I think everyone is alarmed with this quite old issue, PPSMI..So, I just want to share an experience that I have as a proof that the system does not work-well as the govt had hoped..Everything that is written here is only my OPINION ;)

My little brother, he's in Standard 4..he came to me and asked me about mathematics problem that he, I asked him to translate the question, from english to malay..He said he did not know what was the question asking for (he could not translate it word by word)..

I was quite surprise with his answer because he managed to answer other questions..then, he explained that he was helped by his teacher and friends, so that's why he can answer the questions..Laaa..ape citer neyh?

Thus, I come to a conclusion that he knows only these terms after he learned math in english for about 3.5 years: "sum, divide, multiply, subtract"..What's the point to learn in English if he does not understand the text? In exam, he always get a good grade for each subject..I wonder if he learned math in Bahasa, I think he would get a better grade..right??

Maybe you would not find this scenario in school located in city, only in 'kampung' area, I presume..Students from 'kampung' should be thankful as the PPSMI will be abolished in 2012..FullStop~

the Golden Ratio

I just found an interesting fact from Da Vinci Code (quite late)..As a reminder, please consider this post as an additional knowledge, not more than that..No worshipping, no Christianity agenda hidden.

The golden ratio = 1.618 = PHI

The Golden Ratio or Divine Proportion are the name called by the ancient artists..from Wikipedia, two quantities are in the golden ratio if the ratio of the sum of the quantities to the larger one equals the ratio of the larger one to the smaller ( I don't understand it too).. To make you understand, let's recall on one of the greatest Leonardo Da Vinci's painting, The Vitruvian Man..

Actually, the above picture (the real one) shows one example how The Golden Ratio was primarily discovered..Da Vinci discovered that the exact proportions of human bone structure was always equal..Can you see those lines in the picture?? Measure the distance of your tip head to the floor and from belly button to the floor..Guess what number would you get if both measurement are divided?? Of course 1.618..

Another example, the distance from your shoulder to your fingertips divide with the distance from elbow to fingertips..Plus, from hip to floor divides with knee to'll get another 1.618..amazing right??( I have not done the test yet )

There are lots of example besides the painting and you can find it 'hardly' on the net..

1. The number of female bees divide by the number of male bees = PHI

2. Pentagrams - lines automatically divide themselves into segments which follow the PHI

3. Fibonacci sequence - the quotients of the adjacent terms is approaching PHI

So, calculate now and see whether those facts are true or not !!!


This would be the shortest post that I have ever written in my life..

"harap2 hakim akan cepat sembuh dengan tulang kaki nyer yang patah dan sempat fly same2 ngan kitorang..sadid pon same gak.."

*i'm not sure what is the current condition of Hakim

Would it be true?

I watched the Buletin Utama on TV3 just now.. One of the news was Malaysia are going to reconsider the proposal of using Nuclear energy as an energy to generate the electricity in Malaysia.. One of the reason is the coal and gas resources are going to be depleted in the next 20 years..Before this, Malaysia had proposed about it but later we found another 'black gold' well, thus the plan was terminated (i'm not sure where is the new location situated).

Based on the research made by the scientists, the nuclear energy releases the smallest amount of carbon dioxide to the environment.. So, it is called as a friendly-environment resources and many countries in this world has already initiated their effort in order to fully harness the efficient of this renewable source eg. South Korea, US, Iran etc.

However, a place where the wasted radioactive materials will be kept is debatable among scientists..From Mr. Tan's lecture, he said the place is not safe for a limitless time..If something bad happens eg. war, natural disasters (volcano eruption, earthquake) the radioactive would leak to environment and human being would be exposed to it. Consequently, lots of problem will raise from the horrific event.

Erm, I think it is my duty as future Chemical Engineer to search for a new renewable resource which is much more better than nuclear and bio fuel energy..Please do not be surprised if my name is listed on the inventors of the newest renewable energy in the next 15-20 years..hehe

Windows 7.

Microsoft will release a new version of Windows 7 which is smooth, convenient, simple and offer lots of new application. However, we have to wait for 3 years for Microsoft to develop and release it. I think everyone has already knew about this new version of Windows. For those who are using Windows XP and Vista, you have the opportunity to make-up your windows with a theme of Windows 7. Basically, you won't get the real experience when using the theme, but only the appearance.

