Aduan kerosakan

Yesterday evening I realized the lamp of my study table is broken. And today my roommate, who once had her table lamp replaced months ago, told me that I should go report at the hostel office.

But can’t we just make a call to tell them? I got the number, anyway. Not that the office is very far away, but well, I’m in the room at floor 3 and lazying around in my bed at 3.30pm and didn’t feel like going out at this hour. Maybe later I would, then again the office would be closed by then. So I decided to make a call.

Me: Hello..?

Her: Lembaran hostel..

Me: I want to make a report that my table lamp is not functioning..

Her: You have to come down to the office

Me: But…

Her: *slams down the phone*

Me: …..

*shrugs*.. I mean.. what the benefit that they invented telephone then, if you can’t talk or settle things via phone?? And what’s her job anyway, isn’t it answering phone calls? And aren’t that supposed to include, reports, complain, emergency etc, and DEAL with them? And and.. even if her job isn’t merely answering phone, it should only take less than a minute to write down my report or any necessary details in the form papers.. so that the relevant personnels could come up changing my lamps quickly! Yeah! Compare to the time that it should take me to wake up from my bed, change cloth, walk down the building, unlock the bicycle, cycling to the office, walk up to the office, until I the moment I can show my face at the counter. It could have been much faster if she takes my report via phone! Well, unless she doesnt know how to write.

Why make things so complicated???????

So yeah, it’s 8pm and I haven’t gone to the office to make the bloody report.

I deserve a death penalty for sleeping too much these 2 days

Desasiswa Lembaran today 6.40pm.

Recovering from fever.. not in the best mood. Suddenly I miss miss miss going around the campus cycling at this hour.. it’s been ages already since I had the time and chance in here. Now that it’s the beginning of semester, I’m supposed to have all those time and chances, only my bike was found with tyres totally flat and slightly twisted handle when I came back :(( and it’s unrideable right now… until I manage to drag it to shop to fix it. I just dont know how… since the shop isn’t that close either…

USM Engineering Campus – Part 1

Oh yes Penang is one of Malaysia’s famous touristic places and has one of the biggest cities. The capital Georgetown is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site along with Malacca. It IS a very beautiful and historic place.

penang

But you aren’t likely to feel you’re in Penang with all its fun when you actually find yourself living in the farthest spot from the city and nearest the border of Perak :(

penang1

Unless I didn’t choose to go for Engineering course and be placed in the Engineering campus in Nibong Tebal, I would instead have been delighted to be living in the island and center of the city in the main campus. Agh.

And some more, Nibong Tebal is purely a jungle than a town! No public transports come inside the campus, and the nearest town is Parit Buntar (yes, in Perak state actually). You have to call a taxi to bring you to bus station in Parit Buntar. Then again there’s no direct bus to Penang island crossing the bridge. You have to take one hour trip to Butterworth and take a ferry to Georgetown. Yes, FERRY!!!!!!!! It sounds fun only if you just take ferry, not those very long journey that simply makes you feel as if you’re traveling to another state. I was in the main campus last week to do the medical checkup since our campus here doesn’t do X-ray thing, and USM provides shuttle bus to go there actually, but only 2 trips per day, 8.30 am from Eng campus and come back at 11am from main campus, and 3pm from Eng campus and come back 5pm from main campus. Thing is, I MISSED the morning bus!! T_____T And since there’s no other free day to go, and I had my classmate Fiona with me, we decided to turn it into an adventure and took taxi, bus, and ferry to go there. It took damn hours to really reach there instead of 1 hour by shuttle bus (use bridge, like many other cars do, and I still can’t understand why no public bus goes there by bridge). But we managed to catch the return bus at 5pm, fortunately. One day of traveling to Penang, and you say we’re living in Penang? BTW Nibong Tebal to Georgetown are at leats 35km apart.

OK, nevermind that. I just have to get used to the fact I’ll be living in the jungle for at least one year. It’s not too bad, actually. Think nature, no noise and air pollution. Coz here in this campus everyone is riding a bicycle. I have never seen lots of bike users like this in any other place in Malaysia before. It’s like a new discovery :)

One of the many bikes

One of the many garages in the hostel area (we call it Desasiswa here, = Student Village).

Yes, BICYCLES ONLY :)

My bike!!!!! :D :D Who would have thought that I ended up riding bicycle again lol. Oh yes, Coffeebeanie, it's red color ;) How come did you guess PINK?? :o

bicycle path

Path for bicycle only to go to school buildings. I can't remember if I have seen such environment and biking society in other places in Malaysia before. For a moment, I thought I was in Holland instead of Nibong Tebal :))

bicycle path

Palm trees, lakes.. (though seen in picture is rather a flooded field after a rainy day). Hmmm yes as you can see we really live in a jungle.

lembaran blok 1

Desasiswa Lembaran Blok 1

My hostel building. My room is at the top level, no lift, hence another means of exercise apart of the bike. I live a healthy life now!! :P I have 3 roomates here, well USM hostel here is not as “posh” as UIA hostel I was living in past years, but trust me, it isn’t too bad either. I guess I’ll survive here for one year. Or actually, my course seems to last for 1.5 years. Agh.