To unwind and destress, I went for a most relaxing and pampering facial at Estee. What about you?
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
To unwind and destress, I went for a most relaxing and pampering facial at Estee. What about you?
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Situation Malaysia needs to produce more world-class sportsment and sportswomen. Who can contribute towards achieving this?
Task A: You think that parents play an important role in producing more world-class sportsment and sportswomen.
Task B: Group Interaction (10 minutes)
Discuss which of the following play(s) the most important role in producing more world-class sportsment and sportswomen.
iii The Public
iv The Ministry of Youth and Sports
Booklet 2 The Internet has revolutionised our lives in many ways. Which aspects of our lives have changed?
Violence against women has increased steadily over the years. Who could play an effective role in curbing this problem?
i Women themselves
ii The authorities
iv The mass media
Fast Food outlets have many advantages. What are some of the advantages?
i Fast food outlets provide job opportunities for young people
ii Fast food outlets provide a convenient service
iii Fast food outlets provide a variety of food
iv Fast food outlets provide a comfortable environment for meals.
Booklet 5 If you are allowed to watch only one television programme which is beneficial to you which would you choose?
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
The Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water recently organised a a Green Carnival. The Green Carnival is to raise green awareness. The objectives are:
- to encourge the community to adopt a greener way of life,
- to protect and preserve the environment,
- introduce green products
- to highlight green initiatives advocated by the government to promote green living.
This is aimed at raising awareness of green practices and to encourage Malaysians from different walks of life to embrace a green lifestyle.
Task: I want you to choose one of the above and write what you have done or are going to do to help promote green living.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Take your tiny tot out for sunday morning outing..it does not matter where and it does not have to be somewhere fancy or expensive. The fact that mummy and daddy takes me out is just great! Mom is in flip flops and carries my milk bottle bag and baby harness, dad is smart casual and me? my favourite Elmo T shirt and skull cap! We are walking down Toa Payoh market and Dad will take me to a dim sum breakfast. Really, even it is kopi o and burnt toast, I won't mind, look, I am so happy with my parents!!!
Friday, March 4, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tickets can be purchased the circuit and SIC’s ticket counter at KL Sentral. They can also be purchased via internet at http://www.sepangcircuit.com/
or by calling TICKET HOTLINE at 603-87782222.
Formula F1 has been in Sepang for 11 years, but I have not gone to see it live. Let's go, shall we? Who wants to go with me?
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
No one uploaded any picture of their favourite corner of the house? You can cheat, like me, take a picture of any house, and write about it!
Anyway, today, I give you some words/vocab from the above titled article from the Star.
dodge falling masonry
tales of bravery
writhing in agony
in the wake of the tremor
aftermath was mass destruction
whole facade of the building collapsed
like a battle zone
force of the quake threw Anthony like a rag doll
it was just chaos
hit by falling debris
Please refer to Star pageW37 (World) Thursday 24 February 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Nasi Kerabu ( Herbed Rice)
But i will pronoun it as nasi kelehbu ...hehe xP
The recipe of nasi kerabu:
To make the kerabu toast the grated coconut in a dry pan, over low
heat making sure to stir constantly until it turns golden brown.Next blend the ginger and shallots together . After that, add flaked fish,
blended ingredients, and kerisik in a bowl and mix it .
To make the sauce :Grind the chillies and shallots together .Add in
blended spices with coconut milk, asam keping , lemongrass ,salt and sugar.
To make the garnishing , put the budu and sliced bird chillies with lime wedges.
To serve the nasi kerabu ~ Put rice on a plate , several pinches of the herb and vegetable garnishes accompany with Ayam Percik .
It is the yummy yummy meals for your dinner ....hehe^^
Yum Yum , Its a CHINESE traditional food right now ~~~
haha ~~~~ what i want to share to u all is the gold golden SWEET & SOUR CHICKEN or the chinese called it as KU LOW chinken . It came from HongKong and brought to Malaysia ~~~ The golden chicken flesh , sweet tomato sauce mix with sour pineapple pulp , healthy and fresh cucumber and onion slices ...... Whoa ~~~ what a perfect match, U gonna have to try this .......
