Saturday, November 28, 2009

secret aptitude UPSR test?

Something I read:

Last week when the results of the UPSR were announced, something was not. I'm referring to the "aptitude test" the candidates who were compelled to take on the last day of the UPSR examination in September.

Just weeks before the examination, the Education ministry in announced that an "aptitude test" would be held at the end of the UPSR and all candidates must sit for the test. The aim? Well, according to the ministry was to gauge decision making ability of candidates. The decision to have the test was obviously sudden based on the announcement which was well, abrupt.

But the ministry was quick to allay fears or concerns by saying results of the test would not be included in the overall results of the UPSR, i.e. whatever marks scored in the test would not have a bearing or any impact of the UPSR results. Even though the test was to be held for UPSR candidates at the end of the UPSR examination.

That being the case, why have the test in the first place? That was the question that ran through my mind when I first read about the test when it was reported in the newspapers. And the reason for the test--"to gauge decision making ability" baffled me further. I mean we are talking about year six students here. What big decision are they supposed to make? And to test their ability to make decision? These are 12 year olds for goodness sake.

I was made to understand even teachers were confused and didn't know what the test was all about and what on earth was the reason for it. However that was that. Nobody made any noise and the test was indeed conducted on the UPSR candidates on the last day of UPSR examination as instructed by the ministry. As scheduled.

How was the candidates tested for decision making ability? Well, the test was objective as well subjective. Candidates were required to answer many questions. More than 50 including questions on what they like. For example. Arts, music, etc. One question was on how or what the candidate felt when they look at the country's situation now.

How all that can gauge their decision making ability, its beyond me. But then what do I know? I'm just a free lance writer who never went to university. And definitely I'm no educationist.

Anyway moths passed and as we all know the UPSR results were announced recently. But as said earlier, minus the results of the aptitude test as promised.

So what ever happened to the results? What ever happened to the need to know the decision making ability of our kids? Did someone actually go through the aptitude test papers ? Were there results in the first place ? If so why the silence? Who's looking or studying the results? What for ?The whys and whats can go on and on.

Maybe to some, it's a small matter and I'm making a big fuss over nothing. Still there must be answers. Surely the children who took the test deserve to know how did they fare. (By MOHSIN ABDULLAH/MySinchew)


Thursday, November 26, 2009

bm n pp. 3rd day of papers.

I sat for 2 papers today: BM 2 and pengurusan Perniagaan 1.

here's a preview:

BM2: after I got into the hall and looked at the questions. I just wanted to walk out of the hall.

PP1: I look at the questions and then prepared to sleep but then my conscience kept telling me not to give up so I die die also just crap all the best that I could.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sej 2 STPM

Sejarah paper 2. This paper includes sejarah dunia and sejarah Islam.

Although it was not as easy as I expected but That won't kill my spirits.

I have a bad feeling:
The man examiner with glasses which have thick black frames is really scary. He look at me, I look at him, he look at me, I look at him...haha, he might think I'm so suspicious and think that I copied or let people copy....haha, I wouldn't be surprised if he really suspends my results. He even talked to the main examiner and pointed to me with his finger and that main examiner looked at me.

But it's ok la, I'm still positive and this won't affect my spirits.

log on to this to read more on my second STPM paper experience:

Monday, November 23, 2009

STPM first paper

Yeah, my paper started today.
And I updated it on my other blog which is all bout my form 6 life.

Neways, here's a preview of it.
I woke up feeling so low and drag myself to school. At school, I felt like just going back home and skipping the paper. I don't know why I felt that way. I never felt that way before in my life...haha, really feels weird!
But I didn't do that la, it would be a waste of time and effort in Form 6 loh.

There was construction working noise and it was disturbing. Besides that, announcement to ask the STPM students to get into class was really killing me. I couldn't concentrate and of cause, the thread of ideas also stopped there for a while. The Muslim prayer shouting on the P.A. system during the STPM paper was really annoying and gave me headache. The school is really not a good environment for doing examination.

