Monthly Archives: January 2014

My New Umbrella

A picture guided essay by Dexter T. (9 years old)   Mother bought me a colourful umbrella.  She gave it to me as a Christmas present.  I loved my new umbrella in rainbow colours.  Everywhere I went, it came along … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Orchard

In collaboration with SanYing (12 years old)   The song “22” by Taylor Swift was playing on the car radio.  “Perfect!” my younger sister declared, and proceeded to sing, out of tune.  I sighed heavily and shook my head.  It … Continue reading

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Tuition

In collaboration with Gladys L. (15 years old)   Nowadays, the urban Malaysian Chinese student from a middle-class family is like a bee.  Busy is his middle name.  Why?  The answer is simple.  Parents are making it mandatory for their … Continue reading

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Tuition

By Kenneth J. (14 years old)   I have been attending tuition classes since I was seven.  I do not mind going for tuition because it actually helps me a lot.  The dictionary defines tuition as “teaching or instruction that … Continue reading

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Tuition

By Yoon Jee (12 years old)   I hate tuition, really and truly hate it.  I sometimes think attending tuition classes is a dreary chore but there are times that it comes in useful.  Do I sound like a contradictory … Continue reading

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The Ant and the Dove

A picture guided composition by Darren T. (12 years old)   An ant was very thirsty, so it went to look for water to drink.  It finally came to a river.  As it was sipping thirstily to quench its thirst, … Continue reading

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Tuition

By Eddison C. (14 years old)   Tuition is a word that most students detest.  It strikes fear into the bravest of us.  Not many students would thank their parents for enrolling them in tuition centres even if a ‘VIP’ … Continue reading

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