Monthly Archives: March 2011

Chinese Community Orientation

Warning: Content may be offensive to any CC lover and there will be no photos in this post at all because I don’t like CC =).

P/S: This post is written a week after CC Orientation last year : ).

Chinese Community is well known as CC. But unfortunately, I am an ACCA, which stands for Anti Chinese Community Association. I was introduced to CC during MHS and you can read all about MHS in the previous post or just click here. When I was first introduced to it, I was still somewhat okay with it since the stupidest thing they asked us to do is to learn up the CC theme song along with the actions which are pretty cute anyway.

During MHS, we were told that CC is a place where the Chinese are supposed help each other and for the people who away from home, to feel home. When I first heard it, I thought it was nice and thoughtful of them and I still feel rather positive about it, thinking that it isn’t that bad after all. During MHS as well, they told us about all the activities that CC will be organizing and a lot more stuff that I don’t remember now because everyone’s brain is dead during MHS due to lack of sleep.

So, my whole perception towards CC was completely changed during the first official meeting that was held in our college. When we, the juniors are new, despite the distance of our hometown; we are still new and you, the seniors are supposed to welcome us with open arms and not say stupid stuff to us during the first meeting.

If you want to know, they have this first CC meeting the week right after MHS and they still want to orientate us ala MHS style. Excuse me, everyone else is sick with MHS and you still want to bring back the memories of MHS?! Sorry, it is not appreciated by me at all. There were some juniors who are late for the meeting due to their late classes and whatever reasons they have, and the seniors [Those in the committee board] were like- you shouldn’t be late, you should try your best to rush here and blah blah blah.

Seems like nothing to you, but trust me, when you hear their offensive tone, let me know if you are somewhat not offended. One of the stupid things that they said is this [Please don’t eat or drink anything now and I shall bear no responsibility of you spilling out anything from your mouth to your keyboard or whatever]:

Senior: Does anyone here not understand Mandarin? [He spoke in Mandarin mind you]

Everyone else: *Looks around*

Senior: Okay, since no one hands up, I assume that all of you can understand Mandarin. [In Mandarin]

Do you get the joke?!?! If that person doesn’t understand Mandarin, do you think that person will understand what that senior is trying to say in Mandarin?! Yea, as far as I remember, there are some Bumiputera from Sabah or Sarawak among us. This is what I label as, extreme stupidity. Another stupid thing that the senior said is this:

Senior: You, the juniors are very rude to us, the seniors. All of you did not smile when you, the juniors meet the seniors around UM. And I always see all of you sitting together in a clique during lunch/dinner in the Dewan Makan but I’ve never seen any one of you coming to the senior and ask if you could sit with the seniors. You all have shown no respect to us the seniors.

I beg your pardon but these are my answers to you:

As a junior, I am not rude, I just couldn’t be bothered about you. I don’t even know who is a junior and who is a senior and you expect me to smile?! Some of the juniors did smile to the seniors but look at how some of the seniors react to us by completing ignoring us or staring at us from head to toe like we are some criminal.

And why must you always scold the juniors in front of the seniors and not vice versa?! Why?!?! Are you afraid that the seniors will lose face in front of us? Excuse me! Sudah buat salah the mesti mengaku and minta maaf the same way as everyone else okay.

I hate to say this, but WTF to you! You seniors are also always sitting together in cliques during lunch/dinner in the Dewan Makan so why don’t you ask your bunch of seniors why don’t they invite us over?! DO I LOOK LIKE SOME DESPERATE GIRL WHO GOES AROUND ASKING SENIORS IN DEWAN MAKAN LIKE THIS:

Excuse me~ Can I sit with you? Oh no place? Can you pretty please inch over a little~? I would really want to sit with you the seniors.

I am not sorry but I am not also not desperate at all. And stop that stupid discrimination of I am a senior and you are the junior. That is so old fashioned and outdated and kindly update yourself banyak-banyak! This is a democratic country so please learn how to be more democratic and stop instilling fear in the juniors because it is not working on me [At least I am aware of it] and you are losing more respect than ever.

If you want someone else to respect you, you have to first learn how to respect others. Like hearts, respects are earned, not bought.

If you think that’s the end of all the stupid stuff that they say and want us to do, you are wrong. There are more and I am going to write everything out so that whoever who is coming into 7th College/Kolej Kediaman Ketujuh/KK7/Kolej Kediaman Za’ba of University of Malaya/UM next year as first year juniors who happen to be Googling around for some information on this college [Yes, more keywords option are in this post], you are WELL INFORMED in this post by your soon-to-be ex hostel senior that most likely, all this stupid incident is gonna repeat itself again.

