1. Who was your favourite teacher?
i guess that would be mrs. vora from secondary school. in primary school, it was mrs. sim; in jc, maybe mrs. choo, and in the university, mark.d without a doubt!
2. Why was that teacher so special?
mrs. vora--because i felt that she actually appreciated my work and believed that it was good. i did not feel slighted or discriminated against, at a time that most of the other teachers thought that i was... possibly a gone-case... you know, the going-to-cause-your-"branded"-school-to-f
but then again, miss lee (sec three chem plus form teacher who eventually left) and mrs. wadhwani were also very helpful and nice and gave me lots of chances. mr. te too. nancy ng also--i felt she taught quite well. ah, the horror of secondary school days.
3. Do you think teachers get paid enough?
well, i'm not sure about teachers in general, or even other teachers for that matter, but i certainly feel that my sister doesn't get paid enough for all that work she does!
4. Do you have a favourite year of school?
it seems to me like my final year in every school that i ever went to was my favourite. primary six was probably a breeze since i can't remember much about it now, sec four was the year of my salvation--i mean, academic salvation. despite all the bad secondary school memories, i still have really good ones of the teachers putting in lotsa effort to pull up our grades, and me actually working hard and seeing results to it, which was actually quite enjoyable, hehe.
jc two wasn't exactly a good-results year, but i'll never forget the running-out-the-rubbish-dump-pontanging,
jumping-up-the-first-bus-at-the-bus-stop, staking-out-at-starbucks-and-parkway days. not to mention kayaking after school!!! i love kayak! really, it was the people who made that year great for me, you know who you are. and i think final year in uni was the year i got to know more new people. :)
5. If you could travel back in time and tell yourself something now that would have helped you get through school, what would you say?
take arts, no matter what they say.
and i'm finally going back to school today to finally collect my disgusting thesis and finally return the grad gown whatever you call it. and finally give lazar the nice nice notebook i got at kubrick hongkong which reminded me of her. :)