UM class

I wasn't feeling like going to UM today. Every Saturday have to study from 9 am to 6 pm... It was quite tough for me to stay concentrate for such a long time. Nevertheless, everytime I thought of giving up, I'll think of the children in TSS, I have to go on no matter what it takes... This semester was getting better. The course offered this semester was what I needed currently, especially Mathematics and Science for Kindergarten and Program planing and teaching strategy I. This year I am teaching English, English Mathematics, Science, Bahasa Melayu and Theme. After attending the Mathematic and science for children, I gained alot of new discovery about those subject. I was full of hope in doing whatever it takes to let the children enjoy to the fullest in those subjects. As Dr. Mariani told us today that play is the children's business, it is their work. So, through play, we are letting the children learn as they are having fun at the same time. Working for the happiness of the children - as what Makiguchi sensei had told us.
These few months, TSS has undergone many changes in upgrading administration system and also teacher's standard in preparing lessons. For those who do not know why we have to make changes, will certainly have a lot of grumbling and complaints. But, after what Pooi Yin has shared with us during Friday's staff meeting, we have a better understanding and I think quite a few are starting to work for all the changes. Perhaps these are the stages that we need to go through in understanding certain changes have to be made in order to upgrade the whole school to greater height. We were asked to think about why we want to work in TSS. Also we heard the sharing about what Makiguchi Sensei, Toda Sensei and Ikeda Sensei thought about humanistic education.
Working 3 times harder than anybody else. Working for the happiness of the children. That is what I am telling myself everyday when I step into TSS.
How are you, carryn? Boon How? Hope you guys are fine. I miss you all. Please drop by and say hello, will ya? Wishing you all happy working and studying.

New Books on the sale!

This month is quite an exciting one for me. I bought alot of books and did a lot of things during the one week school holiday. I'm going to talk about the books first then only about the school holiday activity. The first book cost RM 170.00 - Human Revolution (12 Volumes) by Ikeda Sensei. It comes in blue cover. I've started reading and quickly being absorb into the book whenever I was pouring over it. The image in my head is so clear making every picture that I can by looking at Toda Sensei and Ikeda Sensei's words. I currently stopped at page 45 and the first sentence that struck me is "The darker the night, the nearer the dawn". I was feeling quite down last week and this sentence really encouraged me not to give up so easily. I have to speed up in achieving what I want. The next book is "The Quotable Nichiren". This book is great whereby the Gosho exerpts are categorized into different topics such as Happiness, Arrogance, Hope and so on. Believe me, you won't regret having this book. I quote :"If we consider the power of the Lotus Sutra, we will find perpetual youth and eternal life before our eyes. (WND, 413)". The next book is "For today and Tomorrow Daily encouragement by Ikeda Sensei. This is just like the daily encouragement except it does not have chinese translation. Share with you today's encouragement. "By devoting ourselves earnestly to SGI activities, we gain the ability to turn all difficulties and obstacles into benefit, recognizing that earthly desires and delusions are enlightenment and that the sufferings of birth and death are nirvana. No matter how unpleasant the circumstances we find ourselves in, we can transform them into hope and good foryune - into eternal happiness. How incredible this is!" Ikeda Sensei. Em, that is all for the time being, have to go to work already.