We performed dikir barat, choreograph by Ariff Olan, a really proud KY people. hihi. I just know that KY was known as Kolej Yayasan Saad, no wonder he was so proud to be coming from there. It was quite a prestigious college and I could understand the integrity he holds as a graduate from KY. Never expect this post to include KY matter LOL but he is a good guy and really glad to work with him! We also did indian dance after the dikir barat. I would say the experience was phenomenal? hihi.
erika doing indian dance?
I swear I am never this patriotic until nowI really enjoyed learning all these cultural thing because I didn't get the exposure when I was doing my diploma. I have to say MASSOC did exposed me to many new things in my life and if u are a Malaysian who is going to be in the University of Sheffield, I highly recommend u to be a member of MASSOC.
Its a whee bit irony to learn all this stuff when I was away from Malaysia. I can tell that I have not being exposed to dikir barat even when I was in high school. I was in the academic school, Puteri Seremban for only a year and half and then St. Teresa for another 2 years and ended my high school in Main Convent Ipoh. Hence, I could say they touch less on cultural activities and focus more on our academics and sports.
Nonetheless, I am grateful that I am being exposed to it now and even better in Sheffield! I did have a thought that I might make a mistake to study here in Sheffield but I have to say now, that I am really glad that I've chose Sheffield. This place is full of friendly people, the streets are safe, the local communities are active, the local cafés are awesome, its clean and green and I just want to say
#sheffieldissuperthey even have hashtag for their own area. how cool is that! The community here has a bond and its really good when the people here are so nice and so welcoming. I can't imagine living somewhere else in UK because this place is good enough for me even after a few months here.
During ICE, I also entered the fashion show where I wore my yellow baju kurung, a traditional malay costume. Did that for a favour from Neekita who asked me to walk for a malay costume. To be honest, I cannot see any faces when I was on stage and it happened so fast I don't think I have a memory of it. Overall, ICE was awesome. Really glad the university's international committee organised such event.