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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

90 Days since the Departure of my Dad...

Today heralds 3 months since the death of my father, Taweesak Soontaravirat (Zakaria Tawee Abdullah) on 25th August. Usually, I jokingly tell my students that dead people are busy 'decomposing songs' by composing the music in reverse...

But when the news of his passing hit me that day, I was speechless. I sat down silently, thinking of how wonderful he had been my dad all these years. I admit that we fell out previously, and I regret that. Now I just have my mum. I shall treasure her while she is still around. I shall make more time to be back home regardless how busy I am.  

I hope God would give you His blessing and grant you a peaceful afterlife among the righteous souls.

EXTRA LAST-MINUTE REVISION SPM 2014 - Dark VS Light Reaction of Photosynthesis

(I'm still SMSing with few students who's not yet asleep even the time is already 1.30am. So, this is specially dedicated to you for this morning's exam.)

Light VS Dark. The ultimate manifestation of Good VS Evil.

In Biology , we have light and dark reaction of photosynthesis. The typical question would be to compare similarities and differences of light and dark reaction of photosynthesis. 

Give your answer in table form. Here is the example of a perfect answer outline:

As usual, each tick denotes 1 mark. So, you can easily score 11 marks from this answer scheme alone.

My final words for SPM 2014...


Monday, 24 November 2014

A Great Addition to the Family

Since many students expressed their gratitude with a few of my Physics notes in this blog, I gladly announce an offshoot of Biology Note Cikgu Heery.

They would make a great couple.


Sunday, 23 November 2014

BONUS SPM 2014 - My Sweet Auxin... (5 Features of Auxin)

My Sweet Lil' Auxin

Such a sweet girl so fine,
yet so shy to the shine.

Heralding from tip of fantasy,
gracing down elongating our reality.

Up in mind she stimulates us heartily,
down in heart she subdues us mindfully.

Let's analyze the above poem to identify the auxin features:

1. "...shy to the shine" - Auxin is sensitive to light (auksin adalah sensitif cahaya)

2. "...from tip..." - Auxin is produced in the plants' tips (auksin terhasil di hujung pucuk/akar)

3. "...elongating our reality" - Auxin works in elongation zone. (zon pemanjangan sel)

4. "Up in mind... stimulates..." - Auxin stimulates cell growth in shoots. (merangsang pertumbuhan sel dalam pucuk)

5. " Down in heart... subdues..." - Auxin inhibits cell growth in roots. (merencat pertumbuhan sel dalam akar)


Saturday, 22 November 2014

FORECAST 2014 FINAL TIPS - Cool Note: 10 Facts You MUST know about Intestines

Less than 72 hours before the Day. Let's discuss the overview of nutrient absorption & assimilation as shown below. Peruse and ponder my note here. Do it with your teacher/ friends. It could save your grade.


From here, we need to understand 10 questions frequently asked about the intestines.

This would be my final tips. This year was a blast. I will miss you all... 

Thank you for reviewing this blog and making it the best online reference for Biology SPM in Malaysia

Good luck! :-)


Saturday, 8 November 2014

FORECAST 2014 SERIES#4 - Clarifying the 3 Actions

We learnt the 3 actions coordinated by the nervous system. But can you clarify them? Here are the quick note for you guys. Indulge!

*the red-circled are the important ones that you MUST memorize.

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Thursday, 6 November 2014

(UPDATED) FORECAST 2014 SERIES #3 - All About Ozone layer

Here are the typical questions examination asked about ozone. Just read this and you don't have to worry anymore about answering ozone-type questions :-)

"The Invisible Battle"

Q1) Function of ozone?
Protect living things on Earth from harmful sun's UV ray

Q2) Substance that causes ozone layer thinning?
CFC - Chlorofluorocarbons

Q3) Sources of CFC?
Cooling agents in refrigerator, air conditioner, & aerosol spray

Q4) How CFC causes the ozone layer thinning?
CFC converts ozone into oxygen gas and chlorine monoxide

Q5) Effects of UV ray to human being?
Skin, cancer, glaucoma, weak immune system - SGW - SG. Wang..?

Q5) Effects of UV ray to ecosystem?
-Kills phytoplanktons ('plants' in sea) --> affects food chain in sea
-Kills stomata --> reduce photosynthesis --> affetcs biotic components
-Increase Earth's temperature --> Global Warming
*I will take this off if this is too gore... :-(

Q6) How to reduce the impact of ozone layer thinning?
-Replace CFC with harmless HCFC
-Bombard the stratosphere with ozone gas