Friday, May 29, 2009

obsessions

I think I'm slightly crazy right now. Am in one of those `obsessive' moods of mine.. First it was korean series (and it still is, but less fanatical now due to `busy'-ness) and now it's a teenage vampire.. The novel I just bought is engaging and am dabbing my feet into the soundtrack now.. Not bad..

I get like this when I'm into something.. it becomes a bit crazy for a while and eventually I grow out of it..

But for now, am goin on this ride and gonna enjoy it till it lasts.. even if I'm not a crazy teenager.. haha!

I feel alive and it certainly lifts me up .. :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

sisterly time..

Been spending time with my sis these past few days and I must say it's good to get to do that once in a while. We get so caught up in our own lives you take for granted that there are people around you who also matter.. It's a shame I don't get to see my sisters that often and to be honest, we don't really have much `sisterly' gatherings.. Met up with my other sis after a visit to the dentist just now and getting to chat over tea and scones was good enough for some sister time together.. :)
I guess its inevitable for people to lead different lives and lose touch with things which mattered before.. but eventually some may come to realise what they're missing and find ways to find it again. In my case.. spending quality time with siblings.. :)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Goodbye..

Yesterday was the last day of exams for my students. Yesterday was a day of hugs, wishes and goodbyes. I think I turned out pretty ok in keeping my emotions intact.. haha.. Kept thinking that I will be seeing them during graduation.. so no worries there.. I asked some of them what they'd miss most about the college and some answered teachers, some were indifferent and thus making me wonder what their whole 2 years had meant all this while. You would think there would be something they'd take back with them close to heart.. I believe absence makes the heart grow fonder so one will surely reminisce back and miss `something', right?? Whatever it is, I'm sure 2 years was enough to build so many memories they'll surely cherish with friends especially and with teachers.. ;) It's goodbye for now dear students, but I'm sure I'll see you all again!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

the candle writes..

Can't believe it is already May and I didn't post anything in April!!

Shows how busy I've been. April was a month of many events. Some stressful, emotional, happy and touching..

In summary..

I had a smashing time at the Formula One event early in the month. I savoured the deafening sounds even though I didn't know who was leading let alone support any team!

School was crazy with the IRP month and what with organizing the golfing event and squeezing time for my master's assignment and studying for the exams.. The IRP month was especially testing and kept feeling torn between spending time with the 2nd years and 1st years of which I gave priority to the former.. :)

Then it was another emotional time when IRP ended and we all `let go' of the students to go study for the exams.. or was it just me? Anyhow, teacher's day celebration got me choked but I tried to hold back tears when we were all in the hall.. Found out how `forgiving' I was because the minute they all came to apologize I didn't really remember what mistakes they had done towards me.. :p

I guess the highlight of the month was the teacher's day celebrations because it boosted our self esteem even just for a day. Being appreciated and loved by your students means a lot. It's not about getting how many cards or presents from them but their words and looks of sincerity is enough to tell you how much we mean to them. That for me is what keeps me in this profession.. Having been able to touch people's heart and get touched back by them..

A saying I would like to remember from that day goes something like this:

A teacher is not like a burning candle that gives light to others but more of being the candle that provides the light for other candles...

So I really hope that from my almost 10 years of teaching that I have made it possible for anyone I've taught to have made a difference in others' life..