OH ya, don't forget to read "I am Appalled" while you're at that blog.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

2am to 6am

My sister came back from Johore yesterday night...We talked and talked from 2am to about 6am. Haha, it was fun and funny and really just a sister to sister conversation. Yeah, hanging out in my attic is fun.
We talked till we had headaches...haha. Then we were so exhausted and slept so soundly that she missed church and I missed my extra class in school.

If I had the luxury of time I would share what we talked about but unfortunately for you readers, i have STPM to study for.
Tomorrow is my first paper -->Pengajian Am paper 2.
Okies people, I got to glue my eyes to notes and books and graphs and pie charts. Bye!

Btw Prince(my younger bro) is in Indonesia now and will be back in Dec.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

High heels R bad 4 u.

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“A common side effect of adults wearing heels too often is the tightening or shortening of the Achilles tendon,” Zong told “At Suri’s age, children are growing quickly, and you want everything growing at the same rate. If the tendon is not growing at the same rate as everything else, it could become a problem.”

"a pair of heels that is too tight could damage the growing bones of her feet.”


popcorn+soft drink=3 McDonald burgers!


Movie popcorn plus soda can equal 3 McDonald's burgers

Moviergoers who tuck into a medium popcorn and a soft drink could be eating the equivalent of three McDonald's quarter-pounder burgers topped with a dozen scoops of butter, according to a U.S. study.

A laboratory analysis of snacks sold at U.S. cinemas and commissioned by the Center for Science and Public Interest (CSPI) found a medium popcorn and soft drink contained 1,160 calories and three days' worth -- 60 grams -- of saturated fat.

"Who expects about 1,500 calories and three days' worth of heart-stopping fat in a popcorn and soda combo? That's the saturated fat of a stick of butter and the calories of two sticks of butter," said CSPI senior nutritionist Jayne Hurley in a statement.

"You might think you're getting Bambi, but you're really getting Godzilla."

She said even sharing a small portion of popcorn between two people would mean consuming a day's worth of saturated fat, the kind that clogs arteries and is linked to heart disease.

Hurley said every tablespoon of "buttery" oil topping adds another 130 calories according to the study published in Nutrition Action Health letter.


I don't read newspapers but i read online news. Less paper, less hassle and cheaper.
3 R= recycle, REDUCE, reuse. Cool or not? Tech savvy also, hehe.

Something I read today:

Gang killed five people for their body fat

wasn't that crazy?

A GANG of killers who murdered to steal their victims' body fat have been arrested in Peru.

Police said the three people held in the jungle province of Huanuco confessed to five killings and said they could sell one litre of fat for £10,000 to the cosmetic industry.

The (body) fat would be sold at prices of US$15,000 dollars a liter," said Castro.
the suspects, two of whom were arrested carrying bottles of liquid fat, told police it was worth US$60,000 a gallon.

They cut off their victims' heads, arms and legs and removed organs.

They then suspended the torsos from hooks and warmed the flesh, so the fat dripped into jars below.

It is believed six members of the gang are still at large, including leader Hilario Cudena, 56, who Castillejos said had been killing people to extract human fat for more than 30 years.

Medical authorities said last night human fat is used in anti-wrinkle treatments - but is always extracted from the patient, usually from the stomach or buttocks.

There would be a risk of reaction that could lead to life threatening consequences if fat from someone else were used, said dermatology professor Dr Neil Sadick.


So all you people who plan for anti-wrinkle treatments, Please consider again...Natural is good :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Somebody help me!

My parents are really annoying. They just don't understand! They keep bugging me to go to school.
NO matter how many times I explain to them that Yes, STPM started on Wednesday but I don't have to go to school because My papers only start next Monday(23rd nov). Then my father is another thing, he said so i start late and can ask my friends who took the early paper to fax the whole paper...................ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you know how frustrating this is?

These are my papers...the Schedule. Anyone wanna help me explain to my parents? Ability to speak CHINESE is a bonus!

