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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Biggest Motivation....

This week is the final week before Penilaian Menengah Rendah (Examination for Form Three students). So, this week is about giving tips and motivation to my beloved students. This morning I went into a class and started to do a bit of revision and encouraged them to think about the future.

They seemed a bit lost when I asked them who / what is their biggest motivation? They didn't really know the answer. I felt sad because they don't have the motivation to strive the best in their exams or worse...their own future!

For me...the biggest motivations that my students should have in their mind are their own PARENTS and family. Parents have been working hard just to afford to buy everything that their children could have ever wanted throughout their life. So, the children must know how to show their gratitude towards their parents - by studying hard and getting the good results. It is important that my students learn that they have to do something in order to 'tell' their parents that how they appreciate all sacrifices made by their parents. Getting a good result is one way to start.

It is not to late to get anything that they want if they have tried so hard all these years. Somehow, God will help those who help themselves and have faith in God because faith is the greatest motivation to success. Without faith towards God, they will be lost somewhere...

I can see that students nowadays seem to have problems to handle themselves either in their studies or even their own life. I don't really understand them at first, but as I 'walked' along them these few years, I know that most students have not received enough love and care from their parents. So, my advice to them...try to talk to their parents on how they feel about their relationship. Good parents will always be helpful, loving, understanding and caring. But, some troubled parents will simply walk away...

Friends might come and go, but true friends will always stay by your side. I told my students to search for true friends and abandon those 'unwanted' friends. They have their own thoughts, I cannot force them to choose but I can only show them why they should choose their own friends. I just don't want them to end up in misery. Their choices are in their hands...

Last but not least, ask forgiveness from the teachers that have taught them all these years. Without them, the students will be alone and useless...Think about that for a while...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Demam Raya....

Syawal sudah semakin di tengah. Makin mahu meninggalkan kita semua. Berkat bulan Syawal masih terasa. Sudahkah anda melaksanakan puasa sunat Syawal? Atau pun masih lagi menjamu selera di rumah2 terbuka? Hmmm...bab puasa sunat memang nampak ringan, tetapi pahalanya banyak bagi orang2 yang masih mengejar nikmat Ramadhan hingga Syawal.

Alhamdulillah, saya sudah selesai menjalani puasa sunat 6 hari di Bulan Syawal bermula hari Raya ke-2. Rasionalnya? Saya tak sanggup untuk berpuasa di sekolah dengan suasana yang meletihkan. Lagipun, semangat untuk berpuasa lebih tinggi.

Nasib baik puasa ganti dan puasa sunat sudah selamat dikerjakan. Hampir dua minggu beraya, saya diserang demam panas yang tidak melampau. Cuma keletihan yang mengganggu tugas saya di sekolah. Mungkin kerana asyik dengan minuman berais sehingga tekak menjadi perit dan hampir hilang suara. Sebagai guru, suara itu satu medium yang paling penting. Dan mengajar di kelas yang memerlukan suara yang lantang agak menyukarkan saya ketika ini.

Mungkin dugaan selepas raya. Nasib baiklah tidak melarat. Cuma badan asyik sakit2 sahaja. Nasihat saya...makan tu makan juga, tapi harus beringat dengan kadar kalori dan lemak semasa raya. Jangan pula puasa sebulan dihabiskan dengan 'melantak' semua jenis makanan berat selama sebulan juga. Kasihankan perut anda yang baru nak serasi dengan diet seimbang...

Makan sederhana dapat mengelakkan masalah kesihatan. Renung2kanlah...Salam Syawal...

Friday, September 24, 2010

TESLIANS....

I wish we all could be here
once again and together
we stroll and have a chat
all the way to class.

I wish we all could sit there
at our usual place
having breakfast while laughing
with each other and not to forget
those eyes who kept watching us- with jealousy...:)
For we all are The TESLIANS....

I wish we all could be together
in class listening to our beloved 'teachers'
or in our case are our lectures...still they did
taught us the best...

