Wednesday, November 18, 2009

to all BioMEd FiRst Year

To all Biomedical Science first Year colleagues:

There will be an activity, Biomedical Symposium 2010 held at 13 and 14 March 2010.
We would like to invite all of our first year members to participate in this event.
This would be a great chance for all of you to learn social skills, handling an event, preparing proposal and etc.

Please divide among yourself into 5 people in each group. Each group will have a booth conducting or presenting a science fact. (Or any interesting thing relate to science)
All of you are free in choosing your group members and title of science fact that you are going to present.
Please give yee wuen or Shakila your group members' name and group name.
dateline: 30th december 2009 (wednesday)

feel free to ask for more infor from Yee wueN or shakila.

there's some interesting and yet funny video:

( feel free to check it out)**

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVIoqBZRVRU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC-KOYQsIvU&feature=related

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Biomed Buka Puasa Dinner





I must admit, the club has been rather dormant lately, as compared to last semester. Throughout the month of August, there was Faculty Night, followed by First Test and a joint event called Intellectual Discussion (co-organized with Kelab Bimbingan Mahasiswa). Next, the Ramadhan month has begun. And when you thought we gonna be dormant, well you thought wrong.

In this holy month, we held a Buka Puasa dinner, in conjunction with the fasting season. As this is a month that promotes the values of forgiveness and moderation, this event of ours is just that. With 3 tutorial rooms for dining and 3 others for prayers, our event went smoothly without any fuss. And what is interesting, all members Muslims or non-Muslims alike sat together for a simple opening delight of dates and jelly, followed by a feast after prayers.

Everything was just plain and usual, honestly. But one thing about organizing a dinner event, as long as everyone went back with stomachs full, it is a successful event already.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Biomed BBQ Dinner



















Congratulation to all lecturers who got promoted and also to all first year biomedic students who has been selected to be in UPM.

Biomed Odyssey Orientation Week

After months of discussion, weeks of preparation and a couple of sleepless nights, the Biomed Odyssey finally draws to a close.

What may seem like an endless orientation for the juniors, is actually a unique way from us seniors, of welcoming all juniors as part of our big family in UPM. Here I would like to thank all the seniors who worked as committee members to ensure the realization and smooth running of all events during orientation week. Next, I would like to give a special acknowledgment to lecturers and staffs of Biomedical Science Department, who gave support in our activities.

Last but not least, from the bottom of my heart, I thanked and congratulate all the juniors who made this orientation worth 'wild' and unlike any other. I represent the organizing committee to apologize for any misbehavior and misconduct from us, and hope that any offensive action may never remain as a torn in our relationship.

OK enough writing. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Now I have a video to summarize what our orientation has been. Enjoy!!


video

Proclamation of UPM FPSK Biomedicine Club Constitution


"It is necessary that with one hand and one voice the colonist should use their best energies to launch the ship of State in deep waters. I trust that every good wish that I am now addressing for the future progress of this colony will be amply realized ..."

Sir William Robinson, Governor of Western Australia, 1890

Biomedicine students welcome the dawn of student self governance in Fakulti Sains Bioperubatan UPM, in 1997 where students established what would be the blueprint of Biomedicine Club FPSK UPM now. After more than ten years of establishment, I as Club President, emboldened by a sense of civic pride and entrusted by democracy of people, celebrate the proclamation of the Perlembagaan Kelab Bioperubatan (Biomedicine Club Constitution).

Proclamation of the new constitution will be an important symbolic episode in club history. Not only did it herald a real change in the form and composition of club governance, but it would also be contrived as the moment when the club finally come of age.


Biomed Badge


Thank you to all club members for your support on our club badge sales orientation week edition. We will be glad to promote more club merchandises for members' collection in future.

Shawn Keng

Friday, June 26, 2009

Lifelossophobia....dissected

lifelossaphobia
by JS














Everybody wants to "live the life"... lately this has got me thinking.
what does that really mean? For Jeff the teenager, living the life would be playing computer games till dawn, bumming out, having fun with friends, partying etc etc...Tim on the other hand is the man who fills every second of his life with activity , sometimes, all he wants is rest. Remember these two characters for they bear great importance in this literature.

