Thursday, 20 December 2012

Happy Holidays!

The holidays have long settled in, and Christmas is around the corner. Surely, we'd be doing a lot of things, such as travel, read, bake, hike and so much more. As 2012 draws to a close, perhaps we should reflect of what we've done this year. In the Library, many things have been done and achieved. A notable zenith is being recognised as the best Library in the Petaling Utama district. As we ponder, we should look ahead, and see where we're headed off, make new resolutions and just hope for the best. With that, I'd like to wish everyone a happy holiday and a blessed new year.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Penilaian Menegah Rendah 2012

Initially, I wanted to make this a four-part post, I've decided that four parts is a bit too long. This is so as I keep delaying it and I'm in a holiday mood.

Anyways, there is nothing much to write about the examinations itself. The entire examination period can be summarised in five words: rise, revise, discuss, do and be relieved  (maybe panic for some people). However, this is a blog post and everyone expects a story of some sort so that what I am going to do. This is all based on what I have experienced. Any relation to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. I've always wanted to write that. Okay, moving on.

I would wake up every morning hoping that the exams would be what I've prepared myself for. I would have a healthy breakfast, have my mother wish me luck from the door, have my transporter remind me in case I've forgotten to take my examination slip or identification card, then I'm off to school. I would usually take a nap in the car because I would wake up at half-past five every morning as my transporter would arrive at my house at ten past six. Once I reached school, I would go to the canteen to see if any of my friends were there. If they are, I would join them for revision. We would ask questions about certain topics or about anything we were not sure of. We would also help each other by telling each other extra facts.

At twenty past seven, the teacher-in-charge will call the students to gather at the assembly area to check attendance and in case any students forgot to bring their slips or identification cards. Once that is out of the way, according to the subjects tested for the day, the teachers of those respective subjects would give us some advice on answering questions, some tips and a little pep talk so we all wouldn't be so nervous. The microphone would then be passed back to the teacher-in-charge, and she would give us a few words of encouragement and we were allowed to go to the washrooms before the examination starts.

There was a total of 16 classrooms used for the  examinations. The first classroom has 20 students, while the rest has 25 students each. I was in the third classroom. We were all arranged according to the numbers on our examination slips. I was lucky enough to have a seat underneath the ceiling fan as I wouldn't be sweating as much. On the down side, my seat is in the middle of the entire room. During the examinations, we would encounter certain questions that seem tricky to us, and also the ones that we have been aiming to ace and the question is exactly like how you predicted it to be. For the hard questions, I would leave them unanswered first so I can focus on other questionsl. There were a few questions that I predicted and actually came out in the examinations. I was trying to resist the urge to feel euphoric, but obviously I can't just yell out loud during the examinations because we have to remain silent at all times. I still wanted to do it so I did it in a whisper. Maybe a whisper for me wasn't so much of a whisper as the invigilator looked my way. I had to pretend that it wasn't me. Awkward....

Speaking of invigilators, they were not as strict as I thought they would be. For years, our teachers have been telling us 'In school, you know your teachers but in the real examinations, the invigilators come from another school. They will not give you any chances.' They made it sound as if dropping your pencill will unleash all the wrath of hell on earth. I have to say, some of the invigilators even shared their experiences of them taking the examination back in the day; making us feel slightly less stressed and nervous, which is a good thing. There was also an invigilator who vented out his hatred for History. However, there were some invigilators who just look plain mean, and they were. I remember that, while I was standing at the hallway talking to my friends from the second class, I guess I was blocking an invigilator's way, so she used her purse and 'whacked' from behind. I had to squeeze behind a classroom door so she could walk through the sea of students. At that moment, I thought, what happened to 'Excuse me, you're blocking my way. Can you please move aside?'. I was just like 'Oh, no you didn't' in that ghetto voice.

As the days pass and more papers were done and over with, freedom crept closer. Everyday when I get home, my Twitter timeline was filled with complaints about the examinations, friends mentioning each other and also, links to answers for the papers of the day. Some people, who I assumed to have already marked their papers to check their possibility in getting an A, were like 'there goes my chance of getting an A' and "No! Just. One. More. Question D: ' or something along those lines. I prefer not checking my answers as that would ruin my mood as I know I would rather maintain my 'yearn for freedom and not know, than to know and feel depressed.

