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!