Like I said, the schedule in school is compressed. Everything is topsy-turvy in order to make all the activities amenable within the period prior to the upcoming Ramadhan 2012; which is circa a fortnight on the way. Anyway, to cut it short; there were several events that were held prior to Sports Day to cut the day itself short and simple; hence, the Sports Week prior to the Sports Day itself. Beginning from 29th June 2012 (Friday); and then the WHOLE WEEK of 2nd July 2012 until 6th July 2012 was dedicated for the events; and of course, on the 8th July 2012 is the Sports Day itself!
Congratulations to Hang Lekir 2012! This year we managed to get Second Placing for the whole Games and Second Placing for Marching! Well done Hang Lekir! (,”)
Throughout the Sports Week (2nd July-6th July), I was entrusted as one of the Judge (or panel) for Short Put event. Like last year, I worked together with Ustaz Shuib, Kak Asliza & Kak Rafidah. It was quite a tiresome event as there were 10 representatives from 5 houses; and each contestants were given 6th times-of-throwing and one time trial; so altogether 7 times of throwing per persons! Under the scorching heat of Equatorial Sun, it was kind of exhausting…..
Me with the Yellow House contingent. With Ali Shafie. I taught him when he was Year 4. Now already Year 6. Time flies…..
In between the Sports Week & Sports Day (8th July), Saturday was a free-day for most of teachers but NOT FOR TEACHERS WHO TEACH YEAR 6 as we have extra classes. So, went to to school again on Saturday……
The Red House – Hang Jebat. The impeccable champion!
And on Sunday, 8th July 2012 is the Sports Day. Yeah, one WHOLE WEEK I dedicate myself to the professional life, which is at the school. Sunday morning began with after-rain effect and very cool. Field was wet. But soon the scorching heat began to evaporate all the moist and suffocating the comfort!
The Yellow House – Hang Lekir! 1st Runner-up!
This year I was not given the task as MC; but as one of the Lane Judge (“Hakim Lorong”; I don’t know the correct terminology in English). So I went to the middle of the field WITHOUT A HAT and did my job which was to ensure that the runners ran in their own respective lanes; and of course at the same time, I couldn’t restrain myself from cheering and giving support to my Hang Lekir (Yellow House) pupils! It was tiring and my head was burning because I have no cap/hat.
The Blue House – Hang Jebat, 2nd Runner Up with “Knights Of Blue”.
SUDDENLY, after the events finished, I heard my name was announced. DARN! My Headmaster had enlisted my name to participate in the Teachers-Parents 200 m event! I was flabbergasted! I thought I could rest for a while to rejuvenate myself; and what’s more I haven’t been eating anything because initially I thought I would just be the “Hakim Lorong” for the day! At first I refused…..then the name has been announced!! I GRUDGINGLY went there because I was so tired; but the kids were cheering asking me to go; so I didn’t want to dampen their spirit! Besides with the so-called tagline by Cikgu Khairul when introducing me – “Cikgu tercomel” (Eeeeek???! Eww right? Erk! Hahhaa!), pupils were getting SO ENTHUSIAST and urging me to run!
The Purple/Violet House – Hang Lekiu; with Kak Rafidah, the ever-zealous teacher!
There were like 11 teachers-parents running; initially I was on the No.2 running but as I grew tired without ‘warming-up’ as well as no exercises-for-ages and almost faint with empty stomach, I slowed down and a parent and Ustaz Shuib passed me! Hhahahaa….. No.4!
The Green House – Hang Kasturi! The Green Hornets? Hhahaha!
It was tiring! I was gasping for oxygen and drinking water; my stomach was bloated with water – SUDDENLY I felt like I wanted to throw up; Kak Maza asked me whether I was OK or not as I was looking very peaky and pale! Sir Edwin came and asked me to lie down on the ground and hurriedly rushed me to the Khemah Kecemasan. Things got blown into proportion as Cikgu Khairul, the MC unintentionally announced that I had to be carried in Khemah Kecemasan and that triggered curiosity amongst pupils! They were surrounding me and some colleagues were fanning me….my first time experience of nearly-fainting!
Running to the fullest throttle! Eeeeek! – Captured by Kak Lela.
Kids were surrounding me and some of colleagues like Kak Adda jokingly wanted to snap that picture for Facebook! Hhahaa….! I can’t lay down because it attracted too much attention. So I slowly walked under the scorching hot to my car, only to find that I have left my shoes and car key at Kak Lela. So,I asked Raj to help me retrieve them for me. Raj is a Year 4 pupil who is a bit plump and short but a very highly confident person and likes to help teachers. I was touched by his sincerity and willingness to cross the scorching hot field to retrieve my key and asked me whether I was OK in the car- trying to resuscitate my condition. Awwww, he is such a sweet boy, ainnit? That’s why I love my job. To nurture the younger generation who are yet to be contaminated with racism or discrimination cards based on religions or ethnicities. My goal is to nurture them and instil sense of brotherhood amongst Malaysians. We can live together. I want to instil that in my pupils so that they will grow up becoming peace-loving brethren, Insya ALLAH!
…And… Laid down. FLAT. Exhausted. Nearly-fainted. LMAO! – Courtesy of Cikgu Norzalisa a.k.a Kak Adda.
Anyway, it’s nice that this year my house, Lekir which is Yellow House secured 2nd place. It is in tie with Tuah which is Blue House; but with all the good track records and new records created by Lekir, it is announced that Lekir is No.2 this year. The impeccable Jebat, which is Red House is unbeatable with massive marks gained via Additional Sports as the pupils are quite many and there are pupils who hop-in and crept into Jebat as pupils have the pre-conceived notion that Jebat is the strongest house. Either way, congrats to all pupils and teachers for displaying such a great spirit despite the mundane air this year…..
Me with Raj, the Year 4 boy who has high confidence and always a helpful hand with the teachers. Felt touched with his sincerity in helping me whilst I was almost fainted. I love my career. I hope I can instil mutual sense of brotherhood in my pupils so that they will grow up and becoming generation with racism-free and no discrimination cards. The children hold the keys to the future. I wanna make a difference in their lives. I was there to give impact. I Was Here.
SK Serendah, we are the best! (,”)