Tuesday, 10 November 2009

3M @ 3R (Reading, Writing, Arithmetic) Issue in Malaysian Primary Education

I found this article in Berita Harian Online interesting and worth sharing with all~~

Taken from: http://www.bharian.com.my/Current_News/BH/Tuesday/Pendidikan/20091103073642/Article

Bicara Akademia: Penguasaan 3M



PENGAJARAN menerusi lagu atau alat muzik sesuai untuk murid Orang Asli.

Laksana pelbagai kaedah P&P ikut kategori murid

IKUTI pandangan Dekan Fakulti Pendidikan, Universiti Malaya, Prof Dr Saedah Siraj, mengenai keperluan kaedah pengajaran dan pembelajaran berbeza bagi mengatasi masalah penguasaan kemahiran asas membaca, menulis dan mengira (3M) di kalangan murid sekolah seperti disampaikan kepada wartawan pendidikan Berita Harian, Khairina Yasin.

KEGAGALAN atau ketidakupayaan sebahagian murid sekolah rendah menguasai kemahiran asas 3M adalah antara cabaran getir dunia pendidikan hari ini.


Biarpun sukar mengenal pasti angka sebenar murid dikategorikan bermasalah itu setakat ini, ramai pakar pendidikan bimbang implikasinya yang mungkin boleh menyebabkan mereka hilang minat ke sekolah.

Jika kelemahan murid menguasai 3M ini tidak diatasi sejak Tahun Satu, masalah itu akan berlarutan apabila mereka memasuki Tahun Dua dan seterusnya.

Di manakah silap atau apakah kekurangannya? Dalam memperbetulkan keadaan, tidak dinafikan banyak usaha dilaksanakan Kementerian Pelajaran bagi menangani masalah penguasaan 3M ini di kalangan murid.

KAEDAH P&P berbeza perlu meningkatkan penguasaan 3M di kalangan murid.

Antaranya mengadakan kelas pemulihan, kelas khas untuk kanak-kanak istimewa, latihan guru berpendidikan khas, perluasan kempen membaca dan penempatan kaunselor di setiap sekolah.

Namun, keberkesanan pelaksanaannya tidak menyeluruh dan belum mampu memberi perubahan besar terhadap perkembangan penguasaan kemahiran 3M di kalangan murid terbabit.

Dalam sesetengah keadaan, kurangnya komitmen pengurusan sekolah antara penyebab pendidikan murid tergolong dalam kategori ini, gagal mencapai matlamatnya.

Menyisihkan murid terbabit daripada mengikuti pendidikan seperti rakan lain hanya akan menyulitkan langkah mengatasi masalah mereka kemudian hari.


Ada juga yang menegaskan kepentingan peranan ibu bapa dalam membantu anak menguasai kemahiran asas berkenaan, namun ia tetap tidak membebaskan guru daripada membantu murid yang lemah itu.

Berdasarkan kajian sebelum ini, keperluan langkah penyaringan dan pengesanan awal murid yang belum menguasai 3M penting bagi mengenal pasti pelaksanaan program pemulihan bersesuaian dengan mereka.

Langkah awal itu membolehkan murid dikelompokkan berdasarkan punca sebenar kelemahan mereka menguasai 3M sama ada akibat persekitaran, pemakanan atau kesihatan.

Pemerhatian mendapati murid lemah 3M boleh dikelompokkan lima kategori, iaitu anak Orang Asli, kanak-kanak istimewa atau pendidikan khas, murid menghadapi masalah psikologi, kanak-kanak terbiar dan mereka yang sememangnya berketurunan tidak boleh membaca atau dungu.

Setiap kelompok murid terbabit memerlukan kaedah pengajaran dan pembelajaran (P&P) berbeza bagi memastikan kelemahan pembelajaran mereka dapat diatasi secara berperingkat.

Pencarian kaedah P&P mengikut kelompok perlu ditekankan Kementerian Pelajaran kerana jika dilaksanakan secara tunggal, ia tidak boleh diguna atau diaplikasikan kepada semua murid yang gagal menguasai 3M.

Keadaan ini wajar dikaji semula di peringkat akar umbi dengan merujuk faktor mempengaruhi masalah penguasaan 3M dalam setiap kelompok murid terbabit sebelum menentukan kaedah P&P yang tepat dan bersesuaian.

Dalam kes anak Orang Asli contohnya, kesukaran memberi fokus kepada apa yang diajar menyebabkan mereka gagal menguasai 3M.

Hubungan antara pemikiran dengan pergerakan mata agak lambat berikutan wujudnya gangguan yang menjejaskan fokus mereka terhadap pembelajaran.

Bagi menanganinya, penggunaan alat muzik dalam proses P&P disifatkan antara kaedah sesuai untuk meningkatkan penguasaan kemahiran asas itu di kalangan anak Orang Asli.

Ini kerana mereka amat peka terhadap deria pendengaran. Oleh itu, alat muzik adalah perantara sesuai diguna pakai guru bagi menarik tumpuan kelompok murid masyarakat minoriti itu terhadap pengajaran guru.

Malah, banyak kajian luar negara membuktikan penggunaan alat muzik mengikut etnik atau budaya berjaya membangunkan kemahiran 3M di kalangan murid sekolah.

Bagi kes murid istimewa atau pendidikan khas, kepekaan ibu bapa terhadap proses pengembangan anak dituntut bagi membolehkan kelemahan mereka dikesan sejak awal.

Murid disleksia antara kelompok murid yang gagal menguasai 3M, namun disebabkan pengetahuan ibu bapa yang rendah mengenai penyakit itu menyebabkan masalah berkenaan tidak dipandang serius.

Malah, ramai ibu bapa termasuk golongan profesional cuba menafikan anak mereka berdepan masalah berkenaan hingga merasakan tidak perlu dibantu.

Murid disleksia melihat sesuatu dengan pandangan yang berbeza terutama berkaitan pembelajaran. Sebagai contoh, mereka tidak dapat diajar abjad dengan cepat kerana ada huruf yang akan ditinggalkan disebabkan pemikiran tidak dapat 'membaca' huruf berkenaan.

Dalam usaha menangani masalah ini, kaedah P&P haruslah lebih khusus dan perlu dipraktikkan guru yang mahir mengenainya.

Selain guru dan murid, keberkesanan program pemulihan ini memerlukan kerjasama dan penggemblengan tenaga semua pihak, termasuk sekolah dan ibu bapa.

Apa yang penting, pelaksanaan tindakan progresif menangani masalah penguasaan 3M di kalangan murid ini sepatutnya sejak awal lagi, bukan pada peringkat mereka sudah terlalu jauh tercicir.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

My Dissertation My Baby~~

Only 22 days left before we submit our dissertation~~ I still have a lot of things to write and editing is a big YES~~~ well that serve you right for doing things slowly SUHAIMI~~ hahah btw just wanna share a few motivation quotes from Michael (my supervisor for this dissertation) that really push me to do my dissertation....

"Your dissertation is like your baby.. you have to do justice to it before you hand it in... When you let it go then you should be proud of it"



"I know it hard... But there is only one way for you.. move forwards... "


and my FAVOURITE~~~~

"LESS IS MORE, QUALITY is more important than QUANTITY"

I just can't wait to finish my dissertation as I have been sleeping less than what I usually have~~ haha not dreading this precious learning experience but I just can't wait to be free (my friends NZ and Aussie a few of them are already packing their stuff to go back home.. siapa tak jeles?? cakap2)...

p/s: Nanti mesti asyik teringat proses ini~~ huhu nk smbg MASTER lepas nie camne lah nk smbng kalo 10,000 pp pon terkial2 Master 20,000 kan?? and to all my MARJON C4 friends berusaha sehingga ke titik kekunci laptop terakhir ngeh2 Semoga semua dapat wat yang terbaik~~

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Malaysia 2010 Budget Summary from The STAR

Budget 2010: "1Malaysia, Together We Prosper"

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has tabled Budget 2010 with the theme "1Malaysia, Together We Prosper". Totalling RM191.5 bil, he said it would be the foundation of a new economic model and precursor to the 10th Malaysia Plan.

