Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I Could Die

Pfffrrrrt! My last few days were f****** hell. There were loads of work needed to be completed.


Our French teacher asked us to make a video. 

Well, he's not French. He's Indian but he teaches French language.

So, we were asked to do a video - a short drama - in French language. Duh! 

This project will be submitted tomorrow. Thank God, we have done the shooting, as well as the video editing. The only thing we haven't done is burning it into a CD. I think I'm gonna burn it tonight.

Well, there were some funny incidents during the shooting. While shooting the three-girls-are-stealing-fruits scene  in Giant Supermarket, the security guards came and asked us what we were doing. Maybe he thought that we were stealing the fruits. Well, true indeed, we were stealing the fruits but it was just for the shooting. We weren't going to really steal the fruits. Haha! 

So, we explained the real thing. But the security guards won't allow us to shoot there. We were required to write a permission letter to their admin if we were to shoot in Giant Supermarket. 

We said "OK, fine."
Then we went off. There was no need to write a permission letter because we've already got the scene. The security guards were a little too late to stop us. We were lucky that day. 


We had our formal meeting assessment just now. And I should say that we rocked it. We were given 30 minutes for the meeting. At first we were like "What the hell are we going to talk about for 30 minutes?" 

During our meeting rehearsal last time, we only took 10 minutes to finish our meeting, and that was 20 minutes too early.

So, just now we had an active 'frying' session during the meeting and we managed to finish it in 30 minutes, which means we have done a good job. Haha.

Congrats to all my group members. We all did an exceptionally good job in frying those ideas and thoughts.

So, that's done.


Hell! I thought I could do it. Before my turn, everything seemed so easy and I was quite confident that I could deliver well. But when I stepped in front and stared at all my dear students, suddenly my nervousness took over me and I, I, I was...

I have no idea. 

I just went on teaching and next thing I knew, I was done.

A few weaknesses that I've found in my teaching :

  • Insufficient eye contact with the students.
  • Nervousness was obvious.
  • I was rushing to finish my lesson because I was afraid of exceeding the time limit and I wanted to get the hell out of there as soon as possible.
  • It was quite obvious that I was unprepared for my micro-teaching.

Anyway, I've done some of the crucial parts in my course assessment. But there is more. I just hope I don't die due to stress and depression.  

P/S: I'll be competing in the semifinal of WCOPA (World Championship of Performing Arts) next week. Wish me luck.

Yours sincerely,

1 comment:

Dewi Batrishya said...

HUaHua.. atleast you've done your part..
1stly, We haven't started the shooting thing..
Not even discussed on the script..
In short, I'm DEAD!! I'm DEAD!!
2ndly, Yeah, we rocked the meeting with our 'goreng2' technique! haha!
3rdly, U did well for the microteaching.. XD
U made mama proud! GeGeGeGe..
Good Luck WCOPA Dear.. :D