Wednesday, March 26, 2008

EARCOS Kuala Lumpur 2008

Will be away for a few days to attend the EARCOS Teachers' conference at KL.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Jr-Sr Prom

Have you ever come across a situation where adults trying hard to look young again and teenagers trying to appear as mature as they possibly can?

Students arrived with their prom dates while ‘Educators’ arrived either with their official better-half, rented partner, with friends or alone. I chose to be alone!

I was having hard time recognizing each and every students especially the girls-hmm… they were ladies (for the night).

My beautiful ladies colleagues came dressed either like an artist or ‘Hi-So’. After all ‘prom nite’ is the only night when they can actually spend hours in front for their huge mirror transforming their already pretty face to ‘happily ever after’ fairy tale beauty. I even heard that they spent quite a fortune just to look great. Sure enough, they were able to minus a few years of their actual age! Gentleman, we are just like ‘wine’ as years go by, the better we’ll become ( we do have men trying hard to look younger but its rather hard to actually hide the wrinkles on our faces.. hehe).

I am just thankful I am alive and to be able to enjoy life to the fullest. I am ready to be an ‘old wine’.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Dream cars...

Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ken Leee.. Ken leee tulibu dibu doouchoo (Without You)

Without You by Bulgarian "Mariah Carey" hehe

I wonder if there will be another version of the same song. Classic!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Alien Force Invasion - Dire Day

I am not in square one! I finally succumb to the alien force-Flu Virus. I've been trying to refuel myself with H2O till I have to visit the comfort room several times just to ease the liquid disposal tank.

Hope I'll be back to square one tomorrow otherwise I will have to request for a restful day, which I hate to do.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Sabah State Cabinet 2008

15th March, 2008

KOTA KINABALU: Two new faces were appointed to the new State Cabinet sworn in yesterday. But, Pantai Manis Assemblyman Datuk Abdul Rahim Ismail who previously held the Agriculture and Food Industry portfolio was dropped. The two new ministers are Klias Assemblywoman Datuk Azizah Mond Dun and Karamunting Assemblyman Peter Pang.

Azizah has been appointed Community Development and Consumer Affairs Minister while Pang, the Youth and Sports Minister. The Youth and Sports portfolio was previously held by Datuk Liew Yun Fah who did not seek re-election in last weekend’s general election. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman said the exclusion of Rahim from the Cabinet line-up was a normal thing.

“It is not because he (Rahim) did not do a good job but it is a normal thing which also happens in other states, and there is also a change of members in the Federal Cabinet,” he told reporters at Sri Gaya after the swearing-in of the new Cabinet Ministers and Assistant Ministers at Istana Negeri here yesterday. “We have also appointed a woman elected representative to the Cabinet,” he said, adding that previously the women elected representatives were only Assistant Ministers.
On the appointment of Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun as a Cabinet Minister, Musa said there were requests and suggestions previously from women non-governmental organisations to appoint a woman as a full Minister.

And on why former Assistant Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Karim Bujang was not reappointed, the Chief Minister said he declined to be reappointed.
On the addition of Assistant Ministers, he said this was because there were 60 state constituencies and it was also to give them an opportunity to serve more effectively.
“In view of the Ninth Malaysia Plan and the implementation of the Sabah Development Corridor (SDC), many ministries would be very busy carrying out their respective duties. “As such several Ministers have two deputies to assist them,” he said. There are now 18 Assistant Ministers as compared with 14 previously.

The ministries which now have two Assistant Ministers are Finance; Tourism, Culture and Environment; and Local Government and Housing. The Agriculture and Food Industry already had two Assistant Ministers previously. Meanwhile, Datuk Joseph Pairin, Datuk Yahya Hussin and Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah were retained as Deputy Chief Ministers. Pairin who is Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president is also the Rural Development Minister while Yahya and Tan head the Agriculture and Food Industry and Infrastructure Development ministries, respectively.

The other ministers who were also retained are Datuk Hajiji Mohd Noor (Local Government and Housing), Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai (Resource Development and IT), Datuk Masidi Manjun (Tourism, Culture and Environment), Datuk Ewon Ebin (Industrial Development) and Datuk Nasir Tun Sakaran (Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department).
The new Assistant Ministers are Datuk Musbah Jamli, Datuk Sairin Karno, Donald Mojuntin, Datuk Michael Asang, Datuk Ellron Angin, Herbert Tiimbun Lagadan, Datuk Ghulam Haidar Khan Bahadar and Bolkiah Ismail.

The other Assistant Ministers who were retained are Datuk Tawfiq Abu Bakar Titingan, Edward Yong, Datuk Edward Khoo, Datuk Radin Malleh, Datuk Datu Nasrun Datu Mansur, Datuk Bobbey Suan, Melanie Chia and Datuk Japlin Akim. Some of them were given new portfolios.
All the Ministers and Assistant Ministers received their letters of appointment from Head of State Tun Haji Ahmadshah Abdullah.

Taken from:

Friday, March 14, 2008

Teachers' Grading Day

Its Teachers' Grading Day! Yahooooo NO SCHOOL but then again..

Today was supposed to be ‘sabai sabai’ day but it turned out to be another busy day as I have to grade exam papers. Last night (rather early morning today) I slept quite early-at around 3 a.m. and forced myself to open my eyes at around 7 am. I was able to do a little bit of work here and there before I ‘hit the sack’ again. I finally got myself out of my cradle at around 11 a.m.

I went to the office with the intention to get my newspapers only to find my self stuck chitchatting with friends. Since I was already in the school campus, I ended up going to the teachers’ IT room to enter grades. I am glad I went to the IT room-I was able to complete 80% of my grading work (I still need to grade 142 students' exam papers-will do it on Saturday evening or Sunday).

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


April 5, 6 and 7 would be the 'D day' for teachers wishing (it's more like no choice) to sit for the test. Since April 5 falls on Saturday, the School Admin. decided not to let us take it this time + when the school called the office of TCT requesting for details, they were not able to provide the needed details (its more like they don't really know what they are doing).

I was also informed by 'so' and 'so' (source from web board) that teachers are thinking of taking this matter to the court as this affects not only foreign teachers but Thai teachers as well. Could this be $$$ (Baht) driven? Is this one way how the TCT collects money (instant $ - Baht 4000 per test). Imagine how much will the TCT earns if all teachers in Thailand sit for the test. I am pretty sure there will be many teachers who will have to take the test again and again.

I am not sure what kind of license will this be as currently we also hold teaching license from the MOE (no teaching permit, not work permit). Haaa... let it be...let it be.. let it be...

* Any instant way(s) how to read, write, and speak Thai? Its part of the test too...... haya.... 'matai lah this!' oh + the history of Thai education.


When one of my students is hurting, Lord, show me how to comfort without interfering.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Lord, teach me how to speak the truth to students and their parents with grace, in a way that does not offend but instead brings needed change. Amen

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Teachers' council of Thailand

I've just registered online for the teachers' exam (Teachers' council of Thailand). Apparently foreign teachers need to pass this exam in order to have their teaching license(new rules from MOE- I guess). I am not quite sure if I really need to take the exam as earlier it was announced to us that if one has education degree, he/she will only need to take the culture classes. Hmm... since the school decided to pick 17 teachers for the first batch (sponsored by the school), I will just wait and see what will be the outcome.

When I am dealing with problems inside the classroom, Lord, give me wisdom. Give me courage. Help me to be kind. Amen

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Konihab (yesterday)

Its useless to wish for 'yesterday' therefore, learn from it and move on in life! Yea I am moving on now..