Nervous?am I? YES..I AM! hey2, who said that I have no stage fright? who said that I dont even know what 'cuak' is? who said that because I did participate in several on-stage competitions before, I have no problem speaking or acting in public (especially when abundance of people are looking straight into my eyes). NO! I do have stage fright.
What is this all about? yeah, tomorrow, my university will be organizing a conference, English language Conference to be exact. It will last until Wednesday. The great thing about this conference is that, Prof. Rod Ellis will be coming as well. He will be giving his talk too. I bet most of you have no idea who Rod Ellis is. He is one of the acknowledged professors in Second language Acquisition, having tremendous experiences in English Language field. So, for a TESL student like me, having to see him in person is such an honor.
oh ya..speaking about the nervousness I have. Tomorrow, I'll be joining few others to recite a poem for the opening ceremony of the conference. I went to the full rehearsal just now in the conference room at B.E Learning building in UPSI. Oh my.. it was really huge. I wont bluff, it was a little freaky to realize that I will be performing in front of the paperwork presenters from all over Malaysia who will be fighting their best to present their paperwork before they receive their doctorates., the Vice Chancellor who will be responsible for the opening ceremony, and Rod Ellis himself.
I'll be reciting a poem by Omar Noor, My Clever Pupils together with my two seniors, Sanjay and kak Zak and my two classmates, Jaja and Shiknesvary. Besides that, we will also be combining with 10 students of 13 years old from Methodist School. The plan is that, they will recite a poem dedicated to teachers. Once they are done with it, they'll stay on the stage and we (the teachers) will reply the poem by reciting ours which is dedicated to them (the students.) It is really a heart-touching performance if it is done whole-heartedly, insyaALLAH.
Soon after that, five of us will be joining few more others to chair the conference. Each of us will be assigned into each conference room(small rooms) and we'll be having to introduce the presenters and their topics. you know, the usual chairpersons job. I dare not to imagine what will I have to face tomorrow. Hoping for the best, prepare for the worst.
you know what makes thing worse now? I am now sorta fighting with minor sore throat which will be worse enough if I neglect to do something about it. HAIYA~
it's okay, I hope everything will go well. with pray and hard work, I can endure em. insyaALLAH.
Oh ya, today, I had kuey teow again for my lunch. Rummaging the fridge and I found quite handful of uncooked kuey teow. So, I came out with a new recipe, "Dazzling Thick Hot and Spicy Kuey Teow". HAHA.
want the recipe?check it out here:
wish me luck ya for tomorrow ya!