Saturday, May 21, 2011

The PSYCHOlogy lecturer @ Inti University College

Guess who's the newest Psychology lecturer in Inti University  College Subang???????????????

Yeap, it's lil ol me!!!! You are probably wondering.....wait...doesn't she do a myriad of other things? Yes I do..... but if you recall, I am afterall two sides to a coin...I am back in Malaysia to pursue two different career paths the academic which is more research and now lecturing(it helps in my CV as a PhD student!I am kiasu, I know!)...the other is the entertaintment side, as a host/emcee and model. I guess I always knew I couldn't just do one...because I need to be creative as well as studious? Does that make sense? LOL! I am thoroughly enjoying doing both though...because I have come to realized..... My full time job is communicating(I am a very verbose person)...I lecture in the morning....and I emcee events in the afternoon and night........:)So, don't be suprise if you see me doing both in one day!

Soon enough...the dream of fusing the academic and entertaintment will come true!!! A talk show on youth and parent-child issues....wootz~

Lecturing in Malaysia is truly different from lecturing in the US(held lab sessions for Psy100 in the U of Hawaii at Manoa). My first class in Malaysia was LOADS of FUN! Why? The students(most of them fresh from high school) were inquisitive, compliant, and a breeze to teach! Compared to my class in the US, most of my students were older than me, and not to mention BIGGER size than me!!! They challenged me in everything I said and some were rather disrespectful...tsk tsk! Stark cultural differences!

And here are my lovely students...... from all over Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka....

Both of these groups were actually in a debate I I thought I capture some pictures of them...

During the course of the semester....I usually had activities during class..and one of them was to bring in a guest speaker....

David Lai, The mentalist...we were talking about extrasensory perception..... and he was a classic example of that...

The whole class enjoying his mentalism.... especially Kenji(guy in blue), first time seeing him so alert!

After the semester was over.....I took them out for lunch(don't usually practise this) because they all did well and like I said.... a great class!Can you guys spot the difference between the lecturer and students???????LOL! worrying picture!BTW,  You guys made teaching a pleasure.....Thanks~

Before I started and even now, alot of my friends wonder how I can be a lecturer..common comments were...

" You look like one of them!! You will surely be bullied"

And a few others I shall not mention.....hehe... Hence, I was rather hesitant as to what I would expect from the students in Malaysia. I figured they wouldn't be like my students from the USA, I expected an extremely quiet class and a lack of class participation.....BUT my expectations were blown far beyond the waters....they were very interactive with me and all of us have gained quite a good rapport with one another.... I guess I don't want to be a lecturer that gets disillusioned by students being naughty and bad...but rather to keep my passion of sharing knowledge alive by being a part of the students even know the other side of me... *winks*

But I tell them...doesn't mean I will be less lenient with you guys! Will be teaching another class again in Fall 2011...hope my next one will be as great as my first:) can't wait! In the end, we are all learning from one another!



Life At JiaNi's said...

awwwhh! lol... miss you too ms. choo! haha sorry cann't make it for the lunch haha.. can not wait till fall to follow up with the subject you teach.. ^^

Anonymous said...

this is definitely the most self absorbed blog post i have ever read in my life

Anonymous said...

awwww anonymous strikes again. Sad to see someone who pulls others down just because they are not satisfied with their own well being.

There there its ok.. some people grow up slower.

Keep it up ms Choo :p


alexlye said...

Last picture, the girl on the right in a blue top...she is cute. Intro her to Joh. lol. he is the cradle snatcher... :D

Mei Sze said...

Jia Ni: I miss all of you tyoo!!!Yea, was hoping all of you could make it for lunch but I understand it's due to transportation problems...the next time alright??:)

Annonymous: All I can say is thanks for bringing traffic into my blog.....Not asking you to read it if you don't like it...since you have been following my other posts too..

Jamie: I agree with you on what you said.... but to each its own..thank you for supporting me and my blog:)

Alex: hahaha..yes, she is really cute..but I will not intro her to Joh...she is my student!!!

Life At JiaNi's said...

lol.. jasmine 101% agree haha...
ms. choo haha you r right tat is 1 of 3 of my problems lol.. another was traffic jam and i totally dun noe the way to 1U lol..!

iwan said...

dear miss choo..

don't bother about what others comments and will only makes you stronger and just do what is right and like..still got tons that support you..third lady in left from front row is a student too i guess...lolz..

p/s:why can i had a lecturer like
you during my time... *winks*

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Miza said...

Hi, I'm Miza.. I'm looking for an External Assessor (EA) for our College.. Are you still a Psychology lecturer in Inti? If so, I would like to offer you as our EA (to moderate final exam papers). If you are interested, I can be contacted/sms through my phone 012-4635460. Thanks