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What a Teacher Wants…

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 made here? Yes,...

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Counting Down

Counting Down

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019 in 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...

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Sushi, Anyone?

Sushi, Anyone?

Posted by on Dec 16, 2018 in Personal

It’s been a looonnngggg time since I had Japanese food. Sushi Hiro opened in SS2 a few months ago. I’ve passed by a number of times, but have never gone in. On Friday, I finally decided to try it out. The tables and chairs were standard, and the belt took up most of the shop. The menu was impressive. Don, udon, sashimi – they were all there. The food was great. I had the Salmon Don, and it was filling. The price was also reasonable. The rice and a jug of green tea only set me back RM17.90. I’d definitely say that this place is now on my place of favorite...

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