Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Profesional la sangat.....

“Professionalism: It’s NOT the job you DO, It’s HOW you DO the job.” – Anonymous
“…a professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it.” – Alistair Cooke

Hari ni izinkan saya nak membebel pasal ‘Professionalism’ dan ‘Professional’. Kalau tak izinkan pun saya nak bebel gak. My Blog so Mind Me ;D
Selalunya bila sebut professional dalam terma kerjaya, orang akan kaitkan dengan Doktor, Peguam, Engineer dan Akauntan. Tapi sekarang terma ‘Professionalism’ semakin popular di mana kerjaya-kerjaya yang dulunya tidak dianggap sebagai ‘professional’ boleh dianggap sebagai ‘pro’ tetapi bukan dalam sudut kerjaya itu sendiri. Ia lebih kepada pengiktirafan kepada individu yang hebat dalam bidang masing masing. Bahasa mudah pakar la.
Lagi pun sekarang ni, individu individu yang berkerjaya yang dikatakan ‘professional’ di atas pun tak semestinya ada nilai ‘professionalism’ ni. Ada je kita dengar sekarang doctor yang bagi ‘MC’ pada orang yang tak sakit. Peguam yang membela orang yang mereka dah tau memang salah pun mesti la adakan….errr rasanya. (Marah pulak peguam dengan aku nanti….hahaha). Engineer yang luluskan bangunan yang tak cukup sifat ada tak? Yang pasti akauntan yang palsukan akaun tu memang ada (contoh yang paling hebat Enron, Worldcom, Parmalat). Mereka ni ‘professional’ yang takde ‘professionalism’.
Macam yang ‘Anonymous’ kat atas ‘quote’ lah, terjemahan tak rasminya: Professionalis – bukan kerja yang anda buat, ia bagaimana anda buat kerja.
Seperti yang Alistair Cooke habaq mai jugak (amboi, utara la sangat), terjemahan tak rasmi – Seorang yang professional adalah seorang yang boleh buat kerja yang terbaik walaupun pada masa dia tak rasa nak buat kerja.
Walau apa pun yang kita buat, buatlah yang terbaik. Yang bila orang tengok kerja tu, dia tak percaya yang kita tengah demam masa buat tu. Bila orang tengok kerja tu, dia tak percaya yang kita ni musuh ketat dia. Bila orang tengok kerja tu, dia rasa ‘wow’, dia rasa hebat orang ni, tengah marah, bangkang, komen kat kerajaan pun boleh lagi wat kerja yang hebat untuk pelanggan kerajaan. ;P
Biarlah kita bukan ‘professional’ tapi kita ada nilai ‘professionalism’. Barulah nilai hidup kita boleh bertambah.

p/s: Saya ni seorang ‘professional’ yang ‘professionalism’ (Masuk lif tekan sendiri, jangan marah ha………)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

No More PPSMI?

Recently, there is a buzz on PPSMI which is Teaching of Math and Science in English. I already wrote about this during the early announcement that government will be switching back the teaching in Bahasa. Below is my early blogging on the matter. (My early post in 2009)

Saturday, October 24, 2009
Teaching of Mathematic and Science in..........?
Actually I been wanted to write something on this since the government in the process of REconsidering the teaching of Math and Science in English. However as the issue will not effect me directly. First because I don't have any child, in fact i'm not even married. Second, I not even in education line. Thus, I not the one suitable to say anything.

If i have anything related to it, I will strongly oppose the decision to teach Math and Science BACK to Bahasa Malaysia. I capitalize the RE word in the first para and BACK in the last sentence for a reason. It was the only reason why I prefer it to be teach in English. Not that I don't have nationalism spirit for Bahasa Malaysia but i feel if you don't want it to be teach in English then don't from the beginning. It just feel like they are trying to run from the problem arise rather than facing the problem.

I heard some discussion on the matter few weeks back. During break in a course I attended, the topic suddenly arise. The facilitator mention that everyone he asked doesn't agree with it. One of the participant whom is a parent also disagree with the decision. The participant was also mentioning her nieces and nephews in 'Kampung' didn't say anything when it was in English. Then, on what basis it needed to be teach in Bahasa Malaysia?

Last week I read some article in newspaper, can't remember which, the title is somethings goes 'Parent Association in 7 School Want School Be Given Chance To Choose'. Something like that if not exact. They want the subject continue to be teach in English and it not one, there is seven. If it was not clear enough, I just happen to see in Tun Mahathir blog, the polls show 86% say no to teaching it in Bahasa.

It hard to say anything now but I really hope next time decision need to be done in what so ever, proper research need to be done. And then no decision need to be RECONSIDER and switch BACK to its nature.