These are the main highlights of the speech as per delivery.

* Time for country to move to an economy of innovations to face the challenges of the future

* GDP for 2009 expected to be -3%, better than previous projections of -4% to -5%

Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak - with Secretary General of Finance Tan Sri Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah, Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung and Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussein - is ready with his briefcase containing the Budget 2010 speech outside the Finance Ministry's Office in Putrajaya Friday. - Starpic

* Focus of Budget 2010 will be on well-being of the people

* Three strategies:

- driving the country towards a high-income economy,

- ensuring holistic and sustainable development,

- focusing on the well-being of the rakyat.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak tabling the 2010 budget at the Dewan Rakyat, Friday. - RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star

* Government to make it easier for skilled/qualified people to get permanent residence status. Visa to be granted for family within 14 days.

* CSR Fund of RM100mil to be set up to carry out social programmes.

* Tax breaks for registration of patents and copyrights.

* Big scale factory outlets to be set up to boost tourism besides having major events like KL Grand Prix Fest, National Water Festival, Malaysia International Golf Exhibition and Rain Forest Eco-Challenges

* Taxpayers will get tax relief on broadband subscription fee of up to RM500 from 2010 to 2012. Civil servants can apply for computer loans up to a maximum of RM5,000 from the govt once in every 5 years.

* RM6bil for agriculture sector for irrigation of paddy fields, fish production, fruit farming, livestock farming infrastructure, training

* RM2bil subsidy for farmers and fishermen including subsidies for fertilisers, incentives for padi yields and allowances for fishermen

* RM9bil to finance infrastructure projects including road and bridges projects and rail, sea ports and airports facilities

* RM1.5bil fund to promote green technology by providing soft loans to companies that supply and use green technology

* RM200mil Creative Industry Fund to finance film, drama, music productions, animation, advertisements through Bank Simpanan Nasional

* RM30bil to be allocated to enhance primary and secondary school education nationwide

* Rewards for students who excel in studies:

- 30 National Scholarships for the creme de la creme of students, stictly based on merit

- Conversion of PTPTN loans to scholarships for students who graduate with 1st class honours degree, beginning from 2010,

- Offer of netbook package, including free broadband service, to university students for RM50 per month for 2 years.

* The Permata programme, which emphasises on early childcare and education, including the gifted child programme, to get RM100mil

* Insurance industry to be improved to meet market demand.

* Govt to clamp down on the abuses committed by Ah Longs by enforcing Anti-Money Laundering and Anti Terrorism Financing Act 2001. Moneylenders Act 1951 to be also reviewed.

* Allow 100% foreign equity participation in corporate finance and financial planning companies compared with the present requirement of at least 30% local shareholding.

* To ensure rapid development of financial services, the existing tax incentives to be extended to 2015.

* Among steps to combat corruption is to set up 14 Special Corruption Sessions Courts and 4 Special Corruption Appeal High Courts.

* Tax of 5% to be imposed on gains from the disposal of real property from Jan 1, 2010. Existing tax exemption will be retained for gifts between parent-child, husband-wife, grandparent-grandchild.

* To promote prudent spending, a service charge of RM50 a year to be imposed on each principal credit card and charge card; and RM25 a year on each supplementary card, effective from Jan 1, 2010.

* To ensure that fuel subsidies only benefit targeted groups, Govt will implement a fuel subsidy management system in early 2010, which will utilise the MyKad.

* All ministries and govt departments are required to provide day care and education centres for children of civil servants.

* The maximum income tax rate for individuals to be reduced to 26% from assessment year 2010. Personal relief increased to RM9,000.

* Police force to get RM1bil to improve its services in govt's efforts to reduce crime. Major measures include to increase police presence, including mobile police stations in 50 crime hotspots.

* To promote house ownership, Govt will launch a scheme that enables EPF contributors to utilise current and future savings in Account 2.

* Employees' EPF contribution to be increased to 11% again, on a voluntary basis, effective immediately. However, from Jan 1, 2011 employees' EPF contribution will revert to 11%.

* Personal relief for EPF and life insurance schemes to be increased to RM7,000.

Taken from: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/10/23/budget2010/20091023161104&sec=budget2010

It is good that Education is still one of the main agenda for this budget. I don't really understand about this Budget actually but from the look of it.. . not much money will be spend for Teacher Education (correct me if I'm wrong)... Anybody want to share their view of this Malaysian 2010Budget?? especially for Education huhu be it Schools, Tertiary level and Teacher Education?

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

:: Brain Damaged ::

I'm really sorry for not updating this blog for a long time~~ Been really busy although there are lots of things that I want to type down.... Maybe after I have finished with my dissertation I'll try to come back. Sorry again~~

Saturday, 20 June 2009

My Hero.


Happy Father's Day to all Dads in the whole world. No words can describes all the things that you have done for me. May you be blessed by Allah s.w.t. And dad if you are still alive I hope that you are proud of me now.

Al-Fathihah to my late father.. Abdul Wahid bin Tarkin.


:: Transformer 2 - Revenge of the Fallen ::

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YEAH!!!! WATCHED TRANSFORMER YESTERDAY!!!
IT was SOOOO DAMN GREAT!!! 6.35 pound is really worth it. Ok for those who's wondering how come I have watched it, here is the explanation... UK was the world second premier (just a day later after NZ). All the thumbs-up for Michael Bay for such a great masterpiece. For me this movie have everything.. action, sadness, humor, conflict, love, lust, war, torn you name it!!! The story line was not that fast but still it keep you on your seat, making you want to ask for more and when it end you wouldn't realise that you have spent a full 2 and a half hour of your life marvelling at it. The fued between the Autobots and Decepticons were raised to the next level. New Autobots and Decepticons add lots of flovour to the story. For those who love military stuff you will get a few glimpses of the army thingy (sorry guys I'm not really an expert on military toys). 5 stars I would say for a such great movie; an epic in filem industry. No more rambling and no more things to be said. Because I don't want to be a spoiler. For those who wanted to go to the cinema... I would like to give you an advice, ditch all the other movies out there and buy yourself a ticket to TRANSFORMER 2: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN. It's worth all the money that you spend on it.


p/s: I AM totally going to watch this movie again and again just like I did with the first Transformer movie. So anyone wants to go and watch it. Just give me a ring. Ja~Naa. ay

Thursday, 18 June 2009

:: HOI! ::

Hoi ko nyer assigment dah siap belom? Ada plak g update dan tukar2 blog nyer template? hisk dah2 g wat assignment tue!!!!

Monday, 8 June 2009

Dear reader,

What do you think about this?

Patutkah bahasa Inggeris dijadikan mata pelajaran wajib?

KUALA LUMPUR: Sasterawan ulung Inggeris, William Shakespeare pernah berkata: 'to be or not to be, that is the question'.

Petikan pujangga itu bermain di fikiran apabila merujuk kepada sama ada bahasa Inggeris patut dijadikan mata pelajaran wajib untuk lulus peperiksaan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).