I wish we all could hold hands
once again and say it out loud that...
How I appreciate to have friends
like you guys...

Oh...I do miss that time...
being ourselves without giving
any thought of anyone else's thought
about us...

Wearing jeans...T-shirts...sandals...

or even clothes that no one dares to wear...
of course they came from another courses...
hehehe....

Friends come and go...
Friends like you guys...nowhere to find...
TESLIANS...like no other...:)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Students in comparison....

I used to be a student and I know that there is a big gap between students back then to the students in this new era. When I went into this particular class this morning, I couldn't even smile because the students tend to be so rude and they would talk back to every single thing I said to them. I was annoyed and I couldn't help myself to be mad at them.

Most students nowadays have lost their sense of respect to their own teachers. And parents keep blaming the teachers for not 'teaching' their children the manners and how to become an adult. Parents keep complaining when it comes to the results in their children's exams. I hate to say that it is actually the duty of the parents to teach their own offsprings on how to become a good son / daughter / student. But they seem to be tangled in their own work that they couldn't even spend some quality time with their children.

Being a teacher doesn't mean that I have to be involved in my students' life after school. But the nature of a teacher does help me to become a better teacher and some of my students do share their problems with me in terms of life or even their biggest secret. I do feel sorry for some students who don't really get the attention at home. Moreover, I feel attached to each and every student I have through all these years.

Students are only human beings. You all used to be students back then, don't you? So, you would know how it feels when no one to listen to your side of the story. I try my best to guide my students on the right path of life. And I'm happy for I have so many 'sons' and 'daughters' to be proud of.

On the other hand, I feel sorry for those students who don't want to try to change their perspective of life. They simply thought that they can earn enough money although they have not gotten the good results in most of their exam papers. They are not being well guided because they are lack of attention and love. So, I feel pity for them. I've tried so hard to drag them with me, but they seem to lose my grip... What can I do? I'm only a human...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Choosing is difficult....

I love my current school. I love teaching so much and I adore my students. But when it comes to priority, my family will come first. My father-in-law has not been well these few years and my husband asks me to move in closer to him. So I try my best to search for the right school.

Choosing the best school is not easy because there are so many choices and I don't really know the environment of the new schools. So, I just browse on the internet to find useful information about some schools that are closer to my new house.

I've found few interesting schools but still I couldn't make the right decision of choosing the correct one. I feel comfortable in my current school. I know how it feels to be a newcomer in a new place. Actually, I do need a change in my own 'environment'. I do need to feel new air and surroundings because teaching is basically the same thing I do every single day for the pass 8 years.

I know that leaving all the comfort that I have these 4 years in my current school will lead to another level of 'comfort' in my new school. I will once again be a new teacher, a new face and a newcomer that will have to do all the junior's work in my new school. Than thoughts make me shudder a bit.

I have been through 3 different schools with 3 different environment and surroundings. Whether the students or even the teachers, I have experienced them all. Hmmm....that does say something about me...I don't really like to be suffocated too long in one place. I do need a change...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Savory.....

Feeling a little bit tired today. Don't know if I had too much food yesterday or just my Monday Blues have just attacked me today. Well, Monday Blues seem to influence my life since I have started to become a teacher.

I'm not going to blabber about Monday Blues...instead, I want to talk about Ramadhan Month that has just left us few weeks ago and somethings about Syawal Month that has just arrived.. I thought of getting my body to my original shape after fasting for a month, but it appears that I couldn't get into my original size. I feel so depressed. Looking at the mirror and feeling frustrated a bit make me feel tired of myself. I've tried so hard to control my diet and it didn't work so well.

Although I can still wear my clothes but my body doesn't feel comfortable anymore. I thought I was expecting the third child, but it was totally a devastating outcome. I feel like crying....

Going to many houses during this festive season doesn't help in my diet. I have to control my diet, but the food is calling me to taste different type of food. How can I resist such indulgence? Arghhhh.....It's killing me...hahahah....

