Saturday, August 16, 2008


The price of war,

The price of famine,

The price of injustice,

When war, famine, injustice, and many other social ailments do not affect you directly,
You pay the price of mistakes..

And in your world, you sometimes pay it with your friends..
And in your world, only too late do you realize friends are life..

Legenda : Day 17

Haha.. And I thought Saturdays would be a waste of time at the office.. No lectures and only the occasional meetings. Reached workplace at 8.00am and saw the basketball court accompanied by the glorious morning weather.. It could not be resisted.. I punched my card, left the office at 8.10am, went to the car, changed to my sports shoes and took the ball out for a 20mins non-stop practice! Loved it!

But then I was sweating buckets in a short-sleeve shirt and slack pants.. A bit of tissue paper and air-con does the trick after about half an hour =)

Now I'm back at my office desk writing this out.. My colleagues think I'm crazy exercising in the morning.. Lol.. But I'm energized now.. Great way to start the day!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Legenda : Day 16

Knowing me and my shallow Hindu knowledge, didn't know had to fast today.. Haha..neways during lunchtime, I drove to Mantin town which is 3.5km away to have Char Kuay Teow that was only RM2.80! Wasn't full so I got myself a Char Siew Pau before returning back to the office.

Oh ya, theres this middle-eastern gal that comes to the office from time to time.. Just found out today shes one of the lecturer's sister. She has striking facial similarities and style to Mia in One Tree Hill played by Kate Voegele. What I'm trying to say is shes hot la :p Hahaha.. Damn, I'm not good at staring at people.. Well, at least I have something to do around here while I'm free ;-)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Legenda : Day 9

Its the 2nd Saturday of the month.. So half day.. Come in at 8 and use internet till 12.30 then go back... Feels more like an admin staff with nothing to do... Haha.. Anyways, looking forward to my convocation weekend.. And good Chinese food.. =)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Legenda : Day 8

Phew.. 2 classes from 8am to 12pm.. Well..for some one who always ends up late for morning classes in university.. My god.. I'm a lecturer for crying loud out.. Haha.. Anyways I was 5 mins late only.. Only 3 students were there.. Started the class after 5 mins waiting for others to arrive..

I had a nice view from the 3rd floor of the building overseeing the mountain ranges covered in the morning and soaked in the mild rising sun.. What a way to start the day..

After lunch with Dad and Sis, I started installing my kinda programs on my workplace PC. Probably increased its performance by about 10-15%. Next up is loading up my Kate Voegele songs and getting headphones..

Oh ya... I spent the last 10mins of the day playing my Street Fighter flash game =)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

My 1st Job

Yea... Working life... But I'm so not used to it... Slowly I'm trying to adapt... But I think I'm only doing this temporarily... I still feel an immense hunger for knowledge and research... And spending years lecturing at such an early age ain't part of the picture. I'm planning to pursue my Masters within a year from now. As for now, being a lecturer at Legenda College will be my first working experience =)

How I got this job I have no idea. First I applied it through Jobstreet even though I was not qualified for the job. They requested people with Masters or PhD but I applied just for the heck of it. Super surprised when called me up for an interview. I was to prepare a mock lecture in front of a panel of 3 interviewers. I thought I screwed the mock lecture.. Next thing you know they are offering me a position after a 2nd interview..

Okay before you all blow your horses, the position of lecturer is not like the normal lecturers you see in universities. I'm teaching physics.. But not university level physics.. Not STPM physics.. Not A-Levels physics.. But more like Form 4-5 physics..

Now I shall explain the complex system they have here at Legenda. I myself coudln't understand it at first. And explaining it to all my friends one by one takes hell lot of energy.

So here we go..

Students, locally and from abroad applying for any foundation, diploma, or degree program at Legenda undergo a 2 week orientation program. At the end of the 2 weeks, students take an placement test consisting of IELTS(English), Maths and Physics papers. Students who get above band 6 for IELTS are allowed to continue their studies to any foundation, diploma, or degree program they applied for.

Students with IELTS below band 6 are placed in Enhancement Classes. Enhancement Classes are provided by my department called the WE CARE CENTRE (WCC). Students with IELTS between band 0 and 3 are placed in Level 1 and between band 3 and 6 in Level 2. These two levels undergo about 8 weeks of enrichment classes focusing on English and also a bit of Maths and Physics. This is where I come in. I get classes consisting of 5-15 students and teach them 4 hours of Physics a week for the 8 weeks.

This ain't the complicated part yet. The complicated part is there is an orientation program every 2 weeks. Prospective students can register at Legenda on a daily basis. So that means, I can get a new group of students every 2 weeks. This also means my department does not have any semester breaks as it is a continuous cycle of enrollments. Non stop... Phew...

Thats all for now I guess... Tomorrow will be my 8th day at work... Anything else you all wanna know can just post here...

Oh ya... I miss being a student... =(