Oct 20, 2009

Oi "garblement", streamline the vernacular

Bahasa for science and mathematics starts in 2011

The government is planning to have Year One pupils in primary schools start learning mathematics and science in Bahasa Malaysia from 2011, a year ahead of schedule, following the failure of the government's English policy.

The transition is going to be difficult for some in that batch. When I was in primary school, my Mandarin was so bad, I couldn't do Maths. Of course at that level, it's not a matter of Maths terms that they used, but it was the object names that I couldn't understand. E.g. I knew what a measuring tape was in English, but not in Mandarin. It was unnecessary embarrassment and stress, and I hated that subject. Then I graduated from that hell hole and went to high school. I got dumped from a Mandarin vernacular to Malay. Life wasn't easy when you're struggling with all your subjects being taught in a new language. My results turned out disastrous ("C" not that bad wert right? Apparently someone else thought otherwise.) and I got threatened to be sent to a private all-girls school (imagine the level of bitchiness one would be surrounded in). I suck so bad at Malay, I speak to my dearest Minah in English.

Whatever it is, I'm telling you, the future is f**ked.

17 comments:

sean said...

hmm ure right...sorry u struggled tho :)

come to think of it, i did too kay

Deng, the very eveel genius said...

HahA. We love minah don't we.

Gzhang said...

Honestly, I don't really mind the subjects being taught in Malay, provided that they are teaching properly.

I just have an issue with them changing it again and again.

I also believe that the transition from English to Malay will not be as painful as yours, if you don't mind me saying.

This is because the change is institutionalized whereas yours was more personal.

I think I have accepted the fact that the change is going to happen. Might as well try to make it as painless as possible.

cheahwey said...

Sean:
Well, at least your results seemed good enough that mum never complains.

Deng:
Yes, we do. Maybe for the wrong reasons.

GZ:
Yeah, mine was personal, but the medium is still going to change when they get to college or Form 6. And after so many years in Malay, they're going to have some sort of difficulty. At least.

And yes, their going back and forth with their decisions. I still think they should've given English at least one more batch or two before they called it quits.

taipau said...

might as well they just apporve manglish. crap education ministries and its brainless leaders

lesbo said...

I went for New York New York Deli's Giant Yankee Burger challenge. And i Failed! cost me 46 bucks at that.. =S.. hehehe the challenge was to finish that huge 8" diameter burger..then its free.. and i could only eat 3/4 of the plate without the fries.. oh man.. it was torturous.. pictures soon lol.. it was HUGE.. bigger than my face..nightmare i tell you.. it tasted horrible too.. . but the sandwiches are good and reasonable..

cheahwey said...

BenFoo:
Well don't give up just yet. We still have our generation to change things.

lesbo:
you could've went after an intensive workout.. or a swim.

nicole said...

got threatened to be sent to a private all-girls school

i rmb this!! hehe. make me so sad for no reason only!

lester: wah 8".. i cannot finish also what more you. should bring bird ma

lesbo said...

noone can finish la! from january until now only 3 ppl finished..

taipau said...

@les why nv tell me bout it?lol i could give it a try. but wtf man 8" ?

@hwey seeing how the pace of things are moving, if we ARE gonna be the ones who chg things. we are gonna hav a worst time den connor against the skynet era

cheahwey said...

Ben foo: Don't so pessimistic...

Nicole: Got reason lah, who say no reason.. YOU LOVE ME ma, that's why sad.

lesbo said...

lol i got threatened to go to BB when in form 1.. but then i buff up my grades to be from no. 75 in the form to no.19 ... pwn my dad from ever saying anything bout my studies anymore.. TILL SPM haha

cheahwey said...

Yes, till SPM. How come our gang all got shit results ah? haha...

nicole said...

hwey: *blame dota*

taipau said...

dota HAS NOTHING to do with it. lol. cause lester nv skipped class to go dota .

cheahwey said...

Do any of you know why you got what you got for your SPMs?

nicole said...

yes. cuz lazy. haha. but... who cares. no one cares bout SPM anymore.