Thursday, 16 October 2014

[activities at home] ... so far

Pejam celik Pejam celik, it's near 5 months at home : unemployed...hehee.. okay.Let's look ta this in a positive way. I always remind myself, appreciate and utilise my time at home.Don't regret when you are occupied with load of works later!!

Some of my friends were really lucky as they got temporary job. Some work as a teacher, photographer, shop keeper, nanny, mother (is this counted as a job?) , wife (eh, is this a job too?),, mihmihmih,.. Well, congratulations for those who are enjoying the job. Grab the experience as much as you can!! Well, back to me. I've done so many things at home. 

1. House-daughter (replacing house-wife) 

I cleaned up my house. (Well, we have moved on the last day of Ramadhan since there was water shortage at Quarters Klinik). This was an abrupt decision. Okay back to house-daughter job. I cooked for lunch, dinner and breakfast (sometimes). Well, I really enjoy cooking. It was a pleasure to see people have a good time eating dishes that I prepared. Don't you feel the same? Mihmih.. Besides, I also washing clothes, towels and bed sheet. Well, that was a normal job I guess. But I reckon it's a good practice when I have my own house. 

2. Cooking/Baking

Well, in last September, I joined some classes under Kolej Komuniti Bandar DarulAman (KKBD). KKBD provided some short-courses like culinary, automobile, sewing, Microsoft Office skill, and website making. Most of the students who came plan to start a business. Forget not who come for sharpen their skill. There were also some entrepreneur among housewives who sell (cookies/cakes/frozen currypuff) from home. Among all the courses, what attracted me the most was course related to culinary. My first class was cupcake and decoration course. It was really fantastic. I know the secret of making delicious cupcake (which is not told in the internet) ~ngehngeh. That's the different between learning in a class and learn by yourself.  I also attended pizza making course and Kek Lapis. Wehuuu!! Fantastic! Amazing! I got to know some new friends.But the most important thing is cooking teaches me to be more patient


 Pizza Making

 Kek Lapis

 
New friends



Cupcake and decoration


3. Watching movies/TV show/reality program

I watched a lot of movies. Movies that I saved in my hard disk. Recently I watched Harry Potter (from episode 1 until episode 7 part 2). When I rewatch it, there was something that I've just realised. Harry Potter is more about friendship and value of love (towards family/teachers/friends). It's not only about all those magics. I also watched Sherlock Holmes, Hindi and some Korean movies. Well, after watching those movies, I got an idea to use some scenes in the class. How? I planned to print screen the scene, print it/project to the wall, ask students to describe the picture. OR the pictures can also be used for the students to draw (where they work in pair-describe and draw). 





I got the idea from this book 

Besides, my time is also used by watching TV. I love to watch reality TV show. Currently I am following Super Spontan 2014 and Daie' Millenia. Some might say that Super Spontan is not a proper knowledgeable TV show. But not for me. Super Spontan has actually taught me some games which I can use in a classroom. It provides spontaneous games such as creating dialogue according to the alphabets, 'soal-menyoal', describing place where one representative should guess what place it is and many more. Shockingly, yesterday I found the 'soal-menyoal' game in the above book. Look at this!

This 'soal-menyoal' game could help the students to think of various kind of questioning techniques as long as it suits with the topic. Don't you find it interesting?

I guess there are a lot to do while we are at home.  Don't get bored!Plan well!

footnote: I came across Dr Maza and Tun Dr Mahathir's statuses and I found that they are always busy with activities. Wow! They don't even waste any second in their life. Like what this guy said,





Wednesday, 15 October 2014

[open your heart and give love]

Few days ago, I read a short story (an experience actually) from Chicken Soup for the Soul. This experience was shared by Alan Cohen. The story was about a guy who was in love with a girl - but not for the girl. So,he made a move to talk with her - at a shopping mall where she works. In turns out that the girl didn't give any sign of interested with him. 
*disappointed mood on*





So, here comes the second attempt. He made a card for her. He managed to give it to her. Unluckily, the same thing occurred. The girl simply replied 'Thanks' without even looking at the card yet. So, he just made an exit.  

However, this pity guy felt extraordinary ease after he confessed his feeling to her (by giving card). All the ill-at-ease feeling turned out to be great! He felt ease. Why? Do you want to know WHY?

After he made the exit, he realised that the point was about  expressing his love to the lady. Not about the girl accepting and returning his love. He learnt one new thing - that he should open his heart, give love without requiring anything in return. I love this phrase. We can actually reflect on our life. We (read me) always do something by hoping people's value and appreciation. We hope people will praise and treasure us.  Well, that's bad. Really bad. People's thoughts/values shouldn't be the priority of us to do something. Because we will  be very hurtful if they don't value us. So, come on,start now! Change our behaviour. It's about giving - not receiving.