Friday, August 14, 2009

Push PockeT....

I got this email 4rom my Mandarin teacher.. I felt responsible to post it here in my blog so that u can know what is actually happening in our surrounding now.. My last words, be careful and take care....

From : Geh Cheng Lok & Co, Advocates & Solicitors

---- I am sure you all have heard of 'pick pocket'. Now there is a new trend called 'push pocket'. A few days ago a new type of crime has surfaced in town. It goes something like this:-

Somebody slips a hand-phone into your pocket, sometimes it could be just a wallet with an identity card and a few ringgit. A few minutes later, the 'owner' comes up and confronts you, the 'thief '. He makes a big commotion that you stole his stuff. You, caught unaware, are then pulled aside by the 'owner' for a settlement. You are intimidated and threatened that if you do not pay up the police will be brought in. If you pay up, this 'owner' lets you go. If not, the police are brought in. Another strange thing is that there always seems to be a 'witness' to your 'theft'. I am told this often happens to foreigners at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or even at LRT trains. Given that you're 'guilty until proven innocent' as far as the Malaysian police are concerned, I understand some poor people are in jail for these 'offences'. At the KLIA, the 'owner' throws his hand-phone and wallet with the few ringgit notes into the luggage trolley of a just arrived passenger. The drama unfolds a few minutes later. The real culprit has easily convinced our Malaysian police to arrest the real victim (if he has not paid up the 'settlement' demand). This is a very serious matter. This is another form of extortionists operating in broad daylight. They are disgusting criminals who will do anything to rob and steal. The sickening part of the whole scenario is that unless you pay the 'quoted settlement' money, they will put you in real trouble by calling the police. The real culprit gets back his hand-phone and wallet but the real victim ( i.e.. could be any one of us) is thrown into the police lock up and charged in court. So do be very careful, otherwise you may end up as a 'thief' as you have no way to prove your innocence. Pass it on..... let more people be aware of such things around them...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My 16th Birthday Gifts ( 4rom TMC frenz version)

The results of my Birthday Celebration (12/8/09) in New York2 Singapore....

- Sooorry,no description... (tired plus exhausted)

Thanks guys............ Frenz 4 eVa (not Miss Eva oK..)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The bOOks of the YeaR

O level is coming... Now it's the time for me to show my gratitude and appreciation to some of the books that have helped me to prepare for my O Level Examination... Without wasting any time.. These are some of them.....

This was the first book I bought when I first came to Singapore to study O Level (plz take note, to study not for shopping or sth else). This book was recommended by Mdm Susan, my English teacher... She was the 2nd person I met when I first entered TMC Academy (the first one, guess who??) She was very helpful n friendly although to be honest some students didnt like her.... Not because she fierce (Oh God, she was super damn kind), but maybe because she taught a bit slow (come on man, she's 50's)... Alright, back to the book, I bought it in Bras Basah 2nd hand Bookshop.. It was quite cheap and I should have thought my tuition teacher also used the same book..hahaha... And to answer the question above, the human is Zhang Lien (if I'm not mistaken)..She was the course leader for O level which now has been replaced by Mizz Zoey...

This is my Malay Workbook.. I got it from my Malay teacher, Mr. Arif.. He is a Malaysian and came from the National Institute of Education (I guess so).. He taught me how to speak Bahasa Melayu in Baku. Although it was a bit hard at first but as the time goes by, I get use to it.. So far I have done my Malay Oral Exam and now I'm just waiting for the written exam...

The one on the left is my Physics textbook while the one on the right is my Physics exercise book. I bought the latter all by myself in Popular Bookstore in Woodlands.. So far, we have finished all the topics and now we are focusing more on the revision for the exam...

These triplets are my English reference books... The one on the top was from BBC English and the yellow book, I inherited it from my sister.. While the Mr. Red , I bought it in Far East Plaza in Orhard Road during the Mega Sales.... (not so "Mega" actually)...

