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Current Editor, Int. Nadiah Ramli

Assisted by Incoming Editor, Int. Ilana Aqilah


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PolioPlus,  the  most  ambitious  program  in   Rotary’s  history,  is  the  volunteer  arm  of  the  Global   Polio  Eradication  Initiative.  For  more  than  25   years,  Rotary  has  led  the  private  sector  in  the   global  effort  to  rid  the  world  of  this  crippling   disease.  Today,  PolioPlus  and  its  role  in  the   initiative  is  recognized  worldwide  as  a  model  of   public-­‐private  cooperation  in  pursuit  of  a   humanitarian  goal.

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ABOUT INTERACT AND ICSA Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are selfgoverning and self-supporting.

the board of directors the ten commandments

1. Thou shall be punctual.

2. Thou shall not make noise or talk when someone is trying to say something. 3. Thou shall behave yourself during meetings. 4. Thou shall give attendance to the Sergeant-At-Arms. 5. Thou shall raise your hand first before saying something. 6. Thou shall respect all Board of Directors. 7. Thou shall not use sarcasm or criticism during meetings. 8. Thou shall not use foul language. 9. Thou shall not move around during meetings. 10. Thou shall not argue during meetings.

SERVICE LEAD SERVE ABOVE T C E self: CONN

President

Int. Hanna Suhaila Haizal

Vice President

Int. Yasshene Ann Manuel

Secretary

Int. Esmeralda Noor Junaizee

Treasurer

Int. Noormarina Anwar

Club Service Director

Int. Nur Elynna Shahrul Hashri

Community Service Director Int. Anita Visvananthan

I.U. Director

Int. Amalina Rahmat

Finance Director i & ii Int. Venisa Doraisingam Int. Aqilah Azlan Baqee

Sargeant-At-Arms Int. Lai Keng Jean

Editor

Int. Nadiah Ramli


RECENT ICSA EVENTS the new board of directors

B OD Elections

President

Int. Anita Visvananthan

By ’11/’12 President, Int. Hanna Haizal

On  behalf  of  the  other  10  BODs,  it  is  safe  to  say   that  term  2011/2012  had  been  a  memorable   one.  Full  of  ups  and  downs  that  we  all  learnt   from  and  cherished.  Nearing  the  end  of  June,   also  indicating  the  end  of  12  months  leading   the  club,  it  is  now  time  for  us  to  step  down  and   pass  our  posts  to  the  next  board.   Congratulations,  ICSA  BODs  2012/2013!

Vice President

Int. Sasha Manuel

Secretary

Int. Dharani Jayadeva

Treasurer

Int. Elena Siah

Club Service Director Int. Sarah Hannan

Community Service Director

President ’11/’12’s note:

Int. Nureen Hannah

All  the  best,  the  10  of  you!  I  pray  for  all  of  you  lead   the  club  well  and  bring  it  to  greater  heights.   Although  it  is  important  to  work  very  hard  and   always  do  your  best,  do  not  forget  to  have  fun  along   the  way.  Even  though  Interact  opens  doors  to   improve  social  skills,  remember  the  fundamental   purpose  of  Interact  which  is  to  serve  others.  Make   the  best  out  of  everything  you  have,  grow  closer  to   each  other  and  love  doing  what  you  do.  12  months   may  seem  like  a  long  time,  but  it  will  end  before  you   know  it.  Once  again,  good  luck!  May  you  have  a   successful  term  ahead.  Viva  La  Interact!  ☺

