Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Can Still Fit Into The Chair
Hopped into a secondary school today for a quick visit.
Walking into a school full of students is quite a blast from the past. Though I've to say that I don't miss school at all man!
I do like how school curriculum has evolved through the years and efforts have been made to innovate pedagogy and inject creativity into the students' annual workplan. As much as I dislike the school system in Singapore, it has to be credited for giving me a sterling education and its continuous (and slow) efforts to improve.
Those tiny chairs and tables are so cute lor! Can't say the same about the students though. But those that we interacted directly with were absolutely adorable. I gotta say that these 15 and 16 year olds are articulate and obviously prepped well for our visit. They answered our questions well. What I'm really impressed with- these students speak better English than their teachers. Clear and concise pronunication, free of weird (overseas and local) accents and displayed a good grasp of the language.
There was afternoon tea. Asian style. There were curry puffs served from the school's canteen. As a good, the only part about my memories of school that was delightful was the food. I've always loved the Malay stall's begedil and curry puffs. Some time back, I burst out laughing when a colleague's request for breakfast over email stated "Nasi lemak and curry puffs (both Malay style)." I get you, dude! Those are the best.
Although I was really full from lunch, I had to eat two for old times' sake. One sardine and one potato-ey. I wasn't disappointed. Both were old school YUMMZ.