Monday, December 26, 2011

Adam Adli and double standards

Adam Adli was my scout leader in secondary school. Just recently his name appeared in the national newspapers.
What he did? he lowered a flag bearing our prime minister's image.
What happened next? Government wants apology, Adam Adli and family received death threats and are harassed.

So, I'm wondering is our prime minister's image very sacred? It is as though Najib (our prime minister) is more powerful and sovereign than our Agong (king). Adam did not bring down the Malaysian flag or desecrate it. What was his action compared to grown-up Umno men stomping on Penang CM Lim Guan Eng's photo and bringing a coffin to his office or the Perkasa goons who burnt Bersih coordinator S Ambiga's picture.
What actions were taken by the government and home minister on those cases? Hmm, almost nothing! 


Hmm, such double standards don't you think?
How about the cow head incident by Perkasa. It was clearly a racial insult but the police and government did not take action against them, instead the Home Minister (Hisyamhuddin) defended the Perkasa protesters as their freedom to voice out BUT the police force and the government arrested people holding a peaceful candlelight vigil and singing Negaraku to protest against corruption. The reason Home minister provided was "we have freedom to voice out but not freedom to riot"


Again I wonder and can't understand how the Government can say that Riot is defined when you have a peaceful protest with candles. But if you hold a cow's head and shout racial insults and step on the cow head, it is not Dangerous nor Sensitive. It's just a peaceful gathering which is challenging other beliefs and provoking the other religion's sacred and holy object. I am really confused with what the government term as Dangerous and Peaceful, and Riot. What exactly is sensitive? Is it taunting other religions or is it protesting against injustice?

Sunday, December 25, 2011

advanti

The gospel message by advanti ministry.

Christmas eve

So I have been really busy with sports, assignments and choir throughout this month, I took a break from rugby and church.
I didn't plan to attend church but Manami, the student exchange girl from Japan that Sheng introduced to me wanted to attend church or Christmas celebration/party. So I had to go to church...

It's good to see so many new and young people in church but I can't believe that I have been spending so much time in church these few days. Like my whole day spent with the church (people).





What is Christmas without Christ? The point of Christmas? The reason we celebrate it? Christmas isn't christmas till it happens in your heart.

One story Francis shared today.
There was a fire and a man and his son were in the building. The dad jumped down and then told his son to jump. The son said he was afraid. There was fire and smoke everywhere that the son couldn't see the father. The son said "I can't see you, dad.". The dad replied, just jump son, you may not see me but I can see you. Just believe and jump, I'll catch you.

Just like GOD, we may not be able to see Him because of the fire and smoke but that shouldn't be the reason to not believe that the Father can save us. We may not be able to see God but God can see us. So, just believe and take the leap of faith. Put your trust in Him.

The sketch today reminded me that we often celebrate Christmas without Christ.

Makan
Alcohol
Shopping

Christ
Meaning of Christmas
Answer to our root problem
Salvation


A joke:
 "How are you gonna spend your Christmas Eve?"
"Oh, I think I'll buy Christmas Adam" ...huahauhauahua. Lame or not? Original joke from me :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

wifi

UM Wifi had been so terrible. No internet access even with full bar signals or worse still no signal at all. All of us paid Rm100 and now there's this problem. This is really frustrating especially when it's the assignment handing in week. Gosh, and it's near the exams week so SPectrum<--UM Website to download lecture notes also cannot be accessed. Haiz.

We're dying here. Congrats to the UM student council for helping us get back a portion of the Rm100 that we paid for this lousy internet service. We got back Rm 40...

Mr Azizul has been really crazy, he's giving us so many assignments and expects us to pass it as soon as possible (we have internet problem and he gives us assignment about globalisation and Malaysian sports management and Malaysian recreation...how to find points without the internet? Library books have insufficient information on local sports. ) On Top of that, I feel that I wanna repeat that mr Azizul is having class activity on CHRISTMAS!!!!! Crazy lecturer, just because he is a muslim doesn't mean he can take people's holiday away!

Once the exam is over, I hope I can share with you all some of my stories on what you missed while I was internetless in UM. :)
University sports month has finally finished.
Futsal piala pengarah
Melaka 12 hour walk too.
Sports Appreciation Night
KO-K day (co-curricular day)
racewalking during sukmum
kemahiran seni orator BM

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

a brief hi

Sorry people, UM wifi has some web restriction and I wasn't able to download Gmail documents nor access blogs.

So many things happened like Handball sukmum, Jonah Jones, Nike Run, Larian Pantai Masum, Hockey Sukmum, tests and assignments...

I can't blog much now...maybe next time when the line is much better.

But for now, I just wanna say it's really good to be back even though it's such a brief post.
Masum Beach Run at Port Dickson with UPM and UPSI :)

I'll try to be back ok :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

tug of war gold

I never thought I'll be one of the main player in tug of war aka tarik tali.
It never cross my mind to join tarik tali for SUKan Mahasiswa Universiti Malaya(SUKMUM) - university sports month.

I registered my name only for Ladies Hockey this year but somehow my name went to softball, handball, tug of war and just yesterday futsal. Will tell you about hockey experience in the next post...back to tarik tali.

Some of you know I'm a yes-man so you ajak me, I go la. You appoint me, I do loh...

Tarik tali was so unexpected one la cause I'm so small and light but they were really desperate and needed numbers so I agreed. I even went to all the training despite having rugby trainings. I learn a lot and no longer think that tarik tali is a sport which requires no skill. So many techniques to learn, body mechanism/bio-mechanics to learn. Our coach is a very calm but knowledgeable man in this area.

