Sunday, April 5, 2009

苦中作乐

在N中七年又两个月,最令我怀念的就是与这般同道们的“寻欢作乐” 。
有云的地方,就有欢乐?

这般都是和我比较熟悉的同事。我们时常讲好,明天要穿什么衣服,大家就会一起穿作相同服装来学校,蛮有趣的。

















别怪我,小姐的搞笑版

她说这是N中Nth年前的选美赛,真是服了她。


Miss “N Pageant” in traditional costumes.



















The photos were taken in various part of N school.
校园里拍的相片

Semi finalists
进入半决赛的佳丽们,个个旗鼓相当




























The Finalists , the winner goes to.....

三大民族,冠军呼之欲出














41 comments:

Ching said...

Wah, N school Super Star contest? Not bad, not bad, all are beauties, except me, of course. Hehe...

Time really flies. If I remember correctly, that was in year end 2004. My dad just passed away and I was wearing all plain coloured clothes.

哗, N 中的选美比赛,不必选啦,大姐就是冠军!几年前和现在都一样,永远青春美丽。十年如一日。

如果我没记错,这些照片是在2004年尾拍的。那时我父亲刚去世,所以我穿的都是素色的衣服。

Loo said...

真没想到N中有那么多美女!

Catherine said...

在这个世界上,一定会有一些无论怎样都忘却不掉的事情…

Jack2 said...

哈哈,请问这些选美赛的评选标准是什么?

Ching said...

Jack 2

Our unwritten criteria:

衣着大方得体,有品味,勤劳,工作认真,有责任感,幽默,风趣,互相帮忙, 不斤斤计较,没有私心,有团队和合作精神。最重要的就是,听从指示,服从命令(就是大姐和小姐的命令,嘿嘿)。当大姐提议,“Deepavali 要到啦,明天我们都穿印度装,Punjabi suit。”大家都会同意。甚至没有的人,会马上去买,买不到的,会借来穿。有次穿中国装,也有人向大姐借,因为她的衣服数之不尽。

我记得,有一次,大家的合作精神很使我感动。因那时我父亲刚过世,我都穿素色衣服,有天大姐提起说要穿什么衣服。我说现在很多颜色鲜艳的我都不能穿,结果,大家同意配合我,都穿白色裙或裤子,配各自喜欢的上衣。有个图,可以看到大家穿白裙或白裤。

当然,也有人会觉得我们无聊。不符合我们member条件的人,自动避开。

丽韵 said...

做人就是苦中作乐。
其实快乐并非来自外力,
而是得自于内心的心境。

Loo said...

外表要装饰,衣着要得体,言之有礼,谈吐文雅,行为文雅。

Gemini said...

A bevy of beauties parading up and down showing off their finest clothes, or are they doing a catwalk?

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Gemini said...

I presume not all the teachers in the photos are still attached to
N School. So, can you please give us their names? Perhaps, when we meet them someday, somewhere or somehow, we can say 'Hello' to them.
Thanks.

Ching said...

Hi Gemini

Classroom is our stage, corridor is our catwalk, and pupils are our audience. When we enter the classroom, we have to act our part, i.e. imparting knowledge, guiding the pupils, listen to their problems sometimes, and also have to make them do work, whether by force or by persuasive methods, hehe. Our life is nothing glamorous like the models that grace the T-platform, or gals that flaunt their beauty and talent in contest, hahah.

Once we are back to the staff room, our backstage, we might release our tension by joking, laughing or even having fun sharing food that we bring. Occasionally we will have pot luck too, besides marking exercises and doing lots of paper work.

Thanks for your support.

Are you familiar with N school? Or are you from Sitiawan?
I am not in a position to disclose the name of those in the pictures. They might not like it if their name is disclosed, sorry about that.

Most of them are still in the school, except ypy who has retired, and in the 1st pic, the long hair lady on the extreme left and 3rd from the left. These two had transferred to other schools. In the last pic, the other ladies with ypy are all office staff.

