2014年2月15日星期六

Ureka.my Challenge & APK expo

从砂劳越回来不久后,我在面子书上看到大学朋友分享了一项很有吸引力的比赛——iSTREC Road Safety Innovation Challenge 2013。它的奖品是出国旅行哦!奖品如下:

STUDENT GRAND PRIZE
5D/4N study trip to Sweden
STUDENT SECOND PRIZE
3D/2N study trip to Thailand
STUDENT THIRD PRIZE
3D/2N study trip to Singapore








相关的比赛是需要参赛者给一个或以上的办法已解决卡车(truck)与摩哆相撞的几率。
找来了yanni和我同组,不用想很久我们就有idea了,很开心,应该是从辩论练出来的吧!嘻嘻。
上个星期成绩终于出炉了,虽然我们三个奖项都拿不到,不过前两个奖品得奖者是来自我大学的参赛者。这也是可喜可贺,因为参赛者来自全马的大学生,要获得这奖项的确不容易。

参赛者可获得一件T-shirt, 可惜没我的size, 剩下L, 超大件!给妈妈穿好了 >.<

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APK Expo


这是必修科,也就是enterpreneurship。 lecturer 帮我们分组,每一组都要在想一样产品在两天expo卖!想来想去都是卖食物才能赚,大学生怎样都是要吃的,不会想要买有的没的。刚开始由于我们是engineering course的,lecturer 不允许我们卖食物,因为我们不是读food science,而且food science 学生都在卖食物,竞争很大。
后来,由于很多假日都撞到上课日,我们没时间呈现我们要卖的产品,可以直接找我们的supervisor(另一位lecturer)呈现。于是,我们说要卖汉堡,看看supervisor批准不,结果supervisor很好,很爽快地说好!他也不像其他组supervisor那么挑剔。从我们的意见到食物味道,他都说好~
两天的expo看起来很短,可是我们筹备时间可长呢!我们要尝试制作特别口味的汉堡、写proposal、到处去买材料、卖了过后要写report。
最幸苦不过就是那两天。expo时间是从早上8点到5点,不可以在档口煮食物,所以我们3、4点就得起床煮食物~ 有的人就负责载送食物~ 可是很幸苦啊!
以下是组员设计的poster,是乱了点(被朋友投诉):




虽然过程幸苦,尤其是组长,好在大家都很合作,顺利完成任务!我们也有赚没亏!


写到这里,得去烘焙了 =P

2014年1月23日星期四

My Sem 3 - mostly about my experience in Kuching Sarawak

If you give me a word to describe my 3rd semester of my university program (1st sem of second year), it is not enough. Oh yeah, I’m back to Cheras for a month semester break before 4th sem is started.

Too many words can describe my sem 3 – hectic, upset, lonely but excited, challenging and happy. I’d been through a lot of hardship and learnt a lot in this sem, much more than last sem.

Well, where shall I start? It’s been a long time since I typed the last post.
Recalling back to the beginning of sem 3, when I went back to the house which I rent with a few friends in Sabah, the unwilling feeling was so strong, even stronger than first time I came to Sabah because I couldn’t find the belonging over there. I feel that we are even less close than last time we’d been. Perhaps that is because what others’ said: we have different channels. I tell you, it’s normal to have this coz my friends also experienced this. Luckily, I still have many friends who stand by my side. I’m really glad to have them and I promise myself to love them more <3 nbsp="">

Then, I moved on my life by doing what I wanted to do. So next, I would tell you how interesting and challenging was my sem 3. I was so active in English Debating Club in my uni. For the first meeting, I was considering whether I shall go, I wanted to because I still want to learn more things especially to improve my verbal English. Then, I decided to go there after I got some debaters went along with me. I'm not sure whether it was first or second meeting, my president encouraged us to take part in an international debating competition which held in Sarawak. After I considered and discussed with a girl for a few times, I decided to take part in it. One of the reasons is I wanted to travel in Sarawak! Hehehee…This was the first time we competed outside of our uni. And yes, it made us become more committed to our club. Previously, we were not as active as this sem. We went every training and meeting from 6pm until late night, mostly after 9pm and we had to walk back to our house coz last bus comes at 9pm.

