Monday, January 04, 2016

Parents are the ones getting anxious on first day of school... what a pity

The first day of school makes parents more anxious than their kids. Scene 1: Parents/family members actually created lots of noises at the hallway, chitchatting heavily while teachers were trying their best to manage the assembly inside the hall. The instruction became too soft, fighting with the noise outside the hall. Scene 2: At the canteen, while I was so happy to see my daughter managed to buy her own drink and food, I was left furious finding it hard to get seat for my daughter. Many parents actually sat at the canteen with their kids leaving my daughter and many other students with no space to eat. The worst case was, a mother combed her son's hair at the canteen while the boy was busy having his meal. What a scene! I think we should resend these parents to school. Let them learn good manners and civilized behavior. They should be setting best examples for their young ones. I do say this which include me and my wife because I have not done my part to give back and organize the parents. Well, I have to say I am not even active at the school PTA, so I am giving excuse here while I should have done better. I always think the reason why we failed to "evolve" because we show our kids that things will remain as they are, while there are so many opportunities to reform and adopt better system. During the registration, the fee collection and issuance of receipt are still based on manual system, having teachers to write student names, items paid for, and the receipt number. A better way of doing this is just by going to the system, print out the whole list of students, and then assign each student with student ID. A shorter ID will make things easier, these days student names are too long. I even spotted the PIC printed my name wrongly, instead of Muizz, he "assumed" to be Aziz. Aiming to be efficient does not mean you should simply "assume" as you can easily check the list properly. At least, if you write my daughter's name with an assiged ID as Student 6 of Group 5, I am good enough. As long as there is proof of payment, hence the registration should be considered as completed. Same goes with the assembly during the first day of school today, the unique student ID shall allow all students to go to their respective classrooms and then sit the designated tables/desks. They can then leave their bags at the classroom before attending the assembly at the hall. But rather, the day started with all students (and noisy parents!) gathered at the hall, and names were called twice, before the students were asked to stand in lines according to their respective classrooms, and then at the classroom their names are mentioned again before they are allowed to sit. All the process took more than 2 hours. I can understand the first assembly can be crucial because it is the first time ever students were exposed to the school. But, I think by sending all students to their classrooms first can allow some parents to leave and let the day handle by the teachers. I think a "ceremony" can even be done indirectly as some parents wanting to speak to the homeroom teacher personally: "Please look after my kids as if they are yours." After the handover, let the teacher decide how the whole day will go for the students. Some parents who are sending their first ones to school are usually taking the limelight, not knowing the process and blindly sending their kids to the hall. Perhaps at the entrance gate, parents can collect small flier "what to expect for today" or "the step by step guide for parents & students." _______________________________ We failed to marry information & technology, the result is inefficiency. This is the main reason why we are still far far away from the "developed" land.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

I realise

I realise how I have been keeping myself in a hideout
I have been in a cocoon for too long
When a caterpiller emerges out from a cocoon, it will become a beautiful butterfly
I once told myself it is cool to be at the back, no one sees you and no ones knows you exist
I started question this decision a couple years back when I realise things are not the same as it used to be
I am heading to a different world
I cannot stay the same
I have to go out there
I have to give back to the people of this beautiful nation, if not to the nation as a whole
I met two interesting individuals today
One said you go to go out there man
Another said, you have it, you have the voice, I know to read people so I can read you well, you just need to do it
Both said you gonna find the starting point that will change you, I quote one of them said: "you have to do your own gif"
I never really give a thought about this, although I did consider doing it, so the question is "would I" but rather "when will I"
I gotta start somewhere, do it now and don't let thinking too much blocking my way
Will this be a new journey? Time to open another door
Time to explore the real world in a different perspective

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There so many things in my mind, guess it is time to enjoy doing I enjoyed doing a decade ago: sharing my thoughts..MORE!! Shall I??

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wandering

I have been thinking of wandering around and around most of time. I have always been fond of doing something that may not bring anything in the first place, but in the end my mind will always figure out something or new thing for me to ponder. I seem to enjoy having my mind wandering into emptiness. Reminds me of the moment when I was wandering in the prayer area after a prayer, to a point I was approached by my ex chief asking me why making such a blank face, too much occupied with myself. Yeah, pretty much I want to be alone in the big crowd.

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What an introvert! I enjoy it, really.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I realise

Everyday when we wake up, what is the question that pops up in your mind?

I realise this; and
I realise that..

What is the new thing that I will learn or simply what would be a new thing that will make me say "aha!"

I guess the aha remark made by Poldi (Podolski's nickname) really gets into me everyday. I admit, among German players I like to watch is Poldi because I like his attacking skill like a wave that will carry strong current, only the finisher will decide the end result. Anyway, the remark is brilliant, I love it.

What is your aha moment? Did you find your aha moment today?

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I found my aha moment today, hence today's posting. It feels like a burden is being left off my head and I feel a lot lighter now! Yosh!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Was scared to death that i was in the brink of losing my photobucket. My two year collection of photos all gone after my harddisk was damaged a year after returning home. I have been relying on some of the photos that i have uploaded online. One of the sites is photobucket. Luckily i could retrieve it, never thought that i would lose my hotmail account, apparently Microsoft closed hotmail and moved to outlook, i missed that coz i have not checked my hotmail for quite some time, it is not as hot as it used to be, i suppose.

Retrying to link back my photobucket to my blog. Here is one of the pictures i drew back in the states.



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I wonder if my blogging life is coming back to me this year(?)