Friday, 25 June 2010

The Beginning of My New Journey!!! ^_^

Greetings all!!! 

Yep yep, my new important chapter of life has begun today! No, I'm not getting married apparently, as what Jia Rong said in the blog! LOL! xD  I have registered at Taylor's College Subang Jaya today, met with lots of sponsored students of JPA, Security Commission, Petronas, and of course, my beloved Bank Negara Malaysia! =D Well, to be frank, Taylor's seemed small from my first sight, which I believe most of the people who've been there will agree to. Done all those registration things, and entered a lecturer room for briefing by the Principal of All Pre-U programme, Mr. Ananda and Casa Subang accommodation representatives.

Then, we were all being separated and guided to the lecturer halls respectively, according to the sponsors. Apparently I was being guided to the lecturer hall for Bank Negara Malaysia scholarship, and later a speech was given by the manager of scholarship section, Madam Rafidah. She briefed to us about the allowances, requirement to proceed the scholarship from Pre-U category to undergraduate's, and the registration form of Taylor's. Every BN scholar has to attain at least 2A 1B to continue the scholarship enjoyment. Hopefully I can do it, or else... Okay! No or else, I must achieve it!!! Even though I'm taking Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Physics, one of the most competitive subjects combinations, I still have to score those subjects's exams! Most of the BN scholars didn't dare to take the risk of taking Further Maths, so yeah, I think I'm the only one taking this subject, for the July intake. But all those hard works and patience would definitely be worthwhile I believe! With persistence, interest, and hard works, nothing is unachievable though! ^_^ 

Okay, skip that! There were 14 BN scholars who would be studying A-Levels at Taylor's, fortunately selected based on the application by using actual result--5 Chinese, 2 Indian and 7 Malays. I didn't talk much to those Malays today, but will do in the next few days. For the Indian, I knew one of them much earlier via Facebook, introduced by my friend. One guy (Harry)(Accountancy) and one girl (Dharrnesha)(Economics) for the Indian, and Harry is staying in the same unit apartment with me, but different room though. He will be my roommate after relocation next week I believe! ^_^ For the Chinese, there were 4 girls and one boy, and I'm the one! Haha! xD Well, 3 of them have already started their A-Level programme at Taylor's since January, so they won't be in the same class with me, including Huey Yuin. 

What about the other girl? Guess what, she's one of the Kijang Emas recipients and would be pursuing Medicine later, which means she's one of the top 30 national top scorers! And she would be studying A-Levels for 2 years programme as well, with me! Gosh, I felt so lucky for being her classmate, even though merely for 2 subjects--Maths and Physics. She's taking Maths, Physics, Biology and Chemistry anyways. Here is the fact : All the allowances of Kijang Emas Scholarship and BNM Scholarship are exactly the same; Just that the Kijang Emas Scholarship doesn't has any bond, but BNM Scholarship does. The feeling of gratefulness immensely overwhelmed me abruptly for being able to obtain this BNM Scholarship when I know the fact. Anyways, the 10-year-bond is all worthwhile cause I can acquire invaluable experience from the job as a qualified actuary in the Central Bank of Malaysia. Plus, the bank do covers the examination fees of my series of actuarial professional exams. By the time I finish serving my bond at the age of 33, I will be a honourable qualified actuary by then, hopefully! 

Next, we had our lunch at the cafeteria and the food there were fantastic! We had a plate of white rice, topped with fried chickens, curry, mixed vegetables and fruits--honeydew and watermelon. Later, we were all brought to the Casa Subang condominium and the keys of our rooms were given to us. Four forms were given to us to check out everything inside our apartment units respectively as well as to report those complaints, just in case there is anything that we don't really satisfy on. Well, I did write quite a number of complaints regarding the appliances and furnitures in my room. For instance, the round-light bulb was way too dim I think, and apparently it wouldn't be suitable for me to study at night with that degree of brightness! I will definitely need a table light, if they(the apartment people) couldn't repair it! =_= Anyways, I won't be staying long in the room cause Sonia, the manager of the students accommodation, said that she will try to group all the July intake Bank Negara scholars to stay in the same floor or maybe different floor for the guys--me, Harry and Syahmi.  After the seniors check out from their rooms next week, we might have a relocation to another floor! Oh yeah, I'm now staying at Casa Subang Condominium, with my unit number of A-17-06, and the middle room. =) 

