Friday, August 18, 2006

A sincere message from me to all of my students

To all students:

Thanks for all your presence for the talk, it was indeed a wonderful experience to have Ping. he is a friendly guy, but of course you all should have seen him work - he can be very domineering at time, in fact i think if you ask him, he will admit it.

but by saying that, i'm still kind of disappointed that you all did not show much passions during the talk. you all can be very tired, but at least wipe off the boring faces, and start reciprocating with the speaker! i was particularly annoyed when he asked "how many of you have written script before?" and none of you raised your hand although ALL of you UAMB2023 students have already passed up your scripts!!

one thing Ping asked me during our tea was why there's lack of enthusiasm in the class, i practically told him the students are shy and perhaps lack of confidence... and as a supportive friend, he said he has seen worse during other talks else where... but i know he didn't mean that.

i mean, come on, i got you all one of the best director in Malaysia, and you all just being shy about it? as a broadcaster, we CANNOT be shy. i must have told you a million zillion times about it, you all should have a say, an opinion, a perspective about basically everything... talk!! communicate!! or else you can never go far in this industry.

some of you are going to do your industrial training next year, and hopefully all of you will start thinking what area of broadcasting that you are interested in, and work towards achieving it. Ping doesn't mind having you all working for him, afterall you all are cheap labours (sorry about this truth). but please don't be mislead by the joking tone, you all NEED this opportunity to prove that you are worthed the permanent job!! so you all really have to be passionate, and work hard to achieve it. there's no free lunch, and there's no gain without pain. you just have to DO IT! and please start training yourself up in university. don't be lazy... be focused!

a lot of people will tell you, you should have fun in university, because when you come out to work there will be no more fun... what full of craps!! of course we have fun during university, but while we have fun, we work harder. there's time to work, and when we work, we are damn serious about it. and then come the time to have fun, and we really have fun! that's the correct way...

the wrong way is putting fun as your priority... then in that case you don't work as hard as you play... you learn nothing, and you got a crappy job... ok, you might get jobs, good jobs sometimes, but you will need to work extra hard to catch up with your incompetency -- then of course working life is no fun anymore.

imagine, if you work hard (while play hard) in university, those works outside are made easier, so you can actually have time and the state of mind to relax and have fun too... it's the matter of the balancing act we are talking about here.

ok, i don't know how many of you actually read this post, and make it till this point of the lengthy essay... hahaha!! but that is truly what i want to say to all of you.

so good luck in your final exam, and work hard if you have a dream.

mr. beh.


ps... i didn't quit the industry because i couldn't get used to the pace and the stress... like what Ping jokingly said. hahaha. we pull each other legs sometimes... we always say he is very authoritative too... hahaha!!! but i quit the industry for many other reasons that accumulated and after much thoughts about it... i just want to clarify this thing before some of you think that he's serious about it... and think that lecturing is an easy way out for me. hahaha. but thinking about it, you all better start improving, of else i would just go back to the industry because teaching does not mean anything to me without you all really appreciating it. :)

20 comments:

wen xuan said...

yes sir....we will buck up...
we are relly fascinated by his talk, and we got to see a sneak preview of his new show, was way cool.

but sorry we didn't ask questions is that, in my POV, i have understand what he said. We still need to polish our writing skills.
I'm damn crap at my scripts. So i better do sth abt it...

PS. Sir, can I borrow your DVD for "The HIre" and "Sliding Doors"? Heehee...

melisa said...

sir thanks alot for inviting ng ping ho for today's talk...it was really meaningful...and makes us think again why are we really here and what is it that we want to achieve...

about the participation...i guess we are just being the passive malaysian students that we are...it may take longer time than we think to start being more aggressive and active..

i guess we didnt really take pride in the script that we have wrote..hence the quiet response when the ques was pose..

but anyways, *tabik* to both of you...

we will work harder...

canny said...

sir,

really thanks a lot for inviting ng ping ho to have a talk for us...we really appreciate it, and it is so meaningful for us. Today's talk lets us to think again and again what are we actually doing...i think We got no confidence to say v write script before since we keep silent...Mr. Ng really let me realise that to being in this broadcast industry really need to work very hard to achieve what that u really want and its not an easy job.We need to be patient enough and extra hardworking...we need passion, we should avoid to be shy...and must learn to be "thick skin" and dare enough to ask, to try from now onward...or else it will be late for us...sorry sir, coz we make u feel disappointed.But we really enjoy the talk...and we really appreciate to have you, mr.beh to being in utar to teach all of us(monkeys)...We really learn something from you.Sir, sorry and thanks.

fengmey said...

sir,
yup.. we really appreciate your efforts to actually invite ng ping

ho for today's talk.his opinions
and experiences are meaningdul to us. although we just keep quite in
his talk, but we really paid attentions to what he was sharing.
and i really get myself to think a lot about my future in this industry.
especially we're going to have our industry tarining soon. i also understand that to be stand out in this industry, we need to have cretain level of confidences about ourselves. and i'm on the way to build enough confidences to reach that way...
then about our script writing, we really learn sth useful from your lecture and are trying to do better for that. perhaps you'll get a more "likely" scripts from our group assig...
we're improving and we're always on the way of trying. thanks a lot for all the things..

