Thursday, December 06, 2007

Little by little - Kimi Monogatari.

todoke todoke tooku e
ima wo kiss kaizen namida azukete
hajimare, nagai nagai kimi monogatari

namidatte, namidatte ureshii toki ni nagashitai
kirei na mizutamari uta detai no wa naai?
minna miyo sora ni
matataiteiru hoshi no kazu hodo no deai kara.
ari wo manandari, hizu wo morattari
tsunagau beku.

keep going, keep going, off into the distance
my tears of happiness from this kiss are yours alone
And so its begin your own long long story

what if this joyful times make want to cry waves of tears
and the puddles they leave inspires me to sing?
Everyone, look at the sky.
So full of twinkling friends waiting to meet you.
You'll form your own bond as you learn of the world.
and get your own map to follow.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

4G91 engine.

After using for 5 years, I decided to transplant my Wira engine from 4G15P auto transmission to 4G91 auto transmission. This is due to several complication happen to my former engine. Auto gearbox jerking, computer box not working properly and too much power loss due to emission.

After waiting for one week, from Monday to Saturday. My Wira was complete of engine transplant. First time I drove it. It was so amazing. Great pickup, gear shift smoothly and low fuel consumption. I don’t know why the engine is quite different from my former engine although their cc is same respectively.

The cost of transplant is RM3,800 complete with Lancer 1.8 halfcut. Actually I bought a Lancer 1.8 halfcut and I sell back a 4G93 engine to the mechanic. I don’t want to use a 1.8 engine because it require several additional gadget to install to my Wira such as rear disk brake and I think I don’t need powerful engine because I want to give this car to my wife.

Other part is using 1.8 gadgets such as throttle body, suspensions, disk brake, water coolant and many more accept the engine. I use 4G91 engine instead. The warranty for this transplant is one month. After that, I will register the new engine by myself. Overall performance, I very satisfied with this engine. I hope this engine will last long.

Engine model 4G91
Displacement, cc 1496
Max.power (Net), kw(PS)/rpm 97 ps (71.34 kw) / 6000 rpm
Max.torque(Net), N*m(kg*m)/rpm 12.8 kg*m (125.53 N*m) / 3500 rpm
Power density 10 ??
Engine type Serial 4 cylinder DOHC16 valve
Engine information
Fuel system Electro- carburetor
Fuel type Unleaded regular gasoline
Compression ratio 10
Bore, mm 78.4
Stroke, mm 77.5
Fuel consumption at 10-15 modes, l/100km 6.2

Engine model 4G15
Displacement, cc 1468
Max.power (Net), kw(PS)/rpm 91 ps (66.93 kw) / 6000 rpm
Max.torque(Net), N*m(kg*m)/rpm 12.4 kg*m (121.60 N*m) / 3000 rpm
Power density 9.01
Engine type Serial 4 cylinder SOHC12 valve
Engine information MVV
Fuel system ECI multiple
Turbocharger No
Fuel type Unleaded regular gasoline
LEV system (Low emission vehicle) No
Compression ratio 9.4
Bore, mm 75.5
Stroke, mm 82
Fuel consumption at 10-15 modes, l/100km 4.7

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Entertainer of The Year.

Entertainment Weekly has voted that an author JK Rowling as Entertainer Of The Year. I love reading all the Harry Potter Trilogy by JK Rowling. Hope, she’ll achieve a greater successful in her life.

Harry Potter is a story about young witch and witches who studied in the Magical School in Hogwarts. Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione are best friend and they fight the Dark Lord. Although this story is suitable for a youngster, it is very interesting to enjoy by adults.

Back to my work next week, I have to be an examiner for several papers including theory and practical assessment. This task is very bored and time consuming because I have to sit in the examination hall for 2 – 5 hours. Sigh…..

Friday, November 23, 2007

States of life

1. We’ve got what we want.
2. We’ve not got what we want.
3. We’ve got what we don’t want.
4. We’ve not got what we don’t want.

Life is fair.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Keep Thinking…

Student's final exam is just around the corner. It's a week soon. I have already finished my syllabus on my subject. Next week is a study week for students. Therefore, I grab this opportunity to settle up my delay work on checking up student assignments and tests. I have to finish it before final examinations arrive. Because all the coursework must be slipped in students' portfolio.

Stop strongly thinking about life at work for while, sometimes I feel to eventually need to broad my area of specification in life. I hope that I can prepare a new challenging resolution for Year 2008. It's coming soon, just one month left to New Year. I call off several goals this year in consequence of inevitable hindrance.

For my family, currently I am reading a book, titles “Raising a Positive Kid in a Negative World” by Zig Ziglar. Just starting reading, don't have any idea yet to jot down here. I hope I will finish that book from cover to cover.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Few Days Down

As I listening to this song. I feel it's a wonderful song sing by Mandy Moore.

Few Days Down Lyrics


It’s a take-out weekend
It’s a fake-out smile and pretend
If nobody sees you cry
You can say it was raining outside

And all that you want
Is a few days down
All that you need
A little time to drown
It’s to be expected
With all the weight you carry ‘round
All that you want is
A Few Days Down

It’s a short vacation
To a foreign nation
Oh, nothing familiar here
Just you and your lonesome heart complaining


I’m looking out
Ten stories high
And like a blanket lifted
The quiet night
The city finally waking up
To the morning light

Monday, November 19, 2007

Failure is an opportunity

My application to further study in Uitm is not success. I just check the application from Uitm online portal. I was so hard for me but I believe, All the thing happen is planned by Almighty. Only He knows why.

