studying again

Major updates!

It’s been 9 months since my post about finding a job. I did find a job and work for about two months as an assistant teacher at a childcare centre. I attended a few early childhood job fairs and got some interviews with a few childcare centres. Only this one centre that actually called me back for second interview. I was thrilled, I mean this could be the stepping stone to enter the Early Childhood field. They offered me the job on the spot and of course I said yes. The problem was the centre that needed an assistant teacher was at Potong Pasir, which is quite far from home. But at that time, I didn’t think much of it, I mean how far is too far? Singapore so small, hahaha so I accepted the offer and was so excited to start. Apparently, the person who interviewed me was not the person I was going to work with. Basically, they are sort of the upper management who handle the recruitment and deploy people to whichever centres that need help.

The first few days I was doing okay, but the work was really tedious it almost felt like a labour job. To be honest, it was a little bit too much. But other than that, I found the job really rewarding. I got to interact with those toddlers and realised that this is what I want to do. I talked to the principal if there was a chance for the company to sponsor my diploma in Early Childhood, but they wanted me to wait after my probation which was six months (if I still worked there, only by this month I would finish my probation). I didn’t want to wait that long, so I decided to quit. Of course there were a few reasons that I decided quite easily to quit; I didn’t get along well with the principal and got victimised by one of the staff, my working hours was 10 AM to 7 PM which means I didn’t get to spend time with little potato, YF was unhappy that every time I came home I complained about the principal.

So after I quit, I signed up for the course. There were a few things I had to prepare before they accepted me. One of the requirements is to find a centre to do my practicum. I sent so many resumes to childcare centres around my area, and two centres replied me. I decided to go with the one a bit further from my place but more well-known. From there, everything went smoothly and I started the course last October. It has been fun and exciting to learn and acquire all those knowledge. I got to meet some classmates whom became good friends. I often get stressed out because there are many assignments and sometimes I feel like I don't have the time to focus on my studying. Like this week, I have an assignment and a test but little potato was on MC. Seriously, man.

While I am studying part time, I also work part time as children gym trainer. Basically, i go to a childcare and teach children gymnastic. The pay is low but at least I get to spend time and interact with children. But the management is going to change next January and I am not so sure if I want to continue working with them.

So, this is what happened for the past 9 months. A little busy, sometimes I cannot stand the stress and feel like exploding. Little potato is now entering the stage of terrible 2. She gets so active that sometimes I cannot handle her. We had a parent-teacher meeting last month and the teachers told us that she is smart, quite a fast leaner, although she can be a handful and she moves around a lot. YF and I are trying to teach her to have some quiet, relaxing time.

Two years have gone since this stupid virus’ invasion. Honestly, it’s been very depressing being cooped up in the house most of the time and when I go out, I feel unsafe, especially to crowded places. I really wish life can go back to normal again like before covid. 


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