By: Nimalen Nagarajah
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.
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
On the 10th of July, our school held an Appointment Ceremony for the School Resource Centre Prefects for 2017/2018 - which coincided with the Prefects' Appointment Ceremony.
The probationary Librarians were excited, but everyone was nervous as they went up on stage to receive their name tag and ties - as a symbol of their appointment.
The new Prefect and Librarian leaders were announced and appointed - our new Head Librarian being Chloe Wong.
The vows were uttered by the newly-appointed Librarians, led by Chloe Wong. As a person who writes stuff that usually comes true - I will write that Chloe will be a great leader, in hopes of it coming true!
Monday, 24 July 2017
On the 24th of June, the Librarians of SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3) had a gotong-royong to spring clean the Library. Since there were replacement classes that Saturday, Puan Sabrina took advantage of that day to have a gotong-royong - as her last act as Library Coordinator. Everyone was excited to begin the gotong-royong, myself included☺.
We started off by dividing ourselves into groups. The Librarians in Form 5 were specifically in charge of painting the walls outside the Library, whilst the rest of us did other tasks - such as arranging the board games, sweeping and mopping, arranging books, cutting bar codes for new books, wiping windows and tables, and clearing out equipment from the AVA room.
In the end, Puan Sabrina felt accomplished because she managed to coordinate a clean-up of the Library before she left to transfer to another school. Everyone was very cooperative and we had a blast throughout the day. The secret to our success is our Librarian motto: TOWARDS SUCCESS WE WORK TOGETHER
Monday, 10 April 2017
Then, we stood with our groups that we were assigned to. Soon, it was time for station games. We were given a piece of paper with clues that helped us to find our station. The clues would form a number and we had to call the number. The first group to call the number would win.
There were a lot of games - like blowing a ping-pong through the maze without touching the line, passing a long message to our group members but our legs are tied together making it hard to move, and many more. There was even a short game that was held within a given time-frame and it involved two groups that arrived to a station first. This game would help us earn extra points.
Unfortunately, we realised that some of us were stuck downstairs at the canteen and the others were at the Library. We managed to call the security guard and unlocked the staircase grille.
Then, we all went to the canteen to cook our dinner. All groups including the committee started whipping up dishes. You could see the Librarians showing off their awesome culinary skills.
After one and a half hours, we were finally done. We ate the food we cooked and it was tasty. There was spaghetti, fried rice, jelly, fruits and much more. After filling our tummies with food, we headed to the showers to take our bath.
Later, we went to the basketball court. We played some awesome night games. Soon, we had a group dance and drama performances. We had come up with a plot for our dramas using our team name. The plots were so interesting and we were totally immersed in their performance. Many Librarians showed off their amazing dancing skills.
Then, we had a dance party. We danced to the tune of songs till wee hours of the night. Since everybody was exhausted, we cleaned up and went to sleep. The girls slept in the Library while the boys slept in classrooms. While we were sleeping, the committee members were on patrol.
The next morning, we took our bath and proceeded to the basketball court. We had a small exercising session with Chloe leading us. Then, we had a game called 'Mr. Marcus'. It is a game where you are given a bunch of sticks and you have to order a song from one of the seniors and you are required to choreograph to the song. You will be charged a certain amount and you will have to pay with the sticks you have. Before we practiced, we had our breakfast that was mainly jam and bread.
After eating, we came back to the basketball court and started rehearsing for our dance. We performed in front of three of our seniors who would later grade us.
We were allowed to perform as many times as we want. A lot of groups used their creativity to choreograph their steps. The seniors were impressed by our skills.
Then, we packed our stuff and changed into our camp T-shirts. We packed up and brought our stuff to the basketball court. After that, we were asked write a thank you note to our fellow Librarians. We wrote our heartfelt messages to them.
Then, the winners for our Librarian camp were announced. The marks were calculated based on the activities we had for the past two days - such as station games, cooking session, dance performance, drama performance and our points for the ‘Mr. Marcus’ game.
After the winners were announced, we took a group picture as a memento. This camp was so fun and I enjoyed it. I will never forget this camp and I hope we have this camp again next year.
