Thursday, November 17

When granny-times come a calling

Spent some time with my sister yesterday after dinner. She is sitting for her SPM, and yesterday she sat for her maths papers. I took a look at her paper and was surprised to find maths formulae printed on the first two pages of the papers. When I asked her about it, she told me matter-of-factly that the formulae given were just the basic simple stuff. It didn’t matter if they were simple or complex, what was a shock to me was that it was given! Man, times have surely changed. I don’t remember ever having that privilege. We used to have to memorise the facts and formulae and nothing was given to us in the paper except the exam questions. I asked my brother (who is 3 years younger than I am) and he too didn’t remember such a thing. His remark was, “Woi, senang giller korang sekarang!”

Actually my sister was looking through her physics notebook at the time because today is the physics paper. Fat lot of good that did her. She wasn’t really concentrating anymore, as it was too late to actually do any more studying. So she showed me her invitation card to the graduation dinner at the end of the year, a.k.a. “the Prom”. I took a look at the card. My my…. Times surely have changed. It seems that at the end of the year, there will be a Prom hosted by two schools, my sister’s Sri Bintang Utara, together with Victoria Institution. And where will this Hollywood Glamour theme night be held? The JW Marriott. Yes, a five star hotel, right smack in the middle of the Golden Triangle.

Tsk tsk… either both my sisters are growing up fast, or I’m growing old. I must be growing old because whenever I talk to my sisters now, there must be “When I was your age….”, or “In my time….” sentences. *sigh*

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