Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Exam week!

Wow, it's been four years since my last blog. Little H is not so little anymore. He's just turned 11 and has exams this week. Unfortunately for me, it means Mommy is stressed too! Revision, driving him to extra classes and making sure he sleeps early, I honestly can't wait for the exams to end. Luckily for us, it's Deepavali holidays next week and schools get a week off.

So next week, I can catch up on some reading (hopefully) and start clearing his books away. It's UPSR next year. It's a major exam for 12 year olds in Malaysia before they move on to secondary school. It's more important for kids that intend to apply for boarding schools and high performing school as these school require excellent results. Being an only child, there is no way I'm sending him off to boarding school.

There are plenty of good schools in our area, so he can take his pick. His priority however, is that the school must have good food. Yes, my son is more worried about the food rather than the school itself. His favourite food in school now is the fried chicken and keropok lekor (fish crackers)

I can still remember some of the food I used to eat in school. In primary school, the Sardine Puff was the best I've ever tasted, I used to have it almost every day. In secondary school it was the Kung Fu Noodles, which we used to rush for every recess time because there was always a long queue. Food choices in schools are much better than they were during my time. It's healthier and they don't sell as much junk food. Though buying junk food was one of the highlights of going to school, apart from buying numerous erasers from the Book Shop.