Although I feel very upset, there must be something good that I don’t realize. I take this as a trigger for me to struggle more. Failure is an opportunity? Is that right? Not every people are ever feeling it.

Got to go, I have a lot of work to do today. I don’t want emotion to control my heart. Adios….

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Harry Potter Character

Which Harry Potter Character Are You?

You are part Harry. You're a loyal and courageous friend. You'd do anything to protect the people you love, especially if it'll get you a break from class for a little while.
You are part Ron. You're the typical sidekick. Sometimes you get jealous of your more popular friends, but that's only because you don't how much work it is to be in the spotlight.
Find Your Character @

Monday, November 12, 2007

Wanna go home.

Lately, I don’t have any mood to work. Student’s final exam is around the corner. I got to do a lot of chores. Sometime I feel like to going somewhere where everyone didn’t thinking about work. But life goes on; I have to do a work to feed my wife and child.

I’m in blues….. Here is heavenly song from Michael Buble, currently listening to it.


Another summer day
Has come and gone away
In Paris and Rome
But I wanna go home

Maybe surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel all alone
I just wanna go home
Oh, I miss you, you know

And I’ve been keeping all the letters that I wrote to you
Each one a line or two
“I’m fine baby, how are you?”
Well I would send them but I know that it’s just not enough
My words were cold and flat
And you deserve more than that

Another aeroplane
Another sunny place
I’m lucky I know
But I wanna go home
Mmmm, I’ve got to go home

Let me go home
I’m just too far from where you are
I wanna come home

And I feel just like I’m living someone else’s life
It’s like I just stepped outside
When everything was going right
And I know just why you could not
Come along with me
'Cause this was not your dream
But you always believed in me

Another winter day has come
And gone away
In even Paris and Rome
And I wanna go home
Let me go home

And I’m surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel all alone
Oh, let me go home
Oh, I miss you, you know

Let me go home
I’ve had my run
Baby, I’m done
I gotta go home
Let me go home
It will all be all right
I’ll be home tonight
I’m coming back home

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Happy Birthday

Today is a last day I am working, tomorrow will be Depavali holiday and I’d apply leave for the next Friday. Something big is going to happen tomorrow. My queen of my heart is going to celebrate her birthday tomorrow. I have planned to make a surprise. I want to dedicate a love song from Anuar Zain for her. The song title is I’m the lucky One’s.

This is a second year we are celebrating together as a family. A lot of events happen, and I always keep in my mind, as long as we still tolerate each other, love and treat is as a sacred, and happiness will be ours.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Good bye October

Welcome a new month, November. There something important to be happen. Indeed. Last month is a very memorable; we got Ramadan, Hari Raya and many more. Raya@Kampung this year not going well, my child, Afiq got flu and we just stayed in the house. We don’t want the situation gone badly if we bring Afiq everywhere.

My wife’s birthday on November 8, I’m not really sure what the present will I buy for her. I hope a piece of cake should be okay, hehee. I know she’s not a reader of my blog anymore. So I can write anything about her in this blog. As far as I know, cannot be accessed from her office due to firewall restriction. Pity her.

This month also, I expect to get a result from Uitm, I have apply for further study in new areas that I want to explore. It’s a management science or Business Administration. I tired of being computer geek, ahaha.. I want to explore something new in my life. I don’t want to be a techie guy for entire of my life. We need to change.

I got one month left to finish all my teaching work. In the end of this month, the student will get ready for the final exam. I got to do a lot of chores to ensure my student will able to perform well in final examination. I hope they will do the best.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wandering around

I enjoy free time today; don’t have any single class on Wednesday, great right. During my free time, I prepared an assessment paper for tomorrow classes. I plan to give them a simple knowledge and practical quiz. Just for refresher course.

While listen Mandy Moore latest single, I browse for latest information. I found many of news covered about new government agenda that is NCER and ECER. I don’t quite understand what the hell is “Economic Region”, but as long as it will bring more benefit to Malaysian. That’s good.

Also in the news is Datuk Khusaini has been appointed as chairmain of Education Services Commission aka Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Pendidikan. I don’t really sure Datuk Khusaini is a PTD or PPP.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Hectic day

Now I’m back to hectic life, this is always happen in the end of semester. Actually, this semester will end on December. I got one month to finish all the teaching activity before study week. Have to prepare a lot of written instructional material and subject assessment. My gosh…

This week is not really good for me; I’ve to withdraw a skill and creative competition held in Kepala Batas Industrial Training Institute due to budget constraint. Instead, KJ assigns me to complete the half way system create by my boss. OMG, this is bullshit. How come!

But luckily, I let is go, no hard feeling. Better go home and play with my wife and child. Hehee… Anyway, I’ll do anything with all my best. Most of me bla bla bla…… (some motivational quote)…..

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Hari Raya Goodies.

Hari Raya comes again this year, that’s mean I have to prepared all item such as Hari Raya clothes, Kuih Raya and last but not least, Duit Raya. This year, I planed to give my entire nephew at the same rate of Duit Raya except for those who study in IPTA.

I went to Jasin Town this noon to change new money. But all of them were out of stock. Oh no... Really disappointed, what should I do? All I have is RM 50 and RM 10 note. I’m not going to give my entire nephew RM 50 per person. I’m not rich enough. I hope this problem will solve later.