I’m grateful that there are seniors that willing to teach us everything without only keeping the knowledge to themselves. They would try to find some time to train us if we requested for it for the competition even though they were busy with their assignments, tests and etc. They are experienced coz they have been through in international competition but they’re still a humble person and keep on learning.

From the competition in Sarawak, I met a lot of people. I knew some people from Malaysia, Singapore, India, Vietnam and even Kyrgyzstan! Some of them are undergraduates and some of them already start working but still passionate on debating! I met some high school students who are only 13-15 years old though. It was kinda unfair to them but I admire their courage to take part in this tournament. I went as an adjudicator, not a chair though. So, my roles includes persuading the chair to decide which side win and give feedback to debaters. Hmm, not everyone ask for feedback from me coz I’m not the chair and I have to admit that I have not much feedback to give them. Sigh…I still have to improve my debating skills and general knowledge! One way to improve me is to read bbc everyday~ However, I learnt a lot as being an adj. After sat down for an hour, listened to their points and copied down everything they’ve said, I had to decide their ranking! Each side seemed so right for me >.<  Not only that, I had to think why am I giving credit to them, which points stand and how to become better (feedback). I’m not that confident enough Arghh… I also learnt a lot from chair and debaters. I could see many different perspectives from different sides and how they debate.  

 I’m happy that I had a conversation with 2 awesome debaters (not participants).
 P/s actually that time was an awful moment coz I can’t find the room and all my partners were not with me then only ended up with chatting with them. 
Throughout the conversation, I got to know the story of Waze app which help me truly realize that an app can be created to solve a daily life problem and it make me become more passionate on the profession as a software engineer. Unexpectedly, the story was later written for my application of exchange program. Besides, I was told by an awesome girl that everybody is learning coding. I’m really admire her coz she is also studying computer science and she is so clear about what she wants to do in the future and active in many activities.

The tournament was held from 2nd to 4th November. 6 of us, Richard, Wi, Yven, Mavis, Yanni and I went there on 1st of November morning. After we checked-in Telang Usan Hotel, they gave some briefing to all participants. We were free at night, all my team mates went out with their friends who studying in UNIMAS for supper. I couldn’t join them coz I still have my programming assignment T^T but I messed it up because I accidentally fell asleep in the hotel! Most probably because I was too tired and the room was so comfortable with air-cond! Luckily by that time I woke up, there were a few minutes left for me to email the assignment to my lecturer. All my team mates already back but my door was locked, so they went another room for last training! Sooo shameful~~ >.< I still had fried oyster (蚝煎) as my supper anyway hahaha but I didn’t eat as much as them L steal their pictures XP: 

food hunt 1st round in Srwak ~ Pork satay, kolo mee, kampua mee, tomato mee,,char koay teow, white lady,abc, 'metaphor', 'yi dian hong' 


 蚝煎,猪肠粉,黑醋面,糟菜粉干


On 2nd day, we had preliminary rounds from morning to evening. At night, 6 of us went to have lok lok!

The only picture of lok lok we have >.<

 fried kolo mee


Sarawak Laksa

Nasi Lemak

Then, we went to Damai beach with other debaters! Basically, there are nothing much, just has a small and noisy bar >.< My friend told me that there is a cultural village but we didn’t get to see that.


On 3rd day, since we didn’t break into quarter final >.< , we went Kuching town and jiayang was the tour guide~ thanks to him for willing to spend time with us!
We tried local foods at carpenter street

Laksa again haha

Red kolo mee

Overview of the food court



Not managed to eat pork satay there >.<

Gamdong ice-cream


We took picture with the tauke 

Visit souvenir shops





Richard and Wi were then back to hostel. 4 of us toured around UNIMAS.




Spot the bridge! A lot of names for it.. one of them is ''couple bridge''

Nice buildings in their campus! Not like UMS >.<



This dress is made of condoms!!!


