Sunday, 17 March 2019
Monday, 25 February 2019
Sunday, 17 February 2019
It was a faithful Friday morning, on the 25th of January 2019 when SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3) organised their annual Merentas Desa for 2019. All students throughout Form1 to Form 5, were instructed to wear their following house T-shirts such as the yellow house tshirt and so on. Though it would be a tradition for the upper forms to involve themselves for this event, they felt a burning passion to do their very best as it would be one of their last years doing so.
The route for this years merentas desa has not changed since the last few years. Students would be running around the Bandar Utama area, passing by Centrepoint, SJK(C) Puay Chai and Effingham. Teachers as well as a few policemen were stationed along the route to ensure the students safety during the run. All together, the total distance of this route would be around 3km.
The morning started at 8 am with a few words from our principal, Pn Zuraidah, and soon passed on the event to Cikgu Syukri to explain the rules of the run. He explained that both the boys and girls would be separated into 3 categories according to forms. The girls would be released first, by the lowest form to the hjghest, then followed by the boys. Other than that, Cikgu Syukri advised the students to stay clear off the roads and to be careful when running on slippery surfaces to avoid any injury.
By 8.20am, the presidents of each house were requested to lead the warm up before the run. After a few stretches, P3 was called out to get ready by the school entrance to begin the race. They were then followed by P2 after a 2 minute interval and the other categories so on. After 10 minutes since P3 was released, the L1 category finally was able to begin after waiting for the L3 and L2 categories to leave the school compound.
After 50 minutes or so, the students came back to school sweaty and exhausted from running but once they reached school, they had to run to the school's basketball court to get a placing in their category. Once people started to return to school, they found that there were people selling cool drinks near the canteen . Once the teachers concluded that all the students arrived back to school, they let everyone off for recess. In the meantime, the teachers counted the points collected by the students during the run according the sports houses.
After an hour long recess that began at 10am, everyone had to assemble at the shaded basketball court . Pn Zuraidah thanked the students for being enthusiastic in completing the run. Soon after that, the results of the race were announced which brought everyones' adrenaline rising. All the houses did their own signiture cheer to spark enthusiasm into every member. With adrenaline running high, the teachers announced the total marks collected and each houses placing. Blue house nabbed first place, following by green house in second which differed by one point with yellow house which placed in third and finally with red house in fourth. Though some were not satisfied with their house pacing, they vowed to work much harder in the upcoming sports day to take their rightful place in first.
Speaking as a true fan of our schools’ sports day, i cant wait for what might happen on sports day on 4 April. I hope it would be as exciting as last year. Who would know if the tables would turn again?
By: Farah Azwanilda
Friday, 15 February 2019
By: Ethan Richard
Monday, 11 February 2019
On the 28th of December 2018, SMKBU3 had their orientation day where all the new students of SMKBU3, accompanied by their parents, came to register themselves. The event started at 8am but the school compound was already packed half an hour before. After the students were done registering at the front counters ,they were ushered to the main hall at Block A for a speech by Miss Woo and were seated according to their classes. After the speeches and a performance from the pancaragam club, the students were brought on a tour around the school by the prefects while the parents stayed in the hall to listen to a brief talk from the principal.
The tour included the school office, canteen, the library and other places. A few of our senior librarians even came to school to give a short briefing to the new students when they stopped by at the library. The tour ended with the students settling into their respective classes where the class teacher distributed textbooks to each student. Parents were allowed to go up to the classes after the briefing and settle any fees that had to be paid. The event ended around 11:30pm.
By: Alis Qistina
Thursday, 26 July 2018
By: Nimalen Nagarajah
Thursday, 19 July 2018
On the 26th till 30th of April , the librarians had the librarian week sales and many type of delicious food were sold. For example , crepe , pocket pizza , meringue , corn and many more. The librarians and probates had worked together to make it successful.
The sales were located at the canteen and many students of SMK BU3 had bought the food sold by the librarians. Many people bought the cookies and corn as it was said they were very delicious and the price was reasonable. The lemonades were also a successful hit because most of the days in Malaysia are really hot and so the lemonades had cooled our throats.
The most coolest thing about the sale was that all the food that was sold are made by the librarians themselves. This proves that our librarians have many other talents too! By the end of the week , we gained a lot of profit. All the profit we had collected from the sales will be used for Librarian Annual Dinner which will be held in August .
It was a wonderful experience for taking part in this activity as it has brought me closer to the fellow senior librarians. As a probate , I had learn a few things during this librarian week sales. I hope we will have more sales like this in the future as we can grow closer and learn more things.