I moved some of my luggages which had been swiftly packed yesterday night into my wardrobe inside my rooms, and for now, only 80% of the luggages were packed. I'm now typing this post at my home sweet home, and would be back to Casa on Sunday night, bringing the remaining 20% of my luggages with me. The orientation week will be started on this coming Monday, and hopefully I can meet up with lots of nice new friends! Couldn't wait for it now! XD Good luck everyone by the way! =) Signing off~ 

p/s: Tomorrow is my previous school's Carnival Day!!! Woots! XD Have fun! =D

Thursday, 17 June 2010

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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

World Cup Fever!!! ^_^

The competition for the world most famous game besides Olympic Games finally arrived again, at South Africa this time! I believe almost everyone is so obsessed with the 2010 FIFA World Cup matches, and some of the people around us are actually gambling with those matches throughout the whole competition -- a common scene though. This is the time for all football fans to hang out, spend their time in front of the television or perhaps live on the scene itself to watch the most extraordinary game for them.

For now, I have watched the match of Germany Vs. Australia, and it was indeed a perfectly interesting football match that I have ever seen. I'm not an avid football fan, but at least I didn't fall asleep throughout the whole match. Probably the match between Germany Vs. Australia is the first match that I watched every part of it! The most amazing part was, the forth goal by Cacau from Germany was scored just after 3 minutes the third goal scored by Mueller. Germany was just totally on fire!!! Eventually, Germany won the match with 4:0 against Australia. The German team was just spendid on the game! Besides, South Korea and Japan have made it to the next ground, and I, as an Asian, am really proud of those teams. The match today would be the match between North Korea and Brazil. Would the North Korea win Brazil, or a draw, or be defeated? We will just wait and see. Stay tuned for that ! xD

As the official anthem for the South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup, Waka waka by Shakira has gained its popularity throughout the globe, and it has became one of my favourite songs too! Here are the lyrics of Waka waka:

Enjoy peeps!!! Stay tuned ! Signing off~ 

BNM Award Ceremony to excellent bank staffs' children!!! ^_^

On this past Saturday, my dad brought my whole family to the Award Ceremony to excellent bank staffs' children organised by the Central Bank of Malaysia. As everyone may has known, I got a mixture of 10A+/A's in the SPM exam last year, while my younger sis got 7A's in her PMR exam last year. On that morning, we woke up early at 7am and prepared ourself for the event. Once I reached the BNM building, me and my younger sis went to the registration desks to register our names; And later on my mom and I went to the desk to look for Miss Rafidah to get my contract documents. When I took a glance at the offer letter, once again I felt extremely grateful for getting the Bank Negara Scholarship. We were so lucky that we were treated breakfast in the building, and once again the generousity of the bank had been proven!

While I was waiting the commencement of the whole event, suddenly Azrul Hisyam, my Facebook friend greeted me and conversed with me. Congratulations to him, cause he got both JPA (Medicine to Poland) and BNM (Actuarial Science!!! to UK) at the same time, and I think he's going to reject BNM due to his deep interest in Medicine. =.= Nevertheless, I'm still happy for him that he get to decide the best pathway for him. Besides, I have met with Sabrina, another BNM scholar before the Award Ceremony started, when every award recipient was lining up at the same role and starting to talk to each other. She would be studying A-Levels in KTJ for 2 years, before flying off to UK to pursue Economics. It was really nice meeting them on that day! ^_^

When the Governor arrived at the scene, everyone kept quiet and definitely I could feel her strong aura at that particular time. Indeed a very respectable person. Not long after, the event started with "Negaraku" and award ceremony started with UPSR students, until PMR students, eventually to SPM students and Pre-U students. Here are a few pictures during the award ceremony:

Me queue-ing for my turn during the award ceremony! ^_^ 

The first guy is Azrul Hisyam who I mentioned earlier! ^_^ 

Receiving the award with RM 800 from the honourable Governor!!! ^_^ 

Outside the hall, me waiting for the group picture to be captured! ^_^ 

 Me, my younger sis, my dad and mom! ^_^ 

After capturing the group picture of all the SPM award recipients with the Governor, we went to the classy cafeteria to rest for a while. On the way there, I met with Yi ying, a ReComer,  BNM scholar and staff's daughter as well. My mom requested favour from her to take my family's picture, and here it is: 