23 nov, monday-->8am-11am(PA 2 essay)
24 nov, tuesday-->2pm-5pm (Sej 1)
26 nov, thursday-->8am-11am & 2pm-5pm (BM2 essay & PP1)
30 nov, monday-->8am-11am, & 2pm-5pm (Sej 2 & mikroekonomi)
2 dec, wednesday-->2pm-5pm (makroekonomi)
3 dec, thursday-->8am-11am (PP2)
9 dec, wednesday-->2pm-4pm (PA1)
10 dec, thursday-->2pm-4pm (BM1)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Glow GLO Low

Glo...Gospel Literature Outreach. It's a program sort of like RBS(Residential Bible School)
6 weeks too but a day extra, at the same cost. The studying time in GLO is only half day and the other half is free.In GLO, there are mission works every weekend either at other churches or Orang Asli(OA). But in RBS, there is accountability and mentors. ^^
BTW: I'm only referring to GLO level 1, not level 2. Level 2 is 6 months...

Why do I want to go for GLO? Well,I was hoping that I could learn something deeper, more about God's Word and His Ways. That was the same reason I went for RBS...NOW, let me tell you frankly about RBS...I already learn most of it at church already la. I don't know if my Youth Fellowship(YF) is super or I really pay attention in church? One thing for sure is that I was a bit disappointed la with RBS. Don't get me wrong, the community and spiritual discipline is good but the content was more for the new Christians and definitely not for me. Will GLO be a re-run? What if the syllabus is almost same...Aiyo...

Someone in authority talked to me and told me to think properly..."Do you really want to go for Glo?, Would it be a repetition of RBS? Do you think GLO will benefit you? Are you convinced that God wants you to go for GLO? Will it be better if you stay back and help at your home church and your family or go to GLO? I'm saying this with your mom in mind. Is it a selfish reason to go for GLO? Are you going to GLO for "simply-simply" and holiday? I'm not asking you to choose between good and evil but it's a situational choice. In this present situation, where can you serve or be a blessing best? SMBB CF needs a lot of help too. I think you got enough head knowledge already. Pray and seek God, He will definitely talk to you. God will speak to you. He WILL! I will pray for you too."

INdirectly that person was saying to me "DON'T BE A TADPOLE"...It's time to put your knowledge into application! Even my brother Prince, said it's true, Prince thinks I got enough head knowledge but no fruits. Prince said "don't be a tadpole" to me too.

Francis said "Don't take church as an occupation" or something like that la. Then I "terasa" la. I always thought I'm gonna be a missionary, it was a dream. But when I come to think more deeper, it wasn't God convicted but it was just me, my selfish ambition. GLO and this statement of Francis really hit me. It brought me to realisation of what a selfish person I actually am.
Come to think of it, me going to GLO is more selfish too.

No more Missionary nor GLO...I feel lost, no sense of direction anymore.
First Bible Knowledge(BK) and Accounts. I thought it was God's will for me. I was so convinced that these would be my Majors. Then form 6 at SMK Sri Pantai was really heartbreaking! And now no GLO and Missionary? All the direction I targeted are gone...

I feel so lost and stun and frustrated! I don't know where to turn or look nor where to go anymore? I'm lost! Lost Direction... I feel so broken and lost

A few verses pop into my head. Psalms 3:5-6 "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge HIM and He will make your paths straight"

Proverbs 19:21 "Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails."

You see, all these brought me into realisation that it wasn't God who put those plans but it was ME! I didn't even consult God. For BK and Accounts, after I got the superb results, I got arrogant and thought it was my own strength when the fact is it was actually God's, not mine! SO He blocked me to continue in this stupidity of relying on my own "strength"

Making me feel broken and lose my sense of direction is actually in fact calling me to come back to HIM. Rely on HIM, not on my own knowledge nor understanding and certainly not on my own strength.

Micah6:8 "He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God"

Isaiah 55:6-11

6 Seek the LORD while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.

7 Let the wicked forsake his way
and the evil man his thoughts.
Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,"
declares the LORD.

9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I Discriminate!

