May 21, 2010

Facebook

I started my morning today by checking my Facebook. Checked my inbox and there was a message from Malini, an old, funny friend of mine, a former workmate to be exact. She was transferred to the Peninsular a few years ago to reunite with her family after teaching for quite some time in Sabah. I ‘lost’ contact with her for I just could not find the time out of my busy schedules to stop and pick up the phone and say hi once in a while…

It surely feels good to get back in touch again with her after all these years. I am dying to know whether she has met the love of her life but I just could not bring myself to ask her the big Q.  ;-) But I would be just equally happy if she is leading her life without one at the moment. After all, with her bubbly and funny personality, she has lots of friends to share life's brightest and dullest sides with. She is that cool, almost about everything.

Well..life goes on, many things change. I get older. She gets matured. My other friends do as well. Wrinkles are waving at us from every bay. My jaws drop when I learn that some of my best girlfriends quit their enviable 5-figure salary job just to raise kids and feed their husbands well. Frankly, I ever thought of doing the same thing few years back but I just could not. Teachers earn an unenviable 4-figure salary so I do not have a second, pretty option actually. So I just teach. Seems pathetic at times, I know. But I even get sadder upon knowing some of my gorgeous friends choose to remain alone for the fear of making a life commitment. Some even shut themselves completely from others. Some do call and text regularly. Some are just magically unreachable that I once thought they have left the world for good. 


Yet, there are still friendships that remain with me because of how much they meant to me. I marvel at Facebook because it gives me the opportunity to reconnect not only with long lost friends but with family as well. 
When my time permits, I will sit down, drop notes and reply comments. It gives me such a great feeling to talk and write to people I thought I had lost contact with. I must have been fortunate enough to have found them. Now that I teach (again because I do not have other option..haha) it draws me equally closer to my students as well... :-) Their chain of beautiful wishes for Mother's Day and Teacher's Day come handy through Facebook. There are even some who are really using it extra-ordinary WELL. For instance, a rather 'desperate' one as follows :

Nigel John Dawson Chc Teacher..Kasi lulus BI ahh..hehe
kalo ble teacher kasi A+++++ laaa..hehe
Teacher look very BiuTiPul laa..^^
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Check out my reply ...

Gee David
Dear Sir Nigel John Dawson Chc :
Here are some of the secrets of passing exams :
1.Get a good night sleep..so FBing during exams is a great no-no..
2. Review your notes...a quick one helps refresh your mind..
3. Eat properly..no diet2 thing..after all, u r not running for any male beauty pageants.. :-D
4. Bring YOUR OWN pencils and pens...and correction fluid (pray u won't get caught 4 bringing tis)..it saves your time tremendously..
5. Be on time..
6. Listen to or read carefully the instructions..answer every questions unless there are other options..
7. Pace yourself...set your time frame for each question smartly so u can answer productively..
8. BE WELL-PREPARED AND CONFIDENT. But do remember..there's nothing for u to be confident of if u didn't prepare...simple as that. Take your test without getting stressed out and losing faith in yourself is half the battle.
I hope I have enlightened u a bit, Sir. And..oh.. by the way, for the BiuTiPul thing..I'll take that as an honest compliment ...... ^ - ^
4 hours ago · 

Oh my…I guess that is the beauty and bonus of being a friend and a teacher then…

2 comments:

Mama JnJ said...

ok kalu gini kakgee..dulu2 sa masih rasa gitu..lama2 ni..makin sangal pula..mau jua balik aktif fb..tapi.....susa mau cakap..kawan2 lama tu add saja n accept..pastu diaaaaaammmm..teda cerita sudah...huhu

Kevinobrl said...

ok kalu gini kakgee..dulu2 sa masih rasa gitu..lama2 ni..makin sangal pula..mau jua balik aktif fb..tapi.....susa mau cakap..kawan2 lama tu add saja n accept..pastu diaaaaaammmm..teda cerita sudah...huhu

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