Friday, September 30, 2005


Note: This post refers to American English so it may be different from what you learn.

Several words made the list because of the suffix pronounced -êbl but sometimes spelled -ible, sometimes -able. Just remember to accept any table offered to you and you will spell this word OK.

It is no accident that the test for adverbs on -ly is whether they come from an adjective on -al ("accidental" in this case). If so, the -al has to be in the spelling. No publical, then publicly.

Remember, this word is large enough to accommodate both a double "c" AND a double "m".

Try to acquire the knowledge that this word and the next began with the prefix ad- but the [d] converts to [c] before [q].

See the previous discussion.

a lot
Two words! Hopefully, you won't have to allot a lot of time to this problem.

Amateurs need not be mature: this word ends on the French suffix -eur (the equivalent of English -er).

A parent need not be apparent but "apparent" must pay the rent, so remember this word always has the rent.

Let's not argue about the loss of this verb's silent [e] before the suffix -ment.

Lord help you remember that this word comprises the prefix a- "not" + the "god" (also in the-ology) + -ist "one who believes."


You must believe that [i] usually comes before [e] except after [c] or when it is pronounced like "a" as "neighbor" and "weigh" or "e" as in "their" and "heir." Also take a look at "foreign" below. (The "i-before-e" rule has more exceptions than words it applies to.)

Often misspelled "bellweather." A wether is a gelded ram, chosen to lead the herd (thus his bell) due to the greater likelihood that he will remain at all times ahead of the ewes.


This word has an [e] between two [a]s. The last vowel is [a].

This word is not in a category with "catastrophe" even if it sounds like it: the middle letter is [e].

Don't let this one bury you: it ends on -ery—nary an -ary in it. You already know it starts on [c], of course.

The verb "change" keeps its [e] here to indicate that the [g] is soft, not hard. (That is also why "judgement" is the correct spelling of this word, no matter what anyone says.)

Another -ible word. You just have to remember.

Silent final [e] is commonplace in English but a silent final [n] is not uncommon, especially after [m].

If you are committed to correct spelling, you will remember that this word doubles its final [t] from "commit" to "committed."

Don't let misspelling this word weigh on your conscience: [ch] spelled "sc" is unusual but legitimate.

Work on your spelling conscientiously and remember this word with [ch] spelled two different ways: "sc" and "ti".
English spelling!

Try to be conscious of the "sc" [ch] sound and all the vowels in this word's ending and i-o-u a note of congratulations.

The census does not require a consensus, since they are not related.


Don't make yourself another daiquiri until you learn how to spell this funny word—the name of a Cuban village.

This word definitely sounds as though it ends only on -it, but it carries a silent "e" everywhere it goes.
A little discipline, spelled with the [s] and the [c] will get you to the correct spelling of this one.

You would be surprised how many sober people omit one of the [n]s in this one.

Even smart people forget one of the [b]s in this one. (So be careful who you call one when you write.)


This one won't embarrass you if you remember it is large enough for a double [r] AND a double [s].

This word is misspelled "equiptment" 22,932 times on the web right now.

Remembering that [h] when you spell this word will lift your spirits and if you remember both [a]s, it will be exhilarating!

Remember that this one is -ceed, not -cede. (To exceed all expectations, master the spellings of this word, "precede" and "supersede" below.)

No word like this one spelled with an [a] is in existence. This word is a menage a quatre of one [i] with three [e]s.

Don't experience the same problem many have with "existence" above in this word: -ence!


The silent "e" on "fire" is also cowardly: it retreats inside the word rather than face the suffix -y.

Here is one of several words that violate the i-before-e rule. (See "believe" above.)


You must learn to gauge the positioning of the [a] and [u] in this word. Remember, they are in alphabetical order (though not the [e]).

You should be grateful to know that keeping "great" out of "grateful" is great.

I guarantee you that this word is not spelled like "warranty" even though they are synonyms.


This word is too small for two double letters but don't let it harass you, just keep the [r]s down to one.

English reaches the height (not heighth!) of absurdity when it spells "height" and "width" so differently.

i-before-e rule works here, so what is the problem?

Humor us and spell this word "humorous": the [r] is so weak, it needs an [o] on both sides to hold it up.


Don't show your ignorance by spelling this word -ence!

The immediate thing to remember is that this word has a prefix, in- "not" which becomes [m] before [m] (or [b] or [p]). "Not mediate" means direct which is why "immediately" means "directly."

Please be independent but not in your spelling of this word. It ends on -ent.

Knowing that this word ends on -able is indispensable to good writing.

This one sounds like a shot in the eye. One [n] the eye is enough.