Timbalan Perdana Menteri yang juga Menteri Pelajaran, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin melontarkan persoalan itu untuk dibincangkan oleh orang ramai dan bagi kerajaan mendapatkan maklum balas.

Katanya beliau dimaklumkan bahawa ramai pelajar di luar bandar akan gagal SPM jika bahasa Inggeris dijadikan mata pelajaran wajib untuk lulus.

"Dengan itu, saya tidak fikir ia (tidak menjadikan mata pelajaran bahasa Inggeris sebagai mata pelajaran wajib untuk lulus) memenuhi tujuan kerana bahasa Inggeris adalah bahasa yang amat penting yang kita gunakan dalam kehidupan seharian kita," katanya semasa merasmikan penubuhan Persatuan Alumni Maktab Kirby yang baru di sini hari ini.

Beliau berkata untuk meningkatkan kualiti kemahiran dan penguasaan bahasa Inggeris di kalangan pelajar, pengajaran mata pelajaran bahasa Inggeris perlu dilakukan oleh guru berkelayakan.

"Mungkin idea yang baik ialah mencontohi konsep Maktab Kirby, (iaitu) menghantar guru belajar bahasa Inggeris di persekitaran yang bertutur dalam bahasa Inggeris," katanya.

Sementara itu, Muhyiddin berkata sumbangan guru lepasan Maktab Kirby adalah amat besar dan mereka telah berkhidmat dengan penuh dedikasi pada tahun 1950-an dan 1960-an iaitu ketika sekolah-sekolah masih daif dan kemudahan pelajaran masih kurang.

"Walaupun negara kita masih mundur dan tahap keselamatan agak membimbangkan pada ketika itu, kehadiran guru-guru Maktab Kirby yang terlatih dalam bilik-bilik darjah telah membawa pembaharuan kepada sistem pelajaran negara.

"Saya juga dimaklumkan bahawa Maktab Kirby yang (melahirkan guru) berbilang bangsa dan agama ini merupakan ''miniature Malaysia'' di mana semangat ''1Malaya'' dan ''Malaya Boleh'' mula disemai," katanya.

Beliau berkata guru lepasan Maktab Kirby juga menjadi kayu ukur kepada kecemerlangan profesion perguruan di negara ini, dan ini terbukti dengan pemilihan empat bekas pelajar Maktab Kirby sebagai Tokoh Guru Kebangsaan dari tahun 1988 hingga 1998 iaitu Harith Laiki, Idris Tain, Lau Hut Yee dan Dr Yahya Ibrahim.

Muhyiddin turut melancarkan buku "Kirby College-A Heritage" hasil tulisan Dr Shaari Isa serta merasmikan Pameran Maktab Kirby anjuran Muzium Pendidikan Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris.

Maktab Kirby merupakan satu eksperimen pendidikan yang unik dengan sebuah negara asing iaitu Malaya (kini Malaysia) dibenarkan membuka sebuah Maktab Latihan Guru di England pada 1951.

Maktab itu beroperasi selama sepuluh tahun iaitu dari 1952 hingga 1962 dan telah berjaya melahirkan lebih 1,500 guru pelatih dan 405 pelatih guru, dengan bantuan pakar daripada Institute of Education, University of Liverpool. - Bernama



Taken from : Berita Harian Online (2009) http://www.bharian.com.my/Current_News/BH/Monday/Mutakhir/20090608161134/Article.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

:: Last Day as Student IT Support in i-Village in Marjon ::

:: I will be hanging this t-shirt after this ::

Today is the last day I will be working as a Student IT Support (SITS) in the iVillage Marjon. Yup.. my contract now has ended. I will be missing all the time I spend over here. It has been a great experience for me. Handling computer and ICT stuff, learning new things, meeting new people, helping people who are having problem with ICT stuff... It has been a great pleasure for me.

:: My working station ::

Working as SITS is not hard at all. Most of the time I will just sit at my station and wait for people to ask for my help when they need it. Occasionally I have to refill the paper in the printers and that's all. I even have the time to do my assignments while working..which is great heheh That's why I love working over here. A part from the nature of the work itself which is very convenient for me, the prospect of the payment that I receive is also very appealing to me hehehe. For the demand of the work in compare with the payment, I would have to say it is easy money for me.

:: With my supervisor, Alison, she has been great and helpful ::

But I didn't work for the sake of the money [It is only part of it heheheeh]. Well for a foreign students, when you work in UK you will gain valuable experience that you will not trade with anything else. Meeting new people, making new friends and learn how people work in UK is just a part of it.

Herm totally going to miss working over here, but hey.. it is good timing also as I'll be busy focusing on my dissertation after this.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

:: Thanks Sarah~~~ ::

:: Sarah giving her last speech to us. ::

Today is the last day for Sarah Fuqua our International Student Welfare Coordinator in INTED. She will be working in the City College in the Plymouth, City Centre after this which is not that far.. we still can see each other I think :D.. Sorry for the date on the picture.. the actual date was 29/05/2009~~ Just after our Micheal Hall class..

So we (Cohort 4) held a small Farewell Party for Sarah our beloved "Mother" over here. Sarah delivered a small speech. She told us that while she was staying in US she went for palm reading and the she was told that she will have lots of children. Although she didn't have children she realised that working in INTED she feel that all of us were her child. We bring some food and sang a few songs for her. She cried when we sang her "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith.

She been working very hard in taking care of us since we arrived here last year. I still remember she is the one who I keep on emailing before my daparture asking about UK and accamodation in Marjon... she is also the one who was waiting for us at the Heatrow airport when we landed (with other Cohort 3 of course).

To name all the things that she did for us it will be a long entry.... besides... I can't name it all hahahah.. One thing I would like to say...

THANK YOU SARAH FOR EVERY THING THAT YOU DID FOR US &
WISHING YOU A WONDERFUL TIME IN YOUR NEW PLACE.



:: Me, Unie, Sarah, Ariff & Basir ::

:: The Picture of US - Cohort 4 MARJON with our beloved Sarah ::

Friday, 15 May 2009

Selamat Hari Guru: Guru Pembina Negara Bangsa

It is 16th May today (well in Malaysia not now in UK)... so it means that today is Teacher's Day. Boy I just realised that a lot of celebration happens in the Month of May... Teacher's day.. Mother's day.. you name it (actually I have ran out of idea heheheh). The point is, actually we do not need a specific date or day to celebrate and show our gratitude to all the people who really give a big influence in our lives. Loving and caring your mother, teachers, father etc.. is much more than just saying I Love You or Thank You. It is shown in our daily action. But as people already created a specific day to celebrate Teacher's Day why don't we just jump into the wagon right? hehehhehe. To all teachers, ex-teachers and future teachers especially in Malaysia (and of course around the world...) I would like to wish all of you HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY.

:: A Teacher for All Seasons ::

A teacher is like Spring,
Who nurtures new green sprouts,
Encourages and leads them,
Whenever they have doubts.

A teacher is like Summer,
Whose sunny temperament
Makes studying a pleasure,
Preventing discontent.

A teacher is like Fall,
With methods crisp and clear,
Lessons of bright colors
And a happy atmosphere.

A teacher is like Winter,
While it’s snowing hard outside,
Keeping students comfortable,
As a warm and helpful guide.

Teacher, you do all these things,
With a pleasant attitude;
You’re a teacher for all seasons,
And you have my gratitude!
By Joanna Fuchs

Taken from here.


p/s: Kalau tak kerana guru-guru yang mengajar saya dari kecik sehingga kini~~ Tak mungkin saya mahu untuk menjadi warga pendidik juga~~ Terima kasih yang tak terhingga kepada semua insan bergelar guru.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

40 Years After the May 13th 1969 Urgency.

Assalamualaikum and Hi,

Just want to share with all of you....



