Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cause short-term attention and learning problems in four-year-olds.
The problems were seen in a study of 60 children randomly assigned to either watch SpongeBob, or the slower-paced PBS cartoon Caillou or assigned to draw pictures. Immediately after these nine-minute assignments, the kids took mental function tests; those who had watched SpongeBob did measurably worse than the others.
Previous research has linked TV-watching with long-term attention problems in children, but the new study suggests more immediate problems can occur after very little exposure - results that parents of young kids should be alert to, the study authors said.
Kids' cartoon shows typically feature about 22 minutes of action, so watching a full program "could be more detrimental," the researchers speculated, But they said more evidence is needed to confirm that.
The results should be interpreted cautiously because of the study's small size, but the data seem robust and bolster the idea that media exposure is a public health issue, said Dr Dimitri Christakis. He is a child development specialist at who wrote an editorial accompanying the study published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
Christakis said parents need to realize that fast-paced programming may not be appropriate for very young children.
"What kids watch matters, it's not just how much they watch," he said.
psychology professor Angeline Lillard, the lead author, said Nickelodeon's SpongeBob shouldn't be singled out. She found similar problems in kids who watched other fast-paced cartoon programming.
She said parents should realize that young children are compromised in their ability to learn and use self-control immediately after watching such shows.
"I wouldn't advise watching such shows on the way to school or any time they're expected to pay attention and learn," she said.
Nickelodeon spokesman David Bittler disputed the findings and said SpongeBob SquarePants is aimed at kids aged 6-11, not 4-year-olds.
"Having 60 non-diverse kids, who are not part of the show's targeted (audience), watch nine minutes of programming is questionable methodology and could not possibly provide the basis for any valid findings that parents could trust," he said.
Lillard said four-year-olds were chosen because that age "is the heart of the period during which you see the most development" in certain self-control abilities. Whether children of other ages would be similarly affected can't be determined from this study.
Most kids were white and from middle-class or wealthy families. They were given common mental function tests after watching cartoons or drawing. The SpongeBob kids scored on average 12 points lower than the other two groups, whose scores were nearly identical.
In another test, measuring self-control and impulsiveness, kids were rated on how long they could wait before eating snacks presented when the researcher left the room. SpongeBob kids waited about 2 1/2 minutes on average, versus at least four minutes for the other two groups.
The study has several limitations. For one thing, the kids weren't tested before they watched TV. But Lillard said none of the children had diagnosed attention problems and all got similar scores on parent evaluations of their behaviour.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Kalau kita isteri perdana menteri, kita tak perlu takut sbb semua free,
sebab kita boleh buat rawatan kimoterapi kanser di L.A US,
Ratus - ratus ribu, high class facilities,
Kerajaan tanggung in and out,
buat rawatan sambil bercuti, sapa nak bagi,
Al Fatihah untuk Allahyarhamah Datin Sri Hendon,
Kita bukan Azean Irdawati,
Aktress yg terkenal pun tak lepas dari kanser,
Ye la kanser tak pilih bulu,
Pun tak cukup duit rawat kanser,
Tapi takpa, masuk paper Berita Harian, Metro, Utusan dan macam2 mintak derma,
masuk TV3 mintak ringankan beban,
mcm2 persatuan bagi derma,
Zakat Selangor bagi RM 30 000, orang lain bole dapat ker mcm ni ?
RM 90 000 bukan senang nak cari,
Berlakon satu filem di bayar RM 60 000,
setahun 3 filem dah RM 180 000, banyak gaji Pn Azean ni,
Tak masuk drama dan iklan,
Mcm ni punya kaya pun kena mintak derma lagi.....
Gaji you + husband ada RM 180 000 setahun ? RM 100 000 ?
RM 30000 ? alahai sedihnyer....
Kanser tak pilih bulu,
hari ni sihat bulan depan tengok2 kanser dah stage 3,
14 hari ketumbuhan 5cm dah jadi 10 cm,
1dari 19 wanita menghidap kanser setiap tahun ????
bila giliran kiter agaknyer ??
Hospital kerajaan yang macam pasar basah tu boleh setel cepat ker?
Bukan nak hentam Hospital Kerajaan,
Facilities dan kepakaran Hospital Kerajaan dan Swasta setanding....
Tapi Doktor Kerajaan sendiri cakap,sedangkan doktor kerajaan pun byk yg amik insuran..
