Wednesday, August 27, 2014

JOIN ALL THE ACTIVITIES

During the previous two days, non-sports related clubs and societies were having their booths to get some new members in. They ranged from le choir club to science and even dental and some business stuff to language clubs.

And here you are allowed to open your own club provided you find an adviser for your club and have a number of members or something.

I managed to get a place in the Japanese club - I joined just so that I can learn the language, mainly - but it's also fun to get to know more about the Japanese culture. To be honest, I was a little disappointed that I couldn't find a Spanish club to help me learn this language further. There hasn't been much chance in university to learn the stuff I want now.

Then there's this anime club. I heard that there are quite a number of cosplayers there, and they give preview to the upcoming anime conventions and stuff. A member even told me that animangaki was started from the anime club in this very university!

Sounds cool enough, and I was hoping for some anime-drawing tutorials and introduction to good manga and anime series, and so I joined.

For the first semester, I won't have any classes that clash with my club activities, so all is well.

I also signed up for ECHO, a university magazine club which would be in charge of publishing magazines and newsletters on the university events and stuff. I did join a similar program before, so this is not all that foreign. In fact, it sounds pretty exciting and fun! However this activity is still pending, because I will need to undergo an interview to get a position in that club first - a writer, a designer or maybe some journalism thing.

So yes, I did get a little bit greedy for my club activities. And that's just the non-sport related ones. As for the sports club and societies, I debated between cheerleading club and dancing club. I have a little experience in cheerleading activities, and just about zero skills in dancing (but that's the point, cause you can LEARN).

A turtle needs her share of swimming activities after all
But then, my attention was riveted by this swimming club. I love swimming, even if I don't know all those fancy techniques or anything - I just enjoy the swimming activity itself. I can be just floating on the water surface for ten minutes and still be content with what I'm doing anyways.

So yes, I joined the swimming club. The thing is, this club's activity is on the same day with that of anime club's and I will probably only get about 30 minutes of activities in anime club before I have to go swimming.

 I guess it depends on which one I'm more interested in now =P Also a little worried that there will be more guys than girls in the swimming club as well cause I get a little self-conscious sometimes .______.

So yes, the activities start today. I am kind of determined to get the most out of my university life, with or without friends. Meanwhile, how's your people's university life? Is it going well? I sure hope so =)

As usual, thanks for your supports all these while, my dear readers. Have a good day ahead.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FIRST WEEK

So, I've been in KL for like one week or so now, and classes only started this week. So far, so good.

While I thought that I might die from the KL heat and no air-conditioning in the hostel, staying here for this long has proven me wrong.

It's freezing cold, even without the air-conds.

I don't need to say much more about the lecture halls and classes. I mean, those places were probably designed more to be a fridge than a classroom.

Sorry that this post won't have any pictures, but the internet provided in my dorm unit (I am grateful enough that there is actually internet in the room without the need to go to the lobby actually) is kind of slow so I won't be uploading any for now.

Well the library's awesome. And having a nice mall within walking distance for hanging out and watching movies, playing games etc? That's even awesomer.

I have yet to make many friends in my course - or intake, for that matter, but there's some progress.

Just joined some clubs yesterday for my co-curricular activities. I hope that will go well too =) There's a lot to choose from now that I am in university - the freedom is kind of shocking, to be honest O.O"

I do love visiting the libraries, however. Yes, libraries. Plural. Since Sunway university is also linked to Monash University, I can visit their library and borrow their resources once I fill in a form for some reciprocal thingies. It gets colder the longer you sit there, but I realized that the Sunway University's library is much colder than Monash's. That's probably why I'm willing to walk the extra 10 to 15 minutes to that university rather than just stay in my uni's own library =P

There are events in both universities, and I realized that if I visit at the right time and dates, I might be able to just blend in with the students and join their events. Just today I bought some badges from Monash Uni.

It's nice to walk around in the universities because you don't know anyone and they don't know you either and you can pretty much walk about without having to entertain other people XD

But of course, my attempts to socialize more is still ongoing =)

Staying in this in-campus apartment is actually a lot better than I expected as well. My roommates are nice, and although we don't share the same course we still talk from time to time and make friendly conversations. I AM learning to communicate better, do give me time. x)

One thing to worry about after coming here would be the money.

There's so many things you can spend your money on - even more so if you decide to visit the mall. But I'm starting to plan and budget ahead more now, for the sake of my bank account if not anything else.

It's just the first studying week here, and there are barely any practicals or tutorials because of our studying pace. And since there is only lectures for this week, I pretty much am free most of the days and spend my time in the library downloading pdfs or drawing or reading - as I usually do.

I do miss the nice internet speed on which I could use to play online games or post pictures and videos in a short time, however.

