I cant believe it. I've survived 4 weeks, 19 days. Met some great colleagues, teachers and of course, students. For the last two weeks, I was able to blog daily on the happenings in sch. All the posts are a memory to me. haha.. I dun think i'll be tt "hard-working" from tmr onwards.
The last lengthy, boring post.
Today was great, but kinda disappointing. I didnt get to teach 2_8. Cos of the fire drill which had to occur at MY period. So, they've missed one class. Kinda hard to catch up oso. Haha, luckily they went back to the Com Lab2. We finally finished giving out all the lollipops. Haha. It was really funny. The students were all practically snatching them. We gave 4 to a boy, Zi Hui. Cos it's his birthday tmr. Haha. At first I didnt really believe it. But it turned out to be true. haha.. Den I made him let me see his pic on his ez-link card. LOL.. No wonder he covered it in the first place. The pic is so diff from his looks now!! haha.. He used to be so chubby around his cheeks in primary sch!! LOL.. Now, aft losing the baby fats, he looks totally handsome. Hahaha.. Guess not only girls change alot, but it applies to guys too!! Hahaa...
In summary, fire drill was really... Boring.. Sigh, the whole school was so restless tt they started to be really cheeky le.
Den, as the last last thing to do for the sch, we went to help out in the sec 1 cip project. Our job was to take care of the class when they do their part to increase awareness of preventing dengue fever by turning over the buckets and giving phamplets and so on. BUT THE WHOLE THING WAS A MESS!!! TOTALLY NO ORGANISATION AT ALL. lots of things were last min. Especially the part where HuaYi secondary students were there too. All the teachers had totally no idea at all. Sigh.. Worse.. The teachers of HuaYi ALL WENT HOME AFT THEY FINISH DUMPING THE STUDENTS THERE AT THE CLEMENTI CC. In the end, who had to be the Nannies and keep an eye on them? It's US, of course. Hey, even the students were grumbling where on earth are their teachers lor. Tsk, tsk, the attitude is really horrible la.. Sigh... That's not all!!! The planning really sux. The whole thing probably lasted like close to 4 hours, but the students only did the actual thing for about, like 45-60min?? THE REST OF THE TIME WAS JUS WAITING, GETTING OUT OF CONFUSION, LISTENING TO CRAP AND WASTING TIME!!! WHAT KIND OF STUPID PROGRAMME IS THIS?? Aft tt, I gave poor comments in the survey. The grades were all of the lowest. Ha!
Today, after English class, I was almost trapped in the classroom of 1_1. Haha.. Almost couldnt come out alive. Y? Haha.. Cos the boys were all aiming at my bottle of Mentos sweets. Actually, they were the left-overs aft I've given them 3 sweets each. They were supposed to be for Mrs Yeo, their english and form teacher. Haha. But those kids wanted it for themselves. Lol. Then, before class was dismissed, the boys were already starting to crowd around me. So, I held on to the bottle and dismiss the class first. Then, I picked up my things with my left hand, grabbed tightly to the bottle with my right. I made an escape route and I dashed out of the classroom, leaving the bottle on an innocent boy's desk and hurried back to the staff room. Whew, I survived that le.. Haha.. I made it!!! Yahoo!!!
Tmr onwards, all my energy will be channeled reading "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows". Hence, this blog will hibernate for a while.
Til the next time den..
Good Luck everyone!!!
Friday, July 20, 2007
Just a funny story at sch... (a MUST read for all new teachers)
I was blogging about the MOE scholars when I remembered a story of one of them when they first came to CWSS.
Actually, it feels more like a trick la.
Ok, so I overheard a conversation between two teachers. The guy teacher was telling one of the female staffs about the MOE scholars. They were not really discreet about it, so.. Haha.. Here I am, sharing this story with you. Apparently the guy teacher (the one who was singing a song about lollipop until we had to shut him up by giving him on, ya, that one) told one of guy MOE scholars that, you haf to like make an impression to the school and students on the first day. So, you cannot go home before 5pm. (something like tt la) And guess what? The scholar really stayed in school until like 5 plus before he goes home sia!!!! Amazing right? The guy teacher couldnt believe it either. And he called the guy "an idiot la, that guy.." too. Poor thing, kana tricked on the first day sia.. Hahaha.. But I dun pity him. Cos he's really dumb lor. To actually believe and do such a thing.. haha..
