Learning is about metacognition and memory. Focus, repetition and permutations are important components. Some people commented on similarity of Mediated Learning Experience (MLE) and Neurolinguistic programming (NLP). I believe NLP is a conscious self effort of conditioining, milder than hynopsis. MLE is helping a child to learn a skill, equipping the learner. Black cat, white cat, which catches the mouse is a good cat~Mao zedong. Means to achieve the end~Andy Ang.
I believe everyone has some weaknesses and strengths. However, when things get bad, our families are always with us. We read of people falling sick, some going astray, and fair-weathered friends leaving.
To the students I have taught and to my own kids, I believe the greatest love is parents to kids, and husbands to wives. Please deliberate.
Parents pay for kiddie porn scholar’s mistake Bryna Sim | The New Paper | Tue Dec 21 2010
They had to sell their home to pay MOE $175,000 after scholarship is revoked.
HE ESCAPED with a suspended jail sentence for having child porn in the UK, but his parents are paying for his sins.
As much as $175,000.
That’s the scholarship bond fee that Jonathan Wong’s parents have to pay to the Ministry of Education (MOE).
But they do not have the money, so they will be selling their home to raise the amount.
This was what Wong’s lawyer said in his mitigation at the York Crown Court in England yesterday, before the sentence for Wong’s offences was read out.
It is not known where the Wongs live in Singapore and what type of property they own.
The MOE revoked Wong’s overseas teaching scholarship last month after the 23-year-old undergraduate was caught with hardcore child pornography videos in his computer at the University of York, where he was doing his final year in History.
Wong later pleaded guilty to 17 charges of downloading child pornography between July 15, 2008, and March 19 this year.
Perhaps his offences were too painful for his parents to come to terms with. They were not present in court yesterday.
Their son’s suspended sentence means that if he commits offences again within the next two years, he will be put in prison for six months.
Wong, who was earlier suspended by his university, has been expelled following his sentencing
In old days, people know hard farming work. Education is previlege. In days of manufacturing, people flock to cities to work. There is still hard work. Forms of gambling is a replacement to hours in work. With the Internet, options trading and blogging is replacing hard work. I read this article and wondering, what msg are we sending to our kids?
She was tired of being called “Airport Runway” by Maureen Koh
WELL-KNOWN blogger Qiu Qiu was so bothered by her flat chest that she posted on her blog in May: “Anyone wanna sponsor a boobs job? A pair of boobs.”
She eventually got her wish and underwent a breast-filling treatment by a doctor for free.
In an interview with The New Paper on Sunday, Qiu Qiu, whose real name is Hong Qiu Ting, said: “That posting started out as a ‘retaliation’ against critics who accused me of trying to ‘squeeze money’ from my readers.”
But why retaliate by asking for a boob job? Qiu Qiu, 23, said: “In reality, I’d been living with the stigma of having a flat chest.
“I’m so tired of being called an airport runway.” In a separate interview, her sister, Ms Pearl Ang, 30, confirmed that Qiu Qiu had always been upset by her lack of growth in that area.
The human resources manager said: “Qiu Ting would return home from school and share how she had been teased by her schoolmates, especially the boys.”
How she ended up getting the free treatment sheds interesting light on how the Internet can work to one’s advantage.
After Qiu Qiu posted her entry, she was flamed for it when someone wrote to citizen journalism website Stomp.
Netizens called her a beggar and accused her of being vain. But this also increased the traffic to her blog – from the average of 1,000 hits to about 2,000 a day.
Meanwhile, Internet entertainment portal clicknetwork. tv had also spotted her blog as part of its talent scouting.
Miss Gillian Tan, 30, director of Munkysuperstar Pictures, said: “We found that Qiu Qiu was a savvy shopper and decided to produce a shopping programme with her as the host.”
Budget Barbie raised Qiu Qiu’s profile further and traffic to her blog hit 4,500 a day. She was also interviewed on RazorTV, where she defended her blog posting. And in an article in The Straits Times in July, she talked again about she hoped to get sponsorship for breasts implants before donning a bikini on her show.
It resulted in a handful of offers – including one from a public relations company representing a reputable aesthetic clinic – made through clicknetwork. tv to sponsor Qiu Qiu for the treatment.
