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Saturday, October 31, 2009

what a relief......~

finally i can just lay down without thinking anything...............cocuricular exam just ended and i just have to prepare for the next papers which is not to heavy and i stil can have my time playing the BUILD-A-LOT games......well.....sitting in front of my laptop....in my room alone does makes me think a lot although i am quite sure that there is nothing in my head right now...it is just that i was wondering wether our future life is going to be like what??? it is going to be just like what we wish for or the other way round.....mybe...just maybe...i would like to purchase a red button that can stop time at the PUSANIKA.....so that i can pause for a while and enjoy my youth just like now.......before i open my eyes and i saw a girl waking me up and she wants a bottle of milk again.....in the middle of the night.......and i am having ameeting the next day with my super great client......and my husband just snoring and acting like ****.........wow.....i do hope PUSANIKA did sold that red button..thinking of that kind of situation does gives me a creep !!!!
0_o

Friday, October 30, 2009

owh my god

this is shocking......
i just found a 'belalang pelesit' just outside my room...
it was so scary and i was so out of my mind because my roomate that is husna was not around....
so i decided to call azierah because the only person that i thought was her.....i told the story and asked her to take off its head because according to my mom,this kind of grasshopper is actually a ghost and in order to kill them......we must take off its head.,.......so i asked azie to take off its head but then she was so afraid that we decided to use the scissors instead.....so the grasshopper already died and i do hope that everythng's is going to be fine......

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

~ exam week mannnnn ~

well guys....
time does flies quickly again...
now we are in da exam week
wut can i say
study smart guys....not hard ok
just be more calm and optimistic
remember.....dont panic or you yourself have to suffer the concequences...
anyway...gud luck to all of you n may the success be with us
GO FIRST YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

A VISIT TO A BOOK EXHIBITION

Last year, when I was in upper sixth, Puan Juliana took our class to town to visit a book exhibition that was being held in the town hall. We left our school in a chartered bus and arrived at the town at about 9.00 a.m. There were forty of us including Puan Juliana and we were among the first visitors to the exhibition that morning.

As we entered I was taken aback by the sheer number of books on display. I have never seen so many books all together in one place before in my life. I felt thrilled to have the opportunity to take a look at these books on display. I was sure my classmates were equally thrilled.

Puan Juliana told us we had two and a half hours to browse among the books. We were not to fool around and if we wanted to buy any books we were to give it to her so that she could get a better discount. We all promised to behave. Next we plunged among the bookshelves and started to do what we had come for.

There were so many books on display. There were books on hobbies, computers, art and craft, machines and others of general interests. I was especially fascinated by the many books on nature. So I was more or less glued to this section browsing over the beautifully illustrated books of animals and plants. Before I knew it, one and a half hours had passed. I thought I had only an hour left to go over the rest of the exhibition.

I next came upon computers on display. There was a sizable crowd gathered but I managed to get in front to have a look. A man was demonstrating the capabilities of a computer. I was astonished at what the computer could do. So for a good an hour I was stuck there eyes glued to the video display.

Finally, I decided that it was time I had a cool drink. So I left the hall for a moment to do the thing. After a refreshing drink, I returned to the hall to meet the rest of my classmates. Puan Juliana was already waiting for us. One by one my classmates appeared. Some of them had books for Puan Juliana. I did not buy any book. So after all of us had assembled and Puan Juliana had purchased the books we headed out of the hall and into the bus.The bus started and we were on our way home. It had been a pleasant morning at the exhibition.

HOW TO SHOP WISELY

All of us, except for some very few, use money to buy what we need in this world. We do our shopping in various places. Sometimes we are satisfied with what we buy. Sometimes though we do not get our money’s worth and we feel cheated. To avoid being cheated we have to know how to shop wisely. Here are some suggestions on how to do it.

It is good practice to check the price of the goods first. Shops are required by law to display price tags for all items.. Goods that have no price tags are suspect and ought to be avoided. Also it is better if we compare the prices of the goods at various places. We will probably be shocked by the price differences. The money saved on finding the best deal is usually worth the time spent on it.

The expiry date of perishable goods should be checked. Items without expiry dates or that have expired should not be bought. It is silly to buy a cheap can of sardines at a much reduced price only to discover that the contents are inedible when we open it.

When buying something that has to be weighed, it is a good idea to witness the weighing ourselves. Also ensure that the needle reads zero when there is nothing on the balance. It is all too easy to be short-weighed..

Finally, when paying for things bought at the counter, it is good practice to make sure that the prices are correctly entered. Keep the receipt in case we want to return or exchange anything. Count the change after paying for what we buy. In this way we spend our hard-earned money wisely and not waste it.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

It's just an information for Ms Wee:

The Hazards of Smoking and How to Reduce Pollution were Farahain's journal.
She posted by my e mail, because there was an error when she tried to post her journal.
Thank you.

THE HAZARDS OF SMOKING

THE HAZARDS OF SMOKING

I have to say that I am glad that I do not smoke, for evidence against smoking keep increasing. Smoking certainly is hazardous to health.

A regular smoker is always coughing or clearing his throut. This I observe is the obvious sign of a smoker. My brother, uncle and my friends who smoke all seem to have a perpetual cough. I hear them hacking away every now and then. They take cough drops and other medicines to counteract yhe cough but they do not succeed. The only solution for them is to quit smoking.

Pregnant mothers who smoke may give birth to smaller and less healthy children. So it is not a very intelligent thing to smoke, considering the risks that a smoker has. However intelligence is powerless in the face of constant bombardment of cigarette advertisements via the mass media.

My friends who smoke do not have enough stamina, as they say. They do play games, but I can see that they really do not have the staying power of non-smokers. They tire quickly and immediately after the game the first thing they reach for is a cigarette. Of course they are smart enough not to get caught smoking in school, but the teachers are no fools. Yellow teeth, yellow fingers and smelly clothes are sure signs of a smoker. Usually the teacher says nothing as long as the students do not smoke in school.

The hazards of smoking are obvious such as poorer health, persistent cough, lack of stamina, wastage of money and a possible quicker and more painful path to the grave all await the smoker.

HOW TO REDUCE POLLUTION

HOW TO REDUCE POLLUTION

The world that we live in now is badly affected by pollution. The rivers and seas are polluted also the air and land. Consequently the things we drink, breathe in and eat are all polluted.

This sad state of affairs do no good for our health and well being. Pollution is virtually destroying the place we live in which is earth. Ih pollution is allowed to go on and on we will surely destroy ourselves too. We ought to value our planet for it is only place we can live in. if we destroy it then we also finished.

Eliminating pollution completely is impossible. So it is important that we try to keep pollution to a minimum. There are many things that we can do to reduce it. The very first thing for everyone is yo stop dumping rubbish anywhere they like. Empty cans and bottles, sweet wrappers, plastic bags full of smelly stuff, dead animals, food are items that can be found in the rubbish dumps. Perhaps we could recycle the things we used instead of simply throwing them away.

Motor vehicles are a major cause of air pollution. They emit much exhaust fumes. In big cities this pollution has reached levels that pose a threat to the health of the city dwellers. The only way to reduce the number of vehicles on the roads. This is easier said than done for very few people would want to sacrifice the convenience of having one’s own transport.

Factories and industrial plants are largely responsible for pollution of the air, water and land. The waste they discharge into the rivers and land destroy both. The smoke they emit pollute the air. What they must do is to find ways to reduce their wastes. Also they they have to treat their wastes so that they are less harmfull. Then they have to find ways to reduce the smoke they emit. All these things are required if we are to see any reduction of pollution. At the rate things are going however, we see increase in pollution instead.

Weather we can really reduce pollution and thus save our planet is up to us. Pollute it more and we shall perish..

