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31 January, 2010

Uni-3-disaster week 12 report

Last week was eventful, slightly stressful and extremely tiring. Prepare for a longer post this week. I think I should start on Monday.

Monday
Woke up in the morning for a 10.30am class but was rushed because my father got to know that my grandpa was ill. I left for IMU slightly early so my father could send my grandpa to the hospital. So I tried to study for the practical exam in the library. I think I was still experiencing the post-Physical Pharmacy class test feeling of relief with little to no worries about Pharmaceutical Microbiology practical test on Wednesday.

After lunch, we were then introduced to the computer program which produce unbelievable Guinea Pig Ileum results. That CAL session was definitely something to be remembered as it was easily the loooooonnnnnggggest session ever dealing with a slow program. But the nice thing about it was that it produced graphs which were beautiful beyond comparison with all our previous "real ileum" practicals.

My mom and I went to the hospital to visit my grandpa and noticed that he was very very ill. His pulse was very erratic and his blood pressure was low, so he was given noradrenalin at a relatively high dose. I stayed only for a short while because I still had to return home to prepare for my practical exam.

Tuesday
My mom took me to IMU this time since my father left for the hospital early. I gotta study in the library with a bunch of batch mates which was more enjoyable. Time passed very fast as knowledge entered my head when we discussed. After lunch, i stayed back for a while to perfect my graphs as well as Schild Plot. I went home around 2.30pm to continue studying for the exam with no plans to visit my grandpa since exam was less than 24 hours away. But when my mom come back from work, I got the message that my grandpa has just passed away.

I was shocked at that moment. It was very new to me as I have not faced death of a person so close to me. As I closed my eyes, images and memories of times we spent together zoomed passed me. I felt a slight urge for tears to roll off my eyes, but I resisted as I consoled myself that his life could be much more comfortable and that death is a natural process.

Wednesday
A few hours before my practical exam, I joined a couple of my batch mates again for a group study in the library by testing each other about agar plates and biochemicals tests which saved me during the actual exam in the afternoon. The practical exam turned out OK, but the case given to me was a huge "?" to me. After the exam, we were sent to DC for quarantine (time when I felt internet was a marvel!). We had literally nothing much to do. So I asked Wei Jian to teach me how to fold a rose while we watched other groups coming in later to play "Chor Dai Di" and "Charades" out of boredom.

When we were allowed to leave, I went home, took a bath, had dinner with my mom and left for Nirvana Memorial Center for the wake service whereby monks were invited to perform a chanting service (done every evening). It was a pleasure to meet many relatives whom I've not met for many years coming from all around the country to witness this event.

Thursday
Lectures ended around lunchtime. So my parents brought me for lunch and straight to the memorial center again when they entertained more relatives and guests while I used Nirvana's internet service to search for materials for my microbiology report.

doesn't it look like a 5 star hotel?

Friday
Almost the same as Thursday, the only difference is that my aunt came from Penang and I was tasked to drive her from the bus station, makan and to the memorial center. In the afternoon, the Chief reverend, Venerable Dhammaratana visited together with a bus load of Ti-ratana orphans for a short chanting session. Those children were so cute!!!

Then many more relatives came to visit from all over the country. It was a great time for all to meet each other after such a long time despite this solemn event.

Saturday
This is the funeral day. It was very emotional to see him for the last time before the cremation. We traveled to the Shah Alam Memorial Park in the morning for the ceremony in a convoy of a bus and 4 cars. There isn't much to say about this except that it was very tiring to travel around and I think I've got a slight sunburn.

This post is dedicated to you. I will always love you, Grandpa!
May you be reborn in a comfortable plane and achieve eternal bliss of Nibana.

lalanandaFRY

24 January, 2010

Uni-3-disaster week 11 report

Physical Pharmacy class test is finally over, my hopes are not anywhere high. It is time to change my focus to another tricky subject, Pharmaceutical Microbiology. Just by looking at my senior's long report, I'm starting to fear the worst. But life has to go on, so I'll try to go on with it. But let me show you what I've done throughout the week in photos.

this is called "study stress"!
to release stress, we started playing with things around us. In this case, May Hwa got a free manicure from Chiew Vien.
We became very observant. There were 4 spidermen cleaning the windows of the library.
We did the Guinea Pig Ileum experiment with histamine and mepyramine too.
something else regarding Malaysian English standards. I bought a bowl of noodle from our cafeteria and got this card.
Promee anyone?

I've finally completed my categorizing of all orientation videos into a folder I'd named as "DVD". It will contain all of Darkness Is ARound You, videos throughout the orientation and most importantly, the highlights of the finale night including T.N.O.D, IMU Cheer Club, Alpha Q and P108's sketch. Everything will be burned in one DVD and will be circulated one per group. I've even made a cover for the DVD, check it out!


Nice leh! The back cover was stolen from Hazwan's booklet cover. Sorry for not being original!!!

I've also edited another music video using Rihanna's Russian Roulette.


I don't think there is anything else to say, so bye bye!

lalanandaFRY
24/1/10

19 January, 2010

My First Official MV!

During the whole span of P110 Orientation, Lady Gaga's Bad Romance was played almost 10...100...maybe 1000 times! I guess that makes it the theme song of the year? of maybe at least the orientation. As the videoman for the orientation, I've recorded lots of Bad Romance footages of juniors doing tasks dancing to the chorus, MH+CV before detective game, end of finale night and most notably, MH+CV+Alex dancing on the stage during Rock The Stage day. So this is the music video I've made... oh and I've changed the title of the video into

The Not~So~Good Romance!!! Enjoy...

lalanandaFRY 19/1/10

17 January, 2010

P109's MS Project

What more can I say? Hazwan's posters are simple fabulous!
We will be having our Malaysian Studies Project on 5 February 2010 (Friday) in Lecture Theatre 2 at 5pm. The drama entitled Not An Ordinary Love is a short play about a love story between the characters in the poster.

With just a petty RM2 entrance fee (which is not even enough to buy a bowl of noodle), you would be brought into another world, a world with colours, music, dances and food from all three major races of Malaysia. A full cast of P109 students helmed by Gary and Azleen will be performing then, so how could you miss this opportunity to witness the fusion of cultures and traditions into one spectacular story?

So come join us as we bring you to the world of
Dim Sum, Belacan and Chapati!

lalanandaFRY
17/1/10

16 January, 2010

Uni-3-disaster week 9+10 report

I've missed another 2 weeks of blogging in preparation for P110 orientation and class tests.
***Just a preview of this post, there will be 7 videos and many pictures here.

Week 9 and 10 were very eventful and interesting weeks, probably the most eventful for P109-ians only because we were welcoming our juniors, the P110 in a 2+6 days orientation. Known as the "P109's Biggest Project" quoted from P109's blog, preparations started around the beginning of our Sem3 which was 1.5 months before the real event.
I was placed in charge of the video section comprising of only one member *so sad*. Making orientation videos was a real challenge for me since it was the first time I ever produce a fictional story behind the video camera and the computer screen. Though I have made a couple of slide show styled videos, making a motion picture is a different world all together.

The story was divided into 2 parts, the Treasure Hunt part and the Detective Game part. So for this orientation, I've made 8 videos with total of ~1 hour worth of presentable footage and more than 4 hours of raw footage, taking more than 23GB from my computer's hard disk drive *ouch!*. All videos will be available on Youtube very soon... username: nandafry

  1. Introduction Video 8:08
  2. Teaser Trailer 1:21
  3. Treasure Hunt Video 9:16
  4. Detective Game Start Video 4:05
  5. Seniors-Juniors Meeting Video 5:07
  6. Detective Game Finale Video 6:39
  7. Orientation Sum-up Video 18:10
  8. Z Making of Video 5:51

Seniors-Juniors Meeting Video
*Spoiler Alert*
The story written by Ridhwan together with other game masters and BoDs entitled Darkness Is ARound You was simply brilliant. The story tells about a drug called Chemical X which was shown in the beginning of the Treasure Hunt video as a normal commercial cosmetic modification drug, but we bring the viewer back to its development stage whereby 4 scientists were testing this proto-drug on a subject known as Subject 101. The drug testing went terribly wrong and turned Subject 101 into a flesh eating monster. Several innocent civilians felt prey to this abomination, this includes one of the scientist involved in the experiment, Scientist A.



Fortunately, that scientist managed to escape from a "nesting ground" where the monster prepares to feast of its victims. At this time, Scientist A met up with the other scientists to inform them about this nesting ground which was where the other 3 victims were located and also could be a source of a cure for the monster. The juniors were then tasked to assist those scientists to find the nesting ground.



After the finding the nesting ground, it seems that one of the scientists found out that the movement of the monster was getting more systematic and that one of his/her colleagues has formulated a new drug named Chemical Y which gives him/her the power to control the monster's actions through his/her thoughts. The evil scientist was seen writing a diary in a dark room with the monster, now identified as Darkness, by his/her side. Suddenly, glass shattering sounds could be heard from outside the room and the owner orders Darkness to see what has happened through his/her thoughts. After a long while, the owner was frustrated by Darkness's incompetence and carelessly left the room without taking his/her diary. Five minutes later, the owner returns to the room to find that his/her diary has gone missing. Both the owner and Darkness chased after the scientist, resulting in the lost of several pages from the diary containing clues to the identity of the mastermind. The juniors were again tasked find the missing pages to identify evidence to proof the identity of the mastermind.


I will not continue the story from here to keep the climax on hold. You can find out the answers in the video below.



Besides orientation videos, I've also made several playful SS (Syok Sendiri) videos from recordings of my batch mates throughout the orientation. This is when you see how SS P109 students can be, except me of course... =P


SS video 1


SS video 2


SS video 3

This is going to tarnish our image as seniors right? But who care, it's human nature... lol

As promised, these are the pictures of all 8 groups in the P110 Orientation.
Group 1: Mamak Mee
Group 2: Boom Boom Boom
Group 3: Super Mighty Lions
Group 4: Warriors
Group 5: Donkey Kong
Group 6: BumbleBee
Group 7: Kia Su
Group 8: Demons

and lastly...
the entire orientation group photo

lalanandaFRY
16/1/10

01 January, 2010

Uni-3-disaster week 7 report

This is first post of the year! So

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Another shorter week in uni as we reach the end of the year. By next week, juniors will be entering IMU and I'd be officially a senior!!! woohoo... Wait till they first witness my cacat-ed orientation video despite the short and sweet teaser trailer.

We did a practical on handwashing products and guess what? Found of that laboratory soap increases the amount of bacteria on your hands, so why bother washing?

Some photos will be uploaded here... soon....quite soon!

I don't think I really care to make a long sum-up for this year. 2009 is just a year when I entered a new environment, made new buddies, learned lots of new stuff and ate new food. That's about all!

How about New Year's resolutions?

Just wish that I can study harder and brush up all my academic stuff. What more can I do?

So now I'm enjoying a four day New Year break at home, facing notes and powerpoints, finishing up reports and heating up my chair. 

Sign off

lalanandaFRY 1/1/10