Monday, 12 March 2012

QUESTION: It is very important that the young workforce prepares itself to meet the present day challenges in order for a country to achieve developed nation status. Do you agree with this statement? Write your opinion with reasons and examples to support it. the essay to be written should not be fewer than 250 words.

          A developed nation can be defined as a nation which has achieved stability in terms of its economic growth and security. In this millennium, the most common criteria in evaluating a developed country includes its gross domestic product (GDP), the per capita income, the level of industrialisation, its amount of widespread infrastructure and also the general standard of living. Malaysia as an under-developed nation is almost at its height in achieving this benchmark. In accordance to this, the power of youth remains an essential for all kinds of communal development generally, and this process especially. Henceforth, it is absolutely agreeable to state that the young workforce plays the key role for a country in its pursuit to achieve a developed nation status based on the three factors; their origin from the latest education system, the possession of the physical and mental vigour, and becoming the apprentice for the continuation of the early generation’s aspiration.

First and foremost, it is crucial for the young workforce of a country to prepare itself for all the inevitable challenges during the nation development process as they are the assets for a developing country to achieve higher nation status; developed country. The first privilege that young people have is in the field of education, by which they are born from the latest education system. To face the unavoidable difficulties during the development process, it is important for a country to generate a sky-high self-esteemed and skilful generation. It seems quite harder with the former exam-oriented education system which focuses entirely on intellectuality and ignores experiential learning, leading students to only extrinsically value education and not intrinsically value learning. With the introduction of the more recent ‘School-based Assessment (SBA)’, the education system is set to be less exam-oriented. Moreover, the establishment of talent school idea can develop the self-esteem of young workforce in the future. Early prediction to the flow of the education system in our country can be foreseen now. Thus, the young workforce should take this opportunity and lead this country in the most appropriate way or otherwise the developed nation status can only become as one of unachievable goals.

Furthermore, the youth has physical and mental advantages to be met with the demand of a developed country. Physically, young workforce has more strength to cope with the fast-moving world and the increasing workload. They can work overtime for more outcomes in their field. Based on a study conducted in 2009 on entrepreneurships, the average age for the CEOs of medium-sized company has decreased from 57 to 45 since the past decade. This is due to their physical advantages in handling long hours of meeting time added with the increasing need to travel long distances frequently. Mentally, newly graduate workers bring in new and fresh ideas as they are being more productive, enthusiastic, committed and more innovative. In order to get promotion or high-paid salaries, they can work well under pressure, have many ground-breaking ideas and cultivate their ken. Many younger employees have more skills or experience than older staff, which have been stuck in one area or unit for most of their working lives. Besides, they are more adaptive to the modern workplace and can be more readily moulded to a particular work style. As a result, they provide the solution for the weakness of the past and therefore the development of the nation has gone another step into a developed nation status.

The growth and development of a country also follows the one simple rule not unlike all other growths; that it begins from the bottom and then slowly progresses upwards step by step. In terms of a country on the road towards a developed nation status, the transition between the present generation and their apprentices holds the key factor for a successful country growth. As the old carry their aspirations together in building up this nation, the younger generation needs to be properly trained to understand and absorb these sentiments so that the nation’s development will be in line with the original set-ups planned by the pioneers of the country’ development. Ultimately, the developed nation status will become an easier goal to achieve.
          In final consideration, it really is important for the young workforce to prepare themselves to meet the present day challenges in order for the country to achieve the developed nation status. A wise man once said, “We must view young people not as empty bottles to be filled but as candles to be lit”. Young people have their own flair which can help a country to achieve higher nation status as a developed country. The problem now is their talents are not being boosted enough. Thus, they are not prepared enough to meet the future challenges which are seem to be more and more difficult. Then, where we can find an independent generation which is needed in making a further development to our country? 

Friday, 2 March 2012



                 Every month, quite a number of Sudoku puzzles have been solved by the members of Sudoku Society in SMK Bijak Bestari. However, they need a longer time to solve the puzzles as the level of difficulties increases.

           Sudoku has 4 different levels which are easy, medium, challenging and difficult and it can be solved by completing the grid so that every row, column and every three-by-three box contains the digits 1 to 9. Despite there is a difference between the minimum and maximum time for the members to complete the Sudoku in each level, it is marginal with the biggest difference of only 0.69 minutes. Besides, the total number of puzzless solved by the society’s members from January to October 2006 is 254. The numbers of Sudokus solved for every 2 months are inconsistent with the highest is between July and August which is 78 puzzles.

            As the conclusion, anyone can complete the Sudoku puzzle, even though they do not profoundly master Mathematics, as long as they know how to solve the puzzle logically.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012


Imran : Just another thought that flashed through my mind sometimes.

Friends, could you be so much as the tiniest kind enough, to keep your blogs simple and less fluffy and flowery and cutie and colourfully and mushy-mushy and others? Please, i beg of you...

It really is hard, and I know you all knew it well as i know it too. To wait for long page loading time, experiencing lags during scrolling up and down and to squint your eyes to read some reallly nice typing fonts. Especially when using broadband that had reached its limit =p


There is a lot of controversy about the generation gap between parents and children. Do you agree that the older party must try to adapt with the young ones or vice versa?

