Happy Father's Day

What Makes a Dad

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so,

He called it ... Dad

Spotted a few Vintage Cars

I recently made a trip to Penang which is located at northern Malaysia. We spotted a few vintage cars and the age of these cars are more than  40 or 50 years old. There are few interesting pictures in below. 

 Bettle start with number plate registration PD

  Mini start with number plate registration BT 

 Bettle start with number plate registration PD

Merry Christmas 2010

Wishing you a very happy Merry Christmas 2010

Left and Right brains ...

Left Brain FunctionsRight Brain Functions
linear reasoning approachholistic reasoning approach
articulatehas difficulty explaining ideas verbally
responds to word meaningresponds to emotions/tone of voice
realitycreative and imaginative
likes to make plansimpulsive and spontaneous
controls right side of bodycontrols left side of body
sequential processingrandom processing, looks for patterns
pays attention to detailslacks organization
prefers symbolsprefers concrete real objects
likes writinglikes drawing
math and logicart
math: arithmetic, algebramath: geometry
narrow minded, selectiveflexible, variable

Left and right brain strategies for learning 

There are various study techniques and strategies that you can apply depending on your dominant side.

The right brain is considered holistic while the left brain analytical and linear. Left brained individuals prefer to learn with specific details while right brained individuals prefer to be presented with the big picture and then discover the details. Right brained individuals would benefit from reading an outline of the material that they are about to learn. It would be helpful for them to make a quick review before the lecture, for example by reading the introduction of  the book and the chapters to be covered.

Right brained individuals are more intuitive while left brained individuals are more logical. Right brained individuals are more skilled at sensing when an answer is right even when they cannot prove why it is correct. They can make sense of information that is not immediately apparent and therefore are better at instinctively arriving at correct answers. Left brained individuals should trust their intuition more when they are not sure about an answer, for example in a multiple choice question they should go with their first choice.
The left side of the brain is better at memorizing words and formulas. Right brained individuals prefer concrete and real objects that they can touch and see. They are more visual and may benefit from visualization and mnemonic techniques that would help them remember words and numbers.
Left brained individuals like to complete tasks in a specific order while right brained individuals are more random and lack organization. Right brained individuals would benefit from keeping a schedule and focusing on time management. They should concentrate on pressing issues and delay tasks that can be completed later.

The Fence

There was a little boy with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, to hammer a nail in the back fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Then it gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one. Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us. Addendum -- Proverbs 12:18 (NIV) "Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing." Epilog: If only we could all be more "Christ like" in our behavior...