Last week I found myself in Subang Jaya attending classes at Taylor’s Business School.
Taylor’s is running a campaign on Nuffnang which involved a few bloggers actually attending the classes they had there and blogging about it.
I thought it would be fun so I tagged along.
The minute I stepped into the Business School, I was greeted by a very nice lady named Christine and ushered to a lecture hall where some other students were there about to take the tour on how it feels like to be a Taylor’s student for the day.
By the time I set foot in the room, every student there was taking turns introducing themselves to the class. I was shy and low-key so I hid my head down.
We were briefed by these two nice ladies here on what life in Taylor’s tertiary education would be like and how today was the opportunity to wear the shoes of a typical Taylor’s student.
That’s like a whole going back to school experience for me and I thought it would be a little fun. So after our introduction, we were all ushered out of the room to the next building.
The campus was so full of life and packed with students that we even had to squeeze with other students in the elevator.But we all got out safe and sound and to the room where our first class was about to be.
Celebrity blogger Jolene and I camwhored a little bit before going in first.
Then she got me to camwhore on my own.
Now you can imagine the faces of the students looking at us wondering what on Earth a guy in working clothes and a little girl were doing taking pictures outside a classroom. Like never attend class before.
Anyway soon enough to the teacher came into the class.
As she walked in, the class monitor shouted
And everybody in the class (including Jolene and I) stood up.
The class monitor then subsequently shouted
“SELAMAT PAGI CIKGU”
and the class echoed in return
“SEEEEELAAAAAMAAAATT PAAAAGGIII CIKKKKGGUUUUU”.
And the cikgu looked at us and said
and we did it again almost like singing a song
“SEEEELAAAMAAATT PAGGGIII CIKGGUUU”.
Then the cikgu said
And we all shouted
“SEEELAAAMAAAATT PAGGGGI CIKGGUUUUUUuuuu”.
Then the cikgu said
And we all sat down like good boys and girls.
Hahahahahahaha… okok that never happened... I completely made it up.
Hahhahaa I was attending a class in College.. NOT school.
The teacher just walked in and started her class right away.
Now I graduated from UCL, one of the Top 25 Ranked Universities in The World (at least according to Newsweek), and if there was one thing I have come to expect about classes during my academic career was… they were slow, dull and kinda boring.
We just went there to take whatever notes we can.
So I got together my “class face”.
My “class face” is a face that I’ve learned to make after many years of studenthood to look like I am really really paying attention when I’m actually sleeping inside.
Check it out!
Like real leh?
There the teacher can be saying
“When the interest rate of the country as controlled by the Central Bank goes down, foreign investors will find it less worth while to keep their money in the country and we will effectively have an exchange rate depreciation.”
All I’m hearing inside my head is
“ANG ANG ANG… TO TE LE DA YE SUKI… DO RAE MON….”.
To my surprise this time however, the law class I was attending was far from boring. It was actually really really interactive with a lot of debates going on between the student and teacher and even students against themselves.
I couldn’t believe me eyes and ears.I looked around for the usual sleepy head in the class.
In every class there is always a student so bored out of his mind, he falls asleep at his desk but I couldn’t find one.
Everyone was so attentive listening to TORT…. The kind of stuff my lawyer friends used to tell me put them to sleep.I stayed as long as I could in the class until I received a phone call from one of my clients that demanded me to go back to the office and get some work out for them.
I went up to the nice lecturer, told her I had to leave and thanked her so much for letting me sit in. She smiled at me and waved goodbye.
I left Taylor’s that day feeling disappointed… disappointed because classes at college or university were never as fun for me as the one I just had… and the worst part is… I’m no more a student ☹ sniff
Maybe I should go back to college one day.