25th February, 2013 - 11.40 p.m.

Assalamualaikum and hi again.

These days workload is getting more and more. Too much work to be done in too little time. Due to heavy workloads, my emotional state is totally unstable. But this is me, a human being after all.

Many think that being a teacher is such as an easy job. The common saying is 'all a teacher does is to go into the class; to teach and mark the books'. Perhaps you would want to walk in our shoes before saying it again.

Today, school starts as usual which is the weekly Monday assembly. We had it done in the school hall due to prize-giving ceremony for recent MSSD (district level sport competition). I quietly sneaked into the back row so that I could spend the time during assembly to mark my form two essays. Done with the essays, I was in the clouds for a moment, flashing back at the preparation I wrote in the lesson plan for the class that I was about to attend after the assembly. Suddenly, all the lady teachers looked at me. Only then I realized that my name was called to accompany the principal for the next trophy-giveaway ceremony. This is how occupied teachers are; every single second is spent to do school chores and to think what to is next.

After the assembly had finished, I quickly went to the teachers' office and took the things I needed for the first class of the day. It was a two periods lesson, 40 minutes a period hence making it 80 minutes altogether. Done with the first class, I walked again to the next class for another one period lesson. You see my friend, we teachers don't just sit and relaxed in the office.

The first half session done when the clock showed that it was already 9.40 a.m. Fortunately, my next class was at 11.30 a.m. So during the 1 hour 50 minutes, you might have thought I would be able to take a rest and grab some food before the next class. Sadly, I spent the entire 1 hour and 50 minutes to rearrange my messy table filled with students' books, my bags and files and other miscellaneous things. At last, my table looks like a place that fits for a teacher to sit. Then, I started to open up the big file I bought to fill it in with at least 150 sheets of students' forms for PBS. So when I was done with the forms, only then I saw my watch and it was already 10 minutes passed 11 a.m. With 20 minutes left, I could have rushed to the canteen to grab some food but I chose to flash through the lesson for the next class. Why? It was a class that I had to attend for three consecutive periods, 2 hours. I could have just given 'anything' to the students as long as I filled in the 2 hours. But still, 'anything' must be a worthy sharing session because I teach with conscience and sense of responsibility.   

P/s: This is an entry that I have kept for months, it is only now I have the time to upload it. Anyway, new English teachers have joined the school so am a lil bit free now but still busy! Can't wait for school holidays wee


Assalamualaikum and hi everyone :)

It has been a very long time since I posted the last entry. For those who never read my blog, I have been an active blogger since years ago. I even had joined Nuffnang's first biggest gathering for blogger. But what has been left in this blog is just a mere one post that I posted in 2011. Shame on me.

Well, I decided to blog again because I know that I would have come to this decision, which is why I kept this blog alive. Now that am back, I hope my desire to blog will grow stronger because I am now back as a teacher-blogger :)

A little bit introduction about myself. I am a TESL teacher teaching in an interior place somewhere in Sabah, and the place that I'm talking about has a very unique name; Sipitang. If you have been to Sabah, Sipitang is a district that takes 2 hours and 30 minutes drive from Kota Kinabaly City.

I have lotsa lotsa lotsa things to share but am gonna keep it for the next entries. Till then, I hope my readers will come back here and read bout what I'm about to share and I also hope new readers will follow me too

Some pictures to show you one of the tourist attraction in Sipitang - Esplanade Sipitang. 

 Image cre: Sunduvan

Image cre: raaisma

Disclaimer: The pictures above are not mine, all credits go to the owner :)