I U Cookout

17 April 2012

First place! India

Second place! Mexico

Third place! Thailand

I.U. Director Int. Ungku Nadia

Finance Director Int. Demetria Samuel

Sargeant-At-Arms

Int. Sandhya Jeevaratnam

Editor

Int. Ilana Aqilah

By Int. Rashmika Krishnamoorthy It  gives  me  great  pleasure  to  be  a  part  of  the  Interact  Club  of  Sri  Aman  2011/2012.   I  am  indeed  fortunate  to  be  able  to  participate  in  the  activities  and  events   organized  throughout  this  term.  I  have  learned  an  extensive  range  of  values  and   gained  a  higher  level  of  self  esteem  and  conLidence  in  myself.  For  a  paradigm  shift   in  my  thinking,  my  participation  in  the  Interact  Cookout  held  in  March  was  an   amazing  experience  that  I  will  cherish  as  an  Interactor  forever. Groups  of  four  were  given  the  task  to  make  a  meal  relating  to  countries  such  as   Italy,  Japan  and  India.  I  learned  many  things  during  the  cookout.  I  learnt  how  to   cook  better  and  practice  new  recipes  that  I  can  try  at  home.  Most  of  all  I   understood  the  real  meaning  of  patience  working  in  a  group  with  my  close  friends   as  a  team.  I  believe  activities  like  this  help  me  to  absorb  practical  knowledge  with   an  open  mind.  Working  as  a  team  is  always  an  unplanned  scenario.  The  cookout   taught  me  lessons  on  how  to  understand  and  accept  each  and  every  team   members’  ideas  and  opinion  for  the  success  of  teamwork.  The  results  spoke  for   our  teamwork  because  our  group  won  2nd  place  in  the  competition.


International Understanding Day 2012

By Int.Cheryl Soo

The  Interact  Club  of  Sri  Aman’s  International  Understanding  Day  this  year  was  themed  “Save  the  Elephants  because  everything  else  is   Irrelephant.  The  theme  was  chosen  to  raise  awareness  on  the  cruelty  acted  upon  elephants.   Several  preparations  were  made  by  the  interactors  to  make  this  IU  Day  a  success.  Everybody  was  going  around  looking  for  anything   elephant  related  that  was  suitable  to  be  used  as  souvenirs,  door  gifts,  decorations  and  many  more.  It  was  pretty  tough  to  get  some   things  done  as  we  had  to  sit  for  our  Mid  Term  examination  but  we,  Sri  Amanians  managed  to  pull  it  off.   ICSA’s  IU  Day  was  held  on  the  7th  of  June  2012  at  the  PJ  Live  Arts  Theatre  at  Jaya  One  from  12pm  –  2pm.    ICSA  interactors  showed  up  at   the  venue  as  early  at  9am  for  last  minute  preparations  such  as  packing  the  refreshments  which  were  adorable  elephant-­‐shaped   cookies  and  chocolates,  sound  tests  and  many  more.  Registration  commenced  at  11.30am  as  soon  as  guests  started  to  arrive.   The  event  started  at  12pm  with  a  roll  call  followed  by  a  speech  by  our  Rotarian  Advisor  PP  Harjit  Singh  and  our  IU  Director  Int.   Amalina  Rahmat.  There  were  also  performances  by  Space  Hawk  from  SMK  La  Salle,  Shoba,  Shane  and  Bazil,  Aida  from  Sri  Bestari  and   an  amazing  drum  performance  by  the  Eco  Drum  Circle.  Amalina  surprised  us  with  a  singing  performance  with  her  second  family,   majority  of  us  never  knew  Amalina  had  such  a  beautiful  voice!  Amalina’s  brother,  Ashaari  Rahmat  was  invited  to  give  a  talk  on  the   environment,  it  was  really  interesting  and  he  also  enlightened  us  on  what  we  can  do  to  save  the  environment.  Souvenirs  were  then   given  out  to  the  VIPs,  performers  and  representatives  of  the  schools  present  on  that  day.  The  event  ended  and  elephant-­‐shaped  cookies   and  chocolates  and  drinks  were  given  as  refreshments. IU  Day  this  year  has  taught  me  a  lot  of  things,  besides  facts  on  elephants  and  what  they’re  facing,  being  one  of  the  Vice  Organising   Chairpersons  have  made  me  learn  the  importance  of  carrying  out  a  responsibility  properly,  it  has  also  taught  me  how  much  teamwork   is  one  of  the  elements  into  making  an  event  a  successful  one.  Lastly,  I  also  got  to  know  my  juniors  more  and  I  hope  they  would  enjoy   their  incoming  Interact  years  as  much  as  I  do  right  now.  

