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Monday, January 31, 2011

Hati-hati kecil...

"Teacher...Teacher pahabaq? Teacher tak mai sekolah kami lagi ka?"
"Teacher, rindulah dengan teacher...Tak best belajar bahasa Inggeris sekarang"
"Teacher, Teacher ingat Shafiqah lagi?..."

Jiwa mereka masih kecil, masih munggil. Bersyukur kepada Allah kerana aku diberi peluang selama 3 bulan untuk menyentuh hati mereka dan belajar bahasa asing. Selama 3 bulan itu jugalah aku cuba terapkan pelbagai metodologi pendidikan. Tapi secara jujur, semua yang dipelajari seperti sampah bila berdepan dengan "bala tentera" yang comel ini.

Pernah sekali aku menangis bila pelajar-pelajarku buat hal. Tapi aku terfikir, siapalah aku untuk meratap keadaan ini, kerana aku hanya ibu atau kakak kedua bagi mereka.

Mungkin kalau ada pelajarku yang membaca entri ini, mereka akan berasa pelik kerana aku boleh berbahasa melayu dengan baik...sebab sepanjang 3 bulan itu "I pretend that I understand Malay Language, but I pretend I can't speak the language"

Walaupun dalam 50 peratus komunikasi pelajar dalam Bahasa Melayu, akhirnya mereka faham yang mereka perlu berbahasa Inggeris dalam kelas aku.

I learnt several things about teaching profession:
a) A person who is choosing teacher as his or her profession  is an amazing selected and talented person, because you have to deal with at least 30 different personalities in 80 minutes.
b) Do not judge your student too early.
c) This is a profession which teach me to be stern, to love, to appreciate, to be a fierce as a lion or to be loving as a cat.

New way of writing

Thesis Log:
I've read many things, but none of them could be put into strings of words or my thesis. This is very pathetic. I really hate the idea of starting late compared to my friends. How could I connect Second Language Acquisition with Vocabulary Learning Strategies...???
My Supervisor asks me to finish another 2 chapters this holiday, and bloody me, I wasted three days of lazying around and doing some stuffs.
For the sake of graduating and finishing this semester, I have deactivated my FB account, and for that matter I am going to deactivate my 'teacher' FB account...

Exercise Log:
I slow jog 2 km. My right foot is bloody hurtful. I made an appointment with Makcik Ani whom they claimed as an expert in massaging sprain ankle...I hope I could sprint and jog next week...

Till now...Hasta La Vista...

The stolen detergent mystery is resolved!

I woke up at 5 am just to read Rod Ellis, ended up snoring on my 'PUAKA' bed for 2 hours. My asthma came out in the mid of nowhere (guess it is due to my thesis stress and friends' cigarette smoke) and I need to get my inhaler and cough syrup.
I woke up due to the noise from the hostel compound and I saw makcik cleaner was cleaning up the drain. Then, with my muke 'selenge' and 'mamai' I went downstairs asking if she happened to see my detergent and softener. After a few questions and investigations (for the bottle features, jenama etc etc) she just keep the 'empty' bottles and intended to send it to the recycle.

Me:(Thinking while following the aunty to the store) I just refilled the soap 2 weeks ago, how come it becomes empty now.

Aunty: Ni je lah yang ada nak..makcik ingat dah tanak guna dah..nak pi hantaq recycle , naseb baik tak hantaq lagi.

Me: Oh takpelah makcik, saya pun nak isi semula je. (tersengih)

I put the detergent near to the washing machine. Maybe somebody thinks that it could be used for free before holiday. Marah pun tak guna kan? sedekah jelah. at 10am, I walked down the campus, took a bus to Sg Petani town, walked to CS and get myself a packet of Breeze 2 kgs liquid detergent, a container of fairy cookies, inhaler and cough syrup.

Clean clothes just can be my simple pleasure now.
Still waiting for the allowance, I have to bear with the poor life of teacher trainee...
I should have started running again, but my ankle is just too bloody painful now...

Death...

May God Bless your journey over there...
May Your Soul Rest in Peace...

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Without allowance...

Peringatan kepada diri sendiri:
Jangan biarkan sabun cuci dan softener downy anda bersendirian di kamar mandi.

Because I've just lost mine...and RM 10 is just soo a big matter without my allowance...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Bangun Pagi, Gosok Gigi

I am a well known Morning Person among my coursemates. Memang stock bangun jam 4 atau 5 pagi just to get my work done. Why? Because on that time I am fresh, asrama tak bising, and internet line or berukband is fast compared to peak hour. Some of my friends said that my biological clock is influenced from where I came from. Sabah is 2 hours ahead from peninsular.And I think that the idea of getting things done before others is good, because I know I am ready.

However, after a massive teaching practical last year, I found that almost everyone on my floor wake up early. Last Semester my life start at 5.30am. Its quiet late actually but due to physical exhaustion (sapa kata jadi cikgu tak penat?) I really need my 5 hours sleep. Ada dalam 3 kali saya pergi sekolah langsung tak tido sebba nak kena observe..huhuhu...

Then I realize that my friends start to wake up early too. After Subuh they started doing their works straight away or sometimes we even went out for Roti Canai. They may be a Morning Person now...

Friday, January 14, 2011

I can be happy...

Secara jujur, aku lebih senang hidup single, lepak dengak kawan, belajar ilmu agama, perbaiki diri, praktis lari 10 km, main piano, baca buku dan menikmati kehidupan.

