Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The five houses Puzzle

If you are free enough like me, try to solve this. I gave up eventually and google for solution. 
It is said that only 2% of the world population manage to solve this. Are you one of them? Tell me if you got them correct =) 
(Tips : use deduction, assumption and logic. )
Happy Solving!
  1. There are five houses.
  2. The Englishman lives in the red house.
  3. The Spaniard owns the dog.
  4. Coffee is drunk in the green house.
  5. The Ukrainian drinks tea.
  6. The green house is immediately to the right of the ivory house.
  7. The Old Gold smoker owns snails.
  8. Kools are smoked in the yellow house.
  9. Milk is drunk in the middle house.
  10. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
  11. The man who smokes Chesterfields lives in the house next to the man with the fox.
  12. Kools are smoked in the house next to the house where the horse is kept. 
  13. The Lucky Strike smoker drinks orange juice.
  14. The Japanese smokes Parliaments.
  15. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.

  16. Now, who drinks water? Who owns the zebra? In the interest of clarity, it must be added that each of the five houses is painted a different color, and their inhabitants are of different national extractions, own different pets, drink different beverages and smoke different brands of American cigarettes. One other thing: in statement 6, right means your right.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

2012 FGT KK Youth Camp

Yo whatsap guys, FGT 1Teen youth camp is back!

When? : 16-19 December 2012 (Sunday-Wednesday)
How much? : RM140 for christian
Totally FREE for non-christian
Where? : Borneo Paradise, Papar
Speaker : Pastor Alvin Tan from Subang Jaya


Activities : Ice-breakers, tons of games, Talent Night, Dance-Dance Revolution (DDR), devotion and more.

Items to bring : Bible (if you have one), notebook, stationery, decent attire (no mini skirts or extremely short shorts), dark-coloured T-shirts (we gonna get dirty and wet!), toiletries, cash (not more than RM 50), and one type of Malaysian Cultural costume (for talent night)


Registration closes on 30/11/2012 (Sunday)

Meet us at FGT church (opposite of Lintas Pizza Hut )
on 16/12/12 before 1.15pm.
You are most welcomed to join our church service at 10.00am.

How to register?
Just inform me and provide your personal details like
Name, address, IC No, Contact No, email, and Special needs (medication/diet). I will meet you somehow and give you the registration form.


Please inform me if you need any transportation.

Any further inquiries please feel free to contact
Miss Anne Chong (Youth Leader): 014-6798010
FGT Office : 088-257977
or me 014-3555136


The number of campers are limited. So what are you waiting for?Hurry up and register before anyone else. I guarantee you won't regret, the only regret you'll have is not joining this wonderful, exciting and exhilarating camp.


Don't miss it! See you at Borneo Paradise together with 1Teen youth!.

Check out this video =)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmVM5x2ysyY&feature=plcp

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

不要为了读书而读书!

如果你们有主意,上一次我写关于教育课题的标题旁边有个(一),今天我们继续谈(二)。

本来想和大家探讨英语/母语教数理的课题,可是突然灵感来了,想写别的。

刚考完PMR 的弟弟妹妹们,你们现在心情应该是这样的horh?


其实,这段时期不是给你们放轻松玩耍的,而是要三思,作重要决定的时候了。
没错,就是决定您到底想进理科班,商科班,还是艺术班。

记得我们刚考完PMR的时候,校方为我们准备了一系列的活动。
其中包括关于上中四选科的讲座。
老师们都有大略地介绍每一个科目,简略的带过科目的内容。
那时候觉得念理科应该没什么大问题,觉得还ok lah.

我们学校是以学生的PMR成绩来分配班级。成绩好自然地被安排进理科班,成绩中等的进商科班,较差的进艺术班。

我考全A,所以进理科班。
刚开始的时候,觉得还好,但后来,课程内容越来越深,越来越难理解,问题就出现了!
用来背的科目,我都考得高分,用来计算的科目,考卷上面满堂红。
尤其是高级数学,物理和化学。
从那一刻我才发现,原来,我 不 是 一 个 数 学 头 脑 的 学 生!

