Saturday, 17 September 2011

~ Our Experiences ~

            Asalammualaikum. Hi readers. How are you guys? Hope everything will go smoothly. When writing this, we want to say that this is our special entry, because this is our last entry since our blog is one for our assignments for the subject Fundamental English. Firstly, special thanks to our special English lecturer, Madam Rosiah for her guidance in writing this blog.

             In this few weeks writing this blog, we learned and gained new experience in creating this whether directly or indirectly. When thinking about the benefits, there is a lot of thing that we gained as a new blogger such as we are able to share thought, ideas and opinions with details and this is one of the communication medium.
Other than that, as students, we are able to motivate us to think and question, opportunity to express ideas and for ideas and the important one is improve vocabulary and indirectly we become better readers, improving comprehension and the ability to read critically. Besides that, blogging allows for multiple feedback loops among the networked students, teachers and other interested parties. Learning in a class blog setting is in now social activity.  
Lastly, special thanks to all who supports us especially family and friends and for those that supporting this blog. Till we meet again. Thank you.

Friday, 16 September 2011

What is Dean’s List?

          Dean’s List is a category of students in a college or university who achieve high grades during their stay in an academic term. Besides that, the Dean’s List is an honourly roll assigned to the top students.

            The GPA cut-off to get the Dean’s List varies across faculties and academic terms. The GPA has to be at least 3.6/4.0 or 4.5/5.0 (average of A- and A for all subjects).

              Here, we want to share the 6 key benefits of being a Dean’s Lister:

1. A sense of personal achievement
Getting on the Dean’s List is clearly a great personal achievement to be proud of Dean’s List is not awarded on absolute GPA score; rather it’s on comparative basis with your peers. Being on the Dean’s List means you are pretty much in the top 1-5% of the faculty in terms of academic results.
2. Increasing your employability factor
Ultimately we study in university to get a good job – our best possible job. While results is not the sole determinant behind getting a good job (there are your leadership activities, attitude, personality fit, etc), it is highly important, especially for top jobs with Fortune 100 companies.
3. Invitation to special events
Since you’re among the top in your cohort, you’ll be invited to special events. Most common being networking events with executives from other companies, usually top ones – the ones you might want to join.
4. Exclusive access to top employers
Top companies often hold recruitment events on campus. There are the recruitment seminars to masses, and then there is the exclusive networking sessions with smaller groups – whereby the students are selected on invitation basis. Not surprisingly, the HR in the top companies commonly requests the Dean’s Office to invite students of a certain cut-off GPA.
5. Being on the Dean Office’s radar
When you are on the dean’s list, people in the dean’s office and university career office tend to know you. After all, there are several hundreds of students in the faculty, and only a small handful is selected to be on the dean’s list.
6. Prestige and recognition
 If all the special invitations and inclusions in exclusive events aren’t already enough recognition, being on the dean’s list is pretty much synonymous with intellectual smarts and success in university.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Better Person Day by Day (Part 1)

Life can be difficult. People are always looking for an influence, someone to look up to, someone to emulate and being a better person is a process. No matter how good someone is, they cannot be the perfect one. So, the important things are we grow up every day.
To be a better person, we have to decide what it is, that we consider the ‘better’ or ‘good’ to be and make the changes slowly. We cannot be a better person overnight because this is what is called a process. Besides be around with the positive people and find role models.
Remember, to be a better person we don’t have to tell anyone what we are up to, we don’t have to recruit others to do it with us and don’t need to make a big deal out of it. Just wake up with attitude that no matter what happens throughout the day, we are going to give our life the very best we have to offer! We are going to live in a way we want to be a better person especially student like us.
“Only I Can Change my Life. No One Can Do it For Me” – Carol Burnett

Monday, 29 August 2011

Mid Semester Break and Eid Mubarak (Part 2)

Hello readers! We hope that everyone fine. We sure that everybody was very happy celebrated this Eid Mubarak. Same goes to us, we were so excited and happy especially celebrating this Eid Mubarak at our hometown. That was a very beautiful moment that can’t be forgotten as we are celebrating Eid Mubarak once a year.
One of the meaningful things during this Eid Mubarak was family and relatives will be gathered together. That was the thing that we are sure can’t be done during the ordinary month. Other than that, there were many open houses attended by us. There were 2-3 houses did open house a day. Every day, our tummy was full and we were become sleepy and lazy after that.
Unfortunately, as the Eid Mubarak is in our mid semester break, there were a lot of work should be finished such as laboratory reports and assignments. Because of that, in laziness after ate so much food during this Eid Mubarak, we have to finish up all those things.
Besides that, many tests and quizzes are waiting for us after the mid semester break. All we need to do is study. It’s such a boring thing to do as we are still in Eid Mubarak mood. But as a student, we could not complain about that in order to be a successful student. A good time management is really important to us as a student especially like this condition.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Mid Semester Break and EidMubarak

