Monday, February 4, 2013

ENGLISH FEST 2013: OF MEMORIES & LETTING GO


Another year has begun. Naturally, I have to let go my beloved 2012 students. As much as I love them to bits, I can’t see another year of teaching them. Studying language with the same teacher for three years in a row (to some of them) could be dreadful. But that’s the beauty of anything temporal. Something beautiful, that is fleeting might be more appreciated than years and years of static stability. Still, I miss those days.


So life went on.  Sometimes, they visited me. Actually, almost daily. Safe to say, every other day. I enjoy those visits, since grading papers in the lonely staff room at 2.30 in the evening is really not the highlight of my life.

They reported on a project that they had to do for a school event. As a capacity of someone now removed from their colourful life, filled with drama of all kinds, I could only listen and say something positive. I heard their laments, the fears and news of a mutiny within a mutiny. How exciting! I kept saying that things are going to work out in the end. I tried to creep back into their lives but they kind of said, “Teacher, we can do this on our own. Just let us do it the way we want to do it.” Sadly, my heart breaking bit by bit, I let them do it their own way.

The night before their big day, I dreamt about the kids with a drama I haven’t seen. That is the level of my obsession. I knew they would be able to pull it off. I sat there, watching them doing a last minute run of their little sketch. And for the briefest moment, I felt I am a part of their brilliant and sweet life. Maybe I am, maybe not, depending on whose point of view I am speaking about.

These boys will give Aaron Aziz a run for his money

These boys will give the Juvana boys a run for their money

Ustaz Azhar Idrus will have to find a new crowd

The old gang is back

You carry this all the time with you? Referring to love letters/ romantic poems

A boy has gotta try

No words can describe the beauty of this final scene.  What happened to me in high school? Oh yeah, I was in an all-girls boarding school

And they did. It was hilarious. It was awkward. But it was definitely entertaining. They practiced on Saturday without adult supervision. Balloons streamed down from the balcony. When did they do that? Syazatul lamented that the audience were silent at the end. I could only say that they didn’t understand some parts at the end. This isn’t the ’12 Jam di Pasir Salak’. This is a comedy in a foreign language.

Ah, the memories.

6 comments:

  1. Assalamualaikum cikgu Sri Rahayu, blog ini sentiasa menjadi penawar rindu saya kepada junior-junior saya. Walaupun hubungan saya dengan junior saya tidak begitu rapat tapi seringkali hati ini terpaut rasa rindu. Kirimkan salam saya kepada mereka. Post ini membuat saya tersenyum lebar apabila melihat gelak tawa mereka. Ternyata senyuman yang ikhlas dari hati ialah senyuman yang paling manis.

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  2. thank you teacher :)

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    1. Saya ingin berbagi cerita kepada anda bahwa saya ini IBU PUSPITA seorang TKI dari malaysia dan secara tidak sengaja saya buka internet dan saya melihat komentar ibu hayati yg dari honkong tentan MBAH KABOIREN yg telah membantu dia menjadi sukses dan akhirnya juga saya mencoba menghubungi beliau dan alhamdulillah beliau mau membantu saya untuk memberikan nomor toto 6D dan alhamdulillah itu betul-betul terbukti tembus,kini saya sangat berterimakasih banyak kepada MBAH KABOIREN dan jika anda ingin seperti saya silahkan hubungi MBAH KABOIREN di 085-260-482-111,saya juga tidak lupa mengucap syukur kepada ALLAH karna melalui MBAH KABOIREN saya juga sudah bisa sesukses ini dan jangan mudah percaya kepada MBAH yg lain selain MBAH KABOIREN karna saya juga pernah mengalami yg namanya dibohongin sama para normal yg lain,ini bukan rekayasa dari saya melainkan ini kisah nyata dari seorang TKI....Untuk yg punya rum erimakasih atas tumpangannya. KLIK _ GHOB _ 2D 3D _ 4D _ 6D _ DISINI












      Saya ingin berbagi cerita kepada anda bahwa saya ini IBU PUSPITA seorang TKI dari malaysia dan secara tidak sengaja saya buka internet dan saya melihat komentar ibu hayati yg dari honkong tentan MBAH KABOIREN yg telah membantu dia menjadi sukses dan akhirnya juga saya mencoba menghubungi beliau dan alhamdulillah beliau mau membantu saya untuk memberikan nomor toto 6D dan alhamdulillah itu betul-betul terbukti tembus,kini saya sangat berterimakasih banyak kepada MBAH KABOIREN dan jika anda ingin seperti saya silahkan hubungi MBAH KABOIREN di 085-260-482-111,saya juga tidak lupa mengucap syukur kepada ALLAH karna melalui MBAH KABOIREN saya juga sudah bisa sesukses ini dan jangan mudah percaya kepada MBAH yg lain selain MBAH KABOIREN karna saya juga pernah mengalami yg namanya dibohongin sama para normal yg lain,ini bukan rekayasa dari saya melainkan ini kisah nyata dari seorang TKI....Untuk yg punya rum erimakasih atas tumpangannya. KLIK _ GHOB _ 2D 3D _ 4D _ 6D _ DISINI

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  3. Zuhairi,

    InsyaAllah. Teruskan kehidupan, dengan jayanya.

    Syazatul,

    Well done. Well done.

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  4. Salam,

    Tq being part of syazatul life, u are her mentor and reason she wake up early to school, u understand her more than me. Tq again. Love mama syazatul.

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  5. Mama Syazatul,

    Thank you for dropping by. Your daughter has a been a joy to be with!

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