Overall, the four days went quite well. Those two weeks of tuition every day did pay off. It was tiring, but it paid off. It was hard to say goodbye to my tuition teachers who've helped me throughout the year. They spent so many hours of extra classes to give us maximum preparation for the examination. Also the teachers in school who taught us for three years and the teachers who taught us in the intensive revision classes in school. I still remember, two weeks before the examinations, when our timetables were rearranged completely, my class had four periods of History back-to-back. It was sheer horror.

Now, back to the time when we were studying every day and doing every exercise ever created to prepare ourselves. When the exams ended, there was that empty feeling. We spent so much time studying that once the examinations were over, it was like there is nothing we can do anymore. Despite that, the feeling of getting rid of your old books is pure bliss. I'm giving them to my cousin. I've also realised that all the exercises the teachers have been giving us throughout the past three years can be piled up and be as tall as my living room sofa!The recycling guy would be delighted at the sight of it, that's for sure.

I guess this will be the end of my post which I have been delaying for a very long time. Forgive me.....

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Logo Revamp

Hello readers,

If you've been reading the blog, you would have noticed this logo somewhere...

Well, this is our Library Logo prototype. I know, it looks amateurish, but it's a start! We at the Publicity Unit (also formerly known as the Bulletin or Newletter Unit) have revamped it and polished it up even further in conjunction with its first anniversary. So, here it is...

Doesn't it look awesome? Since I realised that there has never been any explanation, so let me explain.

The book symbolises knowledge. Its tones are earthy and subtle, just like knowledge, which is accumulated organically. The book also symbolises the vocation of being a Librarian.On the book is written Towards Success We Work Together, which is our motto. From the book sprouts a small plant, representing how we must fill ourselves with knowledge in order to grow and achieve our full potentials. From it, there are three leaves, symbolising the unity of mind, body and soul in developing oneself holistically. It also represents the good deeds of knowledge to oneself, society and the country. Another representation is unity of reason, virtue and desire in forming the utopian society, and also unity amongst Malaysians regardless of race, opinions and creed. The plant is green, which is the colour of growth. The plant grows towards the sun, which symbolises the goals of life, also reinforced by its golden tint. It also symbolises the future, which one has worked for, as reiterated by the golden tint. As the sun is uncertain in causing solar flares and prominences, so too are the achievement of goals and the future. The sun represents the world at large also, in which the plant of ourselves are dependent on. However, too much of a good thing can become a bad thing, so in steps in a helping hand. The hand symbolises the guiding principle one must have in bettering oneself. It also represents the people that will help and guide you along your development. The hand also symbolises us Librarians, as we try to achieve our vision, which is to shape a culture of knowledge towards the excellence of the school by Vision 2020.  Its tones are similar to that of the book, which implies that it is grounded in knowledge too.

All in all, it embodies the Library's vision to shape a culture of knowledge towards the excellence of the school by Vision 2020. That's all from be. Be seeing you!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Happy Malaysia Day!

It's that time of the year when we celebrated that special event of the year. It is the day Malaya united with Sabah and Sarawak to form the sovereign nation of Malaysia. Almost half a century of unity down the road, and Malaysia now has progressed much, much, much further than it was before in the past. New brothers and sisters flooded into the already poly-cultural Malaysia, and the mosaic of nationhood just got more colourful. As the philosopher quietly ponders these things, we students just come to a succinct conclusion, tomorrow, there is no school! Bonus holidays for everyone!

With that, we from the Library would wish you all a Happy Malaysia Day, and a pleasant holiday tomorrow!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Inspection time!

Today, the Library was inspected by officials, long-awaited ones that we Librarians have been working weeks on preparing for. Everything from the filing, the books, the charts, even this blog came under their scrutiny! It is simply too much to blurt out all at once.

In recent weeks, the Library has been closed to students and teachers alike. Cast aside their grumbling, this is not because of some whim or fancy, but because of what is happening on the inside. It was such a mess, frankly speaking.

First, we did a general clean-up. No need of some person barking orders, for everyone has that volunteer spirit in them, sincerely doing all the hard work. Carrying astronomical piles of books, re-wrapping the tables, sweeping the floor: that was some workout. Meanwhile, some others looked through the filing, and it was chaos in there too. This missing, that needing complementing: it was like a treasure hunt.

Slowly, but surely, the library shaped up. Boards were decorated with prim pieces of information, artwork displayed like it was an avant-garde gallery, it was a fine sight. Though a few things were broken in the process ( that's a different story), it certainly got us to tip-top condition.