Kes elektif mcm kanser atau jantung, atau kritikal, eloklah jangan ditangguh rawatan,
mcm mana nak cepat sbb kita bukan isteri perdana menteri....
nak rawatan cepat kena pergi hospital swasta,
hospital swasta paham2 lah, bisnes tetap bisnes,
RM 20 000, buat kimo sajer, satu cycle jer,
tak masuk rawatan yang lain,
Bila dah kena, ada yang bergadai rumah, ada yang bergadai tanah,
Kos rawatan + kos sara hidup ( dah sakit tak bleh p kerja dah...)
Boleh cecah RM 100 ribu..ada yang lebih..
Kalau duit rawatan + duit sara hidup + kos rawatan susulan RM 150 000, mcm mana ?
Simpan RM 200 sebulan di ASB pun 10 tahun belum cukup RM 100 000..
Kalu simpan RM 200 di Takaful, esok dah ada dana kecemasan RM 500 000,
Kalau tak dak jadi aper2 dapat balik Modal + Investment...
Ni pun tak boleh paham ker ?
Setengah orang kedekut..
kalau tak kedekut mungkin tak paham,
beli kereta bayar RM 500 boleh, RM 1500 pun takper, asal bergaye,
beli emas Ribu - ribu sanggup,
tap nak bayar 5% dari gaji bulan utk kecemasan rasa mahal,
sedangkan benda ni wajib + penting,
dana kecemasan la katakan,
kalau ada RM 150 000 dalam bank hari ni takper,
tapi kalu ada kecemasan RM 150 000 kena guna, habis lah duit you,
kene kumpul balik, kan ker baik kalau orang lain bagi RM 150 000 utk kecemasan,
RM 200 mahal? RM 150 mahal gak ? RM100? RM 50 mahal lagi ????
Orang Lain bila dapat 1st gaji diorang tak plan nak beli kereta Honda,
Orang Kita bila dapat 1st gaji terus plan nak beli kurang2 Waja,
Orang Lain bila dapat 1st gaji, diorang pikir Investment, pikir Insurance,
Orang Kita bila dapat 1st gaji diorang pikir nak pakai kereta aper, sport rim 17 inci wajib,
Perancang kewangan kater utk kereta tak lebih 12% dari gaji bulan,
Gaji RM 2500/sebulan patut beli kereta yg bayar bulan RM 300/sebulan, Wira second ok la../kenari second ker..utk permulaan.....
Tapi ramai tak ikut..gaji RM 2500, beli kereta Honda City RM 600/sebulan.....24% dah tuh..
Perancang kewangan kater, 60% gaji utk hutang + perbelanjaan, 40 % utk investment, dana persaraan, insurance,
Orang Kita 99% gaji utk hutang + belanja sara hidup...1 % utk simpanan...
Beraper kerat jer orang melayu ada RM 50 000 cash dalam bank lepas 5 tahun kerjer,
Bila orang suruh beli takaful / insurance.....mahal...tak cukup bulan2 nak bayar......
pakat2 la betulkan kedudukan kewangan korang semua....
Orang Kerajaan ada yang berlagak,
Penyakit dan rawatan semua di tanggung,
Habis hari2 orang kerajaan masuk paper mintak derma mcm maner,
Kita bukan isteri Perdana Menteri,
Bukan juga adik Menteri,
Menteri dan PM sendiri pun cari hospital swasta utk rawatan, US lagi tuh,
Pegawai jabatan jer ? clerk jer ? Pegawai sains jer ?
Ketua Jabatan ? Pensyarah ? Ok la skit dengar bunyik nyer,
OK sebulan lagi datang balik buat Test tu Test ni,
OK tunggu result 2 minggu,
OK kena tunggu giliran buat pembedahan, mungkin 3 bulan lagi,
Senarai list 10 muka surat, tahun depan pun ada nak dapat giliran,
mintak maaf cakap, inilah realiti......
Orang kerja Swasta lagi lah tak sedar diri,
Konon - konon Multi Nasional Company...
Majikan Cover la katakan...
Berapa ribu beb ? Sampai bila beb ? Berapa limit beb ?
8 bulan kena kanser tak p kerja Majikan nak cover lagi ker beb ????
pencen umur 55 thn habis takdak coverage dah...
