Saturday, February 20, 2010

Who We Are & What We Do

Inspiring Learning ~ that's our mission at Lighthouse Education & Training. Both Ken Yong and I are passionate about making a difference in people's lives. And we believe we can. How do we plan to do it?

Lighthouse is set up to provide English education in a creative way to young people and the not so young people. We've all experienced it before at some point in our lives: dreading to go to school because either the subject was too tough and boring or the lessons were lacking in life. Education is not supposed to be like that. Learning is a basic human instinct. We are born to learn. Therefore, learning should be something which we enjoy doing. Yet, this is not always true, right?

The Lighthouse way is fun, creative and full of life - in short, to inspire learning. People learn faster and more naturally when they are enjoying the process. Therefore, we go to great lengths to make our classes fun and enjoyable. Although getting a good grade is important, we believe it is not the ultimate goal. Instead, we place building confidence and self-esteem first. Confident students do better in life. There's no doubt about it.

So, will we "make a dent in the universe"? Ken and I would certainly want to do just that!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New way to grow plants

On the 1st day of the CNY, I brought my family to visit some relatives who stay in Upper Tukau. On our way there, I decided to stop by our old house to show to my son who couldn't remember ever staying in Holiday Park, Miri.

We were surprised to see a lot had changed. There were housing development projects everywhere. Very different from the Holiday Park I left just over 2 years ago. Perhaps the most shocking (or amusing) scene was the picture shown here. It was taken directly outside of my ex-house. Perhaps the tenants have discovered a better way to grow winter melon.

Do you have any similar experiences?

Happy Chinese New Year.