Sunday, January 25, 2015

National Service, Suspended?

My thoughts?

What else is there to say. Shut it for good! It not important enough at this point to spend RM400m a year on.

Thoughts on kids and electronic learning tools

Here's a response to someone who asked us If kids use computer for learning -

When our kids were growing up, we did not have a TV (by choice) and and internet only for work. The kids grew up exploring their environment, learnt to communicate with one another and improved their skills to adapt and change above all grows their imagination. I regard electronic games as rigid limited but the limitation of their producers or developers. Moreover I am not a big fan of having kids stare at a screen to "learn". More so If your kids are very young.

So, do NOT let the ipad, mobile phones, etc to be your kids teachers (or nanny)

My experience shows that if we leave the kids alone without electronic stuff, they WILL find things to do. :-)

Don't worry parents.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Muhyddin has NOT fail our children and schools

The article above refers.

Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin did not fail our children nor our schools although he claimed that he cannot understand why the level of English language among our Malaysian student have declined. He cannot be blamed for the decisions, indecisions or inept decisions of his predecessors.

Our education system at best, is in transition, running on autopilot, lacking in direction.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Thoughts on Chinese Culture Appreciation

I was having breakfast yesterday when I was approached by a couple of young people in red uniform soliciting donations for and event, "9th National Secondary School Chinese Language Society Camp" organized by the Chinese Language Society of Universiti Malaya.

I had a little conversation with them (not exact words, but trying to share the essence of our discussion)