Sunday, September 30, 2007

what is WRONG with you?

masa : 7.30 am
situasi : depressed
iTunes : crazy/beautiful the soundtrack

so many has been happening - nurin jazlin's brutal murder (al-Fatihah), new school session on discussion, tun Mahathir's recovery, Malaysian astronauts to be blasted off soon (i remembered faiz khaleed from st.john's karate team years ago, abby always mentioned about him, and another guy name fathullah radzi - what happened to him bai?)...

i woke up early today, feeling so bored. updated my fotopage and added new links to the blog.

yes, i'm depressed.

i really wonder what is happening to school kids nowadays.

people, i've been robbed - again. this is the second time in just a mere two months (you may read the first one HERE) or the third one, i supposed, if the scooter loss was in count.

my purse, with rm350.00 (which is not mine, they're my students school fees, i meant to settle them as it is nearing the year's end). yes the purse was found opened last friday morning. and rm100.00 was taken leaving rm250.00 in it.

you know, it's been a hell of a week at my school.

school kids fighting, with vicious samurai sword, batons, knives in action... an Indian boy was rushed to the hospital with his throat slashed, by a Malay. policemen from Bukit Aman force visiting the school premises and they were patrolling at the school gate. i heard Kementerian Dalam Negeri was also alerted as it involves interracial issue. the next few days we had discipline teachers with walkie-talkie in hand.

that morning i was robbed, i'm actually rushing to fax a discipline report to IPD Sentul. why? one of my ex-student was charged with an attempt to steal a motorbike. with a fellow form 2 friend of his, also from my school.

the next thing i know is rm100.00 was taken from my purse.

what is happening?

is it still the same, safe place we're living in?

tell you the truth, the boys with the worst discipline cases in my school was actually policemen sons. including that form 2 student who is charged with that motorbike stealing. and those involved with the fighting. and yes, also the boy with 4 akujanji signed and nearly expelled from school. of course, the ones with active middle finger and ruthless foul mouths.

ok, i'm not elaborating on that matter. you figure. it's telling us something.

am i THAT old or the world is spinning too fast?

50 years of Independence - huh?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

mendengar guruh di langit, air di tempayan dicurahkan

masa : 8.35 am
situasi : relaxed
iTunes : mashup collaboration by taufik batisah and syed azmir ~
usah lepaskan + lagu tidurku [APM 2007]

ok, quite a week since i last updated.

things are smooth sailing, as for the time being. catching up on the exam syllabus fast. the form 4's were dead bored when it comes to my class! sorry guys ~ i know learning the art's theory was boring, but hey, it's something that WE have to manage and get done, so beat it!! [ok, that's a Michael Jackson tune there]

remember that we're involved in the 50th national's independence anniversary? well, after all the hoo haa's of course they're promised an allowance. so these boys were tugging at my sleeves [literally] and everytime they catch a glimpse of either me or cikgu shofi they will be asking "cikgu, duit elaun kitorang bila nak dapat?"

yes, since it's Aidilfitri around the corner, you bet it triggers the excitement to receive the allowance any sooner. they were imagining kasut baru, baju baru, jeans baru... you name it. even wanting to grab a new handphone for a change. talk about Raya fever huh?

so we got a call from the officials confirming that the payment will be received by a week or so, which is supposed to be due before Raya. of course, news [especially good-delicious sounding ones] are broken so everybody got so anxious and excited. i don't blame them anyway, for most of these kids don't get much from their family. so an extra money is all they're depending for a well celebrated Raya.

but, some of them went over the fence, bearing in mind that they're going to get that sum of money before the school break.

about 3 days ago we actually received the claim note, enlisting every cent that we're going to be paid for. a new amount it seems, reaching about RM 200/+ for each student. but sadly, since it is on warranted payment so it will be in cash form only in the next three months!!

there goes my Raya expenses too, huhuu...

fret not, it will be a birthday spree [mine is coming in December so should be fine lah]

but, things were different with the boys it seems. so here's a conversation i had with them only recently...

me : ok, korang nak berita baik ke berita buruk?
them : berita baik dululaa cikgu, yang buruk tu kemudian... [followed by the rest of the class]
me : now, the good news is - elaun merdeka korang dah bertambah sehingga RM 200/+ sorang.
them : [yay! yes! woahhh! ~~ the list goes on, you figure]
aizat : so berita buruknya apa cikgu?
me : ahaaaah...sayangnya, kita cuma akan dapat duit tu dalam masa tiga bulan lagi...
them : HAAAAHHHH!!!!
them : alaaa apasal cikgu, mana boleh camni...
them : saya da beli baju baru dah...
them : baru je ingat nak angkat handset baru...
them : [yes, yes you may imagine the tantrums, how may i help them can i?]
me : itulah, jangan diamalkan sikap ~

.: mendengar guruh di langit, air di tempayan dicurahkan :.

