The AIMST Dental Students’ Association has really outdone themselves this time! We’ve only ever had internal events such as the ADSALympics (an annual sporting event among all batches… which i’ve never ever blogged about but hope I will someday) and the dental dinner. When I was in the committee, we’ve toyed with the idea of having a bazaar but with everyone’s irregular schedule (welcome to dentistry) it was difficult to come up with something.
So I have to say that I am very proud of the committee for pulling this off! The Mid Autumn Festival celebrations was never an official thing but they have successfully made it one this year. They even opened it up to the entire university and throngs of people came to take part in the festivities. Truly an AIMST event. 🙂
I took the opportunity to sell my stickers though it had absolutely nothing to do with mooncakes and full moons. That’s Jennifer and Deniece checking out my collection.
Swee Quin and Felicia were very sweet to layan as well!
I tell you ah, every class should have a Maxis. He can come up with the simplest money making ideas for zero cost. LOL. First there was that styrofoam platform with satay sticks sticking out of it, something like what you would find in a fun fair where you throw rubber bands at. Then there’s the lucky draw idea where he collected RM1 from everyone and if your name gets chosen, you’ll win half of the entire pool! Ingenious.Â
L-r: Josiah, Andy and Phillip.
Jeanette who couldn’t win anything from that satay sticks-rubber bands game.
Batch 4 – They were selling sparklers and eyebrows grooming. Quite clever also, you don’t need much capital for eyebrows grooming. Sabrina, I think you can start offering your services around campus. 🙂
As for Batch 3, I didn’t see what else they were selling but I know there’s this thing called Sexy Potion. It’s Sarsi plus cincau. Interesting combination which tasted pretty good actually.
Batch 3 trying to promote their sexy potion.Â
This was by Batch 2 and guys are the ones who always know the easy way out. The girls spent the whole afternoon making meehoon and stuff where else the guys just headed out to nearest coffee shop and came back with Satay. Which finished super fast too. -_-
L-r: Sook Mei, Gabrielle, Phebe, Gillian and Alice.Â
Quite a nice variety they had there.Â
Gorgeous handmade hairclips – props to Sook Mei.
L-r: Phebe, Gillian, Alice, Stephanie.Â
They were the ones who came up with the meehoon. There was Tom Yum style and Tomato style! Not too bad for a bazaar food stall.Â
Awww Jennifer, I love you for buying my stickers. :)Â
Sorry, I can’t remember your names.. I think you girls are from foundation right? Thanks for dropping by the booth!! 🙂
Samuel, Adrian and Tee Luun try their luck at our super hard satay stick game.Â
Tee Luun has got some long hands going on so he won quite a bit from us. Boo.
Soft toys for decoration.
The girls from batch 3. The one in the Yukata is Sylvia who I would say, deserves most credit for initiating the Mid Autumn Festival celebration among the AIMST dental students. She was the one who introduced us to Kong Ming lanterns two years ago and she has made it a point to gather her classmates to conduct the event for the past few years.
Some of the other drinks available that night. Â What the HELL is Ball Soda?!
And I finally had my mooncake fix!! Though I’m still craving for some Lotus ones though.
Ling Hui and Yi ting with my mooncake. Damn cute. 🙂
The star of the night – Cheow Poh Yee with her fairy godmother Lie Yuen.Â
Trying to be Fairy like.
So did what I do best – be disgusting.
The tailor had to get in on it as well.
Meanwhile, my old bed frame was used to hold up the backdrop. From the curvature of it, you can totally tell that I have serious weight issues.
Zhu Zen and Poh Yee the Chang Er.
Chee Wen and Xin Yi with Chang Er as well. Initially the plan was to charge anyone who wanted to have their pics taken with Chang Er and Wu Gang (the tree chopper in the moon).
Poh Yee was just finding an excuse to wear those elaborate lashes she bought from Lie Yuen’s sis, Lie Peh. Go toilovelash.blogspot.comÂ if you want some eyelashes too! The bling blings are from me. You know where to get them. 🙂
Here’s Sabrina working her magic with the tweezers.Â
Thank you Swee Quin for buying so many stickers!!! <3 <3 <3 many hearts for you. 🙂
As with every event, our dean, Prof. Smales will make it a point to spend some time with us. He must be really happy that his pet project (The Faculty of Dentistry) hasÂ flourished into what it is today.Â
The sticker sellers (Brenda was such a good sales assistant. I paid for two of her dinners.) took some time off to have a picture with their dean.
