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25.09.2012 | 臨急抱佛

[Volume 7 Issue 9, #1548]
今日同大家講一個頗普遍嘅成語, 「平時不燒香, 臨急抱佛腳」, 相信大家都應該知道其含義.. 講到讀書考試, 呢句話用喺我身上就最適合不過.. 雖然我未至於係唔俾心機讀書嘅人, 但係我平時係甚少溫習功課, 每次都等到第二日考試, 我前一晚先開夜車啃晒啲書去嘅, 呵呵.. 其實都唔係唔work, 只不過我係屬於短暫記憶型, 如果太早就讀定, 到時我會唔記得囉, 所以前一晚先被熟啲功課, 會對我有利啲.. 每次見到同學仔兩三個星期前就已經為考試而準備, 我覺得好奇妙囉, 真係得㗎?? 可能人哋溫完一次又一次啦, 難怪人哋可以拎前三名.. 不過我都唔差㗎其實, 唔會差過前十名嘅, 老實講, 我覺得自己都幾係讀書材料嘅, 哈哈!! :D
discussing with everyone relating a chinese proverb today, "not praying in normal days, hug the buddha's leg at the last minute", that's the literal translation and it refers to one who doesn't do any preparation but always prays for miracle to happen at the last minute.. when it comes to studies and exams, i guess this best describes me.. not that i'm not serious about my studies, but i rarely do revision on normal days, i used to only start to study for the exams the night before, haha.. whether it works or not, to a short-term memory type of person like me, i think if i studied to early i may have forgotten later, hence doing revision a night before is just right.. i see other classmates started to prepare for exams two to three weeks earlier, i think that's rather impressive, could that work better?? maybe they have rounds after rounds of revisions, no wonder they could squeezed into the top three.. i wasn't bad at all, at least i was always within top ten.. frankly, i kind of think myself a good piece of material for studies actually, haha!!
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  1. FIRST FIRST FIRST FIRST FIRST FIRST FIRST FIRST PIRST FIRST FIRST FIRST FIRST FIRST FIRST FIRST FIRST FIRST FIRST FIRST PIRST FIRST FIRST FIRST
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    Good morning, SK! Good morning, everybody! Bye bye, see you all later... LOL!!!

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    1. CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS!

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    2. See... STP bluff only.

      Say this morning will be busy and cannot have first sip.

      What happen?

      The virgin comment is HIS! xD

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    3. Morning STP.

      Morning everyone!

      STP,
      what time are you coming back here? What errands need to do so early in the morning?

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    4. Good morning Lina and STP....
      Eh you believe all his farts telling you he is busy ka? Old habits die hard.

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    5. Good morning, Lina, TM, wenn, Yannie and SK!!

      I gave up on the first sip long long time ago. No energy to fight with strong-will enthusiastic boys and girls. I'm auntie already.

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    6. Ok, I'm back. Well, you auntie, Yvonne.,..me Ah Pek - a lot worse. LOL!!!

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    7. aiyo sien le .. always STP get the first sip.. boring boring.. kakakakaka ...
      hey people go and challenge the uncle le..

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    8. You come early in the morning lah...and refresh...refresh...refresh...and refresh...till you see a new post. LOL!!!!

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    9. Yawn....good morning...errr...good afternoon.

      soli ah...baru bangun. darn tired.

      what topic today ah? what buddha feet.

      last min baru angakt buddha feet. LOL.

      cham lucky SK highlight...all a long i thought angkat buddha feet means "bodek" some more or like bodek the pegawai (koon)

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    10. Alamak!!! She's back to spam...spam...spam...spam!!!

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    11. Whoa, STP, you are really flaunting your FC to the max! Tsk tsk(!) but, Congrats again! You deserve it.

      I suppose you are also out to hog the top spot this week? So nice of the ladies to give chance. You think?


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    12. No lah. Busy week...not sure can drop by every day or not. Good luck to whoever will take top spot this week...

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  2. SK is such a good clever boy! Top ten!

    Talented too. ;)

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    1. SK memang talented and like last minutes so that it can stress him like hell. Then he will go hug Buddha's feet crying for help.