86% warge tua orang kita sekarang tiada coverage insurance..
golongan ni berada di tahun akhir 1970an dan 1980an...tengah kuat kerja mcm kita,
tapi masa tu insurans tak famous di kalangan orang kita, haram...
sekarang ada satu pilihan jer lah...hospital kerajaan...
kalau nak ke hospital swasta...kena cari dana sendiri...
EPF ? untuk persaraan pun tak cukup ini kan pula nak tanggung medical...
Sekarang banyak company besar2 beroperasi di Malaysia,
Tapi sampai bila ?
Itu pun kalau majikan masih sudi beroperasi di Malaysia,
Bisnes is bisnes, bukan badan kebajikan atau walfare...
kalau kos operasi dah mahal...pegi tempat lain la jwbnyer..
nak beli takaful masa umur 55? Besar belanjer nyer beb..itu pun kalau layak...
Majikan paling besar dalam Malaysia adalah Kerajaan Malaysia,
Insyallah dah berpuluh tahun beroperasi..tak bungkus...
walaupun kalah byk di PRU12 baru2 ni,..takper...Majoriti mudah dalam tangan...
Alahhhh...kalu PAS ker PKR ker perintah Malaysia pun, kerajaan tetap jalan mcm biasa...
Kerja Kilang besar mana pun, risiko nak bungkus tetap ada,
US dah meleset, Kilang US kat Msia ni byk dalam bahaya...
Kat Malaysia pun operator kilang Melayu dah skit,,,berlambak Bangla, Vietnam , Nepal...murah...
Sikit hari lagi, depa pakat - pakat pindah Operasi p Bangla...
Tu pun masih tak sedar diri lagi......
IKM-HUKM Hospital yg terbaik dari segi facilities bagi rawatan kanser,
Hospital Kerajaan nih,
Hospital Swasta n Kerajaan kadang2 akan refer sini,
Sini ada golongan yg tak perlu bayar, atau bayar seminimum yg mungkin,
ada yang kena bayar 100%..bagi yag ada coverage insurance, atau TOKEY KILANG,
boleh buat loan nak buat rawatan disini...buat loan ?
Cukup la loan rumah loan kereta dah beban dah.....
Kebarangkalian nak jatuh dalam GROUP tak payah bayar sangat lah rendah....
Second group kena bayar skit....skit berapa skit...RM 20 ribu ? RM 30 ribu ? tengok kes ler...
So, are we hoping for the luck to fall in the Not Need Pay Group ??
Husband kerja, wife kerja...boleh bayar bulan - bulan aper ....
Ibarat guna Kad kredit ler,
Kad kredit Visa Jammed, Gunerlah pulak Kad Mastercard,
(Mana2 yg pakai kad kredit, stop dan tukar pada Kad Debit plak...)
Bila jalan jauh, spare tyre kena ada,
Jahanam satu tayar, ada lagi satu tyre spare..
Sama juga kes you,
Mana boleh dapat rawatan kerajaan, pergi la takda masalah,
Tapi bila lambat dan waiting list panjang, pegi la hospital swasta nak cepat...( dengan coverage insuranse la yer...)
Kanser bila dah kena, keluarga merana,
isteri kena kanser suami merana,
suami kena kanser isteri merana,
kehilangan keluarga tersayang taktau nak cakap ler sedihnyer,
Gaji Laki bini RM 2500 + RM 2500..wau RM 5000,
satu tumbang...tinggal RM 2500 jer..
dah la tak cukup...nak tanggung kos rawatan kanser lagik..
kalau takdak insurans.....masuk paper ler mintak derma..
tanggung sakit memang perit,
takda duit nak buat rawatan lagi tambah pedih,
Ajal dan maut di tangan tuhan akhirnyer,
Kalau dah sampai ajal, pergi jua...
Sekurang2nya kita mencuba dapatkan rawatan terbaik,
Jangan nanti terkilan salah kan diri sendiri,
sbb lambat dapat rawatan...why lambat ? tak der duit.....
Suami-suami yang menyayangi isteri...
Isteri - isteri yang menyayangi suami..
Lepas baca nukilan nih, bincang - bincanglah sesama sendiri,
Suami belikan takaful untuk isteri...
Takkan isteri nak beli untuk suami..
apa2 pun bolehlah...#:-S
Takaful / Insurans hanya boleh dibeli dengan kesihatan,
You mampu bayar RM 500 sebulan pun, bila dah sakit, orang tak pandang dah,
Nukilan ni bukan nak perli saper2,
Just nak bukak minda jer,
mintak maaf kalau ada yang teraser,
Sementara sihat, eloklah beringat...
