Today, Facebook decided to remind me of a major decision that I made four years ago that pretty much changed everything that I experienced for the past four years.
Four years ago, on this day, I decided to go with my guts.
Four years ago, I quit my A-Levels at KTJ and started over in ADFP at INTEC.
Four years ago, I made the decision to abandon my dreams and start over fresh.
I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook’s Memories feature. In one way, I like how it brings up fun memories from the past and reminded me of how much I’ve achieved or grown since my high school years. But then again, it also brought up a bunch of bad memories, and things that I would prefer to stay in the past.
So as I scrolled down the ‘Memories’ from April 15th, I came across a status that I made back in 2012 that reminded me of an incident that happened after my SPM 2011 result was released.
As some of you might have known, I received 9A+ for my SPM in 2011. Back then, the Ministry of Education has just rolled out their ‘Bursary’ program for all students who scored 9A+ and above. Under this program, we were allowed to choose any programs in their list of approved programs (this list includes programs from Asasi, Matrikulasi, Diploma, STPM, A-Levels, etc) and we would be eligible for a full scholarship for our pre-university (foundation) level. If we were to continue the scholarship for our undergraduate degree, we would need to score the minimum requirements, as well as securing a placement at one of the approved universities on the list.
Sounds terrific, no?
I’ve been meaning to write for a while, but never had actually any motivation to write here, until I watch a certain video by a certain sister of a certain artist in Malaysia, talking about some things, including the differences between international schools and government schools.
And, of course, being Malaysians, we can’t wait to bash out people and criticize people for giving their opinions without stopping to think about what they’re talking, even if it’s partly true.
As someone who has attended both government school and international school, here’s my two cents.
I wanted to write something on the blog, since I woke up pretty early today (which is an achievement, considering it’s a Sunday morning). And, as usual, if I don’t know what to write but my fingers are aching to, I’d stare around me for some ‘inspiration’ (for the lack of other related words).
…And I will fight, until the day I see you again.