Therefore, to all new teachers, use ur common sense and brains on ur first day of job ok? Dun get tricked hor.. hahaha...
ps: I'm sure there's no such rule that u cant go home before 5pm on ur first day of sch. It's very obvious that it's jus a joke wat. Lol.. N someone really believed that sia... Muahahaha
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
In order to tell you what happen today, I have to tell you what happened last night. (wonder if anyone recognise the sentence. It's modalled after The Ghost Whisperer)
Last night, aft waiting for Dr Larry's call (Zzzzzzz) until I wan to sleep liao, he finally called. At around 1030pm. Well, he wasnt very pleased that I didnt send him a good time-table in which I'd told him that what time can he come and wat time he cannot. But anyways, he finally set up a time which was TODAY, 840am!!! HEY!! THAT'S LESS THAN 12 HOURS AWAY SIA!!! Darn man, I couldnt do anything about it too. Cos it was the like the last last option that I haf. So, no choice lor. I quickly called up my CT. Yup, she quickly went through my observation today and wished me luck. I quickly do some stuffs to prepare for tmr. Didnt really sleep til close to midnight. Sigh..... I didnt sleep well too.
Then, the day starts. Luckily, my CT suggested that I take 2_7 to "practice". Lol.. The day started out like BLEAH... Was caught in a traffic queue (which had nv happened b4 til today). Worse, the teacher PC couldnt work!! Wa.. Siao la.. The 3 of us were panicking sia. (Especially me.) Luckily, the problem was solved and everything else went smoothly afterwards. 2_7 was as usual, kinda uncontrollable. Haha.. Especially the boys at the back. Luckily, Haley was there to MONITOR them. Lol.. There's one who practically gave up and slept.
Then, I received a call from the GO that my NSC is here. Wah.. *panic*panic* and I *hurry*hurry* went to meet him and brought him to the Lab. 2_7 was jus finishing soon. Whew. Luckily he didnt come like super early, if not I'll surely die. So, then, it was show time!
I practically just told class 2_3 that there's a supervisor coming in today. Let's put on our best behaviour like a good Commonwealthian. Let's do this!!! Wa... N guess what! They were very cooperative. Class started like one min early b4 the bell. Wohoo!!! Hehe.. Then, everything jus went a blur. But the blur was a good blur. Lesson was going on smoothly. Yeah go no hiccups! Haha.. By the end of it, Dr Larry was satisfied with it. hahaha.. The comments he wrote were incredible, and unbelievable sia.. Was kinda paisay la.. Cos didnt think I'd get comments like this oso. Er.. but hor, dun ask me details of them. Cos I cant decipher his hand-writing le sia.. haha.. So i cant tell u much lor..
After the observation, I was practically high for about 1-2 hours next. Haha, even when i was eating la.. But after that, when it came to writing the daily reports, my energy were all zapped away. Sigh, cruelty of reality. I just dun like to write and do work.
Today, I did something stupid today. Dun blame me! Blame Teo! I accidentally hacked into Haley's laptop! *CRY* It wasnt on purpose! There was a hint there, and I guessed the password correctly. Really!! It was a GUESS!!! Sigh, it's all Teo's fault la. If he didnt want to use internet through Haley's laptop, I wouldnt be feeling terrible now.. *WEEPS* But in the end, I blame myself for being a curious cat. *stabs heart* N he confidently tell me that I can blame him for everything. Was kinda touched by that. But I decided to confess to her anyways. Sigh..
Shall go off le. Going to buy 8 classes worth of lollipops..
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
2day.. Not much fun la...
my head is twirling, Big Time!!!
