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The calm before the SPM storm

Lemme put a short short video about nothing. I went to KDU to be interviewed by a group of mass comm students who are doing radio broadcasting some weeks back. I asked my little boy to play around with my video camera. This is shots taken in the recording room.

My #2 son is sitting for his SPM today. While most moms are probably getting very nervous, preparing chicken soup for their children and such, I think I will leave my son to do what he likes. I have faith in my kids. That could be seen as being too easy on them. A lot of parents like to bring up the subject on what their children should go into. Law, accounts, doctors and such.

When I tell them, I don’t know worrr….They will quickly lecturer me, “No, our children are still young, they don’t know what is good for them. We parents have to help them choose. Take engineering or accountancy is good.” Oh well, I let them bla all they want. I do not agree. I think my sons know what they want and what they are good at.

#1 son went into professional chef. #2 is interested too because he has very sensitive tastebuds and insisted he will make a good mixologist or anything that needs to taste (alcohol) LOL. His English is good and I suggested to him to take up mass comm. I am lucky I was asked by Sue to go to KDU to be interviewed (guinea pig like that lah). I found out that the job prospect for mass comm is very wide. They are trained is so many areas which I think is a lot of fun.

So, what will be the next step after SPM? It is up to #2 son. If he wants to be a chef too, then, I can start dreaming to sit and never ever have to cook again and taste cocktails every day. If he wants to study mass comm, also can. I surrender to Jesus, He will be the guide.

May the Lord bless all the youths who are sitting for their SPM, STPM and college exams. Give them wisdom. Amen




5 Responses to “The calm before the SPM storm”

  1. i like you lillian. that’s the way mothers should be.

  2. nowadays children are very smart. I agreed with you, let our kids decide. they are no more 4 o r5 years old kids anymore liau. off course being their parents will will monitor their movement but not decide for them. sometimes, my friends also lecture me why i let my kids have so much freedom when they are only 4 and 6. they are only kids and i don’t want them to miss their chidhood time. I want them to grow as happy kids. Wah! if the 2nd son also going to be a chef, lu chiak beh liau lor. everytime got new things to try.

  3. Erina – Not only ciak beh liau, ciak ka pien chin tua pui

    lpsee – Tks

  4. Yeap, you’re right. Children should be given the right to choose to do things they want to do and not forced/prodded all the time. 🙂

  5. yup…i think that’s cool. That should be the way. Many parents these days influence their children’s judgement with what they themselves (the parents) wanted to do but never did or what ‘they’ think is good career path.

    Then down the road 5, 6 years later, the children, now already working in the field chosen for them (by the parents), realised they dont really like what they doing. Only then they start planning to do what their heart wanted to. It’s total waste of time and money and brain cell.