This is me doin my thang! hehe in case u didn't know, last week was a really busy one cos i developed a Newspapers In Education Module from scratch for the Borneo Post, SP Setia Foundation and Sabah Education Dept's state level NIE program. It was a lot of hard work but i managed to get it together without a hitch. LOL.. the only hiccup was that I was supposed to do a 10 min demo lesson during the launching ceremony at SMK Bandaraya, but they scratched that. So Eddy the chief editor was not impressed that it was cancelled without his knowledge so he insisted that i be given the opportunity to give a speech instead! haha.. me being me, well i love the mic, so it was fun to get up there n talk non-stop on NIE for 15 mins. hehe... am i murphy brown yet? Anyway, the guests of honour were VVIP Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye (wearing the cap) who i have to admit is a supberb orator.. he kept switching from BM to English with such ease and managed to drive his message home, playing the crowd into his hands with every enunciated phrase esp his talk on 1Malaysia! haha.. politicians will be politicians! was really proud when he came up to me, shook my hand and said that i gave an excellent speech. ooooo compliment from a Tan Sri!
Also there was Datuk Normah in her green outfit here, whom i went crying to when my ex principal gave me hell. she successfully ignored me the whole time.. ah well... i hear she's going to retire early so no need to angkat-angkat her lah.. not that i do such stuff! lol
Was publised in The Borneo Post for 2 days with a colour mug shot on the first day... one for the launching n one for the workshop.. hehe.. i know it sounds like i'm blowing my own trumpet, but i'm just genuinely happy. 15 years ago i used to work as a reporter for this paper, and now i've come full circle because i'm the person being reported. weeee!
Have to also mention a huge thanks to the multimedia dept of my beloved school, smk majakir. our website is very updated so hv a look if u r free... www.smk-majakir.net Sejahtera Majakirains!
The next day was the actual workshop i conducted for 24 teachers of 4 schools which were chosen as participants for this pilot project.
They were good sports, A-class teachers who didnt mind being students again and listening to my constructive criticism! ;-) hopefully they'll carry out this pioneer project successfully come the new term next year! ;-)
Remember Besra had a fever of 39.2 degrees? well at the waiting lounge of the clinic, she still managed to draw this!! haha... its a family portrait! can u tell whicg is me? dad? baby lanner? and herself? I have to say i tip my hat off to her for being so brilliant! her conceptualisation is above average for her age even if i say so myself! except in this portrait, daddy needs rehab or something, lol.. he doesnt look too good with a wonky eye! heh heh!
This is Lanner practising holding his own bottle! hehe .. he's not 7 months yet and almost 9kgs... such a healthy n bouncy child... so proud of him. he seems to think a normal day begins at4am.. hehe... but i dont mind. i appreciate lookin after this cherubic baby now that i've got the time to just enjoy him being a baby. i think with the first child, we worry too much, too often. with the second, we can kinda kick back n just be happy with the lil joys n endearing quirks... i love u lanner!
Well since fri afternoon last week, we've been having sports for the second time this year. it seems quite a number of schools are having sports at the end of the term so that they have nov n dec to train for the district level in jan... so this year i'm the green team's co-captain but as the captain is away on the course, guess who has to do all the work n run around the field shouting at kids?! MOI! of course! hehee.. but i dont mind.. it's fun! sure beats teaching in class! am gettin darker by the minute though... so that's not a good thing! grrrr
What is this strange contraption u ask me? hehehe i was soooo impressed at the ingenuity of it all when i first saw it earlier this year. it's made of recycled wood from an old student's desk, attached with a hinge, and when closed sharply as in the pic below, snaps really loud, exactly like a pistol shot! hahahahahha.. so impressive! that's what we use here for the on your mark, get set, go thingy for each race! LOL.. to add to its ingenuity, they rub the inside planes with chalk so that when they slap it shut, it kicks up a dust of chalk so its not only audio, but visual effect as well!!! how great is that!??!! well done, Jamalit, one of our sports teachers!
anyway, enough rambling.. but i couldnt resist this last piece... notice the delicious sauce mentioned here.... i literally rolled around the floor holding my belly.. it was that bad... just imagine it and i'm sure you'll be in fits too! hehehehehe... so crazy!!! anyway, i'm a bit miffed that The Borneo Post posted this article... bad bad editing!!!!!
Right, catch up with everyone soon.. for teachers, yay! the hols r coming!!! weeeeeeeeeeeeeee! hugs for all!