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Don't Give Up On Me, Baby...

This morning exactly 9.30am, I was at a hall sitting for an exam..... (


Yes, I wrote "exam".. right....

Each year I sit at least two times for so-called General Paper which provides me with an increment upon passing with a Grade of FOUR.... but unfortunately, YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT, I only manage to get a grade three which only qualifies me for a promotion.

But I no-want promotion, I prefer Money and my present scope of work...

If I get promoted, it will mean more responsibilities, more stress, more pressure and eventually leads to less years of my life....

Coming back to my exam this morning, I finished my 40 questions within 30 minutes...
ahem... ahem... I ahem-ed to my colleague sitting next to me .... gave her eye signal that I wanted to shoot off .... but she was still concentrating on the paper.... (she was flipping and checking her paper again and again, aiyoh, me never checked also) I simply "hantam" for those questions that were looked alien to me... simply darkened the A, B, C or D la...( kau kau kei kei ... oops... hope my kids are not reading this post)

While driving my girl home from school, she laughed at yours truly, "Aiyoh Mi.... why take exam again, never see u study at all, surely cannot pass la..."

Hey, look who u r talking to... don't play play... one day I'll get that increment....

now.... let me see...*looking up & counting with my fingers*

I think ... ah.... I still have around 20 more TRIES till my retirement age :) )


  1. nvr bring dice ah?

    u know in thai, got profesional exam takers? Meaning u hire them to take ur exam. How absurd!

    I like!

  2. hey, cannot share what were the questions? were you nervous b4 the exam starts? has been years since i sat for an exam..hehehe

  3. Via.. it is PTK exam for govt servants one...lousy exam la.. just go there hantam..
    gooly, dont wan to waste my money on pro to take for me lar... me also pro ma.. in failing...hahaa....
    chumsy mama, no sweat one.. just go there , darken yr pencil on the A B C or D and come out half hour later.. then next few months, just sit again.. and again..and again..
    till u finally get thru...
    teacher no cane one...if fail...

  4. Hey claire, apa itu PTK exam? Sorry la, I'm not govt servant, dunno what alien is that? Can tell more?

  5. Anyway, hope u can pass ur exam with flying colour ok!

  6. Gosh! You ARE young!!! Are you a teacher too, by any chance? Well, hope you'll get your 4 this time! Good luck!

  7. Huh? Exam every few months? Didn't know about this. Anyway, wish u good luck!

  8. Flying colors await you,,bravo

  9. exams are just testing time of books what beckons is knowledge so tell u r kids also to gain knowledge

  10. aiyo, why make life so difficult! where got such thing, take exam and good grade then can have increment and promotion. Like that no matter how good at work, there is no justify rewards....

    Anyway, all the BEST!

    Hope to hear good news from u :D

  11. can be difficult at times.. but look on the bright side.. dont overstress ourselves, take things as it is and just do our best.. dont expect a lot out of it and we will not get disappointed..

    speaking from a non-ambitious middle aged woman.. :)

  12. is good to have exams...then only we will improve from time to time.kah yao!

  13. haha.... very funny post. next time study kuat kuat ok?

  14. Hey... good luck with the exam or you are done with it already? ;)

    Btw... "Don't Give Up On Me, Baby..." is a really really nice song, even though it an old song.

  15. will pray for u to pass, so that u can get that increment =D

  16. how can like this?
    in life, we must always strive to be better right...its an attitude we need to show our younger generation ma. i guess if u don't like more work, responsibility,... then cannot complain much but to decide an alternative???

  17. hehe...gud luck for ur exam. i passed mine and got my increment. but they still ask us to sit again and again. huh...i never studied for ptk. who can read those thick and boring book. anyhow,i think if u get lucky u'll pass. that's all. u just need ur luck. :-)

  18. Hi Claire ....well, that's the PTK exam, huh? I tot it's not mandatory. If you don't wanna take it, you don't get promoted.

    PTK = Penilaian Tahap Kecekapan. It more or less means Level of Profiency Assessment for Malaysian Civil Services. Questions are supposedly related to your job scope but there have been complains that some of the questions are not even related to their work. Talking about quality.

    My ex-boss used to advise us. Go to work, do whatever you're supposed to do, at the end of each month you get your pay check. Game over.

    PTK is good for those who wish to go higher but we know who gets promoted :)

  19. grade 3 is already eligible for promotion.. i have that.. but i do not wish for that.. what i want is grade 4 where there is a jump in salary... so each year i will continue aiming for that instead of promotion..


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