Thursday, October 3, 2013

my true friend is..

How To Find True Friends
8 Qualities of a Good Friend
From Jessica Stevenson, former Guide
What are the qualities of a good friend? True friendships can start instantly but they take time to build. Here are a few qualities to look for when making friends as a teen -- and beyond.
1. A good friend is honest.
A good friend may not share every detail of every second of their life, but they do try to be clear about their intentions. This means that they try to present an accurate picture of who they are and of different situations. When something doesn't seem right, they let you know.

2. A good friend is fun, unique and interesting.
OK, this is a given, and probably the reason you became friends in the first place. But there's a lot to be said for chemistry and shared interests.As for fun, it depends how you define it: Some friends are fun because they're the life of the party, others are fun because they notice every strange little detail about a situation. Some people are fun simply because they see life like no one else does.
3. A good friend is attentive and adaptable.
A good friend is at least a fairly good listener and notices how little, day-to-day things affect you. They can't read your mind, but chances are they can usually tell when you're happy, sad, excited, shocked or upset. If they're aware that they're doing something that annoys you, they try to change their ways or at least talk to you about it.

4. A good friend is supportive of you and your goals.
Sure, your friend may think you're cool, but are they on the same page as you? Do they know what you want most out of life? A really good friend will know what makes you tick and help you become the person you want to be. They won't try to change who you are or drag you into situations that make you uncomfortable or put you at risk of losing something that matters to you.

5. A good friend is a friend you can trust.
A true friend won't try to steal your girlfriend or boyfriend, your job or your personality. They won't gossip about you constantly or try to damage your reputation. They will let you know when they're concerned and do their best to stick up for you when you're in trouble.

6. A good friend makes it clear that they care about you.
Different people may have different ways of letting you know that they care about you. One person may give you a big hug whereas another person might gently tease you. A big clue that someone cares is that they talk to you fairly often and, in general, know what's going on in your life and act interested about it.

7. A good friend sticks with you in good times and bad.
Loyalty is a quality almost everyone lists when asked what they look for in a friend. A loyal friend will stick with you when your new play is a flop, when you bomb the SATs or when your parents get divorced. If you move or switch schools, they'll do their best to stay in touch with you.

8. A good friend accepts you for who you are, even when you're being a butthead.
In friendship, being accepting goes hand in hand with being loyal. A true friend rolls with the punches as you grow and change and know how to deal with your quirks and faults.They are also patient with you when you make mistakes -- even big ones -- and learn how to forgive you when you hurt them. In other words, they treat you as you'd like to be treated, even when you aren't at your best

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Choose one topic out of the five questions below and write an essay between 300 - 350 words. 

a. A day you wished had never happened
b. You have been given a chance to visit a country of your choice. Which country would you choose and why?
c. An invention you cannot live without
d. Friends
e. Write a story that ends with:
    If only I had listened to his/her advice..

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Best student spent more time on his studies than facebook

KUCHING: One of Sarawak's top Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) scorers attributed his success in the examination to the way he spent more time on his studies and less on Facebook.
Jonathan Jong Jee Heng, 17, of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Green Road, who scored 10A+ in the examination, said he only spent 15 minutes on the social network website daily.

The son of a technician is among 36 students in the state who obtained grade A+ in all subjects.
"I'm not addicted to Facebook. I spend less than 15 minutes everyday to check on updates and information," he told Bernama when contacted. 
Even then, he said, he normally checked on information about scholarship posted by friends on Facebook.

His schoolmate Karen Toh Hui Qi, 17, who also obtained 10A+, said her father Toh Poi Seng, 52, a lecturer, had been motivating her to obtain a good result in the examination.
"My father always reminds me to study hard to get a good result so that I can get a scholarship to further my studies overseas," she said.

Read more: Top scorer spends more time on textbooks, less on Facebook

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

new format in SPM literature component

The new format for the literature component are as follows:

Poem 5 marks
Novel 15 marks
Total 20 marks

As you can see, the short stories and the drama will not be tested in SPM. The poems will include all the four poems.