Hello and salam Eid Mubarak to all of u. How your Eid is going on? Should be fantastic right? Since we are in Eid festival, we wish u all have a great festive season and have a great time with your family and friends. In fact, the best part of all, this festival is a day for us to forgive each other and forget our differences and that make our lives more meaningful.
This week entries we would to share about the positive thing that been done during our semester break last week. As a student which living in the campus life, go back to hometown for semester break is the fantastic thing which it release us from the study commitment even just for a while.
Since the mid semester break in the Eid season, so one of the positive thing is preparing us with spends full time for our family. Meet our parents and siblings are a beautiful thing especially this is a special season. The family gathering and make preparation together for this festival is memorable and meaningful to us. Additionally, it is strengthening the relationship between us as families. Thus, this mid semester break really meaningful to us. We wish u all have the great time as we are, happy Eid to all of u.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

World Hunger Part 2

            Assalamualaikum guys!!! We hope that all readers had a good day. For this time of our entry, we want to continue about the world hunger.

            For this entry, we want to share the lists of the Non-Governmental Organisations NGOs, Charity, Welfare, Voluntary, Advocacy, Activist Groups in Malaysia.

The Muslim Youth Movement in Malaysia (ABIM)

National Consciousness Movement (Aliran)

All Women's Action Society (AWAM)

Amnesty International Malaysia

Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)

Malaysian Red Crescent Society (Red Cross)

Mercy Malaysia

Peace Malaysia

Muslim Welfare Organisation of Malaysia (PERKIM)

Monday, 22 August 2011

World Hunger Part 1

                Hello. Hi readers. As anticipated, we will celebrate the Eid after this fasting month and definitely, this is what we looking for which this is big celebration in our country. In our busy life for the Eid preparation, do you noticed about what is happening in Somalia today? This week entries we would like to highlight regarding the world hunger and as we know, it is happening in the Somalia today.

Those who less fortunate

            Food has never before existed in such abundance, so why are 925 million people in the world going hungry? In purely quantitative terms, there is enough food available to feed the entire global population of 6.7 billion people. And yet, one in nearly seven people is going hungry. One in three children is underweight. Why does hunger exist?

They need help from us

Among the key causes to hunger are natural disasters, war, agricultural infrastructure and over exploitation of the environment. Thus, what happened in Somalia nowadays was provide the world attention. Somalia has received support from the world such as the non government all around the world. For the next entries, we will be highlight about the organization that helps regarding issues of world hunger in Somalia. Therefore, we should be thankful for what we have now and pray the best for the people of Somalia.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Exercising during Ramadhan....

Assalamualaikum readers. We hope that everybody is fine. For this entry, we want to share with everyone of u about exercising during fasting month.

Exercising during fasting has always been a debatable issue. Basically, fasting is a kind of test of your patience and willpower. The common question is, is it safe to exercise while fasting? The answer is exactly yes! It is safe exercising while fasting as long as u keeps your exercise regimen on a lower profile. The activity level differs from person to person but one needs to plan before following an exercising schedule during fasting.

It is always better to do light exercises during fasting because in case of over-exercise, you might have to face problems like headaches, vomiting, dizziness, etc. Because of that, it is better to you being careful when exercising during fasting period. You should also understand that only to a certain limit your body can handle the pressure of detoxification. So, we hope that all of you enjoy exercising during this fasting month!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

How I Overcome Challenges during Ramadhan

Hello. Hi readers. This week entries are quite special because we will talk about Ramadhan since we are in the fasting month. It is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking during daylights hours and is intended to teach Muslims about patience, spirituality, humility and submissiveness to God. 
Why Ramadhan was the month that is obligated to fast? In fact, Ramadhan is the revelation of Koran was given to the prophet Muhammad. That is why we fast during this month. 
          So, back to our topic, how I overcome challenges during Ramadhan? Reality is the fasting month is a month that full with challenges. The question is, are you prepared for it? For all the challenges comes to you?   
The best way is we have to practice our patience and perseverance. Each time a problem challenges you it is a new experience. As Muslims, each challenges comes is intended to teach us about patience and humility. In this Ramadhan, it is particularly blessed to establish a link between us and God through prayer, supplication, charity, good deeds, kindness and helping others. Since Ramadhan is a month of giving and sharing.    
Therefore, this is a time to stop and contemplate, to look inwards and out, it is a time to set our goals. We should ask ourselves what we want to achieve this month.
Have a blessed Ramadhan to all of you.    