Don't discriminate the radio station by it's language!
Yesterday I stumbled upon a radio channel which was pretty cool. At first when I switched on the radio and it was a Malay channel, I was like "Next!" but as I near-ed the radio to switch the frequency, the DJ/host was talking about BIOTECHNOLOGY.
Wow, that caught my attention...important subject for Pengajian Am and BM essay. "Ok la, listen to this first, and after this switch the frequency back to Mix FM la."
I really learned a lot about biotechnology :) It was interesting and enriching ^^
Then after the "Kerusi panas" session(the talk is called Kerusi Panas). as I was going to change the frequency, the section was English from BBC...Whoa, cool! OK,then I found out it was BERNAMA RADIO 24.
Bernama...the newspaper? Woah, no wonder la very informative :P. But there is a flaw, the music selection sucks la...LOL

Ok, next topic. Yesterday I walked home from school la. As usual, every time I take long walks I think...haha. Think about nonsense, think about the future, reflect about a lot of things under the sun la. As I walked back yesterday I realised that I am actually a very egoistic person. I place myself a level higher than my schoolmates and treat/consider them as second class people although it is I who is the "alien/foreigner"over there among their kind/land. It's like dramas or movies where a proud person is demoted and she thinks she doesn't belong there and thus treats everyone lousy! She doesn't realise that she is just a spoilt brat! That's Me!

I do still resent this school. Despite this negative feelings, when look more deeper, it's actually kinda like a missionary training...Missionary in a foreign land stay with the locals, interact, live, study, learn and then translate, and preach the gospel...I'm referring to pioneering missionaries la. Colin Kirton said something like 'A light doesn't need to shine so bright in darkness' (My apologies if I misquoted it...) Ok, anyways, I still do feel like I failed the training and have been such an @ss in school. Many teachers dislike me and take me as rude, proud, bad example in school, and I do not defend myself here because it is the truth. Ashamed, I confess that I'm a lousy Christ ambassador :'(

Next topic:Today after school, my father took me along to run an errand. We went to Bangsar Heights. When the guard asked why? My father said "ambil langsir untuk cuci"...I was suprised. The guard said, "Itu orang Myanmar"...I was double my heart I was thinking "What? Now warganegara working for imigrant workers? First class working for second class?"
I am a horrible discriminator!

Anyways, my "Smart" father didn't bring any bag/s...he took the curtains down and told me to fold the curtains. I was thinking quietly "How are we going to bring down all these curtains, we need 4 plastic bags or 2 big sampah bag!" My father found a workers' lift and told me tahan it/keep the lift door open. Personally I was scared...a lift not for public use. A lift where I have keep pressing the "< />" aka "keep door open" button. I was a bit afraid that the lift would fall, afraid that the if I keep pressing the "open button", the lift would get spoilt and the "something wrong with the lift ALARM" would ring...Afraid people will catch us using the lift (guilt, paranoid, scared)...Not to forget we were on the 4th floor

I don't know if I accidentally pressed the "17th floor" button or was the workers lift an automatic "all the way up" type of lift. How many times I pressed "first floor" but the light didn't come on for floor "ONE"..So I pressed floor "3" mistaking it for floor "2" then correcting my mistake when I pressed floor "2". The light on floor "4" was on all the while we used the lift...(I was a bit worried) The lift went up all the way to the "17th" floor and then to the "3rd" floor and to the "2nd" floor pretty fast. (I have always been scared of lifts...too fast, or suddenly fall all the way down)

My father pressed the number "one" without letting go after we reached floor 2. I was afraid that the lift would go back all the way to the "17th" floor automatically or go to the "fourth"...(Trembling & shivering in my soul, wanting get out of the lift...really scared)
Praise and thanked God that my father's action worked for we reached the "First" floor. ( I was so relieved and glad to be on the first floor (the bottom-est floor so cannot fall ^^). But my father made me tahan the elevator again while he took out the curtains...( Faster la! So near to ground and yet still far away...feeling uneasy and restless but did not show it physically). After my father took all the curtains out. I quickly jumped out of the lift. So glad to be out! Stable ground...Really thankful Malaysia don't have earthquakes where grounds crack and split open.

