Thursday, July 30, 2009

A wondrous day...

There are some days in life that God just decides to give u a big huge grin and make everything right. At this moment in time, my planets are all aligned and my rising stars are shining irridescently.
Basically I was observed by the principal (standard procedure) and got lotsa favourable remarks from him! I taught a bunch of Sixth formers a speaking lesson based on Task B which is a 10 min discussion per group of 4 ppl . I started by getting them to discuss then interrupting them with specific language structures (eg I beg your pardon but..., I'm sorry to interrupt but... etc) then i put all the language forms on the board and they guessed the category (interrupting skills). The fun bit was each student got 6 bits of paper which they copied the phrases on, and wrote their names on the back. then i put a jackpot container in the middle of their group n told them they had 10 mins to discuss and every time they used the phrase, they could throw it into the jackpot.. the winner was the one who successfully used up all their phrases! Suffice to say that the class was abuzz with English language being spoken (no matter how broken) as the kids competed to use up all their cuecards.. my principal had a smile on his face so that's always a good sign! The kids laughed n talked lots, n he gave them a positive pep talk in the end so that was that. *happy sigh

Anyway, I get back to my table n find a form faxed to me wanting my details for a promotion from DG41 to DG44 based on the form 6 teachers quota.. I missed the first phase in July by a whisker cos i'm still new here.. but apparently i made the cut for the second phase in August if this fax is anything to go by. Wow it's like striking the jackpot not once but TWICE in a day!!! lol..
The amazing part abt this is not the money (which will undoubtedly come in handy when it finally gets here via tunggakan!) but the fact that I got kicked out of my ex-school because my then Datin principal decided she didn't like the sight of me and thought that I didnt deserve DG44 eventhough I was a MUET (form 6 English) Teacher Trainer for Sabah (Jurulatih Utama) at one point. I'm not trying to blow my own trumpet, but I'll be damned if I'm going to meekly accept my fate being kicked around like a useless football without some sort of retaliation. haha.. the great plan is when i get the letter of confirmation, i'll make a copy, put on hot red lipstick, kiss the priceless piece of paper and personally deliver it to the doorstep of her highness Datin!!! lol.. ok ok i might not do that, but the thought of it really thrills me. just like the thought of saying to her smug face: "I got it anyway, no thanks to you, biatch, kiss my b**t!!!!" hahahahhahahahha anyway, i'm counting my chicks before they hatch but boy is it making me grin like a cheshire cat!!!!

also the contractor called today n said we now have a replacement electrician to replace the one that ran away with the deposit he gave the man.. been almost 2 months pending trying to solve this problem that's why the house hasnt changed much n i havnt blogged abt it much. but we went there as a whole family today (first time out in the car with both kids and the nanny!!!) and it's so great to see wires in the conduits for a change!!! hopefully my painstakingly chosen lights n fans n other fixtures will be up on the ceiling soon enough... then the sliding doors and windows n finally the curtains which are ready but cannot be installed because of the hold-up. Only then will the house be a home! can't wait!!!!

finally i'd like to make a comment abt all my close friends... esp the ones that i made in college.. funny how during college days not everyone had a chance to gel with every other person, and we were mostly lost in our own lil tunnels without appreciating the greater underground system of friendship... but with facebook and reading other ppl's blogs from time to time, it's amazing how letters of the alphabet thrown together seems to convey a plethora of emotions, images, smells n even tastes that has enriched our lives to quite a point. so to all my friends, old and new, i'm proud to be acquainted with u guys and thank you for taking time out to read what menial things i have to say here.. ;-) i read something that really stuck over the last few days, it's this: most of us forget to thank the people in their lives who make the time for you, because the very fact that they make the time for you, however little or after however long, it means that they really truly care. so there it is.. hopefully, you will all make it a point today after reading this to tell as many ppl out there as possible that you would like to personally thank them for making time for you. big huggles goes out to everyone out there... may you strap on super high heels of positivism and may your outlook be draped in a rainbow of beautiful experiences ! haha, hope that makes sense even if it sounds like a bunch of gibberish!

6 comments:

PengPeng彬彬 said...

I finished reading that in one go in less than two minutes !!! a superb entry, as usual and thank you for making time for me (my part done, haha)

Can't wait to see pictures showing progress of the house.

xx

Eric Constantine said...

Queen of the highest goddess,

aishey, i know that datin...yes, she's always like that ...

anyway, love the entry. miss your jokes.

tiee said...

i always admire u. even during our college years. I know u r one great lady and educator. Thanks for being a good friend, classmates, neighbours..and thanks for sharing your many talents; baking, cooking and of course sharing ideas and teaching techniques. Luv u for who u r. Glad that finally sch and admin start to appreciate u as well. Good luck.

escape2 said...

congrats on the promotion.

Lili said...

Surf's up! Ride high! (not very articulate these days especially now with a banana in my mouth).

Miss Mathew said...

Ur post put a smile on my face :) TQ.

p/s: congratz DG44!!!!