Reviews on Sirens For Silhouettes: It Gets Better Personally  I  think  that  SFS  was  a  really  good  event  which  was  organized  professionally.   Besides  that,  the  security  for  the  event  was  really  good  and  they  managed  to  keep  us   safe.  Other  than  that,  the  stalls  were  good  and  the  Llashmob  too.  The  performances   were  really  awesome  and  you  all  managed  to  make  it  a  success!  I  also  love  the  t-­‐shirt   which  was  a  reasonable  price.   Vijay  Moorthy,  SMK  Sultan  Abdul  Samad It  was  nice.  The  walk  was  nice,  the  carnival  was   splendid  and  the  performances  were  cool. Nikhil  Kharbanda,  SMK  (L)  La  Salle  PJ I  thought  SFS  was  organized  well  and  I  learnt  a  lot  from  the   event.  I  was  also  given  the  chance  to  socialize  with  new  people. Tabitha  George,  SMK  (P)  Sri  Aman The  SFS  event  really  got  to  spread  the  message  to  the  people.  It  was  carried  out  on  a   grand  scale.  The  main  purpose  was  to  raise  awareness  on  suicide  and  you  guys  managed   to  do  it.  The  performances  were  amazing. Nevean  Jeyapalan,  SMK  (L)  La  Salle  PJ

By Int.Anita Visvananthan http://icsa-sfs2012.blogspot.com


ICCPJ HAPPENINGS La Salle Dance-Off 21 April 2012

By Int. Shoba Natasha Member of Exclamation (won first place)

La  Salle’s  Dance  Off  was  held  on  the  21st  of  April  2012,  at  Dewan  Dato'  Dr  Chan  Ah  Chye,  SMK  La  Salle  PJ.  We  were   really  nervous  and  scared  because  we  only  got  to  practice  our  routine  for  less  than  a  month  as  we  were  always  busy   with  schoolwork,  tuition  and  other  activities.  There  were  6  groups  that  competed  in  Dance-­‐Off  which  were  The   Catalyst,  Foxrot,  Killz,  Street  Puppets,  Yin  &  Yang  and  ourselves,  Exclamation.  The  Lirst  team  that  went  on  stage  Killz,   a  group    that  performed  for  the  ICC  Concert  2012,  followed  by  The  Catalyst,  the  other  group  that  represented  Sri   Aman.  Next  on  was  Yin  &  Yang,  from  SMK  Sri  Permata.  Then  Street  Puppets  another  group  that  performed  in  the  ICC   Concert  and  then  it  was  our  turn.  We  felt  really  nervous  while  dancing  but  the  cheers  and  support  we  got  from  the   audience  just  gave  us  the  spirit  to  give  out  our  best.  We  made  some  minor  mistakes  in  the  routine  but  fortunately  it   wasn’t  obvious  as  we  managed  to  cover  it  up.   When  we  were  announced  as  winners  of  Dance  Off,  we  were  speechless  at  Lirst  .  But  actually,  it  felt  good  as  the  time   and  effort  we  sacriLiced  was  Linally  paid  off.  We  gained  more  conLidence  in  performing  and  also  it  was  a  really  good   experience  as  this  was  our  Lirst  time  participating  in  a  competition  as  Exclamation. We  wouldn’t  have  gotten  this  far  without  the  help  and  support  from  our  friends  and  family  and  of  course  our   “manager”  Cheryl  Soo  who  helped  us  register,  do  our  make-­‐up,  prepared  our  attire  and  many  more  but  the  most   important  thing  is  she  gave  us  the  best  encouragement  and  advice  when  we  needed  it.  

I C C P J Supercamp Being  the  only  form  2  who  went  for  Supercamp  this  year,  I  was  deLinitely  nervous.  Some  people  were  even  surprised  that  I  decided  to  go  because  everyone   was  older  than  me  .  I  did  feel  shy  and  awkward  at  Lirst  but  my  seniors  were  very  friendly  and  made  me  feel  welcome.  I  have  also  met  new  people  and  this   makes  me  more  willing  to  go  for  the  other  ICCPJ  schools’  events.One  of  the  reasons  I  joined  interact  club  was  so  that  I  could  gain  new  experiences.  During   Supercamp,  I  had  the  opportunity  to  go  pond  rafting  and  jungle  trekking  which  I  have  never  done  before  .My  absolute  favourite  activity  was  high-­‐low  rope   as  it  was  challenging  and  exciting.One  of  the  things  I  learnt  during  Supercamp  was  to  never  judge  a  book  by  its  cover.  First  impressions  are  almost  always   wrong  and  we  should  get  to  know  the  person  before  judging  them.  Overall,  Supercamp  was  deLinitely  one  the  best  experiences  I’ve  had.  Everyone  should   have  an  opportunity  to  go  for  Supercamp  because  it  really  is  an  amazing  experience.  I  feel  lucky  to  have  gone  for  it  and  I  have  no  regrets  about  it  :-­‐)

