Professor Theo van Leeuwen – The Master of Social Semiotics and Multimodalilty

I felt so delighted when one of my PhD students shared this video with me. Professor Theo van Leeuwen was my supervisor when I did my PhD at Cardiff University, UK. My research was on the Generic Structure of Cooperate Websites. The focus was on the multimodal design of multinational company websites. And I am currently supervising PhD studies on applying Systemic Functional Linguistics and Multimodality to various social contexts, for example, education, media, tourism, advertisements and you name it.

Paparich vs Papakedana – Effects of COVID 19

This is very intriguing when people comparing paparich to papakedana (in Malay it means very poor).

Paparich otw tutup semua outlet dengan menanggung hutang 37 juta ringgi akibat COVID 19.

Manage ur financial wisely guys.

Sedangkan paparich boleh tersungkur inikan kita papakedana

It states that paparich is closing all its outlets throughout Malaysia. Even papaRICH can be affected by the COVID 19 with debt of RM37M, what’s more with us, who are papakedana (very poor people). Rich is the opposite of papakedana.

Binge Reading

Feeling good and happy today. I have managed to read my students’ work. It was a laborious and time consuming task, but, at the same time very satisfying. I feel good since I could carry out my duty to my students. I pray that all students under my supervision will successfully graduate and get their PhD or MPhil.

PhD Viva Voce- Omairi Hamid Tarad Lafta

My PhD student, Hamid, successfully defended his thesis on 6 May 2021. He was awarded with an A for his thesis, what an excellent result. His thesis is on Multimodal Representations of Islamic State Organization’s Ideology on Facebook. Well done Hamid!

Special thanks to:

  1. Prof Dr Yeo Kee Jar – Chairperson
  2. Dr Kang Myoung Sook – Assistant Chairperson
  3. PM Dr Normah Mustafa (UKM) – External Examiner
  4. PM Dr Hadina Habil – Internal Examiner
  5. Mr Muhammad Arafat – secretariat

COVID 19 Vaccines

Some say if you take the vaccine, you can live the most up to 2 years. Nonetheless, either you take the vaccine or not, you will ultimately DIE. When Allah says it is time for you to die, you will surely die. Death is inevitable.

I have taken the vaccine and what about you?

29 April 2021

I agreed to be vaccinated because it is for my own safety and also others. Insya Allah, the sound intention will definitely be rewarded.