Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Incredible Journey in Management Society, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Today I'm gonna write something very unrelated to my usual blog posts. Something that I've never thought about writing it one day. What else that I gained joining as a Management Society aka MS member. Haha..odd topic! Anyway this is a post requested by my friend and I think no harm blogging it. 3 years back when I joined as a MS member, I still don't own this blog so too I've got to recall what happened 3 years ago! ><

When I first enter university, there are many societies and student organizations to choose from. My first intention is to brush up my English so societies which required us to speak English is my priority. Three years back, the newbies recruitment day for clubs and societies carry on in DK Foyer is so much happening comparing to these days.

Initially, I'm very interested to join AIESEC like many of you because this is a established International student organization. I apply MS and AIESEC at the same time but unfortunately AIESEC did not accept my applications after the interview. Until today, I still can't figure out the reason behind it and not much people know about this but I think no harm sharing with you guys because I believed many things happened for a reason. If not because AIESEC rejected me, I won't even have the chance to join Buddies and MS and get to know so many seniors in USM! One day, if you failed to apply any jobs or programs, please don't give up because I believed there are certainly greater opportunities ahead you so always reflect and improve yourself to fit in the competitive societies. Opportunities wait for no men! :-)

Frankly speaking, MS is not the only ground for you to learn and build yourself. You will certainly tell me there are still many societies which gives you such benefits. Indeed, it's true.

Nevertheless, what Management Society gives you is a platform for you to know more seniors and lecturers than the ordinary students but this must depends on your initiative as well cz I knew many juniors are actually very quiet and shy to ask. By joining MS, I know many Management course seniors as well as Accounting seniors. Moreover, having networking with lecturers benefits you in the future such as job hunting. On top of that, it gives you more opportunities to join some other activities like I happened to be a part of USM Chinese New Year Festival main committee and USM Student Buddies. I learnt a lot from seniors apart from studies. Enter university is not solely about studies, extra curricular activities is definitely a plus point  to differentiate yourself compared to other students.

MS Bonding Trip 2010

Biz Week 2011

Prom Night 2011

Farewell 2011

Farewell 2011

Needless to mention about soft skills because regardless of which activities you joined, once you have given full force and commitment then you will certainly gained from it. There are no short cut in joining activities, if you need your superior to treasure your effort then you have to put 100% commitment of yours so that they manage to figure out your capabilities.

I'm lucky to be appointed as the President of MS in second year. It really developed me in the shortest period of time. I'm thankful to have a group of colleagues in helping me during my serving period as a President. I'm not extraordinary compared to my colleagues as everyone is a pillar to support this society, it couldn't be a complete set if any of you is missing. I would say everyone have equal opportunity if you are serious and into your work. Taking up position is never a burden in fact you can learn to be responsible on your actions taken.

Bonding Trip 2011

Board of Committee 2011/2012. Thanks guys for everything. You guys mean so much to me and thanks for tolerating me during that period of time.  Friends forever! Must meet all of you before I graduate! :-)

We are having so much fun during Universiti Malaya Biz Club visit to USM. 

University visit to Universiti Malaya (UM). 

University visit to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). 

Farewell for the MS 2011/2012! Miss you guys! Sincere smile from all of us. 

Whether one's choose to have active or dull study life in university is solely based your own. However, I would say I never ever regret on what I have went through in the past three years although at the mean time you will be extremely busy with activities, lack of sleep and etc but no regret on that. Friendship, experience, knowledge gained is much more valuable compared to the rest.

Another reminder, please choose societies and clubs based on your own interests. Don't join because of your friend's company or join for the sake of getting MyCSD and so on, this mindset is so wrong and I can assure you with this mentality, you can never gained anything from what you have done. Please give your 100% commitment in everything you do and be a responsible person for yourself and the others.

I wish all of you anticipating your four years uni life studying in USM. Please don't hesitate to ask help from seniors, I bet they are more than willing to help but be more independent as well, don't so dependent on seniors. Sometimes is good to go through trials and errors. Lol..

Good luck guys! Is my last semester in USM and is the beginning for you guys! Have an amazing and unforgettable undergraduate life and be proud of yourself one day when you looked back! All the best..

