Hey peeps! If you haven’t check out Part 1, please do so! To those who read Part 1, welcome back. Thank you for your attention. Now, it is time to reveal the next few clubs that I had joined.
The Chinese culture is amongst the most eye-opening and intricately woven cultures in the world. We have a number of customs, traditions, and language characters to learn. Culture includes religion, food, style, language, marriage, music, morals and many other things that make up how a group acts and interacts. The Chinese traditional cultural values of harmony, benevolence, righteousness, courtesy, wisdom, honesty, loyalty and filial piety are the most important Chinese traditional value. Chinese cultures and traditions are extremely important, as it plays a significant role in defining every aspect of a Chinese individual’s life.
Chinese cultural history has enormous diversity and variety. It is very common to have a Chinese cultural society in every university as most of the students are Chinese. Besides, the Chinese Cultural Society is a very active society in UCSI. As the name showed, UCSI University Chinese Cultural Society (CCS) is in charge of Chinese festivals and celebrations. For instance, Chinese New Year, Mid Autumn Festival, Winter Solstice Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Hungry Ghost Festival and so on. As we want to raise the awareness of the importance and significance of all these festivals and thus embrace and appreciate them as well. As we know, all these festivals are our identity and it is our responsibility to understand the true meaning behind them. We have to strive to understand the cultural meaning behind the customs of the country and put those into practice because it plays a major role in the development of personal identity.
After scrolling through the posts, I really appreciate their effort in having dual language especially putting English caption after Chinese so that people who do not understand mandarin can know the content as well. Besides, it is an informative page as they provide interesting content and information other than Chinese culture, but related to ‘self’.
If you are interested to be part of the committee, kindly check out their page, follow their IG as well because they will constantly updates about it. Besides, if you have any questions, feel free to drop them an email. I had been twice a committee member in CCS events before and to be honest, I learnt a lot from them. They are very enthusiastic and they really put efforts in organizing events, especially they are willing to invite celebrity or famous youtube as an event highlight. By looking and considering your own strengths, there are a few teams for you to choose if you want to apply for the organizing committee. For instance, Design and Publicity team, Sponsorship Team, Program Team, Logistic Team, Secretary and Treasurer. However, it varies every event and it depends on the needs of the teams.
This was the event that I organized with my team. It was Winter Solstice Online workshop in which the participants were enlightened by the true definition of the festival- togetherness.
Winter Solstice Day is one of the longest night and shortest daytime day. The daylight breaks after the longest night symbolizes the whole year of darkness or unhappiness have passed, the rebirth of the sun carries a meaning of reawakening and optimism for the future. The food that represents this festival ‘Tang-Yuan’ (Glutinous rice ball), homophonous with the Chinese word “reunion” is a dessert that symbolizes reunion, growing one year older and should behave better in the coming year. The Chinese family will make the Tang-Yuan together using the glutinous flour and quickly boiled in the water, then it will be served in a warm, sugary and sometimes gingery soup. This online event utilised video, games and music to have interesting and interactive sessions with participants so that they can gain knowledge while having fun.
Facilitation Program is a platform for students to assist in internal or external events. The Facilitation Program provides exposure to members through voluntary actions and encourages volunteerism among members. It engages and communicates with the people through the events. Facilitation Program is a place to learn, grow, gain experience, make new friends and have fun by organizing events and workshops.
What Facilitation Program do? They facilitate and assist internal events like Orientation Day and external events for other events by collaborating with external parties. They organize charity and non-charity events to raise fund.
For Facilitation Program, you can learn values and get new input from the event. I was a secretary for Fundamental Event Organization, which was organized in February. The seniors from Facilitation Program were invited to have a sharing, focusing on the topic of ‘How to become a good facilitator and ‘Event Management’ was able to give impact and input to members as we are still in the learning process. From the sharing of their past experiences, we know the important skills during event planning process, the attitudes and values we have to uphold while we are facilitating the event, conflict management, time management and the importance of backup plan. This event bond members relationship with Seniors and it built a sense of connection as well.
Fundamental Event Organization Workshop is internal event for members and we have small bonding event which aims to bond and enhance the relationship between members as well. For the most recent one, we have Record of Youth which around 6 station games were prepared and the participants were divided into a few groups to play them as a team. It definitely bond the relationship among the members as we get along with each other and had a blast!
If you are interested to join Facilitation Program, feel free to check it out on Clubs Day!
Ya. That’s all from me and I actually did join the Board Games club before. Anyway, there are still some active and interesting clubs and organizations in UCSI, like Uni Youth, GreenUp Project, What about Friendship, MindFlu, Initiative Z, CAREvolution, Terra.fix and so on (which I can’t out all). All you need is to try to do the research yourself on the clubs in UCSI. Besides, you can just check out their social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram and see whether you are interested to join them or not. You can check out their past and recent activities and see if they suit your taste and interest.
Just be mindful that choose the one you are interested in and try to give your commitment as a member because your clubs’ committees need your personal commitment to ‘grow’ a club. Enjoy what you do and keep it up.
People! Enjoy your Uni life! Lastly, if you have any questions, you can always drop me an email via [email protected]