So, anticipating a rather sombre day tomorrow, I tried to cheer myself up by remembering the funny things that have happened, so far, this year. Below are some of the things I could recall:
R gave me a riddle, "Teacher, api apa yang takkan padam?"
I thought for awhile before giving up, "Api apa?"
Looking directly at me while trying his hardest to keep a straight face, he revealed the punch line, "Api cinta kita"
I was teaching 3 Tekun Plural Nouns and was telling them that the plural form for 'synopsis' is 'synopses'.
Me: "Other words that follow the same pattern include: analysis, basis, crisis, axis..."
Then others started to chimed in, "DiGi Teacher? Celcom? U Mobile?
A student was about to go for Umrah. He bade farewell to his classmates and me. We all wished him well. Before he went off, he whispered conspiratorially to me, " Teacher, nanti saya doakan Teacher kat Jabal Ar-Rahmah (!)"
What I came across when marking exam papers:
I was pasting the students' work on the bulletin board when a student raised her concern, "Teacher, boleh ke tampal poster ni?"
"Why not?", I asked, a little bit perplexed.
"Macam simbol Illuminati je"
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Students do say the darndest things, don't they?
Maybe the above stories aren't really that funny; perhaps they got lost in translation; or perhaps you have to be there to get the joke.
If the above anecdotes failed to cheer you up, I know of a fool-proof way to do so. Behold, the perfect pick-me-up:
Ryan Gosling can do no wrong ;)
Happy Teachers' Day to all fellow teachers!!!