Archive for March, 2007

Some Respite, At Last. At Least For Now…

March 12, 2007

School holidays and the corridors are significantly quieter. Can’t say I don’t miss the kids though.

It’s sad that we are continuing to lose staff. Good people. And it’s sad that sometimes, no matter how much passion one has for the work and how much one loves the kids, it’s still hard to stay long at the job. It’s physically and emotionally draining. And it takes all the gray matter one has. A lot of times, we feel like we’re at our wits’ end.

And someone has said that seeing other people go, one can’t help but wonder if one is being stupid for staying on.

I’m not there yet and I hope I will not be for a long time. Even so, in comparison, the idea of getting married and staying home with kids is becoming rosier.


Suggestions Please!

March 12, 2007

I need suggestions for places I can bring my students to for excursions!

Places that are:

1. easily accessible by public transportation,

2. in, or not too far from, the eastern regions of our little mother island and

3. at least vaguely interesting.

50 cents reward for any ideas that materialise.

Why are there…

March 11, 2007

shelves and shelves and shelves dedicated to selling stockings in shades of nude and black?

Are stocking manufacturers colour blind? Or worse, live in black-&-white-tv-land?

The most adventurous colours you’d find in any regular departmental store are brown and gray. Those barely qualify as colours.

What’s wrong with green, blue, teal, fuschia, purple, orange, yellow or red? Those are perfectly acceptable colours.

And if the store has to sell ONLY nude and black stockings, why is there a need for shelves and shelves and shelves of those? Granted, there are sheer ones, opaque ones and in-between ones. But wait, is there a need for opaque nude stockings? *shudder* How ugly. Perfect to go with ugly shoes.

Ok, even with that, all those shouldn’t take up more than one small shelf.

Will people please use some imagination, or at least colour vision, when manufacturing stockings? Pleeeeaaassee…