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Sunday, February 23, 2014 @ 10:52 pm
Leave Or Don't Leave?

Dear Blogger,

I've just finished formatting three weeks worth of lesson plans today. Sometimes I wonder what the coordinator at central curriculum is doing. Some of the lesson plans I get are really crap! Whoever approved these lessons are sure not doing her job. I've already feedback that if I'm going to spend so much time just reviewing and formatting the lesson plans, I may as well plan them myself. Isn't the whole point of a central curriculum is to have a common curriculum for all centres? Thus, we expect a vetted copy of the lesson plans, not a draft.

I mean, don't you just hate it when a teacher writes an awful report filled with spelling and grammatical errors? A teacher for God's sake! Have high standards will you! Another thing that I hate most is badly prepare presentation slides. I've seen trainers presenting slides that literally made me want to redo their slides. At this day and age, not know how to work around Office is not an excuse!

I have one more week left of my maternity leave. I have to say, I am not looking forward so much to returning to work. Already as it is, I have been doing some work at home such as my class' lesson plans. My principal contacts me like I have never gone on leave. Why did I let that happen? What was it that I was trying to prove?

I am three-quarter done with my first year of study. I still have this question in my head if I really want to pursue Early Childhood as a career. Already, I know people who just came to the industry and already left the industry. I always have issues about leaving. I am one of those people who will stay at a place for life. I'm not one to change too often, unless I get fired. The whole job search/interview process is awfully daunting to me. Besides, I'm not even three years into the job. If I quit now, it won't look good on my resume.

Sincerely,
modgurl.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 @ 11:54 pm
Money No Enough

Dear Blogger,

I've just submitted my last assignment for this semester. Yey! I have one last online quiz to do, which I hope to do tomorrow. Learning feels great when you are not pressured by money or grades. Maybe I've said this before. I'm not going to stress myself out with the grades. I'm just going to learn what I can and enjoy this four-year journey.

It seems that I'm not the only one in the family who's pursuing further studies. My brother and sister are also taking their Bachelors. I'm not sure where and I'm not bother to ask. What I'm bothered about is why my sister who's supposedly on some local bursary or financial aid, asked me for a loan to pay her school fees. I don't mind helping out because I know how stressful it was to study when the Finance Office kept badgering you to pay the school fees.

I do mind at the circumstances however. To be honest, I didn't think about it until my brother pointed it out. Now I wonder if I should have lent her $1,500. Nobody lent me that kind of my money when I was studying for my degree back then. Then again, I didn't have a sibling who was financially secure. Anyway, I hope my faith in her isn't broken. I really hope she's using that money to pay her school fees.

When I told this to my mom, as usual, she made it to be about her. I don't understand how she could make everything about her. I think she has come to a stage where finding excuses not to change things have become her wall she doesn't want to knock down. And she wonders why none of her children want to talk to her. I just hope I don't grow to become her.

Sincerely,
modgurl.

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Friday, February 14, 2014 @ 10:38 am
Exhausted!

Dear Blogger,

It has been a very busy month for me. As soon as I came back from holiday, things just started happening right after another, and they're not good things. First, there was coursework. Quizzes and assignments came back to back. Then my children fell ill. You know how when one child falls ill, the rest would follow. Worst of all, I had to spend four days at the children's hospital because Imran had high fever.

Lastly, my body just broke down eventually. Didn't even realise I was exhausted! When it finally happened two nights ago, I could barely move. My body felt like it had been trampled on by Christmas shoppers at Orchard Road. My head was spinning and my stomach was rocking uneasily. I finally made my way to the doctor's the next day afternoon. Even then, I wanted to crawl. It was terrible!

I am still recovering. Everyone is. I'm still trying to get my routine back on track. One thing I've learnt is to never compromise sleep for anything else. Sleep is so important for the body to recover. I just have to be more discipline and stick to my schedule.

Oh! To those who are celebrating Valentine's Day, Happy Valentine's Day. To those who are against it, just acknowledge that there are people who celebrate this day. Don't be a git and preach to others how a certain religion forbids celebrating this day.

Regards,
Siti Mariam.

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