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Something Different…

for a change, here’s a youtube video, now that my blog (wp2.7) supports it, and with some pinyin and translations too:

Sun 孙燕姿 – 不同 (Not the same/Different)

地心引力的作用 我逃不开地球
dì xīn yĭn lì de zuò yòng wŏ táo bù kāi dì qiú
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back to school… its 2009

And so yesterday, throngs of Malaysian kids upgraded themselves from “kindy” level up to primary school status. What does that mean for the rest of us working people?  The “regular” traffic flow is back …. Time to brace ourselves for the jam again.(and perhaps wake up earlier)

Actually, it wasn’t too long ago since I first went to school…. hey wait. it is kinda long ago, but I digress. Back to the point about school, primary school days seems so long ago. I remember it being a time, where parents of Standard 1 kids would wait and “camp out” outside the classes for the first several weeks. For myself, Primary school was really quite an experience for me… was really a time where I experienced cross cultural shock.   I still live several minutes away, but I have hardly gone back to school since.  The last time few times I was back there, was during the election day. Looking at certain places in the school made me think back of the times and places me and my friends used to play at…

Growing up, I believe our generation were the “transition”-ers of our generation. We saw many developments as we were growing up, as opposed to many of the younger kids who have the advantage of enjoying many facilities in the school.  We lived in the era where Audio Visual equipment transitioned from Magnetic based Cassette tapes to CD ROMs to DVDs. Alot of that happened closer towards my secondary school years, and things have probably shimmered down in the aspect of (mega)developments and moved towards the political spectrum nowadays.

Gee, it makes me wonder sometimes – how will our children be growing up in the future.

Some things haven’t change much though. In the news, more people are sending kids to Chinese schools, find out some perspectives in the bottom half of the article at the Malaysian Insider : “A controversial Chinese schools reopens, with multinational feel“.