Thursday, 23 September 2010

Literature Component: Form 5 novels 2011

The book loan scheme teacher informed me today that the school has received the Form 5 novel for 2011. I assume Johor will be doing "The Curse" as this was the title she mentioned today.  Since your schools have also probably received the books, it's not a secret anymore. So here are the novels:

(Pahang,Terengganu, Johor,Sabah,Sarawak and Labuan)

(Selangor,Kuala Lumpur,Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan and Malacca)
(Perlis,Kelantan,Kedah, Penang and Perak)

Happy browsing!


I'm back after a short haitus and I want to say something about the PTPTN issue. Not my usual blogging issues but I simply must say something about this. It's unfortunate that there are many Malaysians (some of whom are engineers and holding stable jobs)  who do not fulfill their responsibility to repay the loan. I just watched Astro Awani news that the government is making it compulsory for them to pay by 2013 and God knows how that is going to be done. More money will be wasted in locating these defaulters and setting up a system to retrieve the loans! Billions of ringgit (should I say taxpayers' money) have been loaned to many students so that they may get a good education and a degree but upon landing a job, they refuse to settle the loan. Common sense dictates that if you borrow money, you must repay!  There are many students out there who also need a loan. Call me a conservative or whatever but I think the government has been too soft on these selfish defaulters. There is no other government in the world that will tolerate this situation to that extent. If you're a recipient of the loan, up! Don't bite the hand that feeds you. Malaysia cannot afford to be a welfare state ok...

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Salam Lebaran

Salam Lebaran to all friends and students past and present. Maaf Zahir Batin.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Too much to handle :((

Complicated and messssssy...Two words to describe my state at the moment. Will be some time before I post anything new. Just too much to handle!

Currently grappling with:
1. Ptk TK6 'Tugasan Individu' and exam on the 25 Sept - just browsed the TI questions
2. Writing on the new Literature Component Form 5 novel - struggling!!
3. Observation for Special Grade C application (anxiously waiting...)
Enough to drive you up the wall? Now I believe Evadne (5S1) when she wrote "24 hours in not enough." in her journal...Your prayers are much appreciated dear students and friends!

Thursday, 2 September 2010


Date: 25 August 2010
Venue: SMK Sri Lalang, Kluang

More then 60 JUs, PMR and SPM State Consultancy Panel members attended the MBMMBI meeting chaired by Mr Shanmuganathan, Johor State Principal Assistant Director today. Although it was Ramadhan, everyone seemed to be in full spirits. Amongst the matters raised and discussed in the meeting were:
  • all English programmes will now be under MBMMBI 
  • MAS module and other modules produced by the PPMP (Panel Perunding Mata Pelajaran) will be distributed to all schools in CD form. ( I need to resend the module my group produced "Speak With Confidence")
  • All claims must reach JPN by the 8th of the month
  • Lesson Study vrs Immersion- JPNJ would like to adopt this approach
  • PPMP directory ready to be distributed to schools
  • District English Panel- the need to coordinate activities in the state to prevent non-performing panels
  • KSSR (Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Rendah) - training of JUs will be after Hari Raya and it is an on-site training approach
 It was good to meet old friends!!