Blog update: Hello everyone! This section’s back by popular demand! (it’s my top three most viewed entry so far) Maybe some of you have waited patiently for a month to read this, so I’ll try my best not to disappoint. Actually, after some thought, I wanted to put in a much more funnier true story this month, but since I promised a reader to post this story this month, I will post the other one in December OK? Don’t worry, this one is still laugh-out-loud funny! (Well, at least that was what I did the first time I heard about it)
This one is a true story of my friend. During a few months before SPM*, we had a lot of mock tests, and many of the students slurred at the fact that they have to take the tests while there are so many revisions left to study.
A friend of mine did not like English very much. He will especially have a hard time to compose an essay in the English test, resulting in a not good grade for the subject. So during one test, maybe out of frustration that he could not get a good grade for English, he decided to target certain essays and memorize it before the exam. I can’t quite remember how many essays he memorized, but I remembered that one of them was an essay about `Having a picnic with friends in the woods`. It was a gamble all right. But for him, it was a strategy he is willing to try this time around.
And so, the examination week started. Soon enough, the English paper came up, and eventually, the whole examination week finished. Now, I knew his story and how was his exam after the exam results came up. A good friend of his told me that the English teacher scolded him because of his essay. And not only did he not get good grade, it was his worst. Why?
Well, it so happened that what he predicted to come out did not come out. But his prediction was quite close actually. Instead of `Describe a day when you and your friends had a picnic in the woods`, the essay was `Describe a day at the beach`! Well, this friend of mine, frustrated that he came close to having the highest essay mark in his exams, did a very funny twist to his essay, which he taught he could get away with. The beginning of his essay goes a little like this:
One day, my friends and I went to the beach to have a picnic. But suddenly, there was a big tsunami, and we had to run to a nearby forest to save ourselves. So, we eventually decided to have a picnic in the woods instead…And then he went on continuing the essay with what he memorized earlier!!
We all laughed hard when we heard about that story. I bet he was also smiling to himself while writing that essay in the examination hall. Pity the English teacher did not feel the same way. 🙂
*SPM, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia: A national high school graduation test in Malaysia. It’s tough!