School Holidays Is Already Halfway @ I am That Lazy Updating My Post, ha!

The midyear school holiday is already at the end of the first out of its two weeks. I was busy doing things a teacher should properly do during his free time, like sleeping, playing video games, a bit of reading, and more sleeping. Time surely fly so fast when you are slumbering like a hibernating bear in your own cold dark bedroom (thanks to the new air-conditioning set I bought at the end of the El Nino heat spell). I got pics to show you people!
And the picture above is of last week's Friday, after school, before the students are allowed to go back for their holiday. The Principal and Vice Principal had a lot of things to say to everybody, mostly reminders to pay this and do that. The fasting month, Ramadan will be here soon and everybody should be prepared for it. The school will be emptied of all, except...

These students still stayed until Sunday for extra class. I got a slot to teach them Science on Sunday morning and I stayed at the hostel the night before because I was the warden on duty. The hostel was a lot quieter when more than half of the students were absent.  
Students was required to wear collared shirts because it was 'proper'. Truthfully I don't care what they wear to class unless I don't like that piece of clothing. And when I don't like it....I'll take it away. Yes, even the shirt on your back that instant (they had to borrow from friends who wear double layered shirts). I keep the confiscated shirts at home and use them as floor rags. 

And this is me teaching that Sunday morning.... A colleague took this pic as evidence of my attendance, and for filing too (the digital age where everything is online).
I rarely use the white/blackboard, forcing them to follow me using their minds instead. I believe if a student's head is in tune with his teacher, he got a bright future ahead. 
Anyway, about not using the whiteboard thing, this made me infamous in my previous school where certain teachers accused me of being lazy and irresponsible. But hey, say whatever you want but my students got better marks from the others'.
In this present school, no badmouthing happens because I am now the senior Science teacher and my method is proven to have impact :)    

And this is my car, being serviced at 70, 589 km. I should have serviced it earlier but I waited until the school holidays. This is the 6th year I have this car and I am happy with the purchase.
I call my car WereTiger because it has a tiger logo :P
Anyway, after the oil change, the service operator upgraded / updated my car's software. (Apparently, this is A THING! I was surprised because I only think computers and handphones can be upgraded like that). Now my car got the MKII upgraded software and it is now 15-20% more powerful (without using more fuel)
Now go and see if your car can be updated too. 

And this here is my latest purchase. A rather small bike with small wheels... And hey, it can be folded!
My doctor said I need to do some exercise and as I don't like running or lifting things, I do like cycling. I wanted a small folding bicycle because 1) it can be transported in my car if I want to cycle elsewhere further 2) it is easier to keep inside the house, to prevent theft 3) it looks so damn cool, hahaha! It is worth the price, I googled the rest of the planet for the price of the same bike, and I paid less for it too here :)

- How was your weekend / holiday?


Fairul Faizal Ali said...

It sounds like someone is having a great holiday. Happy holidays!

Ramzu Zahini said...

Dear Fairul;
Thank you for the wish :)

ShadowRun300 said...

I have never heard of upgrading your car's software! What will they think of next?
Enjoy the rest of your holiday! I imagine you'll be doing some bike riding. It's pretty cool lookin'! :)

Ramzu Zahini said...

Dear ShadowRun300;
Weird right? I already know there my car is computer handled, but i never knew it can be upgraded.
The new bike is great. I only cycled at night though, as i dont like to cycle in the heat.

Tomoko said...

Your new small bicycle is perfectly wonderful for you! You have to keep pedaling so fast and busy! Good exercise!!!!
My question...Those lady students are not allowed to wear colorful veils?

Ramzu Zahini said...

Dear Tomoko;
The exercise is much needed :) The girls wear black veil because it is the school standard uniform. They can wear colourful veil in the hostel, but at school black is the only coloir allowed.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

"I keep the confiscated shirts at home and use them as floor rags." HAHAHA! This part had me laughing the loudest.

Sounds like a fun holiday. And lots of relaxing and slacking off going on, which is often necessary. I love the new bike, especially how it fits in your car!

Ramzu Zahini said...

Dear Martha;
Some teachers did not believe the extent I go to enforce discipline in school. Sometimes I do weird stuff to amuse myself :)
The bike is cool. The neighbours' children bike are way bigger than mine, hahaha.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh dear -- FLOOR RAGS??? You're tough alright! And hey, very cool new bike!

Abby said...

When I was a little kid, I thought teachers loved being teachers and were sad during breaks - I was shocked when I learned the truth!

Cars can be upgraded?! Your folding bike is cute. I've seen these weird things, but the tires seem so small...

Ramzu Zahini said...

Dear Debra;
Yes, floor rags. I even told them about this and that makes them all to be extra careful to dress to school. Some of the shirts I took were very expensive... and as they don't fit me, they go moping the floor instead.

Ramzu Zahini said...

Dear Abby;
I love being a teacher, but who doesn't like holidays? Some of my teacher friends go overseas for these two weeks. But i am a stay at home guy.
Bicycles with smaller tyres are used in urban areas, where there were less potholes etc. It got 8 gears, so cycling is not a chore uphill :)

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