Saturday, December 03, 2011
All Grown Up
Yes. Sonny is out of the house and away from his Gamer PC for most of the week to work.
After sitting his last paper for GCE 'O' Levels examination for secondary school, he is practically free and on a long holiday until the results to come out to confirm his placement to a higher tertiary education.
Already successful in his Direct Poly Admission or DPA application, his results will determine his confirmation on the placement that is reserved for him in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, his first choice for higher education institution.
Both Wifey and I are confident that he will get his place because he has studying hard since the beginning of the year, in preparation for his exam and his dream career path he has set for himself.
Today, he will receive his first paycheck. At seven dollars an hour, he works for ten hours a day, five days a week. He starts work at seven in the morning and ends his day at five in the evening.
It has been a very exciting time for him. Being his first experience in the working world, each day, he would tell us about his day enthusiastically during dinner.
He seems to be doing well as a concierge at Front Desk at Ibis Bencoolen Hotel. Meeting people is the perk that made him decide to work as a concierge but most certainly the close friends that went together to apply for the temporary jobs at that hotel.
In Malay culture and very much encouraged as a Muslim, we are waiting for Sonny to give a little of the money he earns today, to his Mom. The amount is insignificant but the thought and the sincere intent from his heart the most important and will be revered by us. It is believed that The Almighty will bless his hard earn money in future earnings. His earnings will come easy for him, God willing.
Wifey and I know that we are bringing up a son that is responsible to himself, to his family and society. We are not asking much from him but we certainly encourage him to do his best and go the distance with his vast potential. We facilitate the paths he chooses to realize his dreams and aspirations. We will always be here for him, always.