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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Back to work.

I am ringing in  this year with open arms but not attaching any string. I reckon every year is  little better than the last. So, I'm pretty much sure this year is gonna be better too. I will go with the flow with out  looking at past. Living one day at a time. Just want this  year to be filled with peace, prosperity and love. Keeping it real. That is it.

Also, not gonna make any hard core resolution because I never keep them. I forget or what, I don't know. That is why there is no   point of making resolution  if I can not keep them.

Back to work after winter break. So good to see my tiny miny adorable 34 students once again. In my  early days I was dreading each and everything :The class.The kids. They were so outta my control. At first, I ain't  that commanding like my  co-worker, Mrs K.She is Montessori trained and have some 12 year experience with such small children. She do magic when she teaches.

She also trained me how to control them. I am copying her style and tone since  last three months. Have been succeed some how. "Miss..... Miss, he hit me." "Miss, she peed in her uniform." "Miss....Miss, she is no more my friend." " Miss...Miss, he wants to marry, Shela." "Miss, he called me potty."

Shelly is every boys darling. Teri meri prem kahani is class anthem. If one starts humming it, then all 34 will sing it  together in chorus.

All day their voices echo in my ear. Don't ask what happen in lunch time. Class is a mess. Before I just wanted to slap them but now very patiently I do listen them.You peeps have now idea how hard is to teach in pre -school. It need oodles of patience and tolerance.

This job has taught me a lot, in many ways. It is definitely not what  I wanted to do. But no complains. Something is better than nothing. Also trying to tap in university. Lets see. Hoping for best. With the passage of time I am getting mix into. Now I love them. Despite all that their talks are so innocent. Their friendship is so unconditional. Kids are angel.

I am no more using bus. I reckon Chingchi rickshaw is better option. School  is not that far and buss takes  some 20 minutes. Its route is pretty long. While in  Chingchi rickshaw, it is pretty straight and I also get chance to do some walk. OK, see, if I go by bus, it will take some 20 minutes, 5 minutes in road crossing and  just 5 minutes walk. So total  timing 30 minutes.



If I take  Chingchi rickshaw. It will drop me at Chawrangi in 5 minutes  and from there  some  10 minutes walk. Total  timing 15 minutes. Another option is Auto rickshaw, which is outta my league. Just in September, its fare was 30 PKR  now it has reached up to 60 PKR  I ain't that nut who pay 60 bucks for not that long distance. Buss fare 10 and Chingchi rickshaw also 10, and I don't want to wait for Buss in cold either. So in retrospect Chingchi rickshaw rocks.

How do you reach  to your work place, school, or any destination ?


Photo credit :
Carol Mitchell

54 comments:

  1. Teaching is hard, but so worthwhile! The children will never forget you their whole lives. I teach a Sunday School class and I love it even though it can be wild sometimes. I love my kids. I also got to homeschool my own children which was very hard but an incredible opportunity.

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  2. and happy new year dear..
    thank you for stepping by blog
    love ur blog aswell

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  3. Well I guess I am lucky, I use my car :)

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  4. Hello Izdiher!
    I have a question, pre-school is before elementary, right?
    When I was at school I went there on foot it took me not more than 10-15 minutes.
    Now that I'm in university the distance is an hour, so I take the bus or my family's car (I don't have mine).
    Your job requires a lot of patience. I'm not that patient.
    One thing I like about blogging is that you learn about different countries, seems a little like travelling.
    xxx
    Miss Starshiny

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  5. *forgot to mention that I love walking!!!
    give me comfortable shoes and I can walk big distances in a short amount of time!

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  6. nice post Idziher :) and yes i agree with Miss Starshiny :D this is a little like traveling :)

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  7. Interesting story! I go to school by bike and it takes me about 5 minutes:)

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  8. Happy New Year!
    haha Montessori kids....cute ^_^
    Its great that you can handle kids..... i really get into mess if em told to just babysit even :P

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  9. I love playing with pre-schoolers but not so sure about teaching them :s may god be with you..