This year, I will celebrate Raya as usual in my hometown in Terengganu. Really nice place and people are friendly. To anybody who celebrate Raya in Terengganu. You’re invited to my place. Indeed…

Monday, October 08, 2007

Break Fasting at Strait Mosque (Masjid Selat, Melaka)

It was a very nice mosque I’ve ever seen. Located near the Melaka Raya, Strait Mosque is on an artificial island in the Strait of Malacca. I was break fasting there because my wife’s office mate held a break fasting ceremony.

I seated with the Director of her office apart from my wife, beside me is Mrs. Anis's husband and Malacca Forestry Officer. I was quite formal but I have enjoyed the food. Thank to the Malacca Land and Mine Office for inviting us.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Break Fasting Ceremony

Last Saturday, all former Centers for Instructor and Advance Skill Training (CIAST) had gathered at Azira Restaurant, Seksyen 10, Shah Alam. About 30 members attend this meeting.

Surprisingly, all of them are slightly changed, formerly skinny and now plump, hehee.. As far as I know, two of our member will become a mother next year, Congratulation. Here I attach some picture of us. Sorry for a weak English command, u know that…

From Left; me, Fendi, Piji, Yam

Piji's girlfriend, Ila and Napi

Yam, Imah, Amie, Zairi and Sauki

Zaha and Napi


Thursday, October 04, 2007

Nik Muhammad Afiq

My son is seven month old now, he’s quite active and love to crawl in a dining room. Sometime he is begging to someone especially me, hoping that he’ll be put in their arm.

This is a picture of Nik Mouhammad Afiq with his Wan (grandmother). Wan love afiq very much, she always kisses Afiq on his cheek and head. When Afis was crying, just Wan can stop the tear. I don’t know why, maybe Wan got some talent.

Afiq need mama if he want to sleep, sometime Afiq sleep in swing cradle.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Wednesday Post

Today, I was quite busy preparing and compiling a new question for Semester 1 knowledge assessment. The assessment will be held on tomorrow from 11.30 am to 1.00 pm. After finished compile the question, I go to photocopier machine to print a question book for 21 students.

I received “kuih raya” that I ordered from my colleague last week, it’s “kuih suji” and “kuih cip coklat”. I bought 2 boxes for each. I think it’s enough because my wife also bought a “kuih raya”. It’s not wise in spending I we’ve bought so many “kuih raya”.

Ok, don’t have any idea to write. Lastly, I must always put in my mind that the spending of money must be well planned otherwise I’ll suffer then. Don’t buy if thing not very important. As long as you plan, you’ll never fail. 

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

“Buka Puasa” Gathering

I have attended a Ciastmain family gathering at Azira’s Restaurant in Seksyen 10 Shah Alam. I arrived there exactly 6.30pm, a half an hour late. This is due to several unexpected thing happen. I went to Sekyen 18 first to pick up Fendi to join our gathering.

Approximately 30 members attended the gathering; some of them bring their family member to join us. I was so glad to hear that some of the members are going to a mother soon. Hope they will take good care of themselves.

I want thank to all of members of participate in this event. I hope this relationship will last forever. In my humble opinion, as long as we still uphold in the name of friendship and families, our bond is going to be well.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Salam Ramadhan

About a month I didn't write anything here, maybe I don't have an idea to write or my task at workplace is getting harder and time consuming. This month is Ramadan where Muslims all around the worlds begin fasting; actually this is a 16th day of fasting.

All the day before this was always gloomy; it is cause by my child not really getting health these days. He got a flu and fever three times on this month. It really mess me up, I got to apply leave to bring him to clinic for treatment. Night is also not always long as usual. I have to wake if my child cries.

Ramadan this is very cheerful for me, it is the first time for me and my wife to break fasting and “sahur” together. I hope this year I greatest Ramadan for me and my family.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Finding a crèche

Yesterday, mother-in-law and I went to Kak Zaimah’s house to discuss about my boy. I planned to send my boy there while I in working day. Unfortunately, she wasn’t at home because she went back to her village. I told her daughter to envoy my message to her mother that I was going to send my little boy.

I need to discus about fee and time to send to her house. I have surveyed the price of the crèche before. Not so bad, it was about RM150 to RM 250 per month. That mean I have to spend about RM500 monthly for my little boy.

Although there was a risk to let my child in crèche, I have to do it because I don’t want to bother my mother-in-law. She also has other chores to do at home. Ermm.. I mean it is a household chore and she’s also missing her other grandchild in Johore. She visits her grandchild once in a while.

Lately, my wife is really busy because she’s heading to involve in new ICT project. I was pity at her. But I can’t really help her. All I can do is to give a support and cheer her in whatever condition. Good Luck for her.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Wrote a letter

I was stuck on doing application for uitm-PLK, I read clearly the passage of the condition of application. They need a transcript of diploma. Oh no… I know several of my classmate have already take their transcript by I’m the one who not doing it yet. I try to gain any information about this on mailing list and I got few of it.

I called CIAST to request the transcript but the response is very bad. I have to wait for long time to wait another people to pick up the phone. I spoke to En. Suhaimi, he asked me to write a application letter to Head of Bahagian Pengurusan Latihan.

