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Written by Chang Chi Yin | Edited by Zantal Siah

World Health Fest 2019 (WHF ’19) was a new and independent event organized by the IMU Scholars Society on April 6 and 7. Themed ‘Blurred Lines: Chasing Happiness’, WHF ’19 aimed to raise awareness among Malaysians in 4 main areas, namely health, body, mind and spirituality. “Living along societal standards and terms of beauty, personality, and quality has formed blurred lines between health and happiness.” The project leader of the event, Asuka Joy Tobuse, believed that it was paramount for Malaysians to realise this dilemma and resolve it in order to pursue their own happiness. 

On the first day of the event, AIA Vitality, KPJ Healthcare and Mercy set up their booths and offered various health services. Simultaneously, a health seminar was held at the Auditorium. It began with a short introduction, where Ms Archana, advisor of IMU Scholars Society, welcomed the audience and thanked the event organisers.  

The first speaker was Ms Miyen Low, a clinical psychologist whose speech was titled ‘Loving Others Without Loving Yourself’. She designed a simple activity for the audience; they were asked to send wishes to their loved ones in mind, then to their loved ones and themselves, and finally, only to themselves. From the results, she concluded that 78% of the participants showed more compassion towards others; 16% of them could balance between loving themselves and others; and the remaining 6% were more compassionate towards themselves. She then emphasised on the importance of self-love. “This imbalance of loving others more than the self can leave us with blurred identities. By cultivating self-compassion, it allows us to be more authentically ourselves.” 

Next was Ms Ain Nur Liyana binti Othman, a cancer survivor from the National Cancer Society of Malaysia who had battled against and overcome endometrium cancer in the span of 11 months. She stated that any difficulties in life could be resolved when people had positive thoughts. In her case, she was optimistic throughout her chemotherapy treatments and tried her best to be as active as a normal person. She also shared that as the eldest sibling, she believed that it was her responsibility to take care of her family, and that was what kept her going. “Support is really important for cancer patients and as a cancer patient, it is better that outsiders are treating us like normal people rather than patients,” Ms Ain added. 

The third and final speaker was Dr Shariful Hasan, a medical doctor and clinical neurophysiologist at KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital as well as a certified hypnotherapist and advisor on stress and weight management at Daily Health Wellness Centre. His topic, ‘Are You Stressed Out?’, focussed on the ways of dealing with stress physiologically and psychologically. According to him, 6 guidelines should be met to cope with stress: getting good nutrition, following a good diet plan, avoiding certain foods, improving the immune system to enhance nutrient absorption, psychologically countering stress and exercising. While the mind and exercise each make up 17% of stress management, the regulations and requirements for food take up 66%, thus signifying the importance of fulfilling the food guidelines to live a better life. He also imparted that “if you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”, or in other words, the greatest weapon against stress is the ability to choose one thought over another. Besides his speech, Dr Shariful also demonstrated a form of hypnosis to deal with stress.  

For the second day of the event, the IMU Scholars Society organised an outdoor hiking activity in collaboration with the IMU Alumni Team. A total of 46 IMU students, alumni and staff visited the Chilling Waterfalls at Kuala Kubu Bharu, which was the perfect place for a bonding session. 

All in all, WHF ’19 was a success and many students were made aware of the significance of both physical and mental health in achieving happiness through this event. 

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Written by Amutha Aruvi Kaniamuthan, Harshitha Canchi Udayraj, Chang Chi Yin | Edited by Zantal Siah

International Medical University (IMU) hosted the second edition of the Malaysia World Health Assembly (MyWHA) simulation at the IMU Bukit Jalil campus with great success from 29th to 31st March 2019. MyWHA – a conference that emulates the framework of the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organisation (WHO) – aimed to accentuate and provide reasonable solutions to global health issues while simultaneously developing teamwork, friendship, debating, leadership and creative thinking skills. The conference discussed present healthcare scenarios and shed light upon the prospects of healthcare in an effort to improve its quality for the upcoming generations. Bringing together 51 delegates from various countries, IMU was immensely proud to have hosted this prestigious event for its second year.

