Friday, July 11, 2008

Advance tuition, anyone?

I am sort of lucky that I don’t have any after school tuition. I never had one before. Dad doesn’t believe in it. Dad said that, as it is, I already spend enough time in school and after school activities. He didn’t want me to have any tuition so that I can have time to relax and do my own stuff. He said that I should have time to play and time to grow up.

Some of my classmates have tuition every day of the week, even on Saturdays and Sundays. They often have tuition until ten o’clock in the evening. Aiyoh! Dad said that they have all sort of tuition now. Advance mental calculation, Professional vocal training, Advance English, Competitive Speaking, Mandarin for Business, Advance Stress Control he he...

I used to have ballet, but I stopped that now because I didn’t want to dance on my toes. So, now I only have piano, on Saturday. I am at grade 5, I think. That’s because I have not sat for any grading exams. When we first started on piano, dad insisted that I not take any piano exams. So, my piano teacher grades me as I go and I learn at my own pace. I am kind of slow but I enjoy playing the piano. When the rest were stressing-out over classical pieces for exams, I was playing songs like Beauty and the Beast. He he. Dad liked it a lot.

I might want to take up sewing or cushion making classes, next year. I have just completed my first cushion. Dad said that it looks almost professional. I was thinking of designing and making some cushion so that I can sell them but I am not even sure if I am good at it or not. He he... We’ll see. LoL.

by small bright head

12 comments:

Yling said...

Dad knows best! You're one lucky girl!

Wenz 宛仟 & Denz 浩安 said...

U hv 1 understanding fabulous Dad. Cherish and Enjoy....

reanaclaire said...

yeah..yr dad is very canggih la.. no need to send u to tuition..as for me, my own kids insisted on it, not me.. apa nak buat.. tak bagi, nanti saya disalahkan.. so i hope they do the best they can...

hurley said...

take up origami, saves money buying presents for friends and lovers! =P

eleven said...

for Malaysian, off school tuition are said to be classy thing to do, you who went for tuition are high class bright student, in other countries, if you need off school tuition that means you are not doing well in school, hehe, its our culture, however, often those who went to tuition got better grades then those who don't, so, is tuition a necessity or just an exaggeration? i'd say it depend on our need, if we need it, its a necessity, if we dont need it, its an exaggeration, don't you think?

day-dreamer said...

I like the way your dad thinks. Tuition is not to follow trend but to help you in your weaker subjects only.

Go go girl! ;)

eNNy said...

after school tuition, it doesn't mean everything. may be it won't help you much. better to study on your own and pay more attention in class....keep it up ;)

mistipurple said...

er.. around grade 5 already .. erm.. want to try the grade 5 practical exam? haha. i'm so bad.
but in reality, grade 5 is important, just like 8. those 2 are magical numbers. opens doors next time if want to go into music. means if donwan to work in 'normal' job, can teach music in school or at home even. that is how it's like in singapore lah.

WenYi said...

hehe, glad that u have a great dad. And greetings to you too fellow blogger^^ enjoy your piano classes, I do regret not learning it when I'm younger. hehe...

Gabriel said...

got cooking tuition o? can come learn from your dad?

Redsponge said...

Good good, girl shud take up sewing class! Kekeke...I would like to learn it too!

Tonyong said...

You have a great dad :)

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