Saturday, December 28, 2019

10 Barang Perlu Dibawa ke Island Hopping - Krabi




Krabi adalah antara destnasi percutian popular kerana mempunyai pulau-pulau yang cantik. Air laut yang jernih, pasir pantai putih cantik, facilities yang baik di pulau di tambah dengan cuaca yang baik antara faktor tarikan Krabi. Tidak sah lawatan ke Krabi jika tidak menyertai island hopping. Terdapat banyak pilihan pulau yang boleh dilawati. Diuruskan dengan baik oleh pengusaha-pengusaha pakej di sini. Bagi yang akan island hopping, baca senarai 10 barang mesti bawa ini untuk pastikan anda menikmati pengalaman island hopping maksumum!

Jika bukan musim hujan (Nov-April), cuaca di sini sangat cerah. Ini bonus, di samping dapat main laut sepuasnya, gambar-gambar anda juga dah tentu cantik. Tapi, untuk perlindungan sepanjang 6-8 jam trip, pastikan anda bawa

1) Topi
2) Cermin mata hitam
3) Sunblock - jangan lupa pakaikan untuk anak kecil juga

4) Alas lapik duduk/barang/picnic - Banyak tikar dijual dengan murah di Ao Nang (sekitar RM10). Jika ingin jimatkan ruang bag, boleh bawa alas meja (lebih nipis), atau travel towel besar.

5) Pouch Hp kalis air - Selain digunakan semasa bermain air, ini juga berguna jika anda memilih untuk naik longtail boat. Boat jenis ini tidak bertutup, dan akan ada percikan air laut semasa bergerak. Banyak dijual di Mr Diy dan Shopee. 

6) Pakaian ganti - terutama untuk anak kecil. 

7) Dry bag - juga penting terutamata jika naik longtail boat. Ada jual di Decathlon dan kedai outdoor sports yang lain. Juga banyak di jual sekitar Ao Nang.

8) Towel - boleh bawa travel tour, lebih nipis dan ringan

9) snek - bila main air dan sejuk, perut mesti lapar. Eloklah bawa sedikit kudapan untuk isi perut. Selalunya pakej island hopping dah include nasi untuk lunch. Boleh bawa yang ringan seperti buah, biskut atau burger CP yang popular tu. 

10) Pakaian renang/selipar/snorkelling socks- 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Cara Buat Passport Kanak-kanak - UTC Alor Setar



Paling leceh bila nak buat passport terutamanya untuk anak kecil. Prosedur tidak sukar, cuma kena beratur seawal pagi untuk ambil nombor giliran. Jika nasib anda tidak baik, mungkin tak dapat nombor pun, sebab ada kuota harian. Inilah masalah yang dihadapi di cawangan Imegresen di bandar-bandar besar seperti Kajang.

Minggu lepas berpeluang balik ke kampung di Alor Setar pada  hari minggu. Alang-alang di sana, saya ambil keputusan untuk buat passport untuk anak yang berusia 3 tahun.

Kami buat di UTC Alor Setar (di City Plaza) pada hari Rabu. Sampai di UTC pukul 4.30, ambil nombor dan terus dipanggil ke kaunter. Saya dimaklumkan bahawa jika datang hari Ahad, waktu menunggu adalah lebih lama (3-4jam).

Prosedurnya mudah:

1) Serahkan dokumen* kepada pegawai bertugas, dan ambil nombor giliran yang diberi. Perlu tahu tinggi pemohon. Pengukur disediakan di situ. Jika barisan mengambil nombor panjang, eloklah sambil-sambil ukur tinggi.
2) Urusan di kaunter: Ambil gambar* dan cap jari pemohon.
3) Bayar. Kanak-kanak bawah 12 tahun, RM100 untuk tempoh 5 tahun.
4) Passport sedia untuk collection* selepas 1 jam.


*Untuk gambar, perlu memakai pakaian gelap. Rambut mestilah kemas, tidak tutup dahi dan telinga.

*Dokumen diperlukan: Mykid, sijil lahir anak, Mykad salah seorang penjaga.

*Pemohon perlu hadir untuk collection kerana memerlukan cap jari.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

5 Ultimate Ways to Learn Statistics & Score in Exams


Statistics can be the most dreaded subject for some students. I teach statistics in university. Every semester I can see many of them struggle to score the subject. Of course I’ll do everything in my power to help, but students need to realise that the main factor to excel in any subject is themselves. Cliché: It starts with you. 

With my teaching experience AND from my own experience during undergraduate/postgraduate (did Bachelor & Master in Statistics-UPM, was the best student for both programs Alhamdulillah), I’m sharing with you guys how to score your statistics exams. 

Good luck!
 
      1) Change your mind set. Having a positive mindset can be powerful. Seniors probably tell you it is a killer subject. Don’t fall for that trap. It killed them (maybe), but not you. You must remember, even if it not easy, it is doable. As much effort put for other subject, you are going to work as hard for statistics. 

      2) Practise. I remind my students again and again there is no other way to understand the concepts other than doing exercise. To do statistics, you must understand the concept. This can be achieved only by practicing. Do as many exercise/examples as you can until you finally grasp the concept. Here’s one thing, in exams, we rarely have open ended questions. Hence, as long as you understand the concept, you’ll nail it.

      3) Ask questions. If you are too shy to ask in class, see your lecturer personally. Never let go of the things you can’t understand because it will accumulate. Most of the time, if you miss concept #1, you’ll definitely loss concept #2 too. You can also ask help from lecturers from other classes (we don’t mind, really). Also, try to be friends with your classmates who can teach/guide you. I quote my high school teacher “Tak tahu, tanya. Jangan jadi bodoh sombong”.

      4) Always starts with formula. When doing exercise, always starts by writing the formula needed. This way, you train your brain to remember, and understand what each term/symbol represents. This is also another way for you to learn to differentiate which formula to use, which method to apply, which hypothesis testing is in question etc. Before long, you’ll know all these by heart.

      5) Know your calculator. Nowadays, scientific calculator is capable to do a lot of things. Knowing how to use it to its full potential can significantly save time during exams and you’ll get extra time to focus on other things. In Exams, I’ve seen many students who already know how to answer questions, but failed to correctly answer the questions because they use the calculator wrongly/ not enough time because they did many calculations manually/ don’t know how to use the calculator (classic example: to answer Permutation & Combination)