As the date grew nearer, everyone was running amok, putting on the finishing touches; the reading pathway stocked up with magazines,signs pasted all throughout the school . Finally, today, the fated came.

A group of three officials came with the morning breeze. They stood calmly as we greeted them, beckoning them to sign our book of distinguished guests. They looked impressed with out Library, the stacks of chaotic filing arranged into neat rows of categorised data. They inquired much, and were in fact all-too-eager to allocate marks for us. One official even gave recommendation on how to ace through certain criteria!

As suddenly as they came, they left after a brief look-through. They were certainly warm, and we Librarians are relieved of the burden that has been on our shoulders for such a long time. As we wind down, we wait for the verdict...

P.S. The pictures will be up soon, so stay tuned!

Sunday, 9 September 2012

A camp to remember

I know, this is very long overdue, but it's here!
Day I (Friday)

11.10 am
It’s time for camp! Finally, I got out from class (which was half-empty anyway) and took my bags. I was so excited that I tired myself out, with all the packing and what not! After slight confusions with the rendezvous, we finally got to the Co-curriculum Arena. It was pretty jam-packed with buzzed campers eager to leave for camp! Did some registration, waved goodbye to friends and off we go!

11.30 am
Finally I got on the bus with the others. Chatter was widespread, like a pandemic. After everyone was up, it was time to hit the road! I got some easy listening as I lull myself to sleep with the rocking of the bus….

1.00 pm
Three words: I can’t sleep! The buzz still hasn’t worn me out. Somehow, our bus got lost in the limbo between Negeri Sembilan and Melaka. Even so, every cloud has a silver lining, the clichéd always say. I got to see the opulent beaches of Port Dickson and the rustic hamlets in rural Negeri Sembilan. I was by then humming to myself to the buzz charging in the campers’ aura, and was trying to get a few winks of sleep.

2.30 p.m.
Finally, we have reached camp. Linggi’s the word as we got our luggage and had lunch at the cafeteria. Pretty quaint place, I’ve got to admit. Serving time is the all-too-out-of-place Major Chris, who smiled at me with warmth. I don’t know what to make of this, but we’ll see, and let me enjoy my lunch. 

6.43 p.m.
Sitting under my dormitory, bashing in the failing golden sun rays; we have gone through the ice-breakers and let me recollect what we’ve been going through. After the introductory briefing, Major Chris got us to do a personality test, to see our strengths and weakness. After that, we were split into teams. Mine is team Alpha, and what a ruckus it was. Yells galore, as if we were buying slaves, and it was a total muddle. We all have elected our leaders, and as usual, the seniors land the jobs. However, with the usual sarcastic twist, Major Chris simply tossed parcels at the juniors and pronounce them leaders. A lesson on the role reversal, it seems. Then, the ice-breaking games began. First, a game of coins warmed us up, with boys and girls grouping with each other in composite values. After that, each team formed dragons and tried to break the human link between the opposing team. Lastly, we played a game of burst pipes, in; in which we have to fill up the pipes to retrieve the ball within it. Soaked to the skin, that was what defined the moment. Even deeper, we learnt about how we both need noise and silence in communication. 

6.55 p.m.
A quick jot, I guess. Every team was called to think up a war cry. After much suggestions (and perspiration) we (okay, I admit it’s me!) compiled and unanimously approved of the cheer for our team. It goes something like this:
Head: What is A in Greek?
All: Awesome Alpha
Head: Why is it so awesome?
All: Alpha, the first
      Alpha, the best
      We are team Alpha
      And we will defeat the rest
After that, we went off for dinner duty. 

1.01  a.m.
What an exhausting night. After dinner, we gathered in the hall. Major Chris taught us a thing or two about our master senses, and how cutting off one sense sharpens another. While I was clueless in finding my master eye (later I found out that I had none!), he immediately called us out in the dark night. As the lights within the camp were switched off one by one, the stars became brighter, and I even managed to make out a few constellations! Anyways, we were paired up, and one by one we were sent in to the woods, like Hansel and Gretel tracing a path behind them, only we were a trail of glow sticks the coconut plantation was saturated with cricket chirps; the mirrors on the ground avoided and eyes sharply observing, the deceivingly dark surroundings. Even if a ring of diamonds is put on a rusty chain, it will only be as strong as the weakest link, a clichéd quote goes. However, it was true for our white elephant of or group. Even so, it was not all lost, as my ears pricked up at the slightest rustle of Major Chris’ gave us. He suddenly emerged from behind and heads us back to the now-blindingly-bright camp. I almost tripped at the drain because I was temporarily blinded by the fluorescent cafeteria. When we regrouped at the hall, we did some feedback, and thought about our previous assignment on choosing people to leave a nuclear bunker in an apocalyptic war-ravaged world; where we learnt of the different ways of reaching consensus. After been half- frightened to death by a peckish spider crawling beside me then we had supper, cleaned up and went to bed. It will be a long, but, day ahead….

