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What Aloysius Pang wish he’d learnt in school

SINGAPORE — If not for school, we wouldn’t know about important things like algebra, split infinitives or Bunsen burners. But let’s face it — there are some things you only learn the hard way, in the school of life. Imagine how much easier it would be, though, if these things were taught as part of a formal education. My First School star Aloysius Pang list three things he wished he had learnt in school. MAY SEAH

SINGAPORE — If not for school, we wouldn’t know about important things like algebra, split infinitives or Bunsen burners. But let’s face it — there are some things you only learn the hard way, in the school of life. Imagine how much easier it would be, though, if these things were taught as part of a formal education. My First School star Aloysius Pang list three things he wished he had learnt in school. MAY SEAH

1. I wish they had taught me how to read people. In this day and age, everyone you meet is very unpredictable. You don’t know what this person is thinking; he may be saying one thing and doing another. So, I just want to protect myself.

2. How to act. In school, there are music lessons, Physical Education, Maths, English – but they don’t have any performance classes. I wish they had, so that at least there would have been something I could have excelled in in school.

3. Financial management. if I had known how to manage my finances at the age of 16 or 17, I would have saved much more, and I would be closer to my goals and dreams. Back then, during my rebellious days, (I spent my money on) going out with friends, alcohol and other bad things I’m not going to mention – things that were very costly and didn’t do me any good. But not drugs. MAY SEAH

Catch My First School starting April 12, Tuesdays at 8pm on Mediacorp TV Channel 8.

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