Another dumb thing that they wanted us to do is this, they wanted us to buy an exercise book which is 120 pages thick I think and they wanted us to collect all the personal details and signatures from ALL the Chinese seniors in our college [About 150 of them I think]. And trust me, the next day I heard complains about some of the seniors asking the juniors to dance/sing/performance whatever and to the extent of being mean to them and even ignored them.

And of course, I didn’t even buy the book and I completely ignored them and this is what I am extremely proud of myself, thank you =D. Also, my parents did not have the hope that I will walk into UM just to beg for your signatures and they told me that I did a good job by completely ignoring this dumb “event”. I know to most people in CC, I am unmannered, ignorant, obstinate and whatever negative words that you have already plastered on me.

But to me, I am only doing the right thing by standing firm on my own decision to ignore anything that is a waste of my precious time and I have better things to do in my room like playing Bejeweled or picking my outfit for class the following day or packing my bag for my weekly routine of PBSM-ing or PBSH-ing. [PBSM = Pasti Balik Setiap Minggu. PBSH = Pasti Balik Setiap Hari]

I am very negative to CC in many ways, but at least, you cannot lead me around like I’m a bull with a ring around my nostrils. I have my own life and so should you, instead of bullying your juniors and wasting my precious time. No matter what, I thank God for seniors like you around because you made me feel so civilized in so many ways! =D

People used to tell me that the more educated you are, the more civilized you will be, but I think in some of those CC seniors’ case; it will be the other way round +_+… Or else I seriously don’t see any reason for them to do so =D…!

21

I officially turned 21 on the 16th of March and it was the very time in my entire life to be away from home on my birthday. On the 15th March 2011 at 11.00pm, I spent the last one hour of being 20 years old by playing games on my netbook and I was rather upset in some ways actually but I did not say anything to anyone.

I wasn’t aware that the clock struck 12.00am until I received a birthday wish through SMS from Wei Jie and that makes him the very first person to wish me happy birthday on my 21st birthday !! Honestly, I was touched because I know him for less than a year and yet, he was the first !

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On my birthday, it was a Wednesday which also happens to be the busiest day of the week for me as I have classes from 9.30am till 6.00pm straight with only an hour of break in between. The day was started off with heavy rain and the rain was so heavy that I contemplated to skip classes but unfortunately, the rain drizzled as 9.30am approaches so I guess… it is a sign to not skip class =|…

Melissa and I! ❤

In class, I was surprised by all my classmates with a birthday song and just to let you guys know, this is the first birthday song that I received from my classmates in my entire life because every single year, my birthday either falls on a weekend or a school holiday =X. So yea, this is the very first year I have classes on my birthday!

And also, thank you everyone for the birthday song! =D *Hugs!!* =D !!

Lilian, Edna [Cecily!! =P] and Nadiah.

Lilian, Edna and Nadiah gave me a present and it happens to be two slices of cake from King’s and it is the birthday cake that I had for my birthday!! =D Thank you guys!! ❤ ~!!! =D

This is me, the birthday girl with her birthday cake .

Okay fine. I know you would like to see my cake better than my face with the cake. So yea, here you go! Aren’t they are lovely!! And yea, thank you Lilian, Edna and Nadiah for the cake and it is very delicious!! =D !! ❤ ! *Big bear hugs*!! =D

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The day went on with Melissa and I skipping TITAS class just to prepare to go all the way to Serdang to have steamboat at Hoi Tong but unfortunately, it was closed T______T… So we went to Fireman at Jaya One instead but before that, let me tell you a surprise that I got from my friends! 🙂

Wei Jie and Chris reading the menu =X

The moment we got into the car, Wei Jie told us that he will be going to University Station to pick his friend and go to Jaya One together. Upon hearing that, I was slightly angered and jealous because in the morning as it drizzles, I asked him to send me to my faculty and he said no. And now he is going all the way out of UM to University Station to pick up his friend and go all the way to Jaya One and mind you, that is like one big circle when from my hostel to my faculty will only take him less than a minute [1 MINUTE U KNOW!! SATU MINIT!!!].

Melissa and her green tea! =D

And later on, he told me that his friend is a “she” and this pisses me off even more because… he is picking her over me on my birthday . When I asked him if she is pretty and he replied:

Yes… Very pretty.