It has been 40 years since the dark episodes in the history of Malaysia took place. Now alhamdulillah Malaysia is OK. huhuh hope that things like this will not happen again.

Taken from: http://popteevee.popfolio.net/default.aspx?e=79

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Kids....

Browsing my favourite website this morning and there this funny entry. It is about a 4 years old boy who dialled 911 to ask for help. Rather than asking for help because of an emergency, he dailled 911 because he is having some difficulty with his Math work. Apart from that it is because of his mother, who might tell him that if he have problem with his Math work to call for help... but the boy interpreted "help" as dialling 911. Down here is the recording of the 911 call.

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Operator: 911 emergencies.
Boy: Yeah I need some help.
Operator: What’s the matter?
Boy: With my math.
Operator: With your mouth?
Boy: No with my math. I have to do it. Will you help me?
Operator: Sure. Where do you live?
Boy: No with my math.
Operator: Yeah I know. Where do you live though?
Boy: No, I want you to talk to me on the phone.
Operator: No I can’t do that. I can send someone else to help you.
Boy: Okay.
Operator: What kind of math do you have that you need help with?
Boy: I have take aways.
Operator: Oh you have to do the take aways.
Boy: Yeah.
Operator: Alright, what’s the problem?
Boy: Um, you have to help me with my math.
Operator: Okay. Tell me what the math is.
Boy: Okay. 16 take away 8 is what?
Operator: You tell me. How much do you think it is?
Boy: I don’t know, 1.
Operator: No. How old are you?
Boy: I’m only 4.
Operator: 4!
Boy: Yeah.
Operator: What’s another problem, that was a tough one.
Boy: Um, oh here’s one. 5 take away 5.
Operator: 5 take away 5 and how much do you think that is?
Boy: 5.
Woman: Johnny what do you think you’re doing?!
Boy: The policeman is helping me with my maths.
Woman: What did I tell you about going on the phone?
Operator: It’s the mother…
Boy: You said if I need help to call somebody.
Woman: I didn’t mean the police.


hehehe don't you think that was funny? :D and the operator is very helpful. He did try to help the boy.

Taken from: http://www.entertonement.com/clips/yqmmjfzynr--Math-Homework-911-Call#more

Monday, 11 May 2009

:: Happy Mother's Day ::

:: Khadijah Binti Yasin - Ibu Tersayang ::

Today is the second Sunday in the month of May, meaning that today is Mother's Day. So I called my mother and wish her Happy Mother's Day. Well, my sisters back at home already made loads of plan. They went out for lunch and went sight seeing around Pontian. Which is good, because I know my mum seldom pamper herself. She been devoting herself to the family for a long time. Especially since my father passed away.

Being a single parent is never easy. But thanks to Allah SWT we, as the whole family, managed to overcome all the problems together. I am glad and thankful for the care and love that my mother have shower me with. And I know that we can't make it without my mum, who is a strong women. Without her I don't know what will happen to me. I have to say my mum is the pillar that endorse me to be who I am now.

Ok stop blabing~~~ To my BELOVED mother... Khadijah Binti Yasin...

.: Happy Mother's Day :.

p/s: Emy janji tak nakal lagi heheheheh :P

Friday, 8 May 2009

:: Malaysian Education : Say No to EXAMINATION...only ::

Less Exam-Oriented Education Under UPSR Curriculum.

KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty per cent of the Primary School Assessment Test (UPSR) will account for a child’s results when a new curriculum is introduced for Year One pupils from next year.

The remaining 70% will be based on several approaches, including psychometric tests, school-based assessments and achievements in extra-curricular activities and sports throughout the six years of study.

“By the time the pupils sit for the UPSR in 2016, they would have been assessed from Year One in these other areas which will make up 70% of their marks with 30% from the (UPSR) examination itself,” Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said.

He said that Year One pupils in 50 schools nationwide had been using the new curriculum under a pilot project last year. It was extended to 500 schools this year.

“The pilot project is ongoing at the moment. A final decision will be made by the end of the year to determine the weightage of the UPSR marks,” he told reporters after representing Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the Kuala Kumpur International Book Fair at the Putra World Trade Centre yesterday.

Dr Wee said feedback from the pilot project had been positive and the ministry would consider other views before making the final decision on the weightage.

“We have to introduce this new curriculum at Year One as we can’t start from the middle,” he said. At present, 100% of pupils’ assessment in Year Six comes from the UPSR.

Former education minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein had said that the new curriculum would replace the existing primary school integrated curriculum first introduced in 1983 and reviewed in 2000.

Education director-general Datuk Alimuddin Mohd Dom said the new curriculum would not test pupils only on what they have learnt in a centralised examination.

“Parents have complained that the system is too examination-oriented so we are trying to make it more holistic and fun for pupils,” he said, adding that school-based assessments should not be a burden for teachers as they were already assessing their pupils through weekly and monthly tests as well as mid and year-end examinations.

By doing this, Alimuddin said that if pupils fell ill during the exam and did badly, the ministry could still take into account their overall school assessment rather than depend solely on their UPSR results.

“If the pupils still get A in their UPSR, this means the marks are not derived solely from their brains but having taken into account other approaches such as attitudes, extra-curricular activities and school-based assessments,” he said.

As for the Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) and Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations, he said there were proposed weightages of 50% and 70% respectively.



Taken from: The Star April 15, 2009 - http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/4/19/nation/3725514&sec=nation


p/s: This might be late, but I have been keeping this article on bookmark. Just want to share it with those who might be interested. What I have to say is just that it is great to know we, Malaysian have move on a bit from exam-oriented spectrume. I know that the government is ready ( I hope so hehehhe), the only question is, are the parents ready? In general, our society still consider that examination result is the only things that will determine of our chidren future. I have to say that I am not totally into to this idea, because of many reasons. But then I am not opposing it as exam result do contribute to what I am now. Herm better stop babbling, overall I think overcoming exam-oriented phenomena in primary schools is a wise decision.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

:: My Website ::

Assalamualaikum & Hi to all....


Long time no see. It had been a wicked week these couple of days. Been busy with my education spectrume. But thanks to Allah... I managed to overcome all the educational challenges in these couple of days. Been busy lately with my TSLH03 project. Designing my own website. Seems like a boring website because it is all about educatinal stuff and I have to write reviews and all. But actually I have been enjoying myself throughout this module. Gaining new knowledge in the ICT field is very rewarding.

So if you want to have a look on how my website is CLICK HERE. Enjoy.

Wassalam & Bye.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

:: Little Things That Made My Day ::

Yesterday was kind like a tiring day for me. Class from 9 am till 4 pm (with breaks of course) and then I have to go to work as cleaner...very tiring. But I was happy. I just realise that in this world not all those big and glorius things that make you happy.. but actually, the smallest things in the world can put a smile on you face. Yes it is true, I was walking to work. Dragging both my feet, I push myself to work. As I walk in the nature reserve I saw two bunnies happly hopping around and it did made me smile....

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

:: New Term New Experience ::

Assalamualaikum and Hola to all....

After two weeks of Easter Holidays... We Marjonian Cohort 4 are now busy with classes. Now, this term we kick-start with a full class. Although currently we have only two subjects, life is a little bit busy due to School Experience placement. For 5 weeks we will be having two days a week school experience. I bet this time it also going to be great just like last year. Last time, for the school placement I was grouped with Nabilah, KB and Mira and I was paired with Mira in one classroom. This year I was paired with Zati only. I like going to England primary schools and have a look on the school and the education system over here. But I still think Malaysian schools are not that far from schools over here. Reasons? This entry is not about that. Maybe another time.

