For those project managers out there, this is an interesting case study of deconstructing Camp Bastion (now known as Camp Shorabak) which was the key British and American forces base in the province of Helmand, Afghanistan and was constructed in several phases starting from 2005 and was formally handed over to the Afghan forces on 26th October 2014.… [Click to read the rest] “Project Management 101: Camp Bastion: Deconstructing A Formidable Fortress”
One with the skill of good penmanship, it is said that Year 8 student Prakriti Malla in Nepal has the most beautiful handwriting in the world. Image source: www.studyinternational.com
Some people’s penmanship skills are truly amazing and fine – it defines art at one’s fingertips and beautiful structure of information at the same time.… [Click to read the rest] “Mission 2020: Revive the Dying Art of Penmanship”
This will be the last post on education system moving forward in 2020 (at least for the first quarter of this year). By the way, it is still early to say that Dr M taking charge of the Education Ministry is a good thing or not. After all, he already had his hands full as the Prime Minister, running the whole country.… [Click to read the rest] “Education Malaysia 2020: 23 Reasons for Rejecting Teaching Science & Mathematics in English”
Yup, I am still on the topic of Education in Malaysia – this probably would be my last 2 posts on the topic before I move on to some other topics. I actually had something else in my mind when I read this excellent post on Dr Bakri Musa’s blog titled “Unsolicited Advice For The Next Minister of Education”.… [Click to read the rest] “Education Malaysia 2020: Bakri Musa’s Advice For The Minister of Education”
(The differences between PISA & TIMSS – Table source: https://theeconomyofmeaning.com)
As I was drafting the post on OECD Big Data and reading PISA articles, my son stopped at my working desk and asked me whether I will be evaluating TIMSS as well.
I was not aware of TIMSS before this so when my son mentioned it, it sounded Greek and I knew I needed to dig further for details.… [Click to read the rest] “Education Malaysia 2020: Which is Better – TIMSS vs PISA?”
(Based on the data source from OECD, hopefully in 2020, the Education Minister will focus more on the changes that is more relevant for the modern world than on religion and race. We need to wake up and smell reality irrespective where we come from. Image source: TheStar)
Wow, finally Dr Maszlee Malik had stepped down as the Education Minister (rare ones who own ministerial responsibility & resigns – I truly respect him for that) and I hope whoever replacing him will immediately drop the petty experiments like introduction of Jawi for BM and relook into propelling the younger generations to meet the reality of a dynamic future world.… [Click to read the rest] “Education Malaysia 2020: Breaking Down OECD’s PISA Big Data”
(Big Bad Wolf Book Sale – tonnes of books on sale at ridiculous price in a huge hall – is a must go event every end of the year)
Every year we try to make to the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale – the largest book sales in Malaysia (if not mistaken the world).… [Click to read the rest] “Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2019: Good but Slightly Disappointed”
It is known fact, all around the world, in all languages, there are Facebook posts readers who comment based on the headlines alone. Probably because they don’t have the time to read the whole the posts or click on the link or the headline itself is clear enough to comment. Even I have been guilty of this on many occasions.… [Click to read the rest] “Silly Facebook Reader Comments Part 1”
After the great success last year (and the years before), BBWB (Big Bad Wolf Book) sale was back at the same place this year and we made sure we were there on the opening day.
But before that, please allow me to trace back to the beginning of this year when I mentioned that I was intending on adding another book cabinet before end of the year BBWB sale and turn the small family area upstairs into a mini library.… [Click to read the rest] “Big Bad Wolf 2013”
Well, it is rather embarrassing indeed considering English is our second main language since we got the Independence from the British in 1957.… [Click to read the rest] “English 101: Mindef Translation vs Proper English”