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corn2head
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  #21 Old 04-07-2004 Default

Tanx guys for the info bout the college.. i'm going there under petronas doing alevels for accountancy!!! sounds fantastic!! hope it's like what i imagine!! hehehe.. tanx again!! 8O
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  #22 Old 04-07-2004 Default

Well fascilitated KYUEM is.
A resort (jungle or otherwise) it is not.

Be forewarned, dear pamlee, Nath, corn2head and other future juniors.

KYUEM is not without its limitations and deficiencies. I'm sure quastar, coolster1, arisa and justb would agree.

So don't have too rosy a view of the place.
But it is good to be optimistic, no? heh

KYUEM is a place where there is abundant oppurtunities to challenge and improve yourself. The only catch is, all of these things require some form of self-motivation. Nobody will force you to do anything. You volunteer. You choose.

You can get a million things from two years in the college. Or you could just get the basic CIE A-level certificate. Again, it's your choice.

My advice? Make lots of friends, try to get to know everyone by name. (its not that hard for a population of roughly 400. Teachers included.) Join clubs, represent your house in activities. Volunteer for community services. Try out new things. Most importantly, participate. Be pro-active. Do the things you love, and love the things you do.

And to elaborate on coolster1's note on DotCo (your ONLY neighbourhood sundry shop), the reason it's not open sometimes is because there isn't anything to sell. We try our best to restock the items once a week and that depends on the availability of college transport.

Which goes to show how isolated the college is. At least theoretically, that's conducive for studying, right ?

In any case, we'll see you during induction week. Have fun packing!
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  #23 Old 06-07-2004 Default :).. feeling better .. thanx.

thanks guys for replying and giving more information bout KYUEM..
(btw..have a feeling that onehaz is the secretaryman in the blogspot.. might be wrong..)..

i called up the college this morning to ask about the chalets and the holidays... (for planning purposes....really.) i spoke to a malay lady ..(didn't get her name though).. and she said students are to go home ..( i assume that means not staying in the chalet) during hols.. hmm think that's going to be a prob for me since i'm staying in labuan .. what's this bout guys?..

well feeling rather excited too be a part of this seemingly wonderful legacy .. can't wait to start.... see u guys there.
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  #24 Old 06-07-2004 Default

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  #25 Old 07-07-2004 Default

coolness..

a question on books and necessary stationaries.. do we need to get any books beforehand?.. what about stationaries.. would notebook be better or exampads?..or is it up to own preference?.. and is graphic calculator allowed?.

looking foward to KYUEM..

cheers
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diey-yana
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  #26 Old 07-07-2004 Default

hey....thanks for all the information...well i'll be there too...i'm doing accountancy under petronas scholar... ...from wat i read and i hear..it seems like the college is so great...can't wait to be there...
well...thanks..
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xeon
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  #27 Old 07-07-2004 Default KYUEM

ellopz

hai,very interesting......seems that juniors are very keen in knowing ur college........ok let me brief u all a bit, but i think my fellow college mate
"coolster" had explained a bit to u all.........

ok lets start.......i am a topazian...u must be wondering wut does topazian means.....ok do u watch harry potter....like harry potter, students in ur college are divided into four houses namely topaz, garnet, sapphire, and diamond.

unfortunately u can't choose to be in any, instead u'll be selected randomly upon ur registration to ur respective chalet.....so i advise u all not too plan anything with ur friend regarding this matter......it's ur destiny just like harry potter.....and fot ur information TOPAZ is the most coolest and "Rawk" house in college....hehehehhe...sorry my fellow collegemate.

wut else......hmmmmm......the resource centre i.e libarary is damn cun......i think u can get any good reference book there...dun worri too much bout reference book...u just come ere first and leave the rest to us.....just make sure that u are very close to seniors.....dun afraid to be called suck up.......hahaha

if u hav any problems plz go to student services or meet members of theStudent Council or any seniors...dun wori they'll help u all.the most important thing is find me in KYUEM........hahahahahahha
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faez_ridzal
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  #28 Old 07-07-2004 Default

Heya all!

Can't help but to notice the amount of KYUEMans that have already come in to give plentiful help to the would-be juniors of batch 2004/2006 huh? Well, reading all the inquiries answered, I have little left to answer...