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    2. wow..top ten..very impressive. As for me, I need to study. Otherwise, I won't fare well.

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    3. Top 10? Easy la, get Top 3 is also sap-sap water only. Come spam here everyday and reply to all comments like STP, you'll get No.1 every week and month.

      Oh, you are talking about study is it? I was nothing any near Top 10, wuu wuu~~

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    4. You're not alone, Yvonne... I was bottom of the class. Hehehehehe!!! Everytime, just managed to pass.

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    5. I never got top ten during my school days..
      It is top 20.. kakakaka......
      I also a very lazy student.. but US education system is very difference and you can't be lazy.. homework will contribute 5%, then we have pop quiz - 5%, course work - 20%, then test 1, test 2, test 3.... attendance also got score le ..

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    6. That's why so easy to pass...once can manage to go overseas, kao tim liao!!! If play by the rules, no problem one.

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    7. My secondary school like that. 30% assigment, 50% from exam then attendance lah, what la...

      I always suck getting marks for the 30% because I always do last-minute assignment but somehow my exam results were OK. But still, cannot get top spot lah, lazy like that. xD

      But my CGPA always nice because of my co-curriculum (hell loads of it, because I can skip classes for them. wakaka). ;p

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    8. last minute study also can get top ten...really good leh.

      Me also get 10 ten when last minute study
      . But unlike SK, my top ten is from the bottom of the class counting upwards . hahaha

      me hug buddha feet...lick buddha feet also wont work la. Unlike sk , usually in class i dont really concerntrate.

      hate the most is accounting and math subject. give me history and language then i will love it la.

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    9. I don't like any subject, not even English. Teachers all so boring one...

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    10. Dislike those literature subjects. Boring, almost fell asleep whenever the teacher was teaching. Kiss or lick Buddha's leg, still will fail.

      I prefer to dissect frogs and rats *grin*

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    11. Maybe if SK licks SP's or TM's "leg", it will inspire him to work better? LOL!!!

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    12. LOL....me terbalik with Yvonne. Those subject i love coz can simply hentam and get marks. Not like maths and calculations one. If salah means salah liao. no point no marks.

      The bahasa subject i no need to angkat buddha foot. simply hentam and goreng will do

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  3. I was a very lazy student.

    I only absorb what I can during classes and cram-up last minute.

    Ponteng class or sleep in class - then, habislah! LOL

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    1. I was a "last minute" student. Completed my homework without fail, but seldom do revision. Usually finished homework, went out to nearby playground, cycled or glued to TV.

      How to get Top 3? Top 10 also hard to achieve.

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    2. I nasib-nasib managed to pass... All the time, almost failed one. Never liked to study, happy go luck.

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    3. I don't like to study.. and my result is just average.. pst pst pst .. sometime i cheated in the exam.. kakakaka
      those were the days le...

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    4. Aiyor...so bad lah u, SP!!! Cheating in exam!!! Tsk! Tsk! LOL!!!

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    5. Rotan itu SP!

      eh wait? If SP like to kena rotan... cannot rotan him la. Later so enjoyable pulak! muahaha

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    6. LOL...gimme 5, Lina

      same here but i dont ponteng class till i was in form 5 and above la. Before that the Principal and the discipline teacher very strict.

      Ponteng aje will kena public caning.

      you heard of Phua Seng Tiong before? He was our Principal la.

      unfortunately my attention span in class also cant last long. What goes in will go out at the end of the day., I really dont know how i pass my exam

      maybe like my mom said "Han ap si wan" (get duck shit luck) lol

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    7. My mum always scolded me: If study, before 9 already sleeping...but if go dancing, party, 1-2 a.m. still not home.

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    8. Yaleh, jadi ulat buku don't want, jadi hantu raya, number one! Kakakaka!

      Books and exams are not students' best friends (unless those book worm la), but party and girls/boys are!

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    9. Yalor. Not like SK, ulat bulu...oops, I mean ulat buku! Muahahahahaha!!!!!!