Day II (Saturday)

6.23 am
Just woke up, and feeling good to go! All through the night, I was trying to get myself fully covered by my blanket, but I just realized that it was a few threads too short for me. Luckily, sleep kicked in, but now I’m bombarded by complaints of the blanket length (not that it mattered to me anyway). Anyway, I just had a shower, and it was like bathing with ice cubes! No coffee for me, just a shower will do. Okay, nothing much now, but I guess morning workout will start soon, drizzle or no drizzle…

12.25 pm
What a day! Now, we’re having lunch under our dormitories. After a game of listening (which everyone got right, but with detrimental errors), it was time for adventurous cooking. Armed with two recipes, we headed off to our cooking area. Soup and bread was the name of the game, but then other ingredients were soon added (and some chocolate from our stash), so the recipe was largely abandoned. We were so excited that the food was everywhere. Soon, it got uber-chaotic and Colonel had to come to sort things out. Even so, the pancakes and eggs still was a disaster as the rice and chicken sluggishly boiled away in the bamboo and our potato and onion soup simmered to perfection. However, we managed to get everything done on time, and with the teachers’ approval. It is still funny remembering how we set the table on fire, as our parcel was stolen away. Even so, it was promptly returned and we even managed to overturn Colonel’s opinion that our ‘roti lilit’ was not an epic failure, as he had predicted. Well done, Team Alpha!

6.00 pm
More is done! After lunch (apparently, other teams were starving), we had an explorace. It led us everywhere, but our lead was totally wrong from the third clue. With that, we ended up playing burst pipes thrice. Imagine how soaked we were! After all that, we watched other teams did the flying fox. How I wanted to do that! After a perilous game of see-saw, we ended up playing a game of slippers. My, how fun it was! Throwing slippers at one another is super-fun, whilst trying to restack the slippers without being caught, and super-exhausting, at least for me!

12.00 am (Sunday)
We had an early night tonight. Now, we were supposed to have a campfire, but it didn’t seem that the weather would ever permit. With that, we had a performance. For our team, it was conceptually simple. A random bottle causes randomly awesome scenes when pressed, and the source for all the sorcery simply stemmed from our war cry. The most hilarious I’ve seen, was a sketch on how a team acquired an opposing teams parcel when they set a table on fire (which was what exactly what happened to us) and how they returned it to them; however it was plainly offending. Rants cast aside; I’m off to bed, waiting for morning to come.

Day III (Sunday)

12.30 pm
I can’t believe it is already the end of camp. Woke up in the morning, and found Major Chris smirking to himself. Then I remembered what he said yesterday: double dose of morning workout, that’s his prescription! We split up, and team Alpha and two other teams follow the facilitator and ran to the rock-climbing area. After warm-ups (shouldn’t warm-ups come before running?), we started playing a game of catch, in which two opposing teams try to catch one another. We ran like there was no tomorrow, and how tired my legs were! After a game of touch and cooling down, we darted to the canteen, and we darted to the canteen, and we had nasi lemak (okay, just coconut rice and anchovy sambal, but who cares!). Next, it was finally time to do some extreme activities. After the safety briefing, we were all hyped up; but when I got into the structure, I got petrified by the sheer height of it. I don’t know how but I managed to climb up the tall ladder. Don’t look down, that was my mojo. It must have been super-obvious that I have vertigo once I got up, because the facilitator teased me because of it! Sarcasm aside, I took a water balloon, got ready and I zipped away! Suddenly, I didn’t feel scared anymore, and I took aim and fired (way off target!). Landed with a crash, but unharmed. By then, I was so jumpy that I rushed back to the structure and put on my repelling gear and the rest of Team Alpha followed suit. We were so excited, that we lost our parcel, again to the same team! Anyway, once again, I got scared climbing up the ladder (with sarcastic remarks from the facilitator, again). Primed myself for repelling, and I just realized that I wasn’t falling to my death, which drove the vertigo out of me. I jumped down perfectly, like how the facilitator demonstrated it, but then I just decided to free-fall! Exhilarating, that was what defined it. Finally, we got to play broken bridges, where we had to cross a pool of acid with only two planks. It was good fun arranging everyone and moving them like chess pieces, but we formulated our strategy too late, so we were overtime. Then the facilitators started a water balloon bombardment, and we got all wet! After a refreshing bath, and a delicious lunch of chicken rice, we gathered at the hall. After speeches of thanks and evaluations from all sides, the scores were finally revealed, and Team Alpha did quite well. The whole course ended with everyone singing along to ‘If We Hold On Together’.  We then boarded our buses and waved goodbye to Major Chris.

