“Jadi guru bukannya mudah
Silap langkah pasti terngadah”
(“Dikir Barat Kumpulan 7 B.I.G.)
It is compulsory for all teachers-trainee under the KPLI programme to undergone the ‘Bina Insan Guru’ @ B.I.G. slot which comprises physical,mental and emotional disclosures. The slot is meant to test the students on how to deals with challenges albeit in hectic atmosphere. We were constantly being provoked and criticized in order to strengthen our mental defense. Nonetheless, since my classmates and I already went to the Outside Education for Physical Education, this programme was not a big deal for us as mentally and emotionally, we were so prepared to what were we supposed to be dealing with!
Generally, it was an alright experience. I actively participating in groupies-presentation a.k.a. Latihan Dalam Kumpulan -LDK and also some other events. It just come naturally to be in the element of controlling freak when you have the power and the drive. I have to say everything went smooth without major glitches. The jungle-swamps-and estuary tracking was awesome where all of us had to swam across the dirty smelly muddy estuary and stepped on the flaccid swamps (Well, I don’t really find the places smelly or dirty- just some of my friends’ opinions) and since I’ve already had experience using the Buoyancy Aid, it was a no problem to swim across the estuary!
The kayaking session was somewhat less enjoyable for me; I prefer rafting because rafting ada banyak orang dan space besar; kayak dua orang sahaja. Nonetheless, my kayak arrived first at the shore and that proved that to manoeuvre the kayak is possible even if the body is petite! Before that, we had to prepare our own meals at respective session-cooking outside session which were cool.
For the Malam Kebudayaan, my group performed a “Dikir Barat” where I played the self-made percussion; empty bottles filled with sands and pebbles and when shaked, sounds is made. Kinda creative and I created most of the ‘Dikir Barat” verses; so kinda happy with myself as well! Kudos also to my team mates for coming up with such marvellous ideas.
Sememangnya banyak kenangan di B.I.G. ni dengan rakan-rakan. Yang paling menggelikan hati ialah apabila rakan-rakan kelas Sains 1 semuanya yang tengah melepak santai di pantai pada hari terakhir mengambil gambar tanpa saya dan Raymond! Apa lagi, perangai childish pun mula lah keluar. Terus merajuk sampai semua orang pun terpanggil2x saya (hehee); Raymond biasalah cool je..paling tua lah katakan! Mula-mula ingat nak psycho kengkawan Sains 1, lepas tu plak saya plak yang emo (ahaks!!!). Tapi yang best kengkawan sains 1 semuanya paham perangai saya dan tak ambik enteng. Selepas saya cool down, semuanya pakat gelakkan saya. Masa sesi refleksi with our mentor, it was kinda touching and menyebakkan bila terkenangkan betapa sabarnya rakan-rakan Sains 1 dengan kerenah saya. They don’t focus on my weakness and flaws instead they treasure me beyond that. They understand my characters as the ‘youngest in the class’ and the perseverance is much appreciated. I indeed felt like we are one family and I really going to miss my Science 1 nanti bila berpisah nanti…huhuhuh =(
Above all, the B.I.G. session which consists Science 1, Pemulihan Khas 1, Bahasa Cina 2 and J-Qaf Pendidikan Islam 2 went well.