In my previous article titled GenZs are Entering Universities, My Bragging Rights 2018 and The Best Universities In The World (click here to read it), I mentioned the following:
My eldest son graduated from a USA Top 10 Engineering Uni and subsequently a Masters Degree in Engineering from an Ivy League Uni (Best of the Best Unis in the World). At the start of 2018, he was in his fourth and final year pursuing a Doctor of Medicine degree (M.D). for a World’s Top 50 Med School in Australia. Update Feb 2019 – he has graduated with a M.D and now working in a hospital in Australia earning more than RM200K/year.
My second child a daughter, graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours from a Uni ranked No.2 in the world for pharmacy and at the start of 2018 was in her final year pursuing a Masters in Education which is also ranked Top 50 in the World for Education.
My third child, a son, was in his final year pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Banking & Finance from the No.1 Ranked Uni in Australia which is also among the top 50 universities in the world. Update Feb 2019 – he has graduated with his Bachelor of Commence and in 2019 will pursue a Masters Degree in Data Science.
My youngest GenZ daughter as of January 2018 was in Year 12 (in an elite all girls high school) BUT she was accepted into University of Melbourne for 2 semesters in 2018 to attend first year courses!!! Update Feb 2019 – she aced her VCE where she was the only one in the entire state of Victoria who scored 50 for a particular subject and her ATAR score is 99.X which makes her in the top 1% in Australia. She will be pursuing a Bachelor Degree in University of Melbourne (No.1 in Australia and Top 50 in the world) and guaranteed a place to pursue a Juris Doctor Degree in University of Melbourne too.
With the above, technically I can say that all my children were attending World’s Top 50 Universities in 2018!!!
In the above mentioned article, I also showed you what universities you should send your child to, not just any overseas universities BUT only those which are approved by the most kiasu nation on planet earth!!!
As I mentioned previously – “buying a house is the biggest investment for most people. The second biggest “investment” for most people in their lifetime will be paying for their children’s education. Those of you who have no children to feed, you are lucky and get to enjoy your hard earn money all by yourself“. So do not just burn your money sending your child overseas but make sure they go to the best universities so that they can work anywhere on earth especially if your child is pursuing a professional degree (Accounting, Architecture, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy and etc).
With the above brief introduction (click on the link provided in the first paragraph to read Part I if you have not) I shall now present you my Bragging Rights for 2019 🙂
Well, all 3 of my older children have graduated from their respective universities and my youngest completed her high school in 2018. This time around, I will start off with my youngest daughter’s achievements.
My Youngest Dragon GenZ Daughter
Like I mentioned previously, this daughter is just as kiasu as I am, so much so, unlike the previous 3 older children where I had to “plan” and advise them on what degrees to pursue, this GenZ daughter had everything figured out when she was still in Year 10 of her high school. Makes my life easier and no need for me to have any headaches.
Her ambition is not related to science but more into finance related field. However, for her VCE (Victoria Certificate of Education), I insisted that she must take biology and chemistry as her core subjects because to me this are basic knowledge which everyone needs to know.
Generally, students in the state of Victoria in Australia only sit for the VCE papers in their Year 12. However, my GenZ daughter sat for 2 VCE papers in her Year 11 (in 2017) and aced both subjects.
Before starting her Year 12, without my knowledge she then applied as part of her high school’s advanced studies program to the University of Melbourne (Ranked No.1 University in Australia and Top 50 in the world) to attend 2 first year courses this year and was accepted! Well, she completed 2 semesters at U of Melbourne and aced the subjects too.
She made the announcement that she was accepted to U of Melbourne in January 2018 while we were holidaying in Hawaii. I was so happy that she was accepted into U of Melbourne that I bought her a Limited Edition Gucci hand bag while we were in Hawaii.
For her 18th birthday, I bought her a Cartier Tank Solo because I knew she was studying damn hard for her VCE Chemistry paper which I insisted she take, hahaha. Click here to read more about the Cartier Tank Solo.
In addition to the 2 subjects at U of Melbourne, she was also attending Year 12 High School and took 4 VCE papers. She just received her VCE results on 14th December and thus her ATAR Score too. I am proud to announce that she did extremely well in her VCE papers where she got a study score of 50 out of 50 for one particular subject AND only one student in the entire state of Victoria is awarded a score of 50 for that subject. Next year, 2019, she will be presented with the Premier’s Award where the Premier (Chief Minister) of Victoria will personally present the award to her!!!
