Alid Misli | Brunei Educator

Microsoft Certified Educator on Life & Digital Lifestyle

I am Executive!


Executive Everything is under control.

You are honest and decisive with an inborn leadership. You can rapidly notice the methods and procedures which are illogic and inefficient. You can continuously add and develop a new system to solve the organizational problems. You like to make a long term plane for yourself and genuinely accomplish it. You are well informed with a large horizon. You also would like to express your thoughts to other people.

ENTJ Celebrity: Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor

Notice: the purpose of this test is to find your inborn tendencies. It is similar to asking if you area right-handed or left-handed. The percentages in the figure only stands for how sure you are about whether you are right-handed or left-handed when you take the test. Each individual has their own character tendency. Some of the tendencies may be obvious, but some may not. Once your character type is confirmed, the percentages are not so important. There is no saying that I am 80% introverted, just as you cannot say I am 80% left-handed. There is no good or bad characteristics. Knowing yourself is not for labeling yourself, but for developling your advantages and controlling your disadvantages.

Introversion I or Extroversion E – You can get your energy from where you focus your attention.

Your are Extroverted Tendency, that concerned about how you influence the outer environment: concentrating your psychological forces and attention on the outer world and communication with other people and like meeting, discussion and chatting.

people different from you are Introverted Tendency, that concerned about how the changes of the outer environment influence yourself: concentrate your psychological forces and attention on your inner world, and focus on your inner experience, thinking, idea and emotion. You prefer to think independently and read.

Sensation S or Intuition N – What will you notice more when you receive and perceive the information from the surrounding world.

Your are iNtuition Tendency, that like abstract theories and principles. You are concerned with the entirety of things and the tendency of change and development. You are concerned about inspiration, imagination and creativity. You like implication, analogy, connections, possibility, inference and prediction.

people different from you are Sensing Tendency, that are conerned about the detailed information gained through sense perception: things that you see, hear, smell, taste and touch. You notice details and descriptions more. You like to use and develop the skills you already have.

Thinking T Or Feeling F – How do you make decisions.

Your are Thinking Tendency, that pay attention on the logic relationships among things. You like to evaluate and make decisions through objective analysis. You are very rational, objective and fair. You think principles are more important than being flexible.

people different from you are Feeling Tendency, that attach the most importance to the feelings of yourself and other people. The value and harmony will be your standard for evaluation.You are very sympathetic, kind, friendly and considerate. You always think about how your your behavior will effect the feelings of other people.

Judging J or Perceiving P – How do you organize and design life.

Your are Judging Tendency, that like to make judgements and decision. You like to make plans and would like to manage, control and drive for the results. You focus on accomplishing the task. In your daily life, you hope your life is organized, step by step and respect the timeline.

people different from you are Perceiving Tendency, that need to collect more information before you make a decision. So you try to understand and adapt. You focus on process and change your goals based on the information changes. You always allow for unforeseen circumstances in your daily life. You like a loose and free life style, which may be bit disordered.

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A Vocational Personality Radar Test

Depression – It doesn’t go away.

I had it since my late teen. It doesn’t go away.

Depression is a constant sadness, emotionally.

Depression is when people around you got shocked when you suddenly become fat or thin.

Depression doesn’t help you to sleep.

Depression is when you feel there is no purpose in living.

The irony is that, how you thought you want it to go away or erase it, you still got it. It does come back, in sec, hour, days, weeks, months or years.

When I first got it; for my many nights, or even afternoon my pillow will become soak wet from the random tears. You feel torture just thinking about something and eventually crying it out helps to stop the nonsense and helps you get sleep.

How did I survive without therapy and drugs? Well, at one point you did confess you want to die to your best bud. But, I think He doesn’t take it too seriously. Don’t blame him, being a random person doesn’t makes people take me seriously. But, I was deadly serious. But it does feel good to confess that you wish to die. Just like a movie.

Why am I still here? Pretty much the credit goes to my faith. It is good to have religion. I guess , any religion. I’m a muslim btw. Religion helps to think about reasons, love, sins, heaven and hell. Honestly, that is the only reason why I’m still here (alive).

Living with it, everyday? I design my living. The danger comes when I’m all alone and have nothing to do. So, I like to keep myself busy. I cook. I do read books. I read cooking books. I read biography to seek how people live their lives. I read Psychology magazine a lot! I have a collection of psychology academic books, to get a glimpse of how (my) brain works. But, honestly, I still have no clue how it works. I like to plan things in advance. I’m a structure person. Planing helps me to be busy in my mind too. I like instructional design on things. If I want to travel to someplace new, I’ll be planing it for years. I do get pleasure of planing it. Traveling alone really helps. Its like solving a puzzle in some people’s country. The difficulties of not speaking their native language really kick the challenge. I do think I do some philanthropist work. I believe helping others would help them less sad like me.  Working is important to me. Pretty safe to say, I’m a workaholic. I like to keep my job complete. Unless, I’m very tired or I really dislike doing it.