The event started with a welcome speech from Sandhya Muthukumar, Director General of MyWHA. Special guest speakers were then invited to speak on critical topics concerning global health issues. Dr Arun Kumar Basavaraj, the Advisor for the Asian Medical Student Association (AMSA) of IMU and Senior Lecturer and Head of Pathology Division in IMU, expressed his gratitude for being a major part in conducting activities in collaboration with AMSA. Mr Justin Victor, chairperson of Befrienders KL, comprehensively spoke about the global concerns regarding the alarming state of mental health issues, namely, the inability to deal with life’s daily challenges. If left unaddressed, these would lead to maladaptive occurrences such as committing suicide, which is the second leading cause of death among youths in Malaysia. He believed this direly called for developing effective and sustainable coping strategies and resilience to reduce the rate of such incidences. The speech was then followed by the ribbon-cutting and Gavel Tap ceremonies.

Throughout the three-day conference, the delegates were assigned roles as country ambassadors to discuss issues related to global health using the Harvard MUN procedure. They were then challenged with real-life scenarios which required fundamental knowledge and comprehension of global health policies in order to overcome adverse situations through a collaborative effort. This was done by participants debating on topics and proposing resolutions revolving around the regulation of human health with regards to malnutrition and stunted growth, premature mortality, migrant workers’ occupational health and safety, crisis scenarios, substance abuse and suicide.

Besides the simulated discussions, Social Night was held on the second day of the event with performances from talented people in IMU, including Goh You and Kelvin who played the violin and sang respectively. Moreover, the delegates played Human Bingo, a fun game which effectively allowed all of them to become acquainted with one another.

The closing ceremony was held on the final day of MyWHA and commenced in the presence of the VIP, Ms Thong Ming Hui – chairperson of AMSA Malaysia, who concluded the event with a speech. At the end of the ceremony, prizes were given to the best speaker for each of the six topics and the best delegate throughout the three days. The best speakers for the topics of malnutrition and stunted growth, premature mortality, migrant workers’ occupational health and safety, crisis scenarios, substance abuse and suicide were Amendeo Hottua Ernesto Nababan, Muhammad Imman Hon bin Shaharuddin Hon, Jaiyaswiny Sivakumar, Thavaneshan Kunasekaran, Lim Ke Wen and Beverly Cheah Xiao Hui respectively. Nur Nabila binti Nasharuddin, a delegate from Vietnam, received the overall best delegate award. 

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Written by Chang Chi Yin | Edited by Zantal Siah

IMU Live is one of the most anticipated annual events at IMU that provides opportunities for all talented students to showcase their abilities on stage. The event was collectively organized by the Dance Club, Choir Club, Music Club and Editorial Board. 

 

 

This year’s IMU Live, themed “Viva la Vida” or “Long Live Life” in Spanish, was held on March 22, 2019 from 6.30pm to 10.00pm at the Auditorium of the IMU Bukit Jalil campus. The event kicked off with the emcees introducing three honorable guests whom were invited to judge the performances: MC, the founder of Originalution Dance Studio who has 15 years of dancing experience; Wan Phooi Fun, a pianist with 17 years of experience in music education; and Tina Isaacs, a singer and actor who had appeared in several musicals. They then briefed on the details of the judging process. The performances were assessed based on four aspects: Effort/Personality, Technique/Execution, Stage Presentation and Originality, with each aspect accounting for a quarter of the total score. Attractive prizes were prepared for the winners; the champion, 1st and 2nd runners-up would receive RM500, RM300 and RM200 respectively. Additionally, RM100 would be awarded to the performer(s) who won the Audience Favorite Prize, which was determined by the audience’s votes.

  

 

Once the opening segment was over, the 12 contestants in turn took over the stage and launched into their performances, which ranged from singing and dancing to playing various instruments and performing as a band. Besides that, the other highlights of IMU Live 2019 were the performances brought by the Choir Club, the judges and a special guest. The Choir Club sang melodiously to Can’t Help Falling in Love, Tina belted out to Gemilang and Rumor Has It with infectious enthusiasm, MC stormed the stage with his electrifying dance moves and Phooi Fun performed He’s a Pirate on the keyboard magnificently. The emcees then welcomed the special guest by introducing her as Lim Wen Suen – champion of The Voice Singapore & Malaysia 2017. She sang Fireworks and Zhe Shi Jie Zhong Hui Ji De Wo De Ming Zi這世界終會記得我的名字 / The World will Remember my Name》, the latter song being a track off her new album which she promoted at IMU. 