Kalau ikut rasa hati, rasa macam 'loser' bila tengok orang lain berkepit dengan kekasih. Tapi banding berkepit dengan handphone menjawab sms dan berdepan dengan 'long distance relationship' , aku lebih rela duduk sorang2 kat bilik dengar lagu M.Nasir dan Amy Search.

Bila fikir, dari mengadu kesedihan dengan sang kekasih yang kadang-kadang tak mampu fahami isi hati, aku lebih rela tulis jurnal 10 muka surat dari sakit mulut, jari dan hati menceritakan apa-apa hal.

Ada kawan aku kata, aku pemilih. Betul. Kita kena pilih yang etrbaik untuk hidup. Tapi terbaik itu bukan bermaksud sempurna. Terbaik padaku ialah sesuatu yang dapat memenuhi.

Walau aku tak cantik mana, tapi aku ada hak memilih. :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Of KKIA, A copy of The Last Lecture, Pesta Sungai Nibong and McD Gurney

30th December 2010

It will be my last flight going back to Peninsular of Malaysia as a degree student. YAY! However, I always promised myself that I will be back to visit KL, SP and Penang at least once in three years. I am just well attached to these places, I guess.

My flight was delayed due to the weather and misconfusion in handling the passengers. The passengers  flight to JB and Penang were scrambled in the departure hall, and I was accidently lined up for JB flight. It took so long for me to wait the flight, then I browse some books in the bookstore. I am not sure whether books in the airport are more expensive, but I manage to get a paperback by Randy Paush, The Last Lecture. I was stucked with a bunch of foreigner tourists. They were asking where am I going and what are the places of interest in Penang. We chit chat a bit and here we go, time to board. I was seated to a deaf guy who is easily rippled in his sleep due to my slow movement.

My stomach growled in the plane. But, the stewardess take a hell long time to serve the food. I switched on my so-called IPOD player, listening to John Legend and start reading The Last Lecture. The book is full of vivid stories that touches my heart. I was on the quarter of the book when the stewardess arrived and I spent hell yeah RM15 meal set, with a ginger bread cookies. YAY!

Then, we landed on Bayan Lepas Airport at 7.30 pm. Nasrin called me and asked

 "Manalah kau ni ELLA?????Kenapa kau lambat"
"Saya punya flight delay bah! Saya di bawah perut kapal terbang neh!"

(Nasrin is a Johorean who could speak fake Sabahn and Sarwakian version. Jangan salah anggap!)

Out of nowhere, I ended up with Nasrin and Shaheer in Pesta Sungai Nibong. At first, we stopped at an ice cream stall. We paid RM1  for each half melted cone of ice cream. Honestly, I was very thirsty and needed water very badly. Then. we stopped at a bottled juice stall and pay RM 1 for the juice. Quiet cheap anyway.

Then, both nasren and Syaher was excited when they saw a carpet was sold at only RM10. OMG! RM 10!. They grabbed one big carpet and quickly check for its quality and pay for it. I could say that they were the only men that wrestle among the aunties in the stall, while I was standing not very far, eyeing which carpet look the best. The three of us were walking around with a roll of big carpet. We took turn to hold it, till we reached the haunted house. (Yerp, there is a funfair which offered games like Genting and Time Square).

Honestly, I never being in a haunted house before. I seldon been in a fun fair, or whatever Taman Tema they called it. Thus, we were very excited about it. However, each commuter to be in the haunted house only offered two seats.

"Weh, rumah hantu!!! Jom masuk!!" Len said
"Jom Jom"
"Tapi, siapa nak duduk sorang2" (Nasren dan Syaher wee looking at me)
"Of Course aku tamaw!" Syaher
"Main Lat Ta Li Lat, sape sama masuk sama!" Len said.
...
'Aku tamaw masuk klu aku masuk sorang;-I told them

Finally they agreed that the person who gets the same hand's position with me will enter with me. Hahahaa...
The winner is NASRIN!!!
Yet, we don;t enter the haunted house as the ticket costs RM10. Gila dowh! RM 10 tu leh makan  5 kali sup ayam ngan nasik kosong kat kafe...Then we left the place.

...Until we reach to the other side , we were amazed with the Challenger. Menjerit2 manusia2 dalam tuh. Syaher refused to go since he is phobia with height. However, syaitan Nasrin dan Ella berjaya memujuk syaher (yang jugak agak setan) dan karpet beliau utk naik challenger. We were lining up till our turn came out.
I told Syaher and Nasren to say the syahadah because I was really afraid of any sudden death.
At first, the swing was still could be accepted, till we were throen 180 degrees from the ground. Suddenly, I heard doa-doa mustajab seorang bakal cikgu...

'YA ALLAHHHHHHHHH AMPUNI DOSA-DOSA KUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!"
"MAK, AMPUNI DOSA-DOSAKUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!"
"ASTAGHFIRULLAHALAZIIIMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM""

Hambek korang, aku dah cakap kan suruh ingat tuhan. Hahahahahahaa...

This is the UFO  thing yo! (taken from http://imacomplicatedme.blogspot.com)

Buai laju-laju, sampai cucur atap! (taken from http://imacomplicatedme.blogspot.com)

Sumpah pening lepas tu. Tapi karpet still maintain usung walau kena jalan kaki 1 km sebab parking jauh.

Then we stopped at Bayan Lepas, lepak makan kerang till 3 am. Then sambung kat McD nak jumpa kawan Nasrin, they they cancelled it. McD gurney was full with univ students yang buat susun jadual.

31st December 2010
Reach SP. Taking Syaher;s stuff, then lepak umah nasren sampai jam 8. Makan nasi lemak n tido.