16th May was Teachers’ Day in Malaysia! As a teacher, all of us were anticipating the day but a ‘supposed’ order from The Ministry (or school administration, no one can be sure of!) hindered everything. As opposed to the festive and cheerful Teachers’ Day as per previous years, this year was quite a sombre one, especially for me who is now very occupied with tonnes of my Masters’ Degree assignments and school workload! For this year, the celebration of Teachers’ Day is only permitted until RECESS time (which was around 10.10 a.m. until 10.30 a.m.) and then teachers HAD to go back to respective classes and assume sessions with pupils like usual!
The gifts and presents still wrapped. No time to unwrap with busy schedule. But I appreciate them, kids. I really do. Thanks!
There were so many ideas and plans for Teachers Day (as I heard) but with the new revelation, all of us had to oblige to the mundane protocol. We began the day with the usual theme song for Malaysian teachers – “Kami Guru Malaysia” and several speeches by the VIPs of the school, a creative performance by PPKI pupils, souvenirs to teachers.... and then off to eat within the 10 minutes of recess time (another 10 minutes consumed by pupils thronging respective teachers to give presents!).
With Ustazah Sakinah.
With Hajah Norleza, Dayini’s mother (who this year serves as PIBG committee member) & Ustaz Kamaruzzaman.
I am grateful and quite shocked that I still get presents this year as my focus was more on my assignments, so it was very thoughtful of them, pupils. But being superbusy and superhectic lately (usually on Friday, I would go to the mosque directly from the school and then off to UPM. Only be at home at late night!), the presents are still nicely-wrapped in my car. Truly appreciate buy time is scarce, dear pupils! Love y’all!
Creativity of PPKI pupils’ performance, emulating characters of the teachers. I am certainly the hybrid of “Cikgu Garang” + “Cikgu Ceria” + “Cikgu Sayang”. LOL!
With my mind still focusing on the Proposal for “Communication Research Methods”, I brought all the books along with my social calendar activity for the weekend. Awww, thanks for being so sweet and considerate. I am truly touched with the motivations and all. Knowing that I was very stressed, we just had a lay-back outing to Jalan Masjid India and savouring all the delicacies (“Laksa”, “Otak-Otak”, deep fried chickens, “fishballs”, beef soups, etc!!) and prayed at Jamek Mosque.
Bringing the books wherever I go!
Stress! Why?? Because I am in Kiasu mood. And this is important subject to make myself eligible to do mini research (have to score at least B+) and so that I could so valuable PhD in Communications! That’s why!
So, today we went to Padang Merbok around 5.30 a.m. (I know right???!) as the event would kick off circa 6.30 a.m! When we arrived, there were a lot of people there already and there was a camp for Subuh Prayer. Around 6.30 a.m., we ran. Hhahaa, this time around, I was accompanied along the way as someone who is always a competitive runner decided just to get a lay back running. Yeay! Hahaha! But along the way, the comparison was immense! Oh, well. Haha!
Early birds started to run!
A mini Bumble bee! For Transformers’ aficionado!
My Before & After photos like usual. Hahaha!
Circa Jalan Ampang Medan Pasar, an open area sandwiched between terrace of buildings. I was told that formerly, the cemented area was a road. There was a historical old silent clock tower there. Anyone know the history behind it?
On whole, it was a good de-stressing event for me. Thanks so much for being so understanding! Really appreciate.
This shirt was supposed to be wore for the NM Galaxy Road Run 2014 at Padang Merbok this morning but since we just took the goodie bags this morning itself, we opted not to wear it. So, on the way back, I thought of wearing it; actually, much persuasion by the other. Oh, well. A beautiful scenery of Jamek Mosque, at the confluence between two rivers. I just love historical building! I think I belonged in the retro era! Hahaa (,”)