Saturday, October 24, 2009

ANXIETY

Anxiety is the feeling that something unpleasant or dangerous is about to happen. When anxiety is a rational response to recognisable danger, it is not a problem. What makes life difficult is when this feeling anxiety intrudes on a person for no obvious reason. During such moment, the mind is filled with fearful thoughts and the body reacts as if it is in danger, with what is called the flight or fight response. For some people, unwanted anxiety occurs provoked by ordinary situations or places. This is called situational anxiety. For others, anxiety is a persistent background hum that is present almost all the time. This condition is called general anxiety disorder. When anxiety reaches a crescendo, a panic attack ensues. The suffer cringes in fear, trembling and sweating, strugling to breath, and often experiencing a sense of unreality or of imminent loss of consciousness. And it is embarassing because everyone you confide in will most likely says: ''Don't worry. There is nothing to be afraid of".

SAY NO TO DRUGS....

Many people do not understand why individuals become addicted to drugs or how drugs change the brain to foster compulsive drug abuse. They mistakenly view drug abuse and addiction as strictly a social problem and apt to characterise those who take drugs as morally weak. One very common belief is that drug abusers should be able to just stop taking drugs if they are only willing to change their behaviour. What people oftenunderestimate is the complexity of drug addiction-that it is a disease that impacts the brain and because of that, stopping drug abuse is not simply a matter of willpower.
Through scientific advances, we now know much more about how drugs exactly work in the brain, and we also know that drug addiction can be succesfully treated to help people stop abusing drugs and resume their productive lives. Drug abuse and addiction are major burden to society. Estimates of the total overall costs of substance abuse in the United States, including health and crime -related costs as well as losses in productivit, exceed half a trillion dollars annuanly.
What is going to happen if this thing still go on like this. There must be a clear limit for this thing. Effective solutions should be take to overcome this problem. People should always remember a thing that always say'' no to drugs''.

think about it

The Signs Of The Creator

Recently, our nation has been shocked by the praying mats that figuring a shape of praying person. This thing happens in three states which are Kelantan, Pulau Pinang, and Kedah. For the unbelievers, they think that this is just the work of moron. But as for me, I think this is the sign from the Almighty to remind all the Muslims to perform the ‘solat’.

This thing actually has happened years before but not in Malaysia. The first video that I’ve seen is in Indonesia. That video has turned into a big issue which causes a lot of arguments among the religious person. What I want to share is about how this has given the impact towards my friends and I. We saw the news on TV3. Actually we were kind a having fun time at McD when the news broadcasted. Suddenly all of us turned silence and focusing on that news. It’s not like we’ve never seen such thing like that, but this time it’s a bit shocking because this time it happen with 35 pieces of prayers mats. That night, all of us have a round table and discussing about what we just saw on the news. I’m wondering how many people out there really think that this is the sign from the creator? What were you think about this phenomenon? But as the natures of humans, not everyone will believe in what you believed. Watch this first and then think it yourself.

video

Friday, October 23, 2009

Illegal racers as scourage of Malaysian road.

How much trouble can you cause with a little motorbike? Well, in a hand of a Mat Rempit it can be a great cause of irritation to other users. Mat Rempit have annoyed the Malaysian nation with their reckless riding and total disgard for other road users. Malaysian bloggers have complained that Mat Rempit take over streets in housing estates as well as main roads in the city centre for their street races that can comprise up to 100 motorbikes.
They speed ,cut into lanes of other traffic users, create enormous amounts of pollution and noise and gather menacingly at traffic acting as if they own the roads. When they are not racing, they are attempting stunts in open roads in a dangerous and haphazard manner for fun that often result into fatal accidents. Such as accidents occur when they are trying to ride awy from the police, sometimes into on-coming traffic, and when failed stunts cause their bikes to fall over injuring or killing the rider and the pillion.
The Star newspaper reported that some desperate Mat Rempit who are in quick need of money are getting their girlfriends to provide 'sex service' to their friends. According to a former Mat Rempit, most of them are always on the lookout for money to buy drugs.
Is there any ways to prevent this problem to become more worse. Of course they are. Effective ways must be take at the correct time to bring back the good image on the Malaysia road system.

Longhouses

In Sarawak, the dominant tribal groups are the Dayak. Tribal people live in longhouses. There are the Iban (Sea Dayak), and the Bidayuh (Land Dayak). All of Malaysia’s tribal people feel a strong spiritual connection to the rainforest. The Iban grow rice and fruit, and hunt and fish.The longhouse is the very centre of communal life in Sarawak. There are over 4,500 longhouses in Sarawak. These communal houses, built on stilts, may contain up to 100 individual families in separate 'apartments' built under one long roof.
The rainforest is home to 27 ethnic groups each with own distinct language and culture.The real longhouse experience begins with the journey upriver. River travel in a perahu - a shallow draught canoe - affords you the pleasure of seeing Sarawak at its best. Longhouses differ slightly from tribe to tribe but share the same basic characteristic. The Iban are the largest tribe in Sarawak and one of three native peoples whose past includes the practice of headhunting.
Heading upstream, your boatman will take you along idyllic waterways with white pebble beaches, under the over-arching branches of tropical hardwoods, whose dense emerald foliage allows through only a dappling of sunlight. As you meander upstream, and your boatman punts through the river's shallows, kingfishers glide past, hornbills fly overhead, and local children dive from the riverbank into the cooling waters. Longhouse inhabitants are very well known for their hospitality. It is normal for people to just turn up and expect to be invited in by the headman (gifts are expected in return). As you arrive at the longhouse, it is customary to be greeted by the longhouse maidens and young men performing traditional dances and playing ceremonial gongs. At the entrance to the longhouse there is a wooden arch with small baskets made of palm leaves hanging from the top. Offerings such as a few coins or a cigarette are occasionally put into the baskets and help keep evil spirits out of the longhouse. From the moment you step inside the longhouse you will be treated as an honoured guest. Visitors will be offered a glass of tuak - the very palatable local rice wine. Or more often than not, several glasses of tuak will be offered to wash down a banquet of local delicacies. Then your hosts will start beating the gongs. This is the cue for the traditional dance, usually the Ngajat. The inspiration for the graceful movements of the dancers comes from the effortless flight of the hornbill, Sarawak's emblem. Then your newfound friends will enthral you with stories of Sarawak's legendary past. Usually a longhouse party lasts all night. As the sun is eclipsed by the moon, weary from your day's travel, and a night of dancing and feasting, retire to the ruai- a covered verandah - for a good night's sleep.

PUNAN GIRLS IN SARAWAK

The government has made public a shocking report on sexual abuse of Penan girls and women by logging camp workers in Baram, Sarawak.
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil yielded to pressure from civil society groups to investigate the claims.
The report was handed over to PKR women’s chief Zuraida Kamaruddin on Sept 8, almost a year after media accounts of rape of Penan girls by loggers first appeared.
The report lists at least eight cases of sexual abuse of Penan girls and women by logging camp workers. The report said several of the victims were schoolgirls as young as 10.
Local NGOs claim these documented cases were only a small fraction of the total number of cases of sexual abuse.
The ministry’s National Task Force was commissioned by the cabinet on Oct 8 last year, to investigate the claims.
The ministry’s team visited Long Item, Long Kawi, Long Luteng, Long Belok, Kampung Ugos, Jambatan Suai, Niah between Nov 10 and 15 last year.
Shahrizat’s predecessor, Ng Yen Yen, had promised a transparent investigation. The team was led by director-general of the Department of Women’s Development, Dr Noorul Ainor Mohd Nor.
The team was made up of several federal ministries, Sarawak government agencies and NGOs, Women’s Aid Organisation and Women’s Centre for Change, Penang.
The team concluded that “allegations of sexual abuse of Penan girls and women by outsiders dealing with the Penan, including logging company workers and merchants, did indeed take place”.
The protracted delay in releasing the report opened Shahrizat to accusations of trying to cover up the scandal which displeased powerful logging companies in Sarawak.
Shahrizat (right) had previously refused to comment on the delay and instead invited “interested parties” to view the report at her ministry’s office in Putrajaya.