其实从小,我的数学都考得比较差。每一次在家做数学功课不会做时,妈妈就会教我。
可是,我就是一直教不会,我不明白,为什么这题要用这个方程式,为什么那题要用那样的算草。每一次粗心题都被妈妈骂,搞到每一次做数学功课时都在哭。



我的重点是,初三的学弟学妹们,如果你们很清楚知道你将来绝对不会当医生,工程师,建筑师,或是其他以数学或科学有关的职业,千万别进理科班!

不要因为想和朋友同班,或是认为自己成绩好应该进理科班而进理科班。
别以为到了中五才来想换班,已经太迟了,换科系会让你读得更辛苦。
听一听过来人的劝告,千万不要,否则辛苦的是你自己。


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Lock Down

Last Saturday, our FGT youth had our annually Lock Down!

Our youth leader shared something during devotion which is so meaningful that I gotta share it with you guys.

24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the steams rose and the wind blew and beats against the house, yet it did not fall for it has its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the steams rose and the wind blew and beats against the house, and it fell with a great crash."

Matthew 7: 24-27

Ask yourself this question.
Are you building your house on the rock? or on sand?
Frankly but disappointingly my answer is
                                                


Some of the youth said sand + rock,  sand + water (more stable wah), rock which will collapse anytime, rock with crack one and many many funny answer. It's a delightful thing that everyone was being honest, but it's kinda devastating to know that only a few said SOLID ROCK.

I've gotta admit that my faith in Christ wavers when things didn't work out well,  long awaited prayers unanswered and bad situations strikes me or my love ones.
The main reason is I don't know well the words of God.
And lacking patience.

Anyway, that means we have space for improvement.

And then we watched this movie entitled "Facing The Giants"
It was so inspiring, touching, enlightening and many many other -ing you can think of, that tears almost well up in my eyes.

                                                 

YOU'VE GOT TO WATCH IT!
It's available in youtube but with no subtitles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vJ6aJknbus
Or download it from www.3444.cc with both chinese and english subtitles.

Watching that movie and the devotion somehow rekindle that long extinguished fire inside me.
That fire for Christ, that blaze for God's word, that flame to build a good relationship with God.

Today's sermon mentioned that a person's relationship with God is just like marriage.
You don't manage it well, you don't nurture it everyday, you don't rekindle that passion for your spouse,
You might end up divorced.
(If that's the case, I've been divorcing and marrying God on and off. Just a metaphor)

Just remember that, your strength of your foundation in God will determine your relationship with Him, and your life!

And now, I'll gradually add rock, add cement and add strong steel by reading the words of God and not forgetting to put them in practice.

Is your foundation strong enough?
Well if not, you better start adding rocks now =)

God's protection!

Hey guys, just wanna share with you a truly inspiring testimony from a member of my church.

If you've read the newspaper recently or keep updated with facebook latest news, you'll know the incident of a van crashed into Old Town cafe at Citymall.



Well, this uncle's grandson, was one of the victim who got injured by the accident.
Here goes the story.

So this uncle was bringing his 2 grandchildren. to have their lunch at this cafe.
The uncle ordered a cup of cendol. But he felt strange about this cendol, so he called the waiter to change or something.

When the waiter was heading towards their table, he saw this van came crashing in and instantaneously pulled the uncle's grandson to a safe area. (This uncle and his granddaughter were sitting at a position against the wall. Hence, they were not injured.)

His grandson's arm started to bled and was rushed to the nearby clinic.
He got 7 stitches.

Then this uncle said, if it wasn't the cendol, he wouldn't have called the waiter, and the waiter wouldn't have save the boy. Are these all mere coincidence?

The answer is No. It was protection from God.
The doctor said, the boy might seriously wounded or even worst, die if he was not tugged by the waiter at that particular juncture.