A circular has been sent to school to confirm this a week ago.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Borneo Tropical Rainforest Resort - BTTR

MIRI: In a forest just 40 minutes by road from here is eco-friendly Borneo Tropical Rainforest Resort (BTRR).
Nestled amidst rolling hills adjacent to Lambir National Park, it covers an area of 315ha.
Since its opening in 2007, the resort which is about 36km from here has become a popular spot for corporate team building, motivational activities, hiking, angling and other outdoor activities.
The latest attraction is a water park described by resort owner Henry Law Ing Hua, 60, as “the biggest in Sarawak and the only one in the jungle in Malaysia”.
There are two pools (one for adults and the other for children) with slides (13m high and sloping down for 36m), tunnel slide and mini slide for children.
Law said his ultimate dream was to build a resort city in the jungle, incorporating nature with minimal impact on the natural environment.
So far his multi-million ringgit resort has attracted myriad of visitors, from state leaders, government servants, corporate sector employees, and association members and students to church members and miscellaneous visitors.
On average BTTR receives about 10,000 visitors per year.
“To facilitate movements around the place we have built about 16km of road, and three lakes (with the biggest one about 12ha).
“We also rear lots of fish including the much sought empurau which we sell at RM600 per kg,” said Law.
He is one of those people who believes that if he takes care of the land it would be good to him. Partly for this reason, he feels most at home when he is at the resort.
This son of a farmer from Durin in Sibu has followed in the footsteps of his parents since he was a little boy.
Thus, in the resort he has a 50ha fruit orchard, free range chickens, ducks, rabbits, sheep and deer.
The self-sufficient resort gets its own water from the hills.
“It is extremely clean and healthy water,” said Law, adding that as much as possible the resort tries to be prudent in its energy and water usage.
BTTR has 48 chalets, two hostels for about 200 guests, and a camping site that can hold about 500 people at any one time.
The 100 staff members are capable of taking care of an average of 3,000 visitors daily.
Law said for the coming mid-term school holiday, they have a special package for families - free access to the water park for those who have paid the normal entrance fees or stay-in package.
On ordinary days, RM10 is charged for each entry, which is paid on top of other charges.
Senior citizens above the age of 55 get 30% discount for a day’s visit or overnight stay. This is valid until May 31.
Besides the eco-friendly activities, BTTR will hold an international rock concert sometime this year with support from Sarawak Tourism Board.
Law said they were in the process of finalising the arrangements for this event.
The concert has actually been held for the last two years, but on smaller scale with patronage mainly from Brunei.
Oddly, despite the wholesome activities and impressive set-up, the resort has yet to attract many foreign tourists.
But Law is hopeful. He is confident that with more international flights coming to Miri, many tourists would eventually be attracted to the resort.
“We know we have certain attractions based on feedback from some foreign tourists who came to stay with us.
“They were impressed with our tropical rainforest and pristine environment,” he said.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

tsunami in japan

Tsunami wave hits Miyako City in northeastern Japan on Friday. (Handout)
 A whirlpool is seen near Oarai City, Ibaraki Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan on record struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-meter (33-foot) tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. (REUTERS/Kyodo )
  Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City
A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. (REUTERS/KYODO)
 An oncoming tsunami strikes the coast in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. (REUTERS/KYODO)
 An oncoming tsunami strikes the coast in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. (REUTERS/KYODO)
 A massive tsunami sweeps in to engulf a residential area after a powerful earthquake in Natori.(REUTERS/KYODO)
People evacuate to a street following an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan.(Reuters)
 Boats are swept by a wave after a tsunami and earthquake in Asahikawa city. (Reuters)
Houses and buildings burn following earthquake in Iwate Prefecture(Reuters)
 Natural gas storage tanks burn at Cosmo oil refinery in Ichihara city. (Reuters)
Natural gas storage tanks burn at Cosmo oil refinery in Ichihara city. (Reuters)
 A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. (Reuters)
An aerial view of a tsunami swamped Sendai Airport in northeastern Japan. (Reuters)
Houses swept by a tsunami smoulder near Sendai Airport in Japan. (Reuters)
Houses burn at night following an earthquake in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. (Reuters)
 People stand on top of a building near cars and airplanes among debris swept by a tsunami at Sendai Airport. (Reuters)
People evacuate along train tracks following an earthquake in Tokyo. (Reuters)

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Citroën DS4


LONDON: Citroën has launched “Citroën DS4: Production Secrets”, a weekly six-part online series of documentaries on the website, as well as on YouTube and Facebook, bringing  to life secrets from the design and production of the new Citroën DS4.
Each Friday will see a new episode in which the designers who created the new high-stance five-door coupé explain individual elements such as its architecture, exterior styling, interior design and driving dynamics.
The series, created by directors Alain Teurlai and Thierry Demaizière, focuses on the men and women who designed and engineered the new Citroën DS4 as they talk frankly and openly about the challenges they faced.
Through this new format, Citroën allows viewers into the secret world of drama, excitement and tension that exists during the build-up to releasing a new model, from the initial design concept to the vehi
cle launch.

