Oookay. So this is it. Back to life in university! Its a very strange feeling to be back, having dabbled and worked in the industry for a quite a fair bit. I hope I haven't lost my study mojo though *gulps* As you would have already read from my tweets, today was my 1st day of Orientation. Figured you would wanna know how it went for me! 😀
My breakfast, brunch and lunch on campus. How sad.
You'll see why in a bit
Felt enthusiastic yet oddly nervous at the same time. Didn't know what to wear, as I couldn't remember the last time I wore something academically appropriate in campus. Soon enough, I discovered that there aint no dress code in Monash University unlike my former college KDU. Yippee! Anyway, boyfie told me not to wear heels nor a skirt because we might be required to play games.
BUT I WORE A SKIRT ANYWAY
Let's just pray we didn't have to play games then!
I arrived at an ungodly hour of 8.30am. Oh believe me when I say I'm never a fan of early mornings, I absolutely despise it. But ironically, I parked my ass into Monash University foyer and was told that the orientation for the School of Arts & Social Sciences begins at 10.45am. FML. -__- So there I sat, all alone with only my Blackberries keeping me company.
And it didn't help that I absent mindedly forgotten to bring my wallet to Uni as I left it in my gym bag last night. Double FML prosperity -__-
yes you may stick your tongue at me now Nadia T___T
Keeping myself well-occupied with people watching, it is beyond me as to why certain students just had to bring both their parents and (possibly!) the whole family tree along with them to the orientation. I mean, hello? You gotta be AT LEAST 20 years of age to enter University, and yippee yaya you brought mommy daddy grandpa grandma uncles aunties brothers sisters and a stroller with a baby inside. I swear there was not exaggeration.
Say hello to my new home
Totally reminds me of how mom and dad used to wait outside my Primary One classroom for me under the tree with all the other parents. Mine were holding my lunchbox waiting to accompany me during recess. I vividly recall I wore my ponytail in a while ribbon which mom ties for me every morning 🙂 OKAY ENOUGH NOSTALGIA 😀
was walking as I took quick random shots
More and more students began flocking the registeration counter. My eyes darted across the area in hopes of landing them upon a potential classmate. Yes you read right, POTENTIAL CLASSMATE. They say that you can tell a Communications student from other students. We're generally stigmatized to be a notch dressier and louder in character.
Spotted Nadia, my former classmate back in college lining up for her turn.
Oh finally, a familiar face! xoxo 🙂
Apparently, all the Communication students ended up in the wrong auditorium (blame that lady who passed down the wrong info!) and we all had to switch auditoriums. And that's when I met my new clique. We clicked instantly and found out that we had lotsa things in common. All 3 of us also had bangs and the best part was WE WERE ALL FROM KDU COLLEGE albeit different campuses.
Birds of a feather really flock together!
Exchanged BBpins with a few other students and noticed that lotsa peeps were also using Blackberries 🙂
Sorry! Used the blackberry to snap this under bad lighting
Soon it was time for the most repetitive and dreary briefing ever and we were bored out of our skins. If I remember correctly, one of the things we were told was not to talk to strangers. Ohhh-kay -__- Do we look like 12 year olds? hmmm. But anyway, better to be safe than sorry I guess 🙂
When it was all over, the 3 of us – Jody, SueAnne and myself sprung outta the auditorium and quickly registered ourselves for the Monash Trip to Genting! It's gonna be a one day bash, we're gonna have so much fun 😀 😀 Been dying for a trip to Genting for almost a year now. Rollercoaster rides and daredevil activities here we come!
We went in search of food like hungry leopards on prowl and guess what made our eyes glimmer?
J.Co Donuts were in the house!
And so was Nasi Lemak, Sandwiches, Burgers and more. We took so much food back to our table to share. Nom noms
Whilst eating, it's of human nature to jabber and people watch. We spotted a really cute and hunky exchange student (he's prolly Australian) wearing red. But what burst our bubble entirely was when 2 obnoxious guys came right up to us and said the lamest pick up line ever. From the corner of my eye, I could see Jo and Sue rolling their eyes. So what was the lamest pick-up lines of the day?
"THAT'S A REALLY NICE TATTOO. IS IT A CAT? I'VE GOT A TATTOO OF A CAT TOO *points to back*
NO I WAS JUST KIDDING *begins to laugh at own joke*
*mumbles random and unrelated sentences*
ARE YOU GOING TO THE GENTING BASH? x2 "
I nodded my head in the affirmative
and just when we taught it was over, the same question was asked
"HAHA. *inserts lame maximus jokes here*
SO ARE YOU GOING TO THE GENTING BASH?"
Is there nothing else more interesting to talk about?
