PROJECT E-SECRETARYSHIP TO KL

Category: For Students, Work

PROJECT

Twelve Project E-Secretaryship I’d received last week.. However only a few of them got satisfaction level throughout their presentations and submission on their Final project Hardcover. Its really a bit dissapointment to see their outcomes as to compare to what I’d guide them all this while but still their improvement to write the final project in English really impress me.

Wish all of them GoodLuck for their Project and I hope after they graduated from Cosmopoint JB, they can apply what they have learned throughout their studies.
The Final project had been submitted to KL for further verification and final marks.

Below are some of the pictures I’ve taken for memories in handling the Final E-Secretaryship Project :

31 May

YT and AFLA’s Wedding.. MST Ever!

Category: Ramblings, Society

A Malay wedding ceremony spreads over two days, beginning with the akad nikah ceremony. The groom signs the marriage contract and agrees to provide the bride with a mas kahwin (dowry). After that, their hands are dyed with henna during the berinai besar ceremony. The bride’s hair is also trimmed or her eyebrows shaped by a beautician known as the mak andam.

The second day, the groom is accompanied by friends, relatives, musicians and bunga manggar (palm blossom) carriers to the bride’s house where they are usually greeted with the sprinkling of yellow rice and scented water.

Sometimes, the pencak silat or the traditional Malay sword dance is performed. To add gaiety to the joyful affair, the groom and his party are required to overcome humorous obstacles before being allowed to go in.

Above just and introduction of a MALAY WEDDING ceremony, well I just got the chance to go to Muar on friday to Cosmopoint Muar on business trip in order to evaluate and to observe the MQA (MALAYSIAN QUALIFICATIONS AGENCY) that will be held at Muar center, if im not mistaken early this June.

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31 May

Workers shifting to 4-day week to save gasoline

Category: Ramblings, Work

I found it rather interesting whereby I should proposed this idea to the management in my workplace. Everyday I have to travel 160km back and forth, it really cost me alot of petrol and energy to drive to my workplace. Sometimes I had to take leave just to save cost of petrol usage. Nearly RM600 every month just for petrol and monthly parking ( each day one entry parking is charge at RM4) A month 20 days of working = RM 80.

Its a matter of time and experience that I want to gain throughout my career in this college. Last but not least, a flexible hours of working 4-day week working its the best solution for me and for those who have similar problem with distance home-workplace.

Yahoo! News
By
Andrea Hopkins
Thu May 29, 4:07 PM ET

CINCINNATI (Reuters) – When Ohio’s Kent State University offered custodial staff the option of working four days a week instead of five to cut commuting costs, most jumped at the chance, part of a U.S. trend aimed at combating soaring gasoline prices.

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“We offered it to 94 employees and 78 have taken us up on it,” said university spokesman Scott Rainone.

The reason is simple: rising gas prices and a desire to retain good workers. And while so far only the university’s custodians are eligible, Rainone hopes the option will be offered to all departments — including his own.

“In our office, we have people who travel anywhere from five or six miles to a couple who are on the road 45 to 50 minutes,” Rainone said. “As the price of gas rises, the level of grumbling rises.”

Regular gasoline averages $3.94 a gallon in the United States, up 33 cents in the past month and 88 cents since the beginning of the year, the Energy Information Administration said this week.

The federal government has offered four-day workweeks to eligible employees for years as part of a flexible work program that also includes telecommuting.

But the surge in gasoline prices is pushing more private employers as well as local governments to offer a four-day week as a perk that eliminates two commutes a week.

Staff at Neighborhood Development Services in rural northeastern Ohio were talking about quitting to find work closer to their homes when executive director Dave Vaughan stepped in with offers to compress their work week.

“I didn’t want to lose people,” Vaughan said of the program, which more than half of his 19 employees began last week. “In rural areas like we are, gas price increases are more challenging because we don’t have the mass transit alternative — we can’t jump on a bus or take a train.”

Eventually, Vaughan hopes to close the office one day a week, further reducing energy costs.

In America’s struggling automaking heartland, the shorter workweek offers employers a way of rewarding employees when the budget does not allow a salary increase, said Oakland County, Michigan, executive L. Brooks Patterson.

“By allowing employees to work four 10-hour days it will save them 20 percent on their commute costs and ease the financial pinch of filling up their cars,” said Patterson, who last week proposed the compressed week for county workers.

Gasoline prices have begun altering U.S. commutes in many ways, a survey released on Thursday showed.

CHANGING HABITS

Some 44 percent of respondents said they have changed the way they commute — doing things such as sharing a ride or driving a more fuel-efficient car — or are working from home or looking for a closer job in order to reduce gasoline costs, according to staffing services company Robert Half International. That’s up from 34 percent two years ago.

On New York’s Long Island, Suffolk County legislator Wayne Horsley also has proposed employees have the option of working four 10-hour shifts, rather than five eight-hour shifts, saying it would save 461 barrels of oil in a 120-day pilot project.

“This is a gasoline-driven proposition and we’re looking to change people’s long term philosophies of life,” Horsley said.

