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Saturday, 5 October 2013

Hall of Fame



Assalamualaikum....

Here I am. Sekejap ada sekejap tadeee..I'm quite stress,inside out. Could not really concentrate in classes due to other workloads. Alhamdulillah, the Form 3s done with their English yesterday. I see them smiling and look confident. That could be a good sign! We did our part,now lets hope for the best...




Yesterday, I also witnessed the 'magic of words'. After a writing session with the fifth formers, I decided to proceed the class with a vocabulary exercise. I planned to give them a song lyric (with blanks).Their job is to listen to the song and fill in the blanks with the correct words. So here is the song's lyric.



Yeah, You could be the greatest
You can be the best
You can be the king kong banging on your chest

You could beat the world
You could beat the war
You could talk to God, go banging on his door

You can throw your hands up
You can beat the clock
You can move a mountain
You can break rocks
You can be a master
Don't wait for luck
Dedicate yourself and you can find yourself

Chorus
Standing in the hall of fame                                  
And the world's gonna know your name
Cause you burn with the brightest flame
And the world's gonna know your name
And you'll be on the walls of the hall of fame

You could go the distance
You could run the mile
You could walk straight through hell with a smile

You could be the hero
You could get the gold
Breaking all the records they thought never could be broke

Do it for your people
Do it for your pride
Never gonna know if you never even try

Do it for your country
Do it for your name
Cause there's gonna be a day

(Chorus)

Be a champion (4x)
On the walls of the hall of fame

Be studentsbe teachers
Be politicians, be preachers

Be believers, be leaders
Be astronauts, be champions, be true seekers

Be studentsbe teachers
Be politicians, be preachers

Be believers, be leaders
Be astronauts, be champions

(Chorus)

….
….
….
….
…..
Standing in the hall of fame


Then,I've explained to them,line-by-line just like the way I'm teaching poem. I interpret the lyric from a students point of view. While I'm explaining, I get too emotional and start to relate the whole lyrics with sacrifices made by the parents and teachers. 




I mentioned something like this 'You can't actually pay your parent with money, it won't be enough. They're not hungry for your money, their hungry to see you succeed'. Some of them shred into tears and me too (almost)..




I don't actually expect that kind of reaction from them.After the class they look motivated and lets hope the spirit will last until the end of the year.I'm expecting something 'big' from this year SPM candidates. This song tells us, Anything is Possible. Now, lets listen to the song and appreciate the lyric.




P/s: Esok pi padang besaq woi,cari jersi.


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Google Images

Sunday, 24 March 2013

THE 'LOWS'


Assalamualaikum..

Almost 5 months since I last updated my blog. So far this year, there are 'highs' and 'lows'. Today I'm gonna write about the 'lows'.



PMR 2012



  • There is no improvement as expected
  • I'm lost, because all of us, had given our hearts and souls, in and off the PnP.
  • Frustrating.. due to the reason that all of things I've discussed a night before exam, came out in the exam. 
  • But thank you to the students who always tried their best in improving their English :)


WORKLOAD


  • This year, I've spent my time more on meetingssss. Sukan tu, sukan ni, bla bla bla..
  • I can't concentrate on my teaching
  • Missed lots of my classes. 
  • And the school administration doesn't make my job easier either. Thank you.

SPM 2012



  • This is the biggest disappointment of all. 
  • I feel bad 
  • The night after the result released, I cant sleep. Thinking about what went wrong.
  • My colleague and I did whatever we could to help the students. For the weaker class, we had extra classes on Friday + extra classes on the night. 
  • We spent our time working on the essay because it is the vital part on English 1119.


  • I shed into tears when I recalled 'those faces'. 
  • Muka-muka yang xberapa pandai, tapi sanggup jumpa saya,luangkan masa until midnight sebab nak lulus. I feel pity for them. I let them down.
  • I still can recall some of them came out form the exam hall and said "Cikgu ! Saya xpenah tulih karangan macam ni. Syok ja tulih. Terima kasih banyak-banyak. Ni karangan terbaik dalam hidup saya". That particular day, I thought i've succeeded. But I'm not. 


  • I don't even bother to see to school's overall result because of the disappointment.
  • More tears go through my cheeks when I've text my colleague later that night.
  • Our efforts are fruitless. We felt bad because English is the worst of all. 
  • We felt bad because it could be our faults. I feel ashamed of myself.
  • Right until today, I'm still speechless and DISAPPOINTED. 


P/s: It takes time for me to settle down. But I wont give up. Never!  :) I want to say thank you to all of my students who did their best in our classes and exam. I know you've tried. I'm proud of you.


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Saturday, 13 October 2012

Curtain Call by Maroon 5


Assalamualaikum.

I've listen to this song for almost a year but still enjoying it. Lets hope you will enjoy it too. Know what? Moves like Jagger  is so overrated!