Prof. Smales joined the lucky draw as well.
Our “moon”. Could’ve been better. As in the choice of materials.
The moon is supposed to be yellow…come to think of it. Sorry guys. I gave a bad suggestion. 🙁
Propping my bed frame up needed four strong arms. This means…….:( Four strong arms need to prop me up as well.
Yi Chin actually bought stickers from me! Ng koi sai ah Leng chai, tai pai yau lei pong chan ah!
Having a go at that satay stick-rubber band game.
Oh yeah, we were also selling lanterns. 🙂
Prof. Luke checks out my sticker and rejected me when I tried to get him to buy some. Boo hoo hoo.
Me and my moon bitch.
Don’t know what he was doing with my sticker la.
Sett was forced to take on the role as Wu Gang. Too bad Chee Wen didn’t have his bunny costume.
With the axe in the shot.
Nien with the two main actors and the tailor.
l-r: The designer/tailor, Chang Er, Producer (I forked out over RM50 for materials, but don’t worry I have since claimed back from the class fund.), Designer/director, Wu Gang.
Oh wells, the more the merrier.
Sock Nee promoting our Lucky Draw.
This is Shao Chang! One of my very rare friends from another faculty. If you don’t stay on campus and don’t play in a band or go to Christian Fellowship sessions, the only people you’ll know at uni are your coursemates and lecturers. 🙁 So quite happy that I have a MBBS friend. Must collect more!
Here’s my dear Praveena who moved down the road from me.
See the smile on Maxis’ face. Clearly a smile of someone duping his lecturers to part with their cash.
Can see him eyeballing the note. Hahaha.
Angela and one of the choki-choki that the rest of my classmates were holding. Nobody offered any to me!
Wu Gang and Chang Er opened for business.
Sales were pretty slow at the beginning but when it was time to make the pilgrimage to the sports complex to release the Kong Ming lanterns, our lanterns were selling like hot cakes! Totally sold out by the end of the night!
Gillian and her mee hoon.
Bought glow sticks from Ei Leng and Charis.
The one where Peta and Aimee tried to take pics with the backdrop for free! *hands on hips*
Myself and Aimee.
Aw 🙁 Wish I had a nicer pic of my stall.
Batch 4 had this service to send out messages to people (reminds me of high school!) and I had one from a not so mysterious person with the message, “LIE > LAI” scrawled on it with a vengeance. I always look forward to the times when Lie < Lai. Usually when I do something better than Jimmy, then that’s when I’m allowed to use that. I sent one note to Poh Yee with a drawing of her sexy body, boobs and all.
OH LOOK! I can fit into the yukata.
Ah~~~ Sin Sang, mou ah…! Hou sui ge nei..Â
Hm, not demure enough.
A couple of students from the foundation course were sporting enough to don the opposite gender’s costume. This girl put on Wu Gang’s costume.
And her guy friend put on Chang Er’s costume!
Our walking sandwich board.
When it was time for the Kong Ming lanterns to be set up, our class found out in dismay that we didn’t manage to get a lantern. 🙁 It was our final year and we were really looking forward to the whole Kong Ming lanterns thing.Â
I thought it was a clever idea to sell the lanterns so that it enticed non-bds students to participate in the procession.
Sigh, my photo taking skills have been sucking as of late. Don’t know what’s wrong with my camera.Â
Again, too bad I don’t have a wide angled lens but if I did, you’d be able to see how beautiful the sky above AIMST looked that night.Â
The white thing in the middle is the moon.
Chee Wen and Xin Yi with the sparklers they bought from Batch 4.
A clearer photo.
With Angela as well. Amazing how those sparklers can last so long.
Ah Thong trying to be scary.
l-r: Zhu Zen, Ee Chean, Psychosis
One of our many group pics.
I think Chee Wen took this picture. Good job!
Haih, wish I brought my tripod.
We were trying to emulate what we did to Jimmy back in Year 1.
Jimmy in Year1.Â
L-r: Lie Yuen, Nien and Praveena
Why can’t we have a good picture? Why?!
At some point, Andy called out, “All the old people, come gather. Those above 23 years old one….come now. Take photo.” I looked at him and he changed, “Sorry! All above 22 years old one..” 😀
Chee Wen the cyborg.
And like any responsible university student, it was time to clean up the mess.
This is a good attempt but I do wonder when will we ever take a proper class photo. Graduation day?!