In secondary and primary school, we just pull pull pull and "pacak" our heels on the ground, or the cheating skill would be keep turning the tali.

I'm currently in 5th residential college, and I don't know why all the big size girls don't want to enter tug of war until this small and light girl have to play tug of war. As the smallest and lightest in the team, of cause I don't think I can be a main player, I would just be a substitute player. Just to fill in the numbers. We learn a lof of techniques. We only this week on monday, tues and wed,on thurs we had a friendly game with 4th college and friday we had a debrief of our friendly game with a correction and touch up light training session. Then saturday aka today is our competition.

friendly with 4th. Their ladies were very heavy people and reality looked like we can't win a single time, but we were gonna give them a fight before we go down. The first round we were losing and just a but more to lose but they lost their fitness/stamina and so we just pull and won! Yes, we did the impossible! We just have to hold on and wait for the enemy to get tired! Then the second time we lost and we realize previously we might have won because the ground on one of the side is slippery. After a rest we re-matched and it was draw again. This time it confirmed that every team that plays on the particular side lost. After a while, we did the last round and winner takes all, they won.
Haha, so we don't know actually who's stronger, but we do know they have more weight and the place was a winning factor. At least we have the taste of what tomorrow would be like.<-referring to the experience of pulling the tali with opposition.

Kira ask me to join the college ladies Futsal team because there are not enough players. Had a futsal training of 1 hour yesterday night. today is futsal also, This means today I had to rush to 2 places. Futsal at 5th college  court and tarik tali at varsity field. Thank God Kira had a car.

Today 7am we assemble and walk to the field, strap up, team talk, warm up and then me, Kira and Atiq rush back to fifth because the new schedule said futsal first. After futsal, we rush back to the field, sweating and catching our breathe and then straight away had to measure weight(i add on 1 kg) and then tarik the tali. I was surprised because I was a player, not a substitute. (Ok, maybe coach wants me to have game experience so put me in the first game). Looking at all the other colleges, their ladies are bigger and their group weight were much heavier than our team. So we were not medal prospects and we didn't really expect to win any game. But with applying all the technique and knowledge that coach taught us, We Won!
Then after a while, we had to rush back to college for futsal. After futsal, we rush back to the field cause tarik tali coach request me to be one of the main player. We won again! We may not have the weight but we have techniques, strategy and knowledge! :)

Back to college for futsal, then we receive a call to rush back to the field because this is a crucial tarik tali match, It's with the heaviest team (9th college) and I was informed that I'm suppose to play this round too. So after futsal 1st half, we wanted to leave but then the futsal team needed us, so we stayed on the 2nd half. But we couldn't reach in time so a heavier girl played in my place. We expected to lose in this round. It was very tight, 1st round we lost, then 2nd round we won...3rd round we won easily because everyone applied the knowledge properly.

No more futsal.Took our weight again then Tarik tali semi finals, I'm a player again. we won.

measure weight and then Finals with 9th college. Coach wanted to put me in but I was thinking previously when we went against 9th, I wasn't playing. So maybe we won because of the weight? coach sais he wants me in because i got the proper technique. I told coach the other girl that ganti-ed me previously was 20 kg heavier than me so the team would lose 20 kg if I play. Coach reluctantly said, go have a team discussion then tell the manager the team's decision. So I call the girls and I told them "In the game with 9th college I takde, then if I play this time, the team will lose 20kg cause I'm 52kg only. So you all still want me in or you nak letak someone heavier? I tak kisah, I want to win, so let's do what's best for the team. I say put someone heavier to substitute me. Jangan fikir saya, fikir team, kita nak menang!" The team agreed with me.

THE FINALS: first round we almost won, just a bit more but suddenly a lot of girls fell down and so we lost it.When we lost, coach look at me, "sebab u la kita kalah, sebab u tak masuk"  Second time we won (or is it the other way around?). 3rd round we won! YES, We are the Champions! we did it! UNDERDOGS! DARK HORSES! WILD CARD!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

exhibition match at Cobra 10s

Sunday 13th Nov, The Dingoes did an exhibition match at the Cobra 10s. It was ok la... 7s a side. My team was mostly backline while the other team were mostly forwards.
What I remember during this match was I pancit after the first 4 minutes. Usually I can last 7 minutes but this time really no more stamina. WHY? My hypothesis is that ICE and CHILLI really affects our stamina. I started eating chilli food and having drinks with ice since tuesday 8 nov. Test number 1 conclusion accepted. Maybe somewhere in the future, I'll conduct test 2 and 3 to see if the research is replicable or maybe ask people who usually drink ice and take chilli to stop ice and chilli for 6 days and see whether their stamina/fitness is affected?

After I got home, my elder bro and elder sis decided to play rain...ya, I join them lo.

yesterday I had a test and today I had a test.
Yesterday's test was a surprise cause only when I went to class did I find out that there's a test. Aiyoh, so my marks also low la.. 29/40. Meaning to get an A in my finals I need full marks...Haiz...there goes one A.

Second test was today morning. 1 hour to do 5 subjective questions. Quite direct but I messed up the explanation part...so at least 3 marks gone out of the 20 marks...

A senior called me an old auntie like a recording tape, All I meant was to remind but I guess maybe she didn't need it so maybe next time I'll try not to remind people...I felt a bit insulted...

