Sunday, August 22, 2010










*Superficial person
*Proud and arrogant
*Status conscious

Thursday, May 6, 2010

baby with the face of PIG!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

shaken baby!!

According to Dr Azmi Alias, Kuala Lumpur Hospital's consultant neurosurgeon, over 60% of the shaken baby syndrome (SBS) victims are male and almost 80% of the perpetrators also male.

He said one in four shaken babies dies, while some studies estimate 15% of children's deaths are caused by severe battering or shaking, and of the thousands that survive, it is not without serious injury. Most of the victims, Dr. Azmi said are a few days to a few months old, the average being six months old.

The normal reaction of most infants under six months of age to SBS, is by being irritable, lethargic, feeding poorly, seizures, apnoea and unresponsiveness. According to Dr. Azmi, the outcome of the child abuse is mortality, severe disability and severe mental and developmental delay.

Authorities have been called upon to identify and punish the perpetrators by Health experts and non-governmental organisations.

There has been a 60% increase in non-accidental injury related to child abuse, such as, battered child syndrome, neglect and serious head injuries, in the last five years, with five out of 10 cases involving parents.

Dr Azmi has his hands full whenever an infant is brought to his attention suffering from brain injuries due to Shaken Baby Syndrome. He says he has seen children brought to hospital for brain injuries due to falls, accidents involving motor vehicles, the TV, fan blades, swings, including non-accidental injuries like SBS and child abuse, of which SBS is considered as serious child abuse.

A parent or other caregiver may out of anger or frustration shake a baby, often because the baby will not stop crying.

However, since babies have weak neck muscles unable to fully support their proportionately large heads, severe shaking causes serious and sometimes fatal brain injuries, which in many case may prove fatal or lead to severe neurological deficits.

Death is usually caused by uncontrollable increased intracranial pressure from cerebral oedema, bleeding within the brain, or tears in the brain tissue.

However, even babies with injuries that appear to be mild may show developmental difficulties.

Taken from here.

Monday, March 8, 2010

stylistic techniques!

I. Dress-Up

1. who-which clause

2. "ly"

3. because clause

4. strong verb

5. quality adjective

6. when, while, where, as, since, if, although clause

II. Sentence Openers

1. subject

2. prepositional

3. "ly"

4. "ing"

5. clausal

6. vss

(Advanced: @ "ed")

Minimum Rule: Each one in every paragraph as possible, no more than two of the same in a row.

III. Decorations

1. question 4. dramatic opening - closing

2. conversation 5. simile - metaphor

3. 3sss 6. alliteration

IV. Sentence Styles: Triple Extensions

1. word repetition

2. phrase & clausal repetition

3. repeating "ings" consecutive or spaced

4. repeating "lys" consecutive or spaced

5. repeating adjectives or nouns

6. repeating verbs consecutive or spaced

Taken from here.

diction! of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of words: good diction.
2.the accent, inflection, intonation, and speech-sound quality manifested by an individual speaker, usually judged in terms of prevailing standards of acceptability; enunciation.

Taken from here.

CONNOTATIVE! act or instance of connoting.
2.the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning: A possible connotation of “home” is “a place of warmth, comfort, and affection.” Compare denotation (def. 1).
3.Logic. the set of attributes constituting the meaning of a term and thus determining the range of objects to which that term may be applied; comprehension; intension.

Taken from here.


  1. Denoting or naming; designative.

  2. Specific or direct: denotative and connotative meanings.

Taken from here.