Zibin and I were enjoying a lazy breakfast with Wanting before her driving class today. Over cheese omelette on toast and banana and strawberry soy smoothies, the conversation turned towards pet and peeve subjects in school.
It all began when Zibin started examining the mug I gave him to use, which is actually a beaker given me by Hui Mei. The talk turned to chemistry which Zibin ‘disliked with passion’. Why? Because there was ‘no logic’ in it. You just had to memorize everything, nothing makes sense. In fact, going into JC, he didn’t know what subjects he was going to take but he knew that the one subject he would not be taking was chemistry. And then, Wanting chimed in about how she never liked to study for chemistry in JC either.
I listened to the two engineers rant for a short while, then asked, “You guys are the ones whose favourite is physics, right?” The strong affirmative response I got made me chuckle. You see, I hated physics. *grin* I preferred chemistry a whole lot to physics. Though my favourite science in Sec 3/4 was biology. Of course, I never continued with science beyond O levels because I preferred the nuances and ‘soul’ of the humanities (not in O levels though… I was looking forward to what the Humanz scheme at Hwa Chong promised).
Ah yes, the humanities… Zibin shared, “My class liked History… because the teacher was quite chio (pretty).” I gave him a pained look and looked to Wanting for support. To my surprise, Wanting commented how her classmates in RGS were the same… they would study harder if the teacher was cute. *sigh* Well, I didn’t have any ‘cute’ teachers back in my secondary school days, and I don’t think any teacher, how nice or cute, could make me want to study harder. It’s all about the subject, man! :P