5AM. Dewan Nurani. Heard Jay Chou's "Broken Strings" blasted through the speakers for a while. Happy for a while. Then mengantuk again.
Abang YY showed us 2 funny videos made last midnight in the boys dorm. Encouraged us to be active in campus. The most happening place in Kelantan is USM itself.
Hari Bersama Pusat Pengajian.
Dewan Kuliah 6. Feels very lecture-ish. Suddenly Jamie and Yeong Huey look like college girls. Yea I want to look like a college girl. Not siswa. Sounds so uncool.
Head of Health Science taklimat about Core, Elective, Units, GPA. My target: Dean's List?
Jamuan teh. Blue rice, ulam, fried fish, curry puff, rambutans. Was amazed by the act of YaPing stealing a bottle of mineral water.
Dietetians formal group photo.
Separated to classes. Met dietetics lecturers. But they will only teach us 2nd or 3rd year onwards. There are 24 in my class of Year1 Dietetics. Only one guy Yun Fatt who became our class monitor. The rest giggly girls. Head of Dietetics told us that total there are 394 students in the nation, qualified ones, who have put USM Dietetics as their first choice, but USM only chose 24. Wow.
Next, a bangkali taklimat about lab safety. He talk talk talk halfway, paused, and he himself said, "lecture ini sangat boring lah.."
Then, Campus Walk. Tour around the whole compound led by assigned seniors. Why not use the money to maintain and upgrade the existing buildings rather than build new empty buildings?
I MISS HOME I MISS HOME I MISS HOME. Ee Sian saw my red nose and immediately understood haha.
You know there are a few people who are 2 years younger than I am, but considered the same batch. First they skip standard 4, then they did Matriks. So lucky.
Tonight. Best night throught the suffering orientation, like oasis to a desert. 7.15PM all freshmen break and gather according to religion. My carnal instinct is to join the Christian group. You won't understand my feeling!! How it is like being estranged in an alien land, foreign food, certain dominating species, 5 solats drilling even in my sleep, every ceremony starting with a Doa, so many chinese dressed in baju kurungs too.
Then I finally found sense of belonging, like a revelation of a long lost family I never know of. There are 38 Christians in the 09/10 batch. Among the PPSL, there were 5 Christians, and so they became the facilitators for our fellowship. It feels strange, the same seniors who were strict and stern and giving stress, now comforting me with God's word. taklimat time cold and hard. Christian Fellowship time soft and cuddly.
We started with Song Service. So simple. Yet overwhelming. It felt too good to be true. My tears want to roll down. They are all strangers from different states in Malaysia, and different church denomination. But when we all sang "Hari Ini", we automatically did the exact same actions! You would have thought that there might be variation in different places, but NO, same, its almost like a secret language.
Then we were asked to introduce ourselves one by one. Happy that although Pei Yen is freethinker, she joined us. There is a big-sized girl, when introducing self, she said she is from Penang. OK. Then she said she is FROM ADVENTIST CHURCH. WHAT?! How can I not know her then?!
Later I scurried to approach her, to question her. Her name is Ying Ning. She said she went to Pg Eng main church for 6 years when she was younger then she stopped going. Wow. How many youths in SDA did AY neglect their existence? Yikes. For my 8 years in SDA Penang, I totally do not know her until I came to USM Kelantan.
Next, all religions combine back in main hall, but the Muslims were not back yet. YY said: Dont sit so racist-ly. hahaha.
Night, sesi bersama pemimpin negara. Time to doze off. Then woke up to play lame games until midnight.