happy/crappy teacher’s day

Although the day went well enough at school with the requisite class parties and student performances, I’m still reeling from my CATASTROPHIC performance at the staff dinner last night. Was supposed to play guitar as part of a traditional “lets-sabo-the-new-teachers” item during the dinner and was so uncharacteristically nervous that I pretty much forgot how to play 2/3 of all the songs.

Nightmare flashback images = fumbling the (ridiculously simple) intro to “Dream a Little Dream Of Me” 3 times; looking up to see my expressionless colleagues; staring at my malfunctioning fingers and thinking, “Why are they shaking so much?”

Now I’m gonna be “that guy who gets nervous onstage”. Fuck.

In other news, Peter Hook at Zouk was fucken ace. Though apparently someone wanted to pick a fight with me on the dancefloor, which is also very uncharacteristic.

Maybe next year I’ll just stay home.

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7 Responses to “happy/crappy teacher’s day”


  1. 1 disko September 1, 2007 at 13:46

    crazy! who wanted to pick a fight? the hip hop guy? so agro for what.

  2. 2 avalon September 1, 2007 at 21:30

    Awwwwww who needs a hug!!

  3. 3 LMN September 1, 2007 at 21:49

    Don’t stay home. Keep at it, and you will get better.

  4. 4 andy September 2, 2007 at 20:53

    wot? no youtubed-video of your performance? how can like dat? muahahaha – fight? where got time siah … chances are he’d try that on some other dude and end up in a gutter filled with puke and tissued-cum, so nevermind lor…

  5. 5 pagit September 2, 2007 at 22:35

    eh sial, that brudder didn’t stand a chance of bullying any one of us. we is toight!

    in any case, he was probably jealous that you
    (a) are cleverer than him although you have small ears
    (b) are better looking than him
    (c) were not wearing an oversized AND ugly tee shirt
    (d) do not cause an eclipse as soon as you enter a brightly lit room
    (e) are not smelly

    and the list goes on.

    besides, what’s a night out without some drama, eh?

  6. 6 Lounge Lizard September 10, 2007 at 20:38

    Fight over what?

  7. 7 Ivan Chew October 6, 2007 at 13:55

    Yeah. You’re right, you know? You ought to stay home. What’s the point?

    But maybe, just maybe, people know that you’re a teacher first. Not a performer. And that you had the guts to try. And maybe try again. Besides, after this episode, the only way is up.


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