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Meritocracy – Thank the System

It probably is too early to tell, but the Mule thought Mathematics might not be the Chieftain’s strength. The Chieftain’s has demonstrated his mathematics skills here and here. Furthermore, out of the 3 core subjects, the Chieftain seems to have “problems” only in mathematics, that is, he made more mistakes in his math homework than […]

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God Doesn’t Like Durians

The Chieftain was chatting with his mummy at the back of the car. As his usual self, was full of questions. He asked, “Is there pig pig in Wati’s village?” The mum trying to find a simple way to explain to the Cheiftain on religion, replied, “no, Wati’s God doesn’t like pig pig.” “Why?” The […]

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Mammals

Be very clear and concise when you talk to a 5 year old. The sister learnt it the hard way yesterday. The Chieftain was excited about the Dinosaurs books that he borrowed from the library and started reading them in the car on the way home. The sister read the text and the Chieftain, as […]

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Mathematical Error Again

We were with the Grandmother today. During lunch, mummy told grandmother about the Chieftain’s maths joke. Mummy decided to re-test the Chieftain, this time using food that he likes. “If you have three egg-cream paos, and you ate one, how many paos will be left?” The Chieftain thought for awhile, and answered, “Can I have […]

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Mathematical Error

The Mule needs to be mentally prepared for frequent calls from the Chieftain’s mathematics teacher in future. The mummy brought the Chieftain to his holiday class this morning, and on their way there, while on the bus, the mummy tested the Chieftain’s mathematical capability. The mummy asked, “What is two minus one?” The chieftain held […]

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