Using two [l]s in this word and ending it on -ence rather than -ance are marks of . . . you guessed it.

The apostrophe marks a contraction of "it is." Something that belongs to it is "its."


Sure, sure, it is made by a jeweler but the last [e] in this case flees the scene like a jewel thief. However, if you prefer British spelling, remember to double the [l]: "jeweller," "jewellery." (See also pronunciation.)

"Judgement" is governed by one of the rare rules of English orthography, so why not enjoy it? After [c] and [g], [e] is retained to indicate the letter is "soft," i.e. pronounced like [s] or [j], respectively. Omitting it indicates it is "hard," i.e. pronounced [k] or [g], as in "fragment," "pigment". If we write "management," "arrangement," we should write "judgement," "acknowledgement," "abridgement." The presence of the [d] is of no significance to English orthography.


kernel (colonel)
There is more than a kernel of truth in the claim that all the vowels in this word are [e]s. So why is the military rank (colonel) pronounced identically? English spelling can be


Yet another violator of the
i-before-e rule. You can be sure of the spelling of the last syllable but not of the pronunciation.

Another French word throwing us an orthographical curve: a spare [i], just in case. That's an [s], too, that sounds like a [z].

It may be as enjoyable as a berry patch but that isn't the way it is spelled. That first [r] should be pronounced, too.

Where does English get the license to use both its letters for the sound [s] in one word?

Learning how to omit the [e] in this word should lighten the load of English orthography a little bit.


The main tenants of this word are "main" and "tenance" even though it comes from the verb "maintain." English orthography at its most

Man, the price you pay for borrowing from French is high. This one goes back to French main + oeuvre "hand-work," a spelling better retained in the British spelling, "manoeuvre."

The medieval orthography of English even lays traps for you: everything about the MIDdle Ages is MEDieval or, as the British would write, mediaeval.

Why would something to remind of you of a moment be spelled "memento?" Well, it is.

Here is another big word, large enough to hold two double consonants, double [l] and double [n].

Since that [a] is seldom pronounced, it is seldom included in the spelling. This one is a "mini ature;" remember that.

Since something minuscule is smaller than a miniature, shouldn't they be spelled similarly? Less than cool, or "minus cule."

This mischievous word holds two traps: [i] before [e] and [o] before [u]. Four of the five vowels in English reside here.

What is more embarrassing than to misspell the name of the problem? Just remember that it is mis + spell and that will spell you the worry about spelling "spell."


No wonder many speaking Black English say "hood" for "neighborhood"—it avoids the i-before-e rule and the silent "gh". If you use British spelling, it will cost you another [u]: "neighbour."

The [e] is noticeably retained in this word to indicate the [c] is "soft," pronounced like [s]. Without the [e], it would be pronounced "hard," like [k], as in "applicable."


Writers occasionally tire of doubling so many consonants and omit one, usually one of the [l]s. Don't you ever do it.

Remember not only the occurrence of double double consonants in this word, but that the suffix is -ence, not -ance. No reason, just the English language keeping us on our toes.


Since a pastime is something you do to pass the time, you would expect a double [s] here. Well, there is only one. The second [s] was slipped through the cracks in English orthography long ago.

All it takes is perseverance and you, too, can be a (near-)perfect speller. The suffix is -ance for no reason at all.

Funny Story (passed along by Bill Rudersdorf): The assistant Vice-President of Personnel notices that his superior, the VP himself, upon arriving at his desk in the morning opens a small, locked box, smiles, and locks it back again. Some years later when he advanced to that position (inheriting the key), he came to work early one morning to be assured of privacy. Expectantly, he opened the box. In it was a single piece of paper which said: "Two Ns, one L."

Those who play right are right-players, not playwrights. Well, since they write plays, they should be "play-writes," wright right? Rong Wrong. Remember that a play writer in Old English was called a "play worker" and "wright" is from an old form of "work" (wrought iron, etc.)

Possession possesses more [s]s than a snake.

What follows, succeeds, so what goes before should, what? No, no, no, you are using logic. Nothing confuses English spelling more than common sense. "Succeed" but "precede." (Wait until you see "supersede.")

The spelling principle to remember here is that the school principal is a prince and a pal (despite appearances)--and the same applies to anything of foremost importance, such as a principal principle. A "principle" is a rule. (Thank you, Meghan Cope, for help on this one.)

According to the pronunciation (not "pronounciation"!) of this word, that middle vowel could be anything. Remember: two [i]s + two [e]s in that order.

Nouns often differ from the verbs they are derived from. This is one of those. In this case, the pronunciation is different, too, an important clue.

