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September - October 2010

contents

4 Superkidz Club

Cool benefits, discounts & giveaways from our merchant partners

8 Editorial 9 Speak Up

Don’t suppress it, express it!

Don’t miss out on these, kids!

16 Dear Kidz

Answers to your parenting questions by Dr. Billy Kueek

Health

23 Learn poolside etiquette with EC Swim

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Read about internet safety

In Focus Education

Kiddie Box Office

The Other Guys Eat, Pray, Love LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE

30 Take Five

Kidz Smart Academy, in partnership with Billy Kueek International 22 P.E.A+.K. and Achieve Personal Success Harness the Power of Hypnosis

18 Did You Know?

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Self Development

10 Check It Out

Kick back with these stories, trivia & puzzles

33 Superkidz Club birthday celebrants 34 Directory Listings

Discover effective learning methods with E.nopi MATH Foundation for Writing (Part 2) by Lorna Whiston

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Contests

24 The Other Guys movie contest 26 Eat, Pray, Love movie contest 28 LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE movie contest

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Info on where to go for your parenting needs

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Dear Readers, The festive season is upon us again and on behalf of the team at Superkidz, we would like to wish all our Muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir

dan Batin!

As we seek forgiveness from relatives and friends, we should also realise that it is more important to be forgiving of others. Therefore, if there has been any time when the Superkidz team has upset or offended anyone, we too seek your forgiveness and thank you for your continued support. In this issue, we look at being safe on the internet, the DOs and DON’Ts guide for parents as well as children. We also learn about harnessing the power of hypnosis for a more positive state with Billy Kueek International. Find out about improving writing skills from Lorna Whiston in the second part of the series. Dr Billy Kueek addresses yet another parent’s question in his regular column, Dear Kidz. Parents, do send us more questions for Dr Billy to answer as he advises on some of the challenges faced by modern day parents. Hey mums, take some time out and treat yourself to a movie with the latest Julia Roberts film, Eat, Pray, Love. This adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel of the same name looks at the soul-searching journey of self-discovery taken by the author from Italy to India and finally to Bali. Definitely one for a girls’ night out! And for the kids, there is LEGEND OF THE

GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE

which is a full-length animation feature from the people behind ‘Happy Feet’. With this, we hope that you have a wonderful and happy Raya spent with your nearest and dearest!

he om t r f age Mess al Team ori Edit Terms & Conditions for all contests and redemptions:

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SUPERKIDZ Magazine, Epitome Communications Sdn Bhd, 10.01 Wisma Lim Foo Yong, 86 Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur


Speak Up

I like to watch cartoons, eat junk food (occasionally!) and play Hide & Seek with my children. These things make me feel young again, and that’s something I’ll always look for ward to! Suhaidah, married with three kids

My mum tells me to be respectful of elders and my teachers, and to be courteous to everyone. She says having manners is something all ‘real men’ should have. But when I’m nice to people or my teachers, my friends tease me because they say I’m being a ‘goodie t wo shoes’. I get embarrassed but I will continue to be nice and polite because I hope to grow up to be a real man like my dad. Hisham (10), sent via email

Once I have finished kindergarten, I’m going to find a husband! Then he will work and get money so I can go shopping everyday… just like mummy!

I love my mummy and daddy very much because they take care of me. I love my mummy because she cooks for me and buys me prett y headbands. I love my daddy because he works very hard and he is handsome. Katie (5), sent in by mum Katherine

Tiffany (5), sent via email

My dad says if I keep watching TV while I study, I will only end up learning about the TV shows. So I tell him if he keeps on checking emails when he talks to me, he will only end up talking to his emails, haha! Cheeky rebel, sent via email

I don’t like parents who push their kids into the limelight. They force their kids to join fashion and modeling contests, then boast about the kids’ achievements or popularit y. Then when the children don’t win, the parents will scold them in front of everyone. Why put such unnecessary pressure and attention on the poor kids? This is bad parenting skills. Saddened, sent via email

If you have something to shout about regarding anthing under the sun, send us an email at submit@kidz.my (Subject: Comments)

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Books Galore!

Chuggington Interactive Pull Tab Price : RM29.90 Reading level : 4 - 6 years old This exciting interactive format puts children in the story driving seat, inviting them to be the action-makers of each scene. Sliding tabs create movements integral to the story and a surprise pop-up gives a delightful ending to this dynamic tale. Wilson loves getting messy. Why? Because he does not want to be clean! So Koko and Brewster hatch a plan to take mucky Wilson to the chuggwash. Before that, will they need to catch him first. Will they be able to do so?

#5 Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil Author : Derek Landy Price : RM39.90 Reading level : 9 - 12 years old Following the shocking revelations of Dark Days, get ready for the fifth instalment of the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series – guaranteed to contain at least 40% humour, 50% action and 100% thrills! Skulduggery Pleasant is back, and reunited with his original head. But all is not well in the magical world. For one thing, there is an unstoppable assassin with a face-mask on the loose. For another, Valkyrie has discovered she might be Darquesse, the evil sorceress set to destroy the entire world. The problem is, she does not feel she can tell Skulduggery about it, and so she must try to change her terrible destiny alone. However the price of a new fate is high, and if she fails, she will die alone. With Valkyrie on her own quest, Skulduggery and the gang are even more vulnerable. Which is a shame, because remember that remnant the Necromancers had? They've still got it – and they're thinking about letting it out…

The Troublesome Prince Lucky Mole Author : Pepper Lim Price : RM19.90 Reading level : 10 - 12 years old Ten-year-old Prince Lucky Mole was an inquisitive boy who was born into the royal family of China in the 14th century. Fed up with his friends’ teasing, he decided to run away from the palace one night. Together with his teacher, Old Long Arms, they encounter exciting adventures as they travel from China to Java before being caught by China’s greatest sailor, Admiral Cheng Ho! Can the young prince save his teacher who has been sentenced to death for the murder of the Royal Librarian? Find out in the fascinating adventures of The Troublesome Prince Lucky Mole!

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A l l i n f o r m a t i o n o n b o o k s w e r e p r o v i d e d b y M P H D i s t r i b u t o r s .

September - October 2010


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The Bomoh's Apprentice Author : Geoffrey S. Walker Price : RM35.90 Reading level : 13 - 16 years old Tragically orphaned at the age of three, Kutu is adopted by the animist bomoh of Kampung Pokok Tertinggi in the wilds of Borneo. Over thirteen years, the powerful sorcerer schools the boy in the supernatural arts, preparing Kutu to take his place when he must leave on a perilous quest in the service of the tree-god he worships. However disaster strikes and Kutu suddenly finds himself alone in the world – perhaps separated forever from his adoptive father and cast out by the villagers he had been trained to serve. Will his magical powers suffice to overcome the dangers he must face if he hopes to survive?

