Visited my cousin at his school yesterday.
He enrolled at the boarding school in Putrajaya the previous week.
It's one of those schools for high achievers.
I attended a similar school in Seremban many years ago.
I didn't do very well in school but was better after that in college.
My cousin was still adapting to the environment and the orientation week was still ongoing.
He's learning to be independent and taking care of himself.
Learning how to wash his own clothes, making his own bed and such things. Those used to be taken cared for him by his guardians.
It's a good learning process.
Very much like I used to go through when I went to the boarding school at Form One.
However, the facilities at my cousin's school are very much better.
The students have washing machines, dryers, ironing equipment etc.
The school area also looked spacious and the dormitories are very well maintained.
I didn't check the classrooms and other study facilities but I guess they are of the same good standards.
My school back then was more spartan.
Life was tough for me those five years I was there.
However, my school had been relocated to a new place and provided better accommodations.
My former schoolmates told me that it's now as good as the other elite schools such as the one attended by my cousin.
I never visit my school after the relocation.
Yesterday, I also noticed that parents visiting their children looked quite well off.
Their cars are mostly Honda and Toyota.
There were also some Mercedes.
Well, I was driving my dad's Proton.
Back then during my schooldays, parents hardly visit their children in boarding school.
Most of the parents were not people with money and stay far away from the school.
Quite a number of them were from rural areas.
Even my parents actually only visited me just once during my five years there. No kidding.
But I'm okay with it because I know that they were busy.
Yesterday, the visiting parents and their kids were mostly having a picnic.
Most were having pizza.
I really think they are mostly quite well off.
Middle class, probably.
Well, they do seemed better than us from back then.
All in all, from the way I see those parents and their kids, things are quite good for them.
At least better than my time at school.
Okay, that's all for this weekend.
Need to clean up my room now.