As many of you know, I moved to a new residential college (will be known as college after this), so I don't know anybody except my course mates and a few masum players. Somehow my name was spread to Tarik Tali...haha and just yesterday I received news that I am the girls hockey captain. I have to find more players and arrange training and find a manager. How am I gonna do that? I don't know people in 5th because I'm anti-social and I don't know much about 5th college. I only know my room, the dewan makan, office and that's about it. Aiyo,why don't u ask a local to be captain? Argh!!!!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

salary

yesterday my elder bro asked me, how much do expect to earn after I grad? I said 2k.
Then he told me, as a degree holder I should at least expect 2.5k, that's the market price for us.

Then I told him, if I even get a job, I'd be very grateful already loh, nowadays the news is so many graduates no job because they are too choosy/picky.

My bro said...can you accept if your bosses or colleagues earn higher than us,  but their education level  is just PMR/SPM. They don't even OWE the government (PTPTN). We learn so hard, and have assignment, studying, exam, use so much money/owe the government, so much time and energy in studying, how many years we study<-is it worth it to come out and work for less than 2.5k? Their money earn use for self but we have to pay back gov... Sort of like a LOSE-LOSE to continue studies in higher level. What we learn in University is most of the time not applicable in real life living/working situation.

Well, I guess that explains why graduates are picky?

I'm a very simple girl, always grateful and mindful that I don't deserve anything, and that there's always someone better than me, get anything kira very lucky already loh...Names is another problem in Uni...

Those of you know knows Mun Foong would be very surprised...What happen to the girl who was very brave, proud and stubborn? Very confident and everything is hers/her right? The very cool senior that knew all her juniors...

People, I think she died after 2007.

I'm sure some of you can recall an incident in 2007 where everything was pointing towards her getting something but out of the blue, everything went wrong and that seriously broke her confidence, self esteem, self worth and push her to the verge of demoralized. Something that really meant the whole world to her was taken away by unacceptable reasons; "Girls cannot be leaders" and "because you are not a prefect"...??


Since that, Mun Foong ceased to exist bits by bits into this pathetic, everything goes, I'll be lucky if I even get...
In the past I could remember and knew all my juniors but starting in form 6, I no longer wanted to know everyone, I just wanted to be by myself, living in my own world, minding my own business and couldn't care less about knowing people or remembering names.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

SCC7s

Singapore Cricket Club organizes rugby 7s tournament each year.
This year SCC 7s started on a Friday so we had to travel to Singapore on a thursday.
Usually we travel together or by a bus but this time it was not that organized as many problems arose since the tournament was on Hari Raya Haji. Anyway, only 4 women teams this year: Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Singapore Barbarians. Singapore Barbarians were the development team.

http://scc7s.macoocoo.com/Pools.php (<--click for results in pool stage)
Our first game with Singapore national. Not too bad, we defended ok, lost 3 tries in 14 minutes.
Second game was the best game so far that we ever played. We were so close the try line but unfortunately some clumsy mistake brought Singapore Barbarians to steal the ball and score. Our own mistakes and they utilised it wisely. I managed to grab a singaporean winger's shirt and tackle her so to say prevent a try. (my only achievement). But I got confused with the calls because there's a normal bola satu move and the backline's bola satu move. So I didn't know which bola satu Bibi was calling for. Bibi got really irritated and hit my head.
Third game against Indonesia, was a really bad play. We had a kelam-kabut game and couldn't score anything. A lousy draw...
We had  a few crappy referees and linesmen...so many knock ons, holding on the ball, not coming from channel, not proper ball tapping, forward, playing ball on ground but ref didn't call. Even knock on near the try line. Aish, so terrible...
A few prominent members did some grave mistakes too, maybe due to lack of attending training that they forgot how to utilise the rules.
Coach Mamak said don't be too predictable...

Aiyo, the emo personality came onto me...beating myself up for getting confused over bola satu and being a liability to the team. I changed the team dynamics of the great 2nd game into a worse 3rd game. Of cause I try to hide the tears but it just trickled down...
We stayed at POW backpackers. Prince of Wales backpackers. Quite canggih door system but no internet connection. We had captain session.
Why I always cry? Ish!

Su fractured her hand. Bibi apologized but I don't blame her cause it really was my fault and it's normal to get scolding in team sport.

Shima's son born.

http://scc7s.macoocoo.com/Competitions.php?CID=56
http://scc7s.macoocoo.com/ScheduleCompetitions.php
(click for result in competition stage)
Next day we were up against Singapore Barbarians. First half just defending. Second half we manage to score a try. we were leading 5-0 but a few clumsy mistakes they drew with us 5-5. Then time finished but ball still in play and the Barbarians managed to steal a try so it's 12-5...Eventhough time over but if ball still not out a team can lose...SO close to the final but tough luck...

Liyana didn't play cause the injured her foot...need to x-ray it soon...

I was disappointed when our team were so tired that they didn't chase the girl running to score a try. No doubt that girl passed all our defense but as long as the ball is not grounded yet, we have an opportunity to push her out or at least block her from grounding the ball under the H so that they have lesser chance of getting a successful conversion kick.

Finals in the plate against Indonesia. Game with Indonesia. We didn't play to our potential and they somehow got to score a try. Once again nobody block the girl from scoring under the H, luckily the conversion kick didn't enter even though it was under the H. Anyway, we scored and got a successful conversion so it was a 7-5. When time was over, we were just 3 meters near the try line but Bibi kick the ball out just to be safe. The risk was that if we continued, the previous game with Barbarians might repeat... opposition scored although time over because ball still in play.

