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Monday, September 04, 2006

Gokusen (ごくせん ) vs Queen's Classroom

i'm currently watching Gokusen - roughly translated as Gangster / Mob Teacher, an abbreviation of Gokudo no Sensei. It stars the lovely (Yukie Nakama-なかま ゆきえ * in Japanese, the surname is at the front, like the Chinese but in romanised version they change to English style - to accomodate the numerous Americans i think )

Yeah, i've finished Tokyo Wankei - it's nothing to shout about. Actually i'm not planning to watch all her dramas. it's just a coincidence.

Anyway, this kind of drama is in the same class (pun intended) as GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka) & Queen's Classroom (currently on Hong Kong's tv, i think). In fact, it's almost like the female's version of GTO.

After the first episode, nothing to shout about. Of all the 3 dramas, i like Queen's Classrom the best. The story, the suspense, & the acting is superior. Even the ideas presented provided lots of points to ponder.

Eg. Akutsu Sensei's opinion on the underprivileged & privileged :

"Stupid people & lazy people will be treated differently & wil suffer"
"Clever people & those who make an effort can get privileges & live rich lives"
"That's called society - do you know how many people can live happily and be envied like this?"
"Out of 100 people, only 6 will be happy" (6%)
"There are 24 students in this class - which means? Out of all of you, only 1 or 2 can live happy lives. The remaining 94%? They have no choice but to spend their lives complaining day after day...."

In my opinion, (please debate this if you want), it's quite true. But why our teacher in Malaysia never tell us this? Because they're not in the 6% bracket! Because the teachers are wondering why they aren't happy. And they're complaining daily! And nobody is listening. In fact they kena shot back if complain too much.


  • I agreed with you about the complaining. Every people like complain, but when you complain too much, nobody will listen even your closest spouse.
    Friend, stop complaint and take action!

    By Anonymous CK, at Tue Sep 05, 08:28:00 PM 2006  

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