Sunday, November 4, 2007

Interesting Youtube

Saturday, October 20, 2007

My experience for the cop recruit tests in the first part

I have had a dream that I could join the police since I was a boy. Yet I haven't had this opportunity because I went to university when I was 19, and I had been working in China and Hong Kong for 20 years. I am very glad to learn form a lecture at Unitec that I still have chance to become a cop if I can pass all the tests set for cop recruit.

I admit that it's a big challenge for me the pass the physical tests, especially the running for 2.4 kilometers within 12.15 seconds. In order to pass the test, I have been practicing running almost everyday for the past 4 months started from 14 Jun.,2007.

The police tests consist of a lot of items. The first part is the academic and physical test. These tests will have to be done within the same day. After a candidate has passed these tests, he/she will have to do a PCT test, which consists of 10 main items. Finally, he/she must pass the word speed typing assessment, basic computer skills test, pre-course reading test. After all of the above tests have successfully done, he/she then can go to the police college for a 10-month further study.

As already booked, I went to attend the first part test which consists of verbal reasoning test, numeric reasoning test, abstract test, running 2.4km, jump up at least 45cm, push-up 15 times, grip an object. The test started at 9am on 16 Oct., 2007. I passed all of the tests except the verbal reasoning test! There were 35 questions for verbal reasoning test. Questions had to be answered within 8 minutes. I reckon that I didn't use the strategy very well. I meant I had spent too much time on some questions, and when the police officer said “stop”, I had only answered less than half of those questions. I will have another chance to resit for the test, and I will have to focus on the timing and strategy next time.

I will keep on going for the tests. I love challenges.
Followings are some examples of the questions:-
1. Regret is to apology as guilt is to
Denial feat confession investigation sentence

2. habour is to hour and bar as breath is to bath and
Stick red length read width

3. island is to water as one of the following words is to perimeter
Centre hypotenuse diagonal without arc

4. accelerate is to acknowledge as retard is to
disdain repudiate disown disavow

5. race is to fatigue as fast is to
Hunger run quick nourishment anorexia

6. purity is to evil as suavity is to
Outrageousness bluntness boorishness sophistication darkness

7. circle is to arc as square is to
Right angle perimeter point line area

8. perseverance is to determination as daring is to
Persistence courage bravado hero

9. bigotry is to hatred as fanaticism is to
Justice arbitration violence opinionated intolerance

11. assist is to save as request is to
Affirmative command ask agree aggressive

12. control is to order as anarchy is to
Discipline government chaos stability power

13. delusion is to mirage as specter is to
Diabolic apparition spy heresy spiritualism

14. Insult is to invulnerable as assault is to
Regulation democracy rights government monarchy

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Tears in Heaven

I like the song Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton . Clapton wrote this about his 4-year-old son Conor, who died when he fell out of a 53rd floor window in the apartment where his mother was staying in New York City. The song told how he felt about the death.

Lyrics for: Tears In Heaven

would you know my name
if i saw you in heaven
would it be the same
if i saw you in heaven
i must be strong and carry on
'cause i know i don't belong here in heaven
would you hold my hand
if i saw you in heaven
would you help me stand
if i saw you in heaven
i'll find my way through night and day
cause i know i just can't stay here in heaven
beyond the door there's peace i'm sure
but i know there'll be no more tears in heaven
time can bring you down
time can bend your knees
time can break your heart
have you beggin please beggin please
would you know my name
if i saw you in heaven
would it be the same
if i saw you in heaven
beyond the door
there's peace i'm sure
but i know there'll be no moretears in heaven

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


On 29 Jun, 2007, we had a wonderful semester conference at Unitec. The conference theme was matariki which meant a new beginning. All students from different countries and Unitec lecturers came to our conference in the morning.

The ceremony started at 9am. Firstly, our guest speaker Veronica Whaita, an Academic Development Lecturer in Maia at Unitec, made an excellent speech about martariki. After that, some of our students from different countires delivered their greetings to the audience with wheir own languages. Finally, all the students sang a Maori song with beautiful melody lead by our American lecturer Ron with his guitar.

Stress in New Zealand

According to a survey made by New Zealand Now in 2004, 14 percent of New Zealanders were always stressed, and 3 percent were absolutely isolated or lonely. This means that in 2004 there were more than 560,000 people who were stressed and 120,000 were isolated respectively in New Zealand.

What is a stress? Everyone has stress. For example, when people go to an interview, they probably feel stressed. The stress comes from their potential employers. When students are taking an exam, they are stressed because they concern about the failure of it. Stress exists almost everywhere in our routine lives.

How stress comes to us? Stress mainly comes from workplaces, because all adults need to work hardly. Some stress comes from broken or separated families, other stress comes from examinations, interviews, etc. Generally, stress widely exists on every different level.

There two main symptoms of stress. Physically, when people are stressed, they will be feeling like sweating, trembling, or get a stomachache or dizziness, etc. Mentally, people will feel that they do not want to work; their lives are hopeless or meaningless. They feel they are very ill. Stress could lead to a very serious consequence, however, it can be overcome. Following are 12 ways to reduce stress retrieved from Yahoo Health:-

Do exercise
Eat real fresh food
Talk to people
Keep sense of humor
Stay grateful- saying thank you
Have some fun
Take a deep breath
Keep it simple
Turn off the TV
Drink water

Personally, I think massage is also a good way to reduce the stress. Some of my friends suggested that sexual activity was also a good way to help. Basically I agree with their idea, yet among those stressed people, many of them are single. Hence, I would like to say that the best way to reduce our stress is to forgive, understand and support each other.

Sunday, July 8, 2007






Thursday, June 7, 2007

Barden-Barden, a beautiful small town I have visited

Over the past 20 years, I have visited many countries around the world. Although so many years have past, I am still missing a small town named Barden-Barden in the southern Germany. The memory of this town seems to be becoming clearer and clearer in my mind. All buildings and streets in the town remain the classical Roman architectural style. It is said that in the ancient times, the Roman Empire occupied this area. Thats why the whole town keeps the Roman styles so far. There are only around a few thousands of people in this small town. Each year, a large number of people go there for visiting. If you go there, please don't forget to visit the spring fountain. It is an indoor fountain. Men and women share the faountain together. All people are required to remove their clothes off. I mean all people will have to get naked.