Healthy teeth programme with the children in Kratie, Cambodia

Hi and salam,

The Kembara USR UTM- Cambodia & Vietnam 2018 was a memorable one for many reasons. The  programme for the children of Kampong Kra Nhoung, Kratie, Cambodia could be divided into eight phases:

  1. Registration

Children were asked to give their names. Only children five to 12 years were considered participants. A total of 99 children participated

  1. Introduction

A brief introduction was done by the chief facilitator, Ms Yap Sin Yee, followed by ice-breaking.

  1. Ice breaking

We brought balloons for the children to play with.  They had fun of course. Then the children were asked to sit in groups. Because we had only three interpreters, we had to make three large groups.

  1. Pre-test preparation : issuing toothbrushes, toothpaste and water

Toothbrushes were issued, one for each child, followed by the toothpaste and water

  1. Pre-test: Brush your teeth your own style”

The children were asked to brush their teeth, without any instructions.

  1. Demonstration of the proper way of teeth brushing by facilitators

Facilitators demonstrated the proper way to brush teeth.

  1. Post-test: Brushing teeth the correct way

The children were again asked to brush their teeth according to what they saw.

  1. Gift time

This was an important activity, to show appreciation to the children who came from all parts of the village

The photos and videos

Photo compilation


Learning from each other: Inspired by Akiane the artist

I happened to come across the Youtube about Akiane the “divinely” guided artist.  Many things I learned from her videos, among others:

Believe in yourself, be patient, things may be hard at first…..

I hope Akiane and family will  soon “see” that God cannot be similar to humans. There is only ONE and Only God.  Jesus is a prophet.

PSM 1 : Sumber-sumber rujukan

Assalamu alaikum wrwbt dan selamat sejahtera,

Tesis PSM boleh dijadikan pencetus idea, tetapi tidak boleh dijadikan rujukan.

Tesis master, perlu dilihat kualitinya.

Sumber-sumber lain: kajian-kajian yang telah ditulis samada kajian di Malaysia atau luar negara.

Cara mendapatkan jurnal ini ,  di antaranya data base yang telah dilanggani oleh perpustakaan UTM :

Atau repository untuk setiap universiti, contoh repository UTM:

Repository UPM  (contoh):

Dll sumber ( banyak) dalam 10 tahun, kecuali rujukan klasik

Semoga membantu


Who has the power?

All relationships  involve power.

What is power? Power is………………………..? you will find the definition as what you want the power  for 🙂

Some people crave for power, while on the other extreme,  they shun away from power.  Amid the many kinds of power, I would like to share six types of power as written by De Vito (2012):

  1. Legitimate power
  2. Referent power
  3. Reward power
  4. Coercive power
  5. Expert power
  6. Information power


Besides God’s power, many may add,  bacteria and virus power.


Who is the teacher?

This post has been shared with me by a dear friend. I hope you can share too with your friends.  The writer of the story is Ms Honor. [p/s: I have altered certain sentences to make is suitable to my mainly Malaysian readers. Thank you Ms Honor for writing]

“At the prodding of my friends I am writing this story.
My name is Mildred Honor.
I am a former elementary school music Teacher from Des Moines, Iowa.
I have always supplemented my income by teaching piano lessons…..something I have done for over 30 years.
During those years, I found that children have many levels of musical ability, and even though I have never had the prodigy,
I have taught some very talented students.
However, I have also had my share of what I call ‘Musically Challenged Pupils.
One such pupil being Robby.
Robby was 11 years old when his mother (a single mom) dropped him off for his first piano lesson.
I prefer that students (especially boys) begin at  an earlier age, which I explained to Robby. But Robby said that it had always been his mother’s dream to hear him play the piano, so I took him as a student.
At the end of each weekly lesson he would always say
‘My mom’s going to hear me play someday.’  But to me,
it seemed hopeless, he just did not have any inborn ability. I only knew his mother from a distance as she dropped Robby off or waited in her aged car to pick him up.  She always waved and smiled, but never dropped in.
Then one day Robby stopped coming for his lessons.  I thought about calling him, but assumed that because of his lack of ability he had decided to pursue something else.  I was also glad that he had stopped coming. He was a bad advertisement for my teaching!
Several weeks later I mailed a flyer recital to the students’ homes. To my surprise, Robby (who had received a flyer) asked if he could be in the recital. I told him that the recital was for current pupils and that because he had dropped out, he really did not qualify.
He told me that his mother had been sick and unable to take him to his piano lessons, but that he had been practicing.  ‘Please Miss Honor, I’ve just got to play,’ he insisted. I don’t know what led me to allow him to play in the recital – perhaps it was his insistence or maybe something inside of me saying that it would be all right.
The night of the recital came and the high school gymnasium was packed with parents,  relatives and friends.  I put Robby last in the program,
just before I was to come up and thank all the students and play a finishing piece. I thought that any damage he might do would come at the end of the program and I could always salvage his poor performance through my ‘Curtain Closer’.
Well, the recital went off without a hitch, the students had been practicing and it showed. Then Robby came up on the stage. His Clothes were wrinkled and his hair looked as though he had run an egg beater through it.
‘Why wasn’t he dressed up like the other students?’ I thought.
‘Why didn’t his mother at least make him comb his hair for this special night?’
Robby pulled out the piano bench, and I was surprised  when he announced that he had chosen to play Mozart’s Concerto No.21 in C Major.
I was not prepared for what I heard next.  His fingers were light on the keys, they even danced nimbly on the ivories.
He went from Pianissimo to Fortissimo, from Allegro to Virtuoso; his suspended chords that Mozart demands were magnificent!  Never had I heard Mozart played so well by anyone his age. After six and a half minutes, he ended in a grand Crescendo, and everyone was on their feet in wild applause!!!
Overcome and in tears, I ran up on stage and put my arms around Robby in joy;
‘I have never heard you play like that Robby, how did you do it?’
Through the microphone Robby explained: ‘Well, Miss Honor,
Remember I told you that my mom was sick?  Well, she actually had cancer and passed away this morning.
And well… she was  born Deaf,
so tonight was the first time she had ever heard me play, and I wanted to make it special.
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house that evening.  As people from Social Services led Robby from the stage to be placed in to foster care, I noticed that even their eyes were red and puffy.
I thought to myself then how much richer my life had been for taking Robby as my pupil.
No, I have never had a prodigy,
but that night I became prodigy… of Robby.
He was the teacher and I was the pupil, for he had taught me the meaning of *Perseverance* and *Love* and *Believing in Yourself*, and may be even taking a chance on someone and you didn’t know why.
Robby was killed years later in the senseless bombing of the Alfred P. Murray Federal Building in Oklahoma City in April, 1995.
The person who sent this to you believes that we can all make a difference!!!
God have His plannings for each of us.
Live Simply.
Love Generously.
Care Deeply.
Speak Kindly.
If you had cried,  you are just human.”

UHAS 3042 SEM 3 20182019: Course information, assignment and group project

Assalamu`alaikum wrwbt and Hi,

Welcome to Human Development course for this short semester. I am looking forward to have meaningful  experience with you this semester and beyond.

Here are the course information, individual assignment and group project  guide.

All the best and happy learning.

UHAS3042_ Course information_sem 3 session 20182019_updated version

Individual assignment SEM 3 20182019

Group_ UHAS 3042_SEM 3 SESSION 20182019

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