Monday, December 15, 2008


Today, I went over to Wisma HELP for academic training; today's session was on 'Teaching Methodology: Pedagogy & Andragogy" conducted by a Dr. Andrew Poh, a very engaging, even absorbing fellow. There were 13 of us altogether, this group of academics coming from different disciplines and interestingly, from different geographical locations – we had representations from Hong Kong, Myanmar, Canada, and Spain, besides those from Malaysia amongst this group of HELP "trainees". I had previously attended academic training when I was with Nilai Intrernational College, and the trainers then were from Universiti Malaya – looking back, I realize how outdated they must have been when they delivered their stuff, as compared to what I am now learning from today's facilitator. Now this only demonstrates how far Universiti Malaya has descended into the delinquent depths of mediocrity – so why should we be surprised if their rankings plummeted?!

By the way, Rymond from Marketing confirmed today that the final tally of applications total 44 for HICT's Open Day & Career Fair 2008. However critical we want to be, it was a decent effort overall.

Kelvin emailed me this story: Back in 1929 during the financial crash, it was said that some Wall Street stockbrokers and bankers jumped from their office windows and committed suicide when confronted with the news of their firms' and clients' financial ruin. And many people were said to almost feel a little sorry for them... But in 2008 the attitude has changed somewhat:

I thought this is really hilarious!

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