*Karma….*

By Freek at 10:36 pm on Monday, February 5, 2007

This K word comes up a lot these days considering that “My Name Is E-arl” is quite a popular show. I don’t really keep up with it but if I’m not wrong, it’s something about that guy doing something wrong in the past and the past catches up with him or he tries to rectify them. Or something to that extent.

Right?

Anyhow, I believe, this karma thing is happening to me – in my daily teachings with my kids. The kids I get do sometimes remind me of myself when I was a kid back then.

1) I used to be seated around ALL boys due to my incessant talking. My teacher moved me twice to 2 girl partners(who were quiet people but who got scolded too for layan-ing me) before finally putting me amongst the boys. Needless to say, even that didn’t help either.

This year, I have a kid who totally reminds me of me. Well, I have a couple of kids like that but they do that on ad-hoc basis. This kid, is consistent. *lol* Smart kid but non-stop talking action. Sometimes when I reprimand her, I feel like chuckling just thinking of the similarity we share. She is good at coloring and drawing though. So I make her color since she doesn’t talk that much when she does that.

2) There was one point in time, when my handwriting was illegible or times when I scribbled work in the hall right before going to class since not doing at all would spell my doom. My book occasionally got torn or thrown out of the class or thrown on the ground.

I have a few boys who have that kinda handwriting. Considering they are boys, I give them a bit more leeway in that sense. But after a while, I realized why my teachers made a fuss when handwritings were horrendous. It puts a strain on the eyes to decipher the goddamn symbols they call alphabets. And yes, I do tear their work and scrunch it up in front of their faces or simply erase it for them to re-do. I’m evil that way. Muahaha….

3) I used to wonder how my teacher was able to write something on the blackboard(yes, those times when we wrote on the green boards they call blackboard), and still be able to call out my name when I was talking.

I’ve learned the art of doing just that. After 2-3 weeks of being with the kids, I can start to hear their voices in my head when I’m not with them. It’s more of, I’m able to remember their individual voices and laughters. And that’s how, I believe, our teachers used to say “I have eyes at the back of my head”. It’s kinda cool when the kids get called when I’m not facing them and they ask their friend in a hush-hush, “Eh, macam mana cikgu tahu ah?” I still use the same ol’ back-of-head line and, of course, it’s not so hard to convince the small ones. Hehe.. in time, kids, you’ll soon learn the art.

Aight, nite people. Am off to rest. Tomorrow’s another day. With all those things said, I still love my kids nonetheless. They make teaching so colourful.

And so nostalgic.

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Comment by katak

February 6, 2007 @ 2:54 pm

See how degil you are when you were young. But then again, my malay teacher used to say, “tengoklah Dajjal belum keluar tapi kuncu-kuncu Dajjal dah berkeliaran”

Hahahaha

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Comment by Suhaila

February 6, 2007 @ 4:55 pm

Hahaha, yeah they always wonder *how* on earth we could spot them talking even when our backs are turned. It’s hilarious to look at their reactions. 😛

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Comment by Freek

February 6, 2007 @ 6:32 pm

Precisely! I enjoy looking at how astonished and flustered they look.. *lol*

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Comment by Freek

February 6, 2007 @ 6:35 pm

And Dy, at least I wasn’t called kuncu Dajjal..*lol*

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Comment by Drubilee

February 7, 2007 @ 10:03 am

“I used to wonder how my teacher was able to write something on the blackboard(yes, those times when we wrote on the green boards they call blackboard), and still be able to call out my name when I was talking.”

HAHAHA. I used to wonder how they did that…actually i still wonder…so how do u teachers atcually do that ah?? Haha.

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Comment by bedah

February 7, 2007 @ 11:43 am

betul cikgu betul… this karma thing is so karma… teringat lagu what goes ard comes around… lalala… aku ajar tushen budak-budak macam2 kerenah, teringat diri sendiri buat kerenah dulu-dulu… macam nilah, dulu kau cam gini… sekarang kau nyer turn… haizzz….

ok cikgu and hubby … selamat ber-moving house yer… =)

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