Every parent wants their children to finish their studies. They wanted them to secure their future and have a good life. However, not all parents are capable of sending their children to college.
In this short film titled “Last Day of School” which was based to real life story, young Siew Fang encountered one of the toughest decision she had to make in her life. She needed to choose between working and studying college.
Siew Fang is a bright student who dedicated her life to taking care of her disabled father and two younger siblings. Her deceased mother said she was different from other children. She dreamed big. However, she has to become the breadwinner of the family when her mother died.
After school, she started working on a bakery, then fetched her siblings. They have always eaten together and after doing all the household choirs, she would stay up until late night to study. Siew Fang was happy for her exam results, but she told her father she just wanted to work for their family.
Her father got furious. He was hoping that she would she well because had been studying every night. He even referred to Siew fang as a disappointment. After that, he never talked to her again.
One day, her father went to her room and discovered her secret that she really did well in school but was just sacrificing her desire to go to college so she can work and provide for their family. Her father begged for her forgiveness and cried.
We cannot deny that there are students who sacrifice a bright future just to work early and contribute to the family’s income. This story is an epitome of a loving daughter who was willing to forget her dreams just to fulfill her family’s everyday needs.
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