Well, the formal name is now Kolej Yayasan UEM, before this it was KMYS (Kolej Matrikulasi Yayasan Satu) and before that, KMYS (Kolej Matrikulasi Yayasan Saad) too...

One thing for sure, don't expect too much out of the 0.75 hp aircon and the 4 rooms, it's basically enough for you to sleep in and move about, although I'd appreciate it anytime coz you guys will have two showers in a chalet (no more rushing off to some communal bathroom!) AND PRIVACY!

KYUEM students are specifically UK-bound. Nobody goes off to NZ or to the US from our college. We are under the Cambridge International Examinations Board (CIE), doing 4 semesters instead of the usual 3. But it's all worth the 4 semesters. In fact, now stepping into my senior year; I'm glad it's 4 sems than 3!

But one thing I'm definitely proud of the college is the amount of people that you need have your eyes on. These people are undoubtedly will be the most prominent figures in a few years time. Your classmates might be the next Prime Minister, CEO of some consortium, talented artists, or even Nobel Prize winners. I'm not kidding, with these kind of talents crammed into a college in the VERDANT OUTLAND as onehaz has mentioned, make friends with everybody. The years won't last forever, and I bet these people are going to be your best buddies ever. Not forgetting to mention that our college has 5 out of around 17 people that is going to Cambridge this year! That's almost 30%! Bottom line is, you study hard here, play hard here; you make friends, join activities and events, live up the prestige of being a KYUEMan.

Can't deny Petronas scholars are the best, in my opinion. Sorry to say, but Petronas scholars have the dynamics; we have the crazy ones, the brainy one, the leading ones, the popular ones all under Petronas' belt in KYUEM. Our Student Council president is a Pet scholar, onehaz, quastar, coolster1 are Pet scholars, and so am I! The proportion is pretty slim though, with the majority (almost 50%) are JPA scholars this year (2004/2006 intake).

Don't worry about computers. U'll get a really good internet connection. On a good day u'll get around 250 KB/s, thats around 6x faster than streamyx (42KB/s on the 384kbps line). Don't worry, you'll get your normal MSN fix. Webcam is not supported due to the firewall constraints, but just bring em, the seniors have something in plan... find me

Oh yeah, the music club is quite active, we have two Bullet Strats, one Ibanez bass + amp, two Fender Valvestate 2000 amps, a humble zoom pedal, 2 stompboxes, one poly-keyboard, Fender PA system, drumset, violins, etc... enough to set up a fusion rock band. You can bring your own musical instrument, but grab them only after u have settled in for a week or two. Well, I'm bringing my Fender Stratocaster American Deluxe 1995 this 12th July and nobody gonna make a big deal out of it... ;)

It has great facilities too. Don't worry about that either. Our MPH is top notch, in fact only a few institutions to have such state-of-the-art flooring like ours. There are two squash courts to release your anger (great way to socialise with the teachers too!) and an Olympic sized swimming pool.

Stationery shops? No way. Just imagine a jungle with a golf course in the middle. Dig out some land beside the golf course and put a college there. That's KYUEM. Nevermind, the DotCo is around, and they sell stuff you would basically need. ESPECIALLY the maggi goreng. For stationery, I suggest you better stock up your erasers and pens. Bring a ream of A4 papers and also a USB thumbdrive, they come in handy.

You'll be surprised, for a student like me to do Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Computing (call me crazy, Psychology and CATS too) you won't need much file. All materials are mostly textbook-based; I keep myself organized with just a file for my Physics class and a multi-slit folder which you can organise..

Well, there are 4 houses in KYUEM, it is randomly selected for applicants, and it's a great thing to be a member of any of the houses actually. As we all know, each houses have it's own identity. AND as xeon has mentioned, Topaz is the most happening one around (with all due respect to other houses!), and I'm proud to be a Topazian as well! Woohoo, Topaz rawk!

