Sunday, June 29, 2014

Last friday was BB's sport's day. And man, it was different from the past Sport's Days I've been to in high school and form 6. This one was very chilled and the boys took it easy -.-" Boys being boys mah. Soo chilled man. But I enjoyed it nonetheless, seeing all the boys marching, playing relay games, basketball etc etc.

After the sports event, a few of us trainees headed over to jaya grocer store and it was a really good time of fellowship with one another; a lot of laughter, poking fun at one another and just de-stressing before the next four busy weeks.

happy month of July... may this month be a good month for you.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Everyday, I trudge and drag my feet to go to school :( The only thing sustaining and keeping me afloat is the strength n courage frm God and encouragement frm frens and fam. sigh, who said teaching is easy?! >:( I'm ok with the boys, but it's just that... it's too institutionalized and too routine-like. I would rather be friends with the boys than be their teacher. ugh.. i hope they don't find my blog!

Anyway I have planned out nicely on how to survive the 8week practice. From today onwards, I will have 4weeks of teaching and then comes Hari raya break which is 1 week. And in this 1 week, it'll be a time for me to recharge and rejuvenate. After tht break, I'll only have 3 more weeks of teaching and VOILA, TATA forever!!! I think I will miss the teachers and especially the students (some of them only hee), but NOT the teaching system and whatever goes behind it. 

Neways.. cheers to 4 more weeks and two days before the break. Keep going, TM. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

1st week

First week of practical ended today. And phew, what a relief, but i have 8 more weeks to go. :0 First off, I am truly thankful to have such nice, helpful and warm teachers/staff who made me and my fellow trainee teachers feel welcome in BB. Albeit in a small way, their warmth and helpfulness really helped give me encouragement.

Second thing is my english class. The boys are pretty decent boys and deep down I can sense that they are good boys, but they get distracted easily and love to talk. I have to make them love English and not feel bored and disinterested whenever it's Eng period. All that I have learnt in simulated teaching class cannot be used here because of diff proficiency level and it does not apply at ALL to my class. This is a challenge I will  have to accept, and I hope tht throughout the 8 weeks, I will be able to impact their lives in small ways through the little things that I say or do. 

There is still hope. I will have to remind myself that because of all places, I'm placed in BB boys school for a reason, and particularly in that class tht I'm teaching. It's very easy to get discouraged when things don't go as planned, when the boys are restless, noisy and just don't wana listen to you. But I will always rely on God for strength and courage. And my family and friends. :-) 

But with all that being said, I don't think I want to venture into the teaching line. Ever. Ever!!! (lecturing/piano-teaching not included heh)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

My teaching practical starts tomorrow :0 honestly I'm kinda nervous and excited at the same time. Am I ready? My mind is saying no but I tell myself I am. (haha) :/ It's gonna be a very good learning experience, tm! Stay positive and have fun.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

late-night thoughts

"We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk."
-Thomas Moore

Struck a chord in me. Do you have people whom you can be as open as possible, besides your family? Or are you a friend whom people can be open to? 

ice cream; good for the soul. 

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

shallow post

I recently revisited Mulan and it's so amazing on so many levels. Watching it now as a young adult made me appreciate its musical scores (especially I'll Make a Man outta You. The beginning of the song is pretty inspiring), the storyline and the hidden messages where there's a difference in social status between women and men. Very interesting. Loved it :-) 

The same goes with Prince of Egypt too. Brilliant musical scores. 

Where do these people get their musical talent from?! Ah.. from the One above.. ;) 

It took me years to realize this but chatime's milktea pales in comparison with gongcha's milktea. Haha. And it took me years to find the perfect tea-based drink: Milk Tea, original at its core. No more running, searching and trying fruity/yoghurt/coffee-based drinks from both chatime and gongcha. Because the Original Milktea IS da BOMB :D Now I totally understand what a few of my friends meant when they said the original milktea is the clincher. :) I am sold, gongcha. tq. xoxo

I sound so unintelligent. :P maybe coz the hols have mushed my brain. lalala