More Of Me

Let’s get through the boring stuff first.

My name is Lisa.

I am currently a second-year Education student in the National University of Malaysia (UKM) located in the uncivilized rural town of Bangi, Selangor.

I was born, and still reside in, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. Sorry, I cannot speak the loghat Negeri. >.<

I went to a national primary school and ended up not being able to speak a word of Chinese (Mandarin) when I entered secondary school, having been brought up in an English-speaking family all my life. It was a struggle making friends then, but I learned along the way :)

Having actually survived National Service in Kem Ulu Pari, Rembau (2nd batch/series 3), I guess you can say, I am tougher than I look XP

Continued my Pre-University studies in SMK King George V, Seremban, now a cluster school. I actually did Form Six Sciences and did fairly well in my STPM especially Chemistry :)

But a future in the Chemistry field was not to be. I chose to do teaching. English.

When people ask me why, I can always trace it back to my Form Four and Form Five days.

I was inspired by two teachers whom I still think fondly of to this day. My Chemistry teacher, Pn. Siti Halijah, and my English teacher Mrs. Lim Pek Leng.

They were both similar in the sense that they taught me valuable, priceless lessons that could never be learned through formal classroom learning. They made me love to learn, to explore, to not hold back.

I never enjoyed classes like I did Pn. Siti’s and Mrs. Lim’s.

And to them, I owe my choice of career and profession.

Sure, I have other reasons for choosing teaching. Sure, there were many other teachers who have impacted my life in so many different ways.

They have all led me to where I am now – to study what I am studying now, to aspire to be what I now aspire to be.

I want to inspire my students as well. I want to teach them things they will never learn elsewhere. I want them to look back to the days when I taught them and think, “Yes, she was a good teacher.” I want to be a teacher who inspires children to create, to imagine beyond what is known and limiting, to have values and principles and ethics, to want to change the world.

I may be idealistic. But I can dream. And hope. :)

The journey there is still a far way off. But I want to learn as much as I can, experience as much as I can, along the way. I hope that I will always be willing to learn, to try new things, to always give my best in every thing I do. I hope I never stop trying.

May I do well in this course – GE 2153. I’ll do the best I can.

Aja aja !!! (Korean motivational phrase XD)


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