My youngest girl, is selected to join the Nasional Service. How's her reaction? Well, initially, she refused it and told me that she would rather go to college instead.
At that time, it was before her SPM. I told her to forget about it and concentrate on her preparation for her exam. She just finished her exam on Tuesday. Yesterday we went to collect her passport. Yesterday night, my friend called me and told me that she had checked for my girl and found out that she's selected for the first batch.
Now, she's thinking hard if she wants to join in or pursue her studies in the college. But in my opinion, I would rather she goes for the Nasional Service. It would be fun.
I assured her that she would enjoy it as I had been to such camp before when I was still a teacher. Anyway, it's up to her whether she wants to go or defer it..I will respect her choice..
Very thoughtful mother you are, and interesting to us foreigners to know more of your great country. I wish her all good things.ReplyDelete
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thanks..just hope she will join the camp..Delete
Yes, always hear it was fun in the NS... my girl didnt get it so were her brothers.. might as well.. if the place is not too far, then she can come back or you can go there to visit her too..ReplyDelete
Hers will be in Penang..I told her I will visit her if she's there..Delete
I still think NS is a waste of taxpayers money :[ReplyDelete
Because does it really I still patriotism and unity in that short months that we somehow we can't do during their schooling years? :-S
Sorry just my opinion because if just for fun, I'll pay on my own to let them have fun, thanks.
I agree with lina. She has a point here.Delete
and am also worried about the danger of NS. EVery year there is sure to have some incidents.Delete
They should have only let the boys join NS. There are many bad incidents, meow~Delete
Yes, boys should be sent instead of girls..Delete
is this compulsory or voluntary when you have you listed?? seems like you can choose not to go for the national service as i read on??ReplyDelete
ya wor..Am curious also. I thought it's compulsory. Can choose not to go?Delete
I thought it's compulsary or you'll be forfeit if didn't go.Delete
How do you escape it, wenn?
It's compulsory when chosen but one can defer it to a later date if one goes for studies.Delete
It is like a lucky draw! You have to serve when your name is picked!Delete
yeah, like what i said, it would be just FUN if she joins the national service.. well, i cannot think of other practical things it can bring besides just having fun.. haha!!ReplyDelete
nobody wants to go if it's not fun..Delete
yeah, just let your girl make her own decision, you will just give your opinions.. afterall she is the one going.. :)ReplyDelete
will just wait and see..Delete
Wenn, I will pray to the God that my girls won't get selected in future. I pray this NS has been cancelled when my girls have grown up.ReplyDelete
At the rate our government flip-flops about making decision, maybe by the time our kids are of age, no more lah... but maybe will change into other "money making ventures" for cronies. So, cannot say also.Delete
On the positive side, NS gives chance for people to make money lor. Camp site. Transportation. Catering. Uniforms. Service fees. Untung wor...
dont be so sure, Lina. I think this NS will be here to stay. Afetr all, like you mentioned...it's a channel of making money leh.Delete
Eh service fees? we have to pay punya ka? I thought government kau tim?
the participants will be given some allowance..Delete
I was terrified by many horrible news in the press. So I don't like my girls going there. If I have a son, may be I won't mind to let him join NS. But girls, ... i just feel uneasy.ReplyDelete
girls or boys also will feel uneasy leh.Delete
Like every year there are sure news of ahem ahem....
me too will not be so keen let J go for NS.
Camping is only 1 week...but NS is more than that
NS is 3-month long, right?Delete
I also pray day and night so that my kids are spared from NS. I don't see the benefit of joining it, except for fun (and waste of time, sorry~)
those who came back from NS had fun and they didn't regret it..Delete
Aiyo!!! All this Taiping Mamas prayed so hard!!! Wkakakakakaa...Delete
It will toughen your kids up to become better citizens. I wished they will make the NS for 2 years like Singapore!
Our NS is like peanuts and everyone enjoyed themselves! Only the rich and wealthy kids suffered like hell. Too pampered!Delete
well i know nothing about that national service is that some sort of military training for girls or something?ReplyDelete
is she randomly chosen or it has something to do with here academics?
guess they are randomly chosen..Delete
in my point of view college has a broader range i mean it could be applied everywhere it was a great addition to her credentials which can help her a lot on finding a jobReplyDelete
actually it has its benefits..Delete
but though we can set aside the fact that being on that national service will make her someone betterReplyDelete
true..they will learn to be brave and independent..Delete
im curious of what she would choose it just nice for a mom to let her kid decide for this issueReplyDelete
i mean this would let her grow on her own
will have to wait and see..Delete
have a pleasant day wenn, happy blogging and god bless you and your girl take the best of care alwaysReplyDelete
thanks..god bless you too..Delete
Good move to let your girl make her choice whether she wants join NS or go college.ReplyDelete
let her decide on her own..Delete
Hmm actually if for me, I'll be in deep dilemma too!ReplyDelete
NS havent got started during my batch, but I think it'd be fun to join, but at the same times, can be quite dangerous for a girl.. You know la, nothing is guaranteed!
in fact, everywhere is dangerous..Delete
Yeah heard of the bad publicity just have to be extra careful. For me I sure would like to join NS but they sure to reject me hahaReplyDelete
it's good to experience it..Delete