Tuesday, February 22, 2011

chicken pox@cacar

No pictures to be uploaded...still recovering..i hope i can share my sweetest memories during my undergraduate years and my life in Borneo...for the first time in my life being hospitalized..do pray for me to recover soon..

Monday, February 14, 2011

I'm back!!

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what a waste! i almost forgot about my blog...what happens after a few years? probably i don't feel like writing and now i feel like writing and sharing my new world...
completing my undergraduate studies in 2009 and struggling with the first year in my career had left the sweetest memories in my life..and now, i'm stranded in a far far away land (haha mcm kelas literature pulak). There are a lot of things happen throughout these years and i really want to share it. It's just to tell how i miss my seri sentosa girls and our 'syok sendiri' time. I always pray the best for all of you..nanti kita recall ye zaman muda2 KITA ..

Monday, October 8, 2007


3rd October...I was still not feeling weel with the bad chesty cough, flu and fevr..Everything was in a package right..hemmm with the 'great' condition of my body...I was so shocked whae I was told that we were going to have a QUIZZZZZZZ!!!!Prof was just smiling and telling us that the quiz was the last chance for us to find another 5 marks for the subject. What? 5 marks..?haaaaa this was something great!When I looked at the questions, I was just laughing and telling myself, hey dude you're dead!hahahahahaha Still, I forced my brain to recall all the acronyms and the worst part was recalling The Merril's Principle. Honestly, I have not been reading the class notes in the muced. Good!!! A lesson for me...
  • Be prepared all the time!
  • Be diligently reading all the notes!
  • Be relax when you are given a SUPRISED test!
  • Be COOL!
  • Act as if you know all the facts...then it would be easier for you to go through all the questions!

Coming back to the self reflection(should I put it that way?) hemmm ya...we have come to the end of the course. It seems that many things that I learn throughout this course. Developing the SOFT SKILLS, developing the skills in dealing with the soft wares and the most important thing is the good job done by the prof and the tutors. A big thank you for being a great job!



Tuesday, October 2, 2007


19 September...It was one of the greatest day in my life within these four years of studying... The presentation of the IWB projects from all the groups!! I was fascinated and started to enjoy the excitement when the first person, Teoh presented her project..It was a good job..I was wandering how much efforts had been put by her in producing the lesson. Emmm...I was just sitting at the back and started to crack my poor brains to think of what is necessary and unnecessary in producing a high quality standard or activities which integrate the use of IWB. Maybe I shall list them as below based on the comments given after each presentation.
' the necessary ones':-
  1. suitable fonts size and colours
  2. specific target group
  3. appropriate pictures
  4. the instructions of the activities
  5. the use of authentic materials
  6. the originality of ideas
  7. the perfect choice of subject matter of the activities
  8. bla bla and bla........

' the unnecessary ones':-

  1. 'copy' the available ready materials in the market(internet I guess)
  2. too many activities to be completed at one go ( perhaps students will get exhausted physically and mentally)
  3. too much things in one slide (which made my eyes emmmm...I should not mention it)

YES...A big round of applause to all my coursemates..You guys really can make money after this..

Back to real business...What did I learn?Emmm there are many things that I learn from my mates' projects. I started to realize where MY CREATIVITY level stands. There are a lot of things which never come across to my mind. Thus, I take this opprtunity to learn something new and try to be more creative in preparing my activities for the young learners. A good thing when we have this kind of strategy I mean, having a presentation of the projects, we open the space to the others to voice out their opinion regarding the usefulness and the not so good comments of the activities presented. This is an avenue to let anyone like me to begin to reflect and improve the skill in dealing with the soft ware. So, in future, we can produce a high standard activities using the particular soft ware.


Hey dad look at me
Think back and talk to me
Did I grow up according to plan?
And do you think
I'm wasting my time doing things I wanna do?
But it hurts when you disapprove all along
And now I try hard to make it
I just want to make you proud
I'm never gonna be good enough for you
I can't pretend thatI'm alright
And you can't change me'
Cuz we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I'm sorry I can't be perfect
Now it's just too late and
We can't go back
I'm sorry I can't be perfect
I try not to think
About the pain I feel inside
Did you know you used to be my hero?
All the days you spent with me
Now seem so far away
And it feels like you don't care anymore
And now I try hard to make it
I just want to make you proud
I'm never gonna be good enough for you
I can't stand another fight
And nothing's alright
'Cuz we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I'm sorry I can't be perfect
Now it's just too late and
We can't go back
I'm sorry I can't be perfect
Nothing's gonna change
the things that you said
Nothing's gonna make this right again
Please don't turn your back
I can't believe it's hard
Just to talk to you
But you don't understand
'Cuz we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I'm sorry I can't be perfect
Now it's just too late and
We can't go back
I'm sorry I can't be perfect
'Cuz we lost it all
Nothing lasts forever
I'm sorry I can't be perfect
Now it's just too late and
We can't go back
I'm sorry I can't be perfect
I learn from my mistakes...I know what should I do...I realize how to be a good daughter..I just want to do the best for you dad...And I will always do my best in everything...No worries..I will never hurt you...I just want to be 'THE PERFECT PRINCESS OF YOURS'....