Gemini said...

Teaching is rightly regarded as one of the noblest and most selfless professions in the world. As most teachers would ruefully admit, the money isn’t all that great, because the hours are long and hectic. Many do it out of a genuine desire to impart knowledge (as you have mentioned) and mould young minds.

I have nothing but high praise for the teachers. Without them, who are most of us today?

I really salute the teachers for their dedication, hard efforts and self-sacrifice.

No, I am not from Sitiawan, and neither am I familiar with
N School. Perhaps, you can enlighten me with some information about Sitiawan. Thanks.

Yi Pian Yun said...

哇,够热闹咯!Ching, you are really creative n imaginative.Ching 说得对,我们都是勤劳,认真,有责任感,没有私心的一群,尤其是听话,服从命令(是真的,不是卖花说花香),这就足够我们感到自豪,引以为荣liao!
Gemini,
the photos were taken during the 20 minutes recess.Once the bell rang,we had to rush back to the classroom.What Ching said is true, the catwalk could only be done in the corridor,haha!Anyway , thanks 4 your support.You dont have to know our identity,if you are a sitiawan resident n have children or relative studying in N school, surely u know us, too " famous " la,haha!
Ching,
你们现在还有这么“癫” 吗?真希望时光能倒流,再陪你们苦中作乐!
老师万岁!

Ching said...

大姐,我休息了两年,才刚刚回去,就很忙了。还没去看清楚校园有没有改变,每天就是上课,下课,改簿子,也很少时间去“癫” 啦。你不在,还有谁会陪我“癫” ?记得那时都是你和我带头嘛。现在有的,是每星期四,都要穿Batik, 我想那就是众多老师们唯一的共同点。但也有些人没有每个星期都穿Batik, 那像我们, 三个月了,还没有repeat 我们的衣服,嘿嘿。

Loo said...

如果时光能倒流,失去的是否能拥有?

请珍惜时光的每一分,每一时,每一天。。。

Yi Pian Yun said...

ching,
老师们好像比以前忙多了。有时我回去办事时看到你们忙得不亦乐乎,都没时间招呼大姐liao。提起batik,我也有不少,现在是英雄无用武之地了。现在所穿的衣服只求舒服,偶尔也会穿美美,那些kampong 的小瓜们还会吹口啸呢,我晕了!
Loo,
失去的未必能拥有,因为:名中有时终须有,命中无时就不会拥有!对, 要珍惜时光的每一分,活在当下,不是吗?

Kenneth said...

小瓜们还会吹口啸?
That shows that you have a charming, positive outlook, and an attractive personality.

Jack2 said...

忙里偷闲,苦中作乐.

Yi Pian Yun said...

kenneth,
hahaha!you think positively of their wistle,I feel that they make a fool of me le.Anyway, once in a while I will make myself look "shiny".I can see that they like to see me in smart attire.
Jack2,
对,每天都要忙里偷闲,苦中作乐,生命才有意义,谢谢!

丽韵 said...

只要我们生活得快乐和幸福,我们的生命才会有意义,才会多姿多彩。

Loo said...

爱美是女人的天性呢!

Yi Pian Yun said...

Loo,对啊,有不爱美的女人吗?不爱美的那个肯定是舍不得花钱,要美当然要花点钱啦,你说呢?

Loo said...

千万不要吝啬,该花钱的时候一定要大气的来花钱。
哈哈,只怕钱不够用呢!

Yi Pian Yun said...

哈哈,老师的薪水少,有几个会舍得花个够?多半时候是钱不够用的。要花嘛,就要找外快如教补习(好像我咯)。还是那些单身贵族如小姐花钱最爽,要买就买!

丽韵 said...

一些教师的补习收入每月可多达上万令吉呢!
那怕钱不够用???

Yi Pian Yun said...

丽韵,
对啊,但不是每位老师都有教补习的。实兆远有好多位百万补习老师呢。我也有教一点来买花戴,值得吗咯?

