Monday, July 28, 2008

Yes DEAR - 29 July 2008

Lesson in Unconditional Love

I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently completed my college degree. The last class I had to take was Sociology. The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human being had been graced with. Her last project of the term was called "Smile". The class was asked to go out and smile at three people and document their reaction.
I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone and say hello, I thought, this would be a piece of cake (literally).Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son, and I went out to McDonalds, one crisp March morning. It was just our way of sharing special play time with our son.
We were standing in line, waiting to be served, when all of a sudden everyone around us began to back away, and then even my husband did. I did not move an overwhelming feeling of panic welled up inside of me as I turned to see why they had moved. As I turned around I smelled a horrible "dirty body" smell...and there standing behind me were two poor homeless men. As I looked down at the short gentleman, close to me, he was "smiling"...his beautiful sky blue eyes were full of God's Light as he searched for acceptance.
He said, "Good day" as he counted the few coins he had been clutching. The second man fumbled with his hands as he stood behind his friend. I realized the second man was mentally deficient and the blue eyed gentle man was his salvation. I held my I stood there with them.The young lady at the counter asked him what they wanted. He said, "Coffee is all Miss" because that was all they could afford (to sit in the restaurant and warm up they had to buy something...they just wanted to be warm).
Then I really felt it...the compulsion was so great I almost reached out and embraced the little man with the blue eyes. That is when I noticed all eyes in the restaurant were set on me...judging my every action. I smiled and asked the young lady behind the counter to give me two more breakfast meals on a separate tray. I then walked around the corner to the table that the men had chosen as a resting spot. I put the tray on the table and laid my hand on the blue eyed gentleman's cold hand. He looked up at me, with tears in his eyes, and said, "Thank you". I leaned over, began to pat his hand and said, "I did not do this for you...God is here working through me to give you hope". I started to cry as I walked away to join my husband and son. When I sat down my husband smiled at me and said, "That is why God gave you to me give me hope". We held hands for a moment and at that time we knew that only because of the Grace were we able to give .....
That day showed me the pure Light of God's sweet love.I returned to college, on the last evening of class, with this story in hand. I turned in "my project" and the instructor read it....then she looked up at me and said, "Can I share this?" I slowly nodded as she got the attention of the class. She began to read and that is when I knew that we as human beings (part of God) share this need to heal. In my own way I had touched the people at McDonalds, my husband, son, instructor, and every soul that shared the classroom on the last night I spent as a college student. I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I would ever learn....unconditional acceptance......after all....we are here to learn!


Yes DEAR ( Yes Drop Everything And Read) is a reading programme done by the English Department to inculcate reading habit among MOZAC students. The school subscribes to The Star newspaper for the classes and has been taking part in the Star NIE Campaign for Rewards. Besides that, Sime Darby Bhd also sponsored 60 copies of The News Straits Times for the F123 Pullout Programme from 21 June 2008 - 6 October. Students also have magazines such as Just English Explorers in class and can find many interesting articles at The R.E.D Tunnel (Read, Explore & Digest). Every week the students are also given PIES articles to help them in vocabulary and pronunciation. The students are also given a short story a week to be read and used to help them in their writing. The stories are taken and selected from the internet. This year's theme is motivational and inspiring stories.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Academic Month

Academic month was launched yesterday by the principal. From 15 th July - 15 August many interesting and fun activities have been planned for the students by the English language department.Yesterday the english drama team presented a very good and entertaining drama. The students and teachers had a blast. In the afternoon, the English language Society hosted the inter - society language games which received an overwhelming response from the students. Other activites planned for the students are:
  • Spell it Right - Form 1

  • Rapping the message competition - Form 2

  • Newspaper Scavenger - Form 3

  • NIEXUS activities - Form 4

  • Crossword Puzzles - Form 5
Have fun

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Success Doesn't Happen Overnight

A Long Journey to Success
Life's many roads, lead us in many different directions on different paths,
On these roads of travel we see new people, new things,
Everything appears to be perfect.
But, there shall come times when the road is long,
The journey seems rough and the new people,
Places and things you once saw, are no longer around…
You stand alone.
Even though the road may then seem lonely, you keep pushing on -
Praying -
Believing that "Yes I can, Yes I will."
And when no one else believes in you, you believe in yourself.
I know the road was hard, it was long
-Because I traveled the same path.
So don't look back, just continue to push forward -
All that are in the way, move them out - shun the negativity.
Stay head strong, thank
God for everything -Especially for this long harsh road.
Because it was simply
A long journey to success.


Greetings from Melaka!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


English in Camp (EIC) for residential schools was held at SBPI Sabak Bernam Selangor in April. Four form 4 students,Redhanuha, Diana Mastura, Muhd Faiz Hassan and Syed Aidarus were selected to represent the school. . They were accompanied by Puan Norizah Baba.