Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Six Thinking Hats- Decision Making Problem Solving Tool

Our college embraces the knowledge seeking culture and we are known as the Imperia Nation. In every general monthly meeting, staff are given the chance to share knowledge. I grabbed the opportunity by sharing with others on one of the famous decision making and problem solving tools known as Six Thinking Hats.

This tool entails the main element which is known as 'Parallel Thinking' and it was introduced by Edward DeBono way back in 1985.

 What is Parallel thinking? It is when at any moment or point of time, everyone is looking at the same direction.

Why parallel thinking?
In meetings and discussions, people tend to have their own way of thinking and preference. Therefore this tool helps everyone to look at the same direction at one point of time.

So why the Six colours?
The Six Colours of hats represents six types of thinking, also the hats tell directions of thinking.
Each hat can be taken off or put -on. The main point here is to think outside of our habitual thinking.
But remember, the hats do not represent categories of people, some might say 'he is a green hat thinker'.    On the contrary, green represents the thinking style not the thinker. Also, it is a constructive form of showing off better way of thinking.

The Six Colour Hats

Blue: control & organization of thinking
         It is always the chairman or the person who controls a meeting or a discussion. Blue hat controls other hats to where the direction of the discussion leads, asks questions on 'why are we here?', 'what is the subject matter?' and 'what do we need to achieve'?

White: objective facts & figures

Red: emotions & feelings

Yellow: hope, positive & speculative

Green: creativity, ideas & lateral thinking

Black: cautious & careful

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Unity in diversity

My great grandfather crossed the ocean from Bangalore..
In Malaya, married to a beautiful Ceylonese lady whom he'd adore..

My late grandfather, gentle and soft-spoken met a lovely hakka lady..
Built a family and there was my daddy..

Papa,  a handsome Sino Indian man married a very pretty and loving Malay lady..
They had twins and a younger baby..
Had their ups and downs yet they managed it well with the help of the Almighty...

Yes, my twin sister is married to a Bruneian..
And myself to a Singaporean..
But we are proud to be Malaysian..
Not because of Malaysia..
But because of this land has brought our grandparents and parents together from other parts of Asia....

Our differences that's what brings us together..
So that we could learn from one another..

This correlates to a verse in the Noble Qu'ran for us to ponder..

Translation by  Yusuf Ali:

O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).

Monday, May 19, 2014

True success vs delusion

You might earn a fortune,
You might live in a mansion,
You might drive a BMW,
You might have many friends who love you,
You might live an upbeat life,
You might have a beautiful wife,
But think again,
All of the above are merely accessories of delusion,
The true dress for success is to be able to take care of your parents with patience and passion,
Those accessories will deteriorate and vanish,
The love n care we have for our parents will forever flourish,
Allah The Almighty will ensure that tranquility sets in our hearts,
Even when we have problems we will never fall apart..

Hakmilik terpelihara Rosita Michael 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Menu Nasi Ayam Mudah (Simple and delicious Chicken Rice)

Resepi ini adalah untuk 2-3 orang.
This recipe is to cater for 2-3 persons.
Halia sebesar ibu jari/ thumb-sized ginger
 4 ulas Bawang Putih/ 4 cloves of garlic
(Halia dan bawang putih di tumbuk/ blend ginger and garlic without water) 
3 helai daun pandan/ 3 pandan leaves
2 sudu minyak sapi atau margerin/ 2 tablespoons of ghee or margarine
2 sudu minyak masak/ 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
1/2 dada ayam yang dipotong dadu/ 1/2 chicken breasts cut into pieces
1/2 kiub ayam/ 1 teaspoon of chicken flavoured seasonings
Garam secukup rasa/ some salt to taste
3 cawan beras/ 3 cups of rice
4.5 cawan air/ 4.5 cups of water

Cara membuat/Instructions

1. Panaskan kuali dengan api yang sederhana besar.  Masukkan minyak masak dan minyak sapi, tumiskan bawang putih, halia. Masukkan juga daun pandan

1. Heat the  pan/pot over a medium heat fire. Pour in some cooking oil, ghee and pandan leaves. Next, sauté the blended garlic and ginger.