Int. Andrea Kay I  had  so  much  fun  during  my  stay  at  Felda  Trolak,    Perak  for  supercamp.  I  met  lots  of  people,  they  were  all  really  friendly  and  nice.  My  relationship  with  the   ICSA  interacted  also  strengthened  as  I  got  to  know  them  better.  Apart  from  that,  I  learned  many  things.  I  learned  how  to  work  as  a  team,  to  be  a  good  leader,   how  important  it  is  to  make  yourself  known  in  order  to  be  a  successful  person  and  much  more.  It  was  absolutely  worth  it  and  I  would  deLinitely  go  again  next   year  :-­‐)

Int. Sarah Qistina

Supercamp  was  one  of  the  best  camps  I  have  been  to  as  I  made  a  lot  of  friends.  My  roommates  were  Nadiah  Ramli,  Marina  Anwar  and  Anita.  It  was  really  fun   getting  to  know  the  seniors  better  and  outside  of  school.  I  woke  up  at  7am  in  the  morning  all  thanks  to  Anita  who  set  the  alarm  as  early  as  that!It  would  not   stop  ringing!  The  best  part  was  she  slept  like  a  log.  On  the  Lirst  day  we  had  to  dress  up  a  mascot  for  our  groups  and  I  was  in  LMFAO.  We  won  best  mascot!  The   activities  held  during  camp  was  really  fun  and  exciting.    During  the  low-­‐rope  activity,  my  supporters  were  Ungku  Nadia  and  Meetra  Sivanasan.  They  had  to   support  me  and  hold  the  rope  for  me  as  my  right  leg  would  not  stop  shivering  and  shaking.  I  thought  I  was  going  to  fall  and  they  would  fail  to  catch  me  due  to   their  size.  They  were  really  good  supporters  as  they  were  encouraging  me  to  Linish  the  activity.  During  jungle  trekking,  I  had  difLiculty  going  up  as  it  was  very   slippery.  A  friend  gave  me  words  of  wisdom  and  gave  me  an  extremely  hard  push  and  I  just  ran  up,  literally.  It  was  amazing  how  we  all  worked  as  a  team.   They  next  day,  our  activities  were  pond  rafting  and  obstacle  race.  Overall,  camp  was  really  good  especially  the  last  night  as  we  had  an  open  dance  Lloor.  

Int. Demetria Samuel Having  attended  Supercamp  2012  had  really  taught  the  participants  that  communication  is  important  whenever,  wherever.  It  had  also  helped  to  build   character  and  conLidence  of  people  who  previously  were  too  shy    to  come  up  and  talk  to  people.  Hopefully,  this  camp  will  be  held  every  year  without  fail  for   the  upcoming  Interactors  to  join.  Undoubtedly,  Supercamp  brings  many  beneLits  to  the  Interactors,  Rotaractors  and  Rotarians.  It  is  a  camp  where  everybody   gets  to  know  one  another  better,  and  as  many  have  said,  is  the  highlight  of  the  term  calendar.