Friday, March 11, 2011

SPM results on 23 March

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination results will be out on March 23.
Education director-general Datuk Abdul Ghafar Mahmud confirmed the date yesterday with the News Straits Times.

Between Nov 23 and Dec 20 last year, some 467,970 candidates sat the SPM examination at 3,594 centres nationwide.

There has been much speculation on various online channels such as blogs and social networking sites about the date the results will be released.

Read more: SPM results out on March 23

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Thursday, March 10, 2011


Study smart. Teacher Talk By NITHYA SIDHHU.

Good grades and goals can be achieved if one puts in enough time and effort.
MY students have been asking me how they can prepare themselves better for the coming public examinations. This being exam season, it is not surprising that tensions are running high and examination anxiety is at its peak.
Having studied and observed successful students at school, I can say this much. Free will can change anyone’s destiny. Discipline and hard work pay rich dividends. Desire and ambition can shape lives. Attention and focus shifts the axis. So, in order to do well, there are some simple things that a student can, and ought to, practise.
While I can offer you some guidelines, ultimately, it is the individual who decides which direction his life will take. With dedication and focus, even the impossible can be attained and dreams can be realised.
Pay attention
Here’s what a successful student does: He pays attention. Knowing when to pay heed is a crucial characteristic of the successful.
In class, when a teacher is teaching, the most basic thing a child must do is to listen. George Clooney, the famous actor is quoted to have said: “You never really learn much from hearing yourself talk.”
So, stop the chatting and stop the distracting self-absorption. Pay attention and make note of what is being said and taught by the teacher.
By lending his eyes and ears to the task at hand, a child can absorb a lot in class. In other words, do not defer learning. You would do better, if you learn as much as you can during the time a lesson is taught in class. Pick up the useful tips offered and remember them immediately.
Be disciplined and focused on what is important. So, set aside a daily time to review work and stick to it. This includes doing your homework and reading up.
Parents of successful children have usually ingrained this habit in their young ones from a very early age.
“No TV before school work” is a good adage to follow.
The child must learn to prioritise and understand his responsibility as a student. If there are academic tasks given, these must be accomplished first, before he accords himself any other privilege.
He optimises the use of his time. There are pockets of free time in every school day. A successful student does not fritter away this precious time.
He does as much as he can in whatever time he can find. In this way, he has more time to call his own. Weekends, in particular, are put to good use.
He thinks about what he is doing, plans his work and accomplishes daily goals. This is a form of self-motivation that weak students do not exhibit.
The successful student is always mindful of what needs to be done in a certain time frame and is conscious of the effort, resources and materials he will need in order to achieve set targets.
Make a list
A good thing to do is to write out a “To Do” list for every day, including the weekends.
Even our very own famous Chef Wan has said this before — “In order to be big, you have to think big. If you think small, you’re going to be small.”
A good student is not satisfied in doing just what the teacher has asked him to do. He goes beyond that, seeking a multitude of other exercises to sharpen his mind. He procures information not just from his textbook but also from other books, other teachers, TV, magazines, friends and newspapers. By varying his sources of knowledge, he learns more.
He practices the art of balance. His time is, therefore, divided into periods of work and relaxation. After an hour or two of concentrated work, this student will usually do something else to relax his mind.
He is aware that the mind needs rest, and he accomplishes this by engaging in some physical activity or a game.
Some students just sleep or listen to music. Or, take a ride on a bike. Essentially, their bodies and mind are not wound tight. They learn to handle stress.
A good student usually seeks out mentors and guides. Somehow, successful people realise that learning is best done when it is skillfully guided by those who are more knowledgeable or wise. Thus, they spend some time each day in the company of such people.
Unafraid to seek help, they make the most of the mental wealth and the wise ways of others who are superior to them.
In the Beijing Olympics, Mongolia got the chance to celebrate its first-ever Olympic gold medal — a win proffered by traditional wrestler Tuvshinbayar Naidan. He won the gold by beating Kazakhstan’s Askhat Zhitkeyev in the men’s 100-kg class.
When interviewed after his victory, Naidan said:“The first thing I thought of was my parents and my coach.”
See what I mean?
You need mentors to be successful. They are the ones who train, guide, nurture and mould you.
Remembering all this will help make you a successful student. Good luck and happy studying.