The program, termed Operation Sunshine, will cut gasoline costs for workers who drive an average round trip of 32 miles to work. It also aims to cut the county’s energy bill by having fewer employees in the office at a time, Horsley said.

In Oklahoma, a resolution is pending before the state legislature encouraging state agencies to implement flexible work schedules that would allow the four-day workweek.

“State employees are on fixed budgets and they are not usually the most highly paid in our society,” said State Sen. Earl Garrison, a Democrat, who sponsored the measure.

Some schools, including community colleges in rural areas where commutes are long and public transportation is scarce, already have plans to drop a day of classes, usually Fridays.

The school district in Marietta, Georgia, a city north of Atlanta, institutes a four-day week during June and July when schools are out and it is mostly administrative staff who are working, saving on air conditioning and water in addition to commuting costs for employees, said Thomas Algarin, director of communications at Marietta City Schools.

But a four-day workweek brings problems too. The state government in Ohio is bucking the national trend and canceling an 8-year-old policy that allowed a compressed workweek.

“There were just too many vacant seats on Friday,” said Ron Sylvester, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services.

(Additional reporting by Karen Pierog in Chicago, Kevin Krolicki in Detroit, Marcy Nicholson in New York, Matthew Bigg in Atlanta and Tom Doggett in Washington; Editing by Bill Trott and David Wiessler)

31 May

FINAL EXAM HINTS 2008

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The attachment are the tips for the MAY 08 DES FINAL examination.

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12 May
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PETAI OH PETAI!

Category: Advice, Ramblings

ADVICE FROM UKM MEDICAL DOCTOR

Little did you know …… after reading THIS, you’ll NEVER look
at petai in the same way again!

a bunch of petai
Petai contains three natural sugars -sucrose, fructose and
glucose. Combined with fiber, petai gives an instant, sustained
and substantial boost of energy. Research has proved that just
two servings of petai provide enough energy for a strenuous
90-minute workout. No wonder petai is the number one fruit with
the world’s leading athletes. But energy isn’t the only way petai
can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a
substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must
to add to our daily diet.

Depression:
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND among people
suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating
petai. This is because petai contain tryptophan, a type of
protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you
relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS(premenstrual syndrome):
Forget the pills – eat petai. The vitamin B6 it contains
regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anaemia:
High in iron, petai can stimulate the production of haemoglobin
in the blood and so helps in cases of anaemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low
in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so,
the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the petai
industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to
reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power :
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped
through their exams this year by eating petai at breakfast,
break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research
has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by
making pupils more alert.

Constipation:
High in fiber, including petai in the diet can help restore
normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without
resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers:
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a petai
milkshake, sweetened with honey. The petai calms the stomach and,
with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar
levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn:Petai has a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer
from heartburn, try eating petai for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness :
Snacking on petai between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels
up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites :
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the
affected area with the inside of the petai skin. Many people find
it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves:
Petai is high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight:
Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure
at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and
crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the
most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The
report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we
need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high
carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers:
Petai is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders
because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw
fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler
cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by
coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control :
Many other cultures see petai as a “cooling” fruit that can lower
both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers.
In hoiland, for example, pregnant women eat petai to ensure their
baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) :
Petai can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural
mood enhancer, tryptophan.

Smoking:
Petai can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12
they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in
them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine
withdrawal.

Stress:
Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the
heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s
water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises,
thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced
with the help of a high-potassium petai snack.

Strokes:
According to research in “The New England Journal of Medicine, ”
eating petai as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death
by strokes by as much as 40%”.

Warts:
Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill
off a wart, take a piece of petai and place it on the wart.
Carefully hold the petai in place with a plaster or surgical
tape!

So, as you can see, petai really is a natural remedy for many
ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the
protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus,
five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins
and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best
value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known
phrase so that we say, “A Petai a day keeps the doctor away”.

The common names of the green seeds used in this dish are twisted cluster bean and stink bean. It is a long flat bean with bright green, almond sized seeds that have a peculiar smell. They are popular in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. The Malaysians called them petai, known as peteh to the Indonesians and sataw or sator in Thailand. The seeds, which are imported from Thailand and Indonesia, are sold in packets in the supermarkets here in Singapore.

The green seeds can be eaten raw with a spicy dip made from pounding fresh chillies, roasted blachan and lime juice, which my auntie loves while we prefer them cooked with spice paste. But, best when combined with strong flavoured foods such as dried shrimps, garlic and chillies.

09 May

RENUNGAN BERSAMA VOL.1

ยท Assalamu ‘ alaikum ,

Kubur itu gelap , cahayanya ialah Laa Ilaaha illAlLah .
Jika diletakkan langit dan bumi di sebelah dacing,
dan kalimah ini di sebelah yang satu lagi,
pasti lebih berat lagi nilai kalimah ‘ Laa ilaaha illAlLah ‘ ini .

Rasulullah saw. bersabda ( mafhumnya ):
” Wahai manusia ! Ucaplah ‘ Laa ilaahaillalLah’ , kamu pasti berjaya!”
Marilah kita ucapkan kalimah ini : ” Laa ilaaha illallah !” x 10

09 May