I talked to my mom just now inquiring about what my father said to the guard. My mom said her customer Mrs Yee asked my mom ,"Susan, you got this type of service ar?" "Take down curtain, wash and hang up the curtain."(Cause Mrs Yee's tenant not there anymore).
I was like "Woad, new area of business? Take down, wash and hang up? Recession equals new area of services? Fuhlamak(Fuyoh+ Alamak). Got such job also". Yeah, recession means you must be willing to explore more options in order to gain a few more bucks.
Fyi: my mom specialises in curtain, wall paper, cushion cover, upholstery, vertical blind,venetion blind, carpet. Basicly she sews curtain and house furniture related la...I don't know what is it called officially...LOL

Sunday, November 8, 2009

start operation SHUTDOWN

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hey all, today i am going to do OPERATION SHUTDOWN...meaning no more Facebook & other social website till 20 Nov 2009. It starts tomorrow and during this period I'm gonna NERD, memorize, study, revise, cram info and etc. Intensive date with Books and Lifeless things...Start NeRDing!!! Books and Notes are NOT for display Purpose!

blogging may still be as usual, i guess...but no guarantees.
"Why 20th nov? STPM on 23rd Nov wor" Well, bersusah-susah dahulu then enjoy then take exams...haha, weird right? Everyone is different ma. I'm not guaranteeing any "A" nor am I guaranteeing any "no fails" but I'm gonna try to push myself. I've never really push myself into studying before. "Cross my heart and hope to die"

To be honest,in my whole life, the only subjects I ever studied for is "Accounts" and "Bible Knowledge". I really loved these two subjects so much that I enjoy studying it! Crazy yeah? I wanted to do Accounts and Bible knowledge for STPM but my lousy school don't have, not enough people want to take Accounts in my school and I was so lost--don't know how to take Accounts outside. As for Bible knowledge---Many years ago, STPM had Bible Knowledge as a subject but as time passed on, less and less people took bible knowledge for STPM that the Malaysian Government cut the subject Bible Knowledge from STPM ;( When I heard about this, I was so broken hearted that I begun to curse all the Malaysian Christians who didn't take Bible Knowledge(BK) as a subject in STPM. How could they do this to me? Just because of those type of Christians, I cannot take BK for STPM. Their actions echo loudly into the Future. The past generation's fault resulted to the present generation's regret and anger!

So, I was thoroughly filled with grieve, sorrow, anger, sadness and remorse.

The subjects I'm doing now are not the subjects I wanted to do! And so now, My interest for Accounts and Bible Knowledge faded away with time...
Last time when someone said "Accounts" or "Bible Knowledge", I would be so happy just at the sound of it, that was how much I loved it. It gave me joy :) Just Like the sentence "Let us go to the house of the Lord" brought joy to DAvid in Psalms 122:1 I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD
But now, the love has withered. The word Accounts and Bible Knowledge brings sadness and the interest in it has gone as well. :'(

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Girls' Christian camp

Girls camp is here again... I really want to go this year but my calendar doesn't let me as there are a few camps clashing on the same date :(
Girls Christian Camp. 15Dec to 19Dec 2009.
Smk St Mary, Selayang, Kuala Lumpur.

here's a bit about the camp:

Of Rags & Riches

this year’s theme...

If given a choice where would we choose to be - among the rags or among the rich? Unfortunately for many there is no choice. They are born into poverty. And for many, they are stuck as the rags of this world. But that is not all, we also want to think about who are the other ‘rags’ in our country. When you look at other people, what makes you feel ‘yucky’? Their dirty clothes? Their different skin colour? Their handicap? What holds you back from wanting to be friends with them? When we consider Micah 6:8, what is our role in all this? Yes, we will be learning about helping the poor and what ‘equality for all’ means. But we want to go deeper and examine why we feel ‘yucky’ in the first place - to identify the prejudices that we unknowingly have against the poor, the disabled, the different races and to understand our desire for wealth & comfort. Jesus dealt with these issues in his time as well. What does it mean to be truly rich in this world and beyond? Three very special speakers will take us through Jesus’ conversations with people in His time and help us look at these issues with His lenses.

