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...


:: 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


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.


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.