The way…

Well, I was invited to Kota Kinabalu to give a talk to students who would be sitting for the SPM Examination at the end of the year to tell them the way to secure better grades in English Language. This was not the first time; in fact, I had done this a few times already and as before, the venue was at Wisma SESB (I think that stands for Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd) in Karamunsing…

KK Wisma SESB

The seminar was organised by AC Services Enterprise who generously sponsored all my expenses. I heard they even sponsored students from both Sabah and Sarawak to go all the way to Australia for the mooting competition. The team from SMK La Salle, Kota Kinabalu went…but I don’t know which team from Kuching represented Sarawak. This is a photo of the very friendly and helpful staff…and the boss, Mr Anthony Lim is on the left (Looking more and more prosperous each year! LOL!!!)…

AC Services boss and staff

…and the seminar was held in this SESB Hall (Dewan SESB)…

Wisma SESB KK

…and the students came from the various schools in the city including, other than La Salle, All Saints, St Francis Convent, Stella Maris and the private Chinese schools…

KK students at seminar

The morning session was fine…but in the afternoon, it was hard to keep myself and everybody else awake. I had to resort to desperate measures like pretending to confuse Emily Dickinson’s “dark parade” with My Chemical Romance’s “black parade”. The kids were thrilled that this old man knew MCR! Terror, man! Rock on, brudder!!! LOL!!! I even sang the opening line, “When I was a young boy, my father….” and that certainly woke everybody up! Right, Luke?

Luke from La Salle, KK

Luke’s a very pleasant and friendly La Salle student (Have you sent my regards to Julia yet?) who asked for my url…so I don’t know if he’s lurking around. So far he has not posted any comment yet. Madam V, my old friend teaching in La Salle, dropped by and it certainly was nice to see her again. I don’t know whether it was what I had for lunch…

Nasi campur @ Wisma Karamunsing

…but I was beginning to lose my voice by mid-afternoon that day. Probably it was the generous helping of the sambal buah emplam…and the beef (The lady said that I took at least 3 helpings!)…plus the very pedas (hot) sambal for the ulam (raw veg)…but it was really very nice. RM11 at Wisma Karamunsing basement food court. Ah yes! I met Archie of archiechi.com during the lunch break…but unfortunately, while multitasking, somehow I lost his photograph so I cannot include it with this post.

Well, I certainly hope that all the students who came are now very clear as to how they can excel in their SPM English Language and I do wish them all the very best and may they all sail through with flying colours!

P.S.: Looks like wordpress has got a problem, so I cannot justify the text in the post. Sorry…