And I was even more pissed off by that answer. I got much more pissed off when he was on the phone with that friend, asking if she has already arrived. By the time we reached the LRT station, I was already at my boiling point – ready to kill Wei Jie anytime. Everyone in the car was silent and I saw a girl walking slowly towards the car and the girl is not anywhere near the word pretty and I actually started talking non-stop:

You call that pretty ah? Hello, do you have better taste? I am prettier lo anytime! Can open your eyes and see properly ah?!?!

And I went on talking non-stop until I saw a familiar face knocking on the window and I paused for a moment before screaming…

NANOOOOOOOO!!

SHE CAME ALL THE WAY FROM UTM KL JUST TO CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY !! And I saw the wrong girl at the LRT station because Nano is too small nano to be noticed *Runs away* =X… So basically, this was a surprise for me and everyone knew about it except me! =O… Thank you everyone for this wonderful and awesome surprise [The best one ever! =D] and thank you Wei Jie for even thinking about inviting Nano, one of the best friends who means the world to me!! =D !! *Big bear hugs*!! =D

So, we went on happily to Jaya One for dinner and Edna, I got your SMS! Sorry I couldn’t reply you as my phone had expired but nevertheless, thank you for being so thoughtful!! =D *Big bear hugs*!! =D

I started my job as usual as the penggupas kulit udang and pardon my left eye in the photo. The bloody chalazion scar is still there =|…

Grill + Steamboat =D

Wei Jie and I with our ice-creams! 

One of my roomie, Vivian and Nano! This two were the first to surrender and went to get ice-creams =X…

This is epic photo number one – Look at Wei Jie’s smile .

I swear, Chris and Mel are match made in heaven to be “siblings” in so many ways. They look so cute when they argue and I shall not say more because I don’t wany Chris and Mel to slaughter me upside down on Monday =X…

Cikgu Hiao and her student =X…

Chris, Vivian, Wei Jie, Miss Adorable and my woman! =D

Secret Recipe – Chocolate Indulgence.

After sending Chris back to his hostel, Vivian said that she has to go back to our hostel because she has something to settle and immediately I knew that her “something to settle” is actually a nothing to settle but I am in trouble =|…

Upon arriving at the hostel, all of them get off the car except me who locked myself up in the car because that is the safest place for the time being and turns up that, they actually prepared a cake for me they sang me a birthday song as well!! =D I was so touched because they are the first bunch of friends who celebrated my birthday for me on my birthday day itself!! =D !!

And this is the most epic photo of the day. Wei Jie smashed my face onto the cake and I think he has been dying to do that to me because he is jealous of my cute and adorable face .

The aftermath =P… !

Angel passed by and I called out to her and I told her that I look ugly now and she was all so nice and positive by saying:

No Sam! Still very pretty!!

Thank you Angel T_____T !! Oh, can all of you see Wei Jie laughing at the back?! He must be feeling very victorious to be the first person ever in my whole life to smash a cake onto my face =X.

The aftermath of the cake =X…

My woman and I =D ~! Thank you Melissa for being my wonderful and beautiful photographer!! =D ❤ ~!

This is me cleaning up and Wei Jie is still smiling happily =X.

My muka comel  !

The culprit of all – Wei Jie and I . Thank you for the movie! =D *Big big bear hugs*! =D

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To end this post, I want to thank everyone who remembered my birthday and for celebrating my birthday!! =D Also, this is the best birthday that I ever had and this is my first time celebrating my birthday on my birthday day itself with my friends and what’s more, they are the people whom I know them for less than a year with the exception of Nano and I am truly touched and I was even more touched when Nano came! =D

My birthday day itself, was full with surprises, laughters, smiles, joy and most of all… happiness and I was contented when I went to bed and in my prayers that night; I thanked God for all the people who had walked in and out of my life and for bringing in so many awesome people in my life and for giving me such a great day! : )

So once again, thank you everyone for making my 21st birthday a memorable one and it is indeed very unforgettable! *Biggest and warmest bear hugs to everyone* !! =D You guys are the best and are definitely one of the greatest blessings in my life! : ) !

P/S: To everyone whom I did not reply your SMS-es… Sorry but my phone ran out of credit but nevertheless, thank you to all who had called [Lester, Ee Hahn, my family and Pico] and to all who wished me through SMS and Facebook! =D