Maths + Kamikazee Girl = Nosebleed

Earlier, during an important budget deliberation for departmental budget assignment for 2012, The SVP for Finance was explaining in depth details of next year’s budget.

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The SVP was explaining CAPEX, OPEX, budget allotment, computations — and it all sounded foreign to me. I can literally feel my mouth hanging open.

This is how I LITERALLY looked like:

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I don’t know what’s up with me and maths — we’re as close as the North Pole and the South Pole. I was thinking that when God gave the gift of numbers, I was at the back, drooling while sleeping.

I wish I making this up on how handicapped I am when it comes to numbers — but this is for real. In secondary school, in spite the fact that I belong on the school’s top ten students — I almost flunked 4th year cos I was failing Calculus (to think that it is a GRAVE SIN to get a grade below 84 here at home– and I was bringing home 75s, 76s and 74s during my year’s worth of calculus).

I was supposed to graduate Cum Laude during university but was denied the honor after it was discovered that I almost failed my basic algebra during my first year.

Now that I am in my 30s, I am not ashamed that an 11-year old snot-nosed brat can easily trump my ass when it comes to elementary algebra.


Once I start having kids of my own, I will enroll them with a math and science tutor. Their mom will write all their term papers and teach them english and grammar, but when it comes to numbers — they are on their own.

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