This morning, I spent about 2 hours to write a letter; actually I don’t have any idea what the letter look is like. I just open Ms Word and just type whatever flying in my mind. Hope the reason I put on it is acceptable. I will fax the letter in this evening.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Went to Jasin

I went to Jasin this morning to withdraw money from bank to buy a honey bee. Recently, I start to take honey before go to bed so that my body not feeling cold when I’m sleeping. After that, I went to BSN to deposit money for Uitm e-application for Disember 2007 intake.

It’s a little bit disappointed because Uitm didn’t offer the course that I want to apply this semester. After discussing with my wife, I decided to apply a social science course. Actually, I also have a passion in a social science. The career opportunity is also wide in this course.

After deposited some money, my stomach is grouchy. So I stop at Haja Café to buy some food. I take away my food and eat it in my office with my partner. That all for today’s story. I don’t have any ideas to write anymore.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

My goal

This year, I have setting up several goals to achieve. I have achieved two out of three main goals for this year. From the beginning of the year, strong efforts have taken to finish the goal.

My first thrust is moving a workplace from Terengganu to Malacca, I begin this effort from end of August 2006 and the it is achieved on January 2007, After three month amendment, I begin working in Malacca on April 2007.

Second goal is passing a MUET examination. I filled up a form of application for MUET exam on January 2007. The MUET have held on March and I got a result on July. Fortunately I pass the exam with band three. It was not excellent but I’m satisfied with that result. Maybe I will retake the exam on end year of 2008.

Lastly is to further my study, this goal not achieve yet. I plan to fill up the form of application to public universities in the end of this year. It was for January 2008 intake. I plan to do a part time study. The course that I want to choose is Business Administration (International Trade). I hope that I will achieve this goal.

Mastering writing skills

This article is taken from

ASK an average student these days to write in English, let it be at school or university and he will find it an uphill task despite having learnt the language for many years.

Sad to say, “cut and paste” is becoming the norm in academic work these day and this can even be found in students’ written work at the higher level.

That the summary question had to be dropped from the MUET paper, I suppose, was not that students were not analytical enough to write summaries but they found it just impossible to summarise passages in their own words.

They end up producing the same sentences found in the reading passages despite being instructed not to do so.

Without writing skills, students would not be able to even paraphrase a simple paragraph in their own words, let alone write an original piece of work.

Proper coaching on how to write well in English should start at school. Students should be advised not to be nonchalant about acquiring skills for writing, especially when they are in the academic set-up.

Students should realise that what is indispensable in writing is for both the thinking and writing processes to be interlaced to produce something meaningful.

Thinking is an activity of the mind that generates and develops ideas, and therefore it should precede writing.

The teaching of writing to students should also be approached as a problem-solving activity.

Students who write better are more flexible in that they do not operate within the limits of rigid rules but rather concern themselves with the rhetorical situation – the audience, the circumstances that elicit the discourse and the constraints.

Studies have shown that students who have been exposed to a lot of reading find it less of a burden when it comes to writing, as they function in writing without being conscious of the grammar process.

The poor students have been found to be more concerned with the surface features – interrupting their thinking by editing their writing prematurely.

When they write, they write in an inter-language – they think in their native language and the English structures follow that of their native language. Most of our weak students have not overcome this problem.

For those students who are strung-up when asked to write, it would help if they conform to some explicit safe rules that have been proven effective in writing.

Teach them to write non-stop with no self-censorship, stop, read, reflect and sum up what they have written.

They need to be taught to invent, take risks and write down their ideas quickly in raw form without concern for grammar yet.

They should not limit themselves to the confines of style or form.

Though they may lack the right words to express, teach them to develop different points of view to the task and ensure that they understand the concept first.

Students need to be taught to build up their confidence before they can start to write well.

Universiti Tenaga Nasional
Bandar Muadzam Shah, Pahang.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Monday is Beautiful

I got up from bed a little bit late this morning, so I don’t take a morning exercise. After having a breakfast, I wait for my mother, she sent a little brother to the school. My wife goes to work about 7.35 am. It’s a little bit late for he because she has arrived before 8 at office.

My boy and I patiently waiting for my mother, she arrived at home at 7.50 am. After give my boy to her, I prepared to go to work and arrived at office about 7.59 am. After that, I go to the weekly assembly. The director was on delivering his speech when I arrived.

My class starts at 8.30 am. Monday is a very tight day for me. I have a class from 8.30 am till 3.30 pm. It was a practical class, so much time needed. I bring along a newspaper. When waiting my student finishes doing their task. I can read newspaper so that I’m not bored.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Attack on teachers

Recently, there are many reports on the media accusing teacher as a violent people. There are several cases link to the teacher had been made a police report by student’s parent. There no media in Malaysia who decline the report like this. I feel very frustrating because teaching profession is very high principles.

What should the teachers do to deal with the students who insult them? The parent also should not defense their child; it must be a reason for teacher to act like that. The teacher not dealt only with one child, but it almost 30 to 40 students per class. It was a big crowd.

There many honored service the teacher have given to our society. If the teacher don’t discipline the students, who else will do it for the sake of our country development. The media should turn their report. Don’t write a report just to get the publicity. Write the good thing for our nation. We don’t want Malaysia to be colonized again.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Car Repair

I went to repair my car this morning. Before that, I had to take care of my boy because my mother went to hospital to collect her medical examination result earlier this morning. She arrived at home almost at 10.00 am.