Homesick? I admit that I was really homesick on my first day here, but I was pretty much fine afterwards. =)

Things are going well for now, and if this continues, I might go hunt for a part time job at the bookstore during weekends. I'll have to see about that - the assignment load etc, it's hard to tell if I will have the time to do extra work. But I sure won't mind the extra money!

I'll try to steer clear off the tutoring job for now, it's simply too tiring. xD

Monday, August 18, 2014

I am in KL!

On the 16th of August my family fetched me to Kuala Lumpur with lots and lots of luggage which magically managed to fit in my dad's car.

We had our breakfast in Melaka and our lunch in Sunway pyramid and my mum helped me a lot with the unpacking before they went back in the afternoon.

So. Two days later I am in the campus library posting this blog post, having exhausted at least RM40 the last two days going out with some people.

What can I say, I need to take care of my budgets and yes, I am working on it. During the past two days, the campus was pretty much empty - weekends - but today I see huge swarms of students around the campus. Might as well look properly at how they dress and try fit in, I guess.

The hostel wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be. The sample rooms looked terrible, but the actual thing wasn't as bad really. I met two of my room mates so far, and they seem just about fine. We might get along if I actually try to communicate with them.

The campus is sorta big. I'm still exploring parts of it, making sure I will be able to find my way back to the hostel =P

I like the library, it's huuuge compared to the other schools and college that I've been to, and if I have the time (what am I saying, I have LOTS of time till orientation two days later) I might go and visit Monash uni and its library. ... Maybe I'll just pack up and visit Monash after this.

Still a-hunting for cheap food in food courts in case I get broke soon. Not quite sure if they actually allow people to cook in the hostel although it's stated in the guidebook that it is not allowed - I see rice cookers and some other cooking thingies in the kitchen so I got a bit confused.

Would be nice to be able to cook some stuff for myself and save some money. Then there's looking for a part time job in sunway pyramid on weekends after my studies are stable enough. Still crossing my fingers and hoping for the best~! =D

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

8 Whole Months of Holidays

4 more days before I'm going to start on a new phase of life in university.

Not sure if happy or sad that
my holidays are coming to an end
It's been a long time since I last posted anything at all on this blog and I have no excuses for it really. My days were filled with staying up late gaming or reading, drawing, working and packing.

Quite monotone and schedule-ish really.

Looking back, 8 whole months without studying, I can't help but wonder if I can pick up my studying pace again when I continue my degree studies.

"Did I do anything useful at all during these months?" I couldn't help but ask myself.

Well sure, I submitted a story for a competition, tried some researching for a project, tried improving my patience with kids and if anything, probably ruined my health a bit from the lack of exercises and potato-ing on the couch with the laptop.

I lost most of my social skills, unsure how to communicate with friends in person. Rather, I communicate with them better on the social medias now and it turns a bit awkward when I meet my friends. I remember the fun I experienced last year, sure, but it's probably taking a bit of time before I can 'get out of my shell' again.

Housewife material level ++. I learnt more housework stuff. Learnt to fix the internet connection problems. Learnt to made a few dishes. Can now carry heavier stuff for helping around the house.

I ditched learning French and went for Spanish instead. This is very recent, but I have learnt about... 7 skills on Duolingo within the past few days and I'm happy about it. Still complaining about languages like this giving genders to every object/animal/food etc though. It's sorta ridiculous to people like me who knows like 3 languages - English, Malay and Mandarin - all of which that refers to lifeless things as 'it' only.

I earned enough money to buy myself a new phone, Huawei Ascend G700 for quite a low price of RM700. I think. I forgot the price. Maybe it was RM800. ... Yeah, probably RM800. With a free 10,000mh powerbank. I finally have my own smart phone and I'm happy about it. It's good.

There's just one thing that I'm worried about regarding the course I chose - Bsc (Hons) in Biology with Psychology. Now, seeing that BIOLOGY is a major part of the course I thought that it would be a necessary subject as an entry requirement thing. Instead, Chemistry is the compulsory entry requirement subject. Then you need to have EITHER biology or physics.

And as it turns out I'm a poor chemistry student compared to my other subject.

So yeah I'm a little worried that my course might stress more on chemistry than its name intends.

And another thing.

I'm not sure if I will fit in with my lisp and natural bitch face and who knows what else. I'm going to a really city part of a city (does that make sense to you cause it does to me) and I'm not sure if I will be okay there.

I guess time will tell, but I really hope that I will be having lots of fun in uni instead of being an outcast and miserably study my way through the three years I'm spending there.

But as I said, time will tell.

Time will tell if I will stay a good girl there, if I'm still going to be one of the top students and if I will improve myself by the end of my studies. Time will tell if I've made the right choice in the course I'm studying and if

Well I'm just gonna stop dwelling on the what-if topics. It's sorta useless actually ahah