Native Customary law system prevailing in Sarawak is peculiar to our State. What is "native customary law" must be determined with reference to the laws of the State, and what constitutes "native customary rights" over land must also be determined with reference to the relevant State laws.
Native Customary Rights to land is also a system which recognises the rights of the native community to occupy and use land which by law belongs in the old days to the Crown, but nowadays by reason of Section 12 of the Land Code, belongs to the State.
The system of native customary rights over land had evolved over near one and half centuries; since 1841 when the Rajah James Brooke decided to make his first pronouncement pertaining to Land. Through this process of evolution, native rights to land were recognised, under certain conditions spelt out in the various Proclamations and Orders made by the Rajahs and subsequently, in various legislations passed by the Council Negeri (now Dewan Undangan Negeri of Sarawak).
As such, land occupied by natives under native customary tenure, are untitled i.e. there is no document of title to show ownership. Whether a native has rights to such land would depend on whether he or his forefathers fulfilled certain requirements under the laws prevailing at the time which rights to the land were said to have been created.
Native customs which could create rights over land had been modified in Sarawak by laws made by the Rajahs and subsequently by the Council Negeri. At this juncture, it ought to be pointed out that in all legal systems, indigenous rights may be modified or extinguished by legislative or executive action. Professor Douglas Sanders in his Paper on "Indigenous And Tribal Peoples: The Right To Live On Their Own Land" (presented at the 12th Commonwealth Law Conference held in Kuala Lumpur in September, 1999) stated;
"A leading Australian constitutional text summarises the basic rule from the Mabo decision as follows:
The indigenous population had a pre-existing system of law, which along with the rights subsisting thereunder, would remain in force under the new sovereign except where specifically modified or extinguished by legislative or executive action."
It must be emphasised that the evolution of our laws on native customary rights over land over more than 11/2 centuries was a peaceful and orderly process, without any serious discord amongst the various communities in Sarawak or between them and the Government, and has enabled the Government of the day to improve the social and economic position of these communities and bring about overall development and progress to the rural areas.

PESTA BENAK ( TIDAL BORE FESTIVAL IN MY HOMETOWN )

One of the main tourist main attraction to Sri Aman, Sarawak or Batang Lupar great river is a Tidal Bore or known as Benak by local Iban or Malay.
The benak of the Batang Lupar first becomes visible in the estuary region of Pulau Seduku. It reaches its peak as it passes the town of Sri Aman, 90km from the estuary. Along the banks of the town a tidal watching festival was inaugurated on the King Tide of 5th May 2001 - the Pesta Benak. This gave the local boatmen an opportunity to show their skills to tourists, surfing the bore in longboats. Prior to the event, several days were spent flushing crocodiles out of the river for the safety of tourists!
The benak continues its journey another 30km inland, ending near the small village of Engkilili.
For those who would like to see Batang Lupar Tidal Bore or Benak the best time for you to see benak is in month of May.
Welcome to Sri Aman the city of Bujang Senang and Benak...

to my beloved frens.....




thanks god that i have finish posting all the blogs...

then,
i just wanna wish a very good luck to all of you...!!!!

study smart, chill and cool always ya!!!

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Time to correct the imbalance

Last two weeks,i went to 1Malaysia seminar organised by the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN).The speaker is Prof Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi,and he highlighted the unhealthy racial composition in the civil service.According to him,the lopsided racial composition of the civil service is the result of ignoring the provisions in the Federal Constitution that prohibit race discrimination.In my view,these provisions have been conveniently forgotten for obvious reasons.This sentiment which was once held solely by the non Malays is now increasingly being shared by more and more Malays as well.This is a positive and encouroging development that came into being after the last general elections.The civil service is an important instituition as it forms the backbone of the government in its servivce to the people of diverse ethnicity and must be seen to be fair and independent.It is vital that its racial composition reflects of the country for a healthier,impartial and more professional service to the people.The racial imbalance is not healthy and must readressed as failing to do so may have far reaching implications on the peace and harmony in the country.In fact this lopsided racial composition in the civil service,including public universities and other government controlled instituitons,can be said to be main contributing factor to the deteriorating race relations in the country and the fundamental cause of many socio political ills that plague us today.The Federal Constitution is very clear in providing for the special status of the Malays and other bumiputra groups from Sabah and Sarawak and it equally guarantees the legitimate interests of the other races in the country.It further stipulates that job opportunities and promotions in the public service should be awarded fairly to all deserving Malaysians.Of late,the effects of this monopolisation of the civil service by a single ethnic group have been manifested in the many unhealthy incidents that have shocked the nation in recent times.The civil service is seen to be a Malaysian instituition and any action taken by its staff against non malays is perceived to be racially biased ,which may not be the case in many instances.We have come a long way since independence and it is time to regard all citizens as equal,with equal opportunities to serve the nation without discrimination.Unless we tap the potential of all based purely on merit,there is no way we can move forward in today's highly competitive global community.We must believe and propagate that belief to all around us that what brings us together as Malaysians is far stronger that what pulls us apart.i hope that my opinions are not offencing others.This is just my personal views.

Budget 2010. 1Malaysia, Together We Prosper.



"1 Malaysia, Together We Prosper"

Our Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has recently theme the new fresh Budget 2010 as "1Malaysia, Together We Prosper". I know this just now by 'accidentally" watching TV3 news at KKM's cafe. The 10th Malaysia Plan will be filled as much as RM191.5 billion, a quite small number for a foundation for our new economic model.

There will be three main strategies in this new budget, which are driving the country into a high income economy, ensuring holistic and sustainable development, also focusing on the well being of the rakyat. These strategies should come with a great enforce of implementation from our very own government - Malaysia. It is hard to drive a country into a high income economy but it never be a possible thing to do. This is because, even we have so much rural areas in our country, in the downtown area but we still have the center of economic growth such as Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru. Who knows, someday we can be like Singapore or much more develop than them. In order to ensuring the holistic and sustainable development, again, it all depends on the way our 'man' govern the country. Government really should focus on the well being of their rakyat as rakyat was the strongest medium to bring the country to another level, especially youth.

In this new budget, there will be greater rewards for students who excel in their study, for example, 30 National Scholarships for the creme de la creme students, strictly based on merit. Conversion of PTPTN loans to scholarships for students who graduate with 1st class honours degree will be given to students starting 2010. The greater news for 'onliners' is that, there will be offer of netbook package, including free broadband service, to university students for RM50 per month for 2 years. It is best to use this offer in university such as UiTM, because they got not much coverage of Wireless Fidelity (WiFi). This offer will worth for them.

The Budget also includes the Permata programme in it, as stated in the Budget that it emphasise on early childcare and education, including the gifted child programme. It is important, for me I think it is best to invest the budget in this programme due to its benefits that our youngsters can get. Likewise, education is the most fundamental yet so very important in the era of globalisation nowadays. In addition, this programme also joined the gifted child in it. It is good to hear that these special kid will be treated as great as normal child.

I stress much on education matter so I would like to conclude on my view that, that government should implement those billions on education wisely. As education is very important for us to stay as united 1Malaysia thus bring us to another level of country - develop country. As what our Prime Minister has enforced in 1Malaysia nation - Rakyat Didahulukan, Pencapaian Diutamakan or generally translated as "People First, Achievements Prioritized".





A cruel rape case

I want to share a news I’ve just read on a school girl being raped so severely, which I think is a very serious case.

