A.K.U.G.U.R.U. actually means 'I am a Teacher' (Aku guru in Bahasa Malaysia). It contains all the items related to my profession as a secondary school English teacher which includes my English lessons, my interests, my passion for Liverpool FC, and also my family affairs. Hope you enjoy your reading!

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

C4FC Lost Again!

Our football team created a sensation when we lost again for the second time in a row. The news will surely fly across the map, and we will soon get many invitations to be beaten. It was surely a good market stunt, and at the same time, a good workout for our teachers. But surely using several kids to run us to the ground would be against the idea of a friendly game, when the focus was just winning it. That was what happened when we played SMK Long Yunus when they brought along several young men while our teachers were mostly aged 40+. Nevertheless, we were proud of ourselves, and the main objective of getting some exercise had been fulfilled. Good work, guys!

Friday, July 16, 2010


.. were the letters given to the students for their word building, and they were taken from the Vocable game. They were divided into groups, and each had to construct new words from these 8 letters. The star could be used for any letters, and each letters could be used once only. Students used dictionaries to help them form the words. Words created using 4 tiles and above were given marks as follows:

4 tiles = 1 mark
5 tiles = 2 marks
6 tiles = 3 marks
7 tiles = 4 marks
8 tiles = 5 marks

The students were completely immersed in the task, and fought among them to get the highest marks possible. Some of the groups managed to form 7-letter words but none of them created 8-letter words. Some 7 and 8-letter words for consideration:

7-letter words


8-letter words


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

One Evening at Parkson, KB

I was hurrying to get out of the mall with my wife and son when a salesman offered me a free souvenir. I knew if I took it, I had to listen to him for at least five minutes or so, and I was rushing for the Maghrib prayer. Nevertheless, I took it anyway (it was a mug) and he started:

Salesman: How are you, mister. Do you have a minute?

Me: Well, I'm rushing for Maghrib prayer. Thanks for this mug. It is free, right?

S: It won't take long. I just want you to write your name here, so that we know in our record that you already take the souvenir. One only for a person.

M: Okay (I wrote my name, but stopped before writing other details). Do you need all these details?

S: Just for the record only. In the mean time, can I promote you our product?

M: I told you I'm in a hurry.

S: It will just take 5 minutes of your time.

Before I could answer, he continued.

S: I want to tell you that by taking the souvenir, you are entitled for these two tickets. Open them. They will show you what you win among these great products. Or they could be cash vouchers.

I opened them. One RM100 voucher and the other showed two products - an air purifier worth RM4+++ and an oven worth RM2+++. It also had RM100 voucher written at the corner. I gave them to him.

S: Did you just win these two products? Well, I have to call my manager because normally only one product per ticket.

He promptly called his manager and gave me his phone. The manager confirmed with me that the ticket was redeemable.

S: You are so lucky. You won these two products (pointing at the oven and the air purifier) and also RM100 cash voucher.

M: Okay then, give them to me. I really got to go now.

S: But you have to use your RM100 for another of our products. You can choose from here (showing a catalogue of electrical products worth thousands RM each).

M: Can't I use the voucher another time. I really don't have time now.

S: No, you must use the voucher now. Or you will lose these two items (by now his assistants put two big boxes in front of me). You can bring these home now, plus the one you are going to choose. But first you have to choose which of these items you want to use the voucher for.

He continued by showing some calculations on how I saved around RM6+++ to acquire the three products. He also compared the prices with other items from other known brands and bloated that his products were much better. He stressed that the payment will not be in cash, but in monthly installment, as low as RM50 per month. Unknowing to him, I also made my own calculations, and concluded that it was not worthy. So, I politely declined.

M: Well, in that case, I'll pass. Thank you anyway for all the information.

And I left him murmuring and chatting with his assistants, presumably about how stupid I am to pass the opportunity. However, I knew I made the right decision, because I sincerely believed that all the three products combined together are not worth thousands. I didn't mind because in the end, I got a mug and they got nothing.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Family Outing

We were at Taman Indera Petra again. This time, there was a train ride. It took only RM2 per person ('Ammar was not counted because he is only 2 years old) to take the train ride. It didn't matter that the train only went in circles, but it was satisfying for 'Ammar. Of course, after an hour in the pool, that was. Then we played the slide before we went off to Euro Fun Park just behind the TESCO. This is the first day of the park, and we went there just before the sunset, so there weren't many people just yet. Entrance fee was RM3 per adult and no charge for 'Ammar. Inside there were many games to excite the visitors such as the Euro Wheel, the Challenger, and the Haunted House. A token was worth RM2, and to play each game we needed at least 2 tokens. 'Ammar wanted to ride the mechanical horse, worth 2 tokens for the rider, and 1 for those who accompanied him. Next we rode the Euro Wheel, worth 3 tokens per person, accumulated to RM12 minus 'Ammar who rode free of charge.

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