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Graduation!

10 Oct

I ‘ve been to convocation ceremonies before this but this year’s probably one of the most memorable ones.

#1.

Main reason is of course it’s mine this year.

But it’s not so much about celebrating my moment and things like that, it’s about meeting up with friends I used to see almost everyday but haven’t met since our finals last May.

#2.

#3.

Roomies & first friend from university. πŸ™‚

#4.

#5.

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Juniors who are still schooling, seniors who are already working…

#7.

And loved ones. πŸ™‚

This is really a memorable part of university. And of course, being part of the wonderful bunch from college makes it all different as well.

It’s sad how we have to move on from phases in life like this. But I suppose this is how it’s meant to be.

I’ll miss each and everyone of you.

When Many Left, They Stayed.

25 Sep

Today is yet another day worth to be written down somewhere, hence here I am trying to keep my eyes open at this hour just for the sake of writing when I still feel the excitement from the day. πŸ™‚

I keep saying how much I miss university but even I myself haven’t expected that I really do miss that phase of my life so much so it made me so emotional the whole day.

I was super excited with just the thoughts about meeting friends from the same course since it’s I-Week at the Faculty.

So excited I actually half-ran to the hall from my car. LOL!

Then I saw the very familiar building I spent my last three years in. And the smell of their air-conditioner – mm hmm~ I’m back!!! πŸ˜€

It was just so thrilling to see how successful I-Week in FEA can finally be! After so many years of letdowns, thank God we haven’t gave up on this beloved school of ours!!!

Then I met my roomies!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I actually met them last night and when I saw them, I immediately felt like crying. I don’t know why either, I just wanted to hug them both and cry my heart out.

Don’t get me wrong, my life hasn’t sucked as much as it sounded. Just that I missed them so so SO much!

So to get an all-day outing with them today sure made me a super happy girl! And this silly woman came too, all the way from RTM Seremban!

#1.

And her so-called boyfriend who has been dead centuries ago!

#2.

…who is also cross-eyed! Ahahaha!

#2. Roomies!

For dinner we had Korean food, which was somewhat disappointing. Haha but really, it’s who you eat with that matters. πŸ™‚

#4.

And that’s the face you get from Malar when she is calling you ‘menyampah’. πŸ˜€

We basically went hunting for Elen’s so-called furnitures and did some shoe-shopping with Malar – simple stuffs but don’t know why I got super emotional about the whole thing when I left Elen’s house just now! 😦

I just suddenly remembered, these girls have been there not just for three years, but a really important chapter in my life.

They saw me in my worst and best days, heard me out countless times when I rant about my day, got woken up by me in the middle of the night simply because I was being stupid for getting scared over some random noise or shadow, accompanied me to shower in the next cubicle because I was scared again, and even helped held my hair and pat my back when I vomited over one of my migraine days.

They were there because they cared for me sincerely, with no expectations on what they’ll get back. Β And I know, they’ll always be there even though I’ve had already countless friends walking out on me simply because we are moving on with different things in life.

You girls are really the most amazing people I’ve met. I’ll always be grateful to have met each and everyone of you. πŸ™‚

#5.

Can’t wait for our complete group shot!Β β™₯

Grand Finale and the Birth of Moon.

16 May

It was the most pessimistic roomie’s birthday. The one whose cupboard is filled with 98% of black clothings and 2% of whites.

I’m of course talking about Moon! πŸ˜€

#1.

This silly girl has such a one of a kind thinking that she actually thought we went out without her! Which explains the tears. πŸ˜€

The idea was to ‘coincidentally’ bump into her and Wai who brought her out ‘unplanned’. But we all thought it was pretty obvious with just two remaining seats left at the table! Little did we know she’s so silly to think we actually really went out, what more to her favourite restaurant without her. xD

She was so emotional the whole time until we brought out her customized cupcakes!

#2.

#3.

The girl was still shocked up till this point but we decided to ignore her and camwhore all the way.

#4. With Juin & Tong

#5. Emo birthday girl with my handmade card

#6. Elen with her boyfie

#7. Louise, Felicia & Choon Roei

#8. My two lovely roomies!

There are more with Louise since her DSLR obviously produce better quality pictures. πŸ™‚ After dinner, we decided to move onto second rounds – KARAOKE!

We went to the Loud Speaker Karaoke and was delighted at first to be given additional 30minutes of the session by the Manager. Then when the first room we used had some technical problems, they immediately replaced us with the VIP Room. πŸ˜€

Well, we think it’s the VIP room because they had a personal toilet in the room, projector LCD and even disco lights! Not forgetting the enormous space in the room and the mini bar!!!

#9.

#10.

#11. Shake that!

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#13.

That night karaoke wasn’t just about singing, we made full use of the space and shake our butts out, trying to impersonate the Korean girl and boy bands. πŸ™‚

I’ve never enjoyed karaoke so much, seriously! We were so crazy till we got people looking, peeping through our door to see what nonsense was happening in the room.

I miss you girls already! Come back soon and plan something for convocation! πŸ˜€

Kamsahamnida!

11 May

The night before my completely-don’t-understand-subject’s examination, I went on a Korean feast with my two beloved room mates!

#1.

A dish that I’ll never remember its name. Ahaha!

#2. Kimchi Hot Pot!

This is definitely yums because it’s a combination of both my favourites; instant noodles and hotpot! πŸ˜€

#3. Side dishes

The three of us totally over budgeted both our wallets and stomachs until we didn’t even ask refill for our side dishes!

But the drinks were of course refilled so many times till we were super bloated!

#4. Hungry Elen!

#5. Darling Hung Tong!