"Korean young girl Na-Young beaten and raped"

One morning on her way to school, Na-Young was dragged to a public toilet by a 50 year old strange man. He was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident, told by the police department which handled her case.

l. Beaten and strangled:
He punched her face and stomach when she refused to take off her clothes. He then strangled her neck to make her pass out but when he didn’t succeed he held her head under the water of toilet seat until she did pass out. It was assumed he did this to make it easy to force himself on her. Up till this point, she was still conscious, said Na-Young when she was asked to describe everything she could remember. It was also confirmed by physical evidences.

2. Violently raped and sexually tortured:
When she fell unconscious he made held her against the closed toilet seat cover then had penetrative intercourse (anal and vaginal). He then performed the same penetrative pistol action to her right ear. Her head and her ear were crushed against the water tank each time of his pistol action. Her right shoulder was also dislocated as a result.

3. Injury of internal organs and a rupture:
Thinking he had to destroy the evidence by cleaning her inside out of his semen, he pushed her face down in the toilet again to wash her ears. He then used a pump (used for blocked toilets) on her via anus in attempt to extract his semen which lead to severe rupture of her large intestine where he, this time, tried to push the organs back inside her using the long stick of the pump. During this process, he damaged her genital organs completely.

4. Attempt to destroy the evidences and cover up the crime scene:
He tried to clean her up. Flushed her blood and other traces of her organs down the toilet, washed her and made her sit upright but decides to have another intercourse. When he was finally done and satisfied, he ran away leaving Na-Young to die. Don’t you feel just sorry for her? and don’t you just want to beat the old guy?

Right now in Korea the citizens are having a "Candle Protest" aka "Chot-Bul-Shi-Wee" on October 10th about this case to help Na-Young and her family. For those of you who have been mistaken about Na-Young, "She is alive (Thank God) not dead" I don’t know why, but I think it’s better if she is not alive, since, if it was me, I cannot bear carrying the burden that had been given by the crazy old man. And the girl is just a schoolgirl.

Plus, I've just read an article about this cruel man saying that he is in jail EXERCISING(?) to get back to the world and revenge. He said "I will be exercising in my jail cell, I'll see you then." He complained about how 12 years is TOO long for him and he tried to get a lawyer to solve this problem. But i think 12 years is just too short. I'm also not up for death penalty, since it seems like an easy way out. Retaliation should not be as simple as a death penalty. The guy should should suffer for what he did, like what the girl had suffer. He should be left in pain, lets say, for example, getting his 'thing' chopped off and getting his organs pulled out?

It’s no doubt that he will lose in the name of law. If he wins the case, I don’t know what to say anymore. I hope the girl is going to be alright.

A harsher punishment for child abuse

Child abuse is the physical and/or psychological/emotional mistreatment of children. Most child abuse occurs in a child's home, with a smaller amount occurring in the organizations, schools or communities the child interacts with. There are four major categories of child abuse: neglect, physical abuse, psychological/emotional abuse, and sexual abuse.

Why am I talking about child abuse suddenly? Today I have come across an article in the star online, stating that the Wanita Gerakan backs the proposal by Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Shahrizat Abdul Jalil that child abusers should face harsher punishment.

I think that this is a very good proposal, considering the current punishment Under the Children’s Protection Act, offenders can only be sentenced to a maximum of two years’ jail or fined RM5,000 or both, while the number of child abuse cases had steadily risen to 278 child abuse cases from September 2007 to October 2008, according to the social welfare department statistics. This number is considered high, and obviously, it does not show the actual number of cases, as most of it may not be reported to the authority. It is proven by the number of the statistics, that the punishment only does little to help alleviate the problem.


This is not fair, as a lot of problem can rise from this issue, such as the child could be psychopathic, the increase of juvenile cases and making the child mental development becomes retarded. There also had been cases where the child that had been mentally and physically abused by their parents, killed the whole family.

Furthermore, the problem does not only arise from an abused child, it also comes from the child abuser. When they are only being punished lightly, they might not learn, and continue to do some more dangerous problems, such as murdering or hurting the child or others. This can bee seen in a recent case, whereby, a man with a history of child abuse and assault, killing a women and burying her with cement in a concrete staircase. I wonder what more violent cases will be conducted by a child abuser.

Thus, it is important that the problem to be curbed, with a harsher punishment, to give awareness to the society to not do child abuse.

One MALAYSIA !!

" I never really liked the Malays. It's not that I dislike them, it's just that I never really thought about them," is a line taken from a film called Sepet. The question now is, is art imitating life? The credo of 'protecting your own'  and the problem of non-Malays misunderstanding the concept of Malay supremacy, have become a source of tension between Malays and non-Malays and the lack of national unity among the citizens. So, is ONE MALAYSIA is the answer to correct these misunderstanding and inculcate national unity? From the time our Prime Minister, Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak announced this concept, it has been thrown around a lot on what it means, and many have expressed confusion over that ONE MALAYSIA is. At the same time, it also attracted many criticism. Some said One Malaysia means there is only one race in Malaysia while others said it just another slogan that will soon vaporise into thin air. Actually, One Malaysia goal is to preserve and enhance unity in diversity. However, Malaysians are tend to interpret it differently. The non-Malays would like to interpret it to mean that from now on, all will be equal. But the crucial thing is, I don't think that the Malays are interpreting it in that way. Many want to take One Malaysia as the end of Malaysians referring to each other as Malay Malaysian, Chinese Malaysian, Indian Malaysian and so on. It is a very complex thing.


Since society is increasingly plural, each group wants to maintain their own cultural purity, and that's why assimilation as a policy is not acceptable in this country. With Malaysia's current state, I think it is difficult to really embrace and experience unity in diversity especially when the beauty of multicultural Malaysia is often eclipsed by politics, when everything along race and religion turns political and played by politicians for political mileage. Nowadays, it has become a rarity to find Malays, Chinese, Indians and other races sit together in a coffee shop or Mamak stall. It is more common to see the Malays sitting together at one table and the Chinese with their own kind at another table and so on.  If we look at our society today, we tend to be more racist compared to ten to twenty years ago. In addition, in context of politicians, whether they are in the government or the opposition, they tend to to raise political issues based on race, which is not healthy anywhere in the society.


Basically, One Malaysia is a responds to deterioration in ethnic relations in the country that has been happening over the last three decades. One Malaysia therefore, is an attempt to reduce polarisation, to create a sense of oneness, as the world itself suggests- creating a feeling of togetherness. It also an attempt to emphasise the importance of one people, one nation. I can see that One Malaysia as a long journey. One Malaysia is a process that would evolve and be shaped by the input from the people themselves. So, what would be the responsibility of Malaysians for the nations now? Perhaps that we need to do is look at the bigger picture and priorities national interest rather than dwell on the issues that are counter-productive to racial integration. The bigger picture is what is hoped from One Malaysia, which is to wipe out racial aspects of subsistence and support. Presently, One Malaysia represents hope; hope for unity. In my opinion, no citizens should be marginalised or victimised because of their race and religion. After all these years, do we still need to play the race card? We are already of one race. We are all part of human race. So, think about it. ONE MALAYSIA!! (^^,

My First Semester in UKM.,..

It is almost the end of my first semester. There are lot of experience that I get in terms of academics,friendship and my social life. I never live afar from my family. So, this is my first time living without my family behind me. At first, it is quite difficult for me to cope my life here, in UKM. But, time passing by..I manage to cope it finally.

On my first lecture in Faculty of Law, I feel lost with all the input that given to me. I cannot understand it! Every end of my day, I will call my mother or my 'beloved friend' to share what am I going for the whole day. They make me feel calm and support me by saying that, " You can do it! Never ever give up,dear". That is what make me strong and having spirit to continue my life here.

Day by day, I met many friends who always sitting beside me. We study,read,run,walk, and laugh together. How nice the moments. Thanks God giving an opportunity to have an experience in this field. I admit that studying the law is very difficult. It is need full commitment or else we will totally lost!

