School Holidays: Escape or Educate?

Yay! In a few more months, it will be end of the year, and Singapore kids love these the most… It’s school holidays! There will be 1 entire month of holidays they can look forward too!

Most people love holidays so much because they can really go out and play. After all, they have studied so hard for the past 11 months, and have even did well for exams. Shouldn’t the kids have the time off too? Like to go theme parks, travel overseas for holidays, or even just play games everyday, right?

On the other hand… there’s a different school of thought.

Holidays is a period where you take a break, to prepare yourself for the harsh curriculum next year! Whatever you have studied this year… is already over! What’s coming ahead of you, will be more difficult. Your subjects will be tougher. Whatever marks you did well in your exams is irrelevant, because you will not do that well again if you did not start now!

Wow. Sounds so depressing if you go holidays instead of study more during your holidays right?

So which is right? 

Escape to other parts of the world to enjoy…

Or to Educate for the next year?

There’s no right or wrong answers.

Why not both? Why not have fun, and study at the same time? You have 1 month to do both, so go for it!

If you want to pursue a new hobby, such as playing the piano, go for it as well!

Do not restrict yourself to learning your school academic curriculum during holidays. It is a time for you to explore more, to discover more, at no risk! It’s the end of the year holidays too, not September holidays where you need to sacrifice your holidays to prepare final year exams in 1 month time.

So if you’d like to learn piano, just tell your parents you want to learn, and they will help you kick start Singapore piano lessons for you.

If you want to explore sports, like playing football, just do it! You may not be a football star, at least you discover your passion. That’s better than watching TV at home the whole day.

If you want to do part-time work and earn some pocket money, go for it too! You have to work for whatever you want. Maybe a new playstation, or new computer for games, 1 month of part-time job may get you that.

So there are so many things you can do.

It is not an ‘Either Or’ question.

Make it a “Why NOT” question! Why can’t you do this, why can’t you do that?

Just go for it!

And if you’re talking about overseas holidays, there’s so much more things you can learn as well, not just about playing. If you need ideas about locations, do check out Travel Yourself Today and share it with your parents.

Singapore parents and kids are in the constant rush to excel in academics. School holidays is here, but they rush to sign up their kids for more tuition programs, more enrichment programs to prepare kids for the next year, for the next year…and so on.

This chase never seems to end. Everything seems to structured. The kids are in constant squeezing and filling of knowledge we want them to absorb. Not knowledge they WANT to absorb. Yes, we kind of like force feeding them what we want them to learn, even during Holidays!

We should be less stressed up. We should let go more. 

Let them explore their own interests. Let me find their own passion. Let them do things they like!

So what are you doing these coming holidays!?

Share it with us below!

How to Travel the World on a Limited Budget

You have to remember that cheap and affordable may always differ from one person to another. There are some people who may think that something is cheap but for others, the cheaply priced clothes are already expensive.

When it comes to traveling, this is also the case. There are some people who would like to travel cheaply but what they may consider cheap is different from what other people would consider to be affordable. If you have a limited budget but you want to travel the world, do not let your lack of money stop you. Get to know more about budget traveling from here:

If in case you need some tips in order to make things easy for you, here are some of the things that you ought to do:

  • Make sure that you will choose the transportation that will allow you to travel effectively.

If you know that there is a cheaper alternative to getting to the area rather than using a plane, use your knowledge about math specifically taught to you by BrainMatter. Of course, you may have already computed your JC Maths tuition before but this is different. This time, you have to compute how much it would cost for you to travel by other means. Depending on your budget, you can choose the right mode of transportation.

  • Look for budget accommodations

If you are not the type who tends to be very particular about the room that you are going to stay in then perhaps you would already be happy with budget accommodations that are available. No matter where you are going, you can be sure that you will see hostels, bed and breakfast and even motels that will allow you to rest for a certain period of time.

  • Have a plan about the food that you will eat.

If you are not after eating expensive food then you know that you can live by checking out the small restaurants that may be around the area. You will most likely find a hole in the wall that does not cost a lot of money but is truly yummy. You may look around market places and some busy streets for street food that you may ought to try. You will get to fill up your stomach without having to spend so much.

You will know that the Brain Matter tuition that you have paid for before is worth it if you would check your money afterwards and see that you still have extra. Be practical with your travels and you will not have any regrets.

How To Enjoy Freedom

Enjoying freedom is the best thing you can ever have and when you do have it, you should enjoy it to the fullest. We all know how stressful work can be but let it not get you down. There are a lot of ways of adding that much needed freedom in your life, even though it’s only a small portion. Want to know what they are? Then take a look of the ones below.

How To Enjoy Freedom

1. Moving your body – its not about the usual movements you do, but rather the more positive movements. Like doing exercise. Your body is going to deteriorate if you took it for granted long enough.

2. Living a cash-only life – are you the type who buy things through credit? If so then your bound to have problems in the future.

3. Limit time with toxic people – you don’t have to like everyone or even please anyone, especially those you don’t like. If possible, just stay away from them.

4. Stay in touch with people you like – go and hang out with your old friends and relatives. Call them and invite them for a house party or go have fun at an arcade. This will help you build stronger bonds with them.

5. Try something new – if possible, do it every week. It can be anything like getting a new haircut, taking a different scenic route from work to home, try cooking up a new recipe, go to places you haven’t been to, do activities that you haven’t tried yet. Another example is interacting with new people or reading a book you have not read or know nothing about.

6. Getting over yourself – if you do this then you will get over limitations. You have to manage those little voices talking in your head that makes you worry over little things so that you can enjoy freedom.

How To Enjoy Freedom