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GenZs are Entering Universities, My Bragging Rights 2018 and The Best Universities In The World


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 on yourself 🙂

Children Education Path – which type of primary or secondary school (government, private, International or Chinese) your child attends is not really of any importance as all of them will lead to the same Top 100 universities on earth! By attending the best university also does not guarantee that our children will be “successful” in life. The things that guarantee our children succeed in life is their attitude which is molded from his/her surroundings, the people they mix with and the most important and only significant thing is – one of the parents have to play the role of tiger mum or dad, hahaha.

Having a smart child also gives the parent(s) a headache. Good quality education that enables your child to work anywhere on earth is not cheap. If you are currently (or soon to be) a young parent, I would seriously suggest you stop burning money on materialist stuff and not opt for 0% installment plan with credit cards for stuff which will be obsolete (e.g. smartphone) but instead invest whatever money you have (tip – I have been reiterating – if Maybank goes below RM4, buy buy buy) so that when the time comes you are able to provide a quality education for your child.

The major set back of sending our children to a world class university is that they may be working half way around the world leaving us all alone when we are old and useless!

If you have been a follower of mine, you will know that I have been bragging about my children being accepted into world’s top 50 universities ranked for Accounting, Engineering, Law, Medicine and Pharmacy. Yes, all I get from “investing” in my children’s education are bragging rights as I won’t get any monetary returns from them but it actually makes me poorer by the day!

My Children Academic Achievements So Far, I.e. My Bragging Rights 2018

If you have been following me for years, you will know that I have 3 GenY children and a Dragon GenZ daughter (born in 2000, the Year of The Golden Dragon). Well, I am going to brag about them once again, hahahaha:

My Eldest Son

My eldest son entered Standard 1 at the age of 6, the year before our current PM, who was then Education Minister, banned children below the age of 7 from entering Standard One.

While in High School he was into electric guitars and even had his own band. He holds a black belt in Tae Kwan Do (so do I).

He scored 10As for SPM at the age of 16. However, he had no ambition! I instructed him to be a doctor but he refused. Maybe he was too young then. Come to think of it, when I was 16 years old, I was partying all the time and “gila” over girls; but at the age of 13 I already had an ambition and work towards it.

So, I decided that I would send my eldest son to the USA to pursue an Engineering Degree. You see, most, if not all of the USA Universities’ first year Engineering Programs are kind of general in nature, where the student only needs to select/determine his intended major in the second year (Sophomore). Therefore, I was hoping that my son would know what he wanted to major in after his Freshman year.

In respect of the above, you all know lah I kiasu and plan for everything in advance, I made my son sit for the SAT exams before his SPM exams. Well, he did pretty well in the SAT exams (Math I, Math II and Chemistry). FYI, SAT is to determine a student’s credentials for admission to colleges/universities in the United States.

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