Showing posts from January, 2012

Broadening Horizons in Sibu

Every year, I'd promise my PMR students a trip to Sibu if they achieved an A in the PMR English exam. To them a trip to Sibu would be the equivalent of a trip to KL for a kid from Kuching or Penang. Imagine a fully sponsored 3D2N trip. Throw in a movie ticket, meal at McD, dinner at a good Western restaurant, shopping at malls, fashion tips, free massage chair sessions & being chauffeured around in a Toyota Rush. It may not be much to many of you reading now but to a 16 year old from a humble background, that's an unbelievable opportunity! I believe in rewarding hard work. I also believe in giving good gifts. Remember teachers & especially PARENTS, a reward has actually got to be rewarding! Spend some time doing research about the aspirations of the recipient & tailor your gift accordingly. Even the most exorbitant gifts may not compare to a meaningful simple heartfelt gift. Dont give someone a piece of something they dont want & expect them to appr

She’s Gone

taken from If only women were as simple as cellphones. Once upon a time, I kept changing them because I could not find one that fit me well. It was always interesting at first but once I really got to know them, I found out that they could not satisfy my needs. So I left them. We are individuals. Everyone knows that it’s hard to find one that fits you well. You may look at one and think. She looks great. But when you get involved, you find that she’s not that great after all. After 22 years of searching, I finally found one that really fits me well. When you do find one like that, you spend all of your time, energy & money to make sure that she’s yours. In the end, when you finally hold her in your arms, it’s the greatest feeling ever. It’s an ever greater feeling when you find that she’s exactly what you need & you never want to let her go. Of course, there will always be younger ones, more popular ones, or more superior types. But I have never looke

Off To A Great Start!

I'm out in Sibu this weekend after a fortnight at school without any internet. Firstly, I'd like to thank all my Birthday well-wishers. All 115 of them. (100 Facebook wall posts, 8 Facebook messages, 4 Blogger comments, 1 email & 2 tweets.) I know you love me even though you only think of me for 30 seconds in a year on my birthday. Knowing that you took the effort to click on my name & type out a simple message really warms my heart. Really. Thanks. Besides 115 x 30 seconds = 58 minutes! That's a lot of time to be thinking about little ol' me! hehehe~~~ Together with me in Sibu are 4 students. If you've been following my blog for a year, you'll have read this post made last year. I rewarding some of my students by taking them on a weekend trip with me to Sibu. Will write a dedicated blog post about this later. How is life at school? So far so good. The first 2 weeks have been good & it's mainly due to how cooperative the students have