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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Kalendar Cuti Umum 2012 & Takwim Cuti Sekolah 2012

Sesiapa yang nak pergi melancong mungkin tercari-cari masa yang sesuai kan?  Di sini saya ingin kongsikan kalendar cuti umum dan cuti sekolah bagi tahun 2012. Bukan apa ia memudahkan ibu bapa membuat perancangan bercuti bersama anak-anak di tahun 2012 nanti.

Berikut merupakan kalendar cuti umum dan cuti sekolah bagi tahun 2012. Kalendar ini sangat penting bagi semua rakyat Malaysia dalam merancang pembahagian masa serta aktiviti-aktiviti yang bakal di laksanakan pada tahun hadapan.  Excitednya nak ke PERTH, YEAY!

Malaysian State & National Holidays 2012

Dates
Occasion
For
1 January
Sunday
New YearAll states except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Trengganu
14 January
Saturday
Yang di-Pertuan Besar
Negeri Sembilan’s Birthday
Negeri Sembilan only
15 January
Sunday
Sultan of Kedah’s BirthdayKedah only
23 January
Monday
Chinese New YearNationwide
24 January
Tuesday
Chinese New Year (2nd Day)All states except Kelantan and Trengganu
1 February
Wednesday
Federal Territory DayFederal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan & Putrajaya only
5 February
Sunday
Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
(Maulidur Rasul)
Nationwide
7 February
Tuesday
ThaipusamKuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang & Selangor only
4 March
Sunday
Anniversary of Installation
of Sultan of Trengganu
Trengganu only
30 March
Friday
Sultan of Kelantan’s BirthdayKelantan only
6 April
Friday
Good FridaySabah & Sarawak only
15 April
Sunday
Declaration of Malacca as
a Historical City
Malacca only
19 April
Thursday
Sultan of Perak’s BirthdayPerak only
1 May
Tuesday
Labour DayNationwide
7May
Monday
Hari Hol PahangPahang only
17 May
Thursday
Wesak DayNationwide
17 May
Thursday
Raja Perlis’ BirthdayPerlis only
30- 31 May
Wed & Thu
Harvest Festival
Pesta Kaamatan Sabah
Sabah & Labuan only
1 – 2 June
Fri & Sat
Sarawak Harvest Festival
Hari Gawai Sarawak
Sarawak only
2 June
Saturday
Malaysian King’s Birthday
Harijadi Agong
Nationwide
17 June
Sunday
Israk & MikrajKedah, Negeri Sembilan & Perlis only
7 July
Saturday
Georgetown Heritage DayPenang – but not a ‘paid holiday’ for private sectors employees.
7 July
Saturday
Penang Governor’s BirthdayPenang only
20 July
Friday
Sultan of Trengganu’s BirthdayTrengganu only
21 July
Saturday
Awal Ramadan
Start of Muslim fasting month (bulan Puasa)
Johor, Kedah & Malacca only
6 August
Monday
Nuzul Al-QuranKelantan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Penang, Selangor & Trengganu only
19 – 20 Aug
Sun & Mon
Hari Raya Puasa *Nationwide
31 August
Friday
National Independence Day
Merdeka
Nationwide
9 September
Sunday
Sarawak Governor’s BirthdaySarawak Only
16 September
Sunday
Malaysia Day &
Sabah Governor’s Birthday
Nationwide
Sabah
14 October
Saturday
Malacca Governor’s BirthdayMalacca only
24 October
Wednesday
Sultan of Pahang’s BirthdayPahang only
26 October
Friday
Hari Raya Haji *
Hari Raya Qurban
Nationwide
27 October
Saturday
Hari Raya Haji (2nd Day) *
Hari Raya Qurban
Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis & Trengganu Only
11 November
Sunday
Deepavali or DiwaliNationwide, except for Sarawak
15 November
Thursday
Awal Muharram
(Maal Hijrah)
Nationwide
22 November
Thursday
Sultan of Johor’s BirthdayJohor only
11 December
Tuesday
Sultan of Selangor’s BirthdaySelangor only
25 December
Tuesday
ChristmasNationwide

CUTI SEKOLAH TAHUN 2012
Kumpulan A: Negeri Kedah, Kelantan dan Terengganu
Cuti Pertengahan Penggal 1 : 09.03.2012 – 17.03.2012 (9 Hari)
Cuti Pertengahan Tahun : 25.05.2012 – 09.6.2012 (16 Hari)
Cuti Pertengahan Penggal 2 : 17.8.2012 – 25.8.2012 (9 hari)
Cuti Akhir Tahun : 09.11.2012 – 31.12.2012 (53 Hari)

Kumpulan B : Negeri Perlis, Pulau Pinang, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor, Pahang, Sabah, Sarawak, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Labuan dan Putrajaya
Cuti Pertengahan Penggal 1 : 10.03.2012 – 18.03.2012 (9 Hari)
Cuti Pertengahan Tahun : 26.05.2012 – 10.6.2012 (16 Hari)
Cuti Pertengahan Penggal 2 : 18.8.2012 – 26.8.2012 (9 hari)
Cuti Akhir Tahun : 10.11.2012 – 01.01.2013 (53 Hari)

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Marriage: 10 tips for a blissful relationship

 Often in marriage, especially in the early years, there is a choice: You can be right or you can be happy - not both. Choose wisely.


As a friend of mine said after his first year of marriage: "I finally figured out that the sun will come up tomorrow if we do it her way."

1. Learn the gentle art of cooperation. Related to wanting to be right, competition in a marriage is corrosive - it eats away at all the good stuff.

2.If you are going to compete, compete together to have the very best marriage you can have.

3. Talk about the important stuff. Most couples spend more time planning a vacation than they do planning for their relationship. Create a relationship vision by asking: "If we could have it exactly like we want, how would it be?" Build from there. If you get stuck, ask or hire someone to help.

4. Forgive as much or more than you would like to be forgiven. Sometimes forgiveness is a gift you give yourself, especially when you do not feel like it. Forgiveness can release you from the pain of the offense.

5. Celebrate what you want to see more of. Appreciation can go a long way.

6. Listen to the heart more than you listen to the words. Focusing on the words can lead to endless and meaningless debate: "No, that did not happen on Tuesday, it happened on Monday!" Focusing on the heart behind the words can lead to resolution of conflict and to taking care of each other.

7. Don't be a Darren Stevens. In the old sitcom "Bewitched," Samantha merely had to wiggle her nose to make incredible things happen. Darren was always trying to get her to stop using her magical powers.
Even as a little kid, I thought the guy was nuts. He could have had anything he wanted. Instead he tried to get Sam to stifle her gifts. Encourage your partner in her gifts.

8. Check out your communication. While it's easy for two people to talk to each other, sometimes it is more difficult to really communicate with each other. Practice these two sentences: "What I think you're saying is . . . did I miss anything?" and "Please, tell me what you think I just said."

9. Take responsibility for your contributions to the struggle. We've yet to see a relationship problem that didn't have two sets of fingerprints all over it. Yet, we tend to focus on what the other person is doing. "If only you would . . . .,then everything would be OK."
One of the quickest paths to frustration and failure is to try to change someone else. Take responsibility to change your contribution to the problem, whether it's what you are doing and/or how you respond to what your partner is doing.

10. Don't assume that just because you are married, you know how to be married. Pay attention to what works for other couples. Read all you can. Go to seminars. Everybody needs a coach. Find one. It's a lot less expensive than divorce, financially and emotionally.