Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memory Lane!

Sesuatu yang sangat mahal adalah sesuatu yang sangat berharga tetapi tidak ternilai dengan kata-kata!
 Hanya gambar-gambar yang mampu mengungkap nilai yang tidak terucap.

Terima kasih kepada semua yang telah sudi melapangkan hujung minggu untuk mengimbau kenangan yang begitu nostalgik!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

5 High-Paying, Low-Stress Jobs

by Amy Bell
Saturday, May 15, 2010
provided by
If you're like thousands of other job seekers, you may dream of earning the big bucks without having to deal with the extreme stress that goes hand-in-hand with top-paying jobs. Of course, a high-salary, low-stress job sounds too good to be true. Or is it?
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Believe it or not, you don't have to take on a heart-pounding career as a brain surgeon, airline pilot or stock broker to bring home some serious bacon. As a matter of fact, some of the highest-stress jobs pay surprisingly scanty salaries. Just think about police officers, firefighters and social workers. These folks have quite possibly the most nerve-racking jobs in the world, yet most of them earn less than $45,000 a year. What about combat soldiers who face death on a daily basis? They typically earn less than $30,000 a year.
In other words, high stress does not always equal a hefty salary, or vice versa. Fortunately, there are plenty of laid-back career choices that pay quite generously.
Physical Therapist
Although physical therapists (PT) work in the notoriously stressful medical field, they enjoy some unique advantages over ER nurses and doctors. First of all, PTs have flexible hours and generally aren't expected to work nights. Secondly, many physical therapists are self-employed - which means they don't have to deal with the stress of a boss breathing down their neck while they work.
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Plus, as the massive Baby Boomer generation continues grow older and face new physical challenges, PTs are constantly flooded with patients. As a result, physical therapists rarely suffer from dry spells.
To top it all off, physical therapists can earn anywhere between $50,000-105,000 a year. Now that's therapeutic.
Computer Software Engineer
If you're a tech geek seeking a relatively low-pressure career, you may want to check out the software engineering field. Software engineers design and test a variety of different types of software, from computer games to operating systems to business applications. These days, many software engineers can work from home, since their jobs can be done from practically anywhere.
Software engineers also bring home steep salaries, normally ranging between $54,000-130,000 a year. There's nothing nerdy about that.
Civil Engineer
Civil engineers design and build our nation's infrastructure, from public buildings and roads to water supply and pollution control systems. Obviously, these projects aren't pressure-free, but civil engineers generally work in teams, which helps alleviate some of the stress. As a bonus, these experts also enjoy long deadlines. As a matter of fact, most engineers have a few years to design and plan out a project before the construction company even breaks ground.
Even less stressful? Civil engineers don't have to work too hard to hunt down jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, civil engineers are expected to see a 24% spike in employment growth over the next 10 years - well above average for all U.S. occupations. Civil engineers bring home a respectable $50,000-115,000 a year.
Massage Therapist
Massage therapy is an extremely low-pressure, relaxing career for most people. (As long as the thought of touching a stranger's back doesn't drive your stress level through the roof, of course.) Not only are most massage therapists self employed, but they also get to smell smoothing aromatherapy scents and listen to calming background music or ocean sounds all day while they work.
Because many massage therapists work part-time, yearly salaries vary wildly in this field. However, most of these massaging masters charge by the hour. On average, they earn between $10-35 an hour.
Of course, if you take on plenty of clients, you could easily earn a salary of $45,000 or more. That kind of cash will certainly not rub you the wrong way.
Technical Writer
In this high-tech age, new groundbreaking tools, mobile devices or innovative gadgets are released on practically a daily basis. Obviously, someone has to write about these ingenious doodads and complicated thingamabobs. That's where technical writers come into play.
Although they sometimes face tight deadlines, technical writers typically enjoy flexible hours and a comfortable, quiet workspace. Quite a few of them have an enviable 10-second commute - from their bedroom to their desk. Because all they need is a phone and a computer with an internet connection, many technical writers work from home.
What's more is that technical writers are extremely high in demand. As technical companies continue to release pioneering new products, someone has to transform their complex technical-ese into everyday language the average customer can comprehend. Technical writers generally earn between $47,000-98,000 a year.
Lower Your Stress; Raise Your Salary
So, it turns out that you don't have to risk life and limb, save lives or suffer from stress-induced stomach ulcers to make a decent salary. From sales managers and graphic designers to college professors and training consultants, there are plenty of rewarding, angst-less jobs out there that come with generous salaries.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


The story revolves around two main setting:Lucy's house which she shares with her mother
and her Uncle Bert,and the office of Ross and Bannister's where Lucy works as a secretary. 