The charming and the shiny golden chicken flesh makes me addicted on it , fragrant smell from the dish flow slowly and slowly to my nose , and the action that we will do the next is ...... taste it, springy and crispy chicken ...... in your mouth , chew it , bite it ,you feel sweet and a little sour that brought by the pineapple pulp , sweet and sour taste fullfill your mouth , then swallow it slowly and slowly , enjoy the food with my dearest family and friends ~~~ enjoying the prosperity and the happiness with them ....... Especially in the Chinese New Year , majority of the chinese families will cook or order this delicious dishes because they believe the dish will bring happiness , prosperity , richness and wealthy to them , including me , i believe this legend , the tradition ..... from the ancestors to the new generation , from the old to the young , this dish is meaningful ........ because the taste and the colour of the dish bringing some auspicious meaning, the sweetness of the dish , means happiness and friendly ~~~ the second meaning is the colour , the golden and red colour of this dish will give prosperity and richness ...... What a meaningful and delicious recipe ? This is why I love this Ku Low Chicken so much ..... Love it until i want to cook it ..... i learned from my mum 3 days and finally i succeed !!! Oh yea baby =)
This was a great receipe. The chicken was very tender and tasted great! I fixed extra and feed my family member before and there was nothing left. It was a big hit! The sweet & sour sauce was really good too! I ended up not having the golden red food coloring but it still tasted really good. I did add a little more sugar then what was called for and it tasted just like we had ordered out. I love this food so much ...... really !!! Compare to the western , korean and japanese food , i would like to choose the chinese food , i've been proud to my own race , and the last i hope i can share this food to the whole wide world , and introduce more chinese auspicious and meaningful foods to everyone of you , my friend ~~~~ We are the world ~~~ =)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
a cup of cabbage-sliced
a cup of carrot-sliced
salt-a little bit
- Very easy,just mix all ingredients together and place on fridge.
- After an hour,take it out and serve coolly.
1. You have to go the extra mile to prepare well ahead for the MUET papers.
2. Use the language more often; in fact as much as you can, with your friends, family and
3. Spend time reading the newspaper to keep abreast with the current issues.
4. Keep a scrapbook to collect articles.
5. Look up the meaning of words and record them down to help enrich your vocabulary.
6. Purchase a simple reference book for basic grammar, even the ones used by the lower
secondary would do as grammar is grammar and will not change no matter what level you
You would be surprised how these simple efforts can go a long way in helping you improve in the language.
All the best to those who are sitting for the Oct/Nov Muet papers :) If you require more help please contact me :
Posted by Nurly
People have been telling me that MUET is JUST MUET. Contaminated by the thought that MUET is EASY, I didn’t put much effort when I sat for the end of 2009 MUET. I perceived MUET as just another English test to sit. I simply thought that as long as I pass the minimum band requirement for my college, it is good enough. I only spent a few hours the night before the test by going through several essay questions to kick-start my brain and that was it. Despite my little effort and much to my astonishment, I scored a Band 6 in MUET. J I am very grateful that Lady Luck was on my side. However, some of my friends weren’t very lucky. They had the same mindset as I did – no need to do preparations, just achieve the minimum band and rejoice. Sadly, quite a number of them had to re-sit the test as they scored below the required band for our college. Hey, MUET IS A HIGHER LEVEL ENGLISH TEST. If you screw it once, you’ll have to pay and re-sit for another. And because I don’t want others to face what my friends faced, I wish to help everyone out there who is eager to perform well in their upcoming MUET. So here are some brief introduction and tips on how to ace MUET based entirely on my experience.
Firstly, there are 4 papers to sit for MUET: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The Speaking test is conducted on one day, while the Listening, Reading and Writing tests are held altogether on a different day.
What to expect: You’ll be placed into groups of 4 according to your candidate number. 2 sessions will be conducted beginning with Individual Presentation and ensued with Group Discussion. A main topic will be given, for example, ‘There are many ways of obtaining information today’. Each candidate will then receive one suggestion to elaborate on. For instance, ‘the Internet’ for candidate A, ‘the mobile phone’, ‘newspapers’ and ‘radio and television’ for candidates B, C and D respectively. Candidates will be given 2 minutes to prepare their points and another 2 minutes to present their views individually. Once the Individual Presentation session is done, the second session begins. 2 minutes will be given for all candidates to discuss and decide as to which of the four suggestions is the best.
My experience: I was very lucky as I was the fourth candidate and the last to present my points. I had more time to jot down my ideas while other candidates were presenting theirs. I am fluent in English thus I had no problem elaborating my points. As for the Group Discussion session, everyone in my group voiced out different views and hence made the session a lot more interesting. We didn’t fight or debate, we simply said what we believe was right. We also helped each other throughout the session. We were tolerant to one another in which each person had almost equal time to speak. Everyone had their say and none of us conquered the discussion.
Tips: If you are competent in English, there is nothing for you to worry. However, if you are not fluent in this language, I suggest that you practise speaking English with your friends beforehand. It helps if you warm-up your brain before the test by having a discussion with your friends. Use simple words and speak at a normal pace. Speak clearly. Don’t rush your words or mumble. Also, if possible, try to give out-of-the-box views. This test does not only assess your fluency in English. The invigilators will give extra marks for mature, wise and sensible ideas. Furthermore, make full use of the 2 minutes duration time by elaborating in details or giving more suggestions. 2 minutes sounds short, but when you’re out of words it can be very long. Most importantly, avoid saying ‘uhm’, ‘err’, ‘well’ repetitively as this clearly shows how nervous you are.
