Adapted from the movie blockbuster of the same title, this 18-episode drama will make you laugh and cry at the same time. Jack Neo, the creator of the movie, chose to use the simple yet hilarious story of three young children and their families from different social backgrounds to create a social satire touching on issues such as the focus on academic excellence in a highly competitive society as well as the importance of the Chinese. While the children suffer from the pressure from school, parents and the educational system, their parents too, are not spared from the ever-stressful rat race. MediaCorp TV, 2002, color. Broadcast in Mandarin with English subtitles.