Friday, December 19, 2008
So I found this one nice picture don't know from where (can't remember) and I want to share with you all...
Haha...so depends on you, either u want to interprete the picture in a positive way or the negative way...
You can get to see two pictures actually (+ve and -ve)...look carefully...!!!
Hahaha...gotcha!!! So get the picture...hehe...
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
In Pangkor island, we have a trip going around the island. Then we also went for swimming and snorkelling at Teluk Dalam (actually it's away from the beach at Teluk Dalam, we were brought to another island there). We caught sea cucumber there...haha... I have some photos of it, so just browse down this post...
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Also using my time to edit this video stuff lor...so now can be uploaded liao...
After this post, will update on where I have been to the last few days...
Enjoy the video...
Monday, December 8, 2008
Kinda long time didn't take red wine at home. Yesterday my family members wanna have karaoke, so we opened one bottle red wine. It's a Cabernet Merlot 2005 (not old enough, so the aroma of it not so strong...hehe...)
At first, I took normal glass only then my mom said take out the wine glass and use la... I was stunned at first but then after that I did take the glasses out and we have the karaoke session together with the red wine.
I'm not so good in Hokkien, so I just sit aside watching and humming lor...haha... One day, I wish that I can master the language of Hokkien, Cantonese and Fu Chow. My parents can converse quite well in all those languages.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Don't know who's the creator of this stuff, never mind lar...who cares. So this is what you need to follow and do after you've been tagged by someone.
- List these rules on your blog.
- Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.
- Tell 7 unspectacular quirks on yours.
- Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
- Link the person who tagged you.
- Leave a comment for each blogger.
Alright, that's all about the rules. Let's keep the ball rollin'... Now let's read up something about me and maybe something which is unexpected...hahaha...
7 FACTS ABOUT YUN LOI
- Born in Kuala Lumpur but grow up in Ayer Tawar, Perak (I'm Ayer Tawarian...)
- I'm kinda short, 154cm...
- I like short hair but I have long hair lor...(lazy to have a cut once it gets long that's why just leave it being long)
- Sporting and like sports/outdoor activities
- Kinda old fashioned and have an unattractive physical appearance
- I guess I have an inmatured look and people always thought that I'm under 18...(well, I'm eligible for 18SX stuff liao...don't judge me just because of my childish appearance)
- Good listener and might be a good adviser (come to me to get advice...hahaha...just joking lar...anyway I'm really a good listener and advice maybe not up to the level yet)
YUN LOI's 7 UNSPECTACULAR QUIRKS
- Like to sleep late at night but sometimes will fall asleep kinda easily even before midnight
- Set alarm at 7:30 a.m., wake up to off the alarm and on my handphones but after that continue sleep again until 8:30 a.m. then only really wake up...(weird right...haha...)
- When really laugh out loud, it's a different Yun Loi...hahaha...(especially when joke around with my family members at home)
- I think I'm kinda attracted to those modified cars which can be used to drift and I like to speed but I only have a Proton Saga...haha...(dreaming that I can have a sport car one day)
- Like to take photos around(sceneries, buildings, etc...) and sometimes feel so bored that I'll take my phone/camera and self-shooting (not 18SX shooting yea...but who knows maybe that could happen...hahaha...)
- Most of my time in the toilet after wake up is on brushing my teeth...(I don't know why I take such a long time to brush my teeth, brush it over and over again...haha...)
- Must read statement!!! Sometimes don't know why I on the laptop whole day, without purpose and don't know what to do...then...will come the dirty mind to browse on some 18SX stuff I guess...hahaha... (not the hardcore stuff lar, just something for knowledge...must be balance mah...)
7 LUCKY PEOPLE TAGGED BY ME
Ding Siew Loong (most popular guy being tagged...haha...)
PERSON THAT TAGGED ME
Yeah...it's done... So that's all for this TAGGED stuff...hahaha...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Although during that time I am still in the recovery process from my anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction but I'm so glad that I am able to overcome the obstacles during my first semester studies. Actually it's not easy to fight against ourselves but luckily I managed it.
We had our final outdoor education camp at the end of the first semester studies which is after our final semester exams (30 November 2007-12 December 2007). We had it in Pulau Singa Besar, Langkawi. This really needs teamwork and everyone must give in a full effort to accomplish every task given. In this camp, we really need to stand on our own.