I have to admit, on most days, I'm Tim. I spend every hour doing something....anything..everything. This disease i shall coin as "lifelossophobia". Allow me to explain.

Ever get the feeling that life is not satisfying? Like when you wake up and suddenly you see that all you were doing in the past was just wasting time. Where has the past 10 years gone to? Fleeting images of parties, blur faces, and a few pinpoints of bright moments float lazily across you mind.

"Oh God , Im a loser...." ( eyes widely opened and stunned )

then suddenly, it hits you, a most astounding cognitive revelation has occured,

"angels blowing horns and rays of light appear"

No more shall i waste precious minutes in lethargic bliss. I shall conquer. I shall DO and BE.

Thisis the point of time in history that the syndrome known as lifelossophobia began. This disease is prone to affect intellectuals, active lifestyled, go-getting, high-on-confidence people but sometimes the average bum(me...)

And so the suddenly the lifeless dweeb becomes a full time Life-a-holic.

we(i) as humans tend to have a flaw. We over do things. And who am I to blatantly flout the norms of the majority? A week? A month? These durations are bearable. but after a year, things get hazy. Suddenly everything seems to slam into a big wall. The last noteworthy progress that i have made in my life was 60 days behind.

In the movies, this point is the insert-your-lifechanging-event segment where the protagonist suddently has an "aha" moment. Sadly we mortals have no such help from life. Most of the time we never change and continue spinning down the road to oblivion.

This syndrome called lifelossophobia causes a high level of stress on the nervous system. After a certain amount of time, Things start misfiring. Symptoms that are exhibited are : loss of friends, extreme fatigue, jerk-ism(a disturbing behavior displayed by .... jerks) and being downright mediocre in all pursuits.


The key to overcoming lifelossophobia is actually recognizing that you are currently suffering from it. As they say, to kill a deer, first you need to know what a deer is or else the family is gonna be feasting on badger, bear, or the occasional writer. You never know what you will find in a forest these days.

The correct drug to battle this disease is called "Survival of the fittest/ culling of the weak". As individuals in this vast world, our choices are unlimited,pleasures to be discovered are infinite and our destiny has a million different endings. Then arrives the ultimate party pooper, time, which effectively castrates all our dreams and leaves them as unfertile rabbits in a sea of hot sexy bunnies ; useless. We mortals simply do not have enough time to do everything. ( hearing a big DUUUH from the audience now)

Next it comes to the pick and roll stage. No its not a basketball strategy. What this means is that we pick our best skills, our forte, our prime kahoona of abillities and roll on with life holding them tightly to our bosom. Be forewarned, this is not as easy as it seems. After going through this stage, i solemnly tell you "leaving part of you to rot and die really hurts". It feels like you're actually LEAVING A PART OF YOU TO ROT AND DIE!.

If you are not suicidal and dead by now, look on the bright side. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Little by little, i notice that this time I'm not Tim.(for reference, see first paragraph) Under certain circumstances, suddenly i become Jeff. On this note i stress that Jeff is more sociable, fun, and confident than Tim. Life looks livable again. Armed with a bevy of tricked out,glamorous distilled skills and abundant time, i leave my dying old self behind and take the reins of my own life back from the dust.


Pick and roll, fight lifelossophobia....

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Biomedic Intervarsity Representative Meeting





It started in UPM, next UKM and now the 3rd Biomedic Intervarsity Meeting was held at Pharmacy Building, Medicine Faculty of Universiti Malaya. From 2 universities at the beginning, our league of representatives (or should I say League of Biomeds) has grown to 6 universities: UM, UKM, UPM, USM, UIAM and IMU.

Our meeting was held in two sessions. During the morning session, UPM, UKM and UM discussed in detail of the planning for our upcoming joint event in 2010, The Malaysian Symposium on Biomedical Science. For the first time, proper plans and proposals are brought forward on the discussion table, where UKM and UM offered great tentative ideas in addition to what is proposed by host university, UPM. We discussed on obstacles such as funding and publicity, plus agreed the establish committee members for the program by end of June.

