Short Hair Policy in Chinese School

Dear Diary,

Today my teacher cane me on my palm because she say my hair is long. I feel that is not being fair to me. Well, you see, it is not my fault at all. I told my Mummy last Wednesday that Teacher already ask me to cut my hair. All Mummy replied was, “ASK YOUR TEACHER TO CONCENTRATE TEACHING AND NOT BOTHERING YOUR HAIR.” And on Monday, again the teacher ask me to cut my hair. But you know, my Mummy is working full time. She reach home at 6.30pm and I come back from school at 7.00pm. She have to make sure my baby, my brother and me got proper dinner waiting on the dining table for us. But most of the time, we get tapau food only. I’m ok with that. Cos I know my Mummy is really busy. I ready say she is busy so she can’t bring me for a hair cut on a weekdays. So yesterday, the teacher cane me on my palm 🙁 .

I don’t understand. I am not stupid nor naughty. Why small matter like the hair also the teacher want to cane me? And I was caned in front of all my other 48 classmates. I was embarrassed. Tomorrow I don’t want to go to school.Well, my Mummy is afraid that the Teacher is going to cane me again tomorrow. So, she bring me for a hair cut. But, it is 8pm. So late at night and I have my violin class at 8.30pm. Mummy gone crazy again. Yelling at us, at my baby and brother because they like to fight. Mummy drop di-di at the violin class first and we walk to the salon just few doors away.

This Mummy ah, she is really crazy and fierce. She walk in the salon, let me rephrase, a high class salon. The cheap salon close already ma. Ok, so she walk in to the salon and say, “Give her a hair cut. A fast one. 5 MINUTES! Make sure it is short! No touching collar!” Mummy saw a magazine with a pretty aunty on it. She then ask the hair stylist to cut the same hairstyle. The hair stylist so scare of Mummy. He say, “This hair style 5 minutes cannot finish.”

“Ok. 10 minutes.”

“Miss, cannot la. At least 20 minutes.”

” Ok! Ok! Make it 15 minutes.”

This Mummy hor, I’m running late again but she is still so fussy with my hair. She want it shorter. It is already very short! Good thing the hair stylist bi, bla, bi, bla then Mummy say okok! Everything also ok. Aiyer.

Now I like my designer haircut 😀 . Luckly I was just in time for my violin class. So in a rush can die lidat.

Today was a sad and hectic day for me. I am so sad. Just now, Mummy tuck me to sleep. She teach me how to stand up for myself if this thing happen again in future. This is what Mummy say, “Teacher, it is not my fault. It is my Mummy’s fault. You don’t cane me.”

Hmmm… since it is not my fault, then the Teacher should cane my Mummy lor. See, the Teacher is not smart like my Mummy. They just simple cane student as they like. But I think Mummy should talk to the Teacher. If not, next time the Teacher will simply cane me or other children again. And since I’ve already cut my hair, the Teacher will assume that my Mummy is ok with the caning but in actual fact, she is not. But what can I do. I am only a 8 y/o child.

Nevermind la. It’s late already. I want to sleep. Oh, I just remember, Mummy took a photograph of my ‘longgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg’ hair. Ok la. Not that long but the little end there already touching the collar. Cannot wan you know. Our hair must be like Boy George lidat.

I laugh not because I am happy. I’m laughing at my Mummy is so crazy. She ask me to pose like a prisoner lidat. Tomorrow I go and show my teacher my new hair style. Very pretty wan. Good night.

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  1. Allan said,

    March 28, 2008 @ 1:45 pm

    Wah you blog 3 topic per day geng ler ! While i have no idea what to blog =.=

  2. AM said,

    March 28, 2008 @ 2:45 pm

    Eh, your daughter’s hair will not get pass the “guru disiplin aka hair inspector” of my girl’s SJKC in Seremban!! Personally, I also hate these stupid rules that they impose in Chinese primary schools.

  3. Lian said,

    March 28, 2008 @ 3:06 pm

    Aiyoh, so kesian. Such unnecessary stress.

  4. grace said,

    March 28, 2008 @ 4:37 pm’s not long!!!!!

  5. JoMel said,

    March 28, 2008 @ 5:00 pm

    My daughter goes to a chinese school too but thank goodness they do not have this regulation for she would surely cry if they do, because she loves “princess” long hair… They are even allow coloured ribbons, and hair being let down.. I was surprised that its not as strict as how I envisioned chinese schools to be! Why your dotter’s school so strict ah?? poor girl.. kena caned.

  6. the Razzler said,

    March 28, 2008 @ 5:05 pm


    Cannot see your pics again!! 🙁

    I think the Headmaster must be informed.. the same problem cannot persist every year lidat… Kesian Kharsyn!!

  7. jazzmint said,

    March 28, 2008 @ 7:47 pm

    hahaha…..i like that pic LOL…and when I first saw I thought the school took for her until i read ur cerita 😛

    cina school always liddat one ler

  8. AuntyKambing said,

    March 28, 2008 @ 9:15 pm

    adoimak, if my daughter’s teacher caned her,

    – the teacher would get arrested and jailed for assault,-
    – their headteacher would get sacked, and
    – i would sue the school for big fat damages…….

    but that’s in the UK and not Klanggggggg

  9. sila said,

    March 28, 2008 @ 10:40 pm

    wah – it’s not even touching the collar yet and still kena cane? ish ishhh… poor princess…

  10. said,

    March 29, 2008 @ 10:14 am

    She looks great

  11. day-dreamer said,

    March 30, 2008 @ 9:40 pm

    I used to wonder why schools have such stupid rules too… and till today I still don’t understand.

  12. Giddy Tigress said,

    March 31, 2008 @ 3:46 pm

    Siao meh…so short already the hair, also cannot. Cane samo…I would personally go and give the teacher a piece of my mind…and other things as well. I really don’t see why the short hair rule has to hold for Chinese schools. When I was in an *English* school, we had pony tails and pig tails, tied with pretty ribbons in black, white and blue. SIGH…hope she is ok though.

  13. pink cotton said,

    April 1, 2008 @ 8:46 am

    the teacher crazy ka???
    like that she call long??last time my school got ppl hair long until can do shampoo ad ah

    cannot tie up ah…

  14. Hijack Queen » Dotter New Hair Cut said,

    April 2, 2008 @ 1:35 pm

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  15. ByrningBunny said,

    April 7, 2008 @ 9:53 am

    How sad! Your poor daughter! She probably loves her designer haircut now though!

  16. Janet said,

    April 8, 2008 @ 9:56 pm

    I love this blog. it make me smile too just because of the prisoner photo :p

    Poor little child got cane just because of the hair and is all mummy fault. Sigh!! Feel like crying when I read it but at the end of the story, it make me laugh. Is lidat one, now adays teacher is crazy and too busy body.
    You should teach your children to tell thier teacher, ‘Don’t cane me, because is not my fault, is mummy fault. She doesn’t want to bring me for a hair cut’
    If this happen to me, I will go to school to find the teacher although I am so busy.

    Who set the rule cannot keep long hair????

  17. a-moms-diary said,

    April 21, 2008 @ 3:10 am

    I can always count on the Queen to make a “serious” topic like this seem so funny.

  18. a-moms-diary said,

    April 21, 2008 @ 3:11 am

    I can always count on the Queen to make a “serious” topic like this seem so funny. Love your prisoner photo.

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