Sunday, December 22, 2013

2013 - The Lost Year

I have not updated my blog since June 2013. Well, it's not that I was dead or something, but I was busy trying to save the world, actually Malaysia. Currently I am working in an institute that trains Malaysian Teachers, and I "heard" a lot of praise of the good job that we are doing. But, when I look back at the reality, yeah, we can get a student to get 17A in SPM, but there are people who can't handle life, like the 24 years old engineer who commited suicide because he cannot handle the stress of the first job, so i wonder are we really doing a good job, or are we just blowing our own trumpet (syok sendiri). Some ministers even declared our education the best in the world, but timss and pisa results really knock us back to earth.

Looking back, it has almost been 3 years I have left the education field. In these 3 years, I still contact my students, get involved in their projects and regularly visit them. I guess I never left, its just I am not physically there anymore, but I kniw the happenings at the college. I have read somewhere that
"Jerry Jarrett told me when he walked away from the wrestling business, he thought he hated the wrestling business.
Then after he was away from it for a while, he figured out that he didn't hate the wrestling business, he hated who he was in business with in the wrestling business." - Jim Cornette.

Well, I guess that is true, that's why now I am waiting for my change to go back to teach, it's just a matter or time and opportunity. By next year is my target, its just the matter of place in location. Actually since last year, I thought of leaving, but i decided to give people a chance, but I guess it is not worth it. In the end, you should decide what you really want to do in life.

More on that later. But I did evolve since I left education field, so I guess that was the right thing to do at the time. But now, this is the right thing to do.

And yes, I will regularly update my blog again, since I need a reason to live too. Till next time.

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