De-ri-ku [noun]: Japanese pronounciation of an English name belonging to a Chinese guy in Malaysia. Electronics engineer currently based in PJ. Chinese-educated and proud of it.
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Sunday, October 29, 2006A timely reward
I used to hear this from some of my friends back then: "Study so hard for what? First class honours degree got special treatment meh??"
Frankly, I was sort a believer in this too. Nevertheless the competitive side of me kept my results from going down a negative slope.
And now, after all is done and our studies are complete, I look back in contemplation and come up with this answer: "Getting good results do not guarantee special treatment in the corporate world. But hey, it sure gives you a moment to be proud of...and a break for your bank account too."
I was a recipient of the Academic Award during convocation, which came together with a check. Although not a considerable amount of money, it'll probably buy me a new Swatch (which I have been putting off for a long time).
Paying attention to your studies does have it's rewards after all ;)
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