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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Spreading the Kindness with Dance for Kindness 2017!


“It’s a wrap!” – Participants and members of the committee gathered for a photo.

PUTRAJAYA, 14th November – In celebration of World Kindness Day 2017, students of Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), in collaboration with Life Vest Inside and the Sports and Culture Unit of UNITEN, organized “Dance For Kindness 2017 (DFK2017)” on the 12th November 2017. Taking place at Symphony Walk, IOI City Mall from 2pm to 3pm, the program aimed to spread the word on the importance of kindness through the art of dance. Attending the event was also Prof. Dr. Zamri bin Yusoff, Deputy Vice Chancellor of UNITEN.

Involving both UNITEN students and outsiders, DFK2017 required participants to carry out a flashmob, where participants danced a rehearsed set of dance moves, as well as a freezemob, where participants froze in place in a position of kindness in the span of three minutes. Garnering attention from the public, participants were truly enjoying themselves.

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Celebrating with UnitenWOW V: The Celebration

United as one, UNITEN students and staff alike satisfied at the end of UnitenWOW. #KITAUNITEN.

KAJANG, 9th NOVEMBER – UnitenWOW V: The Celebration officially came to a close after a spectacular and exciting set of activities that were carried out throughout the span of two days in Dewan Seri Sarjana (DSS). The program, which started on 6th November and ended on 7th November, aimed to introduce students to clubs and societies in Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). A regular event that is conducted every semester, UnitenWOW V, like its predecessors, managed to gather a huge crowd.

A number of activities were conducted throughout UnitenWOW V. Among them was the soft launching of UNITEN Dedicated 10Gbps Internet Speed, the launching of UNITEN’s new e-Sports Club as well as #KITAUNITEN, a social movement initiated by Skuad Media UNITEN (SMU).

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Fishing Up The Very Best at “Pertandingan Memancing dan Karnival Jualan 2017”

Participant fishing along the lake.

KAJANG, 6th November 2017 –”Pertandingan Memancing dan Karnival Jualan 2017″ was organized by Persatuan Pelajar Kelompok Cendikiawan in collaboration with Persatuan Pelajar Kelompok Amanah, Kelab Kilat UNITEN, College of Graduate Studies (COGS), PKPI TNB Kawasan Bangi and PELITAWANIS TNB on the 4th November 2017 (Saturday) from 7:00am to 1:15pm, catered to expose students and non-students alike to a delightful experience fishing during the weekend. A total amount of 300 participants competed in the fishing competition being held at Tasik UNITEN.

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Being Anything You Want To at JCCU’s Costume Party


Everyone, dressed up as all sorts of characters, at the end of the party.

KAJANG, 4st November – ‘Costume Party’ was recently held by the Japanese Cultural Club Uniten (JCCU) on the 30th October 2017 from 6pm to 10pm at the BV1 Theatre. Aimed to entertain party guests by allowing them to ‘be whatever they want’, the party buzzed alive with many games and performances, where guests were served a variety of dishes for a night of fun.

Among the performances was diploma student, Daniel Zaki, or better known by his alias, DZ, whose rapping and singing got the crowd riled up. There was also a short skit by team “No Honour” who parodied a game infamously known for its difficulty, Dark Souls, that really brought out the laughs from among the participants. Byron Melvin Benjamin, one of the participants said, “The party’s great. Everyone’s having fun and feeling excited. I feel that we can all be ourselves here.”

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[Filler Fridays #6]: #KitaUniten



Friends and fellow comrades,
In the midst of brisky days and nights,
Take a jiffy moment,
Ponder on how life works,
We sail the ark of life,
As the manic wave gushing ahead,
Marching as a crew,
Boatswain on the deck,
Helmsman on the steer,
Powder monkeys with the flask,
Along the journey to the isle of glory,
Battles over battles encountered,
Leaving the sail in dire,
Nevertheless fellas and colleagues,
With a strong symphony played by the force,
Forged a robust will,
Carving an effigy of pride and honour,
Standing in majesty,
Till the realm itself known,
In union there is strength.

Written by : Hafiz Roslee

Bringing the EP Solar Spirit to SMK Subang Utama!


IET UNITEN On Campus, UNITEN EP Department & SMK Subang Utama during the end of workshop.

SUBANG JAYA, 3rd November –  A mini solar charger workshop was organized by IET UNITEN On Campus in collaboration with UNITEN’s Engineering Department of Electrical Power (EP) on the 30th October 2017 (Monday) from 8:00am to 2:00pm, catered to expose students 15 years of age to the engineering world in this era, where technology is growing rapidly. IET UNITEN On Campus gave students the finest hands-on experience for the Form 3 students in SMK Subang Utama to construct a mini solar charger and a solar car with the guidance of IET UNITEN’s event facilitators.

Before the start of the workshop, Mr Mohd Azrin Bin Mohd Azau from UNITEN’s EP department gave a warm opening with introductions of our University as well as an informative talk on the engineering field, especially on power generation via electricity generation. Solar power was also briefly briefed to the students and passed on to Lim Jen-Kynn, event director of the workshop, to present on the safety precautions to be taken during the workshop followed by Benjamin Wong Wan An to explain the technical information in detail.

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SMU lancar #KITAUNITEN – Pupuk semangat kebersamaan

Majlis Pra Pelancaran dan Sidang Media Kempen #KITAUNITEN

PUTRAJAYA, 31 OKTOBER – Cetusan idea kempen #KITAUNITEN yang lahir daripada ilham dan inisiatif Skuad Media Uniten dengan kerjasama Majlis Perwakilan Pelajar telah mendapat sokongan  pihak pengurusan tertinggi universiti serta beberapa pihak yang lain. Inspirasi ini telah dijayakan dengan Majlis Pra Pelancaran dan Sidang Media Kempen #KITAUNITEN yang berlangsung di Pusat Pelajar Uniten. Majlis yang dihadiri  pihak pengurusan tertinggi Uniten, staf – staf dan para pelajar dilihat dapat memberikan impak yang sangat positif terhadap pelancaran kempen tersebut.

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