On the second month I am here, I manage to get involve with college activities. Before that, I fell very lonely and my life was too plain! Because I am just go and back from faculty and then staying in my room until tomorrow morning. That was made me crazy. And after all the activities that I joined, I feel very happy and enthusiastic!

But, at the same time I have to balance my academic also. I am still have a lot of assignment to complete, the tutorials, and also my reading. Sometimes, I feel that 24 hours is not enough for me. But, by hook or by crooks, I am still have to finish everything perfectly.

Having the PBL(Problem Base Learning) make me very stress. This was my first time and also my friends to get this assignment and complete it independently. We spent too much time for that thing. But, at the end of our presentation I thought it was very worth and I learn many thing from that job.

Another experience that I learn is from my English for Law course. We manage to make a survey about ' The Emotional Abuse in Marriage'. We want to give an information for people out there about the abuse that become increasing nowadays. Gratefully, we got very supportive respondents who gave us lot of help for our research. And one of our respondent is a foreigner. With her big eyes, sharp nose, curly hair, I really admire her. She is one of the best lawyer from her country. Surprisingly, she gave her opinion about our law in Malaysia. She said that our law is not really well manage but still can be proud in terms of the administration system. And we make a short talk with her. It was very intersting to get know her in her carrier.

Now, the final exam is around the corner. I am really hope that I can score it for this semester. Although it is a big challenge for me, but I know I can do it. And to all my friends, I wish all of you a very good luck and till we meet again on next semester!

.dyslexia.

hi!

do you know about dyslexia? for your information, dyslexia can be said as learning problem that makes people hard to spell, read and write . it occurs because the brain mixes up the letter and words. basically, this problem can be detected at the young age. however, having this problem doesn't mean that your ability to learn is below average. it is not intellectual disability. in fact, many people with dyslexia is intelligent but not able to read well may cause other problems.

until now, there is no finding about the specific cause of this problem. however, this problem often runs in families. in other words, dyslexia can be said as genetic disorder. there are many symptoms of dyslexia among children. they may talks later than expected, being slow to learn new words, has difficulty in rhyming words, slow or inaccurate reading, problem linking letter with sound, confusing short word such as 'at' and 'to' and has difficulty in distinguishing between similar sounds in words, for example 'animal' and 'aminal'. besides, they also may reversing the shapes of written letters such as 'd' for 'b', therefore they also tend to write backward like 'pit' for 'tip'.

there is no specific treatment for this problem as it is lifelong problem. however, early treatment during childhood is needed to ensure that they can live like normal people. the basic treatment consist the educational tools to enhance their ability to read. parents may teach how letters are linked to sound to make words, listen and repeat instructions and ask them to read loudly in order to improve their confidence. the most important thing is the support from their family, children, teachers and the surrounding.

i think that's all can i share for this moment. for those who has extra informations about this problem, you may share it here too! :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

"Hidden Agenda", politic matter?

"Hidden Agenda", my next post in this journal. Not really a topic to talk about but just for one to read, as
info maybe. Hidden Agenda is a broader subjective matter, so I will bring it to more narrower matter which is the
hidden agenda of organisation in college, UKM to be exact.

In every college, there must be an organisation or more, that has this hidden agenda. Some questions arise
such "Why this organisation build up?" "What the purpose?" "What would I get from this?" and so on.
Recently I joined an organisation in my college, called Karisma Jasa, as I was chosen as one of them. It was
a mere political sub-organisation for students. There were like 80+ of us in this college that has been chosen as
Karismarians. Every night they got meeting till late midnight, no-ending discussion, just like our PBL.

At my observation, it was fun but full of stress. It was really a campus lifestyle but if only meeting for many
hours without a promising outcome, I think it will be nothing. Few days ago, they have the chance to meet the
"genius" of law in Malaysia, Datuk Seri Utama Dr. Rais bin Yatim.

For me, being a member of this organisation gave me benefits, I think. It is better than nothing.
Things regarding politics is non-argued matter because it will never end. Undergraduate students, law students, involving in this mere political matter is common, even if they are not so obvious in the eyes of society. I think instead of bring up the AUKU 1974, but still involving students in this mere politics organisation, it is something weird or wrong somewhere there.

Whatever it is, every organisation have their own pro's and con's. Either bad or good, depends on how we think they are. Hidden Agenda - politic matter? Lets take few moments to think about it, and few more moments to think how far the political matter affect undergraduate.




PPSMI

Having read Prof Dr Nor Hashimah Jalaludin commentary on this newaspaper today(berita harian,Oct 23)'Why PPSMI reversal makes sense',i concede that for the benefit of the majority of the students expecially those in rural areas,it makes sense for Science and Mathemathics to be taught in their mother language.However there are several points I disagree with.

She stated that having English and Malay medium schools divided our nation into separate halves,creating a very wide gap and that one of the main reasons for the use of Bahasa Malaysia as the single medium of instruction in schools was to unite Malaysians.Unfortunately,Bahasa Malaysia has failed to unite Malaysians because our school system is not only divided into halves but also consists of Chinese -Tamil medium school.Therefore why not have english medium schools for those who wish it,expecially in urban areas.She also said there was a wide gap between English and Malay medium schools of the past.

Is she then suggesting that English medium schools should not be allowed to exist as the children there would progress farther and faster than those in Malay medium schools?

Malaysia hopes to attract foreigners to invest here or award jobs to Malaysian companies looking to venture overseas.

We have professionals who are competent in their respectives technical fields,but many are unable to communicate well in english.Does that make good bussines?would foreigners want to hire or work with people that they have difficulty understanding?She also stated that the decline in the command of english has nothing to do with the use of Bahasa Malaysia as the medium of instructuon for science and mathematics in schools.That may be true,but to improve English proficiency you must get students to think,explain and communicate in English.

One of the problems associated with the implementation of PPSMI is in the inability of science and mathematics teacher,who were taught and trained in Bahasa Malaysia to make the switch to English.I am not saying that teachers are not good enough but it creates difficulties to them to teach science and mathematics in Eglish.I always believe that PPSMI should not be reversed as it brings so much of benefits to our generation.

Clean environment please!!!

Have you ever thought of by picking up garbage and dog droppings you receive a reward from that?? I doubt that anyone has think of that because even myself also don't think so. But after reading an article on this I believe that there is a reward for that!!!I was stunt when I was reading this article!!InTaiwan, the Environmental Protection Bureau in central Taichung City said it is offering a gift voucher of 100 Taiwan dollars (about RM10) for one kilogram (two pounds) of dog excrement. Not only that the bureau is also giving vouchers for picking up plastic, paper and Styrofoam cups as well as plastic bags.Don't you think is a great deal??You can be rewarded when you helping to clean the environment!Some might think that RM10 is not a big deal but the satisfaction that you get is hard to describe by words. Can you imagine that how clean can the environment be if everyone is doing this? I think that the streets will be free from garbage and everybody will feel happy and satisfied with the clean environment they have it.If our environment is clean, people doesn't prone to fall sick. Bacteria is hard to spread under a clean environment. If tourists sees that our country is so clean, they will feel safe while traveling in our country. They might even praised and tell their friends about the cleanliness in our country. More investor will come to our country to invest after seeing the effort that has been done by the people and the authorities in our country. Our economic will be boost up.The parents will allow their children to play at the park and outdoor if the environment is clean. They will encourage their children to do more outdoor activity by then.Actually to achieve a clean environment is not that hard if everybody would co-operate to help to clean our environment. Firstly, don't throw rubbish to anywhere you like. Don't spit wherever you like. Teacher and parents should be the role model for the students and children. Educating the new generation about the important of cleanliness is important.They will understand and know the importance of cleanliness if they were properly educated. Can you imagine if you are walking down the street and the street is full of garbage?What will your feelings be?Some people might think that if I don't do my part it doesn't make any difference.This is wrong perception!!!Due to this perception,it might make a drastic change to our environment. If everyone thinks this way, then we will never enjoy a clean environment.Please think for the future.Think twice before you litter anywhere.