Advice to those with Depression. For those who can afford therapy, then go for it. For those who don’t, then share it. I believe it is best to get therapy and talk it out. It loosen the brain pain. Lastly, try and get a religion. It might help your life with a living purpose.

If I take this path, I won’t able to buy a BMW. LOL #EducationLoan

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Been searching and calculating tuition/course fees. That is calculating the amount needed to repay the bank’s education loan.

My 5 years plan did not go well as I hoped. I think the best plan is not to get our plan dependencies too much on government. Recently, I was rejected for the inservice programme. I honestly fulfilled all the requirements, however, all the sudden they want 5 years work experience – which wasn’t been part of the official black and white requirements. So, its a tragedy.

Thinking of this whole human control of who get accepted and who don’t; I  should rather focus on things that can be painful but having higher chance to work in fulfilling my desire. Therefore, I’m definitely going with Bank loan. How much I hate the fact that I’ll be paying the bank a lot of money, but I’m desperate. I have dreams, ambition that revolves around my passion and also I’m getting older by age. Hence, I’m out of time. So in about 2 years, when my current bank loan is no longer active, then I will have a nice visit to the bank if I’m eligible for the loan.

Speaking of passion. To be honest, I’m still not sure whether to be involve in curriculum aspect of education or the supporting side of education.

Curriculum knowledge building aspect option is to enroll to Teaching English as 2nd language or ICT medium as undergraduate programme. And the other option is enrolling to psychology base programme. Honestly, I love psychology – learning how the brain and behavior works and how we can help another one through counseling and therapy.

In Brunei and its Education system, psychology can bring you to two different departments. A psychologist in the department of Special Education, which helps students with learning disabilities or the Psychologist that help students by guidance and counseling. So which streams of psychology I wish to be?

I love helping students in a way that they can improve their academic. Its like figuring a child problem(s) and help them to understand / get it better or eventually help them to get it right. But I also would like to be a guidance; outside of academic field but more on the social interaction solution such as involving personality and family members to find a positive path that can help them with positive and healthier choice, which bring about their intrinsic support in themselves to help their academic fulfillment.

I guess with that explanation, I’m sure you understand me by now, I want to be best for both world: Expert in academic and expert in guidance. But that’s not all, I want to become a researcher too.

The big question is, which path or department will I get to help students in Brunei more? (I have about 2 years until my car loan is over to finally decide that)

PS: If only Anyone out there can lend me BND$50-60 thousands – please do let me know. 

I don’t know!

Oh dear oh dear oh dear! My 5 years plan is expiring soon.. And I still find it hard to decide what path of continuing my education would be.. I know I have the heart of Sciences.. But I still don’t know which is the best field to go? Should I do Science Education? Should I go with the not so Applied Sciences, which is studying Technology; or should I do Social Sciences which is Psychology and focusing on Developmental Psychology? Oh boy.. this is hard!

Can I do Psycho-Educational measurement? or If there is such thing as Psycho-Educational Technology? Too bad I’m not teaching English Language anymore.. If that was not the case, I might have to put Psycho-linguistic too on the list!

When I Miss Something, I End Up Studying it. Education.

  • When I Miss Something, I End Up Studying it.
  • Auckland University?
  • Their Education System.
  • Pursuit of Happiness.

It’s about 5 months since I left. And I thought I would only miss the experience of the cool air environment, the Asia & Pacific Educators and  the knowledge acquired during the Microsoft Asia & Pacific Forum (held at the SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland).

It’s not wrong to say, I really miss Auckland.  Kinda love the idea to go back there and visit more schools. The Māori songs, their greetings, opening and closing speech using the Māori language is so fascinating too. Sadly didn’t get to catch and learn few words in Māori.

Two things which are common in my town of what they think of New Zealand: The All Black, Rugby and Kiwis. Well, I’m not thinking deep on Rugby, as so I am not a Rugby fan. But, I did watch few Rugby matches during my stay at the Rydges hotel, which is fine.

Venturing towards reality? Education is the answer. Yes, I’m looking at ways for a justify intention or a reason how can I end up being in New Zealand again. And absolutely studying in New Zealand or working there is a miracle possibility. To visit New Zealand for shopping, well I don’t think that can be happening. I find Singapore justify my shopping centre; its kinda heaven for original stuff.