Sunday, 14 August 2011

It's All About Food Engineering

Hello guys!!! As promised, for this entry, we are going to let people out there, who are our blog followers know some information about the course were taking in UniKL MICET, which is chemical engineering technology in food. Food is undoubtedly the basic necessity for all of us and we cannot afford to spend even a day without it.
Food Engineering is not just concerned with the implementations of agricultural engineering but it also incorporates the principles of chemical engineering to various foods. Food engineering is a very wide field of activities. Prospective major employers for food engineers include companies involved in food processing, food machinery, packaging, ingredient manufacturing, instrumentation and control.
We had some experiences in this particular course as we were taking this course also while in diploma. Throughout the diploma study in this course, we found that this course is not so easy and a bit difficult for us in scoring the subjects taken. Without give up, we are challenging ourselves by taking a bachelor level in the same course. Although it is so hard for us especially it is a bachelor level, we are going to study very hard and smart in order to achieve our goal, which is to become a successful food engineer!!!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Food Engineer wannabe

Hello. Hi readers. First of all, thanks to all readers because supporting our blog. For this week, the topic that we are going to share is about the food engineering and this is the second part of it. When talking about food, there are so many things about “food” that we can discuss about it but to be in the food engineering is not an easy matter as seen. This past three years we went through various challenges, so many difficulties that encountered by us but all give the positive impact.     
Just a review, food engineering is the most valuable transform technological knowledge into projects and actions of importance to the production and commercialization of food goods and services. In particular, food engineering develops and design processes and equipment in order to convert raw agricultural materials and ingredients into safe, convenient and nutritious food products.
Today, we are bachelor in this field. This is unconscious that we had gone through this far. Within four years, we will face with new environment, new things, and new experience in work life. Our aspire are to learn new things and gain new experience in line with our intention to become an food engineer in one day and use our knowledge in a particular purpose. Referring to the Pablo Picasso, to be a success, action is the foundational key to all success. Lastly, we wish all of u best of luck in future.

Food around us

             Hello, hi readers. How is your day during this fasting month? It is quite challenging right? We hope that every one of you always be energetic. For this week, we are going to share about the course we are taking which is food engineering. It is a part of our life to gain experience in life as a food engineering student. We like to share our experience and hopefully, it will provide you some review about world of food engineering.                                                                                                                                                                   

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Life as Bachelor Student in UniKL MICET (Part 2)

Assalamualaikum guys!!! We hope that all readers had a good day. For this time of our entry, we want to continue about the life as Bachelor students in UniKL MICET. As the new bachelor student, basically we need to make a credit transfer in week one and two. Credit transfer is a way for students to transfer the subjects that they had took during diploma level to decrease the amount of credit that they need to complete their bachelor level.
During these weeks, the students need to fill up the credit transfer form to transfer the subjects that they can transfer from the previous subjects that students took during diploma. As an example, Ex-MICET students can transfer some subjects like Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Graphic and other subjects.
There were many criteria’s that need to student fulfilled before the subject can be transferred. For the first criteria, we need to make sure the subject that we want to transfer in the grade of C to the above. So, when the subject that has lower grade than the qualification needed, the subject can’t be transfer. Besides that, the syllabus of the subject must have 70% of similarity to the previous subject that we took during diploma. After that, we need to wait to make sure the credit transfer has been approved by the dean.
The total credit hours that Bachelor students in UniKL MICET that needs to take are 140 hours to complete their study. By making the credit transfer, the student can reduce the total credit hour to complete the study.

Friday, 5 August 2011

The Beginning of Life as a Bachelor Student in UniKL MICET

From the quite long time by having a dreamful rest that away from study commitment, finally we moved to the higher level of study from diploma to bachelor.  17th July 2011 was the beginning date to start our new life as bachelor students in UniKL MICET..  Starting from this date, our life will get harder and more challenging. 
Before we step to UniKL MICET, there is so much feelings that we felt, sometimes we were happy, sometimes we were excited and sometimes we were nervous too. Early preparations were made by us to make sure everything gonna be alright. 
During the registration, the situation seems to be very uncontrolled. This is according to so many people in one time at the same place doing the same thing. However, as a n Ex-MICET student, we already faced this situation during our diploma and thus, it is not a big problem to us. The orientation week has start after the registration and we had take part in this programme.  
It is not easy to be a Bachelor students compared to our diploma experience. Moreover, we just get information that we need to complete 140 credit hours to graduate. As a new bachelor student, we hope that we are able to strengthen our mentally and physically during our studies in UniKL MICET.