Monday, April 30, 2012

The Big Game - ManCity vs ManU

It's the big game - to see who will be the league champion (EPL).
About 7 hours to go.....

Full Time:
ManCity 1 - 0 ManUtd

bye bye.....

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lee Chong Wei Needs HELP !!

 the best combination.
It's only the Yonex Sunrise India Open 2012 - a second rated tournament..., and Lee Chong Wei was struggling to match a not-so-well-known player from South Korea - Shon Wan Ho, in the final. The score: 21-18, 14-21, 21-19.
Lee Chong Wei LOST, of course..
Wake up BAM !!! Wake up !!!
Lee Chong Wei needs help !!!

For your information, no matter how good a player is - he needs his coach. Lee Chong Wei needs Misbun Sidek. That's the only coach he is comfortable with.. You want the Olympic gold? You better listen...
Say no more.
Have a nice day.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

164th Country Visitor - From ANDORRA.

The 164th country to visit my Blog comes from ANDORRA - a few hours ago. Thank you for visiting my blog - and it's time to learn something about this country:
Andorra is a small, landlocked country in southwestern Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountain range and bordered by Spain and France. With an area of 468 km², it is the sixth smallest country in Europe and also the largest of the European microstates.
Andorra consists predominantly of rugged mountains, the highest being the Coma Pedrosa at 2,942 metres (9,652 ft), and the average elevation of Andorra is 1,996 metres (6,549 ft). These are dissected by three narrow valleys in a Y shape that combine into one as the main stream, the Gran Valira river, leaves the country for Spain (at Andorra's lowest point of 840 m/2,756 ft).
Andorra's climate is similar to that of its neighbours' temperate climates, but its higher elevation means there is, on average, more snow in winter, lower humidity, and it is slightly cooler in summer. There are, on average, 300 days per year of sunshine.
Phytogeographically, Andorra belongs to the Atlantic European province of the Circumboreal Region within the Boreal Kingdom. According to the WWF, the territory of Andorra belongs to the ecoregion of  Pyrenees conifer and mixed forest.
Landslides and avalanches are the main natural hazards. There are frequent earthquakes below Richter magnitude 2. There is no historical record of any damaging earthquakes in Andorra, but the Andorran government has studied the possibility of a future one.

An autonomous and semi-independent coprincipality, Andorra has been under the joint suzerainty of the French state and the Spanish bishops of Urgel since 1278. It maintains closer ties to Spain, however, and Catalán is its official language. In the late 20th century, Andorra became a popular tourist and winter sports destination and a wealthy international commercial center because of its banking facilities, low taxes, and lack of customs duties. In 1990 Andorra approved a customs union treaty with the EU permitting free movement of industrial goods between the two, but with Andorra applying the EU's external tariffs to third countries. Andorra became a member of the UN in 1993 and a member of the Council of Europe in 1994. In 2002, Andorra shut down an incinerator that was emitting 1,000 times the dioxin levels permitted by the EU.
On June 3, 2009, Jaume Bartumeu was elected the new head of government with 14 votes in the the 28-seat Parliament.

Prime Minister: Antoni Martí (2011)
Chiefs of State (Coprinces): Nicolas Sarkozy for France and Joan Enric Vives Silília for Spain
Total area: 174 sq mi (451 sq km)
Population (2010 est.): 84,525 (growth rate: 0.38%); birth rate: 10.0/1000; infant mortality rate: 3.8/1000; life expectancy: 82.36; density per sq mi: 412
Capital and largest city: Andorra la Vella, 23,000
Monetary units: Euro
National name: Principat d'Andorra
Languages: Catalán (official), French, Castilian, Portuguese
Ethnicity/Race: Spanish 43%, Andorran 33%, Portuguese 11%, French 7%, other 6% (1998)
Religion: Roman Catholic (predominant)
National Holiday: Our Lady of Meritxell Day, September 8
Literacy rate: 100%
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2008): $4.22 billion; per capita $44,900. Real growth rate: 2.6%. Inflation: 2.3%. Unemployment: 7% (2008 est.).  
Arable land: 2.13%. Agriculture: small quantities of rye, wheat, barley, oats, vegetables; sheep.  
Labor force: 42,420 (2005); agriculture 0.3%, industry 20.3%, services 79.4%.  
Industries: tourism (particularly skiing), cattle raising, timber, banking.  
Natural resources: hydropower, mineral water, timber, iron ore, lead.  
Exports: $89.5 million f.o.b. (2008): tobacco products, furniture.  
Imports: $1.8 billion (2008): consumer goods, food, electricity.  
Major trading partners: Spain, France
Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 35,400 (2005); mobile cellular: 64,600 (2005). 
Radio broadcast stations: AM 0, FM 15, shortwave 0 (1998).  
Television broadcast stations: 0 (1997).  
Internet hosts: 15,486 (2007).  
Internet users: 23,200 (2006).
Transportation: Railways: 0 km. Highways: total: 269 km; paved: 198 km; unpaved: 71 km.  
Ports and harbors: none.  
Airports: none.
International disputes: none.

 This is Andorra
 Andorra la Vella, capital of Andorra.
 Spas in Andorra
 the women's relay team
 school kids
 Miss Andorra..

Have a nice day....

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Email From The Prime Minister.