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    10. wah...STP dancing till 1 am 2 am....you manyak HOT wor when you young.

      eh post more la about your younger days ....let us open our eyes.

      LOL....SK ulat buku meh? he is more like professor la. Me la ulat buku

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  4. When I was in primary, I only got top 3 once. Usually I'm at no. 4. Cannot get present at the end of year. Booohooo!!!!

    When in secondary school lagi no chance. WHen all the bright kids all over Malaysia masuk the same school, how to be top 10? @.@

    But I always get top honours when it comes to languages. ^^

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    1. Primary school, I was always No. 2. That stupid girl always No. 1 - dunno where she is now or what has become of her. Once, in secondary, habis lor...only know how to enjoy...but at least, I managed to get through all my exams. Hehehehehehe!!!!!

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    2. Well my best result is SRP.. i got 8As le ..
      5A1 and 3A2.. that was my best achievement during my schooling in Malaysia

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    3. Wahhhhh!!! So lihai! Don't ask me mine... No A one...but our time Cambridge lah...so much more challenging. Now, Malaysia one...sap sap sui!!! LOL!!!

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    4. In my primary, I got Top 10, counted from behind, kakakak! I think I was so poor in my bahasa when I was in Standard One and 1 easily can get the last position in my class! No choice la, suku kata all failed.

      Never in my studying life, I got Top 3; was an average student but happy that I didn't have to struggle hard, merely relaxing moments. I truly enjoyed my school days.

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    5. cham....all say tarak study and tarak do revision but can get number 2 number three...what la..you all bluffing me ka? Say aje never do revision.

      wei, STP, "That stupid girl always No. 1 "...means she not stupid la...can get number one wor and it's ALWAYS.

      Me same with Yvonne la...lol....he top ten from the bottom up.

      Anyway only in primary school did i get once top ten from the top. hahaha

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    6. So clever also dunno where she is now - don't think very successful in life, otherwise sure well known. Sibu, everybody knows everybody some more. Poof!!! Lost in space...

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    7. Cheh...no need to be famous to be called sucessful mah.

      she can be a successful mother..having happy kids. Sucessful wife. And even like you a filial son/daughter to the parents.

      Maybe she married overseas already hence no more sound in sibu

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  5. Good moring, SK, lina, STP and everyone here later than me. Today, it is a cold rainy morning, I was overslept until 7.10am. My girl needed to be at school before 7.20am. So, imagine my very mad morning today. Luckily my FIL was here to help me picking them to school. Then only I can reach my office on time.

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    1. So, my advice is - don't leave things and put off things till tomorrow, if you can do today. I don't really encourage 平時不燒香, 臨急抱佛腳 ("not praying in normal days, hug the buddha's leg at the last minute")

      I hammer into my girls' mind that they have to do preparation early. Study has to constant and revision has to be regularly done. I am a very discipline person since young. So, it seldom happened on me "not praying in normal days, hug the buddha's leg at the last minute".

      So, my academy achievement was always making my parents proud.

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    2. Anyway, today I gave my girls a very bad example as I was overslept.

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    3. I also think that myself a good piece of material for studies.

      There are 2 types of person, first one, very bright person like SK, no need to study so much, one or two times, still can score As.
      second one, not very bright, but hard working, like me, studying constantly, also score As.

      But I tell my girls, many bright person around us, but not many hardworking person, so, if you are bright, and you are hard working, you can even be a better person. That's what I think.

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    4. Good morning Yan. So you overslept because you had sweet dreams? How nice!

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    5. If I were to study last minute, I would surely panic. I won't be able to finish studying! How to face the exam?

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    6. ooo why overslept?
      been very hectic tire schedule during the night time? muahahahahaaha
      i always wake up early .. cause I sleep early.. kekekeke
      like an old man

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    7. I overslept because jin jin wasn't next to me, no one wake me up in the morning. Jin Jin is my alarm clork. Too bad, yesterday he was out of town. It was rainy in the morning. That's why I overslept. Luckily my girl didn't cry when seeing the time we woke up. My FIL came to bang at my door, until the whole kampung know I overslept.

