Let me tell you of the Legend of the Wednesday.
It was the beginning of the summer of ‘99 in London. I was close to the end of my first year at City University where I was supposed to be reading Economics & Philosophy but spent more time and effort in the union’s drama society.
How much more time and effort? Let me put it this way - I was supposed to be going to 12 hours of lectures a week (which isn’t much). I went to 12 hours of lectures total every three months.
(Side note: I still graduated with a degree. And can’t remember a damn thing I was supposed to have learned).
Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah - 1999. Beginning of summer. Drama. Right.
It was through the drama society that I made most of my friends that year, combined with my fellow halls of residence members on my floor, since I didn’t attend lectures that often. And by this point our theatre performance of the year was done and though the exams were coming up, we weren’t as stressed as we should have been for some odd reason.
It was during this time the wonderful Wednesday occurred.
I found the picture above in my Facebook timeline (via this link) from a high school mid-term paper and it infuriated the hell out of me.
For those that don’t understand Malay, I’ll translate this disturbing multiple choice question:
Q: Which of the following is the result of pre-marital sex?
II. Running away from home
III. Feeling proud
The ‘correct’ answer is apparently I, II & IV.
Recently we had our general elections in Malaysia and as the fever of bringing about ‘change’ and ‘revolution’ for a ‘better’ Malaysia I kept my ears forever open because there was only one thing I wanted to hear, one thing that would swing my vote.
I wanted to hear someone talk about education.