During the evening session, UIAM, USM and IMU joined us and we had numerous ice breaking. As USM and IMU were new members in the 'league', the session was more focused on how to bring participating universities together, despite geographical barriers. All of us agreed that the Internet was the greatest mean of communication and establish a forum for voices of biomeds to be heard. At the end of the meeting, an open discussion was held. What started of as a simple voicing of issue related to biomedicine future in Malaysia, turned out to be a moment of experience sharing.

From this sharing, everyone in the meeting had a clear idea of the situation of biomedicine course and its student in each respective universities. Knowing that fact would enable us to understand and help each other, in a constructive manner. Thus, with high hopes bringing all of us closer together as a national entity.


Journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Personally, I'm glad I took that first step in promoting networking among universities.

Shawn

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Biomedic Hands On






As part of our efforts to promote awareness and instill interest about biomedicine among the younger generation typically school students, the club had organize Biomedic Hands On program. Students from SMK Clifford Kuala Kangsar, Perak was selected to be participants of our program.

The one day program began with a briefing session where students were given exposure and general introduction about the medicine, biomedicine and health science courses available in our humble faculty. The briefing ended with a short Q&A session, where students and teachers voice out their inquiries about certain misconception about biomedicine and qualification pre requisite to enroll in this faculty.

Next, our program continued with a trip to the anatomy museum in the faculty. Over there, students were introduced to the wonders and complexity of the human body. Brief introduction was given about the body parts, from bones, muscles, organs and also the entire human fetus. After seeing how a healthy body looked, students were shown infected or diseased body part, including disease infection, body irregularity and also cancer.

The program continued with practicals done in two labs, the anatomy dissection hall (ADH) and the multi-purpose lab 1 (aka power lab). During the practical session, students were given the opportunity to conduct real hands on experiments and anatomy observation.

Nonetheless, facilitators were always there to demonstrate and assist in the learning process by any means possible. The organizing committee also not forgetting the lecturers, tutors and also lab personnel who gave so much support to our program, despite their busy schedule.

The program ended with a short closing, where souvenirs were given to speakers, lecturers, teachers and also facilitators as a token of appreciation. After photography session, students and facilitators waved good bye and shake hands of gratitude.



The general public are still in the midst of misunderstanding of what biomedicine truly is. Actions must be taken to promote awareness, thus future graduates would consider biomedicine as their field of study, alternative to medicine.

Shawn

Sunday, March 29, 2009

End Of Semester

Calling all members,

There will be a meeting next Thursday (2 April 2009) 7.45pm at DK 3, to have a review on all the activities held throughout this semester. All members are invited to come and voice out opinions and constructive suggestions to the EXCO directly.

If you are unable to attend this coming meeting, please write in your comments and send it to our club email. biomedic_club_upm@yahoo.com

Agenda:
1. Post-mortem on all club activities
2. Presentation of the planned activities in next semester
3. Enforcement of Club Constitution
4. Suggestion and comments.

Comments via email:
1. What do you think about the activities held this semester?
2. What activities do you wish to be held in next semester?
3. If improvements were to be done to the club and its activities, what would that be?

Trip to UKM Biomedicine Symposium 2009







21 March 2009 - The most talked about event among students in Biomedicine, the UKM Biomedicine Symposium was our stepping stone in Biomedicine UPM to initiate inter university relationship. Among the universities which attended this event were UKM (the organizer), UPM, UM and UIAM.

The symposium kicks off with thesis presentation competition, where final year students of UKM present their hard work in research, to everyone attended that competition. It was truly an event for those of high intellect.

Next, a talk was held by representative from the Malaysian National Biomedicine Society, who spoke on the importance of this society establishment. He encouraged Biomedicine graduates to join as a member and be part of the national body, where rights and future of Biomedicine graduates are addressed. And with the help from numerous clubs from different universities, this would ensure that this strong aspiration would be a reality in the near future.

