I can't believe it. My son has an exam to sit. For 3 consecutive days! Poor kid, he's just 4 1/2 yrs old. I don't think that he even understands the word exam. Oh well, after day 1, he seemed to be enjoying it. No homework, so more time for him to watch CDs.
I remember during the good old days where exam was actually a traumatic experience. Personally I don't have any qualms about exam, just the days before the exam were the most torturous period. Late nite preparations, lack of sleep etc.
During my primary school, I was always looking forward for exam. Exam basically guarantees me year end prizes. Not too sure whether I was too smart or the other students were quite dumb ha ha, I always ranked 1-2 from standard 3 to standard 6. Guess how many no.1 I got? Just once. Yup...always the second best to this boy who's mom was the teacher in the same school. I got the top ranking when I was in Standard 4, not that I was better than him but he left the school to follow his dad. No matter how hard I tried, I can never beat him. Anyway, there's also a student in the class who was so kepochi in tracking others result. He will go thru the pain of asking each and everyone their result and do his own maths to determine the ranking. The funny thing is, he was not even in the top 5. Ha ha I wonder where this kepoh friend of mine now...btw his name is Lim Woei Hian a.k.a Lim Gopoh.
The biggest exam for the primary level at that time was of course the Peperiksaan Penilaian. Took that when I was in Standard 5 and managed to score 5As. At that time a lot of students did get straight As so it was not really a big deal. Standard 6 was a honeymoon year especially for those who scored straight As cause the teachers paid more attention to the weaker students.
I managed to get a place in a boarding school in Seremban during my secondary years. Sekolah Dato' Abdul Razak a.k.a. SDAR. Didn't do too well in the 1/2 year or final exam when I was in Form 1 & 2. I still remember in Form 1, I was ranked no.17 in the final exam. Surely because other students were smarter and more hardworking than me. After all, the objective of the boarding school is to pool a group of students who excel in academics and co-curriculum. No matter how hard the exam was, I never cheated. I was so naive at that time that cheating in exam never came across my mind. But that doesn't last that long.
After doing quite well in SRP (cheat-free) I was finally succumbed to the thrill of cheating. It all began when I was in Form 4. We were due to take Arabic as the additional subject. I guess the fear of failing was the main reason that entice me to try to cheat, albeit not successful at all. I absolutely know nothing about Arabic at that time so the best thing I could do was to spot some questions and copied down the answer. Before entering the exam hall I slip that piece of paper inside my socks, hoping the spot question will come out. To my dismay, nothing close to my so called prediction. I did so bad in the exam ....must be due to the fact that I rewrite the question as part of my answer ha ha.
My second involvement in exam cheating came soon afterwards. However, I'm not the culprit. Tried to help my buddy to answer a Perdagangan question during our mid term exam. We were so daring that we practically passed the answer sheet around. It so happened that the teacher suspected something amiss and caught my friend who was studiously copying down my answer to his answer sheet. Both of us were awarded 0% for copying and that really pissed my dad to the max...ha ha
My fling with cheating continues to my foundation and uni years. I will continue later. There will be a world cup quiz competition between the bankers tomorrow and I need to do a last minute study on this. Can we cheat in a quiz?
Signing off at 10.25 p.m.