Monday, September 28, 2009

what's in a name ? the food war....

what's all this hullabaloo about wanting to reserve the rights to certain types of food synonymous with the locality or area? so what if people in japan is having laksa, people in america having char kueh tuey or people in china having nasi lemak....? why must we lay claims to these foods? as long as the foods mentioned do not have the name of the place of origin lest it tarnishes its name, then live and let live... for example, if the place in japan does not have penang in front of the word laksa, then let it be..... what do you think...?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

teenage angst..

browsing through the blogs of youngster do provide a window for the adults in their lives to view the frustrations and teenage angst expressed and displayed for all to see or read... however it begs the question why this is so? why the anger? why the frustrations? generation gap? i guess adults and youths ought to find the time to sit and trash out the problems. if not, i do fear for the future of these youngsters who are going to be our future pillars of strength or the leaders of tomorrow. what gives?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

fishing....

hi, notice the fish swimming in the box on the right? try putting your mouse near or around them.... you'll be surprised! try it....

Saturday, September 19, 2009

a riddle or two to crack ur heads 4 d raya hols....

riddle 1 :
I am everywhere and nowhere
You can see me wherever you look
I am both in the sky and on the ground
I have no mass or elemental structure
What am I ?


riddle 2 :
I can be cracked
I can be opened
I can be found in a police station
I can be found in some attics
What am I ?

and here's a video clip 4 ur enjoyment....


all our yesterdays have lighted fools......

hi, know where the line comes from? it's from life's brief candle! i wish to talk on this as i notice that many students tend to make fun of teachers who are growing old and having their body shapes all altered in one way or another, just remember that, you'll grow old and look like that too one day... don't believe me? .. take a look at these pictures.......






Thursday, September 17, 2009

it's lucrative to listen to the radio

hi, now, i would like to encourage and inspire visitors to my blog to listen to the radio esp redfm, flyfm and litefm! why? well, besides enjoying the music and songs churned out daily by the radio stations, we can actually win prizes and cash !!! my winnings have ranged from movie tickets, movie premiums, cds, cash, trips and even a computer!!! they often have these easy to win but depends on luck type of contests almost every hour of the day as long as you stay tuned long enough to a station. litefm belts out strictly oldies ('80s songs), flyfm - very hip hop contemporary type of music and songs whilst redfm is a nice combination of both the old and the new. presently, flyfm pagi show (from 7.45-8.00 am, mons to fris) has a cash prize of over RM1000 cash provided you can answer this simple question (don't tell me, phone up and be the lucky caller through and answer the question) : Where is Anywhere? as for redfm, the morn show (from 7.15-7.30am, mons to fris) you can win cash up to RM8,800 if you can guess the celebrity who said the word. so, during this coming long raya hols., listen to these two stations and try your luck.... just give me 20% of your winnings.....hahaha!!! just kidding.



happy listening!!!! and win something too!!!!!

all the best.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

getting students interested in blogging...?

hi, i've noticed that students esp those in rural schools and those 'have-nots' seem to be quite ignorant of the world that is slightly further away from their hometown. they don't follow the news, most of them anyway and if they do, it's only the sports pages or some national news, beyond that, it's a blurr. imagine that when i questioned students on where is phuket, 95% of them didn't know the answer! that's why i often teased them that they are like the proverbial frog under the coconut shell! well, i'm trying (very hard, it seems) to open up their world and tocoax them out of their cocoons and see the world! i'm getting them interested in going into the internet to browse my blogs so as to make them read eng as well as to get them to know what blogging is i've encouraged them to leave comments but most felt inferior and not confident enough to write in eng. well, i've told them that, as long as i understand, that will be a good start. so, hopefully through this more of them would get involved in the blogging mood and subsequently be able to set up their own blog in the not too distant future....

here's a video clip ( to show that nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it ) which i hope will inspire them to visit more and get in the idea of blogging.....

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

H1N1? .. i'll not get it, someone else will...

hi, that seems to be the thoughts of most malaysians judging by what i notice when i was out shopping with my family. 7th Sept was a perak state holiday and so i decided to take my family for a shopping trip to ipoh parade. before going my wife and i insisted that all of us must wear the face mask before we enter the shopping complex. my two teenage daughters were quite reluctant to wear, reasoning that we'll be the odd ones out. however we insisted and believed that many shoppers would be donning the face mask. lo and behold! my wife and i had a rather rude awakening. out of the hundreds of shoppers in the shopping complex, the number of people wearing the face mask is even less than the number of fingers in two hands! ( inclusive of my family of five ). my wife and i were rather taken aback by what we encountered. young and old were not wearing the face masks. we were indeed the odd ones in the shopping complex. however, i'm proud to say, my children and the whole family wore the face mask throughout our shopping spree in the place. to me, better to be safe than sorry but the apathy of malaysians left a bitter taste to our experience. H1N1, anyone...?


Thursday, September 3, 2009

the devil and the deep blue sea

it's the political scenario now faced by malaysians. if we vote a strong bn government, they become invincible and corruptions and under counter deals will be the norm but things will run smoothly. if we vote in the oppositions, we have checks and balance. however, there're too many checks and balances now that the country does not seem to be able to move forward since the awakening on march 8. the devil and the deep blue sea. what shall we ordinary malaysians do? see what's happening in perak? there're still politicians who refused to accept the fact that they're no more in power. they still insist they're the legitimate government. when will this bickering like children ever going to end? when will politicians get down to the business of moving our beloved country forward for the benefit of all and not just the privileged few?