Later on, a forum was held and presidents from 4 universities spoke on issues that arised and suggestion of ideas for a joint activity between 4 universities. It was a heated discussion, opinions and critics were given among club presidents and also other EXCO who were there as audience. In conclusion, 4 universities came to an agreement that all 4 universities would work together, to organize Malaysia's First Ever National Biomedicine Symposium in 2010. And we from UPM are greatly honoured to be the venue organizer.

The whole event ended with a photography session and we bid good bye to UKM. May our relationship with UKM, UM and UIAM stay strong for many years to come.

Introduction to the Biomedicine Club EXCO 2009/2010

The following are the Board of Executives for Biomedicine Club 2009/2010

SHAWN KENG
President

NAZRATUL AZIEMAH
Vice President I

MOHAMAD FAUZI
Vice President II

NURNABILA HUDA
Secretary I

TEO WEI KEAT
Secretary II

ATHIRAH ABD JALIL
Treasurer

ELAINE CHIN
Inf0rmation and Bulletin Executive

UBAIDAH NAIM
Academic & Training Executive

YAP WEE SENG
Career & Corporate Communication Executive

AHMAD KHUSAIRI
Activity & Recreation Executive

SURIANI ZUKIFLI
Student Affair & Welfare Executive

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Career Talk 2009

27 Feb 2009 - The long awaited post about the Career Talk held sometime ago is finally posted. This was one of the few academic and training program activities planned by our club. With much support from our lecturers and alumni, the talk was an enlightening experience.

Dr. Aris was the first speaker, and he spoke on the wide job horizon available for biomedical science graduates in the government sector. Nonetheless, he promoted about the benefits of working in the government sector, as compared to private. He also spoke on the promising future of the Malaysian research field and encouraged us to venture in research, if you have strong interest. Lastly, he mentioned about the establishment of the Malaysian National Biomedicine Society and how important it is to have a society like so.

Dr. Sharmili was second to speak, and she did a really good job in "beating around the bushes", in a positive way. Her session was full of laughter, and yet not any less informative. As she herself is very fond and close to our alumni, she told true stories about alumni in the corporate and working world. From researchers to forensic investigators, from salesperson to deejay, she gave a very wide perspective of what biomedical student can and may potentially be. She quote, "Who to say she is a failure, if she is earning a good income and living a good life." She advised us not to be close hearted and narrow minded, as life does not end if you don't do well in exams. What is important during our career is to be able to adapt and acquire skills as we work, not while we are at university.

Mr. Jervis was our final speaker and he was a rather "in prompt to" speaker. He shared his personal views and experiences during his days working in sales as a specialist in research equipment. In short, his session gave us a glimpse of the rewarding but challenging working experience in the private sector.

The talk ended with Q&A to every speaker and a short photography session.

Biomedic Club The Gathering

Yesterday, The biomed club hosted a gathering of fellow coursemates and our dearest lecturers. Food was great and we had a lot of fun. :)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Netball Competition

18 March - It was a hot and sunny evening when the competition started, but that does not stop our coursemates from playing all out on our club netball competition. It is our first netball competition to be held, and everyone shown great support, especially to their own respective years and coursemates, despite mountains of assignments and the second test season.

The crowd went wild, supporting and cheering for their team. The team on the other hand, made their best efforts to win this competition. Lack of skills and short of sporting equipments have been our greatest disadvantage. We even had to use tables as our scoreboard. And unfortunately, players did get hurt due to improper sport shoes and protection guards.


However, despite our circumstances we still had fun and had a lot of screams. Maybe it is a great healthy way to de-stress ourselves. At the end of the competition, the winning champion was the team from third year students. Throughout the competition, they shown great gaming skills and teamwork. All in all, the competition was a lot of fun and truly a great learning experience. I hope that in future sporting events such as this would be continue, as participants would have lots to gain and be healthy at the same time.
video

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Senamrobik




Lift your chin, stretch your arms and turn twist your legs.

25 February 2009 was our first senamrobik session. Nothing much to write about but it was truly an enjoyable exercising activity. The movement routine was great, the selection of music was awesome, but i can't say the same for your sound system. Some of us sweat a lot (like me), some never even break a sweat.

There will be more senamrobik session in future, so keep yourself updated.

Shawn