 

 

After all the performances had ended, the results of the competition were finally announced. Goh You, who masterfully played The Phantom of the Opera on the violin, was crowned the champion of the night. The 1st runner up went to Jacky Thien, who impressed the audience with a Disney medley including When You Wish upon a Star, Do You Want to Build a Snowman, Love is an Open Door and Let It Go on the keyboard. The 2nd runner up – and the recipient of the Audience Favorite Prize – was BIJ, a newly-formed dance group who incorporated girl style dance with hip-hop elements in their jaw-dropping routine. 

IMU Live 2019 ended in a night full of excitement and joy. Await the event to return next year! 

Written by: Chang Chi Yin 

Edited by: Zantal Siah 

Photos credit: IMU Live 2019 Facebook page 

For more photos and videos: IMU Live 2019 Facebook page 

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A ball is a magical night when girls and boys dress up in fancy, flowing gowns and well-fitting tuxedos and make memories (usually by means of a front camera) which they will cherish for the rest of their lives.

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This year, IMU Ball 2018: Le Rêverie was organised by an enthusiastic student committee in hopes that both the students and staff of IMU would seize this opportunity and get a well deserved break from their busy university and working life. The event was held at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on 23rd of March 2018, and themed ‘Alice in Wonderland’. The ballroom was filled with bright flowers and petals, exquisite decorations and other Wonderland-style flourishes that added to the experience of transporting ball-goers to Carroll’s fictional world.

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The evening commenced with the emcees inviting onto the stage Mr. Chan Jie Yong, President of IMU Ball 2018, Mr. Eric Ngu and Ms. Chow Wai Hoong, Vice Presidents of IMU Ball 2018, and Mr James and his colleagues as representatives from AK Group Holdings, the main sponsor of the event, for an opening ceremony. This was then followed by a brief welcoming speech by the president. He stated that the idea of making IMU Ball 2018 a social event for both students and staff, for the first time, allowed them to interact and engage with one another in a more relaxed setting. He also expressed his gratitude to all sponsors, especially AK Group Holdings, and to all members of IMU staff, all the committees, as well as all the students and lecturers for supporting this event and making it a success.

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The real fun began when Elixir and Singaholics performances, their melodious tune adding to the atmosphere. This was followed by a performance by Jacky, a talented pianist from BM1/16, whose expression captivated  the audiences, after which, a dance team led by IMU students concluded the performances of the evening.

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To further spice up the night, the nominees for prom king, prom queen, best couple and best dressed, were invited to interact with the attendees. Each of them participated in small games and funny punishments to win over the guests.

The lucky draw was definitely a session no one wanted to miss! Everyone was eager to see who would win the grand prizes: an iPad mini, an ASUS laptop and an HP Inkjet printer. The excitement and anticipation grew in the ballroom as the emcees drew number after number; it was a heart-warming scene to see the students and staff interacting so freely with each other.

The night came to an end as the winners were announced for each category. The hard work that the organizing committee had put in since November of 2017 had finally paid off, in the form of a whimsical evening, which carried everyone to Carroll’s famous Wonderland.

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IMU Ball 2018: Le Rêverie organizing committee is signing off now. Hope to see you all next year.

Congratulations to all the winners:

Prom Queen: Eunice Tang Jia Lin (ME 1/17)

Prom King: Chan Chun Fai (DT 1/16)

Best Couple: Kor Win Sheng (ME 1/16) and How Suet Yuet (ME 1/16)

Best Dressed, Female: Yong Kha Ern (ME 2/16)

Best Dressed, Male: Shamir Das (PS 2/15)

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Written by: Eddy Yii & Yuki Lee

Edited by: Prina Singh & Emlynne

Photo credits: IMU BALL 2018: Le Rêverie Facebook Page

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By Sabrina Tee

When it comes to death, many like to point fingers at everyone but the newly deceased. You hear irritated mutters about the incompetent doctor, the idiotic driver and the sad twist of fate. You ask yourself the question; was he/she ready to go?  It’s a hard question to answer, but today, that question can be answered easily. Some countries/states have legalized “assisted suicide”, giving people the decision to quietly end suffering and ‘die with dignity’. Such an act completely contradicts the role of the healthcare system in a community, yet at the same time adds a level of control and humanity in the way we depart the earth.

Here’s how it works. Simply put, a terminally ill patient above the age of 18 must make three formal oral requests for lethal medication, the second of which comes after a minimum 15 day interval from the first. There must also be a formal written request signed by two witnesses before the doctor can prescribe lethal drugs. If the request is approved, the drug is prescribed, and the patient self-administers the medication that will kill them. This “Death with Dignity” Act was approved in the state of Oregon in 1994, followed by Colombia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Washington state, Luxembourg, Vermont, Quebec, and California within the past 20 years.

