Today was "gotong royong" [translate: voluntary work] day in school even though we are in the middle of holiday. I was trying to cover up some scribbling on the wall done by irresponsible people. With the help of a group of seven boys and a teacher, we went around school to spray away the miserable work of art and replace it with our own.
I just hope that no one will complain later that our job has made the walls uglier and if that happens, well, I am ready to repaint everything again. Thanks to Ikmal, Izz Fahmi, Zaqrul, Wafie, Firdaus, Haziq, Raqib and Mr. Daniel Hamiz for all the help. Let's wait for other people's comment.
25th May 2014 ~ Amirul Arif wanted to celebrate his birthday with his other friends in the Angklung group who are in the afternoon session and of course I had to agree. So I asked the others to come out earlier from class as they should have finished answering the exam paper by then.
Thanks Amirul Arif for the treat. Everybody was happy and hope that you were happier to get to celebrate your birthday with us.
24th May 2014 ~ A hi-tea was organized to bid farewell to a colleague who would be retiring, Puan Tuan Mah Tuan Mat. There were 39 people, including family members of a few colleagues, attending the function which was very informal.
Puan Lee Kim Luan, who retired two years ago (I think), was also invited as we did not have the chance to hold a hi-tea when she left school. Another ex-colleague, Mr. Mustafa Kamal Mohd. Yusof, was there after attending a meeting in his school.
I hope this had been a memorable event for Puan Tuan Mah and I am sure she will enjoy her time not to be in school anymore. *calculating how many more years I will be retiring ~BIG SIGH~*
Today was the last day of school for the first term this year. How time flies. And we are having a longer break this time - 19 days of holiday. The school will reopen on Sunday, the 15th of June. The students were happy, the teachers were happier.
And today should also be the last day for Puan Tuan Mah Tuan Mat, a morning session teacher, before enjoying her retirement life. *Counting fingers enviously*
23rd May 2014 ~ We were invited to perform during a Convocation Event for Universiti Teknologi Malaysia SPACE. The graduates were awarded with the Dean's list and various other prizes were also given to the invited guests. It was held at the new library: "Perpustakaan Raja Zarith Sofia" which is not in operation yet. We had to perform during the award ceremony which was just a short one where we played just one song "Fantasia Bulan Madu", a Malay song made popular by the rock band Search.
There was also a "Zapin" dance performance in between sessions.
After that, we played a few songs at the dining hall while the VIPs and guests were enjoying their food.
Thanks Mr. Faiz and Mr. Afiq, ex-angklung players of SMKTUN, who came to give support and help take photos.
an officer of UTM SPACE whose wife is my colleague
Everything went well and I felt that all the hard work that we have put since early January has paid off. Hopefully we will have more opportunities to perform outside after this.
I would like to personally thank Mr. Amirul Husni Shaarin, an ex-angklung player of our school and now a staff of UTM SPACE, who had helped to promote the group to the people in-charge of the event. Without his help, we would not be able to play our music during the prestigious event.
As for the angklung players, this is not the end yet. We have to keep on practising.
And here's the video recording of our first performance. Same song played but at different venue.