Monday, January 23, 2012

I Remember ... Life's Memorable Moments

"Abang Ali, what is the meaning of"

Good question,
and I then asked the class if anyone knew it's meaning. A girl at the back of the class raised her hand and answered, "Something you remember in your memories."

At this point, I wished that I had checked up the meaning of memorable before conducting the Journal Writing session.

"Abang Ali, must it be good memory or can it also be bad memory?"

At this juncture, I really wished I had done my homework.

"Class, I believe something memorable is usually something good. But it can be due to bad experiences also. So let me give u an example by starting the session off by sharing with you something that I remember - one of my life's memorable moments.

I remember, when I was in K1, in the bus, on the way to school, I stuck my head out of the window and the wind blew my songkok away! I asked Cik Amin, the friendly bus driver if he could help me get it back. He then said,'Dear son, your songkok has probably been flattened by the wheels of a thousand cars. There's no way we can get it back.'

That was the last time I ever stuck my head out of a moving vehicle. It was also the last time I let the wind blow my songkok away."

Some of the kids laughed. Some smiled. I was glad they liked it. I then asked a fellow mentor to give the kids another example by sharing with them one of her life's memorable moments - which was about her experience at a story telling competition when she was in primary school.

As soon as her sharing was over, I asked the kids if anyone would like to share a story they remember with the class. Little did I know that the next few minutes would go into my list of life's memorable moments.


Mutiara Bernilai said...

hm,let guess..

your full name is Ali Marzuki, aite?


cerita tentang songkok kamu tu, buat saya teringat tentang kisah tudung saya yang tertanggal dek angin kuat. aha, cerita zaman darjah 2,,8 tahun masa tu.. :))

marzuki said...

Mungkin ya, mungkin tidak? Mungkin marzuki nama pena pilihan saya? Mungkin tidak.. (:

hahaha. Sempat kejar tak tudung yang ditiup angin itu? Kalau ikut imaginasi, tudung awak terbang tinggi...

... terbang jauh dari pandangan.