 Probably this is the first and most beautiful family photo that I have ever seen in my whole life! 
(From left: My elder sis, mom, dad, younger sis and me! ) 
(Venue: In front of BNM's cafeteria)
(Credit to Yi Ying)

After talking to Yi Ying for a few minutes, she left with her parents. It was really nice meeting her too! =) Here are a few more pictures that have been captured on that day: 

 At the compound of BNM, in front of the cafeteria! ^_^ 

With my parents inside BNM's cafeteria! ^_^

Seems like facing bankruptcy eh? LOL! xD 

This looks better in any way! ^_^ 

Alright, that's all for this post! Stay tuned peeps! Signing off~ 

Monday, 14 June 2010

Singapore Trip 2010 (7-10 June)

Hey people! I'm back! Sorry for the long hiatus and allow me to continue writing this blog! In this episode, I would be posting about my Singapore trip last week! My mom was having her business meeting with her colleagues from Japan, Korea and Taiwan in Singapore. So, me and my elder sister grabbed the golden opportunity to visit the Lion City while my mom was having her meeting. My mom took a flight from KLIA to Singapore, while me and my sis took a Konsortium bus straight to Singapore.

Cut all those craps, all of us were staying in Mandarin Orchard Singapore, for 4 days 3 night. I knew that it's indeed a very deadly expensive hotel for us to stay. But no worries, the accommodation was fully supported by the company my mom works in, due to the official meeting with her counterparts from Japan, Korea and Taiwan. On Tuesday morning -- which was the second day there, my sis and I took a MRT from Somerset station to City Hall station for a walk around the area. What amazed me the most was the cleanliness of the stations as well as the streets at Singapore. Basically you wouldn't see any rubbish on the floor, not even a piece of paper! Malaysia would need a very long time just to achieve these I can assure you!

Around the City Hall MRT station, with the guidance of a map for us, we walked to the Singapore Art Museum. Walking on the streets of Singapore was really enjoyable and definitely it was a great experience for me. Due to the expensive fees for entrance of Singapore Art Museum and National Museum of Singapore, we didn't manage to get it and merely took a few pictures of those wonderful places. Here are a few pictures took there:

At the front of Singapore Art Museum! ^_^ 

It's cute!!! At the Singapore Art Museum! ^_^ 

The National Museum of Singapore! Look at its perfect, wonderful architectural design crafted at the building!!! ^_^ 

At the National Museum of Singapore! ^_^ 

Nice staircase picture of mine inside the National Museum of Singapore! ^_^ 

With some statues near the National Museum of Singapore! ^_^ 

Next, we walked to Peranakan Museum, which is just a few streets away from the National Museum of Singapore. Inside, we were lucky enough to be given the chance to pay merely student price for the entrance fees by the kind staffs there, even though we were not students from Singapore. We really appreciated that and decided to pay $ 3 dollar each to visit the museum. From there, finally I got the opportunity to discover everything about Peranakan in depth. Here are a few interesting pictures taken around the Peranakan Museum: 

Inside the Peranakan Museum! ^_^ 

One more nice staircase picture of mine inside the Peranakan Museum! ^_^

Peranakan's wedding! ^_^

Nice one, with a lion statue! ^_^ 

Wedding of Chinese Peranakan! ^_^ 

The traditional Peranakan ladies costume! ^_^ 

In front of the Peranakan Museum, holding the hand of the cute little statue girl! ^_^ 

Time to go back to the hotel, and it's the end of our second day in Singapore! 

At the Stanford House, while walking back to the City Hall MRT Station! ^_^ 

On the third day, my cousin who's working in Singapore went to the hotel we were staying in, to be with us for the whole entire day, while my mom was still having her meeting for the last day on that day. We went for a walk at the Wild Wild Wet and took some nice pictures there. 

With my elder sis at Wild Wild Wet~ xD 

With my elder sis at the entrance of Wild Wild West! ^_^

With my cousin at the one of the parks in Singapore! ^_^ 

With my sis at the park! ^_^ 

After the walk at Wild Wild Wet and the park near the area, we went back to the hotel by taking a taxi. It was the first time I took a taxi in Singapore I think, and what surprised me the most was that the taxi drivers seemed to drive so fast, as if like they were rushing for some occasions. Never mind, personally, I LOVE SPEED! xD 

By the time I reached my hotel room, my mom was already inside the room and was about to go out for dinner with her colleagues. My mom said that she want to bring me and my sis as well to her dinner, so I quickly took a bath and accompanied her as well as my sis down to the lobby of the hotel, preparing for her colleagues and the taxi. Here is the place, where I saw two luxurious Maserati parked in front of my hotel. 

