I just finished my Learning Support class with Miss Amrien. It was an eye-opening session with her. She told us about her experience before becoming a lecturer. At first, she does not even think that she will involved in this teaching field. After SPM result, she got an offer to be a pharmacy student with a scholarship from JPA. At the same time, IPG also offer her to be a teacher trainee. She was interested to involve in so-you-called-pharmacy-field but her mother suggested her to go for IPG. And yes, she is our beloved lecturer now :)
Mine is almost the same. Mama and Abah asked me to attend IPG. Since I was a kid, I never thought that I will be a teacher. Not even once. During primary school, I want to be a journalist/novelist/writer. I adore A. Samad Said and Usman Awang the most. I participated in reciting poem, public speaking and writing essay. As Mama is a Bahasa Melayu teacher, I do think she influence me a lot. Besides, Abah always bring me to accompany him reciting poem around Kuantan area. Abah is really great in reciting poem. To be truth, Abah is a romantic man (I read Mama and Abah's love letters. Mama still save them. Ahem)
As I grew up, I changed my ambition - to be a lawyer. Being a secondary school student, I actively involved in Public Speaking and Debate. I switched from a Science student to an Art student during form five because I wanted to learn more about 'Kesusasteraan Melayu' and 'Pendidikan Seni Visual'. As my previous school, SHAKS does not have these art subject, I asked to move to other school near my house, SMK Bukit Rangin. Yes, my decision might be crazy but yaww I manage to get an excellent result, alhamdulillah :)
|SHAKS Debate Team. Team mate,I miss us :)|
After SPM, I joined usrah IKRAM with my friends. Via usrah, my perspective and the way I justify something changed a bit. Again, I changed my ambition - to be a TV broadcaster. I am fascinated with the concept of how mass media can persuade people - the way we think, the way we act and behave. If I was a TV broadcaster, I want to spread Islam through my job. I want others to realize how beautiful Islam is.
On May 2011, I got an offer from UiTM Shah Alam for Foundation in Law and Foundation in TESL from IPG. I confidently wanted to go to UiTM. Through Foundation in Law, I might get to pursue the next level of my study in MassCom. Days passed, Mama asked me to declined the offer from UiTM Shah Alam. I cried. I do cried. I don't want to go to IPG.
So and so, I am here, a teacher trainee of Teaching English as Second Language. My road is still slippery. For the time being, I enjoy my life as a teacher trainee because of Mama and Abah. Because of my adorable classmates and other students here. And above of all, because I believe that Allah's plan is the best.
إِنَّا كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقْنَاهُ بِقَدَرٍ
Indeed, all things We created with predestination.
Dear classmates a.k.a Barneys,
I love all of you. I do. Let us create more great memories, lovelies :)
|Sue Zhen, Claudi, Mary|
|I love this.|
|Madam Linda Goodhew|
By the way, we are welcoming our new fellow, Madam Linda Goodhew. Before, she was a fellow at Jogjakarta Indonesia, Singapore and Japan and interestingly she was a student of Oxford University :O
Congratulations to Siti Khadijah, one of my clssmates for being a part of Jawatankuasa Perwakilan Pelajar. May Allah bless you, Kak Jah. Not to forget, I am now involve in debate... again :)
Thank you for reading, salam'alayk ^^