Alhamdulillah, thanks to Allah, this year already marks my 12th years in the teaching profession and I really enjoy every moment being with my students. This year's Teacher's Day celebration was celebrated in a joyous occasion in BRaInS. I was in KL for COBRA Tens during the weekend so I took the trouble to rush back to Kuala Terengganu just the night before the celebration. I wouldn't want to miss the spectacular occasion. Thanks to all the students of BRaInS, you guys always impress me with your talents and surprises.
This year's Teacher's Day celebration was also a memorable one for me because I got to reconnect myself to a former teacher of mine (Pn. Rosima Ahmad) when I was in SK Sg. Besi, Kuala Lumpur. Thanks to my friend Norziana Jamil for making it possible. I could still remember Cikgu Shima, she was my BM teacher and if I'm not mistaken she also taught me Music. She was staying with her brother who also happened to be a teacher in SKSB. There were a lot of fond memories that we shared together.
There was another teacher in SKSB that I could still remember so much because of his dedication and his compassion. His name is Mr.Fissol Hashim and he is the man in the photograph above. I could still remember him as my form teacher when I was in Standard Three. He was a man of many talents and football was his passion. There was this one time when I had a really bad stomachache and I had to ask his help to take me home. With his new Rider motorbike (the most sporting motorbike at that time) he took me home.
As time passes by, all those memories are always close at heart and I always pray to God that one day we would meet again. Through all my years in secondary school and primary school, I have met a lot of teachers who have inspired me with their dedication and sacrifice. I choose to be a teacher myself because I believe I could do the same thing to my students.
Then, I learnt the hard truth.
I felt so excited to receive a message from Cikgu Shima in my Facebook. However, her words really struck my heart.. "..cuma cikgu nk beritahu cikgu berumahtangga dengan cikgu fissol hashim..tetapi cikgu baru sahaja meninggalkan kita pada bulan 1,15.1 baru ni.. " I soon discovered that Cikgu Shima and Cikgu Fissol had been married and they had 6 children. The sad part was that Cikgu Fissol passed away last January. It was a mixture of feelings for me, happy that I have finally found them but sad that I didn't have the chance to meet them. May Allah bless Cikgu Fissol and may his soul rest in peace.