The day started off, great! Was energetic, attentive. But soon, it was all zapped up by contact time. Yawn.... Almost fell asleep whe Mrs Teo, the principal was giving her prep talk. The prep talk was kinda encouraging. She's a woman full of ambition, as a principal, and an educator. Her views are long-sighted and hit "bingo"! Right on the spot. Honestly, to be someone who can do so much within a short time is... truely amazing. Why did I fell asleep??? (hmm.. Must reflect)
Today is Monday. Lesson are going, well, alright I guess. They're a bunch of nice kids la.. There's always the few who are always trying to play tricks on teachers. The two in Haley's class were eating chewing gum in class. Wa!! I stopped them sia. Guess what they gave me in return? Empty wrapper. Der.. And they thought I would fall for that ya? Lol.. Dunnoe wat to say.
What about my class? Well, i almost lost my temper. But luckily, I didnt. I calmed down and told myself that they're just students who were not listening. I got their attention and it was better. Whew, I almost lashed out my evil tongue. For that, I'm glad I didnt lose my head. That's important, isnt it?
Today is Monday. The weekly common test or mock exam. Wa.. I did get to invigilate a full mock exam today. But it was in a total rush. Apparently, there was some mistake and there was no one taking Class 4_4. Lol.. Luckily the lady found a few teachers who were free (aka, tt's me) and den.. Poof! I was on my way to the Classroom aft gulping the remaining 5 mouthful of food. hehe.. I didnt bring anything with me. And the full 80min was a TOTAL BOREDOM. Now to come to think of it. I wonder how I survived sia.. Haha... The kids were incredible la. There was one who actually raised up his hand. I thought it was an emergency or something. It appears that he jus wanted to pick up his paper which had been blown away. Der.. (faints) Jus pick up la.. hahaha.. Tt's wat i tot la.. Oya... And LeeMing was in 4_4 too. Haha.. I think I've asked her b4 la.. During the first week of sch when I met her at the bus-stop. But didnt really rmb. HOOHO.. Fate is really funny la.. Got to meet her in this kind of situation sia.. lol.. I didnt realise it was her until like 5min aft the exam has started. And she was sitting rite in front of me too.. I'm really blind la.. Lol..........
Anyways, just came back from Parco Bugis. Was accompanying TXL to buy her make-up stuffs and a suit. Total spenditure was around 350 bucks!! Wa.. Crazy rite? Now I dun dare to buy make-up stuffs le.. So scary sia.. Anyways.. on our way there, on the train, a guy msg her to go out la. She wanted me to reject. Guess what I did? I replied:" Sure. When?" Haha.. She was freaking mad cos she dun wan to go out with this guy whom she didnt like. Lol.. She chased me out of the train station la.. Haha.. We looked like two lunatics running across Bugis Station.
Now, I noe why teachers nv let students noe where they live. Cos if they do, dont noe wat will happen la. 2day, I took 2_8 for music lesson. Along the way, a boy sitting infront asked.
Him: Cher, u teaching us today ar? Me: Yes.
(A few min later....)
Him: Cher, U live in Bukit Batok correct? Me: Ya! (surprised look >!<) How u noe?
It seems like he saw me when i took 176 home la.. Haha.. But didnt really rmb him la. Cos, everyday when i go to sch or go home rite? Only see a sea of blue ppl. Reminds of Smurfies... Hahaha.. Muahahaha...... But then hor, he didnt haf to announce to the whole world rite? Sianz...
But hey! tt's not all lez.. Still got another funny boy who is the friend and partner of the above mentioned student. He's really funny la. It appears like he likes to fold things..(?) Haley told him not to fold the plastic bags that they use to keep the headphones. But did he listen? Nooo..... What did he do? He went ahead to fold the plastic bag into a triangle shape. OMG! And he folded like DARN NEATLY oso!!! Wa... Couldnt take it la.. I just broke down.. And LAUGHED.. Luffed like a mad woman... Hoho.. Too funny le. Dunnoe should luff or scold him la. But since it was the last period of the day. I let him off la. ^_^'''
Oya... I'm hooked onto a game recently. But too bad u guys cant play yet. Cos u havent have had the chance to see haley frequently yet. The game is called, "Wa.. Haley, u so fair sia!" How to play the game? Simple, just flash ur arm next to her and compare ur complexion. Haha.. Aim of the game? To drive her nuts. For double players, whoever manages to flash the most number of times wins.. Sounds fun?!! Of course it is fun. Especially those who are watching oso.. hehe.....