2. Kemudian masukkan dada ayam yang dipotong dadu. Tumis hingga garing atau warnanya bertukar kekuningan.
2. Next put in the diced/sliced chicken breasts, saute' till it turns brown.

3. Masukkan kiub ayam dan air. Biarkan sehingga ia menggelegak, akhir sekali masukkan beras. Kemudian masukkan garam secukup rasa.
3.  Sprinkle a teaspoon of chicken flavoured seasonings, next goes in the 4.5 cups of water and let it boil.  Once it is boiling, the rice goes in. Last but not least, sprinkle some salt.

4. Apabila nasi mula kering, kecilkan api dan tutup periuk dengan rapat. Biarkan nasi masak sepenuhnya selama 10 minit lagi dan nasi sudah siap untuk dimakan.
 4. As soon as the rice dries out, turn down the heat to medium small and put on the lid. Wait for approximately 10 more minutes and the rice is ready. 

Mungkin ianya kelihatan pucat, tetapi rasanya sedap!/it may look pale, but I guarantee you that it tastes delicious!

Menyediakan ayam goring untuk nasi ayam/ Preparing the fried chicken

2 biji cili merah/ 2 red chili peppers
Halia bersaiz ibu jari/ Thumb sized ginger
3-4 ulas bawang putih/ 3-4 cloves of garlic
(ketiga-tiga bahan diatas di kisar kering/ all of the above ingredients need to be blended, without water)
1 sudu kecil serbuk kunyit/ 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
Garam secukup rasa/ Salt to taste

 1. Masukkan cili merah, halia dan bawang putih yang ditumbuk/dikisar, garam secukup rasa dan satu sudu serbuk kunyit.
1. Throw it the blended ingredients, some salt and a teaspoon of turmeric powder.

2. Gaul hingga sebati/ Mixed well.

 3. Masukkan minyak secukupnya kedalam kuali dan tunggu sehingga panas. Gorengkan ayam!
3. Pre-heat the pan.Pour in lots of oil. Fry the chicken!

Bahan-bahan membuat sos cili
3-4 cili merah
3-4 ulas bawang putih
(bahan diatas di kisar)
2 sudu teh gula
Garam secukup rasa
perahkan sebiji limau kasturi atau 1/3 limau nipis
2-3 cawan air

 Ingredients for chilli sauce
3-4 red chilli peppers
3-4 cloves of garlic
( the above ingredients need to blendered without water)
2 teaspoon of sugar
some salt to taste 
some lime juice
2-3 cups of water

Cara membuat
Masukkan air kedalam periuk kecil dan panaskan periuk tersebut.
Masukkan bahan-bahan yang telah dikisar tadi, gula dan garam.
Biarkan ia mendidih atas api sederhana kecil.
Tunggu lebih kurang 8-10 minit sehingga air bertukar sedikit pekat
Sebaik ia mula pekat, tutup api dan perahkan sedikit jus limau kasturi.

Preparing the chili sauce

Pour some water and heat the pan.
 Put in the blended ingredients, sugar and salt
Let it simmer over medium heat.
Wait for approximately 8-10 minutes till the sauce thickens a little bit.
Once it thickens, turn off the heat and squeeze some lime juice.

Bahan-bahan sup ayam
 2-3 keping dada ayam atau mana-mana bahagian  ayam yang anda minati
2-3 biji kentang
3-4 ulas bawang putih (di tumbuk/dikisar kering)
Halia sebesar ibu jari (ditumbuk/dikisar kering)
1-2 sudu serbuk rempah sup
Daun sup
Daun bawang
Garam secukup rasa
Gula secukut rasa

Ingredients for Chicken soup
 2-3 pieces of  chicken breasts or any preferred chicken parts
2-3 potatoes
3- 4 cloves of garlic (needs to be blendered without water)
Thumb sized ginger (needs to be blendered without water)
 Cilantro leaves
Spring onions
Salt to taste

 Cara menyediakan sup ayam
Panaskan periuk bersaiz medium. Masukkan 4-5 cawan air.
Masukkan bahan yang dikisar, ayam dan kentang yang di potong dadu.
Biarkan sup menggelegak dalam 10-15 minit sehingga ayam dan kentang betul-betul masak.
Masukkan hirisan daun sup dan daun bawang.
Tunggu selama 5 minit lagi dan tutupkan api.
Sup siap untuk dihidangkan

Preparing the chicken soup
Heat a medium-sized pot over a medium heat. Pour in 4-5 cups of water.
Put in the blendered ingredients and throw in the chicken breasts.
Next, the diced potatoes goes in and let it simmer for approximately 10-15 minutes till the chicken and potatoes are tender.
Sprinkle some salt and sugar.
Throw in some cilantro and spring onions.
Wait for another 5 minutes and turn off the heat, the soup is ready to be served.

