Are you good in History?

@cheongyc (5075)
Malaysia
November 28, 2006 10:07am CST
I am, sometimes, how about you?
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29 responses
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
27 Mar 08
Hello dear sheongyc. It is also the same with me that I know somethins about history sometimes, but not always. I used to learn history at high school and loved it very much as it was one of my subjects, but I hate to memorize those historical events as it was and is still hard for me to remember, especially after so many years of being away from high school.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 08
I used to hate history subject when I was secondary school. But as I am getting older, my interest towards history grows as well. Because it's the only way we know about the past and learn our lessons from our ancestors. If a person is good in history, he will be having the accumulated experience and wisdom passed down from our forefathers. We will learned from their mistakes as well and won't repeat it. I am sad that history are learned in wrong way most of the time in school. My father bought me books on world and China history. It triggered me the interest on history. But unfortunately I was not so interested in the local history in the school text book. Besides, I really hate the politicians who manipulate the history fact in the text books. One of the epic example is the Japanese government modified the Nanking massacre and world war two fact. It's so disgusting.
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• China
28 Mar 08
Yeah, it is not right for the government to modify the history as not to let the young generation of its own country know the truth of the facts of the massacre that took place in our country, especially the one in Nanjing. It is a great lesson for people and I just hope that people all over the world love peace without any wars from happening again. Thanks for your response.
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
30 Mar 08
I am very annoyed by the act of Japanese government modifying the school text book. How could they do such a thing, and think that they could just cover up the fact and hide it from their descendents? It's not only disgusting, but it's also foolish. Later on, the rest of the world will be aware of the real history, but only their young generation do not know about it and never learned their lesson. Thanks again for re-activating my old discussions and have a nice day my friend.
@themyl (1423)
• United States
18 Feb 07
This is one of the subjects I had to put more effort into in order to get an "A" in. The reason for this was because it was one of my worst subjects.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 07
Thanks for sharing your experience with history subject :) I suppose u get an 'A' finally right? Just treat it as a storybook, then you can get a good grade easily. This is my secret when i was studying it.
@themyl (1423)
• United States
3 Mar 07
I took history a long, long time ago, and, Yes, I didn't like getting anything less than an "A" in any subject. To get an "A" in the other classes, it was really no Problem, especially in the Math and Science courses. These were my favorites and hardly ever studied for these, it all came naturally, in a way.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
5 Mar 07
Great! I desire for 'A' as well during school time :) I was good in math & science subjects too, bcoz it does not require much memorizing and we can learn it through logical thinking and aritmathic calculation. But getting A in history was a bonus to me, because i does not like memorizing stuff.
@wishangel (225)
• Malaysia
25 Mar 07
yes,i am,especially the chinese history,i am very intersting about chinese history,so i know it a lot futhermore the chinese had thousand of years of history so it have the value and knowledge to let us know more about that,i am very appreciate it
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
25 Mar 07
Good to know that! I am an enthusianist of Chinese history. It's full of historical and educational value. We could learn so many wisdom from the ancient wise man. I think if the leaders in the world had learned through the Chinese history, they will be able to learn the lesson happened in the past and at least become smarter as compared to today. A lot of foolish act and war could be stopped. Thanks for the response!
• Malaysia
25 Mar 07
I think I am good in history as i can remember when is Malaysia's independent day,my birthday,my family's birthday,the day I first went to kindergarten,the day i lost my wallet...so on.So is this called history as well?:P
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
25 Mar 07
Great! And you brought up a good and interesting point :) History is events or whatever happened in the past or already happened. History in more common sense is about more meaningful and significant occurance of events. Those you mentioned are mostly in smaller scale. But it's the date or 'history' to be remembered by you and meaningful to you. All in all, history is our past and tell us how and why we are being here. And lastly, the most important of all, it is for us to learn the lesson! Thanks for your respons :D
@happylim (660)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 07
Yes, I'm so.
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 07
Great! Which part of history you are doing good in? I like chinese history most. But in school, we can only learn Malaysia history :( Thanks for your response.
@weemam (13377)
6 Mar 07
I am just so rubbish at History , but I am glad to say that my husband and my 3 grown up sons are brilliant at it , It is something I would like to more a lot more about than I do , but I am learning more every day xx
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 07
Don't worry, your hubby & sons could help you when u need to know about it LOL. In fact, history is about our past and how we are being our current self. So, it's a rememberance of the past and lesson from our forefathers. Thanks for your view of history :)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I love history! I am good at remembering dates so history class was a little easier.I still love history, American and Brittish history.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
5 Mar 07
Hmmm...envy you...coz i am not good in remembering dates. I tried my best, by using small piece of notes, daily refresh, memory item linkage, to remember all the dates. I only study local history and briefly on world history.
