Sunday, April 5, 2009
His answer make me wonder that in this world, it is hard for us to satisfy ourselves. There must be some things that we are not satisfy of and it is the same with writing a play. We will make sure that it is the best play so that we can look at it in a proud way. Another aspect of Kee Thuan Chye that makes me respect of him is about his willingness to accept others opinion toward his work. He thinks that every account of people comments should be taken to consideration. Isn’t it wonderful? It is quite hard to find a people that is willing to take comment even though it does not helping at all. Thanks to Mr. Kee Thuan Chye for his willingness. I am proud to meet you and I hope that you will be successful writer.
Another thing that bothers me most is preparing the lesson plan. I think about the difficulty of doing so every day. If you are a teacher, do you have the time to plan for the lesson in just a single day. You have to teach about 3 level of class and how can you come out with 3 lesson plan in a short time. I really impress what a teacher can do. If there is a person that says a teacher is only a job for lazy people, I will definitely teach them what is the difficulty of being a teacher. Hopefully the person can learn a lesson that being a teacher is difficult. I am still imagining myself as a teacher and I am wondering how long can I stand to be a teacher?
I think my activity can be more interesting if I have enough time to do so. In this stages of micro teaching, all the class have to rush because there are still many people haven presenting and there is only a short time to do so. So, we have to limit the time and I think that this really make my mind become haywire. As for me, I have to do work in a peaceful way and I cannot do it under pressure. What I like about this stages is the variety of teaching skills. Some of my friend really born to be a teacher because she can makes the class become interesting under the tense situation. What an amazing teacher. I hope that I can learn something from her.
In my set induction, I show a slideshow of multi racial couple getting married with different costume. I ask the students to guess which ethnic or race does the couple belongs to. I guess it really grabs students attention but if I am given the second chance, I will follow what Lam Hui Nee did in her set induction. She shows the student a funny video clips that contain a cute bunny as the main character. It really attracts the students attention since the bunny is very cute and funny. She makes the students become curious to know more about the video clip when she pauses it at the right time. I am the evaluator and I become eager to answer the question even though I am not required to do so. I think I should somehow use her set induction as a reference. A special thanks to Lam Hui Nee.
When I write the play, I try to make it as interesting as possible by adding some illogical scene. I compare it with some movies that contain interesting acts and scenes such as Van Helsing and Armageddon. Those movies contain a lot of interesting effects but if you ask those people behind the scene of the movie to conduct a play, can they make the effect as powerful and memorable as the movie. A play is different from the movie because everything you do is spontaneous. You cannot edit the play and at some effect to it. Everything must be done at that time when you present it to the audience. I really proud of the people that put their effort of doing play in front of the audience. There is no cutting and editing of the play when you present it. It is not similar with making a movie. So, a grate applause to all the people behind the play. Thanks for your good effort.
History also state that they are the one that lead to the downfall of an empire. There must be a conflict that lead o the change of the ruler and invasion from other kingdom. So how can Elizabeth be such a powerful ruler? What is so special about her? I think that the most important factor that she has is the ability to control her emotion. Most female ruler fails to control their emotion but Elizabeth is different. She is willing to keep aside her feeling towards man and focuses on her work as a ruler. I really feel impress by her and I think from now on, I should change my perception towards woman. Woman should be given chance as equal as man but they should not betray the trust that man gives to them.
I remember watching a movie entitle “Finding Nemo”. Nemo is somehow similar to Oedipus in certain aspects. He is a curious clown fish that likes to explore new things around him. His father is afraid that he will hurt himself if he doesn’t stop being curious. His father has restricts him from exploring the deep sea but he insists to do so. After that, he get caught by the fishermen in the deep sea. His curiosity is somehow similar to Oedipus and both of them end up to be punished by their own action. Always remember that you should listen to someone who have more experience than yourself. Don’t put your ego too high until you cannot reach it. Always remember that there is a power up there who is more high and powerful than yourself.
Monday, February 9, 2009
I think that we should know about our culture because having an identity make our life become meaningful. Most people will be clueless if they were asked about their root, their tradition and their culture. Holding our tradition such as traditional dance should be the responsibilities of all generations not only the older. Teenagers should try and learn from the old generation about their traditional dance. I have once tried the “zapin dance” which I found very hard to learn. This dance consists of several steps and routine that should be done in the performance. Both female and male have difference steps and routine and if both of it were combined together, the performance was lovely. For professional dancers, the learning process may take several days but for a beginner like me, it may take several weeks. It may become fun if we appreciate it as part of ourselves but it may look dull and bored for a modern person like me.
Even though it does not suit my lifestyle, I still think that youngsters should know a bit about the traditional dance. If we do not uphold our culture, who else will do so?
Learning is a thing that most people find it hard to do. The word can actually make some people stop breathing when they are asked to do so. Learning can be hard to people who have no goals in their life. I find it very irritating because after 21 years of living in this world, I eventually find out that I am the laziest person in the entire universe. I come to think that learning is the worst word ever created but I am wrong. The word “learning” can be even worse if you plus it with the word “drama”. Here is what I think about the word “DRAMA”.
Absolutely not fun
I am not saying that I don’t like drama at all. It is not that worse actually but most of the learning part is boring. Based on my experience of accounting something about art, the learning process will take us back to the year where the word “technology” does not even exist. Most or should I say all the story is about our great-great-great grandfather history. Why should we look at the back if we can actually move forward? If you keep looking at your past, you will never write your own story or maybe history.
It cannot be denied that it is important to look at the past to keep you on the right track but people who succeed is the one who came out of their cocoon.
Is there anyone that agrees on my opinion? It is just my own ways of looking at something and it doesn’t reflect on someone who is dead or still alive. If it seems similar to people in real life, it is just a coincidence.