A Chinese proverb said, “If you want happiness for a lifetime, help the next generation”. Yet to help the next generation is by narrowing the generation gap. According to the Oxford Dictionary, generation gap is a difference in attitudes between people of different generation. A generation gap occurs when older and younger people do not understand each other because of their difference in opinion, experience and nature.  In order to reduce generation gap, one party either the elder or the youth must be held accountable. In this situation, the elders seem to be the one who should adapt with the young one because they have more experience in life, have the power in ruling their children’s life as well as they can pass on priceless lessons and the children can learn from the past mistakes.

As the elders have more experience in life, they ought to be more understanding. They have been young and understand how the young feels whereas the young have never been old. Parents must have the idea on how to approach children in the way of entertainment, fashion, behaviour and so on. This does not mean that parents have to do or be interested in something that is exactly the same with their children. It is enough to be more understanding in the way they follow the flow of latest trend, not just giving the black and white order to arrange and manage their life. If the children consider their parents as a good listener and advisor, they will surely tolerate with their parents’ thoughts and views.

Apart from that, in any condition elders are often given power to rule or manage their children. This is because elders are more knowledgeable  and can be rational in making decision. They will know how to manipulate the youth to accept their opinions. This privilege is something that will play important role to help elders to reduce generation gap. For example, parents of course have the right to order their children as they wish, but still they must have the strategy to ensure that the children follow their way of life without putting pressure on them. At the same time, trying to consider the children’s desire. Thus the children will not take it as a life domination but as parents’ love and that will prevent them from making their parents as their enemy.

The longer the person lives, the more mistakes they will commit and the more lessons they will learn. For those who are older, they have the priceless lessons to pass on to the youth, to let the youth learn from their earlier oversight so that they will not repeat the same mistakes. It is why elders should try to adapt with the young one. Taking parents again as an example, they can guide their children in order to prevent them from being totally influenced by bad culture such as in music, clothing and food because it will give bad effect to individual and also the future generation.

As the conclusion, the generation gap is not a novel problem as it also happened among the past generation. It occurs when the older and the young individual contradict each other in their attitude. The fact is this problem can’t be controlled if both of them can’t tolerate to each other. Thus, it is a best decision for the elders to be creative in adapting themselves with the young people otherwise the gap will become worst and there will be lack of respectful towards each other. Do you think that you can live in a community with the children who are dare to summon their own parents just because the parents have thrown their Michael Jackson’s CDs?

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Parents of teen vandals be held responsible for their child's irresponsibilities. Do you agree?

...and here is our response. Be overwhelmed!

     When parents are always trying to monitor their children's activities, should they be blamed if the children are still involved in vandalism because of many other external influences? Do parents have the abilities, time and opportunity to guard the children every time? The fact is that the parents also have their own difficulties which prevent them from having full control of their children. Instead of the parents, the mass media and peer influence play their own role in this negative phenomenon. Lack of self control of the teenager themselves also can lead to vandalism.

     The mass media have great influence and strong impact and can hardly be avoided today. For example, some scenes from the films and dramas have elements of behavior related to vandalism and teenagers will see it as as something cool to follow as the scenes are perfectly done by the main actor. if the teenagers scribble some graffiti on school buildings' walls or break the public phones, it is the violent-like TV programmes that they watch are to blame, and not the parents who are said supposed to be there to watch over their children.

     Teens learn from the world around them. Teenagers are usually easier to copy and become influenced by their peers as they spend most of their time at school or college with them. Thus, peers play a large part in the lives of youngsters and unknowingly replaces the family as the best partner for a teen social and leisure activities. As teenagers have various kinds of peer relations, there is a big chance that some among those people could influence all of them in a bad way.

     The last reason why parents should not be blamed on teen vandals is because the lack of self control of the teenagers themselves which can also promote them to commit vandalism. Although teenagers are grown and nourished with advices from their parents, together with the virtues on what is right and wrong being taught since young, still the lack of self control will eventually lead them to vandalism. For instance, some teenagers just cannot stop themselves from enjoying the negative activities together with their friends although they already knew the risk, for they themselves willingly let immoral partners to influence them.

     In the final conclusion, if the parents always do talk to their children and keep grounding them, but the children is still out of control, then what else can the parents do? Teens are manipulating people because they are not held accountable to their actions. They are smart and life is a game to them. If they keep doing wrong acts and people reward them for bad behavior, they will continue to do so. then someday they will say, " my parents take the blame for my actions. Why should I  listen?" Thus, we do not want our precious generation to become like this in the process of raising a generation of proactive teenagers.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

bigbrother&kids' members

Name : Siti Hafizah bt Che Sarif
Date of Birth : 7 September 1993
Zodiac : Virgo
Hometown : Wakaf Bharu, Kelantan
Favourite Song : Count On Me - Bruno Mars

Name : Wan Asma' Bt W Mohd Yusof
Date of Birth : 14 November 1993
Zodiac : Scorpion
Hometown : Kajang, Selangor
Favourite Song : This Is Me - Demi Loveto
Motto : "I AM I"

Name : Imran lutfi Bin Mohammad Khir
Date of Birth : 9 January 1993
Zodiac : Capricorn
Hometown : Shah Alam, Selangor
Favourite Song : I Am Near - Native Deen
Favourite Quote : "And verily there is none for one except that of which he has put effort (upon it)"