The indonesia team were actually the national basketball team O.o, so fitness and speed is good.

We just received our new balls ( 2 balls) today but we left it on the field when we went to collect out silverware..then the ballboys said it is the clubs ball and we have no proof that those balls were ours...Aiyoyo.


Walked to MRT city hall and MRT-ed to Kranji.About $3 Singapore dollars. Took bus 170 to JB checkpoint at $1.30 Sing dollars. Followed someone's car all the way back...journey by car from JB took 5 hours.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

miraculous knee

Psalm 100

A psalm. For giving grateful praise.
 1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
 2 Worship the LORD with gladness;
   come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the LORD is God.
   It is he who made us, and we are his[a];
   we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
   and his courts with praise;
   give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
   his faithfulness continues through all generations.


miracle? Healed but doctor surprised....
A month ago, my knee gave problem...On the 26th sep, the sports clinic doctor said something like patella cartilage slightly injured. If not treated may lead to arthritis then if very serious must do operation...
Crazy! Anyway she showed me 6 exercises to do daily 60 repetition...


I didn't complete 60...even reaching 30 repetition is tiring. And I didn't do it everyday

So anyway today's check up,a different doctor examined me cause the previous doctor does not work on Wednesday. Back to the story...the doctor examined me and did a few simple test and there was no sign or pain or injury...Huhu..This doc was surprised and had a surprised facial expression...she kept rechecking the previous doctor's note on me...She said I'm ok (her tone was very surprised)...I guess she was expecting me to still have pain...(i guess she must be thinking, did the previous doctor diagnose me properly?)

I'm sure it's a miracle...It is like as though I wasn't even injured on my knee...


 God is Good ALL the time. Not when God feel like it. Being good is God's nature.



matthew 5:45 He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous

Monday, October 31, 2011

i sound selfish but its my right

In this semester I have borrowed people money. They said they will pay back and then I feel so bad when I have to ask them to pay back. Hey, I just borrowed you cause I trust that you are not conning or using me and I really believed that you would pay back as promised.

But now I have yet to get back the money and to bring up the subject would hurt our friendship. Hmmm, so I made up my mind to never borrow money to anyone anymore.

So DEAR ALL,

Never ask me to pay for you first cause the probability of me getting back the money is less than 30%.
Never ask me to borrow you money cause the probability of you paying me back is less than 30%.

UNLESS you plan to pay me back(the next day), don't even think of borrowing money. 
Eh, I don't even charge you interest when you borrow money ma...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

where

I've got a friend who has a scholarship, but I don't understand why she borrowed money from me? (this was before I had the scholarship but she had a scholarship already ). Yea, she still has the scholarship and it's from a Canadian company and she still has not paid me back...


I wonder where her scholarship money went? 

triple ankle

weak ankle.

Same ankle, same angle, 3 times in one month. Aiyo...

first during the Asian women rugby 7s championship at India, the game versus Iran. Then during training at Dataran Shah Alam rugby training last week when we played touch. And finally today as I went jogging, suddenly ankle gave way.

Argh, ankle ah ankle. Heal soon ok?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

dark side of me...

did you get the joke?
Hint: Rabbit poop

Today I had a perfect opportunity to make a nasty comment to someone who made a nasty comment to me a few years back.
Cutest muffin award

I felt like revenge is mine now, dude! muahaha. But then I thought again...this is not right. Maybe he deserves it but it's an unkind thing to do and as a Christian I should only do to people what I want people to do to me.


He is a Christian too...so it will be like internal fighting within the church...


If God forgive me then I should also forgive others right?

Matthew 18:33
33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 


So, although my sinful nature wanted to have revenge but the Holy Spirit convicted me and my conscience stopped me in time.



There, so now you know I do have a dark side...and no, not talking about sunburn. LoLs

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

5th college tales 1.0

Since I entered my room at 5th college the switch seems to be loose but as long as I can turn on the fan and light I don't mind. Yesterday evening the problem gotten worse and the switch was jammed. i couldn't even switch on the fan. So from 6pm till today 11am my room was fanless. HOT...yes, I slept in the fan-less room last night and woke up at 5am today for palapes. 

well, that's the first unforgettable memory from staying in 5th college about my room.
Another incident in 5th college: There was also once where a few chinese girls were going room to rooms to get Chinese people's name for the Chinese Club(CC) but once they heard I am a PALAPES then they just brush me off. You see, I was not welcomed, they didn't want me. So, that's why I still stay in touch with my ex college CC because they still involve me and keep me updated.

I kind of injured my knee and ankle in the 2nd game against Iran during the Asian Championship at Pune, India. So, my left knee and ankle cannot function fully. 

I'm wanna get out of palapes but people keep encouraging me to stay on. Gosh, my schedule is so darn packed!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

restricted?

This week is the inter-batch sports in UM Sports Centre. Wow, we are seniors! 
I also have UM futsal team training for the Liga Futsal IPTA.
This semester I'm in 5th residential college (from hereon refered as college).

Sukmum (sukan mahasiswa um) training has started and 5th college's training are mostly on tuesday and thursday.  This is a prob cause rugby is every tues n thurs. For sukmum, the sports I can play are basketball. handball, softball, hockey, swimming and athletic and futsal but the actual competition day and normal training days are clashing with rugby. Sukmum is once a year and for merit points and is University sports day where we represent our colleges. 

