Tuesday, March 29, 2011


A glorious morning it is today as I am giving an English Proficiency course to 30 non-optionists teachers. The module aims at becoming an effective reader in which I have to help the teachers to develop an awareness that good readers have certain characteristics which help them to read more effectively.
What are the things I have accomplished this morning?
1.I carried out the first slot and here are some of their products for the 1st session. These presentations came from 3 activities. The first was to predict the reading passage entitled "The Good Reader". The Course Participants (CPs) have to write down their predictions beginning with the sentence "I think the article will say …".The CPs came out with predictions which led them to understand the test they were about to read.Mission accomplished. Objectives achieved.
2. The 2nd activity was where the CPs had to create a Questionnaire: "Am I A Good Reader?" after reading the text. They came up with relevant statements and managed to produce a simple questionnaire based on the text. Objectives achieved.
3. The 3rd activity was where the CPs had to design a Reading Superhero. This was fun. They had to present their superheroes with super reading powers. Objectives achieved. Mission accomplished.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Today is considered as the happiest day for all the SPM 2010 candidates.As a teacher, of course there will be butterflies in my stomach. I was so proud of the students' achievements. 18 perfect scorers, and one of my students emerged as the best student in the Johor state. He scored 10A+s.

Ho Zheng Han, amongst 39 best students in the Johor State.He received his award in Johor Bahru, presented by the Director of Johor State Education Department. COngratulations Zheng Han!!!!

What else made me proud of them? 3 students from my class(5B2010) were among the 18 perfect scorers; Najwa Athirah, Leong Hui Ling and Ho Zheng Han. Besides, 5 choir team members also soared as the perfect scorers; Hon Shu Tian, Chong Xin Jie, Wong Jiun Kai, Tai Jia Ling and Chee Xin Ying. Congratulations to all of them. And, I felt happy that my 5B class passed all the papers.It's a 100% achievement and I am happy for them. As for the English Language paper, I taught 3 classes last year. Hmmm...managed to analyse their results;

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Malay Chronicles: Bloodlines (Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa)

Based loosely on the 16th century historical document entitled ‘The Malay Annals’, ’The Chronicles of Merong Mahawangsa’ is an action-packed epic feature film, with mythical characters, magical moments and dazzling visual-effects sequences. Merong Mahawangsa was a descendant of Alexander the Great, a renowned naval captain and traveler who came to Asia several hundred years ago.

The year is 120 AD… a time when the Roman Empire is at the height of its power, during the reign of Hadrian – one of the Five Good Emperors. Meanwhile in China, the Han Dynasty is firmly cemented as the ruling empire and is expanding into Central Asia… one hundred years before the period of the Three Kingdoms. As the Roman fleet did their repairs and traded in Goa, they asked Merong Mahawangsa to escort a Roman prince to Southeast Asia, to wed a beautiful Chinese princess from the Han Dynasty. The Chinese princess and the Roman prince are supposed to meet halfway and be married on neutral grounds.

However, the pirate nation of Geruda had other plans. They decided to kidnap the Chinese princess and use her as ransom. En route to the Straits of Melaka, Merong Mahawangsa’s fleet was attacked by Geruda’s forces while stopping at a small island to replenish supplies.

Will Merong Mahawangsa be able to rescue the Princess and re-unite her with her betrothed in a marriage that is set to bring together two great civilizations from the East and West ?

Action / Epic
Coming Soon
Yusry Abdul Halim

Stephen Rahman-Hughes, Jing Lu,
Gavin Stenhouse, Craig Robert
Fong, Eric Karl Henrik Norman,
Keith Chong, Keith Chong,
W. Hanafi Su, Dato' Rahim Razali,
Khir Rahman, Ummi Nazeera,
Nell Ng, Jehan Miskin, Umi Aida,
Kuswadinata, Mano Maniam,
Ravi Sunderlingam

Source; http://www.krustudios.com/Merong_Mahawangsa