Jan 30, 2009

A Dead End World

Close your eyes and extend your mind. Use your powerful imagination. Imagine you’re in a restaurant. There is full of exotic foods. Beside a white round plastic table on your right side, you can see a loving couple smile to each other while eating their favourite exotic food. It’s a roasted meat and looks so delicious. Banngg!! Suddenly, you heard a bomb-like sound. When you turn your face to the left side, you see a cook holding a wood like a bat used in a baseball games. Banngg!! He hit for the second time. You can see clearly, in front of him is a dying cat. “It’s so terrible and cruel!” you said silently in your heart. Now, open your eyes. What is your feeling if you face this situation? Do you know, what you’ve imagine just now was occur in the reality world. It’s up to you whether you believe it or not. I used to watch a recorded video similar to this situation. This is our world.

In the present day, though we’re a modern and civilized society, physical abuse on animals by human is a serious problem which still cannot be solved. If we think deeply, why a “brilliant” and “gorgeous” creature like us can act like a heartless devil? It’s an absurd thing to do as a human. Where is the humanity? A golden phrase saying, “A human can be a noble creature as an angle and on occasions they also can be a despicable creature as an animal and even is worse than animals.” That’s inevitably true!

First of all, I’ve a simple question for you to be answered. Are you clearly understood what the meaning of “animal” is? Interpretation of “animal” means any living creature other than a human being and includes any beast, bird, fish, reptile or insect, whether wild or tame. All of them need our cooperation to survive and we also need them to live. In short, everything on this world depends on each other. Neither is powerful nor weak. This is a fact to be trusted.

Before I go further, let me explain one by one examples of cruelty to animals. All those examples can be categorized as a cruelty to animals like failure to supply sufficient food and water to confined animals, failure to send injured, sick or wounded animals for treatment by a veterinary doctor in a government or private clinic, cruelly beat an animal, splash hot oil or water onto a cat that is searching for food, bury or burn alive young chicks to cut costs during a glut in supply, using cruel methods to slaughter or kill an animal for human consumption and also any action which encouraging cock fighting or baiting.

Is there any solution to cope with this problem? Yes, in Malaysia an act has been legislated to avoid the cruelty to animals. Abusing animals is an offence under Section 44(1), Animals Ordinance 1953. So, for those who hate animals or have an animal related-mental disorder, please beware of this act. And not forgotten, for people who are animal-lovers, how to report or give information on incident of cruelty to animals? What we can do is send our complaint on incident of cruelty to animals to the Director of Enforcement in the Headquarters or the Chief of Enforcement Branch or Unit in the State or Federal Territory level by lodge our complaint at the respective office, using telephone, e-mail, or write a report letter. It’s simple as sending your “love” letter. Last but not least, be caring and loving and you’ll be cared and loved by others. If you want to know whether you are an animal-lover or not, see the picture above. You yourself are full with loves if you touched when seeing the cute cats. Have a nice day!

Wait for a while! Don’t forget our friends in a poor and chaotic country, those who in Palestine, Sri Lanka, Acheh and everywhere on this world. Lend a hand to them and show our sympathy. If you're afford to give material donations, please donate your money or at least your old clothes. Remember, if you're caring and loving and you’ll be cared and loved by others.

Jan 23, 2009

STUDY BREAK! -How we plan it?

Holiday is coming! One week break is like receiving a huge pillow. Anyway, I want to greet Happy Chinese New Year to everyone. Finally, I can take a deep breath, relaxing myself and doing my own work. Holiday is the best time to enjoy ourselves! Is it? I don’t think so. Although we’ve about ten days off, we’ve a lot of homework to be completed. In average, I can say the total homework that we receive is for two weeks holiday (an example for hyperbole). I’m not whining, but just sharing. So, I ought to plan my holiday’s activities properly to ensure everything is done at the end of this holiday. What should I do? This is what I want to share with you, about how I would manage my time. Hopefully, I won’t face any disruption which can retard my brilliant planning. This is not ‘A Great Mouse Plot’ but ‘A Great Holiday Plot’. As I share my plan, I will looking at three matters that most people might face when they want to implement their plan.
Firstly, we will discuss about the way people planning. There are three distinctive types of plan, a “simple plan” (not a name of a rock band), a “flexible plan” and an “excessive plan”. Simple plan is an unburden planning for the planner. This sort of plan is made without consider to any other aspects which can influence it. For instance, we’re a student and we’ve 100 dollars in our pocket, at that time we’re demanding on a Rolex swatch. If we just make a simple plan, we’ll spend all the 100 dollars to buy the swatch. It will just give us a short term satisfaction because in the future we’ll realize that the money is more worthwhile if we spend for anything that is more essential like books or reference materials.
The second plan we’re going to discuss is the “flexible plan”. This kind of plan is the best among others. Why I said so? Because we can adjust the time to fit with our daily activities without disturbing or burden us. Somehow, we must be very discipline and strict on ourselves to ensure the plan is fully implemented.
Another plan is an “excessive plan”. It is just an exaggeration when making a plan. People who make an “excessive plan” always neglect other things without consider whether they can do all those things which they have planned or not.
Nonetheless, what I’ve mentioned above are only my point of view when looking at the planning methods which I can see from people around me. Everyone has their own way of planning. Remember, plan is like an outline sheet for our life. The wiser is your plan, the lesser you’ll suffer and you’ll gain more from your effort.