Bila dah sakit......Wallahulalam....
Ingat.....Kita bukan isteri mana - mana Perdana Menteri...hatta Menteri sekali pun.....
Majlis Kanser Malaysia MAKNA
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Japatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ).
Notification of Summon
Dear Road user,
JPJ (japatan pengangkutan jalan) in the section of road transport department and road taxes have hereby bring to your notice that your outstanding summon charges is due and you might not use your automobile without the clearance of your outstanding summon.
Summon are as follows:
AUTO INSURANCE ........................RM400
ROAD TAX RENEWAL...................RM200
ROAD TAX INSURANCE................RM460
TRAFFIC FAILURE AND IMPROPER ROAD PARKING..........................RM570
Total sum ............................................................RM1,630
All the above mentioned summon are decumented in the JPJ database system.
Failure to clear these above summon might lead to harassment why on the road.
XQTM943611 JPJ checkpoints nationwide.
Please take note, all payment are made in the bank and reciept are kept for yearly alllowances by JPJ.
Any complains and payment, please email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Address:Lot 5.01, Level 5, KPMG Tower, No.8,
First Avenue,Persiaran Bandar Utama,
Bandar Utama,47800 Petaling Jaya,
Monday, June 13, 2011
MONEY IS YOURS BUT RESOURCES BELONG TO THE SOCIETY.
Germany is a highly industrialized country. It produces top brands like Benz, BMW, Siemens etc. The nuclear reactor pump is made in a small town in this country. In such a country, many will think its people lead a luxurious life. At least that was my impression before my study trip.
When I arrived at Hamburg, my colleagues who work in Hamburg arranged a welcome party for me in a restaurant. As we walked into the restaurant, we noticed that a lot of tables were empty. There was a table where a young couple was having their meal. There were only two dishes and two cans of beer on the table. I wondered if such simple meal could be romantic, and whether the girl will leave this stingy guy.
There were a few old ladies on another table. When a dish is served, the waiter would distribute the food for them, and they would finish every bit of the food on their plates.
We did not pay much attention to them, as we were looking forward to the dishes we ordered. As we were hungry, our local colleague ordered more food for us.
As the restaurant was quiet, the food came quite fast. Since there were other activities arranged for us, we did not spend much time dining. When we left, there was still about one third of unconsumed food on the table.
When we were leaving the restaurant, we heard someone calling us. We noticed the old ladies in the restaurant were talking about us to the restaurant owner. When they spoke to us in English, we understood that they were unhappy about us wasting so much food. We immediately felt that they were really being too busybody.
"We paid for our food, it is none of your business how much food we left behind," my colleague Gui told the old ladies.
The old ladies were furious. One of them immediately took her hand phone
out and made a call to someone. After a while, a man in uniform claimed to be an officer from the Social Security organization arrived. Upon knowing what the dispute was, he issued us a 50 Mark fine. We all kept quiet. The local colleague took out a 50 Mark note and repeatedly apologized to the officer.
The officer told us in a stern voice, "ORDER WHAT YOU CAN CONSUME, MONEY IS YOURS BUT RESOURCES BELONG TO THE SOCIETY. THERE ARE MANY OTHERS IN THEWORLD WHO ARE FACING SHORTAGE OF RESOURCES. YOU HAVE NO REASON TO WASTE RESOURCES.”
Our face turned red. We all agreed with him in our hearts. The mindset of people of this rich country put all of us to shame. WE REALLY NEED TO REFLECT ON THIS. We are from a country which is not very rich in resources. To save face, we order large quantity and also waste food when we give others a treat. THIS LESSON TAUGHT US A LESSON TO THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT CHANGING OUR BAD HABITS.
My colleague photostated the fine ticket and gave a copy to each of us as a souvenir. All of us kept it and pasted on our wall to remind us that we shall never be wasteful.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Kejadian 2, 3 hari lepas. Kegiatan samun di sekitar SP. Lelaki 20an (2 org) menyamar sebagai staff TNB dgn berjeket TNB, membawa file dan dokumen TNB. Lelaki berkenaan cukup pandai berbahasa dan cuba mencari jalan utk memasuki halaman rumah mangsa dgn beralasan seperti utk memeriksa meter letrik dan sebagainya. Setelah berada di halaman rumah mangsa, lelaki berkenaan akan mencari jln utk memasuki kedlm rumah mangsa seperti menyuruh mangsa mengambil bil TNB, IC dan sebagainya (supaya mangsa masuk ke dlm rumah) .
