Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Empty Conversations

A random conversation on Yahoo Messenger that I had with my mate Bifi aka Fifie (still chatting at time of writing) He's dio_kereen. Here goes:

siR doNkey: having soda susu

dio_kereen: why?

siR doNkey: just wanna try

dio_kereen: owh...

dio_kereen: is it good?

dio_kereen: is it make u feel like 'high' heels?

siR doNkey: i dunno abt d high heels part

siR doNkey: but it is good

siR doNkey: isnt it an indonesian invention?

siR doNkey: abit like fantasi tat u order at point one

dio_kereen: yaya

dio_kereen: i know that

dio_kereen: but its cannot make high heel
siR doNkey: does it know u?
dio_kereen: yeah
dio_kereen: we're familiar with each other

siR doNkey: cool

siR doNkey: now we're same gang

dio_kereen: a kind of family connection la

siR doNkey: really?

dio_kereen: yeah

siR doNkey: ur mum or dad's side?

dio_kereen: my stepfather one

siR doNkey: oh

dio_kereen: did i mention u that my stepfather is a man?

siR doNkey: nope

siR doNkey: tats interesting

siR doNkey: how long has ur stepfather been a man?

dio_kereen: its been a while...

siR doNkey: how did ur mum react?

dio_kereen: just sometimes he changes to woman or half if he feel kind of want it

siR doNkey: so its a self-controlled sex change

dio_kereen: yeah

dio_kereen: he some how can transform into a different person...

dio_kereen: u know what

siR doNkey: what

dio_kereen: when my stepfather and my mum make out to create me

dio_kereen: my stepfather use saifu apek face...

siR doNkey: damn

dio_kereen: yeah

siR doNkey: but how come ur face like silvestre?

dio_kereen: now u know why my face like this right?

dio_kereen: is it?

siR doNkey: ur face isnt like saiful apek

dio_kereen: not my face man

dio_kereen: mystepfather face...

dio_kereen: its not his real face one

siR doNkey: damn its very complicated

dio_kereen: he just made itthat way

dio_kereen: my stepfather

dio_kereen: he is differet...

dio_kereen: he is the special one...

siR doNkey: when he is a woman..what do call him?

dio_kereen: now he do research in India with Dr.Mohindar Suresh..

siR doNkey: I know that doctor

dio_kereen: do u know Dr.Mohindar Suresh?

siR doNkey: from clinic khaira rite? near Bcb

dio_kereen: khaira?

dio_kereen: ya ya

dio_kereen: kind of that

siR doNkey: cool man

Amazing how such conversation can go on.

Monday, June 18, 2007

It's Monday again...

It banjir-ed again in school this morning, on my last day. Which meant no classes the Year 1 & 2 kids, damn. On any other day, like last Monday it would have been a cool thing, having only 1 period with Year 5 for the whole day. But today was my last day, I wanted to have class with them little buggers for the last time, even if they piss me off, as usual. Oh well, so now I'm waiting for the call from my previous school should the English teacher post is still vacant. There's actually a vacant post at my mum's school starting today. Mum & her colleague asked if I was interested. But then I would be teaching Bahasa Malaysia, which is something I would really suck at. I mean, I don't even know what ayat majmuk or ayat tunggal means. And being colleagues with one of your parents is not a cool thing, not that they're not cool, it's just weird HaHa.

I finally got my Surat Pengiktirafan Kelayakan from JPA last Friday. As promised they Pos Laju-ed it, not that it was urgent, but I needed it to get my salary from my previous teaching stint processed, else they'd be paying me the SPM scale, and that's a huge difference from a graduate scale, probably around Rm 1,000 per month!! And you are right Andee those guys/gals at JPA do have a strange system. I called last Thursday evening to ask about my letter again, and told the person on the line that I was previously told my letter is done, just waiting for the officer to sign it. But when I told them this, they were kinda surprised, and they were asking each other about the status of my application in the background. Finally they forwarded my call to a superior, who told me that actually there's no letter yet as my application is still under consideration (Dammit, means I kenak bulak lah when I called previously). I told her I kinda need the letter next week, so she said they will send it by Pos Laju.

I slept for almost 5 hours earlier this evening. Damn.