My set of "English in Mind" from Erican Language Centre.. They have helped me in a lot of things not just sth that related to English but also about the culture, the tradition n the lifestyle of the Britons where most of them are the native speakers of English... The books which were published by Cambridge University Press n printed in Singapore also taught me how to express my emotions n feelings in English.. Surprisingly, some of the books in the picture were just for sale in South East Asia only.. (Maybe they have sth better in UK, I have no idea) ..

The only thing that I can say about this book is " YOU MUST BUY IT "... It is not just for O Level candidates but also for all students of English language who are preparing for public exams. Although its title refers to the GCE O Level, the contents are equally applicable to students studying for other exams that contain elements of directed n continuous writing, comprehension and summary... (derived from the introduction page..huhuhu)

My main reference books,,,,The TMC SPECIAL TEXTBOOKS..... Just applicable for English, E. Maths and Additional Maths.. The only books I have that u cant get them from any bookshop except from TMC or maybe Bras Basah Complex... :-)

My lovely twins that helped me a lot in my Additional Maths... Now , I'm looking for the Geometry and Trigonometry version...

Although I'm not taking Chinese for my O Level, I also want to show u the books that help me in learning Mandarin (Chinese).... I'm studying Mandarin in Erican Language Centre in Johor and now I'm repeting my Level 1..hahaha...(what a waste....)

P/S: Sorry 4 my grams (grammars).. I'm in rush.. Gotta go to answer the nature's call......I will check later... =.=

Ogos, august, augustus, elokuu, kolovoz, Sing-ha-kom, Lúnasa, 八月, Серпень, Thang Tam, авгуcт, sierpień, أغسطس

I'm so excited and as happy as a sandboy today because my favourite month, August has come. Why August is so special for me? Perhaps, for others it's just the eighth month in Georgorian Calender. However, for me it's more than just a month which was renamed in honor of Augustus, the first emperor of the Roman Empire.. (By the way, do u know that Augustus took 2 days from February and gave it to August which was originally consisted of 29 days if I'm not mistaken.. As a result, August now has 31 days while February just 28 days..)

(Picture of Gaius Octavius Thurinus aka Augustus which ruled alone from 27BC until his death)

These are some of the reasons why August which was actually the sixth month in the ancient Roman calender is so lovely and my cup of tea:

  • August 9- Singapore National's Day (the country where I'm studing now)

  • August 10- My Birthday... Hurray !!! (and my grandpa's)

  • August 17- Indonesia's National Day (the country where I was born)..

  • August 22- (ONLY FOR 2009) The beginning of Ramadhan aka the fasting month for Muslim people..

  • August 24- My Oral English Examination which means I must sacrifice my time, put in more effort and work harder..

  • August 31- Malaysia's National Day (my great and wonderful hometown)

For your information, many countries besides those I mentioned above also became independent in the gorgeous month of August such as:

  • August 1- Swiss National Day.. (Switzerland)
  • August 6- Bolivia ..
  • August 10- Ecuador... (again my B'day)
  • August 14- Pakistan..
  • August 15- Korea and India...
  • August 21- Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States of America.. (hula hula)

  • August 25- Uruguay (independent from Brazil)

Others include:

  • The end of 2nd World War (in 1945)... PEACE!!! STOP WAR!!
  • National Women's Day in South Africa (August 9)...

  • Language Month or "Buwan ng Wika " for the Philippines...
  • Holiday month for most worker in many European countries..
  • For the United States, August is the National Goat Cheese Month and the National Back to School month since some of US School districts and systems return to school in August.

  • Bon festival - (Obon Festival) is a Japanese traditional buddhist custom, evolved into a family reunion holiday. Many Japanese manufacturers and firms give their employees 3 to 5 days off around August 15.

  • etc...................


P/S: pictures are taken from flikr and yahoo image. Some informations are based on Wikipedia and My Little Book of Ideas by aLan (3/8/09). Thanks to my English teacher Miss Li Ling..


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aLan WaLker,

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