01 – Our Favourite Practical Teachers!
When we were in Form 4, we only had one class for each course (4E1 for Elec Eng. / 4A1 for Civ. Eng. / 4M1 for Mech. Eng.)
My gang (then) consisted of me, Nabilah, Aten, Hazirah, Balqis, Fierah and Fieza. We were all Elec. Eng. students except for Fierah who was a Mech. Eng. student. Alin (also a Mech. Eng. student) came into the picture during mid-year 2013, so she doesn’t feature in this story hahaha sorry alin :p
Anyway back to this, in 4E1, we were divided into two different PKE(Pengajian Kejuruteraan Elektrik) groups right from the start, one with Pn. Ana and the other was with Pn. Kalai and it was totally random. My gang was inevitably split into two also. Pn. Kalai taught Aten, Hazirah and Balqis while Nabilah and I were with the delightful Pn. Ana 😛
Anyway, about a month into the new school term, our school received a couple of new faces; practical teachers who were hoping to spend their 3 months with us. There were 4 of them, Cikgu Min, Cikgu Faralia and two others. Each of them had to teach us (Form 4 students) 2 technical subjects.
Cikgu Min specialised in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, so she had to teach our class, right? She was taken under Cikgu Ana’s wing (Pn. Kalai had nothing to do with this) and had to take over her role as our PKE teacher.
Cikgu Min was a stark contrast to Pn. Ana, so we were a bit startled by the change. While Pn. Ana was strict and very scary (in a good and loving way :3 ), Cikgu Min was layback and chill. She was a young teacher, after all. She understood our teenage hearts. Besides, She couldn’t possibly control all of us successfully (the group I was in were full of boys, the only girls were myself, Nabilah, Intan and Hanisah, if I’m not mistaken. My memories are kinda blurry right now) So she just went with the flow and blended in with us. Cikgu Min also had to teach LK to 4M1 (where the lone ranger, Fierah was. Sorry fie, we love you-), so Fierah knew her too.
Cikgu Faralia was teaching LK for our class (and Civil Eng. for 4A1), so Pn. Azlizaa (my LK teacher) had to split the class into two. Again, my gang was separated, but this time only Aten was put into Cikgu Lia’s class (lol) while we (the others) were still under Pn. Azlizaa. (This was because Pn. Azlizaa divided the group according to alphabetical order- Aten’s name was high up the list and far away from ours kekeke)
So, there we go, that’s the gist of it! Oh, right I forgot to mention, Cikgu Lia and Cikgu Min were bestfriends and they were staying together in a vacant house located within the school compound, alongside houses of other teachers and staffs.
I don’t know where to begin this story.. OTL
Well, I guess I can start with me and Nabilah. You see, in class, we were always seated right in front of the teacher. Hence, we talked frequently with Cikgu Min and often rambled along with her. While we were doing our elec… calculating.. thingy, we would talk and talk and talk with her. Mostly dumb stuffs, haha. I guess that’s when we started to get close with her.
Also, you know our gang was a very troublesome gang back then (and still was even up until Form 5 ngehehehe) so we would loiter around the school compound in the evening, riding bicycles and just doing stupid things. So we would visit Cikgu Lia and Cikgu Min’s house, just to lie down and talk about school.
When people questioned our ‘authority’ to go to a teacher’s house, we would just tell them we wanted to learn (LK or PKE) but in truth, we just wanted to get out of the damn hostel. :3 School life is boring without some rule-breaking actions. Yeah, we were always breaking rules, but let me tell you, it’s the dumb and useless rules that we were used to breaking, not the serious ones. So teachers weren’t too bothered with us to be honest.
So, just like that, we grew fond of both Cikgu Min and Cikgu Lia and when it was time they return to their universities, tears were shed and a little farewell party was held. I’ll tell you that in the next post, so for now, goodbye. 🙂