Sunday, December 5, 2010

discounts for traffic summonses?

my goodness! what's the message the police is sending out? law-abiding citizens who settle their summonses when they have received the summonses would indeed feel cheated... they have learnt that it doesn't pay to be so obedient and pay asap... as for me, if ever i have a summons, i'll wait, too... until the police starts to give discounts...... well, what would you do if you received the summons? would you pay asap or wait?

Monday, November 29, 2010

17 years....

well, it has been 17 years since i first stepped into pei yuan secondary and now i'll be making my next step into new territory beginning january 2011... i'm being promoted as a guru cemerlang but i have to go to pei yuan primary.... well, that's life... bitter and sweet...  sadness and happiness.. i've indeed grown attached to pei yuan secondary... who wouldn't, after 17 years? well, towards a new beginning.... cheers!!!!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

speed kills...

fast! fast! fast! fast this... fast that... fast food... fast cars.... fast laptops... fast results... everything also fast... but do remember... speed kills especially when you're on the roads..... watch the horror of the accident that killed six youngsters recently... let this be a lesson for all.... watch and be afraid..... very afraid... slow down....




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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

another day, another accident...

i weep when i read of innocent people dying in road accidents... what can we do to avoid the repeat of such incidents?  it's always finger-pointing time when major accidents happened that claim numerous innocent lives! whose fault is it? the jpj? the vehicle manufacturer? the driver? the road condition? the other driver? the winding road? the police? the ministry? the poor maintenance of the vehicle? fate? whose fault? it always boils down to the hapless driver's fault for he was the one driving the vehicle... that's where most blame starts... then... oh... i don't care whose fault it is... just don't let it happen again.... and gain and again...

Monday, October 11, 2010

no more pmr?

is it a good thing? however it'll only be implemented starting 2016. i would feel that with the abolish of the pmr, students might lose the spirit to work hard during their lower secondary level and only buck up when they're in form 4 or 5... wouldn't that be too late? doesn't the saying goes that "to train a tree, it is when it is still young" ? all the present generations of politicians have gone through the rigmarole of exams and they have all been successful and have become accomplished politicians or useful citizens, so where is the flaw? why abolish exams when it has been proven successful? aren't what they have become proof enough?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

one good turn deserves another?

recently, while driving my children to have lunch in town, i saw an old lady walking tiredly along the road. she happens to be a neighbour of my mother-in-law. so, being a good samaritan, i stopped the car to fetch her home.. everything was okay and she even thanked me profusely for my kind act... however, two days later, i heard she had a terrible quarrel with my mum-in-law... why? she told my mum-in-law that after fetching her that day, i went round telling everyone that she had dirtied my car for carrying her!! what nonsense!!! now, if ever i were to see her needing a ride....  i don't think i'll stop for her... once bitten, twice shy.... what is the world coming to?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

broken english...

here are further examples of broken english found..... have fun reading them.....































Wednesday, September 15, 2010

murder most foul

what is the world turning into? for that matter, what is malaysia turning into? i'm referring to the recent murder of the businesss woman and her 3 companions.... how can this be happening in this beloved country of ours? have malaysians lost all manners of humanities? is money the single most important thing in this time and age? are material worths more important than human lives? how can we counter this social problem? is money the answer to everything? what do you think?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

sextortion on the rise

in continuation with the facebook warning in my previous blog please read the following article..follow this link by clicking on it.....

.http://techcentral.my/news/story.aspx?file=/2010/8/16/it_news/20100816095259&sec=it_news

Monday, August 9, 2010

watch what you do in facebook

please spare some time to watch the video clip below on the dangers and problems that can happen with what you do in your facebook.. be careful... please remember that any Tom, Dick and Harry can have access to your personal information very easily......

