said your 2 cents worth ... now youve heard mine.
BTW im studying in UK too.... which part of UK u in?
email me at email@example.com
stan : I disagree with that. I believe that one should play as much as he likes, but not to the point where he fails. Although, you still managed to be where you are today, so it shouldn't matter.
munkit : SPM english is easy. 1119 for English is NOT. A lot of power people I know didn't get an A1 for it. In my year, I think less than 10 people in my school got it (ooooohh..me included...hahaah)
yungjie : that gandhi thing was real off
odysseus : Did you think that writting such a long message stands you out perfectly from the rest of the flamers? You could have summarised it in two lines : 'She rocks. You suck' and still get the same response from me. Your whole message did not focus at any point in rebutting my points. Instead you chose to highlight what you thought I COULD do or COULD NOT do. How the fuck would you know what I could or could not do? Go back up and read your post. You're saying the same shit over and over again.
uhmir : the point about indecisive and insecure is a good one.
1) Of course its bad for kids to play counterstrike till 1am every morning. Everything in moderation, yes? Similarly, it should be just as bad to study till 1am every morning.
2) I'll be looking forward till this summer :) I never expect congratulations for my work done, btw.
3) I didn't know that. My bad.
4) Nope. Its just her in particular. There weren't enough details about the rest of them. About the 4000 other people, well, IT IS possible to get straights for 9 subjects and still lead a normal life. You just need to be a smartass. It is however, not possible to do 17 subjects, including those not taught in school, and still claim to have lead a life worth remembering 30 years from now.
5) Come on...Basic Science is NOT a revision for phy, chem, bio. It covers no where near the content of those 3.
6) "if she can adequately explain her answers to the questions posed, prove her passion for the course she intends to do"
That's the whole problem! She can't even talk properly in an interview. She was asked why she took 17 subjects, snd she quotes Gandhi in a quote which has no relevance to the question. How do you prove a passion for the course you intend to do when you have indeed taken so many other subjects? Like uhmir said in the comments - it proves indecisiveness.
And I really really disagree with the fact that children are getting smarter. People take generations to evolve and get smarter - not every year. I'll write about it next day.
agree..agree wif u...
sure dont have a nice sweet childhood...later when grow older, she did what she used to get when she was child to her children...
ala...everyone oso stooopid!
Its hard to reply...so i'll just target the dumbass. If I have no interest in quantum physics, why would I know who he is? There are many types of engineers, you know. Its not like dumbasses, where there is only one unique type.
to does of you who asked vincent not to stick his nose into other people's business, aren't you doing it the same thing? maybe with ISA some sohais out there is not used to some thing which is called freedom of expression. what the fuck he decides to write is his own fucking business. READ the fucking disclaimers for goodness sake, it stated that to those who disagree to his comment please go to start - run - cmd - type format c: then press enter and drown you sohainess into the toilet bowl and not let other people listen to your pathetic opinion which have no value and foundation.
ahhh..... damn bloody stress with all the due dates and presentation that is dumping to me day after day, sorry vincent for using your blog as a place to vent my anger
Apsal sibuk sangat pasal kehidupan sosial dia? Lantak dia la dia nak jadi ulat buku ke apa
Dia baru je SPM. Perjalanan masih panjang. Setakat social life tu boleh dibina 2-3 bulan je aper.
Boleh ke ambil SPM tiap2 tahun? Education comes first. It doesn't matter whether you're nerd or not.
Tak perlu la bandingkan result SPM dia dgn result exam U korang. Korang ahli nujum ke sampai bole
tau macam mana dia perform kat U nanti? dah tau macam mana kehidupan bekerjanya nanti?
This Vincent is none other but a plain jealous dude who can't managed to get more A's than her.. LOL
Sudah la.. tak payah nak dengki2 dgn orang, dia dah berusaha dan buat masa ini dia berpuas hati dengan
Kalau dia perform gila babi masa kat U or maybe someday dia jadi bigshot.. ada company besar2 etc,
Akan ada jugak orang2 yg cemburu ni. Sebab tu la ada gak dengar .. Ala, kaya2 pon kalau hidup tak senang
nak buat apa?
Her knowledge walks, Loser talks a lot
p/s - kalau la dia terbaca thread ni/blogpage Faggie Vicent tu.. dia pasti Tepuk Dahi, Geleng Kepala dan Tersenyum
well u are one stupid anonymous. obviously u can't format your c drive in windows. Lol.
vincent, i couldn't agree less with you. to me, that girl has dedicated her life to education. where's the fun in that ?
there's more to life than just education. one thing is, when u enter a univ, you couldn't take 2 courses at a time.
i don't even know the girl. i am not jealous of her. i do congratulate her for her success.
prolly that's just the way she is. and i do hope the ones who are going to sit for spm think carefully before making any headlines. :P
man. first of all i would like to say
dude i kind agree with the whole kiasuwankstarism among malaysian..