I bought a news paper to avoid me from feeling bored at repair center. I bought a The Star news paper. The cover page news is about murder of children Shearwel Ooi Ying Ying. It was a really cruel criminal. The girl is only a child.

After waiting for two hours, my car have repaired and it costs RM180.00. Then I feel confident again to drive my car. Actually I change a car’s timing belt. It a really hard to do because I saw the foremen is trying really hard to repair it.

Monday, July 23, 2007

A class starts now

A class starts now

After 3 week holiday for a student, today they come back to start a class. I also get the timetable for teaching also on this day. Actually the timetable is release last week. But I have a several activity, and then I don’t mention that a timetable is on my table.

So, at the early this morning, I go to institute assembly and after that, I start to make preparation for first class. My first class is student semester three for subject Server Administration.

Today, I just told the student to tidy up the class first. And then they have to install the operating system. I told them to make a dual boot system because these laboratories also use by En. Noorlizam, for Web Design subject. He wants to use a Windows Operating System meanwhile I need to use a Linux Operating System.

So today, the only do the preparation for two subjects. The Web Design subject will be teaching tomorrow. The class will end at 3.30pm, after that the student will proceed to library.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Learning and remembering vocabulary

This article is taken from

A variety of techniques
It's important to use a variety of methods to help you to effectively learn new vocabulary. Different strategies work better for different learners. Try out a few ways of recording and remembering vocabulary and decide which works best for you.

A bilingual notebook
A bilingual notebook can be very useful. Have words in English on one side of the page and words in your own language on the other. Test yourself on the train or bus in the morning. A good vocabulary notebook should also contain other information about the word or phrase you're trying to learn: for example the pronunciation, what part of speech it is (is it a verb or noun) and what words it's commonly used in combination with.

Organise your vocabulary in categories
It's easier for most students to remember words in groups. For example you could write all the things you find in a kitchen on one page. You could also make a vocabulary map or network of related words.

Use your new vocabulary
When you make a note of new words try to use them. If you use a word frequently you are more likely to remember it, especially if you can personalise it. Try writing and remembering a sentence about your life which uses the word.

Use word association and mental images
Some people try to remember words by associating them with something from their own language. The example we heard in the programme was a woman trying to learn Arabic. She said the word for hospital is 'mustashfa', which she thought sounded like the English word 'moustache'. So to memorise the word she imagined hospital workers with moustaches.

Try recording yourself
Someone suggested recording their new vocabulary and then playing the words back to themselves. This also has the advantage of allowing you to practise your pronunciation.

Songs are a very memorable way of learning vocabulary.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

MSR Inaugural Ceremony

The MSR Inaugural Ceremony has successfully carried out this morning. The Inauguration was held by ILPS Director. I and my colleague had prepared a reception and protocol for this event.

In his speech, The Director told a student take thinks that MSR is not a common week, but the student must think MSR is a motivation week. A lot of work, speech and advice will be given in this week.

The Institute also will not compromise if the student makes an offence. A stern action will be taken to the student who break the law and maybe they will be dismiss from Institute.

A video of Staff Introduction had view in the end of the ceremony. I create that video all by myself. But a simple error have been detect on that video. But it not is affecting the ceremony. After ceremony, we have an indifferent meal.

Monday, July 16, 2007

MUET Result.

Today, I got a result of my MUET examination. I got a band three, it’s not so bad but I need to do more effort because I thought that band 3 is not a satisfactory result. But I’m not felt disappoint for this result.

If I have a chance next time, I will retake this exam as an indicator to my proficiency to English language. I love English very much and I must work hard to master it. From this day, I will strive to remember at least 5 words per day. I hope this will increase my vocabulary.

Another challenge in English is speaking. I would try to speak with everyone else especially the one who close to me. Learning English is a never ending learning. Hope there will be someone who will help to achieve my goal.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Speed Reading

This article taken from

Speed Reading helps you to read and understand text more quickly. It is an essential skill in any environment where you have to master large volumes of information quickly, as is the norm in fast-moving professional environments. And it's a key technique to learn if you suffer from "Information Overload."

The Key Insight

The most important trick about speed reading is to know what information you want from a document before you start reading it: if you only want an outline of the issue that the document discusses, then you can skim the document quickly and extract only the essential facts. If you need to understand the real detail of the document, then you need to read it slowly enough to understand it fully.

You will get the greatest time savings from speed reading by learning to skim excessively detailed documents.

Technical Issues

Even when you know how to ignore irrelevant detail, there are other technical improvements you can make to your reading style which will increase your reading speed.

Most people learn to read the way young children read - either letter-by-letter, or word-by-word. As an adult, this is probably not the way you read now - think about how your eye muscles are moving as you read this. You will probably find that you are fixing your eyes on one block of words, then moving your eyes to the next block of words, and so on. You are reading blocks of words at a time, not individual words one-by-one. You may also notice that you do not always go from one block to the next: sometimes you may move back to a previous block if you are unsure about something.

A skilled reader will read many words in each block. He or she will only dwell on each block for an instant, and will then move on. Only rarely will the reader's eyes skip back to a previous block of words. This reduces the amount of work that the reader's eyes have to do. It also increases the volume of information that can be examined in a period of time.

A poor reader will become bogged down, spending a lot of time reading small blocks of words. He or she will skip back often, losing the flow and structure of the text and overall understanding of the subject. This irregular eye movement makes reading tiring. Poor readers tend to dislike reading, and may find it harder to concentrate and understand written information.

