Thursday, June 30, 2005

Last Day of Work... Start of New Life

Yes... 30 June 2005 marks the end of my five and a half years career with MOE. After these years, I realised that I have yet to achieve my dreams of being a good teacher. I guess passion is not enough to be a good teacher... I need more ...X factor!

Walked out of the school feeling very empty because I suddenly lost a big part of my life...teaching. I have tried other kinds of work but realised that the only thing I can do is teach. However, today is also the day that the parent of my one and only tuition kid sacked me. Sad? Absolutely. Why? The reason was I made the child find the meanings of the words in the dictionary and she thought that he had wasted too much time there. However, I do not find that it is wrong because only through such manner the child then can learn the meanings. Since his mother had dutifully written down the meanings of some words she found for him to learn but he simply ignored it, I know he has to be a little more dilligent to improve. Another reason, there was some spelling mistakes made by me. If I can remember correctly it was only two because I was very tired. I was too careless...should not have let my guard down.

But I hope I still have a little light glowing straight ahead. ACS has decided to engaged me as Adjunct Teacher...partime teacher on flexible hours. I hope God will keep this door open for me.

If you are reading this, please pray for me.

Next challenge, to let my mum know that I have resigned. That is a very tough one cos' I know she will be worried.

Geraldine, I still do not understabd the tagboard give me a bit more time to get it up.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Holiday Time

It is holiday time but it is in the third week of the June holiday. I did not do anything much though. I tried to call tuition agencies for tuition but so far only one assignment is confirmed. I am starting tomorrow.

Had a job as a Speech and Drama teacher but that did not work out. The company is so fake. They did the interview over the phone and then told a big fat lie to the the principal of the child care centre that I am a very experienced Speech and Drama teacher; which I am not!

I have to finish all the worksheets for the school soon. Not only that the publication have to be out soon if not my head will really roll off to ... I do not know where.

Hmm.... back to work now.

Friday, June 03, 2005

It's been about two weeks

Well, it's true. It had been about two weeks since I last blogged. Was so overwhelmed with work that I cannot breathe. The last two weeks of school were really hectic.

First, we had to ensure that the pupils were able to complete the project work in time for the Open House. Eventhough my pupils' work may not be as fabulous as the top two classes but I think they should also have a chance to display their work. So I tried really hard to ensure that most of their final products were presentable. To my great relieve, they actually did better than I had expected.

Second, we also had to prepare the items to be sold in the charity fair held during the Open House. So I was trying to get the pupils to get as many beads handicraft done as possible. On top of that, I went home and continued with the handicrafts. I roped in both my husband and daughter to help. So we spent a few nights bent over the craft.

Third, we had to ensure that the report books are ready to be given out to the pupils. However, there was a delay from the top. They issued out a letter informing parents that the report books would be released on Tuesday (after the Vesak Day holiday). So we stayed back on Friday to print and check the result slips, signed them and dumped it in their trays for them to sign over the weekend. Alas, it was not done... on Tuesday, everything was still sittng snuggly in the trays.

However, all work and no play makes me a dull person. So over the Vesak Day long weekend, we visited the various farms in Choa Chu Kang. I had my eye on a dwarf rabbit. It was so docile and lovely. I fell in love with it immediately. Most importantly, my daughter was also attracted to it. She kept on patting it and even talked to it. However, my husband was not really touched by that little fellow. So we left it and went to look for other adventures.

My daughter kept insisting on catching fish. So we went to a particular shop that allowed us to catch as many fiah as we want at no time limit for just the price of $4. So we did. Together with her, we caught about 20 over little fish and she was beaming with joy after that.

Relentless over the issue of the rabbit, I harassed my husband. So he gave in at the end. In the same evening, we rushed down to another pet shop to have a look at the dwarf rabbit that was on sale there but was quite disappointed.

Guess what? The next day, we went back to Choa Chu Kang and found that little adorable rabbit and bought it back home. So now we officially have two pets; a chincilla and a dwarf rabbit.

As for the 20 over fish that we caught, in the span of two weeks, they died. Guess we are not really suitable for rearing fish. This is not the first time that fish die on us.

And we are going to the zoo tomorrow!