I want to play SUKMUM but Rugby is also in the way. Besides rugby training, there are selection for SCC 7s (a rugby competition in Singapore) where we'll be playing as the national team. On top of that we have test matches (test match is a rugby term meaning international friendly match) with Hong Kong soon. So, I can't skip rugby this few months...Rugby is my main sport ma.

hmm, which is my priority now? Urgent vs Important.
It seems like I may have to skip Sukmum this year?
and IF I do go for Sukmum then I have to choose which sports to enter as some sports clash...
Come on, Uni life is short mah, it's like 2-3 more times that I can join sukmum before I graduate...

Argh, why must there be so many choices to make?
feel so restricted...


Sunday, October 9, 2011

bag challenge

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/10/9/nation/9662789&sec=nation

The news tells the baby age and the mom's age but not the father's age? I do wonder why?
There is nothing about other children so I'm guessing this is their first baby at the wife's age of 39.

A man so desperate...he wanted sexual intercourse during the wife's confinement and it was just the 23rd day that the baby was born. How can the father sodomize his own son? 23 days old only?

This is scary...how sex desires can turn one into a monster. .

Were the couple trying so hard to get a baby since they got married until the wife's age of 39? So they had frequent sex?

Ah, the observations we can assume based on the limited information and the style of writing the media reveals. The news is what is stated, but your understanding goes as far as you want to think. This is something I learn from my Kemahiran Orator BM (Bm Orator Skills) class. Observe and analyse.


Ok, on to the main topic today.
Meet my new bag...Polka White
I just bought it yesterday. She was rm 35 but a course mate helped me get it at rm 32.
The bag is to change my image...ain't it more girly?

Ok, so I was challenged to keep the bag clean and make sure it doesn't tear within 2 months.

Sounds simple and easy? YEAH, but it's not going to be as easy as it sounds for me.


I have bad histories with bags and shoes. They get spoilt and torn quite frequent. Maybe it's because I use them too often that it worn out easily or perhaps I stuff too many things and heavy things in my bags?


So, this bag is white!!! Take care of it....
Besides the color, I think the zips, bag strap and bag stitches will be things to look out for. These are the vulnerable parts.

How am I going to take on this challenge? 
Bring only necessary things and take care where I place my bag. 
Bring an umbrella at all times to avoid it from getting wet under the rain. 
Maybe this bag will only be used for class? meaning when I go out, I will try not to carry a bag everywhere I go. Don't bring Polka unnecessarily around. 


So, my habit of bringing a bag everywhere I go will also end. Yeah, quite big changes huh...

At the moment, the only flaw on this bag is there's a red pen mark there. I'm not sure whether I did it or not.
2 months and We'll see what is the outcome of the bag on 8th Dec 2011.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

be positive

Here's a post with pictures with quotes that really talk about not letting the negative situations take you down. Don't zoom in the negative turn of circumstances. Everything can be seen in a positive way.
Change the way you respond or think. 
Circumstances and situations may not be changeable but it's how you respond to it, your attitude that can make your day still be AWESOME!


Friday, October 7, 2011

budget speech


Najib's 2012 budget speech
I am pleased to announce 2012 as the year of National Innovation Movement. 


43. To provide a brighter future for all Malaysian children irrespective of their socioeconomic background, the Government will ensure quality and affordable access to education. Currently, students in primary and secondary schools are still required to pay RM24.50 and RM33.50, respectively, for co-curriculum, internal test papers, Malaysian Schools Sports Council fees and insurance premium. To ease the burden on parents, it is proposed that these payments be abolished commencing the 2012 school year. With this announcement, for the first time in history, primary and secondary education is provided free. The abolition of these payments would involve an allocation of RM150mil.
44. The private sector also plays an important role in providing quality education towards creating an excellent future generation. In line with this, the Government proposes private schools registered with the Ministry of Education and complies with stipulated regulations be given the following incentives: First: Income tax exemption of 70% or Investment Tax Allowance of 100% on qualifying capital expenditure for a period of 5 years; Second: Double deduction for overseas promotional expenses to attract more foreign students; and Third: Import duty and sales tax exemptions on all educational equipment. The Government hopes that the savings accrued to the private school operators will subsequently result in the reduction of school fees to ease the burden of parents.
45. Registered primary and secondary schools, including national schools, national-type schools, mission schools and Government-assisted religious schools often receive financial contribution from companies and individuals to upgrade school facilities. To encourage more charitable activities, contributions are eligible for tax deductions. This facility will be extended to all registered places of worship. The Government will expedite(speed up) tax exemption approvals for education institution and all places of worship.
56. The 2012 Budget will transform the civil service to be dynamic, responsive and centred on excellence. This includes a radical change in recruitment, placement as well as career development. A flexible remuneration system will be introduced to retain or terminate civil servants based on performance. Civil servants must accept this challenge and be prepared to change. Hence, the Government will introduce the New Civil Service Remuneration Scheme or SBPA as follows: First: Introduce an exit policy for underperforming civil servants and for those who opt to leave the service; Second: Improve the salary of civil servants through a single tier structure with additional increments to enable civil servants to continue receiving annual increments over a longer period. With this, the maximum salary for a particular grade will be higher. For example, under SSM, a teacher on grade DG48 receives a maximum salary of RM6,325.39, while under SBPA the maximum salary will increase 37.7% to RM8,710. For non-graduate teachers on grade DG34, the maximum salary under SSM is RM3,860.52 while under SBPA, will increase 39% to RM5,370; Third: In my recent Teachers' Day message, I announced a better career path for graduate teachers. A teacher no longer has to wait 20 years to be promoted. In the new scheme with a time-based promotion, a teacher will achieve grade 44 on the eighth year and grade 48 on the 16th year of service. For non-graduate teachers under the current time-based system it will take 10 years to be promoted from grade 29 to 32, while under the SBPA it will only take eight years. Currently, promotions from grade 32 to 34 are based on vacancies. However under SBPA, a time-based eight years promotion will be applied; and Fourth: The Annual Increment has not been revised since 1991. Beginning 2012, the annual increment of civil servants will be increased between RM80 and RM320 according to the grade. In addition, civil servants who opt to accept the SBPA will receive an annual increment between 7% and 13%.




