don’t forget to keep that smile on your face.

June 19, 2008 at 9:15 pm (Uncategorized)

have you ever had that feeling when you wake up every morning thinking that things will be better that day only to discover that things only get worse?

yeh.

same shit, different day.

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students say the darnest things.

June 18, 2008 at 7:24 pm (Uncategorized)

i had a form four relief class yesterday. i took my time going to the class cos, hell, i had to sit in for two whole periods. why bother rushing for a relief class, right?

when i entered the class, i told the students the usual..”keep quiet or i’ll keep you in class even after the last bell rings.” in bm.

then a student asked me, “eh. cikgu cakap melayu macam orang melayu lah. tapi cikgu muka cina. cikgu cina kah?”

“perlu kah orang bermuka cina bercakap macam orang cina?”

“cikgu orang apa lah? melayu kah?”

“bukan lah.”

“saya tau!” her friend said,”cikgu orang iban!”

the student looked at me wide eyed and said, “tapi..kenapa telinga cikgu tidak panjang?”

i didn’t know whether to laugh or smack her on the head with my aki’s parang. but i just smiled and said,”kamu ingat semua orang dari sarawak yang bukan cina, melayu atau india ada telinga panjang kah?”

which brings me to this…..is this the kind of students our ministry of education is churning out each year? students who think that there are only three races in malaysia. students who have no idea that there are hundreds of other richer cultures aside from what they have in their sivik (uselesspieceofshitofasubjectbytheway) books. students who only have stereotyped knowledge about other races in malaysia.

i see a bleak future for our kids if this kind of education continues. sigh.

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June 17, 2008 at 5:54 pm (personal)

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the long awaited weekend.

June 13, 2008 at 1:08 pm (Uncategorized)

it’s the weekend.

FINALLY.

i’ve only been back to school for a week and it already feels like an eternity. i asked my students whether they were happy to be back to school. many of them groaned and shrugged. well, at least i know i’m not alone.

this week is the start of my 4 months stay on this godforsaken part of the country. sigh. life sucks when you’re on foreign land.

tomorrow, lenny, mim and i will be driving down to meet the rest in ampang. we’ll be going to the p ramlee: the musical which i paid RM33 for. i hope it’s worth my money. and the car petrol.

speaking of petrol, i’m sure everyone’s still reeling about the 40% petrol hike. i’m shocked at the 40% increase. a bit too much, dontchu think? and just cutting the govt officials’ “entertainment” allowance by 10%? let’s do the math here…even a one-year-old can tell that the percentages don’t tally.

and yet they say it’s a good move because it shows that the big guns are “leading by example”.

excuse me, but my idea of leading by example would be: the shotguns ditching their merz, bmws, crvs or whatever high-end cars they have for a humble kancil or kelisa, and stop being driven around by chauffeurs when they can obviously do the driving themselves.

or even better, take the public transportation like most of the rakyats do. or try taking the sampan to commute from one place to another. that’s leading by example. not cutting down your “entertainment” allowance by 10% and hoping that the rakyats will leave it at that.

if this isn’t double standard at its best, then i don’t know what is.

my poor aki and relatives in the kampung. how are they going to survive with an increase of petrol and everything else? bejual ba pasar enda cukup kena nupik dirik mpu makai. nama gik ka nupik bala lain?

yes, the increase on petrol is inevitable. sooner or later, it has to happen. but a sudden increase of 40%? a bit much, dontchu think? increase it slowly, and work on getting rid of other expenditure that the country can go without. there are many; don’t even get me started.

oh there goes the bell. SCHOOL’S OUT! yesss.

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