How to Use Tool:

Speed reading aims to improve reading skills by:

  • Increasing the number of words read in each block
  • Reducing the length of time spent reading each block, and
  • Reducing the number of times your eyes skip back to a previous sentence.

Reducing skip-back:
To reduce the number of times that your eyes skip back to a previous sentence, run a pointer along the line as you read. This could be a finger, or a pen or pencil. Your eyes will follow the tip of your pointer, smoothing the flow of your reading. The speed at which you read using this method will largely depend on the speed at which you move the pointer.

You will be able to increase your reading speed a certain amount on your own by applying speed reading techniques.

What you don't get out of self-study is the use of specialist reading machines and the confidence gained from successful speed-reading - this is where a good one-day course can revolutionize your reading skills.

Key points:

By speed reading you can read information more quickly. You may also get a better understanding of it as you will hold more of it in short term memory.

To improve the speed of your reading, read more words in each block and reduce the length of time spent reading each block. Use a pointer to smooth the way your eyes move and reduce skip-back.

Why giving up citizenships?

According to the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Home Affair Datuk Tan Chai Ho, it is about 106,000 Malaysians who giving up their citizenship and they live in other country such as United State of America, Australia, Singapore and Indonesia. Malay recorded as a largest percentages followed by Chinese and Indian. Malay state at 70%, it is about 79,199 individuals.

Women are majority who migrate the other country, the main reason of this is a marriage. The Prime Minister of Malaysia urges that Malaysians who giving up their citizenship will not give it back to them if they want to be Malaysians. He said, the door has been closed for them who don’t want to be Malaysians.

Why this matter is happen. Is it something wrong with education system? There are many Malaysian who not love this country and bear to leave this country and giving up their citizenship. Policy Maker! It’s a food for thought for you.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Expanding your vocabulary

This article is taken from

ONE of the biggest problems all language learners face is how to learn and remember vocabulary. Depending on individual learning styles, techniques that work well for one person may not help another person at all – one may have to see a word or phrase, another hear it spoken and yet another must write it down. Yet without vocabulary you will never be able to communicate so it is a problem everyone must come to terms with.

What do you need to learn?

The Subject Matter

  • Think about the context you use English in. If you spend time learning vocabulary associated with films or shopping, you may find it interesting, but don’t forget your immediate needs.

  • The type of vocabulary you need may be predetermined by your future career if you want to work in tourism or sales and marketing.

  • You may need specific vocabulary for exams.


  • Listen to a word before you see it whenever you can. The way a word is written is often different from the way it’s pronounced. Learn how to use the phonetic chart to make learning the pronunciation of new words easy.

  • Know how to use all the functions of your dictionary.


  • Learn some of the more common spelling rules such as ‘i’ before ‘e’ except after ‘c’ (as in “receipt”), or change the ‘y’ to an ‘i’ and add ‘es’ (as in “spies” for the plural of “spy”). There are exceptions but it’s a good start.

  • Learn suffixes such as -tion and -ment. This will help you spell and deduce the meaning of new words.

  • Learn either American or English spelling, depending on your needs, and know the differences.

    Strength and related words

  • Know how strong a word is. When learning the word “big”, find out what words are associated with it, such as “huge”. You can then use the word effectively and build your vocabulary at the same time.


  • Knowing the opposite of a word will expand your vocabulary range and you will be less restricted. When you learn a new word, be inquisitive and systematically find out the antonym.

    Word Type

  • Always find out whether the word is a noun, verb, adjective or adverb. This helps you to place it correctly in a sentence.

    How to learn?


  • A word on its own won’t help you communicate. Always put a new word into a sentence.

  • Learn vocabulary in chunks. We talk in expressions so learn it that way.

    Record yourself:

  • Say a word in your own language onto a tape. Leave a gap of a few seconds and then say the English word. When you’ve finished recording, listen back, fill in the gaps and hear the answer.

    Split your learning:

  • Learn a new word every day. Always look over ‘old’ words to revise what you know.

  • Take a subject per week and build up your vocabulary logically.

  • Be realistic about how many words you can learn in the time you have.

    How to remember it?

    Word building implies not only exposing yourself to new words but also retaining them in your memory.

  • Make your own personalised dictionary. Draw pictures of nouns if you are a visual learner.

  • Stick post-it notes around the house.

  • Look at new words several times and use them as soon as possible after learning them. Hearing a word once isn’t enough to actually learn it.
  • Brains drain.

    What is the meaning of brain drain? Based on article on Wikipedia, brain drain or human capital flight is an emigration of trained and talented individual (human capital) to other nation or jurisdictions. This is due to conflict, lack of opportunity and other where they are living.

    Why this is happen in Malaysia? Are we done prepared the facility enough to give to this talented individual? Brain drain happen because we are Malaysian’s who not thankful to our country. We don’t ever think about Malaysia’s development and loyal service.

    Malaysia needs a talented people out there to achieve the national mission. Our government today is stressing in poverty eradication by capacity building and human capital. This mission will not realize if we all Malaysia don’t contribute to our country.

    Monday, July 09, 2007

    What age do we live?

    We live in the age of engineer, not a poet anymore. This is my new philosophy of live. I used to live in the poet age, but I think, being a poet is not living in a real world. We live in the cloudy and above the sky.