57. The Government realises the financial burden faced by pensioners. With the implementation of SBPA, more than 600,000 Government pensioners will benefit from a pension adjustment which involves an allocation of RM600mil. Effective 2013, the Government will implement an annual pension increment of 2% without having to wait for any review of the remuneration system or salary adjustments.


88. The Government sympathises with doctors who have to work continuously for more than 45 to 120 hours per week. This situation is clearly not conducive for them to provide quality service. To ease the situation, the Government introduced a flexible schedule with an average of 60 working hours per week for housemen. To replace the on-call allowance for housemen, the Government introduced a Special Flexible Working Allowance of RM600 per month, effective 1 September 2011. For medical officers and specialists, the Government will also increase the overnight on-call allowance between RM30 to RM80, effective on the same date.


94. The Government is committed to ensure that no accused person is denied legal representation. Currently, about 80% of the accused in criminal cases appear in court without legal representation because of high legal costs. The National Legal Aid Foundation will ensure that every individual who is charged in court will be given free legal aid. For this, the Government will provide an additional RM10mil in 2012 bringing the total sum provided to RM15mil.



105. Currently, futsal is increasingly popular amongst youth and sports enthusiast. To promote this sport, the Government has built a total of 1,100 futsal courts nationwide, while another 527 courts are under construction. In view of the popularity of this sport, the Government will allocate RM15mil to build an additional 150 futsal courts to achieve the “One Court for One Mukim” target. To increase recreational activities particularly football, the Government will also allocate RM50mil to build football fields with artificial turfs, equipped with floodlights at 30 selected locations nationwide.
106. High-performance sports including football, badminton, squash, bowling, diving, archery and cycling will also be given attention. The Government will provide an additional allocation of RM30mil, making a total of RM84mil, to train young potential athletes so they can compete and succeed in international sports competition.
107. The welfare of senior citizens has never been neglected particularly for them to obtain public amenities such as medical and transport services. For this, I am pleased to announce, from 1 January 2012, all senior citizens aged 60 years and above will be exempted from paying the outpatient registration fee in all Government hospitals and health clinics including 1Malaysia clinics as well as the Government dental clinics. They will also be entitled to a 50% discount on LRT and Monorail fares.



Thursday, October 6, 2011

Asian Championship

It was in Pune, India. Asian Women 7s Championship.
Almost 12 hour travel... Yes, it's confirmed I got airsickness... migraine or severe headache starts on my left side of forehead and spreads around my head and then the right side. Feels like someone pressing my forehead. Feels like Harry Potter's scar stinging when he's near Lord Voldemort...haha. Seriously pain! About 6 hours flight and then about 4 hour bus journey to Pune, from Mumbai airport. The other 2 hours is check in and waiting and travelling to lcct.

Visa for entering India. To enter with a tourist visa it is Rm 100 but using a "Sports" visa is Rm 300. Whoah!
A lot of slums and people living under bridges or any shade. Our toilet cubicles in Malaysia are bigger than the slum houses in India. People don't wear helmets on motorbikes. The cars are small and the transportation looked old school...The buildings were looking old and yes, it felt like we traveled back to the past. The cars, buildings, lifestyle looked just like the ones in black and white television era. Old fashioned.
India is older than Malaysia and I thought the older something is, the more established it should be but it wasn't. Of cause I learn to be really thankful that I live in Malaysia.

I guess in our spiritual life, just because we came to know Christ earlier doesn't mean we are more mature spiritually. Like Malaysia is younger than India but more more modern and developed.



But the good side was a few nice scenery on the journey to the hotel. Vit's hotel was just next to the stadium. Balewadi sports stadium. Hotel's ok but always black out and some parts were still under renovation. Internet  access for 1 hour cost about Rm 50. Whoah! Everyone was feeling lethargic...maybe because jetlag or maybe due to the hotel's dim and gloomy lighting. Our Malaysia stomach wasn't very comfortable with India's food. Spices in everything...

Day 2
Time in india was 2 hours 30 mins late...Had morning training. Just found out my bad habit of following the ball. I should follow zone/people not ball! Aki told me that everytime the all comes to me the ball will die as in there's no continuity... After training we went to Shaniwar Wada, it's a palace ruins. Locals pay 5 rupee but foreigners pay 100 rupee. Rm 1= 12 rupee. There were so many couples there..hihi. Then lunch at Blue Nile where there was really good Iranian briyani. The rice was soft and the texture like sponge...Yummy! Then a rushing saree shopping. And then evening training. Seeing the Iran team. IR IRAN = Islamic Republic Iran. All wearing tudung but no Malaysian wore tudung.