    I used to take taxis to work and that was a waste of fortune.. not to mention the long time waiting for one to pass by-sometimes I would walk or wait for an hour! until i managed to buy a car alhamdulellah.. but the downside of it is that I dont walk as often as i used to.

    happy new year to you my dear :) wish you all the best in the year to come

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  10. Dear Izdiher,
    It feels strange but good to be back at work I'm sure. I take the tram to work, it brings me nearly to the office where I work.
    Have a great day!
    Big hugs x

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  11. I usually take the bus ♥XOXO

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  12. Great Izdiher! I hope your new year is filled with peace, prosperity and love:)

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  13. a wow for you sis..teaching kids is one of the most noble job any person could have..it takes patience but looking at their smiles and knowing you are setting a good foundation for them is a reward you can get..I have taught kids also when I was still attending our church before when I was in college and until now they remember me..feels so good..

    when I was a bank teller I ride a bus and a taxi for 5 years..passing by sis..always carry a big smile ok ;)

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  14. Right Izdiher! :) Back to work!!:) After all the fun, here we are at work to start the new beginning.. Happy to read about how you cope with your tiny miny adorable students,:) Maybe tough but for sure it's indeed worth b'coz your being a role model for them..:)

    At work i usually ride public motorcycle or we call it here tricycle, a motorcycle with three wheels,to go out from our village then, one ride of jeepney before I can reach my store. :) Great post! :)

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  15. Hello, Iz...
    Oh, you're a teacher. I tried teaching before, but it doesn't suit me very well. It's hard and it's a stressful job. Now I'm looking for a new job that's related to my course. It's not easy to look for a job.
    I hope you're right though. I hope this year will be better than the last...

    Hi_D

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  16. Blogger ate my first comment, but I admire you teaching the little ones. They are precious, but can be a handful! As for work, I drive my car because I teach about 30 miles from where I live. If public transport were available, I would use it because gas is so expensive.

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  17. Blogger ate my first comment, but I admire you teaching the little ones. They are precious, but can be a handful! As for work, I drive my car because I teach about 30 miles from where I live. If public transport were available, I would use it because gas is so expensive.

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  18. Happy New Year, Iz!

    I didn't know you were a teacher ~ that's awesome! I'm fortunate to have a car and if you saw the city I live in, you would see how much of a necessity it is lol!

    Great post! All the best to you in this new year and beyond :) x0x

    P.S. ~ I don't make resolutions either :D

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  19. Ale le le le:) How Chweet it is.. kids singing teri meri prem kahani must be sounding so sweet na?

    Well, I travel by Bus to my work as my office is around 25 Kms from my home. And I too m not into makin a resolution dis year as i remember last year I hav made 1 that I wud be waking up early morinin everyday but drastically failed on 1st Jan itself:-P Anyhow I consoled myself thinking its not so easy to break the habit of so many years just by 1 resolution :-P

    I enjoyed readin this post.. Keep writing:)

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  20. Such a cute post :) it's nice that you are looking forward to returning to work! Happy new year

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  21. Dear Izdihër, thank you for your kind comment at my blog, I hope this New Year brings you much happiness too.
    xoxoxo ♡

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  22. We are so much alike sister- I am a teacher also, but I teach high school! I hope you had an amazing festive season beautiful girl. Love you! Barbie xxx

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  23. Izdiher, the method you use to approach a new year is admirable: "No Strings"! That is like "Trust in God"! I like!

    Just other day I wrote: "no resolutions for me" for same reasons. What good are they? For me, NONE.

    Your teaching those Little Peeps is not really a "JOB"...to me, it is more a public service, where you can, with your personality and behavior, pass it to others. Some of those children might be deprived of happy home life--at least in US, that is the case.

    So you are serving God as well, Ma'am Jan!

    This gives you time to find something more suited to your 'persona'...Did you know that 94% of Peeps in the world are unhappy with their work? Bless those 6% (I was fortunate to be IN that 6%)

    And as to getting to work on time...could you not ride a bicycle? Lots Peeps here now do that because of high gasoline prices. ME TOO, I ride a bike (with an engine--grin!!!)

    Gotta go...I think I just wrote a blog post here instead of a comment!!! Oh, well (sigh!)

    PEACE!