    So, what the engineer do and doesn’t. I always put in my mind that we must be live in a real world. Meet a real challenge and don’t get easy to frustrate. If fail for sometime, maybe next time I’ll success the other time, all the time. Failure is not a burden, but it is an opportunity to achieve successful life.

    When we success in something, don’t ever to feel arrogant and selfish. Be nice and put a goal to achieve more from that. Put a milestone for the goal and try to achieve it one by one. Don’t ever forget to pray to the Almighty.

    Friday, July 06, 2007

    Math Challenge

    I take almost a week to finish correcting Math Paper and insert the student mark into the CGPA system. I thinks it is not a really tough because before this. I correct paper for three to four papers by a semester. But, it is first time for me to teach a common subject like Math.

    It is quite frustrating for me because the result of a student is not so good. Several student got mark below ten point per hundred. It is very poor mark. Instead, five of my student got A’s. Their achievement my make slightly happy, because the worse mark is the majority. If I were assign to teach this subject for next semester. I must give them a lot of exercise to them understands, not to memorize.

    Actually, mathematic is a very nice subject. I love math very much and I love to make everyone love math. Because math will balances everything. Stimulate your brain and make our brain work. Next semester, I will ensure my student love math first. And then they will love to learn math.

    Thursday, July 05, 2007

    Is it 1 sen valuable?

    Do you keep one cent coins everywhere? I always ask this question to myself. Is it not valuable? Of course it still valuable in this current situation. But I'm not always carry one cent in my pocket or my wallet because it will bother my. It may heavy if we carry a lot of it.

    My wife always carry one cent in her handbag. Everywhere she goes. Sometime, I feel that she is doing right things because when we at shopping market. If the goods we buy are cost a cent at it tails. She will pay it with one cent coins. Unlike with me, I always go to post office to pay a bill. When the like this, I feel it is important to carry one cent coins.

    At the grocery market, sometime I feel embarrassing to use one cent coins. It is because there is no one else used it. It will cumbersome and everyone else must be seen at me with sympathy. J

    Wednesday, July 04, 2007


    Last night, I and my wife went to Equatorial Hotel to have a dinner in honor of her Director will retired. It is I little bit messy before we got to the hotel because a several things we not do yet such as wrapping up the gift and preparing a cloth for us to wear at night. We start to move from home, it is about 7.40pm after Maghrib prayer.

    At the hotel, we are please to be seated at VIP table. It is about 8 people in that table. We going to have a Chinese dinner set. It is about 8 menus that we have to finish it. I eat slowly because I have already eaten at the evening before we go to the hotel.

    The dinner goes well. There is a combo team from Henry Gurney School entertaining us. The Director also sang two songs. I remembered one of the songs that he sang is Widuri. It is a nice song. The Director also has a nice voice.

    The dinner end at 11.00 pm. The last agenda is staff from all departments gives a present to the Director. One of the present is a Notebook. Then we were going back to our house. We reach at home on 12.00 pm.

    Tuesday, July 03, 2007

    Staff Introductionary

    This week, I have to complete one task had given to me by my superior. It is a video containing staff introduction. This video must have a picture of staff, their name, post, grade and which department that the staff is working.

    I start it with finding latest organization chart from EO and re-sorting the staff by their grade and than their department. I know it is quite boring if the video don't have sound effect. So I start to find a suitable sound effect on the net. Unfortunately, I found nothing suitable to my video.

    I borrow a microphone from my superior. I use this microphone to record sound from television. After recording a few sound effect. I have choose them and embed in my movie. After that I start to recording a background music.

    My video not complete yet. A few modification need to be done. OK. Let start it.....

    Thursday, June 28, 2007

    Prevent Food Poisoning

    Since Mei ago, there is so many cases of food poisoning in schools. This issue has become a top story in a local media. So, many people realize about how serious this matter now.

    Food poisoning is cause by taking food containing a bacteria or tocsin. There is two type of food poisoning. Firstly is unserious food poisoning such as stomachache and diarrhoea. Secondly is serious food poisoning such as feverish, severe stomachache and food retain.

    The bacteria that cause a food poisoning is Salmonella, E-coli and Listeria. Most of the bacteria existed in a food based from meet, fish, egg and milk. Food poisoning symtoms is feverish, stomachache, food retain and diarrhoea. Generally this symtoms will come for every one or two hour. The conclusion is we must be careful in taking food and aware about food poisoning.

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    Wednesday, June 27, 2007

    Strict Legislation on Sperm Banks

    Many of us have ever heard of sperm bank. Actually, sperm bank have already existed for a long time, especially in United States US and the Europe country. But ut has been popular recently amongst a single woman who want a child and the couple that could not have a baby. They go to sperm bank and buy the sperm based on the profile of the sperm donator.

    There is no term and condition apply to the sperm donators. Sometime we don't know if the donator lie about thier personal data. If their sperm is buyed, what is all about the chil who grow from that sperm. We don't know if the donators have a generation illness, desease or a physical disability.

    In Islam, the sperm bank services is prohibited. It is against the natural or not normal condition. Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan has announce that the sperm bank is illegal. So, the muslims, don't ever go or donate to sperm banks.

    We hope a new legislations will be produce in our country. It is important to control the growing of a sperm bank especially in a private hospital. In addition, Islam prohibit this such a things.

    Tuesday, June 26, 2007

    New Economic Policy (NEP)

    Recently, we are shocks by the comments made by Europian Commission delegation to Malaysia's Thierry Rommel. He is critising over New Economic Policy (NEP) that is run by Malaysian Goverment over 37 years.

