Thursday, July 22, 2010

hmmm...exciting quote..

Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.
-- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Hi everyone!
Sorry for the long silence.
Major 5zal was too busy with his own projects to update this blog, and I've been well.. busy adjusting to being a mother.
This is a great year for most of us Tesolians.
Some of us have ended up, not only in the staffroom this year, but also in the labour room, hahahaa..

Let's see...
Those who have children this year and those who will be joining the club soon:
1. Meena
2. Nur'in
3. Nana
4. Aliya
5. Sarala
6. Shuba
6. anyone else I've missed?

So Faizal, why don't we have our gathering 4 years later? By that time, we can bring our children along, hahahaha...

Saturday, March 20, 2010


More English classes for all schools, says DPM

KUALA LUMPUR: All schools will have increased hours of English lessons per week by 2011.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said all Chinese and Tamil schools would have also extra Bahasa Malaysia lessons per week in addition to increased English classes.
"The Cabinet agreed to the move in our weekly meeting on Friday," he told reporters after launching the KL International Book Fair at PWTC here on Saturday.
Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said the increased hours of language lessons would not involve an extension to existing school hours.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I've rechecked the list sent to my school for the new Lit. component.

Form 4:
1. In the Midst of Hardship (poem)
2. He has such Quiet Eyes (poem)
3. Qwertyuiop (ss)
4. The Fruitcake Special (ss)
5. Gulp and Gasp (drama)

Form 5
1. Nature (poem)
2. Are you still playing the flute (poem)
3. (novel)

I haven't checked out the CD so can't give any comment yet.
Anyway, I've started teaching Latiff Mohidin's poem, and my students seem to have less problem understanding it [compared to the previous poems taught] , which is really good news.

Faizal, dont' ever believe that the new poems etc are for enjoyment only. They'll be tested in SPM next year laaaa, unless a miracle happens :P

The present SPM Fifth Formers will continue with the old component; they don't have to learn all these new poems etc. That should help teachers to spot the topics as there're only a few poems and short stories left which have not been tested in SPM for the past many years.

You might want to check out this blog by Mr.Faizal Abdullah who reviewed Latiff Mohidin's poem as well as other poems at

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Back to School...2010!

Yea, yea, yea Boss! Anyway, since Form 1 and 4 have to learn new literature components, why don't we share what ever we have with others in this blog? I myself teaching Form 4 this year, and to be honest I'm afraid that I might lead my students to wrong interpretation ( but hey, they can interpret whatever they want right?That is the objective of literature so that they can learn something and enjoy the text the way the want it - right?) I've googled for so many hours to find anything that can assist my T&L, but there was nothing much on the net except I found one blog that touched one of the poems(In the midst of hardship by Latiff Mohidin) a bit.

SO, I think this is the time for us Tesolians to help each other by posting what ever we have in this beloved Blog!!! (hey you..switch on your lappie and start digging!!!!)

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Welcome 2010.. another new decade.
And to some of us, we've been back to school unofficially since after Xmas. Sigh! And they think teachers get the longest holidays :P
Anyway, let's brace ourselves for another challenging year especially those who will be teaching Form 1 and Form 4. We're still in the dark about how to actually go about teaching the new literature component.
By the way, do you still conduct OPSME in your schools for Form 1 students?

Comment, comment anyone... pleaseeeeee...

Hey, 2nd-chief-in-command, where have you been? [you know who-lah] I'll be taking 60-days off in June so you'd better buck up, hehehe... don't let this blog go to waste.. Jangan dok asyik main FB jer :P

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Dear fellow USM tesolians,

I'm glad to announce that I've been receiving the Leader magazine for the 4th time since registering as an alumni member. That's one of the bonus of being a registered alumni member, you'd get the latest news about the going-ons at USM in printed form.

There are a lot of stories about USM in its earlier days and many lovely pictures. I enjoy reading them, and I'm sure you will too. Makes you want to return as a student again, hehehe.

You may get more information from here

Enjoy the rest of your holidays!