2012年4月13日金曜日

What's 1/5 x 1/5 x 1/5 as a percentage?

I have no idea but it is surely something infinitesimal, right?

And yet this is the odds that have befallen Amy this year.

There are three bi-racial kids in the group of 163 grade ones that everyone knows about. (I say it that way as for reasons political, historical and otherwise some Korean-Japanese and Chinese-Japanese prefer not to make their ethnicity public knowledge but anyway...)

There are five grade 1 classes.

All three of the kids with foreign mums (we're all foreign mums) have ended up in the same class.

Hmmmm...

A 1/5 chance each right?

The first thing I did was scrutinise the homeroom teacher...

Nope, no obvious signs of amazing English ability...

And anyway, I'm the only one from an English speaking country...

It could be (1/5 x 1/5 x 1/5) purely a coincidence....

It doesn't really concern me so much as make me insanely curious to know why!

I was a bit nervous as to what the reaction of the other parents would be... would they think our class was some kind of foreign ghetto?

Nope. According to at least one mum:

"It's great! My husband says our class is just like International School!"

Ummmm yeah......

A very Japanese one- even the 'International' kids are all half Japanese afterall!

So I guess it's 1/2 x 1/32 x 1/2 x 1/32 x 1/2 x 1/32 International?

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