“Nothing is impossible”

"Nothing is Impossible"

Don't depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness~Ibn Taymiyyah

Sunday, 11 March 2012

People commit crime for selfish reasons?

"All men have crimes, and most of them are hidden". Do you agree with this statement? As a matter of fact, in this modernization and globalization era, many people go against the laws to commit the immoral activities such as kidnapping, murdering and drug dealing because they are self-centered and they do not care about others' feeling. Why do people commit crime? Normally, people commit crimes because that is what they want to do. Criminal behaviour is a matter of choices. Today, there are many excuses cloaked as reasons for criminal acts. This is because jail and the death penalty are not deterrents for them. Instead, there are many self-interest motive for committing crimes such as greed, hatred and revenge and extreme pressure, which are clearly for their own benefits.

Undoubtedly, people usually commit crimes because of jealousy and revenge. How is this phenomenon can happen? The jealousy and revenge usually appear when people do not get what they desired and also unsatisfied with something happened in past or with someone. Consequently, they become full of hatred and this will lead them to commit any kind of crime. Nowadays, there are a lot of crime cases that happened due to jealousy. For example, two girls who are in love with the same guy which might cause triangle love. Each of them would probably take action in order to win over the guy by any mean, without thinking deeply; she would take a dirty tactic that might be a crime. On top of that, revenge can also drag people to commit crime, even if it might be a scarier way. When a person is unable to take revenge by direct means then he adopts indirect and unlawful means to punish the person that he really grudges to. The revenge cases are usually happened between families. For example, a man wants to kill an old man that had killed his dad a long time ago so, by killing that old man, he could get a relief and makes the old man’s family feel the sadness as him feel before. Hence, these show that, the jealousy and revenge can make a person to commit any crime.

Other than that, people commit crime because of their greed for power and respect. Indeed, people usually will look up to those who have higher status, convincing appearance and luxurious life. Therefore, people tend to earn more money to increase their standard of living. However, in order to fulfill their extreme materialistic demand, many people tend to commit crime. Lately, mass media frequently exposed the political corruption by many corporate members and influential persons which already have a pile of assets. In short, it is called as white-collar crime. Subsequently, to upgrade their status, they will do anything even though it is something that against the law and get involved in many illegal activities such as , forgery, embezzlement, bribery and deviance of power. Why is this case could arise among the elites who are commonly from high education background? Certainly, the reason is for their own good reputation without any care about others. Furthermore, they do not have to worry about being brought to justice as for high profile case, their black sheep will face the music while the mastermind still free to enjoy the luxuries of life. Undoubtedly, committing crime for power and respect is a selfish action. 

Apart from that, people commit crime because of extreme pressure beneath himself. For instance, for those who suffer from strong sexual desire. He wants something that can ever get it. Therefore, he is more prone to find a victim to satisfy his own willingness and makes others suffer. It is also known as the crime of passion. For the worst, there is some people who is sexual sadism which will feel excited upon seeing his victim's suffering or dying. This type of person does not stop until he reaches the penalty death sentences. He likely will never care about others; what's more important is he could fulfill his wishes. This selfish reason, someday will drag him to the destruction for his bad doing. What we give, we get back. Nevertheless, people should know how to handle the pressure in himself, otherwise it will destroy him back. That's why people who commit this crime are called as selfish; because of his craziness, the victim also suffer.

In conclusion, people commit crimes as part of a selfish desire to get something for nothing. Based on what have been discussed, it is true that people commit crimes for selfish reasons that are greedy, jealousy and revenge even though sometimes they are also influenced by surrounding and poverty of life.  Well, everyone must have his own reason to do something even it is the worst thing. However, this should not be an excuse to be selfish as there are many wise and good ways to solve any problem happened. Indeed, think wisely before act. Hopefully, that people will realize that whatever crimes that they had committed, it is more for selfish reasons. In order to stop this cycle of violence from recurring, they should avoid committing themselves to crime activities, thus ensuring the world to be a safer place to live in for future generations.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

tired of keep searching =='

  Conjunctive Adverbs

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Saturday, 3 March 2012

The most difficult task for this time.. :)

  • You are an education officer attached to the Ministry of Education. You have been asked to write a short article on literacy in selected countries. Your article should use the information given below. You should write 150 to 200 words.

Literacy Rate: Bangladesh and Pakistan Lag Behind
by: Najwa Latif

The literacy rate between male and female for year 1990 and 2000 increased steadily for many country generally. However, there was still a great disparity in literacy rate between some countries.