I'm looking forwards to Steve's class. Learning about challenging circumstances in teaching English. Herm... Hope that through this subject I can be prepared for my future teaching profession. Furthermore, Steve himself is a great lecturer. He has a knack in making a lesson interesting and fun. Micheal Hall's subject Comparative Education is rather technical for me. It is hard for me to understand it and I myself have to understand not only Malaysian education but also England and a few other countries education system. The assignment itself is a little bit difficult I think. But hey learning about other countries education system will be fun (I hope!).

Ok that's all for now about my current life. Bye..bye...

p/s: Esok g sekolah!!! yeah!!!

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Home-Made Pandan Kaya.


One of my favourite breakfast during my hostel years in secondary school is bread with butter and Kaya. For a few months I have been craving for it. Want to buy kaya from the Continental Shop but it seems that they ran out of stock. So I decided to make my own home-made kaya. Although it doesn't have the motherly taste but I have to say IT taste like a KAYA. Feel free to try to make your own and save some money from buying it from the shop.

Home-Made Pandan Kaya.

Ingredients:

Part A.
3 - 4 chicken eggs depending on the size.
300 ml of coconut milk.
240 gm of sugar.
A few drop of Pandan paste (if you want a caramel Kaya chuck this one out).

Part B. (The Caramel)
100 gm sugar.
150 ml or 2/3 cup of hot water.

Methods:
  1. Combine all the ingredients in Part A together in a bowl and whisk thoroughly until all the sugar dissolve. Then sieve it into a pot.
  2. Then make the caramel. Put the sugar in a small pot and dissolve it on a small fire without the water first. When it turn into a brownish liquid add the hot water and keep on mixing it. Then switch of the fire.
  3. Combine Part A and B together and whisk both ingredient on small fire. Keep whisking until the Kaya thicken.
p/s: If you having problem to thicken the Kaya just add a little of corn-flour mixed with cold water. That what I did hehehehe

The recipe was taken from here: http://www.myresipi.com/top/detail/1953


Friday, 17 April 2009

Talking About Being with the IN THING.

Varisty students with grouses can Facebook Dep Higher Ed Minister

By K. PRIYA


KUALA LUMPUR: University students who wish to bring up grievances regarding their tertiary institutions may do so by directly contacting Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah through Facebook.

He will be live on Facebook every first and third Wednesday of the month from 10 to 11 pm.

Taken from: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/4/17/nation/20090417145113&sec=nation



Wow... Facebook really have a big influence on everyone... our Minister also being possesd by the aura that Facebook have. But two thumbs up for the effort from Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah for trying to listen to his clients.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

:: Malaysia's New Cabinet and New Minister of Education ::

This might be a little bit late but hey I just came back from my holiday and get a grip of the internet just today, trying to catch up with all the things that happened a few days back in Malaysia. I did managed to get a few infos about my beloved country and what's going on over there. So now we have a new cabinet with our 6th Prime Minister Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak and his new Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (which is bound to happen). Reading the new list of cabinet members I can see that there are few new faces and old ones, and there are few old members who were assigned new portfolio. As a person who is not very keen and knowledgeable about our political scenery I will not comment much on Dato' Seri Najib's battlefront in leading the country, but what caught my interest is our new Ministery of Education, our very own Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

:: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin our Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education ::

Now Malaysian education field have a new leader. He (Tan Sri Muhyiddin) preceded this portfolio from Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. Congratulations and a big welcome I bid to Tan Sri Muhyiddin for obtaining this portfolio. As we know, Education is always an interest of the nation (and me personally), a lot of people will be looking on what he has to offer. I personally hope that with a new leader, Malaysian education scene will have positive changes and give more (if not just little bit) favour to the teacher. Education is one of the main source in changing our beloved country, thus a good leader is needed in making sure that Malaysian education system will be uphold to the utmost standard.

To Dato' Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein, I would like to say thank you for all the works that he had done while holding the post for 5 years. Our education system underwent a lot of changes under his leadership make it good or bad (erm but mostly I can say good changes). I would also like to say good luck with your new portfolio.

:: Dato' Hishamuddin Tun Hussein former Minister of Education and now Minister of Home Affairs ::

And to the new cabinet under the leadership of our 6th Prime Minister, Dato' Seri Najib, what I have to say is that our Nation ... Malaysia is depending on all of your leadership, good luck and may God be by yourside all the time.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Recipe 7 : Banana Cake.


I just realised that it has been long since I post anything related to recipe hehehhe... It is not because I have stop cooking, it is just that I don't have any interesting recipe to share . But today I think I want to share with all of you my dear reader a simple recipe that I took from the internet. Actually, I have myself few bananas that is not that fresh... at first I intended to make banana fritters but thinking that making banana fritters is too common and a little bit hassle, I made a Banana Cake instead. So for the last entry in this month of March, down here is the recipe. Why don't you try it?

Banana Cake.

Ingredients:

4 or 5 medium size bananas.
3 chicken eggs.
1 3/4 cups of self-raising flour.
1/4 cup of corn flour.
1 cup of sugar.
1 cup of cooking oil (preferably vegetable oil).
1 tea-spoon of soda bicarbonate.
A pinch of salt.

Methods:
  1. Heat your oven first using a medium heat, 160 - 180 degrees.
  2. Whisk the egg and sugar until it fluffy.
  3. Then add the bananas that you have mashed and mix thoroughly.
  4. After that add both flour and soda bicarbonate and mix again.
  5. Next, add the salt and oil. Mix well.
  6. Then, bake it for about 50 minutes to 1 hour. Don't forget to put some oil in the baking tin so that your cake wouldn't stick to it.
The recipe is taken from here: http://www.myresipi.com/top/detail/574

p.s:
  • I only use 3/4 cup of sugar because I want to get the sweetness of the bananas for my cake.
  • To get a soft and fluffy cake you must sieve a.k.a ayak both flour together with the bicarbonate soda.
p.s.s: Hey what the heck am I doing? Blogging? when others are busy doing their assignment huhuu

Nescafe + Salt = The BEST Nescafe Ever.


Have you ever taste the best Nescafe? I think I have. I was reading a funny love story of a guy who drinks coffee with salt rather than sugar. Then it strucks in my mind, does it taste better with salt?. So out of curiosity, I try to make a coffee with salt. Ok not totally on salt lah.. if not high blood pressure after that. And I can't find pure coffee in our kitchen but hey there's Nescafe and I think that will do. The taste is different from the ordinary Nescafe sweetened by sugar only. Adding a pinch of salt make the aroma better and the taste of coffee emerge stronger on your pallet..owhhhh for someone who is not a coffeeholic this version of Nescafe is just like ...ermmm heaven??? (tooo much I think hehhehe) But still the taste is much better for me. Just to warn everyone, don't drink too much of this version of Nescafe, too much salt in your blood is bad for the health. You can try it once a while but not everytime you have your glass of caffein. Ok then Ja~naa :D

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Realiti Profession Keguruan Malaysia.

