Monday, November 30, 2009

Family member

Make a sentence using the word "daughter."

6 years old boy said, "When i go to Cosmotots, my daughter go to Singapore."
Surprised by his sentence, i asked him, "What's a daughter?"
He answered, "a girl."

"W, it's your turn. Make a sentence with 'eat' "

"I like to eat ZeHao because he always do me."
"Follow Auntie. 'I'd like to eat ZeHao because he is always bullying me."
At this, he laughed, amused by the word "bully"


"Hi Auntie. You taught SH."
"You're SH's sister?"
"How's SH doing?"
"I tell you ah, he is very very very stupid."

Ah, no wonder he had low self-esteem in class.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Kids are my mentors.

"Do you like kids?"

"i donno."

"If you like kids, you will like this job."

I think what she meant at that time was, kids will be the reason for hanging on to the job regardless the stress from trying to be a facilitator (with good interpersonal skill); a brave public speaker dealing with blunt, outspoken, rebellious audience; a survivor of attacks from viruses roaming the class rooms, a spontaneous entertainer; a merciful, patient mentor; and a well read clerk -- all in one body.

She's right. It's the love for kids that keeps a teacher a teacher. :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Sept - DQ class - Mentor: "What is a knight?" S.H: "Ehhh, a knight is like this ahh.. *rapid hand movements* whacchaa zup cha! cha! cha!"

- S.H: "Auntie Aimi, why today you no wear your sunglasses one?"

October - DQ class. A squire takes good care of the knight. Kids read: "A squirrel takes good care..."

17/11 -- Mentor: "Sit properly or i'll cut your points!" 6 y/0 W: "You baby!" *shows a fist to the mentor*

24/11 -- 7 y/o W fell from the stool more times than usual -- in front of the pretty girls. Attention seeker, you!

25/11 -- Teenager Q almost fall asleep during the review but was soon energized by the group work. He did some random Tae Kwan Do moves, and then he turned round and round like a small tornado. Mentor: "Q, what were you doing?" Q was speechless.

-- Mentor: "Details! Details!" Teen J replied: "ok. The story's s*ck because Ben said it s*cks because Bryn said it s*cks because -the character- had to do all the hardwork." Mentor: "wow."

-- Teen: "Auntie, what is that red thing on your nose?" Mentor:"Isn't it obvious it's a pimple?"

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Dreamer i am.

A beggar came to our table and well, begged he did. I was fishing for a dollar from my pocket but a friend of my gave a good suggestion. "Let's us buy him lunch," she said. And so we did. Half an hour later, we saw him on our way back to the office, begging from one restaurant to the next.

"Instead of giving food, it would be better if we can offer him a job" at this, my friends laughed. "Offer him a job? what job? Let him be a mentor?" one said.

"I would hire him to do my paperwork and clerical work, so that all i have to do is facilitate the class."

Well, may be in the future. :p For now, i shall only dream.
It doesn't hurt to dream.

Aunt Sally on her last day at Cosmotots, gave each one of the mentors a little card with a message in it. Mine was, "one heart cannot use for two." It was in Mandarin. I guess she's right. Having too many expectations only stress me out and distract me from focusing during meetings.

"All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible." - from Lydell's FB profile

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Ah, life.
It's short.

I wonder how it would be like, without the internet for a month?
Starting tomorrow.