You know, the beauty of being a teacher or any educators is that… sometimes, you will get compliments or being showered with worldly materials. The latter may not be expensive. It can be something like this…
A handcrafted little note book.
Never mind the bad spellings.
Or the jagged edge as a result of uneven cutting.
Or that the ‘pages’ are not properly clipped that they somehow detached by itself as you flipped each page.
What matters most, this little book came from an 8 years old kiddo and you know he meant it so much for you to accept it judging from his sincere toothy smile. And he kept repeating to you what’s been written inside that little note book.
“Kau boleh tulis-tulis di sini.”
What more ironic is, you thought he would be thinking you are a mean Maths teacher for you have scolded him many times. Yet, here it is…a small gift that really sent you over the moon.
This good feeling… this is why I still love this job.
Till next post!