Samantha is currently a final year English major student pursuing the Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Malaya. This 22 year old student enjoys shopping, spending quality time with friends and family over good food as well as blogging. You can contact the author of the guest post by email: samanthaque [at] hotmail.com
Minggu Haluansiswa 2010/2011Written by Samantha, first published on her personal blog
This post will be all about my orientation week in University of Malaya or well known as Minggu Haluansiswa or MHS.
|The banner in Dewan Tunku Canselor (DTC).|
MHS, is a whole week of torture. Each day, we only slept for a maximum of 4 hours IF we are lucky and nothing else more than that. Although I was somewhat prepared for MHS [Thanks to Angela anyway =P], but still, it felt like hell =.=… And to be honest with you, MHS made my National Service experience felt like heaven more than ever [My National Service experience has been an awesome one anyway =P].
|Inside Dewan Tunku Canselor.|
|Opening prayer before any ceremony in Dewan Tunku Canselor.|
|The overview of half of Dewan Tunku Canselor from the second floor.|
Every morning, we are made to sing the hostel and UM song, I don’t mind the UM song honestly [It's pretty cute! Totally reminded me of KHS school song hehe !] but I hate the hostel song because I can’t seem to remember the lyrics although they made us sing that song like everyday. Sorry la, I don’t like that song, that’s why.
|Some of the first year students of 7th College singing either the hostel or UM song. Yea, I am one of them, somewhere in the crowd at the back.|
a) Switching off our handphone by ensuring that we take out the battery.
b) We are still having all the items that they gave us.
Yea, I know what do you want to ask next. What items? Right, these items:
|Yellow paper -___-…|
|The red bag.|
|Vice chancellor, faculty’s deans.|
That means, if you are staying at the highest floor and one of the last rooms, you run and get whatever you’ve forgotten to take and if everyone else if given 5 minute to do so, the one staying at the highest floor and one of the last rooms can prepare to curse and swear.
And for one/a few idiots action like forgetting to carry their umbrella along with them [Even when the talk is in our hostel], you will lose your one or half an hour of sleep at night. Yea, so don’t do anything idiotic that will make you lose even a minute of your sleep. Sleep is super precious during MHS so don’t waste anytime whenever you can sleep.
|Sam, Jennica, Melissa sleeping inside DTC.|
During MHS, we are only given two orientation T-shirts and we were made to wear the same shirt for the whole week. So yea, don’t look at me like that. Everyone else stink just like me and let me know if other university do this to their students too.
|Different colleges with different orientation shirt colours.|
There are many sports event for us to participate but you can be so sure that I participate none because I hate sports and I don’t like playing any kind of sports so please, never invite me for a game of badminton or tennis unless you don’t mind me yawning all the time. But I do love swimming [Albeit I can't swim] and marathon run! =P
|UM Cares; one of the go green event by UM.|
There is no public speaking though so I went for the debate try out [To represent my college during MHS] as I’ve never joined any debate before so I think it’ll be pretty cool to be in a debate team for once =P.
|The guy sitting next to me is PM zChuckz, the PM who is in charge of us for the Bahasa Malaysia debate.|
|Revati and I. We knew each other since standard 1 and we were schoolmates and classmates from 1997-2007. And now, we are in the same university! =D|
Also… Honestly, debating was fun! I kinda regretted that I never had a chance to do it in secondary school and KHS T____T… But it’s okay, at least I get to do it in UM =P. Although we only won one round out of three rounds but I am satisfied because the one round that we won, was the one that I debated in. I was only given a chance because I am the only one without any experience at all as compared to the other three girls. So yea, I’m still happy nevertheless .
|7th College Bahasa Malaysia debate team at 6th College.|
Clinical Students’ Hostel
WHY! WHY SO SPECIAL!! Hello! Do you know that, if one engineer or architect ah, forgot to draw a screw or whatever, and then the whole building can collapse and millions of people will die at one go. Not like doctors hor, kill one by one during operation [As told by my dearest Nano]! I do think that UM need to reconsider changing 2nd College into Engineering Students’ Hostel and my college to Language Students’ Hostel… Hehehe!
What?! Language can cause World War III… We just have to say something offensive at the right time and right place… and there you go… So UM… I demand a hostel for the Language faculty students! Please and thank you! =D Yea I know; dream on so let’s move on.
|Silent cheers to sindir another college =P I like this one a lot!|
And there is another guy, who happens to be a PM of 6th College, he looks like Soon Seng and I actually yelled SOON SENG across the road just to get his attention because I thought he is Soon Seng until someone taps me and asked me on who am I calling, then I actually said:
My ex-classmate who is now in UMP.
T______T… But let’s not talk about embarrassing stuff …
|This is Huey Ting and I and I do think that she looks a lot like my ex-classmate back in 6AE, Mok Li Suet =P.|
|Senior cheerleaders leading the Siswa UM cheers =P. This is, my favourite cheers of all time during MHS and it sounds so much better when the whole DTC is doing the Siswa UM cheers together =D.|
(Eat OR Take a bath) AND Wash the food container.
So yea, you either eat or bathe but you must wash the food container.
|2nd College which happens to be Tat Joon’s college and one of their cheers =).|
|Stuff that Jennica, Melissa and I wrote in DTC =P. Hehe!|
|Some other performances which are not too bad, but exceeded my expectations =P.|
|Back to the hostel, the PM-s had a performance for us, which is entertaining us with all the cheers! =D|
Overall, MHS still sucks and I know, it didn’t seem so sucky in this post but trust me, it gives you all this sort of negative feelings at once. But now, looking back at it, I smiled because I lived through MHS, the hell of a time in UM.
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