6.45 pm
Finally at school! It has been such a fun trip, and I thought, as I waved goodbye to fellow campers, that it was a memorable experience that I would definitely cherish for life!

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

What are the rules in the library?

Finally, after so long, the video is finally uploaded.I'm pretty sure most of you are as excited about it as I am. What! You're not? Did you just say what in the world is the video for?

Well, if you must know, this video is the video shown during the annual high tea (clue much?), and it was produced by no other than the KHS Productions! It's basically about the rules of the library, but I'll let the video do the talking.

Without further ado, here it is!

Ad successu nos operari simul

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

PMR trials are here!

Guess what day it was yesterday besides it being Harry Potter's birthday and also Warrior's Day? Yes, today is this blog's first anniversary! Happy belated first birthday, little old blog. One year on, and a whole lot more to go! There have been many things it has showcased for a year, and a great deal in the future too. With almost 2,000 views, I say it is a commendable achievement for it and this blog is in no danger of being dead (so yay :).

Also, today marked the beginning of the PMR examination trials. With that, it marks an expected increase of the usage of the Library ( so to all Librarians, perform your duties and step it up!). I'm pretty confident that the third formers, especially the members of our organisation (including the other administrator) would do well. I just want to say good luck and follow my advice from May written below because I know it all and you must listen to what I say as your senior (just kidding :p)

Ad successu nos operari simul

Friday, 20 July 2012


Now, after much waiting, our maiden trials with recording our events in video have finally borne fruit. Though this blogger was unable to attend it (due to unforeseen circumstances) these three videos have successfully shown how the entire event was a blast! It was so successful that even our principal, Pn. Azizah Yusoff have lauded us Librarians as being the best party planners in the school! Such a shame I was not there to attend it all!

Now, onto the videos. As a whole, it is a commendable effort for a first, but of course, with time comes improvements. The performances themselves were a hit with everyone, and I would like to congratulate all the performers for their spectacular display of showmanship.

The first is entitled Fireflies, Korean-style!


The second, I Question Mark, displays how a few Librarians have experimented with popping and have patched up quite a performance.


The third is a subtle fusion of ballet with improvised contemporary and break dancing; a display of an interesting contrast of dance styles, all to Beirut's 'Scenic World'


With that, we have reached the end of this post. Enjoy!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Jamuan Tahunan Pusat Sumber Sekolah

Hello there my fellow blog-reading people. Recently, okay not really, TODAY, we, the Librarians of SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3) had our annual Farewell for the retiring senior Librarians. So, this was how the day started. I'm just describing the event from a photographer's point of view, aite?

The committee members of the event already arrived the hotel as early as seven o' clock to ensure that the event will run smoothly. The committee members were running everywhere, literally, to get things organised and ready for the party.  I also took opportunity to style the emcee, and also my closest friends' hair. How the two emcees look fetching together! Even so, not only the emcees look good, but everybody look spiffy as well. If I had the chance, I would vote everybody as being the best dressed.

At about half-past eleven, all the Librarians already arrived the venue and he committee members have to wait for the arrival of the VIPs.  Most of the teachers invited have already arrived and caught themselves up on some chit-chat. Our school's beloved headmistress, Pn. Azizah, arrived on time, at about noon. Then the senior assisstant of curriculum, Pn. Nasiroh followed by our ex-Library Coordinator. Funny thing, our Senior Assistant of Student Affairs forgot about the day. Well, it's his loss.

