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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Women's World

"Women are getting more and more multi-faceted by the day. whether it's cosmetics, an indulgent spa, kickboxing classes or a trendy restaurant, women are strong earners and live the modern lifestyle with zest.

We invited exciting brands to participate in our hugely popular Star Special where you'll have the chance to target women and brand accordingly through a good story."

I found the above in the STAR. It is an advertisement, but I like the words so teacher share this with you. Task for you: As a writing exercise, I want you (boys and girls) to post a picture of a spa, or makeup or whatever you think women like! Then do a write-up on the picture you have posted.

This is Teacher's post:

My facial at Estee Lauder cabine, Parkson Grand, KLCC
To unwind and destress, I went for a most relaxing and pampering facial at Estee. What about you?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mid Muet 2011 Paper 2 Speaking Questions

Booklet 1
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.
i. Parents
ii Schools
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?
i Business
ii Communication
iii Education
iv Entertainment

Booklet 3
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
iii Society
iv The mass media

Booklet 4
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?
i. Sports
ii News
iii Entertainment
iv Documentaries

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Good Luck, Syafikah, we will miss you.

Dear Syafikah, Even though you have left our class, I will always miss you because you will come to the front and seek some reassurance(sorry I chased you away! I thought you were disturbing my speaking group....) and I like your insatiable quest for knowledge. Don't give up studying in your new chosen field and I hope to see you successful one day. P.S. I miss your sidling into the class long after I have started lessons, at least you made the effort to come to school! You also shocked me one day when you came in, put your bags down, and headed for the biscuit tin!!! You had not have your breakfast, you explained. Well, Syafikah, at least you showed up!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Raising Green Awareness

Oh Dear!!! I had such a poor response to the last task, nvm, maybe you are all not parents yet and do not know anything on parenting, so I forgive you all for not writing. Today, I have a new writing task for all of you. EVERYBODY HAS TO CONTIRBUTE!!

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

Model Parents

Modern Parenting Tip:

Take your tiny tot out for sunday morning 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!!!

Urban Parenting

the Sun

Urban Parenting

This monthly section highlights subjects and issues relevant to urban parents keen to ensure their children's growing years are as meaningful as possible. Enlightening and entertaining articles capturing the vibes of modern living highlight parenting tips, trends and issues that parents would find most useful.

We invite you to be part of this section that should help prents and non-parents alike new perspective on raising children in the globalished era.

In this segment, I want you all to upload pictures that portray parenting, or how your parents raise you when you were kids whether good or bad, and comment on them. Now I know exams are next week, so you have the holidays to do it.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Civil war is near ~~~~ everyone check your weapons, load your rifle , sharpen your boyonets and ready to war !!!! Uraaaaaaa ~~~~~ MPPU hooh hah , hopefully all of u pass your test !!!!! No more facebook this weekends , no more PSP or PS3 on your palm , no dating with girl/boy friends (temporary) and must courting with the handsome Mr.Pengajian Am, genius Miss.BM, gorgeous madam MUET , Humour Mr.Perniagaan and the both charming Miss Ekonomi (mikro & makro), no other choice to tackle ~~~ Did they love me ? perhaps ~~~ or not , but at least i need to love and take care all of em ~~~~ Good Luck , me & all of u ^^

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
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

The Garden
The corner i like which is the garden in my previous house. It was a water fall and defferent type of fish inside it. Beside this also plant a lot of flower, fruit tree and also some kind of herb. Such as orchid, papaya, banana...
When i was small, I like to plant some vege or flower inside the garden. Every weekend i also busy in the garden. I will watering, fertilized, remove the glass, and so on. Althought it was quite tired, but when the plant were blooming or bearing fruit. Some kind of feeling will come out form my heart which is cannot describable.
Sometimes when i was feeling moody i will sit on the meadow. Listen to the water sound, and feel the wind that pass thought my body. And i will fell all the presure will go with the wind.
I miss my garden so much...

Monday, February 28, 2011

This is my dream favourite room , a movie room or in malay we called it as "bilik tayangan" , comfortable sofa , air condition ,and a little table inside the room for us to enjoying our junk food ....... Light up the projector , start the DVD video and the sharp and beautiful music that surrounding the room from the hi-fi speaker. I can enjoy karaoke and rock musical with my dearest friends , or watching romantic love movie with my darling in this room . However, dreams are not reality, its the only kind of real fantasy , it is not the real , it isn't in my house , and also the costly and expensive musical videos are blacked out of my mind . Besides that, my house was an apartment, a boring apartment and the annoying neighbours will complain for noisy when i enjoy my movie with the loud speaker . Therefore , i decide to enjoy this favourite hobby in the cinema or the karaoke box =)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Survivors Tell of Horror

Dear Students,
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
quake survivors
tales of bravery
miraculous escapes
writhing in agony
in the wake of the tremor
snap decision
aftermath was mass destruction
split-second decision
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
cataclysmic aftershock

Please refer to Star pageW37 (World) Thursday 24 February 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The room/corner of my house that I love the most

My Outdoor bathroom ala Bali
The best corner in my house is none other than my outdoor bathroom..the floor is nothing but pebbles, the wall is rough hewn stones joined together, the roof is....UNCOVERED!!!! I love to shower here especially in the rain, I let the rainwater splash on me together with my own rain-shower head......oooooo...bliss!