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  24. You're a teacher?! Great! I believe teaching gives teacher an undescribable joy and satisfaction, really.. for my mother also is a teacher. Yay to you! :)

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  25. heeyy you! You've been missed! I didn't know you were a teacher. That's soo cool! Good luck with the kids and transportation hehe

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  26. awwww i dont think i can deal with kids. bdw i used to walk but now im lazy i use bus hehehe

    Silla

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  27. Working with small children is always a challange but also very rewarding. Years ago I taught an art appreciation class to 5 year olds and it was so different than when I taught older students. It was hard holding their attention for any length of time. As for the mode of transportation to my work place, now that I'm working out of my home studio I just climb the stairs. Good luck to you in the new year. Hugs

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  28. I go by bike! xD That's the easiest in the end... and it's free and the timing depends on how fast you can bike. :3

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  29. we lost a lot an time in traffic in Egypt my husband go to work with his own car in 2 h or more I go to my lectures with a privet bus in 30mn,
    it 15kms away from me
    teaching kids it a some great that i could not do it

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  30. The rickshaw sounds a great idea especially if it costs no more than the bus. Agree about resolution. I've kept mine for over forty years which is to make one resolution each year that being to not make any New Year's resolution except a renewal of the resolution to make no other resolutions.

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  31. Hi there
    great to have discovered your blog! This makes an interesting reading! We are lining in Switzerland and usually travelling by train..

    Wishing you and yours the best for 2012!
    Greetings from Switzerland
    Yvonne & Raphael

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  32. Thanks so much for the visits and kind words!

    I was a pre-school teacher a long time ago and also taught 1st grade!
    Loved those little ones!
    Miss them a lot!

    I wish you a wonderful New Year!

    Margie :)

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  33. I completely admire anyone who works with littles. And especially in large groups. Wow! What a challenge. It sounds like you're doing awesome. You go girl! Hope you have a great week getting back into the groove. I'm definitely trying to do the same here, and it's a tuffy.

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  34. oh my gosh you teach at a preschool? that's so cool X) my sisters used to be soooo annoying when they were younger, but i guess they still kinda are now. but kudos to you for being to patient! ^-^ xx

    ~asymmetrical-smiles.blogger.com~

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  35. thanks for the comment on my blog. Yours is very interesting..I like reading what you write! I worked with little kids years ago and it was fun sometimes but I wouldn't want to do it all the time either.
    Following you - hope you follow back!

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  36. I go to university by those amazing Karachi buses :P
    Happy 2012 :)

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  37. just wanted to pop `round and wish you happy new year! :D :D

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  38. Happy new year :)

    Well it depends, I sometimes take a taxi, sometimes I drive my way own. :)

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  39. I will drive or let my father fetch me. so u are pre-school teacher. before this I work just like you. very challenging with the kids. but day after day I love them. I stop teaching them after 1 year for reason continue my study. And my sis also work as pre-school english teacher and she try to open her own pre-school.

    Hope u will enjoy your day =)

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  40. It's interesting reading what you go through each day. Teaching pre-school kids seems tough but it's so much fun when you could handle them properly.

    I drive to work. :)

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  41. I want to have a ride on Chingchi so bad =D

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  45. kids are amazing , i know it's hard work to be in your place as a teacher for innocent baby face who i love kids soo much , i don't have niece or nephew T_T , if our neighbor came with her 3 years daughter i feel like I'm in heaven ! i love kids but honestly i can't control them , and i always says this to my sisters " the kids can control me more than i control them " cuz i can't say No to the smiley , dirty faces XD

    i want to ride this Chingchi rickshaw , i prefer to pay for people like him than using bus due to i know he need money more , and he work in cold and in heat may God give him the the strong and the happy live and the joy .
    i'm not against buses ...etc but for me i feel happy to help this man and everyone who work like him , i know it's cheap but for them the money they get paid is like 100$

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  47. oh my, i realize that teaching is not easy but believe that everything is worthy!

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  48. You must be a lovely teacher... to miss them during the holidays. And I would love to hear them sing teri meri prem kahani... 34 of them! Best wishes and a happy new year.

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  49. wow good to know that you are a teacher.

    Happy new year!!

    Izdiher - em so much down nowadays :(
    please give me ur email id

    i am real sleepless nowadays *tears*

    love x

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