Sunday, June 14, 2009


Yesterday got Soft-Skill Class from 9am to 5pm. Interesting? Hell no. Why do I say so? Coz the 'pengisian' was not like what I'd expected. On the booklet says that there will be a Resume Writing, How to Handle Job Interview etc. But the real class was just only the Profiling Personality where in the end of the slot, we will know which group we are. For me, I am in group Steadiness. Ok, it was fun but I don't think that the instructor has to spend much time on this slot - where I can easily do it at, let say Facebook. And also there's a brainstorm activity where we have to give the best solution to handle the study case given - in a group. One thing that inspired me to follow this program til the end is the students' spirits. Lol, they were so funny. Not to forgot that it is a best platform to enhance my communication skill among peoples and speak in front of others.

and today, went to teman Angah buying her goods. Later on, after arrived at UKM, I was so tired. No word can describe how sleepy, fatigue I am. Even my roommate ask me if I'm not feeling well. Thanks babe, I'm ok. Just need a break to let myself relax for a moment. and thanks also to Ain N for buying me tapau. hee. so tired dude, don't have enough energy, even walk to the cafe.

Last but not least, I hope that tomorrow is better than the previous day la kan. There will be something big tomorrow. hee. I want to prepare the slide and what I'm gonna present tomorrow. Hope that everything's goes well.

Duh, I forgot something. Here's a catch for today. This incident happens right after I arrived here at ukm, while taking all my belongings from my car to the room. There were a couple, talking to each other- yah, that's normal. Then they head on their own way, but just after a couple of minutes, the girl call her bf, asking something;

Sayang, you ade sudu tak? bla3

Then the bf reply la - I can't get what they talk about as I'm busy thinking on how to bring all my belongings upstairs. So, what's the point here? Yah, you are in the same boat as mine if you begins to feel 'geli2' to them. It's up to them la wanna say anything bcoz that's definitely not my business. But please don't let others hear can ah? and one more thing, please pronounce the Malay word correctly la. Geli dengar ok. Better speak fully in English coz I realized that both the couple have a good English slang - but opt to speak bahasa, geli tau dengar. This incident really remind me of the 5 Jingga (or 8 Jingga? - forgot) sitcom. The overall story was ok, but the way they talk in Malay just makes me feels more and more annoyed with them. Better the director stick on English as the cast - which based on my observation - were really good in pronouncing English.

So, moral of the story? Cintailah Bahasa ibunda kita - Bahasa Melayu. But still, we have to enhance our English as it is the lingua franca right.



Brian Barker said...

Hello Nurul!

To claim that English has become the international language, bluntly, is totally inaccurate.

For example 20% of Iranians are illiterate. Is it conceivable then this 20% speak English fluently, but cannot write in their own language? Of course not.

This is impractical because communication should be for all and not only for an educational or political elite. That is how English is used internationally at the moment.

Undemocratic, also, because minority languages are under attack worldwide due to the encroachment of majority ethnic languages. Even Mandarin Chinese is attempting to dominate as well. The long-term solution must be found and a non-national language, which places all ethnic languages on an equal footing is essential.

As a native English speaker, I would vote for Esperanto.

You, or your readers might like to see or

noin said...

Hi Brian.

thanks for ur comment on my post. Doesn't even exist in my mind that there will be someone that really stress on the final part of the entry which I'm saying that English as the lingua franca. My apologize if the statement is not correct as I just wrote it based on my experience. n thanx for realizing it.

Bill Chapman said...

Firstly,congratulations on your English. Secondly,I think Brian was a little harsh on you.There are,of course, parts of the world where you won't find an English speaker - and that's where Esperanto comes in.

Very good wishes to you.


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