Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Write a story ends with “.... I never want to come here again”


   She held a knife in her hand. She pointed the knife at me. There was a devilish looked on her angelic face. She walked towards me “No, no..!”  I screamed.

   I was awakened from my deep slumber. It was the same old nightmare that had haunted me since the incident. I tiptoed to the window, it was a beautiful night, millions of twinkling and sparkling diamonds could be seen in the black sky. The queen of the night made it appearance adding to the beauty of the backdrop of stars in the far reaches of space. The night was beautiful too when incident happened. Memories came flooding back before my eyes.

   That was the night a couple months ago. I was alone at home because my daddy and mummy went overseas for their second honeymoon. I was burning the midnight oil as the examination was round the corner. It was an ideal night for my revision as it was tranquil and silent. All of my neighbours were fast asleep. The insects were chirping happily.

  Suddenly, I heard a strange sound. It was a sound of crying. I tiptoed to the window and observed the surroundings. My attention was drawn to deserted bungalow a stone’s throw away from my house. According to the neighbours, it belonged to the Lee’s family. Mr. Lee committed suicide four years ago and Mrs. Lee who became mentally deranged moved away after that. She never came back to the house again.

  My curiosity was aroused. I decided to pay a visit to the house at the unearthly hours. I left house and walked slowly towards at the haunted house. The cool night breeze brushed over my face and I felt my hairs stood on ends. It was indeed a fearful visit. Actually, it was my ardent desire to visit that house for years but my parents forbade me. I was sure that it would be an unforgettable night.

  Soon, I reached the bungalow. I opened the door and it creaked. The bungalow was dark. I felt eerie inside it and I heard a whimpering cry. I was sure that there was a woman sobbing bitterly. I walked forward and suddenly my eyes were glue on a shadow. I stood riveted to the ground and I felt that my legs could not longer hold the weight of my body.

  A woman appeared before my eyes. She was Mrs. Lee. I recognised her as she always gave sweets to me when I was a child. My legs quivered and my mouth grew dry, I bit my tongue to stifle a scream when I saw she held a knife in her hand. Tiny drops of tears were trickling down on her cheeks.

  “You are not my darling”, she muttered. “You are the woman who caused his death. I want revenge!” She let out a blood-curdling scream that sent chill down my spine. The insane woman was fuming anger. She pointed the knife at me. There was a devilish grin on her angelic face. Without a second thought, I rushed to the door and left the bungalow. I hurried home. I never want to come here again.


Hajar Maahad Muhammadi Pasir Mas.

NARRATIVE ESSAY;STORY BEGINING....

Sir,It's me Hajar of Maahad Muhammadi Pasir Mas.This story I extracted from a book and it's interesting.I would like to share with my other colleagues.Would you mind Sir?  

Write a story begins with “I did not like the look of him from the moment I first laid my eyes on him”

   I did not like the look of him from the moment I first laid my eyes on him. I did not recognise him but my instinct told me that man was not a good person. But what could I do, I did not have the guts to say no.

   My mom and dad were divorced since I was ten years old. My mom took me with her when she moved out from matrimonial house. Since then, my mom worked as a salesgirl in a shopping complex to support us. Life was hard and I was not able to finish my studies. I never thought that my mom would find another man to replace dad. Before this, I realised that my mom had always been going out with the old man but I thought they were just platonic friends until one day my mom brought him home. She dropped the bombshell and introduced him to me as my prospective father. Though I was surprised, dumbfounded and speechless, I merely nodded and managed a faint smile.
 
   “Elsa, mom hopes that you will accept Mr. Simon as your own father. I know he is a good guy, only a little old but I’m very sure that he will make our family happy and rich”, said my mother, her eyes glittering with hope.

   I had no choice but to comply with her wishes and so I pretended to be happy. After they were married, we moved to a stately mansion. My stepfather was a successful entrepreneur. He was always busy with meetings and went overseas regularly to meet his business associates. It was truly a blessing for me and his absence was not felt at all. My mom stopped working as a salesgirl and she was now perpetually busy with her club and other charitable pursuits. As such she was rarely at home and I only had the housekeeper for company.

