Saturday, 31 May 2014

It's been 20 hours ...

Good day beautiful friends.

It's been 20 hours since I deactivated my FB account. And, it's been the most torturing moment of my life. I miss my friends, real and virtual. I think of them all. I long to see their status' updates. I long to know who's doing what. I yearn for the latest events in the virtual world.

When I was about to confirm the deactivation process yesterday, the FB did warn me. The message read: The following people will miss you! But, in actuality, I miss them! They don't even realise that I've already left the FB world. Thus far, only four persons are aware of my new status. 

Deactivating social media account is more a boon than a bane to a working woman cum a student like me. As for the last night itself, I had completed a long standing action research and it's now ready for submission! But, do watch me. I might make a come back if I've become more disciplined and well behaved.



Sophyta



Friday, 30 May 2014

Farewell FB ...

Good day peeps.


I'm back. I have a very special announcement to make. 

I've deactivated my FB account.

Yes! You heard me right. I've put an end to my 'virtual me'!

I'm doing it for good. I need my real life back. I need to be 'me' again. I've deviated for some time. When I first joined the social media site about five and a half years ago, I was still manageable. I didn't breathe FB. I didn't sleep FB. I didn't dream FB. However, lately my 'virtual self' seems to be wild and dangerous. 

I spent most of my waking hours checking and checking my FB page. I wasted my quality time on FB. I burned all my energy by scrolling and liking friends' status. My wayward soul needs to be curbed.

Thus, today, May 30, 2014, I made up my mind. The FB must be put off! If my teenage daughter could do it, so do I. The FB account that I created on October 26, 2008 has been deactivated. 

I might come back. I might be active again. But, it will take time. I need all those precious time for myself.
Goodbye FB.



Sophyta

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Happy Teacher's Day 2014 ....

It's Teacher's Day today (we had an early celebration)!

Happy Teacher's Day to YOU, all great teachers and lecturers.

It's the day where pupils shower me with presents.

It's the day where pupils wish me ceaselessly.

It's the day where I hold back scoldings and nags.

It's the day where I put on my high heels to work.

It's the day where pupils sing and dance for me.

It's the day where director's and minister's message read out.






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It's the day where Ì feel appreciated.
Thank you very much for all the presents, wishes and respects!

Sophyta

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Nine in One...

Good day people.

I'm lethargic but glad that I had crossed one big item off my to-do-list today. I can happily announce that it was a good one. We had an exam-based activity for the 120 sixth graders from nine schools in the district.

The following pictures could serve as testimonials to the activity conducted today.










Thank you Mr Officer for making it happen.
Thank you Madam Headmistress for planning it well.
Thank you Ms Co-Motivator for being supportive.
Thank you dear students for taking it seriously.

Sophyta





Tuesday, 13 May 2014

The Meeting ...

Hi peeps.

This entry is about yesterday's event.

I attended a meeting. I've been attending similar meetings for the past ten years. The agendas of the meeting are at my fingertips. I could even predict what's going to be said by the chairperson. I could even guess how will the meeting be concluded.

Nevertheless, the yesterday's meeting was an exceptional one. I've never felt that good. I've never felt better. It was akin to a heavy load being lifted off my shoulders. I could look everyone into their eyes. I could speak from my heart. I could flash every attendee a genuine sweet smile.

Questions broached and questions answered in a professional manner. No voice raised. No insults hurled. The meeting ended with a decision to collaborate and to cooperate for the betterment of students and the district education. All in all, the intimidating figure wasn't around.

Thanks Ren & Stimpy!


Sophyta

Friday, 9 May 2014

Are you listening or are you listened to?

Good day beautiful people.



 Pauline Phillips' quote inspires me to write on this beautiful Friday.
"The less you talk, the more you're listened to."

Most of us love talking. Everyone loves talking. Teachers talk. Lecturers talk. Mothers talk. Fathers talk. Greengrocers talk. Housewives talk. Taxi drivers talk.

We talk everywhere. Teachers talk in the classroom. Lecturers talk in the lecture hall. Mothers talk in the kitchen. Greengrocers and butchers talk at the market. Housewives talk by the roadside. Taxi drivers talk in the cab. The jobless talk at the coffee shop and at the 'mamak' joints.

But, how many of us listen? Do you listen to others? Do you give others chances to talk? Do you give them the opportunity to pour out their heart? Do you offer them a chance to share their views?

In a nutshell, the majority don't listen. Even if they seem to listen, they are actually hearing, not listening. They hear sounds produced by your vocal cords. I gather that my 'partner' aren't listening when he/she starts his/her own version of story even before I finish my intros.

I pledge to talk less and hope that I'm listened to... more often.


Sophyta

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

When You Always Say Yes ...

Good day peeps.

*** This boy has nothing to do with this post; I simply feel he's adorable and looking at him soothes my soul***

How's life been treating you? Do you always say YES (career wise) whenever you're asked to do things or go places?

If you always say YES ... I personally feel that ...

You take on too much.

Your health suffers.

You do things that you don't want to do.

You become indecisive.

You will be robbed off the quality times with your loved ones.

You will be left with very little time for leisure and entertainment.

You will most probably have work-related nightmare!!

Nonetheless, more often than not, I've great difficulty with saying NO!

Sophyta




Monday, 5 May 2014

Before and after ...

Good evening beaus.

This post is all about the bird who flew the nest and his homecoming.

Before ...


During ...

After ...

I'm blessed to have you as mine.
I'm consoled to have you with me.
I'm thankful to have you under my wing.

Sophyta



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