In the classroom

In the classroom

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Rules of Weight Loss
To lose one pound, you must burn approximately 3500 calories over and above what you already burn doing daily activities. Whew...that sounds impossible doesn't it? Here's how it works.
Calculate your
BMR (basal metabolic rate). Your BMR is what your body needs to maintain normal functions like breathing, digestion, etc.
Calculate your activity level. Use a
calorie calculator to figure out how many calories you burn while sitting, standing, exercising, lifting weights, etc. throughout the day.
Keep track of how many calories you eat. Use a food journal to add up what you eat and drink during the day. If you're eating less calories than you're burning, you'll lose weight.

Instead of....
Do this...
Having an afternoon Coke
Drink a glass of water. (calories saved: 97)
Eating an Egg McMuffin
Eat a small whole wheat bagel +1 tbls of peanut butter (calories saved: 185)
Using your break to catch up on work or eat a snack
Walk up and down a flight of stairs for 10 minutes (calories burned: 100)
Hitting the snooze button
Get up 10 minutes early and go for a brisk walk (calories burned: 100)
Watching television after work
Do 10 minutes of yoga (calories burned: 50)


The English language is the richest language known to man: it has the largest vocabulary and is spoken, in one guise or another, in every continent on the planet. It is fast becoming the global language. But this richness comes at a price, and that is it is a highly complex language. Its rules are many and varied and can often seem illogical or contradictory. Mastery of the language is a requirement of many professions, and it is highly desirable in many others. But nobody comes naturally equipped with this mastery. Standard English has to be acquired, usually by formal education. Sadly, however, in recent years schools in most English-speaking countries have pulled back from teaching this material, either through lack of time or resources, or a misguided philosophy that language cannot be governed by rules (a spoken tongue cannot and should not be ‘corrected’), and therefore such rules should not be taught. Perhaps this problem has been with us longer than we realise: George Bernard Shaw was moved to say, in Pygmalion, ‘The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. . . . It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth, without making some other Englishman despise him’Anything that helps to bring order to a language as unruly and idiosyncratic as English is almost by definition a ‘good thing’. Even the most ardent structuralist would concede that there must be at least some conventions of usage (otherwise, as Shaw, again, once remarked, we might as well spell ‘fish’ as ‘ghoti’: ‘gh’ as in ‘tough’, ‘o’ as in ‘women’ and ‘ti’ as in ‘motion’). At the same time, rules of language must be its servant rather than its master. Much as we cherish our language for its beauty and power, it exists to enable us to communicate more effectively; any rule that obstructs or hinders such communication is almost by definition therefore a rule that does not deserve to be followed. It must also be recognised that the spread of the internet has lead to English being spoken by far more people for whom English is not their first language than by 'native' speakers. Leaving aside for now the question whether resistance to change is an appropriate response, it has to be acknowledged that the language will be developed by a far greater number of people, themselves subject to an enormous range of linguistic and other influences, than has ever been the case in the language's long and distinguished history. Resistance to such change is therefore futile.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Swine flu: Virus could 'mutate' in southern hemisphere
The World Health Organization has warned there will be more deaths from swine flu as the H1N1 virus is expected to mutate during the southern hemisphere's winter season. WHO chief, Margaret Chan, warned on Friday that the virus was "very contagious" and predicted more serious infections."We need to watch the behaviour of H1N1 very carefully as it encounters other influenza viruses circulating during the winter season in the southern hemisphere," Chan said at the 62nd World Health Assembly in the Swiss city of Geneva."The current winter season gives influenza viruses an opportunity to intermingle and possibly exchange their genetic material in unpredictable ways.
Chan described H1N1 as " a very contagious virus" and the WHO's "most pressing concern".While WHO officials, clinicians and epidemiologists were watching conditions "conducive to the start of a pandemic", she said they did not currently have the scientific knowledge to interpret these signals confidently.Chan said countries needed to adjust their responses in line with changing patterns of the "subtle, sneaky virus" which spreads stealthily, requiring extensive laboratory testing to detect and track."We do not at present expect there to be a sudden and dramatic jump in severe illnesses and deaths,"she said.At the end of April, WHO raised its alert for swine flu to the second highest level and urged all countries to intensify their preparations for a global pandemic.

Brisdale Hotel

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Explanation and briefing was given about I-Kit and Interactive Whiteboard throughout the meeting in Marriot Hotel .It was interesting for me to have an exposure in advance ICT skills.


Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia dengan usahasama Multimedia Development Corporation ingin menjadikan 15 buah sekolah kategori luar bandar sebagai Sekolah Bestari.Berikutan dengan ini, SK Peserai telah dipilih sebagai Sekolah Bestari di negeri Johor.Saya Shamala a/p Krishnan dan Pn.Masidah Pymin telah mendapat peluang mengikuti Mesyaurat Pembestarian di Hotel Marriot Putrajaya dari 406 Mei 2009.Kami telah didedahkan dengan cara-cara penggunaan interactive whiteboard dan I kit oleh pegawai-pegawai dari Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia dan Professor dan pemsyarah dari Universiti.