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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The Magic Pencil

The Magic Pencil

I had a magic pencil. It could do my homework all by itself. It could take care of itself too. The pencil was given as a birthday present by Ayah when I was in standard 3A3, in Sekolah Kebangsaan Gombak Setia for my 9th birthday. Ayah was not a magician by profession, he worked in an office. I grumbled as I had been living in this cruel an unsure world for 9 years and all I got was a wooden pencil, that I could buy myself for 60 cents at the shop. I got another present shortly after expressing my life opinion, a slap at the back of my head.

“Son, this is a magic pencil. It will help you in doing the homework”, father said.

Teacher always gave 3A3 class many homework, especially in Mathematics. It was a class near the toilet. It was the last class. I like the class, because it took me a short walk to the toilet, unlike the A class far out there. At that time Mathematics called as Ilmu Hisab, and I always get red marks for my Ilmu Hisab in the report card. I was glad the Malaysian Education System did not have any grade below E until now. I thought the pencil would be a great help for my Maths homework. At least I did not copy, okay?

Ayah said when I did not have anything that I could think of to write about, I could use the pencil and the wooden stationery would give me many ideas out of my head. Once my English teacher asked us to write on a topic, my favourite tv programme. It was so difficult for me because I did not have a tv, let alone a favourite tv programme. I was afraid to tell that to my teacher, so I browsed through the newspaper tv section and found a programme, the Garfield series, so I used my special magical pencil to write on that cartoon series. I was a happy boy when teacher gave me an A for the short essay. Ayah said the pencil could work by itself, I just had to hold it and it would move and scribble on my exercise book. I loved the pencil, because it had helped me in writing many essays, karangans in bahasa and all the Ilmu Hisab work. I never told anybody about the pencil, because I did not want anybody to take advantage of the pencil. I could similarise it to a magic wand of Harry Potter’s  where it could work wonders. Once I used the pencil to write a letter, from a friend to another, asking for an apology, and also a puppy love letter my friend had asked me to write.
Ayah said it could take care of itself, and I did not believe it. The pencil would not be finished. You would think it was a mechanical pencil, but actually it was a wooden pencil. It was the kind of pencil that you would buy for 50 cents a piece, and throw it  away, or kind of lost it. Many of my friends would not use a full pencil at all times, the pencil would be taken by friends, lost , broken or anything that would make us to buy another one. My friends would buy pencils and they would not use it fully. Many times I saw them buying at the nearby shop, because they kept on losing or misplacing them. Kids, I might say. Ayah said that we should take care of pencils. The primitives had used charcoal or lead to write and draw on the cave walls and we would learn something about history. Graphite was used as pencil to write history, and it was accidentally discovered after a thunder struck a tree and revealed the black stuff underneath it. Then, shepherds used graphite to mark their sheep until one day they wrapped it with a piece of cloth. Then, it was developed to be put into a long stick, and eventually turned to be like what we are using these days.
 I was walking home one day, when suddenly the pencil slipped out through the zipper of my bag and dropped into the drain. I realized it because luckily I glanced back I saw it accidentally slipped out from the bag. It rolled into the small drain, but the water current was very strong. I tried to grab it , but it was raining, and my friends did not allow me to keep trying. I cried all the way home.
Ayah comforted me when I told him the incident, if I did not get it back in any way, I just hoped that it would not get into wrong hands. Ayah said the pencil had its guardians, the wizards would prevent the gargoyles and all the evil tinies to get the pencil. Ayah said the gargoyles were very naughty creatures, as small as the Smurfs, but as bad as the foxes and monkeys. The gargoyles were the cross between the two animals. At night, I prayed to God for the pencil’s safety and I was thankful Ayah did not get mad at me.
The next morning, when I was on my way to school, I saw something familiar stuck between the rubbish in the drain. It was my pencil, my special pencil ! I stopped and grabbed the pencil. It was very dirty , muddy and the tip was broken, luckily it was not broken into half. I washed it when I arrived at school and kept it until I got back home.
I showed the pencil to Ayah and we sharpened the tip, and I put the pencil on the table before going to bed. The next morning I was surprised when I saw the pencil was as good as new. Ayah’s words was true after all !