Lucy Beck       :She is a young,shy and insecure graduate of secreterial studies.She is
                        dissatisfied with her current life and is determined to improve it.She
\                       obtains a position with Ross and Bannister's,only to find that the position
                       comes with her chilling secret.
Ghost of Ms.  :She was a previous employee of Ross and Bannister's.She is unwilling
                       to Bloome let go of her position and continous to defend her
                       post.even after her demise.
Lucy's mother:A housewife who lives a hard life.She has to support her brother.
Uncle Bert     :Depends on his sister for support.he is also drunkard.
Harry Bert     :Ross and Bannister's handyman. He is an old man who has been working with the company
                      for years.

Mr Ross       :The younger partner of the company.


Possible theme that can in the short story are determination, possessiveness,loyalty loneliness,commitment, the supernatural, and compassion.

Despite the supernatural nature by which Ms.Broome badgers and demoralises lucy , she shows no sign of giving in to her demand. Instead, she is steadfast in defending her position as the secretary .

Not even death could part Ms .Broome from what she feels is rightfully hers. She continues to haunt the office through her electronic typewriter.

As with her possesiveness towards her job, Ms. Broome was also extremely loyal towards Mr.Bannister. Even after she passed on, her spirit continued in its endeavour to serve her employer.

loneliness can be strong influence in a person's lofe . ms broome had no life outside of her office. that made her possesive of her position in the company ; a possesiveness that went beyond the grave.

This attribute can be clearly seen in both lucy and Ms.Broome .Both are extremely commited to their profession.

 it is interesting that such an integral character in the story happens to be an ethereal entity. Yet this theme is rather prominent in the story .

this theme holds water especially in the final confrontation between Lucy and Ms Broome , rather it was through compassion and understanding of Ms. Broome's intention.

*Do not judge a person morely through credentials or qualifications.
*We must be comitted and responsible to our vocation or profession.
*Wemust value our family.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cgu Jinggo di SMKA Slim River

 5 Mei 2010 @ 3.15 pm - 4.30 pm ~ Kemahiran Softskill oleh Cgu Jinggo

Seramai 110 pelajar Tingkatan 4 dan 5 yang terdiri dari Pengawas Sekolah dan PRS menerima satu buah minda yang cukup mantap dari cgu Jinggo. Pendedahan tentang kemahiran Softskill adalah satu skill yang mampu membina kredibiliti para pelajar ini. be accepted and understood! (Differences between Westerners and Asians viewpoints and culture)

Every culture has its good and bad or black and white and also shades of gray in betweens.  The main point is that these two viewpoints exist and to learn and understand from each and exploit the best out of each of them in various situations to your advantage when presenting your views.
Difference between Westerners and Asians -
This is very interesting, just read on.
To group all races of Asians as one is to overgeneralize. Asian races are more diverse than the Caucasians, i.e. Indians differ from the Chinese in most respects.  There are also Asians who are now living and practising in the Westerners camp and should be classified as such. Nonetheless, it is a good attempt to compartmentalise and highlight the differences.

Key: Blue --> Westerners Red --> Asians

(1) Opinion

Westerners: Talk to the point

Asians: Talk around the circle, especially if opinions are different

(2) Way of Life
Westerners: individualism, think of himself or herself.

Asians: enjoy gathering with family and friends, solving their problems, and know each other's business.

(3) Punctuality

Westerners: on time.

Asians: in time.

(4) Contacts

Westerners: Contact to related person only
Asians: Contact everyone everywhere, business very successful.

(5) Anger

Show that I am angry.
Asians: I am angry, but still smiling... (Beware!)

(6) Queue when Waiting

Westerners: Queuing in an orderly manner
Asians: Queuing?! What's that?

