Actually hari ni plan nak tulis pasal Italy and Italiano. Tapi, pagi2 tadi kat news ada cerita ada sorang budak Melayu pompuan dapat 17A from her SPM. Break record sebagai pelajar Melayu pertama dapat 17A. Last year there was a Chinese girl who scored 16A. Sekarang ni berlumba-lumba semua pelajar ni untuk score A in their exam.
What make me so scared is that my eldest daughter is also waiting for SPM result. Being in a kampung school with lots of limitations,(the school did not even have Physics teacher for more than 3 months last year!!!!), I am not that confident that she will do very well. We did our best by sending her to tuition clasess, motivational classes or any program that could be useful for her. We gave her all the encouragement any parents would give. We didn't even pressure her to stressful limit.
Last year was exam year for me. Three of my girls were sitting for exams. The eldest, SPM, the second PMR and the third UPSR. The good thing was we did not have to take them for holidays much to chagrin of the youngest, due to their busy schedule throughout the year.
Alhamdullilah, my third daughter got 5A in her UPSR. She was hoping to get into full residential school. Most of her friends received offers to MRSM, Sekolah Menengah Sains etc, but she only receives an offer to Sekolah Menengah Agama (SMKA). We don't mind her being there at all because this scholl is one of the best in Penang and by standard for SMKA one of the best in Malaysia. It is not full residential school, there is hostel facilities but she did not get it, she is very disappointed for not getting. We tried to console her by telling herall the "horror" stories of living on hostels since both me and hubby were staying in hostels during our schooling days. So, in the morning my hubby will have to send her to school and she will take a bus home.
My second daughter sprang quite a pleasant suprise to us with her result. This young lady, is always at the hockey field. Her English was so poor, she could not understand a single word that I speak to her in English. Not even a simple word. At the last minutes (3 weeks before exam) I tutored 6 hockey team girls (my daughter inclusive). They became part of my family, sleep, eat and learn English. All 6 got B for English, which was an improvement from D or below.
We actually did not have any good expectation for my second daughter in her PMR result, so it was really a nice suprice when she told us she got 6A & 2B. Alhamdullillah. Even my siblings when they knew of her result remarked " Pandai jugak hang no?"
But now the pressure is on her to get better result for he SPM next year.
She is still playing hockey, nothing will stop her not even after receiving stichess under one of her eyebrows. Or my threat that she will be so tan no boy will look at her. To that she grimaced that I need to buy her skin whitening lotion/cream. Girls will always be girls !!!!
Now, the time has come for me and my hubby to loose sleep over my eldest daughter's SPM result. I am praying hard but.... I really do not know..
I am praying for the best but I am hoping for a nice suprise like her younger sister gave us.
Please pray with me.