Setelah mangsa berada di dalam rumah, itu adalah kesempatan mereka bertindak ganas. Mangsa target mereka adalah wanita surirumah sepenuh masa. Aktiviti mereka adalah di siang hari sewaktu kebanyakan orang keluar kerja. Sama sama lah berwaspada dan spread this news.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Cikgu Rohaizan, Miss Normah Salleh Barone, Cikgu Zainal, Cikgu Norasma, Cikgu Zainuddin, Cikgu Musak, Ust. Kamal, Ust Dol Salam,Cikgu Zaliah, Cikgu Saari, Cikgu Saedon, Cikgu Mat Asin, Cikgu Hasnah, Miss Rose, Cikgu Rohaidah, Cikgu Azmi, Cikgu Junaidah, Cikgu Rohaya, Ust. Md. Noor, Ust. Naim, Cikgu Roslan, Cikgu Naimah, Miss Doreen Yap, Cikgu Faridah Salleh, Cikgu Hashimah, Ust. Gani, Us. Razali, Miss Sithaletchumy, Cikgu Adran, Cikgu Adibah, Cikgu Rahman, Cikgu Hamad, Cikgu Sayuwa, Cikgu Faridah Nd. Noor, Cikgu Jauni,
Friday, April 22, 2011
*Please read and pass to your friend.*
*How to detect a HIDDEN CAMERA in changing rooms in garment shops &
boutiques........ In front of the changing room, take your mobile phone and
make sure that your mobile can make calls. **
**Then enter into the changing room, and make a call. **
**If u can't make a call, there is a hidden camera. **
**This is due to the interference of fiber optic during the signal transfer
**Please forward this to your friends to educate the public of this menace.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together.
He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you. "The young executives were Shocked, but the boss continued. "I am going to give each one of you a SEED today - one very special SEED. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you.
I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO."
One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed. Everyday, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.
Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew.
Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing.
By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn't have a plant and he felt like a failure.
Six months went by -- still nothing in Jim's pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn't say anything to his colleagues, however, he just kept watering and fertilizing the soil - He so wanted the seed to grow.
A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection.
Jim told his wife that he wasn't going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot to the board room. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful -- in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him !
When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives.
Jim just tried to hide in the back. "My, what great plants, trees and flowers you have grown," said the CEO. "Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO !"
All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the Financial Director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified. He thought, "The CEO knows I'm a failure ! Maybe he will have me fired !"
When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed - Jim told him the story.
The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, "Behold your next Chief Executive Officer !
His name is Jim !" Jim couldn't believe it. Jim couldn't even grow his seed.
"How could he be the new CEO ?" the others said.
Then the CEO said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead - it was not possible for them to grow.
All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive Officer !"
* If we plant courage, we will reap admiration
* If we plant honesty, we will reap trust
* If we plant enoughness, we will reap contentment
* If we plant hard work, we will reap success
* If we plant forgiveness, we will reap reconciliation
* If we plant wisdom, we will reap peacefulness and happiness
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
If ONE (1) of your Nominees in the EPF Nominees list dies, automatically the whole arrangement (EPF Nominees list) is VOID .. Meaning if, you only put in One (1) name & unfortunately he/she dies before you - automatically EPF will channel your EPF money to trustee of AMANAH RAYA upon your death.
Even though if you have few names in the EPF Nominees list, - the whole arrangement is VOID & none of the individual names left in the EPF Nominees list will get their portion & automatically EPF will channel your EPF money to trustee of AMANAH RAYA upon your death.
Piece of advice - if any of the your Nominees in the EPF Nominees list dies, please do immediately approach the nearest EPF counter & present the Death Certificate of the individual & register your NEW / LATEST Nominee in the EPF Nominees list + NEW / LATEST percentage .
If, you & the other party (maybe spouse) involved in the same misfortune (accident / illness) that caused death to both yourself / spouse please, please, please alert your siblings / relatives / parents to immediately approach the nearest EPF counter & share the information within 3 days to AVOID all EPF money to be surrendered to trustee of AMANAH RAYA .
Upon surrender to trustee of AMANAH RAYA, your children will have to battle the money thru 3 channels;
The normal period via above 3 channels usually takes 2-3 years (except if you have inside/tip top connection) at Amanah Raya.