After the UPSR exam, I got an offer to MJSC school. On the registration day, ayah mentioned that the pencil could not take care of itself anymore, as it would be away from home. It would turn normal if I went back home and put it in the magic wooden case beside my bed at home.  I could not believe what I heard. I had lost my parents, my home and I would lost my magic friend. A week after that, I sharpened the pencil, and the next morning it did not grow back to its normal length. I was sad, frustrated and afraid that it would be gone in no time. So, every time I went home, I brought the pencil back.
When I was in Form I, I got nothing much to do. I joined the EMC, because my English was quite good. I joined the scouts and I was elected as the secretary. Being a secretary, I was chasing paperwork and doing all those weekly activity reports. Perhaps it was because my friends knew writing was no burden for me. I started using the computer a lot, and my skill in handwriting deteriorated. Ayah told me that even though I had the computer, I still had to practice handwriting. It was a classic way of recording things. Ayah forbade me from relying too much on computers and phone to call him. Ayah also insisted on me writing letters on paper and posting the letters home. He wanted me to know that he could not hold on emails when he wanted to remember me. He liked the smell of letter papers, the smell and the thrill of wondering what was inside while tearing off the envelope. I kept it as a point to write occasionally, and I enjoyed writing the letters. When I sent out the letters, it would be on foolscap papers, A4 papers, scribbles and all those papers that I could get my hands on, all using pencil. I wanted Ayah to see my handwriting, and it had been improving. Ayah
 I started to get involved in writing, wrote drama script for my drama team, and my script was staged for the Drama Fest in Language Week southern zone. We beat the PKP schools !  Yay ! My script won as the best drama script along with the best drama costume, but I did not care for the latter. It was my greatest achievement when I was in Form 2.  Besides, I wrote poems for the English unit bulletin board and my teacher liked it very much. My teacher always asked for my essay which I had done in the exam to be pasted on the bulletin board. Only the students did not like to read poems pinned on boards. The weekly thing that I loved to write was the English journals, where we would submit our weekly journal to the English teacher. I did not understand why my friends thought journal writing was a burden. Once in a while I would submit my opinions and poems by mail, to Dewan Siswa, the monthly magazine for teens. My friends thought I was raised in a very rich family, the kind of family that was staying in UK, and got back here, or the kind of family with an English descendant. But no, I was a true Malaysian, and I improved my writing quality by using the magic pencil. I did not tell anybody about it. Why should I ?
During an outing, Ayah told me the soul of the pencil had seeped under my fingernails, and into my hands. And the pencil’s soul would be in me all the time and help me when I could not write anything. It was already inside me, it had left the pencil. I felt quite weird, but I was happy at the same time. When it was away from home, the soul needed a better and bigger home. The pencil was too small for the soul. It was better that way, to be inside my heart, as I could use the spirit of the pencil to write using any kind of stationery.
          After I finished schooling, I packed my bags and went home. When I was unpacking, I saw something under the bed. It looked like a pencil, a wooden pencil, rusty, the nib was broken, bit muddy and old. I took it and I remembered it was my magic pencil that was lost in the drain when I was small. I wondered, was there two magic pencils ? Did the pencil clone itself into two, did it had a child? I told Ayah what I had found and ayah eyes watered, he told me there was no magic pencil and he made it up. He did that to seed the interest in writing and love for knowledge.  He then went up to the attic and he opened a plastic bag full of sharp pencils, about 100 of them. It was the pencil that I had sharpened once or two times, placed them on the wooden box beside my bed, and dad have been replacing it with a new one all the time.

“ I always hold and cherish the moments when we were together. When I miss you, I would open the plastic bag and imagine your little hands holding the pencil and scribbling ABC”.  Ayah said.
I cried and headed for my bedroom.
On the way, I stopped and turned into Ayah’s open arms.
“I am sorry, son”
“No, I am sorry Ayah, and thank you for teaching me in a special way.”



A job interview is a process in which a potential employee is evaluated by an employer for prospective employment in their company.


It is very important to be well prepared for an interview. According to the University of Delaware's career center, a common reason employers give for not hiring an applicant is the inability of the applicant to fully explain the contents of his or her résumé. Therefore it is paramount to be able to discuss in detail every item listed on one's resume, and if possible to give examples when appropriate. It is also wise to research the company before the interview. To avoid being nervous, the applicant should practice answering difficult questions. Good sources of interview questions can be found by searching the Internet.