The Power Genre Author Price

: Self - Help : Rhonda Byrne : RM79.90

The Secret revealed the law of attraction. Now Rhonda Byrne reveals the greatest power in the universe - The Power to have anything you want. In this book you will come to understand that all it takes is just one thing to change your relationships, money, health, happiness, career and your entire life. Every discovery, invention, and human creation comes from The Power - perfect health, incredible relationships, a career you love, a life filled with happiness, and the money you need to be, do, and have everything you want. The life of your dreams has always been closer to you than you realised, because The Power - to have everything good in your life - is inside you.

Veganomicon Genre Author Price

: Cookery : Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero : RM79.90

Who knew vegetables could taste so good! This delicious collection makes it easier than ever to live vegan. There are more than 250 recipes plus stunning photos for dishes that will please every palate imaginable. All the recipes in Veganomicon have been thoroughly kitchen-tested to ensure userfriendliness and amazing results. By popular demand, it also includes meals for all occasions including soy-free, gluten-free, and low-fat options, plus quick recipes that will definitely make dinner a snap.

Examples of recipes are: - - - - - - -

Samosa Stuffed Baked Potatoes Grilled Yuca Tortillas Baby Bok Choy with Crispy Shallots Chile-Cornmeal Crusted Tofu Po- Boy Roasted Eggplant and Spinach Muffuletta Jicama-Watercress-Avocado Salad with Spicy Citrus Vinaigrette Acorn Squash, Pear and Adzuki Soup

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Tomato Rice Soup with Roasted Garlic & Navy Beans Asparagus and Lemongrass Risotto Almost All-American Seitan Pot Pie Hot Sauce-Glazed Tempeh Black Eyed Pea Collard Rolls Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti Pumpkin Crumb Cake with Pecan Streusel

Books Galore!

All books featured are available at major bookstores nationwide. September - October 2010

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Programmes on TV

Programmes

on TV

Hari Raya Movie Marathon Sep 10, Fri @ 2 - 7.30pm

Geng: The Adventure Begins @ 7.30pm Something is disturbing the peace of the village Kampong Durian Runtuh. Join the gang as they embark on a journey through an exotic Malaysian rainforest filled with action and adventure!

Exciting shows on Disney Channel (Astro Channel 615)! Hannah Montana Forever (Season Premiere!) Sep 18, Sat @ 5pm Now in the fourth season - Hannah Montana Forever - Miley is wondering what her life would be like without Hannah Montana. Her dad moves the family into a new ranch home in Malibu and her best friend Lilly comes along too. Miley‘s beloved horse Blue Jeans has also been brought to California from their home in Tennessee. With pivotal decisions ahead of her, Miley enters her senior year of high school with BFF Lilly, and Jackson and Robby Ray finally meet the girls of their dreams. Meanwhile Rico is looking for entertaining new ways to thwart his nemesis Jackson!

• WALL.E @ 2pm • Chicken Little @ 4pm • The Wild @ 6pm

JONAS L.A. Oct 23, Sat @ 5.30pm The Jonas Brothers are packing it up for the City of Angels, Los Angeles! In the newly named JONAS L.A., the Jonas Brothers are taking a summer vacation in a rental house high atop the Hollywood Hills. Two familiar faces, Stella and Macy, join them and wind up sharing a nearby guesthouse with Stella’s aunt Lisa. Now, the five friends take off on a summer of fun, especially after they meet their gregarious neighbour DZ.

Disney Channel Movie Event of the Century Oct 10, Sat @ 10am – 11.15pm • Cars @ 10am

• Ratatouille @ 12 noon

• WALL-E @ 3.45pm

The episodes also showcase music performances and fuses clever comedy with an authentic portrayal of a band of brothers navigating new waters. Don’t miss it! • Monsters, Inc. @ 2pm

• Bolt @ 5.45pm

• Freaky Friday @ 7.30pm

Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Oct 1, Fri @ 10.30am

• Up @ 9.30pm

Aloha! The Flynn-Fletcher family is off to Hawaii for a family vacation! Candace finds a tiki charm and she is suddenly plagued by a chain of bad luck. Taking advice from the natives, Candace has to hike to Wata Lotta Hoie, a volcano in the island, and throw the tiki charm into it.

• High School Musical @ 11.15pm

Meanwhile at the same volcano, Dr. Doofenshmirtz is trying out his latest invention – the De-Evolution-inator – which is capable of reducing all human into single-cell organisms. It’s all up to Perry the Platypus and his new partner, Agent W (which is a whale!) to stop him!

Great shows on Cartoon Network (Astro Channel 616)!

BEN 10.10.10 • 24 hours of BEN 10, BEN 10: Alien Force & Specials!

Oct 10, Sunday Time

Show

9am (Encore @ 7pm)

Ben 10: Alien Force – The Final Battle – Part 1 (Episode 45)

9.30am (Encore @ 7.30pm)

Ben 10: Alien Force – The Final Battle – Part 2 (Episode 46)

10am (Encore @ 8pm)

Ben 10: Ultimate Alien – Episode 1 (Premiere)

10.30am (Encore @ 8.30pm)

Ben 10: Ultimate Alien – Episode 2 (Premiere)

Time

Show

12am – 9am

Ben 10: Alien Force (marathon of episodes to #44)

10.45am – 1pm

Ben 10 (episodes #37-38, #51-52)

1pm - 2.15pm

Ben 10: Secret Of The Omnitrix

2.15pm - 3.30pm Ben 10: Race Against Time 4.45pm - 5.30pm Ben 10 Alien Force “War of the Worlds” (episodes #25-26) 5.30pm - 8pm

Ben 10 Alien Force (random episodes)

9pm - 12am

Ben 10 (random episodes)


Programmes on TV

HALLO HALLOWEEN

Cartoon Network Popcorn

Oct 30 & 31, Sat & Sun @ 11am - 4pm

• Casper Scare School (Movie Premiere)

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Casper has a new assignment get in touch with his spooky side and start scaring ‘fleshies’ or else! When the friendly ghost goes to Scare School to learn his craft, he uncovers a plot by Alder and Dash, the cruel two-headed headmaster, to take over the world. However when friends work together, there is nothing that can stop them!

• Casper Spirited Beginning (Movie Premiere) As he never finished his training to become a terrifying ghost, Casper has incurred the wrath of Kibosh, the king of spooks. Nonetheless, the friendly ghost soon realises that he may have enough power to save a town as well as reunite a family, filling them with his spirit of fun, adventure, and everlasting friendship!

• Billy and Mandy Underfist Halloween Bash

Refugees from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy must join forces to save Trick-or-Treaters from being eaten by Halloween candy from the Underworld – yikes!