Day 3
First game with China. I was going up to defend and attack too fast that I always overshoot and create gaps that the opponent went through that gaps. Aish! I have to learn how to control my speed and go up in a LINE! We lost to China. 2nd game was against Singapore. I should have created space for Becks but i panic and ran with the ball. Tiara was so disappointed with me. I was disappointed with myself too.
Next game with Iran. The first kick off ball entered the try line but i heard Qhal telling me to let the ball go so I didn't touch the ball. Thank God Aki came and touched the ball before any Iran player touch the ball. We started great but our own faults that made us lost. Our bad ball handling in our 22 line caused us a try. We had possession almost the whole game but our mistakes were costly. An Iran player number 6 hit me with her knee at my lower back/stomach when I was without the ball. Then i couldn't breathe. My lower stomach was pain and I couldn't breathe and my tears were flowing out cause of the pain. SENAK...So embarrassing. Thank God my ribs not broken..hihi. First time senak...so I panic la...it was pain to try to take a deep breath too. After I got up I heard someone telling me to go out so I went out although I still could stand even through the pain. I feel bad that the ball always dies when it comes to me. New boots = blister. Was in a rush to buy a boot before coming to India because my boots tore...aiyah...wrong size leh.

Day 4
Meet Iran again...Aiyah I rush up too fast that i created a gap in our defence line...argh! Injured my left ankle la but continue to play on. I feel so bad, ball always lost or die when I receive it. Last minute we almost scored a try but it was a dead ball. Ahhh, so close!
Next game with Laos. We had control of the game. Once again our fault brought the opponent's luck and we lost. I felt so bad that the ball always died or lost when it came to me and so I was hoping that coach wouldn't put me in the game against Laos, furthermore my ankle was much more pain and so yeah, i didn't play in this game. It's very sad that we got last place. 12th ranking. Last year we were 9th if i'm not mistaken.
Coach Mamak and Wally explained that we disappointed them and MRU is pressuring them and we are not showing them any results...Aki said we are the only nation that are not fully sponsored so we should hunger for success more than any other team and perform better...

day 5
travel back to kl...another 12 hour journey. air sickness...severe headache, vomit a bit. About 6 hours of migrain...wah, crazy la wei!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

glossophobia

my ko-k class this year is kemahiran orator bm aka Malays orator skills. It's like public speaking.
Ko-k is extra curricular activity. Sports students cannot take sports..LoL, so left with arts, singing, dancing, musical instruments and public speaking.

Well, to tell you the truth, the main reason I choose it was the timing was convenient.

However I do fear that I might fail this course. It's great that there's no grade->it's just pass or fail and I think we have to perform/present during ko-k day.

I've been quite bad at presentation in classes and once I took part in my secondary school BM debate team (my friend entered my name when I wasn't in class!). That was disastrous. I was in form 5 and we were against form 4s and our audiences were form 1 students. Once I started my debate speech, my tears was pouring out non-stop but I forced myself to finish my points. How humiliating?

Yesterday, the lecturer asked us to do a 3 minute speech on "kenangan yang tak dapat dilupakan" aka unforgetable memory. My speech was on my Anatomy and Physiology success. I'm sure you kind of predicted the outcome right? Yes, my tears were about to roll continuously and my voice sounded like I was about to cry anytime but I forced myself to finish my speech. Once again, very embarrassing!

The lecturer said I "menjiwai" aka passionate or reliving the experience or was so in character that's why I almost teared and my voice was like I was ready to cry any time soon.

I think I have the fear of public speaking. Glossophobia or speech anxiety is the fear of public speaking.
stage fright!






Speaking of fear, i wanted to share this story too:
A teenage girl about 17 had gone to visit some friends one evening and time passed quickly as each shared their various experiences of the past year. She ended up staying longer than planned, and had to walk home alone. She wasn't afraid because it was a small town and she lived only a few blocks away. As she walked along under the tall elm trees, Diane asked God to keep her safe from harm and danger. When she reached the alley, which was a short cut to her house, she decided to take it.
However, halfway down the alley she noticed a man standing at the end as though he was waiting for her. She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for God's protection. Instantly a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped round her, she felt as though someone was walking with her. When she reached the end of the alley, she walked right past the man and arrived home safely.
The following day, she read in the newspaper that a young girl had been raped in the same alley just twenty minutes after she had been there. Feeling overwhelmed by this tragedy and the fact that it could have been her, she began to weep. Thanking the Lord for her safety and to help this young woman, she decided to go to the police station. She felt she could recognize the man, so she told them her story.
The police asked her if she would be willing to look at a lineup to see if she could identify him. She agreed and immediately pointed out the man she had seen in the alley the night before. When the man was told he had been identified, he immediately broke down and confessed.
The officer thanked Diane for her bravery and asked if there was anything they could do for her. She asked if they would ask the man one question. Diane was curious as to why he had not attacked her.
When the policeman asked him, he answered, "Because she wasn't alone. She had two tall men walking on either side of her." Amazingly, whether you believe or not, you're never alone.

PS: God is always there in your heart and loves you no matter what and if you stand up for him he will stand up for you. 



i guess the girl who got raped was too traumatised so she didn't identify the rapist.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

palapes navy um waste time n money

hey everyone,

Great news that Internal Security Act (ISA) and the prepaid phone 6% service charge has been demolished.

