Saturday, 15 December 2007

Truths and a lie

The new semester has begun. A time to recharge your batteries and gear yourself to a new start. This sem is going to fly really fast therefore you’ve to tune yourself in the correct mode for effective learning.

Recap:
You started off by telling a lie to your friends and trying the hardest to fool them in believing the lie. Some succeeded and some just blew it. (maybe most of you are honest people). Some secrets were revealed and you got to know new facts about your friend which you never knew before.

So what did you learn about this game?
Rate the game from 1 to 5.


It is better to be in chains with friends, than to be in a garden with strangers.
Try to enjoy every moment in life!

Thursday, 1 November 2007

.good luck.

All the best for your MUET examination.
I've posted all the good essays for you to read and take note of their writing style and ideas. Hope you will learn from the essays.

seek clarification for the MUET venue from the one stop centre
i'm not sure of the venue but it'll either be at FSU (like last year) OR at the nilai indoor stadium.

grandparent's house

7/10

My grandparents' house is tucked away in a small Malay village at the south of Sabah, named Kampung Berungis- a place where the development is still happened moderately. It is also a place where I find all the peacefulness that I seek in my life;by looking at Gunung Kinabalu which I can see only its top from my grandparents' house. This mountain creates the beautiful background of my grandparents' house especially early in the morning when the morning mist is still engulfing its peak. This will mesmerizing anyone who know how to appreciate the nature that was created by the Almighty.

I always imagine about the captivating picturesque scenery of its surrounding. It is full of colourful fresh flowers from different species that scenting the morning breeze in my grandmother's garden. The greenery which surrounding the house is the habitat for the living creatures such as birds that always restart the new day with pleasant songs and full of harmony.

Behind my grandparents' house is a narrow river about two metres width. Its crystal clear water flows calmly to the north and gives a serene rural landscape to my beloved grandparents' house. The song of the creatures and the sound of the flowing water enhance the beauty and the calmness of the house. The cleanliness of the river is a proof that the place is still safe from the destructive development.

In front of the house is a small badminton court where my cousins and I used to play when we were still young, chubby kids. Although it is very old and has many holes on its floor, we still use the court to play. At far right of the house is the green paddy field which spreads three acres away to the north. It brings serenity to my grandparents' house.

Not forget to mention is about my grandparents' house. Ten years ago, it was only an old wooden house. But after being much upgraded, now, it is a blue roof bungalow with the combination of the modern and traditional style. It is not too big and also not too small as it still fit for our big family to gather at a one time.

This beautiful house has three bedrooms on the first floor plus the master bedroom at the right on the ground that make it so comfortable for us to stay there if we visit our beloved granny. The living room which situated next to the master bedroom is fitted with a set of red sofa. The simple but still attractive decoration of the living room, warmly welcome the guests to the house.

Opposite the simple living room is the dining room and the kitchen. The dining room is comfortably fitted with a table with six seats. At the left of the dining room is a room where our family love to gather. The walls of the this room is decorated with a lot of photos of our family. It looks just like a gallery; for us to remembering all the sweet nostalgia that we had together.

Although someone will think that my grandparents' house is just like a usual Malay house with the landscapes of the paddy field and the river, for me, it is the most beautiful place that I have ever seen and also the most special place to me because there remain a lot of my childhood memories and also the memories of my late grandfather.

valuable experience

Think of an event in your life that seemed unfortunate but eventually turned out to be good. The readers must understand how an event that seemed negative turned out to be a valuable experience.

7/10

“Mummy ,mummy ,Amin is not moving ,”I voiced out loudly calling mummy in the kitchen while me ,myself did not know what actually happened to my brother but I kept scolding him for playing fool on me. I thought he painted his face with white and coloured his lips to blue. Well ,of course he played against the hide and seek rule. This is not fair!

“Ok ,I give up ,I give up! Come on ,you’re scaring me!,” worthless he was still like that.

After a few seconds , mummy rushed to the phone and called somebody . I could see tears rolling down her cheeks and I felt the gesture now and keep asking,
”Mummy ,what happened ?!!”

I could see daddy moving with hands at his back and mummy holding tissue ,almost crinkled into pieces. I exactly do not know where we were now. I only knew it was a big and white place with a lots of white room and many sick and miserable folks. However ,this situation does not scary me albeit for a little. What was kept rushing in my mind now was Amin. Amin still there ,inside the scary-look door with round and transparent mirror. He was there for almost an hour. I wanted to ask mummy and daddy but it seemed like there were also waiting for explanation.

A few minutes later ,a big and tall man with a thick moustache wearing white coat , approached daddy . His mouth were moving fast while his hand hold my father’s shoulder. I tried to spell his words and what I could puzzle off was,
“There is nothing more I can do ,only miracle can help him now,”he said while showing a big picture in black and white illustrating and of course ,the picture not interesting to look at. I could see something white and round-shape like inside the picture and I asked to myself,
“Is that the miracle? Hmm…maybe not. It’s ugly…Miracle should be something beautiful and colourful...not something like this!

I searched in house for the miracle. Under the dining table ,behind the curtain , inside toilet bowl and even bath tab! No miracle at all! I sighed and stopped for a while ,thinking with fingers pointing regularly on my head. I looked around the kitchen ,scanning for the miracle and suddenly I saw a bottle written ‘cough syrup’ ,bought by mummy last month and the syrup help me a lot!
“Now ,I know where I can get the miracle!”
I ran to my room ,searching for my ‘Tweety’ piggy bank. I took out all the money inside and started counting,
“Ten cents ,thirty cents ,fifty cents………..Now ,all together is one ringgit and eighty-cents,” I smiled with my mouth open widely showing my sparkling teeth. I went to the shop where my mother bought me the ‘cough syrup’.
“Miracle ,here I come!”

Standing on my feet toes ,I tried to reach the high counter while shouting,
“Excuse me mister. My name Ellie and I am seven years old. Can I get a bottle of miracle ,please?”. However ,there was no reply from the man . I repeated my question and stomped my feet but there was still no answer ,again and again. I could feel my ears turned hot and my blood flow rapidly. I gargled and produce disgusting voice to attract that both men. I put my hand inside my pocket and bamed my money onto the counter.

“Hello ,my name Ellie and I am seven years old. I got one ringgit and eighty cents here ,so ,would you give me a bottle of miracle ,please !,”louder and clearer. The man was shocked and said “Sorry little girl ,we do not sell any miracle ,”He smiled and laughed to me ,showing his yellow teeth.

“Don’t worry about the money ,I got enough to buy it ,I have one ringgit and eighty cents.”
“Sorry little girl ,I got customer right now ,see ,” he said while pointing towards a bold man beside him. Then ,I muzzled my mouth and felt like crying but I could feel a hand holding my shoulder ,the bold man did .
“What’s wrong little girl?”
“My name Ellie and I am seven years old, I want to buy a miracle for my brother .Amin. I heard from my dad that only a miracle can save my brother. He get ‘tumor’ in his head ,but I do not know what it was. I want to play high and seek with him again. Do you know where I can get the bottle of a miracle?”
“How much do you have right now Elie ?” He asked ,smiling.
I grinned,”One ringgit and eighty cents.”
The man nodded and then ,he stood up .He hold my hand and winked at me,
“Can you show me where you live? I think I know where to get miracle for little boys like Amin ,” I smiled and kissed his right cheek.

.What happened after that ,I could barely remembered. All I could recall was the time daddy drove me to the ‘white building’ next day and told me,
“Amin is in operation right now .He’ll be fine.” I looked up ,beaming ,”Really?” Daddy nodded ,smiling ,”Yes ,guess what? A real nice doctor , a neurologist came to volunteer and scheduled an emergency operation for Amin. Amin will be alright in no the ones he gets the tumor out of his head ,” I was still grinning. That could only mean one thing ,Amin would be back to play hide and seek with me again anytime soon!.

After a few hours ,I went inside the room where Amin was there lying on bed wth wires all over the body with head white bandaged .Mummy and daddy had ready by his side .Mummy stroked up her small head and said to dad,
“God and the miracles have saved you ,Amin. If not for that ,only God knows how much would have to pay for that.” I heard her as I looked at Amin who was still unconscious. Taking his hand lovingly ,I giggled and silently whispered to his ears,
“I know that ,only one ringgit and eighty cents.”

Amin always there to play hide and seek with me until today .I may never win any Olympic medals or break any records in World Guinness Book of Record or my name in the Hall of Fame but at least I managed to save my lovely brother with one ringgit and eighty cents .

personal success 1

Think of a time when you achieved a personal success. You might want to write about the time you finally completed a race, won a competition and so on. The reader must understand why the goal was important to you.

8/10

The most unfortunate thing that ever happened in my life was after my Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) result. I was very happy to get 12A1 in my SPM. So did my parents. I was very excited filling many scholarship forms in order to further my study outside Malaysia to gain experiences. Scholarship that I wanted the most was the Public Service Department (PSD) Scholarship.