These are some Malays' favourite delicacies during Hari Raya Puasa.....





This is how to prepare Lemang.....
Lemang...a traditional food made from glutinous rice, coconut milk, salt and wrapped in banana leaves.

Rendang Daging, made from tender beef, coconut milk, traditional spices and herbs.......to be eaten with Ketupat or Lemang...simply tasty....

Ketupat...made from rice, to be boiled in coconut leaves for few hours. Delicious....

Different types of 'Kuih Raya'...made from different types of ingredients...tasty, sweet, savory...hmmm

Seeing all these food and not to forget the calories they bring together, I feel like....hmmm, I don't really know what to say, but for sure, I have to get back on the right track of my diet...at least after two more weeks because I will have to attend friends' and families' open house this festive weeks. Hmmm....:)
Life is interesting don't you think?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Straight Dough (Doh roti biasa)

Resepi ni untuk buat roti basic....boleh letak inti kacang, sardin, kari ayam, coklat dan sebagainya mengikut kesukaan anda. Boleh dibentuk pelbagai bentuk dan boleh digulung bersama sosej juga.

Bahan2:
500 g                Tepung High Protein (diayak)
1 sudu besar      Bread Softener
60 g                  Shortening
60 g                  Castor Sugar
2 bj                  Telur (dipukul berasingan)
50 ml               Susu Segar
1 sudu teh        garam

10 g                yeast (dibancuh di dalam 150 ml air sejuk : cold water)

Cara membuatnya:

Campur kesemua bahan2 di atas dan uli tepung sehingga sebati. Jika kelihatan tepung kering, boleh ditambah susu sedikit demi sedikit. Letak dalam mangkuk / besen sederhana besar. Tutup dengan kain bersih dan biarkan di tempat agak hangat selama 1 jam.

Setelah doh kembang, bolehlah dibentuk mengikut citarasa anda. Isi inti pilihan anda dan sapukan telur di atas roti tadi.

Bakar dalam ketuhar 165' C. Selama 30 minit (mengikut suhu sesuai dengan oven anda)

Monday, September 13, 2010

To Him...To Her...

I don't really understand why lovers / couples fight about stupid stuff or some unrelated issues that can lead to their separation. I have listened to many friends' and family's stories about their problems in relationship. For me, it's a matter of trust, understanding and the important thing is communication.

I have read one article about mending a relationship. This article is mostly about handling your situation if it falls apart. Usually, women are more sensitive about so many things (Oh God...Help me...). Too sensitive that can make their men suffocated in the relationship whether it is in short term or even in a longer one. Married men tend to take things lightly few years after settling down. They tend to take things for granted (only some will try to work hard for the marriage) and they don't seem to care what their wives might need.

Yesterday one of my family member came to me and wanted me to help him out. He is tall, fair and handsome...and my first guess would be that his girlfriend is being jealous if some other girls would take him away from her. His girlfriend doesn't trust him the way she should have and always asks him about little things that make him frustrated. He is a gentle person and a kindhearted man. He doesn't play around with other people's feeling. I felt sad for him when I saw him that way. Being married for 8 years now giving me the opportunity to learn more things about men because I like to ask questions to my husband. So I gave him some advice that might help him out.

To him....
1. Get to know her better. Why would she act like that? There must be reasons....find out the reasons and  
    communicate well...
2. Sometimes...to know the birthday, day of birth, time of birth, and the horoscope can help you to know her
    better.
3. Learn to listen to her. Women love when their men listen to them. Listening is the key to get her attention.
    When you listen to her, you might find some interesting facts about her.
4. Women are jealous even though they don't say it out loud. Real women tend to surpress their own feeling
    sometimes and they only act out when they feel insecured in the relationship. Only stupid women will revolt
    before knowing the truth about things that happen between couples. Thinking before acting is a good sign.
5. Choose a woman who like you for who you are. Don't fall for her charms so quickly. You will end up as
    her slave. A woman can be so cunning that you couldn't see the real face. When you do, it will be too late.
6. Love is just like a plant...water it nicely and you will enjoy the fruits that it produces. But if you give too
    much water to  it, it will slowly die. Pampering is nice, but Don't pamper her too much. Give some space
   for both of you to do things that you like to do personally.