P/s: Curtain call is the appearance of performers or a performer at the end of a performance to receive applause from the audience - thefreedictionary.com



Saturday, 6 October 2012

Same OLD Story? Nooo!


Assalamualaikum..

It has been MONTHS since I last wrote an entry.
And it has been YEARS since Spurs win against Man United.
23 years of waiting, for a win at Old Trafford is phenomenal.
Good 1st half performance, and better defending in the 2nd half is enough to end the wait.

Well done Boas and co.

Freund and Boas celebrate


The new recruit, especially Dembele and Jan have have what it takes to take Spurs higher. Sandro 'killed' each of the opponents who got into spurs' half and Dembele will plot the attack. As a team, they are superb. 


Moussa Dembele


Jan is already a legend even before his move from Ajax. How many times did you hear a player did REALLY,BADLY,CRAZILY anticipates a move to the Lane?




And see how Jan react to the poster above when he scored for us.


Super Jan!

I believe there is more to come from the American, Dempsey after his winning goal at Old Trafford.I'm a big fan of him.




 However, Siggy might need more time to adjust himself. I believe he will eventually come good for us.


P/s: Come on you Spurs! Villa is next




Source of picture : 

DearMrLevy
Tottenham Hotspur Tranfer News

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Hey!

Assalamualaikum..

I havent write for ages!
I'm currently under pressure 


but i wont commit suicide bebeh!
Lots of things to do
and lots of things to prove.

And...
Congratulation to Hilal 
he's one of the finalist for Astro ON AIR. (clap clap!!)
I know he's doing something he loves. 
and for many years he has become one of Aznil biggest fan
Now you've got your chance, go for it boy!!
You know what?



This guy is soooo special because 
boleh dengaq loghat penang dia dlm tv
hahaha



P/s: Sedaq xsedaq da hampir setahun mengajaq! Semakin semangat nih!



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Saturday, 5 May 2012

Happy ? Noooohh



Assalamualaikum



This is a bit lame 
because its already May
but i still
want to share last year SPM result. 

The percentage increases yet again !
25% 
It looks like whatever I've done has been paid.

I'm suppose to be happy but....
I feel frustrated, and I meant it 
It almost brought me into tears

when I realized that English just made 
some of the students' result look 
'disgusting'
Some of them got 6A's but G in English
and
Two of my best students could only get C+

I feel sorry for them
and at one point I thought I'm guilty 
for those terrible results

But my mentor
A Guru Cemerlang
calm me down
he said

He knows the students
He knows what they're capable of
and what I achieve is something I should be proud of
because my students are too weak

I did realize they're weak
but i felt sorry for them 
because they work very hard  during classes

Later that night i received 
a message from my former student
on behalf of her classmates
apologizing...

Dear students,
NO need to apologize
I've seen your efforts 
I'm satisfied with all of those hard works you put in 
I appreciated all of those time we had in 2011

Thank You Very much! 


P/s: Sedih sebab nampak budak-budak dah banyak usaha tapi rsult...Urghhh!!


Thursday, 1 March 2012

Harder & harder



 Assalamualaikum.. 

Apa khabar orang kampung? 
Da lama beta tak mengarang...



Life has gone beyond what I've expected. This year, I took another huge step to gain as much experience as I could to succeed as a teacher. Currently, I could hardly find a space for us (teachers) to relax. Last year is much more like a honeymoon. I arrived at the school in the end of June. That means, less job to do compared to what i had this year. 



Life start early in 6 a.m and could barely end at 4 or 5 p.m. Urghh! AND after the school session we normally have curricular activities as scheduled, from 2 to 5 p.m. During the night we spend our time writing the LP and preparing materials for tomorrow classes.





Sometime I felt unappreciated. I'm not special, I have no secret ingredients, not even magic to turn those kids into a 'super clever human'. But I do posses the guts to do what it takes to bring them into the highest level and pass the exam. Yes, PASS. Seem unambitious isnt it? But that is how you do it, be realistic. The students here are not like those who I used to teach in Subang.



Last year PMR result has rise for almost 30% compared to the previous year. The 2011 batch has set a new school record. I owe all of my former form 3 students, a lot . And all the credit goes to the previous teachers who are not a TESL graduate themselves. Especially Cikgu Khairul and Cikgu Adilah. Their courage has shown that everything is possible.


Not forgotten to the students who never feels tired and bored for what I've taught them in class. Lots of them could hardly understand English, but their willingness to learn is much appreciated. They never take the my lesson for granted. Kelas malam until 11 is a success. Well done students! MASSIVE task ahead for me to keep up with the current achievement.




I hope, in the end of March we will get another good news. The SPM, Insyaallah.


P/sKerja banyak gila gaban. tapi haruslah bertahan! Pictures are courtesy of Cik Nawi.