At the most basic level, assisted suicide defies the very fundamental principles of medicine. The social stigma associated with self-inflicted harm is already a huge issue in today’s society, and now medical professionals are offering their services to aid such a quest for death. The doctors themselves aren’t directly murdering the patient, (as the patient himself is required to administer the lethal dose) but their role is more or less equated to handing them the knife and teaching them the best place to stab themselves. Of course, the role of the doctor is to act in the best interests on the patient – but who knows best?

Human life is a beautiful thing, a gift to be treasured, but sometimes that gift contains more than unicorns, rainbows and sunshine. For those unfortunate enough to draw the short straw, to continue living is a painful process and the only foreseeable gratification is death. To simplify this concept, let’s stick to the generic scenario of an end-stage cancer patient. Months of chemotherapy and radiation have cost you your strength, spirit and of course, your hair. Each round is another torturous journey holding no more hope than the desperate search for an oasis in a desert. And when you’ve decided you’d rather take the reins and you just can’t hold out anymore waiting for that miracle, that’s when you summon your doctor and make your first oral request.

It’s a dignified way to die, or at least that’s what it’s being marketed as. Many would disagree, insisting that we play out the parts designed for us by our maker, silently hoping there is a miracle lurking just around the corner. For such people, human suffering is inevitable, a rite of passage each person goes through one way or another. It may be physical, mental or emotional, but success doesn’t come by throwing down the rake and forcefully kicking the bucket.

We must also consider the psychological effects of contracting a terminal disease on a patient. What follows the diagnosis is often anger, frustration, feelings of helplessness and so on – all likely to predispose one to depression or at least contribute to an cloudy state of mind. Are such people in the position to make this decision that will affect not only themselves, but their loved ones?

The principle of self-autonomy that all doctors learn in their first year of medical school speaks of the patient’s authority to make their own medical decisions – why shouldn’t this be included? We like to know beforehand what will happen so appropriate preparations can be made: final meals can be eaten, last farewells can be bid, last kisses exchanged and final tears shed. Of course it isn’t an easy decision, but it surely beats waiting for the three hags to snip your thinning thread.

Assisted suicide is highly controversial, to say the least. Countless arguments can be made in favour of the affirmative or the negative, depending on values, beliefs, traditions and experiences. Everyone holds their own opinions, and often those are strong and fervently expressed in debate. These are the two questions which determine your answer:

  1. Is suicide an acceptable act?
  2. Which is more important: a doctor’s role in saving lives or a patient’s self-autonomy?

Consider carefully.

 

 

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By Anonymous

We have betrayed the Hippocratic oath
Do not make the first cut if the ailment may subside otherwise,
do not take action if waiting may solve it,
even if the patient must suffer a little bit longer.
For once the first cut has been made, there is no going back.
The body will never look exactly as before.
The heart will always show tracing of where it broke.
We have betrayed the Hippocratic oath
without ever touching a scalpel.
Do no harm;
hold back the blade,
hold back your tongue.

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Written by Jun Ian / Photographs by Andrew Octavian and Sharaniah Balakrishnan

On the 5th – 7th of October, in conjunction with IMU Cup 2016, The World Spine Day committee organized and hosted the IMU Fitness Challenge and the Powerlifting Competition held at driveway and atrium respectively. Both of these competitions aim to motivate students to achieve a better physical level and to promote awareness of physical health. Pre-event involved video shooting of tutorial videos of the Fitness Challenge where it was broadcasted on a Tv at the driveway as well as on our WSD page @ Facebook. Setting up of both events took place on the 4th of October, around noon where the World Spine Day subcommittees start setting up the equipment in the atrium. Registration for the Fitness Challenge took place at 9am and ran on a first come first serve basis.

The prizes (except medals) were given to the first 100 finishers. However, we did not restrict additional participants as this event is to promote and motivate IMU students to achieve a better physical fitness level. Approximately 150 participants consisting of staff and students took part in this Fitness Challenge but badges were given out to the first 100 participants. Distributions of medals were categorized into different classes: Male: Class 1 (above 75kg), Male: Class 2 (below 75kg), Female: Class 1 (above 50kg), Female: Class 2 (below 50kg) and as well as Staff: Open Category The Fitness Challenge consist of a series of 5 exercises, where participants are to complete all of the exercise in a particular order. Exercises include: 10x Burpees, 10x Chin Up/Pull Up, Crucifix Hold for 60seconds, Farmers Walk of 25metres and Standing Broad Jumps for 10metres. Crew and helpers of the Fitness Challenge consist of Chiropractic Students from CH115, CH215, and CH116.