A typical job interview has a single candidate meeting with between one and three persons representing the employer; the potential supervisor of the employee is usually involved in the interview process. A larger interview panel will often have a specialized human resources worker. While the meeting can be over in as little as 15 minutes, job interviews usually last less than two hours. The bulk of the job interview will entail the interviewers asking the candidate questions about his or her job history, personality, work style and other factors relevant to the job. The candidate will usually be given a chance to ask any questions at the end of the interview. These questions are strongly encouraged since they allow the interviewee to acquire more information about the job and the company, but they can also demonstrate the candidate's strong interest in them. A candidate should follow up the interview with a thank-you letter, expressing his or her appreciation for the opportunity to meet with the company representative.[1] The thank you letter ensures that the candidate will stay fresh in the interviewer's mind. The primary purpose of the job interview is to assess the candidate's suitability for the job, although the candidate will also be assessing the corporate culture and demands of the job.

Job Interview Checklist

  1. __________ Research company – size, number of employees, type of business, what is the product(s) or service(s), new innovations, growth potential, reputation as an employer, professional development opportunities and benefits. Learn as much as possible by reading material from brochures, catalogs, annual reports, website, etc. Do you know anyone or can you question a “friend of a friend or relative” who works for the company?

  1. __________ Research the position (read and analyze the job description).

  1. __________ Find out as much information as you can about the department in which you will be interviewing.

  1. __________ If you are an internal candidate, interview co-workers who are employed in a similar position.

  1. __________ Determine possible weak areas – take a class or workshop, read a book – you may find relationships to your educational background or work experience that you had not considered.

  1. __________ Secure written references and ask permission to use reference names.

  1. __________ Brainstorm possible interview questions – ask mentors or supportive co-workers for assistance.

  1. __________ Have a 20-second commercial about your strengths should you get a question that you don’t know the answer to.

  1. __________ Review a few interview books and practice answering sample questions – remember: you don’t need to memorize sentences, but you do need to know info about yourself (transferable skills, abilities, goals, etc.)

  1. __________ How does your attitude rate – are you generally a positive or negative individual?

  1. __________ What is your current working reputation? This could be especially important for an internal candidate. Are you proud of your work ethic?

  1. __________ Evaluate your current health practices. Do you exercise regularly to help reduce stress related to job search and interviewing? Are you maintaining a healthy diet? Don’t go to an interview on a caffeine/sugar high.
  2. __________ Ahead of time, select an appropriate interview outfit and get hair cut.
  3. __________ Get a good night’s sleep before the interview day.
  4. __________ Avoid stressful situations prior to the interview.
  5. __________ Allow enough time to reach the interview site without rushing. Go ahead of time to see where it is (room, building, street) and time the travel distance allowing for trains, accidents, etc.
Job Interview Questions !

1. Tell me about yourself:
The most often asked question in interviews. You need to have a short
statement prepared in your mind. Be careful that it does not sound
rehearsed. Limit it to work-related items unless instructed otherwise.
Talk about things you have done and jobs you have held that relate to the position you are interviewing for. Start with the item farthest
back and work up to the present.

3. What experience do you have in this field?
Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for.
If you do not have specific experience, get as close as you can.
9. Why do you want to work for this organization?
This may take some thought and certainly, should be based on the
research you have done on the organization. Sincerity is extremely
important here and will easily be sensed. Relate it to your long-term
career goals.

10. Do you know anyone who works for us?
Be aware of the policy on relatives working for the organization. This
can affect your answer even though they asked about friends not
relatives. Be careful to mention a friend only if they are well thought

11. What kind of salary do you need?
A loaded question. A nasty little game that you will probably lose if
you answer first. So, do not answer it. Instead, say something like,
That’s a tough question. Can you tell me the range for this position?
In most cases, the interviewer, taken off guard, will tell you. If not,
say that it can depend on the details of the job. Then give a wide

12. Are you a team player?
You are, of course, a team player. Be sure to have examples ready.
Specifics that show you often perform for the good of the team rather
than for yourself are good evidence of your team attitude. Do not brag,
just say it in a matter-of-fact tone. This is a key point.

18. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization
You should be anxious for this question. It gives you a chance to
highlight your best points as they relate to the position being
discussed. Give a little advance thought to this relationship.

19. Why should we hire you?
Point out how your assets meet what the organization needs. Do not
mention any other candidates to make a comparison.

20. Tell me about a suggestion you have made
Have a good one ready. Be sure and use a suggestion that was accepted
and was then considered successful. One related to the type of work
applied for is a real plus.

22. What is your greatest strength?

2. Why did you leave your last job?
Stay positive regardless of the circumstances. Never refer to a major
problem with management and never speak ill of supervisors, co-workers
or the organization. If you do, you will be the one looking bad. Keep
smiling and talk about leaving for a positive reason such as an
opportunity, a chance to do something special or other forward-looking
6. What do you know about this organization?
This question is one reason to do some research on the organization
before the interview. Find out where they have been and where they are
going. What are the current issues and who are the major players?
27. What is more important to you: the money or the work?
Money is always important, but the work is the most important. There is
no better answer.

28. What would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is?
There are numerous good possibilities:
Loyalty, Energy, Positive attitude, Leadership, Team player, Expertise,
Initiative, Patience, Hard work, Creativity, Problem solver

31. Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.
You may say that you thrive under certain types of pressure. Give an
example that relates to the type of position applied for.

32. Do your skills match this job or another job more closely?
Probably this one. Do not give fuel to the suspicion that you may want
another job more than this one.

33. What motivates you to do your best on the job?
This is a personal trait that only you can say, but good examples are:
Challenge, Achievement, Recognition

34. Are you willing to work overtime? Nights? Weekends?
This is up to you. Be totally honest.

35. How would you know you were successful on this job?
Several ways are good measures:
You set high standards for yourself and meet them. Your outcomes are a
success.Your boss tell you that you are successful

37. Are you willing to put the interests of the organization ahead ofyour own?
This is a straight loyalty and dedication question. Do not worry about
the deep ethical and philosophical implications. Just say yes.

42. Do you think you are overqualified for this position?
Regardless of your qualifications, state that you are very well
qualified for the position.

46. What position do you prefer on a team working on a project?
Be honest. If you are comfortable in different roles, point that out.

47. Describe your work ethic.
Emphasize benefits to the organization. Things like, determination to
get the job done and work hard but enjoy your work are good.

Public speaking

Public speaking
Public speaking is the process of speaking to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain the listeners.
In public speaking, as in any form of communication, there are five basic elements, often expressed as "who is saying what to whom using what medium with what effects?" The purpose of public speaking can range from simply transmitting information, to motivating people to act, to simply telling a story. Good orators should be able to change the emotions of their listeners, not just inform them. Public speaking can also be considered a discourse community. Interpersonal communication and public speaking have several components that embrace such things as motivational speaking, leadership/personal development, business, customer service, large group communication, and mass communication. Public speaking can be a powerful tool to use for purposes such as motivation, influence, persuasion, informing, translation, or simply entertaining.
The common fear of public speaking is called glossophobia (or, informally, "stage fright"). As Jerry Seinfeld said: "The average person at a funeral would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy." Many careers require some ability in public speaking, for example presenting information to clients or colleagues.
Public speaking and oration are sometimes considered some of the most importantly valued skills that an individual can possess. This skill can be used for almost anything. Most great speakers have a natural ability to display the skills and effectiveness that can help to engage and move an audience for whatever purpose. Language and rhetoric use are among two of the most important aspects of public speaking and interpersonal communication. Having knowledge and understanding of the use and purpose of communication can help to make a more effective speaker communicate their message in an effectual way.
7 ways to make a great speech!
1.      A good start is to jot down bullet points of what you want to cover. Take a week for this, and keep a notebook on your nighttable.
2.      Find a good flow between the bullet points, you need some kind of structure so people can follow (ex for a wedding speech : start with your friendship, then talk about the relation between your friend & his wife, and finish off with some wishes to the couple)
3.      Andecdotes : the audience does not want to feel excluded : make sure anecdotes can be understood by everyone in the room
4.      Find some quotes that summarise or colour your text. Google some words/characteristics that you want to illustrate and you'll find plenty of intelligent well-written lines.
5.      Read it aloud a few times : it needs to flow in your mouth (Use exercices of style to make it flow better, like alliterations (words starting with the same letter) or use of adjectives per groups of 3...
6.      Make it short and crisp : Maximum 7 minutes

Elements Of An Effective Speech!

"Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't; the other half have nothing to say and keep saying it."
Anyone can give a speech. Not everyone can give an effective speech. To give an effective speech there are 6 elements you should consider.
a.     Be Prepared - Being prepared is by far the most important element. How many times do you practice your speech? As a general rule, you should spend about 30 hours of preparation and rehearsal time for every hour you will be speaking.
b.     Give of Yourself - Use personal examples and stories in your speech whenever possible. Make sure your stories help to emphasize or support your point. The stories must match your message. Use examples from your personal and professional life to make your point. In either case be willing to give of yourself by sharing some of yourself with the audience.
c.      Stay Relaxed - To stay relaxed you should be prepared. Also, focus on your message and not the audience. Use gestures, including walking patterns. Practice the opening of your speech and plan exactly how you will say it. The audience will judge you in the first 30 seconds they see you.
d.     Use Natural Humor - Don't try to be a stand up comedian. Use natural humor by poking fun at yourself and something you said or did. Be sure NOT to make fun of anyone in the audience. People will laugh with you when you poke fun at yourself but don't over do it.

e.     Plan Your Body & Hand Positions - During the practice of your speech look for occasions where you can use a gesture. Establish three positions where you will stand and practice not only how to move to them but where in your speech do you move. Pick three positions, one on center stage, one to your right, and one to your left. Do not hide behind the lectern. When you do move maintain eye contact with the audience.

f.       Pay attention to all details - Make sure you have the right location (school, hotel, room & time). Make sure you know how to get to where you are speaking. Ask how large an audience you will be speaking to. Make sure you bring all your visual aids and plenty of handouts. Arrive early so you can check out where you will be speaking and make any last minute adjustments.

g.      It is very important that you pay attention to even the smallest details. You can never overplan. Remember, "He who fails to plan is planning for failure".

h.     Gain an understanding of who you are. Discover your own knowledge, capabilities, biases and potentials.
i.       · Gain an understanding of your audience. Ponder upon what the audience wants to hear, what provokes their interest, what they believe in and what they want to know.
j.       · Gain an understanding of the situation. Consider how the setting of the place and other unforeseen factors could affect the way you deliver your speech.
k.      · Anticipate response from the audience. Make sure you have a clear purpose in mind so that the audience will respond in the way you want them to.
l.       · Search for other sources of information. There might be more materials available for you to make your speech more colorful.
m.   · Come up with an argument that is reasonable. Make sure that the purpose of your speech is supported by clear and reliable data to formulate a sound argument.
n.     · Add structure to your message. Organize your ideas so that the audience will not have a hard time following and digesting your ideas.
o.     · Talk directly to your audience. Make sure the language you are using is one that your audience is comfortable with. Consider the occasion in delivering your speech.
p.     · Gain self-confidence through practice. It is only through practice can you effectively present your speech. Master the flow of your presentation by repeatedly rehearsing it. That way, you can have command over your speech."

Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with regular speech. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music known as songs that can either be sung a cappella (without accompaniment) or accompanied by musicians and instruments ranging from a single instrumentalist (a duet with a piano) to a full symphony orchestra or big band. Singing is often done in a group of other musicians, such as in a choir of singers with different voice ranges, or in an ensemble with instrumentalists, such as a rock group or Baroque ensemble. Nearly anyone who can speak can sing, since in many respects singing is merely a form of sustained speech.

Singing can be informal and done just for pleasure, for example, singing in the shower or karaoke; or it can be very formal, as in the case of singing during religious a ritual such as a Mass or professional singing performances done on stage or in a recording studio. Singing at a high amateur or professional level usually requires innate talent and a great deal of regular practice, and/or instruction.[1] Professional singers usually build their careers around one specific musical genre, such as Classical or rock, they typically take voice training provided by a voice teacher or vocal coach throughout their career.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

English Traditional

There was once a boy called Jack who was brave and quick-witted. He lived with his mother in a small cottage and their most valuable possession was their cow, Milky-White. But the day came when Milky-White gave them no milk and Jack's mother said she must be sold.

