Thursday, March 12, 2009

SPM Results Out Today

The SPM results will be out at 10am. So I was told by my nephew who at the moment is biting his nails off. What more could you ask for – Driving Test at 8am and getting the SPM results at 10am! Poor Zhafri. My niece Nisya who’s in KL is sure a nervous wreck too right now.

I remember when I got my SPM results. It was early 1984, and I was doing my English course in CML Slim River which was organized by MARA for some MRSM students who were waiting for their SPM results. A few days before it was out, I received a phone call from my Mak. And I got my results! Apparently my AYAH had a friend in the Kementerian Pelajaran and got it out earlier for me. It was an unexpected call, so my feelings were all mixed up upon receiving the news.

So I went back to see my dormmates and told them the good news (the results were OKlah, not excellent). And you could see their faces – all drained of color! That night, the dorm was unusually quiet, and a few of my friends cried. I asked them, why are you guys so gloomy? They said they were nervous, anxious and scared. You OKlah Ja, you got it overwith. Alamak – did I spoil the fun?

Anyway, good luck to all parents and those 17yos with the butterflies in their tummies. May all pass with flying colors!

To Zhafri and Nisya – did I promise you guys anything for As?

32 comments:

MAMAMIA said...

I had to call the school fr a public phone for my result. Macam U jugak, I was in NS somewhere having some English course. The excitement & nervousness are still fresh in my mind.

yus said...

Ja,
down the memory lane...
Just like you,I got the unexpected call from my uncle who was working with the Pejbt Pelajaran a few days ahead of the official release date. He was so excited to inform me. Padahal I tak pernah mintak him to look out for my result pun. And I remember I was trembling and shouting a loooooong 'aaaaaaa'thru the phone when he told me that I got 1st grade. I think I made him deaf for a good few seconds. hahahha.
Mana taknya, I duk ingat dpt grade 2 dah, sbb duk suspen BM, takut dpt 7. But it turned out BM dpt distinction you....ahhh..syukur giler...
Alahai...tahun 1984 nu? zaman tok nadoq nun...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Mamamia,
Mesti ketaq & sejuk2 tangan you masa tu. I memang tak prepare langsung at that time, so tak sempat lah nak rasa how many butterflies there were in my tummy..hehehe...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Yus dear,
Mesti terkejut betui you waktu tu! Macam I jugakla.. tak prepare langsung. Ingatkan Mak call sebab apa.

Lama dah no? 25 years ago? Mak aaii.. Kanyaq lagi.

Down memory lane: I remember you visiting your bro at MRSM Kulim - Gee and I were so happy to see you!!! When was that? Form 5 1983 ka? I still have those pix with me. I took pix with your Kak Yang, Arwah your dear Mom, your bro (Yusri?) and Gee. Depan van maktab and next to the small sungai, under the garden umbrella. I also have the pix taken at your home in 1981/82 - masa birthday you. I went to your house w Kak Anim... You remember?

Wan Zhafri bin Wan Ahmad Kamal said...

teh..thanks for the wishes..
zhafri juz achieve 6As..

btw..u didnt promise anything yet~
hehe

tireless mom said...

Dear DDI

The same butterflies will be in my stomach this time round next year. I don't recall much on my SPM Results day except there were a lot of crying.

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Ibu, I guess all of us parents have gone thru those apprehensive moments of our lives, school exams.

For me, it was my mom who was the nervous wreck, not me, ha ha.
I still remembern Standard 6, she pinned a Rgt 10 above my bed and underneath a note, "above 80%, can have it".
And back in the 40's Rgt 10 was BIG! Ha ha.

But no, I missed it, got 70% only.

Form 3? She pinned a $50. I got it, ha ha, Slightly above 80%.
I guess I was one of the few kids taking bribes then, ha ha.

You have a pleasant weekend Ibu, Lee.

Clarisse Teagen said...

GOD... I remember those feelings!!
I'm glad it's over with now. haha.
wE'VE moved on to college. However it doesn't seem so bad here.

Ibunim said...

I'm glad it's over..True..I was a nervous wreck but Zhafri nampak relax je..But deep down, I know he was soooo nervous...When he got the result, he did not come and tell me straight away but mingled amongst his friends first..I was so nervous that I wanted to cry...Finally he came to me and showed me his result..Phew...Lega..

yus said...

Kak Anim!!! Tahniah o.b of Zhafri. Lepas ni kena beli baju tebai siap2...
TC
sori Ja, excited lebih, lompat pagaq tuan rumah!

yus said...

Ja,
my goodness! I tak ingat you mai rumah dgn kak anim on my birthday, but I do remember you and kak anim pi birthday rumah G, and I was there (of coz, she's my buddygal from 6yo what..?) lagipun, masa tahun 81/82 I mana ada buat apa2 birthday party pun...jeng jeng jeng...
Tapi masa kita jumpa kat MRSM Kulim tu, of coz la I ingat. You pakai baju kurung biru ada renda2 kat dada. Hehehhe. Comei gitu!
After that, almost every other month my mum would drag us all to Junjong nak visit anak kesayangan dia yg sorang tu. Malangnya kawan2 I dah graduate from Junjong then.

puJie said...

salam...

kak ja .. ada no tel jen muzahar tak yg keje kat singapore tu) n boleh bagi kat saya tak kalau ada... ada kawan dia masa NIU dulu tengah mencari...my email acceeq_00@yahoo.com

Syukran...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Zhafri,
Congratulations! The main point is - you did your best. Try to get the course that you're really interested in, ok?