• Foster’s Home: Destination Imagination

Sep 25, Sat @ 12pm & 6pm After the appearance of a mysterious toy chest, Frankie Foster disappears! Inside this chest, Mac and Bloo and the gang discover an entire Imaginary World. They must navigate through this magical yet treacherous land to rescue Frankie from the menacing being that lives there.

• Scooby-Doo & The Alien Invaders

Sep 4, Sat @ 12pm & 6pm / Sep 12, Sun @ 12pm & 6pm When the Mystery Machine breaks down in a creepy desert town, Scooby and the gang are sent scrambling for cover as they discover the town is overrun by aliens!

• Scooby-Doo & The Loch Ness Monster

Oct 2, Sat @ 12pm & 6pm / Oct 24, Sun @ 11am & 6pm The gang travel to Scotland to visit Daphne's relatives at Blake Castle situated on Loch Ness, home of the legendary creature who has been stalking Daphne's cousin Fiona. Meanwhile, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy are coaxed into participating in the Highland Games. This year the games are to be held at Blake Castle - unless Nessy gets her way and ruins the games for good!

• Scooby Doo on Zombie Island

Oct 3, Sun @ 12pm & 6pm / Oct 16, Sat @ 6pm This time the intrepid investigators explore a haunted house inhabited by grim ghosts and grotesque zombies on spooky Moonscar Island.

• Scooby Doo & The Reluctant Werewolf

• Billy and Mandy’s Jacked-Up Halloween Jack, a headless prankster from Grim's past, uses Billy to steal Grim's scythe so he can destroy Grim and take over the world with demons from the Netherworld.

• Ed, Edd and Eddy Boo Haw Haw Special Ed, Edd, and Eddy attempt to find ‘Spook-E-Ville’, the legendary trick-and-treat-filled neighbourhood. In preparation, Ed spends the entire day watching horror-movie videos. Once the sun sets, however, Ed’s TV-addled brain begins to fantasise that monsters are stalking their every step!

Oct 9, Sat @ 12pm & 6pm / Oct 17, Sun @ 6pm When Dracula's old werewolf retires to Florida, the vampire decides Shaggy will make the perfect replacement. Dracula locks Scooby, Scrappy, Shaggy and Shaggy's girlfriend, Googie, in his scary castle, where they are forced to dine on everything from frog fudge to spider soufflé. Then Shaggy becomes ‘shaggier’ than ever when Dracula turns him into a werewolf!

• Scooby Doo Goes Hollywood

Oct 23, Sat @ 11am & 6pm The clumsy but lovable canine romps through delightful escapades in order to hit the big time in Hollywood by landing his own prime-time television series – yippee!

• All new series - Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Premieres on Oct 10, Sun @ 10am Ben 10: Ultimate Alien is the third animated series based on the hit franchise. The Omnitrix has been destroyed and 16-year-old Ben Tennyson must now learn to master the secrets of the mysterious Ultimatrix, a new watch-like device. Not only does it allow him to transform into a variety of alien super heroes, it also gives him the ability to activate evolved or ‘ultimate’ versions of some of his most powerful alien entities! That’s only half of the changes in store for our hero, as a young savvy fan discovers Ben’s secret identity and reveals it to the world! Faced with newfound stardom, Ben must deal with obsessive fans and skeptics who view him as a nuisance.


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New Products & Services

these new products!

Use music to transform your lives! Change your life today with the Well Being Subliminal Series of three CDs. Specially produced by Dr Billy Kueek, the audio CDs use the latest technology and delivery techniques, together with Dr Billy’s specially written hypnotherapy scripts, to ensure that listeners will achieve the desired results from the programmes. Subliminal CDs work by sending messages to the Unconscious Mind so that you are better able to manage your attitude and behaviour. When the CD is played, listeners will only hear music and not the voice recording as it can only be picked up by the Unconscious Mind. Each CD addresses a different issue: • Emotional Mastery - Rid yourself of negative and unwarranted emotions. You no longer need to be held back by feelings of anger, abandonment or depression. Let the healing begin and remove any discomfort, anxiety or pain that may be troubling you. • Mental Mastery - What has been holding you back from achieving success? Having problems concentrating or managing stress? Improve concentration and be more creative. Manage stress better and attract the success you deserve. • Weight Management - Control your weight forever. Look better, feel better, gain confidence and self-esteem as your Unconscious Mind helps you achieve the results you want.

I’ve always had problems sleeping, most of the time because my mind is always too active. Amazingly, after I listened to the Emotional Mastery CD every evening after dinner, I found that I was calmer and am now able to fall asleep easily at night. Monique, mother of 2 active kids After using the Mental Mastery CD on a daily basis, I found that I could recall things better and am more alert compared to before. My husband has even noticed that I don’t get worked up so much when the children are running around the house. I’ve definitely found a way to manage my mental state better. Josephine, housewife and mother of twin boys When my sister gave me the CDs for my birthday, I was rather skeptical. How can you lose weight just by listening to them? But, with her encouragement, I decided to give it a try. Imagine my surprise when I started to eat healthier and cut down on fatty foods without even thinking about it! I am happy to say that I have lost 2kg and my dear husband is even surprised with the results! Kate Lim, slimmer and happier wife

Hypnotherapy should only be used as a supplement with, and not as a replacement for, any medical treatment. The normal retail price for the set of three CDs is RM180. However readers of Superkidz magazine can purchase it at the discounted price of RM100 only (excluding postage). For more info the Well Being Subliminal Series CD and other products by Dr Billy, call 03-2144 5733 or visit http://billykueek.com/resources/products.html (*Please note that the Subliminal CDs are not recommended for those under the age of 18.)

Learn English the fun & natural way Language learning has never been easier with the new English range from Berlitz Kids. While an earlier range of products are more focused on bi-languages (European/ Asian), the new range focuses on the English language. Using cute, colourful illustrations and easy-to-learn basic words, young children are guaranteed to be intrigued by how effortless and enjoyable it is to learn a language. In My First 1000 Words (for ages one to five), every two-page spread is built around a theme with individual illustrations of selected words shown on the side. This allows children to explore the scene in the big picture. Instead of illustrations, My First Flash Cards (for ages three to six) are revamped with eye-catching and colourful photos. For My First Picture Dictionary (for ages four and above), all the headwords are in colour and are printed in a larger size for easier reading. Other forms of the word are provided as well, such as the plural forms of nouns and the different tenses of verbs. The new Berlitz Kids English range is available at MPH and Kinokuniya, and retails at RM39.90, RM16.90 and RM49.90 respectively. For more info, visit www.berlitzpublishing.com


New Products & Services

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Get ready for Office for Mac 2011! Cyber threats no more Ensure that your kids are protected against cyber threats with Norton Online Family, a free online family safety service dedicated to helping parents manage the grey areas of the online world. Now available in 25 languages, it is the first globally available free solution that provides essential tools to parents worldwide to combat escalating cyber crimes and ensure positive online experiences for their children. The uniqueness in the service lies in the fact that while it enables parents to block websites and content deemed inappropriate, children actually know that they are being monitored. So if they still want to gain access to a particular blocked website, all they need to do is to send a note to their parents seeking for approval. As a result, it fosters good internet habits and open communication between parents and children. Besides that, through their children’s online activities, parents are able to understand them better and truly connect with their online lives. Primarily a Web-based service, parents can keep track of children’s Internet activities anytime and anywhere from Internetconnected devices. To activate Norton Online Family on a PC or Mac, parents simply sign up and create a family account at https://onlinefamily. norton.com/, download a small application called Norton Safety Minder and install it onto each child’s computer.