Sometimes, chicks have balls bigger than your brains 🙂
Think twice before you try a lame pick up line mister
My eyes couldn't help but to roll away to the other end of the campus. AWKWARD MOMENT ALERT! And Sue couldn't help but to shout "BUT HE JUST ASKED THAT QUESTION! WHY ARE YOU ASKING? LOL" They just feigned smiles and walked away (hopefully in embarrassment)
Soon enough, something else caught our eye after all the people watching. There was a L'Oreal roadshow and they were giving away their latest L'oreal Dermo Expertise Hydrafresh (omg super long name wtf) Anti-Shine All Day Hydrating & Matifiying Icy Gel. It's deep marine source water is rich in purifiying minerals and it's supposed to act as a a tinted moisturizer or a make up base.
We tried and tested it – was really smooth and blends so well.
We had to play a game to get it though.. and we gave it a shot! I reckon it's a simulation of what that icy Gel is supposed to do to your skin Protection against UVA and UVB. The yellow and red balls were supposed to be the UV rays that attacks our skin surface 🙂
All in all, the 1st day of Orientation Week went well for me. Made new friends and sorta nestled down already even within a few hours. Ohwell, more to come! Can't wait to embark on new adventures, life-dramas, study pressure and to see what heralds next for me. But one thing's for sure, I won't stop what I'm already doing. I will just have to learn how to stay focused and juggle studies and work well ^__^
The best part of today's orientation was…
I HAPPENED TO BE SITTING ON A CHAIR IN AUDITORIUM 1 LABELLED WITH MY NAME DURING THE ORIENTATION
Creepy much? Thanks to fellow student Dianah who pointed it out to me in alarm
LOOKS LIKE I'M PROLLY FATED TO COMMENCE MY TERTIARY STUDIES HERE AFTER ALL *inserts superstitious face*
Full swing yo! Wish me luck! it's back to school in style 😀
Well…it is always good to be able to return to uni right? I am old already. :p
War…why are you girls playing with the balls? :p
ahaahaha well yes. it’s never too old to learn! 😀 LOL becos we lurvvvvveeeee balls wtf. plastic bouncy balls i meant! ahahhaa
I MISS UNI LIFE T_T
say. i was in monash too.. *laughs at my own joke*
*laughs at you laughing at ur own joke*
on another note.. MUAHAHAHAH okay thanks for making me feel better that im back in uni 😛
Well well well, looks like u fit in just nice! Told ya there’s nothing to worry about hon. ^_^
yeah! 😀 cant believe i was thinking about how its gonna be all night! ahahahah. thanks hun <3 xoxo
Hahaha, Im juz opposite you only~
Come visit me in Sunway College =D
haha 🙂 so near!
Hehe I will 🙂 thankssss
waaaah, so nice coverage of ur uni life today, dun have to ask u about ur orientation , hehe .
Awww thanks a lot! 🙂 hehe yeah, orientation was rlly rlly fun. Can’t wait fer more to come in uni life
Dun be so cruel la! Those guys must be scared to see such delightful and sexy ladies and they mumbled some nonsense. Hot girls always wonder, why guys don’t approach them. It’s because of the jessicat syndrome, where the girl holds her balloons such as above and shows her ballsiness to the guy and he runs away and weeps. Next time winky wink and treat the boys nice la, even if obnoxious, still an insecure balless guy one, ok ah? Tenkiu and good nite 😛
Hahahaha cannot! (Unless he’s cute wtf)Don’t wanna be encouraging them aimlessly haha. It might get ugly if it leads on. But yeah, I get wot u mean.. No harm having sum fun right? Haha. We’ll see how it goes.. If he’s any less lamer mebbe my gurls n I will make frens w him haha
hahahaha.. I love the pick up line part!!! awkward!! =D
Oh u looovvee the pickup line part? Hahahaah let’s just hope he picks u up next then LOL jengjengjeng
Good luck with your new adventure girl! I’m sure you would rock the uni! 🙂
Wheee! Thanks so much yeah 🙂 can’t wait to live in new shoes as a student again. Woo hoo
wah, somebody already vandalized the chair! (I am a bit anti-vandalism when it comes to public / personal property…)
then again, at least it’s just a name and not a string of blasphemous / obscene words or doodles.
ahaahaha yes someone did. and I coincidentally sat on that chair! wow. must be my lucky day hehe 😀 it’s MY NAMEEEE wooo hooo. like seriously, what are the odds? of you sitting on a random chair/table n find out that it has ur name on it. cool!
my name not so common so probably my chances are slimmer!
yeah ur right. ikhsan or ehsan is more common. my my, i BET u will be surprised if u see ur name. one in a million probability yo
doing master in monash? wow *.*! sure u will feel younger now, xD!
hehe nope 🙂 doing my degree and foreign exchange to Australia. and yes i feel younger. but i will still continue doing my work though hehe hope it’s not too pressuring
hiya neighbour! (im in sunway. lol) Seems like you’re having fun.