Yeah yeah! Here they are! xD 

We (Me, elder sis, mom and her colleagues) went to the one of the restaurants in the Riverside Point to had our dinner. That was my first time to get a little taste of Tiger Beer, cause my mom's colleagues ordered two jar of those. It was indeed bitter, and I don't really like it! Still, I prefer my fruit juice and I had two cups of Lemon juice with Aloe Vera. xP We had three kilo of crabs cooked with pepper sauce (1 kilo) and chilly (2 kilo), a large plate of fried rice with slices of fried eggs, a medium plate of spaghetti and a small plate of kangkung. Overall the food was really delicious, and all of us were very contented with the dinner that night. But the price would really scare everyone of you, and it did scare me tremendously! The price for the dinner that night was $ 282 Dollar, which could be converted into RM 650+ easily!!! Too bad I didn't take any picture of the dinner ate, but below are a few pictures taken near the Riverside Point. 

After the dinner, my mom's colleague had to catch his flight back to Japan on that night itself, so we sent him to the taxi stop to get a taxi for him. Later, we walked around the area near the Riverside Point and took some pictures there, even though those pictures might be blur a little. 

Royal Selangor Building in Singapore!!! ^_^ 

With my mom! ^_^ 

One of the bars at the area near the Riverside Point! ^_^ 

The restaurants around the Riverside Point! ^_^ 

My mom and me sitting at the Riverside Point! ^_^ 

Later at night, at 10.30pm, my sis, mom, cousin and me took a MRT to the nearest station to Marina Bay, intended to visit the Merlion Park. 

Then, when we intended to walk towards the Marina Bay, instead we walked towards the direction of Golden Sand (Jin Sha) Casino. No idea though on how we got there, but since we were there, my mom and sis entered the casino, just for visiting the casino -- not gambling of course ; While my cousin and I couldn't enter cause we are still underage. The legal age for the entrance into casino is 21, and apparently I'm not even 18 yet! xD It was 12am, and we were at the Golden Sand (Jin Sha) Casino! However, here are a few pictures captured by my sis inside the casino. 

After a few minutes sitting outside the entrance of the casino, finally my mom and sis went out and we took a taxi back to our hotel. It was so exhausting but I did enjoy it very much! xD In the next morning, we checked out from the hotel at 1pm, walked around Orchard Road and took our last meal in Singapore at the ION Mall. After that, my mom took a flight back back to KLIA, while me and my sis took a Transnational bus back to KL. 

Overall, the trip to Singapore this time was really fun and enjoyable! It was indeed a very unforgettable experience for me, and of course walking around the city of Singapore burnt tonnes of calories within me; And it's a good thing I suppose! xD That's all peeps! Hope that you guys enjoyed reading my post! Stay tuned for next episode ! 

Signing off~ 

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Got UK!!! ^_^

I have just received an e-mail from BNM again, just two days after I was informed about the great news! Here it is as below:

Dear Scholar,

Subject to your acceptance of our scholarship offer, you are required to register for your A-Level Program at Taylor's as follows:

Date: 25 June 2010 (Friday)

Time: 7.30 am

Venue: Taylor's College Subang Jaya,
           No. 1, Jalan SS15/8,
          47500 Subang Jaya,

The Bank will be sending you the letter of offer and contract documents (if you have not received it) together with the college registration booklet by end of next week. Please be advised that you will have to hand in the contract documents to us on the registration day itself. You are also required to bring along the college registration booklet.

Scholarship Section
Bank Negara Malaysia

After I read this email, there was a great hope in my mind that I'm going to get UK as my country, which turned out to be true after my mom confirmed it with the manager of BNM's scholarship section. I would like to thank everyone who helped and supported me for all these while, especially my parents and my dearest friends! I would never forget everyone of you cause friends are the ones who make my life to be meaningful, and I'm really appreciate every single one of you! As the conclusion, I would be doing Cambridge A-Levels in Taylor's College Subang Jaya for 2 years, before flying off to UK for 3 years to pursue my dream course - Actuarial Science. Good luck everyone in your future endeavour!!! ^_^  

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