Lecturers: myth, mojo, fact of the matter

Azmyl Yunor

The esteemed status of educators is also an Achilles heel in turning thought into action. – Pixabay pic, July 17, 2020.

ABOUT 15 years ago, I had a friend who ran a jamming studio in Subang Jaya, a stone’s throw from where I used to teach. Upon arriving for a band rehearsal session, I asked him: “Did a bunch of college students call you to ask about jamming and probably renting some equipment for an event?” He answered: “Yeah, they did, and they said their lecturer comes here to jam… but I’ve never had old guys jam here before.”

I chuckled as I replied: “I’m the lecturer! I recommended your studio to them.” We both snickered, like at the end of every 1980s Transformers cartoon episode.

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