    Few days after that,Rommel told the associates press that he inform the Foriegn Ministry deputy secretary-general, Datuk Othman Hashim that he not mean to intefere in internal politics when he make a speech last week.

    Meanwhile, the UMNO youth's international relations and non-govermental organization bureau said that Rommel must consider the sensivity of the multi racial society in the country before commenting on the NEP.

    Basically, this comments is baseless. We, as Malaysian don't ever belief such comment like this. All we want is the stability of our country, gaining increasing in economic and become develop nation.

    Thursday, June 21, 2007

    We must be wiser

    Today challenge is more tougher than before, in variety aspect such business matter, education, military and many more. In education. our student must be wiser to make their life more valuable. Student must know how to absorb all the tensions in their life.

    How to make our life better, in a student context. The student themself must realize that their task and responsibility must be fulfil to make our country seccess. For the sake of country, nation and religion.

    Dont ever be aggresive in tackling issues arise in our country, student must take a wiser way to handle the issues. Don't blame others or political party or goverment in all issues. Apart from that, students must no involve in the political party. Please focus on the study.

    Monday, June 18, 2007

    Not fearing to fails

    I'm interested when I read The Star in the business colum. It's was about Idris Jala, the COE of Malaysia Airlines. The most important point in that article is Idris mention about doing the imposibble things and not fearing to fails.

    Wow, I think it a wonderfull thought of Idris Jala. I want to adapt it to me in learning English Language. I will never afraid in learning. I have taken MUET exam on January this year, if the result was not ok. I will do it again. Again and agian until I got the result that would satisfy me.

    For this time, I learn English by myself. If this not workout. I am planning to attend to English class next year, this is due to financial constraint this year. Learning is cost a money right!. Thank to Idris Jala, I like your word. Espicially not fearing to fails and do the impossible things. I hope I can do better next time.

    Friday, June 15, 2007

    Human Trafficking

    Today I read about what is human trafficking, it's because my country is list as a 3-tier country on human trafficking. The survey in conducted by US Department. I think this is one-side report and basicless. I know what is my country and all people in my country is hate human trafficking because our religion forbide us to do like that.

    Human traficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of people for the purpose of exploitation. Trafficking involves a process of using illicit means such as threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability.

    But my Prime Minister agree with that report, but not 100% agree. He want more effort to prevent human trafficking must be taken. As Malaysian, we must promote our country in honour of Malaysian Celebration 50 years of Independance.

    Thursday, June 07, 2007

    Computer Maintenance.

    We recently heard about the goverment building is leaking and need to repair. It's because a leak of mantenance work. It must be cost a lot to goverment money. It's same about computer, if we don't do a maintenance. The computer lastly will go beserk.

    So, how to do a computer maintenance. Is it will cost you a lot of money. I think it is not a big problem. Just do a simple maintenance such cleaning your mouse, keyboard, system unit and other part. It is a hardware part.

    For software part, you must do a Windows Update and Antivirus Update regularly. You also need to do a backup/ If the problem comes, an it will not save by doing maintenance. Lastly you have to recover or roll back your data from a backup data. That's why computer maintenance is important.

    Wednesday, June 06, 2007

    ICT and civil servants

    Based on The Star report on Teusday June 5, 2007. One survey has conducted by Kelly Services Inc, an international recruitment company. The survey found that only 53% of goverment employees regularly use internet compared to 80% of worker in private sector.

    The survey also found that only 61% of goverment officers think that internet can improve their productivity. In contrast, 72.5% of private workers who said yes. According to the Kelly Services, the reason why civil servants not keen to use internet is because email is still not considered as legally binding in many instances.

    However goverment officials disagree with this finding, that because there is no specific data on that, said the spokesman of Malaysian Administrative Modernization and Management Unit (MAMPU). MAMPU is a part of Prime Minister's Office and is responsible for promoting the use of e-Goverment application.

    Tuesday, June 05, 2007

    Malaysia willing to help Afghan

    As i read in nst online, PM of Malaysia offer to give a help to Afghanistan in developing the country. Just like Malaysia, Afghanistan also agriculculture-base economy, same as Malaysia used to be.

    Malaysia will assist Afghanistan in private sector for making it contribute more to the country and change Afghanistan to labour-intensive manufacturing before go to high-tech and capital-intensive economy.

    Abdullah said this via video conferencing linking Putrajaya and Kabul.

    Original Source from

    Monday, June 04, 2007

    Monday, February 26, 2007

    Kid's typing skill

    What is the Kid's Typing skill, it a computer program that newly found by me to learn keyboard and practice in a wise way. Firstly, I need to familiarize the keyboard button and location of character and number. It's quiet fun and I practice it everyday in a day work. I think it's fun like playing game.

    Sunday, February 25, 2007

    My testimony

    Thank to all people who inspire me to better English. Before this, I look this subject is a barrier for me in a working environment and my opportunity to further my study. But now, I fell very enjoying reading and writing in English. Although my command in English is not good enough. I feel comfortably speaking to my wife using English, talking to my colleges using English and talking to everyone using English.

    my favourite place to work

    recently i've watching a video clip from youtube a work environment inside Google office.. First Impression that i have made is Woowww.. It's so wonderfull. Sometime it seem to ridiculous... Crazy place but i love it...

    Got everything for free and have motivated colleges.. That why they love their job.