My name is Su-Yen
Or I could also be Yennie or Yen.
I am seventeen going on a hundred.
I like long walks and country sides.
I like the smell of rain and trees.
This is my blog, Though I'm not sure what it's actually for.
Maybe I want attention. Like yay! x)
No seriously, maybe I do.
Monday, 13 July 2009!
LAMENTED AT; 12:06 pm
I AM SO HAPPY TO BE EATING AGAIN!!
Note: shall blog about the 30-hour famine in the near future.
For the very first time, I think I'm actually scared of parent-teachers.
It's not really my fault Physics
is so boring and that i simply tune off whenever he talks about electricity related chapters and anything else for that matter.
and it's really nothing to do with me when in addmaths
I just don't understand anything because I've missed so many lessons (not that I'm complaining).
and lastly, it's really out of my control when in english
all we do is grammar and lit where by we are spoon fed like little kids (again, not complaining) AND all your closest friends are within a 2 metre radius.
So goes school. :)
Wednesday, 8 July 2009!
LAMENTED AT; 11:22 pm
SCIENCE AND MATHS BACK BAHASA.disclaimer: Apologies if the contents below seem harsh. No, I'm not racist and i understand that I am generalizing a lot. I know there are lots of smart and intelligent people out there who might share my views or similar ones for that matter.
okay first of all, whatever respect or little optimism i once had for our retarded government and politicians have now been all washed down the drain.
We all thought the polls and the debate between the two languages were just for show, but apparently the point goes to Bahasa which is now the language maths and science will be taught in.
LIKE HELLO???!!!!! aren't we all missing something here??
HOW MANY FREAKING ENCYCLOPEDIA'S CAN YOU FIND IN THAT LANGUAGE??
HOW MANY FREAKING COUNTRIES USE BAHASA TO COMMUNICATE???
HOW MANY WORDS IN BAHASA ARE ACTUALLY ENGLISH WORDS ALTERED BY MEANS OF A FEW MORE SYLLABLES AND COMPLICATED SPELLING??
who freaking cares??? the government is screwing up their own future. I hope BN chokes and dies because they are shooting themselves in the foot. One can't expect change after like what? 5 years of so of switching to english. When originally everything used to be English before Dr. M very stupidly and mistakenly taught of switching it to Bahasa. It's fixing something that's not broken all for the sake of politics.
Seriously they can all die and rot.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysia announced Wednesday it will abandon the use of English to teach math and science, bowing to protesters who demanded more use of the national Malay language.
Malay will be reinstated in state-funded schools starting in 2012 because teaching in English caused academic results in those subjects to slip, Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said.
The news comes after months of high-profile demonstrations by politicians and linguists, especially from the ethnic Malay majority, who say a six-year-old policy of using English undermines their struggle to modernize their mother tongue.
I understand that they want to achieve unity among the people by making a language uniform. But you also have to think about practicality and face the fact that Bahasa is not globally recognized. you don't want to keep spoon-feeding the lazy people and giving them opportunities they're too lazy to work themselves. Don't get me wrong, nothing wrong with bahasa except for it's lack of recognision in the world. malaysia's a tiny spec on the globe, and i dare say bahasa is NOT EVEN CLOSE to competing with any of the most used langauges in the world. in fact, so many words in bahasa are BORROWED from english by simply switching a few vowels and consonants around. At least have your own language and don't be a copy-cat.
On top of that, are they that damn stupid to not realize that it takes at least a good 10 years or more for the teaching of subjects in English to improve? What has to happen is that the generation learning everything in English now has got to have the time to grow up and pursue a carreer in education. Then wouldn't they automatically have a better grasp of the language itself? Should they not look at things in the long run and not be so stubborn about their pride?
We get you, the British exploited you a good 52 years ago. you suffered. you faught. you sacrificed. Booohoo. GET OVER IT. But now, you're still equally spoilt rotten and spoon-fed till your fat and refuse to get off you high horse.
I have nothing to say.
This is why politics is a waste of time.
*Edit* i will try to recollect and regroup my thoughts better another day. I'm just too worked up to care about making sense.