Kenneth said...

Giving tuition?
Easy money or hard-earned money?

Jack2 said...

教一点来买花戴?
哈哈,当然值得咯!
你有听过“越花钱的人越有钱,越舍不得花钱的人越贫穷”吗?

Catherine said...

千万不要吝啬,
千万不要浪费!

Yi Pian Yun said...

Kenneth,
To me, it is hard-earned money.Teaching is easy( out of my finger tips),but not easy to control the discipline.At time i feel that I am facing a group of monkeys rather than a class of pupils.Being a successful teacher, he or she not only must teach well but also must be able to control disipline!I think I play the role of a baby sitter more than that of a teacher,haha!But, baby sitter is expensive, I only collect less thanRM 100 per head, cheap labour le.Before a class begins, most of them will hang around by the river side, a food stall and even the basket ball court! You see, is it hard earned money ?

Yi Pian Yun said...

P.s. in that case , I have to call them back one by one!

Ching said...

大姐,你时常说,我们是没钱的富翁,那些钱很多,却舍不得花的,是富有的穷人。

大姐,我很佩服你,会赚钱,也很舍得花,也花的很值得,去旅行,吃的好,穿的美。我是赚少少,花多多。补习的钱,我没本事赚,也是觉得,如果有时间去补习,恐怕没时间去花啦。所以量力而行,知足常乐,也可以说是胸无大志。

ypy always says, we are the "RICH MAN without $" because we spend a lot although we don't earn much. Those rich people who really have lots of money and properties but stingy, so they are the "loaded POOR MAN".

Yi Pian Yun said...

哈哈哈,正当我要留言给Jack2时,小姐却先把我的感想写出来,谢谢你,Ching。我还想把这《没钱的富翁》 和《有钱的穷人》 写出来呢!
Catherine,
会花钱的人当然不吝啬,不过倒有浪费是真的!尤其是买衣服方面,买了之后才后悔,不过我们会把它送给(不是卖哟)需要的人!

Catherine said...

没有钱的人不一定不快乐,
有钱的人并不一定快乐。

琪微 said...

一句老话:
金钱虽然不是万能,但没有钱却是万万不能的!

Yi Pian Yun said...

Catherine and 琪薇,
是否快乐与钱没相关吧,但是啊,没钱是万万不能的( Iagree with 琪薇),除非你是不食人间烟火!

Kenneth said...

"Poor Millionaire" by Peetie Wheatstraw is one of my favourite songs.

Yi Pian Yun said...

Wah, must be a nice song, will you please type it out 4 us ?( Dunno how to sing)Thanks

Kenneth said...

** Poor Millionaire **
by:
Peetie Wheatstraw

When a man is down
He's lucky he ain't got no friends at all-a
I said when a man is down
Seem like ain't no friends at all
It seem like ev'rybody
Wants to knock him around like he's an old ball

When it comes to women
He can't have no luck at all, oh
I said, when he comes to women
He can't have no luck at all, no
They want to put a halter on him
Hoo-well, then tie him up like a mule in his stall

When he go around a used to be woman
One you have to give a real good time
When he go around a used to be woman
One you have give a real good time
And again
You know if he had the poor savvy
If she got a dollar she will swear that she ain't got a dime

When he walk in to see his old gang
Which whom he used to drink
When he walk in to see his old gang
Which whom he used to drink
Well, if he ask them for a little taste
Ooo-well, they'll say, 'Oh, that's just what you think'

Now men when you are down
One thing you must do
Yeah, when you are down
One thing you must do
When you get up
Start to remember ev'rybody that mistreated you.

Gemini said...

Thanks, Kenneth,

The lyrics are so meaningful.

Yi Pian Yun said...

Dear kenneth,
I agree with Gemini that the lyrics is very meaningful,I am very touched and feel like crying,thanks a million!( 可惜我不懂得唱,要去问老师看她会唱吗,要学le)