Thursday, March 12, 2009

Week 10 Updates...

Pardon the silence...and no, I have not died...

This is by far the most agonizing week of the year...ever...


It is the ABRSM Theory Exam next Monday...and I, being ambitious (but rubbish at many times), have registered 10 students (8 of them which are of high grades)...

And it is this week, that they choose to grow mushrooms on their brains, and forget the most basic of music theory...yes, that includes grouping of notes according to time signature, key signatures of scales, chord inversions and wat-nots....all very careless mistakes...

*groan*...of all times, why do they prove to be specially dumb this week?...why can't it be the week after next?...or did they do this, just so they can enjoy seeing me freak out throughout their lesson?...

Understandably, I have been running around, chasing my kids for the entire week...I have been giving them extra classes, even during my off days...but it just doesn't seem to be sufficient...and funnily enough, I have already completed their syllabus last year in October, so that they have abundant time for review, go through past year exam questions, etc...went through with them every itsy bitsy detail and mistakes...but today, I can't help but feel that my work has been undone...

I need a miracle...really...

I know I am aiming really high for my students...but I am confident that they can get it...now if only I can get them to drink some Red Bull just before the exam...
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I just had a short break, just two weeks back, spending a day in Genting Highlands...and I came back the next day, all pumped up and raving to go...but I am now looking forward to another break next week...Penang...my cousin and childhood mate, Jo is getting married...and secondly, I need a breather...
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I send two of my jeans and a long pants to fix a couple of days back...and had to pay quite a hefty sum for it...I think I just got ripped off...man, I have got to learn how to do extensions on my own next time...
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Plan to go back hometown next week, over the school holidays...and back to my ever-dramatic life with my grandma...and being her chauffeur for the week...and most probably drive her to Penang, so she can join her friends for another gambling session...so what's new...

Btw, my boyfriend has really mastered the art of pampering...*grin*...after last week's incident, he took us out for an eating spree...and some book shopping...clothes shopping...more eating...not at all good for my waist definition...=)...haha...he definitely knows the way to a gal's heart...*winks*

1 comment:

Philip926 said...

Hi, Emily. As far as your ABRSM theory students are concerned, I say to hell with them. You've done your part (giving them extra classes? I never do this unless it is absolutely necessary, otherwise these people take this to be the norm and expect you to do it always) so if they want to forget their stuff or do silly/careless mistakes, that's their own funeral.

Don't babysit or pamper them; it never works out for you in the long run.