Some of the things U just cannot control...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

You know...
Instead of typing this blog, I should be doing my literature journal (assignment :p )
Oh, well... you know what they say
procrastiNATION is the biggest NatioN of the world...

It's been a hectic week and damn next week is gonna be more hectic...
This Morning, my TESLian friends and I went to Sekolah Kebangsaan Padang Temu (SKPT) to do some activity (English Day) with the school kids...
We've done this before last year and it was HELL... well, for most of us...

We all wore black and it was like a symbol of death and mourning for me...

The moment we entered the school gate, we were greeted by the teachers who were all wearing green Batiks... and of course the school kids who were all gathering in lines in the parking lot...

at first, surprisingly the kids seemed so quite... so controllable... I almost had second thoughts that today, it might be better than the last time...

but then, after Alvin as the project leader gave his speech (it was a bad speech by the way... maybe he's not prepare), the kids shown their true faces...

throwing stones and each other, talking, giggling, hitting each others' head... Wow, it would be total chaos...

After a series of speeches from the teachers, Alvin and Dr. Mizan, all the kids went to their classes and that's where the chaos started...

I were assigned to administered an hour test to the class of 6 Bestari...
I thought they would gave me a classroom with all the tables and chairs have already be arranged for the test, so it would be easier for me to control the students...

Instead the students were placed in a hall and I would'nt be handling only 6 Bestari... but also 6 Bijak and 6 Budiman...
with Nasuha... (the name of the classes did not at all reflected the students attitude)

hell, the moment I stepped foot into the hall, the students were all running around, bashing each others head, screaming and laughing like I was not even there...

"They gave us the hall... shit, how're we gonna set up the test? there's no chairs and... tables!", said Nasuha with a panic kinda face...

It was chaos (as predicted) as Nasuha madly screamed at those kids a couple of times but I wont describe the situation in detail coz I'm not in a mood to type and it will be a waste of your time reading me complaining about me not being able to control the situation...

But I do wanna share this...

A kid kept calling me "abang, abang, tolong saya bang... susah la..."
so I helped him a bit and he is kinda smart... He knows about all the past tense, present tense and can translate English sentences correctly...
then, I saw him not writing his full name...

Me: Tulis nama penuh eh...
Kid: Ha?
Me: Tulis nama penuh ni...
Kid: Ni dah tulis...
Me: Tulis la nama ayah sekali...
Kid: Tak payah... ayah dah takde... tak payah tulis pun takpe... (he said it with a straight face) tak yah tulis ehh...

I lost my words... Dunno how to react... Poor kid...

It made me ponder...
Looking at the faces of those kids, the laughter, the giggling... there might be some pain hidden inside them... or maybe they're not mature yet to know what real pain is...

anyway, the English Day went fine... tests administered, the treasure hunt went well, closing ceremony was hectic but it went well also (dah malas nak taip), the kids seemed to have fun despite of us being exhausted and not to mention the amount of sweat we shed upon our body...




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