Kesah Tuan Direktor


Bakal Gegar Dunia

Bakal Gegar Dunia

One of the my favourite moments this year captured above.

‘Pementasan’ bertajuk Dua Surirumah dan Penyamun di atas telah direka sendiri  sepenuhnya oleh Tuan Direktor kecil yang tengah, F, prop pedang direkabentuk oleh Cik Seni Rekabentuk di sebelah kiri, N. Girl power!

Dalam menyahut cabaran menyediakan suasana yang kondusif untuk mempunyai Kemahiran Berfikir Aras Tinggi ( KBAT ), saya mulakan program perintis  ‘Showtime’ dalam kelas tahun 2 A saya.

*Program ‘Showtime’ di mana 5-10 minit awal atau sebelum habis waktu saya, murid akan membuat persembahan mengikut ‘genre’ yang ditetapkan. Berjadual. Inspired by my high-school teacher, Madam Chua.

Ingin saya rewind sedikit.

Jujurnya saya tahu tahun ini saya jarang menulis mengenai anak murid saya tahun ini. As 2014 is coming to an end, I feel like its a closure of some sorts to tell you the great story I had this year with my talented class.

Bersemangat. Itulah satu perkataan yang dapat saya simpulkan mengenai kumpulan 8 tahun saya ajar tahun ini.

Terasa seperti mengajar kelas Performing Arts for Children pulak. Ini bukan bermaksud saya seorang guru yang hebat dari segi itu. Mereka yang hebat sebenarnya.

Cuma bakat kecerdasan kelas ini secara kolaboratif adalah dari segi kecerdasan seni, dan mungkin sedikit kecerdasan kesukanan.

Selepas melihat bakat dan daya saing juang yang tinggi sebelum dan semasa memasuki  Action Song Competition, saya tahu mereka ini ada bakat semulajadi.

Tajuk : Directions/Places in Town

Tajuk : Directions/Places in Town

Kegagalan untuk meraih Top 3 saya rasakan merupakan salah saya sendiri sebagai tenaga pengajar novis (mentah dan baru), kerana dari komen juri mereka ada ‘rare talent’. Mendapat tempat keempat kerana satu kekurangan teknikal dan kekurangan bajet.

Most of these kids are already intelligent beyond the content standard, although from a rural area. Stating that, the beauty of KSSR (Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Rendah) and the new document standard of Learning English is that English teachers have more creative input to insure that the students achieve.

Diskusi Ilmiah

Diskusi Ilmiah

Alhamdulillah, disebabkan tahap kecerdikan mereka sudah tinggi, ini membenarkan saya untuk (tidak rasminya) menjalankan beberapa program sebagai cuba-jaya untuk pembelajaran cara mengajar. Skaligus kelas ini adalah Makmal Bahasa saya.

I feel teachers should always know in different ways, all our students are special. It’s the way we guide them that will shape their interest and passion in English in the future.

Janganlah masuk kelas dengan niat “Let’s get this over and done with..”. Fikirlah ” how can I make this fun today?”.

Berbalik kepada cerita Tuan Direktor.

One of the few aspects of a collaborative class is that when you give directions, most of them will help each other to achieve it. Great teamwork. Except a few naughty boys/shy girls, usually the most talented inner group will lead and patiently guide the others.

Language Arts: My Town Class Display. 10marks for overall total marks monthly test.

Language Arts: My Town Class Display. 10marks for overall total marks monthly test.

Saya hanya Tukang Bagi Idea dan Fasilitator kepada Kelas ini. Jujur. Lebih kepada Pemegang Saham.

Ketua Kelas, K (tak ada dalam gambar atas sekali sebab pergi berlatih tarian) yang selalu akan tengok dan marah orang lain yang tak dapat buat dengan elok. Yang lain dalam ‘talented inner group’ (in picture) akan mentor yang lain untuk buat yang baik. Mereka akan komen satu sama lain dan mungkin beri idea yang baru kepada saya (sebagai ‘pemegang saham’) untuk ubah atau tambah baik.

Sejuk hati tengok mereka pandai urus diri walaupun baru Darjah 2.

Berbalik kepada kesah Dua Surirumah dan Penyamun.

