2013-12-23

Dandioy's Doodle: WARMTH 暖


This art piece is called "暖"(pronouns as NUAN), which means "warmth" in Mandarin. It is freezing cold right now in Taiwan and drawing this piece of work actually makes my heart a little bit warmer. The colour scheme is the combination of the shades of peachy orange and greys, symbolise the harmony between warmth and coldness. 

Hope you guys like this. Cheers :)

Lotsa love,
Dandioy

TCSH YEAR END BALL 2013 The Great Gatsby and my REFLECTION


I absolutely love this photo (from left to right): Invisible housemate Li Yin, another housemate Alicia, Me and roommate Michelle. Everyone looks happy in this photo :D

THE REFLECTION STATUS I POSTED ON FACEBOOK:
So being a committee of the Year End Ball 2013 I have something to say. *clear throat* Last night was amazing, wonderful and magical. Thank you Koji Jack Hirayama, Natalie Ng and Joey Wong for being the awesome project managers/assistant project manager. Thank you Nandhini Shree, Nagraj Bhonsle and Ms. D who will always be there to help me, assist me and guide me. TBH, at first I thought being in the Creative Department wouldn't be as hard and tedious compared to other departments, but hell no, besides the posters and tickets design, we need to do our booth duty, set up facebook page, blogspot, hall decorations, photobooth and video editing! Being in the YEB committee is like riding the roller coaster, we had been through ups and downs, thick and thin. When we didn't manage to hit our target sales, Ms.D never gave up on us and we manage to pick ourself up and keep moving on. I had learnt so much about event managements through YEB. Even though I messed up a bit in the slide show/video presentation, Alicia Ching,Christabelle Yap, Joey, Jodie Koh, Natalie, Ms. D, Ms. Nini still took the trouble to console me and tell me everything will be alright. I will never forgot the moment we had our group hug, it marks the the end of the our YEB event, but in my heart, our friendship and memories will never end. I would like to thank everyone who choose to join our event, you guys are awesome! 


Our committee on-stage group photo. The lighting is so awesome and LOOK AT MAH EPIC SHOCKED FACE. HAHA.


Happy faces of TCSH people!



A photo collage of some awesome IB students, the magician Ross and TCSH staffs.




Some other students and staffs from other courses.


1st: MAH WACKY FACE. 
2nd: Joey the amazing assistant project manager.
3rd: embrace mah big flappy armssss.

This is the first time I wearing makeup publicly. I'm glad that many friends of mine said that I look good. I even do some of the committee members' makeup haha. They said I have the SKILLZZZ. Thanks to my favourite makeup guru on Youtube Michelle Phan! I LOVE YOU TO DEATH. Watching your makeup videos is part of my life right now. You make me feel that makeup is just like drawing on your face. Its purpose is to enhancing your features not covering it!



BEST DRESSED STAFFS AND STUDENTS



WHO'S GOT TALENT FINALISTS:
Cassandra, Lim Sze Yee, Carine & Aidil and Rayanna



SUPER HILARIOUS MAGICIAN-COMEDIAN ROSS!


Natalie and Koji. (Project managers)
Rheesta and Mark. (Student Council President and Vice President)
Ms. D (Teacher Advisor)



EMCEES OF THE NIGHT.
Dhashini, Joey and Sandhiya.



The Prom King and Queen nominees.



AND FINALLY. The Prom KQ of the year, our IB seniors, Kar Yern and Eleasha! I'm so proud of them <33333

OKAY REFLECTION TIME: 

Honestly, I never EVER joined a prom, or I should rephrase it as a Year End Ball. My high school life was dull and I only concentrated on complaining how boring my life is and how I wanted to live my life after high school. I never thought that I would joined YEB, and never knew that I would be one of the committee members. I can still recalled those time when our committee put up our debut promotional notes around college. OMGVHVDJV THAT WAS EMBARRASING. The quality and the design of the notes were so bad. Ms. D and Ms. Nini even gave us a lecture about this (in a good way tho). At the earlier stage, I admit that I feel like everyone in the committee was not 100% committed and we had made lots of mistakes which nearly spoil our own YEB committee reputation. Our marketing team was lack of creative ideas to promote our events. There is a lack of effiency in executing all of the ideas that had been suggested. There is lack of communication between committee members. We don't really care what is going on with other departments. The attendance of the meeting was not that good. Some seniors don't really help us juniors (which I heard from other departments). My senior Melissa was super duper nice and friendly. She would find me on facebook actively and give me some really good advices to make my design even more perfect and flawless. 

