篇10:Life In The Jungle / 《丛林生活手记》- 金兆炜(2005-2009)

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Zhao Wei and friends.


Life In The Jungle
Hi, readers. I’m Kim Zhao Wei, graduate from clhs year 2009.
Dear Puan Hong wanted me to be a storyteller here about my life in matriculation.
Frankly, my angmo not that good and I ain’t a great storyteller too.
Haha, so hope u all understand on what I’m trying to say^^
Well, it all started with my decision to whether pursue whether in diploma, matriculation and form six.
At first, I am really confused and lost.
That time, I didn’t know what was best for me and all I could do is by taking advice from different people.
At last, decided to go to matriculation.
Since it took the least time and I could eventually continue with my architecture course which I aimed for since form 5.
From what I had counted, including three one week sem breaks and also celebration holidays.
From twelve months, the course was reduced to nearly ten months only! Imagine, ten months of torture (at first to me) and I can pursue to university.
How nice…
On may bla bla, received letter from matriculation college of Perak and so I departed from Penang for registration.
In my first sight, the place was OMFG. Super ‘san ba’ jungle to me.
The right side was rubber tree estate and the left side was palm oil tree estate.
Well, I think you can start imagine how ‘ulu’ it was.
The college campus was situated at a hill and there were five dorms.
Three for girls and two for boys. After registration, there was a orientation for all the newbie like us.
So the thing went on for one week and we get to know new friends for all over the country even from Sarawak.
Most important, there were A LOT of MALAYS, which I never encountered before.
There were certain things I needed to adapt to.
First, the food which were sometime too salty, too lemak, too oily, too sweet and we had to endure it.
Second, communication.
Well, for CLHS students, we must understand and respect those Malays a bit.
Some of them are quite nice and kind to befriend with but there were also some hooligans there.
So do try not to get mix up with them.
There will be a lot of ‘songs’ for you all to listen, especially during the first week and also their rayas.
Next, the life there, I mean life in a jungle.
There will be wi-fi but the line do sucks with all kind of blockings that you will find it absurd.
What u can do there was sports, study, mix friends and had activities.
I ensure that your time will be very packed though you can’t imagine that if you’re not there.
Lastly, the lecturers.
Some lecturers were very dedicated and some in the other way round. So, mostly is the same thing.
Depend on yourself more than depend on lecturers.
Actually, beside study, there were indeed lots of activities and events that we can participate.
For example, all the Chinese students worked together to held lantern festival, duan1wu3jie2 (day we eat bak zhang), Chinese new year celebration, dong zhi (day we eat tang yuan) and also some exhibition about our Chinese tradition.
There were students carnival, trips and co-curricular activities too.
Do get active there and participate in activities.
There was also a organization so called JPP (Jawatankuasa Perwakilan Pelajar).
Well, it was like student representative in university but the power was less in comparison.
I participated in the votes and get a place in the committee as a secretary.
I did aim for the highest before but due to my poor malay speaking, I rather not take the risk.
Haha. It was a great experience being one of the committees.
You can actually participate in many trips to different matriculation colleges and also get to know people from other matriculation.
I enjoyed being one of them but to be honest, there was nothing to learn if you were an active person in co-curricular activities in secondary school.
Somehow, you will find Malays love meetings and we Chinese loathe meetings.
They can drag the meetings for few hours which was undeniably boring!
Well, it was also an experience which was good to earn.
What was the most memorable things there?
Friends, of course.
Now we can go cuti cuti Malaysia to all over the country with guides.
Haha.
How nice. For those who get matriculation offers, don’t waste it (if you don’t consider to study overseas)




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class photo





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fun time with friends





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trip sem break





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outing




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trips jpp                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   random snap at uMT
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last day hooray