Let me publicly declare the rule (again): if the adverb comes from an adjective ending on -al, you include that ending in the adverb; if not, as here, you don't.


The French doing it to us again. Double up on the [n]s in this word and don't forget the silent [e]. Maybe someday we will spell it the English way.


I hope you have received
the message by now: [i] before [e] except after . . . .

I would recommend you think of this word as the equivalent of commending all over again: re+commend. That would be recommendable.

Final consonants are often doubled before suffixes (remit: remitted, remitting). However, this rule applies only to accented syllables ending on [l] and [r], e.g. "rebelled," "referred" but "traveled," "buffered" and not containing a diphthong, e.g. "prevailed," "coiled."

Refer to the last mentioned word and also remember to add -ence to the end for the noun.

The relevant factor here is that the word is not "revelant," "revelent," or even "relevent." [l] before [v] and the suffix -ant.

'Ey, you! Remember, these two words when you spell "restaurant." They are in the middle of it.

Actually, "rime" was the correct spelling until 1650. After that, egg-heads began spelling it like "rhythm." Why? No rhyme nor reason other than to make it look like "rhythm."

This one was borrowed from Greek (and conveniently never returned) so it is spelled the way we spell words borrowed from Greek and conveniently never returned.


If perfecting your spelling is on your schedule, remember the [sk] is spelled as in "school." (If you use British or Canadian pronunciation, why do you pronounce this word [shedyul] but "school," [skul]? That has always puzzled me.)

How do you separate the [e]s from the [a]s in this word? Simple: the [e]s surround the [a]s.

The [a] needed in both syllables of this word has been pushed to the back of the line. Remember that, and the fact that [e] is used in both syllables, and you can write your sergeant without fear of misspelling his rank.

This word supersedes all others in perversity. As if we don't have enough to worry about, keeping words on -ceed and -cede ("succeed," "precede," etc.) straight in our minds, this one has to be different from all the rest. The good news is: this is the only English word based on this stem spelled -sede.


They're all pronounced the same but spelled differently. Possessive is "their" and the contraction of "they are" is "they're." Everywhere else, it is "there."

This one can push you over the threshold. It looks like a compound "thresh + hold" but it isn't. Two [h]s are enough.

Even if you omit the [f] in your pronunciation of this word (which you shouldn't do), it is retained in the spelling.

If you are still resisting the tyranny of English orthography at this point, you must face the problem of [y] inside this word, where it shouldn't be. The guy is a "tyrant" and his problem is "tyranny." (Don't forget to double up on the [n]s, too.)


I will never stop harping on this until this word is spelled with an extra [l] for the last time!


If your head is not a vacuum, remember that the silent [e] on this one married the [u] and joined him inside the word where they are living happily ever since. Well, the evidence is suggestive but not conclusive. Anyway, spell this word with two [u]s and not like "volume."


Whether you like the weather or not, you have to write the [a] after the [e] when you spell it.

It is weird having to repeat
this rule so many times: [i] before [e] except after...? (It isn't [w]!)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Steamboat Party

4SA5 from Chung Ling High School. 18 of us including our temporary chinese teacher(second left) and her boy friend(first left) went to a steamboat restaurant at Sungai Dua. All this started from a small steamboat dinner arranged by my friend Hong Wei for four of us that sit together in class. But after chatting about it, we decided to open it to the whole class. We all were very happy, enjoyed the long meal we had from 6.40-9.45p.m because it is a eat-all-you-can meal so we ate like mad.(full until next day dinner)

In the process we kept on teasing our teacher's boyfriend,for example praising him and complimenting him for every action, we said:"wah...even when he scoop noodles he look so MAN!" etc.Our teacher was laughing and smiling all the way.

I don't know how to describe the enjoyment felt. No words to describe....

Saturday, September 24, 2005


My support paid

I only voted once, I took my great friend Yin Tung's phone to vote once and my mom asked me to give him a vote from her phone as well.


To Nita fans out there : BLUEKS !!!

