Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Encouraging competition can be healthy

Being competitive allows us to know our weaknesses.

How do you encourage one to improve if they do not know or question their own weaknesses?

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

The will of the people

The progress of the country can only go as far as the will strength of the people.

Great nations are built on the strong-willed and hardworking.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

El Centro Restaurant, Kota Kinabalu

Located just a street away from Hyatt Regency is a relaxing and hip fusion restaurant El Centro.

The food was not expensive and tasted good. I had some grilled chicken skewers which were nicely marinated. It came with some yummy salad and a generous portion of mash. Drinks were not expensive as well.

I really enjoyed the atmosphere in the restaurant. The decor of the restaurant sort of exudes a sense of free-spiritedness. It is possibly the effect of a series of National Geographic-type pictures which ran along an entire wall. The music was good and the staff members were friendly. People were mingling at the bar while we were sat at a table in the middle of the restaurant enjoying our time, away from the pouring rain.

View of the El Centro KK restaurant from our table

My yummy grilled chicken skewers on a bed of mash with salad

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Fijian, African or Brazilian longan? It's Fijian Longan or Pometia pinnata!

My dad loves gardening and he grows plants which he knows not the name of or that they are not accurate. Nevertheless, I was much excited by the latest find in the garden, thanks to his green fingers!

I now realise this Fiji or African longan is not the Spanish lime or Guinep or Mamoncillo fruit as I previously thoughtOther names include Island Lychee, Tava (Samoa) and Kasai (Malaysia).

One side of the tree (Fijian Longan) was covered with these tiny pink flowers.

Tiny bees were busy polinating these tiny flowers
Pometia Pinnata (Fiji Longan) fruits and leaves (taken from my previous post)

We have a whole colander full of them!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Concluding thoughts after first semester

Our education system does not have mechanisms to shape us into fast, independent and creative thinkers and thus, learners.