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Thursday, July 30, 2015

When My Student Called Me UNCLE



One might mull over that when the student call their teacher an ‘uncle’, it represent an indomitable bond of intimacy or sublime friendship or an unconditional closeness for that matter. But such happenstance to me was kind of a bizarre and quite mystical encounter, especially when we are positioned to a working place that seizes sizable amount of people’s expectation and reverence in believing to have a frictionless and methodical working system.    
I am more than a week old into my new place of posting. And getting stationed to this habitat has altogether been a mixed blessing.
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While there was none whom I possibly know in person, there wasn’t any who broke the virgin of introducing with me. I was still pregnant with the hopes that I might be inducted at least to the working system, let alone sacrificing some time in introducing me to the entire working family. But nothing happened either. Has the later been done, I would not have been greeted as ‘uncle’ by my own students. Even at this moment, I am in the course of getting myself acclimatized with the working regularity and routine. And rather dispiriting is the fact that I have to drive almost 13 miles diurnal, breaking the silence of that mute dawn and return home lighting that murky dusk.  
But as the growth and survival has to be natural, time is testing me to fit into the system through a chain of trial and error mechanism. At this moment, all I realized is that when the people around do not smell our presence, at times, we are at win-win situation.
“A person’s a person, no matter how small”- Dr. Suess


12 comments:

  1. Good to know that you are finally "acclimatizing" in your new school and new system. And that you are being called as uncle, not as lopoen, is very interesting. More interesting is that you used terms here like "virgin" and "pregnant"; haha I assume you are teaching your students biology. Above all, very interesting post and all the best in your new school.

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  2. You already started/re-joined your work, sir? :) All the best of luck in your new workplace. Buddha blessings be upon you. Good day.

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  3. Dr Suess was a very wise man. I hope your blessings become unmixed in your new position and that you find comfort there soon.

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  4. its ok, you will be valued by and by. it always takes time to get recognised . make your mark with your work

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  5. many PP children do call us uncle in the beginning...what's more..heard that one ex teacher of our school who's now at Younphulla was called 'meme'!! lol..keep penning man your feelings and emotions man.

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  6. many PP children do call us uncle in the beginning...what's more..heard that one ex teacher of our school who's now at Younphulla was called 'meme'!! lol..keep penning man your feelings and emotions man.

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  7. I do so hope all goes well for you in your new workplace, Dumcho.
    It always takes time to acclimatize to a new situation...but I'm sure you will soon be settled in and valued...as your amazing talent for teaching so deserves.

    My Sincerest Blessings, my dear Friend :))

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  8. hope you enjoy the new environment and new working place. Pretty soon the students will be amazed to know their UNCLE teaching them!

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  9. By the way where is your new posting.

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  10. Thanks to all. I am posted at Bajo Higher Secondary School under Wangdue district.

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  11. Oh, can't you find a place to move into that's closer? I think it would be easier for you and you'll be able to rest longer.

    Sometimes, the new system could be a bit of a shock to us. I hope you get to fit in and adjust soon.

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  12. HI.... hope and wish that things might have changed now and you must be able to mingle better than earlier... keep going....

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