17 A.. big deal man.. i got 9 AI for my SPM and where i am now?? a bum surfing the web and downloading useless junk. why?? i got tired of studying. all the pressure.. all the expectation just becoz of a few A's. so i just quit.. i cant do it anymore..
so u wanna be a gynae... go ahead. good for ya.. but taking 17 subjects is a dumb idea.. i hate the whole "more subjects means u r smarter than the lots " concept. stupidity in kementerian pelajaran. i think only in asia that people concentarte on getting truckload of A's in an exam. but u know what. these so called GENIUSES end up having ZERO social skillz.......zero human INTERACTION.
result = cant work for crap when he or she graduated. why?? they spend wayyyy too much time with books than humans. is it just me that all the top scorers are women. must be the fact that most males got prnified or Counterstriked by the ag eof 14.. so they just dont find books fun. haha.. but funny enough.. 60% of women graduates cant find job.. REASON? they have zero social skills. have the brains but cant work with other people.. USELESS> with that,..the presecution rest!
"the anonymous who told ppl to run cmd and type format c:
well u are one stupid anonymous. obviously u can't format your c drive in windows. Lol."
actually you can if your windows is installed in d: :-)
btw guys, it's just a comment after all.hahaa.relax la.
mayb the author was jsut too free.so coool down guys.noneed to F* here n there.hhaa...relax.
I have to say, congrat on her getting 17As.
While I think its pretty sad to take 17 subjects, it does not mean one simply throw away ones childhood just because one is successful.
I don't know the details of this issue (nor do I care) but I do know alot of my 'clever' friends have a life as well.
come on, taking basic science when you're already in science stream is so obviously looking for an extra A. and what's with the english for science? if you can get A1 in normal english, english for science is another one of those filler subjects (*i may be wrong about 'english for science' being easy, but that sure seems the way to me).
another dodgy one is 'basic economics'. is this the name for normal SPM econs or is it a watered down version a la basic science?
all i can say is congrats to you nur amalina for 15A1s well done. but that's about it. no record breaking feat there.
The culprit is not the 17A1 girl, okay?
You want to know the real culprit?
It's the education system AND the whole nation as well...
All this thing about the SPM A1 race is
making the SPM unrelevant to future tertiary education. Malaysia's mindset is when someone gets more A1s then the other, the one with more A1s is smarter. That is bull shit. The education ministry have to take most of the blame as well. They only give rewards and scholarships to those 'magnificent' students with 12+ A1s, given obvious example when my brother Arthur got 7A1 in SPM but was denied scholarship for medicine. Well you know what?
He is the top student in Pre-med in Russia, outgunning those hopeless 12+ A1s students who got pampered by the education ministry, and most of those pampered ones can't even keep up to the competition and they end up quitting medicine. All this and my brother is still required to depend on my father's own money to fund his future. Does this sound right to you?
Doesn't it make sense that they are a huge number of jobless graduates who happened to be 'super' students in SPM roaming in our country today?
They have to depend on the government to give them jobs...Spoonfed I would call it...
Those unheralded lower achievers (I'm talking 5-9 A1s) meanwhile strived for success without the help of the governmont but many of them achieved success because they are independant...
I am gravely worried for myself because I only took 10 subjects for SPM (science stream). Referring to Malaysia's mindset, I would have to stand on my own foot without help even if I do get 10A1...
the bar need not be heightened anymore - the media has already cemented the fact that the number of As is directly proportionate to the intelligence of a person.
the pressure is on the current form five students, not to top the feat, but to merely score a decent number of A1s to avoid being compared to her:
"amalina dapat 17A, you dapat 6A saja bodoh betul lah!"
it annoys me also to no end, that the PM will congratulate also in person only the girl who scores 17As. it seems that those who score 9 or 10 As are comparatively insignificant.
unfortunately for you, there is a high probability of her getting into oxford: the interviews are purely academic based. with decent english and a glorious track record like that, she's almost certain to get in.
1. If you aren't jealous of her, why would you put her down? In fact, why would you even give a damn?
2. Why 17A's? Why not? Why the hell do people climb Mount Everest? Why glide across the South Pole? Think about it. While we can watch others do it, it is more satisfying to be able to achieve it ourselves.
3. Whether she did or did not enjoy her school life to the fullest is in no way your concern. I don't think giving up 2 years of my life to be successful is in any way wasteful. If that is the case, why do you go to college? Why not work instead? You still make money, little or loads, minus the hassle of going through college.
Yes, I can simplify the above to just, "She rocks, you suck." but I wanted to write why I think that way.
Even so, I do agree with ben about the PM congratulating her personally, just because she scored 17A's to be a little annoying. Of course, other people studied hard to get straight A's too. If only they had taken more subjects...
