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Posted on: June 17, 2011

One fine night, after meal, decided to go for a spontaneous short trip, to the i-City.

When we reached there, had to pay RM10 for an “un-tar” open car park. Then had to walk on sandy “stoney” path to witness how electricity was being used to generate this artificial park. It’s so UN COOL..  not natural, no artistic, no creativity, nothing to be proud of at all (in fact, I would be ashamed to introduced it as a tourist spot).

If you are looking for English center taught by native speakers, in Klang Valley, there are three centers which I know of, as below:

Morris Allen English

They have a few branches in Singapore and one in Centerpoint Bandar Utama Malaysia. One input from a friend who sends her son (Std 1) there was there is a lot of listening, speaking, and also each week, the children have to read three books and write book  reviews to be shared in the class. Small class size 10/11 children a class.

We visited the place, it’s quite nice… with one flaw: there is no toilet inside the center. Children have to use the public toilet outside, shared with the other shoppers in the shopping complex. We are really concern about the safety of the children. Though during break time, teacher will bring the children to the toilet, but 1-to-10 ratio is definitely not good enough, still a risk there. I wonder why they cannot install the toilet inside their center. Shichida center which is just opposite the center has their own toilet inside as well.

Lorna Whiston Study Centres

This center is also originated from Singapore. They have two branches in Malaysia now, one in Taman Tun Dr Ismail and one in Taman Melawati. Similarly, on top of listening and speaking skill, sometimes aided with computers, they promote reading which will aid the children in their writing in future. Each children has to choose and read two books.  Also there are other fun art activities for younger children. Smaller class size: 10 students per class. Nice and safe environment. There is an assistant at the entrance and children are not allowed to leave without parents.

British Council Malaysia

British Council English Course for School

They have four centers in Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. They have long history here. More classroom based and aided with high tech multimedia  equipment, making the classroom more fun for the children. The course is quite interactive. Follow structure approach/syllabus based on text book from Cambridge. They introduce spelling from age 5. Bigger classroom size: 15 children per class. For younger children, they have assistant teacher in the class. Environment is quite nice also. The classroom wall is made of glass and you can see what is going on in the class, though it’s not advisable, might disturb the children. Have a library downstair with computers  and big waiting area for parents.

My sister in law was telling me, divorce is not a good solution.

I cannot agree with it totally. Sometimes, when a marriage do more damage to your life than good, divorce is the best solution.

I like what I read in Sin Chew once, about a woman, after found out her husband had adultery,was struggling whether to forgive her husband and stayed in the marriage or not; and the author gave one very straight-to-the-point input, which I couldn’t agree more, “Whether he worth it or not”.

If your “he” is already a rotten apple, why still want to embrace it and get rotten together for the whole of your life.

Last time, in my hometown, we had a part time maid. Well, she was in her late thirty, not good looking, didn’t study much, but very hardworking. Beside working as part time maid, she worked in restaurant, cafe, club as a cleaner, dish washer, anything.

Her story, she met her husband through matchmaking, got married, moved down from Johor and stayed in Kedah, gave birth two daughters. After marriage, only found out her husband was a drug addict. Always stole her hard earn money to buy drug. Same thing, because of her daughters, she gave up the thought to divorce.  … now what I don’t understand, she can earn a living, she can keep your daughters safe from a bad influence, why she still want to stay ? I support what the author said, if he is just the wrong guy, should have just left him, start a brand new life, as she deserves a better one.

Actually after being married for .. 1,2,3….. 9 years, if you asked me, I also start to have doubt love really exists.


June 2011

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