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Yang Safia On Sunday, November 3, 2013
I'm not saying that I didn't have a proper life before but it has come to my attention that my real life truly NEEDED my full attention. For some of you who don't know me personally, I just started my job. This is an actual job because this is what I will be doing for the next two years. In fact let me just get it out there that this job will be ALL I talk about for the next two years. Just a fair warning to you.

I'm currently working with a not-for-profit organization called Teach For Malaysia in order to end education inequity in Malaysia. Essentially I will become a teacher and teach at a low-performing school in Malaysia. Where you ask? I still don't know but whatever it is, it will involve me moving out somewhere. And before you think, "Pfssshhh what job? You're just a volunteer." No. Just no. This is a legit job because I'm paid okay. So none of that nonsense of me not having a real job.

Clearly I've been struggling with this throughout the year. It's the nosy relatives I tell you. =_=

So onto an actual update: Currently I'm based in Bentong, Pahang for a teacher training course with Teach For Malaysia. I just completed two weeks worth of training and I have another 6 weeks to go. Honestly it was really nerve-wrecking for me because I am always worried about meeting new people. I kid you not, I felt like this for the first two days at Institute. (FYI: We call the training course Institute.)

And to be honest, I still feel like that after two weeks. Although I have to admit the people are so nice. Maybe their nice-ness makes me feel awkward. Maybe I'm just waiting for someone to reveal their true selves. Or maybe I haven't been revealing my true self.

Training-wise, you can't ask for a more dedicated bunch. So far working with them has been a breeze. Throughout the training there were moments where you want to bawl your eyes out by the sheer incredulity of the challenges these kids go through and there were times where you just want to stop everything that you do and express gratitude to God.

On a different note, Fridays usually meant me driving back to Shah Alam. I would spend my weekends catching up with the loved ones and sleep. Although...I have been noticing that they are new books that I MUST HAVE.

Alas...I have no time and money to own these lovelies.

And here I'll awkwardly end the post. =___=