This uncle was so thankful and said that his prayer was answered.
Prayer is part of this uncle's daily routine and one of his prayer request is protection for his family.
And God did it! Isn't God amazing?

Hearing this kind of terrible accident's news reminds me of an incident which transpired about 4 years ago at my very own school.
One afternoon, I was walking alone at the school corridor heading to the staircase to go to 1st floor classroom.
But then when I was about to go up, some intuition told me to wait, maybe later lah.
Then I continue to walk passed the staircase.
But then again, I have hunches telling me that I should go to that classroom now..

And when I reach there, I couldn't believe what had just happened right in front of my eyes!
The glass window from a school's bulletin board suddenly collapse and hit a senior guy who was going down the stairs. He used his palm to support and avoid it but to no avail, the glass just hit his arm and head. Blood immediately gushing out from his palm and stained his whole arm and uniform.

And there I was standing, immensely stunned, staring at this guy with jaw dropped thinking, if it wasn't that hunch, I was supposed to be the one got hit!

One question strikes me again, was that merely coincidence?

You know, sometimes, you gotta believe that God is always by your side and He answers prayers.
Even skeptics like me started to believe it.
What about you?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

教育,是改善还是政治化?(一)

有看新闻的人都应该知道最近政府提出了一个教育大蓝图,目的是为了促进国民团结,改善教育系统,让下一代教育能够迈向一个更好的未来。有些人支持,当然也有些人反对。

华社非常反对教育蓝图里面提出的两点 :
1。废除预备班
2。同等化华小4-6年级国语与国小国语的水准。


 理由是:华社担心华小会被国小化,失去了母语教育原则。

这一次我会和大家探讨这个课题呢(其实也称不上探讨,只是发表一些意见),是觉得这个课题跟我间接有关系。

我曾经给小学生和预备班学生补习国语,坦白说,他们的国语实在是太烂了!
连 Dia 都不会 spell 和念,更别提其他更复杂的字。你说惨不惨?!

可是这也不能完全怪他们啊,他们在家在学校都没用国语沟通,又没接触国语读物,加上他们语言方面弱的本质,国语怎样进步呢?


至于预备班呢,我个人认为它的存在是 = 不存在的。
预备班主要设立的目的是为了让这些国语比较差的学生有多一年时间增强国语,
好让他们可以跟上其他学生的进度。

可是,根据我的观察,其实预备班并没有达到这个效果。
其他的学校我不知道,但我的中学呢,很明显的没有办到。
他们的国语水准一样低,一样跟不上。

我有个预备班朋友平行太烂了被踢出学校,
我妈就建议他去念其他比较偏僻的中学,
(偏僻学校通常土族和马来人多,但被录取的几率比较高。)
他妈妈说不能,原因他不会用国语沟通,怕会被欺负。
在国中一呆了四年!可是还是不懂国语!

所以啊,我个人是赞成华小4-6年纪的国语被提升。
但是想一想,这样的改革会不会无形中增添小学生的压力呢?
这样的策划会不会弄巧反拙呢?


但是,如果这样依旧下去没有改良的话,华小生的国语水准怎样会进步呢?
所以啊,我还真替这些小学生打抱不平,他们将成为我们教育政策的白老鼠。

说到这里,让我想起我的国语是怎样进步的。

注明:我和家人都是用华语沟通的。
以前小时候,每次看港剧时听不懂戏力的人物在说什么,就一直吵着问妈眯。
妈眯觉得厌烦,叫我自己看马来字幕。

刚开始,当然也没看懂。
可是一回生,二回熟,我的国语慢慢进步,港语也渐渐听得懂。
诶,想起来可是一举两得啊!

其实,有很多小学生他们的首要语言是华语,我班的同学没有一个是用国语沟通的,
可是为什么国语还可以考这么好呢?


有时候啊,一个学生的国语水准,是要靠
(一)环境的影响
(二)学生自己的努力咯!