What to expect: A total of 45 objective questions; 10 are True/False questions. The questions are based on several passages. Duration of 90 minutes.
My experience: Honestly, this paper was the most difficult for me. The passages were difficult to understand as a broad range of vocabulary was in use. The MCQ choices were very tricky and time constraint made it even worse. I didn’t even have the time to recheck my answers.
Tips: Truth be told, you need to practise answering some MUET sample questions as preparation. I didn’t try any questions and oh my, I was so stumped that it took me a long time to understand the passages! The passages are very difficult to comprehend but I suppose that if you’re used to reading newspapers it wouldn’t be a problem. When answering the paper, read the excerpt first (understand the main idea), then go through the questions briefly and finally read the excerpt again. Underline or highlight sentences that are related to the questions. Most importantly, FOCUS! Don’t bother looking at other candidates or build castles in the air. Trust me, the 90 minutes is not enough!
What to expect: 1 summary (comparison) question based on a graphic. The graphic can be tables, graphs, short excerpts or even bar/pie charts. You are required to make comparison based on the graphic provided. Also, 1 essay question; usually argumentative. 90 minutes.
My experience: The night before my MUET, I sat with my roommate and we brainstormed on points for the essay, new words, idioms, quotes and the like. I’ve always loved writing so I wasn’t very worried for this section.
Tips: For the summary question, familiar yourself with comparison words. Use words like ‘better than’, ‘higher’, ‘rise’, ‘elevate’, ‘levelled out’, ‘equal’, ‘reduce’ and ‘lessen’ to give your essay a boost. Concentrate only on the main points as you are to write a very short 200 words summary. You should first compare on the statistics/graphs/etc given, then add 1 or two points based on your understanding of the graphic. Or in other words, write a few lines on your inference on the graphic. As for the argumentative essay, try to memorise a number of bombastic words and idioms to beautify your essay. You shouldn’t simply memorise them but you ought to know how and when to use them. Also, check out a thesaurus to find synonyms for useful words that you may want to use repetitively. For instance, alternatives to ‘thus’ are ‘therefore’, ‘hence’, ‘consequently’ and ‘as a result’. In addition, to defend your stand, use words like ‘justify’, ‘strongly belief’, ‘affirm’, ‘emphasize’ and et cetera. If you are weak in writing, avoid composing a lengthy essay. The longer you write, the more grammatical errors you’ll make. Try to write a short but compact essay.
What to expect: 20 questions consisting of both MCQ and subjective questions. The tape will be repeated twice and extra time will be given for you to answer all the questions.
My experience: I have to say that I am very lucky for MUET. I was seated in the first row and the radio was right in front of my desk. Unlike my friends who sat far behind and could only hear whispers of voices, I could hear loudly and clearly – word by word. Very lucky, weren’t I? *grins*
Tips: Frankly speaking, the questions for listening test are pretty easy and straightforward. You just have to listen attentively and take your time in answering the questions. I have to warn you that the questions are not in sequence with the dialogue so you should first brief through the questions before the session starts. Don’t panic if you missed a point as the tape will be repeated for a second time.
Well, I hope that I’ve made MUET easy for you. May you have a great MUET experience and score one of the high bands. MUET is rather tough if your English isn’t strong but fret not because practice makes perfect. Just buy a MUET exercise/sample papers/past year compilation book to have a better grasp of this test. If I can score a band 6, why can’t you? I am neither a debater nor a public speaker. I speak in my mother tongue (which is not English!) 24/7 at home. So if I can ace a band 6, I’m pretty sure you can too.
Have faith in yourself and all the best, folks! xD
footnote by Pn Loo....Nurly scored Band 6, no wonder, his English is flawless, diction and grammar faultless, his style makes for light and engaging reading and if I were to grade his paper, I would not hesitate to give him a Band 6. He deserves it!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Me (Pn Loo) and the class in session
She is so hardworking and studious!
Demure and conscientious
Wai Loon, quite shy
Malaysians love to eat and explore different restaurants whether it's far away a little warm or under a tree. There's no better way to get the word out on your favourate eatery than to post it here on this blog.
As long as the food's good and the service's on par, we'd like you to join us in introducing good food to the good folks of Malaysia.
Advertise with us. We can bring you busy lunch and dinner crowds.
(the above is an advertisement asking people to publicise their restaurants in a food supplement which will come out as a pullout on 9th March 2011. What I want you to do is to wrtie about a food, dish, or restaurant/stall that you would like to share with your classmates).
To start the ball rolling: here is Pn Loo's contribution:
a perfect piece of cod fish pan seared to retain its original delicate flavour
enhanced by a drizzle of plum sauce
and garnished with a sprig of parsley with boiled broccoli.
It is pleasing to the sight as it is arranged on a stark white plate showing off the pristine white of the cod and the taste: heavenly!
and tantalising to the taste buds too, because of this presentation.