Free trips for warring couples!!!

Terengganu government had offer a free trip to warring couples!!Under this plan, the feuding couple can enjoy 3 days 2 nights stay in tropical island of Terengganu states. Do you know how much does this cost???This is worth Rm1500 for just 3 days 2 nights stay!!!Why is the Terengganu government doing this?? This is because they wanted to strengthen family ties. If a marriage breaks down, it will hurt the children and it will have serious implications on society. Why many newly wedding couple choosing divorce as their last resolution?? What is the problem that make them to choose divorce as their last resolution??Among them are financial issues and problems related to their in-laws.Before marriage, all was good. But after marriage, some are unable to cope with the new challenges. Before married, your husband or wife may call you darling or honey or sweetie,but right after married they might even just call their spouse by their name or just wei or eh. We can see that the drastic change before and after married. After married, husband and wife are busy concentrating on their career. For those who had children, one might focus on taking of the family while the other might focus on their career.After whole day working, house is a place for their tired soul to rest. So even in the same room they might not talk to each other because of too tired or maybe they don't have a common topic to talk. Soon on later, they had adapted to this kind of lifestyle where they only talk when necessary. When a problem occurs, they will blame on the other one. This is the time where they start to quarrel and they found that their spouse had a drastic change. They found out that this is not the one I knew before marriage. Then they will think whether are they still suitable to stay under the same roof after all. They choose divorce because soon on later they found that this would be the best resolution for both of them. They might feel relief but what about the children? What will they feel? If their children is young it actually will leave an impact in their heart. They will think that maybe is their fault or they might wondering why is my parents are separated. How the parents should answer these kind of question when their children ask them?? Have the parents think of the impact that will be in their children heart if they choose to divorce? If you know that this is not the right person, why bother to get married? When you choose to marry, this means that he or she is the one you want to live with forever not just because for the sake of marry. Some couples marry after knowing each other for few months and when they get married they only found out that they are not suitable for each other.There are cases where the couples know each other for quite some time but they also end up divorce. If you don't know the person character well and you know you can't tolerate it,please think twice before you want to marry.The proposal maybe very romantic and very touch but then it doesn't mean that he is the one you are supposed to marry.Can you imagine when you step into a primary classroom, there are at least 2 students parents is divorce?? Imagine if 20 years later,it might turn out to 70% of the students parents is divorce!! Parents and couple soon to be marry please think properly the impact and also whether is it necessary for you to do that. You spend money when you get married and you spend money when you divorce.Is it worth it after all?Where is all the sweet memories you all have together?Where is the hardship when you two been through? Doesn't all these memories makes you to choose him or her as your spouse? I hope that the divorce rate will decrease to the minimum in future even though it is hard to achieve.I can't imagine what the society will become if the divorce rate increase rapidly in future.

FAMILY OR FRIEND? FROM THE SCOPE OF REVOLT TEENS

Do you realize that sometimes in your life, you have to decide whether to choose your family or your friend. This situation usually occurs among teenagers because in this stage of life teens often to spare more of their time with their friends. I would like to share about how actually this thing can appear in anybody’s life without their intention to get into it.

When you reach the teen ages, you often spent your time with your friends which means much less time with the family. Slowly, who’s you’re being friend with will be a part of yourself. If you were being friends with good ones, maybe you’ll be a good person too. But if you were being friend with the bad ones, maybe you will be a bad person too. But not all situations are like this. Back to the topic, when you were with your friend, you often think that what you were doing was right although it is actually wrong. You will also felt happy when you done something that against the good manners. Then you will develop the feel that you are old enough to make a decision for your life. This is the time that your family will get in your life. As a family should always do, your family will try to get you back into the line where you supposed to be. Then the situation of family or friend will occurs. Some of teens that lucky and strong enough to encounter this situation usually will choose the family instead of friend. This type of teen is actually still considering their future and their family’s feelings. But often, friends will win the situation as teens have created a barrier between family and their self. This situation next will increase the numbers of runaway teens and increasing the social problem in the country. So, ask yourself whether you will choose family or friends when you are in this situation. But remember, it always easier to said than done.

social networking - faceBOOK!

Social Networking, something that most teenagers addicted to.

I'll stress on Facebook because it was ranked as the most used social network by worldwide monthly active users in January 2009, research done by Compete.com. A bit about Facebook, it was a global social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook Inc. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roomates and fello computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hugheswhile he was a student at Harvard University.

Having a Facebook account is something worth in social life. By just logging in into the account, users can add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. Additionally, users can join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and region. The website's name stems from the colloquial name of books given at the start of the academic year by university administrations with the intention of helping students get to know each other better.

Facebook-ing is fun, but sometimes too much Facebook-ing can distract someone’s life. What I mean is, for example students, me myself, I think too much Facebook-ing makes me procrastinate to do what I have to do especially study. As a student law student to be exact, we ought to spent much time face the book not Facebook-ing. Most my friends keep complaining about too much Facebook-ing and sometimes even ask the Facebook to stay away from them (me too) but still, they keep opening their page, commenting on others and playing games, quiz and so on there. It was like there is a “Never Log Off” policy when you have a Facebook account.

I think having a Facebook account is not wrong, but it depends on how that person manage their time. Social Networking do give benefits to us. We can get more friends, discussing about problems in study and also express feelings. The most fundamental thing to do is have fun but at the same time, study. In the exam mood like now, it is actually doesn’t matter if students Facebook-ing 24 hours a day 7 days a week, as Facebook-ing can be a medium to discuss about subjects that we learn, for example Contract Law.

Again, I want to stress out that this social networking matter is subjective to talk about. Therefore, on whatever things I have listed down, one should do this –especially students - Facebook-ing while face the book.

The Cat Girl....


The Figure above show the back of the child, where the mole that being thought as the birth mark become the nightmare to the child and her family:



The Cat Girl…It is a true story…

Have you ever wondered, one day you realize that the small mole on you body that you thought as your birth mark turn bigger and furry day to day. Then, the weird mole now has conquered all part of your body until it make people think that is your skin and you find that you are being isolated by all of your friends. This is what happened to a poor girl from Fengkai, China. She is only six (6) years old but need to suffer from this mystery disease. Now, she is being tease and her friends keep calling her as “Cat Girl”.


At first her parents, Li Yan and Li Jiang thought that the mole that appears on Li Xiao Yuan’s back since several months ago is only birth mark of her daughter. But recently the mole has turn bigger and thick hair start growing on the mole. Both of the parents are really worried about what had just happened to their daughter. They also said that all of the children in their neighborhood starting to hate and isolated their daughter.


The parents have brought their daughter to see a doctor, but the doctor said that it just only a birth mark. But it is weird when the mole keeps getting bigger and furry day after day. The parents are so depressed and sad due to the physical condition of their daughter. Then, now they seek for medical treatment from a surgeon from Zhaoqing Dermatology Hospital, Dr Lou Zhongquan. The surgeon said that Xaioyuan maybe suffered from mysterious disease that trigger her mole to become bigger and causes the mole to produce the unstoppable fur growing.

According to the surgeon, the children can be treat by using laser treatment if only the mole is small but the problem now the mole has conquer half part of the child’s body. Moreover, it is difficult to use laser treatment to treat such a big area of mole because it will involve a long time treatment and highly cost. Although the surgeon said the child can undergo the operation to remove the mole but there is a risk to be considered. Unfortunately, the surgeon also said when the child undergo the operation maybe it can lead to the lost of life of the child because the operation can cause the unstoppable bleeding to the child. The situation has become so tense because there is no way can be found to treat the child.