"Take her to market," she told Jack, "and mind you get a good price for her."

So Jack set out to market leading Milky-White by her halter. After a while he sat down to rest by the side of the road. An old man came by and Jack told him where he was going.

"Don't bother to go to the market,"

the old man said. "Sell your cow to me. I will pay you well. Look at these beans. Only plant them, and overnight you will find you have the finest bean plants in all the world. You'll be better off with these beans than with an old cow or money. Now, how many is five, Jack?"

"Two in each hand and one in your mouth," replied Jack, as sharp as a needle.

"Right you are, here are five beans," said the old man and he handed the beans to Jack and took Milky-White's halter.

When he reached home, his mother said, "Back so soon, Jack? Did you get a good price for Milky-White?"

Jack told her how he had exchanged the cow for five beans and before he could finish his account, his mother started to shout and box his ears. "You lazy good-for-nothing boy!" she screamed, "How could you hand over our cow for five old beans? What will we live on now? We shall starve to death, you stupid boy."

She flung the beans through the open window and sent Jack to bed without his supper.

When Jack woke the next morning there was a strange green light in his room. All he could see from, the window was green leaves. A huge beanstalk had shot up overnight. It grew higher than he could see. Quickly Jack got dressed and stepped out of the window right onto the beanstalk and started to climb.

"The old man said the beans would grow overnight," he thought. "They must indeed be very special beans."

Higher and higher Jack climbed until at last he reached the top and found himselfon a strange road. Jack followed it until he came to a great castle where he could smell the most delicious breakfast. Jack was hungry. It had been a long climb and he had had nothing to eat since midday the day before. Just as he reached the door of the castle he nearly tripped over the feet of an enormous woman.

"Here, boy," she called. "What are you doing? Don't you know my husband likes to eat boys for breakfast? It's lucky I have already fried up some bacon and mushrooms for him today, or I'd pop you in the frying pan. He can eat you tomorrow, though."

"Oh, please don't let him eat me," pleaded Jack. "I only came to ask you for a bite to eat. It smells so delicious."

Now the giant's wife had a kind heart and did not really enjoy cooking boys for breakfast, so she gave Jack a bacon sandwich. He was still eating it when the ground began to shake with heavy footsteps, and a loud voice boomed: "Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum."

"Quick, hide!" cried the giant's wife and she pushed Jack into the oven. "After breakfast, he'll fall asleep," she whispered. "That is when you must creep away." She left the oven door open a crack so that jack could see into the room. Again the terrible rumbling voice came:

"Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum,

I smell the blood of an Englishman,

Be he alive or be he dead,

I'll grind his bones to make my bread."

A huge giant came into the room. "Boys, boys, I smell boys," he shouted. "Wife, have I got a boy for breakfast today?"

"No, dear," she said soothingly. "You have got bacon and mushrooms. You must still be smelling the boy you ate last week." The giant sniffed the air suspiciously but at last sat down. He wolfed his breakfast of bacon and mushrooms, drank a great bucketful of steaming tea and crunched up a massive slice of toast. Then he fetched a couple of bags of gold from a cupboard and started counting gold coins. Before long he dropped off to sleep.

Quietly Jack crept out of the oven.

Carefully he picked up two gold coins and ran as fast as he could to the top of the beanstalk. He threw the gold clown to his mother's garden and climbed after it. At the bottom he found his mother looking in amazement at the gold coins and the beanstalk. Jack told her of his adventures in the giant's castle and when she examined the gold she realized he must be speaking the truth.

Jack and his mother used the gold to buy food. But the day came when the money ran out, and Jack decided to climb the beanstalk again.

It was all the same as before, the long climb, the road to the castle, the smell of breakfast and the giant's wife. But she was not so friendly this time.

"Aren't you the boy who was here before," she asked, "on the day that some gold was stolen from under my husband's nose?"

But Jack convinced her she was wrong and in time her heart softened again and she gave him some breakfast. Once more as:ack was eating the ground shuddered and the great voice boomed: "Tee, Fi, Fo, Fum." Quickly, ackjumped into the oven.

As he entered, the giant bellowed:

"Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum,

I smell the blood of cm Englishman,

Be he alive or be he dead,

I'll grind his bones to make my bread."