  One night, my father came home drunk. There was no one home as the housekeeper had gone back to the village to attend to some personal matter and my mom had gone to her friend’s birthday party. I had no choice but to help him to his bedroom. As I was about to place him on the bed, he suddenly grabbed me tightly. I struggled and shoved him but to no avail as he was quite strong for his age. I screamed at the top of my voice and he smashed his fist down on my mouth. Tears rolled down my cheeks and I begged him to let me go but he would have nothing of that. He proceeded to violate me and satisfied his lust.

  That night, my mom came back and found me alone in her bedroom, sobbing my heart out. The “animal” beat a hasty retreat after the dastardly act. I remembered my first impression of him and my instinct told me he was has a sinister disposition. My mom was shocked beyond words reluctantly brought to the police station to lodge a report.

   After a lengthy trial in which I was humiliated and tormented, the judge eventually found him guilty and sentenced him to ten years in prison but was spared the caning due to his age. He truly deserved to be incarcerated but it did not help much to soothe the pain, agony, hurt and mental anguish I suffered.




Monday, 16 June 2014

NOVEL:CATCH US IF YOU CAN

DISCUSS THE DETERMINATION THAT ONE OF THE CHARACTERS HAS THAT MADE THE REUNION POSSIBLE

Granda is a very determined individual.Though old and ailing and experiencing memory loss as well as physical pain. he is single-minded in his resolution to he with his only grandson, Rory. When his only son. Jeff, abandoned his wife and Rory, Granda disowned him and cared for Rory and his mother.

Later, when they become separated, Granda is still determined to be with Rory. Despite his sickness and need for medical attention, he agrees to run away with him so that the pair can be together. He cannot imagine, nor could he accept, a life without his grandson. In spite of his deteriorating medical condition he left the hospital and went on an adventure in order to be with his grandson.

His determination also sees him hitting a thug who wants to disclose their identity to the police for a reward. Granda also manages to steal a car by "hot-wiring" it in a bid to escape the police and those who want to separate him from his beloved grandson.

Granda's determination is also evident in the fact that he does not leave Rory orphaned. He keeps his spirits alive and is determined to be there for his grandson. Though he is later reunited with his son, Jeff, he is determined to stay with Rory though he loves his other grandchildren very much and dot on them. The extended family live very near each other. Thus the family remains intact despite the challenges.




NOVEL:CATCH US IF YOU CAN

Dear SPM students,Please suggest other suitable answers.

Would you recommend this novel to your friend? Give reasons and support your answer with close reference to the text.

The plot of this novel is very interesting with a lot of suspense. The story is great and exciting.This story is about a teenager, Rory who lives with his granda, Mister McIntosh in a flat. Granda (Rory's grandfather) is old, forgetful and partially senile.He puts a chip pan on the fire and forgets about it. This causes a fire. Granda is sent to the hospital because he inhales too much smoke. Val Jessup, a social worker takes Rory to the children's home at Castle Street. Later, Granda is put in Rachnadar, a hospital for the old people. The adventure starts when Rory runs away from there with Granda. The authorities are after them.

 Granda. the old man is very funny and lovable. Rory's friends simply love him and his adventures. Granda  is in trouble and causes trouble because he is very forgetful. He causes a fire two times at Dr. Nicol's clinic and at Rory's school because he does not put out his pipe properly. After that, he looks innocent and finds it exciting like a small boy. The fire, Granda causes in his flat separates him and Rory. Their neighbours are angry. He throws Rory's homework away with the rubbish, microwaves his shoe and puts the potatoes in the cupboard. These incidents are funny but some forgetful old people do them. We are happy when people like Sammy, Ruby, Rab, Annie and Norma help them all the way.