(7) Sundays on the Road

Westerners: Enjoy weekend relaxing peacefully.

Asians: Enjoy weekend in crowded places, like going to the mall.

(8) Party

Westerners: Only gather with their own group.

Asians: All focus on the one activity that is hosted by the CEO.

(9) In the restaurant

Westerners: Talk softly and gently in the restaurant.

Asians: Talk and laugh loudly like they own the restaurant.

(10) Travelling

Westerners: Love sightseeing and enjoy the scenery.

Asians: Taking picture is the most important; scenery is just for the background.

(11) Handling of Problems

Westerners: Take any steps to solve the problems.

Asians: Try to avoid conflicts, and if can, don't leave any trail.

(12) Three meals a day

Westerners: Good meal for once a day is sufficed.

Asians: At least 3 good meals a day.

(13) Transportation

Westerners: Before drove cars, now cycling for environmental protection.

Asians: Before no money and rode a bike, now got money and drive a car

(14) Elderly in day-to-day life

Westerners: When old, there is snoopy for companionship.

Asians: When old, guarantee will not be lonely, as long as willing to babysit grandkids.

(15) Moods and Weather

Westerners: The logic is
: rain is pain.
Asians: More rain, more prosperity

(16) The Boss

Westerners: The boss is part of the team.

Asians: The boss is a fierce god.

(17) What's Trendy

Westerners: Eat healthy Asian cuisine.

Asians: Eat expensive Western cuisine.

(18) The Child

Westerners: The kid is going to be independent and make his/her own living.

Asians: Slog whole life for the kids, the centre of your life.

Monday, May 3, 2010

A Tribute to Arwah Amir

Ahad....2 Mei 2010

Ada beberapa perkara yang ingin aku selesaikan tetapi hanya satu yang kujadikan priority untuk hari ini.

Selepas makan pagi, aku meluncur ke Perodua Kamunting untuk memandu uji Perodua Alza. Kereta yang juga MPV ini akan sentiasa mengingatkan aku kepada Arwah Amir.

Secara keseluruhannya, aku suka dengan kereta ini, tetapi model advanced yang dipamerkan tidak lagi serupa dengan model asal yang dikeluarkan pada bulan November pada tahun lepas. Akhirnya, aku sekadar memandu uji untuk mengetahui keselesaan pemanduan dan pacuannya. 

Terima kasih kepada jurugambar yang semakin mantap!

Yang Menemukan...

Kematian memisahkan jasad tetapi menemukan yang hakikat..

1 Mei 2010...semua berkumpul di Bukit Mertajam..kesedihan jelas menyelubungi suasana apabila antara ahli keluarga yang masih muda usianya meninggalkan kami terlalu awal di kehidupannya. Pada usia 22 tahun, Amir telah menutup lembaran kisah hidupnya dengan pemergian yang begitu tragis buat semua yang menyayanginya.Bualan arwah tentang kerjayanya di Perodua Rawang sering mengingatkan aku kepada keterujaannya dengan keluaran terbaru Perodua, Alza dan keinginannya untuk membuka perniagaan. Kami semua sangat rapat kerana membesar bersama-sama dan banyak kisah keluarga yang sentiasa dikongsi bersama, namun dia lebih disayangiNYA. Al-fatihah buat arwah...

Sejenak bersama orang HEBAT!

 27 April 2010...Mama dan aku menanti kehadiran orang terkenal dan hebat!
Dia tiba jam 11 pagi di office dengan pakaian rasmi berlogo korporat RCOMM. Kehadirannya disambut oleh Mama dan aku.

Dan di akhir perbincangan, pihak sekolah bersetuju menggunakan pusat motivasi Cikgu Jinggo di Alang Sendayu dengan bayaran yang agak berpatutan. Dalam masa yang sama, Cikgu Jinggo telah  sudi memberikan satu sesi teknik kemahiran belajar kepada para pelajar pada hari Rabu bersamaan 5 May 2010 bertempat di Dewan Saidina Abu Bakar.

Semoga segala bantuan dan tenaga yang telah dan bakal dicurahkan kepada pelajar SMK Agama Slim River diberkati juga di balas olehNYA..