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Pertandingan Mencipta Video Merdeka: ICT & Kemerdekaan

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Some of you may remember my students & I taking part in last year's Liga Remaja Kreatif competition.
I wrote about it here & here's the video...


We didn't win any award but my students did get an awesome looking certificate + invaluable life experience.
I think it would be great if I were to share the videos from the winners too.

Sarawak #1: SMK Luar Bandar No.1, Sibu - Jalur Lebar Untuk 1 Malaysia

Full list of state winners here (pdf).

Malaysia #1: Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah, Putrajaya - Segenggam Janji Seerat Ikatan


Malaysia #2: SMK Pokok Sena, Kedah - Evolusi
Unable to find video on the Internet.

Malaysia #3: SMK Taman Selesa Jaya 2, Johore - Hikayat Kampung Mega Jaya


Anugerah Khas Juri: SM Pendidikan Khas Vokasional Shah Alam, Selangor - Jalur Istimewa


I honestly think that they all deserved to win. They had really meaningful/creative videos. I've learned a lot from watching theirs & I hope to produce an even better video this year.

This year there's a n…

English Language Society 2011

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Behold the new logo for this year's English Language Society!
Building on the success of last year's English Language Society, the ELS continues into this year... with some changes & improvements, of course.

Last year, I personally oversaw every aspect of the society because it was a personal experiment to see how far I could go with the students. Thankfully, I had the support of the society members, the teachers & the school head. The society was able to made a big impact in the school.
This year, I've divided up the work between the English Language Panel teachers to lighten my load because I wanted to dedicate more time into my role as the Chief Warden. However, as time went by, it seems that students are sometimes more reliable than adults. I had to help the teachers more often that desired. Somewhat against my beliefs in leadership but I might have to start managing people very soon.

Also, I've decided that all ELS Presidents from hence forth will be pic…

Hari Asrama Terbuka 2011 @ SMK Katibas

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A highlight event of our jungle school hostel is the annual Hostel Open Day. Where the girls can visit the boys & be amazed at their ability to clean up for a day & the boys can check out the constantly sweet-smelling spotless wonderland the girls live in.
I'll be talking about the boys in this post because, obviously, I've been working on these boys for the past 6 months as the newly inducted Chief Warden.
Fortunately, the girls were very well-behaved so they are pretty much left to their own devices.

My relationship with the boys has been a down, down again, slightly up, down, down again, maybe up a little and then down until you just feel like giving up.
If there wasn't a warden there to closely monitor them, you are guaranteed the smell of smoke in the rooms & rubbish in the bucket-loads. Toilets smell like they're septic tanks & taps are left running. They pee in water bottles at night & they keep these reeking bottles beside their beds. They e…