Tuesday, March 5, 2013

up-sKILLing is KILLING

You haven't passed the CPT.
You are not up to the standard for ELT.
You didn't do well in your APTIS.

Yaaa yaaa yaaaaa... Whatever~ 

You may come out with a list of reasonsss but still, all are considered as REASON. A reason is still a reason to cause something to happen. And what on earth am I talking about....?

I think it's better for me to further my study rather than involving with this up-skilling things. Seriously, the program is killing me inside out.

Pah, my dear friend, if you happen to read this, believe me, you are lucky and I am trapped.. [ *___* ]

According to the trainer, we are in the middle level for ELT, which is B1-B2. That's why we have to undergo this up-skilling program for almost a year to upgrade our level to C1-C2 which I personally don't think it is necessary at all. The lowest level is A1-A2. Basically, C1-C2 is near to native speaker.

Now, with this up-skilling course, I have extra works to do. I mean more and more and more and lots more extra work. If you are a teacher, then you will understand the situation. If you are a teacher, but you didn't get my problem, it means that I still have trillion years to be a good teacher because I have a very serious problem to handle tons of works. Am I a problematic teacher?

Next year, I'm going to be a brand new teacher, a near native speaker teacher. Haha.

What do you think will happen if I'm a near native speaker teacher, yet I still could not attract the pupils' attention and interest..... and also fail to control the class???

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I'm Alive

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.. Hi there!

There are so many things to share but it's just that not every single thing can be spoken out freely. My dream is to teach baby.........

......... but I ended up with toddler.

There are so many things to learn and so many knowledge to be equipped with. Not to mention to be as patient as possible. As a teacher, patience is a MUST and it is not optional.

I did once, knocked my student's head with a book and I ended up feeling guilty throughout the weekend. Fortunately, it just slightly touch the student's head. Things like this happened when one lose control of oneself. Not to mention, I could not control my anger at that moment and it took away all the patience I held before.

As time flies and day goes by I started to get used with my life as a high school teacher. Either babies or toddlers, the core business is teaching. My life is surrounded by pupils and books.

But then......... to face the reality, teaching matters nowadays involve working papers and office work in which should be done by someone else who is more capable. However, this is what life is about..... and so, the moral values are smiles even if no one is smiling at you and patience is priceless. Till then~

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Eid Mubarak!

Like it has been years... 

Let iman conquers ourselves..

---> Eid Mubarak to all viewers. May the guidance and blessings of Allah be with us, insyaAllah.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Birth of a Butterfly

First and foremost, I am really not into this caterpillar thing..... errrr..... but then, this is amazing. Subhanallah! Apart from that, I do love to see butterflies.. (",)  Enjoy the pictures~

Oho! Credit to http://www.forwardedemails.com *wink2*

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012


 When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating 

It's amazing
How you can speak
Right to my heart
Without saying a word,
You can light up the dark
Try as I may
I could never explain
What I hear when
You don't say a thing

The smile on your face
Lets me know
That you need me
There's a truth
In your eyes
Saying you'll never leave me
The touch of your hand says
You'll catch me
Wherever I fall
You say it best
When you say
Nothing at all

All day long
I can hear people
Talking out loud
But when you hold me near
You drown out the crowd
Try as they may
They could never define
What's been said
Between your
Heart and mine

You say it best
When you say
Nothing at all
You say it best
When you say
Nothing at all

The smile on your face
The truth in your eyes
The touch of your hand
Let's me know
That you need me

You say it best
When you say
Nothing at all
You say it best
When you say
Nothing at all

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"Teacher, kami tak tahu..."

Place - Form 2 Extravaganza
Time  - After recess

Pupil A : Teacher, kami tak tahu la Bahasa English ni, teacher..

Every pupil looks at the teacher and nods their heads with thousands of expressions on their depressed faces.

Teacher : Correction pupils. It's either Bahasa Inggeris or English only. It's not Bahasa English, okay?

The pupils nod again.

Pupil B : Teacher, susah la English ni teacher..

Pupil C : Ha'a teacher, susah la..

Pupil D : Kami cakap pun tak reti, teacher..

The teacher smiles to her pupils.

Teacher : It's okay pupils. Remember this, everything is difficult before it becomes easy.

The pupils show a straight face, a face that betrays no sign of emotion.

Teacher : Okay, first and foremost, bear in your mind that English is as easy as ABC.

The Pupils : Okay, teacher.

Teacher : Next, do not afraid of making mistakes when you have the intention or opportunity to use the language. 

The pupils nod their heads, again, as if they are listening attentively.

Teacher : One important thing which I would like to highlight here.. Bear in your mind, English is important nowadays. It's for you to learn the language and not to replace your mother tongue. Remember, knowledge is power for you to move on and live a better life. It's okay if you make mistakes here and there as you are still learning. In fact, I am still learning too. Learning is an ongoing process you know..

The pupils wrinkle their brow, staring at the teacher as if they are paying extra attention on the hot topic being discussed.

Teacher : Okay pupils, set your mind, "I'm going to learn English as if I'm learning the future,". English is fun to learn, isn't it?

The pupils hardly nod their heads.

Teacher : Okay, please repeat after me, I will learn English with all my heart,

The pupils : I will learn English with all my heart,

Teacher : ... because English is easy.

The pupils : because English is easy.

Then the class is as quiet as a cemetery before the teacher continues her highly motivational speech.

Teacher : Finally, bear in your mind

Suddenly, pupil A raises his right hand and stands straight. He scratches his head and questions the teacher.

Pupil A : Teacher, berapa kali bear nak kena ada dalam kepala?

Moral of the story :

Everything is difficult before it becomes easy.
'Zero' comes before 'Hundred'.
Bear in your mind..