"why can't the old fashioned non-art background appreciates arts?"
Give this boy a chance please god...
Although others might feel the same, but as the art lover, deep inside his heart, he doesn’t afraid to express it in his very own way. He loves to draw, he loves to stain the wall, and he loves to tear the daddy’s note books. Several time being punished (not just like his younger sister or brother) but that is he. The school workbook was full of drawing (child drawing type) during his primary school time. But what was so wrong with that? He also sometimes saves his spending money to buy food, to buy an empty exercise book in order to avoid from being punished by teacher at school because of drawing trash inside the main exercise books. I know, M.U.M’s drawing isn’t good as any other talented kids that time, (he has entered several drawing + coloring competition but he didn’t win any of it). But if it is happy for him, why don’t people let it?
Cannot get what he want, he revolt within
The teachers always do this ‘spot check’ thing during classes, and he starts to hide the un-given ‘artwork’ from being seen by teachers. But he doesn’t get passed sometimes, he get caught, being punished, stand outside of the class, and furthermore, hit by ‘rotan’, send to the teacher’s office, does ever anyone in his life ask what does he feels? Let me answer that for you, he feels humiliated, M.U.M didn’t kill people, he didn’t snatch a somebody’s grandmas handbags out at the street, he didn’t do drugs, what he do is, he just sketching things inside his own-bought exercise books because he is happy to do so. He just fill in his free time, oh god, say something to them.
“Not so good at math…not his problem, but others make that as a problem”
This is a somewhat funny story to share. It might be wrong to sketch things during classes or during the teacher is teaching in front of the class, but guess what, M.U.M never do that during classes, he just do that during break, after classes at the ‘kantin’, at home before sleep and just to say that, during his free time.
M.U.M does not good at math, backs in 15 years ago and of course the math exercise books, was full with the ‘red angry pen’!!!and one day, M.U.M moves school, because his dad just finished his degree excellently back in 1996, because of his mother was a teacher at that school, he’s been put at the first class student, or number 1st class of student. I don’t know why but the teacher in charge of the class doesn’t feel comfortable with him, and he starts to discover the weakness of him. Poor M.U.M, that scumbag found the math book that he bring that day. It was not just that, the old fool lady bring that book to the teacher’s office and starts questioning to the other teachers like ‘does he belongs to this class? He is so weak at mathematics; we should not put him at the first class!!’ Why must people do that to him? Did something happen to her if M.U.M be at that class? Does her salary being cut off hundreds? You know what, M.U.M never forgive that lady because of that, because he felt humiliated.
Transferring to the Fifth class
It was ok then for him to being transfer to the other class, then M.U.M was put in the fifth class. At the school the class was named by color, first will be white, second blue, following by yellow, red, green, purple and brown. So the class for M.U.M will be the green one. It happens when the class go lower, the will be a little bit mixed up with other races. M.U.M was very happy with that but when there are different types of people; there will be a lot of trouble for the teachers to teach that classes. So it’s just a story to tell, but the teacher shouldn’t feel that way because it was their responsibilities to teach, that is what they were paid for!!! Final examinations are incoming, M.U.M get ready for it, and he got the first place in the class, so what to say? The fool old lady keep arguing his marks in the office, oh my god, what is she thinking about, what have I taken from her that make he feels so jealous of me? If I see her today, maybe she will be lectured by me, and if she didn’t get what I’m trying to say, he deserves a big hard slap from the hand of the volleyball state player I think!!!