If you insist to experience this new Windows, you can try the Release Candidate version.The general public gained access to download the free beta since Jan. 9, 2009.

Here are 3 trusted download links for the themes :
Theme 1
Theme 2
Theme 3
Ux Patcher

PPSMM, who is to blame?

After I have read through almost all comments in Dr. Mahathir's blog, I found an interesting comment..So, I am going to share with all of you..I know some of you would not agree with me..~by ayahpong

-->Tak payahlah membawa contoh Singapura, mereka negara bandar. Jika seluruh Malaysia mempunyai kemudahan sekolah, peluang sama seperti anak-anak mereka wajarlah. Ini 2000 sekolah tidak ada elektrik/air nak laksana PPSMI.

TIMSS 2007 was a total reversal, with Malaysia losing out to Australia, England, Scotland and the United States in Mathematics (New Zealand not in the TIMSS 2007 list for Year 8 students) as well as being overtaken by Norway and Italy in science!

Malaysia plunged from No. 10 placing in mathematics in TIMSS 2003 to No. 20 placing in TIMSS 2007.

With the disastrous showing in mathematics at the eighth grade level, Malaysia not only lost to the five top Asian countries which took the first five places, namely Chinese Taipei (1), South Korea (2), Singapore (3), Hong Kong (4) and Japan (5) but also to Hungary (6), England (7), Russian Federation (8), United States (9), Lithuania (10), Czech Republic (11), Slovenia (12), Armenia (13), Australia (14), Sweden (15), Malta (16), Scotland (17), Serbia (18) and Italy (19).

In the three TIMSS 2007 for mathematics in eighth grade level, Malaysia dropped a hefty 45 score points from 519 points in 1999, 508 in 2003 to 474 in 2007 (500 is the TIMSS mathematics scale average). The Australian national report on TIMSS 2007 noted that Australia’s mathematics achievement score of 496 was “not significantly different to the TIMSS scale average” and “significantly higher than the remaining 31 countries, including Italy, Malaysia and Norway”.

For science, Malaysia also plunged below the TIMSS scale average of 500, falling to 471 points in 2007, a drop by 39 points as compared to 2003 (510). In 1999, Malaysia scored 492 points. Malaysia’s ranking in Year 8 science in TIMSS 2007 is No. 21, behind Sinagpore (1), Chinese Taipei (2), Japan (3). South Korea (4), England (5), Hungary (6), Czech Republic (7), Slovenia (8), Hong Kong (9), Russian Federation (10), United States (11), Lithuania (12), Australia (13), Sweden (14), Scotland (15), Italy (16), Armenia (17), Norway (18), Ukraine (19) and Jordan (20).

Ini UNESCO yang kata, bukan aku kata. Kalau UNESCO pun tak mahu ikut cuba bawa kajian lain.

… it is important that every effort should be made to provide education in the mother tongue. …

On educational grounds we recommend that the use of the mother tongue be extended to as late a stage in education as possible. In particular, pupils should begin their schooling through the medium of the mother tongue, because they understand it best and because to begin their school life in the mother tongue will make the break between home and school as small as possible.

(UNESCO 1951:691)

*the above link has been removed by NST

Suatu Kepalsuan~10 minit

“Rejab bulan Allah, Sya`aban bulanku dan Ramadhan bulan umatku”

Ini adalah hadith palsu yang direka oleh Ibn Jahdam. (lihat: Ibn Qayyim al-Jauziyyah, al-Manar al-Munif fi al-Sahih wa al-Dha`if, m.s. 95, Syria: Maktab al-Matbu`at al-Islamiyyah)

Nama penuhnya Ibn Jahdam ialah `Ali bin `Abdillah bin Jahdam al-Zahid. Beliau meninggal pada tahun 414H. Beliau adalah seorang guru sufi di Mekah. Dia juga dituduh membuat hadith palsu mengenai solat Raghaib (iaitu solat pada jumaat pertama bulan Rejab). (lihat: al-Imam al-Zahabi, Mizan al-`Itidal fi Naqd al-Rijal,. 5, m.s. 173,Beirut: Dar al-Kutub al-`Ilmiyyah).