@fxfriski (209)
• Singapore
4 Mar 07
If you discount remembering the exact date and time, yes I am good in history. :p I wish they have Photo reading here when I was in school. I would have gotten my A instead of an F at every test/exam...
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
5 Mar 07
In fact, remembering the exact date & time is not so meaningful. I mean the exam system shouldn't stress on the memorizing all the details. What we should learn is the impact or implication of the history event. So that we know what happen & how it affect our in today. Besides, we should learn from history and don't repeat it. If George Bush know about history, then he won't be so blood lust as now.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
22 Feb 07
Generally I'm not good in history. I got poor result in school examination but I like to read chinese history. It's very interesting and attractive. There are a lot of historical stories in various dynasties.
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 07
Chinese history is one of oldest and longest in the world. It could dated back to about 3000 bc, it had gone through many dynasties and there a lot moral and lesson we could learn and benefit from it. I had done some reading on chinese and was very much facinated, although it was not compulsory in my school subject. Thanks for your response!
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@abroji (3247)
• India
21 Feb 07
History in the popular sence is very interesting for me. Often what we see is that history is written from the point of view of the author. So we have to read several versions and understand history in our own way. History is manupulated on several ocassions. The first freedom movement in India in 1857, which was a patriotical uproar of various Indian Kings and Nawabs against the British, the British historians suppressed it and picturised the event as a mutiny kindled in the army upon use of animal fat as lubricant for bulletts and cannon balls, and sea voyage. So we must be very cautious while we study history.
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 07
Very well said and extremely true. There are too many abbreviated version of history in this world. I hated most about Japanese goverment effort in altering the history text book, attempting to cover their war crime motive in 2nd world war. Thanks for your response.
@Fluplup (556)
• United States
21 Feb 07
In high school I got good grade from history, but that was long time ago!+
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 07
LOL me too, that's about 15 years back for me. I used to treat it as story book and that's why i can remember it better :) Thanks for your response.
• Pakistan
28 Nov 06
yes i love history
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 08
Thanks for your response!
@yugi_sen (1742)
• India
28 Nov 06
I am to some extend. Its an interesting subject and its good that we come to know how our ancestors have come across a long way till this stage.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
29 Nov 06
Hmmm....i think you are good. Coz at least u r kinda interested & know the importance of knowing the past. It's true, we should know our root & the significance of our existence. Thanks for responding.
@rohit55_56 (2301)
• India
29 Nov 06
hehehehehe something something
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
2 Dec 06
I am not sure what you mean here. Seems like you are junking this discussion. It won't do you any good & it's a bad deed indeed. mylot is going to screen out all spamming message like this. We should do our best to help mylot earn, then only they can pay us better.
@raul666 (406)
• Romania
29 Nov 06
im not good in history but im very good in pc games
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
29 Nov 06
Me too. I am good at history (sometimes) & good a PC game (Mostly). Besides, i am a heavy PS2 player as well. :)
@fl0urish (5387)
• India
29 Nov 06
not really...
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
29 Nov 06
Thanks for replying.
• Philippines
29 Nov 06
no, i am not good in history, it's sad to say.
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
29 Nov 06
It's not a problem at all. Everyone has his own strong point & weak point.
@Daffs06 (300)
• Indonesia
29 Nov 06
Nope. I hate to memorize all event
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
29 Nov 06
I think the approach to learn about the history should not be about just memorizing. I think the best approach is get to know what happened & why happened. How it is related to my way of life today. What is the impact on our civilization & technology level today. In fact memorizing just the date is making no sense & meaningless to me. History is actually fun & interesting. You should read it as story book. Then only you be interested. (just my point of view, hope you could get me :)
• Indonesia
29 Nov 06
Sometimes
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
29 Nov 06
Same Here. But i still have lot of interest on it. Especially regarding those unsolved mystery, ancient civilization & my own ancestors.
@jricbt (1455)
• Brazil
29 Nov 06
Yes, I am very good at it, since when I was younger I liked history.
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
29 Nov 06
Which part of the history do you like? You must be knowledgeable in certain portion since u get know about it since u were younger. Thanks for the reply.