I may be the last person to post about Go Bald which occurred in the Spring last week, but I’ve been very busy jumbling between work and life.
Truth to be told, I can’t because I was advised by at least 3 different parties not too. Ya, I know, despite the good intentions of the campaign, going bald is not something my day job approves (esspecially when you are young and still ‘hairy’), at least morally. I’ve been into enough disciplinary shit at work, so at the very least, I could adhere to this warning although deep down, I wish I could go bald and save myself on hair cut money. Well, say what you want, I believe that Sarawak Bloggers did an awesome job in promoting the campaign online, although the community wasn’t endorsed by the Go Bald organizing committee formally.
16 May was also Teachers day. After 3 years celebrating Teacher’s Day, I already feel ‘tired’ of it. Not that the day shouldn’t be held, but I believe I speak for thousands of other teachers which just want a day off from work. Yeah, they want a day without having to attend compulsory ‘gatherings’. After all, what’s the point of having teachers day if the teachers are ill treated daily by students and… ?
Maybe the Minister of Education did announce perks for teachers, but the feedback I got was kind of negative with more teachers citing the incentives as a good motivation for teachers ‘above’ to push for more ridiculous work to be done, and add in more paperwork. Don’t take my word for it, but do a proper survey. I’m just writing what I hear.
As a matter of fact, I received a few SMSes on teachers day from fellow colleagues which writes..
“Dulu, murid hormat dan takut guru, kini..Guru takut murid.
Dulu, Guru ‘chalk and talk’. Kini, Guru kena ‘slow talk’.
Dulu, Guru boleh ‘claim’. Kini, Guru tak boleh ‘complain’.
Dulu, Hari Guru dapat wang saku. Kini.. Hari Guru dapat ‘penyapu’…
Kena buat Gotong Royong.“.
I bet, you’d know how cynical that SMS sounds 😛
Anyway, Teachers Day is always the day for me to collect mugs. I don’t know what is it with teachers day and cups/mugs.. but I get a variety of them every year. Not that I’m not grateful, but I’m just stating the obvious. This year, I got about 6 mugs, and a candy tray. To my students whom took the trouble to give me these gifts, thank you 🙂 To those whom wished me “Happy Teacher’s Day”.. . Thank You! To those whom didn’t bother… Well, Thank You also… No hard feelings I assure you.
To all my past teachers, lecturers and those whom have thought me… I’d like to wish you a happy teachers day, and thank you for all you have taught me. Indeed, without your guidance, I’ll never go this far in life, and be whom I am today.