Dueling It Out At Hanafuda Workshop!

 

The list of cards representing the twelve months and consisting of 4 cards each.

 

KAJANG, 5th January – A Hanafuda Workshop was recently held in College of Foundation and Diploma Studies (CFDS), Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) under PEEP Workshops, an educational series run by Soft-skills Enhancement and Learning Support (SEALS) UNITEN. Conducted by Japanese Cultural Club UNITEN (JCCU), Hanafuda Workshop marks one of the very first collaborations between JCCU and SEALS, though both clubs have previously organized workshops on Fridays to enrich students’ life with fun and helpful workshops.

The workshop started with a short explanation by Muhammad Wasseef bin Suhaimi about the rules of hanafuda, which is a traditional Japanese card game based on flowers that relies on your luck and memory. A one versus one game where the players take turns in drawing and collecting the cards, the players are required to organize the cards in various combinations which, based on the difficulty, will determine the points earned. The winner with most points at the end wins.

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Congratulations Chew Jing Yao and Lim Kien Seng for First Place in Rekathon 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, 25th December – Two students from College of Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT), UNITEN have succeeded in winning first place for Rekathon 2017. The hackathon was held in TM Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur from 16th to 17th November 2017. The winning group comprising two UNITEN students, Chew Jing Yao and Lim Kien Seng, as well as an Asian Pacific University (APU) student, as team ‘404 Not Found’ are proud and happy over their achievement.

Rekathon 2017’s aim was to spearhead innovation related with the ever-trending Internet of Things (IoT) into Malaysia. The competition which gathered 23 teams, involved both students and working professionals on-site in the 24-hour event.  The teams competed for attractive prizes worth RM10, 000 by designing new products or solutions and presenting them to a panel of judges.

As the first prize winner, 404 Not Found managed to win a RM5000 cash prize.

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Leaders of UNITEN Becoming Super with Kem ‘Pemimpin Pelajar Super’!

 

SRC members and club presidents alike, happy and proud.

KAJANG, 19th December – “Kem Pemimpin Pelajar Super” was organized by the Student Affairs Centre (SAC) of Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) for three days and two nights beginning on 15th December 2017 and ending on 17th December 2017. Held in the Leisure Hall at Upten, the camp was participated by approximately 50 students, each representing their own respective club or society, from both Putrajaya campus and Muadzam Shah campus. The purpose of the camp was to further groom students’ leadership and soft skills through a series of modules that were conducted throughout the three days.

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Book Lovers Assembled in UNITEN Library!

 

Visitors of “Library Clients’ and Book Lovers’ Day” satisfied after going to the program.

KAJANG, 11th December – “Library Clients and Book Lovers Day” was organized by the Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) Library on the 6th and 7th December 2017. Visited by a great number of students, the event took place in UNITEN Library starting from 9am and ending on 5pm for both days. Quite a number of activities were conducted in order to achieve the aim of the program: to attract more students to use the library’s services in the future.

For both days, a book fair was held in the 24-hour Study Area which sold books of various genres for students to purchase at a really cheap price. Students were also able to donate their old books as well as take part in quizzes and games from vendors at the e-Resources Clinic. A huge variety of food and beverages were also on sale at the main entrance.

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UNITEN Students Achieve 2nd and 3rd in UNITEN’s Table Tennis Competition

 

A facilitator briefing participants of the tournament regarding the rules and regulations.

KAJANG, 26th November – A table tennis competition was organised by UNITEN Putrajaya Campus’ very own Table Tennis Club on November 19th 2017 at Dewan Seri Sarjana (DSS), joined by seven teams, ranging from UNITEN Muadzam Shah Campus (UNITEN KSHAS), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) as well as UNITEN Putrajaya Campus. The competition, based on a league system, ended with UNITEN Putrajaya’s Team A and Team B taking 2nd and 3rd places respectively, while the title of champion was crowned to table tennis players from UPM.

A single team consisted of seven players, who would compete against other teams in three singles matches and two doubles matches in a fight to claim first place. Hana Syafiqah, a participant from UNITEN KSHAS, expressed her joy over joining the competition, “We all felt very welcomed by UNITEN Putrajaya as we had fun and gained more experience with this friendly event. I felt energetic and surprisingly not nervous about the tournament, so I hope that there will be more events like this in the future.”

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Counting Our Blessings (A Rant)

What am I thankful for?

How do you start a piece with a catchy starter? Because I don’t know how. And, I don’t think I can wreck my brain to come up with one.

So, as I was travelling to KLIA2 last Sunday, a friend asked me if I want to write something for the upcoming Filler Friday. I, actually, have quite a few things on my plate but then the theme caught my attention. The theme is to write about something that we are thankful for and I know, majority of us (or, is it just me? Huh.) will instantly think that we do not have much thing to be thankful for. My, my, we (or, maybe, me) are such a negative person.

Therefore, here am I, occupying a space at KLIA2’s food court, typing some words into Microsoft Word while waiting for a friend to arrive. Let’s start counting our blessings, should we?

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404 NOT FOUND won Grand Prize for WhaddaHack@SMIDEX 2017

Chew Jing Yao, Lim Kien Seng and Nik Mirza happy to grab the grand prize.

KUALA LUMPUR, 20th December – 404 NOT FOUND, comprising students who represented Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), has made us proud as they won the grand prize for WhaddaHack@SMIDEX 2017, which was held in MITEC, Kuala Lumpur from 15th to 16th November 2017. The team, consisting Chew Jing Yao, Lim Kien Seng and Nik Muhamad Mirza Hilman Bin Baderolsham, were all students from College of Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT), UNITEN.

The competition was a platform where the teams were required to develop brand new applications to address issues related to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The team of developers were given 22 hours to develop an idea to a prototype stage and they were required to pitch their idea and prototype and win over the jury.

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In the Name of Cats

When little Amir was five, he had a cat. With soft, willowy tufts of fur and the most adorable mewl you could imagine, Amir had affectionately called her Upak (or rather, his mother did – he just followed suit). Upak was the sweetest, cutest, most wonderful cat in the history of cats – Amir would rush home from tadika just to wrap his arms around the feline and embrace that glowing warmth that burst from within her.

Amir slowly grew up – Upak did too, of course, maturing gracefully with her nine lives, growing bigger and fatter and ever more pampered. By the time Amir was fifteen, Upak had reached a great age. She was a little heavy from the years of constantly being fed cat food and sardines (Amir always threw them out when his mum wasn’t looking) and, though old, was still very much happy and alive.

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