Monday, April 25, 2011

Sprinkled With Love


I know I will be very busy during the final exam week so I wrote this post much earlier.It is nothing interesting. It is just about cuppies. I went really crazy with cupcakes last year and I baked hundreds of them. (*Some of you might already seen these photos on my Facebook)

I was really into cupcakes but actually baking them is not the part that I enjoyed very much. Instead, I was really crazy when it comes to decorating them. I can really be artistic and creative.

I noticed children like cupcakes a lot. And I bet adults do too. When it comes to admiring cupcakes, both children and adult alike will go, “aaawwwww cantiknye”, “cute nye” but when it comes to indulging them, it is a different thing. The children will definitely go for them immediately. They will not only have one, two or three but more than that. But the adults, especially ladies, will have just one, the most. Why? They were counting the calories in their head. I don’t blame them, I did too!

I managed to sell some of these lovely cuppies (ordered by friends and families) but after a while it is hard to continue doing so since I was busy with college stuff. But I would still bake these lovely muffin lookalike cuties for my brothers and cousins.

Afterall, they are always willing to help me in the kitchen. Sometimes I have to bake this cupcakes until midnight and my brothers will accompany me either by being in the kitchen or just watching TV or playing the guitar. Whatever we do, it is never fun to work alone kan? Anything sprinkled with love will be fun!

Friday, April 22, 2011

UTP EduCamp 2011

My dearest brother is back after attending the UTP Educamp on the 20th and 21st of April. He opted for local studies instead of overseas when he filled-up the UTP application form. For those of you who will be going there next week, here are some info that might interest you.

On the first day, after registration and breakfast, my brother checked-in into his room at the Junior Hostel. He got a 2 bedded room. He was told that the building where he was staying was reserved for junior students. Once you get to senior year, you will be placed at another building which looks more like a really nice apartment block. Loyalty pays, that’s what they say!

* Junior Hostel

After that all the participants and parents were invited to a briefing about UTP and their scholarship programme at the Chancellor Hall.

* The Chancellor Hall

The afternoon was free and easy session for the participants to mingle around and visit the campus area. My brother managed to take some pictures there.

* The Library

*The Floating Mosque

At night, they have to sit for the Science and Math test. It is better to come prepared. Refresh you mind with all the Physics, Chemistry and Add Math formulas. Don’t forget to bring your calculator and 2B pencils.

On the second day, after breakfast they have to sit for IQ and English test. Then, they have to surrender all their certificates to UTP. Make sure you have all the copy of the certificates for all the achievements that you mentioned in your application form. Otherwise, you will be asked to fax the missing certificates to UTP later.

Then, come the fun part. Interview!! Yeay.

You will be divided into groups. My brother’s group received the case,’Crime Wave”. Each of the group member received a different set of recommendation to counter the Crime Wave. Each member will be called individually to explain whether he/she agree/disagree with the recommendation given and to give reasons for their agreement/disagreement to the panel. After that they had to discuss in groups and presented their opinion to the panel.

There is no right or wrong answer to the question. I guessed the panel just what to observe how you carry yourself and your communication skills.

So Good Luck to next week participants. You might have a different experience, nevertheless, All The Best To You Guys!


I received some questions regarding this Educamp. I can only answer these questions based on my brother's experience. It may differ from other people. So here they are:

1. After the Educamp, my brother received an email asking him to take an online test. This test is to see your consistency in making your decision. It was conducted by a private consultant.

2. A week after that, he received a text message asking him to check his application result online. The verdict: He was offered Chemical Engineering Course. He will first enroll for AUSMAT at Intec, SHah Alam for 1.5 years and will pursue his degree in New Zealand thereafter. (*note: my brother applied for local UTP program but was offered overseas studies instead)

3. One week before the registration at INTEC, he received an invitation from PETRONAS to attend the award presentation ceremony for PETRONAS scholars held at UTP campus.

** This year Petronas received 7000 applications. 1000 students were offered to attend the Educamp. 300 students finally received the scholarship. 128 students will be pursing their studies overseas and the rest locally.


My brother successfully completed his AUSMAT in early November 2012 and received the offer letter from New Zealand to pursue his studies there. 
He left for Auckland on the 20th of  February 2013 (Entry: Saying Good Bye to Aiman).
Congratulations to him, we are very happy and proud of him. Not everyone managed to secure a spot since it all depends on your results and you have a requirement to meet both from the University and Petronas. Some of his AUSMAT-mates failed to meet the University/Petronas requirements so they continue their studies locally.

Kat mana pun boleh berjaya asal kan terus berusaha.
Good luck to every one.

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