To her...
1. Men can be predicted sometimes, but never underestimate them for they are created stronger than
   women.
2. In this modern world, there's no hiding behind the curtain. You have to tell him exactly what you really
   expect from him. Once you are married to a man, you have to learn to be a little bit straight forward. Men
   don't really like guessing games. If you need something, you better tell him exactly what you need.
3. Try to be a little bit independent. Men don't really like women to cling to them all the time. Sometimes, 
     they need their own sweet time with their friends or even by themselves.
4. A man can be jealous too. So don't provoke him because you don't want to know the consequences.
5. Learn to accept his weakness and live with that. You can never change a person unless the person wants
    to change himself.
6. Communication is the best tool. Speak out your mind. Don't surpress your feeling too long because men
   don't really seem to know your feeling if you are hiding it. Just tell him and discuss the problems like adults.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Biskut Raya

Sudah beberapa tahun saya tidak membeli biskut raya. Ini kerana suami lebih gemar memakan biskut yang disediakan di rumah. Tahun ini begitu juga. Namun saya tidak membuat berjenis-jenis kerana kegemaran keluarga hanya Tart Nenas, Cornflakes Madu dan Biskut Coklat Chip. Saya tidaklah pandai membuat biskut seperti kebanyakan orang, tetapi cukuplah untuk memenuhi kehendak suami dan keluarga.

Seperti orang lain, keperluan Hari Raya perlu disediakan lebih awal supaya tidak menghadapi sebarang masalah kelak. Cuti sekolah ini saya penuhi dengan menyediakan biskut dan kek serta rendang ayam resepi Opah saya.

Apa yang saya ingin sentuh adalah usaha mengurangkan pembaziran dalam hal-hal sebegini. Jika dilihat di kedai atau yang dijual oleh pembuat biskut sampingan, harga sejenis biskut boleh mencapai RM 18.00 ke RM 25.00. Itu belum dikira biji biskut lagi. Melihat akan keadaan ini, suami menyuruh saya membuat sendiri 2 jenis biskut dan Cornflakes Madu yang pasti akan habis pada bulan Syawal nanti. Berbekalkan modal RM 100.00, saya boleh menyediakan keperluan di pagi Raya tanpa perlu berbelanja besar. Cukuplah membeli kerepek pisang atau ubi pedas kerana saya tidak pula pandai menyediakan hidangan tersebut.

Begitu juga dengan kek. Sejak saya menggunakan susu sejat dan minyak jagung, saya sudah tidak gemarkan kek yang berasaskan mentega atau marjerin. Ini kerana kek tersebut agak lembut, ringan dan kurang kandungan kolestrolnya. Umur yang semakin meningkat ini membuatkan saya lebih berhati-hati dalam pengambilan makanan supaya jantung lebih sihat dan penyakit dapat dielakkan.

Apabila kita berusaha melakukan sesuatu, ganjarannya pasti mengikut sama. Saya berasa sambutan Hari Raya tidaklah perlu besar-besaran kerana yang penting adalah niat kita menyambutnya dan sebagai tanda kemenangan kerana telah berjaya melakukan amalan puasa yang sangat dituntut Allah S.W.T. Jadi, elakkan pembaziran dalam penyediaan keperluan Hari Raya (biskut, pakaian, duit raya dan sebagainya) dan berusaha untuk melakukan ibadah dengan lebih sempurna lagi.