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The winning house of Fitness Challenge 2016 was Phoenix, followed by Pegasus and Griffin with a total of 365 points, 330 points, 300 points respectively. Powerlifting Competition took place in the atrium for three days at 11am-3pm. This powerlifting competition consists of the same three exercises conducted internationally which are the squats, bench press, and deadlift. Students registered for this competition by submitting a video of students doing 3 repetition of squats, 3 repetitions of bench presses, and 3 repetitions of deadlifts to a IMU Powerlifters @ Facebook. The Powerlifting Competition were separated into 4 categories: Male students above 80kg, Male students from 79.9kg -70kg, Male student below 70kg, Female students above 55kg, Female students below 55kg, and Male Open (IMU Staff). Each competitor were given 4 sets to work up to their heaviest weights. These 4 sets will include the warm up for each lifts.

The winning house of this year’s Powerlifting Competition was Griffin, scoring total medal points of 12 whereas Taurus and Phoenix scored a total of 8 and 7 respectively. To wrap this up, although there were several hiccups along the way in terms of shortage of weights, lack of manpower, insufficient time, clashing of classes, but overall these two events was a success because the WSD Committees and Crew took shifts and put in tons of effort to pull this two events off.

We would also like to thank our overseer Mr. Alexius Cheang who have been constantly supporting us throughout the whole process by giving us suggestions and advice on how to run these two events.img_8509img_8551img_8571

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Written by Wallflower

When there is a hole in a sock, your toes would crinkle to hide it in embarrassment. That’s how she felt at his sight; to her, he was tall in his splendour as he walks with his broad shoulders like a knight in shining armour. She wasn’t the damsel in distress in this story though, she was the character who never appeared, remained hidden underneath the stairs.

He entered into her life, and made a mess of it. He did nothing, he was just present, he laid his head on the table and by chance she glanced, and to her, it was the most peaceful face she had bestowed her eyes upon. There were many things she wanted in life and she gave them all up knowing there was no good in waiting. Yet, with him, she wanted him, with every fibre of her being.

Then, it started. The compulsive need to see him, to look at him from afar as if he was one of those sculptures only meant to be looked at. His name was scribbled all over her lecture notes, as her feet were anxious to run, run to places he would frequent. Suddenly, to her happiness is glancing at the door and at the very moment he entered with a bewildered face. She scavenged for every little detail she could find of him.  The name, Nicholas did not roll off her tongue so easily, yet it became like a secret she would like to keep all to herself, masquerading him with a nickname. He left her in puzzlement, a set of jigsaw puzzles that she was struggling to complete.

He was worth writing about, a character that only gave her questions, never providing any answers. A mystery she would like to spend her lifetime solving, from how many t-shirts he owned to ‘is their meeting a play of fate or was it merely timing’? Every time she turned her head, he was there standing with one of his many varsity t-shirts with his compulsory neutral expression. His mere existence fascinated her.

There is something about him, it isn’t his looks. Well, not entirely. His slacken jawline, coffee coloured skin tone, and of course those black orbs glinting with mischief. He had this air of arrogance, of wanting to be admired, the recipient of wrath of the male population. Perhaps, it was self-assuredness, knowing he deserved only the best, and simplicity does not cut it. It couldn’t be the deep rumble of his voice, or even that slight twist of his lips; a boyish grin. She became greedy, hiding away was tiring.  Yet, when she approaches, he pushes away.

Even when there’s another, one who is better and warmer than him, her thoughts and her feelings would waver like the wild grasses and drift back towards him again. Her tongue tied into a knot, at the sight of him. So, she stood farther. That slight smile he had, the one he rarely showed, the one the world had not been given the privilege to view – it made her lips lift upwards in the greyest of her days.538173