This is a real outdoor camping experience for everyone. We need to set up our own camp, main camp, toilet & bathroom, cooking area, store room, security tower, electricity and water. Another thing is all the equipments we have to bring on our own all the way from UPSI, Tanjung Malim to Pulau Singa Besar, Langkawi (electric generator, water pump generator, kayak, dinghy, ropes, cooking utensils, cooking gas and many other equipments).
This is the schedule of our camp from 30 November 2007 to 12 December 2007 :
30/11/2007 : Depart from UPSI (night)
01/12/2007 : Reach Kuala Perlis jetty-->Pulau Singa Besar (set up)
02/12/2007 : Touch up, Camp Management Workshop
03/12/2007 : Camp Management Workshop
04/12/2007 : Kayak Expedition
05/12/2007 : Survival
06/12/2007 : Camp Organizing
07/12/2007 : Kembara Ilmiah
08/12/2007 : Snorkelling and Flora Fauna
09/12/2007 : Ropes activities (Rock climbing, abseiling, rapelling)
10/12/2007 : Tidy up, Night Cultural Event
11/12/2007 : Break camp, Depart from Pulau Singa Besar-->Kuala Perlis jetty
12/12/2007 : Reach UPSI, unloading and clear equipments
If want to talk about everything then there will be a very long post here, so I'll just write on some of the unforgettable experience. The one which I won't forget most is the Kayak Expedition. We were all kayaking in pairs and there's one incident encountered by me and my partner. There's once when there is a strong current and we were swept to the side where there is rough water area.
We kept on paddling using all the strength we have to get out from that area and at that moment I'm so scared, some more kinda lack of energy already. The facilitators accompanied us also get worried at that time and they can just guide us on how to get out from there. Really very lucky that at last we managed to pull through the rough water and get back to the centre of the sea. None of our team members capsized during this expedition.
Another moment which I won't forget is the Survival activity. We were sent away from the base camp to another island. We were seperated into a few groups and being placed in different camp site along the beach side. We were required to stay there for 24 hours and were only provided with 1 poncho, 1 bottle of water, 1 fish hook with string, 3 matches, 1 torch light, 1 parang, a few pieces of biscuits, 1 potato and we were not allowed to bring any other personal belongings even a watch (only bring our own body with the items provided).
During night time, we were actually not allowed to sleep and must always be alert and also to make sure our campfire is always burning. There were certain time when we must reply to the torch light signal from our main camp site (ensure that every camp site is okay). Well, we are too tired actually and there's one moment when all of us (my group) fallen asleep and no one is guarding our camp site. We were caught by the facilitators and being scolded as well because we were exposing ourselves to danger (there were a lot of ships passing by there). All the 3 of us were punished (soak ourselves in the water for a few minutes, so cold man...I think that time is about 4:00a.m.)...
That are the moments which I won't forget the most and of course there are many others but too many and will be too long to post up here. If want to know more and in detail on the adventure, do ask me and I'll share with you all. I'll put up a photo slide show which is before, during and after the camp in a random order. So enjoy it...kinda long duration because there were about 101 photos which I have if I'm not mistaken.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
That's an introduction, so wanna blog about the activities I've gone through there. I guess this post will be kinda long one...hehe... Anyway I don't have the photos or videos on the activities, will try to get it from the organiser so that you all can have a look on it.
28 November 2008 (Friday)
Reached there at about 4:00 p.m. if I'm not mistaken. We have a tea break there while listening to the Chief Executive of Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman on things we need to do. Then we have a briefing session in the lecture hall, ice breaking session, grouping and also some activities with moral values. Each of us is given a file each and the first task for us is interviewing our friend and introduce him/her to everyone (work in pairs).
We have our dinner after the task is given to us and at 8:00 p.m. we gathered back in the hall. Every pairs is required to introduce his/her friend to everyone on some personal details, unforgettable moment, strength, weakness, secret that could be shared, and biggest personal achievement.
Then we have a short break for supper at about 10:00 p.m. and get back into the hall after 15 minutes. The activity for tonight is basically on team identity. So we have to come out with our team name, team hierarchy, team mission, team vision, team motto, team core values, team flag and team battle cry. We were actually given 1 hour to have this task completed then have a team presentation but not enough time, so we were dismissed at 11:30 p.m. and the presentation is brought forward to the next day.
29 November 2008 (Saturday)
After having breakfast, we gathered in the hall at 8:00 a.m. and have the team presentation on our team identity. From the presentation, we get to learn in more depth about organization hierarchy, mission and vision. Then we have a briefing about the safety and precaution to be taken during the outdoor activities.
