Recently, Malaysian Government has announced its National Financial Budget for the year 2012 (“Belanjawan 2012). As expected, the plan ignites uproars and mixed reactions from every Malaysians – on the basis of his/her own political inclinations or economical favouritism. Whatever it is; as a plain, greenhorn teacher who is responsible to educate the young buds of Malaysian future generations, I thanked the Government for prioritizing the Education Line these days and acknowledge the importance of teachers in educating the youngsters as main catalysts for our nation’s development. Indeed, now is a high time for Education Line in Malaysia; and to jump into the field when Government is putting high priority – is something that I feel blessed and grateful.
RM50.2 billion is allocated to Ministry Of Education and teachers of DG41 scheme will be elevated to DG44 within the span of 8 years as opposed to the current time-based which applies as 10 years. And of course besides that, the half-month bonus for all Government Civilians by the end of the year. Besides that, the paycheck scheme for Government civilians are also to be revised – which happens to be something that is anticipated (,”). Anyway, just feeling blessed and grateful. Thanks, Malaysia!
Cikgu Zuraini & I emceeing the Sports Day – Courtesy of Cikgu Khairul Muzammir.
The backbones of Yellow House 2011 – credit to Cikgu Rosmainy.
Anyway, right after the hectic Additional Sports and Boot Camp days, the school was so busy with its Sports Day rehearsal spanning from 3rd October until 7th October. For Monday and Tuesday, each house is to rehearse its own team in athletic games; On Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, the preparations for house decorations as well as performance during the marching. The time was limited but the urge to execute a lot of things was immense! I have to confess that I was really busy for the whole week – I was entrusted to be the officers in Sports Day rehearsal; and then to train the kids of Yellow House for the performance single-handedly! On top of that, I was entrusted as the Emcee (MC) for Sports Day – so it was indeed back-and-fro moment!
The Yellow House (Hang Lekir) preparing to march. Costumes ala African fantasy/colours – Courtesy of Teacher Miss Nor Azlin.
It was a bit skull-cracking to coach 33 pupils single-handedly within the span period of 4 days. At last, I chose “African Dance” with fusion of tracks from “Circle Of Life” (OST ‘The Lion King’)-“Waka Waka” (Shakira)-“I Like To Move It” (OST Madagascar). It was pretty daunting to manoeuvre the choreography alone and to have the kids being timid and not giving full-heartedly was sometimes a disappointment. But, I took that as a challenge – I mean, if I were to give in, who else would Yellow House depended on, right? Do the best till the last breath! The kids seemed to enjoy that and the other teachers were helping too in siphoning opinions and doing decorations for the kids. I guess we all did our job – I did the creative side whereas others did the facades and decorations. Each and every one of us do own departments and specialties. And Kak Sakinah, the leader of the house also showed immense support and commitment; so the spirit was channelled.
The Purple House (Hang Lekiu).
The Green House (Hang Kasturi) with Flora & Fauna was preparing to march.
On 9th October, Sunday; the school organized its Sports Day. My partner for emceeing was Cikgu Zuraini. Alhamdulillah, everything went well and the crowd was quite pleased with the way I conducted the emceeing task- by injecting euphoria and energetic spirit ala sports commentator whilst pupils were doing their athletic games (sprint, relay,etc). I was satisfied that Headmaster, YDP PIBG and Kak Sarah, our Guru Cemerlang were pleased with the way I emceed the Sports Day and to be lavished with congratulatory acknowledgement by these people were already great relieves for me!
Red House (Hang Jebat) performing “Silat” – similarity is so uncanny to the performances concocted by Kak Lin and I for Green House last year. Hehehee..
Unfortunately, Yellow House was the No.1 group to march and to perform. So happened that the music CD was not played aptly by the PA system man!!!!! I ain’t going to say much about it because it would be disgraceful but yeah, I was kinda disappointed with the inefficiency and to add salt to the wound; people don’t usually give a damn about team who performed first because audiences were still dilly-dallying. The kids? The girls were great and danced their hearts out; but the boys were practically stupefied and mortified!!! I had the feeling they purposely frozen-up their dance – so that their machismos did not falter. *Sigh* Perhaps, they were ashamed that friends would make fun of their ‘graceful’ moves!
The decoration for Blue House (Hang Tuah) with Hawaiian ‘Tuah’ Beach. Aquatic animals were all here and there! (,”)
BUT, that wasn’t the case for the clear winner of the performances by Blue House – choreographed by impeccable Kak Lin & Kak Aireen! Hahahhaa, when you combined them two, the forces were just unbearably awesome! Last year, I joined force with Kak Lin (which unexpectedly won for Green House; Hahahahaha!). The moves were slick and apt; the movements were graceful and the kids? THEY WERE VERY SPORTING AND GAVE THEIR ALL! With the Hawaiian theme and ‘Lambada’; you just can’t resist the euphoria! There was definitely no contest – clearly the winner!
The Blue House (Hang Tuah) preparing to march and did their “Lambada”. So sporting, right? (,”)
The Purple and Red Houses dwell in traditional ‘silat’ – a similar performance done by Green House last year (Kak Lin and I) whereas Green House (this year) did Flora-and-Fauna theme. Unfortunately, technical problem marred the latter’s performances. It was kinda sad because when you trained so hard, some itsy bitsy trivial matter jeopardize your best, aite? Nevertheless, the teachers who choreographed the performances and decorating the camp-houses should be praised and complimented for their creativities within limited time!! It’s not easy! BUT, within short stint of time; all of us managed to come up with creative performances! Amazing, isn’t it?
Hang Lekir ‘POWER’ (I don’t know when the tagline comes about. Hehehe) – credit to Atikah Rafee.
Above all, I was quite satisfied that I’ve nailed my Emceeing task and to have Yellow House winning 3rd place after so many years in the bottom spots, it was nice too. Congratulations also to all my colleagues who came up with amazing ideas and dedications although it was merely just 4 days of preparing EVERYTHING! That are teachers, I say! (,”)
** P/S : All pictures credits to Teacher Miss Nor Azlin; and 3 pictures respectively to Cikgu Rosmainy, Cikgu Khairul Muzammir & Atikah Rafee. I didn’t have time to snap pictures since I was so occupied with emceeing. Hehehehe. Enjoy the video of our winner. The performance is AMAZING! (,”). We teachers do wonders, don’t you think?