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.