I felt really sorry to this child because at the age of six, she need to suffer the mystery disease and hear all the insult that been make by her friend toward her. I believe that she is now so sad and depressed because her friends now keep calling her with the “Cat Girl” name and they seem to ignore her. I really hope that there a research can be make in order to find the cure for this disease. So that Xiaoyuan can life like she used to be before.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Banning Spree

You know, I think Malaysia is soon going to be famous for banning things.

Two weeks ago, the ministry of health threaten to ban preserved plums from china because those plums contained a high level of lead which could result in a woman being infertile. Now, that is what I call banning with a reasonable reason. If those preserved plums really contained such dangerous ingredient, then banning it would do well.

This week, the hype is on banning condoms and horror movies.

Let’s be reasonable, banning condoms? As it is the percentage of unwanted teenage pregnancy is high enough, imagine banning condoms! I am pretty sure, the percentage would rocket sky high. I am not saying I agree with promiscuous activities. No. I just think it’s better for those teenagers to practice safe sex rather than getting pregnant and later on dumping the child in dustbin, public toilets or burying them alive!

Besides that, condom is also a mean used to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Well, adults are no angels, some have multiple sleeping partners therefore the chances of contacting one of those diseases are definitely high. Besides that, it also a mean to prevent AIDS. Well, in a relationship, people do get intimate and I am pretty sure even people with AIDS are no exception therefore, condom is the answer. Even so, it’s not 100% safe. It is a risky thing.

So let’s just imagine without condom, percentage of unwanted teenage pregnancy would rocket sky high. Check. Percentage of promiscuous adults contacting STDs would rise. Check. Percentage of people contacting AIDS MIGHT go up, depending on the situation. Check. Oh, and last but not least, condoms are also used as a family planning method. So without it, our population would multiply like crazy so.. the percentage of population would rocket into space. Check.

I’ve named four negatives impact on banning condoms, name me four positives and I’ll call it even. Right now, I see negatives rather than positives.

Now as for horror movies, I totally DO NOT agree with banning them! I am a huge horror movie buff, banning it would definitely, definitely make me upset. I guess, horror movies does not educate people but tell me, does cicak man, jin notti or bohsia actually educate people? I think not.

Oh, I have even watched Pontianak Sundal Harum Malam (is that the title? The one starring Maya Karin?). That movie wasn’t that good but it got into some international movie competition didn’t it? And our very own Maya Karin won awards for playing the Pontianak. So let’s ban horror movies eh? Ironically, our local horror movie actually got our country into the international movie scene.

I see horror movies as a way to escape reality. Whenever I am down or upset, I watch horror movie, because by doing so, I wouldn’t think of what upset me and the problem would at least stop plaguing me for awhile. The adrenaline rush while watching a horror or slasher flick is exciting (beware, I may be a sadist for all you know.) to me.

And since we have the Censorship Board, isn’t that enough already? To edit scenes which are too scary or gruesome. And by doing so it actually minimize the scare factor just so the weaker hearts and the younger people can watch horror movie.
If the reason is, it’s not good for health or so. I suggest those with weak hearts or individuals who can’t take horror movie to avoid horror movie for good. I mean, why torture yourself if you can’t take it?

Overall, I think it is not a wise idea to ban horror movie. Horror movie fans would definitely hold a rally if they do and furthermore, our local movie scene depended on Pontianak Sundal Harum Malam to make it to the international movie scene.

So let’s just leave horror movies alone for now, please?

Ugly People - from the inside

Have you guys read the news recently about the Chinese guy who got bashed up just because he accidently ran his car into some parked motorbikes just to avoid another car?

Well, he was avoiding the car in front, and he lost control of his car. Then he served into some motorbikes parked somewhere close by. And guess what? Those motorbike owners, wasn’t too concern about the driver, they were enraged that the driver drove his car into their bikes, thus ganging up and bashed up the poor driver badly. It’s not just that, NOBODY went to his help. In fact, some selfish and greedy being even took advantage of the situation and robbed the driver while he was at his most vulnerable.

Somehow this whole situation makes me wonder what has become of us, human, now. We were thought from young to lend a helping hand to those in need. Obviously, the driver needed help, but what were those people witnessing the whole ordeal doing, beside , just standing aside and watch the drama unfold? What’s worse that some people can actually take the opportunity to loot the poor victim!

I sympathize with the victim. The picture of him in the newspaper definitely wasn’t pretty at all. His eyes were both swollen in purple colour (something I thought the movies exaggerated) and he needed more than 10 stitches to an injury on his head. I suppose he was lucky to even have survived the attack.

Also, it makes me wonder, why is it that Malaysian mentality is always on “mind your own business”. It’s because of such thinking that most of us, refused to help, refused to get ourselves involved. Are we that afraid of being victimized as well? I can answer you, yes. Why? Well, in another of a recent case, a Caucasian, I suppose he was working here, decided to help this poor old lady whose handbag was on the verged on being snatched. Being a gentleman, and also, I suppose, being how he was brought up, he decided to help her. And because of him helping, he was shot by the snatch thieves and sadly, he succumbed to the gunshot wound.

Malaysian mentality is that, if it’s not our problem, don’t get involved. I am not proud to say that but that is how we are. It is pretty well proven really. I suppose that, even so, the by standers who were watching the drama unfold, could at least inform the police anonymously instead of standing aside and watch the whole thing and not doing anything. I don’t know why but reading that piece of news really got me upset over the “mind your own business” mentality and also, our country’s moral standard. I agree that we can’t judge the whole basket of eggs just because of an bad egg, but, it somehow reflects us in a way.

One Malaysia, a dream that seems so far away. To me, it’s not just about races living in harmony, it is also about helping each other. We are living in harmony, we do help each other but to what extend? That is the question that keeps playing in my mind. And that news, is a fragment to the answer that I needed. I suppose there is still time for us to improve ourselves.

Let’s hope that in the future, there will be no more of the “mind your own business” mentality among us.

STRESS



As you all know, final exam for all the University students is getting nearer and nearer.....It's just left around 4 more days!!! My first exam paper is Contract Law and it's fall on 26th of October 2009....I feel very stress and a lot of pressure....Whenever i open the books to study, everything feel like very hard to understand or to memorize.... What am i suppose to do???? I haven even start to do revision for the other subjects such as Constitution, Arab, English for law, hubungan etnik, tennis and a lot more.......

My sister told me the first thing i need to do is try to relax and keep my mind fresh....Because of that, i try to look for some ways to reduce my stress!!! Luckily, i found some ways and i wish to share with my dear friends!!!!

First of all, do you all know what is stress?

Stress is defined as our reaction to the external environment as well as our inner thoughts and feelings. It isn't only what happens to us that creates stressful feelings, but it's how we feel about what happens to us. Learning to control our thoughts through meditation, yoga, and other mind quieting techniques can be very helpful in reducing stress levels. Like the Buddhists say, become the calm in the center of the storm.No one can live without experiencing some degree of stress all the time, according to Hans Selye, M.D., the father of modern stress research. He writes in his book, The Stress of Life: "Stress is not even necessarily bad for you; it is also the spice of life, for any emotion, any activity causes stress. But, of course, your system must be prepared for it."During times of increased stress, our body's nutrients are used more rapidly to meet these needs so we require increased amounts of many of these nutrients. The antioxidant vitamins A, E and C, the B vitamins and the mineral zinc, selenium, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, sulfur and molybdenum are some of the nutrients that are commonly depleted by stress.


