Thursday, June 3, 2010

What is Mind Map®?

A Mind Map® is a powerful thinking tool that reflects externally what goes on inside the human brain. This powerful tool provides a universal key to unlock the potential of the brain. It harnesses the full range of cortical skills - word, image, number, logic, rhythm, colour and spatial awareness - in a single, uniquely powerful manner. In so doing, it gives you the freedom to roam the infinite expanses of your brain.

Do Herd Behaviours Exist in Malaysian Stock Market?

Upcoming article written by Toh, G.G. (KTAR) and Hooy, C.W. (USM)

The Malaysian Stock market has been on a roller coaster ride. In 1993, the benchmark KLCI surpassed the 1,000 mark hurdle. Due to the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, the KLCI slumped by more than 500 points within six months. However, in mid-August 2009, we seemed to observe a rebound n the Malaysian stock market. Following the euro crisis 2010, investor sentiment remained cautious. The traditional financial theory seems to be incapable to reconcile the dramatic fluctuations in the stock market. There is a problem associated with the traditional theory - investors are assumed to be rational. However, investors are found to be irrational in real life. Could psychological attributes of investors i.e. herd behaviour be used to explain such stock price movement?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Flush Stones Out of Your Body Without Surgeries

Just like the car that we have, organs in our body need to go through "overhaul" from time to time. Detoxification is the solution.

Gall Bladder Flush :
Duration : 6 days
Day1-5 : 8 green apples a day - 2 before breakfast, 2 before lunch, 2 before dinner and 2 before sleep.
You can have your normal meals but try to cut down on "heavy" food - like buffet.
Day6 :
4 green apples - 2 before breakfast and 2 before lunch.
2 pm : stop eating
6 pm : 1 tsp of epsom salt plus water
8 pm : 1 tsp of epsom salt plus water
10 pm : 125ml lemon juice plus 125 ml olive oil
Day7 :
In the morning, stones (greenish in colour) should pass out (floating on the surface) with the stool.
My experience : 5 stones (greenish in colour) was flushed out in day 7 (early in the morning).

Liver flush :
Duration : 10 days
Before breakfast, drink the mixture.
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp molasses
1 tsp olive oil
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
This mixture is given by Jack Schwartz. Extracted from Justlife's leaflet.
My experience : felt tired for the first days.

Kidney flush :
Duration : 10 days
Drink 200 ml lemon juice a day.
This is extracted from Justlife's leaflet.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thank You Note

A great thanks to Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman for inviting Mr. Tony Buzan to enlighten us with the "Amazing Brain Fact" and the powerful, visual thinking technique - Mind Mapping®. I was so impressed with the effectiveness of Mind Mapping®. It gives me the courage to undergo the Buzan Licensed Instructor's (BLI) pre-certification training program. I've successfully completed the program and awarded with the certification. Now, I am the certified Buzan Licensed Instructor and I've been applying Mind Mapping® techniques is all aspects of my life - daily house chores planning, lecture preparation, planning for academic research and more. I've also been engaged as a trainer for Mind Mapping® courses organised by Buzan Northern Region Centres for school and tertiary levels. In line with the mission of Tony Buzan, I will continue to promote actively mental literacy throughout the northern region of Malaysia with the use of Mind Map®. Hopefully, in the near future everyone around the world particularly in Malaysia is well-equipped with Mind Mapping® skills - to unleash the potential of their brains.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Mind Mapping Workshop (Tertiary Level)

On 7 March 2010, I had conducted Buzan Mind Mapping ® Course for tertiary level for postgraduate students of Wawasan Open University. Participants were exposed to Buzan Mind Mapping ® Laws as well as the power of associative thinking and imagination. They worked in teams to apply the Mind Mapping® techniques in various hand-on activities like note-taking, note-making, presentation and advanced writing. I enjoyed the session with them as it was filled with lots of fun and sharing.

Does Malaysia Investors' Judgement Exhibit Reference Dependence?

This paper has been presented in the 8th Asian Academy of Management Conference at Hyatt Resort Hotel in Kuantan, Pahang (December 18-20, 2009) and has been awarded the "Best Paper Award".