Tuesday, 27 June 2017

It's been 2 months?! - 27th June 2017

Posted by Xian Jin

One moment I was wondering about what’s going to happen. Now, here I am preparing for my finals. It’s as if I’m on the express train of life. I remember how I was so undecided and unsure on what to do, what not to do, what to say, what not to say… etc before I entered college. Questions and doubts were floating like stormy clouds in my head, ready to pour. I had mixed feelings about starting school again, after 6 months at home- I left my job too, and missed it deeply (still do). Fast forward 2 months later, here I am, as busy as one can be with assignments, presentations, so on and so forth. It’s strange how time can pass so fast.

Despite having been here for over a month, I still get lost occasionally. This place is huge!!

I am really enjoying my time here, ‘even though’ it has only been a few weeks (or ‘because’, I don’t know which yet). I’ve fallen in love with the beautiful scenery of the lakes and trees, the ducks, cats, tortoises- you name it, you got it. Not to mention the people around me, who have been so friendly and caring. I’m glad I ended up here, and even more so that I took a course which was totally outside my comfort zone. 

I look forward to more walks across the bridge every morning, as if a pathway to a land unknown. Here's to more running from one hall to another, more classes where everyone but me seems to know the topic inside-out, and more adventures in the days to come.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Community Football - 20 & 21 May 2017

Posted by Brandon.

The football season ended with a bang! A carnival was held at the field. It was a 2-day tournament. All the tribes (Spartans, Vikings, Aztecs, Samurai, Apache and Gladiators) had a march pass with their costumes, weapons, etc. I felt very excited for the carnival to start.

The field was overcrowded with children of different ages wearing their costumes.

 Everyone was in bright smiles.☺

And here we go! The march pass starts! There were dozens and dozens of parents who came to cheer and support. Their cheering was excellent to me.

The march was well organized, outstanding and everything was in order.

Our tribe managed to get the best costume award!

First game of the tourney.

Everyone played well and they all deserved to win.

Honestly, I think some of my team mates were not in high spirit. Partly because few of our best players were absent on that day so some of them were downcast.

But we were all very alert, and had a lot of ball possession.

My partner and I.

In the end, it doesn't matter how much gold or silver we get. It is the joy and fun and effort to take part in these kind of competition. It is an eye-opening encounter for me and I enjoyed playing with the team.

 I would like to thank the coaches, who worked hard to coach us, and the parents, who also worked tremendously hard for the decorations, making the clothes, etc. And I also like to thank my parents who took their time to send me to a far place to let me play football.

Three cheers for Vikings!!!

Our Helper - 1 May 2017

There was once a helper in our house,
Who babysit us and set up traps for each single mouse.
One day she decided to leave,
So we gave her a card and a gift.

It was sad to see her go away,
So we brought her out to dinner the day before May.
She told us her sweetest memory was about me,
And this helper goes by the name of Suryati.

                                                                             -Brandon Hah☺

Old-time comfort food - 19 & 20 Apr 2017

Pasir Pinji

Kong Heng, Ipoh Old Town

Chee Kong Roast Pork, Taman Pertama

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