Mac users, wait no more! By the end of October this year, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 will be available in Malaysia and more than 100 countries around the world. There will be two editions available for purchase at retail. The Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 includes Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac and Messenger for Mac, while Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 offers Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac, Outlook for Mac and Messenger for Mac. Fret not if you have purchased Office 2008 for Mac between 1st August to 30th November 2010 (at Microsoft or authorised resellers). Under the Microsoft Office for Mac Technology Guarantee Programme, you will be able to upgrade to Office 2011 when it is available at no additional cost. For user-friendliness across platforms, the Office 2011 pricing and edition options map closer with Office for the Windows operating system. Offering a lower price per installation for all editions also ensures that customers get the right products and applications at the right price. Great features, ease of use and affordable – what’s not to like! Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 will be available with an estimated retail price of RM468.00 (single install) and RM599.00 for the Family Pack (three install). The Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 will retail at RM768.00 (single install) and a Multi-Pack for RM1,099.00 (two installs). For more info on Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 and complete details of the upgrade offer, visit www.microsoft.com/mac/techg

Dairy-licious club for mothers! Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad recently launched an all-new loyalty programme named the Dutch Lady Moms Club. The only one of its kind, it presents mothers with a host of exciting benefits in recognition of their commitment to provide the best care for their children during the vital developmental years of from one to ten years old. Mothers can look forward to point redemption for treats like Disney or Ben 10 products, gifts for themselves and quarterly newsletters. They will also have access to a dedicated online micro site with a wealth of information on essential child nutrition, recipes according to age groups, as well as childcare/ immunity advice and much more. For more info on the club and on how to join, visit www.dutchlady.com.my

Proton Exora up for grabs! In conjunction with the launch of Dutch Lady Moms Club, Dutch Lady Malaysia is treating all members with additional exciting rewards from now till 30th September 2010. During this period, members can earn double reward points and stand a chance to win a brand new Proton Exora with every entry submission, while every 100th submission will receive RM50 shopping vouchers. Each submission must be accompanied by a cut-out bar code found on every pack of Dutch Lady Growing Up Milk. Forms are available at participating stores or online at www.dutchlady.com.my

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Dear Kidz

You ask, we gather the answers!

I’m 47 years old and I’m a working mother of two teenage girls. I have a good job that pays very well, and I have a very supportive husband as well. But lately I don’t why; I don’t feel as motivated at work or energetic at home. It’s not that I’m ungrateful or unappreciative. I just feel very aimless and keep asking myself if there is more to life than a high-paying job and a harmonious family. Am I having a mid-life crisis, or am I simply asking for too much?

Tearing your hair out in response to your kids’ behaviour? Fret not! In our Q & A column with acclaimed trainer, bestselling author and master motivational speaker, psychologist and counselor, Dr. Billy Kueek doles out answers to your parenting questions from his wealth of workshops, newsletters, journals and audiobooks, but most of all, from the standpoint of ordinary parents.

Drifting Aimlessly

Dr Billy Kueek: Hello Drifting Aimlessly, Let me begin by congratulating you for your success in your career and family life. Many people struggle to achieve that balance and harmony. From your description, I am assuming that you are holding a high-paying job and hence, you either have tremendous capability or are highly educated. Therefore, my answers will be direct as well as complicated. I will attempt to make it easy to digest and understand and I welcome further contact, to be initiated by you, for more in-depth discussions. All motivation comes from within, deep inside us and is operated by the unconscious mind (also known as the subconscious mind). The motivators are called Values. You need to identify your values - the driving forces that drive you both at work and at home. To do this, get a piece of paper and write down at least 15 answers to the question, “What is important to me in my Career?” After you have compiled at least 15 answers, rank them in accordance to importance. The objective is to discover the driving forces within you. After you have your top 5 values, ask yourself if these values are aligned with what you are currently doing at work. If not, then you need to ask yourself, “What do I need to do about it?” Again, draw on your resources and come out with a list of options and actions you can take to renew your motivation. Once completed, do the same for ‘Family or Life’.

If you find that your top 5 values are aligned with what you are currently doing, both at home and at work, then we recommend that you seek out a Life Coach to help you further identify your patterns of motivation. You may call our office for an appointment to meet with a coach to help you further. This is because the process that we will take you through cannot be simply described in words here, as there are multiple skills required. For the time being, elicit your top 5 values and examine them. Realign your thinking and develop empowering answers to propel yourself forward. Just so you know - you are not alone. A successful real estate agency manager joined our recent NLP Practitioner Certification. A millionaire at the young age of 30, he is considered the best in his field. He is dating a lovely young lady and in terms of materialistic pleasure, the sky is the limit. Life is good for him. However, lately he felt the same way as you. Since he has achieved what he set out to do, he was losing his motivation. We helped him to identify and rank his top values and went a step further to discover his pattern of motivation for each of those driving forces. Predictably, each of his value was driven by more ‘Away From’ motivation than ‘Toward’ motivation, also known as the Pain-Pleasure Principle. ‘Away From’ motivation is being motivated by pain while ‘Toward’ motivation is driven by pleasure. When your values are driven by ‘Away From’ motivation, once you have achieved the goals you set out to accomplish , then there is no more impulse to move forward since there is a lack of ‘Toward’ motivation. Since he was motivated by ’Away From’ motivation, the next step we took was to remove all the negativities, baggages and limiting beliefs that exist deep within him and changed the motivation to ‘Toward’ motivation. The processes used are multi-prong, ranging from NLP Submodalities Belief Change to Time Line Therapy ™ Limiting Decisions. We also worked on removing all unnecessary and unwarranted Negative Emotions as well as Chaining Anchors to remove procrastination for motivation.

To know more about Dr. Billy Kueek, visit www.billykueek.com/billy_kueek.html For answers to your parenting queries, email us at submit@kidz.my (Subject: Dear Kidz). 16

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Did You Know?