There were altogether 4 stations and all the 4 teams will rotate in order from station to station with guidance from the facilitators. There were Eco Challenge, Flying Fox, 'A' Frame and Death Crossing. My team's first station was the Eco Challenge. This station consists of 3 activities-Jacob Bridge, V Bridge and the Single Rope Challenge. Actually all this 3 activities is not too diffilcult and most importantly is keep on moving then you'll be stable on the ropes. The next station is Flying Fox, everyone knows this...
After we have done the ropes activities, we moved on to the next station which is named Death Crossing. This activity needs teamwork in order to get all the members to cross over the area without touching the ground. Lastly is the 'A' Frame which also require teamwork and this one kinda challenging because I'm the one hanging on the frame while my team members will try to move me from one end to the other end safely without falling off (it's kinda diffilcult to imagine how it was without an image, will try to get the photos).
Then we have a short morning tea break before we move on for the next activity which is named as Jungle Lunch. All the team leaders made a decision to cook together and as such all of us search for the items together at the designated area in a given time. Most of the items were hid at the plants area, simulations area and the most important item I guess (chicken) were hid in water (in the river).
We are supposed to keep the items we found and we thought the facilitators were helping us, so what ever we found we passed to them. When time is up for the searching, we were told to gather under the canopy and the trainer asked "Where were all the food?". Then only we realized that we are supposed to keep it safely with us...haha... But the trainer is kind to us and all the items were returned. Then we all prepare the lunch and have the meal together.
We were given some time to have rest and refreshment before continuing the next session at 4:45 p.m. in the hall. In the evening, we have a session on the topic of Effective Communication. This session is also kinda enjoying with some simulations given and also some talk by the trainer. I think the most enjoying part is the non verbal communication where we (the spectators) are not allowed to talk but can only laughh while some of the volunteers were acting a play on the stage. Then we have a simulation on one way, two way and dinamic communication (giving instruction, listening, asking questions, solving puzzle).
At night we have a BBQ dinner which started at 7:30 p.m. and we have a session on Team Motivation by 9:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. We were given task on listing out what motivates us as a Tunku Scholars and all teams need to present it with some elaboration. Then the trainer gave some talk regarding motivation and as a learder, he/she must has more intrinsic motivator rather than extrinsic motivator. Have a supper before get into bed.
30 November 2008 (Sunday)
Early morning at 7 o'clock, all gathered at the car park area and have an aerobic session. This session was kinda enjoying one and everyone seems like were enjoying themselves throughout the session with the exciting movements. After that, we have our breakfast and were told to wait at the dining hall until we are given instruction to move into the lecture hall.
Then, one of the facilitators came and lead us to the lecture hall. We can heard exciting music being played so loudly in the air and was wondering what is happening. This is really a very fun approach of presenting a philosophy and in this session it's about the Fish Philosophy. The trainers and facilitators were resembling the situation which really happened in the Seattle's Pike Place Fish Market where they are having a motivated workplace filled with fun (if anyone of you who are interested to know more about the content, feel free to ask me).
The final activity for us is the Project 'X' and after the briefing about it, we were told to have a morning tea break while discussing on the project before it really starts. We were given 1 hour to build a mobile fruit picker which can withstand a 5kg weight by using the provided PVC pipes and connectors. My team really enjoyed ourselves throughout the project and our project outcome is the one that look so different from the others. We were having a lot of fun when constructing the fruit picker tower and although the structure look weird but it was successful in holding the 5kg weight during the test.
We have lunch after the presentation and testing of the project. By 2:15 p.m. all of us must gathered in the lecture room. The last task for every teams, where all the four teams need to list down 10 learning points we get from the program before we proceed into the participant's feedback evaluation and closing ceremony. All of us were given a surprise before we filled up the feedback form and have the closing ceremony.
The SDTR staffs really work so effectively and efficiently and I am really very attracted to it. We were presented on the videos of us throughout the program from the first day till the Project 'X' of the third day (that's really very surprising and all of us was like...wow...!!! that's really very fast as they manage to edit everything and presented it to us even before we left that place). Well, I hope that I can get a copy of our photos and videos so that you all can view it.
After everything is done, as usual a photo session of the participants together with the trainers and also with our Chief Executive of Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman. Before we left, we have our last meal there (evening tea break) and lastly we bid farewell and also thank everyone who have been with us throughout the program.
This is really a very nice place to organize a team building camp/motivational camp/training. There were also some companies that were conducting training at here. It is really true that the customers can be a repeating comers at this training retreat. The services provided are great and really meet the needs of clients. Maybe you all can visit this site for more information and there were also some pictures of the activities provided.