Sunday, October 21, 2007
So, what do you think about my blog's new look? I decided to go Pink, as a tribute to this month's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I quite like the look though...so I might keep this theme even after this month is over.
Did you know that a majority of women/people believe that most breast cancers occur among women with a family history or a genetic predisposition to the disease? The reality is that over two thirds of women diagnosed have no known risk factor.
I am ashamed though to admit that I do not know much of the details of what she went through, seeming that she lives and had her treatments in KL and I too was just married and pregnant at that time. It's still inexcusable though. I/We, should have been there for her. My dear sis, I'm sorry I wasn't there for you at that time when you must have been shocked and terrified and in need of support. I'll always pray for your health and well being and happiness. And I'm absolutely delighted for the life you have now.
And to you, who are reading this - here are also a few ways of how you can help with this cause:
1. Spread the word.
Announce the event on your blog. You could write a blog post (like this), or a little note about it. Whatever you choose to do, just go ahead and tell your readers about it.
2. Go pink.
Modify your theme if you know how to, or get yourself a pretty pink theme. If you run a website, turn your website pink. But if you don’t like pink, you could still participating by putting up a badge on your sidebar.
3. Design badges and banners.
Design a couple of “Pink for October” badges or banners for other participants to use (for free) and to publicize the event. Some of the existing badges and banners can be downloaded from the official Pink for October site.
4. Design blog themes.
If you are good in designing blog themes, why not make one in support for the Pink October?
Let's help to create more Breast Cancer Awareness and hey, go on now... Squish a Boob! (most preferably your own)
Saturday, October 13, 2007
You know what, I think he was chosen because he's the more good looking one of the two! Heeee... But right before the launch..where they showed footage of him and his fellow astronauts in the Soyuz...there were moments there where he looked scared stiff! He only smiled after the lift off... Baca doa agaknya kot.... Ya loh, it's a huge, huge thing maa..it's not everyday you get fitted into a space suit and go into a claustrophobic looking space shuttle and what more, being blasted into the great big unknown! It's every little kid's fantasy! It was mine....
My favourite movie when I was in primary school was Space Camp. (My hubby teases me about this!) Heard of it? It starred Tate Donovan, Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston and a very young Leaf Phoenix (now known as Joaquin). I watched it over and over and I even brought the tape with me to my nenek's house to watch before I went to school (sekolah petang maa). I so wanted to go to Space Camp....it was the coolest! Heheheee....
Anyway, it's a great accomplishment for Dr SMS, who is also a part time model, mind you...I don't know why they must include this in all the press releases...just say he's a doctor cukop la bah! It's a great accomplishment for the nation...Yesterday, there was a news headline reading 'Lebih penting melahirkan angkasawan daripada ustaz....' Like...what??? Apa kaitan ni...
Anyway...I'll pray for Dr SMS' safe journey home...
Friday, October 12, 2007
This is a project that I enjoy doing every year...just because it beats the heck out of just sitting passively in the lecture room. In previous years, students who have never ever talked or asked me any questions during class...all of a sudden, find their voice during this activity. We have fun testing the beams and seeing whose is the strongest. They cheer massively each time the beams collapse.
Last year, I also did another project when I taught the subject Dynamics. I asked the students to device an experiment to determine a value for the gravitational acceleration, g. It was great fun as well and I was really impressed with the ingenuity and creativity of some of the students. One group went to the extent of borrowing a shot put from the sports stadium and dropping it from the first floor of the lab block. They measured the height, weighed the shot put and took the time for it to fall from the first floor. We made sure no other humans, animals or plants were hurt during the activity - well, maybe there were some squished insects!
Good fun and I think the students learnt something from these projects as well...Ini la yang dikatakan experiential learning!
Sunday, October 07, 2007
So, don't be surprised la ya...if suddenly you see everyday got new blog entry..hehehe.... So, today already 2 entries, 18 more to go and I'm set!
- added my photo
- added friends
- been poked and super-poked
- adopted a pet, a Tyger I named Bella
- done a movie compatibility and friends likeness test
- been bitten by a vampire, werewolf, zombie or is it, I am a vampire, werewolf, zombie (?)
- installed some other applications I'm really not sure of
So...Facebook junkies, help me out....and for heaven's sake, stop biting me already!!