Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I'm A One Year Old Teacher

It's been one year since I became a teacher!

Ridonk, right? 

I've gotten through that awkward phase of transitioning from student to teacher.

And now I'm a one year old teacher.

Like, what?

So.  Did I enjoy it?


I have my dark days.  And everytime I feel like a loser for not being able to control students, make them give a fuck, I'd be highly motivated to get out from school after I've finished my government bond.  In which I have another 4 years to go.

I learned to care about kids who are not related to me - and I realised that could hurt me a lot.  Especially when they don't care about themselves.  Time, money and energy is wasted, and an array of diseases would come knocking on my door.

I learned that being a teacher doesn't mean just teaching.  You have to do a million fucking odd jobs at the same time.

I learned that your colleagues can be your best friends, and some of them can be sharks.  Shark in a dugong's skin.

And I have learned that I can't save them all.  Which is still utterly depressing for me.  Maybe I'm gonna need another year to gain thicker skin.

But did I enjoy it?

Maybe.  I do enjoy a Teacher's Day Celebration. 

Yeah, we eventually had it like, two months later from the exact date.

And I thought my first Teacher's Day Celebration at my previous school was awesome.

But my current school is pretty rad.  100% organised by students for teachers.

We had a 'sukaneka'.

We had a Fashion Show.

In which of course I won :D

And they build huge wedding-like tents and fed us.
Though I was not so much inundated with gifts this year unlike the previous...

But as a whole class gift, this is radically awesome. And pretty!

So. Do I enjoy being a teacher?

Despite all the shiteous things I have to go through, there is a pot of gold waiting for me at the end of the day.

This is only the first year.  Might as well enjoy the next four years, eh?


chegu carol said...

Happy 1st yr teaching anniversary. Buli tu kau manda! ^_^

Amanda Christine Wong said...

Carol: teehee...thanks! :D

Memer said...

Go Manda! Go!

TaQuiLa said...

happy 1st anniversary my dear!

mine ngam2 hari guru! kekekeke :P

wah, sa suka semangat tu budak2 mo bagi ko LV and JC ooo..salute!

Amanda Christine Wong said...

Memer: Yeah memer yeah!

Sheila: bingung sy kijap nampak nama ko taquila, then teringat post ko tu ari...hehe...ya ba, so sweet kan them :D

AnnieMing said...

Happy 1st Teaching Anniversary, Manda! ;-D

Sioknya kamu punya teacher's day celebration. Kami yang besa-besa ja ni. Haha..

Cynta said...

Happy first teaching anniversary, Amanda!

Amanda Christine Wong said...

Annie: hehe...thanks! u gotta hand it to the kids :D

Cynta: thanks! :D

Phoebe said...

Tu ur 'teacher' fb tu kan.. Hahaha...

Amanda Christine Wong said...

Phy: yup! have to cover up a bit :D

Lizeewong said...

Happy 1st Anniversary Manda :)

Your kids know you so well! Kena janji LV sama J Choo ba kan!! That is so cool :)

Amanda Christine Wong said...

Lizee: hehe...thanks! it's a sweet thought :D

NekochanMiruku said...

happy 1st anniversary Amanda Sensei~ you rawk! FTW! hehe...
p/s u sooo pretty n tall... hihi..

Amanda Christine Wong said...

Nekochan: teehee! thanks :D. it's the shoes and the makeup baby :D