Wednesday, April 16, 2008

It's been a busy weeks.....last week, this week..and the weeks after.

Last Saturday, my son and myself , a frend and her dawter, attended the PSLE seminar and amongst those present were Natasha Nabila ( the top national scorer ) and family.

The event supposedly to start at 3pm but at 2.45pm, the staff and those involved were still seen putting leaflets in the goodie bags...which one of the items included some wayyyyyyyy back (read: 2004) magazine. **roll eyes **

Anxious parents and their kids were......errr anxious to get in the hall.

We were seated near to the stage. Good spot actually. Syah Ibrahim and Adi Rahman were the hosts of the day. I would say they are quite witty in a way. To cut the crap........the initial part of the seminar was a let down.

The first speaker was a certain Ustazah fm a certain kindy..........spoke w certain monotonous tone, zilch impact on her speech and expressionless **yawn** The second speaker is from a certain learning ctr...............she gave her talk that sounded like she's a reading news....which i presumed not even SUN tv wanted to hire her.. even my son commented the same thing....with her notes in front of her , she can even stumbled upon her words...........tis one is a double **yawn**. (at this point im just glad the event cos, only 5bucks !! )

I almost wanted to walk out to get a breather , until the 3rd speaker....who savour us with his, neat attire and good look. He didnt score well with me on the initial part of his talk.....but he's obviously better that the other 2 towards the mid and end of it.

Then we have 10mins break...which i badly needed. Hot and cold drinks were served and some kuihs were packed in a styrofoam , for non messy and time wasting results.

Hamidah Bashwan, whom i tink a well knw counsellor figure in the community took over after the break. I was actually looking fwd more of her talk. She's good ! Very eloquent...very expressive and most importantly she woke me up fm my previous boredom !! I tink she's the creme of the day .

Then, Natasha and her mom,were invited to the stage,sat on the couch provided, next to Adi as moderator , Puan Hamidah and the good looking guy . Many questions were thrown to her mom abt how Nabila goes abt studying...wat's her schedules like , did she watch tv and play etc etc etc. Puan Hamidah contributed some answers during the Q & A session.

All i can conclude is that Natasha Nabila is a purely gifted child. Her parents, esp her mom, just have to guide and support her frm behind. At the age of 5yo, she already has a goal, a vision and a role model of what she wants to be when she grows up..She wants to be a Paediatrician. She reads a lot.......she likes inspirational books. She can even read those books over and over again. She stops watching tv 6mths before PSLE, except for her fave chinese serial...Her study routine is properly planned....which one is priority and which one is not so.... she does have some break time in btwn thou. Her parents did not have any benchmark for her....she set her own benchmark. She is never satisfied with wat she scores during her tests or exam papers...and always craving to do better each time. This girlsuch a sweet and is special in her own ways.

PS : kalau lah anak aku camni, tak payah aku nak terpekik terlolong cam tarzan ! Tak payah aku nak stress gilerrrr !! *sigh*

## Anyhow, each child is special in their own way. Every child is a fitrah and have his/her value. Every child is an individual that needs our nuturance and unconditional love. ###

3 comments:

mummy jam said...

Hamidah was my school mate from college days....

Anonymous said...

commenting on someone else's weaknessses is a hobby for some. It takes one's courage to speak infront a crowd of 400 and more. Comparison made to Hamidah and the good looking young man is unfair. Not every soul can have a good start in something new esp Public Speaking.

Anonymous said...

## Anyhow, each child is special in their own way. Every child is a fitrah and have his/her value. Every child is an individual that needs our nuturance and unconditional love. ###
.....If you understand the phrase above that you wrote yourself, then it's a waste of time for you to attend the seminar in the first place right? Going to the seminar showed that you do not have confidence in your child, your own flesh n blood...that you commented "## Anyhow, each child is special in their own way. Every child is a fitrah and have his/her value. Every child is an individual that needs our nuturance and unconditional love. ###"
Nabilah's mum, i think, understands that "## Anyhow, each child is special in their own way. Every child is a fitrah and have his/her value. Every child is an individual that needs our nuturance and unconditional love. ###"

You may want to spend your precious time nurturing your child in the best way you can rather than attending a seminar that bores u.

Just my humble thoughts.