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Attending a polytechnic was the best decision ever made in my life.

 

I aced my subjects with little effort, got to know many girls (really regretted not dating any since some seemed genuinely interested in moi) and had lots of time to pursue other interests, such as joining the choir.

 

Prior to this, I spent one year in a junior college; I couldn't stand the academic rigour and intense obsession with grades.... not to mention the boring school uniforms, teachers still treating you like kids and folks having to sing Majulah Singapura during daily morning assembly. To be frank I lost a fair bit of will to live back then, but got it all back in polytechnic and more.

 

I subsequently transferred to Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) and took up a course in information technology. It was way more practical and imparted an abundance of relevant work-related skills as compared to thoroughly useless theoretical science/math crap one had to regurgitate for the 'O'/'A' Levels.

 

You are being treated as an adult in a polytechnic. If you desire to graduate, then secure minimum attendance at lectures and tutorials, complete your assignments and needless to say, pass your examinations. There ain't no more stupid CCA points to accumulate which IMO hinders your overall personal growth. No more teachers hounding you to submit homework - if you don't get your act together, expect to be slapped with a bad or fail grade, plain and simple. No more worrying about having to tuck in your shirt all the time, or keeping your hair short, or wearing 90% white shoes.


More at https://www.domainofexperts.com/2019/01/attending-polytechnic-was-best-decision.html



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beaverjuice

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Re: Attending a polytechnic was the best decision ever made in my life
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 06:48:40 pm »
Got chio ah-lians at poly also ....  :-*
"A man who has depths in his shame meets his destiny and his delicate decisions upon paths which few ever reach."

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Re: Attending a polytechnic was the best decision ever made in my life
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 07:26:07 pm »
If I appear, they will get freaked out of my monster face :( average looking girls were already intimidated by my look already, not just them, even, female cashier, shopping centre's sales girls etc are all like that :(  :P

Anyway, I always feel like CCA is something for a second backup of your career choice if you failed to succeed in your main career studies like for example, mine was computing and I took learning Japanese language as my CCA. When time goes by, my computing that I wanted to pursue as my career is in a mess and I had a second option where since I learned Japanese language, I could help people to translate Japanese to English/Mandarin for a living.

Mine was in ITE, ITE and JC are pretty much the same, wearing school uniform, short hair, must be in assembly to sing school and national anthem, must join CCA etc.


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Re: Attending a polytechnic was the best decision ever made in my life
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 01:48:21 am »
The author is just plain salty after having failed college.

That being said I hope he doesn't drop out of poly in future because many kids nowadays are poly dropout wannabes to become social media influencers.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2019, 01:51:13 am by happyshar »
没有心,就不会痛 😉