May 31, 2012

high-blood pressure tuesday.

so, semester break is over. 

rushed back to inti on monday evening after malacca camp for a meeting. agreed to faci for a children's leadership workshop organized by Kuntum. & The Star. so after the meeting to discuss games and all that, cleaned up room. room was newly painted! and windows cleaned! wowwee. if you remember my long long time ago posts, i like to use baby powder to "fight" ants. so my windows were actually quite gross and powdery with insect bodies all over =.= very disgusting place. don't dare to clean it also. hahahaha. thank you dear workers for cleaning up my windows and repainting the room! carried 7 fat bags of my worldly possessions up to the fourth floor. thank you sandra for helping me with the last load! 

also, finally submitted my entry for the movie making competition that night.. pheww.

we were supposed to leave inti at 7am for the National Science Center where the kids workshop is going to be held. guess what time i woke up? 6am! kekeke amazing occurence of the week. joyce koh yin shi waking up at that unearthly hour? anyway, woke up to jog. so unlike me. but it was fun. very cold and windy and not much people around to see your ugliness. hahah.

anyway. that's the introduction. not quite enough sleep after camp and crazy morning jogging to pump my spirits up. was very energetic to begin with. but when we finally reached the venue and realized that we don't have enough time for breakfast due to the typical kl traffic, that's when the blood pressure started rising.

and the kids! aged 7-12. lots and lots of them. we took charge of a group of 10/11 each. mine had 11. one kid was feverish. the others were happy. and hyper. and unable to stay still. so for some reason i cannot fathom, my group was the only group in the whole hall where the kids were unable to stand in a circle =.=

i realize that guys make better facis than girls. sandra and wen dee can't control their kids too, but not as bad as me lah. hahahahah. at least my group did the best cheer. i think kids nowadays are very very smart, but also very very attention deficit. the workshop was on leadership, so lots of teamwork games involved. walaoeh getting them to learn respect and teamwork is the most difficult thing on earth. those 2 concepts simply don't exist in their universe. aaaaah.

hansem lil' boy. 

games, group name, group cheer, and so on. worn out. thought that at least 5 hours had passed. turned out that it was only 11am. we facis exchanged stories of what happened in their respective groups. lol sandra's group had guys who are "ALLERGIC TO GIRLS!".

and a lot of other stuff la. floe turned up. she became the "police". any misbehaving kid would be sent to her. so cute lah their reaction! some cried when the name of police came up. they called her "uncle police". HAHAHAHAHA.

 the kids also called us "teacher", some called sandra "aunty", and when eugene told them that he was 20, their reaction was "YER SO OLD!!". phew luckily my group didn't do that to me. quite fun to be with the kids, watching them automatically running around after mealtimes etc. i forgot how nice it was to be at that age.

finally i think some of them had an inkling of what teamwork and respect meant and my group bucked up. ended up 4th place. from 4 points to 54 points is no mean feat for this faci. T.T blood sweat and tears you know!

around 2pm, me and shaarmen's blood pressure rocketed.

can't take it anymore. hahahaha.

blurred faci group picture with Si Pintar. he blocked my face :((

i don't know how we managed it but finally the thing ended at 6pm happily with no accidents involved. got kinda fond of them at the end. nice kids. they seem to be from very rich families, but the innocence is still there. wait. scratch that. there's this sharing session where you write nice things about your new friends on colorful Post-Its and exchange it. good idea actually, they came up with really sensitive and interesting things about their friends. until a kid came up to me with a Post-It. a kid wrote "f*cker" for her. they have really good spelling abilities for their age. can spell "instructions" at 7 years old. but why lah that f word. :(

notes they wrote for me! :')


lol i swear i didn't write these myself. gonna keep them till i grow old. at least got evidence that kids actually like me. hahahahahahhaa. thank you Kuntum and The Star for giving us this chance to work with kids. special experience. usually i deal with 3 year olds. these 7-12s are not bad also la. just a bit more able to talk back. the things they say! a kid kept telling Dr. Sia that "my mommy is a real doctor, you are a fake doctor!". HAHAHA. then when asked to give examples of leaders in our world today, we heard a boy mutter, "Sir Alex Ferguson!". fuiyohh. i used to read Kuntum when i was a kid! mom likes to buy them for me then i would write my poems and essays and submit them to Kuntum. once or twice i got published!! proudest moment of my life. lol.

tired uncle police. 

headed to publika for dinner. ben's had a very nice outdoor setting. lovely weather too. 
 
ordered cheeseburger again. ooooh such FAT patties. having serious weakness for gourmet sandwiches. liked their pine nuts in the salad too. didn't get a pic of my drink. ordered peanut butter & banana milkshake. HAHAHAHAHA. sinful stuff. guess i will have to jog for 3 months to get rid of this meal's side-effects :O
 
eugene has really yummy pesto sauce for his mushroom lasagne. finger lickin' good, that one. whoever knew that a pot of green stuff can taste so good? we asked the waiter. he said it was basil and arugula. but when we asked him what is arugula, he said "google it lah~". hahahaha. what a world we live in today. 

checked out the mall for awhile after the meal. but the aura of fatigue is hovering over all of us. so headed back. publika is weird. more of an art gallery than a shopping centre. hehe. i think the interior designer must have had the time of his/her life designing the mall and putting stuff here and there. the items on sale seem very weird too. more like art galleries than real stuff. ben's grocery bukan grocery. is a musuem of what ideal humans will consume. hehehe. very nice place, do check it out. 

keke. time to sleep liao. hopefully can wake up later to jog. CF Camp iz this weekend! good luck to us :D

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