Ini adalah salah satu sketsa *Pusingan Kedua (Lakonan): “Showtime”. Program perintis saya untuk asah bakat dan public speaking mereka. Saya benarkan mereka berbahasa melayu dalam ertikata ansurmaju/warming-up kepada Bahasa Inggeris tahun hadapan (masih melobi untuk jadi guru mereka 2015).

Sketsa ini adalah 100% hasil arahan tuan Direktor F yang ditengah itu, bersama bantuan pelakon-pelakon tersebut. Granted, its no Oscar, but sketsa itu ada intipasti dan jalan cerita yang boleh dibaiki lagi.

Ya, ada pelakon yang tak dapat dikawal telah menyebabkan tuan direktor menangis, dan ya terlalu banyak unsur keganasan dalam sketsa ini.

Di sinilah tugas saya untuk memberi komen membina (ala realiti TV) dan memberikan poin supaya sketsa mempunyai nilai moral ( tak payah bunuh penyamun dengan pedang, hampa ramai, kepung dia kemudian ikat then call polis). Cue relate unsur keganasan dengan kes buli berleluasa sekarang.

2nd take lepas komen juri: Ada Ketua Polis. Walaupun pedang masih digunakan, tapi berjaya ikat dua penyamun tanpa membunuh. Unsur komedi: Ketua Polis tersalah diikat ke kerusi. Takpala, first time.

Applause.

What can I say more about them?

I will definitely miss you guys! I’ve had so much fun and I learnt a lot personally and professionally from all of you talented bunch.

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For auld lang syne

Hoping to be there again next year in Year 3 for Part 3: Showtime.

To 2Bestari, with love.

 

 

*Pusingan Pertama ( Book Club ).

 

 

Running (Wo)Man


Itu Taylor Swift yang maveles di sebelah kiri. Yang kanan si comot, sampai kena edit pakai aviator supaya lulus untuk dipaparkan.

Saya tau saya mungkin takkan jadi sekurus seperti saudari TS, tapi untuk berjaya kita perlu ada idola, kan?

Kawan-kawan yang setia mengikuti penulisan saya mungkin sedar makin lama, makin saya kurang menulis. Jujurnya saya salahkan Facebook, secara amnya telefon ‘pintar’ saya.

I took a break for awhile to recollect myself from Facebook. And I returned as I feel as it is better for me to stay now at FB before i quit totally in the future. I made some adjustment in my life to clear stuffs and the tough gets going.

Ada kata-kata ‘emas’ yang agak pedas didengar saya simpan dalam senarai quote saya -

“The word busy is often used by a**h****s. You have to remember, if anybody really wants something, they will go for it. If anyone values anything, they will make time for it. No excuses. Busy is really for people trying to put one foot out of the door.”

Jadi sekarang saya cuba jadi “Yes, Man”.

No excuses. Okay jadi progress setahun bolehla weight loss totalling 6kg in one year. Hoping to lose another 6 kg in 2015. Fighting!

I love food too much to be skinny. Jujurnya saya nak kurus supaya saya boleh makan apa yang saya nak.

Sejakduamenjak ini, saya dah mula berlari. Not that much sprint.

But running is so liberating. Sekarang saya faham kenapa beberapa kawan saya yang telah bertahun pengalaman berlari akan sentiasa join larian itu, larian ini.

Once you start, its hard to stop. Kecuali bila dahaga atau lemah lutut.

Who knows what will happen in 2015?

Don’t wait. I am not the waiting kind ever. Make plans. Carpe’ diem.

3 minggu lagi nak habis tahun persekolahan 2014. Demi masa, sesungguhnya manusia kerugian.

Doakan yang terbaik. Amin.

**Cuma jangan lupa bawak running shoes, headphones and MP3 player. Sepupu, nanti nak episod 101 – 200 + Running Man untuk tatapan seterusnya..

See Me In Real Life


Dua dari orang terapat saya sudah quit Facebook.

Membuatkan saya terasa is it the secret to their happiness?

Banyak masa saya habis ke arah menatap telefon pintar sejak hampir setahun lebih saya memilikinya.

Jujurnya saya rasa saya makin kurang produktiviti dan short attention-span. Wall feed penuh dengan perkara yang menyerabutkan kepala kadang-kadang.

