Sunday, October 19, 2008

Moral Education


Moral Education to develop responsible individuals of high moral standards who were able to contribute towards the peace and harmony of the country.

Moral values are important for all to understand so that they are able to apply them in their daily lives.

The teaching and learning of Moral Education to emphasise the good understanding of basic values.


SELF DEVELOPMENT (perkembangan diri)

• Belief in God (kepercayaan kepada Tuhan)

• Trust (amanah)

• Self-esteem (harga diri)

• Responsibility (bertanggungjawab)

• Venerable (hemah tinggi)

• Tolerance (toleransi)

* Independence (berdikari)

* Diligence (kerajinan)

• Love (kasih sayang)

• Fairness (keadilan)

• Rational (rasional)

* Moderation (kesederhanaan)

FAMILY LIFE (kekeluargaan)

• Love for the family (kasih sayang terhadap keluarga)

• Respectful and loyal to family members (hormat dan taat kepada anggota keluarga)

• Continuation of family traditions (mengekalkan tradisi kekeluargaan)

• Responsibility towards family (tanggungjawab terhadap keluarga)

THE ENVIRONMENT (alam sekitar)

• Love and appreciation for the environment (menyayangi dan menghargai alam sekitar)

• Harmony between humans and the environment (keharmonian antara manusia dengan alam sekitar)

• Stability of the environment (kemapanan alam sekitar)

• Sensitive towards environmental issues (peka terhadap isu-isu alam sekitar)

PATRIOTISM (patriotisme)

• Love for the country (cinta akan negara)

• Loyalty to the King and country (taat setia kepada Raja dan negara)

• Willing to sacrifice for the country (sanggup berkorban untuk negara)

HUMAN RIGHTS (hak asasi manusia)

• Protecting the rights of children (melindungi hak kanak-kanak)

• Respecting women’s rights (menghormati hak wanita)

• Protecting workers’ rights (melindungi hak pekerja)

• Respecting the rights of the disabled (menghormati hak golongan kurang berupaya)

• Protecting consumer rights (melindungi hak pengguna)

DEMOCRACY (demokrasi)

• Abiding by laws and regulations (mematuhi peraturan dan undang-undang)

• Freedom of speech (kebebasan bersuara)

• Religious freedom (kebebasan beragama)

• Involvement in the country’s development (penglibatan diri dalam pembangunan negara)

• Openness (sikap keterbukaan)

PEACE & HARMONY (keamanan dan keharmonian)

• Coexistance (hidup bersama secara aman)

• Helpful and cooperative (saling membantu dan bekerjasama)

• Mutual respect between countries (saling menghormati antara negara)

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Best Poem of 2008

The best poem of 2008

This poem was nominated by UN as the best poem of 2008,
Written by an African Kid

When I born, I black
When I grow up, I black
When I go in Sun, I black
When I scared, I black
When I sick, I black
And when I die, I still black

And you white fellow
When you born, you pink
When you grow up, you white
When you go in sun, you red
When you cold, you blue
When you scared, you yellow
When you sick, you green
And when you die, you gray

And you calling me colored?

Thursday, October 09, 2008

A Blog Posted by Singapore 's Youngest Millionaire

A Blog Posted by Singapore 's Youngest Millionaire

By Adam Khoo In Money |

Some of you may already know that I travel around the region pretty frequently, having to visit and conduct seminars at my offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Suzhou (China). I am in the airport almost every other week so I get to bump into many people who have attended my seminars or have read my books.

Recently, someone came up to me on a plane to KL and looked rather shocked.
He asked, 'How come a millionaire like you is travelling economy?' My reply was, 'That's why I am a millionaire.' He still looked pretty confused. This again confirms that greatest lie ever told about wealth (which I wrote about in my latest book 'Secrets of Self Made Millionaires'). Many people have been brainwashed to think that millionaires have to wear Gucci, Hugo Boss, Rolex, and sit on first class in air travel. This is why so many people never become rich because the moment they earn more money, they think that it is only natural that they spend more, putting them back to square one.

The truth is that most self-made millionaires are frugal and only spend on what is necessary and of value. That is why they are able to accumulate and multiply their wealth so much faster. Over the last 7 years, I have saved about 80% of my income while today I save only about 60% (because I have my wife, mother in law, 2 maids, 2 kids, etc. to support). Still, it is way above most people who save 10% of their income (if they are lucky).
I refuse to buy a first class ticket or to buy a $300 shirt because I think that it is a complete waste of money. However, I happily pay $1,300 to send my 2-year old daughter to Julia Gabriel Speech and Drama without thinking twice.

When I joined the YEO (Young Entrepreneur's Organization) a few years back (YEO is an exclusive club open to those who are under 40 and make over $1m a year in their own business) I discovered that those who were self-made thought like me. Many of them with net worths well over $5m, travelled economy class and some even drove Toyota's and Nissans (not Audis, Mercs, BMWs).

I noticed that it was only those who never had to work hard to build their own wealth (there were also a few ministers' and tycoons' sons in the club) who spent like there was no tomorrow. Somehow, when you did not have to build everything from scratch, you do not really value money. This is precisely the reason why a family's wealth (no matter how much) rarely lasts past the third generation. Thank God my rich dad (oh no! I sound like Kiyosaki) foresaw this terrible possibility and refused to give me a cent to start my business.

Then some people ask me, 'What is the point in making so much money if you don't enjoy it?' The thing is that I don't really find happiness in buying branded clothes, jewellery or sitting first class. Even if buying something makes me happy it is only for a while, it does not last.
Material happiness never lasts, it just give you a quick fix. After a while you feel lousy again and have to buy the next thing which you think will make you happy. I always think that if you need material things to make you happy, then you live a pretty sad and unfulfilled life.

Instead, what make ME happy is when I see my children laughing and playing and learning so fast. What makes me happy is when I see by companies and trainers reaching more and more people every year in so many more countries. What makes me really happy is when I read all the emails about how my books and seminars have touched and inspired someone's life. What makes me really happy is reading all your wonderful posts about how this BLOG is inspiring you. This happiness makes me feel really good for a long time, much much more than what a Rolex would do for me.

I think the point I want to put across is that happiness must come from doing your life's work (be in teaching, building homes, designing, trading, winning tournaments etc.) and the money that comes is only a by-product.
If you hate what you are doing and rely on the money you earn to make you happy by buying stuff, then I think that you are living a life of meaningless.