Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cheer or QM?

No I am not making a choice between these two. It's just that someone commented very recently that I would probably do a better job in QM or that QM needs me more. And that Cheer does not really need a teacher advisor. What say you?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


If things have to go wrong, they go wrong in twos and threes and so on. If work has to come and bog me down, it comes in numerous sets. I feel swamped with work now. Having just completed all the March test marking, I was feeling really strained, but glad. But going back to school since yesterday, I have been swamped with work, paper work. Of course there is the pelan operasi paper work which I was supposed to do during the holiday but ... I was too busy marking paper and trying not to neglect my kids. And of course, going to school to check on the D*starz's practice, and choral speaking practice. Now it's not just the pelan operasi thing, but also liaising with Lorna Whiston for their English Enrichment programmes, which is almost all done. Then there is Choral Speaking competition tomorrow. And in the midst of all these work, I realised I have NOT yet registered Jeremy for primary school. The last date is next Monday or Tuesday, I think. And I have to go and get mum for her monthly medical check-up and her cataract surgery next Wednesday. Which reminds me, I have not applied for my leave to take her for the surgery!!! Gosh how many things am I supposed to remember and do? There are too many things to manage and I AM NOT MANAGING WELL! I am at the stage of being ready to bark and bite anyone who bugs me. And all I have mentioned are just SOME of the things I have to do.
What else do I have to remember and make sure I make arrangements for? Here they are :
  • make sure my mum remembers her eye drops before the surgery
  • remind Mag and Megan about the supporters tshirts stuff
  • plan for the identifying of juniors to make up 2nd team of cheerleaders
  • get together and plan fund-raising activities for Cheer Club
  • TV3 Kids Parade (rehearsal and actual day)
  • Hannah Montana dance competition
  • In house course on English Literature
  • EMS classes for the teachers
  • Minutes of the meeting I had after the Morib trip
  • Meeting with F3 teachers about various things
  • MPPH (don't know if I have duties)
  • Sports Day etc (don't know yet what my duty is)

And that's just until mid-April!!!! HELP!!!!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009


This is something all of us have to live with one time or another. We can get disappointed over lots of things, from relationship to ambitions and achievements. I know some people are disappointed about not getting top 3 for C3, especially someone who seems to blame herself. Well I have this to say, you have done your best and tried the hardest. There is no shame in not winning. I am proud of all of you, for your hard work and discipline, and all the effort put in. This is not our year for C3. So it is time to MOVE ON and plan ahead. There is Cheer 09 to aim for.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

150th post

Including the posts in my old blog, this is my 150th post. This is surprising for me. Didn't think I would make it to this stage. But I am glad. This blogging exercise has been an exciting journey for me and I think I have learned a lot in the last 9 months that I have been blogging. I feel very previleged to have been able to keep in touch with many people, especially students and ex students via blogging. Thanks to Mages, who introduced blogging, and thanks to Sib, who gave me the kickstart.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


D*starz will be competing in the Dance division for the CHARM Cheerleading Championship this coming Sunday 22 March. Competition starts at 10am supposedly but D*starz will only be on at about 2pm. So make your way there (Cineleisure) by 1pm or so. Come in your D*starz supporter t-shirt if you can. Shout and scream for your favourite cheerleaders!!!!


For those not in the know and wish to know, PTK stands for Penilaian Tahap Kecekapan. It is an evaluation that every civil servant (those of us who work for the govt) has to undergo. I sat for mine yesterday and it was not an experience I cherish. The exam itself is just plain silly and I wish they would abolish the silly exam. Give us things which are applicable to our daily work. Bah!!!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

It is sad to be sick during the holidays

Yeah it was bound to happen. Everyone was getting a cold, and cough, and whatever. It was bound to come to me too. So yes, I am now having a full blown cold, or perhaps flu. I don't know. All I know is I have a massive headache, and my nose is blocked, and I feel cold, and I cough quite a lot. So, I am seriously not enjoying this holiday. PLus my kids are still at the tail end bit of THEIR cold. So it is really no fun having to tell them NO they can't go out, can't visit people, can't stay too long at certain places, can't go swimming, can't all sorts. Plus the fact that I feel a little imbalance these two days also doesn't help. And hubby is still in Bangkok, coming home tonight. AAAAAAHHHH!
Here's to better days, hopefully I will at least have a day or two of rest within this one week. Too many things to do.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Tomorrow, my girls from form 5 last year will be getting their SPM results. I know, they are all nervous and yet anxious. It must be a relief for some, and for the others, it will be an emotional time. To them, esp 5SC, all the best. I will see you tomorrow when you are in school to collect your results. Do drop by and say HI and share your results with me. No matter what, please know that I am proud of you.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The weekend that never was and the weekend that became!!!

