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Hi and welcome back to! Yeah, it's my first time saying that. They always say that in tutorials, and that's what I'm going to talk about in this post. Many people post numerous tutorials, be it in YouTube or other websites, and those tutorials get thousands of viewers. Ever wonder why some people are so generous enough to spend time teaching people all sorts of stuff in the net? Popularity? Pure generosity? Contribution maybe? Well, whichever it is, those tutorials are very useful! And it has something to do with self-learning.

In university, or even high-school maybe, they don't teach you EVERYTHING. They teach you something and that something is of course usually useful but they're usually not enough and some might even be just the basics. You might need something more or you might even need something else. Where can you get that? The website! (I personally propose you the YouTube) In YouTube for instance, there are all sorts of tutorials about so many neat things. Computer science? Physics? Math? You want to learn Adobe Photoshop? Learn programming? They are all in the net! There are tons in word form and if you need more animation, personal guidance or just an easier way, the videos can help. *psst..they even show neat tricks about using unpaid softwares* Ok, so this is what I'd like to call Self-learning because you learn in on your own without a real person teaching you and you study in your free time. So, you learn by yourself.

Self-learning is very important because you can't rely solely on classes and courses in university or high school to get all you need to be very successful student in whatever you do. You can definitely read more books and you can take more additional classes etc. But if you think you want to make use of that laptop or computer at your place, you can as well open up the links at the sidebar on your right there under "Study Aid" and use the ones you like.

All in all, hope you learn a lot more and have fun learning! Remember, "do what you like and like what you do", then you'll be happy.

When Interest Plays A Role

Do you realize that interest is an extremely powerful thing that makes people succeed in doing so many things? It has been proven all along and is still being proven now. You can see for yourself how Bill Gates' interest in computers made him one of the richest man on earth, how Mark Zuckerberg's interest in software development (together with some other stuff) brought him up the ladder and also how Syed Mokhtar al-Bukhary's interest in business made him a billionaire too.

Even burglars and thieves who have great interest also succeed in their master plans..interest wise that is. They still are subject to the law enforcements.. Well, here's another interesting story from

Being fluent in Arabic pays off for teenager Wee

PUTRAJAYA: Form Four student Wee Soo Yen surprised the audience when she went on stage to receive the Maulidur Rasul award from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin.

The 16-year-old Kelantanese, who was recognised for her fluency in Arabic, was the only Chinese among the list of seven recipients.

She had scored an ‘A’ for the subject in the PMR examination last year. The distinction was among the string of straight As she obtained.

Outstanding: Soo Yen (second from right) sharing a moment with sister Soo May (left), mother Soo Ah Khem and father after receiving the Maulidur Rasul award in Putrajaya Tuesday.
She started studying Arabic three years ago.
I love languages and since my school offered the subject, I gave it a try,” said Wee, who is also fluent in Malay, English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Hokkien.

She was the only Chinese in her Arabic class and did not attend tuition classes to master the language.

“At first it was a bit weird being the only non-Muslim in the class but I adjusted quickly,” she said.

Wee, who aspires to be a lecturer in either psychology or linguistics, said her younger sister Soo May is also learning Arabic.

Her father Wee Hock Lim said the family did not pressure her to excel.

So, it was INTEREST that gave her the advantage. In that case, if you can find your interest (make sure it's a decent one though), I'm sure you too can make it to the top too!

Public & Private Universities in Malaysia

I'm sure many students always hear about the great universities like Harvard, Cambridge and Oxford. But what about the universities in Malaysia? Malaysia produces thousands of graduates per year and many of them make it to the top ranks of companies and institutions as well. So, let's take a look at the universities in Malaysia!

