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Saturday, May 29, 2010

My first ever paper! PKNU Spring Festival

It's already 3am and I'm still here at my desk typing away. Can't sleep yet, I want to, I'm really tired but I made the wrong choice of watching a depressing movie so I can't sleep just yet. The Virgin Suicides. Don't watch the movie, don't read the book. It's really so depressing I get nightmares each time I read/watch that title.

I hope I end my three day marathon of zombie-ness. Three days ago, my professor called me to his office on the one day I was really, really late and told me, that I have to write a paper for this conference. He called me in on Wednesday morning and told me to hand up on Saturday. Four pages, double columns. Heck I'm still waiting for my electronic components to arrive by delivery so I told him, I have no results yet. He knows, but told me to take it as practice. So Day 1, I wrote the introduction. There was a lot of rock music outside the window. My university is having its annual Spring Festival. Couldn't concentrate and screw it, went to the rock fest with a friend. Day 2, not a lot of progress but I completed page 2. My face turned green. And at night, still went for beer at the carnival grounds. Lotsa rap music that night. K-rap doesn't really suit me, but it was fun. And fireworks from the balcony! Wow... the university really spent a lot on the Spring Carnival.

Day 3... finally... I completed the paper. My first ever paper! It was really tough to write, for this paper I had to dig out everything I learnt from my undergraduate years... electronics, optical, telecommunications... for a single topic. I know I should be pleased with it, makes me wonder why I didn't write any papers in Intel since I can get one out in just three days... but... oh gosh... I don't wanna look at the quality. Just sent it in for the professor to review and I just hope that I don't get a lot of crap out of it tomorrow... x_X

Some photos from the Spring Festival. Not so depressing, really. Cheered me up just to look at these photos! ^^

Everything festive here starts with alcohol. Yes! The difference with Malaysian universities is here, pretty Korean beer girls give out free alcohol drinks... in campus! I had a Cass beer handed to me before lunch and this stall here serves out free makkoli, a Korean rice wine drink with 2% alcohol. It's pink and tastes sweet... yummy!

And of course, Korean food stalls. You can see these stalls everywhere, at tourist spots, at festivities, selling yummy pork satay... and not so yummy... broiled bugs. Eeww.

The international food stalls. This is, obviously, the Japanese stall. We had okonomiyaki here. And also ordered 糖醋肉 from the stall with the big red banner with the yellow star on it.

The Vietnamese stall, which only sold fried spring rolls.

Even the Indonesians had a stall, selling what else? Bakso, of course...

But we Malaysians didn't setup a stall... hehe... the five lazy Malaysians... we could have sold Hainan chicken rice but the Singaporeans would argue it's theirs... we could have sold nasi lemak but the Indons would argue it's theirs... we could have worn cheongsam but the China people would argue it's theirs... luckily we didn't sing Rasa Sayang because the Indons started singing it when we were halfway through our meal... *sweat*

Then they had this weird stall where you can throw water balloons at a guy standing behind the Spongebob cut-out...

and university girls cooking ramyeon and oden on the floor...

Then at night the rock concert began with all the bass guitars and high-strung voices and shrieks from the mad fans!! The Spring Festival is really cool!!!~~~

And during an interval suddenly they had all this heart-shaped backgrounds on the screen and showing some couple photos then one guy appeared on stage to sing a romantic love song for his girlfriend... see the girl... gam dong until cry... ooooo so romantic... really Korean...

Then the crowd started to chant "bok bok hei"... means kiss the girl... haha... then the guy gave her this BEAUTIFUL bouquet of roses and proceeded to kiss the girl!! OMG... in campus, on stage!!! Haha... imagine the guard used to beep at the couples who held hands in MMU...

Success!!!

Then it was to more rock music and pounding our fists in the air... the end.

5 comments:

simple woman said...

Spongebob is not from Malaysia. The Americans will make noise.

Xweing said...

haha... good one there! :P

libelly said...

lol...sounds like malaysia have nothing to own... bak kut teh consider malaysian specialty or not?

memang very Korean! i tot only available in movie...

leonardlcy said...

wished that the spring festival was on another weekend where you dun need to slog out the paper :)

Xweing said...

Yeah!!! Few days after that only we thought of BAK KUT TEH!! Haha!