Int. Hanna Haizal


PROGERIA IS NOT AN EXCUSE BY INT. AMALINA RAHMAT When  Hayley  Okines  arrives  home  after  a  tiring  day  at  school  she  would  have  more  reason  to  grumble  than  most.  The  12-­‐year-­‐ old  suffers  from  the  rapid  aging  disease  progeria,  an  incredibly  rare  condition  that  affects  one  in  eight  million  people.  But   despite  suffering  from  arthritis,  having  little  appetite  and  taking  a  cocktail  of  pills  morning  and  night,  the  youngster  refuses  to   be  beaten. Her  mother  Kerry,  told  the  Mail  Online:  'I'm  so  proud  of  Hayley.   No  matter  what  life  throws  at  her  she  just  gets  on  with  it.  She  doesn't  let  her  arthritis  stop  her  and  runs  around  with  her  friends   and  she  is  very  good  at  taking  her  medication.'   ‘She  has  grown  Line  eyelashes  and  eye  brows  and  has  grown  a  bit  as  well,'  she  said.  Hayley  was  well  enough  to  attend  her  local   secondary  school  and  astonished  her  family  by  how  well  she  adapted  to  her  new  surroundings. Kerry  said:  'We  were  worried  because  of  the  sheer  size  of  the  school  and  of  rough  and  tumble  because  Hayley  is  quite  fragile.   But  she  settled  in  quickly  and  has  made  a  couple  of  new  friends  as  well.  She  is  particularly  good  at  science  and  maths. 'She  also  had  her  Lirst  sleepovers  this  year  and  the  girls  enjoyed  chatting  and  playing  on  the  Nintendo  Wii  and  doing  all  the   usual  girly  things.' 'Hayley  just  gets  on  with  her  life,'  Kerry  said.   'She  is  a  Lighter  and  has  achieved  a  great  deal  in  a  short  time.' Read  more:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-­‐1286481/Progeria-­‐schoolgirl-­‐Hayley-­‐Okines-­‐body-­‐96-­‐year-­‐old-­‐refuses-­‐ let-­‐rapid-­‐aging-­‐disease-­‐win.html#ixzz1yyjbZ01H