The art in library

4 of us looked for supper at Padungan..
Laksa, again...hahaha


Zhu Cap


At night, we had room party >.<  We all had to join it after everyone knew the next day was Yven’s birthday. That was first time I had local wine- Tuak. Not very bad. I was just not used to it so Yven and I escaped from there after I finished a small cup of Tuak.

On 4th day, last meal with the debaters.

Sorry, laksa again!

Finally, I got to try tomato-sauce mee!! But they said this was not as good as the first one they tried on first night! >.<


stewed pork

  Kedondong Juice 


After that, we walked ourselves.

me, mavis, yanni, Yven


We took boat to tour the river.


met another 2 debaters

We also crossed the river to buy some kek lapis.

This was our last day in Sarawak and our flight time is at 11pm. We were kinda disappointed that the tournament organizer didn’t arrange any transport to send us to airport. Fortunately, Jiayang rent his friend’s car to fetch us! And since we had 6 people, he made two trips! We were so grateful and finally, I understand what is 患难见真情!which means you will see who is your true friend when you’re in trouble!
For more pictures, please view here =D


OMG THIS IS GONNA BE TOO LONG!  Okay, I will write another post for the stories below:

Apk course- compulsory for us to sell things on expo days.
ureka challenge- a good try for me and yannie.
UGRAD exchange program- good experience and I was selected to interview.
Labuan debating workshop- gets closer with Labuan guys.
Birthdays- a lot of December babies including me.
Christmas- an event at gaya street in KK.
And my beloved granny who just passed away…



2013年6月27日星期四

Kundasang 两天一夜之旅

耶!常常听学姐推荐去Kundasang玩,这一次真的终于去了!友善的系友帮我们计划了整个行程,找了司机和导游带我们去玩,太感谢他们了。这一次我们一共20个人去玩,只有几个人不是系友,不过没关系,也是可以玩得很开心。

我们早上10点出发,第一站就是去Tamparulli 吃coconut puding。我们又是帮衬上次那档(有阿贤照片),不是因为好吃,而是我们的车又不小心泊在那里 >.< 我对这里的布丁没什么意见啦,一直都觉得好吃,吃过更好吃的朋友会说这里的布丁不怎么好吃。我吃的是罐子装的,因为椰子装着的没完了。
当天还伤风感冒,可是看到罐子这么小,吃吧,不吃白不吃,吃了再打算!哈哈

然后我们就去Tuaran吃Tuaran Mee。说实在的,只是卖相好看 >.<


Tuaran Mee

然后我们去Nabalu Town 看看手工艺品和远处的神山~ 在这里开始感到很凉爽了

神山


接下来就去我最期待的Desa Farm牛场!
这里好大风、好冷!看我朋友的头发被吹成这样就知道风有多大 :P

 看到牛了哦~ 觉得好像自身处于纽西兰啊
 来到这里一定要喝牛奶~有原味和巧克力口味
也少不了yogurt ice cream, 哈哈,伤风再加上来“姨妈”还要吃


来个大合照了!以下两张显然不是来自我的相机拍的哈哈
牛粪好香!
嘿嘿,离开前爬上这块大石头拍照~ 好难爬 >.<
然后我们去买菜回homestay去吃火锅。肉类导游已经准备好了。


第二天早上我们去Fish Spa~ 每个人的手中都有一包鱼料,丢在自己的脚下就会有很多鱼儿过来抢吃!大大条黑色的鱼不会咬人,反而褐色的小鱼一直咬我的脚,好痛

下一站就去Poring Hot Spring, 我们先走吊桥(拍照要给钱所以没拍了),然后去瀑布。最后我们才去浸泡温泉。由于时间紧迫的关系,我们只浸泡脚,没有全身。

最后我们去大茄来吃海鲜~哈哈
拍了奶油螃蟹我的相机即刻没电了,忘记充电 T.T


吃饱后,住在宿舍的朋友先回去,因为大学有门禁,而我们这些住外面的就去Tanjung Aru 吹海风,还研究起沙滩上的贝类。
然后我们去看半夜场 World War Z!哈哈。不错看,只是不怎么喜欢结局,觉得结局太仓促了。

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