However, I’m not that lucky to get that scholarship. To make thing worse, the PSD did not even call me for the Introduction Seminar …….. It was very hard and painful when I first knew there was no PSD scholarship for me. I cried with all my heart. The tears flow out from my eyes freely. I felt that this world was against me. It was really unfair that I was being rejected just like that. Thank God that my father was there to console me with his magic word, “God knows what is best for you”. I started to accept the fact, but I could not stop myself from crying. I was not that unfortunate because I still have my sister as my crying shoulder.

As a matter of fact, I have to accept the truth that there was no any other chance for me to complete my first degree abroad. I went to Islamic Science University of Malaysia (ISUM) with a big hope to get my first class honour in my Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS). I was trained to be realistic by my parents. Therefore it is okay to study at ISUM although it was absolutely not my dream university.

I got a bad homesick when I first enter this university. Suddenly, I started to realize that it is good for me to study here because of my homesickness. I could not imagine studying overseas where I will be so far away from my family. Can I call my family once a day like what I’m doing now?. Can they visit me whenever I wanted them to do so? Moreover, I was really closed to my siblings. They always called me whenever they need me or -------sick. Hence, I realize that, my failure to get the scholarship was like a blessing in disguise for me and my siblings as our bond was really strong and tight. We are not just brother and sister but million times more that that.

Besides, In ISUM I found myself happy and health. All the students were warm and friendly. They can simply give us their help whenever I wanted to. In addition all the lecturers were kind and good. They guided us in our study and helped us to face the new challenge in university life. I believed, it was not easy for me to study abroad as their custom and culture were totally different from us. Not only that I will have a very high probability to face race discrimination.
In conclusion, it was easier for me to adapt the environment as I’m a girl who never stayed far away from my family. I’m not sure whether I can study happily like now if I am outside Malaysia . Looking back, I realize that it was my destiny to study at ISUM. My pain and sorrow turned into laughter and joy. Now I believed ‘every cloud has a silver lining’.

personal success 2

Think of a time when you achieved a personal success. You might want to write about the time you finally completed a race, won a competition and so on. The reader must understand why the goal was important to you.


8/10

I remembered a story, a story beautiful and wonderful one. A story of mine. This story always keeps me in inspired all the time. It helps me discover the true meanings of life. It is really true that from challenges and obstacles in doing something would make me more matured and independent. Furthermore, it make me became a great man with a brave heart and strong mind.

This story started when I was in Form 4. Sufian and Ansar are my best friend. We are very close. We always do everything together and cannot be separated from each others. Although we were not in the same class but it was not a big problem for us to see each others. We were famous in the school because of our naughtiness. No one can beat our naughtiness in the school. Even the principle until the canteen workers knew the existence of us in the school.

Usually, when the assembly in Monday morning, our name will be called up and canned in front of the students and teachers because of the things that we had done. However, one day, our named were mentioned by the principle. We were very shocked because in that week, we did not do anything wrong due to the tiredness that we got from the exam. The principle asked three of us to step front on the stage. We never felt so nervous before to step on the stage to receive our weekly ‘present’ but on that day, all of our body----- shake and sweats run all over it.

Something told our medulla oblongata that it seemed like a major problem but we could not figured it ------. The principle said ‘This three young mans will represent our school in Science Academy Competition this year’. As she finished her sentence, my friend Ansar laughed loudly because he thought that the principle just joked to cheer up the mundane and dull morning. The principle heard Ansar’s laughed and said to other students, ‘Ansar is the brave and never feel afraid, maintain calm and happy when he enter the competition. He is the best choice to represent our school in this competition’. Ansar’s laughed stopped immediately and after a moment all of students and teachers laughed at him.

This Science Academy Competition required us to invent something new and futuristic. For us, it was something new. We never do something important like this before. We always played and not serious all the time but this responsible had made us become a new person with new attitude, and it was a positive one. All students and teachers were shocked with our changes but in the same time they seemed glad with the changes.

Big obstacle came to us, because of the lack of experience and knowledge, we did not have any idea on creating something benefits to humans and friendly to environment. We worked together with a full support from our beloved Physic teacher, Madam Azlin. She gave an idea to us to create a pulley using solar panel based on kinematics principle. Then, we went to the library and searched all the information about a kinematics that we can use to make our pulley work efficiently.

The principle gave us a lot of budget and full attention on us. We felt very touched because before this we looked her as the tiger of the school as she always punished us in front of the students. But now, she -----really different, more like a loving mother to us and because of that, we promised inside our heart that we will never be naughty again and will concentrate on our study after this.

Within three weeks, we manage to finish our project. The pulley looked really nice. We never expected that we manage to do such a major project for school because what we know just playing with friends and enjoying all the time. We gave an honour to our principle to name the pulley. The principle was really pleased and gave a wonderful name to that pulley, ‘Takal 3 Serangkai’. The name was given after the hardship and hardworking inside three of us. Once again, we felt touched with the name.

Finally, the judgement day came. The venue was at the Science Seremban School (SASER). We were accompanied by our principle and Physic teacher. There we met many competitors with the creations. We went there not to hope on winning but we just wanted to gain some knowledge and built our self-confidence. Our teacher never stopped in giving moral supports and made all of us calm. But yet, the nervousness will never go just like that. Furthermore, it was our first time trial in the competition.

After the judges have finalist all the projects, they had a meeting to choose the good and the best one which fulfill all the criteria they wanted in the project. Our anxiety became worse. Although we did not expect any place our anxiousness cannot be helped. The judge finally finished their meeting and ready to announce the winner. We hold our hands together and our eyes tightly while praying for a miracle. At last our named were called to the stage. We won the third place. We felt like dreaming in the days. We never thought that this moment will happen in our lives. Our principle and Physic teacher seemed very happy, glad and proud of us.

We went back to school with a trophy and money prizes worth RM200 each.
All the students were very proud with us. For me, I never felt of receiving respect like this, all that I got before this is just humiliation in front of people. Hence, it proved that I can be a good and smart student. And from that day, I knew I can be somebody. Somebody with intelligent, knowledge, and braveness to explore a new world without boundaries.

Three qualities a best friend should have.

8/10

What is a friend? A friend is a person who we enjoy spending time with. Everyone in the world should have a best friend. This is because a best friend will be with us always. Therefore, we will never be alone in this huge, lonely world. There are certain qualities that make a friend a best friend. What are these qualities? It does not depend on how cute a person is nor does it depend on his wealth, but there are more important qualities in a person in order to be a best friend.

The first important quality that a best friend should have is he understands us. The word understands means he knows us. By this, it means that the person will recognise all of our behaviours, fears, let alone our favourites. Furthermore, when a person understands us, he will know when we feel sad and thus, he will lend his shoulder to us. In addition, we can express our feelings and he will really listen to us. He too will help us in a time of need. On the other hand, if he is not understanding, he will ignore us and will not help us with our problems.

Honesty is one of the qualities that a best friend should have. It is important to us if our best friend can keep our secrets. In addition, he will never betray us and talk bad things about us behind our back. Of course, we do not like a person like that to be our best friend. If our best friend is honest to us, we can trust him, tell and share everything with him. We do not need to worry about our secrets being known by others. If he talks bad things about us to others, there must be fights between us.

In addition, caring is also an important quality in order to be a best friend. Caring does not only means that one is concern about oneself but also knows what a friend needs when he is in trouble. Furthermore, when a person is caring to us, we can feel happier in our life. If not, we will feel lonely and become a useless person. A best friend will give support to us when we are sad or disappointed. As a result, we can feel better and become more enthusiastic in life.

In a nut shell, there are three important qualities that we need to have in order to become a good friend that is understanding, honesty and caring. Friends are easy to find, however, a best friend is difficult to be found.

The importance of having good computer skills

8.5/10

Computer is an electronic device that ------ capable to store and process information in accordance with a set of instructions. Nowadays, it becomes necessary to the people all over the world. Almost people at least know the shape and the general uses of computer, although they do not know how to use thoroughly. Tell me, how many people are there that do not know about computer? It just a few people that never heard about it. It is show that computer provide many benefits for us. Thus, it is important to us to have good computer skills, in order to get its benefit.

By having good computer skills, we can quicken our work compared to people that do not have good computer skills. As example, to make proposal or assignment, we just need to type into the computer and can edit it easily if there are mistakes. Then, we just need to print out our work. It can shorten our actual time that is needed to complete the work. Say no to tired and unsatisfactory with our own handwriting. Furthermore, the type of font that is used in the computer was standardized. Therefore, it makes other people easy to read our work and no more rejecting work because of bad handwriting.

Then, by computer also, we can transfer data or save data properly. The process of transferring data can be easier and faster. It also can reduce the probability to lose data or information. Thus, we can transfer our data especially the secret data safely. For instance, for a university student that know much about computer, they will produce their assignment by using computer. Then, they can save their copy of work in the disc or thumb drive. By using these, they can look back through their work that had been saved accordingly. In contrast, the people that have lack of computer skills will face problem if they want to refer back to their work or lose their original work.

