Dated: 2013 Oct 28 Mon
An Imperfectus Conferment

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2013 Oct 28: An Imperfectus Conferment

2013 Oct 12: Sandakan at Last

2013 May 30: Romancing the Wave

2013 Apr 20: Agro-Euro Study Tour

2013 Mar 2: The Lagoon of Merang

2012 Dec 31: The Band Has One Last Song to Play

2012 Dec 3: Degree Conferment in Dec

2012 Jun 23: To Bogor Again

2011 Oct 7: Southern Flight to Bogor

2011 Jul 20: Minding the Innocent Creatures

2011 Jun 20: Seeing the Birds in Medan

2011 Mar 5: A Hop to Chiang Mai University

2010 Apr 25: Receding From the Sea

2010 Mar 28: To the Bornean Land Below the Breeze

2010 Feb 28: On the Beach of Kijal

2010 Jan 17: To the Bornean Land of the Hornbill

2009 Nov 10: Dedicated to My Teacher, CheGu Ghazali Hanafiah

2009 Jul 25: A Bridge to Bayan Lepas

2009 Jul 16: UDM Maiden Degree Conferment

2009 Jul 1: The Tanjong at the Muara of Terengganu River

2008 Dec 28: The 2008 Year Event

2008 Aug 12: Kenyir Re-Visited

2008 Aug 08: Taken to the Memory Lane - UKM 1970 in 2008

2008 Jun: Bukit Besar - The Last Bastion

2008 May: An Old Man and the Sea

2008 Apr: Drifted from the Past

2007 Nov: Ke Tepian Sang Seluang Melaut

2007 Mar: Duku - The Fruit of Terengganu

2006 Oct: The Faces of Ramadan

2006 Aug: Convocation UKM #34 2006

2006 Jun: Bidong Revisited

2006 May: Kenyir, Here I Come

2005 Nov: Jalan Hale Revisited

2005 Apr: In the Backyard (and Frontyard)

2005 Jan: Seri Puteri Eventually Visited

2005 Jan: SAS Re-Revisited

2004 Jul: In the Heart of Two Cities

2004 May: Cameron Highland Revisited

2003 Nov: Reunion of Class of 66

2002 Sep: A Consequential Events from Feb 2002

2001 Dec: Digging Deep Into the Root: SKBT Revisited

2001 Jul: 29th Covocation of UKM

2000 Dec: Just An Unlucky Day

2000 Jul: A MiniReunion of Class of 66

1999 Dec: Study Tour to Taiwan

1999 Sep 23: A Week on Leave

1999 Sep: The Officiation of Smart Technology Centre, UKM

1998 Apr MOU and Launching of Chito-Chem (M) Sdn Bhd

1997 Dec: Rally Nationwide Vision

1995 Dec: SAS Revisited

1994 May: First Asia Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium (APCCS)

1991 Aug: Study tour to Medan, Indonesia

1991 May: A Visit to Langkawi, the Land of Mahsuri

It was its 37th, the 5th session, 2013 Oct 28 Mon. I was here last year, the 36th, 1st session, which was on Sat, representing Unisza, on the stage. Both were of exact routine, like in an abattoir. And exactly like thirty-five times before. And every time, I kept wondering to myself, how different I was from the rest of them in one thing. The music that was supposedly to accompany the graduates receiving their scroll. It was so loud that the name announcer had to compete to make him-alt-her heard to the audience, even to the q-ing graduates. And the music always wanted to be louder than the announcer, and the announcer yelled to make louder to make him-alt-her heard by the audience. And thus very soon all went to maximum volume. I wondered what was the opinion of the organizer on this competing sound in the event so important to the graduates and their parents? I opined that they deliberated it because they had been bored by the same routine every year, six to eight times in three to four days. Year after year over the years.

Once I was on a commuting bus for about an hour journey. The seats were full by people going home from a full day work in office. These people were tired, some even fall to nap. And during that one hr drive in the traffic-congested road, and a drizzling outside, the driver put on a very loud music. Was it for the tired and sleepy passengers? No, it was for the bored driver. The passengers preferred a quiet drive home after a tiring long day in office. It was an agony during that one hour ride.