Today is friday. Seems like alot of ppl went home early la. Adelz did, even boon leong who always stay in sch til late to finish his ppt slides oso went home early. He walked out to the sch with a few of us oso lez.. Which includes the pair of us, yihan and denise. Oh ya, speaking of which.. While signing out rite? Haley did the most immature thing la. Although our watch says 140pm (which is the official time to knock off), the time on the scanning machine wasnt. There was still a couple of min left. What did she do? She actually waited la. And noe wat? To avoid the sun rite? She actually walk to the other staff room exit to the general office. She's such an anti-social la. Dun walk with us, walk the other way lor.. Haha.. She reached there kinda earlier den us but was the last one to scan and log out. Y? Cos she wants to wait until the machine says 140 there. How lame can tt be?
Haha.. Another long post. Hope tt was entertaining for u. Shall shower again and go to sleep. Looks like I have to sleep on the floor again. It's simply too hot to sleep on the bed la......
Friday, July 13, 2007
A very scary cum terrible cum.. salty day
Have watched Harry Potter. I like the mood of the movie. Actually, i prefer the mood of the movie to the one in the book. Of course, the movie has been adapted, but the storyline basically is the same. It totally surprises me by how much the characters haven all grown up and changed! Haha.. Hermonie is supposed to haf wild, grizzly hair. Well, she did haf them in the first two movies. But from the third movie onwards, her hair is really permed neatly. Especially in the latest movie. it's totally primmed and permed too perfectly! Der.. Total image gone la. Lol. The Weasley family looks really alike to each other sia.. I thought they were from the same family who happens to be casted in the same movie for 5 times sia.. But of course, the truth is, they are not related to each other at all, except for the twins of course. The twins haf the same surname, James and Oliver Phelps... Same surname. They're not natural red-heads. They dyed their hair for the movie, and even though they look kinda old (matured) in the film, they're actually born in the year of 1986 sia.. So, is relatively young la...
Anyways.. I got side-tracked. 2day is scary day. Today, a science teacher had a "fight" over the use of computer lab 2 with us today. TWICE. The first one was the period straight aft recess. We told her tt we had class. She gave in the first time.. So, aft tt, we quickly booked the lab for the next terms la. The system is actually kinda stupid la. Cos the music lesson even though has been confirmed to be in the Lab 2, but!!!! We still haf to book the room manually through the sch intranet lez.. Cant let the sch admin staff do de.. Sianz rite? Den aft tt, we tot everything was alright le. BUT!!!!! The science teacher returned! And she booked the Lab til end of sch!! Which was our period! Die la.. Den our CT had to "negotiate" with her... If not, wat to do rite? So.... the second battle began. Den the bargain was, they let us haf 30min of the time lor. But!!!!!!!!! Aft tt, something came up again. We almost had to share computers with her class! Cos the other labs were not available! The science teacher was really urgent! She actually swopped her lessons just to book the lab for her kids to finish their project lez... Such great sacrifice rite? But in the end, aft lots of confusion... I didnt noe wat she did, but she really let us haf the Lab ALL TO OURSELVES!!!
So cool rite? Really felt sorry towards the teacher. For two reasons: 1) We actually "snatched" the Lab TWICE in a row on the SAME day!!!! Wouldnt u feel sorry for her???? 2) I noe the teacher lez!!! She's from my religion de!!!! So, we still noe each other de lez!! OMG sia.. I didnt even dare look at her lez... Cos I was a coward. I'd admit that i'm a coward if u called me one right now. Yup! I admit it. I'm the world's cowardest COWARD!!!!!!!