The presentation of a presenter can be only attractive if they have something to attract people to hear their presentation. It is the only way that a good computer user will do, that is by using their good skills to adapt the function of computer. They can make slide shows to represent our information and data. For instance, they use the colourful pie chart, bar graph or table to represent their data, so that people will become understand more and pay more attention to what we are talking about. Moreover, the research that had been made by a human organisation in US prove that people will pay more attention to the talk that have visual with them compared to the talk without visual.

A manager of any company will always want the skilful person to become their worker. It is because a skilful person gives more benefit to their company compared to person that has lack of skill. The person that has good computer skills has a big job opportunity in order that their skills are very useful to improve the productivity of a company. However, the companies should take time to teach and train their worker who lack of computer skills.

It is shown now that having good computer skills are important in order to adapt ourselves with the globalisation era that needs us to work fast. Besides, our country can produce skilful person and be up to date to the new technology. As a conclusion, we need to improve our computer skills, so that government mission can be achieved.

argumentative essay

9/10

Do you agree that youngsters nowadays spend too much time on the computer chatting with their friends? In my point of view, I absolutely agree with the statement. Averagely, youngsters these days always fill their leisure in front of the computer. However, this seems not to be during their leisure time only, but mostly of their time they spend to chat with their friends. The matters are, how one could be ‘tenaciously ‘ keeps their point just to chat with his or her friends? Moreover, what actually are the effects would be on them?

The most probable reason why the teenagers spend too much of their time chatting with their friends on the computer is nonetheless they lack of love and attention from their parents. Most of the parents today are busy with their works rarely spend their time on their own. Usually, they will enjoy and have fun with their friends through computer chatting. Furthermore, it is the easiest way to keep them in touch. However, it seems that they take too much time chatting until they tend to neglect their study, their homework and many more. Thus, it will propel the youngsters to become irresponsible on the tasks or works that they need to accomplish at the first place.

Besides, living in such a hectic world that is showered with modern tech, teenagers are prompted to enjoy the achievements of the high-tech. One of it is through the computer chatting. Yes, it is undoubtedly that it is the easiest and simplest way for communication. All you have to do is just sit in front of the computer and start typing anything you want to talk about. That is easy, right? Consequently, youngsters will take too much time to enjoy the chatting with their friends. As the result, there will be lack of communication among family members. Besides, they also rarely mix up with other people out there. For worst, they will ignore the importance of living in one society.

Since the youngsters spend too much time on the computer chatting, so this dilemma can be solved through co-operation and understanding between parents and their children. Parents should wisely divide their time and try to spend with their children. Parents can bring their children for vacation and share fun time together. Apart from that, parents also need to educate their children on how to mingle with the modern technology. On the other hand, youngsters should understand and know their responsibility as a child and also a student. Youngsters should spend time with their friends in other ways. For example, they can enjoy playing any outdoor games together. They also can discuss their homework together. Therefore, they will spend their time on computer chatting less. So, parents and children should play their own roles in order to overcome this problem.

As a conclusion, we all know that there are bad effects for youngsters who spend too much time on computer chatting. Fortunately, there are also solutions to solve these problems. So, try to think and act wisely thus happiness can be achieved in life. As the saying said, time is gold, right? Therefore, appreciate the time we have by doing something beneficial so that we can stand survive in this challenging world.

The helicopter landed in the clearing.....

9/10

The helicopter landed in the clearing. Suddenly, a man came out of it. His face looked so serious and cautious. Ironically, the middle-aged fat man was wearing a black leather coat with a pair of worn-out short. Alex, who was peeping behind the bushes was in stationary. He was so interested to know what was the suspicious man trying to do in the middle of the forest at that particular time.

Then, the man walked fast into the forest. Full of curiousity, Alex followed him in stealth. He did not know why his feet went to follow the path taken by the man. Consequently, he had forgotten about the main reason he lingered around the area- to find dried branches. All the team members in the Gaudy Campsite went to be frantically furious as Alex did not return within the time provided. He became preoccupied to follow the man's track.

While Alex was walking in silence, a familiar voice startled him from behind. "Hey, where have you been?" Sebastian stared Alex's face in anger. He looked so mad as Mr. Bob instruct him to search for Alex. "Shh...shut up! Come with me, I'll show you what I'm doing." Sebastian just listened to what had his friend said. Ten minutes later, the essentric man had brought them to a cave in a very secluded area in the forest. Abruptly the man entered the big cave.

Those two bossom friends hid themselves behind the nearby bushes. "Alex, there are so many mosquitoes here," Sebastian whispered in pain, scratching the place where the biting insect had bitten him. Alex ignored his friend. "What are we doing here? In the dark?" Sebastion was truly astonished to see Alex's reaction who seemed to be engrossed tracking for something. From far they saw the man was talking to another man who was younger than himself. In the dark, they could clearly see a girl in their age was tied and lying unconcious. They did not believe their naked eyes- it was an abduction!

"Alex, hear this. I'm not going to meddle. We can easily die!" Sebastian shoke Alex's shoulder. "Hey, are you crazy? The girl will die if we don't help. I ain't going to let her die. Come on pal, don't be such a chicken," Being slapped by the word 'chicken' Sebastian tried to build his bravery. Out of sudden, a man came from behind and grabbed both of them. They thought that the man must had been the abductors' accomplice. Luckily, Alex managed to escape from the man's hand and in no time he ran as fast as lightning seeking for help. A bang broke the air when the man shot his gun but it missed Alex. The man could not catch him as he was the unbeatable international splint champion for the five years abreast since 2000.

It was adrenaline-pumping when Alex knew that it was not only the girl with the villains but also his very best and loyal friend. When he reached the campsite after splinting for about half a mile, he promptly told Mr. Bob about what had happened. With no hesitation, Alex and Mr. Robert went down the mountain to the nearest town. Fortunately, they managed to lodge a police report. Finally, the criminals were sent to face the justice. Sebastian and Princess Alba were saved unhurt. Alex was rewarded for being brave to intervene despite the high risk. At the end of the story, Alex had learnt that helping others is a good job. Otherwise, he realised how important Sebastian was to him.

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

essay 24

I used to be dreaming to be a principal as I could see that it is a noble and enjoying job. A person who had inspired me to be one is Madam Olivia, the principal of Victoria High School. I bet she was the epitome who made me realized that being a principal is totally interesting. If I were given a chance to be the principal of my school, there would be a lot of changes that I want to bring about.

Firstly, I will improve the school library. This is because library is a crucial place where students spend most of their time reading and making revisions. So, to make library a favourite place to be visited, I will make sure the library is air-conditionered. This will provide a comfortable condition for students. Moreover, more books will be added into the collection of the library for example science books, novels, magazine, encyclopedia, booklets, pamphlets-you name it. The cleanliness of the library will be taken care strictly. A rule which states that the fine will be given to the litterbugs will be reinforced.

The second change I wish to make is to carry out beautification projects. Many kinds of plants will be planted around the school. Hibiscus, rosess, chrysanthemum, ixora, sunflower and so on will make better view. Nonetheless, no one is allowed to pluck anything from it to ensure its beauty. In addition, a huge fruit orchard will be constructed. There will be many types of fruits trees to be planted such as apples and oranges. Therefore, everybody can have the yield. A big man-made lake will be also constructed. This is to evoke the element of tranquility so that all students will be not that stressed in their study. A special activity will be held in the lake which is paddling canoe. Wow, this is sure to be enjoying!

The utmost change is to foster better relationship between teacher-pupil. This can be done by having Teachers' Day Celebration at school level. There must be many interesting activities involving both parties like soccer match between teachers and students. Hence, the relationship will be enhanced to be much better than before. Furthermore, students are encouraged to give presents to their teachers to show their appreciation. Other than that they can also sing an appreciation song for the teachers. Mutual respect between students and teachers is significant to achieve the goal.

I will also provide more extra-curricular activities for the students. This is to make sure them to excel not only in academic but also in other things. Students are given the freedom to choose any club they like to be in. There will be tae-kwon-do club, archery club, swimming club, bowling club and so on. In addition, students are allowed to create their own club where they can have anyone to participate. Nevertheless, the activities of the club must not break any school and national rules. Extra-curricular activities are important enough to enable students in improving their communication skills. Moreover, they shall learn the meaning of cooperation and unity.. Besides that, they will get higher merit by involving themselves in such activities.

Actually, I want to emphasize that the facilities must be more efficient to provide convinience for both parties of students and teachers. A big avant-garde cafe with automated cashier will be provided. This will reduce the human source besides making works easier. A spacious parking lot will be constructed with the latest and sophisticated security system. Hence, they will have not to worry about the safety of their vehicles.

Being a principal is not an easy job. It needs high determination and spirit. I hope that someday I can be one.

essay 17

A very good morning to our Master of Ceremony,honorable judges,our wise timekeeper,and Ladies and Gentlemen.Today,I will talk about my elocution entitled ¡Sportsmen Who Have Brought Glory To The Country Should Be Given Pension Schemes¢.

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Firstly,as we know, there are many successful sportsmen in our country who had raised Malaysia name in the eyes of the world like M Jegathesan and Marina Chin.To make it real,they had to sacrify many thing such as time,energy,and also personal life.So,by giving them the pension schemes, their big sacrifice was paid.Although the pension money cannot fully compensates what they had sacrified,but at least they will not think that their hardship was value nothing.

