I don’t mean the kind who rob people of money
(I must say I sometimes “forget” to return
the 20 cent I borrowed last month)
but I don’t sleep with my Biology textbook
cos if information travels by diffusion
my head will end up like kosong.
Huh? Yes, I study but –
I’m not saying that I’m smart –
just look at the number of borderline As this term;
I can’t rely on the bell curve god
if my As not as good as the ones you got!
Why? You think I study too much?
Look at that last year senior from 6A
who only got 6As for her ‘A’s!
Of course have to study hard,
if not how to go home with my report card?
I may say yes to more homework
but it’s because –
ONLY because – I really need help with math
need to practise finding those Xs and Ys
till sometimes I also ask why!
Yes, I may look like I study and do nothing else
but you know, I also know how to
play piano ride bicycle play badminton paint
life still like that and study comes first.
Sian what to do,
next week lecture test weightage so high!
Yes, people always say in life need to scale greater heights
but I think first I need to learn to explain
“why is the IE for fluorine so high?” [2m]
So yes, I swear I’m not a mugger because
in last week’s pop quiz
I actually say no to the bonus question leh!