Archive for November, 2011

A Week From Now

November 2, 2011

A week from now, those 77 charges of mine will finally, finally, find out whether they can get over the hill i’ve been coaching, cajoling, and yes sometimes screaming at them to climb this entire year. Time to get your game faces on, people:)

It’s been a memorable trip to say the least. So many resistant minds. So many lousy moments. Especially when you get accused of showing professional bias. That was really a low point. But then you think about the converted few, and the many more who are surely trying, and for a while it IS worth it.

I miss them already, there just wasn’t enough time to convince them all. But maybe that’s the point. So you keep trying harder next year. And the next.

And so I just want to record here and now that Sarah Ho, Chng Xinni, Tay Chun Mei, you make the job worth it. I will miss you all very much and our time learning together, though I know you will go on to do wonderful things in your lives:))

I made quite a lot of people cry this year, not something i say in praise, but I wonder if I was THAT evil, or as Xinni puts it, that they feel comfortable enough with me to show that much emotion in my presence. Hmmm.

I have been told I will take the noobs next year, but I won’t hold my breath. Next year will bring its own set of challenges. For now I wanna buy a Canon PowerShot SX150 IS with the remainder of my SMILES cash. Have agreed to string for DCS. It’s all so sudden. Ok random point over.

To the class of 2011, then. It’s been some ride. Thank you.