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Kopi satu!

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Not that I'm an avid coffee drinker. But that's the drink I want to enjoy on a rainy day. I was already a coffee drinker when I was still a kid. The black but sweetened coffee, not nescafe. But, when I started to have children, the drink was switched to Milo (2 tablespoon milo + 3 tablespoon powder milk and I was particular about this measurement). I was also particular about caffein in coffee and the chemical content of tea which they said hampered the absorption of iron in the body. Now, I don't care. As long as I drink moderately, not more than 12 cups a day, I really don't care. I must have my 'kopi tarik kurang manis' every morning when in school or at the Mamak but I seldom order the 'Kopi-O'.

Weekend mornings, if I don't go back to sleep after subuh (which is seldom). The coffee maker was bought more than 10 years ago. When we moved to our present house, it was kept in the cabinet and forgotten until last year. That revives the interest in bre…

Sport Heats

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Sabtu ini hari sukan sekolah SMKTBM. Sepanjang 3 hari minggu ini diadakan saringan sukan bagi acara balapan. Hari ini acara balapan 100m, 400m dan 1500m. Yang paling sibuk mestilah AJK utama sukan dan Ketua Rumah.
Masa latihan rumah diadakan sebelum cuti sekolah, seperti biasa, tidak ramai pelajar yang hadir. Orang kata, guru lebih ramai daripada pelajar. Mana perginya 1murid1sukan? Ada banyak faktor menyumbang kepada kemalapan aktiviti sukan di sekolah. Faktor guru, murid, ibu bapa dan persekitaran.
Yang ambil bahagian akan terlibat dalam pelbagai acara, tapi penglibatan maksima tetap ada. Nanti ada budak-budak yang pengsan dek banyak sangat acara yang dia masuk. Jom kita layan gambar-gambar di bawah.
 Teringat gambar petani perempuan di India. Puan J dan Puan R jadi hakim balapan hari ini. Sedang menunggu acara dimulakan .  1500 meters and not enough practice. Common Sandy..Her name reminds me of the heroine character in the film 'Grease', played by Olivia Newton-John.
'Goin…

A makeover

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I have been taking pictures of our house compound since the beginning of the landscaping project. Sometime this year, I mentioned to my husband about a friend's child's encounter with a snake in front of her bathroom. I voiced out my worries about the growth around our house and the creatures hiding underneath. Especially snakes. I'm scared someday, somebody would get bitten like, when drying the clothes at the backyard.
I know he thought about it, when later, he told me he was going to build a proper fence. At that time, the fence was just barbed wires to keep away big,wild animals like stray dogs and 'babi hutan' (saw one or two  in my 10 years living in this area). I have only a picture of the barbed wires fence since almost all the pictures taken before 2009 were accidently deleted from my computer. When I kept 'whining' about the lost pictures, my son would just told me to forget it and moved on. Ok, ok. Here are a few pictures of what have been going…

Marking marathon..KKG that is!

Minggu ini minggu terakhir pelajar-pelajar tingkatan 3 diberi peluang menyiapkan semua kerja kursus samada geografi, sejarah, PEKA, PAFA dan lain-lain. Sejak awal bulan Mac lagi. Pengetua dah maklumkan minggu depan minggu kelas tahanan akan bermula. Selepas waktu persekolahan hingga jam 6 petang, pelajar-pelajar akan diminta siapkan kerja kursus mereka di dewan sekolah yang berhawa dingin. Tidak habis pada hari itu, akan disambung lagi pada keesokan harinya. Hingga siap semua kerja. Surat makluman kepada ibu bapa pelajar berkenaan akan diberikan esok.

Hampir semua kelas-kelas yang saya ajar sudah hantar. Tinggal kelas 3I dan 3K belum hantar. Ini kelas-kelas yang memang betul-betul memerlukan bimbingan penuh daripada saya untuk menyiapkan kerja kursus mereka. Sekarang mereka dalam proses melengkapkan senarai kandungan selepas menyusun laporan mereka mengikut urutan format yang dberikan. Tinggal hendak dikokotkan atau di'binding'. Ini bagi kelas 3K la..Kelas 3I, saya harap merek…

Bahan Grafik untuk KKG

Setelah memeriksa beberapa hasil kerja kursus pelajar, saya terpanggil untuk menjelaskan contoh-contoh grafik yang boleh disediakan dalam bahagian dapatan kajian.

Contoh-contoh bahan grafik ialah jadual, graf, carta pai, peta minda dan peta aliran.

Hasil soal selidik tentang jenis, punca, kesan dan cadangan mengurangkan kesan pencemaran alam sekitar boleh menghasilkan data. Data ini kemudian disampaikan dalam bentuk jadual dan graf. Contohnya, kita mahukan maklumat tentang pendapat responden tentang punca /kesan/ cadangan mengikut peratus. Ada juga pelajar yang menunjukkan maklumat tentang punca pencemaran mengikut jenis pencemaran dalam bentuk jadual dan graf bar majmuk. Ingat, tulis tajuk jadual dan sumber data/maklumat. (Sumber: Hasil soal selidik terhadap 20 responden di kawasan kajian.) Graf yang lengkap pula, ada tajuk paksi X dan paksi Y, serta tajuk graf. Apabila ada graf, mesti ada jadual.

Hasil pemerhatian tentang bilangan kenderaan yang banyak di laluan-laluan yang sibuk bo…

Revisit: At the top of SEA

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My first and last climb of the highest peak in Malaysia and Southeast Asia (as formally recorded). That was in 1999 when I was 36. My husband who was in charge of the recreational department in his company, decided to head an expedition to Sabah. And climbing the mountain was definitely in the itenerary. I cannot remember how long we were there but we travelled from the west to east in September that year. Kinabalu was our last agenda, the climax.


My husband was in the white jacket. I was ahead of him to reach the top at around 7 am. My son was the earliest and was able to witness the beautiful sunrise at 6.30 am. 

Still on the way up. The wind was cold in that early morning

Looking down from the top of Kinabalu. Quite a number were clambering up to the peak.


On the way down. We were the last group to go down the mountain. And the slowest he had ever brought, according to our guide. We really took our time to savour the moment of triumphant. One sceptic pointed out the irrelevance of tiri…

Lull times

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It's school holidays now as everybody knows. A time when mostly everything related to holidays increase in terms of cost and usage. I'm sure Fraser Hills is buzzing with tourists now, its hotels and food outlets almost full of people. The last time I went there, not during the school holidays, mind you, it was like a ghost town, dark and quiet. "macam nilah kak, kalau tak cuti sekolah.."said one stall operator.

My friends, teachers and students are surely enjoying themselves now although a few are known to be lamenting about having not started doing the schoolwork yet. One even called a few school subjects to go to hell, "douse yourselves with gasoline and then give me the lighter". Lol. The pressure.

I don't go out of town this holiday, so far. Fortunately, I went to Vietnam last Chinese New Year holidays with my family but most of the shopping outlets were closed especially the famous Ben Tanh market. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed myself tremendously w…