Every night, I've been to Dataran Shah Alam for the National Rugby practise...And I do thank God that I found a cheaper and nearer alternative ;D

Yesterday we had Palapes Laut training and it was a plain waste of time. We had to wear our "PT" uniform.
pt uniform
and we basically did nothing. Just sat in the hall from 7am to 1pm. No class, no lecture, nothing...Just sitting in the hall. Waste of time ok!!!! I could have studied, do notes, prepare for next class, or even read a book during that 6 hours. Besides that, the new kids laugh at us (because of our uniform) and of cause they  thought we were the caterers...How humiliating! On top of that, we have to pay another rm400++ for our new uniform. Not refundable! You know, I've been calculating and about rm 700++ of my PTPTN money last year has been used just for PALAPES. The "hours" (term mean money we get from training) we get from PALAPES is much lower than that. This means it's a lose lose situation and the money the Government loan for education was misused on silly things for PALAPES LAUT UM. This is a very bad investment. I must find out how to get out of this soon...

One of my classmate has Dengue, she's not warded so i'm guessing it's not that serious yet since the doctors are not flushing into her Intravenous fluid (IV fluid) and there's no checking blood 2x a day. I'm not sure if her gums bleed when she brushes her teeth, but mine did when I had dengue in 2009. Of cause my face and body turn red too, but I don't know about her cause I didn't go visit her. I know when I was sick I didn't want people to see me cause I didn't want people to see me when I'm weak and look at me like as though I'm going to die. Maybe it was pride...hymmm....So, anyway, all I can do is Pray for her...



This semester one of my lecturer has been really lecturing. Literally lecturing! Oh my, so I guess his subject is gonna be a memorising one since I don't understand what he is lecturing in class.

Monday, September 12, 2011

full moon n mid autumn

happy mid autumn everybody! The Mid-Autumn Festival, on the fifteenth day of the eighth month (lunar calendar); a traditional Chinese holiday when people gather to enjoy the moon, drink wine, and eat moon cakes.

Faye Wong and Theresa Tang sang this song, don't know what's the title but the lyrics translation;

When will the moon be clear and bright?
With a cup of wine in my hand, I ask the blue sky.
I don't know what season it would be in the heavens on this night.
I'd like to ride the wind to fly home.
Yet I fear the crystal and jade mansions are much too high and cold for me.
Dancing with my moon-lit shadow
It does not seem like the human world
The moon rounds the red mansion Stoops to silk-pad doors
Shines upon the sleepless Bearing no grudge
Why does the moon tend to be full when people are apart?
People may have sorrow or joy, be near or far apart
The moon may be dim or bright, wax or wane
This has been going on since the beginning of time
May we all be blessed with longevity Though far apart, we are still able to share the beauty of the moon together.




or  Su Shi's poem


Thinking of you
Mid -autumn of the Bing Chen year
Having been drinking happily overnight
I'm drunk
so I wrote this poem
For memorising my brother, Zi You

When will the moon be clear and bright?
With a cup of wine in my hand, I ask the blue sky,
In the heavens on this night,
I wonder what season it would be?

I'd like to ride the wind to fly home.
Yet I fear the crystal and jade mansions
are much too high and cold for me.
Dancing with my moonlit shadow,
It does not seem like the human world.

The moon rounds the red mansion,
Stoops to silk-pad doors,
Shines upon the sleepless,
Bearing no grudge,
Why does the moon tend to be full when people are apart?

People may have sorrow or joy, be near or far apart,
The moon may be dum or bright, wax or wane,
This imperfection has been going on since the beginning of time.
May we all be blessed with longevity,
Though thousand miles apart, we are still able to share the beauty of the moon together.

Friday, September 9, 2011

gold, ktm, scholarship.

Aha, so let me give you a few updates.
Something i found out about myself and my mom...we can only wear GOLD earings..it's true...I was thinking why do my ears feel allergic when I wear earings...maybe cause it's been a long time that I'm not used to it. Then my mom told me it's us...me and her can only wear Gold..Ooo...

next thing..
ktm train
rugby practises are now every night at Dataran Shah Alam...how do I get there? By KTM loh, then one of my team member who's kind enough will pick me up. I go back by car...my team members who are kind would send me home...My mom said she wanna cook for them,

yayasan tunku abdul rahman
Now that I got the BTAR(biasiswa tunku abdul rahman) <-TAR foundation scholarship aka YTAR...I stopped ptptn. Apparently scholarship recipients have to pay lump sum...Wah! crazy oh...I was planning use part of my scholarship to slowly pay back ptptn but NO, PTPTN doesn't allow that... WHAT THE? I want to pay back slowly also they don't let...So now just hope they allow me to postpone the paying back loh...I think it's a stupid policy that we have to pay lumpsum only, hey let us pay secara ansuran also la...So, i owe the gov about Rm12 k...rm12000.00, twelve thousand!!! Wah, if i get blacklisted then i cant travel out of the country to play rugby la... Damn! I wanna pay back but Gov don't want accept ansuran and then they threaten to blacklist....karenah birokrasi betul lah.



Next thing, still on the scholarship... haiz...got compulsory camp on the 23-25 sep, Just found out today, in this camp we are going to get information on important issues regarding the scholarship...But the timing is clashing with Borneo 7s la... Ooo, I wanna cry already...If I'm not in the Borneo 7s team then I can't go to the Asian Championship in India...btw, i'm talking about Rugby...

Oh ya, did you know that all prepaid services now have 6% tax? that includes top ups...meaning If I wanna top up rm 10, so I have to pay rm 10.60