Our abode is not just a source of pride and joy. It's a private place where we can relax and recharge. Embellishing our little "castle" with things that bring us pleasure is but one of the things we do to make our home a tad more cosy and liveable.

But do we all know what we really want? Do you have an eye for the finer things in life?

The Homes Sunday StarSpecial is a complete home improvement guide that takes our readers to ultimate home bliss, where everything ranging from flooring material and vacuum cleaner to the laest food detoxifier and pest control gadgets are there with just a flip of the page.

Do you have an amazing product or service you would like to share with proud home owners?

(From page T28 TV Guide StarTwo, Wednesday 23 February 2011)

Today's Task from Pn Loo:

Do you have a corner of your house that you love the most? A quiet sanctuary that you can hideaway and curl up with a book? It can be the kitchen where you can rustle up your favourite bowl of Maggie Mee, the ultimate comfort food, or even the patio where you lie down to listen to the gurgling waters of the fountain.

Upload a picture of the favourtie nook and write a short description and why you draw inspiration from it.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Our 3 Star Pupils

Same time next year, you people will be facing this: RESULTS TIME!!!
So drop that game, and GO AND STUDY NOW!!!

Ex Students waiting for results....results....
Our Star, Ameer
Well Done, Ameer!
Congratulations! Kuraisya.

Congrats to you too, May Yi!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Our Classmate, Amirul

Our classmate Amirul has been absent for a few days so we dropped in for a visit.
He is the one in clutches.

Here is Amirul and his mother who brings out Amirul's x ray negatives which clearly shows the 2 titanium screws.

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 Homemade cole slaw

Today we learn about how to make a creamy,yummy coleslaw.
a cup of cabbage-sliced
a cup of carrot-sliced
mayonis-1 tbls
coleslaw sause-2tbls
salt-a little bit

  1. Very easy,just mix all ingredients together and place on fridge.
  2. After an hour,take it out and serve coolly.

Muet Teacher's Tips on Preparation for MUET Exam.

I am a MUET teacher and I contend that Nurly obtained a Band 6 due to her proficiency in the language. However, those who are not, cannot afford to sit on their laurels.

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
are in.

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 :

MUET Made Easy by Nurly

I reprint for you Nurly's pointers on how to ace that Muet exam. He has sat for it and these are his views on his experience. You can glean some info and tips and you can go to his post here:

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.

Speaking Test
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.

Reading Test
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!

Writing Test
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.

Listening Test
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!
Traditional Nasi Lemak (no idea :P)
It is a quite common food, which you can find it easily in Malaysia~~
Let us look about how special is it~~
First!! the rice of nasi lemak!! It is cook with coconut water and pandan leaf.
So when you are eating the rice, it will come a little of coconut and pandan flavour.
Next, the main item in the dish, the rendang chicken !!!
It is cook with some fragrant herb, lemon grass, onion and chilli.
It taste a bit spicy and when you are nibbling it, you will found a small amount of fragrant which come form the lemon grass and the herb...
This dish also garnished with some fry peanut and billis fish.
You can enjoy the "crop crop"sound come out form your mouth.
This garnished make this dish become more special.
And it also add a third quarter boiled egg and a few piece of cucumber.
It may reduce the feeling of oily, after eat much of meat.
In addiction, in this dish also have some special flavour! Which come from the banana leaf.
The function of banana leaf not only in smell, it also will absorb the extra oil form the chicken.
Although this dish is not very pleasing to the sigh, but the only thing i can tell you is --BEST.
The best food in Malaysia!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Meet the students of Pre U 2, 2011 Permaisuri.

Welcome to PPU Atas 2
(Pre University Upper...2)

The door is always.......Closed!
ha ha ha...but come in anyway!

Me (Pn Loo) and the class in session
Below.....Hee, she is so shy!


She is so hardworking and studious!

Demure and conscientious
Livewire of the class, Anis, also the headprefect
Sanny, a great public speaker

Wai Loon, quite shy
Aizat is very meticulous
she needs time to thaw
okay,the ice has broken
Amirul is the most tech savvy of the lot, apart from Anis
Heated discussion in progress
Aizat lightens up!
Internet infrastructure may be lacking, but we are resourceful
and we make Anis diligently adds all her classmates to the blog.
Now Hee shows her face.
There, all 13 students of PPU 2!!!!
We Love Our Class!

Homework: DINING OUT

Today's homework is from STAR TWO front page....the supplement.

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:

My gourmet food:

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.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hello from Anis

haiii you must remember
the one thing is

i'm sooooooooooooooo cute

:P wahawahawahawa.....ANIS