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Monday, April 15, 2013

UTP's Educamp


Early this morning, at 3.30 to be precise, I woke up to get ready to go to UTP. Papa drove there and I fell asleep when we were in Ipoh (I think). Sorry Papa! We got there, surprised by the number of people that were already lining up. It was only 7 o'clock! Waited in line and got a little bit pissed by the people who came late but went to the front. Typical Malaysians, glad I'm not one. 0:-)


UTP looked awesome. I just don't know how to describe it. I'd go to their library every single day if I could. Plus, the whole campus had wifi all around. It was... just... great. Got into the hall and it was massive. Going up the stairs, a girl turned around and asked if I (and another girl) came alone and I obviously did so we sat together! And we were buddies all through the day.


Puteri and I got along pretty well. It started with just a random conversation of what we were taking and then it felt as if I've known her for a long time. It got really comfortable. And and and and and the exciting bit about Puteri is that she learns korean so she subs videos... VIXX videos to be exact. It's like... I can't even describe. If both of us do end up in UTP, I'd like us to be roommates. This may be one sided though... hur hur.


Listened to the talk and speeches given while Whatsapping people (might aswell use the free wifi, right?) and at around 11 o'clock, we went out to the mosque for lunch. We rode on the bus and the bus driver started talking to us... awkward. Haha. Met Puteri's schoolmate who'll be going to the MARA interview this Thursday. I can't remember his name, have to ask Puteri later but he was tall. That was random. Started feeling insecure when Puteri got us to arrange our certificates. At that time, in my head it was all "How the heck did she get all of those certificates?" It was tough on me.

We then went to the holding room where we waited for about an hour, got me feeling all nervous. We were then called into the preparation room and we had to just find a seat so I went to the nearest table.

Do you mind if we sit here? Yes. Please sit.

Got me a bit shocked when he said yes. Thought he didn't want me to sit there. There was a cute guy in my group and I only realised after I sat. *claps* Puteri's really talkative so she was able to make everyone comfortable and Asma being Asma, had to be Asma.

Punjabi eh? Yeh. Melayu eh? Huh? Ye

That question caught him offguard. We were then told about our case study and what we had to do. Basically, we were given a sheet of paper about a certain topic, with a problem, the public's opinion and a suggestion to solve it. We had to define the problem, summarize the public's opinion and agree or disagree with the suggestion given. We were given about 20 minutes to puke out our ideas (we weren't allowed to discuss it with our team mates) but then we had +++minutes while we were waiting.

After those 20 minutes were up, we were called to the waiting room where we waited for our numbers to be called out. The interviewer basically asked me about myself (achievements, basically), what course I picked and why I picked it. After talking and all, (not gonna talk about what actually happened cos I'd get all moody) he asked about the case study that I was given. He told me to stop just as I was about get to my points and told me to talk about it later in the the group interview.

Waited again and was finally called in. We were asked to sit in a semi circle and basically just discuss on what would be the best possible solution. And the interviewer was just there... listening. It was mega hard for me. Because everyone's suggested suggestions were really different. In the end, we managed to combine everything up together... not really. Took a few words from everyone's suggestion and managed to find a conclusion which is "The government's new policy should focus on exposing drugs in a good way to the community through the media and something something." Can't really remember what I blabbered about. 

We got out of the room and started chatting... and then everyone parted to leave. 

It was tiring for me, probably more for Papa cos he drove there and back. So thank you Papa. :D

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