The SPM Examination results were released a week ago. Of course, there were reasons to cheer and to celebrate. Personally, I think that it is something like a pass for one to go through and move on to something else and at the end of the day, it is who you are, what you are capable of doing and what you do that will make you stand out in a crowd, not how good everything looks on paper.
Over the years, I have had a class of fifth-formers and last year was no exception. On the day in question, I received an sms from one of them and it went like this:
Sir, I got A+ for my English and A1 for my1119. Thank you very much. May I have your address, please?
I promptly replied to congratulate him and told him, “No, you may not have my address. Just knowing that you have done so well is reward enough for me.”
After my lesson that evening, as I was leaving the centre, the boy was waiting outside for me. He had dropped by just to give me this…
Needless to say, I was very much flattered by the thoughtful gesture.
Another one whom I would not add to my friends’ list (Get the hint? ROTFL!!!) on Facebook, left this message in my inbox:
Say yo!!! (Oh no! Not Sean Kingston!!! LOL!!!) I got A+ for my English. 1119 is A1.
I replied nonchalantly, “You had a good tuition teacher,” to which he responded:
THANK YOU XDDD HUG YOU ^^
Knowing the likes of him, a dime a dozen, I asked, “Welcome. Not sending a cake to the centre for me?” This was his reply:
cannot~~blerk =PP must slim down XDDD
Tsk! Tsk! Ah well, at least he had the heart to send a message to say thank you. As they always say, it’s the thought that counts. As far as I know, a number of others got the coveted A grade but unfortunately, I did not hear from the rest… Sigh!