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holidays

Posted by hema on December 30, 2007

i spent the fist few days moping around, missing work and feeling very bored,  but then managed to catch up with friends i hadn’t seen for months. one of them had a baby two months ago. didn’t even realise it had been that long. luckily she’s not the type to hold a grudge, which is why i love her! she even said “it’s ok you don’t have to say anythign about the baby, i know you don’t like them.” now, if only everyone was that considerate.

then went shopping with some cousins/family friends. small tip: stay fa—r away from the Next sales on boxing day.  some of those shoppers are crazy, crazy people. and i learnt the art of multi tasking. actually, i learnt i have no idea how to shop and push a pram at the same time. when you turn to look at the clothes, the little darling, have grabbed onto something or someone. and once, she even escpaed from the chair. now, that is one cute kid at a cute age. she can even say my name! anyway, if you don’t have kids yet, spend as much as you possibly can beforehand, because you don’t get a chance afterwards. i didn’t buy a single thing!

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favourite teacher

Posted by hema on December 24, 2007

i remember mine, he was so cool, had the best sense of humour and always took the time out to explain things without making me feel totally dumb even though science was so not my strongest subject.

who was your favourite teacher and why? i want to pick up tips:)

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don’t kids say the cutest things(!)

Posted by hema on December 21, 2007

student: you know if you wore a belt with that gown thing, it would look much more fashionable

student:  you should wear make up, you would look pretty… do you own any make up hema?

remind me why i have spent all term begging and pleading to give up my access(adult) classes to teach more teenagers again(!)

it’d been a lon—ggg term. i’m gonna sleep for a few days, and then go and clean up my desk at work. it’s so messy! and right now is full of the the leftover food from the end of term party. i hope i don’t get rats:(

one of my students said “slaamkum” ..oh no wait “eid mu..something”. thought it was cute.

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a trip down memory lane

Posted by hema on December 17, 2007

5 childhood memories

tagged by the cute cute cute iMuslim

1. earliest vivid memory is getting lost in blackpool when i was 6. my older cousins were supposed to be looking after me but told me to wait in one place and they would bring me back an icecream. but i got impatient and decided to go buy icecream myself. i got to the stall ok, and then discovered you can’t buy icecream with 2p. i think he gave me one anyway haha. after that i realised i couldn’t find my way back so stared crying. this kind lady found me and took me back to her stall. when my dad found me, i was happily munching away on white chocolate mice and didn’t want to leave.

2.  first crush was on erm.. superman when i was about ten. i actually decided i wanted to marry superman because then i would be all safe and we could go flying for fun.

3.  first time i felt my heart would break was when my friend Samantha moved away. we were inseparable in reception class and did everything together. i even taught her the arabic alphabet and she refused to eat pork at dinner too. i used to cry myself to sleep everyday when she left. we promised to write as soon as learnt how. i should search her on facebook, but i can’t remeber her surname

4. when i was about nine  my mum was pregnant with my little brother. all the old women kept telling me to pray for a boy because i had “so many” sisters and only one brother to look after me. i said i wanted another sister to play with because my brother beat me up all the time and my sisters were more fun. i didn’t understand why people thought boys were better and still don’t!

5.  when i was about 14 my mum went to haj with my youngest brother. my dad was at home but it was my job to look after my younger sisters and get them ready for school in the morning. i thought i was all grown up and doing a really good job, but when my mum came back  the little brats starting crying saying i made them do all the chores and didn’t look after them properly. it didn’t help that they had nits and i hadn’t even noticed.

who shall i tag.. hhm

the knowledgeable american bedu

the beautiful amal

and the super sweet maryam  

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random thoughts

Posted by hema on December 15, 2007

i’m so bored. why did i decide not to go out today? why have i got no marking today? there’s not even any point in planning proper  lessons because everyone is in too much of a chritmasy mood and/or fed  up because of exam pressure. and the Muslim students are probably going to take most of the week off. i think we’re celebrating Eid on friday, how crazy is that?  think i might just go into work and be done with the whole thing. i’m spending way too much time on myspace. i’m not looking forward to the holidays, i think i’m going to be bored for two weeks. although i am looking forward to the sales. and i also need to go visit friends i haven’t seem for time. i’m spening way too much time with sixteen year olds, i’m starting to talk like them. maybe i will go make some chips hhhmm. there is a shcking lack of paragrpahs in this, it must be annoying to read. i’m kind of addicted to prison break. i still haven’t found any toffee apples, i want one. i want to go ice skating. i should clean my room. i went back to my old design, i don’t like change. anyway, chips..

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i’m ahead of the game for once!

Posted by hema on December 13, 2007

took my kids to see a free educational preview of The Kite Runner today. it went well, apart from all the tears at the end. “that stuff doesn’t really happen does it?” erm..

so, i got to do soemthing before everyone instead of months after!

i’m still only half way through A Thousand Splendid Suns!

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i won’t weep for you today

Posted by hema on December 4, 2007

in this crazy world of ours, where so often we are bombarded with images of war and words of hatred, nothing really affects you as much as it should.

but this did.

warning: i wouldn’t listen to it if you’re feeling very emotional

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