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Saturday, May 30, 2009

My Latest Obsession




I started learning how to play table tennis few days ago...

Phewww.. it was very tiring but I enjoyed it very much!


Basic Skills in Table Tennis

As with any sport, mastering the basic skills is essential - and table tennis is no exception. You'll need to know which racket (paddle / bat) is right for you, particularly if you're a beginner, and you'll need to know the correct way to hold it (the grip).

The grip is probably the most fundamental technique to master when learning how to play table tennis because, just as in other sports, if you don't use the correct grip when you first start playing, you'll find it extremely difficult to change later - and you'll be unlikely to improve beyond the level of a beginner.

A good coach will teach you which basic strokes to learn first, the correct stance required for each shot, the basic table tennis serve and also help you practice the strokes and techniques needed to give you a solid foundation for your game.

Practice, Practice, Practice

As with any sport, practice, practice, practice is the key. Having a good practice partner or using a table tennis robot (ball launcher) is essential if you are going to "groove" your table tennis strokes.



source: http://www.allabouttabletennis.com/how-to-play-table-tennis.html

Friday, May 29, 2009

Curiosity killed the cat


ujang our house cat...

Curiosity killed the cat
As cats are naturally curious animals, we use this expression to suggest to people that excessive curiosity is not necessarily a good thing, especially where it is not their business.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

This One Is For Wanie

Wanie asked me where to buy this





This English Fast & Easy Calender Book by Marianna Pascal I bought at The Popular Bookstore Kuantan for RM30++

Backseat Driver



Backseat driver
A backseat driver is an annoying person who is fond of giving advice to the person performing a task or doing something, especially when the advice is either wrong or unwelcome.


p/s: Just drive your own car laaa... ;p

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

UFO?



UFO has just landed at KPTM Kuantan? hahaha...




those were canopies ready to be set up.. cute ayy..



those canopies signify the registration of new students... huhu...

photos were taken on Monday - 25th May 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Donut or Doughnut?

Which one is correct? DONUT or DOUGHNUT?P

well.. both are correct actually...


A doughnut (pronounced /ˈdoʊnət, ˈdoʊnʌt/) (also spelled donut) is a sweet, deep-fried piece of dough or batter. The two most common types are the torus-shaped ring doughnut and the filled doughnut, a flattened sphere injected with jam, jelly, cream, custard, or other sweet filling. A small spherical piece of dough may be cooked as a doughnut hole. Baked doughnuts are a variation that is baked in an oven instead of being deep fried.

The origin of donut? well... just click here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doughnut

So... let's have some donuts shall we...



Mdm Anura n Ms Nerry eagerly waiting to place an order



yeaaahhhh.. Dunkin' Donut that is...



owwhhh... choices.... very hard decision to be made...




but too bad... a lot of empty trays

but...




Mdm Anura is grinning happily... 9 pieces of donuts for her children at home...



3 boxes of donuts... let's see what's inside,? hhuhu



ermmm... yummm yummm.. this box belongs to Mdm. Ruzlina



emmmmm.... this one.. Mdm Anura's



finally.... ourss.... (Ms. Nerry and I)



owkehhh... enough of donuts.. let's continue our jouney....

oooo...sugar..sugar...

Found these interesting photos while blog hopping... thought of sharing them with all of you... so here are photos of graphic representation of how much sugar is actually inside our food...


















The next time you think of grabbing a can of COKE... think of these photos yaa...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Be Careful With What You Wish For

Remember my entry about.. I'm Craving For This

How I was craving for Danish Pastries....

And today...



Mdm Anura n Ms Nerry having buffet breakfast at The Melting Pot, Concorde Hotel
Shah Alam
.

My wish came trueeeee! huhu...


we shared those pastries ok... it's not entirely mine... huhu



emmmmm.... yummmehhhhhh... freshly baked... uuuhhh.. the aroma... the taste..

Syukur alhamdulillah...

Baby Boomer

We always heard the phrase 'Baby Boomer', but what exactly does it mean?



Baby boomer
(USA) A baby boomer is someone born in the years after the end of the Second World War, a period when the population was growing very fast.

Good Morning Shah Alam..







7:05 am - Shah Alam

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

On The Road..



7:01pm - East Coast Highway, en route to Shah Alam.

I'm Craving For This...



huhu..

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Beside and Besides

Beside

Beside means next to:

* A house beside the sea
* She sat beside her friend.

Besides

As a preposition, besides means in addition to or apart from

* What are you studying besides English? (in addition to)
* Who was there besides Jon? (apart from)

As an adverb, besides means as well or furthermore.

* He was scruffy and badly prepared. Besides, he turned up late for the interview.

15 Ways on How To Improve Your English Language

Source: http://www.usingenglish.com


1 Start your own English language blog. Even for people who don't have to write in English, writing can be a great way of properly learning the kind of vocabulary you need to describe your own life and interests, and of thinking about how to stop making grammar mistakes. The problem most people have is that they don't know what to write about. One traditional way to make sure you write every day in English is to write an English diary (journal), and a more up to date way of doing this is to write a blog. Popular topics include your language learning experience, your experience studying abroad, your local area, your language, or translations of your local news into English.