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    8. Luckily my FIL helped me to pick them up to school, you know I was so nervous the moment I woke up, didn't know I should wear bra first or let my girls brush teeth first.

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    9. Muahahaha! Mak Yan's story is so funny, so I reckon you must be "hugging the buddha's leg at the last minute", trying to meet the school hours for your daughter.

      So, my advice is - don't leave things and put off things to Jin Jin, if you can set your alarm yourself. Bwahahahaha!

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    10. True la, ah hua, thanks for this piece of valuable advice. I cannot make Jin Jin my buddha. I should make myself as buddha.

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    11. sigh....too late la the advices for us...maybe not too late for SK la. Our brain now are all "frozen" hard to get new information in.

      Got a friend ajak me to continue study. But i think think and think...sigh....cannot la...brain not working. Even if i hug, kiss buddha leg also wont pass.

      Like one of my colleague said when i continued study while working...she said no need to study la...but terbalik, now she forty over, she started to study back hahaha...it's hard but not impossible

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  6. I am like SK doing studies at last minutes. I would have fever for sure on the eve of exams and doctor told me it was Exam Fever la.

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    1. How I wish I could do last minute study too. I usually start preparing for my exam earlier. We even had group study during my university time.

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    2. hahaha ... I always study the last minute and pray hard..

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    3. Group study? Nah, I prefer to study alone, wenn. I can't concentrate with friends, we tend to chit chat and in the end, cannot finish the revision. Lagi teruk!!

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    4. If I go for group study, I pity my group. Because I cannot concentrate and I will kacau the rest of the group members. wakaka

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    5. TM...fever ? fuiyo...means you manyak stressed la during that time.

      Me pulak the night before exam i would dream of all those sentences that i read...all dancing here and there. Cant really sleep.

      Then after exam is over MERDEKA!!!!!.....then paling syok time is tidur.

      I remembered when we were in form 6, my Principal Mr Phua said if we couldnt sleep, then dont. Better wake up and take a book to read.

      I follow his advice la but instead of school book...i take fiction LOL. Habis cerita.....die kao kao...

      memang i crazy about books. Exam time people gila revision, i cant help to take up fiction books read a few pages pun jadi la

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  7. SK must be having his exam. All the very best to your exam!

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    1. year end. have to hand up his thesis gua.

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    2. Year end? If me, fast fast finish...and then, play and play...and when the time comes, just hand in. Don't care. That's why...never top in class. Hehehehehe!!!!!

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  8. During my time, I did last minute studies. Making my parents very worried especially my mum! haha

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    1. i'm not a good student. But at least I did not fail any of my subject and still made it into Uni. haha

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    2. But i really salute those students who doesn't seems to study but can still do well in their exams.

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    3. If giving me a chance to go back to studies, I dun think I would like to do it......coz I'm lazy. haha

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    4. But I do hope both my kids are not like me. Hope they are more hardworking than me.....

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    5. Luckily my daughter not like me...but I do wish she would relax a bit. Not need to be so stressed out, always wanting to be the best. There's more to life than that! After all, it's just a piece of paper. How you do on the job later depends a lot on who you are...

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    6. My Son is exactly like me!!!! Habis!

      Ask him to learn harder and get no 1 spot, as he only always get no. 2, he answered that no. 2 already good. boohooo!!!!

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    7. I think parents are more kan cheong than the kids when comes to examination. But then some kids if given free rein in their study, they know how to apportion time. The more parent pressure the more likely they will rebel especailly during teenagae years

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    8. Lina

      Bapak borek, anak rintik...but your case is mak rempit, anak cerdik kot?

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    9. Better not let the kids read this. Later they all follow their parents' "good" examples.

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    10. Muhahaha...got trend already la.

      But read or dont read, the kids will be more advance than us.

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  9. Are you having an exam soon ? Wish you all the best.

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    1. He have to hand up thesis mah...you tak perasan he posted mostly food post last week. over stressed liao LOL

      now we know la..if sk is stressed he will eat eat and eat

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  10. I also dont like to study now.. hahaha.. too old to remember.. :)

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    1. Same here, same hare. Half kati, eight tahil. All rusty already....