Siapa cakap jadi cikgu ni mudah? Orang yang cakap macam tu memang naif. Mereka ingat cikgu kerja 5 hari seminggu je ke? Bila cuti sekolah cikgu cuti juga? Tanggapan yang silap dan tidak benar sebenarnya. Tugas seorang guru melangkaui sesi pembelajaran biasa. Lebih-lebih lagi guru yang mengajar kelas peperiksaan. Kelas tambahan tak pernah lekang. Bagi guru yang mempunyai pengalaman mengajar sukan tentunya akan sibuk menjadi jurulatih kepada atlit-atlit sekolah. Berpanas di bawah teriknya mentari setiap kali melatih anak murid. Belum lagi dikisarkan tentang tugasan pejabat yang sentiasa bertali arus. Cabaran mengajar di kelas yang penuh dengan kerenah anak murid yang berbagai sentiasa menanti. Pernahkah kita terfikir bahawa guru dikehendaki melayan 30-40 orang sekali gus? Dan ketika cuti sekolah bukan masa untuk bersenang-lenang bagi guru-guru sekalian. Ada yang menanda kertas peperiksaan. Ada yang perlu menyediakan rancang persekolahan untuk tahun hadapan. Guru besar atau pengetua mempunyai kuasa untuk memanggil guru-guru hadir ke sekolah atas urusan sekolah bila-bila masa ketika cuti sekolah. Macam "on-call" sudah jadinya.

Kalau hanya bercakap tanpa asas dan bukti memang menarik entri kali ini. Tapi ini adalah sebenarnya realiti bidang ini. Saya tak akan bercakap tanpa asas. Pengalaman dan pemerhatian terhadap kakak-kakak saya yang seramai tiga orang menjadi guru di sekolah menengah mahupun sekolah rendah memberi gambaran yang amat jelas terhadap profession ini. Tak guna kalau saya memberi pandangan sendiri. Bacalah laporan dari tabloid di bawah dan mungkin anda akan paham.

Ramai guru sakit jiwa

Profesion perguruan terdedah kepada risiko tinggi untuk mengalami tekanan mental.


PESAKIT mental terpaksa berjumpa pakar psikiatri secara berkala.

BEBANAN kerja sebagai guru semakin kompleks kerana selain mengajar, mereka juga terpaksa menyediakan soalan-soalan peperiksaan dari semasa ke semasa, mengisi buku kedatangan, buku disiplin dan ringkasan mengajar, borang kesihatan dan rekod kemajuan murid, kelab dan persatuan, serta mengendalikan persiapan hari sukan.

Justeru, guru-guru dikatakan terdedah kepada risiko tinggi untuk mengalami tekanan sehingga boleh membawa kepada penyakit mental yang serius seperti bipolar, kebimbangan melampau dan kemurungan.

Kajian oleh Kesatuan Perkhidmatan Perguruan Kebangsaan (NUTP) mendapati 70 peratus daripada 9,000 guru di seluruh negara tertekan bukan sahaja kerana beban tugas tetapi juga terpaksa berdepan dengan kerenah pengetua, kerani, ibu bapa dan juga pelajar.

Bagi Noreha (bukan nama sebenar), selain terpaksa berdepan dengan masalah rumah tangga, dia turut tertekan dengan kerenah pengetua sekolah tempatnya bertugas.

Guru berusia 46 tahun itu yang ditemui di Wad Psikiatri, Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya (PPUM) berkata, dek kerana tekanan, dia sering diketepikan dalam pelbagai aktiviti sekolah.

"Sebelum ini saya memang sudah mengalami tekanan. Pengetua pula selalu mempertikaikan cuti yang saya pohon sedangkan surat daripada doktor disertakan.

"Bila kerja semakin bertambah, dicampur pula dengan tekanan daripada orang atas dan kerenah anak-anak, saya semakin runsing," katanya.

Noreha yang merupakan penanda kertas peperiksaan Matematik untuk peperiksaan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) dan Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) memberitahu, dia sebenarnya seronok menjadi guru.

"Saya memang suka mengajar, lebih-lebih lagi apabila murid banyak bertanya dan cemerlang dalam peperiksaan. Tetapi keadaan sekeliling seperti pengurusan sekolah dan rakan sejawatan banyak memberi tekanan.

"Ada juga yang faham keadaan saya, tetapi lebih ramai yang mengatakan saya gila. Mereka tidak faham mengapa saya perlu cuti untuk pergi berjumpa pakar psikiatri. Mereka juga anggap saya terlalu ikutkan perasaan," jelasnya.


HARAPAN yang tinggi terhadap keputusan peperiksaan pelajar turut memberi tekanan kepada golongan guru.

Noreha yang berasal dari Pulau Pinang tidak menafikan pihak sekolah ada memberi pelepasan kepadanya tetapi apa yang menyesakkan fikirannya ialah cutinya sering menjadi buah mulut orang.

Ada yang mendakwa Noreha sengaja menjadikan tekanan yang dialaminya sebagai alasan untuk bercuti.

"Secara fizikalnya saya memang sihat, tetapi dalaman saya berkecamuk. Saya bukan buat-buat sakit. Ikutkan hati, saya tak mahu masuk hospital dan tinggalkan keluarga dan kerjaya saya," katanya.

Ibu kepada dua orang anak ini juga memberitahu, dia cuba untuk mengawal perasaannya daripada terus tertekan, tetapi adakalanya semakin dia cuba untuk tenang, semakin agresif pula jadinya.

"Kadang-kadang saya tak rasa tertekan. Saya rasa sihat, tetapi orang sekeliling tak anggap begitu, mereka mula sorokkan pisau. Kebelakangan ini saya kerap dimasukkan ke wad berbanding dulu," katanya.

Kerja tujuh hari seminggu

Berbeza dengan Norehan, akibat terbeban dengan kerja sebagai guru JQAF, Zaimah Mishan, 42, pernah mengalami sakit jiwa.

Dia yang mengajar sekolah aliran agama tidak mampu untuk menanggung beban tersebut lebih-lebih lagi banyak masa dihabiskan di sekolah berbanding bersama keluarga.

"Saya pernah mengalami masalah jiwa iaitu kecelaruan bipolar sehingga saya tidak mampu mengajar. Enam bulan saya dirawat dan direhatkan.

"Ramai melihat guru JQAF tidak banyak kerja memandangkan mereka hanya mengajar agama tidak seperti sekolah aliran kebangsaan. Namun, mereka juga dibebani dengan komitmen luar," katanya.


NOR ZURAIDA





Zaimah yang pernah mengajar di beberapa buah sekolah berkata, ada pengurusan sekolah yang memahami tanggungjawab guru JQAF namun ada juga sekolah yang menyamakan guru JQAF seperti guru-guru lain.

"Semasa saya mengajar di sekolah A, saya pernah bekerja tujuh hari seminggu, dari pagi hinggalah petang sampaikan tiada masa untuk suami dan anak-anak.

"Hari Isnin hingga Jumaat, saya mengajar seperti biasa. Kadang-kadang saya diminta menggantikan guru lain mengajar subjek bukan aliran JQAF.

"Hari Sabtu pula, ada kegiatan kokurikulum yang mana semua guru terlibat dan hari Ahad pula saya selaku guru JQAF diwajibkan terlibat dalam Kem Bestari Solat," katanya.

Menurut Zaimah, beban terlalu berat yang tidak dipantau oleh pegawai yang sepatutnya itu ternyata memberi kesan kepada guru-guru JQAF.

"Kami terbeban, tersepit, letih, dan hampir kena mental block. Masa yang ada untuk berehat ialah waktu malam, itu pun kami terpaksa bawa pulang buku latihan murid-murid untuk ditanda.

"Itu tidak termasuk kursus atau kertas kerja yang perlu dibereskan untuk aktiviti gerak kerja," katanya.

Zaimah yang baru lima bulan mengajar semula selepas bercuti panjang menjelaskan, keadaan dirinya ketika 'sakit' dahulu bertambah teruk lebih-lebih lagi apabila suaminya berkahwin lain dan anak-anak enggan berjumpa dengannya.

