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i have been a lurker in this forum for very long. since early 2013 or so till now, iv'e been lurking in the school talk and venting and the psychology part of the forums.

today, iv'e decided to join the forum.

this year, i am currently taking my GCSE "o" (o as in ordinary) level examinations.

schools in Singapore are not as different as you might think. in fact, schools may have even more stricter rules than your schools (i am saying this out of what meager experience i have, please excuse me if i am wrong)

over here, hair must not touch the eyebrows for boys, not touch the collar of the school uniform. if we use our phones in class, our phones are confiscated for a period of one week, and if you repeatedly use your phone it will be confiscated for 1 month. apparently, with this kind of "unlawful" hair, you are unable to take the GCSE exams, i quote from my vice principal.

my school is a joke. the vice principal says that our school prides itself on its discipline (AKA brainwashing), and many parents join my school solely because of this. (many parents in Singapore have the "kiasu" mindset, which means afraid to lose, as in afraid to lose to other parents. its as if your kids are Pokemon, and you want your kid to get better grades than the other parent's kid, so you can get some "pride")

life living as a student about to take the GCSE "o" level examination is really tough. every day, i get so much homework that i am almost unable to have time for myself.

everyday, we are brainwashed with our "culture", preaching that schools can lead us to our "dreams".

i feel extremely pathetic for myself, and the other students who are suffering in this "disciplined" school, and for all the other generations to come until this education system is changed. sigh.

(sorry if my English is a bit weird, it has been a very f**king long day for me)

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Hello!! - Neried - 01-09-2014 12:58 AM
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