rahmat

My friend Sokies is a kindy teacher in a really small kampung far way in Sandakan. We were unimates, neighbors on campus and most importantly F1 buddies. My first ever Malaysian Grand Prix experience was with her nearly 10 years ago. I hardly missed the annual event since. I think I only missed it once when it was on the same day as the general election, hence I had to tunaikan kewajipan pada negara. Other than that, I couldn’t recall not being at the circuit on race day.

Sokies is not just any teacher. She has a business degree and used to work with an investment company in the heart of the Golden Triangle. But caring for children has always been a passion. Perhaps having seven siblings (I think, can’t remember the exact number) plays a big part in developing her maternal instincts.

Her journey as a teacher began with small steps but with big clients. She started as a helper at a posh kindy in Bangsar. Amongst her students were anak menteri, anak pelakon, anak penyanyi etc. Then she moved to another posh kindy in Shah Alam, before she got accepted into KPLI, passed the program and got posted to the most rural of all rural places that one could think of building a kindy. Bangsar vs. Sandakan, talk about worlds apart!

Last week she wrote about a day in her life as a kindy teacher. Here’s the story:


Click on the image to see the words better. Or you can read the original version that Sokies wrote here.

To Sokies, reading the story reaffirms to me what great teacher you are. And yes, those cute faces indeed teach us life!

12 comments:

Citarasa Rinduan said...

selamat pagi dieya

sedihnya baca ttg cerita rahmat..budak sekecil ini menanggung kesedihan

kenapalah budak sekecil ini menanggung segalanya...

dieya said...

selamat pagi k ayu :-) hujan lagi kat johor?
sedih kan kisah rahmat. moga2 dia tak memberontak dgn apa yg berlaku dan membesar menjadi anak yang soleh.

Mamamya said...

sedih akak baca citer ni...semakin ramai ibu/ayh yg meninggalkan keluarga n anak2 kebelakangan ni..knp blh jd mcm ni yer? desakkan hidup atau lupa jln kembali......so sad...

p/s: semoga rahmat akan jd anak yg bijak n cemerlang...

JaJa'Z said...

emm..cikgu kat kuantan cute tak?

My Bloggie ! said...

kak jaja cute habess kan kak dieya ?? hehe

mama2 semua dah bgn pagi2 online blog.. wahh bagus la mama2 semua. prepare breakfast ke ? hehe

kak,
tersentuh bace article tu kak..
hebat la dia bole cover x nangis dpn budak2 tu..
if sy dah meleleh2 dah. huhu

dieya said...

k lieya,
mungkin diorang became parents due to social pressures padahal sebenarnya tak ready nak ada anak. so akhirnya terbiar budak2 tu. kesian.
inshaAllah, amin!

k jaja,
ehhh.. ada pulak cikgu tumpang glemer yek..
sapa tak buat tag dia tak cute!

isma,
kena reserve dulu the cuteness sampai dia buat tag.. hehehe..
itulah pasal awak takleh jadi cikgu, karang lebih2 banjir dari anak murid pulak :-D

JaJa'Z said...

alahh..ada plak pra syarat ek....nak tak nak kena la buat jugak..adoiii..dush dush!

Erin said...

Sedihnya. Well jd cikgu,u get students from all wslks of life. Kne pndai tackle mcm2 kerenah bdk. Tabik to your friend, if it was me sure nanges jgk haha

Maya Marisa said...

Dieya,
rahmat might be young, but he has feelings too. so sad, at that tender age, he does not get to experience the love and warmth of a mother.
meh sini, jadi anak angkat i nak? :D

dieya said...

k jaja,
haa pandai pun.. jangan malas2 ye cikgu.. sila buat homework!

erin,
cehhh.. ada ke pulak cikgu tumpang nangis :-p
sokies is a wonderful teacher indeed. bukan senang layan kerenah budak2 kan. but i guess it's even tougher for u kena layan budak2 besar yg dah panjang akal with all the alam remaja issues.. ye tak?

maya,
kesian kan. what kind of mother does he have, i wonder. hahaha kalu u amik rahmat jadi anak angkat mau nye cha cha muncung sedepa :-D

saphier81 said...

Weh nadia.. you praised me too much laa.. make me blush..hahahaha! No life without a passion I suppose..

dieya said...

sokies,
hahaha.. i totally deserve it babe! :-)