Sunday, May 16, 2010

sha: jangan penyekkan suara!

Ibu ayam ditangkap musang
Anak ayam cari ibunya
Ibu ayam berlari...dan berlari
Dan ditangkap musang!
Anak ayam mencari...dan mencari
Ibunya yang hilang...
Oh kasihan...oh kasihan...aduh kasihan...

She taught me this song. I still remember the lyrics until today.

Dari jauh bunyi menderu-deru
Umpama angin yang bertiup kencang
Rupanya air yang melompat tinggi
Melompat-lompat bagai tak berhenti
Lihatlah cantiknya
Air terjun namanya
Marilah kawanku
Mandi bersama


Another song. I remember drawing the picture of a waterfall in my exercise book. She gave me a C.

Taat pada perintah Tuhan, Raja dan Negara
Membantu tiap masa
Patuh undang-undangnya
Kami ahli Pengakap Muda
Buat sehabis baik...

She taught me about Goldilocks and Three Bears.
She prepared me for my first public speaking in the assembly.
She scolded me for not being a good story teller in the story telling competition.
She was my hockey coach.
She taught me how to camp as a Girl Guide.
She forced me to memorise Sifir 25.
She tapped my fingers because I couldn't draw straight line.
She spanked and slapped me in front of my classmates.
She put a make up on my face on the day I represented the state in choir.

But one day...she couldn't answer my question. My teacher, Mrs. Param instructed us to paste pictures of flowers in our vocabulary book and labeled them. She couldn't tell me the English name for "kemboja".

Before submitting the book to my English teacher, Mrs. Param, I said,
"Teacher, I don't know the name of this flower."

Mrs. Param said,
"Have you asked your mum?"

"Yes, teacher. But she don't know too," I told her.

"Give me your book," Mrs Param then took my book.

The next day, Mrs. Param gave my book to me.

"The name of the flower is frangipani. Do you know how to spell it?"

I shook my head. She taught me.

Later that night...

"Ibu, Mrs. Param cakap nama bunga tuh Frengggggiiippeeeeeniiii..." I struggled to pronounce it.

"Frangipani," she said sternly.

"Freeennng...freennggg..."

"Frangipani!"

"Frengipeni," my Malay accent stood up.

"Good. Say it again. Frangipani. Jangan penyekkan suara!"

"Frengipeni!"

She nodded.

And the next morning...

"Thank you, teacher," she said that to Mrs. Param.

I rubbed my eyes. Teacher?

"Your mother was my student when she was your age. Do you know that?"

"No, teacher."

"And she was smart. You must be like her, okay!"
the elderly woman said lovingly.

The lesson that I got that day was regardless how smart you are, there will always be things that you don't know.

Frangipani was taught by a teacher who used to be a teacher's teacher.
She taught the mother and she taught the daughter.
The mother learned even after she became a teacher!

The person who didn't know frangipani was my mother. The best teacher ever.

Oh, did I mentioned to you that she taught me about love and life?

Happy Teacher's Day, ibu.

And to all the teachers out there;)

17 comments:

cik paro said...

lagu2 yg sangat best!!

izan said...

bangga bila cikgu masih ingati kerektor kita... walaupun sekadar ingati nama kita..mesti ada sesuatu yg dia ingat tentang kita..

Miss ... said...

lagu pengakap tu darjah 4 klu x silap haha..selamat hari guru to all guru2 hehe

Super Nia Hana said...

oh..happy teacher's day juga pada ibu sha

Quiyah & Hasrul said...

hi sha, happy teacher's day to both of our mother's too.. heheh..

~LP Lum~ said...

slam kak sha~

hehehe... sy pun ada cikgu yg mengajar ayah sy msa ayh sy di sekolah meng.. :)
cikgu tu sgt garang... tapu skang dia dah meninggal... :(

Yunus Badawi said...

Jangan lupa doakan cikgu2 kita dan sedekahkan fatihah utk yg beragama Islam. Nak balas jasa mereka dgn wang ringgit tak terbayar kita ....

messyremo said...

hehe...
jgn penyekkan suare?

selamat hari guru buat guru2 yg byk brjasa~

Dee said...

happy teacher's day to all teachers..

LiNda said...

Ucapkan Selamat Hari Guru buat Ibu Sha ...

mier@merr said...

ais kacang..ais kacang..ais..ais kacang..
bila hari dan rasa dahaga..
singgah di gerai..ais kacang diminta..
susu dan jagung
kacang dan lengkong..
air gula berwarna..
campur semua
enak rasanya..
kegemaran kita semua...

my fevret song masa skola rndah dlu

...
happy teacher's day to ur mom...

and me myself too... ihik..

umi_e said...

Happy Teacher's Day

zaradgreat said...

wah
lama tuh kak sha!
mesti cikgu tuh dah tua ek..
igt lagi student dia...

et said...

xpernah tahu pon lagu2 tu.huhu.

oh,frangepeni? frangapani? oh better take a look again.huhu.

ohhh.frangipani.hehehee

ashie023 said...

auww..so sweet..
i love ur story..
u and ur mother..
hepi ticer's day to ur mom..
and to u too..hehe

Lan Bingka said...

hmm..memang sentiasa ada perkara yang kita tak tahu kan..
selamat hari guru!

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