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At last... Some respite... (Repost with minor changes; same situation)


As I mouse over the sign "SIMPAN" on the UTM marks website, I hesitate.. could it really be over?... My finger trembles for a while, both from lack of sleep and an overdose in caffeine...
Like a Gulf War veteran, vivid images of dazed days and sleepless nights overwhelm my senses... oh the horror... the desolation... the senseless destruction... the red pen in my hands bleeding dry, as the blood red ink pours itself onto tons and tons of paper pages... oh the horror...

Suddenly, I am back in my room in UTM... The clock reads 11:10pm... Way too late to be at the office... How I long for the comfort of the bosom of my loved one... This tour of duty has gone on for too long... (Soundtrack: Soldier of Fortune by Deep Purple)

I press the mouse button...

After what seems like an eternity, the grades come to life... I blink in a daze...

I blink again, and comprehension registers...

I have given my students their due... Time to get mine...

At long, long, last... my nightmare is over...

Time to get on that helicopter back to civilisation... and a long, long rest...

Baby, wake me up when the next war starts...

Comments

Percicilan said…
heheh Drama lah u mr lobo
but i understand the after the war feeling of post exam blues for teachers. oh those ten years of slog... blerg
Abdullah said…
yeah...blerg! (interesting expressio, that)
A t i Q a h said…
Wuiyooo..11.10 pm tuh. Bravo2! =D
azie said…
congratz!!!


at last, the torture reached it end,eheh
Princess Liyana said…
uhuhu..tahniah;)

sila rest puas2 ok..g jalan2 ke..;)
missyizzati said…
omedetou gozaimasu! :)
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Nikmat...

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