Teachers' Day

At some point after dawn, Terz turns to me and goes, "Don't you have to get up for school?" To which I happily (yes, even in my sleepiness) reply, "No, it's Teachers' Day." And then we go right back to sleep again.

At 9:45 am, I got up. A short while later, over blogs and email, we had champagne truffle mooncakes. Absolutely divine, absolutely decadent.

While the mooncakes were not a gift from my students, this is an appropriate moment to point out that the best gifts you can give your teacher are a personalised message --- be it in the form of an SMS, card, handwritten note or email --- and edible goods. Forget the stuffed toys, mugs, doodads and knick-knacks; don't wrack your head over what your teacher would like unless you know his/her taste well (e.g. the class that got me nothing but Buffy and Powerpuff Girls swag a few years ago scored rather highly in that respect). We don't need stuff, but a sincere thank-you is always welcome and, oh, if you insist, a little tasty treat won't be out of place either.

And speaking of tasty treats, I'm now off to lunch, since my grandfather's birthday is also 1 September and there will be some buffet delights in his honour.


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At 9/01/2005 1:03 am , Blogger Little Miss Drinkalot said...

Must. Devise. Devious. But. Subtle. Plan. To. Get. My. Grubby. Hands. On. Your. Champagne. Truffle. Mooncake.

At 9/01/2005 1:09 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy teachers' day!

no, no, thank you.

At 9/01/2005 2:38 am , Blogger zeenie said...

Happy teacher's day!
(sorry, i cannot give you munchies through the computer)

At 9/01/2005 10:16 am , Blogger tscd said...

So what did your students give you this year?

At 9/01/2005 12:32 pm , Blogger Tym said...

LMD --- No need devious plan lah. I give you, can already.

suzanne --- Suzie Wong?

zeenie --- Why, thank you!

tscd --- See the next post.

At 9/01/2005 1:07 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's a sorry state of affairs when your ex-teacher gets to know you by your vaguely-pornstar-sounding almost-name instead of the statutory variety written on scripts.

At 9/02/2005 4:11 am , Blogger Tym said...

I remember the statutory version, but I've only seen you go by the pseudo-pornstar online moniker in these last few years...

At 5/05/2006 10:12 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you guys know that Teacher Appreciation Week is just round the corner? (7th May, 2006 to 13th May, 2006) Yeah! I know everyone is busy with their schedules, jobs and responsibilities in general. But, just think back on the days when you needed that small pat on your back or a word of encouragement and your teacher was ever ready to give it to you. So why not give your favorite teacher a surprise now by showing your appreciation on this special occasion.

And what are you planning to do? Need Ideas? Well, I have the solution. Just visit Teacher-appreciation.info. It’s the coolest website on teachers that I have come across. It’s got great ideas on just what to tell or give your teacher and also has contact addresses of different Teacher Associations all over the world. So what are you waiting for, go ahead, check out what you want to do for your teacher and just watch their faces glow with happiness.

At 5/05/2006 12:31 pm , Blogger Tym said...

The comment above sounds like spam, but since it doesn't actually contain a link, I'll give it the benefit of the doubt and leave it intact.

At any rate, Teacher Appreciation Week is an American thing.


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