The event started out without a hitch, which puts the planning committee at rest as they were all over the place in the morning. The speeches started, followed by performances, lucky draws, more performances and lucky draws. The highlight of the event was the drama that has become the staple of this event. It was called, 'Love at First Fart'. It really brought laughter to the Librarians and the waiters who were standing by to clear the plates and fill up cups with juice and water. Honestly, I think the drama was doused with the humor and mannerisms of our Assistant Head, Quek Zuoo Yuon . It was so unique it should be classified as a genre all by itself. It was ridiculously hilarious and the costumes were superb. One of the actors, for the sake of the drama, wore a dress, high heels and make up with loads of lipstick.

Overall, the event was purely awesome. I bet not even the School Prefects could make match up with our event. Our Librarian family is so close, we're practically like siblings, who will always have our back. We laugh like mental patients together, we fight at the most petty of things, but when we work together, no one, not even the Kremlin, could break us apart. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Librarians for doing such an amazing job throughout the year. We wouldn't have achieved what we have now without all of you awesome people.

'Towards Success, We Work Together.'

This motto will be the motto for the rest of our lives; so, dear Librarians, please cherish these valuable moments together, because you will experience them only once in your lifetime.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

This is quite overdue...

Sorry for the late upload; but here are the photos of Librarians 2012! Pretty self-explanatory...

Friday, 1 June 2012

Selamat Hari Gawai!

Hello there! Sorry for not keeping in  touch for almost the whole of May. The holidays have finally kicked in, and free are we from the grips of examinations!

Celebrations galore explode across the Land of the Hornbill, as the harvest festival give way to much merrymaking and jubilation. For those on the other side, it must be a pleasantly quiet occasion.

That's all I have to say for now, so good bye!

Monday, 14 May 2012


Yikes! Exams here already! No matter what post you hold, no matter what organisation you join, examinations still haunt you. Have you studied? Yes? No? Whatever it is, let me share a bit on taking exams:
  1. Don't panic! Breathe calmly, and don't freeze up like a Popsicle on a winter's day. It's not your fault they are here, it's just sadistic teachers wanting to freak you out.
  2. Don't go into denial. You CAN do it, because it should all be at your fingertips.
  3. Study. This is the most essential bit. Get a timetable, make yourself calm (but not too comfortable) and just revise. Do lots of mock questions, so that you can mock the questions on the day itself (Take that, sadists!)
  4. Discuss. Don't just stand there like a llama. Get your best buds and discuss. Ask what you don't know, and you will be clarified, tell them. If they ask you back, tell them, because it would help you remember better.
  5. Sort out the technical stuff. Pencils, pens, correction tape, paper, compasses, the list is endless! Just make sure you don't run out of any of these during the exam itself.
  6. Hope for the best. Someone once said that hope and action both would let you achieve success, and that one without another would not be as perfect as you would've thought
With that, best of luck, and bonne chance!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Dirgahayu Tuanku!

Merafak sembah dan setinggi-tinggi ucapan tahniah kepada Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong XIV, Almu'tasimu Billahi Muhibbudin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah dan Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Hamidah.

Malaysia is the one of the countries that have an elective monarchy. The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong is selected amongst the nine hereditary monarchs of the Malay states in Malaysia via the Conference of Rulers in a secret ballot every five years.

Daulat tuanku! Today is the installation of His Majesty the fourteenth Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, and what a historic day it was. Riddled with coincidences and great solemnity, it was a joyous occasion for all Malaysians.

This was the first installation done at the new Istana Negara, thus replacing the old Istana Negara as the seat of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong.

Does he look familiar? For the first time in the history of Malaysia, a Sultan has become the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong twice. Our newly-installed Yang Di-Pertuan Agong has served as the fifth Yang Di-Pertuan Agong from 21 September 1970 to 20 September 1975. His Majesty is 85 this year, so it must have been quite nostalgic for him to take the throne a second time.

And also, under His Majesty, two prime ministers have served under him. As the fifth Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Tun Abdul Razak was his prime minister, and now, Dato' Seri Najib is the incumbent prime minister, and what a coincidence that the two are father and son! Plus, both serve under the same Yang Di-Pertuan Agong!

That is all for now for us at the Library. To learn more about the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, can go  here, or you could come to the Library and browse for yourself. Goodbye!

Bersekutu bertambah mutu

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Joyeuses Pâques!

Night has turned to day, dawn has broken into the world! Darkness is finally dispelled, and shadows can no longer hide the vices. The promise has been fulfilled, eternal joy shall reign, joy beyond human comprehension! Restored to life are the people, their failing candlelight renewed. Awash in light are their robes, pristine and white; for a new day is here, no more shall night hold sway!

