Happy 31st Birthday
Celebrated my birthday a few days ago in a quiet manner with my family, no fancy dinner or anything, instead the day was spent going around KB hunting down a toner for my printer which suddenly it
seems that everyone ran out of stock.
Even the dinner was done in a hurry, was just a quick grab of a dinner plate from KFC on the way home to Machang.
Nicest part of the day was the presents from my wife which was two batik shirts, which she gave and claim it was because she was tired of seeing me wear the same old batik to work. Lovely presents which should last a few years at least Unless I grow???
Anyway the year in retrospect have been a good one for me, I have at least achieve something in life even if it’s just an “MA”, which tonnes of ppl already have. Who knows might even be brave or crazy enough to do it once again to get a “Dr”.
Overall it is a good year and I’m happy to add another year to my age, hopefully with age I grow wiser and more patient.
I started my teacher’s life at Jerek in January 2006 and after 4 years there, I felt that it was time to move on, so I filled up the necessary forms.
A few weeks ago, my wife and I received letters that state that our application is unsuccessful. So we put aside that part of our life and moved on, didn’t really do anything about it.
Yesterday, I received a letter from State Education Dept. My application was successful, my wife and I will be transferred to Machang, effective TODAY! It was a big shock, we didn’t expect it and was neither mentally prepared as we actually applied to be transferred to Pasir Mas my hometown. But instead, I was transferred to Machang which is my father’s hometown.
After thinking it over and over and over… we both decided that we will go there. So today we reported for duty at our new schools. So far everything has went smoothly. My school is SMK Hamzah, whilst my wife is posted at SMK Abdul Samad. Both are approximately 10km apart. After reporting to the schools we went to visit my uncle who is also a teacher at Machang. Asked for his help to find a house for us.
Decided to rent a place at Machang, we realise Pasir Mas is only 30km away, but don’t feel like commuting again like we did at Gua Musang. At least we won’t be feeling like we are in a hurry to get back home when the bell rings
There’s a lot of things on my heart but it is difficult to be worded… Jerek will always be a part of me… I will always remember the fond memories at Jerek….