Thursday, February 24, 2011

Feeling touched... cos I've touched a life.

When I first started teaching, I was posted in SMK Inanam, Kota Kinabalu. It wasn't a premier school and yet it wasn't a rural school. So you can imagine that while the level was average, it was the students who made the difference. Being young and energetic and filled with positive vibes, teaching there brought back many good memories. But the days almost 10 years have passed in a snap of a finger and now I've moved on, become better at being a teacher with every new batch of students I teach.

Facebook is fantastic... it connects people, really and truly. Through it I've 'been found' by ex-students... and it is only then that you find out that although the past is the past, but it is a profound past when my ex-students chat with me now, and let me know how much I meant to them, how much I've helped to shape their lives. It's an amazing feeling. Anyone contemplating becoming a teacher, well, it pays grand dividends although not monetary. It enriches the soul and births contentment. Definitely worth the effort. :)

Jerung's blog blew me away. To know that I played a part in his early life where his perspectives were a reflection of mine, knowing that he learnt through observing me and remembers me in a good light, well it is enough to make me smile stupidly the whole day. haha. so sharky, thanks for making an old lady happy. :)

Anyway, am in the midst of preparing the students for their first trial exam this year. Here's an interesting question that you may try. Email me with your replies, pls use microsoft word so that I can edit it for you if I can find the time.

Internet crime is on the rise. People are being cheated by irresponsible parties who use the internet as their scam tool. What is your opinion on this matter? Your composition should be at least 350 words.

Go on.. have a go.


  1. I am very sure you are loved and respected by all your students. Yes, teaching is rewarding but it's not for everybody. Not everybody can be good teachers. You, however is one that touches others' lives! Keep smiling

  2. awww... tq. you did indeed make me smile. *wink* "we take to the grave only that which we have given away" ~ anon