Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The compulsory course in UM

"Producing leaders since 1905". Ever wonder how this is done?
We attend special courses that no other universities in Malaysia offer. One of the courses' code is STAA999X which stands for "sentiasa tak ada air, panggil 999 pun tak guna".
This course is really useful to us. They ensure that we are able to survive in places where water is something luxurious e.g. deserts. You must be interested what kind of skills we UM students attain that make us so special, right?

1. Our listening skills are superb. This is especially essential to train counsellors-to-be like me. We are able to identify if there is water by listening to water dripping sound from our rooms.
2. We think critically and creatively. We have one thousand and one ways on how to save water. We are also able to bathe with one small pail of water and have no problem for wearing the same clothes for a few days.
3. We are physically fit because we are trained to carry pails of water from place to place.
4. We have no problem in travelling because we are like nomads who can walk a distance from our residential college to other people's faculties to bathe. Aren't we adventurous?
5. We are patient because we can wait till midnight for water.
6. We are so dedicated that we do not cancel any of our activities like sports training even though we expect to sweat like rain but not having the chance to bathe after that.
7. We are so devoted to this course that we can't help not buying extra pails for reserving water.
8. We are always alert and ever ready to act like the frontline soldiers because once there's water, we'll rush for it no matter the cost.
9. Last but not least, we are doing a great deed for Mother Earth, by saving water. We as university students, are very aware of worldly affairs.

These are what make us the top in the country. There is no reason for employers not to employ a UM graduate who has all the strengths a company needs. For students from other universities, I'm sorry if I sound arrogant, your university must make this special course compulsory or else we will still be one step ahead.
*There is a generalisation in this post because not all residential colleges in UM face the water shortage crisis. The management has taken proactive measures to solve this problem so hopefully the problem can be resolved in near future.


At 4:29 PM, Blogger Rei said...

ah, i see that you are guaranteed an A for this course.

At 12:10 PM, Blogger Shan said...

Haha...im confident bout this. I don't mind helping u out in this subject ;)

At 9:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha UM no kolam har??u can get water from there lei can bath there oso!!:P
tell u wad in my college it is oly my block tat owes no water and electricity!!
so,we usually get water from kolam!!n my uni air longkang is cool and fresh!!our longkang just lyk swimming pool!!:P

At 4:42 PM, Blogger Shan said...

It's not a good idea to bathe with pond water cause it may contain diluted sulphiric acid from acid rain which may lead to sensitive skin. You'll never know coz the environment has been greatly polluted. However,it will be my honour if i get a chance to "swim" in ur uni longkang which is clean like u claim.


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