Friday, September 23, 2005

Malaysian Idol Grand Finale

Nita & Daniel
I watched the Malaysian Idol Grand Finale.I've always been a fan for American Idol and of course as a Malaysian citizen,Malaysian Idol as well.Although there is a big contrast between the standard of the idol shows,it's still entertaining to watch.
I've tried to follow Malaysian Idol season 2 as close as I can, but sometimes I had to go for the repeat on Sunday due to my schedule. I was a fan for Faizull-the orang kampung Rock that made it to the top 4, I liked the way he performs, and his personality as well. Another contestant that I like watching was Farah(although my classmates like to call her "faraj").She is this cute malay girl that has a sweet smile and strong vocals but unfortunately her journey ended at the top 3.
Many teenage female friends talked to me about how cute daniel is and so on, I was never a fan of his. At the early spectacular stages, his singing was terrible especially when he sings english songs,his pronounciation is really terrible,I can hardly recognise a few words from the lyrics.
I didn't really like Nita because of her facial expression when she stesses her voice,her neck stretches out and that didn't please me.Roslan Aziz keep complimenting about her figure,don't know what was in his midn when he did that,maybe that's why he is called Abang Lan(just kidding...we all know what "lan" means over here).
According to my personal opinion, Daniel is more suitable to be the next Malaysian Idol than Nita. Mainly because of his talent and he has a better personality than Nita. He plays the violin,piano and guitar. He is a music student from USM and he can compose. We can always see the flair when he performs,something that can't be trained.
As for Nita, she is a strong and powerful singer that outblows others. She started caught voter's attention when she sang the song "Big Spender".I still remember from one of the episodes,they asked contestants whether friendship or competition is more important and she was the only one that said it was competition as this is a professional career.That sends a wrong message to everyone.In this modern world as materialism has started to take over humanity,teaching the human values are more important and that made me dislike her thoughout the show although her singing was quite good.That proves that she is more a Malaysian SINGER than an idol.
Another thing I noticed in the finals is that Nita can't talk,she cannot connect with others when she talks and oftenly stop to seek suitable words and don't even know how to use different tones to show different emotions. As for Daniel, he was kind of nice when he talks, a lot more fluent than Nita and say things that was intelligent to me as he talked about how he is a role model for some malaysians,to me that is an idol(of course not mine).
Although I think Nita will win because she is more internationally presentable on stage because of her appeal and singing but Daniel,I will vote for you !!!
(we all dont really know whether our votes are counted,especially in the grand finale,the organisers can give a "modified" version of votes,so this money raising show is reality or planned is a big mystery for us.)


Image hosted by Photobucket.comTOP HUMAN sexuality research team has just revealed the answer to one of man's greatest, age-old quandaries about women -- namely, what women think about while having sex!

The results of the five-year research study, published in the current Journal of Psychological Sexuality, make it clear that while in the midst of the typical act of intercourse, women have quite a lot on their minds.

"This contradicts the popular theory that during sex, women's minds go blank so they can focus totally on giving and receiving pleasure," reveals research study leader Rana Thomas, of the Spaulding Institute. "According to our research, the only time women's minds actually go blank is when they're attempting to watch and understand a sports game."

For the study, women were asked to fill out detailed questionnaires of their thoughts during each sex act. Some enthusiastic participants even filled out the questionnaires during their sex acts. The results -- 97 percent of women think about some or all of the following while making love:

•Whether or not she loves her partner and he loves her.
•If his sexual technique is "pleasing her."
•Her next shopping excursion.
•Brad Pitt.
•"While I appreciate the energy he's expending to find my G-Spot, he's no Christopher Columbus."
•Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Chocolate-Chip ice cream.
•"That ceiling could sure use another coating of paint."
•Whether her partner might think her rear end is too fat.
•Jackhammers. The remaining 3 percent of the women surveyed, who are primarily members of the Religious Right, were preoccupied during sex with the following thoughts:
•Hoping it ends soon.
•"Things would be so much less icky if people didn't have genitals."
•President Bush.
•Mel Gibson.
•Her husband in a nice suit.
•Shoes. In comparison, a similar research study directed toward men, revealed that 100 percent of all men, during sex, are thinking about:
•Pamela Anderson.
•Angelina Jolie.
•Halle Berry.
•Salma Hayek.
•"Oh, yeah, baby, I bet you never had it this good!"
•Friends, neighbors, and relatives they'd like to "bang."
•Favorite sports teams.
•Their dream job -- being a photographer for Playboy magazine.
•Acquiring the superpower of X-ray vision to see through women's clothing.
•Winning the state lottery.
•Jackhammers. Thomas is already at work on related studies, including what gays and lesbians think about during sex, what animals think about during sex, and what space aliens think about during sex.

Monday, September 12, 2005

War of the Shorts/Pants

I still remember back then when I was standard 6 and my god bro(not chung ling student) told me that Chung Ling student's shorts get pulled down on their birthday and I was a bit curious about that.

After I went into Chung Ling, nothing like this really happened in my surroundings. Things went smooth until this year where I turn form 4. Form 4 is a year that changes most people a lot. Somebody call it the "honey moon" year as everyone has just passed PMR and SPM is still far which is not very far if you think carefully. It's quite normal to fail some new subjects as everyone haven't get used to the format and stuff, the pressure is mounting. The higher the pressure, the greater the desire to release it. As we go into form 4, our discipline starts to deteriorate as we are stronger beings and our hormones are raging.

