Thursday, April 30, 2009

There are some things...

that i'd really love to say to a certain someone.

but i guess its not really time yet.

i'll just be waiting.

patiently till the opportunity arises.


p/s: i am smitten beyond words. like what R*euben said, there's no way i can go beyond this level.

but i'd really like to prove him wrong.
Because Sharing is Caring.

A few months ago, S*eri put up a blogpost about some teaching strategies.

And it occurred to me that i don't just have N*IE friends but also friends that are teaching but in different fields as well.

So i think its best that i use this platform for sharing.

I think my B*ENL friends that are teaching will hopefully find it useful InsyaAllah.

So in the past 4 months in N*IE what have I learnt?

I've learnt that in teaching, its not just a job.

It has to become an all consuming passion to help and educate students.

And you have to cater to ALL your students.

So i think the basic idea in teaching is, whatever new topic you teach, you need to bring in their prior knowledge.

Help them form new schema to cope with the new topic.

Better yet, make links from the previous topic to the new one.

It helps students greatly.

Another thing i find useful is contextualising whatever you're teaching.

Contextualising meaning, help students understand through examples that are localised or familiar.

And most of all, i think as teachers, we need to be performers as well.

Creative performers.

And no im not talking about being a clown.

But you need to be creative in your classes.

How you choose to present the topic to your class greatly determines how much input is going to be received by your students.

And one more thing...


Lesson Planning is KEY!

But whatever you prepare does not mean it HAS to be carried out.

You must be able to adapt to certain changes that occur within class time.

Sometimes you might just lose that essence if you follow your lesson plan rigidly.

These are just my 2 cents.

Feel free to comment.

And my B*ENL peeps that are lecturing: SWAP notes laaaa!

I need Language Resources!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Travel plans have changed again!

Langkawi - KL - Singapore


People...when are we booking for flights????


Remember a while back (probably a year ago) i wrote an entry on tonsilitis?

The one where i described my voice akin to "hot potato voice"?

Well its BACK!.

In fact, it has made its appearance yet I couldnt feel anything.

Apparently, according to the Doc, my body has grown accustomed to it and will manifest itself without the normal symptoms.

So missing were the fever and the maddening pain at the back of my throat.

Doc said that it has come to the point that white spots had already appeared on my tonsils (i.e. pus!)

I really thought i just had a bad cough that was going on for way too long.

Had i known, i would have not gone to school this mrng and taken a full day's worth of MC.

Lucky im a civil servant.


That's probably the only silver lining lah.


Last night my dad launched an enquiry about my D*arkKnight (DK).

The moment i stepped into the car, he said i smelled of motor oil.


I guess he must have seen DK the night he sent me home after our date =D

Normal questions were asked like:

What's his name?

What's his dad's name?

where does he live? how many siblings does he have? is he the eldest? javanese/boyanese? where is he working? how long has he worked?

and finally...

are you guys serious?

All i could say was:

We're still getting to know each other.


p/s: i miss you!

Sunday, April 26, 2009


w.e.f 25th April 2009

Dear Patron:


You have been successful in capturing my heart.

For further information, kindly contact the owner of said heart.

The administrator.


p.s.: i have effectively moved from Love.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Planning a holiday is fun.

But it is never easy.

We have to consider people's tastes and preferences and we have to come to a compromise somewhere.

But above all...

I REALLY wanna travel with all of you!

*especially before we embark on the treacherous p*racticum that looms before us*

back on track:

our plans were initially to go to KL.

then it suddenly changed course to Bali.

then somehow, because of some availability of flights issue, it got changed to Redang instead.

After enquiring about Redang, we thought it was a LITTLE too pricey for a short getaway.

So somehow or rather....

it got changed BACK to the original plan of KL/Genting.


And i have somehow become the unofficial planner for this trip of ours.

I pray that we cm to some kind of resolution soon.


*i am really missing someone. i thought i would be okay. but i definitely thought wrong. oh i am just sooooo majorly screwed.*


Monday, April 20, 2009

Drama 101

A lot of mayhem went on this mrng for the teaching of drama class.

One that made us all sweaty and high from laughter.

We had animals, characters from books and comics, n.s. "men", dysfunctional families and one very good pole dancer!

-the things we were subjected to in class- that caused f*adly to get a nosebleed.

It was hilarioussssss!

I can definitely see myself carrying out those things in class =)

I love, love, love my Lit lessons here at N*IE!

I am going to miss these people so.

*just like i miss my U*ia friends badly*


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Just Plain Ol' Laziness.

Its a sunny Sunday mrng afternoon.

A perfect day for a picnic.

I OUGHT to be doing something productive.


1) completing Heartlands

2) doing up my lesson plan for the prose package

3) ironing my clothes for next week.

4) and generally cleaning up my room -which has since had a mind of its own-

My sister is in school completing her garments for her final fashion show.

I should be as motivated as she is.

But i cant seem to get off my lazy bum.

Plus, the warm weather is doing no gd for me either.

feeling so damn lazy....


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Now that i know...

that someone is reading


Keep reading and you'll find out a few surprises along the way


by the way,

I am undeniably still...

Floating on Cloud 9.

Not to mention getting bitten by the *insert a Jonas Brothers song here*

Happy searchinnngggg =)


Monday, April 13, 2009

Busy busy busy!

It has been a VERY packed week despite the short week that we were bestowed with last week.

I celebrated my 25th birthday last week!

Had to prepare for assignments, left, right and centre.

I now know why S*hereen was so busy when she was in N*IE.

There was a poetry package to design (some tweaks made after the consultation with the tutor)

Preparing for tutorials.

The ed. psych assignment due today *which took me AGES to complete*

And preparing for my comm. skills oral presentation today

Not only that, F*iction55 also had to be completed.


That was a pretty long list.