Me being the head of Creative Department, I should say that the works are tough. First, the posters. We came out with 8 designs on our very first meeting and Ms. D and the rest of the committee members were impressed. Their encouragement and applause were the motivation to keep me going! Then the tickets and logos. Next, the colour scheme (Gold, black, silver, grey and a hint of red). Since the theme of the year is THE GREAT GATSBY, the colour palette are more towards classiness and elegance, which makes our design requires more professionalism and perfection. In everything we did, we MUST incorporate the classy timeless design into our works and avoid cheap-looking stuffs. After then, the booth design, dashboard design, facebook page setup and Blogspot setup. Not to forget all the promotional poster designs for Who's Got Talent Finales and Prom King and Queen! And...! The promotional video, nominees videos and opening act video of the night! Oh! I nearly forgot the overall design of the hall, digital backdrop, flower arrangements and Photobooth design! The tediousness of all the work! I seriously don't know how I survived all these! I should say that because of my commitment towards YEB, I'm totally exhausted and kind of slightly neglected my studies. AHHH I MESSED UP MY SEM 1. *CRIESSSS*  I was so stressed and freaked out because I had so much work to do and yet I was the only one who knows how to make videos and stuffs. 

Talking about the ticket sales, it was very bad at the beginning. People don't even knew about the early bird sales was going on on the first two days. The date of the prom fall on the same day as Avicii's concert. People were having a dilemma whether joining our prom or the concert. Our expenditure was exceeding our profit. Ms. D was worried and cut down every single bit of our expenses in decorating. Sponsorship and finance department was facing ultimate stress due to the shortage in money to pay the hotel. She was helping us selling the tickets by "forcing" students come to our events. Luckily the flowers were sponsored by Koji's mum and a lot of the expenses were covered by TCSH, thanks to Ms. D! We definitely can do NOTHING if she didn't helping us out! Special thanks to Ms. Lauren who helped us selling the tickets and promoting our event!

 I'm glad that all OUR hard work paid off! The night was so inspiring and everything goes well (well...kinda of! Haha) The prom was a HUGE SUCCESS and everyone loves it! People kept saying that they never knew prom can be this fun and we were glad that we made them feel this way! Well, Prom is DEFINITELY MORE FUN than Avicii concert right!

#DONTDENY
#ILOVEPROMCOMMITTEE
#TCSHYEARENDBALL2013
#ENOUGHWITHTHEHASHTAGS

Our YEB 2013 logo



Our promotional video!



>>>>>>FACEBOOK LINK<<<<<
>>>>>>>BLOGSPOT LINK<<<<<


P/s: I know this post is quite late and kind of expired but it's better late than never right? Haha

Lotsa love,
Dandioy

So the list is out... #MOEBursaryUniversityList

If I want to study medicine in my undergraduate study, I have only 10 universities to choose,
1
University of Oxford
United Kingdom
2
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
3
Imperial College London *
United Kingdom
4
University College London *
United Kingdom
5
King’s College London*
United Kingdom
6
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom
7
Monash University
Australia
8
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
9
National University of Singapore
Singapore
10
University of Manchester
United Kingdom

Okay now I feel like crying. The choices are just wayyyy too narrow and just that you know, it is soo hard to get into medicine course. 

#LifeOfAMOEBursaryStudent #IAmDoomed #WHYYYYY

Love,
Dandioy

2013-12-21

Dandioy's Doodle: OLAFFFFF



I always wanted to watch Frozen but never got the chance. I watched the Trailer and have a feeling that Olaf will definitely be the next minion! Disney NEVER FAILS. 

