Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Learning Online Using Focus A Online Education System

The internet has really opened up a lot of possibilities. With more and more applications popping up here and there. Almost everything can be done online these days.

Today watching my kids do their revision using our Focus A Online Education System really excites me. The fact that they can study online, do practice, learn from a tutor is just fantastic! You are no longer bounded by books and classroom. In fact it is so convenient and definitely green as it is paperless!

I just can't imagine what it will be like in the next few years. Most likely we would even have 3D teachers appearing before you via internet TV and such. The things that we saw in the movies are actually taking shape. Education has just gotten to a whole new level.

Here is my son Aiman with my netbook and diligently on the Focus A system doing his revision!

You can try out the system at www.focusa.com.my/demo.htm

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Anak Menghadapi Masalah Pelajaran di Sekolah?

Hari ini merupakan hari guru. Selamat hari guru diucapkan kepada semua guru di atas segala usaha untuk mendidik anak bangsa menjadi orang yang berpengetahuan dan berguna kepada agama, bangsa dan negara.

Baru-baru ini saya telah diminta untuk membuat 1 sesi motivasi untuk para pelajar yang agak lemah dalam pelajaran mereka di sekolah anak-anak saya. Pelajar-pelajar ini terdiri dari pelajar darjah 4 hingga darjah 6. Jadi  saya dan isteri buat 1 program yang kami panggil program Sinar Harapan. Sepanjang sesi itu barulah saya sedar betapa mencabarnya mendidik anak-anak kita. Ada saje jawabnya. Kepada semua cikgu, teruskan usaha murni anda. You guys are the best!!!

Anyways semasa sesi tersebut saya dapati kebanyakkan masalah pelajar ini adalah tiada support dari rumah. Sekadar ke sekolah sahaja tidak mencukupi lagi hari ini. Keadaan semakin mencabar dan saingan memang sengit tetapi pelajar-pelajar ini sudah tidak kisah. Antara perkara yang kita boleh buat untuk anak-anak kita adalah;

1. Luangkan masa untuk mereka, berbual dan bertanya, jadilah kawan kepada mereka. Mereka akan membesar dengan begitu cepat.

2. Sediakan tempaat yang khusus dan sesuai untuk belajar bersama di rumah. Ingat BELAJAR BERSAMA. Di rumah kami ada satu ruang di mana semua ahli keluarga akan duduk bersama untuk belajar bersama.

3. Habiskan 1 jam setiap malam bersama-sama anak-anak. Apa yang kami buat adalah kami buat latihan online melalui program Focus A. Anak-anak kami telah guna pakai sejak bulan Jun tahun 2010. Alhamdulillah keputusan mereka amat baik dan yang paling hebat mereka amat selesa menggunakan komputer. Anda boleh lihat sendiri di laman www.focusa.com.my/demo.htm

Portal ini memang bagus. Anak2x kami suka & seronok belajar sebab ianya interactive. Tambahan pula ada online games yang education related yg boleh mengasah minda mereka.

Sekiranya berminat untuk mendapatkannya boleh hubungi kami di 0162626741.

4. Untuk anak-anak yang belum bersekolah dan baru nak belajar bercakap ada 1 laman web yang amat baik iaitu www.starfall.com . Anak2x akan seronok sebab very interactive.

Sekiranya anak2x ada masalah di sekolah kita kena tanya diri kita apa sumbangan kita. Anak2x adalah amanah. Biarlah kita bersusah sedikit sekarang dari susah kemudian. Remember Knowledge is POWER!

Monday, May 9, 2011

NEVER Use Your Mobile Phone At The Fuel Pump!

Please send this information to ALL your family & friends, especially those who have kids in the car with them while pumping gas. If this were to happen, they may not be able to get the children out in time. 
Shell Oil Comments - A MUST READ!Safety Alert! Here's some reasons why we don't allow cell phones in operating areas, propylene oxide handling and storage area, propane, gas and diesel refuelling areas.

The Shell Oil Company recently issued a warning after three incidents in which mobile phones (cell phones) ignited fumes during fuelling operations 

In the first case
, the phone was placed on the car's trunk lid during fuelling; it rang and the ensuing fire destroyed the car and the gasoline pump. 

In the second
, an individual suffered severe burns to their face when fumes ignited as they answered a call while refuelling their car! 

And in the third
, an individual suffered burns to the thigh and groin as fumes ignited when the phone, which was in their pocket, rang while they were fuelling their car. 

You should know that: Mobile Phones can ignite fuel or fumes

Mobile phones that light up when switched on or when they ring release enough energy to provide a spark for ignition

Mobile phones should not be used in filling stations, or when fuelling lawn mowers, boat, etc.

Mobile phones should not be used, or should be turned off, around other materials that generate flammable or explosive fumes or dust, (I.e., solvents, chemicals, gases, grain dust, etc...)

TO sum it up, here are the Four Rules for Safe Refuelling:
1) Turn off engine 

2) Don't smoke
3) Don't use your cell phone - leave it inside the vehicle or turn it 0ff 
4) Don't re-enter your vehicle during fuelling.

