What I see, hear and feel

What I see and did..
Gili Trawangan, Lombok

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Malaysian Mediterranean trip to Rome and Milan

It has been a year since our trip to a small part of Europe and I havent done with the story yet. Sudah basi ceritanya. Looking at the pictures we have taken, a lot of them need to be thrashed out, to save the computer space. Just keep the best ones. And there are sooo many travel blogs and posts talking about them, your post just remains there.. for your eyes only. I know that apart from me, even my children havent finish looking at the pictures we had taken. And I dont know how long it will stay on blogspot.

I will just add some pictures here with captions to remind me of those memories.  I like to look at them in a better context rather than them got stashed away in the less interesting i-photo albums.

Mediterranean trip to Italy: Venice and Florence

It has been a year since our trip to a small part of Europe and I havent done with the story yet. Sudah basi ceritanya. Looking at the pictures we have taken, a lot of them need to be thrashed out, to save the computer space. Just keep the best ones. And there are sooo many travel blogs and posts talking about them, your post just remains there.. for your eyes only. I know that apart from me, even my children havent finish looking at the pictures we had taken. And I dont know how long it will stay on blogspot.

I will just add some pictures here with captions to remind me of those memories.  I like to look at them in a better context rather than them got stashed away in the less interesting i-photo albums.

My fb post, "A city a day: It has been a loong day: from Cordoba to Seville to Malaga to Bergamo to Milan. Finally, we check into the hotel in front of Milano Central Station after paying almost €100 for the taxi fare (huhu) from the airport. By bus, its just €5 a person. Room is very nice and new. 
Just finished having late dinner at a nearby turkish doner. At last got to eat meat after days of seafood."
From Malaga Spain, we boarded a Ryanair flight to Bergamo, Italy. We took a taxi to Milan which cost us a bomb! Almost 100 euro! and that's about rm500! We spent a night in Milan before taking the rail for the next day trip to Venice. From Venice, we took to the rails for Florence where we spent a night at an apartment within the the vicinity of asian restaurant.


My Andalucia Trip: Seville

It has been a year since our trip to a small part of Europe and I havent done with the story yet. Sudah basi ceritanya. Looking at the pictures we have taken, a lot of them need to be thrashed out, to save the computer space. Just keep the best ones. And there are sooo many travel blogs and posts talking about them, your post just remains there.. for your eyes only. I know that apart from me, even my children havent finish looking at the pictures we had taken. And I dont know how long it will stay on blogspot.

I will just add some pictures here with captions to remind me of those memories.  I like to look at them in a better context rather than them got stashed away in the less interesting i-photo albums.

My Andalucia Trip : Cordoba, Spain

It has been a year since our trip to a small part of Europe and I havent done with the story yet. Sudah basi ceritanya. Looking at the pictures we have taken, a lot of them need to be thrashed out, to save the computer space. Just keep the best ones. And there are sooo many travel blogs and posts talking about them, your post just remains there.. for your eyes only. I know that apart from me, even my children havent finish looking at the pictures we had taken. And I dont know how long it will stay on blogspot.

I will just add some pictures here with captions to remind me of those memories.  I like to look at them in a better context rather than them got stashed away in the less interesting i-photo albums.

Monday, December 8, 2014

An early holiday rambling

It has been 6 months since I last posted, kan? That's the major effect of the Malaysian Education policy, PBS or School Based Evaluation. I am wondering, how many percent of teachers are really implementing it genuinely. I know, it's between them and God. A few or hopefully just a small number did it atas angin or cincai-cincai sajalah.

In the first two years of implementation, the form 1 and 2 teachers really suffered, I tell you. Fortunately, I wasn't one of them. And I don't blame the students who are in form 3 this year because I was't a good teacher to them. I didn't possess a lot of patience and love. I shook my head in controlled rage when one student wrote Terengganu as the capital of Malaysia. Really. And that came from a supposedly good class.