Camp theme verse is Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

There will be fun & games, singing & meeting old friends

& new ones. Discover things about yourself that you never

knew before as it will be a exciting journey of discovery

that will take you to a higher plane of living. I look forward

to meeting you at camp.

With love from the Veteran Camper,

Moey Yoke Lai

Things to bring:

Bring Mattress or a sleeping bag, pillow & blanket.

Soft toys are most welcomed at camp

. Bible

. Torchlight

. Pens & Pencils (a notebook will be provided)

. Clothes for 4D3N

. A pair of scissors for hobbies

. Cup, plate and cutlery for meals

. Toiletries (toothbrush, towel, soap, etc)

. Slippers for use in the bathroom

. Suitable shoes & socks for outdoor games

. A skirt or a pair of slacks / long pants for for the camp concert

. Musical instruments - guitar, violin, flute, etc

. Money for buying books or cards from the Book Corner

Note: Campers are to register themselves between 5-6pm on 15 December 2009(Tuesday). Camp dismisses about 5pm on 19 December 2009 (Saturday).

Closing Date: 27 Nov 2009


Student’s Name: _________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________


School: ________________________________________________

Standard / Form: _________________________________________

Tel: ____________________ Mobile: ________________________

E-mail: _________________________________________________

T-shirt size: XS Small Medium Large XL XXL

Note: T-shirt is optional and costs RM 15 each. Please tick your size.

Consent Form To Be Signed By Parent / Guardian

I allow my daughter / ward (details above) to attend the Girls’

Christian Camp held at SMK St. Mary, KL from 15-19 Dec 2009.

Knowing that every possible care of the campers will be taken, I will

not hold the organisers responsible for any mishap or accident that

may occur due to circumstances beyond the control of those in


Name of Parent / Guardian: ________________________________

Signature: __________________________ Date: ______________

Contact number in case of emergency:

Tel: ____________________ Mobile: ________________________

Enclosed is my payment:

Full camp fees of RM 70

Camp T-shirt RM 15

Please make cheque payable to Moey Yoke Lai and post it

together with your application form to:

Miss Wong Ee Ling (Camp Registrar)

201 Jalan Desa Utama,

Taman Desa,

58100 Kuala Lumpur.

Mobile : 016 207 7785

Email :

Note: Only those in Std 6 and above need to sign up for workshops

Please indicate your 1st and 2nd choices of camp workshop and hobbies by writing the appropriate numbers [1] or [2] in the boxes. We’ll try to grant your wishes but no promises!


-Who Is Jesus?

-Four Friends

-Friendship Evangelism

-Seeing God In The Ordinary

-Freedom And Morality

Everyone must join hobby.
Write the appropriate numbers [1] or [2] in the boxes. We’ll try to grant your wishes but no promises!


-Bread Flowers

-Hip Hop

-Beadwork /Handcraft

-Baking Plaster of Paris


-Balloon Craft

-T-Shirt Printing (cost: RM 15)



-Kitchen Helper


-Donating food for tea breaks

-Providing Transport

-Dorm Mummy

Name: _________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________


Tel: ____________________ Mobile: ________________________

E-mail: _________________________________________________

Days Available as Volunteer:

_ Tuesday, 15 Dec 2008

_ Wednesday, 16 Dec 2008

_ Thursday, 17 Dec 2008

_ Friday, 18 Dec 2008

_ Saturday, 19 Dec 2008


Miss Moey Yoke Lai : 012 399 2320

Dr. Leong Huey Yin : 012 359 3712

Miss Wong Ee Ling : 016 207 7785


Mrs. Lim Sow Yoong : 012 292 1460

For more info about the camp:
Miss Moey Yoke Lai 012 3992320
Miss Wong Ee Ling 016 2077785
Dr Leong Huey Yin 012 3593712