Friday, October 28, 2005

Toady...Bangkok We Go

Today, we will be off to Bangkok. Please pray for our safety and health if you are reading. Will be back on Monday.

Hope everything will go well, unlike the HK trip!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Video Editing course ended today

Today marks the end of the three days video editing course for the primary six pupils. I only know that at least the objectives of the course had been met and I learnt that teaching older kids are really not that easy. They tend to go by their own understanding and really treats the teacher like a zoo keeper.

I can say that I quite enjoyed myself during these three days although at times I really feel like strangling some of these boys. Seeing their end products< I am satisfied that they understood the course. However, we overlooked on the video taking skills. Oh... their video clips can really send your head spinning for the rest of the day.

Next, I need to go get a book on photoshop and then learn the necessary skills for teahcing of digital art next year. I wish myseelf good luck!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

PSLE Marking Days = No work

Yup... four days of PSLE marking strted yesterday. So I do not have to go to work. It also means that for these four days, I will not have any income.

These four days are good for me to get some of my video editing done. I havr put it off for years already. Years... eversince Ashlyn turned one year old. Thereafter, I was too occupied with lots of work. So I had no time to do any editing of all the videos that we had taken.

Looking back at those tapes, I am very surprised that Ashlyn did not really change much. She still have the same kind of actions when she cries, laughs, talks and so on.

I really miss those times when I did not work and stayed home to ake care of her. Those days, my temper was a lot better, Now, my temper is so bad that it scares me too.

Haven't really been very happy eversince I returned to work. And now, I am trying to get a balance of my life. I am losing control on a lot of things and like what my ex-colleague said I am a control freak plus a perfectionist. I am trying very very hard not to be. I need to relax or one day I will burst and there will be no return. Scary? Yup... I am scared myself too.

The one thing I can say now is that I am better working as an adjunct teacher but yet again I have to handle the stress of finance. Of course, with this current work I do not have to do as much as before, more relaxed and all but there is the pay cut. Hence, we have to learn to live with lesser.

So, ultimately, I still return to the Lord and ask, "How? Can I handle all these? Will You be there to reassure and help us through everyday of our lives?"

As of now, I know the answer is Yes! He had never given up pn me or my family, no matter what happened He had been there to cushion my fall. So I know that with faith and trust, all things will be well.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Terrorised by cockroaches

On Tuesday, while eating lunch, saw a smal brown object crawlin go my nice pink watch...a cockroach nymph. Scared the shit out of me. Shook it real hard and it dropped onto the floor and crawled aay calmly, leaving me shaking and fighting the urge to throw up my lunch. I did not manage to finish my lunch as I cannot put the image of that thing out of my mind.

Yesterday, went home happily and prepared the igredients needed for dinner. Was all ready to cook satay bee hoon, reach out to take the brown Vision Ware pot. Sitting on top of it, a two inch long COCKROACH! This time round I screamed at the top of my voice, ran out of the ktichen and left the food on the stove.

In the end, I went to the mini mart and bought the bait for cockroaches and another bottle of Sheltox, because the one that is at home, is sitting under the sink, not every far away from the THING!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Work is piling up

Yeah... that is what is happening now. I am in the process of setting the EM3 Maths paper for another person. Cos' she had been putting it off til the HOD of Maths is getting kind of worried. SO I am doing it now. Plus, I have to get the training guide for the video editing course out soon too.

That reminds me... I need to see if the dates for the video editing course can be changed as Ashlyn's school is closed for two days during that period. I am totally not comfortable with putting her at ... Plus, mum is working so it will be kind of unfair to ask her to stop for two days.

Anyway, on top of those I still have to finish the survery for the P5 teachers with regard to the online assignments. still hibernating somewhere.

Then I have to get the Ebglish worksheets from all the levels for digitising. Ooops... that is another massive job waiting.

Those are work, let's talk about home. There is the ever delayed vaccum and streaming. It has been overdued for two weeks and I can literally feel the germs crawling around the house. YUCKS! Then there is that whole pile of clothes waiting to be handwashed. Afterwhich, there is the study room to be repacked. Thereafter, the cleaning of the thousand years old dust all over the house.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... when will all this be done?

Wednesday, October 05, 2005




Sick again...

Yesterday I woke up with a terrible ache in my stomach and I knew it was going to be bad. I had an attack of gastric pain again. This time it was just as bad as the last time. I laid in bed the whole day...practically slept the whole day away. I tried to wake up to eat something but everytime I take a bite I feel like vomitting. Plus, when I am up, my stomach will be in pain. So I gave up and laid in bed the whole day.

Today, to make sure that I am really rested, I took another day off. So tomorrow onwards I have to work overtime in school to earn back the time lost. Hope I don't end up tired and sick again.

Anyway, haven't been sleeping well lately. It's either I could not get to sleep and had to lay in bed turning and tossing or if I managed to drift into sleep I would wake up startled from nightmares. Till now, I cannot comprehend why this is so. If the situation persist, I think I need to go to the handsome doctor to get sleeping pills already.

Hhhaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... why like that?

Maybe.... maybe... just an excue to see the handsome doctor?

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Superstar Concert

It was a suprise turnout! The concert hall was actually filled. The concert was quite entertaining but there are a few segments that are turnoffs. Especially the girls' performance... sorry to say this, but there is a very good reason why they are not even in the finalist namelist.

They came out and within the first sentence of the song there is already the pitch problem...what a letdown. However, the males did a better job. Best of all the top five male and female finalists... they are good.

I enjoyed the last segment the most where Weilian, Kelvin, did his solo. He is good at singing ballads. Really took the breathe away from all the audience.

Sad to say, Ashlyn fell asleep by the time he came out to perform. She was looking forward to watch him perform.

Better still... Weicong performed. Wonder how he got out of camp to perform?

But who cares? He was there...