There was a bad jam going to the office this morning because they had closed off the roads around Dataran Merdeka for the National Day parade rehearsals. Unfortunately, the Indonesians have ensured that they were rehearsing in smog.
Ira passed her driving test today. I went ti pick her up are the Malay driving school headquarters in Sungai Buluh. The drive showed me just how bad the haze situation really was.
Now that Ira has got her driving licence, and Hanis too, I think I’ll get them to drive more and so I will get to rest more when we travel long distances.
On the news, things aren’t doing well in school today. In Bandar BAru Bangi, a fifteen year old boy died when he had a misstep while trying to retrieve a friend’s bag which was hidden by some of the other students on a ledge. Up north, another boy was hospitalized for serious head injuries after he was beaten by some boys.
Ain and I attended a wedding today. Jimjali’s daughter got married. It was good to see Jimjali again. I think the last time I met him was perhaps 1986. A long long time ago.
Rajah was also supposed to be there and he did come but he arrived after I had left.
Dr Chung assigned me to lead a team to update our practicum guidebook. Apparently, we have been getting complaints from students and school personnel who claim that the guidebook left them somewhat clueless at times. Although, I think this is perfectly possible, I also think that it needs to be taken with a pinch of salt because both of the people mentioned have been known to have lied about not getting information because they were too lazy to retrieve the information or read the book themselves. I think I’ll start with a little investigating.
Logically speaking, two avenues of inquiry is open to me here:
A. Ask the student and school personnel themselves via an online survey.
B. Examine the text in question and compare it to other guideline texts available online. I have also started my inquiry in his direction by downloading a few practicum guidelines from foreign universities. This is because I could not find local ones online today.
Perhaps this can be an avenue for a case study in an action research program