My most memorable day
It was in 1999 when I was accepted to do my degree in TESL. My first year was in Maktab Perguruan Kinta, Ipoh. My major was TESL (Teaching English as Second Language) but we had no choice but to take BM as our minor. My other friends in other colleges had the choice. They could choose Music, Seni or PJ. I would surely choose Music.
Well, in my first year, we had BM presentation for our minor. Frankly speaking, I was so used to speak and write in English that I found it difficult to deliver in BM.
All of us were required to hold a post. I was given the post as a VIP to officiate a ceremony. As you know, VIP has to deliver speeches. In my role, I had to deliver a speech. I had the help from my Malay course mate. He actually wrote for me the whole speech. I just had to memorize it and deliver it as cool as possible.
My course mate thought it would add some twist if he introduced me as Datin ...bt Abdullah. My lecturer was surprised as he thought that I had embraced Islam. When he asked me about it, I told him that we did it just for fun. He was not happy. We had to apologize. Since that day, he always remembered my name.
He told us that we shouldn't discriminate ourselves. Just be ourselves. I really respected him and since that day, I learned to be myself and didn't try to be someone else.
Thank you, Encik A and Happy Teacher's Day! He must have retired. I missed the time when he taught us BM. He was a good lecturer.