Nowadays,Malaysia is blessed with many potential sportsmen which are very young but precious too.However,they might think if their involvement in sports will guarantee their future life.This thought will disturb their focus and put them in a big dilemma as many assumption came to their mind.Here,I want to affirm that the pension scheme is the best solution to sweep away their worries.In addition,it should be given base on the sportsmen achievement.As a result,it will encourage them to concentrate more on achieving success without any doubt.

Beside that,giving away the pension schemes to sportsmen mean approving their contribution to the country and at the same time,the standard of the sports they played was approved too.It will be promoted and encourage many youngster to take part in that sports until the international level.This participation will prove that Malaysian too can play variety type of sports that was standardized and proved by worldwide.Furthermore,we will not hesitate to play that sports even in higher level.

Lastly,if we look through the life of sportsmen,we can conclude that sportsmen is a professional career just like doctor and engineer but with more contribution to our country.It is because besides practice and play so hard,they also have to carry a mission to bring glory to Malaysia in every competition they participate.So,as other profession is given pension schemes after retired,sportsmen also deserve to get it.

Ladies and Gentlemen,
I think my points was enough to explain why the sportsmen who have brought glory to the country should be given pension schemes.Moreover,the time did not permit me to talk any longer.Before I step back,I would like to conclude that sportsmen are like fallen star to the country.Therefore,support them in whatever they play or compete and appreciate their contribution to our country.Thank you.

essay 5

Vanishwaran a/l Balram,
No.17, street 13A,
Bandar Sri Putri,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.

En.Mustapa Omar,
The New Straits Time Press ( Malaysia ) Berhad,
Balai Berita, 31, Jalan Riong,
59100, Kuala Lumpur ,
MALAYSIA. 01 March 2005

Sir,
Response to the New Straits Time report on 28 February 2005

Due to the report on 28/2/2005, a snatch theft victim has been unconscious and need more than RM 60000 for her treatment after she was hit on the head by two snatch thieves. As one of the public, I feel sympathy towards the victim but I also think that this incident give the society some awareness about this crime.

2. Lately, the snatch crime had become an issue as this terrible crime occurs a lot of time recently. Usually, the victim and the target are women and weak people. It was classify that those snatch thieves are people with no jobs, gangster or drug addicts.

3. I also think that some action should be taken to reduce the crime such as awareness campaign. People should be exposed and taught about what they should do when they face such problem. For an instance, they should learn martial art, or some defense techniques to protect themselves. Furthermore, weapons like small knife and spray should be brought anywhere as a protection from any danger. Moreover, media like newspaper and broadcasting play an important role in conveying information about the crime to the public.

4. Besides that, as a responsible public, we can help to reduce the victim’s family burden by donate generously to the victim. Since the victim needs a long time to cure and take many kind of treatment, the family needs a lot of money which are about RM 60000 and above. Hence, we can show our sympathy towards the victim by donating or visiting the snatch victim. Maybe, this will decrease the sadness of the victim’s family.

5. Nevertheless, the police should take stringent measures against the culprits and future snatch thieves. A serious, hard punishment and penalization should be taken towards those criminals. Thus, the victim’s right can be protected. Moreover, public must always be aware when they see such crime. Hastily action should not be taken if it will risk their life. At least, we can identify the thief and help the victim by reporting to the police.

6. Lastly, I hope my view will get a full consideration from your side. Thank you.

Yours truly,
VANISHWARAN
(Vanishwaran a/l Balram)

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

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Summary 1

Suggested main points:
  • Regular forums to curb rate of road accidents
  • Instill proper road culture
  • Police-tough stance- summonses, demerit points and hefty fines
  • A ban on driving- prison sentence
  • Guideline on traffic lights, speeding, use of handphones and use of emergency lane.

Best summary written by TTS2

The measures taken by the Government to curb rate of road accidents is by conducting forums regularly to bring law-makers, law enforcement officers and road users discuss ways to tackle this problem. Furthermore, more needs have to done on road safety and instil proper road culture. Besides, the Traffic Police have taken a tough since against traffic light defaulters. In turn, the dangerous drivers' will find himself in court if they break the road safety rule. Hence, usual punishments for a specified time can also help in preventing road accidents.
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Summary 2

Suggested main points:
  • 5 trained elephants to help translocation
  • Female elephants- better temperament
  • Centre’s elephants give moral support to wild elephants
  • Two working elephants flank a single wild elephant- providing comfort and calm
  • Journey slow and stressful –relocated elephant has to be chained
  • Move to new site as soon as possible
  • Two teams with alternating roles

Best summary written by TTM2

To relocate elephants at the Elephant Training Centre in Kuala Gandah, first, the management receives request to move the elephants from unwanted territories to national parks. This process involves a wild elephant being flanked by two working elephants from the centre to support and calm it down. Then, the elephant is chained since the journey to the park is long and stressful. Despite that, the centre has two teams where each month, one team does translocation work while the latter manages day-to-day affairs. This work is crucial to prevent the elephants from extinction.

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Summary 3

Suggested main points:
  • Keep focused- avoid being inattentive or preoccupied
  • Clear your thoughts of outside concern
  • Dramatise faces- association exaggeration-select just one feature
  • Transform the person’s name into an inforgetable image
  • Review- repeat name aloud

Best summary

The art of remembering names are,firstly keep focused by clearing your thought of outside concern whenever meeting someone new.Ask the name to be repeated when your mind wondered during it introduction.Secondly,dramatise faces.In addition we can use 'association -exaggeration or forging connections between unlike things.Select one's attractive feature and commit it to memory by animating it.Next,make associations by transforming names into images you would likely to remember.Moreover,similar words could resembles one's name.Lastly,review the names by repeating it in conversation and at the end,say the name out loud.

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Summary 4

Suggested main points:

  • Thorough service for car
  • Bring only the necessary items in car
  • Plan your itinerary
  • Calculate an extra couple of hours- play stops forkids
  • Check out the route-prevent unnecessary delays
  • Travel at night or early in the morning
  • Confirm your stay
  • A bag in front with necessary items
  • Bring enough money for emergency expenses
  • Take a break when tired

Best summary written by TTD1

Good planning is vital towards achieving happy, less stressful journey. First, make sure the car has had a complete service. Second, clean out the car thoroughly. Otherwise, carefully planned the itinerary and calculated an extra hours into the time journey. In addition, make sure to have precise list of directions and check out the route that are planned to take. Meanwhile, try to leave at night or very early in the morning. Besides, call the hotels the day before staying there and give them an approximate arrival time. Moreover, make sure to have loose and extra change be ready. Finally, always take a break whenever the driver needs to.

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Summary 5

Suggested main points:
  • Medical programmes- preclinical and clinical studies -21/2 to 3 years each
  • Pre-medical strong foundation and knowledge on a wide range of subjects on body functions and systems,anatomy, diseases, medicine and drugs-can choose to specialise
  • Clinical studies- core subjects like medicine and surgery, obstetrics and others- less time in attending lectures- more time in hospitals for practical work
  • Continuous assessment (30-40%) – final exam (60-70%) no projects or final year dissertations.
  • Final year exam- both practical and written
  • In clinical practicals-diagnose disease,prescribe medicine and give medical opinions

Best summary written by TTM1

The medical programmes are divided into two parts – pre-clinical and clinical studies which take about two and a half to three years each. Pre-clinical study is the medium for students to prepare for the clinical years later on. In contrast, clinical study is the most important part in medical programme since students spend more time in hospitals than attending lectures. Besides, assessment systems differ between each university. However, most of them tend to have continuous assessment throughout the semester. Also, the final exam consist both written and practical component. Furthermore, by doing clinical practicals, students are able to improve their skill in this course.



Summary 6


Suggested main points:
  • Teach the teens the real risks – slow down their ‘engines’
  • Be an effective provider of information –skilful way of communicating with teens – caring attitude
  • Discuss rescue plans for worst case scenarios
  • Make teens aware that music, movies and TV are not an accurate reflection of reality
  • Find safe ways to explore new positive ventures- chance directions now and then

Best summary written by TTM2

There are many effective ways of steering teens away from trouble . Firstly , the parents have to teach teens and slow down their curiosity . Then , parents need to know the real teens risks and communicate with acceptable ways .This will let them know the concern and not judging them . Furthermore , teens have to know the risks of dabbling in negative pastimes . Besides , parents should discuss rescue plans for worst case scenarios with various situations and effective ways to overcome . In addition , teens also need to be aware the contents in music, movie and television that not accurate reflection in reality.

