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What a Teacher Wants…

Posted by on Jun 28, 2019 in Featured, Personal

This last month has been an endless whir of farewell parties, presents, the graduation ceremony and goodbyes. I’ve had endless conversations with students the last two weeks. Most of it was the same – Miss, we’re going to miss you. Why can’t you stay? When you’ve been teaching the same bunch of kids for some time, in the same environment, you tend to start reflecting on what you’ve achieved, exactly. What is a teacher looking for from a student? It’s easy to say that a teacher wants good results. But a kid does not have to come to school for that. What I want from my students are a whole lot more… I want them to be able to tell what’s right and wrong. I want them to be able to do the correct thing, even if it’s a difficult path to follow. I want them independent enough to think for themselves. These are so much more important than academic results (those are important as well, by the way, just not as highly ranked in my eyes). Miss the place? Not really… Miss the job? I’m doing the same thing, in another place, so no… Miss the friends I’ve...

Leon Lai – Metro 2019

Posted by on May 8, 2019 in Events, Featured

(Photo courtesy of Kow Kay Sin). I first noticed Leon Lai in 1990. He had just started his music career at that time. I was hooked. The first time he came to Malaysia for a concert, in 1994, I was a broke student. I had to skip the concert. Then, in 2001, I went for his second concert in Malaysia. It was really fun. Last Saturday, Leon came for his third (and possibly last) concert in Malaysia. The 18-year gap between the two concerts brought out ALL of his fans, and the hall was quite full. The songs Leon sang this time really brought me down memory lane. Singing along to all 21 songs made me realize how much I miss listening to his voice. Hopefully Leon comes again…...

Counting Down

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019 in Featured, Personal

Six years is a long time to spend anywhere. And now that it’s nearly time to go, I find myself looking at a lot of “lasts”. Last Sports Day – done, last Carnival Day – coming up, and then there’s the last Honours’ Day… Hopefully, I’ve left a good legacy with these students – if they can treat every staff member here the way they treat me, I’ll be...

MyBalloonFiesta is Back in Putrajaya

Posted by on Jan 4, 2019 in Events

(Pictures courtesy of AKA Balloon Sdn. Bhd.) The Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta returns home to Putrajaya this year for its 10th anniversary, from 28 to 31 March 2019. The activities associated with the event are also back. These include the Picnic Zone, the food and beverage park, the Night Glow and the Hare and Hound contest. The hot air balloons this year will be from all over the world including countries like Belgium, India, United Kingdom, Spain, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand.  For more information, click...