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As we celebrated Teacher’s Day earlier this month, we would like to thank all teachers in the world for their wonderful patience, guidance and contribution. We have invited and interviewed few of our bloggers to share their thoughts and experience during their school days.

1. If you could change one thing when you were schooling back then, what would it be? 

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Sheila: Definitely a computerized teaching system would have been so convenient; we don’t have to lug heavy textbooks around!!

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Jayne: I don’t think I would change anything. I got into most of my schools not by choice and at that point of time, I would have wished that I was in another school but looking back, I wouldn’t want that. The schools that I’ve attended helped shape the person I am today. If I hadn’t gone down that road, I can’t imagine a different life.

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Nadnut: I would want to pay more attention back in school and stop reading storybooks in classes! HAHA

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Andy: I will be more hardworking, never leaving homework to the last minute. Fortunately, I did not flunk any major exams.

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Mongchin: To be honest, school was and still is something I look forward to because I loved being around my friends and knowing that I can reach them easily. I also loved school for the cheap canteen food hehe!

So if I were to answer you, there’s probably nothing I would change back then because I believe that everything happens for a reason. And who knows? I wouldn’t be here today if I hadn’t made the decisions and went through the things I went through back then :)

2. What’s your fondest memory in school? 

Sheila: Can I say it’s the National Track & Field Meet in 2004 because that’s when I met my current fiancé? Kidding, it was ironically the late night cramming of A Math formulas for O Level’s and the ultimate satisfaction upon receiving my results. I’m definitely not a Math person and even flunk my prelims (F9?) I mugged so hard after that, I eventually got A2 for O’s. Not too shabby aye?

Jayne: I had the best time of my life in secondary school! It was pretty carefree and fun. I guess it would have to be all the camps I attended in school. As much as it’s very sian, I was secretly very happy because it was a different experience and I got to spend time with my bestest friends!

Nadnut: I loved going trekking and mountain climbing with my fellow NPCC mates! It was fun roughing it out! I was such a tomboy back then!

Andy: Playing soccer (from Primary and Secondary) and upgrading to billiard and bowling (in Poly).

Mongchin: Definitely having my closest friends with me all day! I saw them more often than I saw my own family, and we were really like sisters. The number of times we played mischief and got caught for it, those memories were priceless!

3. What is one thing that you definitely will/do not miss from school?

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Sheila: Hanging out with my friends all day everyday and the mandatory recess period everyday. Oh! Don’t get me started on student discounts

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Jayne: I definitely miss the fact that I do not have to pay for a single bill and my only worry in school was how to just finish my homework. I do not miss detention :x hahahaha

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Nadnut: I will miss how carefree we were!  Studying was definitely one of the best times!

Andy: The weekly hair and nail checks. Those who flout the rules were trimmed on the spot!

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Mongchin: This is a tough one… Haha I think I’m the only weirdo out there that loves being in school so much.

Probably the restrictions with my school uniform? I enjoy playing dress up and picking my outfit everyday is something I look forward to every morning. I definitely wouldn’t miss wearing the same old thing everyday!

What about you? What are some of your memorable experiences in school? Do share it with us too!

Lastly, HAPPY TEACHER’S DAY!

Till the next time, everyone. Stay tuned!

Winnie Soh
Nuffnang Community Team

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