Fortunately there are a number of ways to prepare the body for stress. Here are a few ideas to get you started:


1. Meditate, pray, or do yoga each morning. The simple technique of quieting the mind, following the breath, and relaxing the body can put you in the right frame of mind for getting through a stressful day with a positive mental attitude.
At Work. During the day the stress mounts, whether at home or at your place of work. This can result in tension, headaches, back pain or lack of focus and general unproductivity. A few simple ways to help reduce these stress symptoms is to: Change your position or take a quick walk around the office, drink some water, stretch, or do a yoga exercise. One great way to accomplish this is right on your computer, Reduce Stress at Your Desk on Holistic.com has 4 free different streaming video exercises designed to be done in your chair that target your neck, back, shoulders and upper back. They run from 4-6 minutes each and have proven to be effective.

2. Exercise. Walking 20 minutes per day can change body chemistry in a way that calms the nervous system and reduces stress levels. Aerobic exercise is especially good for producing endorphins in the body - which are natural soothing hormones released during sustained exercise.

3. Make dietary changes. Reducing sugar, carbohydrates, caffeine and alcohol in your diet can go a long way towards getting your body back into a healthful balance. It's now recognized that when we eat carbohydrates, these foods turn directly into sugar in our bodies. The more sugar we eat, the more depleted our B-vitamins become. B-vitamins are essential for a healthy nervous system.

4. Supplement with vitamins and minerals. Taking a daily multi-vitamin, mineral supplement and B-vitamin supplement can strengthen your nervous system whether you're already depleted by stress or storing up for an onslaught of stressful circumstances. The mineral calcium is especially helpful for calming the nerves and toning up the nervous system. Athletes preparing for a race understand that extreme physical activity can be stressful and boost their bodies with nutrients beforehand. Take 3,000 mg of Vitamin C per day to help maintain a healthy nervous system while under stress.

5. Use herbs in tincture and tea form to calm yourself:
    The Ginsengs: Both Panax ginseng (Korean ginseng) and Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) have been shown in numerous studies to support adrenal function and enhance resistance to stress. Both Ginsengs are adaptogens, which means they restore balance, stimulating a function when it is low, subduing it when high. Both can be used to restore vitality, increase feelings of energy and well being, increase mental and physical performance and enhance the body's response to stress.

    Valerian:
    clinical studies have shown Valerian's ability to relieve insomnia, decreasing time needed to fall asleep while increasing deep sleep.

    Kava Kava:
    European studies have found Kava effective in the treatment of nervous anxiety, insomnia, restlessness as well as reduce heart palpitations, chest pains, headache and gastric irritation.

    Enjoy a cup of herbal tea at night.
    Create a bedtime ritual of drinking chamomile tea to relax. Or try an herbal liquid tincture sleep formula containing chamomile.

    Homeopathic remedies
    are scientifically proven effective and side-effect free. Try one of the many sleep formulas on the market that contain chamomile and other sleep inducing remedies.

Feel very awkward right?? How about this!!!

  1. Turn off the TV: This might sound obvious but watching the financial news channels all day long will only increase your stress level since they report on the latest downs in the stock market on a minute-by-minute base.
  2. Go for a walk: This time of the year is so precious, especially if you live in an area with tons of trees. Take time to reconnect with Mother Nature and take time to escape from all the bad news.
  3. Call up a friend: Sometimes, just the fact of spending time with a friend over a cup of coffee or a walk can make a huge difference to the way you feel. Don’t underestimate the power of human contact and friendship when times are difficult.
  4. Take advantage of free events: Each city has a list of weekly free activities that are open to the public. Grab a newspaper and find out which ones might interest you and go out there and discover something new!
  5. Hang out at your favorite bookstore: This is an activity I’ve always enjoyed so much. You can spend hours just browsing and looking at the latest books. Who knows, this might spark your creative juices!
  6. De-clutter your home: Most North Americans have closets and even garages filled with products that they’ve bought and never used. In many cases, a lot of us still have sales tags on items that are just sitting there. This might be the perfect time to clean up your home and organize a garage sale or you take your clothing to secondhand stores. Remember that someone’s junk is someone else’s treasure. Also, because times are tougher, many people will turn to secondhand stores and garage sales to find affordable items for themselves or to give as gifts during the Holidays.
  7. Treat yourself to a hot bubble bath by candlelight: This is such a relaxing activity. If you take as little as thirty minutes to soak away your worries, you’ll feel like a new person.
  8. Bake your favorite cookies or your favorite cake: Nothing is more comforting than homemade desserts and cookies. Why not take time to make some and take the time to enjoy them. The activity of baking will get your mind off of things and your hands working. Now, you might have to buy a few extra ingredients that you don’t usually store in your pantry, but this stress-reducing activity should not cost you much. Note: If you are stresses everyday, please don't eat a cake everyday. This is for occasional use only!
  9. Brew a special cup of tea or coffee and sit down in your favorite chair: Grab a book or your favorite hobby magazine and take some “me” time. Even if you’re able to take 30 minutes of “me” time while the kids are away at their piano lessons … this will do you a world of good.
  10. Update your photo album: We usually take photos of the happy times we want to remember. By updating your photo album and putting in recent photos you’ve not had the time to file yet, you can be transported to those times where you were happy and smiling. The feeling from this activity will surely lift your spirits and lower your stress levels.
Sometimes the simplest things can be extremely effective and because there is no (or little) investment of money, you can start putting these stress-busters to effect immediately!

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1. Define your goals: we must define our life goals and begin to achieve these goals; this action will support us against stress because we will feel that we know what our life purpose is and why, and that we control our own lives.

2. Take control of your diet: we can use simple ways in our diet plans to reduce stress by avoiding some stimulants such as coffee, alcohol, tea and sugar and we can use chamomile tea as an alternative because of its calming and relaxing effect. We need to eat slowly in a calm environment to allow our digestive system to work well. We can use honey as an alternative to sugar but in small amounts (one or two spoonfuls per day).

3. Take hot baths regularly: after a very busy day or when we feel that we need to relax (I do this three times a week). You can take a hot bath by sitting in warm to hot water and the water level should be above the waist, using lavender oil can also enhance this relaxing experience.

4. Aromatherapy: in the office you can use aromatherapy to relax and avoid stress. One of the best ways is to use lavender oil on a source of heat and take in the scent; this is a great way to relax during the day when you need it the most.

5. Exercise: This is one of the important things you can do which will reduce stress and bring happiness. When we exercise, our brains release substances which bring feelings of happiness and relaxation; we need engage in some exercise regularly such as walking, dancing or swimming.

6. Breathing techniques: Yoga, meditation and Tai Chi all use deep breathing techniques. To meditate, simply sit with closed eyes and concentrate on your breathing. Breathing deeply regularly is great for health and from there, you can learn various other breathing techniques to gain enhanced benefits.

7. Relaxation techniques and self hypnotherapy: we can easily do this after the hot bath to relax even more, simply sit or lie down in a comfortable place with your eyes closed, imagine there is a spot light above your head and concentrate on it, then concentrate on your body part by part and try to relax the body and feel the relaxation deepening -- you can also use a self hypnotherapy audio tape to help in this process.

8. Massage: this is a great way to reduce stress, I do this when other ways fail, I feel better after receiving a massage. You can get a professional massage or you can simply ask your partner to massage you.

9. Spiritual healing: prayers and the act of helping others are very important components for happiness and stress reduction. You will feel calmer and have a sense of inner peace.

10. Talking through your problems: talking about your feelings acts as a releasing mechanism and you will soon find that talking about your problems with your partner or best friend may help the solution to the problem come to light and will help to release blocked emotions.

11. Multivitamins: I take a Vitamin B complex regularly to decrease stress and this has been a great help in my stress reduction.

However, i know that everyone have their own way to reduce their stress...My hope in sharing this information with you is that you can benefit from it. However, just reading it cannot help you from reducing your stress....You need to take action after you read!!!