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The Daily Four

Season 1 – Game 1

Question Fun Directory

Welcome to The Daily Four!

Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

What was the worst thing you did as a child?

Growing up, what was your ideal dream job and did you bring that to a reality at all?

What were the things you both liked and hated about your schooling?

Where there is a will, there is a way! Do you agree?

………… first my own answers.


What was the worst thing you did as a child?

I wasn’t a naughty child per se, although each parent might have had a different reflection upon the moments l chose to be ‘naughtier’ in their eyes  … but the worse things l tended to achieve were purely out of a lack of thought or carelessness … simply put – l made poor decisions at times or l was just way too clumsy and this resulted in disasters!

I remember once playing with a friend with a brick and a piece of planking … we were both pretending to be Catapult hurlers. The plank was placed over the edge of the patio and the brick was on one end and the object was simple … jump on the edged end to launch the brick heavenwards! Sadly the friend was in the wrong place at the wrong time and a freak accident occured and the brick landed on top of his head and cracked it open! That was considered me being naughty?

Another time, l was in a gem shop in Melbourne in Australia with my parents [my mother worked gems in the early 70’s and used to make jewellry. I was told not to touch anything and l picked up a pretty purple crystal and promptly put my finger through it and cost my parents $100 cost!

Or the time l climbed the top of the garden tree when being told to not climb too high, over reached for a branch and then promptly fell 40 odd feet through the branches and limbs of the tree and broke my arm at the bottom. My father raced out gave me a hell of a whack for being ‘insolent’ sent me to my bedroom with no tea and it was only because my arm had swollen up that they realised that l had broken it.

But the worse thing l did as a child … mmm, l was too clumsy.

Growing up, what was your ideal dream job and did you bring that to a reality at all?

I wanted desperately to work with animals and be a vet or a zoo keeper or a farm hand. Did l achieve any of those jobs? No, but l spent nearly twenty years of my life working around animals and zoos which was even better than working for one fixed role.

What were the things you both liked and hated about your schooling?

I hated with a passion the constant moving around between schools due to my father’s career, l detested some of my oh so judgemental teachers, l didn’t like mathematics but loved numbers, hated religious study and wasn’t that fond of the bullies. I loved English literature and language, history, art and biology and loved that some of the teachers were ahead of their time in their teachings, and l also loved the routine, patterns and rigidity of schooling structure. I didn’t really like school that much and yet having said that Malaysian schooling was brilliant, Australian schooling was the pits and English schooling was just plain confusing.

Where there is a will, there is a way! Do you agree?

Oh yes wholeheartedly, l tend to live my life with this proverb dancing around my head, l think if you are determined you can achieve anything. Even when at times a path is blocked and filled with obstacles if you wish to truly succeed you can do so, even if it means at times rethinking a new strategy or recreating a situation you can do anything. Sometimes it literally is the way of ‘thinking out of the box’.

So there we go, my four answers out of the way, now your turn … let me know your answers below or should you wish to, by all means create a post – your choice. Should you choose to do so, please do include a ping back to this link …. Question Fun Directory

Thanks for reading, Rory

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            1. Well l am really pleased you took the plunge – it can only get better and of course the more hands on experience you perform, literally the easier it will become 🙂

  1. Well, I guess you did bring to reality that dreams job, working with animals even not having a fix role, I guess it was really rewarding 😊
    I recently meet someone who used to teach in Malaysia and she had a good opinion too about the school there but she said unfortunately in the latest years everything changed due to religion 🙈…
    Honestly, I have no idea what was the worst thing that I did as a child….I’m thinking and thinking and nothing comes to my mind…maybe I was too good 🤪
    My ideal dream job growing up was to become a doctor…I loved the white coat of the doctors 🤪 but soon I’ve realised I’ll never be able to do it…the smallest drop of blood it makes me faint 🙈🙈
    I guess I liked my colleagues and some teachers and also laboratory hours….and I hated studying 🤪🤪 I always hated theory, show me and I learn better 😊
    Where there is a will, there is a way! – Definitely! There’s no way something can stop us if we really want something!

    1. Hey Ribana – do all Doctors have to see blood? I guess most of them do 🙂

      When l schooled in Malaysia a lifetime ago now l was 6 – 7 and was sited in Penang in Georgetown and at a RAAF school – we used to see macaques lounging around the classrooms and whilst the weather was hot, l feel l learned more there and really belonged.

      1. Even if in the end practicing, the doctor doesn’t need to see blood, it must see it while is trying to become one 😊
        Yes, I guess it was more focus on the experience then on theory…
        I remember when I went in Finland for a learning exchange, their program was so much well done and beneficial to helping the students grow and learn at the same time….and ours was so focus on theory, so useless…

  2. Broke my left arm standing on a chair when I was a kid. The day I had my cast off I immediately did the same thing and broke my right arm. Same doctor who took off the cast had to put a new one on a few hours later.

    Train driver or astronomer

    Loved sports but hated school swimming.

    Yes agree. It’s just the Will normally produces a way to something else though.

  3. What was the worst thing you did as a child?

    I think the worst thing I ever did as a child and all the way through school was to never do any of my homework apart from my art and design technology homework! I’d go up to my room and spend hours doing “homework” each day and my parents couldn’t understand why my teachers complained about my lack of homework!

    Growing up, what was your ideal dream job and did you bring that to a reality at all?

    I found an old school diary where I had written about my dream job, I was probably 8 or 9 and I wanted to be a wallpaper or greeting card designer… I have something in the pipeline that I am setting up with regards to design but it has nothing to do with cards or wallpaper! And my 9-5 job is in payments and payroll!

    What were the things you both liked and hated about your schooling?

    I liked art and craft activities, English and geography but in all honesty I hated school, it was loud and overwhelming and full of kids who were mean and I never really felt accepted as part of a group or anything. And I was bullied because I was weird… the teachers would always say it was six of one and half a dozen of the other rather than deal with the situation properly.

    Where there is a will, there is a way! Do you agree?

    Wholeheartedly! I think if you can dream it or imagine it then you can make it a real thing, whether it is in business, life, creating or making anything! There is always a way to achieve it! Xxx

    1. Hey Suzi, great answers – many thanks for tackling the questions.

      Aye, school was a whole heap of overwhelming, Aussie and English schools were the worst for that.

  4. First time here–you sound like a lot of fun, though I was cringing over the injuries described in this post. I might give the “4” a try. Nice to meet you here 🙂 Zael

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