Today is the last day of the school! Everyone was so lightened up with the festive mood and jovial atmosphere. I’ve been asking my pupils (5 Gallant, 4 Brilliant & 4 Flexible) to sing their renditions of Hari Raya song just to enliven the spirit of Aidilfitri. The pupils did great but I’ve to say that the last classes (4 Flexible & 5 Gallant) did their best with full enthusiasm as opposed to the cleverer class, 4 Brilliant. I guess that’s why I feel so close to the last classes pupils. Although academically, they don’t soar much, but the will and the kindred spirit amongst them are what make them special in the eyes of a teacher like me. Not a scorer in academic, but a scorer in etiquette.
My class 5 Gallant was so immersed with spirit that I was quite bewildered when they showed up with various colours of traditional costumes as well as hand-made-from-paper props! Their creativities were exhibited and I was kinda proud about that. Kak Norliza (their Malay Language teacher; as well as my Year 5 Class Teacher peer; she’s the Class Teacher for 5 Flexible) was excited to watch their performances as well and served as the judge for the performance! Hahahaha, the kids were excited and they belted a surprised“1 MALAYSIA” song in conjunction with our upcoming Independence Day this 31st August! The 3 groups; Apollo, CoCo Pie & Twisties (I figured that junk food suit them best!) did their best. Well done, my pupils and I am kinda touched when they said they had a surprise and screamed “SELAMAT HARI RAYA, SIR”! Awww…shucks!
Anyway, so happen that for the last 2 weeks, my laptop has gone bonkers once a while; on-off instantaneously for no reason! So happened that the motherboard gone defunct! Initially, I sent it to a shop at Batang Kali & the technician wanted to charge me around RM376++ and I’ve to leave it for like 3 weeks – which means I can only get it after Raya! I was like in dilemma and didn’t pay heed about it at first but took it back when I deliberate the costs and the time factors. I decided to go to Low Yatt Plaza to see if I can get the best bargained price than the RM376++!
So, went there with an accompany via LRT Sungai Besi- off to Low Yatt Plaza! Well, I did SCOLD the Customer Service officer at LRT Sungai Besi for being so nonchalant and unconcerned when I asked her the tickets. Well, sorry to say, you deserved my rantings! I bombarded her and refused to bow down to her replies. As a Customer Service officer, you OUGHT to put friendly face!!! It’s a tough job to be a frontliner, so, EAT THAT, Missy! Don’t think I am a petite I succumb to your shenanigan attitude!
Alhamdulillah at Low Yatt, we managed to go to the last year’s (CHECK THE ENTRY IN RAMADHAN 2010) shop. Although the assistant who gave us free service was no more and we encountered one sneaky-looking Pakistani guy (well, the area was mostly dominated by them, Pakistanis); we managed to get a good price of RM180 after negotiations, persuasions and provocations! And what’s more, it can be done within 2 hours!
Oh yeah, as for Raya cookies, I’ve bought some from my colleagues – Alamanda (Kak Faridah) & some -strawberry-flavoured cookies (Kak Yati Mohammad) as they tasted nice! But, Alhamdulillah, I’ve got 3 free trays of cookies (Almond London; Kremlin-like yellow-and-chocolate cookies; yellowish/butter-ish cookies) from a dear good Samaritan. Thanks! It’s all “rezeki” in this Ramadhan, I guess.
Thanks to dear pupils who gave me Raya cards and some ‘gifts’ (Hahahaa, weird right?). Well, it’s not much as in Practical Days but thoughts that count, aite? Sir appreciates all the cards especially from my Non-Moslem pupils. I never put bias on my love towards my pupils regardless their races or religions – I always emphasize in my class that racial & religion sentiments are not tolerated in my class and I love all my pupils. Unity and harmony amongst races are what I emphasize most. At least, that’s what I can do to nurture the young buds of Malaysia – to appreciate harmony – than to educate the adults who are now stained with hatred, prejudices and biases; all due to political and religion extremities.