Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Normally I won’t be writing these things online. But just in case I have Alzheimer or become senile when I’m older at least I have it jotted online.

Last weekend (21st April- today ) was a hectic life for moi

  • Had tonnes of assignments to complete
  • Help prepare the list of part timers for next semester (anyone interested?)
  • Surprise Birthday celebration for my friend
  • Attended three ‘lectures’ which was beneficial for weight watchers like moi
  • KPM marking.
  • Went to Indonesia, needed a whole load of RM’s for shopping.
  • Had fun entertaining moi x-roommate at home and became roommates once again
  • Attended one important examination’s meeting. Not mentioning which one.
  • Invigilate. Invigilate. Invigilate. = marking. Marking means more scripts!!

My body wants more rest while my mind is thinking about work.
Tomorrow – rest. Labour Day

ROLD-rest on labour day

Monday, April 21, 2008

Weekend wrap-up

I spent the weekend at Glory Beach Resort, PD. The resort was ok-lah ,there is not much to elaborate on..but the pool was fun-tastic especially the slide (it’s suitable for small kids and big kids like me. B-D )

I didn’t bring along my camera(the pic above is from a website). So, sorry mates. No pictures to serve you. I attended a seminar given by Prof Dr Mohamed Amin Embi about publishing and it was definitely fruitful for me as a novice2 researcher. At least now I get to know the do’s and don’ts in writing articles and how to expand my scope of studies. Right now, I’m so pumped up to write another article! I also managed to buy a book from Prof Amin. It’s about e-learning and it is actually a compilation of several researchers on e-learning conducted around Malaysia. Am too lazy to get the book right now, maybe next time I’ll tell you the title. It costs around RM36 outside, but through Prof, I managed to but it at a cheaper price. I am so happy! I love buying books and the smell of brand new books is definitely tempting.

Back to the course, I was there as a guest for a day only since while the rest had to revise the course modules and other training stuff which I was happy to observe and evaluate. Hehe.. I sound so cruel right now. That night while other people were busy revising and doing other academic stuff, I spent the night meeting one of my bestie (shima) with her husband.. We hung out like the old times, had dinner n talked a lot…and the next morning we took a stroll along the not so white sandy beach…and continued talking about anything that we could create a subject on. Mmmm…We really wished that all our friends can spend a weekend together to catch up on stuffs. Really miss ‘em much!

Altogether my weekend was a blast! I enjoyed all my activities and really balanced my life in terms of personal life and work. Hopefully in the future I’ll have more opportunities to hang out with my friends and family and work productively at the same time. I don’t want to work hard all the time while leaving all the fun activities aside. It is much better to kill two birds with one stone.

: -)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

excuse me, i have a bloody nose

i bumped to this sentence in one of my student's essay:

parent-children relationship is the most basic relationship in this world since they are bloody connected.

it's so not bloody right.

Friday, April 11, 2008

11th April

11th April 2008 – sister’s birthday

Why I call her weird.

When invited to go out to celebrate she refuses. She doesn’t even want to get out of the house. She refuses any kind of cake, muffin or even brownies. She rejected everything handed or offered to her.

What do you want to do?
All she wants to do is stay indoors and lock herself in her room. Now, she is listening to a particular song for the hundredth time I think... It’s so irritating.

I hope someone won’t die on their birthday.

Maybe she’s just afraid of getting older or she’s in denial of what reality brings. Sometimes we do have that feeling of not wanting to grow up, but when reality snaps back in we realize that we cannot be childish forever.

topping resolved

Last night I slept at 1 am in the morning baking muffins for my students. They invited me to the party at the last minute, that was why I didn’t have time to prepare before hand. Well I managed to gather all the ingredients needed and finally at 11 the baking process started. I also made the topping and I found a simple recipe for the topping which I will definitely use next time.

For the topping, you’ll need
½ a cup of cocoa
½ a cup of condensed muilk
1 tbs oil

as easy as that.
it's so simple.

it's true when people say that
"it is the easiest things that are so challenging to do".