Friday, July 07, 2006

Form Two English Syllabus

This morning, on the way to work from Rembau to Putrajaya, I made Kamal listen to At the Zoo back to back, for x times. I must be missing Anis and Haris, with whom I monkeyed around last night until I fell asleep at the living room, feeling tired yet happy :D).

Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo.
I do believe it; I do believe it's true.

It's a light and tumble journey from the East Side to the park.
Just a fine and fancy ramble to the zoo.

But you can take the crosstown bus if it's raining or it's cold.
And the animals will love it if you do. If you do.

Something tells me it's all happening at the zoo.
I do believe it; I do believe it's true.

The monkeys stand for honesty.
Giraffes are insincere.
And the elephants are kindly but they're dumb.

Orang utans are skeptical of changes in their cages.
And, the zookeeper is very fond of rum.

Zebras are reactionaries.
Antelopes are missionaries.
Pigeons plot in secrecy.
And hamsters turn on frequently.
What a gas!

You got to come and see it At the Zoo.

When I was in form two, among the bizarre visits made by Set B, my English class whose teacher was Miss Shal, was this visit to Zoo Negara. We were a bunch of animals ourselves, being ferociously happy not having to attend the afternoon prep session. I remember us being particularly happier as the entourage reached Kentucky Fried Chicken. There, a very tall foreigner was queueing up in front of Fau and we were amazed that she was actually as tall as him. As Alysha's place was nearby, we then stopped by to say hello to her mother. Ah, the chilled Coke she served.

For the visit, our vocabulary of the day was 'pungent'.

Later, in Micro Teaching class in university, I encountered the Farm Animal topic in form two syllabus. No wonder we went to the zoo then. Ha!
Another so-called bizarre activity for Set B was to watch Hum Aapke Hain Koun, starring Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit. Right after Maghrib at the school surau, wearing a pair of yellow kurung, which was the school's baju rasmi, the girls, accompanied by Miss Shal, walked to Federal 2. This time around, the topic in the syllabus was Indian Wedding.

*Humming dikpaladikpaladikpaladikdikpaladikpaladikpala*

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