Thursday, November 22, 2007
Congrats My Son
"Ayah! St. Hilda's Primary tops the nation for PSLE!" Wifey sounded excited over the phone, "It's a Malay girl. Her name is Natasha Nabilah..."
I was excited to receive her call at noon as the PSLE or Primary School Leaving Examination results were out today and braced myself to hear to news of our Son's results.
I switched the handset from my left ear to my right... silly, I know, but I wanted to hear good news with my right ear.
"... so you want to know our son's results now?" Wifey asked; almost teasing me, I felt. My heart raced as I listened intently.
"3 As and 1 A-star for Science!" Wifey sounded pleased as she continued, "His aggregate is 234."
"Thank The Almighty..." I replied with relief. Just then I realized that my right hand was cramping-up. I was gripping the handset too hard.
The Malay girl, Natasha has an aggregate of 294 with distinctions on all 4 subjects , an almost perfect score for any PSLE sitting to date, I believe.
Thanks to her, this year's T-store has now risen to 260 from 230 the year before from the 49 thousand-odd students who sat for PSLE nationwide.
Well, that is totally great and all, but our Son did several personal bests that made us just as proud as Natasha's parents should be right now.
He managed to score all As for the 4 subjects - English as First Language, Malay as mother tongue language, Mathematics and Science.
That is already awesome by my humble standard, yet he managed to score a distinction for his favourite subject, Science. The best he did was to score A for Malay, his weakest of subjects!
I am so proud of him!
His efforts were as great as Wifey's who had monitored him closely. She put her business interests on-hold early in the year to fully concentrate on our Son's studies and well-being for the PSLE.
I am proud of her too.
I feel so blessed to have two wonderful people in my life today together, for our tomorrows.