When sleep didn’t inch closer, she would lay in bed, thinking of the empty coffee cups, of filling in the blanks all those unanswered questions. She thinks of the swivelling doors, mocking as they open and close but he never appeared. She imagined how warm his fingers would feel clasped with hers as the both of them strolled along the shady gravel pathways. Perhaps, there would be a little skip and a giggle or two and smiles stretched a little too widely. Then she wondered how long she will have to endure the rain alone, with her constant disdain of the weather forecast, she would stand drenched at the train station. She thought of the days when her umbrella would fit two occupants, and their Wellington boots sloshing down the puddles. He would have a pair of blue ones, and she would wear canary yellow ones. The days when she knows her tomorrow would begin again, knowing someone would be waiting anxiously the way she always does, biting the edge of her pencil. Perhaps, she wouldn’t have to lip-sync her favourite songs. Instead she would shout it out loud without shame, both of them laughing and collapsing to the floor with tears at the corner of their eyes, clutching their stomach. Then, both of them would dance, a haphazard affair, she would step on his foot and he would wince exaggeratedly. Car rides in the middle of the night with no particular destination, only her and him and the endless road.

He’s a risk that she would like to take, and to be harmed, something that she couldn’t fight with, something that in time she would only flee from.

She wrote letters, inks bleeding on pieces of paper – her genuine feelings, words that she couldn’t muster to say to him, the ones which died at her throat. She sealed each with determination, walking up to him that one day, with an envelope in her hand.

He walked away and she stood there watching his broad shoulders fade away. She wouldn’t know if he turned to look back because she has already taken many steps away from him

She couldn’t do it, he who was always under the spotlight deserves a leading lady and she didn’t see herself as that. The letters were ripped apart with angry tears rolling down her cheeks, her time was up as he took the airplane leading him to his dreams. She could only smile at the thought of him, his smile, his boisterous laughter when he met his friends, how he would always walk around with his eyes focused on his mobile phone, how in those limited seconds she had in hand she could tell him apart from the crowd and even in the years to come, she could separate him from the rest; this was her consolation, of a story unwritten, of unsaid words.

To him, maybe she is no one, but to her, he was someone who mattered.

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Written by Wallflower

I like the morning
When the rest of the world is still sleeping
Oblivious to the sun rising
Deaf to the sound of kettle whistling
Or the smell of toast burning
It was time for pondering
Lips gently lifting
At the sound of kettle screeching.
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Some mornings
The rain would be pouring
And the rest of the world would still be curling
I would be yawning
Watching the smoke from my coffee mug drifting
Laundry would still be hanging
Window panes witnessing the raindrops running.
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During the morning
I wouldn’t be mourning
I wouldn’t be crying
There were no toxic musings
Or even words leaving my head aching
There is just me sitting
On a leather couch smiling
Gently sipping
My warm cup of coffee with its smoke wafting.

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Written by Andrew Octavian and Farah Ahmad / Photographs by Ms Wong Ying Pei

On the 26th until the 28th of September 2016, posters of undergraduate students from various programmes in the School of Health Sciences were showcased along the hallways of the 4th floor of IMU Bukit Jalil Campus. Organized by a team of lecturers of the School of Health Sciences themselves, this event was aimed to portray and showcase the accomplishments of the School’s undergraduate research projects in terms of the students and supervisors who have put in their best efforts. Various posters were shown belonging to different courses, from Nutrition and Dietetics, Chiropractic, Medical Biotechnology, Biomedical Science, Chinese Medicine, and even Nursing, covering a wide scope of research in the field of health sciences. This showcase was also held in conjunction with IMU’s 25th anniversary in the year of 2017, which is not far from now.

The last day of the exhibition itself has been set by the lecturers to coincide with the Kahoot quiz attended by a number of students gunning for the small tokens of appreciation. The students taking part in the Kahoot quiz itself were ecstatic – as most Kahoot quizzes have that effect on students, mainly because it was a fun mini competition, albeit being short-lived. Students who have attended the Kahoot quiz, alongside the many others reading the poster exhibition, have been shown to the different avenues of researches that they could eventually delve into in their final year projects.

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“As a 3rd semester student myself, I have not really thought about research projects all that much, as opposed to my seniors who are already at the brink of starting their research project,” Farah Ahmad, a semester 3 student majoring in Medical Biotechnology stated. “I personally believe that students who would eventually have to do research should be exposed to the kinds of researches out there, especially in the setting of the institution they are a part of. As we study throughout the years, we would eventually gain a liking towards a subset of what we are studying and we would want to better ourselves in this area. A big part of this process has to do with the lecturers not only teaching us in class but also constantly allowing us to learn what’s happening in the research world itself.”

Several students might have gone home with their prizes from the Kahoot quiz, but all of them took slivers of knowledge from this educational programme, and it was thanks to no other than the tireless staff and lecturers of the School of Health Sciences.