Shahrill Ramli, as a teacher is heading a very hectic professional schedule now; as well as Shahrill Ramli, as a 27 years-old childlike devoting personal calendar to the fullest! Last weekend dated 16th April and 17th April was quite hectic with red-letters events; both for professional as well personal slots.
Prefects’, Librarians’ & Peer Mentors’ Camp.
On Saturday, dated 16th April 2011, the school simultaneously organized 2 events on the very same day. Hmmm…I won’t be saying anything about the ‘coincidence’ which I think was actually avoidable but perhaps due to mandatory ‘aspiration’, nobody has the right to object although obviously it seemed ridiculous to conduct 2 internal events; as if like about were trying to outwit each others! Nonetheless, if that was the best, we all should obliged to that. Anyway, enough with the blabbering!
Luncheon with English Panel at Pakistani cuisine restaurant “Kabul.”
The school conducted ‘Latihan Dalam Perkhidmatan’ (LADAP) slot focusing on “Pentaksiran Berasaskan Sekolah” which basically centres on how the new school-based assessment will be implemented and how the oral assessment as well as PEKA (Science Assessment) will be evaluated in accordance to standardized modules and procedures. At the same time, prefects’ camp was organized by the Discipline Board & Counselling Society as well for prefects, librarians and peer mentors. As the Year 5 Discipline Teacher, it was my responsibility to be there and supervised the pupils as well.
Ampang Hill Lookout Point.
While participating the Prefects’ Camp; took a break and make a dash at TESCO Rawang for English Panel luncheon at a Pakistani-Arabian cuisine restaurant called “Kabul” with Zuraini. The delicacies were sumptuous lot and I guess every penny spent were worthy! Fingers-licking good y’all. Viva English Panel and to the Head of English Panel Kak Wahida for lavishing us with that treat.
Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTic).
After that, I went back to school with Zuraini who also happened to be a discipline teacher, thus had to be with the prefects at the Prefects’ Camp. The camp called off around 4.15 P.M.
That night, went to Ampang Hill Lookout Point to witness the magnificent breath-taking night scenery of Kuala Lumpur from hilltop view. Subhanallah! It was so beautiful seeing the electrical lights shining amidst the darkness like tiny magical fireflies; with 2 cones-pillars of course (KLCC Twin Towers) and KL Tower clearly visible from afar.
National Monument or “Tugu Negara” and The 1st Cenotaph at Lake Garden.
Then, went to the heart of KL for night rendezvouses at Saloma Bistro and Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTic) which are at the side of the famous nightclub The Zouk. Saloma Bistro was an elegant place to chill and relax your mind in a luxurious style while just at the side of it is The MaTic which is an opposite to the style of Saloma Bistro! A bazaar is erected at field in MaTic compound and there was a karaoke stage and few stalls aligned. It felt as if you were in two worlds; Saloma Bistro with its elegance and MaTic with its down town market commoners. But both make me feel good all the way! (,”) Called the night off at 12.15 A.M. and back to Serendah, Hulu Selangor.
The ASEAN Sculptures Garden at Lake Garden.
On Sunday afternoon, another round to Kuala Lumpur. This time, simply focused at The Lake Garden Complex; National Monument or “Tugu Negara”, the world largest bronze grouping monument. The National monument was erected to commemorate the sacrifices of Malaysians in The World War II particularly during Japanese Occupation. It was built in 1963 to replace the first National Monument which is a cenotaph (still exist till today). Seeing the Tugu Negara really evoked an over-whelming emotion to me; I imagined how our forefathers fought the colonials and were tortured to death! Unfortunately, what our younger generations do now? Disregard the social contract agreed years ago and perceived the sacrifices made by forefathers as mediocre. What a shame!
The Public Service Library/Museum at Lake Garden.
Next, proceed to the ASEAN Scuplture Garden just around the corner. It is a garden assembling a few sculptures built by ASEAN sculptors. Abstract architecture all around and a good place for arts lovers.
Lake Garden or Taman Tasik Perdana boasts a lot of tourists attraction which are located near to each others. After ASEAN Scuplture Garden, went to Public Service Library (‘Perpustakaan Perkhidmatan Awam’) which houses thousands of documentation on the history of public service in Malaysia. It is a very informative place and for a historical freak, I love the library or the museum! Awesome!
The last destination was Kuala Lumpur’s Bird Park. It has been dubbed as the world’s largest free-walk aviary. It was built in 19991 and nest a lot of birds from Malaysia and abroad. It is segregated into several sections in accordance to the various avians. It also has an incubation room or a nursery where one can witness the incubation and hatching process. The beautiful birds with myriads of colours were definitely bedazzling! Subhanallah!
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park at Lake Garden.
On whole, I enjoyed my weekend as usual. Despite the hectic schedule. Well, life. The current flows following the riverbend, aite? (,”)