Why do we look for water on Mars?

"And we have created from WATER every living thing. Will they not then believe?", Q 21:30


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Friday, January 25, 2013

Bullied to do extra work -plight of teachers

Monday January 21, 2013

Bullied to do extra work

THIS is to highlight the plight of teachers who have to do the tasks of the Head of Department (Ketua Bidang) in schools in Klang. Teachers are struggling but at the same time happy to be involved in the ‘Pentaksiran Berasaskan Sekolah’ programme since it is a good idea to move away from an exam based education.

Since the programme is still new, teachers have a lot to learn and lots of paper work that have to be completed and teachers are not complaining as this is part of the teaching and learning process.

What teachers can’t stomach is the practice of the Ketua Bidang delegating administrative jobs to teachers as well.

What happens is that the principal assigns a certain school programme to the Ketua Bidang who quickly assigns the duty to a teacher who has to prepare the proposal, the working paper, form a small committee and carry out the project.

The teacher also has to take photographs, write a report, bind it and give it to the Ketua Bidang who will then present it to the principal.

That is the only job of a Ketua Bidang – listen to the principal and direct other teachers to carry out the work and just sit in a nice air-conditioned room and wait for the report.

Teachers have been doing all the donkey work for the Ketua Bidang, but now we are so bogged down with paper work related to the PBS, that we are not able to teach at all.

The students are at the losing end and we feel sorry for them.

The Ketua Bidang’s have only five to 10 teaching periods and they can easily do all the paper work requested by the principal.

Stop bullying the poor teachers!

Right now the Ketua Bidang have so much free time that they have functions, potluck, sell cakes and batik during school hours.

There is a solution though. In some cases the Ketua Bidang have been in the school for many years and they can manipulate and control the administration.

A suggestion to the JPN is to transfer these teachers who have served more than five years in a particular school to another school.

This is done in many other districts and states so why not in Klang?

Only in Klang, teachers who are the most senior are promoted regardless of whether they can do the work or not.

Granted there are a few Ketua Bidang who are doing their work but the majority of them don’t do any work at all.

The Education Ministry is reforming the education system, therefore the Klang district education office should take the first step to reform the Ketua Bidang in secondary schools.

It should retrain these teachers and redeploy them to other schools in the district. SOON TO RETIRE TEACHER

Klang. ~the star

No wife, so man rapes daughter

Monday January 21, 2013

No wife, so man rapes daughter

AFTER her mother died when she was 13, Harlina (not her real name) said her father told her he would love and care for her as she looked so much like her mum.

And then he started becoming amorous.

A few months after his wife's death, he lured her to bed and raped her, Metro Ahad reported in a special feature on young victims sexually assaulted by their own kin.

Harlina, now 19, said her mother died after giving birth to her sister, now seven.

She decided that enough was enough when her father started to also molest the younger girl.

“He had often told me that he did not want any other woman after my mother died. It was like he could not accept she was gone,” said Harlina, who has fled with her younger sister to live with her foster parents.

“I have seen him talking to himself, like he was having a conversation with my mother. He may have loved her a lot, but I became his victim.”

An aunt, in whom she confided, lodged a police report and the man is now behind bars.

“I love my father but, at the same time, I really hate him. It is difficult for me to accept what had happened,” she said, adding she could never forgive her dad for what he did to her and her sister. ~the star

That's easy, no wife so rape somebody, why with the headache yea?

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Em Wangi

Hi stacy.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Repetition can be counter productive

"Kiniku nikmati kehidupan yang selesa
Dibentuk oleh mereka yang penyayang
Hari silih ganti kami maju ke hadapan
tak kira apa jua halangan"

I swear if I heard one more round of this song, I'll not renew the current government contract to govern next GE. I heard this song umpteen times since I turn on the TV today, and I cannot continue to bear this abomination any more.

Luckily the rain steps in and save the government of the day. By this you knew i'm on Astro and astro cannot tolerate rain at the same time keep on siphoning our money mostly on rainy season.

Back to kiniku nikmati kehidupan yang selesa..

Yes its true repetition is good to familiarize your brand to the people but it can also lead to fatigue, where people become so tired and prone to tune out or actively avoid you.

Therefore, use repetition wisely as too much repetition may be counter productive.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Supermarkets hike vegetables prices 100%

Recently I bought a bunch of lemon grass, at the cashier I was took aback to find out that the price was doubled to one ninety nine whilst last year was at a humble one ringgit per bunch.

I took the liberty to visit a few grocery store around Sandakan and ascertained most of vegetables that was once one ringgit per bunch inches up to 100%, all of them sell at a whooping RM2 per bunch.

I was perplexed by this hike since I didn't heard any fuel hike anywhere. Only sugar price hike in 2013 budget. What does sugar got something to do with vegetables?

According to the store owner, it was the middleman. They increased the price due to bad weather. We should beware since raw material price increase likely food prices will follow next.

I don't know if the KDNK is aware of this hike, if they don't they have to start getting busy poking their nose now before food inflation hit the country and end up like the present Argentina.

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