Showing posts from April, 2019

A Teacher Who Shaped My Life: Cikgu Anis Abdullah

My Form 5 class photo with Cikgu Anis, our class teacher since Form 4. 😎 I know it’s a little blurry, but can you find me? Also, guess the year! **Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by McDonald’s Malaysia . Their Anugerah Guru Inspirasi is one of very few initiatives ever to appreciate & recognise teachers like you & me at a national scale. In conjunction with Teachers’ Day, the 2019 award recipients will be officially announced on 13 May! I’m hoping that my nomination gets selected!** As the old clichΓ© goes, “monkey see, monkey do.” It is not uncommon for a teacher to recreate the experiences they’ve had as students. All that theory we learned at university is great. But, only when we’ve experienced something for ourselves, can we attempt to reverse engineer it in our classrooms. That is not to say that a teacher with abysmal experiences as a student would make a abysmal teacher. I’m just saying that I have had many great teachers in my life who made my transition in

Introducing Amory Yong

I'm proud to introduce Amory! The first-born of a new generation of Yongsters has arrived! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ As a 21st century dad, I'm very cognizant of images, captions & descriptions that could come back to haunt my child in the future. That's why it took me a while to figure out whether I should announce Amory's existence outside of closed circles. Well, I can't keep him under a tin foil hat all his life. Therefore, I will make an effort to avoid posting intimate pictures or embarrassing stories of him. I hope that my friends & family will do the same. However, I will share my pictures & my embarrassing moments. There have been plenty of those. Believe me. #FirstTimeDad πŸ™‹πŸ½‍♂️ Just the other night in the wee hours of the morning, during my night shift. I stared intensely at him as he slept soundly in his cot after being fed. I didn't know if it was the sleep deprivation (honestly, I haven't had a full night's sleep in a loooooong while

Lyrics for "Our Home Our Dream" by Global Malaysian Network

Verse 1 Anak Malaysia Menjejak Kaki Ke Seluruh Dunia Tak Kira Dimana Hati Terikat Tanah Air Kita Chorus 1 For We Are One No Matter Where We Are Our Hearts Unite No Matter Near Or Far As We Are One We Lift Heads Up To The Sky Proud To Call You As Our Home Verse 2 Anak Malaysia Gigih Berani Menempuhi Cabaran Bangga Mengibarkan Jalur Gemilang Di Pentas Dunia Chorus 2 For We Are One No Matter Where We Are Our Hearts Unite No Matter Near Or Far As We Are One We Lift Heads Up To The Sky Proud To Call You As Our Home Bridge Berdiri Teguh Bersama Jiwa Kita Membara Memikul Nama Negara Menjunjung Nama Bangsa Ending Tidak Kira Apa Jua Masa Kita Rakyat Satu Keluarga Tidak Kira Di Mana Ku Berada Demi Negara Tercinta Malaysia

Project Anak Malaysia by Global Malaysian Network

Sign your school up here: Disclaimer: I'm affiliated to Global Malaysian Network , a social network for Malaysians who are residing / have resided abroad, as a member of the admin team. However, I cannot take credit for this project as it involves a whole village of volunteers. I'm only in-charge of getting the word out to teachers! Would you like to see your school's name shared across the world, as part of an international music video project? What about seeing the same with the positive image & beautiful voices of your students? This project is brought to you by the same people who brought you this: After collecting lyric submissions from global Malaysians, GMN is working with international Malaysian composers on a new bilingual song, " Our Home Our Dream ", calling for unity & expressing the love of global Malaysians for Tanah Airku. As the future of our nation, we would like to invite your students (i