《丛林生活手记
再来个华语的感想吧!
在那里生活了一年左右。
感觉上不像一年,太快了。
对自己说:我竟然能在森林里活了一年,太不可思议了。
在那里,认识了不少朋友,就是这些朋友让我在那儿不孤单,不单调。
想想,一个人在森林,你会闷到发慌,但如果认识了周围的人,并参在一起,那就不同了。
认识了各州的朋友,霹雳,吉打,彭亨,柔佛,沙巴,沙拉越,马六甲,森美兰,吉隆坡,吉兰丹……数不尽。
能听到不同的语言,不同的笑话,不同的生活但大家都能一起笑,一起玩,一起读书,一起运动,一起闹,一起旷课(不被鼓励),很多疯狂的事都在那儿做尽了。
哈哈。
好怀念那时的日子。
老实说,我怀念的不是那个地方,而是人。
学会更宽容,更自立,更成熟。我
觉得我自己变得更不同了。
看的人事物多了,自然的变得更懂世道,懂得如何坦然面对挑战。
初次接触友族同胞,以前总觉得他们很落后,很‘拉拉’。但其实他们不是想象中那么差。
有些还挺有善的,帮了我不少。
在那儿,未免会遇到很多‘宗教’问题。
裤子要长的,不可太暴露,女子不可唱歌,什么pattern都有。
所以,不用见怪,以平常心面对它,不用太在意。
反正入乡随俗嘛。
最后,我想对我别离的朋友说声谢谢。
那些即将踏入的,希望你们能尽情地享受。
真的,这是一个难得的机会,并且‘护送’你上大学。何乐而不为呢?
人家说,matrik容易;人家说,matrik无聊;人家说,matrik不够格……
那你最好肯定那人家是否有经历过,是否有品尝过。
说真的,当我在面试时,遇到不少stpm毕业的哥哥,姐姐,他们都是羡慕我们能那么早上degree。
我觉得,我们因该以最短的时间争取进入大学,那matrik是个非常好的途径!
时间有限,它不像AC能来回,而是DC只能向前走,不会后退。
这一趟,我满载而归。
虽没浩浩荡荡地出发去,因为起初都不怎么向往那儿,但我却能浩浩荡荡地回来。
是因为,我把不同的朋友,带进我的生活中,让我变得更充实!
 
 
 

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Friendship Forever!

yleng 结语:
时间过得很快,尤其回顾的时候,更感觉来不及想些什么,昨天已经很遥远了。
从唤他Wei Wei,到阿Wei,到Lengzai,今天他已是个翩翩美少年了。
Wei 叫我做Lenglui,他的妈妈我的好友不让,说对我不尊敬,不尊重。=)
想想也觉得奇怪,什么时候我从慧玲阿姨变成了Lenglui?真的没察觉。
也许因为向来都太好谈了,自然得就像呼吸,根本不需要记得怎么开始。
在丛林生活了一阵子,内心接受锤炼,人更为成熟了,这是好事。
他从小就安静沉稳,做事按部就班,很少让大人操心,妈妈可以放心。=)
成绩出了,往好的方面看吧。前途本来就一片亮丽,肯定大有作为。
要他写稿,他的手脚也快,一毕业空下来就动笔,并且是最特别的,双语的。
谢谢他跟学弟们分享了在丛林里生活的经验,这是很有意义的。
也谢谢他每一次从丛林回来,总会联络我,给我问候说话,心很暖的。
他的表达也是沉静安稳的,他不会说很多话,可是他会耐心坚持自己要做的。
他曾经是毕业刊其中一位主席,经一段时间后,我摸索出跟他合作的方式。
他画画,弹琴,游泳,文质彬彬,是少女杀手,所到之处,倒追的蝴蝶很多,哈哈哈。
这是一直以来他的同学都有告诉我的,也是我对他所了解的,绝对可信。
当然,慧玲阿姨更欣赏他的,是他富有上进心,做事沉稳的性格。=)
Wei Wei 阿Wei Lengzai,我们还会是好谈的“朋友”的,一直下去都会。
也许你正为着成绩不开心,也许你正对未能达到自己定下的目标懊恼着。
我只知道你尽力了,而且非常非常用心地拼过了,我真的知道。
抬头看看蓝天,那种宽广会帮助我们想开,然后你会发现分数不是什么。
千万别让自己沦落为kia su 的一群,那样,学习就全然无意义了。
祝福你,Wei Wei 阿Wei Lengzai,你的前路必定是美好的,相信我!=)
这么多照片中,我最喜欢很多贝壳堆一起的那张,很可爱很温馨。:)