Monday, February 23, 2009
here i am blogging at home... the MI kids just started their CT today.
at home? well. my internship ended.
no, i didn't get my extension... i did make an appeal though. but somehow the result don't matter to me anymore. the experience MI has given me was wonderful, memorable, unique... and the list of adjectives goes on.
i guess what i really miss is actually, surprisingly, teaching. as much as i know i'm inexperienced, not trained, yada yada... i really enjoyed the process of racking my brains to prepare for a lecture/tutorial, marking papers that started piling into a mini hill, giving consultations. the hustle bustle, stressed up moments of my last 2 weeks was soooo fulfilling. especially the last week where i gave lectures, tutorials, and even had the chance to handle a class independently.
i did say goodbye to the classes i observed and taught throughout this period.. telling them it might be my last week in MI. the response i got was overwhelming. i didn't expect them to be so shocked, especially since many of them showed their nonchalance throughout this whole time. and when they told me how they appreciated my very mere presence and assured me of my ability i really could have teared/cried. the same goes to the kids in band when i said goodbye to them after band orientation.
i especially miss 08A2/3
(my globalisation class) and the Pre-U3s
i taught. they were wonderful. i thank my global class for giving me such a big surprise on the only tutorial i taught them. They never really interacted with me as a class but they gave me the most encouraging words when i said goodbye which really touched me. I also thank this class for giving me a new friend... and probably more of them will become friends with me. the Pre-U3s... i thank them for being so attentive and encouraging from the first day i stepped into their class to teach. i taught them the most, so it was really memorable.
kids... i will really miss sitting in the centrestage and just listening to them trying to get their notes/pitch right, packing their instruments, playing their pieces... they might not be the best band make-up, but in me i really love them and the music they produce. i plan to see them through SYF and stuff. hopefully the school will allow me to continue helping them.
as much as there are unhappy/misunderstood times.. i still have to thank the teachers
in whole. their guidance, them willing to give me the experience. the fun moments too.
and really, shiying
! i will miss sitting in the staff workroom with you! i thank the experience for a new friend like her. (:
i'll most probably list out my plans in my next post... till then.i miss millennia.
A HYMN OF THE CRUCIFIXION - 2:03 PM
Monday, February 16, 2009
Vday + Last Week of Intern
(My kids who are reading this - NOT ALLOWED TO TALK ABT IT IN SCHOOL! don't get me into trouble hahahhaha)
well, ouch. yeah. that's what i did on valentines' day. i didn't wanna blog abt it cos it is like oh so sad for me (hahaha!) and also in case like some random person come about and the school talks abt it etc etc. but hmm. im just a teaching intern. and this is really something i wanna do for very long alr... so i won't let it stop me. i did this knowing it may affect my scholarship stuff, my assessment, etc if the school finds out. so.. yeah.
i wanted it at first just for the sake of vanity. i think it's pretty. but when i went to get it done (gradually), it sort of slowly developed a meaning to it. each piercing i got somehow represents a life changing event/person. i guess it's good in a sense as my piercings are not perfect in terms of alignment and spacing.... so having a special meaning behind it made the flaws less important. and yes, i am freaaaaaaking hell afraid of pain/needles/whatsnots.. so you can imagine how brave i was (HAHAHA!). i got the middle 3 ytd at one shot. oh so painful vday. my brother watched me get all 3 and i *think* and bet he cringed at every shot i took cos i was like yelping and blanking out and stuff. heh heh.
and then while everyone's spending time with their loved ones on the most romantic night ever, i was stuck in japanese class. hurhur.
well on the last note, i'm sitting in my last lecture for the day... and this week is my last week of intern if it's not extended... kind of. sad. haha. oh well. i will definitely miss all those kids... omg... please leave me contact numbers!!!
will make presents for those encouraging, caring and cheerful kids. they're so nice i don't mind teaching forever cos of them. :(
A HYMN OF THE CRUCIFIXION - 5:02 PM
Friday, February 13, 2009
hey people! i'm back to blogging.............
Okay, actually i've always been blogging throughout the whole of previous years ever since i discontinued my previous blog, but it is a private blog. for my eyes only and stuff. but i just decided i've got people to stay connected to! so i decided to blog openly again. yup.
actually, i have to thank the kids (weird calling them kids because techically they're just as young/old as me) in MI band that totally reminded me of how my internship is ending.... and there are people out there who i wanna continue talking to. For those who are a little lost, i'm actually a teaching intern now in Millennia Institute since 12th january o9, but it's ending on 20th feb. yup.
some "housekeeping" issues to talk about here. Firstly, people who know me for years - you will realise this is the EXACT same blog skin i used for my previous blog. The reason is that i feel connected to this layout, cos of the pic. The picture means alot to me... in terms of the emotions shown and the girl. It's from the manga, NANA (yes, those who know me long enough too, NANA is love to me!) The character featured here is known as Reira, which is actually the romanized version of the name, Layla (YES WHICH IS THE NAME GIVEN TO ME)
AND... no, i didn't take the name cos of her. it was totally coincidental. Layla was given to me by 2 friends whom decided the name fits my personality totally. and i love that name.
Second, 90% of the links in my previous blog don't work anymore. So i'm gonna slowly link people again... so yeah. haha! please tag and leave ur links or something.
lastly, my font looks sooo ugly in IE.. can everyone use firefox please.
Okay, that's that! haha.
p.s. happy valentines day........................... crap.
A HYMN OF THE CRUCIFIXION - 11:53 PM