Many characters like the lady in the train, the boy at Perth station and the cold policemen who want to catch Rory and Granda annoy us. But without them, the story will not be interesting.The ending too is exciting and heart wrenching. For a moment, we think Granda  is really dead. He is not breathing. We feel angry with Norma for reporting to the police about Rory and Granda. But, later we understand that she did the right thing for Granda. She was worried about his health. But it is good that they are not caught.
 In a way, Rory's 'Big Escape' is successful. Rory himself gets help for Granda and finally meets his father. Jeff and his family.

Besides, this novel teaches us many moral values. For example, we learn responsibility and determination from Rory. His granda looked after him from young when his father left him and for that Rory loves Granda and takes care of him no matter what. He is not in the school football team which he loves because he has to buy Granda lunch and make sure he takes his medicine. He is protective of him. Mrs. Foley tells him off for not doing his homework but he does not tell her his granda threw it away with the rubbish. We learn that family love is important. When Rory is with his family, he is ready to accept that Granda will go one day but he will not be lonely like Tess at Castle Street. Rory is determined not to be caught and his 'Big Escape' succeeds because nobody catches him and Granda. He makes sure the staff at Rachnadar do not spot them and is alert all the time helping and guiding Granda.

Rory's best friend, Darren is full of  loyalty and has strong feeling of friendship. Darren suggests Rory to hide in his mother's caravan and gives him the spare key of the caravan. He keeps this as a secret. Through Rory and all the helpful people in this story, we learn that we cannot judge others by just a few nasty people in the world. It is because of kind and generous people that the world is a beautiful place to live in. It is a 'wonderful world', as Granda says. The interesting words and vocabulary used in this novel  make us feel like we are part of the story.
For all these reasons, 'Catch Us If You Can' is a novel I will recommend not just for my friends but for everyone else too.





LESSON LEARNT FROM THE NOVEL:CATCH US IF YOU CAN

NOVEL:CATCH US IF YOU CAN
Dear SPM students,if you have different views on the lesson learnt,please provide your suggested answers.

Write about a lesson you have learnt in the novel you have read.Support your answers with close evidence from the text.

The themes that Catherine Macphail wanted to display to the readers are sacrifices,determination,strong passion,love and finally friendship.
How much sacrifices has the old man- Granda done for Rory.It is definitely immeasurable.The readers were brought  back to memories of old days when Jeff Macintosh walked out from the house and Granda took over the total responsibility of rasing up the baby until he became a young,educated,responsible and committed boy.Rory knew all these and reciprocated to his granda by sacrificing so many things in return.He make sure Granda is safe and sound despite bearing the mental lapses which his granda had.Rory did a couple of great things such as running back home to feed Granda’s medication.Then bought pies for his lunch.Dropping his favourite game of football just to take care of granda has proven his great sacrifice. Granda often misplaces Rory's homework. In order to protect his Granda. Rory with the help of his friend, Darren, comes up with creative stories to tell Mrs. Foley about his missing homework. Mrs. Foley tries to make him do his homework at lunchtime but Rory always runs away.
  Granda is a very determined individual.Though old and ailing and experiencing memory loss as well as physical pain. he is single-minded in his resolution to he with his only grandson,Rory.Later, when they become separated, Granda is still determined to be with Rory. Despite his sickness and need for medical attention, he agrees to run away with him so that the pair can be together. He cannot imagine, nor could he accept, a life without his grandson. In spite of his deteriorating medical condition he left the hospital and went on an adventure in order to be with his grandson.
His determination also sees him hitting a thug who wants to disclose their identity to the police for a reward. Granda also manages to steal a car by "hot-wiring" it in a bid to escape the police and those who want to separate him from his beloved grandson.
Granda's determination is also evident in the fact that he does not leave Rory orphaned. He keeps his spirits alive and is determined to be there for his grandson. Though he is later reunited with his son, Jeff, he is determined to stay with Rory though he loves his other grandchildren very much and dot on them. The extended family live very near each other. Thus the family remains intact despite the challenges.
Therefore, love a a family is important and is clearly shown in this novel.

