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I visited the blogs of 3 of my students today. Mmmmmmmmm, interesting. They were all very different in flavour and style. All of them are teenagers and they have been blogging, like forever. Well, I am a late bloomer. Sue Jan has a lot of pictures in hers and June's blog is SO colourful ( your Teacher here old liao. Give me solid colours or else I will not be able to read)

I visited Wanz' Friendster blog earlier too. Very interesting too.  Ever since I started my own, or even before that, I hardly visit blogs. To me, my blog is almost like talking to myself. It's also something to stretch my brain a little, since it's a new ball game. This blog does not generate  a lot of traffic. But lately, I found out that even though traffic is slow there have been quite a few people checking back to see if there's anything new. I have also found out that it's a good 'updater', meaning, friends and family from all over the world just needs to log on for a little insight into what I have been up to.

To you 3 girls, when I read about your fears, apprehensions, hopes and aspiration where dance is concerned in your blogs, it just confirms what I've always known. In all my years of teaching, I have never been blessed with a 'perfect' student. Meaning, body of perfect proportion for dance, great feet, fantastic technique........... the list can go on. But I have been blessed with hardworking ones.

No goal is too hard to achieve. You all may not turn out to be great ballet dancers but you have  the privilege to taste the world of ballet. If ballet had been easy, you girls would have given up long ago. The challenge is what keeps you going. The challenge is what keeps ME going.  As always, I will tell you; you work with me, I'll work with you. You run and I will run alongside with you. You swim, I will, er, walk by the the pool and encourage you along. Pointless for me to get into the pool with you. You'll end up having to try and save me and we will both NOT get anywhere!

In my opinion, your batch is probably the most hardworking batch I have ever worked with. June, there was a time when I was going to suggest that you bring your bed over to the studio and stay there. I have lost count of the number of times you girls asked me for the keys to get into the studio for some extra practices.

With spirits like that, there's no losing. Whilst you, June and Sue Jan prepare for your Intermediate exam, there's going to be a lot of hard work. There will also be fears, fear of not getting through, fear of injury because you work so hard sometimes wrongly because you fear of not getting through. There are no guarantees. If there are, one would hardly call it an exam, right? But I believe if we go about it with the right attitude, we will run a good race. As for you, Wan Tze, I KNOW you will excel in whatever you choose to do.

I guess this goes out to all my students too. "Ain't no mountain high enough....................." and so on....................

Reader Comments (4)

Wow... after reading your post, I also feel like calling you 'Teacher' oredi... *kowtows*

Good trees produce good fruit. You can't give away what you don't have, right?

You're doing fine :)
June 30, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterjulian
*Reaches for a Kleenex*
Thanks teacher!
July 7, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterWanZ
*sniffles* thanks for the encouragement teacher.
July 8, 2005 | Unregistered Commentersueann
yikes... wrong name.. suejan larh
July 8, 2005 | Unregistered Commentersuejan

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