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Sunday, June 20, 2010

An UTARian's Faith

Faith: Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.

Everyone has faith in themselves but it just the matter it is strong or weak. Yesterday, my friend showed me a video clip talking about UTAR and I'm not sure whether he has the faith on UTAR. Check this video...

Somehow, I find myself in the middle of the problem. Agree and at the same time, not agree on what he had said.

Okay. This is going to be long comment about his video. First, actually I hate to have early morning classes at 8 a.m.. I don't know how the management arrange our timetable until even the lecturers complained about it.
So, this guys takes a ride with UTAR bus everyday and he need to be early birds to catch up a sit in the bus. From what I can see, Westlake area has more than 2 waiting points for us to get the bus. Hence, I advice him that be at the first point where the bus arrived at the first place before getting on the second or third point. In short, wake up early and plan your time properly. If you have troubles to wake up early, the best alternatives are hitching friends' cars or cycle to UTAR. It's not a bad idea to have some exercise everyday by cycling but I know that cycling from Westlake to UTAR campus is quite tiring due to the ascending roads.

I'm not condemned this poor guy here as I've mentioned, some of the things he said are true. Actually, what I can see is the bus schedule is not properly arranged and the rounds are not enough. At my area (Taman Kampar Perdana, nearby Tesco), there are only three rounds of UTAR bus. Luckily, our housing area is nearer to the campus and cycling is not a problem.

As a conclusion, in the transportation part, both scored evenly.
For those who had transportation to UTAR, I think the parking space is inadequate. So, it's troublesome even for those who successfully got their places on sticker balloting. Sometimes, if you park your car at wrong place, you might meet some good security guard to allow you to do so. If you meet a bad, angry and keep-blowing-whistle guard, better leave before he/she bites you with sarcastic words.
What I can advice is get a few friends to pay on behalf of your hefty RM 100 sticker and pay a little sum of money for the petrol to UTAR. By using this method, you can minimize the amount of car, motorbikes and even bicycle in the campus area. Plus, you are saving the environment in Kampar by reducing the emission from cars. So, for just a sedan car it can fit maximum four person. You guys just need to plan your time properly to adjust the transportation schedule in right way.

So, same even score for UTAR and students. 1/1.
Now, let's talk about the UTAR facilities. About the sport complex, I think the plan is not a problem because most of the users utilize the complex after 5 pm instead of morning and afternoon session. Who wants to have sports in the slot between lecture and tutorial classes? Even if you really want to spend some time, please go to the gym instead kicking and slamming some balls under hot sun.
About the cafeteria, I've mentioned in my past blog that we have four cafeterias located at Block C, between Block D and E, Block G (Library) and Block H. So, since you can't have your meal at Block C, why don't you go to other blocks or just pack up and have meal in empty lecture classes instead of squatting on the side of the cafeteria?
In the end of the video, he said we must have faith on UTAR improvements. I agree on that because it's impossible that UTAR make the leaps in one year since Kampar campus is considered as new. So, in the mean time, enjoy the university life to the fullest. Find alternative ways to solve problems rather than complains.

Even we complain, most likely UTAR has reasons to reject or ignore us. So how?

Change your adaptation to UTAR instead the other way round :)

A bientot!

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