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Friday, August 6, 2010

handphones-are you addicted?

it seems many youngsters nowadays can't seem to do without a handphone even for a day. is that true? are youngsters addicted? test yourself today and see if you are addicted and i bet many of you will fail the test and some won't even want to try because they know they'll never make it!! should we send youngsters for a 'handphone rehabilitation'?  do youngsters know that they're actually wasting a lot of their precious time smsing? and do youngsters realise that they're also spending a lot of their money on all these modern technologically advanced form of communication? the ones that really benefit from this new phenomenon are the telco companies, handphone dealers and prepaid card sellers!!! think about it. we should try to limit our dependence on this so-called modern form of communication. use sparingly and wisely.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

girls and ladies - beware!!!!!!

recently a school girl was raped in broad daylight after school. she was waiting for the bus home after school (around 2-3 in the afternoon, mind you!), when she was approached by a man in a car who pretended to ask for directions as well as to say that he needs to talk to the principal of that school urgently. being a naive and helpful girl, she got into the car and her nightmare began! how could this happen? what has society turned into? is there anywhere 'safe' from predators like the rapist? how can we protect ourselves, our sisters, daughters, aunts and all women from harm? guess the only way is for us all to be wary and alert always and never let our guard down. do not trust any strangers.. do not go anywhere alone... not even for short distances. predators are everywhere always on the prowl, waiting and hunting for his next prey.. so beware. sorry to sound so paranoid but that's what the society is becoming into- a very unsafe one.. unless the police can prove otherwise... by getting the culprits booked and sentenced promptly and effectively.
we must leave no stones unturned to send those fiends to jail forever! maybe the police or government should draft new punishments which are more severe and acts as strong deterrents to future offenders. something must be done and quick!!! 
i pray those responsible for such despicable acts will burn in hell!!! have they ever thought about role reversal whereby who knows, as a form of retribution, their daughters are in turn raped by others? let your head decide your actions and not your libidos, that's what is separating us from animals, because we can think before we act and we are supposed to make the right choices and not be like animals which just act on instincts and impulse!!!
my heart goes out to the girl in the incident. may you be brave enough to go through this terrible experience and live your life to the fullest and realize your ambitions. god bless you!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

world cup fever over!!!

well, the year's most anticipated event has ended and life goes back to normal. what would football junkies now to do with their time? hopefully, their leftover energy is geared towards better productivity and as for students hopefully they'll concentrate better in their studies now.... below are some of the best goals in  the game of  football... enjoy...


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Monday, July 5, 2010

showdown 2010@8TV

hi, have you all watched the reality tv called showdown 2010 shown on 8tv at 9.30 pm on wednesday? it's a very interesting show.. i didn't expect malaysians could be that innovative and creative in their dancing- hip hop and breakdancing to the different themes given each week.. do watch it and relax yourself and enjoy... below is a sample of the top group in the showdown 2010:

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

abolish upsr and pmr?

what will they think of next? abolish the spm? maybe it's a good idea and let everybody go up to form six.. as it is now, students are not very motivated to study, so if those major exams were to be abolished what other push can teachers use to force or encourage students to work or study hard for? with those major exams, at least there exist some form of competition among students to prove to society that they can do it or that they are better than some. but with the abolishment, what else is there to make the students to strive hard for? i strongly do not agree that those exams should be abolished.., do you?

Friday, June 4, 2010

holidays are here again!

well, well, well. the holidays are here again! hope the f5 students will take this opportunity to do revision whilst the f4 students should do some studies too! for the f3s, this is the time you really should buck up and finish at least the first round of the their revision... me, busy marking and might stop going online for a short while... anyway, happy holidays one and all!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

bangkok-land of ... ?

my, from a land of smiles, bangkok is turning into a land of self-destruction... why? why? all for someone who is now in exile enjoying the high life after siphoning the country's coffers in his own pockets? he champions for the poor? how? by robbing the rich and keeping the money and not giving it to the poor? why are the protesters burning their own buildings, built from hard-earned money? who will suffer? this is a clear case of burning the mosquito net just because you're angry with the mosquitoes... malaysia, please learn from the follies of street demonstrations, street protests or street politics... it helps no one and benefits none....