Sebab itulah al-Imam Ibn al-Salah (meninggal 643H) menyebut: Ada beberapa golongan yang membuat hadith palsu, yang paling bahaya ialah puak yang menyandarkan diri mereka kepada zuhud (golongan sufi). Mereka ini membuat hadith palsu dengan dakwaan untuk mendapatkan pahala. Maka orang ramai pun menerima pendustaan mereka atas thiqah (kepercayaan) dan kecenderungan kepada mereka. Kemudian bangkitlah tokoh-tokoh hadith mendedahkan keburukan mereka ini dan menghapuskannya. AlhamdulilLah. (Ibn al-Salah, `Ulum al-Hadith, m.s. 99, Beirut: Dar al-Fikr al-Mu’asir)

Golongan penceramah, imam, khatib, dan media massa hendaklah berhati-hati agar tidak menjadi agen penyebaran hadith-hadith palsu mengenai amalan-amalan yang dikatakan disunatkan pada bulan-bulan tersebut. Kata al-Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jauziyyah (wafat 751H): Hadith-hadith mengenai solat Raghaib pada jumaat pertama bulan Rejab kesemuanya itu adalah palsu dan dusta ke atas Rasulullah s.a.w. Begitu juga semua hadith mengenai puasa bulan Rejab dan solat pada malam-malam tertentu adalah dusta ke atas Nabi s.a.w. Demikian juga hadith-hadith mengenai solat pada malam Nisfu Sya`aban (kesemuanya adalah palsu). Solat-solat ini direka selepas empat ratus tahun munculnya Islam (Ibn al-Qayyim, al-Manar al-Munif, m.s. 95-98).

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What is Tag?

Rules:It's harder than it looks! Copy to your own note, erase my answers, enter yours, and tag twenty people.Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real...nothing made up! If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers. You cannot use any word twice and you can't use your name for the boy/girl name question..By the way, who cares about the rules??
Remember the saying, "Bollock to the rules!!" (Lord of the Flies)

1. What is your name : Amir Fakhruddin

2. A four Letter Word : Amir (hard one to find)

3. A boy's Name : Anwar (he could be anyone)

4. A girl's Name : Amira ( a friend of mine)

5. An occupation : Accountant (my old ambition)

6. A color : Amber

7. Something you'll wear : Armor (it sounds weird la..)

9. A food : Ayam

10. Something found in the bathroom : Anonymous (seriously, i've no idea)

11. A place : Alberta

12. A reason for being late : Aaaaaa... sory for the late~

13. Something you'd shout : Alahai ekau neyh..

14. A movie title : Armageddon, Around the world in 80 days

15. Something you drink : Air Kosong

16. A musical group : Avenged Sevenfold

17. An animal : Ant

18. A type of car : Audi

19. The title of a song : All I have to give, Addicted to me, Amazing, Anything But Ordinary (ooppsss!!! too much)

20. Othersto be tagged : Ab, syafiq, anas, amemerudin, ammar, hakim, salman, aiman, azwan, affan, + all my friends..

Now playing on Windows Media Player: Weezer - Island In The Sun
via FoxyTunes

It Makes Me Crazee~

I want to make a confession here..
I love to play FIFA08..
I can't remember how it began overwhelming my entire life..
I play it everyday, 24/7, but not the entire day, almost 4-6 hours a day..
now, i'm getting tired and bored of it..
this is the same feeling that I had before..
though, I still play it till now..
this game took my precious time when I was in ICPU..
I played it about 1 hour per day in weekdays..
in weekends, a bit longer..

1 hour x 300 days = 300 hours = 12.5 days

Seriously, lots of time had been spared..
I had considered the bad consequences once before but I still played it everyday ..
without any REGRET..haha..
'LOSE'- the last thing that I'll do in my life..
I always beat them in the game..
that's the ultimate reason why I like to play it..
sorry guys for the lost especially Syafiq..=)

p/s: Credits to my FIFAmate; syafiq aka patrick, amememerudin abey, azri kecik, faza (boy next door), qayyum..

*that's me wearing Man United jersey. haha. i'm a die hard fan of them