Saturday, October 24, 2009

Love Story- Part 2: If You Love Someone

Ever been in love?

Ever wondered why you are at ease in someone's presence?

Ever think twice why you do dream about someone?

Have you???

I ................ love!

But this time (2009) , I am well aware of what's going on around me..... and what are his weaknesses....because he is not perfect , and neither do I.

When we first exchanged glances, I found him a very attractive person. Thank God, I was a shy person myself (and still am).

He showed me that he did care about me by obliging himself to take me to Pudu Raya every time I went back for the long holidays. I must be either blind or too innocent to understand the 'signals' he was sending to me. Anyway, he was simply charming!

When it was about time I left for Australia, (and he was going to UK!) , my sixth sense (finally I was using my sixth sense in our relationship), told me to see with my 'four eyes' ....... thus soon I realised that he had started showing anxieties over our imminent 'separation'. I wasn't blind anymore!

(to be continued)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Yes, It's Worth It!

"Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way": Daniele Vare.

My attempts at digesting and churning the information I receive every day have made me a rather 'great thinker' (quoting the term used by a classmate of mine in 1982). I breath in deeply and I chew my food intently..... and I am never free from making mistakes.

"Please make as many mistakes now!...." is a phrase I keep using in order to make my present form 5 students feel more at ease during my lessons. I despise the unnecessary 'peaceful' atmosphere in the class, when every student is afraid of asking, though they are very much tempted to pose one or two questions....sad....especially if they have been trained to shut their mouths (as this is deemed to be the best and most acceptable manners).

Correct me if I am wrong, but I must say that children are able to point out our mistakes (and shame us at the same time, because of their frankness). It is a wonder how my dad had allowed me to be frank with him despite his stern and conventional way of bringing up his children. Perhaps he wanted me to be able to speak my mind, ..... perhaps so.

Through years of trial and error, I can deduce that by putting in efforts to make your opinions sound less threatening, people can accept you with open arms. Get the message across but save the sword that might hurt them. Diplomacy does not kill!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Holiday Or Not Holiday?


"Cikgu, hari Isnin nanti ..............."


That was at 7.40 this morning. I received a call from a PPD officer,......(and the rest is history)

Now I must get ready to go jalan-jalan as well as do some shopping at Tesco, to replenish some household items (which are constantly diminishing).... before heading to school because I am 'on duty' this afternoon. Frankly, I don't mind it at all..............

But, on Monday! No!

That is not my choice, I know.

Must go now..... Happy Deepavali / Holidays!