Saturday, June 6, 2009

Busy as a Beaver

I have been inactive in blogosphere for almost the whole of this week – there’s just too many things that were keeping me really busy - and I only just began writing and posting today.

On Tuesday, I attended a funeral. In Malacca. My father’s funeral. He died on Monday at the age of 87.

On Wednesday, I finally completed a Conference paper, “A Qualitative Study of Blended Learning in a Malaysian Tertiary Institution” and emailed it to the UK organizers. Barring unforeseen circumstances, I will be presenting this paper at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK in 2 weeks' time.

On Thursday, I finished the examination question papers for ENL103 Critical Thinking, the subject I am teaching at Foundation-level. Sadly, I missed the deadline by 4 days. And in the evening, I attended a farewell dinner for Ng Siew Chuan, the HOD of Professional Studies - he is well-known as an industrious and tireless manager; and his departure from HICT will definitely be a loss to that department.

On Friday (i.e. yesterday), HICT Toastmasters Club organized a 30-minute seminar on “How to Project the Right Image, Professionally”, conducted by Master Trainer/International Image Consultant Sheila Wong, AICI, CIBTAC, ITAC (of SWET Advancement Centre; check out their website www.swet.com.my). Close to 30 people were in the HICT Conference Hall to get invaluable tips on grooming. Thereafter, Sheila and her colleagues (Cherrise and Enrique) began selecting interested HICT students (and even staff members) to model for a forthcoming catwalk show at Sogo’s. My students get the opportunity to learn not only in the classroom but also outside of the classroom. Of course, most of the selected “models” are my students, and they started their first catwalk lesson on that day itself.

4 comments:

kannan said...

sry to hear about your father Mr Victor...

Glam said...

thanks, arun

edwin UEL said...

Mr Victor, it is unfortunate that my very first comment to your blog is of one that is filled with condolences. While many words has been said; I firmly believes that your family's loss is heaven's gain. Take care, Mr Victor

Glam said...

thanks, edwin