Don't forget to like Management Society Facebook Page for USM Management Society updates and news! See you there..


Friday, August 9, 2013

Lucky Me

I know I've been away for ages. Sorry I seriously can't find ample time to sit in front of the computer to draft a post. Anyway I purposely sneaked out some sleeping time to mark some memorable dates to recap for the past month spent in Korea. I know I have no time for full review things like that so recap will do me well.

So far I've been lucky throughout the Summer Program I had in Korea. I should say God bless me? I'm luckier than the others? Or I am really capable? Haha..I have not much confidence in myself so I always assume it is my luck which brings me to where I am today.

I will be marking down some of the little "achievements" that I've made in this month. Hehe..

The first lucky gift that I received is Starbucks Tumbler from the speaker who delivered a talk in our class. Those who happened to be in the same class with me always know that I'm a "question student". Is not that I'm super smart that type, but I just can't help it when the topic is something that I'm familiar with and questions will naturally pop up in my mind. Lol..and I am not shy for asking questions in front of the crowd. May be I'm thick skinned that type la..haha..but with this attitude of mine, it eventually builds many soft skills and it could unintentionally leave a good image of you to the speaker. Tips here to share with you, one way to impress them is by raising questions.


Thus, by answering question, lucky me has got a Starbucks Tumbler la..anyway siblings has a fight to own this tumbler. So see who is the owner but definitely not! I'm not a avid fans of Starbucks..

Right after the Starbucks talk, up next is Miss Kelcey from Homeplus giving talk the following day. By answering a very random question in class has got me Homeplus iconic CSR character soft toy named eParan from Miss Kelcey. Fyi, we are not informing in advance that answering questions will got us any gifts so both of the prizes that I've got are really random. Really paiseh for receiving gifts two days in a row. Haha..


Then, two to three days before my completion ceremony, I was picked by my Professor to go up the stage to receive my certificate of accomplishment from the Dean. Only 5 students among all the participants who participated in this program will be selected to go up the stage to receive the certificate. Is my pleasure to be part of them. :-)


On the day itself during the closing ceremony, I joined the talent show. This was the thing that I have mentioned in the previous post when I'm super nervous to it because I'm singing korean song. Lol..a language that I'm totally not familiar with..I performed song by Taeyeon titled Missing you like crazy. Although I didn't win any prizes but it leaves a great memories and put an end to such a fruitful and memorable Summer Program in Seoul. I'm gonna miss everyone here that I know. Love you guys from all around the world. Please take care!

I sing badly here..aiks!

Thanks David for the picture!


Featuring in Kyung Hee official website! So lucky lo me! Haha..Thanks Wooin for telling me! I think this will be one and the only one chances of my face turning up in the official website. Lol..


Last but not least, I am shortlised for the Axiata Young Talent Programme. I submitted the application online few hours before the closing and there are some mistakes I did in the application yet I emailed them again to make the changes so at that time I was hoping the least that they could straight away turn me off for doing such mistakes. So, I didn't expect anything from this application.

But then, out of expectation, I received their phone call while unpacking my luggage from Korea. It is a phone call interview from Axiata. Scare myself out to answer a phone call interview when I didn't prepare anything in advance and still half unconscious as I'm doing the chores. I just do my best for the interview and telling myself don't expect too much, in fact treating it as a interview experience will do.

The next morning while I'm still having my very sweet sleep, my phone rang, again, number from KL. Picked up the call and was informed that I'm shortlisted for the program! Oh gosh, I'm so excited, never thought that I could go thus far! Again, I will just be myself and do my best besides enjoy the entire programme, the other things I will just see how it goes.



Technically, I have 7 weeks holiday spending on attending program then the remaining 3 weeks in total is my holiday! Lol..but I love this kind of holiday! Won't eager on hunting for part time job, because I know in the future I will still have plenty of time to work till I retired so now is the time to learn as much as I can as a student first!

This post is not meant for me to show off or what, I just want to mark down all the memorable dates one day before I have forgotten everything about them. Blog is not for me only to write reviews, to gain traffics, in fact all the visual images should be written into words to snap shot all the memories that we have created and one day reminiscing the past.

Have a nice day peeps!