THE RESURGENCE OF POLIO IN NIGERIA BY INT. UNGKU NADIA Polio  (infantile  paralysis)  is  an  acute,  viral,  infectious  disease  spread  from  person  to  person,  primarily  via  the  fecal-­‐oral  route.   Approximately  90%  of  polio  infections  cause  no  symptoms  at  all,  affected  individuals  can  exhibit  a  range  of  symptoms  if  the  virus  enters  the   blood  stream.  In  about  1%  of  cases,  the  virus  enters  the  central  nervous  system,  preferentially  infecting  and  destroying  motor  neurons,   leading  to  muscle  weakness  and  acute  Llaccid  paralysis.  Different  types  of  paralysis  may  occur,  depending  on  the  nerves  involved.  Spinal  polio   is  the  most  common  form,  characterized  by  asymmetric  paralysis  that  most  often  involves  the  legs.  Bulbar  polio  leads  to  weakness  of  muscles   innervated  by  cranial  nerves.  Bulbospinal  polio  is  a  combination  of  bulbar  and  spinal  paralysis. Twelve-­‐year-­‐old  Sunday  Oderinde  sits  by  the  side  of  the  road  with  both  legs  folded  under  him  and  watches  his  friends  play  a  game  of  soccer   on  the  streets  of  Iwaya,  a  suburb  in  Lagos,  Nigeria.  It  is  a  game  that  he  would  love  to  join  in  but  cannot. Oderinde  contracted  polio  as  a  child.  Though  90  percent  of  polio  infections  cause  no  symptoms  at  all,  Oderinde’s  limbs  were  paralyzed.  Now   he  can  only  walk  with  the  help  of  crutches,  which  he  keeps  by  his  side  as  he  watches  as  the  game  plays  out  on  a  makeshift  football  pitch. 'I  watch  them  playing,  but  I  cannot  play  because  of  my  condition.  I  saw  some  people  like  me  with  roller  skates  on  television  playing  ball  with   their  hands.  I  would  like  to  play  like  them  if  I  have  the  chance,'  Oderinde  tells  IPS. When  Oderinde  was  a  baby  his  mother,  Aminat  Jimoh,  did  take  him  to  the  local  clinic  for  his  immunisations  and  vaccinations.  Among  those  he   received  were  doses  of  the  oral  polio  vaccine  (OPV),  which  is  administered  to  children  under  the  age  of  Live. According  to  the  Global  Polio  Eradication  Initiative,  one  dose  of  the  vaccine  only  produces  immunity  in  50  percent  of  recipients.  'Three  doses   produce  immunity  in  more  than  95  percent  of  recipients.  Immunity  is  long-­‐lasting  and  probably  life-­‐long.'  In  Nigeria,  Live  doses  of  the  vaccine   are  administered. And  like  many  mothers  here  in  this  West  African  nation,  Jimoh,  an  informal  trader,  did  not  continue  taking  her  child  to  the  clinic  to  receive  the   full  schedule  of  OPV  dosages.  She  tells  IPS  that  at  the  time  she  was  so  busy  trying  to  fend  for  her  family  that  she  did  not  feel  it  was  important. 'I  have  to  take  care  of  my  family  and  my  trade  occupied  my  time.  I  did  not  remember  to  take  him  for  all  the  rounds  of  immunisation.  That  was   my  mistake. 'We  noticed  when  he  turned  two  years,  Sunday  could  still  not  walk  …  and  by  the  time  we  Linally  took  him  to  hospital,  it  was  too  late,'  she  says. Attitudes  like  this  are  among  the  reasons  that  Nigeria  remains  one  of  three  countries,  including  Pakistan  and  Afghanistan,  still  battling  the   WPV. Tommi  Laulajainen,  chief  polio  communications  ofLicer  for  the  United  Nations  Children’s  Fund  (UNICEF)  in  Nigeria  tells  that  the  number  of   times  health  ofLicials  visit  households  during  national  immunisation  days  to  vaccinate  children  has  dropped,  which  has  led  to  a  reduction  in   the  number  of  children  who  receive  OPV. Laulajainen  says  that  as  of  May  2012  Nigeria  recorded  32  cases  of  WPV  in  10  states.  This  was  an  increase  from  the  16  cases  that  occurred  in   six  states  for  the  same  period  in  2011.   'Nigeria  remains  the  only  polio  endemic  country  in  Africa.  This  year  the  country  has  contributed  90  percent  to  the  polio  burden  in  Africa  and   more  than  50  percent  of  this  year’s  cases  worldwide  are  from  Nigeria,'  he  says.  According  to  the  World  Health  Organization,  the  continued   failure  of  Nigeria  to  end  polio  will  cause  the  virus  to  spread  to  neighbouring  countries,  which  had  been  previously  declared  polio-­‐free. 'As  long  as  a  single  child  remains  infected,  children  in  all  countries  are  at  risk  of  contracting  polio.  The  success  of  polio  eradication  in  Africa   rests  on  Nigeria  interrupting  the  virus,'  the  WHO  says.  However,  analysts  blame  the  increase  in  polio  cases  on  a  number  of  other  problems,   including  corruption. 'Corruption  in  the  system  will  not  allow  a  polio-­‐free  Nigeria  by  2015.  I  will  be  surprised  if  it  is  achieved  with  the  level  of  corruption  in  the   country. President  Goodluck  Jonathan  inaugurated  a  Presidential  Task  Force  on  Polio  Eradication  on  Mar.  1  and  gave  the  committee  24  months  to   eradicate  the  virus  in  Nigeria.  He  announced  increased  funding  for  the  campaign  from  22  million  dollars  last  year  to  30  million  dollars  for   2012. However,  Ekunjimi  suggests  that  instead  of  government  increasing  funding  for  the  eradication  of  polio,  it  should  establish  primary  health   centres  across  the  country  so  that  babies  receive  immunisation  against  all  childhood  killer  diseases  while  still  small. Professor  Oyewole  Tomori,  a  virologist  and  former  vice  chancellor  of  the  University  of  Ibadan,  in  south  western  Nigeria,  blames  leaders  at  all   levels  of  government  for  the  continued  presence  of  polio  in  the  country.  He  says  that  polio  can  be  eradicated  within  three  years  if  the  country's   leaders  do  the  right  thing.