Juga, potong timun dan tomato.

Slice some cucumber and tomatoes

Selamat mencuba dan menjamu selera!

Wallah! Enjoy your comlete meal of chicken rice!

Resepi oleh ibu saya, Puan Poinah,
 ditulis oleh Michael Rose.

This recipe' is from my lovely Mother, Mdm Poinah.
Written by Michael Rose

Michael Rose 
All Rights Reserved 2014

Monday, July 15, 2013

My wedding, akhirnya aku bertemu jodoh, Alhamdulillah!

I just got married to a wonderful guy! I am so blessed to be married to him, he is a good Muslim, kind-hearted and he is my mamat handsome!

right after akad nikah..
myself and my mum

myself, my mum and my twin sis..

say cheese! hiasan saya buat sendiri kerana inginkan sentuhan sendiri!

with my students!

the flower girl!
in singapore...
the love of my life..
tengah nak nyanyi, kat sebelah tu cikgunya..

Pahlawan melayu bertemu puteri bollywood! (perasan)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Ujian saringan HIV untuk kebenaran berkahwin tidaklah serumit yang disangkakan..

Saya bersama ibu saya ke Pejabat Agama Islam Daerah untuk mendapatkan maklumat yang lebih jelas tentang prosedur mendapatkan kebenaran berkahwin. Diantara persoalan saya ialah tentang menjalani ujian saringan HIV. Saya sangat menghargai penjelasan seorang pekerja wanita dikaunter yang telah bersungguh-sungguh memberikan jawapan kepada persoalan saya. Tetapi, pekerja wanita itu memberitahu saya lebih baik saya pergi ke klinik kerajaan secepat yang mungkin.Ini kerana mungkin akan memakan masa yang lama untuk mendapatkan giliran diuji darah untuk tujuan mendapatkan kebenaran kahwin. Tiba-tiba saya jadi panik.

Saya dan ibu pun bergegas ke klinik kerajaan yang berhampiran. Setibanya di Klinik kerajaan di Seksyen 7, Shah Alam, saya terus ke tingkat 1 dan mendapatkan borang, kemudian saya menulis nama saya di kaunter di tingkat 1 itu.

Seterusnya, saya ke tingkat bawah dan mendapatkan nombor giliran. Lebih kuraang 15 minit, saya ke kaunter pendaftaran dan membuat bayaran sebanyak RM1 sahaja.

Kemudian, saya ke Kaunter B dan menyerahkan borang saya. Lebih kurang 20 minit kemudian saya di panggil dan di suruh masuk ke sebuah bilik dan darah saya diambil. Jangan takut, bukannya di suntik, hanya cucukan kecil di jari. Pheww....rupanya sekejap sahaja proses nya.

Dalam masa 30 minit lagi, baru nama saya dipanggil dan salinan borang ujian saringan di kembalikan kepada saya. Agak melucukan kerana saya terpinga-pinga sambil bertanya kepada Jururawat yang memberikan saya borang tersebut ' ini sahaja ke kak? dimana keputusannya?'. Jururawat itu tersenyum sambil berkata 'itu sahaja, kamu boleh lampirkan salinan tersebut semasa membuat permohonan, kamu sudah boleh balik'....dengan masih terpinga-pinga, saya dan ibu berlalu pergi.

Pengalaman menjalani ujian saringan HIV tidaklah menakutkan dan merumitkan. Malah para pekerja di klinik kerajaan di seksyen 7 itu semuanya ramah dan mesra. Membuatkan saya tidak berasa tertekan :-)

Jika anda ingin menjalani ujian saringan HIV, bolehlah ke klinik tersebut.

Monday, February 25, 2013