Friday, February 25, 2011

An Epiphany Of Sorts

A few days ago, I had a sudden realization... sometimes a good thing isn't always a good thing.

Let me elaborate.  About two years ago, I applied for a post.  I'd already given up on it when 'something' happened.  To summarize, I was given the opportunity to have the opportunity of joining a certain organization.  LOL... that sounds complicated, doesn't it? 

The catch would be that I'd probably have to pack my bags and move someplace far.  If you ask me how far, then I'd say, a bit beyond Labuan.

Perhaps in younger days, I would've started planning what I'd want to pack the very same day.  But now, I've gone through quite a number of experiences that has taught me that money and promotions aren't everything.  If I could, I would and all that jazz.  But in this case, I 'couldn't'.  And that was my epiphany.  I weighed my career prospects against family and family won hands down big time.  A decade ago, things would've been different.  But then, a decade ago, I was a different person.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Busy Busy Busy

This blog sure has been neglected... but that is due to other more pressing demands on my time.  Beginning October, the preparations and courses and briefings for the new Primary 1 curriculum kept me hopping from meeting to course to report.  I was supposed to organise Maths and Science courses at the end of November but from past experience with the PPSMI programmes, I didn't want to take the risk of not meeting my target participants. 

I knew very well that many teachers had already booked their tickets home and for Sabah, many teachers are from other districts.  What many people in Malaysia just don't get, distances in Sabah aren't as easily navigated as distances in Peninsular Malaysia.  First, Sabah can easily fit in seven of the smaller states in Peninsular Malaysia.  Second, the rainy weather we'd been experiencing (and still are!) created so many problems, such as landslides, floods and high tide.  Third, in Kota Kinabalu, we have schools on islands and in places inaccessible when it rains.  What more, other districts.  Anyway, I have digressed.

So in November, I had multiple courses going on... luckily, I had colleagues who could help out. 

Plus I was busy with a personal project close to my heart.  That concluded last month.  Soooo blogging wasn't really high on my list of priorities.

Well, no matter.  2011 is looking like a good year... lots of projects coming up.  Hoping for an overall better experience this year :)

And why are people landing on my blog, searching for information about debate or debaters???  Is debate on this year??