Sunday, January 18, 2015

Rugby anyone?

When I was doing my A-levels in Swansea I had the opportunity to go to a rugby game.


My three friends and I got the opportunity to go to the game with our English teacher, Mr. Griffith.

The rugby field is just down the road from our house.  So we walked to the game. 


On the way, we stopped by a pub.  A typical Welshman, dear ol' Mr. Griffith just had to have his glass of beer.

Mr. Griffith had his beer, but my friends and I settled for orange juice instead.  We didn't even enjoy being in the pub.  The smell of beer and cigarette smoke wasn't at all pleasant.  Thankfully, we were in there for only a few minutes.



At the game Mr. Griffith explained to my friends and I the rules and the scores of rugby.

 
It was a memorable day for my friends and I.  Thank you Mr. Griffith for giving us the opportunity to watch a real rugby match. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

PERCEPTION TOWARDS THE TEACHING PROFESSION

INCIDENT 1
A few years back a couple of school friends organised a reunion.  Some of us, especially me have not met each other since we left school...that was for about 20 years.

I can still remember what one of the guys said when we were talking:

"Belajar sampai over sea....balik jadi cikgu je?"....then he works with PETRONAS at the twin towers!! 



 Does he still work there?  Who cares !!



INCIDENT 2
I was not trained to teach the subject that I was teaching in school. So, to ensure that I get the required knowledge I took a part time post graduate course at a local university.

When I was attending a class, this one lecturer was going on how she did a course in education and came back as a lecturer.  On the other hand, she continued...the likes of me and a few others, went over seas to do a course in Engineering or Accountancy or whatever, when we returned we end up as only teachers.

FYI...both lecturers and teachers are educators.  The difference between the two are the level of education they provide.....primary....secondary....tertiary.  All play a part in providing education.



INCIDENT 3
When I was a school teacher, the teachers are not allowed to operate the Photostat machine which was located in the administrations' office.....nanti rosak!!!

There are many other incidents belittling the teaching profession that I experienced.  These are all for now. For sure....



Indeed that's what we educators are.  Else you wouldn't be able to even read this.

Monday, December 29, 2014

THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Blogs...Facebook....twitter...whatsApp...to name but a few.  Via these media, news travel at the click of a finger.  They can be very effective when we need to spread whatever information...be it call for assistance...ideas...information...advertisements....you name it. 



Some has resort to blogging to air their grouses....or to seek justice . 

To get the message to wider audience the posting is then shared on Facebook...then on whatsApp.  It got passed on to various groups. 




That certainly put the message across to whom it may concern.

The social media has certainly proven to be very effective in spreading news...though sometimes the news being spread can be false.




When it comes to getting people together...social media is the most effective tool.  You only need to send to one group of friends.  Each will then send to another group of friends....and it goes on and on.  To get wider coverage, get the message posted on Facebook.  Once it gets viral the outcome will be awesome !



Social media when utilised with responsibility will definitely benefit the mass.  But once abused it can definitely create chaos.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

OPPORTUNITY AND RISK TAKING

Been a long time indeed since my last posting.

I've been involved in several business ventures since I can remember when.  Profitable?...Yes...but not that much.

Middle of last year, another business opportunity came along by chance.  Not very convincing then.  But what the heck...here is the part where I took a risk.

I parted with almost RM5k in late July last year.  Money changed hands at a foodcourt.  TawakkalAllah....

It turns out to be very legit and most profitable.

 
 
The investment I made is for a one year contract to post 5 ads for a company based in the USA.  For each advertisement posted I get paid USD20 per week.
 
 
It only takes about 5 minutes to post all 5 ads per day and I get paid USD100 per week.  Pretty neat eh?
 
 
After 52 weeks I will get a total of USD5200 for an investment of USD1425.  Do the maths!
 
 
Risk?
 
 
Ofcourse there's a risk.  There's always a risk in whatever business we venture into.
 
 
For this particular investment, I've already crossed that threshold.  After 3 and a half months, I've got back my USD1425.  I'm now reaping the profit from this simple yet very rewarding business.