Thursday, May 13, 2010

please rob me!!!!!

well, there's a website with that name and it's a warning to all and sundry especially the young when using all those social websites or be socially active in the internet... it seems that whatever you have uploaded in the internet either through facebook, blog, twitter or other social networks, your profile can be accessed by strangers or anyone who is computer savvy enough to know everything there is to know about you so much so that if a burglar or robber wishes to do their next job they can get all the info they need with just a click of the mouse!! they can know where you work, when you're out, when you return from work, who your family members are, whether you are still single, married or divorce or just a lonely child at home!!! hence, it's practically everything about you which will enable them to plan their next 'job'... so beware and watch what you upload.... be careful... better safe than sorry....

Thursday, April 29, 2010

bad romance

girls fighting over a boy? what a shame and shock!! just heard the latest in school romance which i commented earlier and now this has happened... as i said some people need to learn the hard way.. teen love doesn't last.... maybe only one in a million... are you that one in a million?

Friday, April 23, 2010

school romance

it's an old recurring issue but like an old record, it keeps on playing and playing. yes, students have confided in me that they were jilted by their girlfriends and have now sort of in a very depressing mood and no more interested in studies. they have almost given up on life and are hanging in there just because they are still young and know that deep in their heart, they will survive and have new romances or love. the thing is school romances rarely last because as one grows older, you'll meet new acquaintances, new people, new interests, new outlook and new perception of what makes a good life partner... so, students, i would advise you all to hold your love.. do not commit yourself until after you have started working... it's never too late or too old... love can wait.. your studies and career won't... so, muck up and concentrate on your studies....

Thursday, April 8, 2010

the reading culture

do students or children nowadays read a lot? when i say 'read' i mean story books and novels and not just your textbooks, reference books, comics, magazines and newspapers. what books or novels have you read lately? do you agree that books are often better than the movie versions? it's a bit surprising that some students don't seem to have read fairy tales or children's stories like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Puss in the Boots, Alice in WOnderland ( the classic book version not the movie ) etc.....

Friday, April 2, 2010

teenagers.....

are these typical reactions of teenagers nowadays? have a heart... try to put yourself in your parents' shoes... and try to understand why parents have to nag... nag... nag.... and nag......

Friday, March 26, 2010

samples of bad use of the english language

here are some examples of bad english found in many places around the world : ( Click on buttons at bottom of slides to pause photo or image.)

Monday, March 22, 2010

crying over spilt milk...

well, spm results are out and as usual tears of joy and tears of sorrow abound!! for those that did well, my heartiest congrats to them for those who failed, well, what can i say? just don't cry over spilt milk.. what's done is done , what's over is over... the rice has turned to porridge... students of the present, take heed and remember to buck up now and not wait until the last minute or worse to regret later that you have not put in enough effort and remember that 'Time and tide waits for no man' and procrastination is the thief of time....

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

jack tiger wood neo

what's this with rich successful men that they tend to stray? after tiger now we have the 'singa' wood? does it always happen when men become rich and famous with girls, women and ladies willing to do anything for them or with them...? can't they fight temptation? do you think you will be like them if you're as successful as them?

Monday, March 1, 2010

chile earthquake

the recent 8.8 earthquake in chile is a grim reminder that the predictions in the movie 2012 is not too far fetch. tsunamis are expected from the earthquake.. how safe are we nowadays? and the weather... it's getting hotter and hotter and we can feel the greenhouse effect, too ....

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

money money money...

just read an article about a man in europe who inherited rm16.3 million but plans to give it all away and stay in a small hut up in the mountains with his wife.. he says he feels happier that way... logical? would you do that if you have that much money? i'm sure i wouldn't... of course, i'll give some to charity and then i'll use it for me and my family and relatives. definitely i wouldn't give it all away like that man... well, what do you think?


Thursday, February 11, 2010

more cny greetings 2 all of u..

 
Gong Xi ! Gong XI !
GONG XI FA CAI !!!!!!!!



 

Monday, February 8, 2010

happy cny to one and all....

just a little wish for all my blog followers....