She was so excited over the dinner – Googled the directions to the nearest Dao Rae, shrieked countless times over pictures of Korean stars in the shop, read over and over again the menu, then ordered happily for us. πŸ˜€

It was a really happy dinner because first I get some time off books then I got real good quality chats with the two roomies. πŸ™‚ But I became ill after dinner because I got OD-ed with Kimchi. >.<

Felt like vomiting the whole time and everytime I feel like burping, I feel like kimchi was coming out from my throat. Yes I know, too much information ey? πŸ˜€

The roomies have always been a really really big part of my university life. Now that my uni life is completely over, I guess I won’t be seeing them as much as I want to. 😦

Losing the Base

6 May

The usual list that consist of more than 10 sheets of A4 paper now became no more than the fingers of a normal person’s hand. One hand, that is.

Not that they were doing Mother Nature a favour by using less paper, nor were their printer out of ink.

Obviously it’s because the names on the list have reduced, by almost half!

We began speculating the reason behind the reduction.

One said the authorities wanted to keep us low profile just like where she came from.

Another said they wanted to keep only bright candidates in the institution.

Finally one came with proper statistics and stuffs (which makes it sound more convincing) that the main reason is simply because they want to bring in more of the international and postgraduate students.

Then a thought came. Which of course is the reason I wrote this.

Say the university is a big pyramid figure. And undergraduates are the base of the pyramid (both local and abroad) and the levels slowly goes to top with postgraduates – Masters students, PhD holder, staffs of the university and finally the Chancellor (I think)

Well if you intend to reduce the base’s quality – instead of the normal cement and sand and bricks and stuff, you’re replacing with papers for example, guess what’s going to happen?

Not only will the base not hold, the whole pyramid would come tumbling down.

Local universities, IPTA they call it are supposed to benefit the less wealthy rakyat with proper tertiary education and facilities one should get at a university.

But now you’re cutting our parts (by THAT much?) for the sake of postgraduates and international students?

I understand how important it is to increase the number of postgraduates and international students in a university – what pride that will bring and perhaps even get your rankings improved.

But makes no sense if you’re going to lose the quality of base of the whole system. Speaking of quality, not like the base’s quality is even that very much on par at the moment.

It makes me so frustrated that the system is in such a way now.

Not like it affects me directly since I’m going to be done this semester. But doesn’t mean if I’m not affected I shouldn’t care.

I really hope to get a proper explanation for this matter. Okay fine, I don’t expect people to really respond to me here, I’m all ready to do my own research and study why they’re doing this.

Hopefully they have a really really reeeaaally good reason behind this. But I can’t possibly think of any at the moment.

And yes, reason I’m back here is because I’m (almost) done with my papers! πŸ˜€

Exam Mode

29 Apr

Will be back after my final finals (geddit?) which officially ends on the 9th of May 2011!

– Picture found in Google Images

Pre-Grad Trip At Malacca!

22 Apr

While everyone started their study week with their revisions and tutorials, the girls and I headed down South to Malacca for a simple pre-grad trip!

We earlier planned for something abroad but due to time and budget constraint, we decided to just do local.

After all, it’s the time spent together that matters right? πŸ™‚

#1. Myself, Felicia and Belle!

We went by two cars with their respective owners; Elen and Louise. I personally enjoyed the best of both worldscars – started the journey with Louise’s then halfway at the R&R hopped over to Elen’s!

#2. Louise

#3. Elen

Managed to reach the Jiong Guesthouse after an hour or two of driving and laughing. Freshened up after sweaty journey under the scorching hot sun of both KL and Malacca then off we started our trip.

Of course, did I mention we had a local tour guide who brought us all to the good food in Malacca? πŸ˜€ Sean’s our junior in university and he kindly volunteered to bring us around!

The first place we went to was the Portugese Settlement for some seafood!

#4. Deep fried squid

#5. Humongous La-la

#6. Crabbieeee!!

I’m actually allergic to prawns and crabs since I was younger but I decided to screw it and indulge into the yummy baked crab!

Thankfully the allergy isn’t as serious anymore so I only had mild itchiness on the tongue and throat. πŸ˜€

Loitered around the jetty with the cool sea breeze for some ‘digestion’ before we headed to our next food stop – Capitol Satay!

#7. The usual queue

#8. Disappointed Moon.

There’s a story behind her disappointment!

The girl happily thought Satay Celup was the normal satay with meat and all so she was looking forward to those barbequed meaty satay. Well, of course Satay Celup’s not like that so that’s how she got disappointed! πŸ˜€

#9. Failed picture of the mess after our indulgence

Some of the girls didn’t enjoy Satay Celup that much but I loved it! Especially when you dip the sausages with cheese into the boiling hot nutty sauce – HEAVEN!

Being typical tourists, we went over to the park where the Eye on Malaysia Malacca and Pirate Ship were located.

#10. Louise

#11. Elen & Mandy

#12.

I’m no fan of Pirate Ships but because Moon said it is much lower than the ones we have in Sunway Lagoon and Genting, I thought why not.

Up I went and had the scariest, noisiest, funniest and most painful twenty minutes of my life in Malacca.

Mandy and I sure screamed a whole lot up there till we attracted some other tourists to pay for the ride after that but luckily we did scream or else we might just have a hard time like Hung Tong and Choon Roei who were close to vomiting. >.<

After that, we went for some more food – desserts! No pictures though because we were still very much excited about the Pirate Ship. πŸ˜€

The night ended with us sleeping soundly in the reasonably priced Guesthouse and so my post shall end here for now!

Ahaha didn’t expect it to be so lengthy and I’m getting a little impatient with the line so till the next post, take care you all! πŸ™‚