Well, it has been quite a while since I wrote my previous post. I did mention previously that I am currently attending an Englsih course. More on that later, but to share with you, this is one of the perks of working with the goold ole His Majesty’s Government – every now and then you get the chance to attend courses to improve yourself. You even had the choice to choose what type of course that you think you should attend. That is the kind of distance that His Majesty’s Government goes to accommodate the wishes of its servants. Mind you, these courses are not cheap. They can run up to thousands of ringgit per person. It is a real pity if the Government servants do not make full use of the opportunities to improve themselves.
Back to the course that I am currently attending. It is not one of those run of the mill courses. It is quite extraordinary actually. The title alone is enough to bamboozle you. The course content is an eclectic mix of English grammar, health tips, motivational talks, vocabulary and public speaking – all rolled into one by the the instructor extraordinaire – a perky 68-year old lady! I tell you, she is no ordinary grandma. She dances the waltz, takes 6-km walks daily, climbs mountains regularly, and on top of that cooks for the family, irons her husbands clothes daily, tutors her grandchildren and of counducts courses for people like me. In fact, she is going to the Everest Base Camp next week. Her enthusiasm is infectious, even the most battle hardened ignorant like yours truly cannot help but to respond to her constant prodding of the conscience. Ummph… after going through her revision of grammar, it is truly embarassing to reread my error ridden earlier posts. Maybe I should delete them all. On the other hand, I should preserve them as they are all artefacts my ignorance and monument of my language shortcomings. BTW, do you know the difference between “everyday” and “every day”? Aha… if you don’t, you have to attend Madam J amazing English lessons. LOL.