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Summary 7

Suggested main points:

  • Encourage kids (2-6 years old) to eat a healthy balanced diet:
  • 6 servings per day of foods containing mainly of grains
  • 3 servings per day of veggies
  • 2 servings per day of fruit
  • Carbonated drinks and sweets- sparingly
  • Children who are overweight may have heart problems later
  • Help children eat a wide variety of foods through games and exercises
  • Replace carbonated drinks with sparkling water and fruit juice
  • Don’t overdo with fruit juice lest children miss out on fibre,vitamins and other nutrients

Best summary written by TTS2

According to the pint-size pyramid, the kids are encouraged to consume mainly on grains. Then, vegetables make up the second stage while fruit is in the next stage. Milk and meat makes up the higher stage. Finally, the carbonated drinks and sweets occupy the top of the pyramid. Furthermore, they are advised to eat less fat. In addition, children should eat variety of foods. To reduce the intake of soda drinks by children, the mixture of a little fizzy water with 100% fruit juice that can form more nutritious ‘soda’ may help. On the other hand, fruit juice should not displace other foods in the children’s diet.

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Summary 8

Suggested main points:

  • Look your best- what you wear, how you speak and act
  • Monitor your body language- facial expression and voice
  • Firm handshake
  • Select chair beside the interviewer ( not directly in front)
  • Don’t be too desperate for job or too eager to please
  • Say what you mean- words consistent with body language and appearance

Best summary written by TTS2

There are many right things to do at interview. Firstly,evaluate your best best by studies have linked clothing conciousness to higher self-esteem and job satisfaction. Besides, monitor your body language to make sure don't seem too desperate for the job but will greatly influence an interviewer's first impression of you. Then, start with a firm handshake. In addition, select a chair beside the interviewer whenever you have a choice of seats. Moreover, say what you mean to exude confidence and be believed. Finally, thank for the interviewer's interest. Before that, mention why you are the best candidate for the job.


Summary 9

Suggested main points:

  • Reduce cholesterol
  • Reduce existing levels of atherosclerosis and inhibit new growth of plaque
  • Promote stronger and more flexible aortas
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Prevent clots- reduce possibility of strokes and thrombosis
  • An antiseptic- treat wounds, sores and reduce inflammation
  • Reduce chance of getting cancer-stop cancer causing agents

Best summary written by TTM2

Garlic consumption has many benefits.Firstly,it can reduce cholestrol only after four weeks of eating garlic supplements.Furthermore,it can reduce existing level of artherosclerosis and inhibit new growth of plaque.Besides,one who eat more garlic will have stronger and more flexible aortas and these will help lower blood pressure,prevent formation of blood clots,reducing the possibility of strokes and thrombosis.In addition,garlic can be used as antiseptic, poultice for sores and reduce inflammation.Next,it is also used during cancer treatment because its role in reducing tumours by half and prevents cancer ongoing.
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Summary 10

Suggested main points:
  • Learn all about your business or profession
  • Develop your own style
  • Manage your emotional life well
  • Know your weakness
  • Learn to save
  • Learn to delegate

Best summary written by TTS1

There are certain things that one has to do in order to achieve major success by the age of 40. Firstly, you must do your homework by learning all the necessaries about your profession before 40. Then, design your own style. Besides, be happy and avoid diseases by putting your emotional life in order. Moreover, identify your weakness and don't force yourself on making something that you dislike. Furthermore. you have to save money before you quit your job. Finally, learn to delegate yourself in order to pick up the right people and trusting them.


Summary 11


Suggested main points:
Make first impression – special consideration to begin a speech
  • Arouse immediate interest
  • Avoid apologetic stance
  • A series of climaxes – unity
  • Avoid trivialities
  • End of speech- an ending and summing up- make it a memorable one
  • Best summary written by TTS1

    A few tips on speaking may help one to speak effectively in public. Firstly, the first impression and last is very important. Therefore, one must think and plan really carefully about the speech and how to present the particular speech. Make a beginning that can attract the audience's attention and interest. Similarly, the ending should also be a catch and be a memorable one. However, the speaker must avoid thanking the audience for listening in the beginning of the speech. In addition, he must also not let the audience underestimate and loose their confidence in his ability to address them.


    Summary 12

    Suggested main points:

    • Divide according to subjects and lessons
    • Have a schedule
    • Time problems are ‘homemade’
    • Don’t get bogged down with small tasks or too many responsibilities
    • Set priorities

    Best summary written by TTD1

    Student should know the proper ways to manage time,for example divide their study according to subjects and lesson. Besides, they have to make a schedule and also an analysis to observe their time managment. Moreover, they must focus on the main job to avoid bogged down with a number of small tasks. Furthermore, do not take too many responsibilities.Finally, they should know how to set priorities and stick to their decisions. If they learn how to use their best time ,as the result it can change their whole way of life.

    Summary 13

    Suggested main points:

    • Choose a proper diet
    • Exercise three times a week
    • Motivate yourself – eat right and exercise regularly
    • Don’t be fooled by the weighing scale
    • Anticipate temptation
    • Eat fresh and light
    • Drink plenty of water
    • Eat smaller meals
    • Keep walking

    Best summary written by TTD1

    To get a slim-healthy body, one should opt a diet that the caloric intake is low.Next,perform exercise regularly:at least 3 times a week.In addition ,motivate yourself and focus on the reasons to perform the diet.Don’t be fooled by the scale in gauging your weight.Hence,record your weight once a week and get the average at the end of the month.Meanwhile,temptation should be anticipated.Plan how you’ll restrain the temptation without feeling leftout.Eat the foods that are fresh and light.Next,drink a lot of water or have a fresh fruit drink,diet drink or soft drink.Lastly,eat smaller meal and and keep walking regularly as well.

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    Summary 14

    Suggested main points:

    • Immune system produces antibodies
    • Allergic to specific foods and chemicals
    • Caused by a short list of foods
    • Artificial colouring and preservatives
    • Intolerance of food when digestive system has trouble processing it
    • Chart reactions to certain foods-record what you eat

    Best summary written by TTM1

    There are only a few people experience actual food allergies and the rest are only experience food intolerance, food poisoning or digestive trouble. Firstly, allergy happens when immune system produce antibodies and attack substance it deems dangerous. Consequently, it cause symptoms occur instantly or later to the person. Food allergies are cause by certain type of foods and it can be life-threatening. Meanwhile intolerance to a food cause trouble to digestive system. Therefore, it cause stomach cramp and headache. Allergy sufferers need to avoid taking product containing additive and preservative. Finally, they also need to avoid taking MSG in their meal.

    summary 15 - 19

    Summary 15

    Suggested main points:

    • Hepatitis B- inflammation of the liver – caused by virus
    • Possible severe complications – liver cancer
    • Transmitted through contact with infected blood or blood products- blood transfusion, sharing sharp instruments, infected needles
    • Also transmitted through sexual encounter with those infected, or from an infected mother to a newborn child
    • Most cases mild – life long immunity
    • Some (2%) may die from fulminant hepatitis; 5-10% become chronic carriers
    • About 15-25% hepatitis B carriers may develop liver diseases
    • Hepatitis B carriers should not donate blood and should see doctor regularly

    Best summary written by TTM2

    Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver caused by Hepatitis B virus and can caused death. The virus transmitted via contacting with infected blood or through the infected needles from drug addict. In addition, it also spread out through contact with semen and vaginal fluid of infected person or from infected mothers to a new born child. Besides, the person infected will always develop life-long immunity towards the virus. Some of the patient, which may have symptom whereas the others do not get any symptoms about the disease and they will act as a carrier and pass the disease to people. Furthermore there are many rules that must be following by them for safety. Last but not least, there are no cures for this disease but it still can be prevented by Hepatitis B vaccination.


    (100 words)



    Summary 16

    Suggested main points:

    • Hope for the best but prepare for the worst
    • Think first before you act
    • Act aggressively or forcefully
    • Call for help
    • Don’t get locked on a detail
    • Be honest

    Best summary written by TTS2

    There are several methods when face a crisis or emergency. First, hope for the best but prepare for the worst by planning for a crisis. Next, think first before taking an action, Besides that,take act aggresively will cause people react immediately. Otherwise, call for backup and try to control the situation. Then, do not get locked on a detail. It's important for someone stand back and keep the whole situation in view, Finally, be truthful no matter how bad things happened.

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    Summary 17

    Suggested main points:

    • Rich in flora and fauna
    • Thriving local economy on birds’ nests and guano
    • Birthplaces of civilization
    • Archaeological significance

    Best summary written by TTS1

    Niah National Park is famous with birthplaces of civilisation in the region. In other hand, its luxuriant equatorials forest with thousand species of flora. It also has a vast cave swarming with bats and swiftlets. Besides it is a place where the oldest modern human remains discovered and it found, Niah was suggested a long period of settlement reaching back into the Paleolithic era.Moreover,Local economy at Niah was developed depend on bird's nest and guano. In addition, Niah Caves are habitat to million of bats, swiftlets and other wildlife.



    Summary 18

    Suggested main points:

    • Ensure that insurance covers all your needs and is readily available
    • Choose one that gives direct emergency assistance – pre-pay or guarantee the full medical cost or for repatriation
    • Read the small print and follow the insurer’s instructions
    • Protect against catastrophe – buy by benefit and not by cost
    • A comprehensive policy- should cover all medical cost, personal effects and money, etc.

