Last week (Wednesday) after school..
Zharif : Mummy, I want to be pengawas..
Me : (Aikk apsal ni).. Why?
Zharif : I just wanna be one.
Me : You have to speak Bahasa very well..
Zharif : Yes I can..
Me : Are you sure? Very fluent Bahasa you know. You keep asking me what's the meaning of this and that. You can't even deliver messages correctly from your teachers. You have to do well in Pendidikan Islam too. You might have to Azan & lead doas before & after school..
Zharif : Yes I can, I learnt that in KAFA classes..
Me : (Hmm part ni dia memang boleh).. You have to do more. You've got to set good examples to all your frens. But one thing eh, you have to go to school very early. Which means no TV after KAFA. Is it OK? (I'm not OK with this. Later I'll be the one si kelam kabut nak siapkan dia. All this while ngam ngam soi je sampai sekolah though rumah & sekolah less than 2km.. he he he).
Zharif : Hmm never mind. I don't want to be pengawas..
Me : Fuuhhhh... legaaa..!! Kesian la pulak..
He came back with exam papers last week. I'm so happy, cudn't believe that he did quite well in the exams especially in Bahasa. Oh how can I not be kiasu one? Kids here attend tuition classes as early as 6 years old. Mostly, most of the kids here. After few arguments with hubby, I just let it go lah. Help him with homeworks & revisions, encourage him, keep telling him to do his very best, guess that's all I could do. Kot tak score, takkan nak sebat pulak. He's just 8. Yang bikin naik hangin, silly & careless mistakes. Hubby kata toksah la pikir, dah lepas. Tapi bila dia pulak tengok test papers tu, dia pulak naik hangin. He he hello... dah lepas laaa.. Apa2 pun, I'm happy with his Bahasa. Though he can't converse well, he understands the questions etc..
FROM THE 1ST EVER BAHASA TEST IN JAN 2008
AND THIS TOO (which he copied 5 out of 8 sentences given in the questions). I told him to copy anything he cudnt understand in the paper/questions. Get the key words and copy..!! Great right..!!