Monday, 25 February 2019

Chinese New Year Celebration 2019

 On the 1st of February 2019, SMKBUD3 held its very own Chinese New Year Celebration. It was on a Friday and started after recess which was at 11am. The celebration started off with our national anthem Negaraku followed by a speech by the principal Pn Zuraidah and by the Yang Di Pertua Ketua PIBG Mr Kalairasu. The respective speeches was about the importance of celebrating Chinese New Year and the meaning behind every Chinese Zodiac. After that was the launching of the Chinese New Year Celebration. 

We began the the celebration with performances. The first performance was a tradisional tarian kipas. It was very entertaining and rather immersive. They used colourful fans to dance with and the dancers looked extremly gracefull when they were dancing. This was followed with a duet. The performance was some real ear candy. There was also a performance done by the Chinese Society Club. They danced their way to our hearts. The second last performance was a performance by a Gaohu, a Chinese instrument which is similar to the Erhu. The Gaohu Master played 3 songs. The first song was extremly graceful. The second song was a balland type of song. The song tells us a love story about a boy and a girl during Chinese New Year. The third song was a rock song. The Gaohu master was playing rifts that you would hear on a guitar. 

 This caught the attention of many students and teachers. A big round of applause was give to the Gaohu master. There was also a Quiz about Chinese New Year to students and teachers. Every question answered correctly, the teacher or student was rewarded with an ampao. The final performance was a staple Chinese New Year performance which was a lion dance. This wasn’t some ordinary cheap lion dance performance. Stunts were done such as jumping on high podiums, jumping with one leg and flipping from podium to podium. The celebration ended around 12:15pm. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and went home with happy faces.

By: Nimalen Nagarajah

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Merentas Desa 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

Valentine’s Day

 Valentine’s Day is a special day for not just lovers but love in general. Whether it be philia love or pragma love. Not many people know this but there are many types of love.
Eros: Love of the body.
Philia: Love of the mind. Also know as brotherly love.
Ludus: Playful love.
Pragma: Longstanding love.
Agape: Love of the soul.
Philautia: Love of the self.
Storge: Love of the child.

 If you don’t have anyone to celebrate valentines with you are not alone. Many people believe just because they don’t have a date or a significant other they will be lonely or unloved for Valentine’s Day. We have to understand that there is always someone who is constantly giving love to us whether it be our wives, ancestors, parents , siblings or friends. We cannot deny the fact that we are being constantly loved by others no matter how unloved or lonely we feel.

With that I would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day. 

By: Ethan Richard

Monday, 11 February 2019

Orientation Day

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 themselvesThe 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 libraryThe 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

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