Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
My summer started and ended with a story of a TEACHER.
A CHALLENGE GIVEN TO MYSELF
On 18th July 2015, I started my journey to Phnom Penh, Cambodia under the Project Cambodia Child Care. It was my first time to go abroad by myself. I actually had a hard feeling to go on this journey. I was a bit worried but at the same time, I was curious on what will be going to happen when I reached there.
CAMBODIAN lifestyle started after two hours flight.
Yes, I experienced it once I reached. It was the first time I
took a tuktuk
(one of the transportation in Cambodia, it is similar to taxi in Malaysia).
He was the driver who fetched me when I reached airport Cambodia.
You can never imagine the traffic of Cambodia until you experienced it by yourself. Right after the tuktuk, I rode a motorcycle with a buddy named Sovanna to meet with others. I was shocked to see that there was not much traffic rule on the road, people chose to go on with their own way. It was kind of messy.
What I did as a teacher in Cambodia?
For the past six weeks, I taught in Rachna International School. It is not a school with international students. It is a school which provides English subject. I was a volunteer teacher there.
Soon after the meeting of allocating classes to teach, I started my teacher life there.
I taught three classes per day from morning 7.45am until 6.30pm. The students were divided into classes of different level. Some in the class of alphabet which learn ABC; some students in the class of starter which learn simple words whereas some in the class of simple grammar.
I faced quite a lots of challenges there. The BIGGEST challenge was language and communication problem.
In Cambodia, Khmer language is their mother tongue. Most of them speak Khmer daily. For me, this was totally a new language for me. Students always spoke Khmer to me, but I did not understand at all. The English level of the students is very low that we cannot even use simple English to communicate. Luckily, we had Khmer teachers to help us all the ways. I always feel so thankful to teacher Van, Teacher Chandy and teacher Chhorn. I learnt quite a few number of words from them. In a long run, I started to understand a bit of their words. Sometimes, I tried to use Google translate to express my meaning. Throughout these days, I found that body language and drawing were the best ways for me to communicate with them.
Besides, I also faced the problem of how to deal with naughty students. Fighting always happened in my class, especially when my afternoon was almost all boys.
I always tried to figure out how can I solve these problem. At last, what I found out was being their friend instead of their teacher was the best ways to solve all the problem. This is because they will more willing to share the reason why they fight each other’s. In order to let them become a more patient person instead of fighting every day, I always prepared a lots of handcraft session during the free times.
FOOD: One of my enjoyments and challenges in Cambodia
In Cambodia, people here ate a lots of vegetables. For me, I was a vegetable hater, I was quite picky in choosing the types of vegetables to eat. However, in order to adapt to the local life, I try a lot of food which I never dare to eat before, like bitter gourd.
Previously, I never cooked a meal. However, when I was in the school, our principal gave us a task which is prepare a meal from own country every Friday evening. This was really a big challenge for me because I do not have any experience in cooking. And because of this challenge, I found that my relationship with my mum became even better. We talked a lot through messenger about how to cook the dish. At the end, I was able to prepare that meal.
|Bak kut teh from Malaysia|
EXPLORING CAMBODIA: PHNOM PENH AND SIEM REAP
|Central market in Phnom penh city, a place where you can buy souvenirs or try local food|
|Restaurant Friends, a place with nice food and souvenirs. All the purchase in this shop will directly help the poor community in Cambodia.|
|Bread is one of the most frequent eat food in Cambodia|
|Visiting post office in Phnom penh and send out few post cards|
|Not the most famous, but its kinda nice to find such a warm stall selling coffee inside Russian market|
|Famous Fish Amok|
|Tuktuk, a very common transport in Cambodia|
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
When you think you wanna go for other countries, go for it
When you think you wanna share something for others, share it now
When you think you wanna change your attitude, change it now
When you wanna do something impactful, do it now!
It has been six months I take the role of director in this department which is named incoming Global Community Development Programme focus in Non-corporate Relations
It is a department which in charge to bring in exchange participant to join the local project in NGO centre.
I cannot feel impact until the first batch of exchange participants came in. They are Hisham from India and Rangga from Indonesia.
From the start of the project until the end, many things happened.
Arguing, feeling the job description not concrete, complaining and so on happened.
I still remember that night, the night before my first final exam start, I hold my book in front of laptop, listening to the problem and crisis faced by EPs.
I cannot concentrate in both things, cannot study and cannot help them to solve the problems. It was an intense night for me.
I always believe in exchange, exchange can change one person, can develop one person.
Until today I still believe in it!
at the end of this project, it proved to me that this believe do exists.
Especially happen to one of the exchange participant, Hisham.
Attitude changed, leadership developed!
I still remembered the moment before he left to airport, he cried again(he cried before many many times)
It's really touched my heart, friendship developed between us
I will continue this until the end of this term,creating impact to society, developing friendship between people from different countries and working for better project!
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
在这过程中，知道tour guide 的口号非常的重要。。
over left, over right, paddle forward , paddle backward, 还有最重要的就是sit in!!!!
WHITE WATER RAFTING: KUALA KUBU BHARU, SELANGOR
《Back Home Hostel》
BackHome Hotel （30 Jalan Tun H.S. Lee，50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia）