OrIeNtAtIoN wEeK iN Universiti Sains Malaysia(USM)
Day 1- saturday,30 june 2007
8.30am-11am.....went to 'lapor diri' in my hostels or we called it desasiawa in bahasa melayu...my hostel's name is Cahaya Gemilang....went to register...took a long time...coz still need to fill some forms....then took my room's key...meanwhile, my parents were at the field...listened to some briefing....after that, they went to round the desasiswa, and to look for my room, as we already knew my room's number....after i took my key and souviner, i went to my room...while my parents were unloading my belongings...when i went to my room, my room mate was there..she is a Kadazan....her name is Daisy....we cleaned the room, as the room was left unocuppied....dusty....with the helps of my parents....then, i left to have my lunch, well actually it was durian....2pm....gathered at the field....2.30pm-4pm.... there was a briefing for us from the Timbalan Naib Canselor, Prof. Madya Omar b. Osman, the head of students' affair (bahagian hal ehwal & pembangunan pelajar), from the administrative centre in Dewan Tunku Syed Putra (DTSP)....he introduced his employee for us...then some advices....actually i already forgot what did he said...4pm-5pm...gathered back at the field...had some briefings from the PBMS (they are senoirs who had been to some trainnings, so that they can help us....their jobs included guide us to the gathering place, tell us about the life in Uni...help us whenever we have troubles...patrol at night...wake and make sure all the muslims got to solat subuh..etc..)....8pm-11pm...briefings from the PBMS, had some activities.....11.30pm...ZZzzzz
Day 2- sunday,1 july 2007
8am-12.30pm....gathered at the field...walk for 15-20 minutes to the Dewan Utama Pelajar (DUP)....to check out our certs, gave us the buku panduan program penggajian, took photo to make student card....walk back to our hostel again....tired of walking....2pm...gathered back at field again...2.30pm-6.30pm...in DTSP....raptai for the majlis sambutan siswa....& briefing for the PTPTN thing...quite boring...8pm-11pm....gathered back in the field cos had briefing from Prof. Madya Kamaruzam Mohamed, the penggawa or the head of our hostel....basically, talked about those dos & donts in hostel....11.30pm.....zZzZzzzZzZzz...actually today got Formula 1 race in Magny-Cours, France.....but i didnt have the opportunity to watch it....very SADDDDDD!!!!! :(
Day 3- monday, 2 july 2007
8am-12.30pm...gathered at the filed...today, we went to our pusat penggajian, means went to our faculty....to get to know the faculty's head, or we called it dekan...then we were divided into some groups, according to the courses that we major....in my group, Dr. Hasuria is the head of this course, that is Bachelor Of Arts (Translation & Interpretation), or BATI in short..she introduced all the lecturers who is going to lecture us...then, Dr. Haslina gave us the timetable for our course..i think our course is quite special, as they had already listed out in which year & which semester, what subjects are we taking and how many units are there..all in our buku panduan...all we had to do is to choose a minor subject and arrange our tutorial time...she also gave us a 85% complete's timetable, and this make us eaiser...by the end of the briefing, i already knew what am i going to take in this semester..2pm-4.30pm....back with the faculty again, where the lecturer gave us another advices....5pm-7pm....gathered at the field again...this time we got an activity called 'Walkrobik Campus'....it was an activity between all the hostels where each hostel will create a cheers and they will shout out the cheers...judges will give marks on the cheers and the will be a winner....but before that, we have to walk to Minden's field, a place which is near the main gate of USM...our hostel is the luckiest one as we are nearer to the field....this year, the winner of the cheers went to..i forgot which hostel..soryy!!!...8.30pm-10.30pm....a dinner in our own hostel..actually it was in the field, in a tent...this was my first proper meal..means eat rice with dishes...before this, i only ate bread for my lunch and dinner....not that i dont want to eat, but the hectic schedule make it impossible to have a proper meal...tooo many students eat at the same time...had to make a long queue just to buy a meal...so i skipped it....because i'm sooo crazy about F1, i tried to use GPRS to check whether i can managed to read some sports news from my phone....luckly, can!!! and i knew the French GP's result......it's my Kimi got number 1....YeahHHHHH!!!!! :)
Day4- tuesday, 3 july 2007
the most important day in every 1st year's student's life....8am-12.30pm....Majlis Sambutan Siswa....a ceremony where all the 1st year's students angkat sumpah & sign a paper to become an USM students....after the singing, we are all proclaimed as an USM students!!! yEahHHH!!!!! then, the was a briefing again...about Program Mahasiswa Baru Bremasyarakat (MBPB)...1st year student are encouraged to take part in any programmes that they offer....basicly, it is divided into 2 types, 1 is about being an adopt child to s/one in a selected village, the other 1 is mostly gotong royong or jungle treckking activities, i called it 'physical activities'....it was actually organised by the hostels....i choosed the first type, and i got it!!! :) 2pm-4.30pm....gathered at the field again, cos got another briefing...about Pelan Integriti Nasional.....1000% BORING!!! i can see many are sleeping...5pm-6.30pm...Program Kampus Sejahtera...basicly, it is an activity to clean around our hostel.....8pm-10.30pm..gathered again at field...had another briefing again...forgot what it was about....11pm....ZzZzzzZZZzz...
Day 5- wednesday, 4 july 2007
8am-12.30pm...gathered at field...went to DTSP to hear some briefing from the language's faculty....and register the language course....met my friend here....although we stay at the same hostel, we really didnt have the chance to meet earlier....she is a friend whom i didnt really know in the past...although we were in the same primay & secondary school, we didnt talk much to each other, as we were not in the same class....but we knew that both of us are going to the same U...so, we were actually quite happy to meet!! :) 2pm-4.30pm....briefing again...about the library....8pm-10.30pm....briefing...about kewarganegaraan...boring subject, but the penceramah make it not so boring...ok lah.......11pm...Zzzzzzz
Day 6- thrusday, 5 july 2007
8am-11am....briefing about kokurikulum.....register for ko-k..but i dont have to do it...i already have enough unit...here, my friend and i met with another friend, also from the same secondary school...but she stay at different hostel (hostel Aman Damai, but later have to move to hostel Restu), so, we really havent meet since we came to USM...afterwards, we went to DUP to take our student card.....wait for my friend to settle her PTPTN thing...and again, met up with another friend from same secondary school, but also stay in different hostel (hostel Indah Kembara)....then we lepak at the DUP...cos got air-cond....then, at about 1.30pm, went to have lunch at a cafeteria in hostel Indah Kembara...only found out that they sell newspaper also....bought 1...felt vey happy, cos already 4 days didnt read newspaper...felt like a 'katak di bawah tempurung'.....2pm-4.30pm...back in DTSP...cos Pro Canselor, Yg Berbahagia Tan Sri Razali Ismail is going to meet us, the 1st year students....those senoirs said it was a rare oppurtunity, as the Pro Canselor seldom do this....anyway, there was another VVIP, that is Yg Berbahagia Tan Sri Datuk Jin Shamsuddin (corrected me if i spelled his name wrongly)................ afterwards, for the first time in this 5 days, i had my free time!!! Yahooooooo.......!!!!! that's for me, because i'm staying in my hostel permanently...others who are temporary, have to moved to their own hostel by this time....pity for them....if i'm not mistaken, they were here, means staying temporary, cos thier own hostel are tooooo far away from the main buildings.....like the DTSP hall...because in this orientaion week, the briefings were held mostly in the DTSP hall, so, they arranged these students to stay temporary first in the nearer hostels, like hostels Indah Kembara, Cahaya Gemilang, Aman Damai, Bakti Permai, Fajar Harapan.....there are 3 hostels which is very far from the main buildings, they are hostels Restu, Saujana & Tekun.................... 10pm......ZzzzzzzZZzzz
Day 7- friday, 6 july 2007
an important day for us, as we need to register our courses today....8am....went to find my penasihat akademik's room, because we need to have their signature before we can apply the courses online...my penasihat akademik is Dr. Aniswal....but the 'signing session' only starts at 8.30am...i was early, so, i waited for her outisde her room...after i got her signature, i went to the online place, that is in my own faculty....waited for my turn....then went to check for my bahasa melayu & english courses' place...and look for the places where i'm going to have lecture next monday. after that, i went back to my room, to prepare to go back Shah Alam...yeahhhh!!!!! my friends (all those from the same seconday school) and i met up at the CIMB bank, and we called for a taxi to fetch us to the bus station....the moment the taxi drove out of the campus, we felt alive again....and we really felt like a katak di bawah tempurung...already 6 days didnt get in touch with the outside world...when we saw KFC, we said 'Wah!! KFC woh!!'; then TESCO, 'Wah TESCO leh!!!'...really, like an outdated person coming into a different world....hahaha...1pm...the bus started to go...and we were on our way back to KL...yahooooo!!!! reached KL at 6pm, cos half way through, the bus stopped at Tapah's rest area, and there was some traffic jams at highway cos JKR are enlarging the roads....reached Puduraya at about 6pm s/thing, walked to the KL's KTM's station...the train came at 6.43pm, and i reached Shah Alam station at about 7.30pm...my friends all went down at Klang's station...and about 8pm, i was home..!!!! yeahhhhh...HOME SWEET HOME!!!! :)
*very tired during the orientation week cos the shedule really hectic......