Getting into the age of the fifties doesnt help either. I was detailed in my daily lesson plan to help me remember what I really have taught and what I hadn't because the classes didn't have the same learning pace. What with all the public holidays and school activities which would disrupted my lesson plans. Why those mattered? Because I had to carry out the PBS tests after almost each lesson and then, I had to mark about 300 of them each time. When I could make short-cut, I would. Thanks God, I don't have still growing up kids anymore. We COULD NOT afford to ignore our own kids because they could became the other teachers' night mares.

There are a lot to be said about PBS but I'm not in the mood to reflect at this moment. I want to enjoy my long holiday hopefully to recharge myself fully before the new year appears.

I'm already thinking what I could do to improve my T&L approaches so we all will be happy, the students and I. :))

Thank you for reading and visit me again.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

PT3 2014: Pencemaran Alam Sekitar

PT3 mencabar kemahiran dan pengetahuan pelajar tingkatan 3. Jika di Tingkatan 1 dan 2, tidak pernah menjalankan kajian kes, memang pelajar 'sangatlah blurr' tentang rupa bentuk hasil tugasan. Jadi diminta guru subjek tingkatan 1 dan 2 berikanlah ujian pelbagai instrumen pada pelajar-pelajar anda. Untuk band 5 dan 6. Agar pelajar dapat pengalaman.

Tajuk tugasan Geografi ialah Pencemaran Alam Sekitar. Pilih dari pencemaran udara, bau, air dan dll.

Pelaksanaan melibatkan 3 perkara; Perancangan, Proses awal (mencari maklumat yang relevan) dan Proses akhir (penulisan laporan).

Pelajar plan dan cari maklumat dalam kumpulan tetapi kena tulis sendiri di hadapan guru semasa P dan P tanpa bantuan kawan-kawan. Tidak boleh bincang. Sumber bantuan yang ada ialah daripada maklumat-maklumat yang diperolehi daripada pelbagai sumber dan kaedah kajian dan... bimbingan guru. Bayangkan kelas peperiksaan yang senyap. Yang terdengar bunyi selakan kertas dan keluhan pelajar.. dan amaran guru, "Tolong jangan meniru!" He he he. Hu hu hu.

Cuba search dan baca sedikit tentang tajuk ini di blog cikgu, tahun 2011. Tahun tu pelajar buat tentang pencemaran alam sekitar jugak; definisi konsep, punca, kesan dan cadangan.

Thank you for reading and visit me again.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Day 3, Europe Trip: The Charming town of Bishop Stortford

"The enchanting, ancient market town, whose history pre-dates the Roman occupation, was originally built around its river, the Stort..."


Day 3 Europe Trip: The Sweetest Encounter with Bonnington Guest House

The most romantic accomodation we had ever experienced. 
The pictures speak a thousand words.

The English countryside is beautiful in this season
Fortunate for us to choose this place over London


I found out that they have walk trails throughout the Essex County

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Europe Early Summer Trip 2014: The Plan and the Process

We have just got back from the Malaysian school holiday long trip to Ireland, UK, Spain, Italy and Greece; which was from the 31st May to 15th June, 2014.

The plan to go was taken after our umrah trip in February and tickets were paid  before my trip to Vietnam in late March. My daughter who studies in Dublin arranged and created the travel framework that covers the length of stays in each city, booking of flights, buses and trains. She was also responsible for the itineraries in the Spain and Ireland trips. My other two daughters here in Malaysia prepared the itineraries for the Italy and Greece trips. I was in charged of the accomodations and train schedules. My husband was forever the Big Boss and Finance Minister. It was agreed that the main transportation costs would be shared equally as my daughters are already working and have saved. All bookings were under the Big Boss's name and thus, any monetary transactions were done with his credit card. Confirmed documents would be sent to the BB too. All he did in the end, was printing all the documents sent to him and arranged them systematically according to dates of activities. He was also the one who kept all our passports.