"Bila saya tertekan dengan kerja, suami kata dia nak kahwin lain dengan alasan saya terlalu sibuk dengan kerja. Keadaan saya bertambah teruk waktu itu.

"Bila sakit saya datang, anak-anak tidak mahu dekat dengan saya. Hanya keluarga saya yang datang memberi sokongan untuk saya jalani terapi dan rawatan di hospital.

"Selepas bercuti lama, saya mengajar di sekolah lain. Alhamdulillah, selepas menjalani rawatan dan sesi kaunseling, saya sudah boleh mengawal tekanan di tempat kerja. Suami dan anak-anak pula sudah kembali pada saya," katanya.

Berisiko mendapat penyakit kritikal

MENURUT Pakar Perunding Kanan Psikiatri, Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya (PPUM), Prof. Nor Zuraida Zainal, setiap tahun dianggarkan 22,000 pesakit mendapatkan rawatan di klinik dan wad psikiatri hospital berkenaan. Kira-kira 10 peratus daripada mereka terdiri daripada golongan guru.

“Guru sekarang tidak seperti guru zaman dahulu. Guru sekarang terbeban kerana banyak tugasan baru yang perlu dilaksanakan selain mengajar.

“Di samping sibuk dengan aktiviti persatuan, panitia, kelab, rumah sukan, kursus dan gerak kerja luar sekolah, guru-guru juga perlu berdepan dengan tekanan lain.

“Mereka turut berhadapan dengan perangai pelajar dan kerenah ibu bapa serta pengetua yang sentiasa menaruh harapan tinggi untuk melahirkan pelajar cemerlang dalam peperiksaan,” katanya.

Ramai ibu bapa, tidak kira di bandar atau di luar bandar, masih menganggap bahawa sekolah dan pusat tuisyen ialah tempat untuk mendidik anak mereka dan menyerahkan tanggungjawab itu sepenuhnya kepada guru.

Apabila ada anak yang gagal, sesetengah ibu bapa terus menuding jari kepada guru sedangkan kejayaan para pelajar tidak hanya bergantung kepada pengajaran di sekolah.

Bercakap mengenai gejala tekanan yang sering dialami oleh pesakit-pesakitnya yang juga guru, Nor Zuraida memberitahu, kebanyakan mereka menghidap kecelaruan bipolar iaitu kewujudan pelbagai karakter yang berlawanan dengan keadaan guru terbabit sebelumnya. Ini diikuti kebimbangan melampau dan kemurungan.

“Mereka yang mengalami kecelaruan bipolar nampak sihat seperti biasa, malah pada tahap hipoaktif, mereka menjadi rajin dan produktif dalam melakukan sebarang kerja walaupun tidak mempunyai waktu rehat yang cukup.

“Tetapi kerja yang dilakukan tidak pernah habis dan ini yang mendatangkan sangsi kepada orang di sekeliling mereka,” katanya.

Tiga faktor utama yang menyebabkan tekanan ialah keturunan, faktor sekeliling seperti kerja dan jaringan sosial seperti keluarga, rakan-rakan dan masyarakat.

Sekiranya terdapat keturunan yang mempunyai masalah jiwa, risiko untuk guru mendapat tekanan menjadi lebih tinggi.

Malah, jelas Nor Zuraida, guru yang tertekan berisiko empat kali ganda lebih tinggi untuk mendapat penyakit kritikal seperti sakit jantung, darah tinggi, kencing manis dan buah pinggang.

“Tanda-tanda awal penyakit ini bermula dengan kemurungan. Guru akan mula hilang tumpuan mengajar, bosan, pendiam dan jika berlarutan mereka tidak mampu lagi untuk mengajar dan melakukan aktiviti harian.

“Sekiranya wujud keadaan-keadaan seperti ini, pihak pengurusan sekolah perlu memahami dan membantu guru berkenaan dengan mengurangkan waktu dan kelas mengajar serta memberi kelonggaran untuk menjalani terapi dan kaunseling,” jelas Nor Zuraida.


Diambil daripada : KOSMO! Online 23 March 2009 http://www.kosmo.com.my/kosmo/content.asp?y=2009&dt=0322&pub=Kosmo&sec=Rencana_Utama&pg=ru_02.htm


Terkejut? Ya saya pada mulanya memang terkejut tetapi setelah dianalisis dan difahami laporan di atas saya dengan rela hati bersetuju. Angka 10% daripada keseluruhan pesakit sakit jiwa di Malaysia adalah para guru amatlah memeranjatkan dan merungsingkan. Tetapi dengan beban tugas yang perlu digalas oleh guru-guru Malaysia masa kini angka tersebut adalah logik diterima akal. Mungkin kini anda lebih paham tugas seorang guru dan tidak memandang mudah tugas dan bebanan yang digalas oleh seorang guru. Mereka bukan sekadar mengajar, mereka adalah pendidik, jurulatih, kerani sekolah dan berbagai-bagai lagi.

Bagi mereka yang ingin menjuruskan diri dalam bidang keguruan. Entri kali ini bukanlah bertujuan untuk menjadi momokan bagi anda. Teruskan minat anda dalam bidang yang mulia ini. Ia hanya bertujuan untuk memberi gambaran sebenar profession ini di Malaysia. Diharapkan anda lebih bersedia untuk menjadi insan yang bergelar guru dimasa hadapan. Semoga kita sama-sama dapat memartabatkan profession keguruan yang mulia ini.

Dang!!! You are old mate.... uuhhuhuh

While working in the iVillage today, there this three people who were sitting in-front of me. I just can't strain myself from ear-dropping into their conversation. Ok this is soooo not me.. the reason was they are just totally NEAR + IN-FRONT OF me.. plus they were talking loudly. Ok why do I need to justify myself? hehehhe ok... back to the topic. Actually the thing they were talking was interesting heheheh down here is just a reconstruction of their conversation...

Guy 1: What course are you taking?
Guy 2: Herm..bla bla bla bla * I can't remember what the courses are.
Guy 1: I did those in my second year.
Guy 2: Oh yeah? Did you? How old are?
Guy 1: 20. How bout you? *talking to the the girl
Girl : 20...
Guy 1 : You? *talking to Guy 2
Girl : This guy is a baby...>chuckle< heheh >hugging Guy 2< he is just 19... *tergedik-gedik geli plak... aku tgok.
Guy 1 : You're 19? >laughing< ahhahah
Guy 2 : Yeah... >laughing< hahahah

Ok looking at this three people I have to say they are more mature than their real age. I'm just surprised to know their real age... they don't look like 20 and 19 years old people more like 25 I think. They are big ( I mean not FAT big) and tall. If compared with me well huhu I look old and I AM old and I'm not that tall... This year i'm going to be 22 years old huhuh. Look at them they're young.. and I'm OLD arghhhhhhh!!!

p/s: What is the purpose of this entry? I myself can't find the answer.... huhuhuhuhu

Thursday, 19 March 2009

After SPM: Make It OR Break It.

The 2008 SPM results are already out and I'm sure that right now most of the candidates are busy applying to further their study. After SPM is the point of your life where you have to think about the future (for us Malaysian). It is either you make it of break it. Sometimes it is kind of weird to think that our future is determine on how good is the result of our exam. But, there are still lots of people outside there who prove it is wrong to determine a future of someone base on their exam grades. But hey that is just how the world works.