The ending too is exciting and heart wrenching. For a moment, we think Granda  is really dead. He is not breathing. We feel angry with Norma for reporting to the police about Rory and Granda. But, later we understand that she did the right thing for Granda. She was worried about his health. But it is good that they are not caught. In a way, Rory's 'Big Escape' is successful. Rory himself gets help for Granda and finally meets his father. Jeff and his family.
Besides, this novel teaches us many moral values. For example, we learn responsibility and determination from Rory. His granda looked after him from young when his father left him and for that Rory loves Granda and takes care of him no matter what. He is not in the school football team which he loves because he has to buy Granda lunch and make sure he takes his medicine. He is protective of him. Mrs. Foley tells him off for not doing his homework but he does not tell her his granda threw it away with the rubbish. We learn that family love is important.

Mariam bte Kamaruddin -MRSM


NARRATIVE ESSAY:I COULD SEE THAT SHE WAS VERY UNHAPPY..

Sir,this is my version of the story.I hope all SPM students like the story line.

I could see that she was very unhappy. She acted very weird that day, she seemed dumfounded and frustrated. These bothered me a lot because I am her best friend, a true friend must share her happy and sad moments together. She seemed did not like the situation.On normal day usually she used to be a cheerful and talkative student but  on that day she seemed a bit different in her character and action. She began to give me cold shoulder and to other colleagues too. So, I encourage myself to ask her why she acted very nerd that day. I sat beside her and started a conversation by greeting her first.

 “Hi Elsa, how are you getting on now?”, “I am fine Azam, thank you for your concern”. She replied. Her answer made me shocked and speechless.Without a tinge of doubt, I started to ask her why she seemed frustrated that day. Then, she started to tell me her story.

 The story began last Sunday when she and her family went to Johor Bharu for a great vacation. They planned to stay at Wakloloq Beach Resort for a week, but her father who worked as a government officer has been called by his officemate for a duty. So, they had to come back to Kelantan as soon as possible. Due to that, they only had to stay in Johor Bharu for two days. After having a whale of time vacating in Johor Bharu, They had to come back to Kelantan albeit the holiday still left a week. They started their journey from Johor Bharu at half past ten in the morning.Soon they arrived  Kota Bharu at midnight.

     When they arrived at their big and luxurious bungalow gate, her father asked her to open up the gate. As a filial  daughter, she followed her father's instruction willingly. Suddenly they stood rooted on the ground.They saw the house main door was tampered.There was something amiss. They could smell a rat. They found out that the door knob was broken by a hard object. Without any hesitation, they encouraged themselves to dash in to the house and made their way through the darkness heading to the switch board. They were shocked, dumbfounded and speechless as they found out that their house was in a hell of a mess. Soon, they heard the sound from the upstairs. Her father took some precautionary steps.He took out his revolver from his black metallic Mercedes and asked Elsa and the others to wait outside the door.He then instructed Elsa to call the police while he  proceeded to catch the intruder.Her mother asked was worried that her beloved husband would  be injured but her mother’s instruction seemed to have fallen on deaf ears.Instead the father went into the house bravely.

     Minute flew by and then they heard deafening gunshot sound that came out from the upstairs of their house. They were shocked and speechless. They started to get a Goosebumps. They kept their fingers crossed.They hoped the intruder would be dead and waited eagerly for their father to come out.Then the police arrived and Elsa’s father was still inside. A few minutes later, they could see that their father came out from the house without any wounds or scars. They thanked the Almighty as  nothing happened to their father. But truly it was just an imagination.The intruder who had just been shot came out and believed plunged a long knife into her father’s neck mercilessly. That man was burly and mean. They could see that the blood was gushing out profusely from her father neck’s vessel.

    Elsa started to burst into tears and her voice was choked. She left me and dashed out of the classroom to make her way to the toilet. I followed her to the toilet to calm her down. Then we gave her time to calm down and we did not talk about that tragic incident anymore although we still did not know what happen to her father.

