Thursday, October 14, 2021

Wading into uncharted territory



Since I'm now unattached to govt school, I'm officially launching a freelance service for English instruction and graphic design.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Copywriting

Recently, I decided to participate in an online Online Copywriting Class. Of course, it's paid.

Why did I decide on it? Well, I learned about copywriting while in university as I also took Communications degree, on top of my Psychology degree (double degree). It's a refresher course for me. So the picture below shows what a copywriter does:

 

In essence, copywriting is something some might not know but always stumble upon in everyday life. It is essential, especially in media, companies, speeches, marketing, feature writing, book writing, etc. What you see everyday has copywriting embedded in it. So it's learning that never stops. You'll always discover something new everyday.


P.S. This isn't paid advertisement.I'm only sharing what I'm currently relearning.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Great word choice is something we rarely see these days



Article: Primary 1 boy with first-day jitters flees Pahang school, pursued by guard

When I read the article, I was amazed by the word choice. A rare gem these days. So, if you're looking for ways to write articles and the like, read the writeup and ready a dictionary if you must. Until then, enjoy!

P.S. Kids, don't run away like that. Pity your parents who have to chase you, yeah.
By the way, primary school would be the best time in your childhood.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Practice Makes Perfect

 
Practice Makes Perfect - British Council

I've always been a firm believer of practice makes perfect. Why?

Let's flash back to secondary school and university.

    As a secondary school student, I always had to present for Bahasa Malaysia's literature when I was in form 4. Then, I always took on the role of emcee during daily morning assembly. Then fast forward to university years, I always had to present for most of the subjects I've taken. About 90% of them, including Final Year Project that is. That excludes math and design.

    Hence, I had a lot of practice when it comes to speech, presentations and just speaking as a whole. Since frequent opportunities arose for me to practice speaking, it made it much easier to just speak to even a stranger, as long as I know the topic to touch upon. 

    Speaking isn't easy at first. Of course for many, the first few times when they speak would be heart-racing. Some would say it's not for the faint-hearted. However, that is the chance to improve. Even just for a tiny moment. Having the opportunity to speak is something that not many would have. Most of the time, we're asked to be silent. So why not? If there's a chance, grab on to it. Use it as practice. Believe me, as you go on, you'll add that bravery into your own character. Once you practice and practice more, you'll be confident enough to speak up.

    You won't know how to improve yourself if you don't try first, then make it a habit to practice pronunciation, grammar, sentence structure and whatnot. Without practice, you'll forever be wondering if you could actually speak in English.

That is a chance for personal development!

Saturday, February 6, 2021

I'm a warrior


In the midst of what I cannot see
I go on, fight again, 
To see another tomorrow 
That which I cannot promise to see. 

As the sun goes up, 
These two eyes opened
These muscles extend
Another blissful breeze that blew
And my ears heard the chirp of birds
Today, I have another day. 

Even with weakened limbs, 
Memories that seem to fade
Quicker than any other
Sadness that seeps in without warning, 
I fight on, 
I move on, 
For I'm a warrior. 

    I'm one of the lucky ones among those with Multiple Sclerosis in Malaysia. I have many options to choose from when it comes to DMD/DMT. At first, I started on Interferon Beta 1a (Rebif) and it worked for 2 years.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Great Truth about grammar


The Great Truth about grammar : It is an art as well as science. It is always possible to analyze sentences in more than one way. (David Crystal, Making Sense, 2017)


Sentences can be analyzed in multiple ways. So one person's interpretation might be different than others.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Smart e-mail practices

In a business e-mail structure, you will have the following:


When we finished our studies, we delved into the world where work isn’t like school. 

    I’m quite lucky to major in both Communications and Psychology. Majoring in Psychology doesn’t mean that I can read minds, it actually helped me to listen more and try to understand people (in fact I think my empathy increased). 

    On the other hand, Communications major not only taught me how to write for the media, it also taught me Business Communications. In Business Communications, I learned how to communicate with the employer when I apply for a job, how to write resumes, cover letters and writing e-mails among others.

    I’m sure some of you already know some of these, but perhaps it would be a good idea to refresh. Before sending the e-mail, you may find these important: 

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