Friday, 6 April 2012

A Long, Black, Great Day...

Today, the pheonix immolates itself for the sake of the ignorant, to wash them clean of any stains. Even so, the are oblivious to this, and in fact taunt the pheonix to is impending doom. Little did they know what would happen next...

Library Week 2012: Day V

Library Week has drawn to a close for this year, and today has been a spectacular ending for such a good week. Today, two activities took place and it was a suitable ending to the all-too-short Library Week.


Today, the book sales drew to a close. Even to the end, students still trickle in to purchase some books, right up to the last minute! Storybooks, reference books, comics and graphic novels alike were snatched up by student like there was no tomorrow (literally)! This proves to be a good response to the reading materials on sale and perhaps augur a better sale and a wider selection next year? 

Also today, the triduum of film screenings ended  with 'Madagascar II: Escape to Africa' receiving an encouraging response. Who doesn't want to watch this movie, may I ask? It was great fun, and made a good end to the film screenings in the Media Room.

With that, these reports on Library Week draws to a close, and I would like to end this blog post by expressing many thanks to the Librarians, students and people who were involved or supported our Library Week for their time and efforts to make this event a great success!

Ad successu nos operari simul

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Library Week 2012: Day IV

Day four of the Library Week: momentum still running, its presence school-wide still being felt as the week moves on. For the day the Library has had a handful of activities for students to participate in and have fun as it strives to get the theme for this year across to the masses, which aims to ascertain that students would 'love and appreciate the School Resource Centre as a source of knowledge' and love it with all their minds and their hearts.

First off, a book review has been read at the morning assembly, describing the new books recently acquired by the Library, which would surely become some of the most borrowed books by students, and hopefully would spur on the reading habit amongst students; and who else to do this, if not our own Head of the NILAM Unit! This is proof that the Library has always been trying to keep its reading materials as current as possible to meet the demands of the ever-demanding interests of the students at large.

Then, today was the closing day of our soft drinks and cookie stall. In short, no more sweet goodies! Perhaps the Cookie Monsters within you has devoured the entire lot at one go, and maybe you didn't realise this; so we are officially revoking our invitation to Cookie Monster for the heinous crime of walloping a gazillion innocent cookies :). Even so, don't fear! Perhaps another time, soon maybe, that the sweet goodies will come back (just make sure Cookie Monster isn't around ;)

However, the book sales still isn't over, so all the bookworms out there can still come and get a few books in the Library. A huge array of books are still for sale, and there seem to be no end of the everlasting purchasing! If you still have not visited it yet, tomorrow is the last day of sales, so better grab this golden opportunity and grab a book for a reasonably affordable price!

For today, the Library ran a donation drive for the disabled and handicapped. The support was overwhelming, with some donations managing to weigh down the entire canister and the Librarian on duty. Many thanks to those who have donated, and for that we will make sure that all proceeds would go to the betterment of the disabled. Every little helps!

Finally, to sum up the day, a film screening had taken placed in the Media Room. Today's movie is 'Real Steel' and I'm pretty sure most of you know what is it about. It received a great turnout and it was a pretty good, if not awesome, film to watch.

With that, day four of Library Week is concluded and with one more day to go, stay tuned to the posts ahead...
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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Library Week 2012: Day III

Mid-week already? Well, it always seems too fast during Library Week. Everything is so exciting with each day being filled with lots of activities!

First off, the usual sales of cookies and soft drinks has had a good response from the students, because who wouldn't want a packet of yummy cookies and an ice-cold cup of soda? Cookie Monster, come and get them, because they are only while stocks last!

The book sale went as usual, with students coming in and purchasing book after book after book after ... well, you get the point. Still, there are awesome books to buy, so come now whilst the sales are still on! Only two days left, you know!

Today, the second-formers took a word search and what conundrum it was! Looking for words in a maze of random letters require a sharp eye and a brain able to filter out those unnecessary words and look for a pattern. Bonne chance!

Also today, the film screenings started in the Media Room, starting with the horror flicker, 'The Victim' about a man lives alone in a remote cabin and is surprised by his visitors.Not satisfied with the synopsis? Watch it yourself! If you've missed the film screening today, don't worry, because there would be more films to be screened later this week.

With that, I conclude today's report with a happy Library Week and may you love and appreciate it always.

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