Taking their Main Faculty Leaving Examinations (PSLE) and receiving their outcomes is a ceremony of passage for any 12-year-old Singaporean pupil, whether or not you will get discounted sizzling pot or not.
On a current Video #JustSwipeLahYouTuber Das DD sat down with two college students – Mediacorp youngster actors Alfred Ong and Cana Yu – who acquired their outcomes yesterday (23 November), to check out some PSLE questions.
Actor Richie Koh joined them, wanting to be included among the many youngster actors regardless of being 29 years outdated.
Whereas attempting their hand at questions in English, Chinese language, math and science, the adults shared recollections from major college.
“What have been your finest topics? Das requested.
Cana answered English and Alfred Chinese language, whereas Richie selected math.
Nevertheless, he discovered himself overwhelmed by the present mathematical questions of the PSLE.
For one query, Richie selected possibility one and Das selected possibility 4, whereas Alfred and Cana revealed they’d chosen possibility three – the right reply – and shouted in pleasure.
On one other math downside involving patterns, Richie groaned, “That type of factor tires me out.”
When Richie fell backwards in his seat, somebody off-screen exclaimed, “Richie gave up!”
Richie cheekily revealed that his finest topic in highschool was not a tutorial topic however “extracurricular actions”. He entered the secondary college of his alternative through Direct Faculty Admission (DSA) via badminton.
“I actually preferred enjoying badminton at the moment,” he mentioned. “However after that I noticed that when you do not win championships you will not get cash.”
Monday to Saturday coaching was additionally exhausting for Richie, who continued to coach till his ‘muscle tissues have been too massive and I could not develop any extra’ – his solely flaw, he mentioned. .
Do as I say, not as I do
The kids introduced their homework to the movie set. Cana even introduced evaluation books and shared them with Alfred, giving him some inquiries to attempt.
Das revealed: “I purchased many analysis books [back then]however they’re nonetheless unused.
“Your dad and mom did not scold you?” Cana requested.
“My dad and mom gave up, you understand?” Das replied “They did not drive me, however please do not be taught from me.”
Richie was no higher.
When requested by Das if he plans to additional his schooling in highschool after receiving his PSLE outcomes, Das replied, “In fact he does.”
Das then requested, “However did you examine exhausting?”
” Nope ! Richie admitted. “After coming into highschool, I believed I’d solely examine the final two years, however I did not examine the final two years of highschool both.”
The kids burst out laughing, however Das – nonetheless the grownup in cost – repeated to them, “Please do not be taught this stuff from us.”
Though the adults did not function good examples to the children with their college antics, they revealed how their major schooling continued to learn them, even in showbiz.
Richie espoused the significance of languages.
“For me, as knowledgeable actor, English and Chinese language would have been useful,” he mentioned. “At the moment, I used to be ‘consuming potatoes’ (English solely) and I could not communicate Mandarin in any respect.
“It wasn’t till I received into showbiz that I began studying Mandarin correctly, studying newspapers correctly, watching the information.”
Das added: “For math and science, though I hardly use them, learning this stuff will educate us to be extra systematic.
“And people smooth expertise, like exhausting studying and studying — as a result of we’re at all times memorizing scripts, which takes plenty of exhausting work — I feel faculties assist us with.”
No a part of this text could also be reproduced with out permission from AsiaOne.