You're here with me,
and i feel safe,comfort.
I am stronger when you're around.
"I want you here.."
and you always there
waiting for me
holding my hand, catch me
so i wont fall
though i never told you
in the end, hope you will know,
with you I'm fearless
I believe in you.
Only you.


how to study maths

Why aren't you getting better grades in mathematics? Do you feel that you have put in all the time on it that can be expected of you and that you are still not getting results? Or are you just lazy? If you are lazy, this material is not intended for you. But if you have been trying and your grades still don't show your ability, or if you have been getting good grades but still feel that the mathematics does not mean very much to you, it is very likely that you do not know how to study effectively. This material aims to help you to study mathematics effectively.

Some of you, may feel that you have successful study methods of your own different from the ones described here. In that case, you need not feel you must change your methods, although you might profit from comparing your methods with these.

On the other hand, some of you may feel that the suggestions on the following pages are over-ambitious - that they would require more time and effort than you are prepared to give. You will probably be right. We cannot expect to do everything to perfection, but we can do the best we are able. Out of the suggestions offered, you can pick the ones that may help you most, and as you find your work improving, you may be able to try further suggestions. So scoff if you wish at these ambitious suggestions, but then give some of them a try, a fair try, and watch the results.


There is a common misconception that homework is primarily something to eventually hand in to the teacher. Actually, the homework is first and foremost a means of learning fundamental ideas and processes in mathematics, and of developing habits of neatness and accuracy. What is passed in to the teacher is only a by-product of that learning process. The following four-step routine is a suggestion for making your homestudy effective:

1. Get oriented. Take a few minutes to think back, look over your notes, and look over the book to see clearly what ideas you have been working on.

2. Line up the ideas. Think about the ideas, laws, and methods in the day's assignment or lesson. Don't forget to familiarize yourself with any new words in your mathematics vocabulary. Try to remind yourself of any warnings about errors to avoid that the teacher might have mentioned. Go through any examples given to be sure you really understand the concepts being illustrated.

3. Do the assignment. Think about the ideas the exercises are illustrating. You should be increasing your understanding as well as getting the answers. The following pointers will help you do a better job:

a. Get the assignment accurately off the blackboard. Have a definite place in your notebook where you write down the assignment or lesson. If you do not understand the assignment, don't hesitate to ask. Your teacher wont eat you!

b. Follow the directions.

c. Work neatly and accurately.

d. Show your complete work, not just the answer. This will help you and your teacher when you are checking through for errors.

e. Always check back to be sure you have done all simple arithmetic correctly.

f. Do the work promptly before you have forgotten all the instructions.

g. If you get stuck, don't just give up! Look back at the book and your notes for ideas related to the problem. If your work on a problem seems to be completely confused, it sometimes helps to discard your paper entirely and start afresh. If you still can't clear your thinking, ask the teacher about the problems as soon as possible.

4. Help someone else, if you can. There is no better way to learn a topic than by trying to teach it! Also, it is often helpful to call upon a classmate when you do not understand a problem. Often, they are able to explain the concept to you as well (if not better than) the teacher.


What do you do when an answer is wrong in your homework, or on a test? Do you throw it away and forget it-and then make the same mistake the next time? If you are wise, you will make those errors teach you something. Here's what you can do:

1. Analyze the error to see if you can find what you did wrong.

2. If it is a careless error and you really knew how to do the work correctly, make a note of it, and if you find that you keep making careless errors frequently, start working more carefully.

3. If you can't find where your error is, ask the teacher or a classmate to help you.

4. Keep a page in your notebook entitled, "Warning: Errors to Avoid." On the same page write a description of the corrected way to do that kind of exercise, being sure to emphasize the important idea behind it.


1. Get ready. In the minute of two before the class gets started, think over what you have been working on recently.

2. Have all necessary equipment: book, pencils or pens, notebook, homework assignment.

3. Take down the assignment promptly and accurately.

4. Concentrate. This takes an effort if you are the kind whose mind tends to wander.

5. Ask questions when you do not understand.

6. Listen to the questions and answers of others in the class. When another pupil is answering a question, think how you would answer the question.

7. Take part in the class discussion.

8. Do not write at the wrong time. When you are taking notes, be sure you do not miss anything that is said while you are doing so. When taking notes, there are two conflicting things you must try to do. One is to make your notes complete and accurate enough to be valuable to you later. The other is to make your notes brief enough so that you can continue to listen to what is being said in class.


1. Use the index and glossary at the back of the book, especially when you have forgotten the meaning of a word.

2. When your book gives an example to illustrate an idea, analyze the example carefully for the ideas behind it instead of just trying to make your exercises look like the example.

3. If you can't do an excercise, reread the explanatory material in the book and/or go over your class notes.

4. Make the most of the study helps at the end of each chapter.


1. Start reviewing far enough in advance so you have time to do a careful unhurried job, and still are able to go to bed early the night before the exam.

2. Be sure to go through your notes and the examples that are there. If they don't make sense to you, you haven't taken enough notes!

3. If there are some formulas for which you are responsible, make a list of them and then practice saying them, or writing them.

