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Hi, everyone! I have finally managed to write something. I hope 2017 will bring many great things for all of us!
-TM, 2nd February 2017

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Big Bad Wolf Book Sale

   Are you afraid of the big bad wolf?

   Don't be! Because the big bad wolf is just one of the millions of bad, fictional character out there (okay, not the most comforting thought). But best of all, the Big Bad Wolf I am referring to is not the furry beast that hunts Little Red Riding Hood. Instead, I am talking about this Big Bad Wolf:

   As Ducky would say:

   Yup, yup, yup! It's a Book Sale! I have been looking forward to this ever since my sister told me about this. Books, books, books, where would we be without books? One of my ideas of meeting and falling in love with somebody is in a book store. Haha. I always think that a person who carries a book around as the most interesting sort of person I'd like to talk to. Unfortunately, people who are immersed in reading aren't usually interested in talking! I should know. Anyway, people who bury their head in books are so much better than those who bury their heads in tablets or Ipads and the like. I think.

   So save the dates! I will be going to KL next week, and I CANNOT wait to visit the Big Bad Wolf and give him a huge hug. Hopefully he'll hug me back and let me return home with plenty of goodies. For more information, visit their official website or/and blog and don't forget to like them on Facebook.

I'll see you there!

Thoughts for the day...

   Assalamualaikum and hello everybody! I know I have been very unproductive, both on this blog and on my baking blog. The thing is, once I stop posting, it's a little bit difficult to get back on track.

   However, I recently turned 24 (Happy Birthday to me, yayyy!!), on November 24th to be exact, and I thought I might as well set a few goals. One of them is to post at least once a week (my hands are trembling slightly at the thought as I type this). Ahhem. Can I do even that? But I must! After all, the purpose of this blog is to share as much knowledge as I can. If I don't post anything, I might as well just put the blog to sleep.

   What a year I have had! From getting the posting results on January 10th, to getting briefed on the 16th, and going to school on the 17th, all the way up to this moment. I have had a lot of good moments, some bad ones from which I've learnt a lot of things and some very unforgettable and funny ones, mostly involving my pupils of course. You will doubtless have read about 2 Delima and their main star, Haslina. As of this moment, I have been appointed to teach them again next year. The horror! (gasps) Haha. 

   But it's all in good fun. I have learnt so much from just being with them. They, in turn, have improved so much. As the term ended, I noticed how much more thoughtful they have become. I too, have learnt a little bit on how to manage them without having to shout all the time. They've settled to the idea of working first before playing. They still insist on playing, I'm afraid, but I suppose it can't be helped.

   Haslina, though, is a different story. If I'm to teach them next year, I pray that Allah grants me a lot of strength and patience. She is a bright girl, and I am sure she can even be clever if she tries, but I'm afraid she doesn't get much discipline at home. I've learned that what happens at home will have a huge impact on how children behave at school. We do what we can at school, of course, but that's it. It's 1 teacher : 60 pupils vs. 2 parents : 5-10 children. You get the idea. Maybe I don't understand because I am not yet a parent. I don't know. I just think parents have to put in more effort in bringing their kids up. It's not just about feeding and clothing them. It's about helping them to become people. 

   And those are my thoughts for today. I hope you're having a great time. Make sure you try to do something fun during the school holidays. Go on a trip, write a book, or several, or a poem. Eat nice things. Keep healthy. Be productive. And never, ever forget to do your ibadah

-TM :)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hello School Holidays!

  School is finally over!!!!

   For this year, at least.

   I've had so much fun, and learnt so much that my brain feels like it can't take anymore. Which is not true, of course, as the more you learn, the better it is for your brain. Anyway, I'd like to catch up with my writing on this blog, but for now I'll just wish Happy Holidays to everyone. Happy Holidays! Have a well-earned rest for those who will also be on holiday. Let's hope we'll do better next year, Insya-Allah. Take care!