    Best summary written by TTM1

    There are many ways on how and why one should take up travel insurance. Two fundamental rules before buying it are to make sure it covers all that you need and when you need. Similarly, you should choose one that has on-the-spot emergency assistance, financial and practical help. Besides, do not choose insurance that only reimburses you when you get home. Moreover, it is important to you to read small print on you policy and follow the insurer's instruction. Thus, please ensure the insurance protect you against catastrophes. Always buy by benefits, not by cost. Finally, a comprehensive policy will offer a raft of benefits.

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    Summary 19

    Suggested main points:

    • Rangers employed to monitor the rhinos- but not paid adequately
    • RM 400000 a year to sustain 10 rhinoceros protection units
      International Rhino Foundation (IRF) provides financial support for rhinoceros protection units programme and Rhinoceros Captive Breeding
    • Facility- fund inadequate
    • Global Environmental Facility for rhinoceros conservation- no fund for Phase Two projects
    • Financial crisis- need to apply for funds from International bodies by Department of Wildlife and National Parks
    • World Conservation Union- Sumatran rhinoceros on Red List Categories
      Habitat degradation due to human economic activities and poaching
    • Need for surveillance, protecting and managing the rhinoceros and its habitat

    Best summary written by TTM2

    The measures taken and to be taken to preserve rhinos and the problem faced. The rangers are extremely dedicated and pay their allowances but not adequately. However, it costs RM400000 a year to sustain the 10 rhinoceros protection units. International Rhino Foundation (IRF) is providing some support towards rhinoceros conservation in Malaysia and Indonesia . Besides, Malaysia receiving funds from the IRF to be spent on the rhinoceros protection. Besides that, 1 million grants from the Global Environment Facility expire at the end. Then funding scheme does not allow for Phase Two projects. On the other hand, a government department have financial crisis. Finally, the action plan calls for protecting and managing the rhinoceros and its habitat is important.

    (105 words)

    Sunday, 14 October 2007

    Wednesday, 10 October 2007

    summary 20 - 24

    summary 20

    Suggested main points:
    • Not necessarily quiet, inactive or having a boring life
    • Involved in community work
    • Be computer literate
    • A balanced diet
    • Be independent and have a sense of humour
    • Keep busy

    Best summary written by TTS1 & TTM1

    Assumption of quiet,inactive people with dull life are some of the wrong interpretation of old folks.However,this misconceptions can be dispel by Dr.Chang's recipe for a long, healthy and happy life.Firstly,he lead a healthy lifestyle by performs balanced diet and supplements.Next,Dr.Chang was said to be an independent man as he can make a better view on life.Besides that,he think more positively and make himself busy with his matter.Having a sense of humour also important as it helps him to face hardship, dissapointments and failures.Lastly,Dr.Chang keep learning in life,manage his time and use energy wisely to keep up with time.
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    Many people have misconceptions of senior citizens but that can be dispel by knowing Dr. Chang's recipe for a long, healthy and happy life. They think senior citizens as quiet and inactive people it differ with Dr. Chang's life. Beside Dr. Chang practices medicine, he spends his time with community work and on the computer. However, there are many factors of Dr. Chang's recipe for a long, healthy and happy life. Firstly is balanced diet and supplements. Secondly, being independent with open minded. Then, having a sense of humour and keeping up with the times. Finally, try keeping busy with the benefit things.

    (100 words)


    summary 21

    Suggested main points:
    • Record a brief statement- watch the replay
    • Focus on what you say and how you say
    • Anxiety decreases after the first speech
    • Be aware that stage fright is actually not a big problem
    • Avoid negative thoughts about the audience
    • Support from the audience an encouragement
    • Concentrate on what you are saying
    • Learn to relax

    Best summary written by TTM2


    How we can overcome stage fright when speaking in public? First of all, ask opinion from others about our speech. Record our speak or practice and give attention on what we say and how we deliver it. Next, do not think negatively, because the audience always hope the speech is interesting. During the speech, we can also make a joke so the audience and the speaker fell relax. In addition, we must concentrate on what we say and how we deliver it, so the listener will get our message. Lastly, try to be relax. Simple relaxation exersice help many speakers reduce thier nervousness.



    summary 22

    Suggested main points:
    • Traffic in Taipei- intimidating to the experienced traveler
    • Motorist and motorcyclist have no regard for pedestrians
    • Even zebra crossings are ignored, especially by the motorcyclists
    • The ubiquitous motorcycles- pedestrians’ most feared vehicles
    • Accidents are common with widespread apathy seemingly from all quarters
    • Fear of financial entanglement from would be helpers of accident victims

    Best summary : none of them were good



    summary 23

    Suggested main points:

    • Rice – staple food of Asians – foundation of cultures and early civilsation in India, China and Mekong Delta
    • A wide range of colours, textures and flavours
    • Two billion Asians derive more than 60% of daily caloric needs from rice
    • Main component of almost all meals
    • Overdependence- chronic micro-nutrient deficiency- incomplete amino acid profile and limited amounts of micro-nutrients
    • Due to milling-white rice is removed of most of its protein, fibre, fat, iron and B vitamins
    • Deficiency in Vitamin A and iron leads to blindness and infant and maternal mortality


    Best summary written by TTM1


    The significant of rice to the Asians is the grain first grown in the river delta East and South Asia,and it is productivity of wetland rice that gave the birth to the first civilisations. Besides, rice is developed together with communities. In addition, rice is important to the Asians diet,that is the main component of meal Asians. Although, energy can be able to provide from rice. However, the hearth problem is poor rice-eating communities are nutritional deficiencies. Therefore, an iron deficiency reduces a child's ability to learn and lead maternal death.

    summary 24

    Suggested main points:

    • Personal computers(PCs) desktop units, laptops and notebooks
    • Desktops- cheap ; a lot of room for memory expansion; more ‘ports’ for connecting other devices; screens reproduce a vast array of colours with clarity- computer graphics- good for those working at home
    • Laptops and notebooks – all in one units- pack nearly as much computing power and memory as desktop models- usable wherever you go
    • Laptops mostly employ LCD display- can’t match the resolution of desktop monitors
    • Low prices- affordable for two systems: desktop setup with either laptop or notebook- get the best of both worlds

    Best summary written by TTD1

    Personal computers can be separated into three: desktop units, laptops and note book machines. The advantages of desktop is, firstly it is much cheaper than the laptops. Next, it has more ‘sites’ for connecting other devices .In addition, wide array of colour can be produced by the by their screens. The desktops produce good quality of graphics. On the other hand, the laptops vagaboard brethren of the dekstopper, in which it is a combined display in one unit, processing unit in the centre and clam sell designed keyboard. Hence, they have closely the same memory and computing power as desktop models. In addition, laptops are capable to be used anywhere.

    (97 words)

    summary 25 - 27

    summary 25

    Suggested main points:

    • Too little knowledge of their longevity
    • To sustain their food supplies for their survival
    • Professional hunters and trophy seekers in search of their huge jaws
    • Killing of breeding females threatens the entire white shark population
    • Make them a protected species
    • Competitions between various research bodies a hindrance

    Best summary

    Circumstances that led to a decline in white shark population are because of little knowledge about shark’s natural characteristics. In addition, greedy people always seek; compete for its jaws because of the high prices and the link of it to Holy Grail. Moreover, the female sharks with low rate of maturity and a few times bredd are being killed. No doubt, human is the biggest threat for the shark because of illegal sharks’ fins trade. However, efforts are being taken to prevent the problems such as sustaining the foods supply, protect the species and ensure that the small one reach the maturity and breed.


    summary 26

    Suggested main points:

    • Wetlands- some of nature’s most productive environments
    • Creation of nature park- forest species grew- rejuvenating secondary forest and coastal mangroves- myriad of waterbirds
    • Resting area for migrating birds
    • Plant and animal research and education activities
    • Weekend retreat- protection through eco-tourism

    Best summary written by TTM1

    The working example of wetland protection through eco-tourism in Kuala Selangor. Then in estuary of the Selangor river there is the nature park(Taman Alam Kuala Selangor) where an artificial wall was established after forest species grew.Hence, coastal swamp covers the park where rich wetland habitat of birds and associated wild life can be seen. Moreover the migrating birds from the cold weather can rest here as it offer a resting area for birds. After that, waders and other waterbirds can be observed clearly at artificial pond in the park centre. Furthermore,four trails have been constructed to connect the park main point of interest. Finally, the staff responsible for ecology research and education activities.


    Summary 27


    Suggested main points:

    • Modern life- low priorities to nutrition and physical activity
    • Children resist efforts to feed them nutritious food
    • Children spending too much time on TV or computer – obesity
    • Teach children to eat right
    • Allow children to enjoy treats in moderation
    • Spend time with children
    • Organize family outings.