Jangan dilupa pula zakat fitrah dan wang sedekah kepada yang memerlukan. Itulah yang akan membantu kita kelak, bukannya pakaian atau barang kemas yang menjadi ukuran di dunia. Jangan dilupa juga puasa yang ditinggal sama ada sengaja atau tidak. Gantilah ia sebelum nyawa kita diambil. Jangan menunggu terlalu lama untuk menggantikannya kerana kita tidak tahu bila kita akan 'dipanggil' kelak. Puasa enam di bulan Syawal adalah sunat tetapi besar ganjarannya. Marilah kita sama-sama berusaha mengejar kelebihan yang Allah kirimkan kepada kita semua.

Tepuk dada tanyalah iman. Apa yang penting, apa yang perlu dan apa yang perlu kita elakkan...

Monday, September 6, 2010

Raya oh Raya....

Apabila ditanya tentang Raya...banyaklah jawapannya;
Ada yang suka dan ada yang berduka,
Namun yang penting niat untuk menyambutnya
Adakah sama dengan yang dituntut Agama?

Apabila disentuh akan perihal Raya;
Maka berpusu-pusulah manusia
Bersiap sedia untuk menyambutnya
Sehingga ada yang terlupa akan pada yang tiada.
Mungkin itu segelintir cuma...

Apabila disentuh isu Raya,
Ada yang bergaduh memilih lokasi utama;
Ke rumah ibu atau mertua?
Ada yang bercerai berai atau bermasam muka.

Apabila melihat si kecil memperaga pakaian baru,
Mungkin ada antara kita yang hatinya sayu
Mengenangkan kisah-kisah dahulu
Sewaktu kita kecil sebegitu.

Apabila bercerita mengenai Raya,
Ketupat dan dodol juadah istimewa,
Menjamu selera pada pagi Hari Raya;
Sebulan kita menyambut Hari Bahagia
Kelak jangan terlupa mengganti kehilangan Puasa.

Gendang gendut tali kecapi,
Gendang yang besar tidak terperi,
Hari Raya bakal disambut nanti,
Marilah kita kunjung-mengunjungi.

Salam Aidilfitri...salam lebaran
Kepada semua rakan dan taulan;
Tidak kulupa kepada keluarga tersayang
Moga ukhwah kita kekal berpanjangan.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

I like Nicholas Cage because he will play his role like no other. He has his own charisma while acting and that makes me love him more. :)

Watching this movie is entertaining because I like the 'Merlin's story' the most. I used to read about Merlin and what happened during that period of time. Moreover, I like magical things although I know sometimes I have to make believe that those things are real...


If you're a fan of Nicholas Cage, you should watch the movie because the plot is okay and the music is awesome. There are few scenes that I think are amazing because they are being potrayed well. I don't know the exact words, but the story is interesting to watch with family.
The story is all about a sorcerer who's trying to find his apprentice for few hundred years to overcome an evil witch from the past. He has to find the one just based on a dragon ring passed by Merlin to him before he died.  Many incidents happen during his search for the correct person. And in the end...good will always overcome the evil....               

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Oh MEN!!!

When we talk about woman / lady / girl...somehow we assume that they all are the same. Well, technically yes. But still there are some features about them are overwhelming and outstanding if to compare with man / guy / boy.

I wish that all men out there try so hard to understand us, the women. Some of us do have some kinds 'attitude' problems but please try to understand that we are created that way. We are supposed to be the other part of men : meaning the best half of you guys. Not to say that most women are problematic, but there are stronger features inside us that men should acknowledge.

I'm tired of being seen as a weak creature that could not speak for myself. I'm tired of using my energy for those who don't want to work on their own. Just because I'm a woman, it doesn't mean that I'm weaker than a man.

A great man will know how to treat a woman. A gentleman learns to appreciate the lady. A noble man would respect the virtues of a lady. So, I wish that men learn how to respect women as we try so hard to convince them that we can stand tall like them.