++ said...

walaueh... hap chou liao...write blog for your current students but nothing for us in HCC...

wan yee said...

马老师,
你现在的学生真好命啊。。还有演讲嘉宾。。
为什么我们都没有。。。呜~~~!

i was an intern of ping last time...
he is good and talented...
i learnt many in screening and editing where i very interested in....

wan yee

Joanne® said...

Sir.. It was indeed a very good talk for all of us today.. Thanks Sir!!

This talk somehow shows the outline of what we should do or focus in... And it makes the students to realise which path should they go to... Thanks again to Ng Ping Ho and his writer. It was indeed an inspirational talk.

Also, this long piece of advice will not be wasted... and of coz your efforts too!! We do appreciate your teaching. Totally love it!! Don't leave us Sir...

You rocks!!

Shuk Ling said...

sir thanks alot for inviting Ng Ping Ho for the talk today...we really appreciate it, and enjoy the talk, it really meaningful to us. Even though v remain silence. Hee….

v know tat u aspect us to ask a lot of questions to him regarding his experience but v disappointed u cause v neve even ask one question. hehe...soli about tat :(

i neve admit tat i have writen d script b4 is bcoz I don't think the script tat I hv wrote can consider as a script…so better remain silence. Haha…
n now hope tat v neve disappointed u with our pilot.

After the talk it make me think a lot reg my future job. Whr I surpose to work? what I surpose to do? A lot of Q appear in mind…
Let us know tat is not an easy job to work in this industry,

Worse come to the industrial training… :<
Next year v r going for our industrial training but now still v.blur don't know which place to go and wat job acctually v looking 4. haiz...
But is doesn't a big matter I suppose, as long as I can learn something for the training. tat is fair enough...

Sir, v actually learn a lot of thing from u, this two semester n v enjoy attending ur class n appreciate wat u hv teach n done for us in this two semester.
THANK U! ^_^

Teddy Beh said...

thanks for the overwhelming responses - but they should be shown during the talk. -.-" at least let the speaker feel all your passions!! there are still a lot Ping can tell you all, but due to the cold feedbacks, lack of passions, he kinda holdback... now that's your losses actually.

but yeah, please keep on improving. you are competing with YOURSELF, remember that!! and you should be proud of whatever you've done... ok, rephrase, more precisely it should be: you should have done things that you can be proud of!

WanYe:
penang is so far, it's hard to organize talks -- industry ppls are in KL. and yes, you must have learned a lot with Popiah last time right?

cleopatra:
hiyo.... so immature one... =.=

Anonymous said...

. . .thx thx thx. . .
hohoho~

wan yee said...

yup... learned a lot...
haiyo... miss my training sems la...especially the chicken rice behind popiah...haha!


wan yee

++ said...

Hiyo sir, stop calling me cleopatra! That was a long long time ago!
I admit I am very immature one, so u better write something for us lo, if not I will continue to hap chou...

wan yee said...

阿+。。。

也许,这段回忆是老马不堪回首的。。。
真是贪新忘旧。。。
所以我们只能怨恨。。。负心啊。。。

哈哈。。。。。!

Teddy Beh said...

wanye: all you remember is eat eat eat nia... sigh... :P

cleopatra: ok, i shall stop calling you that lah... hahaha.... and pls update your blog already ok!! :)

wan ye said...

sir... the chicken rice really nice... especially the chicken foot....
ei... u can ask ping to bring u there eat also...haha!
last time we use to buy lunch there every day....hehe...

Teddy Beh said...

actually i haven't been to his office... wuahahaha... i don't even know where is it?? where har??

婉依 said...

erm... he had a very very nice office at Jalan Bukit Bintang especially when morning and sunshine shine through the room... u will feel like u were in the movie "puteri gunung ledang"....

Ali said...

Sorry oh Mr. Beh,因为前一天没什么睡,所以那天有问题也不知道要怎么问了...脑袋已经不太清醒了...不过...嘻嘻...很多女生都呆住地望着那个导演...尤其是那天坐我旁边的那个...应该是这样才会忘了要问问题了吧...嘻嘻...闪~不要打我~><"

Jason Roxxx said...

Finally i got around 2 read ur blog...at d end of d semester...lol...
Anyways, i felt the talk really got 2 us and it in some way help guide me through the 'wilderness' of broadcasting. i nkow what i want to do and if his offer still stands, i'm intersted in learning from a pro in the directing field. So if possible, i want to go to his company during my internship. Really appreciate the opportunity u have given us.

Teddy Beh said...

sigh.... at least mr. jason roxxxxxxxx still care to ask questions lah... haha.