BTW, your orientation was WAAYYYYYY better than mine. lol
haha do u like indie? r u indian? im not interested in u….like that….
HAHAHA what a JOKE! hit “repeat”
Jess …ur the bulb, and they r the MOTHS!
brittle and dusty … nyek nyek
*scratches head* were they indian????? i thought they were like.. Arabic or.. from somewhere in the middle east. and btw, TODAY’s guy that sat our table wasn’t as appealing as I thought initially. haahahahaha he talks weird -_-
I wonder hor… If somehow they know u got blog… When they read this post how emo they can be. XP
YEAHH like omg right? but seriously weii didnt put any photos of them nor any identification clues. ^__^ siapa makan cili dialah terasa pedas right? muahahaha
don’t scold the guys la, they were just trying to be friends…
I didn’t scold them! Hahaaha. I just layan only. My fren was just asking ‘why u ask again’ cos w alrdy answered ma. Lol. And nope, if u were there, they weren’t just trying to make frens. Saw them approaching few othr gals oso. Haha!
they’re trying to make more female friends.
see how sociable they are? LOL
eh..why your homepage cannot work 1?
AHAAHAAH. highlight “FEMALE” in particular 😛 r u liddat too? 😛 haha. what homepage kenot work? the main page is my homepage lah! hahaha. u meant the ‘about me’ section isit. ahahah still under construction 😀 😀 btw
omg..i just figured out why it doesn’t work.. cuz it’s not ur site..hahah
see this pic.
I seriously thought that was your site.. cuz it sounds like you.. LOL
Hey girl – good luck with school. Thanks for dropping by at my blog by the way 🙂
And yes, my guinea pig is full grown – he’s about 3-4 lbs. Not more than 4 lbs – he’s got crazy permanent bedhead hair so maybe that’s why he looks a bit bigger 😉
thanks babe! 🙂 i need all the luck i can get haha!
so nice lor your orientation!!!! got so nice food summore, and your two new very leng lui lor, *cough cough* 😛 anyway good luck and have fun at Monash k!!!! 😀
yeahh it was so nais! 😀 had so much funn. LOL *cough* kap lui isit. hahhahaa. thanks so much fer the wishes too!
Wooaaaahhh!! Cool! That was one heck of an orientation…. Hope mine will turn out fine.. *nervous*
hell yeah it was! 😀 😀 didnt expect it to be this fun too! aww dun worry, urs will turn out fine too. happy making new friends!
hey dear, enjoy yr uni life and continue to make us proud as always!
All the best.
mummmmm!! haha . thanks alot yeah. will not let u,dad and our focker family in ipoh down. never have and never will 🙂 🙂 thanks! *hugs*
donuts! nom nom nom. i’m hungry now 🙁
and the gal in specs looks like one of my frens hehe!
nom nom nom. unfortunately i only ate 1 donut! 🙁 🙁 🙁 hehe LOL wahh similar face? how coincidental!
Monash!! Nice campus wei~~ so lucky!! *envious*
hehe! im glad i was accepted in there. kinda like the campus! hopefully classes wont be boring 🙂
babe, u made me wanna attend classes with u! how i miss those days in kdu =(
monash looks fun to me. enjoy ur 2 years there!!!
oh and…more updates pls. =p
yahh totally. Miss our double trouble days in KDU. Partner in crime yo! hahahaha 🙂 missing u lots bff <3 definitely will keep u updated
Monash looks so high class!!! Wish I could be there, melbourne seems to be so much better than Perth 😐
hahaha yeah it does! hmm.. im actually in the Sunway campus. That’s in Malaysia. 🙂 only doing my final year in Melbourne’s campus.
that is one cool campus ! jess btw maybe is just a coincidence the name “jess” is written the chair XD
thanks! it better be, cos im gonna spend the rest of my 2 years there ahaaaha. yeahhhh wayyy too coincidental n creepy! :O
Im kinda confuse, you said you’re back to uni life, but this is the 1st orientation? Which means…
Student again eh!!! Good luck in another milestone of yr life. enjoy uni life while u can. I know u will do yourself proud
woahh..seeing you in there just makes me miss my college life so bad~
i want to go back study also~
me too wishin u success, b gud, b focusd n njoy
Hahah am happy to see that you’re going to Monash. That’s the place I think I’m going lor..
Found cool cliques there rite… but yeah super potong stim when the hunk guy came over and buka mulut==
Plus ENJOY YOUR UNI LIFE! You’re always in style m/
I’m not blogging for now but soon I will. Eyes on jessicat ol the time!
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