    Best summary written by TTM2

    Among the challenges faced by parents to develop healthy eating habits in children is due to today's hectic life which causes nutrition and physical activities to be neglected. The fact children tend to reject planned food can be frustrating for parents. Today's youngsters' physical activities are greatly reduced which explains the alarming rate of obesities in children. Thus, teach them which food is essential and those that need to be taken moderately.Their food intake should be with clear guidelines. The fact children love spending time with parents can be manipulated to overcome this issue. Thus, organise outdoor family day-out and involve all members in everyday activities.

    summary 28

    suggested main points:
    • Let them make choices
    • Show them how to make sensible choices
    • Give encouragement, not things
    • Give children opportunity to succeed
    • Promote independence by allowing then to express their views
    • Find the key to the child’s interest
    • Teach children how to work, compete and achieve
    • Set good example

    Best summary by TTS2

    There are a few effective methods of fostering initiatives in young children. Firstly, let them make own choices then trust their judgement. Besides, give encouragement, not things. Then, give your children the opportunity to succeed and praise their effort. In addition, promote independence by encouraging a youngster to express his views. Apart from that, find the special interest of the children. Moreover, if you want the children to be independent, teach them how to work, compete, and achieve to be independent. Last but not least, the parents need to be a good role model.

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    suggested main points:

    • Depression – low morale- temporary
    • Depressive illness- long lasting and severe- need professional help
    • A little anxiety can motivate
    • Chronic anxiety can interfere your performance
    • Deep breathing
    • Medication
    • Develop a hobby
    • Share your concern with a friend
    • Learn to attack a problem head on

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    Suggested main points


    Pineapple – a wide range of species- tropical countries
    Delicious and a source of vitamins- an aid to digestion and a relief for acid dyspepsia
    A protein-digesting enzyme- used as meat tenderizer, beer clarifier and anti-inflammatory drug.
    The peels- vinegar; the shells- nutrious cattle food; the leaves- fibre for cloth, or mixed with straw and bamboo to make paper; byproducts include liquid sugar, ascorbic acid and citric acid.
    Young immature pineapple- a poisonous substance- used as folk medicine; fermented and distilled- tasty liqueur
    Consumed fresh; or mixed with chili powder; ice cream, cookies and cake; juice- cocktails; an important component in chicken curry, sweet and sour pork, fried rice; preserve and candy


    Best summary by TTS2

    There are many uses of pineapple. Its enzymes can act as a meat tenderiser, a beer clarifier and anti-inflammatory drug. Moreover, the peels discarded are pressed to make vinegar. The shells are capable to make cattle food. The leaf fibres are woven into cloth. In addition, they are also use to make paper. By-products from the juice manufacturing are also beneficial .Poisonous substance from immature pineapples can act as medicine. Besides, there are many ways of eating pineapples. For instance ,fresh pineapple can be sprinkled by salt. Furthermore, it also can be miscellaneous with sugar and chilli powder. Cocktails can be made by its juice. Finally, pineapples can make dishes tastier.

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    Sunday, 7 October 2007

    No Name!

    If your name is not in the database,
    these are the steps that you should do:


    1. E- mail me your name, matrics number, ic number and which group you are in.


    2. Check whether your slip is at the ONE STOP CENTRE as soon as possible.

    you can inquire this via a simple phone call to the university and asking them to put you through the ONE STOP CENTRE line.


    3. If your slip is neither at the ONE STOP CENTRE nor the database you don't have to worry. just give me a call/text msg.


    there's always a rainbow after the storm

    Friday, 5 October 2007

    MUET SLIP


    You can collect your MUET SLIP at the ONE STOP CENTRE.

    Check the date for your speaking test here.

    GOOD LUCK!
    * spread the news to ALL your tamhidi friends

    Sunday, 30 September 2007

    The helicopter landed in the clearing...

    Syazwani, med1

    The helicopter landed in the clearing at the wide area in the centre of a jungle. A pilot with his uniform, James came out from the helicopter and he checked the problem at the helicopter. Its engine was leak and the petrol flow out to the land. Now, he knew why the petrol was almost empty. He was puzzled when he realized the quantity of the petrol before he decided to land at that area. He was relieved and thankful because he could control the helicopter before something bad happen.

    James got the phone and made a call to the rescuer. Unfortunately, there was no coverage. James did not know what should he do? He just stopped for a moment to think and finally he took his bag and entered the jungle. He carved some tree to mark so that he would not lose. While, he was walking, he tried to search the phone line. But after two hours searching, he found nothing. He took a rest under the tree for a while thinking where he should go?

    Errkk!!! James stomach sounded. He was hungry because he did not take his breakfast that morning. He tried to find something in his bag that he would fill his stomach. Even though, he brought a heavy bag, there no food inside it just a bottle of mineral water. After he drank it, he walked to the east. There was no mousedeer or any other animal to be his dishes. All the trees were big and high, therefore he could not take the ripening fruits. Besides, he worried to eat those fruits because they might be poisonous.

    Suddenly, James heard a sound like a tiger. He went pale and panic. He saw a tiger and immediately he hid behind a big tree. From the tree he could see the tiger clearly. The tiger walked toward him. He closed his eyes and prayed because he was afraid if the tiger wanted to harm him. He felt the tiger getting nearer, but nothing had happen. When he opened his eyes, there was no tiger. He observed the surrounding it makesure the tiger was gone. James wondered where the tiger but he was relief about that.

    It was getting dark and James was still stucked in the forest. He was extremely tired and faithless. He felt like he could die in any second. He took a rest and he gaze on his phone hopping for some coverage but there was none of it. He continued his journey. After two hours, he heard the sounded of the flow of water. He walked fastly to find the source of the sounded. Finally he found a beautiful place with a river and few trees with surrounding it. After he washed his face, he plucked the fruits. He sat near to the river and ate a lot of fruits because he was very hungry. After filling his stomach he got sleepy and as soon as he lay on the land he fall asleep.

    James felt cold. It was getting in the morning when he opened his eyes. James woke up and took a bath. After that, he searched for trees that he marked yesterday but he could not find it anymore. James was lost. He went blank and he decided to walk to the north. He was determined with his decision to find his way back and he was lucky enough when he finally founded small village. James toward there and the villagers observed him. With his uniform, they knew that he was a foreigner. A man approached him and introduced himself as the head of that village. James introduced himself too and asked for some help from that man. James relief when the villagers wanted to help him. He was allowed to use their phone to call the rescuer.

    Finally, the rescuer came to bring James back by the helicopter. Without landing, they threw a long rope for James. Before he climbed the rope, James thanked to the leader for the help and the dishes. The next day, J ames returned to the place where he landed his helicopter with a mechanic. After the helicopter was repaired, James visited the village before back to the city. He gave the leader some rewards for their help. James could not forget about his experience in the jungle alone. Without them, he might be Tarzan.



    bella, med 2

    “This is the most advanced gadget I’ve bought. It costs almost 2 billion. Make sure you use it with your brain!” Explain Professor Abraham to Tom, his favorites spy. Tom stood still with hands in his pocket, listen attentively just like a ‘pro’. Suddenly A rang reached every ear in the secret room. “A job for you Tom!” That’s great! This year I can shop in France ! Here I come!”

    France, a big city well-known with its famous Eiffel Tower, fragrance and ‘long’ bread called ‘baggue’ its people moving on their own feet, ignoring each other, a very good place for a spy like him.Tom, with his skin- colour T-shirt wearing short pants, trying to look ordinary .His mission was to investigate a most wanted person, suspected for the most huge drug-dealer for over 10 years with no concrete evidence at all. He was holding newspaper and there was a big, bold man on the front page.”Lucky you Robert! This time, you have no place to go.” Tom got a plan to sneak ‘politely’ into Robert’s house by being the security guard for the mansion.

    Lucky Tom got the job with a tag name ’Harry’ with the bullet-proof suit after a certain security check. After two weeks observing the mansion, Robert’s tricky schedule was already in Tom’s head. Moments he left his room, moment he went for discussion and also moment for his bladder time! What he was waiting for was the time to ‘rock’ the party. On that night, he sneaked into Robert’s room when Robert was out to have some ‘cocktail’ with his business partner. After scanning with his bare eyes, he found a mouse hole inside the big, well-built room. How can a mouse hole exist inside such a ‘modern’ room? Something fishy here. Such a ‘genius’ Robert”. Tom found it! The button for secret ‘chamber’ and also the ‘heaven’ for Robert.

    There was a huge, tall shelf with white flour- like packing thing arranged on it. In the nick of time, Tom used his high nano- tech camera buried under his finger tips to capture all the evidence. “You’re finished, Robert!” Tom smiled without noticing a tiny infra-red line. He touched it. “Rang……..” Alarm gave out its not- so- good sound for Tom. “O’ooo…..”

    Tom heard foot steps and with the plan and fine ideas he had planned before, Tom used his bomb to destroy the wall. “Boom!!!” The wall opened; make a path for him to the living room. He met two big guys with ‘bazooka’ on their shoulders, pointing towards Tom.