So this is my version of Olaf. I make it into my very own overlay :3  SGDHJASDKAHK THE CUTENESS!

HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE OLAF'S DELICIOUS ORANGE NOSEEEEEE. 

I like warm hugs <3
Some people are worth melting for.
-OLAF

Lotsa Love,
Dandioy

2013-12-16

HAPPAYYYY BIRTHDAY DARYL!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARYLLLLLLL Thank you for bringing so much laughter and fun in my miserable and stressful IB life. I'm so sorry I couldn't celebrate your birthday with you this year. You are definitely one of my favourite Kuching people bo bian one. Hope you will like this picture I drew for you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND I WANT TO SEE CHUBBY DARYL NEXT YEAR. HAHA.

2013-12-15

How to get a JPA scholarship: 10 Tips!

I know I should have been working on this post on the first day I got my JPA scholarship offer but these months were just crazy for me and I had no time at all. Plus, pardon my endless procrastination. Ok, let us move on to the main topic: HOW TO GET A JPA SCHOLARSHIP!

Being a Malaysian, I believe you guys know about the term "JPA", which is "Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam", specially for those who had been opting for this scholarship, I assure that this term is quite familiar to you. If you guys didn't know already, I got my SPM results, a 11A+1A, which is considered quite good for many people. But as for me, I am quite unsatisfied as my target is 12A+. (not trying to sound like an ungrateful bitch or something) FYI, I took Chinese (YES I got A+ for this subject, WOOHOO!), English 1119, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Additional Maths, Modern Maths, History, Arts (I am science stream but I'm quite good at drawing so taking Arts would be a plus for me), Accounts, Moral Educations and Malay Language ( I got A for this :( )

TIP 1: PROPER ATTIRE, ORGANISED CERTS 
For this aspect, I admit that I did not do quite well. That day, I wore my Adidas tee, grey long jeans and white sport shoes while all of the other interviewees are wearing their best outfits- Baju kurung, Baju kebaya, professional looking formal wear and tuxedos. Imagine how awkward I was that day standing in the middle of the crowd of fabulous/handsome/gorgeous/beautiful people (competitors to be precise). I secretly thought that I will be disqualified directly from the list already. And just being as forgetful/careless as my usual self, I forgot to photostat my identity card. (I ran towards the nearest photostat shop and rushed back to the interview centre.) So, do double/triple confirm that you got all your documents/results slips/certificates/other materials printed/photostated and nicely compiled in a clear folder file to show them you are an organised person.

TIP 2: BE OUTSPOKEN, CHEERFUL AND BUBBLY
Even though you are the introvert type of person, I believe that there will always be sometimes that you can get hyper right? Get yourself into the hyper mood before the interview! Try to be relax and JUST CHILL.
GET YOUR ORANGE MOOD ONNNNN ;)
Before going to the interview, you should have this kind of mindset:
a) I will go for this interview just for having some fun and meeting some new friends
b) Don't treat interviewers as interviewers, treat them as your friend!
c) I'M HELLA HAPPY AND CONTENDED! (don't hunch your back! Walk like a boss! People will think you are a more successful person if you smile more!)

TIP 3: KNOWING OTHER INTERVIEWEES
As I was divided into groups some of the interviewees start to talk to each other and get to know each other and stuffs. You gotta try remember their names in this stage because you might need to call their names when you are having the discussion thingy on. Knowing other interviewees' names is a plus point because the interviewers might think that you are very socialable and amiable person.

TIP 4: DO SOME RESEARCH ON POSSIBLE TOPICS
If you are applying for engineering/medicine/accounting (basically WHATEVER) course, always remember to do some background research. You don't wanna be speechless and make a fool out of yourself when the researchers ask you some questions right? ;)

TIP 5: TALK AS MUCH AS YOU CAN, BUT...
Besides your english proficiency, the interviewers also want to look at your personality. They would not like to see interviewees who take other people chances' to talk. You gotta let other people speak. At the same time, if possible, you can guide the other interviewees to speak by giving some ideas in your opinion. The interviewers would notice your inner personality shine through the others. This is the quality they would like to see in their future scholarship holders! And also, when the others are giving their opinions, don't even try to disagree their point.

