Category Archives: Personal

The pain behind the joy

“Joy” and “learning” do not often go together when they are done for an external purpose (extrinsically), like to cover a syllabus or to prepare for exams. Because the boundaries are fixed and there is little room for innovation. But … Continue reading

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How to spark joy in learning

To spark joy in learning, make learning FUN and let children learn through PLAY! Every child is a natural self-directed learner. Children are naturally curious about the world around them. Young animals are no different. If you were to observe … Continue reading

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They came, they played, we celebrated! – Youth Jam 2019 was a smashing hit!

I did not realise at that time – when the idea of having a gathering of young people to play music, sing, write and draw – that trying to organise an event of this size single-handedly, would be considered dangerous … Continue reading

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Self-directed learning – sparking joy in learning

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Let’s just talk!

“Conversation, like life, has silences and boring bits. This bears repeating: It is often in the moments when we stumble and hesitate and fall silent that we reveal ourselves to each other. Digital communications can lead to an edited life. … Continue reading

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A historical meeting with the MOE for a people-led transformation of Malaysia’s education system

I, together with a few other homeschoolers, attended a townhall round table meeting at the Ministry of Education in Putrajaya today. This was the letter of invitation that got us there: YBrs. Dr./Tuan/Puan, Dengan segala hormatnya saya merujuk perkara di … Continue reading

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Let’s talk!

 The Blurp: “We live in a technological world in which we are always communicating and yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection. We turn away from each other and toward our phones. We are forever elsewhere. But to … Continue reading

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Which School (or learning center) to send your child to?

“Which School?” was the title that had generated a crazy amount of interest amongst parents visiting our website at the end of the 20th century and the start of the millennium. And that led us to homeschooling (after one parent … Continue reading

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Understanding what ails us and what we can do to achieve optimal health!

We don’t need an expert to tell us that in our ultra modern age of high achievements and scientific innovations, we are facing a global epidemic in health issues, namely heart diseases, cancer, dementia and many more! And amongst the … Continue reading

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77 Questions that could change your life!

I came across this heaven-sent book from a recent Popular Booksale in a clearance pile going for rm5 and it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read! It’s bursting with good questions directed at readers who yearn for a … Continue reading

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