Thursday, April 27, 2006

Uni Interview + Test

PREVIOUSLY I chose University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)'s Bachelor Degree of Architecture as the first choice for my local university course.

A week ago I received a letter from (UTM), asking me to go for an interview and a test on yesterday.

So took a day leave from work yesterday (Wed). Although I did not have to go to the office but yet I had to wake up earlier than I usually do.

Went to school in the morning to meet up with Tan Choon Wah. He also received the same letter as I did. Both of us got our drawings (we have to show our art works during the interview) certified by Mr Wong, our MBS school principal. We also saw Chin and Gilbert in the school.

Actually we were not suppose to get this thing done on the very last minute. However Mr Wong is a nice guy. He spent his time on us despite that he had a meeting with the teachers on that time.

After that Choon Wah's dad fetched us to UTM (KL Campus, not Johor!) and we reached there at 8am.

We walked around the university compund. Well, abit dissapointed to see that some of the area were not up to the standard from what I had in mind. Many students were doing revision and discussion on the park. Looked like they were going to have their exam.

Anyway, then we went to the waiting area outside Dewan Jumaah and when it reached 8.30am, a guy came and asked all the candidates (27 of us: 20 malays, 7 chinese) to enter the hall.

Test papers were already on the table when we walked in the hall. We took our seats and then starter the one hour test. Basically the questions required us to draw stuffs like perspective, shadow etc. There were also some question about art and design.

During the test I noticed that there were only two lefthander and they were also the ONLY chinese guys in the hall: Choon Wah and I.

After the test it was the interviewing session! The candidates were called out by their names in alphabetical order.
And my surname is Tan. I was the last 7th -_-"

While waiting for our turn, Choon Wah showed me his wonderful piece of art! His drawings were almost like REAL! As if it was printed out from a high quality printer. It will be big a waste if he doesn't get selected for the course.

Choon Wah's drawing

My drawing

Haha. Just kidding. This is mine actually.
After waiting for about two and a half hours after the test, they finally called me in for the interview.
During the interview there was a guy and a lady. Basically they just looked at my drawings and certs. Then asked me some basic questions like why do I choose architecture, what are my hobbies, which architect I admire the most etc etc.
Before the interview, I heard from others that they asked them IQ questions. Eg, how a blind can tell the time without touching and hearing. Stuff like that.
The interview didn't take me for long compares to the others. Feeling abit worried. Either I totally do not have the potential at all or, I am too perfect already. =p

After everything was over, Choon Wah and I waited outside the UTM entrance to wait for his dad. His dad fetched me to KLCC and then fetched him back home.

Met up with Sharon, Wai Luen, Collins and Gilbert outside Maxis Tower and went for lunch at Wisma Central. However Collins did not join us as he was feeling sick. He went to eat vegetarian food on other place.

All of a sudden while eating...I had gastric! DAMN!!!

After the lunch we went to Maxis Center to lepak for awhile until their lunch break finished. Trying to tahan my pain in the stomach. Later went up to office (hoping not to bump with my supervisor) to collect my earphone that I left there a day before and refilled my water bottle before going back home.

It rained so heavily when I reached Pandan Indah station. Couldn't walked home although I had an umbrella. So had to wait until the thunderstorms stop and the rain wasn't so heavy.

Pandan Indah Swimming Pool LRT Station
NO DIFFERENCE! By the time I reached my doorstep, my leather shoe already soaked with water and my hair, shirt, pants was half wet. Blame the holes on my umbrella and the flood on the road!!!! Bloody... *&^%$#@!

Dried myself up and took a 3 hours nap. My stomach was still paining! =/

At night after dinner, followed my parents to the Tmn Connaught pasar malam. It claims to be the country's longest night market. It was my parents' first time and my 2nd time there.
Back at 11 something. Ate some supper that we bought. Then went to sleep.


s0hp0h said...

keke.. when i saw the 'orang lidi' drawing..for a moment i tot u r being serious.. wakakaka.. eh but never knew u r into drawing at all.. architecture.. nice nice.. and the cat drawing by ur fren.. aisyeh..he photocopy from a real pic wan la must be.. or he do 'kolaj'.. stick the cat is it? haha

Jimmy said...

haha. dun blif i can draw ar :p nex time i can build oso. haha. jk la.
the cat my fren reli drew without any reference at all! hes VERY good at it! serious!! u shud check out his other drawings (wasted i din take), it was like a comp graphic!

s0hp0h said...

hahaha.. lolz.. some ppl can just draw so well.. like my fren oso la.. siao wan... dun understand how they become so talented..