Monday, 3 April 2017
The day kicked off with a march, which had various uniform bodies represented by their respective contingents. Athletes the marched in after them, and presented a short performance. They were dressed inspired by their mascots. The Red House mascots were Mickey and Minnie meanwhile Yellow House mascots were from Beauty and the Beast. The Green House mascots were Tinkerbell and Peter Pan and Blue House mascots were the Genie and Jasmine.
After that, Erwin Helmi was called upon the recite prayers. Next, athletes pledged to honour the spirit of good sportsmanship after singing the national anthem and the school song. Then, Mr. Kalearasu, the leader of the Parent-Teacher Association (PIBG) gave a speech, followed by a speech from Puan Zuraidah, our principal. The opening concluded with an entertaining set from the school marching band.
Soon, the events began. All the athletes were prepped for the event. The students who were not competing were enthusiastically cheering their friends on. A lot of events took place (mostly track) such as 4 x 100m, 100m, 200m and many more.
The teachers were working counting the marks atheletes have earned for their houses. A lot of athletes were tired after competing fiercely in their events.
Soon enough, the medal-giving ceremony heralded the end of the events. The students were eager to find our the winning house for the year. The athletes were beaming with joy when they received their medals.
After much deliberation, the following were the results:
The sports house that won 1st place was the Blue House. 2nd place was Yellow House, 3rd place was Red House and 4th place went to Green House.
The best marching was won by Yellow House and Youth Cadet Corps. Overall, the winner was Blue House.
The Blue House athletes basked in glory, as Sports Day drew to a close. All the students went home with a smile on their faces, putting aside their sports house rivalries until the next year.
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
The events went on for the whole day and the participants were exhausted by the end of it. Luckily, everything went smoothly
In this year's field events - much to everyone's surprise - the results were as follows: Red House in first place, Yellow House in second, Blue House in third, and Green House in fourth. This only means one thing: it will really be a close competition for the coveted title of champion on Sports Day itself.
Friday, 17 March 2017
The ceremony started with a song by the school’s brass band right after all the teachers have arrived at the basketball court. The fast and carefree notes of 'Treasure' by Bruno Mars instantly imparted a joyous mood to the occasion.
The students and teachers were sad to see Cik Yow and Puan Gan go. However, we wish them all the best!
Saturday, 18 February 2017
From the 13th to the 17th of February, the Librarians has a sale for Friendship Week - a step up from the Friendship Day sales from years past. Many people were exited because we sold interesting things, such as drawstring bags, lemonade, cookies, Oreo pops and nachos. They were sold at reasonable prices such as RM2 for a cup of lemonade, RM25-27 for a drawstring bag and RM3 for nachos.
Our nachos, lemonade, cookies and drawstring bags were a hit. They sold like hotcakes! For the drawstring bags there were many designs ranging from simple ombre to cute graphics of food and flowers and ombre. Everyday, our products sold out and we generated a great amount of revenue. In the end we made a huge profit and that money went towards our Annual Librarian Dinner.Personally, I am grateful to be a part of the Librarian sales team for Friendship Week because I got experience in sales management.
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Last Thursday, on the 16th of February, the Librarians of SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3) went to the Selangor State Library. It took us more than 1 hour to go there by bus from our school
When we reached the library, all of us were amazed by the large building. We were led into the auditorium by the administrator. We were given an introductory speech and watched a welcome video. Some of us even asked some funny questions like: 'where is the cafeteria?'
Then, we were divided into two groups. One group was brought to watch 6D movies which was priced at RM10.40 per admission and 3D movies which were priced at RM6.40 per admission. The other group was brought to visit the place where they had some old and priceless books about Selangor and books donated by the Sultan of Selangor. After a short briefing by the administrator, we took a picture under a portrait of the Sultan.
Later, the administrator led us to the rack sections. All the books were arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System. We also saw the open area reading place.
Soon, we saw the Exhibit of the Month while heading to the children’s area. This month’s exhibit was about penguins living in Antartica. As we entered the children’s area, we saw a large fake tree. The place was clearly designed with children in mind.
The first group waited at entrance for the second group to come. We experienced the seats and the environment of the 6D and 3D theatres, whilst the other group went around the library.
Then, we all headed to the cafeteria for a small snack. We all bought ice cream Tutti Frutti and enjoyed it. After we had our fill, we gathered at the library again and took a group picture. We thanked all of the administrators in making our visit a thoroughly enjoyable one.