Bob Renkes of Petroleum Equipment Institute is working on a campaign to try and make people aware of fires as a result of 'static electricity' at gas pumps. His company has researched 150 cases of these fires.
His results were very surprising: 

1) Out of 150 cases, almost all of them were women. 
2) Almost all cases involved the person getting back in their vehicle while the nozzle was still pumping gas. When finished, they went back to pull the nozzle out and the fire started, as a result of static. 
3) Most had on rubber-soled shoes. 
4) Most men never get back in their vehicle until completely finished. This is why they are seldom involved in these types of fires. 
5) Don't ever use cell phones when pumping gas 
6) It is the vapours that come out of the gas that cause the fire, when connected with static charges. 
7) There were 29 fires where the vehicle was re-entered and the nozzle was touched during refuelling from a variety of makes and models. Some resulted in extensive damage to the vehicle, to the station, and to the customer. 
8) Seventeen fires occurred before, during or immediately after the gas cap was removed and before fuelling began..

Mr. Renkes stresses to NEVER get back into your vehicle while filling it with gas. 

If you absolutely HAVE to get in your vehicle while the gas is pumping, make sure you get out, close the door TOUCHING THE METAL, before you ever pull the nozzle out. This way the static from your body will be discharged before you ever remove the nozzle.

As I mentioned earlier, The Petroleum Equipment Institute, along with several other companies now, are really trying to make the public aware of this danger.

I ask you to please send this information to ALL your family and friends, especially those who have kids in the car with them while pumping gas. If this were to happen to them, they may not be able to get the children out in time. Thanks for passing this along.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Babies In Movie Theaters

Yesterday, I took the family to the movies. We watched THOR which I thought was quite a good movie. I have been a comic fan for the past 20 years and I was quite concerned how they were going to do it with Thor. I had my doubts but I think they did a great job! Can't wait to see Captain America followed by the Avengers next year.

Anyways, bringing the whole family is a bit of a challenge because we have our 3rd child who is still a baby. Our darling little boy, Danish who is now just 16 months. Every time we tell people we are bringing him to the movies, people are surprised. Actually we started taking him to the movies when he was just 6 months!

For those of you who have babies, you can still enjoy a great movie with your babies. Here are a few things that we do that I can share. It might help or it might not. :)

Here are 3 Tips on How to bring Babies In Movie Theaters.

1. You have to decide that you are bringing your baby with you. This is so that you have the proper mind set. Make sure everybody in the family who is going to see the movie is aware of this as well especially your partner..
2. When you purchase the tickets make sure you buy the aisle sit. That way you can exit anytime when you need to without disrupting other people. Make sure you put the stroller in front of the front row seats so that you can collect it at the end of the movie.
3. Try to tire your baby before the movies. Play and feed him/her. It would be easier if you could get your baby to sleep as soon as the movie starts. It works for us! If the baby cries, try to feed him/her but if you can't  stop the crying leave your seat and try to soothe him/her outside. Once she is calmed down or back to sleep just reenter the theater. I remember one time my son Aiman was so scared I had to carry him throughout the movie and I had to watch the movie standing. This was when he was already a toddler. But he is braver now.

The worst thing that could happen is that you loose out on a few dollars if you can't be in the theater anymore.  But the experience and the stories you can share with your family will last a life time.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

4 Reasons/Ways that YOU can make money through eBay

4 Reasons /Ways that YOU can make money through eBay.

Today, the last day of the Global Internet Seminar 2011 we had the wonderful opportunity to listen to Chris Bowers from Boston. He shared with us how he profited from doing business online via eBay. He called it his eBay Profit System. He says there are 4 things that you need to know on how to make money through eBay. 

The following are the 4 items:
1.      1.  Create powerful titles
a.       55 characters to your title – describe the make,model & year
b.      Grammar not important
c.       Spelling very important
2.     2.   Easy to add photos
a.       Take 7-10 photos
b.      Avoid using flash – use natural light
c.       Use plain background – plain white or black
d.      Wear clothes when taking the photos
3.    3.   Getting positive feedback
a.       Just start selling
b.      Follow up – use email
c.       Just start buying on eBay
d.      Monitor scores
4.    4.   Easy shipping
a.       Buyer pays for the shipping
b.      Paypal guarantees your money
c.       Pickups come to your house – DHL or Fedex
d.      Large products – use UPS Freight Service Trade Show, they are the cheapest

One of the easiest ways to make money on eBay is trading online. There are a lot of money making products all around your life. You can find them at the following:
  1.  Wholesalers – build relationships with wholesalers
  2.   Drop Shippers – doba.com; charge annual fee but they do it for you
  3.  Storage Auctions – great deals
  4.  Olx.com.my, Gumtree & Craiglist – online classifieds sites

Hope the above can give you some idea on how to make money using eBay.

PS - There are so many ways to do it. Here is another one which is called the Commission Crusher.