Myself and Victor. Another friend from the MBBS course.
Sett destroys the moon.
I’m gonna miss all these big ass yumcha sessions which is quite normal for us already.
Here are some photos from the past four years worth of mid-autumn festival celebrations:Â
This was in Year 4 and it was the second time they had the Kong Ming lanterns!
I actually prefer those metal frame ones with the glass paper.
Don’t mind him.
Some of the batch 4 juniors having their orientation at that time.
One of the very few interbatch group photo. I don’t think there’s any batch 3 junior here though.
That’s Lesley on the right! She’s Denise Tan’s (those from SMKSU would remember her!) younger sister! And in Batch 5, there’s Hsu Yin’s sister, Hsu Wern. 🙂 The little sisters of my high school mate. As for Hsu Wern, we have more of a history. Her mum and my mum were classmates in Malacca, Hsu Yin and myself were primary and secondary schoolmates and my mum was Hsu Wern’s piano teacher!
That was when we had the Kong Ming lantern. 🙁
The quality of the pics nicer right.
Our group photo a year ago. You’ll be seeing more of this.
Back then i was solely a dentistry celebration.
The yearly pilgrimage to the sports complex to release the Kong Ming lantern. If you had better camera gear, you’d be able to take a gorgeous shot of the entire procession.
Melvin and myself.
Before sending our Kong Ming lantern up.
This was when Ah Thong managed to recuse our lantern which came crashing down to Earth.
Year 3 (2007). That was when the Kong Ming lanterns were first introduced to the dental students. Read about it here. Â
Wow Zhu Zen actually looks different here!Â
This was the first year where it was a dentistry event.
Group photo of the then third year students (us!).
When Prof. Smales and Prof. Luke pose for pictures, all dental students will flock there.
And we had fun with the sparklers. In Year 2, Lie Yuen and I went to the park near our house and whiled the night away creating pictures with sparklers! Here’s the link to that post.
ooh! and glow sticks back then as well!
As you can see, the lantern parade was quite small that first year.
Hmmm…I think when my canon dies (my camera turn over rate is worrying high) I’ll go back to Lumix.
All Kong Ming lantern noobs.
The Batch 1 and Batch 2 students who were already staying out of campus adjourned to one of the playgrounds for some games. We were like kids running around the playground! I think I play more in university than I did in high school.
Quite a crowd eh for some playground fun?
As for Year 2, we did it on a smaller scale. Only a few of us gathered to walk around Lagenda Heights (where most of my classmates were staying since back then we were still in the old campus.) This is like really ancient times, the days before the Semeling Campus is ‘finally ready’.Â
I was still rather excited at that time as the only time I played lanterns was when I was a little girl. Coming to AIMST allowed me to relive my childhood.
Gotta love group lantern photos.
The girls when we were 19 (me, heh) -21 years old.Â
Hahahahaha…this is a memorable photo. 🙂 Yes, and I *had* to be in the middle. Thanks guys for not kicking me one side.
Let’s go back further in time! Read my Year 1 blog post here.Â
Meet the 19 years old Jimmy and 18 years old me. Like very skinny right both of us. I was just fresh out of National Service at that time.
The 20 years old Maxis.
It was only two weeks into dentistry at that time so what you see in this pictures are typical camp friendships (short lived but super friendly) compared to the familial bond we now share. I see these people more than I’ve ever seen any of my cousins. (except Shevie whom I saw everyday when I was a kid).
The girl in the grey shirt is Xiong Khee who left to do medicine. Two other classmates, Lydia and Carol, also left half way through Year 1 to do medicine.Â
Lol, weird formation.
Maxis and Ah Thong back then. Why all the boys so skinny back then?
That’s Brenda! 😀
AIMST students now have real hostels to stay in. Back then, they rented terrace houses for us as hostels. Â 7 students to a house so obviously there was plenty of drama. Screaming at each other, check. Bitching, check. Sweeping dust out of your room and leaving it on the staircase landing, check. Only one of it was done by me, you gotta guess which. 🙂
The houses they rented for us were so pathetic! Almost every house had a leaking problem and the stench from the sewage system around that area was so bad that the smell can waft up through a manhole situated IN the house itself. Ughh. We dumped stacks of newspaper on the hole to absorb the stench.Â
l-r: Harveen, Jimmy, Myself, Brenda and Narjit.
More happy Year 1 photos.
And this was how our house looked like.Â
Those were the days. :)Â