Hubungan hanya bergantung kepada skrin hp.

What happened to face to face interaction?

Jadi saya cuba untuk “cuti” selama beberapa hari (?) Facebook.

Do the things I had put on hold. See and experience life.

Kalau rasa okay saja, mana tahu terbuka hati untuk lama lagi.

Bolehkah? Insyallah. Walaupun ini sudah hari pertama dah ada withdrawal simptom.

Sila hubungi saya secara telefon. Saya malas nak install facebook messenger.

Or better still see me in real life.

“I’ve been looking for you..”


The topic for Daily Post, WordPress.com :You’re sitting at a café when a stranger approaches you. This person asks what your name is, and, for some reason, you reply. The stranger nods, “I’ve been looking for you.” What happens next?

What is it about the rain?

The refreshing smell of water falling from sky to the earth. The drops. One sound after the other. Like the hypnotic sounds of life; celebrating.

I put my feet on the chair beside me as I sat and gazed the view of the sidewalk from the lonely cafe. Serenity. I smiled.

“Assalamualaikum..”

I looked up. Wow. My first reaction must had been vivid because the man smiled knowingly and flashed the brightest smile ever. I shook my head from the flush I felt rising to my cheeks and quickly put down my feet.

” Waalaikumsalam..”. Still dazed, and still looking up to the standing stranger, I chided myself. What am I doing? Usually I just ignore strangers, or just raise one of my eyebrow with an icy stare.

” Cik… ?”

” Nur Lisa..”. At that moment, I felt like slapping my face. It was like I was under a spell.

He smiled. Calmly, he sat down beside me. Now both of us, not facing each other but looking at the open space in the rain.

“I’ve been looking for you..” The words came easily, not hurriedly. It was like he said ” What a beautiful weather it is..”

“Who are you?” . One sane moment I managed to ask, despite the fact that at the very moment he sat down, I felt I had known him my whole life.

“You know who I am.”

Still not looking at me, still calm. He looked up towards the rain then towards me.

Pure and angelic, he might as well had wings. I looked entranced.

Yes, I knew him. Deep down I knew.

“Do you know why I am here?” I blinked. Almost as though he looked into my eyes and into my soul.

I looked down, and then looked away again.

” Something about what I want?”  I whispered almost too softly.

He nodded.

” The prayers you make everyday. Don’t give up.  He is Most Listening and Most Caring”

“Allah had bestowed you the blessings and when He withheld, He is Most Knowing when it is good for you not to have it and give an even better thing..

“Sometimes it’s easier to see what we have not but actually we have more than most of us..”

I did’nt realized I sat back and put my feet up again as he did when he started talking.

” Be thankful. Be strong. This world is not meant to be Paradise. That comes after all this hard work.”

” After the rain, comes the rainbow..” It came out as though it was meant to be. From my own lips.

This time, without turning, i felt his smile. ” Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, Lailahaillah, Allahuakhbar”.

” It’s time for me to go..” He decided as the rain subsided. Gentle hail became drops.

“You came with the rain..”. I said in wonderment.

With the that final smile, he got up and went away. That man in white seems to have vanished in the distance.

The peace and serenity state he left me with lingered as i closed my eyes for awhile.

” Thank you, Allah for sending me Hope..”

Rizqy from the rain.

 

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Dongak Ke Atas.


Atas/Bawah?

Atas/Bawah?

Subhanallah. Alhamdulillah.

Ini pandangan saya tatkala saya letakkan kepala di buai taman rumah.

Secara jujurnya, dongakan saya ke langit dengan harapan dapatkah melihat syurga?

Kemudian saya tertawa sendirian, mana mungkin hamba yang banyak dosa seperti ini mampu melihat sekadar dengan dongakan?

Tapi itu sebenarnya bagi saya metafora langit.

Syurga Jannah takkan dinampakkan dengan mata kasar.

Tapi kalau sudah langit sebegini sudah begitu hebat dan indah, tidakkah kita tertanya bagaimanakah lebih hebatnya syurga Jannah?

Metafora langit adalah metafora harapan.

Metafora kekuasaanNya. 