Public Universities

Pulic universities or IPTA's are in universities under direct supervision of the Malaysian Government or specifically, the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). To apply to these universities, Malaysians usually use the UPU.
1. Universiti Malaya (UM)
2. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
3. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
4. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
5. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
6. Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) -previously KUKTEM
7. International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) -UIAM in Malay
8. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
9. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
10. Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
11. Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
12. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) -previously KUIM
13. Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
14. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) -previously KUSTEM
15. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) -previously KUiTTHO
16. Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) -previously KUTKM
17. Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) -previously KUKUM
18. Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin(UDM) -previously UDM
19. Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
20. Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) -previously ATMA 

Private Universities

I would like to highlight first that in Malaysia, there are different categories of higher education institutions in Malaysia which include "university", "university college" and "college". However, I don't intend to list them by the categorization. So, here are some of them:
1. AIMST University (AIMST)
2. Intrenational Medical University (IMU)
3. Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT)
4. Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST)
5. Management and Science University (MSU)
6. Multimedia University (MMU)
7. Open University Malaysia (OUM)
8. Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)
9. Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
8. Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) -previously UNITAR
9. Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
10. Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL)
11. Universiti Industri Selangor (UNISEL)
12. Wawasan Open University (WOU)
13. UCSI University (UCSI)
14. Al-Madinah International University (MEDIU)
15. Albukhary International University (AIU)
16. Curtin University Malaysia
17. Monash University Malaysia
18. Swinburne University of Technology Malaysia
19. Nottingham University Malaysia
20. Kolej Universiti SEGi (SEGi)
21. Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI) -previously APIIT
21. Binary University College
22. Cosmopoint International College of Technology (CICT)
23. Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS)
24. HELP University College
25. Twintech International University College of Technology (IUCTT)
26. INTI University/College (INTI)
27. Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor (KUIS)
28. Kolej Universiti Insaniah (KUIN)
29. Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University College (KLIUC)
30. Linton University College
31. Nilai University College (NILAI UC)
32. Sunway University
33. TATI University College (TATiUC) -previously TATI
34. Taylor's University/College
35. Kolej Universiti Islam Melaka (KUIM)

There are quite a few more. You can google them if you'd like. Last but not least, if you're looking forward to study in one of these universities, choose wisely! =)

Malaysian Students in Egypt are SAFE

Just a casual update. I've recently contacted a friend of mine who's studying medic in Egypt. Yes, about 7000 Malaysian students too have been contacted. Well, my friend, Fikri, who is currently in Alexandria, said that they were fine and they were in standby mode. Malaysian students have to obey a curfew to stay indoors from 1pm-8am, on a holiday even. He also said that the students are placed at Malaysian centers including MARA buildings. His building is even guarded by tanks, because it is near banks of course. The Malaysian government has taken measures in sending the students to Jeddah with Malaysian Airlines, AirAsia, and Royal Malaysian Air Force helping out. 3 RMAF Hercules planes have been sent too. So, in any case, rest assured that the students are safe.

 Just some pictures of tanks guarding streets in Egypt

Why am I posting this? Because I myself am concerned about them (I have friends there too) and some have been asking myself about this. So, why not? Just keep praying for them. Imagine if we face the same thing, we'll hope for the same too. =)

sources: MegatFikri and The Star Online

Hopefully our friends out there are safe..

I'm sure a lot of us have friends or family members there in Egypt. Here's some of the news mostly related to Malaysian students there (some are in Malay language).

Long story short, the situation there is getting worse. Imagine yourself in a different country as a student, overwhelmed by the risk of being shot at by stray bullets so suddenly (but no news of that have been heard so far) or people busting into your apartment while you're expecting holiday. The internet there is still down and the phone lines are off too. I did receive word from a father of a friend of mine who's in Egypt saying that he successfully contacted his son (my friend) once and all was still well at the time.

Just in case you're not familiar yet with the news, the problem is that the President of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, has been in office for over 30 years and he has been accused of a corrupt leadership. So, he has been asked to leave the post for a new President to be elected. The Egyptians have been rallying around conducting protests and even the police and guards can't control them, forcing the army to take action. Tanks have been mobilized and soldiers have been deployed. It is also said that by Wednesday (2/2/2011), they are going to make a mega protest that might even brake up into a civil war. Meanwhile, news also has it that about 5000 convicts have broke out of prison. Thus, it would be harder for people to even differentiate between the protesters and the evil doers. Nevertheless, even some of the would-be protesters might be taking advantage of the havoc to do nasty things.

Hopefully the Malaysian government can successfully carry out its plans to save our students (they say they're going to either bring them back to Malaysia if possible, or send them to neighboring countries by land) and let's pray for their safety. Besides that, be thankful that you (if this applies to you) have the liberty to study and relax peacefully. Finally, we hope that Egypt we become peaceful again. Ultimately, hope everyone is safe..