Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Something about Teachers

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Teachers
Love them, hate them
They still teach us (U DONT SAY?)

But you see, what do they taught us?
Chemistry?
English?
Maths?
Of course
It's in their job description to teach subjects according to their expertise
But is that all?

Today, I went back to my Alma Mater
You know, SEKOLAH MENENGAH SAINS SELANGOR
Yes, the same school that broke my soul hundreds of times...and build it back thousands of times.
Why? To settled my recommendation letters for CommonApp
From who? TEACHERS

*Cue epic shiver of fear*
Ever since my stint at 17th February 2012, I have this trauma toward teachers. I felt that they'll always judging you, fixing you from the depths of their minds and oppress you. I grew really afraid of them and maintain my distance from them in school.
Seriously, I was far from a teacher's pet.

10 months after graduation and here I am, back in SMSS
Hoping for those people called teachers to actually write something good and nice about me; a stubborn rebel of the student body. The thought of it make me sick. I keep away from them and now I need to ask favors from THEM? It's like licking their shoes or something.

My pride cried...but it's for the best.

So upon reaching the school, I saw my Form 5 Chemistry teacher coming out from the hall. He is a very nice guy and very approachable. So, I called and greeted him.
Our warm greeting were exchanged and he asked me.

T: "Where are you studying now?"
Me: "Taylor's University, doing ADP, you know, preparation to the US"
T: "Wow! That's great. Congratulations boy! So what brings you here?"
Me: "Er...actually need to settle my teachers recommendation letters for my university application...I'm kinda afraid becau-"
T: "Oh really? Do you want me to write you a recommendation letter?"
Me: *shocked* "Really sir?"
T: Sure sure *smiles*
Me: Then can you be my counsellor?
T: Of course!
Me: *surprised* Er...thanks sir. Thank you very much...
T: You are my student. I always help my student. It's my job

You are my student. I always help my student. It's my job
You are my student. I always help my student. It's my job
You are my student. I always help my student. It's my job

Oh, how I wish I could cry at that time.
Obviously, I was shocked.
I didn't realized that teachers are THAT kind
All this time, I thought I'm not worthy of their kindness and such
And I should maintain my distance because I am a BAD STUDENT

But then...
He said that kind words and volunteered to help me without any hesitation...

Surprise was an understatement at that time.

And it doesn't stop there.

The moment I stepped in the staffroom, I've been greeted by the teachers with such warmth which was alien for me. I even wondered, is this really Sains Selangor?

These are among the actual (translated) quotes from the teachers in the staffroom

"Nazran, congratulation to your batch."
"Your batch did very well after graduating"
"I miss those 5 Usaha guys, they were naughty, sure...but they were full of enthusiasm...I can't find it in this year's batch."
"Genesis eh? Very havoc and chaotic batch...but they're still very polished product of SMSS"
"Us teachers actually miss your batch. We were actually waiting for you to visit us."

Inside, I was tearing up...
I can't believe they actually miss us.
Genesis aka the worst batch of SMSS
They, the teachers misses US
They LOVE US

I feel really bad right now.
How can I be so ignorant toward their kind and love?
They didn't care about my blog already
They don't give a damn in fact
They, now are very proud of me....
Very proud of the whole Genesis

But what did we do for them?
What did we do for the school?

Then I left...
With a totally new paradigm...
Teachers...are not devils or such
They are just like your parents, as cliche'd as it sounds...its the hard truth

I'm sorry for judging you, teachers

8 comments:

abdul azim said...

"I miss those 5 Usaha guys, they were naughty, sure...but they were full of enthusiasm...I can't find it in this year's batch."

Fyka Kim said...

lesson learnt :') islam said: hormatilah sesiapa yang telah mengajar kamu walaupun satu huruf" nice blabbers (Y)

Ai'en Zarin said...

Sob sob :') Sungguh terharu lahhhh.

Syahirah Nadiah MJ said...

*Touched*

Jasmine Alya said...

Aaaaaaaaaa a trip to smss by genesis must be planned right away! Raya jom?

fatihah adiba said...

speechless bila baca.hmmmm.guess i was wrong back then.terharu betul T.T

Farahin Najwa said...

"I miss those 5 Usaha guys, they were naughty, sure...but they were full of enthusiasm...I can't find it in this year's batch."

boleh tau tak cikgu mana yg cakap:)

*miss you guys so much!

Nur Halimah said...

chemistry teacher?hehe,how do you do?....miss all of them..:)

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