INRI

Prisc and I were ‘jaga-ing’ 4Sc2 during recess. We were going back to class and we came across a crucifix (fairly large one) before we hit the staircase. Well, it’s a normal thing to see crucifixes there (old buildings in our school have crucifixes, even in the classrooms). But this time, as we looked closely to the cross, we read IN RI above Jesus’ head. We wonder what it meant… and ta-da! I found it!

What do the letters “INRI” on the crucifix mean?

The letters “INRI” are initials for the Latin title that Pontius Pilate had written over the head of Jesus Christ on the cross (John 19:19). Latin was the official language of the Roman Empire.

The words were “Iesvs Nazarenvs Rex Ivdaeorvm.” Latin uses “I” instead of the English “J”, and “V” instead of “U” (i.e., Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum). The English translation is “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.”

The Early Church adopted the first letters of each word of this inscription “INRI” as a symbol. Throughout the centuries INRI has appeared in many paintings of the crucifixion.

By the way, Pilate’s title for Christ was actually written in three languages.

And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, “Write not, ‘The King of the Jews;’ but that he said, ‘I am King of the Jews’.” Pilate answered, “What I have written I have written.”                                    John 19:19-22 (KJV)

or, for longer one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INRI 

The world is round, not flat like capathi.

On Saturday, we had double periods of Maths for the last two periods of school. It was 5 minutes before the bell rang.

Our Maths teacher asked us to do 2 questions. She added, “If you can’t finish your work, then you don’t go back.”

I looked at my friend and said, “What if I don’t finish my homework and make teacher wait until 2pm? Will she want to wait for me?”

My friend kept silent for a while and  replied, “Haihyah, as long as you don’t make her cry la, then it’s okay.”

I asked her, “If students can’t make teachers cry, can teachers make students cry?”

The bell rang. And our Maths teacher said, “Thank you class.”

On the other hand…

On Friday, we had our prayer meeting after school. I was leading and we were praying for our protection over our school. Then we prayed for our teachers.

But before we did, I told them that sometimes, we should understand a teacher’s background. Maybe they came from another state, and they do not have friends, they are lonely. After all, they too are humans. So we should be considerate, and still respect them as teachers, no matter how boring or how crappy they may be.

It is funny. The ‘persoalan’ is, how can teachers gain respect from students, when they cry and then throw their temper? Doesn’t that reflect what they do not learn in teacher’s college?

How can teachers gain respect from students, when they are suppose to be mature adults, teaching the next generation, when they do not think before they talk? When they do not mean what they say?

How can teachers gain respect from students, when they give advice on life when it totally doesn’t hit reality? When students thought that teachers has been through so much more in life than they have?

How can a teacher gain respect from students, when they side the ones they like and pick on those who comes from a lousy class with looks of a criminal in their eyes? Where is that justice student’s hope for in the area of discipline in school?

Conclusion: The world is round, not flat like capathi.

News.

Click on these links to read:

Girls punished for repeatedly clogging up toilet

Case of excessive caning by teacher

School head suspended for allegedly slapping 22 pupils

Punishment sinks system to murky depths

Teacher should be sacked

Adultery on the rise as women look for ‘love’

topicless

Where should Christian students stand in the area of “exam tips”?

WTH!

WTH is my name you know, not What The Heck!

Hahha.

That’s the wonders of Mr. Chua’s great BM tuition on Friday nights.

Well, four days of torture is over.

Yes, it really was torture. Doing Dokumen and Penyata for four days??

Can vomit blood.

I think I did better than last year, especially in the area of ‘not being so kan chiong’. And was more confident. Last year we didn’t win anything. Because of me…

The results:

04 STK

03 SJM (last year they got 2nd)

02 Kahang (last year they got 3rd)

01 SMCC

Aishan and I had some mistakes for soalan Dokumen, Chye Chee got a prefect score. And we got first! Yay!!

Chye Chee even got chosen to represent the district, but she won’t be going because it falls during SPM trials.

Okay. During our recess, around 10 plus, we went to the canteen. Guess who we saw?

EVERYONE.

There were so many seniors!

Geetha, Aini, Sue Mei, Ee Ling, Kairunisha (Saadah’s good friend), Hidayah’s good friend (forgot her name) and others whom I do not know their names but know them. Haha.

Oh yeah. We saw famous old Sea Meng too. Yeah, the one Mr Wong always speaks highly about.

Then we went to the toilet. The one near the Koperasi.

It was so smelly! And disgusting!

Only 2 out of 4 taps could be used!

Imagine, I’ll be spending one and a half years there!

How come there’s no form six in Convent??!

And she cried.

My Maths teacher (fresh graduate, still ‘Cik’) cried half way during Maths (double period) today. Then my classmates quarreled because of this. And I missed all the action (Mr Wong called me out of class).

The are some possibilities why she cried:

1. Her ‘daya tahan’ ran out of stock, so she ‘Hiroshima-ed’.

1.1 Every class she teaches, either does other work, laugh and talk when she teaches.

1.2 Every time she has to tell us to look in front/pay attention and not other work.

2. She could not control us.

2.1 My class is like a cage full of parrots. Their mouth has the same capacity of a 24 hour 7-Eleven shop. Or maybe more.

2.2 Each time she teaches, they talk too. Tamil lah, Cina lah. Sad case lah. (That’s not just her. Whichever teacher teaching in front = talk)

2.3 Her throat very ‘sakit’ because she needs to talk louder.

3. She just wants us to pay attention in class!

3.1 If Puan Tan appears in front of our class, habislah.

4. I was sarcastic in answering her.

4.1 I couldn’t see the blackboard (silau). So I was doing my RC folio while waiting for my friend to finish copying the question.

4.2 She told the class not to do other work.

4.3 I ‘tak hirau’ her.

4.4 She repeated herself, but this time, with a ‘siapa ni?’.

4.5 “Saya tak tau,” I replied and Mr Wong called me out of class.

4.5.1 Aishan and Chye Chee were with Mr Wong = Oh no.

4.5.2 What else can it be? Accounts quiz.

4.5.3 Two questions: Dokumen and Penyata.

4.5.4 “Suffer for four days only. Si Ming that time had to suffer for one week you know. I think they did 20 dokumen questions. Tuesday competiton, but today only received the letter. If I knew earlier, you all will also be like that,” titah Encik Wong.

And my world rejoices

My date with trials and SPM is fixed!

Trials: 27 August 2007 – 14 August 2007

SPM: 12 November 2007 – 05 December 2007

Helpppp. I’m starting to drown.

On my mind these few days:

one. To know someone, is to read someone’s blogs. Will communication cease? Will people start to act differently behind the screen?

I blog, therefore I am?

two. Watching Mutiara Hati on TV9 at 5.30 every weekday is not just for my entertainment. It makes my knowledge of Islam increase and makes me think of how Christianity differs from their similarities.