Metafora betapa kerdil dan mikroskopiknya kita di Bumi ini berbanding ciptaanNya yang Maha Hebat. Walaupun kita manusia, hanya dijadikan dari tanah yang lembik, tetapi kitalah Khalifah di sini. We are the chosen one.

Metafora pengampunanNya. Berapa juta kali kita berdosa setiap hari, tetapi Alhamdulillah, masih menghirup udara segarNya, deria semua Insyallah masih berfungsi untuk nikmat-nikmat ini.

Metafora kehebatanNya. Sedang saya mendongak ke langit yang kelihatan tiada berpenghujung ini, pada masa yang sama, saya dapat melihat sel-sel mikroskopik serta bakteria yang melintas di hadapan mata saya.

Juxtaposed. The biggest creation in the world the eyes can see.The smallest creation the eyes can see.

Allahuakhbar.

Note to self: This world is much more bigger than your bubble. Step out and look at the bigger picture.

Sesungguhnya pada kejadian langit dan bumi, dan pada pertukaran malam dan siang, ada tanda-tanda (kekuasaan, kebijaksanaan, dan keluasan rahmat Allah) bagi orang-orang Yang berakal;

(Iaitu) orang-orang Yang menyebut dan mengingati Allah semasa mereka berdiri dan duduk dan semasa mereka berbaring mengiring, dan mereka pula memikirkan tentang kejadian langit dan bumi (sambil berkata): “Wahai Tuhan kami! tidaklah Engkau menjadikan benda-benda ini Dengan sia-sia, Maha suci engkau, maka peliharalah Kami dari azab neraka.

(Surah Al-’Imran: Ayat 190-191)

Katakanlah (wahai Muhammad): Perhatikan dan fikirkanlah apa yang ada di langit dan di bumi dari segala kejadian yang menakjubkan, yang membuktikan keesaan Allah dan kekuasaanNya).

(Surah Al-Yunus: Ayat 101)

Tahun Ketiga Sebagai Mak Ngah


Selamat Hari Jadi, Khalil Amshar.

Kalil dah tige tahun. *Ade yu yu. Ade yu yu. Ade yu yu. Ade yu.*

Kita ada pertalian halimunan, Kalil, you and me.

Mak Ngah suka ‘something’, dia pun suka ‘something’. Mak Ngah suka makan ratah-ratah cicah-cicah, dia pun suka ratah-ratah cicah-cicah.

Mak Ngah kaki teyak dulu kini anda pula juara. Nah piala pusingan.

Semoga ALLAH menjadikan Khalil Amshar seorang yang berjaya dalam dunia dan akhirat, anak yang soleh kepada kedua ibu dan bapa, dan tak lupa juga kepada Tok, Mak Ngah, Adak & Unkel, Adik, Achu, Pak Dode, Pak Lam, We dan Mok..

Semoga Khalil sentiasa menjadi penyeri di mata dan penyeri di hati keluarga kita bersama-sama dengan adik Zarif Amri.

Alhamdulillah di atas rezeki ini.

Amin Ya Rabbal Alamin.

Thank you for teaching me unconditional love. I never knew i could love a stranger so much until you were born.

Hugss and kisses now and forever…

Mak Ngah.

*Happy Birthday to You*

12/08/2014

I Know What You Did Last Summer.


break the silence

“I know, you know.

You think I don’t know. But I know what you did.

Both of you.

For a long, long time I know.

Can’t believe it at first, but I saw something that you quickly tried to hide it.

It’s a wonder how both of you can keep it in so long.

Time passed. I am not the person I was before.

Hatred makes you weak. So I forgive both of you.

I release you.

Alhamdulillah. May ALLAH forgives the sins that i had done and my sins in the future. And make me a better person.

May ALLAH blesses both of you with guidance and closure.”

Ada Apa dengan Gue?


 

 

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Green Tea with Honey. Feet up and unwind….

Kepala berdenyut.

Letih.

Minggu yang disangkakan boleh lepak, jatuh bedebuk dengan pelbagai ‘tugas-tugas khas’.

1.Harus key-in LINUS  2. Harus melatih budak untuk English festival 3. Harus menyiapkan filing dan kerja Setiausaha Latihan Dalam Perkhidmatan Sekolah (ala-ala KSN la kata) 4. Harus buat kertas soalan untuk peperiksaan pertengahan tahun.