Tuesday, February 2, 2010

bloggers beware

read recently about bloggers being arrested and charged in courts for the things they write in their blogs? well, it's true that one can write anything under the sun in one's own blog but always avoid commenting on sentitive issues... not sure whether it's sensitive? then don't comment.. it'll only lend one in hot soup with the long arms of the law. blogging is indeed an extension of writing in a diary whatever you want and also to let out your feelings on anything and you can get away with it because a diary is often kept private and confidential whereas blogging is for all to see.. so that is the main difference and the reason why you are not advised to touch on sensitive issues. if you feel strongly about anything, then write in your diary and keep it away from public scrutiny. if not, just blog about general things... that's another reason why teenagers especially, should be aware of what they write in their blogs.... please remember, we have the freedom of speech and the rights to express yourself but there must be a limit...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

same old tales..

well. it has happened again... tragedy struck and all fingers are pointing everywhere... i'm talking about the dragon boat tragedy in penang. before tragedy happened, no one bothers whether the students were training with life jackets or not, no one bother to say that procedures were not adhered to. now, it's.. whose fault? whose mistake? i would feel that sometimes, these things just happen, it's god's will.. fate... no one is to be blamed.. of course these can be avoided if there are more adherance to rules and regulations. the rules and regulations are drawn up to prevent mishaps or tragedies.. so, when students want teachers to take them on trips either on a study tour or camping trips, don't blame teachers for their reluctance to do so...

Monday, January 18, 2010

sad news

remember the woman who burnt herself because of her teenage daughter? it seems she had 54% burns and died. now the daughter is full of regrets but isn't it too late? so, i hope all of you teenagers out there, don't wait until it's too late. think of your parents and understand that they're always trying their level best to nurture you so that you do not fall too much or suffer too much before you're even an adult... try to understand that parents only want the best for their children. before you defy them, think and think thoroughly... parents are there not to make it difficult for you. they just want to protect you from all the bad influences that will ruin your life.... so, before you hate or disobey your parents, think, think, think of the consequences....

Friday, January 15, 2010

another case of parent neglect

when i say parent neglect, i mean parents neglected by their grown-up children. the most recent case (two days ago) a 51-year old man was locked out of his house by his own son and daughter-in-law. the man had just returned from a surgery and was hoping to recuperate at home but it turned out he had to sleep on the streets. when interviewed, the man lamented that his son could do such a thing to him after he had struggled to bring him up. what is the world coming to? now i shudder to think what will happen in the future....

Thursday, January 14, 2010

surprise! surprise!

it's rather surprising when i confront students with modern technology terms and receive blank stares or no response from them. i've always thought students in this era should be well aware of modern technology or have experienced it even though i know not everyone is fortunate enough to own the modern gadgets. what i'm surprised is rather the lack of knowledge in this subject. don't you think students should expose themselves to modern technology either by experiencing it themselves or reading about it either in the papers or magazines?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

teenage upbringing

have you all read or heard of the news whereby a mother doused herself with petrol and tried to burn herself? the reason... an impossible teenage daughter!!! she said that she could not handle her teenage daughter and was at her wit's end and she finally took the drastic decision to burn herself alive. fortunately, she was rescued and escaped with minor burns. heard of andy lau's case where a father sold off his house so that his daughter could go to Hong Kong to meet her idol, andy lau. after she had achieved that, she still pestered her father to make andy lau be her boyfriend and in order to do that her father jumped into the sea and left a note begging andy lau to be her boyfriend!!! and  this girl, after her father's death, still took the note to andy lau to ask him to be her boyfriend, without feeling anything about her father's death... there was no sadness on her part!!! what is the world coming to when children have very selfish wants and demands that drive most parents to the brink, either towards madness or suicide??? what are teenagers expecting from parents anyway?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

a teacher's life

every new year, teachers are faced with different sets of students and also new sets of responsibilities, and some may add, new sets of problems be it be from students, parents, colleagues or even the principal of the school. however, my motto is, take whatever comes and shoulder on - no point complaining or lamenting when nothing can be done to change anything. that's what i would like to encourage my students to ponder over this issue about facing new difficulties.. do we complain and complain when we know it changes nothing or the complaints not only doesn't solve the problem but might even make them worse... as i believe, whether we are sad or happy, we still have to go through life... so why not live a happy one rather than a sad one..?