4. Use the review materials at the end of each chapter. If you are having trouble on a problem, go back to that section in the book and rework some problems there.

5. If you were the teacher, what questions would you ask on the test? Prepare yourself for those questions.

6. Since it is said that "practice makes perfect", one of the better ways of studying for a test is to do some problems that were previously assigned to you. go over your homework to be sure you understand the procedure you used in each section.

7. Get a good night's rest the night before the exam!



1. When you take a test, have the right attitude - take pride in doing the best job you can. Don't try to "get by" with doing as little as possible. Have confidence in your own ability.

2. Be serious and concerned enough about the test to do your best, but don't worry to the point of anxiety. Fear alone can make a person do poorly on a test, regardless of his ability and knowledge.

3. Have all necessary equipment.

4. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. Read carefully and listen carefully for any special instructions, such as where answers are to be written, any changes or corrections, etc.

5. Look over the whole test quickly at the start and, unless you are required to do the questions in the order given, do the ones you are sure of first.

6. If you are unable to answer a question, leave it and go on to another, coming back to the hard one later. Often, with a fresh start, you will suddenly see much better what to do.

7. Be careful to show clearly what you are doing. Remember that the teacher is not a mind-reader, and your grade may depend on whether or not the teacher can see from your work that you understand what you are doing.

8. Work neatly. It makes a good impression on the teacher!

9. Check back as you go along for accuracy. Careless errors can make a great deal of difference in your score.

10. With the right attitude and careful preparation for a test you probably will do well on the exam.

11. Remember: The one or two hours of the test are but brief moments in your life span so DON'T PANIC!

* Credit to Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University. 



Baby you're my firework
Come on let your colors burst

You don't have to feel like a waste of space

You're original, cannot be replaced

If you only knew what the future holds

After a hurricane comes a rainbow






my masterpiece!

It's holiday!

ya! siapa tak nak cuti kan? so habis saja prepare plan for 2011-time table, teachers-subjects-classes-homerooms-bla bla bla- usual..first thing in my mind..beaches and jungles. this is what i called 'back to nature'. well , i m naturalist!!! huahuahua...
but this time, ada bezanya..Beza? I decided to find out my 'hidden talent' or rather one of my multiple intelligences ,that is 'spatial-visual'-drawing, interpretation and creation of visual images! Instead of taking photo with my digital camera, i used art block , crayon and BUNCHO!! I DONT CARE IF PPL GONNA SAY " macam lukisan budak sekolah rendah je!.." Its ok coz my dad said,

" hmm..kalau hantar masuk pertandingan melukis menang ni..kategori sekolah rendah!".

Dang!!!...I know i cant draw..but as dad said to me " kalau dah selalu lukis nanti cantik lah ..boleh jual..yang pentingnya buat je apa Adik yang suka".
SERIOUSLY, I dont know how to draw!!!

so, yeah, all my 'MASTERPIECES' - adalah menggambarkan tempat-tempat yang dikunjungi...hutan gunung angsi, kuala pilah. pulau pangkor dan kampung kawan I , kg. senaling.

ni la..kampung kawan... ada sawah.. ada nampak macam sawah ke? Ini guna crayon..

Ini masa jungle trekking gunung angsi. beautiful plants!

Pulau Pangkor in the morning...

This is ....err..I dont know...

Ini pun...imagination.

my workplace!

missing you..'Hershey's'!!!

know what? I really ..REALLY ...impressed with my drawings! perasan betul!

but really...seriously...I never knew..i can draw..coz I TRY!!!


what i m gonna tell you, whoever la...,

-find and build up your hidden within yourself. Never say 'No', or ' i cant do it'

or 'it's IMPOSIBLE'

coz you can change that to





If you have a little FAITH in me, that's enough.
If it's LOVE for me , thank you.
If there is trust, there is HOPE.


so what's wrong of being single?
i choose to remain single and i m happy with my life
wait...i m single
well, i have family; parents, brothers, sisters and friends who love me
who are always there for me
i never feel alone.

yes.sometime when i went to the mall, and bumped into some people and they like
" seorang saja? mana dia. bla.bla"

so what? sometimes i need to be alone especially to bookstore.
I can spend hours in Kino or Times or MPH to find books.
so i dont want my friends to wait for me or following me and bla.bla.bla...that make me go...


what is the most irritating for single ladies?

mulut orang tak boleh ditutup! fitnah merata-rata.


pakai 'cantik' sikit, kata nak cari lelaki

bercakap dengan makhluk yang dipanggil 'LELAKI', kata nak buat suami ,

hah..mulalah ..ada mulut gatal nak mengumpat

alamak, I cakap dengan budak sekolah pun kata " haaa..flirting !!!"


so..dulu I marah but now ..