Congrats too on getting the license! Please don't drive too fast. Take it slow - it's essential for beginners like you. And don't forget to get permissions, ok?

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Tireless Mom,
I guess those were the tears of happiness.

So next year you'll be one anxious mommy, lah. Good Luck, hope everything's full of sparkles!

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear U.Lee,
Wow, you must have gotten your piggy bank full by the time you reached 17! You happy, your mummy pun happy!

I guess sometimes kids need the 'encouragement' to perform better. Bribe or no bribe, the important thing is for the kid to learn and get good results. My no3 is having her UPSR(Yr 6) this year. I haven't got those butterflies yet, but they'll come soon... I think.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Clarisse dear,
Now you're struggling to get good grades every semester. No time for nervousness, I guess. I remember when I was in college, I wasn't nervous at all during exams. I wonder why lah.. hmmhh...

Good luck, ok?

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Ibunim,
I wish I were there to share the moments with you. I was here cracking my knuckles anyway. I'm glad for the As, although I know that he wasn't particularly happy with the Bs.

I hope he'll choose the right course and get better grades in college. He's such a good boy, Ibunim, and I know he'll get what he wants in life. Juz enlighten him on the paths to pick.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Yus dear,
I thought it was your house? I was wearing "SIU Carbondale" maroon t-shirt and Kak Anim her striped t-shirt. I still have the pix. Rumah G ka? Laa...

Yus, awat tak masuk FB? Boleh tunjuk gambaq kat you kat situ.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Salam puJie,
I'm really sorry I can't be of help to you. I don't have his number or his email address. I think the last time I saw him was in Kulim back in 1983, after SPM! Never heard from/about him ever since, until recently when one of my blogger friends mentioned about him in the comments. She knows Muzahar's twin.

Perhaps - if she's reading this, she'll help you?

Good Luck :)

yus said...

Ja...
memang la tu kat rumah G. Kak Anim balik cuti dari UK time tu, kan? Awat pulak tak ingat, kak anim kan ka rambut kaler2 time tu, seluar pun kalau tak merah, musti bright yellow.ceria habis..betui dak kak anim? chek ni ingat sokmo... hehehhe.
I tak reti nak godek2 pc nak join FB, sori la. memang ramai yg invite tapi I tak register pun. Kena cari mentor celik IT nampaknya...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Yus!
Apa yang Yus makan sampai boleh ingat semua ni??? Memang betui, baju Kak Anim was striped yellow w white. Seluar pun yellow tu. And yes, she juz came back from UK time tu.

Tabik Yus, tabik spring at your crystal clear memories!!

Masukla FB.. Asmarians pun dah ramai join. Masuk saja http://www.facebook.com/

Tabik sekali lagi!

ZLAA said...

Ja..pujuk Yus join fb. Rindu sgt kat you all. Nak tulis mail la ni mcm malas dan semedang tak dan.. Fb quick and fast. Jengok2 saja jumpa kawan..

Yus ni nak kita register kat dia kot...

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Ibu ada berapa 'A's? Dapat Mountain Bike? Trip to Disneyland? Ha ha. Lee.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Salam Zlaa,
Satgi kita create acct kat dia, dia tak login pulak. Nanti lagi haru...

Rasanya nak kena suruh Linda & the gang pun join sama.

Yus, let's join the clublah!

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear U.Lee,
My nephew gets 6As. He was quite frustrated with the Bs. But I told him that was OK, as long as he does it better in college.

Trip to Disneyland? I'll beg him to take me along..hahaha...

yus said...

Ja and Zeelah...
Boleh ka third party tolong create account FB? I tak reti la, dan jugak takdak masa betui lately. Ni duk pikiag nak beli broadband kat rumah. Pastu kena la pulak beli notebook sebijik. Asyik tertunda je kerja pjbt, bawak balik kat rumah boleh gak buat sikit2 malam2. Desktop yg ada kat rumah tu dah tua sangat. Uzuuuur je.Dah lebih 10 thn dah pun umur dia. Anak2 duk main games pun, laeh sungguh. Lepas ni dari duk pikiag beli 1 notebook, kena pulak tambah satu lagi desktop utk depa. haiii..mcm petik duit atas pokok je bunyinye...
Ja,
regarding my memories tu,I pun heran,lagi lama memory(20thn ke atas)lagi clear rasanya dlm kepala I. Tapi apa yg berlaku recently, tak pulak lekat as clear as the former. Sapa ada knowledge about brain ni boleh cerita mai kat I sikit. I duk consider myself 'nyanyuk' pasai byk kerja2 ofis yg I lupa nak take action lepas meeting, sebab lupa dan tak refer minutes. Kadang2 minutes lambat siap(I lah jugak yg kena tulis minutes tu). Tak taulah kategori apa otak I ni. hehhehe.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Yus,
You're on FB now!! So now you got thru one hurdle. Yay!

Very interesting about your memories tu. Macamana tu? Ja ni, old or new semua mcm blur saja..hahaha...

yus said...

Ja,
kena pressure sikit je, terus register..hahha..lain kali pressure I sikit...
heheh.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Oh macam tu ka Yus... lain kali kami boleh buat lagi :)

Ibunim said...

Excellent memories yus...cuma my pants warna oren..bright orange..thanx for the wishes..will let Zhafri knows..

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Ibunim and Yus,
I'll scan the pic and put it on FB. I think it was 'orangy-yellow'. We'll see...

yus said...

kak anim,
you were so colourful at that time. that's why otak I boleh capture sampai la ni. hehehhe...