Friday, April 22, 2011

Counting days

I should be studying for exams but I think my brain has stopped functioning since I've studied a lot the last 5 days!(sounds like a LOT,haha!). Saturday, Monday, Thursday and Saturday again! Then,I'll be back in JB in no time. Can't wait to go back, Home Sweet Home!

I'm counting the hectic days here...but that's just nothing compared with 4 months holidays eh? (^_^) I miss my family so much! Anyway, I think I'm well-aware that I'm gonna sit for the exams starting tomorrow with Syntax and Morphology(killer subject but fun), and I guess I'm prepared for this fight, so just wish me luck and I have to pray for my success! I have put much effort, pray for it, and now I just have to be confident and answer all the questions tomorrow(as if this is the 1st time I'm sitting for and exam)LOL!

Some people just don't have the effort to study and just wait for the friends to give every input in the book for them. Life's not that easy babe! You can't depend on others until you graduate. Your pointer will not be worth it. Mind that. People study for themselves and you are just lucky to have friends who care. (Suddenly emotional? LOL!) Back to the story, I know most of you have started exams already so, Good Luck and All the best!
Happy blogging!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Well Done!!!

Hello bloggers!

Well, I just wanted to update about what happened last Friday where the whole day was a brighter day for me as a TESlian.(Did I just say that? FYI, I was never proud to be a TESLian because I thought that I don't have what it takes to be a TESLian. Well, a Teslian should be very good in English in every aspect including listening, speaking, reading and writing). So, I thought I was just 'good' in this thing, not good enough to be an English teacher (which is why I chose not to pursue in teaching field for my future) although I know that I'm only good in English, (FYI-I'm not smart in science or maths field). LOL!

Back to the story,
So that Friday, with full confidence, I presented my blog analysis. That particular lecturer really comments on people based on what she sees like 'ok, very good, or good', 'needs improvement', 'watch your grammar mistakes' and all sorts of comments such as 'be confident when presenting', 'don't do unnecessary gestures', 'don't mumble' and all. When I presented I have full confidence and I didn’t speak like I speak to a friend, but more to speaking for a real presentation, LOL! 

So, after it ends, she said, "Well done! Good explanation, good pronunciation, good fluency, …..and overall well done! (that’s not complete, she did say ‘good’ something else but I forgot.) LOL~  with the expression on her face, I can see she was impressed with me in a way. There were other students who did very well too! Can I say that previously, presenters before me, she didn't mention anything about pronunciation or fluency but she did say some of my friends talked too fast. hehe.

So as students, that kind of praise and honest comments from a lecturer on our presentation really helps students, that's why I said, it brightens up my day as a TESlian because I know that I can make a better person out of myself. LOL~ Yeah, I was really happy that day that I spoke English almost all day. haha (normally we speak Malay of course!,..except at home I have to speak with my dad. huhu)

So well, people might say it’s normal for a person to feel happy once being praised. Yeah, I couldn’t agree more to that. (And some of you might say I’m just showing off.haha!joke~)That’s why a student needs motivation from the teacher, it gains his/her confidence.

For me, I know that I can speak very well but I admit that I'm just average at writing. I don't know why. Maybe I just lack the ideas of what to write.

There are people who can write very well but lack of confidence in speaking maybe because they are afraid that they might speak terribly but there are also people who can speak fluently and have great English but not very good at writing (but that rarely happen) because normally people who speaks very well tend to write well too because they simply have the confidence and knowledge to converse in English which shows they know the language well. If they speak with grammar haywire, it is possible that they write with that kind of grammar too. It is whether they have the knowledge or not. If they do, they’ll always improve themselves. My teacher once said, “If you want to know how good that person is in English, observe how he/she speaks. It shows that person’s identity.”

As for me, I’m trying for the best in me. Bloggers, this is a motivation from me to ‘you and me’, ‘If we know that we are not very good at something, put a little bit more effort to improve ourselves’.
Happy blogging!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

BBQ Smokin' Hot Nite Bebeh!

Hello there!! This is the only free time I have to blog I'll make it short...

Its about last night, where we had a BBQ party organized by Effa & the gang!(too many of you guys to mention here.hehe). We had a cute VVIP guess.(^_^) We had lots of Foods & FUN!

There was the grilling part where we grilled the chicken and frankfurters. Effa & the gang did the onion garlic bread and Elly & the gang did 'bubur kacang' which was super-delicious!  Miza and the gang did the so called 'rojak tauhu', is that right?hehe. Pat & Hanis played the guitar and we all sang together.

They even played 'truth or dare' game, if I'm not mistaken. We started the preparation around 5pm and ended nearly midnight. Enough of the details of the BBQ.Lets look at the photos, shall we?

"smokin' HOT chicks!"( I meant the chickens not the girls,LOL~)
p/s: that's me, holding the cooking pot.hehe

Full stomach already, thats why i kept smiling!

Grilling frankfurters and chicken wings! 

Fat & yummy drumsticks!

my plate!

Oh, yeah! Forgot to mention, we had fried bihun, grilled chickens& sausages, fries, onion garlic breads, 'bubur kacang', watermelons, syrup drinks and lots more!!  

Patricia & charge of the songs.

The balloon girls~ ( aren't they adorable? i meant the balloons..LOL!)

we sang and danced happily....awwww~~
It's me again, in blue!

TESLians grow as ONE!( excited faces!)

Dig in everyone!Super-delicious!!

p/s: a big thanks to akilah for the photos.

It was a lot of fun,maybe we can have another BBQ party next sem! Thanks to all. Every each of us were special that night. Adios for now..Happy Blogging!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Writing instead of analyzing!

Ellow! I should be doing my blog analysis assignment now for Discourse Analysis but I think I’m kinda tensed now that I would like to write a new post instead of doing my blog assignment (which I just started and need to be submitted next week!) 

I’ve been having inner conflicts now that I can’t really think straight. I’m trying to get over it but (damn!) it takes time. So, lemme see…Imma write about the blog that I’m analyzing for the assignment! (still related to assignment what? What are you trying to prove nisa?? (-_-)”

OK! I’m analyzing Niki Cheong’s blog. I’m very interested in this assignment because I’m a blogger too which gives me an advantage on how I should analyze a blog. There are lots of things one can find in a blog. 

Some people write about their life experiences, hobbies, recipes and sometimes share informations in a blog. Nowadays, we even have Vlog (video blogging) where vlogging is done by a vlogger. We have AnuarHadi and a few others.(OK! So out of topic!)

I’m analyzing Niki’s blog because I see a lot of interesting features and topics in his blog. I’m doing this without him knowing it. I don’t know if he should know that I’m analyzing his blog for my assignment (which I think he should know as I should give him a credit for this) but then, I don’t think he minds because I’m doing this for studying purposes. 

So, Mr. Niki, if you happen to be reading my blog now, (which is an honor for me), I thank you for letting me analyze your blog which is so interesting and it helps me a lot in my assignments.

Oh yeah! I learned new things while doing this assignment such as 'print screen'...LOL~

Oh! there he is....Niki Cheong~

Now, let’s do the assignment. Happy blogging all!