Oh before I forget, I would like to wish my Dad a Happy Father's Day & Happy Birthday too!! Thanks for being a wonderful father, and may God continue to bless you.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Easy on Monday morning

Woke up to a rainy Monday morning today. In fact it had been raining since lastnight. Secretly I was hoping I would get a call or sms saying we won't have to go to school today because it was flooded *grins*. I did my routine while hoping for that to happen, but it did not. And even the road to my school which is prone to flood was clear, damn.

Approaching the school, I saw a few cars by the roadside. Some were of my colleagues. See, we teachers don't park our cars by the roadside usually. As I drove closer, the school was flooded! The field wasn't to be seen. The pathway from the entrance to the school was invisibly underwater. YAYS! But turned out school was to go on. SIGH! So everyone had to walk in the water to the school. Good thing I had brought along my slippers, smart. So I began my walk in the water. The students probably loved it. Especially the boys haha. I thought it was a cool thing too. It was nothing to grouch or whine about. Damn I even wished the pathway was abit longer. LOL

SO the Year 1 & 2 students were told to return to their homes, while the rest stayed on to study. Which was a cool thing for me, initially. Supposed to have 4 periods with Year 1 and 2 periods with Year 2 today. My Monday is really long. So because of the flood, I only have to enter Year 5, which was only for 1 period. The rest of the day was dull. I did not bring my earphones so no music for me. I passed the first hour going through my lesson pla for tomorrow. And then, total boredom. Spent the rest of the day reading the novels from the Pusat Sumber. I must say they have much cooler novels these days, very contemporary.

Teacher & students walking in the water together-gether.

Then they stopped for a pose. Uztaz Fairuz & gang.

Ahh, the joys of going to school. Yours trully getting his feet wet.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Going back to school lalalalaaa

When the school holidays first started, I set out complete 2 tasks. One, to get my daily lesson plan done (2 weeks behind :p), and to go jogging at least twice a week (due to badminton being cancelled during the school break). Due to my constant procrastination, I have not achieved any of those objectives. Dammit.

So it's back to school tomorrow, no more going to bed at 3-4am in the morning. No more waking up at 11am. is pissing me off. It's awfully slow. I mean really slow. And even that's an understatement. A snail would have completed a meter and photobucket would not even be showing my album page after logging in. Any ideas on other alternative websites where i can store my photos?

Peace out...and selamat kembali ke sekolah to students and teachers.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

My Celebrity Look-alikes

According to a website, these people look like me...

I've tried a couple of photos and Jet Li turned up in most of em. So can we conclude that Jet Li looks like me? HAHA. Some other interesting results from different photos include Evander Holyfield, Denzel Washington, SUHARTO!!

Fun stuff, go try it

Monday, June 04, 2007

Monday..boring Monday

It's past 4 in the evening and it's still a dull Monday. Hopefully there's badminton tonight.

Anyhows, I suddenly had a thought about past-life theories, not that I believe in that. But I took a test, out of fun...or boredom. Here are the results of my past life diagnosis:

Your past life diagnosis:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I don't know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation.You were born somewhere in the territory of modern Poland around the year 1700. Your profession was that of a trainer or holder of fine animals, such as birds..
Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
Person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man.
The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
Your lesson is to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in higher reasons.
Do you remember now?

Pretty neat eh? LOL.

Then I found another test. What would be my best quality?

What's Your Best Quality?
Your Result: Out-Going

Your best quality is out-going! People like you because you are fun to be around and no one ever knows what you will do next. Also you are not afraid to say or do whatever
you want.

Sense of Humor
What's Your Best Quality?
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So I decided to take one last test/quiz...and I decided to see if I am datable enough.

Are You Datable?
Your Result: You are Datable

According to the results, you are ready to go on Dates and have all the benefits that come with it :) Go out there and find that someone superstar before you end up wasting your skills and have no one in your life..

You are 50/50 Datable
You are Not Datable
Are You Datable?
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Damn I'm datable....LOL

Sunday, June 03, 2007

It's June

Firstly, a belated Happy Gawai to my Dayak buddies.

Secondly, congratulations to my cousin Clarence on his wedding yesterday.