I assume that this kind of people have no brain.


but i m lucky to have someone ( did I mention i m single but not available ?)
who really understand me. I know him for years. someone i can turn to. rely on.
the ONLY reason why I cannot get SO CLOSE ( if you can understand what i meant ) to him
is ....ARE...
he already has someone else! I aint a 'snatcher'! NO.
plus...he's not muslim..
( Andrew is history but i m trapped in the same situation! )

It's ok. I'm happy with it. just a platonic friend.
I prefer that way but i dont know until when...its already four years!
On and Off.... Off and On.........Off? ...On.


yes. i believe in myself. As a muslim ( i consider myself as a GOOD muslim! )
I cant say that I dont believe in marriage coz thats against
the Islamic teaching.

but based on the report recently, ( 6th Dec )

there are more than 27,000 couples divorced this year !!!

wait, muslims only! means the figure DEFINITELY bigger ,


if include the non-muslim couples!
Scary right?

so for that, I DONT believe in myself, marriage, i meant.
I might be in that statistic!
i'm stubborn.ego.hard-headed.heartless.cold-blooded.
( well. I salute my friends, guy friends, who can tahan with my attitude!)

grandma: kenapa tak nak kahwin? ada orang ajak kawin, lari ..!!

me: boleh , tapi lepas dua minggu, see my face in newspaper..tajuk utama
" isteri belasah suami" !!!

.................... hahaha.................

I like this "Bitchology". Different from that kind of B**ch.
(that bad , cruel, nasty meaning !! STOP IT , PLEASE!)

sick. yes.i think i m already sick with some people.
sick because they are PRETENDERS.
they nice to me but
at the same time...

use me ...KIASUS

talking behind my back...BACKSTABBERS

not telling the truth...LIARS



come to me with your heart opened.
i dont ask for more
just honesty.




( this poem taken from The Star, 3rd Dec 2010 )
Why English is so hard.

We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.
If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn’t the plural of pan be called pen?
If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn’t the plural of booth be called beeth?
Then one may be that, and three would be those,
Yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!
Let’s face it – English is a crazy language.
There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger;
neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
English muffins weren’t invented in England.
We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly,

boxing rings are square, and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham?
Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend.
If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
Sometimes I think all the folks who grew up speaking English should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.
In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?
We ship by truck but send cargo by ship.
We have noses that run and feet that smell.
We park in a driveway and drive in a parkway.
And how can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?
You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out, and in which an alarm goes off by going on.
And, in closing, if Father is Pop, how come Mother’s not Mop?
- Anonymous

I was having my breakfast and saw this article. funny , esp the last line, but it's true. for me. because i had ( or still having this) difficulties of learning languageS! Yes, LANGUAGES! I'm suck in both Malay and English Languages. yes. I m Malay ( with Chinese blood-father's side , according to my mom! ), but that doesnt mean I m good in BM. Bahasa Melayu saya tunggang-langgang! saya boleh bercakap BM tapi 'broken BM( as well as broken English)!' -Imagine this, ok, bayangkan, bila kawan-kawan saya , guru-guru BM, membincangkan pasal BM , saya seperti 'hilang' , bukan sebab tak faham tapi , haiz, their standard! and there is a BM teacher , Cikgu Rahim, fuh! superb! hahaha..saya ambil masa untuk 'absorb' apa yang dia cakap! kadang-kadang bila masa invigilation peperiksaan BM, saya curi-curi baca karangan pelajar saya . God! I cursed myself, their karangan much, MUCH BETTER than mine. they use bombastic ( for me ) words, some which I dont even know the meaning , and worst, words that I thought dont EXIST AT ALL! lagi satu , peribahasa or simpulan bahasa, sure I kantoi!!!So , as usual, back to my staffroom, cari guru BM , Anelyza or Salina, like ,
" Salina, ada ke perkataan " TUNTAS". apa maksud? " . and, mereka , akan terangkan maksud dengan panjang lebar. Oh! Need I tell you, I failed, yes, FAILED my BM, when I was in form 4! ? sebab?
" karangan awak sudah keluar tajuk. dan tatabahasa awak..teruk! lagi satu, bahasa awak terlalu ringkas.Awak faham ke apa saya kata?" , Itulah yang cikgu BM saya kata, Cikgu Saadiah. Sarcastic! hahaha...tapi malu jugalah sebab kawan-kawan I yang bangsa Cina pun dapat markah yang lebih baik dari I. Chow Lap Yen, Chin Fan and Poh Kin... I salute you!! haha.
but one of my few malay friends , Areen, said " aza melayu yang tak macam melayu..!!!"

So what about English? sama saja. All about tenses, vocabs, gerunds, tapi I tak pernah GAGAL!! NEVER ok!

Wait! since I'm talking about my 'pathetic' languages, i must include my chinese language.
haha.I used to learn and used to speak Cantonese , as i said before, growing up, surrounded by Chinese friends.Yes, I learnt Mandarin too. No. not from my Chinese friends but from my sister who took Mandarin classes. Not good, but , yeah. boleh faham! but Cantonese better than Mandarin.That was years ago. I found my Cantonese skills " more pathetic", "deteriorating" and "dead" after I started working-joint MCKL. NO ONE SPEAKS CANTONESE!!! Now? Hardly understand Cantonese..let alone Mandarin. ( except the BAD words! I still use some to swear and curse people !!!)

So ,
Conclusion? Tuntas? 结论?

As long as people can understand what I'm saying, itu sudah sangat baik bagi saya. mingbai?

Love, Sayang, 爱