Was her father  dead or in right now hospitalised? Was that murderer caught or was he shot dead by the police?. There were many thoughts lingering in my mind….


AZAMUDDIN –MAAHAD MUHAMMADI PASIR MAS
 ry.I hope all SPM students like this story-line..

NARRATIVE ESSAY:I COULD SEE THAT SHE WAS VERY UNHAPPY...


  I could see that she was very unhappy. Anna didn’t talk to anyone, even with me, her best friend. She acted very weird, and it really shocked me. I could not stand it anymore.The bell rang  and it showed the time to rest, she didn’t eat anything. “Anna, what’s wrong? Why you’re so moody?”, i asked her. “Nothing Sven, i just lost my appetite, nothing wrong”, she replied with a fake smile. I could that see she had so many problems, but i was scared to ask her.I was scared  that she would become even worst when I keep on pestering her.

Days flew by, she became so pale, she really worried me, at last i asked her,
”Anna,why did you look so pale, what is wrong Anna? There is something you didn’t tell me? Just tell me Anna, if you’re having a problem, i can help you,”. After i asked her repeatedly, she finally told me. Her father Dato Dolhi acted very weird, he didn’t had  dinner with Anna and family like always, he was very weird lately. She always heard her father talked to someone on the phone secretly. “I think there is something fishy with my father” she continued her story.
  
After hearing the problem, Anna and I made a decision to investigate. We also  made a coalition with Anna’s eldest brother, Aniq. Aniq is a very brave and dedicated brother.We had planned to check Dato Dolhi’s phone. Anna sneaked into her father’s bedroom when her father was taking a bath. She checked the call log of the phone, and she saw someone who was named by his father “money” called his father regularly. She was very dumbfounded and speechless, Aniq and i also were shocked with the news. We kept thinking of that thing and that make us very uneasy. We could not solve what the meaning of  “money” was on their father ‘s phone.
  Aniq, Anna and I were having a conversation in a Mokmu cafe, after a while, a black van parked besides our table. Two men were wearing  black jackets and masks came closer to us, the men were burly and mean and they quickly pulled Anna into the van.This incident really shocked us. I was baffled and dumbfounded, but Aniq quickly grabbed my hand and we dashed into his BMW car. Both of us trailed them. About half an hour later, we arrived at a secluded area.We saw a huge deserted factory right in front of our eyes. Aniq parked his car behind the bushes, and he said “you wait here, anything happen just call the police.”. “i am scared Aniq, you cant go alone, it’s better if we go together.” I replied bravely.
  Aniq took his baseball bat in his car’s boot and gave it to me. We sneaked in the factory and saw Anna was tied tightly on the chair like a hostage and besides her were two tough guys and their boss, a well-dressed guy. “You want your daughter? Come to Corn Flake’s factory at Jalan Ajai.” The well-dressed guy was talking on his sophisticated phone. Aniq and i were dumbfounded and we looked at each other. “Do you think he talk to my father?” Aniq asked me.
“ Yes and we should call the police now?”. “No Sven , if we call the police, Anna would be in danger.
  
After 10 minutes, we heard someone coming towards the three guys. “it’s my father! Our prediction was right. Now we must make a move”. Aniq told me quietly. He then rans towards  the guy who was off guard on that time and Aniq fought with the guy.Aniq with his taekwondo skills and techniques managed to bring them down.. I determined to follow suit , and with my baseball bat i knocked out the other tough guy. I was baffled with what i did. The two tough guys were already knocked out by Aniq and I.Then we saw their boss reached out his revolver in his pocket and shot Anna on  the shoulder, the blood was gushing out profusely from Anna’s shoulder. Without a tinge of doubt Dato Dolhi dashed towards him and punched him.I quickly rushed and smashed his face with my baseball bat.

After a critical five minutes, police swop in and saved the situation. Aniq and I collapsed  because we didn’t expect of going through this tough and havoc situation. Anna was brought into the ambulance with blood scattered all over her shoulder....


