Saturday, August 7, 2010

Transalation is not an Alibi

Sometimes I just wonder what Primary and Secondary Education is doing for kids nowadays. Their knowledge base as college entrants seem insufficient. And don't get me started with discipline, that will be a different blog post.

I mean, some students can really get so senseless with how they answer back simple questions.


Me: Bakit ang pangit 'ata ng labas nitong project niyo?

Female Student: Kasi po, hindi maganda...

Me: (taken aback) Okay. Do it again.


Me: Okay, can anyone define using their own words the term, "Health Education."

Class: (silent for almost 10 seconds)

Me: (snaps fingers) Come on. Just a try.

Male Student: (raises hand)

Me: Yes sir.

Male Student: (stands) Sir, it is educating about health.

Me: Galing. You want me to get a megaphone for you so you could repeat your sensible definition for the whole school to hear?


Me: Ija, the exam started thirty minutes ago. Bakit ngayon ka lang?

Masscomm student: Ay sir... Kasi late po ako, eh...

Me: (my eyebrows crossed) Yeah. I get the point, pero bakit ka late?

Masscomm student: Nahuli po kasi akong umakyat sa room sir, eh.

Me: (my forehead crumpled) Okay. I'll stop interrogating. I'll save your neurons. You may need their scanty amount for your exam.

Masscomm student: (smiles as she gets the test. She seemingly didn't understand that I just insulted her.)


wind_psycho: kala mo naman ang sensible na teacher....