Back to the topic. For those who got flying colours result for their SPM, applying to further their education in the courses that they really want seems like a breeze...or not? Each year the number of those who get straight As or GOOD result for SPM increase. This means that the competition for them to get their most sought after courses (like medicine, biology etc..etc....) is harder. For those who obtained ordinary result they have to think harder in order to apply. My sister is also part this people right now. She just got her result a few weeks before. She didn't get a straight As result but overall she did well.... Alhamdulillah.. I called home a few days back and ask her what she want to apply to further her study. She really didn't know what to apply but she does have a few courses in mind. So as someone who been in her shoes before I gave her a few word of advice that I myself use before. These are few advices that I gave to her.
  1. Follow your dream - Life is about fulfilling your dream. I told her not to blindly select a course base on what people tell you to do. You are the one who should make your own life. I just hope that she will choose a course that she will not regret at the end and enjoy learning. Hey..education and learning is all about things that you enjoy right?
  2. Be realistic - Yes we can dream as much as we want but we must be realistic. The real world is cruel and YES we can't be everything that we want. I told her that she must be realistic with what courses that she want to apply. Look back at her SPM result and choose courses that in-line with her SPM result.
  3. Ask Mum's opinion - I know that my mum is someone who believes in the choice made by her children but asking the opinion from a mother will not hurt you. Although she might not know much of the current education situation but she is the one who have all the experiences. Furthermore, it is kind like "mengambil restu dan berkat".
  4. Think about the future - I told her that nowadays to find a job is not easy and lots of graduated students still looking for job. I ask her try to look for a course where it have a demand for workforce. So that in the future it will be easy for her to find a job... InsyaAllah.
I know she will make the right choice. And I would like to share my simple advice to all of those who are looking forward to further their study. Good luck to all of you.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Those were yesterdays~

An advice to all students out there~~Think before you act.

Come on, it's just homework

BACK in secondary school, my friends and I were not really part of the "in" crowd. Our only pleasures were playing video games, gawking at pretty girls from a safe distance and reading comic books. We were failures at sports. We didn't have girlfriends. We were the losers, the nerds.

Students who are mature and  hard working will form the foundation of society.
Students who are mature and hard working will form the foundation of society.
 These students are the future of the country.
These students are the future of the country.

"Hey look at that girl! She's hot!" exclaimed one of my friends after school assembly one morning while wiping snot with his dirty handkerchief.

"Ask her out then," I replied, "you've been talking about her for weeks."

"Nah..." retorted my friend, ending our ridiculously weak excuse for a conversation with that one simple word. That was only the tip of the how-boring-life-at-school-could-be iceberg.

But it was not all bad. We had teachers who could make the day our best, or worst, depending on whether you'd done your homework.

My history teacher, let's call her Puan 'R', was a prime example. She could be terrifying, or she could be nice to her students. Usually by the end of each class, she would hand us raft of homework to be done by the next day. The only way to get out of it was to call in sick.

As for the completed assignments, some would get a pat on the back for a good job, or an earsplitting smack on the back if it wasn't.

But despite cowering in fear, none of us held a grudge against the teacher. It was our fault we were not studious, and her punishment was not maliciously intended.

Puan R's ability to bring out the best in her students made her one of the popular teachers in school.

So I was startled by a recent news report from Segamat.

A student is believed to have tried to burn his teacher's brand new car after she scolded him for not doing his homework. The teacher said she would never have thought that a student could do such a terrible thing.

"I'm not fierce with my students," she was quoted as saying.

The student could now be hauled to court on a criminal charge and be locked up for up to two years. A record that will follow him for life.

I'm no expert in psychology and (geek mode alert!) I can't offer sage advice like Yoda to his Padawans.

But here is my two cent worth to all pimply, angst-ridden students, just take things in your stride. Everyone has difficulties in life, be they prince or pauper.

Learn to be patient, anger is not the answer to problems. Being scolded over a simple thing is not a reason to commit a crime. Come on boys and girls, it's just homework.

Taken from: NST Online - My Johor http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/JohorBuzz/Wednesday/MyJohor/2500270/Article/index_html

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Keputusan SPM, STAM 12 Mac Ini~

KUALA LUMPUR: Keputusan peperiksaan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) dan Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) 2008 akan diumumkan pada 12 Mac ini.

Ketua Pengarah Pelajaran, Datuk Alimuddin Mohd Dom, dalam kenyataan hari ini berkata calon yang menduduki kedua-dua peperiksaan itu boleh mendapatkan keputusan mereka di sekolah masing-masing bermula jam 10 pagi.

"Calon persendirian pula akan mendapat keputusan mereka melalui pos yang akan dihantar oleh Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri," katanya.


Alimuddin berkata, pengumuman analisis keputusan SPM dan STAM 2008 akan diadakan serentak pada 12 Mac jam 9 pagi di Putrajaya.

Seramai 442,936 orang calon telah mendaftar untuk menduduki peperiksaan SPM 2008 dan daripada jumlah itu 388,079 atau 87.6 peratus adalah calon sekolah Kementerian Pelajaran, 16,019 (3.6 peratus) calon sekolah kerajaan negeri dan tajaan badan-badan tertentu, 10,331 (2.3 peratus) calon sekolah swasta dan 28,507 (6.5 peratus) calon persendirian perseorangan, katanya. - Bernama

Taken from : Berita Harian Online (2009) http://www.bharian.com.my/Current_News/BH/Thursday/Mutakhir/20090305195742/Article/

p/s: Eti nanti dah dapat keputusan bagi tahu abang ok... All the best sis..

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

~ Of Thai Food and Slumdog Millionare...

Last Saturday (28 February), a few friends of mine and I went for a night out. We went to a Thai Restaurant for dinner... It has been long since I taste of authentic ASEAN food ahhaha :D Although I can cook some food but the taste of dining out is just heavenly pleasant...but it is much better when you don't have to pay anything for the food ahahaha.. Yes thanks to Hana and Zati for the treat. The restaurant was superb and the atmosphere was just great with the Thai songs played again and again... it just make you feel that you are really in Thailand !!! Ok then, no more yapping ...let the pictures do the talking...



:: Me and Nad ~ while waiting for the food ::

:: Tiku, Hana and Izzati ::


:: Again after the food have arrived we still taking pictures ahahah :D ::


:: Thai Omelette (orang Melayu panggil telur bungkus) and Mixed Fried Vegetables ~ we just ordered seafood and veges only ::


:: Then we gear-up our sweet tooth for these trail of ice-creams!!! ::


:: Mine was this mango delight with strawberry sauce ::


Then we head ourselves to the VUE (it is like GSC back in Malaysia) to catch Slumdog Millionare. We walked there from the city and on the way we met this guy where Tiku and I worked together during our Royal Mail job last December. I was shocked at first because in out of no where suddenly someone say hi to us and shook my hand (mind that he was at that time eating fried chicken uhuhuhhh bau ayamlah tangan aku). Nevertheless, we managed to get ourselves safely in VUE. Ok at first we thought that we will be able to have a few round of bowling before watching Slumdog Millionaire at 11.20 pm but to our dismay it was full house and there isn't any free alley for us until 11.20 pm well just our luck. So we waited outside the screen entrance for nearly 2 hours... These girls are always up to something and they always know how to spend the time. So we played charades while waiting to go in... and took more pictures.



:: Playing charades nearly for 2 hours ~ it is very hard for us to guess what is the words ::


:: Taking more pictures ::


:: After buying more FOOD we find our seats ::



All in all it was a superb night.. not that I really fancy going out at night (herm jarang pon.. kat Malaysia lagi lah) but hey it is marvelous. Thanks to all my lovely friends...


~THE END~