This made me laugh



  • Ole dummie from Japan is the smartest in NZ School making locals look like real dummies

    to be fair... not really the gist of article.....



  • LOL if you think that's funny, you'll laugh your arse off at this:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-12/syrian-refugee-tops-year-12-class-with-96.65-atar/8112424

    Syrian refugee graduates dux of one of Australia's largest Catholic schools
    A Syrian refugee who only started learning English in 2014 after fleeing the embattled city of Homs has graduated as dux of one of Australia's largest secondary Catholic schools.
    In 2013, Saad Al-Kassab and his family managed to escape the bloody civil war in Syria which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.
    Just three years later, he has been celebrated as dux of Catholic Regional College Sydenham, in Melbourne's north-west, after earning an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 96.65 [out of 100].
    "I felt really happy. I was just overwhelmed."
    Before leaving Syria, Saad studied at home with his mother while sheltering from mortars and airstrikes.
    With schools closed, he travelled kilometres through checkpoints to makeshift exam centres in cinemas and sports grounds.
    Saad started learning English after arriving in Australia in June 2014, watching Question Time in Parliament with his brother Omar and joining the Scouts to develop his comprehension.
    "The way they speak, they speak proper English. They speak slowly, so you can catch words," he said.
    He has already been offered a scholarship at Monash University, and hopes to study biomedicine or medicine.

    ...

    Kind of makes me laugh when I think about our immigration minister's "Refugees will take Australian jobs!" malarkey 😆



  • @NTA well he was half right. They'll take your academic awards too!



  • @Hooroo A few years ago a scene I witnessed in Kyoto summed up the difference in expectation when it came to the value of education: I had run out of cigarettes about 9pm and wandered out of the hotel down a block or two to the nearest Lawson when I encountered a bunch of school kids still in uniform leaving an after school tutorial.



  • @Hooroo well he was pretty thick "The only words I could say was 'yes, no and I don't know'. Those bolded text threebolded text words. Seriously."



  • @dogmeat said in This made me laugh:

    @Hooroo well he was pretty thick "The only words I could say was 'yes, no and I don't know'. Those bolded text threebolded text words. Seriously."

    I'm really not following this post mate. What bold text?

    I know he wasn't a dummy, I was more relating to the fact he wasn't doing well in a Japanese school and smokes it at a Kiwi one WITH a language barrier int he beginning



  • Forget it! I understand your original post now.



  • @antipodean said in This made me laugh:

    @Hooroo A few years ago a scene I witnessed in Kyoto summed up the difference in expectation when it came to the value of education: I had run out of cigarettes about 9pm and wandered out of the hotel down a block or two to the nearest Lawson when I encountered a bunch of school kids still in uniform leaving an after school tutorial.

    Ditto for me teaching in Taiwan. Not about getting into a great Uni there, it starts with getting into a great kindy. The schedules those poor babies are put through is incredible. Regular school from 7.30 til 4.30. Then each night is activities - music, English, public speaking etc etc. My latest teaching slot went from 6.30pm til 8.30pm, and sometimes they were under 10's. Plus scheduled Saturday classes. I always wondered when they had time to just be kiddies. It's no wonder they come to NZ and cane it.



  • @Mokey said in This made me laugh:

    @antipodean said in This made me laugh:

    @Hooroo A few years ago a scene I witnessed in Kyoto summed up the difference in expectation when it came to the value of education: I had run out of cigarettes about 9pm and wandered out of the hotel down a block or two to the nearest Lawson when I encountered a bunch of school kids still in uniform leaving an after school tutorial.

    Ditto for me teaching in Taiwan. Not about getting into a great Uni there, it starts with getting into a great kindy. The schedules those poor babies are put through is incredible. Regular school from 7.30 til 4.30. Then each night is activities - music, English, public speaking etc etc. My latest teaching slot went from 6.30pm til 8.30pm, and sometimes they were under 10's. Plus scheduled Saturday classes. I always wondered when they had time to just be kiddies. It's no wonder they come to NZ and cane it.

    They get here and your average Kiwi kid hasn't got a chance. Going to school in NZ is probably like being on perpetual holiday back home



  • @canefan said in This made me laugh:

    @Mokey said in This made me laugh:

    @antipodean said in This made me laugh:

    @Hooroo A few years ago a scene I witnessed in Kyoto summed up the difference in expectation when it came to the value of education: I had run out of cigarettes about 9pm and wandered out of the hotel down a block or two to the nearest Lawson when I encountered a bunch of school kids still in uniform leaving an after school tutorial.

    Ditto for me teaching in Taiwan. Not about getting into a great Uni there, it starts with getting into a great kindy. The schedules those poor babies are put through is incredible. Regular school from 7.30 til 4.30. Then each night is activities - music, English, public speaking etc etc. My latest teaching slot went from 6.30pm til 8.30pm, and sometimes they were under 10's. Plus scheduled Saturday classes. I always wondered when they had time to just be kiddies. It's no wonder they come to NZ and cane it.

    They get here and your average Kiwi kid hasn't got a chance. Going to school in NZ is probably like being on perpetual holiday back home

    and being rewarded for it!!



  • @Hooroo said in This made me laugh:

    @canefan said in This made me laugh:

    @Mokey said in This made me laugh:

    @antipodean said in This made me laugh:

    @Hooroo A few years ago a scene I witnessed in Kyoto summed up the difference in expectation when it came to the value of education: I had run out of cigarettes about 9pm and wandered out of the hotel down a block or two to the nearest Lawson when I encountered a bunch of school kids still in uniform leaving an after school tutorial.

    Ditto for me teaching in Taiwan. Not about getting into a great Uni there, it starts with getting into a great kindy. The schedules those poor babies are put through is incredible. Regular school from 7.30 til 4.30. Then each night is activities - music, English, public speaking etc etc. My latest teaching slot went from 6.30pm til 8.30pm, and sometimes they were under 10's. Plus scheduled Saturday classes. I always wondered when they had time to just be kiddies. It's no wonder they come to NZ and cane it.

    They get here and your average Kiwi kid hasn't got a chance. Going to school in NZ is probably like being on perpetual holiday back home

    and being rewarded for it!!

    Money for Nothing!