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Monday, June 15, 2009

Clicking the "New Post" Button

I was wrong and you were right..” Cartoon Couple by Yuna.


Yeah, I clicked it again. Don’t know why, but I did. The thing is, I’m feeling really bored right now (and I mean REALLY). I browsed my blog and found that I posted 15 posts in January, when I first started blogging, and just 3-5 posts in all my subsequent months of blogging.


Then I asked myself, “What went wrong?”


After pondering for a few long seconds (3, actually), I reasoned that I was, if truth be told, as busy as a bee on speed. Damn, the second semester was a real hoot! Being a leader of a bunch of TESL kids is not easy, I tell you that. It’s made harder by the fact that these are a bunch of super active (and different) TESL kids, paired off with a bunch of super active lecturers that have high-expectations of you and your gang.


But I can look back to the semester with a smile. Sure we’ve had our down moments, but they don’t outweigh the good times I’ve shared with these nooligans. And having such a helpful bunch of people helping you along the way is always nice too. Thanks to all of those who helped making my tenure as a cohort leader a “good” experience.



The whole bunch of ‘em.. Well, almost..




My assistant and good friend(Hystrix).

Sorry I had to steal your photo. I didn’t have any good ones of you.:)




Some guy with his 2nd cousin and good friend, Azie.




The sperm-bearers of TESL cohort 2 cycle 3.

Not in order: Wan Bagan, Amirul, Syazwan, Azlan, Afifi, Sufian, Ridzuan, and some fag.


All the people shown above, including some of those whom I selfishly and “kacang-lupakan-kulit”-ly didn’t put up pictures of them, have helped me tremendously throughout my 6-months of (crappily) captaining the bunch of 61 people (me excluded). Hope you guys had a good time! Forgive me for my short-comings, for my wrong-doings, for my out-of-place poyo-ing, and all the negative stuff you can put in one sentence. I tried my best, and I hope it was enough, even though I know it couldn’t even reach the level of mediocrity.


Sure I had fun, but I don’t think I would be doing it (you know, being the CL) anymore. Next semester, there’s going to be someone else taking on that responsibility, and I wish the best of luck to whoever that will be. May his/her tenure be better than mine and bring about many improvements to our cohort.


Oh, and for anyone who might be wondering “Why did anak pak man step down? Coward ah?”, no, it’s not that. I’ve just decided that the post of Cohort Leader shouldn’t be limited to just one person. Let this experience be shared, not hogged by myself only. The post is a learning platform, where people can learn how to lead a bunch of diverse people from all sorts of backgrounds. Plus, we’re all learning here. No one’s perfect. No one’s the best. Everyone is equal. Besides, I inherited this post from Sufian from the first semester. If we could have five cohort leaders before we go off down under, then I think that would be great. The more the merrier, right? So, adieu to the cohort leader anak pak man, and hello to plain old tak-boleh-pakai­ anak pak man!

23 comments:

Igniz said...

so you're a TESL student, too?
where are u studying?:)

anak pak man said...

Igniz,
Yeap, IPGM Penang Campus.. But just into my foundation years.. Pleased to meet your acquaintance! :)

phyto hystrix said...

-testing2-

thank u too,had a great time learning,and great to hv the whole family together. we'll grow better through the joy n pain. one day when we're all teachers,insyaAllah,we'll look back again,n smile!

anak pak man said...

hystrix,
insyaAllah.. We'll rule the world! hehe

Fatin Afiqah Ismail said...

anak pak man,
whatever you say i am...

thanks for all of the comments...

thanks for handlig a bunch of super active TESL kids...ahaks..
u had done a good job man!!

The Exquisite Instigator said...

im sure u had:)

anak pak man said...

fatin,
thanks fatin.. appreciate it.. thanks for handling SS well.. good on ya!

T.E.I.,
How sure are u? hehe

░♥si lampu neon♥░ said...

hye hey!

anak pak man said...

neon,
hye2!

Echolara90 said...

fullamakkkk cun gilerr hyst ni...klau aku laki da lma nk masuk minang...ahahahah bai, mna kau curik gmba cun die yg gni ni??? eh tpuu ah xde gmba dia..yg aku snap dlm tepon kau tu ape? adehhh

The Exquisite Instigator said...

you got urself an award. come and claim it from my page :)

anak pak man said...

echo,
aku amek drp profile hystrix lam blogspot ni lah.. adeh.. aku malas nak cucuk fon aku.. lgpon aku lupa..hehe

T.E.I.,
Really? man, I'm speechless..



thank you!

WiDa said...

hip hip hooray!!!(3 loud cheers to u)
u'r reaaaaallly great in dealing with us, the nooligans. Love to be one, and forever will be a nooligan
I think u'd learnd a lot in this sem rite? our joys, tears, laughter,bitterness, sourness together as C2...Hope those can mould u into a superb dude...
I can't forget the day when we all cried together...Hope u do..
"Saya sayang, sayang, sayang kamoo"
igt kh anda ngn kata2 ini? N the best thing on dat day was, i can see tears running down from the guys' cheek. Including u...hard to catch that. 4 thumbs up to u n our dear hystrix...both of u r a great P.I.C..congratz...

Max J. Potter said...

shared leadership. suka.

anak pak man said...

Wida,
adeh, malu den ekau cakap balik suma tu.. tu kena bg credit kat Thoyba ah, dia menjayakan had tu.. huhu
thanks, appreciate it..

max,
saya pon suka.. :)

pencari sejati said...

mmg sgt2 busy kawan aku sorg nie...
sampai kan kawan lalu sebelah pun dh x pandang(ye ker? haha)

awl2 tahun trun gk maen rugby petang2...
kejap jer pun trun nyer..
pas2, die dh mule sebok n x trun padang dh...
huhuhu..kesunyian jer nk maen...

tp..
sumer yg ko lakukn adalah tanggungjawab ko...
sumer nyer mmg terletak atas bahu ko...yg mmg btol2 tugas yg patut ko lakukan...

pape pun..
even aku bukan same cohort dgn korg pun...
aku dpt wat kesimpulan anak pak man nie dh wat satu KERJA aka TUGAS aka TANGGUNGJAWAB yg sgt bagus...
credit2...

pape pun..
gud luck..
trus kan usaha...
tingkatkan prestasi, kurangkan kontrovesi...

anak pak man said...

qib,
thanks man.. appreciate it..
tu ah! aram toi, xturun padang..
gerko ja turun..huhu
mesti padang majok ngan aku..
msg aku pon xbalas dah..

Nada Syazana said...

Ahah! I'm returning the favour by stalking you back.

Btw...dude...'sperm-bearers'? Haha! I NEVER thought of referring to guys as that. I shall make it a part of my vocab now, thanks to you. And '*name*, *name* and some fag'? LOL!

anak pak man said...

nada,
thanks fer stalking! yeah, i have very low respect for myself in "whatever".. whether it shows in real life, then you'll have to know me in person, wouldn't you? hehe

Nada Syazana said...

Haha! I guess so.

anak pak man said...

nada,
yeah!

Hannah Aini said...

anwar, u r truly a great leader =)

anak pak man said...

hannah,
why thank you hannah!