87% of Malaysian Kids Encountered Negative Online Experiences Among the statistics found in the report: Internet safety should be implemented in every household as more and more kids are becoming open targets to inappropriate content, giving out personal information and are meeting strangers they met online in real life. While parents are generally aware of what their children are doing online, they are still not too concerned about the amount of time the young ones spend online, underestimating the dangers that could arise. The Norton Online Family Report* findings showed that a massive 87% of Malaysian kids have at one time or another had a negative online experience. While most parents want to give their kids the freedom and trust when surfing the Internet, it is extremely important that parents are always in the know of what their kids are doing online. This should not be seen as an invasion of privacy, but rather a preventive measure to ensure that kids are constantly protected from cybercriminals and malicious activities. Not only that, it also fosters good relationship between parent and child through constant communication and mutual understanding. In fact, every child wants to be safe every time they are online. A huge number of kids in Malaysia have fallen victim to negative experiences online that leave them feeling angry, annoyed, upset, shocked, disgusted and afraid.

11 hours

The average time parents think kids are online.

19 hours

The actual average time kids spend online every week.

4 in 10

Only parents say they know what their kids are doing online.

9 in 10

Almost children suffered emotional impact after being exposed to negative experiences online.

25%

Percentage of kids who chat with strangers online.

72%

Percentage of kids who have had strangers try to add them as friends on social networking sites.

27%

Percentage of kids who encountered a stranger online who tried to meet them in real life.

Number of parents who have set house rules for their children.

• DON’T be embarrassed to talk to your parents if you see something online that makes you uncomfortable or that scares you. Everyone has clicked on a ‘bad link’ by mistake at one time or another. emember Kids

• DON’T download programmes or use file sharing programmes without your parents’ permission. • DON’T be afraid to tell your parents if you think you have downloaded a computer virus. The sooner they know about the problem, the less damage it can do. • DO ask permission before purchasing any items online.

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• DO talk to your parents or a trusted adult if you feel you are being harassed or bullied online. They can help in ways you may not have thought of. • DO teach your parents what they don’t know. While you’ve grown up online, mum and dad didn’t. This is your chance to show them a thing or two! • DO give your parents a break. Remember, all they’re trying to do is protect you and they may sometimes overreact. Let them cool off and talk when they (and you) are less emotional.


Did You Know?

Kids Read This! Tips to be safe online

• DO make sure you understand how privacy

• DON’T talk to or

settings work on social networking

accept friend invitations from

sites and only let friends/ family access

strangers on social networks, IM,

your profiles, posts, photos and videos.

online forums or virtual worlds.

• DO make sure you have a strong password (that is not your birthday, address or pet’s name) for email, social networking and gaming account and don’t share it with anyone – not even your best friends, and not even ‘just once’. • DO confirm that the link to ‘the funniest video EVER’

• DON’T feel pressured to visit random chat sites just because your friends think it is a good idea; you may see something you wished you hadn’t! • DON’T post hurtful comments, gossip or attacks

really did come from your friend before clicking on

against others through IM, websites or online chat

it. The email or account the link was sent from could

forums. Choose to be kind online. If you wouldn’t

have been hijacked by a hacker without your friend

say it to their face, don’t post in online.

knowing it. • DON’T post your home address, phone number, • DO read the fine print before clicking ‘OK’

pictures or other personal details about

for supposedly ‘free’ stuffs like ringtones,

yourself on public sites. The information will

screensavers and quiz results. They may

live on these sites forever and can also

promise all kinds of fun, but your parents may be on the hook for a major expense!

make you an easier target for creeps and bad guys.

Editor’s Notes: Parents, do listen to your children, and remember that in the event that they do get into any 'inappropriate' online friendships, it is not their fault. Online predators are very skilled in misleading children and even adults can bad be deceived. DO password protect your laptop. Most people automatically store their login details on the computer. Should it be stolen, the thief will then be able to login to your online accounts and steal your identity. Information for the article was provided by Norton’s Internet Safety Advocate Effendy Ibrahim and Text 100 Pte Ltd (Malaysia) on behalf of Norton From Symantec. *The Norton Online Family Report 2010 is based on a research conducted in April 2010 by The Leading Edge, an independent market research firm, on behalf of Symantec Corporation. The online survey polled 452 adults aged 18 & above and 110 children aged 10 to 17. September - October 2010

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In Focus

Education

Enopi MATH has achieved much success in Malaysia since it was first introduced in year 2004. Since its inception in Korea by Daekyo, the world’s largest open-school has 4.2 million students worldwide and has now been adopted in over 15 countries. In fact E.nopi MATH was recognised as the top brand in education for seven consecutive years in Korea.

Currently in Malaysia, Daekyo has 70 centres operating in the Klang Valley, Selangor, Johor, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Sarawak, Sabah and Ipoh. This effective E.nopi MATH programme has given children the extra boost of confidence they needed in their mathematics studies.

Each student is given the opportunity to learn according to his or her own pace and ability. It is not unusual for a child to start at a lower level than that in school as this will give him the chance to grasp the fundamental basics that he may not have fully understood. Students are allowed to self-correct their mistakes and work independently until there is mastery of skills.

At E.nopi MATH, students’ weaknesses are identified and worked on extensively. The instructors are always there to guide and help them through each step.

Once they have acquired the habit of self-study, they will experience a sense of achievement that will ultimately improve and surpass their usual performance in school.

Instructors are well-trained to stimulate and guide the young minds to join the ranks of a critical problem-solver.

Students are given booklets to work on and teaching tools during classes to help them learn in a concrete manner. They are required to attend classes twice or once a week, with each session lasting 30 to 45 minutes.

They also teach in a fun and exciting way that makes learning mathematics easy to understand, and so helps inculcate interest in the subject among children.

Together with the teaching tools, the visually and mentally stimulating curriculum lead children to develop their thinking ability and areas of critical thinking such as reasoning, logical thinking, memory, creativity, imagination, practical skills application and much more.

E.nopi MATH does not believe in giving children too much homework.

Children with motivation and challenged minds are those who are curious and excited to learn more, and who will eventually excel both in school and society. Let’s help them achieve that!

To learn more about E.nopi MATH, visit any of its centres located nearest to your area. The E.nopi HQ is located at 50-4-3, Wisma UOA, Jalan Dungun, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur. To register or to find out about its franchise opportunity, contact 1300-88-0909, email malaysia@enopi.com or visit www.enopi.com


Learning with Lorna Whiston

In Focus

Foundation for Writing (Part 2) In this article, Mrs Lorna Whiston discusses ways to encourage children to express themselves through the written word.

