When I was a child my older sister always bossed me around. She’d say, I would never be educated, I was lazy, I didn’t study hard enough. Of course compared to her I was one miserable child who skipped school when she wanted to and things like that,whereas my sister would study till 3 am every morning. I wasn’t made with enough determination to work hard.
When I make the comparison, I must let my readers know that when I was in standard three, she was in college. I haven’t heard of any seven year old in God’s green earth studying till 3 in the morning.
As we were growing older her criticism was getting more than I could handle. Then came the time when I was required to choose a subject to do my masters degree. I wanted to study Economics, I wasn’t hard working enough, I’d fail , it was enough for me to think about it.
“Oh, but she said, study English.”
“I said, No I won’t ” and chose History instead. I was stubborn, I didn’t appreciate her interference. When I look back I think I should have studied Philosophy. It would have been a subject,I’d truly enjoy.
Yes I did have the most surreal experience in Malta. We, my whole class went to Malta for teaching practice. We were required to go to a Non-English speaking community for teaching practice.
We met some fine,friendly Maltese who were always ready to help. One of the Maltese girls knew an American. He was there with the sixth fleet. She made arrangement with him to take some of us there. I mean inside the sixth fleet.
At about 9 am we gathered to meet him. He took us for a ride in his speed boat and also to show the massive boat. Going there in a speed boat wasn’t easy for me ,I was giddy all along, I wasn’t able to enjoy the scenery,I couldn’t lift my head.
But when we set foot on that boat we were overwhelmed by what we saw. There were thousands of people working there. Our host showed us the fighter planes and all sorts of equipment. We had a great time asking questions and our host a very pleasant gentleman answered all our questions.
Coming back to shore was another terrible experience for me, I was sick and was relieved when we finally got off the boat.
1.Are you happy with yourself? Answer: Yes I am very happy.
2.What was your first job? My first job was teaching.
And what is your job now? I am enjoying the fruits of my labor.
3.What was your make/model of your first car? It was a Ford.
4. Why did you give your blog
the name that you did? I gave my blog the name, Sabethville in memory of my father,who passed away when I was twelve.
5. What are your favorite sports teams? My favorite teams are: The Boston Bruins- Hockey; Toronto Blue Jays-Baseball; Toronto Raptors — Basketball.
6. What is your favorite color? My favorite color is Blue.
7. Do you think all bottle water is the same? No,I don’t.
8. Are you always right? Or never wrong? Tricky, Yes? No, I’m not always right. Yes I am wrong also. It can be tricky if I do not know myself.
9. Rate yourself from 1 to 10. I’d say 5.