Friday, September 15, 2017

Words Can't Explain How Stressed Out I Am

I've been squatting for almost a week.

Life goes on as usual, with some drama from advo class, hope we get it settled tomorrow.

Even though my friends are willing to allow me to squat, the room is only so big and can only fit so many people - in the long run it's definitely not a good idea. Right now some of my stuff are still in the car as I don't want to crowd the space here.

I can finally experience how it's like to be homeless (but actually I'm much better as I have a roof on my head), without a place you can finally come back and rest without thinking what will happen next.

I've started searching for rooms. KK administration is cold and harsh, they don't give a shit what happens to you. Renting outside is either too expensive, or moderate but comes with an additional cost for parking. I don't know why things are so messed up. Maybe my luck has run out for real.

My face muscles have been bunched up for so long I can feel how tensed they are. Petrol price is hiking - has already hiked 32 cents per litre so far. So this is how penniless feels like.

Like you're more worried what will happen the next day and where you're gonna sleep and what you're gonna eat than advo class drama.

I heard that advo ruins friendships for real. This year is probably gonna be brutal. Like Hunger Games minus the physical massacre.

I have greater things to worry about though, like where I'm going to stay next.

God please help me.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Taobao Rates

Is it cheaper to pay using Maybank tied to your Alipay account (3% tax in RMB) or internet banking (1.5% service tax in MYR)?

I decided to experiment using a book I bought just now.

INTERNET BANKING

Book was listed as 42 RMB, I was charged 42.63RMB (1.5% service charge).
For MYR equivalent, I paid RM27.22 including service tax 1.5% of RM0.41.

Using 42.63/27.22, the exchange rate today is 1.566 (Malaysia currency drop again wtf).

MAYBANK

Using 42 RMB, 42*1.03 = 43.26 RMB
43.26/1.566 = RM27.62

CONCLUSION

It's cheaper if you just pay with internet banking.

Friday, March 10, 2017

How to Sign Up for an Audit Course in UM

¡Hola, mis amigos!

Nowadays UM students are not allowed to take language electives anymore (bad administration decision if you ask me) but you really want to sign up for language course, you can! Please take note it will not be counted towards your CGPA. You'll have to attend classes as usual and you'll receive an R grade in your transcript (meaning audit course). You will be charged RM35 per credit hour. I was informed that sometimes they might accidentally charge you for the exam fees (RM10 per credit hour), so make sure you claim back from Bendahari UM if that happens.

I went through so much obstacles applying for audit language course and I saw others asking the same on UM Confessions Page so here I am to share some tips on how to get your application through quickly, minus all the hassle. TBH I would have probably given up if I have no car to drive around the huge campus cos FBL and SKR kicked me around like a ball that I was so exhausted by the time I got everything done.

  1. Attend the lectures to see if you like the subject and is committed enough to sign up.
  2. Talk to the lecturer, get his/her consent for taking an audit class.
  3. Write a letter through FBL to SKR, get the relevant parties to sign it. For sample, click here. (Download and edit it Word yourself, let me know if you have any difficulties downloading it by leaving a comment with your email address)
  4. Hand in your letter to FBL general office and they will make a cover letter on your behalf before forwarding it to SKR. 

Good luck!