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Pitches and notes

What is music? Music is an art form and a cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. Generally, a definition of music will include common elements such as pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. When you listen to music (positive or neutral types), it affects many neurological pathways. It also has a lot of positive impact on today’s youth. Therefore, music benefits the human being in several ways.

On democracy

Democracy is a type of political system that requires a popular vote to take place to elect the leader of the country and other officials. Simply said, the leaders are chosen by the people. Democracy is almost used everywhere around the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and others. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of democracy.

Who took my time?

Many months ago, I was stalking Vivy Yusof’s Instagram page and she posted videos of a talk she attended on her Instastory. It was pretty late. I had just put my daughter to bed, and because I did not want the sound of the video to wake her up, I watched the videos without its sound. Couldn’t be bothered to take my headphones downstairs either. Watched the video, read the caption to one of the videos, which immediately caught my attention.

Chicken Soup for the mind

It has been a while since I have had some time to catch a breather. The Eid-Ul Fitr break has come at just the right time. While I get ready to rejoice and celebrate, I cannot help but be reminded of the death by suicide of two very well known figures; one in fashion and design and the other in culinary. Yes, I am talking about the passing of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, both of whom took their own lives out of depression. They are not the first.

Ready, set, GOAL

Football is one of the most merry sports there is. 22 men chasing after 1 ball. But, they all have a goal. Place the ball into the net. That is the goal.

Needless to say, having a goal gives us direction. That everything planned or executed, is with the intention of meeting the goal. Every argument, debate, disagreements, hustling, strategies, all happen in order to meet the goal.

Shiny and New

I was watching a TEDx Talk by Gautam Khetrapal back in November of last year. Mr Khetrapal asked his audience if they had a smartphone. The camera did not show the audience, but by the look of his expression, I am assuming a majority of them put their hands up. He then asked how many of them had the same phone in the past 2 years. Again, the camera did not show the crowd, but through his reaction, hardly anyone put their hands up.

Look Ma, no hands

‘Teacher! I know how to change my clothes!!!!!’

Yes, with multiple exclamation marks because this student was ecstatic that she had mastered a new skill: Dressing up on her own.

The first 2 weeks was a struggle for her. Granted, as a 7 year old, mom and dad would always help her get dressed up. So when she had to get herself changed from school clothes to PE clothes, vice versa, she got very frustrated, and would end up crying to vent her frustrations out.

My little bit

In conjunction with World Humanitarian Day on 19th August, students were asked to carry out an act of humanity to a stranger. This project was made voluntary for compassion cannot be forced, instead, it is nurtured.

Here is the story of one student who wanted be of help to those in need:

Moving for good

Almost a year ago, my parents decided to move me to a new school. I felt very sad because of the idea of leaving my friends and my old memories and going to a place that is totally new and which i knew nothing about. It wasn’t easy.
The last days of school was very difficult for me. Many stuff happened and I ended up losing my friends because they said I was betraying them by leaving. So I left the school with a lot of sadness that no one can imagine.

My planet

Every time there is a school or institution in Malaysia that teaches their students to clean up: sweep and mop the classroom, clean the toilet, wipe the table after meal, send the food back to the kitchen, these schools and institutions are automatically associated with the Japanese.