I was supposed to go to Kelantan with the rest of the staff last weekend. We were going to fly Air Asia from the LCCT to Kota Bharu and spend 3 days and 2 nights in KB. Well, that did not happen. We found that the booking of the tickets has a MAJOR error and my group did not make it on the plane. We were going to try MAS too, but well, the tickets were just too expensive, so we abandoned the plan. No KB trip for the few of us. I was slightly disappointed, I guess, because I have never been to Kelantan and thought it would be my first visit. Nevertheless, being a positive person (my 2009 resolution), I decided not to bother moping or feeling disappointed. Afterall, I had something else I WAS planning to do. This brings me to the weekend that became!

On 6th March, the cheer girls and the two of us advisors, PD and me, went to Berjaya Times Square for the CIMB KL Open Squash Championship. The girls would perform before each game and cheer for the players during the rest times. Well, it was an eye opening experience for most of us. Never watched a squash competion before, and this happened to be a world class competition. For the men's competition, we had the world No. 10 and a few others ranked above 20. For the women's competition, we had the world's top players, starting with No. 1, our own Datuk Nicol David, and those who were in the top 10. It was fantastic and the cheer girls did very well. After the initial hiccup of finding out what exactly to do, the girls did well. They knew what to o, albeit feeling a little bored when they did not have anything to do. It was hilarious when one of my good friends texted me when she saw us on TV 'live', and asked us not to look so bored, and she also commented that some of the girls needed to sit properly!!! Well, that day ended late for us. We only got back to school at 10 pm. And I only got home at 10:30pm! How's that for a looooooooooooooong day? It was exciting getting to meet the squash players, and take pictures with some of them.
On the 7th, which was the day we left the LCCT "sadly", I went home and almost straight away drove to school to meet the girls and soon drove them to Berjaya Times Square. That day was rather exciting too as among the VVIPs were Tunku Mukhriz, the new Yang DiPertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan. The girls had to be briefed on the way to enter the court before the performances and how to bow respectfully. It was funny for them, but they did a splendid job. I am very proud of them for putting up a good job, performing and also cheering for the players.
It was sad for us that Nicol did not win. Blame it on the thing that kept falling off and disrupting the game. Nicol, although put up a brave front and behaved as if it was ok, was certainly upset. We saw the frowns. And obviously she would have preferred to win, and keep the winning streak of 56 games. Oh well, too late to do anything about it.
But the exciting thing was that after the whole competition, we all got to take pictures with the winners and runners up. Of course, Hailey was the most ecstatic. She got Peter Barker's bouquet of flowers and spent the next hour telling everyone NOT to touch her bouquet. Even Millie and Ee Von, who were there to support us, had a good time. Millie had a programme book with autographs of Nicol and some other players. Both managed to sneak in with us for the "high tea" with lots of yummy food. And of course, we later cornered Adrian Grant and Anissa got to hug him!!! Adrian was very friendly and everyone enjoyed the little hcat we had. He'll be back in July, and I know, Anissa will be there to watch him play, or just to watch him!!!!
So ... all in all, it was a nice weekend. It was tiring, even if I just sat and waited most of the time. But it was great, having the girls appear on live TV, and getting all the publicity.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Some photos from KL Open Squash 2009

No time to really update but as promised, here are photos. This first one is of Tunku Mukhriz, the guest of honour.

This is Natalie Grainger, the eventual winner, and us.
This is the men's champion, Peter Barker, and us.

Our very own Datuk Nicol David, and us.

This pic is for you, Sib. There's Adrian Grant and us.

Just an in between

Just to let everyone know .... I DIDN'T GO TO KELANTAN WITH THE REST OF THE STAFF!
And ... I met Nicol David, shook hands with Sheikh Muzaffar, and spoke to Adrian Grant. Who? More to come, when I have sorted out my photos and everything else. Ciao!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tagged by the Chng!

Sigh .... just because it is sooooooooooooo VERBY!!! But I am not googling whatever, so I am just doing it MY way!!!!

Chris needs : a good night's sleep, every night

Chris looks like : a hippopotamus, according to my son.

Chris says : life is UNFAIR! God is JUST!

Chris wants : to have holiday away from the family, just my friends and I, and NO WORK!

Chris hates : foul language.

Chris asks : Will I get rid of the BPPV, ever?

Chris likes : to eat, esp with friends.

Chris eats : whatever is delicious, well in my books, anyway.

Chris wears : clothes!

Chris was arrested for : nothing.

Chris loves : the family to bits, but sometimes wishes they'd let me have some ME time occasionally.

There, done. Now I tag .... those who are reading this and are under 21 years of age!!!!