Friday, April 30, 2010

Between a Good Samaritan and Judas Iscariot

A good Samaritan is someone who offers help to a stranger. On the other hand, Judas Iscariot is the person who betrayed Jesus Christ. Good Samaritans are indeed good and kind. They are willing to help strangers whom they do not even know about their true identities. But, can we say the same about Judas Iscariot? Some people may label him as a villain. Others may even call him as a fcuking bastard. A number of bad names can be used to address him, but doesn't the bible say that Jesus came to this world to redeem sins of millions and he would eventually be crucified? So, it was actually predestined that the event of crucifixion should have taken place in order to save the souls of millions which were about to perish in the hell. As believed by many Christians, Jesus was indeed crucified. The events of his death and resurrection mark the victory of those who believe in him to triumph over the evils. They are not bound to the hell anymore. The bible which is the all-time top selling book on earth tells us about all these. Jesus is the saviour of Christians it says. But without the role of Judas Iscariot, portraying the villain of the Christ's death, could the destiny of men be changed? They were sinners after all. So, their sins have been redeemed at the expense of not only the blood of Jesus Christ but also the role played by Judas Iscariot in plotting the death of the former.

Friday, April 23, 2010

We Cannot Choose. Why? Why? Why?

Once, I really wanted to study at a vocational school after my secondary three. But I ended up becoming a Science-stream student at a stupid school. I hated that so much. After I completed my STPM, I really, really wanted to be a lawyer. This time, I was again fcuked-up. I was offered a stupid course at KUSTEM. I did not even apply for the programme of Bachelor of Management in Policy and Social Environment. I hated that as well. Presently, I hate to become a teacher. I don't even like to write lesson plans but this is what I have to do before each of my every lesson. But there is one thing I enjoy to do. I like to learn English. I want to perfect my English. The only thing is, I hate to teach English. I really want to break away from the wall of hypocrisy. After all , I have been wearing the mask that covers all the things I hate so much. I want to take it off right now.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Everyone has to face the day

It happened that I was inspired to produce this entry. The saying as written above makes sense for many situations. Eg:

Everyone has to enter his/her new day
Everyone also has to face his/her death

Everyone has his/her birthday
Everyone also has his/her sad day

Every working individual will receive his/her pay on his payday
Every working individual also looks forward for a holiday

Every student will have his/her exam day
Every student definitely looks for a holiday

Every undergraduate looks forward for his/her graduation day
Every undergraduate hands in his/her assignment on that fixed day

Every student teacher waits for the observation day.
Every student teacher absolutely waits for a holiday

Every bridegroom/bride-to-be waits eagerly for his/her wedding day
Every bridegroom/bride-to-be also waits for his/her wedding registration day

And the lines go on until...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sick of faulty English

Why people keep using English words they are not sure of their meanings? Can they even look up those words in a dictionary before using them? Some of them are even pig-headed. Even if you try to correct them, they still think that they are right. Heck! If they do not have faith in me, the least they can do is to verify whether or not my words are correct. They can refer to any dictionary if they do not trust me. Some people use the verb 'improvise' wrongly. They think that to improvise is to improve. 'Improvise' means to make or do something using whatever is available as written in the Oxford Advanced Learner's dictionary. Other people do not even know how to distinguish between the meanings of 'post' and 'pose'. You do not write "Teacher posts a question to students". You should use the verb 'poses' instead of 'posts' in that sentence. That's all for now. It's time for supper. Bye.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Why Do I Blog?

I started as an underdog. My English was not good when I first came to my current alma mater. In fact, I did not really answer well when interviewed for a scholarship. I even did not obtain an 'A' for my Grammar paper. As time passed by, I have become a better English language user than I used to be. However, I will not say that my English is good because my language is not yet perfect. There is still room for improvement. I guess that was the reason why I started to blog. I read others' blogs, give feedback and study how bloggers use the language cleverly. Blogging is indeed an effective way to learn English at least for me. So, in order to improve my language proficiency or at least maintain it, I have to blog.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Second Degree?

A friend of mine has informed me about the call of enrolments for potential undergraduate students at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). One of the courses offered is Bachelor of Business Administration. The course can be completed via distance education programme (PJJ) in four years. I really like to pursue another undergraduate degree as I am not on my way to obtain the first class degree for my current studies. Heck! Maybe I need to enrol for another degree course to hold my head high. But, I do not know whether or not I can meet all conditions to walk my talk. Talk is cheap. A number of challenges will wait for me should I insist on taking this path. First of all, where can I find the money to cover all the needed expenditures? Even if I can meet this condition, will this come at the expense of neglecting people that have been good to me? These people have been supporting me financially. So, I think they need to be rewarded for their good deeds. Second of all, can I really obtain the first class honours for sure? What if I fail in my bid again? Then should I bang my head against the wall if I fail to keep my promise? Maybe I need to seek for guidance from above. If Heaven can hear me now, I do hope He will guide me to make up my mind.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Alanis Morissette - That I Would Be Good

This song is quite meaningful at least to me. The message conveyed in this song is about the need to be optimistic even though at times, circumstances and odds are against us.

Distinguished readers of my blog,

Open your eyes, your ears, your mind and most importantly your heart to listen to this song freely.