FYI, my youngest dragon GenX daughter’s ATAR (Australia Tertiary Admission Rank) score was 99.X. This means she is amongst the top 1% students in the entire Australia (including those who took Australia Matriculation Courses overseas).
Like I said, she is not into science subjects. Based on her ATAR score and the fact that she sat for the Chemistry paper, she is automatically eligible for a degree in dentistry, but she is not interested. So many people want to be a dentist in Australia but my daughter who has the opportunity is not interested.
Basically she can apply for any degree she wants and will be guaranteed a place. She has decided that she wants to be a lawyer and based on her ATAR score, she is guaranteed a place to be enrolled into University of Melbourne’s Juris Doctor, which is a very competitive post graduate program. So for her first degree, she has decided she will pursue a Bachelor of Commerce, followed by a Juris Doctor degree at U of Melbourne Law School.
She also has the option to enroll into Monash Double Degree Program, i.e. Bachelor of Commerce and Law but I guess graduating from U of Melbourne with Juris Doctor sounds more prestigious.
She was also offered a scholarship by Monash University for an IT degree but she is not interested.
My Third Child, A Son
Like I mentioned in the previous article, this son is a computer gaming addict. My wife and I hardly see him studying but playing games all the time till early in the morning. Well, to our surprise, he did pretty well for his final semester and now officially holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Banking & Finance.
And to my delight he has decided to pursue a Masters Degree in IT and his application has been accepted by the university which is ranked No.1 for Technology in Australia. So next year (2019) he will be in grad school.
He just turned 21 years old this year (2018) and for his birthday, I presented him a Rolex Rolessor Half Gold GMT Master II. Click on the image below to read more about his Rolex Two Tone GMT Master II.
My Second Child, A Daughter
As mentioned previously, this daughter is super intelligent where we hardly see her studying but instead watching KPop videos or Korean dramas only. She graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours in 2016 and was even given a scholarship based on her excellent results while pursuing her undergraduate degree. However, she decided that pharmacy is not her thing and pursued a Masters in Education which she has also completed this year (2018).
She was accepted into a Juris Doctor program in 2017 but turned it down. Initially I was disappointed that she turned down the offer as not everyone get to enter Law School. But, come to think of it, law is not suitable for this Yu Sui Cha Bo Kia.
My Eldest Child, A Son
If you have been following me for years, you would know that this son was accepted into a Top 10 USA Engineering Uni at the age of 16 and I have shared many stories about him while he was pursuing his undergraduate degree and my USA Trips previously at my old blog(s). I told him to pursue a medical degree after SPM but he was stubborn and refused. However, while pursuing his Master of Engineering in an Ivy League University, he decided he wanted to be a doctor after all!!! Anyway, he was accepted into a World’s Top 50 Med School in Australia which made me very very happy 🙂 Now I get to tell him – “I Told You So” just to make a point that I am always right, hahaha.
I was so happy he entered Med School, I bought him a Rolex GMT Master II Batman, as shown in previous article.
While pursuing his post graduate Doctor of Medicine degree, he curi curi bought a dog 2 years ago without my knowledge!!! I met the dog for the first time in December when we went to check out the place he was staying at.
After we attended his convocation ceremony, we went to his place and my wife and I almost “pengsan” when we saw his super bike.
My wife has specifically been telling him “no motorbike” since he was a child and I have bought him a car (his second car actually as I bought him a sports car while he was in the USA). FYI, both his cars were paid in full using his Supp Maybank Visa Infinite.
Anyway, this son has been offered a job next year in a hospital. Therefore, I no longer need to feed him, hahaha. I was shocked when he told me he was offered 100% loan of up to AUD450K to purchase a house! Haven’t even started working yet and the banks are offering to make him poorer. He also told me he has been offered AMEX Platinum Card and WestPac (one of the big 4 banks in Australia) Premier Banking Status!!! Took me many working years before I was able to be a Premier Banking Customer in Malaysia. I guess the banks are targeting young doctors as within a short period they will be earning more than AUD100K p.a. and being in the medical field means there is always job security compared to other fields where companies can suka-suka terminate their staff depending on the economic situation.