ABDULLAH  MMPM PASIR MAS


NARRATIVE ESSAY:SHE WAS PREPARED TO FACE THE MUSIC...

Sir,I am Aliza Azmi of Maahad Muhammadi Pasir Mas..I hope there are some SPM students out there who would like to share this story of mine...

She was prepared to face the music.Bella knew it from the beginning.But she was left with no other options.Bella realized that her secret could harm her new friendship with her new bossom friend who had just trusted her. ‘I should have told her’. She was scared that her secret would destroy everything that she had built. Even she hated it, she decided to tell Kate. So Bella was  waiting for the right moment.........
   ‘Back to your place everyone!’ The teacher ordered the class.‘Today we have a new friend. Come here and introduce yourself. ‘Hi guys. I’m Bella Watson nice to meet you’. Then Bella just smile and moving her head to the left and right for a few times. ‘ Oh! that was a short ‘intro’ about yourself Bella.Now take your sit beside Angel back there’.Sir Platini pointed at the spot. ‘Thank you sir’ said Bella with a sweetness on her smile’.
Sir Platini decided to start the morning class with a short reading.Then he promptly said, “Okay students let us  continue.Sam would you mind read the text!’ ‘what page sir?’ ‘45’ ‘wait… alright sir I found it. When the moon is not quite round, where can the missing bits be found? Who lights the stars, when they blow out, and makes the lightning flash,the thunder roars……Soon everyone in the class  was so engrossed.They seemed to enjoy what Sam had read and it looked like their feelings were already controlling their minds. An hour later a bell rang which meant,the class has to adjourn.
   ‘Hi! I’m Bella and you’re…..can I call you Kate?’Bella spit out words with manner. ‘Sure’,  Kate gave her polite answer. ‘Let us be a good friend?’ asked Bella. But deep in her heart, Kate didn’t like it. ‘Excuse me’ Kate quipped.Then she stood up and left the place.Incidentally Angel was somewhere near the spot and gave a short laugh, ‘Hahaha…’
Angel showed her unfriendliness towards Bella.. She then continued,. ‘Well Bella I guess you do not know anything about Kate. Let me tell you, Kate left her social life a year ago and that was the reason why she stopped talking to everyone except our teachers’.So you don’t dare getting close to Kate.Bella was strong.She couldn’t be bothered with Angel and told Angel to mind her own business.Angel was pretty annoyed and left the place.Incidentally Angel was under a gang leader protection and she quickly reported the matter.  
‘Now who’s the jerk that made Angel cry!’ ‘she’s there’. Angel pointed at me. Then the gang leader shouted at me ‘meet me at the field after school!’ What happened at the school field became the talk of the school.Bella stood up strong and said,   ‘Satisfied now? Or you guys want more than that?’ asked Bella angrily.
Then Angel approached me and gave a white envelope. ‘What is this?’ I asked her and I opened it, then I saw a cheque, ‘Well the whole school knew that you’re good fighter” Angel added,“The gang leader had learnt her lesson well”I refused to take the cheque and said,‘Could you stay away from me or you’ll have a lesson like what the gang had”.Angel left the place feeling disappointed.The next morning,everyone kept avoiding me.Then I saw Kate. ‘Hi Kate!, ‘Don’t worry about what happened,let us be good friends’ she said it  with a smile. Then we became closer.A few days later Kate came to my house.That night was an awful night to me. I had to do what I had to do.I need to betray her.Kate had to leave the country with her father the next morning..Her father was a fugitive-much sought by the authority.
 Then the bitter moments came.I told Kate, “I’m not a student but I was a detective. I came here to investigate about your father.” ‘What!’ Kate  was shocked.She dashed out to the departure lounge scurrying for her dad.But I told her,”Your father was already arrested and he asked me to look after you” ‘You! Stay away from me! I need my father not you!’. She scolded me with tears on her cheek. She left me. Since that day I never saw her  face again. I missed her so much.
~ THE END ~

Written by : ALIZA AZMI {MMPM} PASIR MAS