Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Dear students,

When help is offered, do take it. Grab the opportunity to be helped when the lecturer made efforts to listen to you, and perhaps solve your problems.

However, don't make it a permanent idea in your mind that lecturers are waiting for you 24/7. Lecturers have other problems to look into. Don't wait until you realise you have a problem that need to be solved quickly that you come to see the lecturers. The time slots, or even events, that had been dedicated to you were meant for YOU. If you don't see it, you need help from optician. (If you don't get the sarcasm, then you really need help).

What's not helpful is you expect your lecturers to sacrifice their time, which had been scheduled for something else, to listen to you. Hey, are you listening?!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Adrenaline ...

... rush.

That's what I feel when things are happening at a fast pace. One thing after another. Tasks to be completed. The phone ringing. New e-mail notification. A letter in the in-tray.

All part of being the HOD. So far, I think I'm just about successful in beating the fire, so to say. Managed to put out new fires that burst into action. What I need now is a way to prevent fires from happening. Planning things out in advance is always an enigma. You can't really predict what will happen. But, again, que sera sera. Take in in stride.

Part of being an empowering leader is being perceived as more competent and hardworking than the subordinates. That's what I aspire to achieve.