[Literal translation : Emptying water out of its tank at the sound of thunder.]

~~Describing an action in which the person throws away his belongings/riches/fortunes at the first sign of a greater fortune/riches/belongings, although it is still uncertain.

ahaa... maybe i should consider teaching Bahasa Melayu after this. who knows?

after a second thought, naahhhh i'd rather stick to my beloved Pendidikan Seni heehee...

well boys, i guess you should carefully consider the proverb after this. think before you act!

anyway, my fotopage is updated. do take a peek and enjoy! =)


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Salam Ramadhan ~

before anything, do click on to http://fairuzrahman.fotopages.com/. currently active and updated to the maXX >> haha promote gitu...


Alhamdulillah, it's the time of the year again. Ramadhan is here, and Bilik Guru is busy again - flipping over catalogues and checking out matching tudungs for the upcoming Aidilfitri celebration. me? as usual i choose to stay away. it's not that i didn't bother, but i prefer to keep things on my own. plus i'm not the usual, typical lady shopper. i'm not easily influenced by the glossies, i HATE avon catalogues or any of the such.


[IKEA catalogues are exceptional, though - oopss...] =P


exam fever is here too. PMR is just around the corner in two weeks time. and SPM is tick-tocking fast. teachers were busy with exam - oriented workshops. and number of students turning up to school nowadays are slowly decreasing. my class of 29 students held only 12 yesterday. and it was quite a relief actually, knowing that the ones coming are the less troublesome. so the teachers can concentrate their teaching and the students were more than happy to listen.

as for me, it was quite a mess too. need to catch up on exam syllabus and prepare the question papers. darn, i hate to be rushed!!


........hmmm


funny, from the hit counter attached i found out that more than 10 readers actually drop by the page everyday - for whatever reason. be it my students browsing for their photos or even strangers who dared to read my blurbs!

but the numbers are rising, and i really wonder who they might be. my comments' column is not a hit, by the way... so just who is it?

do not be silent, people. if it's a trouble for you to use the comment form you might as well say hi in the chatbox. i would really appreciate that~!


and thank you, it's been an honour. i'm so motivated to write on. =)


by the way, as i told you earlier my fotopage is back in business. do check it out for updates. most of my recent pictures were there, as well as the ones coming. it's true that a picture does tell a thousand words right? click on to http://fairuzrahman.fotopages.com/. the link will always be available on the right hand side of the blog.


Selamat Berpuasa & Bertarawikh. semoga beroleh baraqah dan keberkatan dariNya.


"Puasa dan Al-Qur’an itu akan memberikan syafaat kepada hamba di hari kiamat. Puasa akan berkata, ‘Ya Rabbi, aku telah menghalangi-nya dari makan dan syahwat, maka perkenankanlah aku memberikan syafa ‘at untuknya.’ Sedangkan Al-Qur’an akan berkata, ‘Ya Rabbi, aku telah menghalanginya dan tidur di malam hari, maka perkenankan aku memberikan syafaat untuknya. ‘Maka Allah memperkenankan keduanya memberikan syafaat. "

(HR. Imam Ahmad dan Ath Thabrani)

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

the performance @ perayaan raksasa merdeka ke-50, stadium merdeka

dear all, my thousand apologies - it took me quite some time to publish this post. i'm done with the editing and uploading, perhaps only not in the mood. going back to school and be my supposed-self as a teacher, i mean in baju kurung and 2" heels again is quite distracting.

in the first place, i'm a boots / sneakers and pants / jeans type of people...so after about some time being so comfortable running around in flat heels and not having to iron baju kurung and tudung in the morning, it kinda hit me hard.

like - "aiyoooh if only i can wear my overalls to school!!".


duh~



anyways, Alhamdulillah. the merdeka performance was Superb!

like ollie-pollie said - "best sangat sampai rasa nak menangis!!".

i must agree. the boys were the most outstanding group on that night, most uniquely attired they stole the limelight [the other group were a lot more decently dressed in traditional malay, indian, chinese and kadazan costumes] but until this day, i still don't understand why we hardly find their group picture published anywhere?


seksi sangat ke?


i'll let you be the judge. the pictures says it all.


merdeka, Malaysiaku.