The problem with our education system is that it is entirely exam-oriented. Unlike the American education system, where you get to choose what subjects you want to learn, we have to take up what the government tells us to take up. Honestly, I hated Chemistry and Biology, and I didn't score well in those subjects for my SPM, but I made sure I did well in the other subjects that I was interested in. As a result, I became top student, as well as the school athlete. It is something that I can be proud of when I look back into my life.
p/s: sweelin has the right idea about things.
Calling her names shows how shallow you can get and how inept you are. It shows how listening and understanding go a long way in fostering success in the future.
Listening and understanding come a long way in educating one in school. If you participate in class and do your homework and study you can be like this woman who will eventually go on to be a pinnacle in her medical studies.
why wasn't i quite keen to these whole drama? well,for one,at the same time all the commotion bout the girl with 17A1's went on blasted thourgh the media,my lil brother was left with his rather melancholic result: no A's but most B's n few C's.it breaks my heart to see the situation;while most malaysian celebrates their daughters/siblings/grandson/granddaughters success with the substantial A's they got,some poor souls are left with the reality that they don't do that well as their counterparts n dwelled on it for a long time.
somebody has to go n tell these less-successful people that they don't need straight A's to excel in life.my bro is a bright kid,i am sure of that.he had a great childhood n i'm sure that would propel him further for the his future life.nur amalina sure had a nice childhood too,in whatever way she would interpret.
money is not a measure of sucess...17A's?priceless....
ok la.. saya lari dulu, polis nak tangkap.
S = _____
S - Success
EQ - Wisdom and social ability
IQ - Intelligence and memory power
A - Arrogance
----- = S
S - Success
EQ - Wisdom and social ability
IQ - Intelligence and memory power
M - Misguided praise
A - Arrogance
D - Dependance
O - Overconfidence
I've never been an Astudent, and never pursued it, not because I'm dumb but because I learnt from an early age a cert if only a piece of paper, and won't get you far. Don't even remember what I got for my 'O' levels but suffice to say I didn't pass very high above the passing point...
I've been working for over 20 years now and I never got a job because of my certs, but always because of my experiences and my willingness to learn and apply what I've learnt. My last position as an employee was as a senior manager for a company with offices in the Aisa-Pacific region and affliliation with a few internationally renowned establishments. Now I run my own F&B business. I'm not wealthy but I'm happy and I'm doing what I love.
Would I go back to improve my grades if I can travel through time? Hell no! I hate studying for the sake of studying! I'll however read an entire technical manual cover to cover and memorise everything in it if it helps me to do or make something I'm interested in, even if it don't make me a single cent.
I once took a Mensa test and my IQ was graded as 144, which puts me in the top 3% of the most intelligent people on earth. What did that do for my career? A big fat ZERO! Is the the girl who scored 17As more intelligent then me because of all her As? I doubt it...
My advice: Live the life you love, and love the life you live, for it's painfully short and it'll be over before you know it...
I respect kat Amalina Che Bakri. She is a genius. I tak tahulah macamana she study. Dia memang pandai. Hope dia boleh mengharumkan nama MALAYSIA di mata dunia.
hey dont flame him anymore k. all of you other people are jsut angry that he has such a controversial blog. you malaysians are so stupid defending Amalina... anyways
dun flame a cute guy like him hehe^^
P.S stay cute hehe^^
Anyways, I'll be getting my results this Monday(March 13), and I really hope they'll turn out good. They might just be Grades, but those grades will either break me or make me. I guess that's quite the truth.
why the hatred towards her?
i think she had done a great job.
AND..pls don't get jealous of her.
she's smart,intelligent N like what ur FREN said, don't give a fucking damn what subjects she took because it's her life n she has the right 2 decide.
If u dun agree wit me,why don't U get 17A's n prove it 2 me?
Do you means those who got no A at all in spm is "habis" la.(I believe majority dun do well in SPM)I get 9 A in SPM but i do not look down upon those who got no A or not doing well in SPM. Who knows they maybe even more success than the top scorer in the future as long as he or she is hardworking.
When you have nothing to rely on, that is when your brain starts to think many ways to make money. During that time, if i see a 1 cents laying in a tong sampah I would kutip. So the only way for me to survive is to become an entrepreneur.
Paper qualification makes u feel complacent. Secured jobs makes you feel complacent. When you feel safe you would not want to try new things.
Hardwork is the key. If you are stupid it would only take time to reach there.
I am thankful i am a drop out. If not I would not smoke cigar and swim every evening in my swimming pool.
The Dean who kicked me out from University used to say this:
First class students would become prof.
Second upper students would become workers in the company.
Second lower students or third grade would become the Director or CEOs of a company
The drop outs would become entrepreneurs.
and so far, based on my experiences most of it are true...