Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Before you decide or make up your mind, let me explain to you why do we need to vote for earth?
Earth Hour is WWF’s program which is to demand action on climate change. It’s a way for every one of us to send a clear message to our leaders that we want immediate and effective action on climate change to be taken. This is the time where people of the world regardless of the nationalities, races, religions, ethnics etc would unite for the sake of the future generation.
The earth is heating. It happens everywhere. From the North Pole to China, from China to even Malaysia. We need to slow the global warming. Or else the climate would change rapidly without a break. It’s a fact that we are all concerned about the heating Earth. Thus, by switching off the light for one hour, you are actually voting for Earth. Your vote will be presented to the world leaders who will gather at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, December 2009. During the said Conference, the leaders will be discussing about the official government policies with regard to this matter. The new government policies will replace Kyoto Protocol (agreement between the Industrialized Countries as to the carbon emissions etc) which will expire soon. Hence, this is the chance where your voice would be heard by the world leaders.
According to WWF, 1 billion votes are needed from us. So let’s do our part. Vote Earth. Every vote counts. Our vote will make a difference. Let us slow down the climate change. Take charge of our planet. We love our planet Earth. This is our bit, VOTE EARTH.
Remember, YOUR LIGHT SWITCH IS YOUR VOTE
Monday, March 23, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Then, after thinking twice, I decided to write a reply to it. I know it's a form of vandalism. But I screwed up, so, yeah...it was the exceptional circumstance. Up till now, I am still wondering who wrote that. Sigh. I never know that we have pro-Israeli in UIA. Regards, HHB, anti-Israeli-and-its-Allies
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Thank you nad, for acknowledging my suffering. But the worst part is, I will still be in her class next semester. Yeah, I will try to bear it for another few lectures. But next semester, can I survive? I doubt it. Sigh
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
I too have my own say in respect of this issue. In my opinion, the Government has taken a tremendous step by deciding that Science and Math should be taught in English. It is good that the kids are exposed and familiarized with the English language since they are little.
Take my case as an example.
I was raised up by my family who speak Malay most of the time. So do my friends at School. They would only speak in English when they are required to do so. I would only speak English during the English class, when I talk to the English teacher or whenever it is necessary.
By the time I entered into the Matriculation Centre, it was a bit awkward because English was the 1st language. So, everyone was required to speak in English all the time (in class). But, Alhamdulillah, as the time goes by, I managed to overcome my weakness. I could now speak in English almost fluently, with little grammatical errors (I admit).
My point here is that, the idea of teaching Science and Math in English is good in the sense that it would expose the younger generations with the usage of English since they are little. It will of course ensure that they could interact in English eloquently. By the time they enter into any higher learning institutions, they would not face the same problems as I did. Most of the academic sources are written in English. If their (younger generation) command of the language is poor and bad, that would be detrimental to their studies. We are in a developing country, not a developed country like Japan, Singapore and others (to name few). Yes, some might ask why do the Japanese could be proud of their mother tongue without having to master the English language. I think this is because; they are already a developed country. People in the world are following them. They don’t really follow others, as they are already developed. Also, by having good command of the English language, it would not make s person any less Malay. I am still a Malay at heart and all. I still love my mother tongue. I still speak Malay most of the time. I am proud of being Malay and who I am.
Therefore as a citizen of Malaysia, I want to urge the Government to ensure that the execution is done in the best manner possible. The teachers need to be properly trained, so that there shall not be any difficulties in carrying their duties. The teachers need to be made ready physically and mentally. We have read in the newspaper that many teachers are depressed as that they are not ready to teach the kids in English. They also claimed that they do not have good command in English.
To make things worst, many Parents (especially those who are living in the rural areas) do not have good command of the English language. Those who stay in the rural areas, are less exposed with the usage of English, as compared to those who are in the city. For these reasons, the kids in the rural areas are affected more than those in the urban areas.
The Government has to consider all these before implementing the idea of teaching the subjects in English. If the Government could overcome the above-mentioned problems and execute the idea of teaching Science and Math in English in the best manner possible, then I would support the idea full-heartedly.
Or maybe, it’s the time to revise the syllabus of the English subject itself? Are we ready for changes?
Sekarang, tepuklah dada masing-masing....
Regards, HHB, sayangkan-Bangsa-Melayu