The giant's wife put a plate of sizzling sausages before him, telling him he must be mistaken. After breakfast the giant fetched a hen from a back room. Every time he said "Lay!" the hen laid an egg of solid gold.

"I must steal that hen, if I can," thought Jack, and he waited until the giant fell asleep. Then he slipped out of the oven, snotched up the and rim for the top of the beanstalk. Keeping the hen under one arm, he scrambled Jack and the Beanstalk clown as fast as he could until he reached the bottom. Jack's mother was waiting but she was not pleased when she saw the hen.

"Another of your silly ideas, is it, bringing an old hen when you might have brought us some gold? I don't know, what is to be done with you?"

Then jack set the hen down carefully, and cornmanded "Lay!" just as the giant had done. To his mother's surprise the hen laid an egg of solid gold.

Jack and his mother now lived in great luxury. But in time Jack became a little bored and decided to climb the beanstalk again.

This time he did not risk talking to the giant's wife in case she recognized him. He slipped into the kitchen when she was not looking, and hid himself in the log basket. He watched the giant's wife prepare breakfast and then he heard the giant's roar:

"Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum,

I smell the blood of an Englishman,

Be he alive or be he dead,

I'll grind his bones to make my bread."

"If it's that cheeky boy who stole your gold and our magic hen, then help you catch him," said the giant's wife. "Why don't we look in the oven? It's my guess he'll be hiding there."

You may be sure that jack was glad he was not in the oven. The giant and his wife hunted high and low but never thought to look in the log basket. At last they gave up and the giant sat down to breakfast.

After he had eaten, the giant fetched a harp. When he commanded "Play!" the harp played the most beautiful music. Soon the giant fell asleep, and jack crept out of the log basket. Quickly he snatched up the harp and ran. But the harp called out loudly, "Master, save me! Save me!" and the giant woke. With a roar of rage he chased after Jack.

Jack raced down the road towards the beanstalk with the giant's footsteps thundering behind him. When he reached the top of the beanstalk he threw down the harp and started to slither down after it.

The giant followed, and now the whole beanstalk shook and shuddered with his weight, and Jack feared for his life. At last he reached the ground, and seizing an axe he chopped at the beanstalk with all his might. Snap!

"Look out, mother!" he called as the giant came tumbling clown, head first. He lay dead at their feet with the beanstalk on the ground beside them. The harp was broken, but the hen continued to lay golden eggs for Jack and his mother and they lived happily and in great comfort for a long, long time.

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Michael Jackson's Lyrics

Michael Jackson I'll be There Lyrics:
[Michael:] You and I must make a pact.
We must bring salvation back.
Where there is love, I'll be there.
[The Jackson 5:] I'll be there.

[Michael:] I'll reach out my hand to you.
I'll have faith in all you do.
Just call my name and I'll be there.
[The Jackson 5:] I'll be there.

[Jermaine:] And, ohhhhh,
I'll be there to comfort you.
Build my world of dreams around you.
I'm so glad that I found you.
I'll be there with a love that's strong.
I'll be your strength,
I'll keep holdin' on.

[The Jackson 5:] Holdin' on, holdin' on, holdin' on.

[Jermaine:] Yes I will, yes I will.

[Michael:] Let me fill your heart with joy and laughter.
Togetherness, girl, is all I'm after.
Whenever you need me, I'll be there.
[The Jackson 5:] I'll be there.

[Michael:] I'll be there to protect you.
[Jermaine:] Yeah, baby.
[Michael:] With an unselfish love
That respects you.
Just call my name and I'll be there.
[The Jackson 5:] I'll be there.

[Jermaine:] And, ohhhhh,
I'll be there to comfort you.
Build my world of dreams around you.
I'm so glad that I found you.
I'll be there with a love that's strong.
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I'll be your strength,
I'll keep holdin' on.

[Marlon:] Holdin' on.
[Jermain:] Yes, I will.
[Jackie:] Holdin' on.
[Jermain:] Yes, I will.
[Tito:] Holdin' on.

[Michael:] If you should ever find someone new,
I know he better be good to you.
'Cause if he doesn't, I'll be there.
[The Jackson 5:] I'll be there.

