☕ Virtual Coffee Session #8 ☕

Knowledge Sharing Session with the Supervisor Series

Coffee session

❇️What is employability?

❇️What has it got to do with English?

❇️Why should I as a student know about this?

Join this session as Dr Seriaznita provides insights into her research on employability and English, the vision of her research, theories and literature review that help facilitate an understanding of this issue within the Malaysian higher learning education context.

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An Investigation Of The Lexical Difficulty In Narrating The Sexual Abuse Experience By The Underage Occupants of A Selected Shelter Home

This is an article written collaboratively with my like-minded friends Raj Ali Zahid Elley of KUIS, Norsalina Salim of Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Assoc Prof Dr Sarimah Shamsudin of Language Academy, FSSH UTM Kuala Lumpur, and Adzlin Nawi of UTMSPACE, Residensi UTMKL. It’s a labour out of our passion in preserving the safety of young children from the prey of pedophiles lurking everywhere out there. Enjoy reading it HERE.

For the love of your pet

A man risked his life to save that of his beloved puppy’s from the grip of an alligator, and it was all recorded by a nearby surveillance camera. Thankfully, both man and canine are OK.

The dramatic encounter in an Estero neighborhood was caught on record thanks to a partnership between the Florida Wildlife Federation and the fSTOP Foundation.

Richard Wilbanks says his instincts and adrenaline kicked in when a gator snatched his dog, Gunner, and dragged him into a pond. He immediately jumped into the water to save his pet.

Wilbanks he called the encounter a learning experience.

Read more HERE.

We’re so unworthy of Belyash, the Russian cat

via The Daily Mail:

Belyash the cat, from Moscow, cannot stand sour cream, according to its owners. In a video showing the fluffy white moggy sitting on a patterned blanket, its owner places an opened pot in front of it. The cat appears to have a concerned expression as the pot is brought towards it – even looking away. But its natural curiosity means it can’t resist leaning in to give the substance a sniff.

Too cute for words 😀

Baby Yoda & FINAS in ONE line = IMPRESSIVE!

The Mandalorian Season 2 has dropped on Disney+ and with it also dropped the jaws of some Malaysians who spotted the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia’s (FINAS) logo in the end credit.

Read more HERE.

Cute Baby Yoda Image via Francois Duhamel /Lucasfilm Ltd

My electricity bills are giving me headaches and heartaches

This Spotlight is sponsored by Tenaga Nasional Berhad.

According to Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), the usage of electricity within housing areas increased between 20% – 50% during the Movement Control Order (MCO)

It’s a no-brainer as to why this happened. While everyone was following the government’s directive to #JustStayAtHome, this caused a significant surge in electricity usage in residential sectors, which resulted in a spike in electricity bill costs. 

Read more HERE.

Image via The Malaysian Reserve

Too heartbreaking

IPOH: “Tolong doa dan terus solat hajat. Abah mintak maaf. Jaga diri semua.” (Please pray and continue performing solat hajat. Forgive Abah. Take care, everyone).

These were the last words of Ahmad bin Ahmad Taib, 58, to his wife and children, before he died from Covid-19 at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (HRPB) here, on Wednesday.

Images of the message, which was scribbled on a piece of paper, went viral on social media after they were shared by his daughter, Syafiqa Humairak, 32, on her Facebook page.

Read more HERE.

A father’s last wishes..

Maybe for dinner tomorrow

Looks yummy

Useful guidelines for Malaysians who tested positive for COVID-19

With cases of COVID-19 on the rise, many are asking: what happens if I test positive? Will I be hospitalised? How will all my close contacts be traced?

The good news is there are clear guidelines, COVID-19 hotlines, and many online consultation services provided by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Malaysia that answer these queries.

Read more HERE.

Please give PEACE a chance

There are many hardships facing Indian soldiers posted to the icy Himalayan hilltops along the disputed border with China. But no one expected this. 

One moment, they felt healthy and alert, eyes peeled for signs of their aggressive neighbour’s troops. Then, within less than a minute, they began to vomit almost simultaneously, as if struck down by a violent stomach bug.

The soldiers’ bodies grew weak, with some barely able to stand, and they fled, leaving the hilltops open for units of Chinese soldiers to move in and occupy. Not a shot had been fired.

Read more HERE.

Chief of CIA discussing the investigation into Havana Syndrome