THIS IS A DISCUSSION NOT A DEBATE.

TIP 6: IF YOU REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO TALK, TALK ABOUT SOMETHING YOU ARE EXPERT/FAMILIAR WITH
Even though you are super well prepared for the possible topics for the discussion session, it is quite impossible to know 100% of the facts. Hence, you need to mix some of your own experiences to make the discussion more interesting and lively. Not to forget you can always change the subject cleverly to something you are familiar with. Don't pretend that you know something that you don't really know.

TIP 7: HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOUR
It's always appropriate to crack a joke during interviews (but of course crack a witty one not some lame and cliché one!) Make people laugh! People will automatically love you if you make them laugh or smile. If you can lighten the intense interviewing atmosphere and make it fun, trust me, you are the one the interviewers looking for!

TIP 8: MAKE A STATEMENT
Some people can be really good in their points when they are discussing certain topics, some people can be very fluent in English/ Malay, but what that all matters is, your FIRST IMPRESSION.
You gotta make a statement about yourself in that short time. It can be your clothes, your smile, the way you carry yourself, the way you smile, the way you walk, the way you articulate your words, it can be EVERYTHING. Make people remember you!

TIP 9: HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE IN THE COURSE YOU ARE APPLYING FOR
I believe you guys all have lots of free time after SPM. Why don't use these time to do some part time job that is related to the course/field you want to apply for? When you know something about the course, the interviewers would know that YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. People would love the fact that you know what you are going to do and know how to achieve it. Nobody would like people who are targetless right?

TIP 10: IF ANYTHING GOES WRONG, RELAX AND BE CONFIDENCE!
So yeah, my phone beeped just right at the time when I was answering the interviewers' answers. And the terrible thing is, I actually stopped my answering, switched off my phone and resumed my answering. I know I should be ignoring the call but I didn't. *heart dies a little inside*
But the lucky thing is, the interviewers doesn't really seem to care too much about this *phewwww*
MAYBE, they DID cut some of my marks on this part but I really feel lucky for the fact that they didn't just disqualify me JUST LIKE THAT just because my phone beeped. Lucky me, but don't you guys try this! It's better to play it safe lah, you know what I mean :)

The informations below is from one of my friend in the interview:


Stage 1 (group discussion in Malay):
1. Title: Jerebu
2. Discuss how does it occurs
3. Discuss the solutions
4. Write down everything in A4 paper provided ( the paper is not allowed to take out from the room)
5. You will have 25 minutes for discussion
6. After 10 minutes of discussion you need to write your rough ideas on a mahjong paper for presentation (only 1 people write, the other tell what to write)
7. after 10 minutes the presentation commences, you can only present it for 15 minutes

Stage 2 (case study in English):
1. Title: how National statue help to enhance the sense of belonging of our country in young people.
2. Everything same with stage it just that u need to use English to communicate.

Stage 3 :
1. If the panel ask you questions in Malay, answer in malay; if they ask you in English, then answer English.
2. This is the hardest part, you are not given enough time to think so you need to answer promptly
3. The question is asked by panel (he thinks the question by himself, not referring to question paper)
4. The questions he got:

a) Why you want to receive JPA scholarship
b) Why you want to study at foreign country but not Malaysia
c) Why you want to study engineering course
d) What programme do Malaysia carried out to increase the economic
e) If a foreign country give you job opportunities with high salary, will you accept it or you would want to come back to Malaysia
f) If Malaysia want to build a nuclear energy generator, will you agree?

GOOD LUCK GUYSSSSS :D

P/s: I'm in a rush when I am typing these so don't mind my grammatical mistakes. :P
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...