Well, good luck and welcome to all the juniors of 2004/2006! Make sure you say hi if you stumble upon us when you're there. The seniors won't eat you, right seniors?
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  #29 Old 08-07-2004 Default

Faez_ridzal wrote:

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But one thing I'm definitely proud of the college is the amount of people that you need have your eyes on. These people are undoubtedly will be the most prominent figures in a few years time. Your classmates might be the next Prime Minister, CEO of some consortium, talented artists, or even Nobel Prize winners. I'm not kidding, with these kind of talents crammed into a college in the VERDANT OUTLAND as onehaz has mentioned, make friends with everybody. The years won't last forever, and I bet these people are going to be your best buddies ever. Not forgetting to mention that our college has 5 out of around 17 people that is going to Cambridge this year! That's almost 30%! Bottom line is, you study hard here, play hard here; you make friends, join activities and events, live up the prestige of being a KYUEMan.

gee,isn't e'prepatory college in malaysia is deem to provide the next PM,nobel laureates or artisans?and what about the so-not-good-smart-super-duper human?

sorry,but u sound vain.it all boils down to you.regardless of the academia you gonna enroll,it shouldn't matter.join societies,hold positions.GUIDE PPL instead of leading ppl.study hard,top your class.get certain things done and yada yada yada..







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Can't deny Petronas scholars are the best, in my opinion. Sorry to say, but Petronas scholars have the dynamics; we have the crazy ones, the brainy one, the leading ones, the popular ones all under Petronas' belt in KYUEM. Our Student Council president is a Pet scholar, onehaz, quastar, coolster1 are Pet scholars, and so am I! The proportion is pretty slim though, with the majority (almost 50%) are JPA scholars this year (2004/2006 intake).

well,all the 16 A's and 13 A1's that set record are fairly enough,JPA scholars.
i am not buying the fact that ESSO scholars or petron scholars are the best.i'm pretty sure,the highest cgpa holder in your future uni,might be a JPA scholar too.and so do someone who has the lowest cgpa.as a JPA scholar,i dont look up or down to other students from other board of sponsorship.


well,KYUEM is nice place to study.i have plenty of friends there.some like it,some dont.but at the end of day,it just another prepatory college.get straight A's in a-level and move on.life has to go on.


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  #30 Old 08-07-2004 Default

Yo guys, npang here, reporting in as a KYUEMian on 11 July...ecstatic i'm going, in the beginning pretty depressed I was about to be locked up in, I quote, "a jungle with a college hacked out within", reminds me of my terrible National Service experience...but our seniors have already won me over...now I feel enthusiastic about going...cheers, you guys are good marketing personnel.

Well, yeah, the reason why I'm here:
1) How's handphone reception? Digi, Celcom or Maxis? How's reception on campus grounds? Is there any spot where there is miraculously no reception, e.g. (shudder) certain bewitched chalets?

2) How's security/safety there? I mean, what is the crime rate?

3) Conservative or liberal place? (let me rephrase that) is the nightlife there existent? If there IS a nightlife, does it consist of:
Option a) Couples making out and lepakers teeming all over
b) People hanging out bantering lightly, no indecency here
c) Hordes charging for the best spots in the library, the common room, and the abovementioned hangout spots to MUG!!!

4) What is the food like? How many meals?

5) Sorry guys...but if anyone is inclined/bored/enthusiastic enough, could you write a brief diary entry on "A Day in the Life of a KYUEMian" and yeah include ALL the mundane details like all the background noises and ongoing fracases so we can start imagining life there before we sleep.

6) Oh ya...are handphones EVEN allowed in the 1st place? IF they are, what are the limitations?

7) How's teaching staff there? I hear they're all British. Yeeah.

How are church arrangements? For the record I'm roman Catholic but i'm not picky about the church i go.

9) What subject combinations available? For the record (again) I'm a JPA scholar, Medicine in UK, one of a lonely breed, so I guess...do you guys offer Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Law/Eng Lit for aspiring doctors? Do you SERIOUSLY have to take Bio? Coz my reasoning is that if I'm to be involved in medicine my whole life, i'll be reading Bio till my dying day, so might as well broaden my horizons now eh? Any one from KYUEM (Medicine-bound) who can help? I'm doing A-Levels now in Kota Kinabalu just to pass time and so you can use all the fancy exam terminology with me.

10) DO you guys have a student council/representative body? What do they do? How much power do they have? Is Secretaryman some hotshot in the council?

11) Nath aka Nathaniel Kang Enn Sin, HELLO!!!!! remember me? from Labuan last year?? Nice to bump into you again...it's a small world i guess...Law Jinn Khing told me you're going.

12) For everyone else, please ignore Post number 11, treat it as a dose of Greek profanity.

13) Just to end my post on an unlucky note, Thanks for your help guys!

My email [email address] in case anyone cares, ICQ# 3577123, handphone 016-8388464, please contact, it'd be great to have some company when I arrive...
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