Sunday, May 22, 2011

 15 styles of generally accepted ways
 for Distorted Thinking

  • Habitual Filtering: You take the negative details and magnify them while filtering out all positive aspects of a situation.
  • Political Thinking: Things are black or white, good or bad. You have to be perfect or you're a failure. There is no middle ground.
  • Overgeneralization: You come to a general conclusion based on a single incident or piece of evidence. If something bad happens once you expect it to happen over and over again. (I've noticed that Women  are more susceptible to this methodology then Men).
  • Mind Reading:  Without their saying so, you know what people are feeling and why they act the way they do. In particular, you are able to divine how people are feeling toward you. Happens to me all the time !
  • Castastrophizing: You expect disaster. you notice or hear about a problem and start "what if's". What if tragedy strikes? What if it happens to you?" (These worry warts actually will manage to get you down too if your association with them is strong)

  • Personalization: Thinking that everything people do or say is some kind of reaction to you. You also compare yourself to others, trying to determine who's smarter, better looking, etc. (Teenagers and those tweens are perfect examples)
  • Control Fallacies: If you feel externally controlled, you see yourself as helpless, a victim of fate. The fallacy of internal control has you responsible for the pain and happiness of everyone around you. (Managerial symptom)
  • Fallacy of Fairness: You feel resentful because you think you know what's fair but other people won't agree with you.
  • Blaming: You hold other people responsible for your pain, or take the other tack and blame yourself for every problem or reversal.
  • Should: You have a list of ironclad rules about how you and other people should act. People who break the rules anger you and you feel guilty if you violate the rules.
  • Emotional Reasoning: You believe that what you feel must be true-automatically. If you feel stupid and boring, then you must be stupid and boring.
  • Fallacy of Change: You expect that other people will change to suit you if you just pressure or cajole them enough. You need to change people because your hope for happiness seem to depend entirely on them.
  • Global Labeling: You generalize one or two qualities into a negative global judgment.
  • Being Right: You are continually on trial to prove that your opinions and actions are correct. Being wrong is unthinkable and you will go to any length to demonstrate your rightness.
  • Heaven's Reward Fallacy: You expect all your sacrifice and self-denial to pay off, as if there were someone keeping score. You feel better when the reward doesn't come

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Melaka and Cambodia Forge Cooperation to Restore Heritage Sites

MELAKA, 7 MAY, 2011: Melaka and Cambodia hope to forge close cooperation in rehabilitating historical sites to strengthen bilateral relations between the two entities, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said.

He said both Melaka and Cambodia had similarities in drawing tourists to visit historical sites especially after both were given recognition as world heritage sites (WHS) through the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).
"They have longer experience because they had received WHS recognition since 1992 while Melaka received it in 2007 and as such, Melaka can learn from the experience of Cambodia through the WHS," he told reporters after receiving the visit of Cambodia's Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Sok An who made a one-day visit to Melaka today.
Mohd Ali said the state government would make an official visit to the country, that is famous because of the Angkor Wat, at the end of the year.

Discussing cooperation on twin city opportunities between Melaka and Seam Rep and bilateral cooperation on Education, Medical Tourism and other cooperation
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Deputy Prime Minister urges private sector to build technical and vocational schools


In the next 10 years, Malaysia is projected to require 3.3 million trained and knowledgeable manpower with special skills to meet the demand of the country's major economic sectors

MELAKA: The private sector has been invited to participate in the development of technical and vocational schools to provide adequate manpower and human capital capable of driving the country's economic sector and turn Malaysia into a developed nation.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that in the next 10 years, Malaysia was projected to require 3.3 million trained and knowledgeable manpower with the special skills to meet the demand of the country's major
economic sectors.

"With the collaboration between the public and private sectors to develop technical and vocational schools, we will be able to utilize the facilities
provided and send a larger number of students (to take up vocational education).

"This can also resolve the shortage (of skilled manpower) which we will face in the next five to 10 years," he said.

Speaking at the launch of the Melaka Educational Fair here today, Muhyiddin who is also the Education Minister, said currently only 10 per cent of the total number of students in the country's education system were in the vocational and
technical streams.

He said about 60 per cent of the student population in some other countries studied in vocational streams that were needed to fill up the requirement of the
main economic sectors to develop the country, he said.

As such, he said the government was focusing its efforts on implementing the educational transformation programme which also stressed on increasing manpower
who were considered to be trained in the main economic sectors.

"We had announced earlier that we are targeting to increase (the number of students in the vocational and technical streams) from 10 per cent to 20 per
cent within the next five years...this is a major challenge for us.

"This is where the role of the public and private sectors to assist in the development of the country's educational sector will become more important," he

Muhyiddin said that in developing manpower in the technical and vocational sectors, the requirements of the industry must be taken into account.

For the existing manpower, he said, it was important to equip them with new knowledge and skills to ensure that the objective to develop the country's major economic sectors was truly achieved.

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