2. Sign up for a regular English tip. Some websites offer a weekly or even daily short English lesson sent to your email account. If your mobile phone has an e-mail address, it is also possible to have the tips sent to your phone to read on the way to work or school. Please note, however, that such services are not usually graded very well to the levels of different students, and they should be used as a little added extra or revision in your English studies rather than as a replacement for something you or your teacher have chosen more carefully as what you need to learn.

3. Listen to MP3s. Although buying music on the internet is becoming more popular in many countries, not so many people know that you can download speech radio such as audio books (an actor reading out a novel) and speech radio. Not only is this better practice for your English than listening to English music, from sources like Scientific American, BBC and Australia's ABC Radio it is also free.

4. Listen to English music. Even listening to music while doing something else can help a little for things like getting used to the natural rhythm and tone of English speech, although the more time and attention you give to a song the more you will learn from listening to it again in the future.

5. Read the lyrics to a song. Although just listening to a song in English can be a good way of really learning the words of the chorus in an easily memorable way, if you want to really get something out of listening to English music you will need to take some time to read the lyrics of the song with a dictionary. If the lyrics are not given in the CD booklet, you may be able to find them on the internet, but please note that some lyrics sites deliberately put a few errors into their lyrics for copyright reasons. Once you have read and understood the lyrics, if you then listen and read at the same time, this can be a good way of understanding how sounds change in fast, natural, informal speech.

6. Sing karaoke in English. The next stage after understanding and memorising a song is obviously to sing it. Although some words have their pronunciation changed completely to fit in with a song, most of the words have the same sounds and stressed syllables as in normal speech. Remembering which words rhyme at the end of each line can also be a good way of starting to learn English pronunciation.


7. Only search in English. Switching your search engine to the English language version of msn, yahoo, Google etc. can not only be a good way of practising fast reading for specific information in English, but could also give you a wider choice of sites to choose from and give you an idea of what foreigners are writing about your country and area.

8. Read a book you've already read or seen the movie of in your own language. Although most language learners under Advanced level would probably learn more from reading a graded reader or something from the internet than they would from reading an original book written for English speakers, for some people reading something like Harry Potter in the original can be a great motivator to improve their English. To make this easier for you and make sure that it motivates you rather than just making your tired, try reading a book that you already know the story of. This not only makes it easier to understand and guess vocabulary, but you are also more likely to remember the language in it. If you have not read the book before, reading a plot summary from the internet can also help in the same way.

9. Read a translation into English. Another way of making sure books are easier to understand is to choose a book that was originally translated into English, preferably from your own language. Even if you haven't read the book in your own language, you will find the English is written in a slightly simplified way that is more similar to how your own language is written than a book originally written in English would be.

10. Skip the first ten pages. If you have given up with a book in English or are reading it very slowly, try skimming through the first ten pages or skipping them completely. The start of most books tend to be mainly description and are therefore full of difficult vocabulary and don't have a clear story line yet to help you understand what is happening and to motivate you to turn the next page. If the book is still too difficult even after the introductionary part is finished, it is probably time to give that book up for now and try it again after you have read some easier things.

11. Read a book with lots of dialogue. Opening up books before you buy one and flicking through them to find one with lots of direct dialogue in it has several advantages. If there is less text on the page due to all the speech marks etc, this can make it easier to read and easier to write translations on. Dialogue is also much easier to understand than descriptive parts of a book, and is much more like the language you will want to learn in order to be able to speak English.

12. Read English language comics. Even more than books with lots of dialogue, comics can be easy to understand and full of idiomatic language as it is actually spoken. There can be difficulties with slang, difficult to understand jokes and/ or dialogue written how people speak rather than with normal spellings, so try to choose which comic carefully. Usually, serious or adventure comics are easier to understand than funny ones.

13. Read English language entertainment guides. Nowadays most big cities in the world have an English language magazine and/ or online guide to the movies, plays, exhibitions that are on in the city that week. Reading this in English is not only good value, but it could also guide you to places that English speakers are interested in and where you might hear some English spoken around you.

14. Read English language magazines. Like books, if you can read two versions of the same magazine (Newsweek in your language and in English, for example), that could make understanding it much easier.


15. Have English radio on in the background while you are doing your housework. Even if you are not listening carefully, it will help you get a feel for natural English rhythm and intonation.

Moody



The name of the company is MOODY? huhhh.. ?

Monday, May 18, 2009

More Photos of The Workshop




lepakking...




certificatessss.. yeyy!!


Mr. Azmi (TRA), Pn. Anisa n Pn. Nurul



Mr ARI the photographer who is not comfortable being in front of the camera









Finally we can go home... yeyyyyy!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Workshop



7:21am - Karak Highway en route to KL



8:30am - Quality Hotel, KL



woww... what a huge hall...



Academic Workshop larrr... not a car workshop.. huhu...

A+ For The Effort



but.. C for the spelling error of academic.. anyway... this is something that I've never seen anywhere else before... A+ for the person who took the trouble to come up with this...



photo taken by Ms. Yanie
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