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arly writers know what they want to write but struggle to put it down on paper. When they are concentrating on one thing, such as content, they often overlook another area, such as neatness. At this stage, they would not have fully mastered the consistent use of basic punctuation yet, but they will make attempts at full stops, capital letters and question marks. Early writers will often use the same word or phrase to start sentences again and again, such as 'Then…', 'Then…', 'Then…'. They should also be able to provide some simple, basic description and details in writing. For children for whom English is a second language, they have the added burden of having to grapple with sentence structure and an unfamiliar language. It is little wonder then that many children find writing a challenge that they do not particularly enjoy. From an early age, direct your children’s attention to writing so that they understand that it is part of everyday life. Share the menu in a restaurant, show how you write down telephone messages or get them to help write a birthday card to grandma. When a child receives a birthday card, point out that the sender has written his name and a message on it. Involve children in helping to write shopping lists and bring them along to use the lists. Let them help you make a cake from a recipe and show how labels on packets help you choose particular foods. Children learn by imitation. If they see you writing, they will want to write too. Establishing writing as an important and enjoyable process that takes place frequently in your home is the first step to nurturing a creative writer. Try to write with your six to 10-year-old at least twice a week. Lists are a great way for children to begin writing. They can consist of one or two word ideas and usually have an immediate usefulness to the writer. Signs are another great way to encourage

written communication as they can be very simple and personal to the children. Help them to make and decorate room signs or labels for their belongings. Make it a family tradition to send each other notes and messages. Again these can start off very simply, such as ‘Have a great day at school’, or ‘Thank you for helping clean your room’. Have fun writing riddles and secret messages to each other. Very soon, your children will begin reciprocating these notes and you will have set the written communication wheel in motion. You could also try to start a family diary of ‘memorable events’ to record special days in a scrapbook, together with photographs and other mementos. When a child writes, he has a great many things to consider. He needs to decide who is he writing for and what sort of form it will take (such as a letter, a list, or a report). After deciding what he is going to write, he needs to find the appropriate words and phrases. He also needs to make decisions about spelling, punctuation and how to get the message across in an accurate, eloquent way. Whether your children are just starting to write independently or are already quite a proficient writers, they will need lots of praise and encouragement. Do not criticise their efforts. You can do more harm by working negatively with your children than not working with them at all. The last and most important message therefore is: Be positive with your child.

Article contributed by Lorna Whiston Study Centres.


In Focus

Self Development

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ish to empower your child to be better in life and to achieve the success he or she deserves? Want to help your child overcome exam stress or boost his or her self confidence even more? Does your child lack communication skills or the confidence to speak in public? Kidz Smart Academy, in collaboration with Billy Kueek International, has recently launched the P.E.A+.K. (Personal Effectiveness for A+ Kids) programme which offers a series of fortnightly workshops for children between the ages of nine to 16. Recognising the growing demand for life skills programmes, International Speaker and Master Trainer Dr Billy Kueek has developed the programmes which will offer a range of skills that are not taught in schools. Drawing on NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), EQ (Emotional Intelligence) and incorporating Hypnotherapy, the workshops will be run by Certified NLP Practitioners and Professional Hypnotherapists, all personally trained by Billy himself.

Whilst the fundamentals taught in schools are important, Kidz Smart Academy believes that there is more to education than the 3Rs of reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. With the motto ‘Empowering Minds and Unlocking Potential’, Kidz Smart Academy hopes to provide children with essential life skills to adapt to and deal with the challenges of life and be the best that they can be.

For more information about this programme, please contact Bee at 03-2144 5733.

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nosis – Public Hy p y H ar H f o pn o ness the Power t ypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis in a therapeutic context. It is a serious therapeutic technique that has amazing transformational power, yet is a pleasant and calming experience. Both the American and British Medical Associations have approved the medical use of hypnosis. Nowadays, many people are benefitting from hypnotherapy which helps in accelerating positive changes. This begins with the creation of an altered state of consciousness which stimulates the relaxation response that in turn enables the mind to be more open to suggestions.

Hypnotherapy allows you to tap on the power of the unconscious mind to release yourself from phobias and self-limiting beliefs. It will also help create positive changes so that you can finally overcome obstacles that may have been holding you back all this while and allow you to break through life’s challenges. Personal enhancement and development are now within your grasp. Billy Kueek International will be organising a series of workshops which will address the above issues. Held at the Centre for Personal Empowerment in Plaza Kelana Jaya, the workshops will be run by Professional Hypnotherapists. The one-hour workshops are open to members of the public who wish to experience the power of hypnotherapy at a special introductory rate. For those who may prefer personal sessions, these can also be arranged with the therapists. For more information on these workshops, please contact kit@billykueek.com or call 019-328 5733. 22

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Some of the benefits of hypnotherapy includes relieving anxiety, changing negative habits, weight loss, boosting self confidence, stress management, enhancing self esteem and overcoming phobias.

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Health

In Focus

Poolside Etiquette The Dos & Donts of Swimming When it is hot and sunny outside, nothing beats a cool refreshing dip in the swimming pool. However, unless you own a private pool, chances are you will be sharing it with your condo neighbours or others at the public swimming pool. Here are a few proper etiquette and common sense tips that everyone should practise to ensure a splashing fun time for all. • Appropriate attire That means swimwear, not t-shirts, sport pants and definitely not underwear! Yes, there are those who believe it is okay to let children swim in their underwear or worse still – their diapers! Parents should absolutely refrain from doing so. Overtly revealing swimwear should be avoided as well. Regardless of the style of swimwear, modesty is key. • Look after the children & be aware of your conduct It’s great to have fun, but children should not disturb the general peace of the pool area. Pools are not known to be quiet places. However there is no need to disturb other users with excessive noise, rowdy activities, talking loudly on the mobile, screaming or laughing hysterically while playing water games. •

Silly behaviour is just that - silly Examples of such behaviour include pushing and shoving on the poolside, squirting water, splashing people or faking a drowning. All of these can be very dangerous and those who continuously engage in such behaviour may be asked to leave the pool, or they may not be welcome there anymore.

• No eating inside the pool How some can find pleasure in eating while paddling around the pool is beyond comprehension. It would be alright to have a poolside barbeque party, but it is another thing to jump in the pool with a hotdog in your hands! Not only is it inappropriate, it is highly unhygienic to all who use the swimming pool. • No drinking, smoking or gambling There is a time and place for everything. Unless it is a private pool party, adults should refrain from such vices at public swimming pools. • Shower or bathe before swimming Although this may sound like common sense, there are those who might think – I’m getting into the pool anyway, why should I clean up first? Well, the reality is, you will be sharing the pool with others; and while you are okay with the fact that your sweat or dirt will be floating around the pool, others might not be so accepting.