Sigh... Today is also a salty day la.. I jus span in my spannable chair.. (Whoo!! Round and round i go... wheeeew!!!!) Did the Grade 7 theory work for the CT.. And then, walking around, talking to Dennise, and, going to toilet, and, walking around again.... What a salty day...........
FRIDAY IS ALMOST HERE!!!!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
this is wat happens when u dun haf a best friend in this world
u'll get lonely.. Like damn lonely.. Pigeons and aeroplanes are flying around me, everywhere!!! I'm sick of getting them. Is it retribution??!!
But, putting tt aside, today is another interesting day.
It's class 2_6 day!!!!
Surprisingly though, they're much better behaved today. I guess it is because of the fact that they're wearing their uniform. They're also more interested in the lesson. I guess, at this IT era, only computer and softwares will capture these youngsters' attention. Anything else seems kinda boring to them. Wouldnt you miss the old days when we sing and dance and play instruments during music classes? I do. But I guess, they dun......
2day is also meet Roy day.. Lol.. He's like the PR personal of the class. He cant sit still and keeps walking around to talk with his friends or see what are they doing. He's totally uncontrollable. I think he tried to make jokes?? But honestly, I dun really find his words really that amusing la.. But even then, I tried to make a polite smile... and guess what he said?
Roy: 你笑得很不自然勒。 Me: (...) 因为不是很好笑吗。。怎么笑得自然？
Actually, I was kinda stunned too. He was the first one to tell me, directly, straight to my face that I was really smiling from my heart. I was totally shameful. I've must haf done tt like zillions of times.. But yet, no one tells me that. I bet they can see through me, but didnt say. Yet, a kid can tell me straight to my face that it was a polite smile and totally unnatural. I'm totally ashamed of myself. Initially, I didnt really want to bother about it. My first reaction was:"ok.. I'm going to practice on my polite smile so that no one will ever find out that i'm not actually smiling from my heart. it's jus for a show.." But now, after 45min of reflection.. I know I have to change this incorrect mindset. Sure, I can practice my "Perfect Smile".. however, nothing is perfect in this world. Someday, another person will say the same thing to me again.
This sentence will forever haunt me and follow me, no matter how well I hide from it. I guess, in order to change it, I would haf to reflect upon myself on how I treat everyone. Whether I am truely listening to them, or am I just talking to them because I HAVE to!!??? And then, I realised that, it all links back to my selfish self. I'm so arrogant and conceited that I do not treat ppl beside me with a true heart, no matter how close they are to me. May it be a student or someone from PC.. Have i treated them with my true heart as i treat my family and closest friends? I dun think so... It's time to change.. To stand up and take action.
If u r still reading this.. Thanks 4 the attention.. Now, let's divert attention to something more interesting...
It's about laptops.. Finally, someone other than me is complaining abt haley's non-existance mouse. HA!!! The person who was borrowing her laptop got so fed-up with having to work with a mouse that he got so distracted and was really slow sia... lol.. slower den me. So u can imagine how Slow that was. Haley ar... Maybe I'll get u a mouse as ur b-day prezzie ba.. LOL...
Couldnt sleep last night. Must have been the afternoon nap that I took. In the end, was too much awake to catch any sleep. Sigh, terrible lesson learnt.
Cool!! It's been some time since I have a long, long post. With more words than spacing.