Nah kau, rasakaannn!!!

Balik taklimat ‘penyelarasan SU LDP’,another fancy word for ‘more filing work’..duduk terkelepek.

Tengok jam. 5.30ptg. Mula monolog dalaman:

Wei, dah pukui 5 lebih.

Alamak letih la…

Tu la memang letih. Tapi apa kata kita hampar ja dulu exercise mat tu..

Hmm okla boleh baring tgk TV.

(Hampar)

Apa kata kalau buat plank sat? Alang-alang..

(Plank) Hmmmpphh .

Dah. Apa kata kita circuit training sat?

Satu round ja na! Letih woi.

Ok.

(15 minutes)

50 lompatan tali?

Ya Rabb. (Lompat…) alang-alang 100 lah.

(Lompat) ..try 200 (Lompat).. Adeehhh.

Hei, kata nak break personal record?!

Okla (sebek) (Lompatlompatlompatlompat)

Tahniah!! 400 jumps!!

Sakit tulang keting aku woiiii…

But so worth it kan, hehe…

Yes, so very worth it. Thank you for tricking me, heart.

Your welcome, brain.

Kepala berdenyut. Kaki lenguh. Badan letih. Minum teh hijau dengan madu sambil lepak. Belasah 2 gulung roti jala. I guess i love food too much to be skinny.

Ganjaran untuk hari yang produktif. Walaupun saya bukan coffee lover seperti sahabat saya di m.r.s.f.a.r.i.z.a.l, tetapi saya sokong any kinds of halal  and healthy beverages.

This blog is also in support of her coffee giveaway. Ada Apa Dengan Cinta mu dengan ngopi, dong? :)

 

Spring of Sakura


 

Alhamdulillah.

It’s almost like the spring here in Malaysia. At least, in Kedah.

The explosion of the cherry blossom around my hometown is like a beautiful, soft and gentle celebration.

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Sakura

A blessing, hopefully as a sign that it’s the end of the hot and humid season. And a sign from Allah for us to persevere, because “fainna maal usri yus rho, inna maal usri yus rho”. After every hardship, there will sure be comfort and peace.

 

Kononisme : Feeling-feeling like  (konon) is the posing mosing

Kononisme : Feeling-feeling like (konon) is the posing mosing

The quarter of 2014 has not been a smooth ride for us, Malaysian, and for most of us. Our prayers everyday are still with the missing flight MH370 , entering its 31st day. Some of my friends and family face great hardship.

My schedule is full most of the time.(This is my first post for 2014! It’s already April!)

I try my very best not to use the word ‘busy’ as it sounds like an excuse, because I realized if you want something, you will make time for it. So this year, I’m trying my very best to avoid ‘busy’ and make time. Insyallah.

Alhamdulillah, after 7 years of living here and there and most of the time living like a nomad, I have finally back in hometown to serve locally. I am now a teacher somewhere in a kinda outback school in Pokok Sena, some 45 minutes from my mom’s house. I love the scenery on the way to school, and I love the school. So what is 45 minutes, huh?

Subhanallah

Subhanallah

A best friend and I fulfilled our promise to come back to Kedah and “make roots” here. Now the 3 of us, is working to make the best of our dreams. My bestie, the chef extraordinaire fulfills her dreams to open this great cafe, and another one of being a great global businesswoman. About my dream, lets just say I will keep it under wraps for now. I’m very protective. :P

The timing of the cherry blossom ‘spring’ season is right on. I needed something after an exhausting quarter of the year.

My bestfriend, Nadiah. Thank you for stepping in the moment.

My bestfriend, Nadiah. Thank you for stepping in the moment.

An idea made me smile and messaged my bestie.

” Jom, let’s do a photoshoot under the cherry blossoms? “

” JOMMMMMMMM……”

What an experience! Been a while for my G11 but it was worth every moment of this craziness.

I always wonder if I ever will see the cherry blossom Sakura in Japan ever. Alhamdulillah, praise ALLAH for bringing us this season for us to enjoy.

It made me smile.

“I had a dream so big and loud
I jumped so high I touched the clouds…”

 

 

 

sejakduamenjak :2013


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