Being a wife can be pathetic sometimes. I have to endure all the 'great times' with my family although sometimes I feel like shouting out loud that I'm being tortured mentally. Born with a hot-temper doesn't help me in term of handling some of my own issues. But I have tried so hard not to let my temper out easily. I would end up crying silently. My heart feels heavy when I do that.

I have tried so many methods to overcome my temper and not to forget about my changing moods that sometimes lead to silent fight between me and my husband. If I can find the remedies, why can't he? I've tried my best to be a better wife and mother. Still, temper is my greatest weakness that I need to control and learn to overcome it. Years and years of practice do help me enduring all the pains either caused by me or my husband. But, I really hope that I'm not the only one who's trying so hard to change for the benefit of my partner. If he doesn't want to change...how am I supposed to endure it anymore?

I really need help. I don't want to be the bad person because I know that in marriage, toleration is the best policy. But, if I can't tolerate  his nonsense anymore, what should I do? Men should know that we, women have our own limit when it comes to patience. If men keep challenging us, they should know that we are capable of doing the worst things.

1) A woman needs a listener not a whiner : We love talking. I'm sure that most women love chit-chatting while doing almost everything. We just need a listener. All you have to do is LISTEN! We don't really care about you comments. But, if we really need some comments, advices, or even pep talks, we will ask for it politely.

2) Show us your concern : Most men only show their concern during the 'romantic-period' a.k.a dating time. After they have got what they want, they tend to forget that women need love, care and respect. Not so much to ask for, isn't it?

3) Treat us good : Women have a tender, soft heart. It could be easily melted down just by cheesy stuff uttered by men. So, please, treat us nicely and don't ever cheat on us. We might 'kill' you guys softly without you noticing it.

4) Keep away from alcohol, drugs and cigarette : Women have weaker lungs if to compare with men. Second hand smoke will kill us quickly than the smoker himself. Alcohol and drugs will change your life thoroughly. If you love you partner, keep away from those listed above.

A woman can be a gentle creature but a worst enemy...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Chaser



Ex-cop pimp Jung-ho is irritated because his girls keep disappearing without clearing their debts. One night, he gets a call from a customer and sends Mi-jin. Jung-ho realizes the phone number of the customer matches that of the calls the missing girls got last. As something smells fishy, he searches for her. During his search, Jung-ho dents a car in the alley. When Jung-ho spots blood splattered on the driver’s shirt, he senses the man, Young-min, is the suspect. After an intense chase, Jung-ho catches Young-min. But because of Jung-ho’s pretense as a cop, they are both taken to the police station. At the station, the man bluntly confesses he has killed the missing women, and the last girl, Mi-jin, may still be alive. As the whole police force is obsessed with a random search for corpses, Jung-ho is the only one who believes Mi-jin is still alive. With only 12 hours left to detain the serial killer without a warrant, Jung-ho’s hunt begins, searching for Mi-jin entrapped in a place nobody knows.

Well...it's another horror and action movie, chosen by my hubby. It doesn't have a happy ending, but still it is based on a serial murdering case that shocked the Korean society. You'd anticipate the story and you'd feel sad for the victims. Like we did....:(

GP 506 The Guard Post

Korean Movies can be described as one of a kind. My hubby likes horror and action kind of movies. So, this time is his own choice.

This movie is about a 'war' between men and some kind of disease or virus that attacked all the soldiers in a camp. The soldiers didn't know what actually happened to them.

If you're a fan of military movie, you should watch this movie. Although it was released in 2008, this movie is quite good because the plot is well built and you have to watch it from the beginning till the end if you don't want to miss some important flashbacks.



This movie is suitable if you like suspense or you are not expecting what is going to happen next. You can't imagine the whole movie because you have to watch it to feel the stress and the tense among the characters. I like this movie because the actors were immersed in their own characters.


Choosing a movie to watch depends on your own taste and choice. Whether it is comedy, action or horror, it's up for you to choose. Well, no harm done. It's just a movie!!!

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