I just realised today is the 3rd of June. Just got back from Lawas earlier late afternoon. My Cousin Clarence got married yesterday. Well, had a really nice time, despite not having everyone there. The Kuching 'crew' were missing, except my Uncle David.

Met some new people. A particular new and interesting person (Ndru, i told you about this one). Wonderful stuff about that person. But upon reaching a point, I would have slapped myself or smack my head because of that. Then there's the feeling of guilt. The feeling of ashamedly breaking the unspoken code of men. Dammit hahaha. I let myself in deeper I'm afraid...not my fault entirely. It's gonna be alright, gonna be okay. *talks to self* "Must resist the Force!"

Anyhows! The Immigration & Customs checkpoint (I think you call it CIQ?) at Pandaruan was operational last Friday. Ok, now I just realised I didn't take any pictures. It is now more convenient for our Bruneian friends from Temburong who visit Limbang, or those from BSB, KB who are going to KK. They won't have to stop in the middle of town to get their passport stamped. At the same time easing the traffic conditions for us locals.

Another week of holidays for me. And it's really a holiday. I've settled the report cards for my kids (when I say kids, I mean my primary 1 students) before the holidays started. My stint in this school will end on the 18th. I'd probably be teaching at my previous school straight after that. One of the English teachers will be transferred, or maybe she's already left. Apparently the English Dept had my name recommended to the Principal as a relief teacher, unless a new teacher gets transferred to that school lah. Well, I guess it would be cool to get a month or two. The money would come in handy.

Also last Saturday I sat for the KPLI examinations. 5 papers: Analitikal, Kuantitatif, INSAK, BM & English. The INSAK paper is something like a personality test, interesting. But 30 minutes to answer 135 questions??? It didn't help that I always blacken my answers carefully, and thats time consuming! The Bm & English paper were okay. What troubled me were the Analitikal & Kuantitatif papers. Analitikal was something like an IQ test. But the style of the questions were redundant. So I felt it was not so intelligent of them to do that. My arch-nemesis...Maths have always proved to be a tough nut to crack. In this case, the Kuantitatif paper. 25 questions in 30 minutes. No calculators allowed. How on earth would someone who suck at numbers perform decently??? Out of the 25, I would honestly say that I could do only 5 the most. The rest were, well, faced by a "firing-squad".

Therefore I would like to voice some grievances here (not that it would matter). I applied to teach English. So couldn't they just give us papers that are related to the course that we applied for? Okay, so English teachers might be asked to teach Maths. But the Kuantitatif paper was more like University level math! Or Secondary school stuff at least. And this particular KPLI intake is for Primary School Education. Why would someone who applied for a BM course have to take the English & Kuantitatif paper? Just doesn't make enough sense. What if that someone who's brilliant in BM, and would make an excellent BM teacher fails the Kuantitatif & English paper? It won't be fair man. Are they looking for candidates who is a Master of 1 skill...or a Jack-of-all-trades? Okay enough whining LOL.

For the rest of my holidays, I'll try to finish of my season dvd of The Simpsons. And I need to get on the ass of JPA about my surat iktirak kelayakkan. Well Cuz Andee, I actually applied for that letter last month. No, it was April, before the interview for the Guru Pemulihan thingy. About 3 weeks ago I called, was put on hold for nearly 10 minutes (this is no BS), if not more. Then they probably forgot I was on the line, and they hung up on me. The following week I called, and they said the letter is ready, "Tunggu pegawai sign jer." Does it take that long for them to sign stuff??? Are they short of officers? Then they should have hired me when I applied for the PTD post last year. Are they short of pens at JPA? If so, then the salary increment would enable them to buy pens.

Talking about PTD, last week I engaged in a thread in the forum at regarding employment. Specifically about firms who prefer to hire people who knows Mandarin. Then an idiot who is said to be a PTD showed up, his posting showed that he's a government officer. He began to insult the Chinese, calling them/us dogs, babi etc. One of his quotes was something like this, "...suka makan babi...patutla perangai macam babi..". Hurling racist statements is one thing, but coming from a government officer, a PTD lagik is a big thing. I replied, with good humour, and did not forget to highlight that I was proud to be a pork-eater LOL. I can't give a link here because those postings were deleted by the mod hehe. Mine included :(

Peace out!

SARAWAKIAN FiRST!!...all the bullsh*t second