[Michael:] Don't you know, baby, yeah, yeah.
[All:] I'll be there. I'll be there.
Just call my name,
[The Jackson 5:] I'll be there.
[Michael:] I'll be there.

[Michael:] Just look over your shoulders,
Honey, oooo.
[All:] I'll be there. I'll be there.
[Michael:] Whenver you need me,
[The Jackson 5:] I'll be there.
[Michael:] I'll be there.
Don'tcha know, baby, yeah, yeah.

[The Jackson 5:] La-la-la, la-la, la-la.
[Michael:] I'll be there.
[The Jackson 5:] La-la-la, la-la, la-la.
[Michael:] I'll be there.
Just call my name and I'll be there,
I'll be there.
[The Jackson 5:] La-la-la, la-la, la-la.

Man In The Mirror"

I'm Gonna Make A Change,
For Once In My Life
It's Gonna Feel Real Good,
Gonna Make A Difference
Gonna Make It Right . . .

As I, Turn Up The Collar On My
Favourite Winter Coat
This Wind Is Blowin' My Mind
I See The Kids In The Street,
With Not Enough To Eat
Who Am I, To Be Blind?
Pretending Not To See
Their Needs
A Summer's Disregard,
A Broken Bottle Top
And A One Man's Soul
They Follow Each Other On
The Wind Ya' Know
'Cause They Got Nowhere
To Go
That's Why I Want You To

I'm Starting With The Man In
The Mirror
I'm Asking Him To Change
His Ways
And No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change
(Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change)
(Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na,
Na Nah)

I've Been A Victim Of A Selfish
Kind Of Love
It's Time That I Realize
That There Are Some With No
Home, Not A Nickel To Loan
Could It Be Really Me,
Pretending That They're Not

A Willow Deeply Scarred,
Somebody's Broken Heart
And A Washed-Out Dream
(Washed-Out Dream)
They Follow The Pattern Of
The Wind, Ya' See
Cause They Got No Place
To Be
That's Why I'm Starting With
(Starting With Me!)

I'm Starting With The Man In
The Mirror
I'm Asking Him To Change
His Ways
And No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make A Change
(Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make A Change)

I'm Starting With The Man In
The Mirror
I'm Asking Him To Change His
(Change His Ways-Ooh!)
And No Message Could've
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make That . . .
(Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make That . . .)

I'm Starting With The Man In
The Mirror,
(Man In The Mirror-Oh
I'm Asking Him To Change
His Ways
(Better Change!)
No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
(Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make The Change)
(You Gotta Get It Right, While
You Got The Time)
('Cause When You Close Your
You Can't Close Your . . .Your
(Then You Close Your . . .
That Man, That Man, That
Man, That Man
With That Man In The Mirror
(Man In The Mirror, Oh Yeah!)
That Man, That Man, That Man
I'm Asking Him To Change
His Ways
(Better Change!)
You Know . . .That Man
No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make A Change
(Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make A Change)
Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!
Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na,
Na Nah

(Oh Yeah!)
Gonna Feel Real Good Now!
Yeah Yeah! Yeah Yeah!
Yeah Yeah!
Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na,
Na Nah
(Ooooh . . .)
Oh No, No No . . .
I'm Gonna Make A Change
It's Gonna Feel Real Good!
Come On!
(Change . . .)
Just Lift Yourself
You Know
You've Got To Stop It.
(Yeah!-Make That Change!)
I've Got To Make That Change,
(Man In The Mirror)
You Got To
You Got To Not Let Yourself . . .
Brother . . .
(Yeah!-Make That Change!)
You Know-I've Got To Get
That Man, That Man . . .
(Man In The Mirror)
You've Got To
You've Got To Move! Come
On! Come On!
You Got To . . .
Stand Up! Stand Up!
Stand Up!
(Yeah-Make That Change)
Stand Up And Lift
Yourself, Now!
(Man In The Mirror)
Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!
(Yeah-Make That Change)
Gonna Make That Change . . .
Come On!

(Man In The Mirror)
You Know It!
You Know It!
You Know It!
You Know . . .
(Change . . .)

The Best Person to Change is the One in The Mirror

I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror
I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways
And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
If You Want to Make The World
A Better Place
Take A Look At Yourself,
And Then Make the