For poor country like Bangladesh, Kuwait and Pakistan, there were slow and imbalance increase of literacy rate between 1990 and 2000 for both male and female with percentage growth was within 10%. Broadly speaking, although female's literacy rate in these countries had risen within the range of 10% over ten years, they still cannot exceed male's rate. Despite this substantial increase, the disparity in literacy rate for developed country such as Brazil, China and Kuwait compared to poor country is still very wide. They also showed a balanced increase of about 10% for both gender throughout the decade. Somehow, in 2000, literacy rate for most of these countries was more than 70% for both gender and this made a difference within range of 20% between poor country's literacy rate. Mostly, the ratio for literate persons in developed countries against those in the poor countries was 3:1.

In conclusion, a large gap between developed and poor countries in terms of literacy rate still extant although all of them showed an increasing trend among in year 2000.

(200 words)

Monday, 27 February 2012

Does using credit cards is a good move?

How often have you seen someone going through their wallet searching for a credit card in the checkout line- and were shocked by the number of cards they had in their wallet? Credit cards can be used as a form of identification when applying for a major purchase, or when renting a car; and they can be used for convenient purchases that you would not have to pay for until a month after you buy them. For many people, managing a credit card is harder than getting one. Any time you use a credit card, you are borrowing money you must repay. Think very carefully before you decide to get your first card. Is a credit card or borrowing money really necessary, or would another option works just as well? Maybe you should consider to invest in any investment company and get a lot of profit more than you can use by credit card that might burden you and plunging you to the destruction, which is for the worst; bankruptcy. Furthermore, you might think twice before applying a card credit if you know its pros and contras such as overspending, high interest rate and credit card fraud.
The using of credit cards during shopping is encouraging us to overspend and eventually blowing our budget. As we know, we can spend money that at reality we don’t actually have it. The ‘free money’ that we have, making us eager to shop and buy goods even they are not necessary at all. This is because normally, people with a credit card in their hands and surrounded with too much consumer goods and advertising tend to lose their heads. Well, it is easy enough to whip out the credit card and charged items but when the bill comes due, problems maybe roll in. Besides that, the credit card gives us chance to spend over the balance that we have. For example, when we have balance at RM500 we can still spend over RM1000. It’s incredible, right? Unluckily, this is the main reason that makes us spend over our budget, instead of helping us during shortage of money. On top of that, as the credit card companies charge interests on us, we will finally have massive interest rates and indirectly cripple our finances and might cause bankrupt. In overall, the credit cards are totally burdening our lives with a lot of loans if we don't use them wisely. Thus, they are very risky.

Using credit card might risk its user with high interest rate if they are not careful enough. Why does this problem could arise? This is because credit card in the other hand carries a limited credit line but with a very high interest rate and fees. In addition, with your bad financial management, then you use these high interest cards the wrong way, and further aggravate your financial situation it might drag you to be in high debt. For instance, if you spend a lot on buying expensive things, you may not be able of paying them exactly at the end of the month and carry the balance for the next month. If you still continue with this habit, gradually, your debt will increase as well as the interest rate. If this happen, just imagine for the next five months, what are your debt amount? Do you want to be declared as bankrupt? How would you continue your normal life without any property after that because once you have bad credit, you’re considered you a high-risk borrower. As a recommendation, before applying any credit card, you must know the detail. moreover, if a card issuer won't cut your rate after a year of good behavior, close the account and find another deal. After one year of on-time payments, ask the issuer to give you a better interest rate. Lenders won't make that offer; it's up to the customer to request it. As a conclusion, try to avoid using credit card. 

Besides, the mushrooming growth of credit card usage is not considered as a good thing since it widely usage in our daily life can lead into credit card fraud and identity theft. Broadly speaking, it is a form of illegal obtaining of goods or services by using another person card and obviously it can also involve other form of card fraud-debit card or store cards for example. This can be done by creating a copy of a card, skimming the details during a routine transaction, stealing a card or intercepting it in the post and many other creative uses. Furthermore, it is a catastrophe to know that the fact which according to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) statistics based on year 2004, the total amount of credit card fraud was 68 mil and this surely a nightmare for us if we become one of those victims. Although the government introduces the usage of chip based card in order to reduce credit card fraud, but it is still not enough to combat this crime by 100%. Spooked by the risk you are exposed to as credit card holder? You should be think about it right now because fraud is a serious problem that affecting most everyone from every corner of Earth.

Last but not least, the usage of credit cards gives us a lot of side effects such that making us overspending, charged by high interest and exposed to fraud. Instead of helping us during shortage of funds, it becomes a burden in our lives from any side of views. However, if we are able to use it wisely, there is no reason why we must avoid to use it as it can totally help us. Some of the wise ways are do not spend more than you can afford to pay on a monthly basis and please limit the number of your credit cards. These are the best way that can make you out of loan and interest burden, that is sometimes more dangerous than loan shark. Indeed, there are other alternative ways such as short term loan and using debit card or the most easiest way is to save up money since childhood.