.: the future leader generation, answer to mission 2057 :.



.: pak lah :.



.: let the celebration begin! :.



.: first up - tattoo performance by the ATM, representing the first prime minister YTM Almarham Tunku Abdul Rahman's era:.


this is followed by Tun Abdul Razak's buku hijau and buku merah, FELDA themed dance by the students.


up next, Tun Hussein Onn's era. uniting people of all colours and beliefs.



.: malay zapin dance :.



.: chinese dance :.



.: indian dance, accompanied with peacock feathered dancers :.




.: yup, it's them. unik, dan gagah perkasa :.

p/s : checkout the tattoos! erm...it's not permanent, plaka-painted ok. [aku belum gila lagi ~]



.: finally wrapping up the segment, kadazan costumed students :.



.: representing the golden era of Tun Dr. Mahathir, brass band performance :.

oh yes, for pak lah's era, the soka gakkai group really enthralled the audience with an extraordinary human graphic formation.



.: national car parade, this is the custom made proton satria gemilang especially for the 50th independence celebration :.




.: the finale, patriotic songs and fireworks display :.



.: we did it!! :.



.: let's pack things up and go home :.



.: layan jelah, it's time to have fun after all the hard work :.


kudos to the students;

all 76 students from 4 Bestari, 4 Dinamik, 4 Efektif, 4 Kreatif
[+ 1 sesat member from 4 Harmonis nyehehh]

~ you made the school proud, the teachers proud, and of course your family proud. 50 years of Malaysia is once in a lifetime experience. cherish the memories!

thank yous to;

1. partner in crime - shofi zachariah [it was an honour, pal. we should do it again next time!]
2. TOTs - nazri, naqiu, afiq and syaffiq [where would we be without you? mwahxx! :D]
3. my sister ollie-pollie [you came to the rescue!!]
4. abah [he's just so Great, so patient - imagine troubling him to fetch me from school at 2am in the morning and next sending home some of my students~]
5. mama [yes,yes you're worried i MUST understand that]
6. oh and of course - ickle' naufal [love you! love you!]
7. last but not least - atukSan [ntahlah, but just say "you're welcome cik pairuzzzz" hehe]




ok, i'm done. nak gambar?

Monday, September 03, 2007

backstage antics ~

rehearsing, and getting ready for the big day.



.: the stadium scene :.



.: crowd of over 20,000 premiere participants :.



.: waiting for their turn .





.: performing our part ~ dayak iban tribal dance :.

31st august 2007 - we're part of History.

and here's History, in the making. war shields, wooden parangs, bamboo poles, pua kumbu cloths, head bands, tight spandex shortpants, fake dayak headhunter's tattoo, makeup pans [thanx to cikgu shofi] and other thinkable, necessary decorations - just so to imitate the warrior-like persona.










.: busy, busy, busy... thanx to my sister, everythings' under control :.

...................



.: hey i'm done!! :.

50th merdeka celebration ~ the parade

the golden jubilee of malaysian independence, a once in a lifetime celebration.

in a way it did wonders to the family, for the first time in years we actually got all spirited up and patriotic that my momma didn't complain at all about being in a large crowd. imagine the hassle and pushing in public. she usually despises the situation very much, and it's a relief to the rest of us that for once, she's doing OK.

as usual, all national themed with flag hoisting and oath recital. and the parade was a delightful sight for little naufal. he especially oohed and aahed during the military jets and aircraft show. of course, the colourful parade floats marvelled him too. he babbled along during the patriotic anthems too, that cheeky boy.

















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50 years from now, when Malaysia is celebrating it's 100th independence anniversary, this particular picture of abah and naufal will be nostalgic. little naufal is aging at 54 years old, and abah, reaching his 103rd years might not be around anymore. in fact, i'll be 77 years old, and God knows whether i'll still be living to witness the occasion.


how life goes and leaves us to yesterday.


and remember, cherish the ones you love while they're still there~

let's take a break, shall we?





cut the crap, afiq. i know i've been bad. i miss ALL of you during the school holidays [no kidding!].














thank God we did managed to go bowling together, and racing daytona all morning ~

what a day. :p