Yes. It’s true. That was your teacher on the front page of the newspaper today. Some of you inundated me with questions- most insulting of which was “So was the reporter your friend?” On second thoughts, not such a silly question. Here’s what really happened.
The reporter contacted MOE to find out about adjunct teachers to interview, and they gave her the name of our school, because apparently we have quite a lot of such teachers. It was Ms Tay who asked if I would be willing to do the interview. Since it did not involve any Maths, I said yes. The reporter e-mailed me the questions, I e-mailed her my answers and the rest, as they say, is history. This explains why there is no photo (sob!).
Anyway, here’s the best part. A lady called the school asking to speak to me. It turned out that she was my student more than 10 years ago- in fact I was her form teacher. And after I resigned we sort of lost contact with each other. When she saw that I was teaching at Swiss again, she took the opportunity to get in touch with me. Now she is working on getting the whole class together for a reunion. I can’t wait to see them.
So let’s get back to the report. What did I do to get into the news? Go back to work, apparently. A friend of mine remarked that I can never do anything quietly- even my going back to work makes the front page. What can I say? Fame just follows some people around! (Don’t worry- tongue is firmly in cheek.)