The University of Auckland is one of the best universities on this planet. And If I have a magic wand, Auckland University is a choice of school in New Zealand. To study in New Zealand is not my typical answer. I dream to study again in United Kingdom, but this is again part of dreaming and saying it are rather much easier than actually getting it. :)

Wishing to study Education in Auckland University or rather in New Zealand is because of with few reasons. I believe in research, survey and statistic. I study them too. Not that I’m saying I’m good in numbers. But interpreting datas makes more sense to my brain. :) Trustworthy statistic showed Education in New Zealand are remarkable outstanding. They’d scored good for the Programme for International Student Assessment ranks (PISA) and The Education Index, published with the UN’s Human Development. Their Education strength is noticeable for their Reading and Science students-achievement. Yes, may all of you can argue, you might say there are few countries which are top better than New Zealand’s Education. But New Zealand is still one of the best :)

I end up studying the structure of their education. I begin with their school terms (Academic Year), then their Years of Schooling and their academic curriculum offered. It took time for me to understanding the years of Schooling. Like Brunei, Malaysia and England it quite similiar. But as we understand Years of Schooling is dependable of the type of School they have.

For instance, generally in Brunei; We have Primary Schools (K – Yr 6), Secondary Schools (Yr 7-11), Secondary schools with Form 6 Centre (Lower and Upper Pre University or Year 12 and 13) and school with form 6 only. *And we have religious school, that runs from pre-schools to Yr 6, Secondary religious school and private international schools. (this will be another story.. hehehe)*

I discovered New Zealand Education have several types of schools:

Full Primary School (Yr 1 – 8)
Contributing School (Yr 1 – 6)
Intermediate School (Yr 7 – 8)
Secondary School with Intermediate (Yr 7 – 13)
Secondary School (Yr 9 – 13)
Composite School (Yr 1 – 13)
Middle School (Yr 7 – 10)
Senior School (Yr 11–13)
The Correspondence School: (Preschool – Year 13)

Some are popular to the community; in other words the most common enrollment. I believe it has relationship between their catching environment. Interesting too is that, New Zealand established the decile system (1-10). 1 will be consider for the poor social economic status of the students population and 10 will be the opposite of poor.

We don’t have that kind of demographic statistic for education’s purposes. It will be valuable to have one. But some may say labeling is not socially accepted; but knowing your children background is important too.

Generally every country on this planet have their similarities and differences with one another. From the Education System, to their School management, Pedagogy and their assessments. Its an interesting scenario if you see this education system globally and in a bigger picture.

After wrapping this, it does soothe your longing to be back to New Zealand. I think the serious business here, is how I continuously wishing to study and continue my education somewhere not in Brunei. But I guess all pointers are still heading to our local university. Miracle is needed for me, the dreamer.

Speaking of continuity of my education to get a bachelor degree, I see University of Glasgow to be attracting too. They have this course or programme called “Technological Education’. Frankly I love United Kingdom. Especially their British English. I find it very sexy. Every parts of United Kingdom have their own variation on their dialects and accents. Particularly I like the England’s English and the Scotland’s English. I’m not familiar with the Welsh, but it will be interesting to experience it someday.

I’m considering Education Loan from the local bank in the future. In desperate measure. In service for Government servants are pretty much competitive and limited these days. Limited to numbers of applicants and end up studying back in our local universities. Well, I’m not saying local universities are bad thing or they stink; don’t get me wrong. I’ve done that, and I wish to move and experience fresh adventure. A new level of experience you might say. I still got my car loan (hire purchase) for few years, then hopefully education loan is suitable for my living and finance. To pursuit this ambition and happiness feels right, and i’m sure its not a wrong decision.

I’ve been thinking of this ‘study abroad’ since I finished my A levels in 2005. I would totally do it differently if I could reverse and turn back time. Being regretful is everyday. Psychologically its painful like missing someone or something. Been trying so hard these past few years, trying to prove my worthiness. Honestly, its tiring.

I’m sorry, but sometimes I told myself, life could be better if I was born with financial advantage. I see some friends and people passes by with less intellectual and passion on what they do with their parents money to reach their qualification. To claim my ego, I would do very much – better than them. Not saying I have a good brain; but I believe I have the right purposes and motivation. :) And to see them succeed slowly and eventually reached their Bachelor degree or even a Master degree does grow my jealously – massively – very huge – really gigantic!

I think the most annoying and kind people on this planet are those who bugs me to be grateful for everything I have. I believe satisfaction and grateful are two things sperable and inseparate. Depression comes and go. But life need to move on. But I wish my life could be easier, if not asking to be someone else. I’m not sure if anyone out there really understand me, my pain and my dream.