NIE July/Aug ’16

Just a quick update of what has happened since my last post.

On 22 July, I left Coral. It was a bittersweet farewell to my colleagues and students. My beloved students from my form class wrote messages on a super huge board and with the CMs, they threw me a surprise pizza party. I would be lying if I said I didn’t feel sad. I was trying to hold my tears back throughout the farewell lunch with them, but when I was alone with my other contract friend in the staffroom, both of us started tearing up.

Anyway, I just had a teambonding activity with my GESL group this morning. It was not as bad as I had expected. No running or vigorous teambonding activities. Which was what I wanted, because I feel too old to be rah-rah like the other uni kids (even though I’m not that old… in fact I’m one of the youngest in my group). Quite excited to start a brand new life, but this feels like uni all over again. To think that I graduated from uni a year earlier to escape from all the studying!

NIE is situated at PULAU NTU, and indeed it takes me 2 hours to travel to school everyday! Perhaps it is because the NTU students have not started lessons yet, the school looks a little depressing due to the lack of students. The NIE canteen isn’t open as well.

I’m a little overwhelmed by the thought of all the workload and school work and projects and I can’t wait for friday. I really need a break cos this week has been really tiring….

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