A close friend of Miss Tan’s told her about Dr Jonathan Lee, whom she was seeing. Breast filler
Miss Tan then approached Dr Lee for his participation in the project, and this eventually led to Qiu Qiu, who is also a part-time model, getting a sponsorship for a breast filler procedure last month. Dr Lee, leading consultant surgeon at The Aesthetic Studio, performed the procedure for free while medical group Q-Med sponsored the gel filler that was used.
Breast fillers cost between $8,000 and $12,000, depending on the amount of gel injected.
The standard procedure, which takes some 30 to 45 minutes, is performed under local anaesthesia. A gel is injected through special cannulas (blunt metallic tubes) either from the armpit or under the breast crease into the fat beneath the glandular tissues in the breast.
It is considered minimally invasive and does not affect the breast function. Patients have to wear a support garment for a week.
Miss Tan said: “We settled for Dr Lee because Qiu Qiu felt most comfortable with the treatment that he’d suggested.
“I also liked the fact that he was very detailed in explaining the various options.”
Dr Lee said: “I agreed to do the procedure with the sole objective of educating and informing the public of this non-surgical aesthetic procedure that can be a safe and effective option for body contouring.”
When Qiu Qiu first knew that “it” was going to happen, she didn’t dare to believe it.
She said: “Except for my sisters and my boyfriend, I didn’t dare to share the news. I didn’t want to jinx it, you know, like how expectant mothers would usually keep mum about their pregnancy until they cross the first trimester?”
Qiu Qiu added: “I had to keep reminding myself to lower my expectation and not to get too excited.”
Until the night before the surgery – when she finally posted on her blog: “… Been affected by it for too long. Been waiting for good news.
“Been for consultation a few times. Been massaging myself for it.
“This is it. I am getting a boob job tomorrow.”
After the treatment, she experienced some discomfort but otherwise was not in pain. An eight-minute clip documenting the procedure was uploaded on clicknetwork.tv on Thursday evening.
Qiu Qiu is feeling ecstatic over her new assets and flaunting them unabashedly too.
She said: “That’s the highlight of my life so far. I can now wear a bikini and go down to the beach.
“I don’t have to carry an umbrella and pretend that I don’t like the sun.
“Do you know I can finally fill an A-cup bra now?”
Clinical pyschologist Lisa Wong cautioned against resorting to plastic surgery as a quick fix to attain physical beauty.
She said: “Most times, people find it easier – and quicker – to turn to such miracles of science for help.”
Pyschologist Richard Lim pointed out that there is “a difference between necessary and obsessive treatments”.
He said: “Everyone has his or her set of guidelines on what is perfect beauty, but often, this is influenced by what they see and read.”
Ms Wong, who has watched Qiu Qiu’s clip, said she could accept the blogger’s reasons for her desperation.
But she added: “That is only if she is satisfied with what has been done and stops just there.”
While the feedback from netizens has generally been positive and encouraging after the clip was posted, there are also the initial handful of critical views.
‘Anonymous’ wrote on her blog: “I liked you at first, for being very natural, unlike women these days that are so vain that they go for plastic surgery.
I thought that you weren’t going to be one of them but you are right now.”
We see more reports of bullies nowadays. Are they real? Are there more than 10 years ago?
I was never bullied. Why? I do not know. I am outgoing and have an aggressive streak, Taekwondo, rugby…
If my child is bullied, the proper chain of command is to left the authorities knows…the schools or others. Again, some may take action, some may not. If my child is not protected from repeated incidents, who is the victim? My child may face nighmare, have scars or others…Sympathy without action does little help..
When I see cases where parents take actions into their own hands, I know it is wrong but the motive is to protect their loved ones…No one can do anything to bring back a dead or hurt child…
Lastly, I hear people commenting sympathy and calling the parents hypocrites…God Bless Your Souls..you are textbook critics and have not felt the heartaches of seeing your loved ones suffer…sad…We do what is right and neccessary…
Every non-living thing is a tool. A gun helps a farmer in an isolated farm protects himself and his family from wild animals and aggressors. A gun used by a child to kill himself and his friends when he is in despair.
A knife is used to cut and sliced vegetables and meat. A knife is used to hurt the innocent child and rob the old lady.
Computing is a tool. Management of information. It could be used in a good manner, to aid or inform. It could be used in a destructive manner, construction of explosives, sex games, how to commit suicide.
I hope to create an awareness how we could be mindful of the constructive and destructive use of tools. Sad with these development.Having a pocketful of money robbing people souls and ethics. Bereaved.