    Tom started to use his ‘Jackie-Chan’ stunt and finished those guys. As a result, he got two punches on cheek and a shot at his leg. Blood oozed out from his mouth one he reached the main door while his bullet-proof suit was still sticking to the body, a little bit torn. With the help of the chip buried inside his teeth, he contacted Professor Abraham to send a ‘transport’ for him. Unfortunately, he met with the big boss, Robert. Just like a real rugged ‘cowboy’ style, Tom looked at Robert, having no gun at all.” it is the time. Robert. You should realize it!” Robert made that hideous look, with the scar on his face, he fluttered a few times. Robert tried to shoot Tom with his fire arm but quickly Tom knelt down and took out his knife inside his sock and ‘dart’ towards Robert’s stomach! Just on time, Tom heard a helicopter coming and the helicopter landed in the clearing land, waiting for Tom. Tom got out into the helicopter and said ”Got you!”, with his hands waving towards Robert .On the next day, big printed issue on the front page ,Robert with a handcuff around his wrist”.

    alyani, sc 1

    The helicopter landed in the clearing area of TUDM compound.As an TUDM army,driving a helicopter is a my duty.I enjoy myself on the air although it is quiet challenging.Today,I feel so tired because the weather is so hot.So,I decided to take a rest at the park near the hill. While I was waiting for the time to back home,suddenly I felt so sad and remembered about my sad memory.The memory started coming back.I could'nt stop it.

    It was a day that I shall never forget.She left me without saying a word.I looked at her pale and cold body.My tears just flowed.I still remember vividly that fateful day.A trunk call from Kelantan rang and brought news that my beloved grandmother had heart attacked.

    To me,she was the dearest and the most important person .No more I will see her chubby cheeks,pointed nose and warm smile on her lips.My eyes became watery.obscuring my sight and tears rolled down drop by drop.I tried to keep my lips closed tight to avoid an outburst of crying and I tried to atop shaking.


    At once my uncle contacted all of us. My grandmother had a critical condition and asked us to come back as soon as possible but when we arrived at Raub my father’s mobile phone rang . The other end of the line sadly told us that our beloved grandmother had just passed away. Our hearts broke and we were sobbing. She was still young for me. It was very painful to know that no one by her side of the moment of her death. I felt so hard to accept her death. The last time I met her just three months ago. I cried in the deep of my heart when I thought of her on the way to went back to Kelantan.

    I remember the advice she gave me. I treasure all the things that she left for me-the pictures that we took together. Oh, grandmother , you are the best for today and forever. May God bless you and your soul rest in peace . I never forget the date you left us – 11 September 2007.

    A loud of noisy had made my memories lost immediately. I realized that I was still at the park and I was late to come back to my home. I stand up and quickly packed my things and drive my car to back home.On the way, I promised to myself to be more tough in my life.

    My Close Friend's Wedding

    You recently attended a close friend’s wedding. Describe to another friend all that you saw at the wedding.


    Seera gy , sc1


    Mostly, everyone wants their wedding day becomes the most memorable event in their life. Wedding day becomes important for us because this is our happy day and this is she day we become the new one. In addition, we have our responsibilities to our own families after we married. At the other sight, some people thought the wedding day should be celebrated merrily. Just like my best friend who will married with her beloved fiancé. When she invites me to her wedding, her smile never left from her face. She looks happy and she was a lucky girl because she found a man that she loves. The man who is gentle, caring and loving is the man who had been admired by all women.

    On her wedding day, I brought a big and special present for her. The wedding ceremony was held at Renaissance Hotel, a famous five stars hotel which situated near KLCC.She is wealthy and lives luxuriously which is born with silver spoon in mouth.So,it is not impossible for her to make a grand ceremony. My first step in the hotel, I was amazed when I saw all the room was filled by fresh flowers. It was scented with roses, lavender and lilies. I step in and I look around. There are many people in the hotel. I walked straight and at the end, I found the hall.

    First time I walked in, I felt like I was in a beautiful garden because there are many flowers and leaves surrounded me. For a while, I got my own world and it was brought my childhood memories back. I still remember when my parents took me to the Cameron Highland . I saw the garden like in fairy tale because it is look beautiful and I can found there are many types of flowers and plants.Suddenly,someone has touch my shoulder and the memories was disappeared from my mind. I looked back and I saw a Cinderella was in front of me. She is my best friend and also a bride for today. She looks beautiful and charming especially when she dressed a glimmering blue gown. Although she chooses a simple make up, her hazel eyes enhance her charms. She makes a best choice when she matches her gown with the blue scarf.

    We reciprocate smiling at each other. She held my hand and pulled me to her room where she had placed all her stuff. We chat for a while when someone come in and disturbing our chatting. She asks my forgiveness before she left me alone in that room. I know she quite busy today and I don’t blame her for this. I went out and back to the hall. There are many guest among VIP and her other friend in that hall. I walked round before I sat on my own chair. There are about thirty tables in the hall. I sat at the second tables near the bridal dais with the other friends. Mostly, the guests show off by wearing the exclusive clothes.

    During my chatting with the other friends, the groom and the bride walked in into the hall. Everyone became quiet and they point their eyes at the bridegroom. The bridegroom walked slowly as they can smile to the other guests. For me, they look suitable for each other because the groom look handsome and the bride were so charming. At the end of their walk, they reach at the bridal dais. They sat on the chair and everyone looks happily for them. Ceremony was started with insignia of ‘tepung tawar’ and marriage song. Everyone look excited to try that insignia. I also take a chance to do the insignia. At first, I felt scared because I don’t know how to do that procedure but after I did it, I feel delight. I got a ‘bunga telur’ from the brace.

    Next, all the guest had been served with many types of food. We had been served with rice, ‘gulai’, ‘ayam pedas’ and many more. There are also various types of ‘kuih-muih’ and fruits. For a while, the hall became silent because everybody having their lunch includes me. I choose to eat more because I was so hungry. In addition, I didn’t take any breakfast in this morning. Many of us choose to eat the fruits after finish our lunch. After that, the guests start taking picture with the bridegroom. This session make the hall become uproar because everyone starts to move towards to the bridal dais.

    This ceremony makes me easy to feel tired because I can’t stand for a long among the crowded people. So, I make a decision to back home. When everyone starts to eat their dessert, I take a chance to meet my best friend and her husband. She gives me a special souvenir to keep as a memory. Once again, we smile at each other and she hugs me strongly. I’m so happy for her. Before leave, I wish them happiness and have a long relationship.



    Syafiq , med 1

    Wedding day is one of the most important events that we dream will occur in our life. Although it’s not occur to me yet, but recently my friend has experienced it. Actually, she is my old friend and I know her since primary school. She and I studied in the same class until standard six. But, we were separated as we further our study to secondary school. We got offered from different boarding school. Therefore, I had lost contact to her after wee further our study. Fortunately, I accidentally met her again but not in my hometown, but in campus Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM). Initially, I was surprised when I saw someone who looked familiar to me ate at the café, but after that remember that she was the one who I miss a lot before. Without waste anytime, I quickly walk approaching her and the first expression I got from her was “You??!!”. And I answered “Yes, it’s me. You are not dreaming.”

    Consequently, I found that we were studying in different course. She took economic while I took science. Both of us still cannot believe that we will meet again after about seven years separated from each other. We spent several hours talking about what was happened since we further study to the boarding school. Moreover, there were a lot of memories that we shared together before this. We talked about ourselves, our parents and also about our other friends. Finally, I got a shocked that also a good news for me, she will be married with a guy that had been chosen by her family to be their son-in-law. Although the guy was not her choice, but she didn’t regret but glad with her family’s choice. She had invited me to attend her wedding day ceremony and I had promised her that I would be there on that day.

    On last Friday, I went to my friend’s house located in Shah Alam, Selangor. I went there by commuter train at 9 o’clock at the morning and I arrived there about one and a half hour later. Firstly, when I arrived there, I was surprised after looking to my friend’s house. It was an extremely big bungalow with greenish carpet grass surrounding her bungalow compound. Besides that, the fence of the bungalow might be two meters in height was so beautiful and it was bright blue in colour. The first thing that came across in my mind was her family was very rich. At the time I reached in the bungalow, there were about 20 men were busy preparing the table for the guests. From the right of the bungalow compound, there was a large car’s garage and there was also three cars, a Mercedes, a Mitsubishi Lancer and a Nissan Skyline were parked inside. Next to the garage were two huge canopies. The canopies were blue-white striped in colour and I thought it was rent from Sidek Canopy Ltd. Based on the sign on the canopy. Under the canopy was three long tables for each canopy, so the total were six altogether. Furthermore, there was another two extra tables that be used as the food and drink corner. As a result, guests who came will have enough space to have their meal. Extra chairs were also provided if they wanted to eat somewhere else.

    At the left hand side of the bungalow, there was an attractive hand-made mini waterfall with the sign ‘Taman Harmoni’ on top of it. It was beautiful and I was so pleased to see that hand-made waterfall. I walked towards the house to meet my friend at the bride room at the upstairs of the bungalow. In the house, I saw a bride stage in the middle of the dining room. It was very colourful and seems luxurious to me. In addition, there was a lot of flowers such as roses, lily and daisy were hung to the bride stage. Deep in my heart, I wished that I could hold my wedding day just like this at the future.

    At the afternoon, the wedding ceremony was finish successfully and I was so glad saw my friend on her wedding day with a lot of guests came and wished her to have a happy life on her marriage. Thus, I also did not miss to wish her too. Happy Wedding Day, Liyana.!!