Friday, April 25, 2008
How can I be so careless….After spending almost two hours, uploading some materials into my e-portfolio, I suddenly realized that my internet connection was disconnected! I did the most undesirable thing at this point of time – I didn’t save my work at all. Hem…what am I going to do now....Take a deep breath yati...This is the third time it happened to me and God…please have mercy on me. Probably I was too engrossed in my work that I didn’t do the most important thing. I suppose all my course mates are having sleepless nights finishing our assignments and revising for the final exam. For an incident of this kind to occur…I really need to pull myself together and take it as easy as I can (I’m trying okay..). It is almost impossible to keep everything on time. My students’ assessments came in when we are one week away from our final exams. The scripts are argumentative essay-form (where citation forms are crucial elements) plus two short paragraphs answers. Can you imagine how I felt as I was marking the papers? On top of that, I had to travel to Gombak for validation of marks and etc!!!. Why am I recording this incident? It serves as a reminder to me, not to proceed with my PhD (if ever!) while I am still working. There is no joy of learning when you have very limited time to explore the knowledge and not being able to let it ‘sinks’ in long-term memory. Yes, I love the lectures…but gosh…please do it full-time for the second time around. I am drumming negative thoughts am I? Stop it yati! At least what you can do is go to sleep. It’s almost 2 a.m. Pleasant thoughts now...No more regrets. Just go with the flow... Life is just great when you know where you are heading…be calm and everything will be over soon..
Posted by To Teach or Not To Teach at 10:05 PM