I received an email from the Prime Minister at 5.14pm today.
Here is the full text:

Sejak e-mel saya yang terakhir kepada anda, banyak maklum balas yang telah saya terima mengenai laporan tahunan GTP dan ETP. Walaupun ramai bersetuju bahawa GTP dan ETP telah meletakkan Malaysia pada landasan yang betul, ada di antara anda yang telah mengambil satu langkah lagi dengan menyumbang beberapa idea mengenai bagaimana Kerajaan boleh memperbaiki beberapa aspek-aspek tertentu. Saya amat mengalu-alukan maklum balas anda.
Selain daripada GTP dan ETP, Kerajaan juga berazam untuk membawa perubahan kepada arena politik negara melalui Program Transformasi Politik. Baru-baru ini saya telah membentangkan cadangan pemansuhan Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri di Parlimen, dan saya juga telah berjanji untuk mengkaji semula Akta Hasutan dan Akta Akhbar, Percetakan dan Penerbitan. Kerajaan bertekad untuk terus melakukan pembaharuan- pembaharuan ini serta menunaikan semua janji-janji kami.
Sokongan anda adalah amat penting bagi kami dalam memastikan semua ini menjadi kenyataan. Sebarkanlah mesej positif ini kepada teman-teman, keluarga, jiran, dan rakan-rakan sekerja anda. Ceritakan kepada mereka kisah-kisah kejayaan Malaysia dalam beberapa tahun kebelakangan ini. Ajak mereka untuk menjadi sebahagian daripada kami. Ajak mereka untuk turut sama dalam usaha-usaha transformasi untuk memastikan negara kita yang tercinta ini bergerak maju ke hadapan.
Terima kasih tak terhingga, Salam 1Malaysia

Najib Razak / Ah Jib Gor 

Sometimes, it's nice to receive something like this... Thanks Mr. Prime Minister !!
Have a nice day...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Visitors from Kapang Surin School, Trang, Thailand.

a 4-day tour to Malaysia-Singapore.
50 teachers of Kapang Surin School from the province of Trang, Thailand, paid a visit to SMK Derma today.
They came in a bus and a van.
Kapang Surin School, established in 1933, is a government school in Southern Thailand, with an enrollment of about 800 students and 50 teachers. The Director of the school is Mr. Pragas Thongna. They are here under the English Programme (EP), where their students study all subjects in bilingual Thai/English. The purpose of the visit is to give their teachers the opportunity to meet, to learn and share experiences, as well as to promote mutual understanding and friendship. They are on their way to Singapore and SMK Derma is their first stop since SMK Derma is still carrying on with the PPSMI.
They arrived at 10.30am
 meeting SMK Derma students
 up to the meeting room
 in the meeting room
 a representative giving her speech
taking photo in the school hall
visiting the library
 special room
 the science lab
 having some refreshments
 three of them with me...
 snapping photos before they left
 updating in Facebooks and Twitters..
 saying goodbye..
 group photo before leaving...

The Kapang Surin School visitors left at 12.30pm. They are heading to Kuala Lumpur to stay for a night before proceeding to Singapore.
Have a nice day....

Thai Students in my Maths Class..

Back row, from the left - the 5 Thai students..
5 Thai students entered my Maths class yesterday - the first day on a school day on their 2 week stay in SMK Derma. They learned a lot - because I was going through the SPM Paper 2 format.
Have a nice day...

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Bridge of Goodwill Programme Between: Malaysia-Thailand.

Welcome to Malaysia..
26 Thai Students and 2 Education Officers are here in SMK Derma, Perlis, to study English with their Malaysian counterparts. They are staying here for two weeks (21st April - 4th May, 2012).
These students come from all over Thailand in what seems to be pursuing their SMEP (Science Maths English Programme) that the Thai Education Ministry is applying to her education system. The SMEP programme is a modified clone of our PPSMI (Teaching and Learning Maths and Science in English). For the record, there are 500 schools all over Thailand that is doing the SMEP programme.
The Thai government is paying for all the expenses of their students and officers - the accommodation, the food, etc, etc.. They just want to learn English through our education system. Luckily, SMK Derma is still using PPSMI in its classes...
The list of the Thai students here in SMK Derma:
1. Miss Piyapat Samajaree
2. Miss Siritida Kitjavet
3. Miss Sawalak Siangchoke
4. Miss Falida Arthan
5. Miss Chakriya Kaewniam
6. Miss Nattakarn Sastrabud
7. Miss Nattariya Bunsrang
8. Miss Anchisa Suwannakam
9. Miss Uzma Maleng
10. Miss Patchaporn Poonkimkaew
11. Miss Nattawadi Piachim
12. Miss Nisakorn Tepjan
13. Miss Rewadi Noopraphan
14. Miss Suphaphitch Chomsrimegh
15. Miss Boonwadi Sooktorn
16. Miss Firdao Srimat
17. Miss Parichat Prommool
18. Miss Kawinna Kaewkhao
19. Miss Thitirat Vansanith
20. Miss Kuljira Saengsuriyan
21. Mr. Pongtis Prawatwong
22. Mr. Komkrit Jirapan
23. Mr. Anik Suyi
24. Mr. Kittisak Srimai
25. Mr. Panupong Peerawutprasert
26. Mr. Charip Naowaget
27. Miss Thitinan Ritthiruechai (officer)
28. Miss Ketsirin Pitaktanin (officer)
* Miss Fatimah Nikuechi (FaFa) is their Chief Officer - but she will be here on and off. She will be away to Penang, but will be in Derma next Wednesday.
Dermarians waiting for their arrival
 the arrival.. 
 welcoming presentation..
 a short walk to the briefing room
 welcome to SMK Derma
 All the 26 Thai students...
and this is Derma's assistant Head Girl.

Welcome to Malaysia...
Welcome to Derma English Secondary School....
Have a nice 2 weeks here.....

Have a nice day...