Tuesday, January 7, 2014

7 days into January

It's the 7th day into the month of January and I thought I wanted to reflect on these past days.

1st January - School started. Uwais starts Primary One this year, Aliyah into Primary 4. Settled their registration and ran back to the office. Then I had my department meeting later in the day. I was assigned the task of finding students to participate in a moot competition. Names must be submitted next week.

2nd January - Continued setting 2 sets of examination questions with answer schemes requested at the end of 2013. They are to be submitted latest by the 6th January.

3rd January - Final exam for my code held in the morning and I need to invigilate in the evening. Later, took the exam scripts for my code and sorted them. 3 groups, 88 students altogether, 4 questions each student, totaling 352 questions to be examined.

4th January - Still doing the exam questions. Prep for school and work next week. Marking?

5th January - Classes for the diploma & foundation students started. Finished exam questions and continued to figure out the answer schemes. KAFA registration for the children after lunch. 2 hours of class later in the evening. Start asking for interested students for mooting. Marking??

6th January - 2 hours of class early in the morning. Continued asking for interested students for mooting. Finalized the answer scheme for the 2 sets of exam questions, printed them and passed them to be sent to the exam vetting meeting in Shah Alam. Marking???

7th January - Sorting and selecting students for mooting. Students' consultation. 2 hours of class later in the evening. Marking???? Really?? And 'officially' only 2 days remain, officially that is. Because the next two days I have 4 hours of classes to attend to every day. So? Finished in two days??? We shall see...not :-P

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Hari Pertama



 
It's so easy to spot him, even if he had come fully dressed with a tie :-)



Hari ini Uwais masuk Darjah Satu! Oh my darling dah 7 tahun :-) Dalam barisannya tadi aku perasan lah, dia seorang yang tidak bertali leher, sebab mamanya busy memeriahkan majlis perkahwinan makcik-makciknya minggu lepas, tidak berkesempatan ke sekolah untuk beli peralatan sekolah. Proses Orientasi bermula hari ini sehingga minggu hadapan. Selamat memulakan Darjah Satu Uwais! Mama sayang Uwais. I know you can do it! haha over plak :-P

Anyway, disebabkan aku tidak membeli sebarang peralatan, buku sekolahnya lagi, maka aku berhasrat untuk membeli kesemuanya hari ini. Sementara menanti kedai buku sekolah Uwais dibuka, aku duduk berhampiran kawasan rehat pelajar berhampiran pagar sekolah. Masih ramai ibubapa yang turut sama berada di situ, menantikan anak-anak mereka yang masuk Darjah Satu.

Sekitar jam 8 pagi, tiba-tiba kelihatan seorang pegawai Polis Trafik membonceng motosikal secara perlahan ke arah kami sambil melaungkan satu no plet kenderaan. 3 kali pegawai tersebut mengulang no tadi sambil melihat sekeliling kawasan yang masih ada ibubapa menanti.


Tidak lama kemudian, seorang lelaki menyahut, mengakui itu no plet kenderaannya. Pegawai tersebut lalu berkata, 'Sila alihkan kenderaan anda, ia berada di tengah-tengah jalan.' Kami yang berada di situ semua tersenyum sendiri membayangkan lokasi keretanya.


Sememangnya suatu kebiasaan bagi ibubapa/waris 'triple park' ketika menghantar anak ke sekolah di kawasan tersebut disebabkan tiada ruangan parkir yang sesuai untuk menghantar dan mengambil anak masing-masing. Bayangkan kesesakannya memandangkan ada 5 buah sekolah di jalan yang sama. Jalan tersebut pun akan ditukar menjadi laluan sehala dgn bantuan Polis Trafik pada waktu awal pagi, tgh hari dan lewat petang setiap hari persekolahan.


Tetapi hari ini hari pertama persekolahan di Kedah, jadi ada ibubapa yang terlebih lama berada di kawasan sekolah. Maka apabila kebanyakan ibubapa dan kenderaan pacuan mereka telah pulang, tinggallah beberapa kenderaan lain yang masih tidak berganjak, membuatkan ianya kelihatan berada 'di tengah-tengah' jalan.


Lelaki tersebut segera memohon maaf, mengucapkan terima kasih kepada Pegawai tersebut dan bergegas keluar untuk mengalihkan kenderaannya. Entah-entah di dalam hatinya bersyukur Pegawai tersebut dan rakan-rakannya rajin menyelusuri setiap sekolah mencari tuan punya kenderaan tersebut dan tidak terus menyamannya. Aku agak begitulah, because really who would want to start the first day of your child at school by getting a traffic compound ;-)


* I guess it's small, but positivity breeds positivity:-)


Second day - complete attire. Tie panjang drpd orgnya ;-)