I see your smile
I know your mind
No words need be said
I understand.
Focused on each other
We listen and we care
Laughter ripples like water
Together, we are.
Others are here, yes,
And we value them, yes,
But a special bond remains,
A line between us two.
Each friendship is special
Each is unique
And so is ours
We know.
And then time begins to rolland rear
it’s ugly head
Change begins
Now a little less than before.
Slowly, surely,
Not knowing why
Faster, stronger, without care
Our world shifts and shimmers and splits.
Shattered shards cascade down
Spurred by angry, lashing words
Contorted faces, stone deaf ears
Outside the whirlwind,
We die inside.
The scars run deep
Jagged clefts in our souls
We have suceeded in hurting
And hurt ourselves.
So you move on
And I remain
We keep on living
Turn our faces apart.
I glance across
At you from outside
Shaded eyes dry with tearsNew friends, new life.
Laughter, smiling (clenched teeth)
The flippant toss of the head
The enclosure surrounds youI cannot come near.
From behind my glass window
I know more than those withinI see the hurt in your eyes
I know the pain in your smile
I have been there before - I love you
Why do you pretend?
I hate to see your pain
And I cry inside
Tears deep within my soul
I cannot help you anymore.
What we had once
We can never have again.
The scars run deep,
But I still care.
You were my friend.
A poem that reminds me to someone who is closed to my heart.....

Sunday, September 16, 2007


I know that it is a little bit late to post this entry...It is due to many works need to be done and my poor time management ( honesty is the best policy )...But I still want to share how I view the use of IWB in classroom and the knowledge on how to 'touch' the software...
Here are some of the interesting activities which I feel the teachers out there can incorporate in the classroom with the help of SMART board:
  • Story telling ( as what Sze Mei's did during the lecture...Can you recall?)
  • Matching activities for teaching of vocabulary
  • Video clips
  • Games ( students play the game in which they use their knowledge regarding the lesson learnt and apply them during playing the games )

This is actually my first time ever in my life being exposed to this kind of technological advancement product as I come from a rural area. But no worries...since I have done the project successfully, molesting the software and create a very interesting activity...I feel that I can conquer this 'product'.

In my point of views, IWB offers a great deal for teachers out there to be more advanced in their teaching and provides a more memorable, enjoyable and real activities. These are some of the advantages of integrating this valuable 'product' in the classroom:

  • colourful, animated images and real pictures help the students to grasp certain concepts taught faster and better. This is very relevant to teach vocabulary especially for visual learners.
  • a new exposure to the students ( especially in rural if the facility is provided ) about the computer software.
  • allows the teachers to elicit responses from the students easily during the activity. This may help the teachers to check how much the students have gained and learned from the activities.
  • an integration of a new approach in teaching and learning makes the students enjoy the learning process optimally since they are curious about the ' product '. This leads them to get engaged and actively participate during the activities.

Another thing to consider is the precautions before any teachers want to explore this 'product' in the primary classroom. I would like to share a few since I have experienced creating activities for young learners once. Here are some of the precautions:

  • check the learners prior knowledge since we are all aware that the learners need to have some of background knowledge before they are introduced to a new knowledge.
  • clear instructions are vital since the leaners need to be clear of what they are expected to do during the activity
  • appropriate fonts and pictures size so that everybody inside the room can see the board.
  • 'LOCK' all the images so that they will not move here and there since the screen is very sensitive.
  • provide answers so that the learners can check their answers and learn from their mistakes.

Now, this is the last part of this entry where I need to answer the 3 questions.

1) Do you understand the basic knowledge using Note book function in SMART board? If yes, which part do you understand most? If no, why did not understand?

The answer is YES. I manage to apply what Miss Fenny told us about the cloning, dragging, locking, capturing and etc in my project. I did face difficulties throughout the process but I did ask my mates to assist me.

2) Do you understand the basic knowledge to use gallery and attachment pictures in SMART board incorporate for teaching English vocabulary for Standard Four students?

YES. The pictures provided and browsed from the net are useful to teach vacabulary since the provide the real images and allow the students to memorize and understand the words easily. Besides, the students can check answers, spelling and surf the online dictionaries or thesaurus to look for the definitions.

That's all for now...Till then...