Although chlorine may kill some germs, it will not get rid of any nasty body odour that you may have. Swimming dirty will also contribute to additional bacteria being in the pool.


Kiddie Box Office

Fun flicks for the family

Release Date : Genre : Director : Produced by : Cast :

14th October 2010 Action / Comedy Adam McKay Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jimmy Miller, Patrick Crowley Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan, Ray Stevenson, with Samuel L. Jackson, and Dwayne Johnson

NYPD Detectives Christopher Danson (DWAYNE JOHNSON) and P.K. Highsmith (SAMUEL L. JACKSON) are the ‘baddest’ and most beloved cops in New York City. They don’t get tattoos – other men get tattoos of them! Not every cop can be a hero though. It takes all kinds to fill a police force, like your superstars, the guys who get the medals, hot shots and glory boys. Then there are The Other Guys; guys who never get a chance to bask in the limelight - guys like Detectives Allen Gamble (WILL FERRELL) and Terry Hoitz (MARK WAHLBERG). While Gamble is a desk cop who never leaves the office, Hoitz is more of the streetwise guy who is just itching to get out there and make a name for himself. Although they have not grabbed the headlines yet, every cop has his or her day. Soon Gamble and Hoitz stumble into a seemingly straightforward case no other detective wants to touch that could turn into New York City’s biggest crime. It is definitely the opportunity of their lives, but do these guys have what it takes to shine?

5 x Limited Edition THE OTHER GUYS T-shirt 5 x Limited Edition THE OTHER GUYS LED Torch 5 x Limited Edition THE OTHER GUYS Keychain

Name

:

1. When is THE OTHER GUYS showing in cinemas? (a) 4th October (b) 14th October

(c) 24th October

2. Actor Mark Wahlberg did not star in __________. (a) Shooter (b) The Perfect Storm

(c) Ocean’s Eleven

3. In the movie THE OTHER GUYS, actor Will Ferrell also plays the role of _______. (a) Director (b) Producer (c) Costume Designer 4. Write the movie title ‘THE OTHER GUYS’ in the most creative way in the box provided.

Age:

Address : Tel/Hp : Email

:

Closing date for entries: 29th October 2010


Kiddie Box Office

Fun flicks for the family

Release Date : Genre : Director : Produced by : Based on : Cast :

30th September 2010 Romance / Drama / Comedy Ryan Murphy Dede Gardner Eat. Pray, Love book by Elizabeth Gilbert Julia Roberts, James Franco, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis,Billy Crudup, Javier Bardem

Based upon the bestselling memoirand inspiring true story by Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love proves that there really is more than one way to let yourself go and see the world. Liz Gilbert (JULIA ROBERTS) had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house, and a successful career to boot. Yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroad, Gilbert takes a year-long sabbatical from her job. She steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life by embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her wondrous and exotic travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy; the power of prayer in India, and finally (although quite unexpectedly), inner peace and balance of true love in Bali.

Simply answer the questions below and stand a chance to win great prizes!

5 x Limited Edition EAT, PRAY, LOVE Passport Holder

1. When is EAT, PRAY, LOVE showing in cinemas? (a) 3rd September (b) 13th September

(c) 30th September

2. Who is the director for the movie EAT, PRAY, LOVE? (a) Liz Gilbert (b) Julia Roberts

(c) Ryan Murphy

5 x Limited Edition EAT, PRAY, LOVE Foldable Tote Bag

3. Who is the lead actress for the movie EAT, PRAY, LOVE? (a) Liz Gilbert (b) Julia Roberts (c) Ryan Murphy

5 x Limited Edition EAT, PRAY, LOVE Aroma Candle Set

4. (Spot the not) _________ is not a definition for the word ‘sabbatical’. (a) Disruption (b) Time off (c) Vacation

5 x Limited Edition EAT, PRAY, LOVE Spaghetti Pack

5. Write the movie title ‘EAT, PRAY, LOVE’ in the most creative way in the box provided.

Closing date for entries: 29th October 2010 Name :

Age

:

Address :

Tel/Hp : Email

:


Kiddie Box Office

Fun flicks for the family

Release Date

: Genre : Director : Produced by : Based on : Voice Cast :

23rd September 2010 Family fantasy adventure Zack Snyder Zareh Nalbandian Guardians of Ga’Hoole novels by Kathryn Lasky Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Emilie de Ravin, Ryan Kwanten, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham

Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder makes his animation debut with the fantasy family adventure LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE based on the beloved Guardians of Ga’Hoole books by Kathryn Lasky. The film follows Soren (voice of JIM STURGESS), a young owl enthralled by his father’s epic stories of the Guardians of Ga’ Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd (voice of RYAN KWANTEN), scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father’s favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd’s jealousy has terrible consequences—causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls.

www.legendoftheguardians-asia.com

Together they soar across the sea and through the mist to find the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians—Soren’s only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.

Simply answer the questions below and stand a chance to win great prizes! 1. In LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS, this widely recognised director makes his animation debut. Name this director. Answer:

CONTEST 1 x LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS Book Set

2 x LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS Hat with Felt Patch

1 x LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS Eco Pens, Pencils, Sharpener & Notebook in Burlap Sack

3 x LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS Kids Tee

2 x LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS Stationary in Book

2 x 3D LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS Lenticular Button 60 x LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS Single movie passes

2. LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS was produced by this film producer who was previously the executive producer of Happy Feet. Name this producer. Answer: 3. LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS is based upon a series of children’s fantasy books Guardians of Ga’Hoole written by this critically acclaimed author. Name this author. Answer: 4. LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS was produced in various cities on this ‘island continent’, located in the Asia-Pacific region. Name this continent. Answer: 5. In LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS, who does the character Grimble tell Soren to seek “whenever trouble is at hand…for they are sworn to protect”? Answer:

Name

:

Age:

6. Write the movie title ‘LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE’ in the most creative way in the box provided.

Address : Tel/Hp : Email

: Closing date for entries: 29th October 2010


Take Five

Games & Puzzles

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Games & Puzzles

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Take Five

Games & Puzzles

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Superkidz Club Birthdays

Ayron Nathaniel Lee (Sep’ 5)

Chin Wei Wei (Sep' 19)

Sangkaran S/O Sakthyvel (Sep’ 8)

“We're glad God picked us to be your daddy and mummy. Happy birthday Ayron darling.”

“Wei Wei, you are foreverour beloved ‘baby’ – Happy Birthday!!!”

“Happy birthday to our little prince. May God bless you always. Love Mummy & Daddy.”

Carrie Er (Sep’ 28)

Aisyah Amirah (Oct’ 22)

Wong Xiao Qing (Oct' 29)

“Happy birthday & have exciting adventures growing up! From Papa, Mummy, Ashley & Aaron.”