A lot of my classmates were absent today and even the tutor in one of the classes let us off early because we all looked so dead tired.

Hahaahaa, we probably looked like dead chickens.

But of course the highlight of last weekend (besides completing my 2500 word essay in record time) was my date!

Yes i had a D.A.T.E!

I had a date with mr. a*yie =)

so lomantic hahaha.

i had oodles of fun.

well lets just say he's special to me.


I spent a total of 12.5 hours with him yesterday.

Imagine that.

We went on the luge twice!

*glad to report that i did not have to embarass myself by wearing the helmet the other way around hehe *

We went to the 4D theatre.

We tried to catch the sunset over at the s*outhern most tip of the asian continent
(sadly the clouds covered up the glowing fiery ball dipping into the ocean)

and finally we caught the cable car back to the mainland

*i am seriously gg to fall in love if he keeps this up*


as of now, i am totally, completely, overwhelmingly...



Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Happy Birthday to Meeeeeeee.


I am now officially a quarter of a century old.


I enjoyed some pre-birthday celebrations yesterday.
And a little bit of drama on the side, as well as a reallly nice birthday wish at the stroke of midnight *smiles*
My N*IE classmates went the extra mile to go get me a birthday cake and pressies!

All presented to me in Literature class.

My favourite class =)


*although it was kind of a non-surprise* - thats another story for another day hehee.
I got a D*orothy P*erkins wide, double buckled belt AND a F21 voucher! =)

You guys are really the BEST!

I can't believe some of you actually remembered that i've been searching for that for a while!
So yday some drama unfolded as well.
I got a lift from C*ecilia my classmate to Toa Payoh and took the train back home from there.
When i arrived at Y*ishun i realised my wristlet that contained my e.z. link, matriculation card, AND i/C were all MISSINGGGG.
Quickly made a report at the service counter *thankfully a*zura was there, THANK YOU BABE!*
And by the time i reached my front door, the service staff called me and told me that my wristlet had been returned! *thank God!*

This is the 2nd scare i've had with that wristlet.

So i came home, put down my stuff and left for t*oa p*ayoh.

Thanks to my aunt, i managed to get a lift all the way there and all the way back.

By the time i arrived home, it was 10pm.

An awfully LOOOONNNNNNGGGGGG day for me.

And then tried to switch on my laptop to T*witter when i realised that something had gone wrong with my laptop.


So i ended up not doing any schoolwork.

I just proceeded to pick up a book to do some light reading.

I had fallen asleep at ard 11.30pm and got a really nice phone call

*from a very nice guy =)*

who even sang me a birthday song.

Thank you A! *grins*

-i can't wait for sunday!-


note to self: complete your essay if you want to go out on Sundaaaayy!!!!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Wedding Season has ALSO arrived.

Today is the first wedding of the year.

Many more to come in the course of the year.

One im eagerly anticipating is my best BUD zak's big day!

So damn eksaiting okay!.

In the meantime, feast your eyes on the pics.

*note: they weren't fabulous lah this time round. was sooo not in the mood to snap pics. why?!*

Kak Karnatie (& Abg Muliadee) May you Both have a long wonderful and prosperous marriage, amiin

me and sya spec
*thanks for taking this gorgeous pic suli!*

the three musketeers

Chantique skali =)

2 gorgeous womento prove that i am a bloody vainpot.
*fake lashes y'all! i LOVEit!*


p/s: i miss......

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Its Dating Season....

Oh yes.

It seriously is!

I had one date last week

*which was so-so*

i had another date today.



it was by miles....fantastic and so much fun as compared to the previous one.

I cant help but compare lah.

The other guy had like a 3 mth head start but to no avail.

Now this other guy...

Well, lets just say i really like him.

Really, really like him =)



p/s: i have another date with him next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The Day I WE Got Pranked

Dear all,

Received some news late yesterday. One of my colleagues has fallen sick and has been hospitalised so they are pulling me out of Q*CR520 [your Lit course, in case you didn’t know] and redeploying me to do his course effective next week. It appears that I am the only one they can find with the school experience needed to do the course. Mr T*ang (who is doing the other QCR520 class) or Mr A*ngus W*hitehead (who also has experience doing Q*CR520) will probably take your class. I find this ironic since we were just talking about Mr A*lex at lunch yesterday. Anyway, it comes at a good juncture as we close the Poetry section [I will still assess this component] and the Prose section begins next week. I am sure I will be able to find excuses to come into your class or meet up with you guys for lunch or bubble tea (if I get invited). The decision is pending depending on the diagnosis of my colleague’s condition and should be confirmed by this Friday. I will be meeting my Department Head later this afternoon after my presentation and will update you at tomorrow’s lesson.

Until then,


This man, my Lit tutor, Mr. D*ennis Y*eo is like a freakin' genius lah when it comes to pranks.

*Belum sempat orang lain nak prank, dier dah prank orang lain via email....>___< ...kentut tul*

He practically fooled almost ALL of us.

I had classmates who were so upset and those that even replied "its okay... your colleague will get well soon, we'll see you around sometime"


Another one was soooo mad and riled up that she replied in the email:

ok wait wait WAIT! this had better be an APRIL FOOL'S JOKE because i'm THIS CLOSE to banging down the department head's door and yell at his face. SERIOUSLY. i will petition, picket, WHATEVER it takes if they really really remove you from this course!!!

And when he made an appearance at the canteen today, my classmate went up to him and said, "You evil maaan!"

It was hilarious! He is soooo going to get an earful when we come to class tomorrow.

See how much we L.O.V.E our tutor? Its amazing the amount of L.O.V.E that we all have for one another hehehe.

I seriously L.O.V.E school.

I L.O.V.E my classmates
I think im falling in L.O.V.E.

Still flying...still floating =)