One of my best experience in USM: being a part of the adjudication department of Novel Research and Innovation Competition (NRIC 2012)~! ♥
Chemistry is the study of how past chemists tried without tension :D
~ By Yvonne Choo
Just for fun~! LOL ♥
*Chemistry = Chemist + try - Tension (tension is taken out because Chemist + try = chemistTry) :P
Don’t believe what others said until you really try it!
I wasn’t at all expecting to be in Matriculation right after SPM because the chances of getting into matriculation is really small, however, I did apply for fun.
The SMS from Matriculation came one day and left me speechless. It was really hard to describe that feeling of insecurity and lost as many of the people around me gave their point of view, convincing me to believe in what they say. Everyone had their side of story to tell, some were supportive, but some were indeed demotivating.
Like buying a lottery ticket, I will never know if the path I take will be the right one. Somehow, it was a really difficult choice, and for once I chose to get out of my comfort zone.
I chose matriculation in hope of getting a chance to pursue my first degree in Pure Chemistry at a Research University, preferably, USM.
It’s time for me to tell you my matriculation story, a place where I gained lots of new experiences and a chance that I did not regret taking!
Welcome to Kolej Matrikulasi Pulau Pinang (KMPP) also known as Penang Matriculation College (PMC) in English. And the picture on the bottom left corner is my hostel room :) They are my best roommates! I enjoyed the times we had together~! First week - Orientation week (also known as not-enough-sleep week) The late evening view of KMPP :) My very first outing with friends from KMPP :) Enrea~5, my closest friends :) Two of them (Vera and Jie Hui) went for Alevels under JPA 2 weeks after orientation week. Miss the good times we had :) Enjoying myself in the lab~! Preparing for Kakom Run. Practicum Picture Day :) Our Class Pictures :) First time celebrating my birthday with friends from KMPP :) It was really memorable! Then here comes exam week :( Celebrating Merdeka Day with KMPP-ians! Having fun at Tasik KMPP :) Outing with Suly :) Having dinner at KFC Kailan. My dearest practicum mates :) Hari Raya Celebration (Rumah Terbuka) Our kuliah won 3rd place in the Maths Trail. Mooncake Festival! Hayat 6 (H6) Kuliah Picture with Miss Teh :) Miss Teh was our Chemistry Kuliah Lecturer. Our trip to Mahindarama Temple for Blessing :) A Trip to USM with my ICT club members and lecturers!! Seeing USM for the 2nd time :) ICT Club Bulletin Board, outside the library! Dance practice (Chinese Traditional Dance for Chinese New Year) English Project (Semester 2) - our LED Stadium :) Maths Project (Semester 2) - Maths Gaga Board Game First time staying out of KMPP…in Penang Island celebrating Christmas! First time caroling too!! At Gurney Plaza (countdown) KMPP friends joining the countdown too!! Biology Project (Semester 2) - Lac Operon movable! Merentas Desa :) First time singing with my guitar in front of crowds (KMPP Idol competition)…first time singing my self-composed song :) Didn’t win, but really enjoyed! Chinese New Year Performance! It was Amazing!!!!!! First time bitten by Charlie! :( Sunway Carnival Mall Burlesque! :) Celebrating friend’s birthday :) Learnt how to use ride the over-sized bicycle (LOL) Biology Mindmaping workshop :) Moral Project (Semester 2) Wild birthday celebrations :) More Birthday celebrations ^^ That’s it! That pretty much concludes my life in matriculation :) Can’t wait till university starts in September! Pure Chemistry USM, here I come ♥!!!
I’m born 7 months and on the 7th of July, such a coincidence isn’t it? Well, let’s just forget about that and let me tell you how I spent my birthday this year! Oh, and before I forget, here’s my current age: 19. The last year having the number 1 as the starting of my age. Next year, this time, I’ll be celebrating my 20th birthday :( And yes! This is my birthday cake besides the small cupcakes you’d seen above. They’re no ordinary cupcakes as they are Homemade Cupcakes! Specially baked by my dearest mom with all her LOVE ♥ :) And Very delicious too!! Yummy :)
And here’s the one after all the decorations :) Simple and sweet :)
Here’s a picture with my lighted candle :) Why 1 only? Because when you take 20-19 = 1 :) Nah, I was just kidding, there weren’t enough candles…haha :D
A picture with my birthday cake and cupcakes :)
I present you…..the world greatest parents! My mom and my dad :) Don’t look at the outside, coz in the inside, they are very young and sporting :)
And this is my entire family :) I’m very lucky to be able to celebrate my birthday today with my cheerful family. And that young man on the left is my little brother! (Again, don’t look on the outside!!)
Sorry for the shaky pictures (last 2 pictures) because we weren’t used to the timer function of the camera :)
7.7.2011 - Yvonne Choo celebrated her birthday with her family in Sepang, Selangor ♥
Thanks mom, dad and Dann!!
And thanks to all my relatives, teachers/lecturers and friends for all your lovely birthday wishes :)
Had a ‘so called’ photoshoot at Warner Bros Movie World, Australia while waiting for the Australian Outback Spectacular~!
Fun and Memorable ♥
Durian Orchard, a set on Flickr.