These first few days of summer term have reminded me of what an awkward person I am. Not that I ever needed any reminding, but the dynamic of my classes this term (especially my Tuesday-Thursday 5 o’clock) is really testing me socially. I have this 4-person Sapling 2 class — 3 boys & 1 girl. Okay, they’re not bad at all. It’s just they’re older and there’s only 4 of them. They entertain themselves & like I mentioned, they tease each other to keep things alive. It’s still slightly awkward because I’m trying so hard to please them. Like they don’t even give a shit about me ahaha, I’m merely a babysitter. I mean, we all get along, and they include me in conversations, but it’s not like they’re bending over backwards to make their presence known to me. I kind of respect that. They’re all confident in their own abilities, they’re willing to work hard, and they don’t mind my presence… GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME!
My other class – Sapling 1 – is more of a challenge on the awkward scale. The kids are naturally shy and introverted. I’m pulling teeth to get them to talk. They know the answers and they’re not stupid…. they’re just shy! They do understand all my sarcasm though 🙂 They make cute little jokes and I am completely smitten by them. I think it shows too. Because I conducted that class on such a relaxed note and I didn’t care that topic discussion took 15 minutes complete… when there were only 4 students. Of course, this class is still the highlight of my life because of Charlie <3 I am completely smitten by his every move. His awkwardness & inability to fully create a sentence in English adds to the charm as well. This must be how Jess feels about Allan hahaha.
I should make my decision about my summer travels soon. I’m leaning towards Taiwan (I’ve been leaning towards Taiwan since I watched Meteor Garden in 2006 XD). But there’s also Malaysia! And Thailan! And Vietnam! And why do I have only have one week off? 🙁