Jan 16, 2009


This year, 2009 is a tougher year because I’ll sit for an essential examination called as Tertiary Entrance Examination (TEE). TEE is a compulsory examination for those who are taking Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT). My friends and I were told by our lecturers to struggle as hard as we can and be consistent in maintaining a high score because our marks will be assessed from external examination, internal examination and assignments given. So, no “honey moon” anymore, we ought to intensify our effort and strive in our study for a whole year.
As a vivid description about the course I’m taking now, I’ll explain about this programme. AUSMAT is a full time course and it must be completed in two semesters. It has been specially designed to provide a Year 12 level of education in Western Australia but for those students who want to study in New Zealand this programme is acceptable as an entrance requirement. Subjects offered are miscellaneous but students are advised to take the appropriate subjects according to their degree course. For instance, I’ll pursue my study in Architecture course, so I take five subjects which are EAL/D, Physics, Chemistry, Applicable Mathematics and Economics.
English or known as ‘English as An Additional Language / Dialect’ (EAL/D) is very crucial for us because we’ll further our study in an English speaking country. My first English class has begun last week. It’s quite enjoyable. We have been asked to create a blog to write something related to our daily activities and response to the current issues. In my first English class, we have discussed about writing skills. Writing is not just write anything without thinking. We’ve to plan what we are going to write, its main point, supporting idea and examples.
This week, I’ve learned something new about English. Although, I used to learn about literature before, but this are my first time learning literary terms. I was quite familiar with the terms simile (an apparent comparison between two distinctive objects), metaphor (comparison between two unrelated things), and what I knew before, metaphor is when an abstract and concrete words are placed in a juxtaposition. Other terms that I used to learn are personification (attribution of human characteristics to animals or objects), hyperbole (deliberate exaggeration), alliteration (repetition of initial consonant sounds in a line) and assonance (repetition of a vowel sound).
Do you know? We also can learn literature from “Buzz” sound produced by bees, “Papp!” sound when you are slapped by your ex-girlfriend or “Crack!” sound when you accidentally tore up your trousers. Those sounds are called as onomatopoeia, such a ridiculous name. Even literature is the most complicated part, it is quite enjoyable with the existence of “onomatopoeia”. What I can briefly say, literature is a quite appealing to be learned and I hope this topic will be more interesting for my next English class.

Jan 8, 2009


What do you feel when you entering a new world, such a strange world that you are never experienced before? Excited? Scared? Worry? Or you just say, “Owh, I don’t know… this is totally new for me, so I will just follow others. They might know more than me.”
Whatever we say, everyone of us has a different opinion about how to describe our feeling regarding to the “new world”. For me, the “new world” that I’ll never forget is my transition from a secondary school to tertiary level. Now, I noticed that tertiary level is very different and even tougher than secondary level. I’m talking in term of education and students’ life.
My first step when I came to my college, I felt like a stranger. Everyone spoke in English, and even when I went to student house where is the place that I’ll stay in, almost of my neighbours speak in English. Am I a foreigner or them? But I’m sure at that time I was in Malaysia. It may look weird and a bit funny. In my hometown, it’s very hard to listen to someone speak in English but here, in my college, English seems like a main medium of communication. It’s quite challenging for me to adapt in a new environment and culture. However, there is nothing depress me because I’m perceived this is a precious time for me to grab chance to improve myself especially in mastering English. My first semester in college was eventful.
The learning method is completely different in tertiary level because you have to work on yourself, besides there is no specific reference which you can refer to. You’ve to be able to improvise everything that is provided. Time management is very essential to be followed. It is very hard to follow everything we’ve planned in our schedule, somehow we must be more discipline to ensure we done our coursework perfectly.
No matter what, it all depends on us to accept something new in our life positively or negatively. This is what I mean by PESSIMISM and OPTIMISM. Talking about pessimism and optimism, what is the meaning for both of these words? Pessimism can be define as the state of expecting or believing that bad things will happen and something will not be successful. Contrary to pessimism, the word “optimism” means the state of expecting good things to happen or to be successful. Based on my past experiences, we’ll be better in doing something if we are optimist. Otherwise, if we are pessimist, we’ve greater chances to fail because we’ll lose our confidence when we always thinking something that is not sure will happen. Another thing is dreaming can’t bring you further in achieving your goal, it only gives you inspiration and motivation. The most crucial thing is your action. How is your action, it’s up to you. Quick action is the best. Now, ask on ourselves whether we want to be optimist or pessimist?