My students gave me presents yesterday.
Last two weeks they(the two girls are siblings) told me they wanted to give me a present. I told them it's okay, they don't have to. Though deep inside my heart I was really really REALLY happy. Hahah...
By the end of the class, they came to me:
Student: Cikgu, cikgu.../ Teacher, teacher...
Me: Oh, nak bagi sekarang ke?/ Oh, do you want to give it(the present) now?
Student: Eh tak, saya nak cakap terima kasih sebab ajar saya berenang./ Eh no, I want to thank you for teaching me swimming. *salam cium tangan*
MALU GILA. -.-"
The following week they didn't came to class. So I thought it's okay... The best prize a student can give their teacher is their success. So yeah, I don't really mind if there's no present. Honestly.
Yesterday the siblings came. They told me they wanted to give me something at the end of the class. Heh.
I didn't expect much so after the class I took my own sweet time being inside the water. Then my student came, holding a piece of A4 paper on her back. Comel. :)
Oh a piece of paper, I thought.
"Cikgu ni tak naik-naik pun..." their mum told me they complained to her. Children, they are always so cute and innocent. So naive. They must have waited ages for me to get out of the pool so they can give me that piece of paper, I thought.
Oh oh oh... Bukan sehelai kertas aje tahu! DUA helai kertas tau...
First paper (front)
|Untuk cikgu tiyah (For teacher tiyah)|
Second paper (back)
Cikgu tiyah saya minta maaf tau. Cikgu tiyah saya minta maaf sangat-sangat. i <3 U cikgu tiyah. Tanda tangan cikgu tiyah. (Teacher tiyah I'm sorry. Teacher tiyah I am so sorry. i <3 U teacher tiyah. Teacher tiyah's signature.)
For what reason I have to sign there I don't know. Pemikiran kanak-kanak kecil kan... But I signed anyway. And I'm going to show them today that I signed already.
Oh, and you are so wrong if you think they only gave me papers.
Souveniers from Kuching, Sarawak.
I'm touched. Thinking that they actually thought of me while being in Kuching made me feel appreciated.
i <3 U teacher tiyah.
That one made me touched. It's been a while since someone said that to me. :')