Pulling down people's shorts became a trend after some classes started it. After pulling down shorts on their friend's birthday has not been serious because we don't get birthdays everyday and we do not know everyone's birthday. We won't wait for that, we'll just pull down anyone's shorts if they act cocky or say something that offends us. But one class,ONE class has gone crazy. They have scouts outside their class to escort other people into their classes like predators. They will tell you that they have food inside and pull you in and I shall let you imagine the sequel. Even class monitors that went to borrow a broom also got caught.

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This is a victim who walked passed and pulled in by his friends. They even pour water onto the victim's underwear after pulling down their shorts.

Finally the story begins ....
On Thursday, during my EST period, the class beside mine was very noisy and our teacher Mdm.P asked one student D to check whether there is a teacher in their class. D went over and checked and there no teacher in class but he reported something extra to our teacher saying that one student told him "mang cho siao" meaning don't joke or don't play the fool. Mdm.P asked what does it mean and I told my interpretation to her but student X shouted and the word "insult" was so clear and she went on to write it on their "buku pemantauan"(a record book for classes used in malaysia).

D is dead,dead in terms of relationship with his friends from that class.Things got quieter until the next day.
On Friday, we planned to pull down D's shorts as he had done some "damage" to student M two days earlier if I have not mistaken.After walking back from the lab before recess,we went to him and caught him, it wasn't easy to take his shorts off because he was struggling hard and we weren't serious about it as we were just trying to make fun. Suddenly, student H from the class beside helped us pull down D's shorts but D shouted that he wants to do it on his own so everyone stopped.

10 seconds later, before seeing D pulling his own shorts we decided to pull H's pants.Wow...I still remember the thrilling moment....We poured water onto his underwear...LOL

The class beside wasn't happy about this, they seek revenge. Around 6 of them came over and caught student S. We weren't too happy about this and some suggested to stop them but instead of stopping the madness, I suggested that we should pull down another one's shorts from them. I caught student G and he didn't want to struggle as there were too many people. After pulling down his, one of us poured water onto his underwear. We all laugh in joy but he got pissed off and took the bottle and poured water to the whole class and made our tables wet...

The war hasn't end.....

Watched the third set of the US Open 2005 Men's singles final

I woke up this morning and switched on the tv seeing Federer and Agassi playing in the third set. Agassi seem to play great and I enjoyed watching him give trouble to Federer but in the second half of the third set, Federer stood and and went on fire. He bump crazy winners and served tremendously with a high percentage of first serves in. They played into a tie break and I must go to the toilet before going to school or else I will be late. And when I came out, Federe was leading the third set 2-0 and I can see that Agassi will be on the losing side and I went off for school. I couldn't watch the whole match and here's a detailed report for you guys.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

A Growing Baby Panda

Life is beautiful but when it shines with youthness, it makes our heart melt. This dute baby panda is a real life example. Panda is one of the endangered species on earth mainly because of human exploiting their homes and their low sex drive because of their lazy attitude(eat and sleep whole day). Here is some pictures of a baby panda.
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The cute baby panda after birth.

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It's hair slowly growing.

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The cute baby panda placed on it's bed.

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Vets checking on it's health.

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Final check up before living with parent.

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Finally safe and warm in it's Daddy's arms........I found out that it's a male after looking at it's d**k .

Happy Family !!!

Monday, September 05, 2005

Men and Women are so Different

A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he wants; a woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn’t want.

A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband; a man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend; a successful woman is one who can find such a man.

To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little; to be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.

Married men live longer than single men, but married men are a lot more willing to die.

Any married man should forget his mistakes—there’s no use in two people remembering the same thing.

A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t; a man marries a woman expecting that she won’t change and she does.

A woman has the last word in any argument; anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

There are two times when a man doesn’t understand a woman: before marriage and after.

Once again, this post is not mend to discriminate, it is just for the pleasure of reading.

This is pretty TRUE !

Sorry if this offend any of my readers.This is not meant to discriminate but only to provide entertainment.

They're cool !!!

What a great idea by this person! Creative !

Bush At War

Is he acting ?? Americans elected him to lead their country ??
Arnold would have done a better job acting...

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Did she receive education???

ALAMAK !!! Is it that she never receieved any education or she is just retarded?

Maria US Open Action

Hey!!! My dear readers, I'm finally back in Blogging action. Sorry for the "post-drought" for the past few week.

Here is some pictures for tennis fans and Maria fans out there.

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