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    2. Claire

      you no need o study mah

      but in some company they will send you for course and if the result failed will affect the appraisal marks...cham moe

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  11. as much as i planned to prepare for my exams...its always still the last minute preps that takes place:D

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    1. LOL dont we all. Ya always last min preparation

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  12. for me, I do the same thing when I was kid, but it is useless for me hahaha because my mind memory is FULL :X

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    1. I have sibeh short memory and will loss very very fast . . . . if the topic interest me , then I will remembered it forever

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    2. anyways . . . your studies required you to write long long report? :X

      good luck to you then :X

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  13. SK, it is the examination time for the next 2 weeks. I feel kind of nervous already. I scare no enough revision with my girls. I take this post of you as a reminder. I better don't put off things to tomorrow.

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    1. next year it will be my turn to kan cheong. This year j kiddie no exam so it's more relaxing for me

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    2. No need stress lah...let the kids enjoy their lives. Last time, me...play...play...play... Had so much fun. In the end, also ok bah.... Just can pass already, no problem liao. All the things we learn in school, most of it no use already one. Study just to pass the exams.

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    3. Now it's not the kids that stress. the parents that stress. Parents will kena bom by grandparenmts...why my others grandkid so clever..but this one so dumb one...sigh...even when comes to speaking also had became a competition

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  14. "to a short-term memory type of person like me, i think if i studied to early i may have forgotten later,"

    the above is just an excuse la...lazy say lazy la ..

    actually me also have this "short term memory". Always last minutes baru study .

    That is why everytime just cukup makan ngum ngum pass only la. No flying colors.

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    1. Ah Hua also experiences short term memory, badly. Ah Hua tends to forget one task on her mind when she meets with another task on the way. So, any cure for this absent-minded?

      Maybe need to play mahjong to fight of dementia or eat ginkgo to improve memory?

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    2. Gingko better for me. If manjung sure loss till pokai liao.

      My sis know how to play mahjung. she tried to teach me. guess am just too dumb for it.

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  15. memang you good study material mah.

    You reminds me of those confuscious old old student kakakaka

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  16. 臨急抱佛腳is something very common for me, be it during schooling time or working... haha! :P

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    1. I mean biasa la, right? Usually we got more nervous when the deadline is getting nearer....

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  17. Like that no "chi-kek" if STP always #1. Oi bagi chance to others lah..haha Congratz!

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    1. Hahahahaha!!!! If buy TOTO so lucky, kan best? Then you will see me in KL soon.

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    2. Come earlier la to comment then you can be number one Bananaz

      LOL...STP daily come early leh. NOt last min

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  18. Most people can apply this Chinese idiom of "hug the buddha's leg at the last minute" but not SK. Something very similar and more appropriate to his usual him. Guesssssss what?

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    1. what? me not good in chinese leh. Reveal the answer la

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  19. We all know smelly well SK likes to pooh pooh here and fart fart there and everywhere right?. So in Hokkien its "Ai pangsai kar lai tak jamban". Translation : last minute wanna shit only start to build toilet.

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    1. Yalor...that's why he always pang sai tee khor!!! LOL!!!

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    2. hahahaha true true true....straight to the point....last min baru wanna korek jamban

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  20. well even with our difference on religion one thing is for sure we have only one god to praise no matter how we call him whats important is having faith on his glory

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    1. LOL...this is a proverb la. Like for christian, most likely will be when needed then go pray for God help but other times will njot even step into church

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  21. before we pray quite seldom but now we pray every night and things went smooth to us thanks god

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    1. Good to hear that. Ya God does not always answer our prayers but there is always a reason for it

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  22. im a catholic i tried switching to being a born again christian but soon i realize faith is never about religion but more like the belief in one god

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    1. yes....it's about what you believe in .

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  23. i never knew you were a student haha I also rely on miracle in my exams back in my school days

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    1. He is a mature student like what he revealed in his Mature student blog post.

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  24. have a great day and happy blogging sk god speed

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  25. Last minute do revision only can remember mah :P

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  26. 我聽到到讀書都驚,咪搞我。

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