“Wishing you the happiest birthday sweetheart! Love you very much from Mama and Amir Adam.”

“May your birthday bring you as much happiness as you give to us! From: Love, Daddy and Mummy.”

Edison Ang (Sep' 25)

“The jungle animals together with dragons & dinosaurs are here to wish you Happy 4th Birthday!”

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

Date of Birth

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

Date of Birth

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

Date of Birth

Kok Ee Tyng

1-Sep-2005

Alicia Carmen Theseira

18-Sep-2002

Sze Kay

15-Oct-2001

Ayron Nathaniel Lee

5-Sep-2005

Chin Wei Wei

19-Sep-2005

Navaneeta Kumar Tharmalingam

17-Oct-2004

Sangkaran S/O Sakthyvel

8-Sep-2004

Ravjeet Singh

22-Sep-2003

Nixon Gan Qiao Zheng

17-Oct-2005

Yap Huan Yuan

9-Sep-2006

Edison Ang

25-Sep-2006

Ashley Er Su Fern

18-Oct-2001

Tang Kai Yuan

10-Sep-2001

Carrie Er Huei - Yi

28-Sep-2004

Yap Jia Ying

20-Oct-1998

Ong Jun Zhe

16-Sep-2006

Aisyah Amirah

22-Oct-2002

Cheong Kang Yan

27-Oct-2001

Wong Xiao Qing

29-Oct-2004

Have a read parents! Imagine your children’s delight and squeals of joy when they discover their photographs published in SUPERKIDZ magazine on their birthdays! There are a maximum of 12 slots of Birthday Wishes available for the months of July and August so start sending in those photos. (Deadline: 8th October 2010) • Send photograph along with a message from you (not more than 15 words), and kindly include these details: • Your child’s: ∙Name ∙Gender ∙Date of birth (DD/MM/YY) ∙School • Parent’s: ∙Name ∙Address ∙Contact No. (Home & Mobile) ∙ Email address

Email : submit@kidz.my (Subject: Birthday Greeting); OR Send to : SUPERKIDZ Magazine, 10.01 Wisma Lim Foo Yong, 86 Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 KL (Subject: Birthday Greeting) Terms & Conditions 1) Open to all Superkidz Club members. 2) Photos submitted are non-returnable. 3) Image files sent via email must be clear, of good quality and saved in JPEG format. 4) All photos must be accompanied with a birthday wish of not more than 15 words from parents. 5) Incomplete or inaccurate contact details may result in photos not being selected. 6) Selection is at the sole and utter discretion of SUPERKIDZ. Hence, the decision of SUPERKIDZ on all matters relating to photos and greetings is final and no correspondence will be entertained. 7) SUPERKIDZ reserves the right to edit/ resize all photos and/ or greetings where appropriate. 8) SUPERKIDZ reserves the right to use the names and images in all publicity materials. Participants thereby grant Epitome Communications Sdn Bhd full copyright (and without limitation) to do so. 9) Submission of photos does not guarantee publication.

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Directory Listings

Spread the word on your biz!

WELFARE ORGANISATIONS CADS Enhancement Centre 03-4256 8227 (www.care4cads.org.my) Provides children with learning disabilities and special needs the opportunity to learn. Hospis Malaysia 03-9133 3936 (www.hospismalaysia.org) Provides palliative care and medicine at no cost to those living within the Klang Valley and who has a life-limiting illness. NASAM National Stroke Association of Malaysia 03-7956 4840/ 1876 (www.nasam.org) Provides rehab services to enable stroke survivors to return to as normal a life as possible, and promotes the concept of stroke prevention. National Council for the Blind, Malaysia 03-2272 4959 (www.ncbm.org.my) (automated answering machine) An umbrella body comprising 5 major voluntary organisations serving the needs and general welfare of the blind. PPKKTAJ The Handicapped and Mentally Disabled Children Association Johor Bahru, Johor 07-598 9676 (www.handicapjb.org.my) Looks after the welfare of mentally-disabled children suffering from various mental illnesses 3 to 50 years old.

Pusat Majudiri Y for The Deaf 03-2274 1439 (www.ymcakl.com/pmy) Provides pre-school education to deaf children and workshops to help parents to communicate with their deaf children. Rumah Aman 03-5519 0107 (www.rumahaman.com) Bringing up young orphaned boys from poor families and hopes to educate them up to degree level. Rumah Charis 03-7781 5977 / 03-7784 4645 (www.rumahcharis.org.my) Provides care for orphans and single parent children & shelter, support and medical care to destitute old folks. Rumah Hope 03-7954 5523 (www.rumahhope.org) Provides a sanctuary for abused, neglected and under-privileged children. Rumah Jaireh 03-6035 5218 Situated in Batu Arang, it provides for women and children with HIV or AIDS and those with special needs. Rumah Kanak-Kanak Angels, KL 03-7983 2126 Run by a husband & wife team, it is home to orphans and abused, abandoned and underprivileged children.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRES

Rumah Kanak-Kanak Impian 03-7804 3451 Cares for children from single parent families until they complete secondary school. Rumah Sayangan 03-9131 4339 A safe haven for the underprivileged, abused, abandoned and orphaned children, irrespective of race, creed or religion. SHELTER 03-7955 0663 (www.shelterhome.org) P r o vides care for abused, abandoned, neglected or at-risk children through home care, counselling and therapy sessions. Women’s Aid Organisation 03-7957 0636 / 5636 (WAO Centre) 03-7956 3488 (Counselling) 03-7960 3030 (Sexual Assault Helpline) (www.wao.org.my) An independent, non-religious and nongovernmental organisation. Its mission is to create and promote respect, protection and fulfilment of equal rights for women, and to work towards the elimination of discrimination against women. World Vision Malaysia 03-7880 6414 (www.worldvision.com.my) A Christian relief, development & advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. 

KINDERGARTENS / SCHOOLS

Asean Chess Academy 03-2300 1680

Kidz Zone 03-6201 8799

APIIT Smart School 03-7847 1000

Sri Garden School 03-9286 2668

Brainskills Enrichment Studio 03-6203 2528

KL Sogo Starz Studio 03-2698 2003

Sri KDU School 03-6157 8123

Camp 5 03-7726 0420

Magic Tree 03-7982 2268

Blooming Tots Montessori Pre-School 019-381 9988

Creative Crafting Classes 03-7804 1488

Mega Kidz Sdn Bhd 03- 2282 9300

Da Vinci (The One Academy) 03-5637 5510

Monster Tennis 012-366 7880

E.nopi MATH 1300 88 0909

Music Notes 03-6252 5253

EC Swim 03-7960 0539

Musikhaus Enrichment Centre 03-7728 0834

Fly Kidz Gymnastics Sdn Bhd 03-6203 7939

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