Monday, January 26, 2009


I have installed all kids of widgets already. I have a quick view of my hotmail inbox and my calender of upcoming events. I have also added Google Reader and Delicious widgets. These are great to have on my iGoogle page because I can look at so many different pages at once. One problem I'm having is that because there are so many widgets on my page it takes a while for everything to load, this also might have to do with a weak internet connection.

I have also added a weather application because I love to know how much hotter it is here then at home, and I have a dual clock that shows me the time at home and my local time.

I have added two countdowns, one is counting down the seconds until the Superbowl kickoff, and the other is counting down the days until my birthday, which also happens to be the day after I get back to Canada, and it's also the date I'll be all finished school !!!

I also have sports headlines, live scores, world news, and a converter(for temperature, weight, and speed conversions etc.)

I see myself using all these widgets in the future because they show me the information I check most frequently. As a teacher it will be important to stay updated on current events, and it will be good to have quick access to Google Reader, especially if you have your students blogging.

My Delicious Account

Malaysian Wedding

We got dressed up and went to a wedding today. We went to 3 different houses and ate all day.

Tashia's wearing a traditional outfit called a baju carang.

Answers To Quiz

I Will Post The Answers To The Canada & Malaysia Quiz On Feb. 1, 2009

Google Docs.

I just finished using Google Docs for the first time. I had to write an essay for another class and instead of writing it in a normal word processor I used Google Docs. Google Docs was constantly automatically saving my work, and when I was finished I was able to share it with a classmate so she could read it over.

I would love to have students write all their reports using Google Docs. They can easily share papers with each other for proof reading, and peer conferencing. When they are finished their assignment it's so easy to have them email it to me for marking. By having students use Google Docs in class I wouldn't have to haul papers around to grade them, I wouldn't even have to lug my laptop home with me. I would be able to access all the students assignments from any computer. Google Docs is easy to operate, and you'll save a tree.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chinese New Years !!!

Today is Chinese New Years ! ! !

Chinese Culture is rich in its culture and traditions . They have their own beliefs and New Year traditions. Although the Chinese New Year , Nian, lasts only two or three days including the Chinese New Year's Eve, the Chinese New Year season extends from the mid-twelfth month of the previous year to the middle of the first month of the new year. A month from the onset of the Chinese New Year, it is supposed to be a good time for business. People will pour out their money to buy presents, decoration material, food and clothing.

Quiz Comparing Canada & Malaysia

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

First Time Blogger

I am a fourth year education student at the University of Regina. I completed my internship last semester in a grade 4-5 split at Massey School.

This semester I am taking three online classes, which are the first online classes I have ever taken, through the U of R. I am taking a comparative education class with a professor at the U of R and we talk about the differences in education between Canada and Malaysia. I am taking two classes at the Institute Perguruan Persekutuan Pulau Pinang, which is a teaching college. I'm taking a mathematics class, it's taught in English, and a Bahasa Melayu class, learning how to speak the Malaysian language.

There is a 14 hour time difference between Malaysia and Regina. So when it's 6:00 Wednesday night in Regina it's 8:00 Thursday morning in Malaysia.

I'm excited to start a blog because hopefully I can use it to keep friends and family at home up to date on where and what I'm doing.

Living In Malaysia

Jan 21, 2009

I'm three weeks into the semester and I'm getting more comfortable everyday. The heat and the food were major adjustments, but I love both of those things here.