Ciao.. Shall go to PC for Children Activity Planning Meeting.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Better late den never
I'm beginning to like school now. Haha.. Maybe coz i'm less emo? I'm starting to like preparing for classes and teaching them. Helping them and interacting with students is fun. Like today.. I feel as though I'm totally 被他们吃定了。
Haley was infront explaining and the four boys at the last row were doing something else. I knew something was up when one of them suddenly cover his computer screen. He was loading games sia.. Actually, i Didnt notice that until it flashed twice infront of me. I'm that slow. Ha! So, I just clicked off those unessential stuffs. Then, the next moment, they are doing something else like talking crap. Then, I told them to listen to the teacher. (cos i've been monitoring them myself by tutoring them. but i wanted to stop tt le)
me: Listen to the teacher! them: aiya, no need la.. later u will just teach us one la. me: (=_='') Den i'm not going to teach u le. them: den we dun do lor.. (muahhahahahaah) me: (...) still laugh sia.. (...) ^_^''
by this time, Haley have finished explaining to the class. N i've jus distracted them. Since it's partly my fault that I've "spoilt" them.. I have to be responsible for personally tutoring them.. Sigh.. Whoever is reading this... Please DO NOT MAKE THIS MISTAKE!!! Dun spoil them.. Honestly, I dunno whether to luff or to be angry la......
Haley is sharper though! She actually caught one using the worksheet to cover half of the screen. Even I didnt realise that. Lol... Cool lez.. Gotta learn tt trick =P
Actually, class 2_7 is fun. haha.. Their creativity and participation is really good. haha.. I bet I have more to write tmr when it's 2_6's turn.
I was reading Adel's blog. She wrote about how important is looks. It kinda reminds me of how my sch reacted when there was a good-looking DNT teacher in the school for his SE. Haha.. LOL.. every gal wanted to be in his class la.... n the better looking teachers do haf the advantage? They seem to be more capable of capturing the students' attention. I'm not sure if my sch haf this situation, but I think it'll happen in all schools ba.... O NO!! Then am i ugly-looking? I'm not aiming to be the good-looking kind la!! Jus not too ugly enough to be bullied.
School now is much more fun. My semi-depression mood is finally gone, cos I'm back to laughing le.. Hehe... I can actually look forward to going to sch. Ha!
The power of laughter =)
(mind you, it's not power of love)
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
It'll be the last time...........
After tomorrow, I'm not really sure how I should feel. Sad, or Happy? Or jus plain 失落感？Heck, I hate bring a girl. The hormones sure know how to torture me...... Sigh......
Ppl...... On 6 July, 2007, Friday.. By the time u ppl report to school, I might have jus woken up. Haha.... Special privilege? Nah.. Not really. I just hope I can make it to school on time for my lesson with the lovely and cute class of 2_8... Haha...
Wednesday = 2_6 day = challenging day = meeting Roy day = highly anticipating day = TOUGH DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, July 5, 2007
I want a talking, black cat. With purple eyes....
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
BAD LUCK DAY - n i think i noe y
go watch "Transformers"!! It's totally awesome! Honestly, if my brother didnt explain to me how they made those effects, I would have totally believed that it was REAL!!!!! Woah!!!!!
I'm not totally happy at CWSS. I'm moody all the time. Maybe it's because of the new environment? New ppl, new working system, etc, etc. I'm jus not happy! Maybe it's because I cant get a chance to laugh really loudly. My life really depends on laughter. Laughter really chases away any kind of depression that I would have. I'd be much happier too! At sch, as a student, I can get to laugh over silly stuffs with classmates and friends. But as a higher authority personal, I cant do that! it's all about the image stuff. Look! i cant even lie down and sleep on the table without getting a tell-off! Normally, when I get a tell-off from someone, I'd be able to get over it like really quickly. But now, I cant. Why? Coz i'm not happy at all!
I miss laughter.
I miss laughing at anytime I want.
I miss losing my image and do stupid stuffs infront of people.
I miss shooting sacarstic remarks at teachers.
I miss my happy self..........
I want to be a student. Teaching is really a lonely job. OMG. Where has my passion gone?
Like what my brother said, I am an anti-socialist afterall. I just wont admit it. I come up with too many stupid reasons.
I dont want to be an ANTI-SOCIALIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Name is Yi Fan. 4 September
Still struggling, trying to figure out why I am breathing.
Today you are you, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is youer than you.
your current hotties and coolies
i want/i need
scuba diving lessons
mechanical pencil lead
**Guitar** (Birthday gift anyone?)