Sunday, October 17, 2010


The above photograph is not related to the title. That was just a friend, Mr. Abdul Aziz, dropping by in the afternoon after not being able to come during Hari Raya month. It is also a piece of evidence that no preparation was made before the PTK examination that was about to happen in less than two hours.

This was the moment of truth (exaggeration). It was my fourth attempt already and the last because firstly, that was actually my last chance (new regulation) and secondly, it was announced last Friday by the Prime Minister during the tabling of the 2011 Budget that this exam is abolished starting next year, which did not make much difference. As expected the questions were tough, very tough indeed. We were expected to know about everything and anything under the sun. People said it was made that way so we could not get the grades required for a rise in the salary.

Anyway, let's just wait and see what new system will be implemented next year to assess the government servants. As long as it does not involve studying and reading, that will be alright with me.