Tuesday, July 8, 2008

love like milk

Taiping..i’ve the fondest memories of the place. It’s my mom’s hometown..but its been a few years since i went back there. I love the lake gardens and the pools at the foot of Maxwell Hill. That’s what i totally love going back to taiping for. I wanna go back there..*sigh*

The movie
sepi..which is currently in cinemas, portrayed the lake gardens in taiping. And i felt that i must watch the movie..because i really miss taiping especially the lakes.

Sepi is similar to the movie cinta, a few stories connected at some point..but to me, this movie is better. 

I love the part in which adam and ilyana were baking together, and then had a flour fight. They look so cute together. And the fact that adam was attracted to ilyana because she wears camellia in her hair, is kinda cute n funny at the same time.
For ean and imaan’s story..i love to see how determined ean was to make imaan notice him. He never gave up even though imaan seemed not to care for anything. Ean’s character is cheeky, and totally in contrast of imaan’s. I love the last scene of those two. They were hanging out at a lake with waterlilies by their side and imaan said “thank you for saving me” then ean took her hands and put them in his lap and said “thank you for letting me”. So sweet ;P

U readers must think that i’m all about movies now, i’m forever writing about them ;P its just that to me, when i watched the movies that i like or the scenes that i like in movies..i’d like to remember them and share them. this time, its about a short movie..
akan miss hujan. I watched this one out of boredom.
Its about a boy, Ming who met a gurl Rainie because it rained. Rainie took him and his younger cousin to take shelter in a hut, well..less than a hut really. And they got to know and kinda fell for each other. I like this rainie character, because she said something that i used every so often..she said she’s half half when Ming asked her if she’s chinese or malay. She spoke in malay mostly, but i would say she spoke it like a chinese. And she looks like chinese, so ming got confused a bit. 

For the gurl who played rainie, i personally would suggest to the director or producer whomever’s-in-charge-of-the-actors to choose a malay gurl with chinese looks. So, maybe the person needs to speak a lil bit of chinese..but it can be taught overnight..its just a few easy lines. The way she speaks malay like a chinese speaking it, is not quite right for having a malay mother and going to a public school. There’s one thing i got from the movie. Rainie said, “Love like milk, it makes u strong”. Maybe some of u had heard this one before, but i feel that it’s totally right. Love has ups and downs..its the ups and downs that really make people in love, strong. So, yeah love is like milk..

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


My dad had repeatedly suggested that i take some sort of education degree, so i can be a teacher. However i’ve told him countless of times that i’ve no heart wutsoever to be one. Just because both of my parents are educators doesn’t mean that i want to be like them, or that i have any talent to educate people. I know he said that the passion to teach can be nurtured, but no thank you..i’m just plain uninterested.

I don’t want to be a teacher just because i can be one..because to me without being enthusiastic, it wouldn’t be fair to the students. I wouldn’t want to teach without really being driven to produce students with high achievements. If i want to be a teacher, i want to be able to teach the students without giving up when i’m challenged..like if there’s a naughty bunch of them in the class or if the students don’t quite get what i’m trying to teach them. I want to be able to smile in those situations and figure out some kind of solutions, which are good for both sides. I want to feel its nothing much even if i’m not appreciated by the students with gifts during the teachers’ day celebration. I want to be able to feel relieved just by fulfilling what’s required of a teacher. I want to be able to treat all my students the same, okay..of course there would be one or two that i favor but i don’t want to be a teacher that shows affections or hatred too much that the students themselves realized that. To me, that’s how a teacher should be.

But i’m not that kind of person, so i certainly don’t want to risk the next generations’ future ;P i guess it sounds a bit funny, but that’s the truth. I want to be able to give everything that i have to what i do for a living..well, not everything coz i want to have a family ;P but yeah, i want to be able to give a lot.

Besides, there’s this one issue that came to light recently and bothers me. My sis’ class teacher’s been behaving very unlikely for a teacher. She openly showed that she don’t like my sis to her other students. The other day was some kind of parents-teachers one-to-one meeting, to discuss about how the students fared in the assessments. this class teacher complained to my mom that she thinks my sis could have done a lot better. But she didn’t quite know that my sis had improved much since last year.. and when my mom said that her results are better now, she turned silent. Okay, its nothing much..but then she told my sis’ friend not to be friends with her anymore just because the friend’s result is not so good. Does she think my sis influenced this friend until her results dropped? If so, she would have better results too..rite? oh, to think of people in this world..a teacher who’s supposed to be a role model some more.

Another teacher also showed something along that line. This one’s an english teacher..i love all my english teachers. Why does this one have to be unbelievably unprofessional? I don’t quite know why she’s like this..but i do know that she gave only GOOD to my sis. Not even one excellent marked in the report card. I know my sis deserves at least a few excellent in english, if not in other subjects.

Maybe my sis did some things that those teachers don’t approve of, but that doesn’t mean they can bad-mouthed about her to others and spared her from getting the compliments she deserves. What happened to teachers’ professionalism these days? I shouldn’t talk much about this since my parents, cousins, relatives and friends are teachers and teachers-to be. But we should all think about this..and take note, that although teaching is a sacred occupation there are still some teachers that can tarnish the teachers’ good rep.

To my friends that are going to be teachers..do your best, and show us that there are a lot of great teachers still. And that u guys can keep the good rep intact.