By: Alis Qistina
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
I was angry with my friend;
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe;
I told it not, my wrath did grow.
And I watered it in fears,
Night & morning with my tears:
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.
And it grew both day and night.
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine.
And into my garden stole,
When the night had veild the pole;
In the morning glad I see;
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.
— William Blake
Monday, 26 February 2018
Thursday, 15 February 2018
Sunday, 14 January 2018
On the 29th of December 2017, the school held an orientation day for the Form 1 of 2018. The parents and the students started to arrived at school around 7:00am to 7:15am. They were required to register at the registration booth which were located at the old assembly point. After registering, the new students would know which class they have been put into.
After registering, parents and students proceeded to Dewan Block A. They started off with a speech by our principal Pn Zuraidah. Pn Zuraidah’s speech was very inspiring and comforting. The school band then performed. They performed a Bruno Mars medley and also 'Cake by the Ocean' by DNCE.
The students were given a tour around the school. Then they proceeded to their respecting classes. The parents got to know their children's class teacher. While their parents were talking to their children's respective class teachers, the students collected their text books at the SPBT room.
Around 12:30pm, everyone was dismissed. This was a new beginning for the 13 year old students because it would be their first time experiencing secondary school life.
Friday, 24 November 2017
So let us dream big!
Saturday, 18 November 2017
"That's longer than the average human" I thought as I pulled my sleeve over my watch and put my luggage in the compartment.
I was 18 years old and until now, I couldn't pick a side.
You see, the world was in controversy, and there were two parties involved, For PTP, were people who wanted the personal timepiece in their lives, those who supported the goverment's decisions to deem it compulsory to constantly have this piece with you. FPTP's argued that the watch could help save lives, that by counting down the time you have left on Earth, it could prevent you from being in a threatening situation.
The opposition however, claimed it was basic human rights to have the option to -
"Trays up, we're going to take off soon" I heard the flight attendant say as I handed her my empty glass of water, not realising I'd been zoning out.
When she continued down the aisle, I resumed my thoughts.
Anyways, the opposition argued they should have the right to choose for themselves whether they wanted to have that timepiece or not, that a clock counting down the moments you have left on Earth only ensures you don't live the life you were supposed to, don't make the decisions you were supposed to, don't have the story you were supposed to.
But on the other hand, the Earth is already underpopulated as it is and I'm not too against the idea of the government taking extreme measures to ensure our survival.
I took a break from my thoughts and allowed myself to rest my eyes, remembering I'd been deprived of sleep.
16 hours to go before we land. I looked out the tiny window next to me to see the South Pacific Ocean.
Even 40,000 ft in the air, the ocean was enthralling to look at. I made a mental note that in the 83 years my timepiece claimed I had left to live, I would pay a visit to one of the pristine beaches of South Africa.
While I searched for my headphones to distract myself from turbulence, I felt a buzzing on my wrist, followed by a beep.
A chorus of beeps. Then I realised the high pitched sound came from more than one timepiece.
Everyone had 12 minutes to live,
Above 40,000 ft in the air
The damn plane was going to crash.
By: Shveenita Alyza
Published by: Ethan Richard
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
On the 15th of July 2017, the Librarians of SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3) held an Appointment and Appreciation Dinner for the Form 5 Librarians who are retiring.
The theme was 'Movie Night', so we could basically dress up as any character from any movies we want. Everyone dressed up amazingly - so even dress up like Luke Skywalker and Harry Potter! We began the night with a photo shoot outside the hall. The newly-appointed Librarians of 2017/18 then had a group photo session before they walked into the hall. Everyone was amazed when they saw these new Librarians walked into the hall. Everyone - except for the Form 5, because they weren't in the hall!
When the retiring Form 5 Librarians entered the hall, it was a grand entrance - made epic with 'The Final Countdown' playing. The event was hosted by Ethan and Thivya, the two emcees of the night. The performances began with Chloe and The Gang. They were dancing to a K-Pop song called 'Signal'. We continued the performances with a duet by Thivya and Farah. After that, we had lucky draws and games. Finally, we listened to speeches made by our principal, Puan Zuraidah, our new Library Coordinator, Puann Azura, and also our outgoing Head Librarian Quek Zhy Hgu.
Then we proceeded with DINNER! There was lasagna, lamb chops, ice cream, cendol - and lets not forget about RICE (note: the writer of this article is Asian). We continued with even more performances by our talented Librarians. We ended the performances with the committee performance. We then ended with hugging the retiring Librarians, and listening to their farewells. It was a sad but touching moment. I would like to thank my fellow Form 5 Librarians for all they have done, and wish them the best of luck in their SPM and their future lives.