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President: Hanna Haizal Thinking  back  to  when  I  Lirst  joined  Interact,  I  don’t  think   I  ever  expected  to  become  President  of  ICSA.  Being   President  meant  being  the  face  of  the  club  by  setting  a   good  example  to  others.    I  learnt  to  always  think  twice   before  saying  or  doing  something  and  like  the  motto,  to   put  others  before  myself.  I  learnt  to  be  patient  and  to   never  give  up  when  things  go  wrong  because  “everything   will  be  Line  in  the  end,  and  if  it  is  not  Line,  it  is  not  the  end”.  I  grew  closer  to   a  lot  of  people  especially  my  BODs  and  I  learnt  the  importance  of   teamwork  in  getting  things  done.  I  made  many  new  friends  I  shared   countless  memories  with  and  hope  to  keep  after  high  school  ends.  Being   part  of  Interact  and  the  BODs  gave  me  the  opportunity  to  lead  and  serve   others  –  and  what  an  experience  that  proved  to  be.  Interact  is  deLinitely   one  of  the  main  highlights  of  my  high  school  life,  something  I’ll  cherish   and  remember  always.  “Every  day  you  have  the  opportunity  to  learn  and   experience  something  and  someone  new.  Seize  the  opportunity.  Learn  and   experience  everything  you  can,  and  use  it  to  change  the  world”  –  Rodney   Williams.  That  was  what  I  was  able  to  do  being  part  of  the  Board  of   Directors  and  being  part  of  Interact.

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Vice President: Yasshene Manuel

The  Interact  Club  has  brought  nothing  but  joy  to  my  life  for  the  past  3  years.   Knowing  that  all  the  hard  work  and  effort  has  made  a  change  in  someones  life,  is   an  extraordinary    feeling  I  cannot  explain  but  it  can  only  be  experienced  by  one.  I   am  a  part  of  the  Board  of  Directors  2011/2012  as  the  Vice  President  and    I   couldn't  have  ask  for  better  people  to  work  with.  I  admire  our  BODs  for  their   determination  and  perseverance  in  making  the  most  impossible  things  happen  in   the  blink  of  an  eye.  No  doubt  being  chosen  as  the  Vice  President  is  an  honour  but   comes  with  it  is  an  enormous  amount  of  responsibility.  I  am  strongly  stating  that   being  given  a  chance  to  hold  this  post  has  given  me  wisdom  and  experience  that  I   will  treasure  forever.  Being  apart  of  this  terms  BOD  has  also  made  me  a  better   person  as  a  whole.  I  will  always  picture  myself  in  someone  else's  shoes  before   complaining.  Knowing  that  there  are  many  who  don't  live  the  way  most  of  us  do   has  been  my  inspiration  to  do  nothing  but  the  best  for  the  less  fortunate.  Last  but   deLinitely  not  least,  my  relationship  with  others  has  grown  tremendously  and  I  am   not  that  timid  girl  I  used  to  be  anymore.  Interact  club  has  build  my  self  esteem  and   I  am  more  than  delighted  to  have  gained  so  much  from  the  Interact  Club  as  well  as   friends  who  have  helped  make  the  Interact  Club  one  of  the  best  Interact  Clubs  in   PJ.  Viva  La  Interact!

Treasurer : Marina Anwar What  I  learnt  from  being  in  the  board  is  responsibility.  Responsibility  is  very  hard  for   some  people.  They  feel  like  they  are  not  reliable,  that  they  can  not  do  what  they  are  told   and  can  not  think  out  of  the  box.  While  being  a  treasurer,  I  realized  that  responsibility  is   important  for  everyone  in  your  daily  life.  Without  responsibility,  I  do  not  know  how  my   future  will  be  like.  Everyone  needs  it  and  everyone  can  be  responsible  if  they  actually   would  want  to.  With  great  power  comes  great  responsibility.  I  also  learnt  about   commitment.  If  you  are  passionate  about  something,  you  would  deLinitely  show  your  full   commitment.  For  me,  I  did  show  my  full  commitment  because  the  interact  club  was  my   life.  I  loved  helping  others  and  putting  someone  else  above  me.  It  made  me  a  better   person.  It  made  me  the  person    who  I  am  today.  Being  in  the  board  also  introduced  me  to   the  friends  that  I  know  I  would  keep  forever.  Not  just  the  friends  is  ICCPJ  but  the  non-­‐ ICCPJ  interactors  as  well.  They  have  been  a  big  part  of  my  life  and  I  would  never  forget   them.  All  of  them  have  been  there  for  me  through  good  and  bad  times.  They  have  helped   me  and  given  me  so  much  support.  Their  acts  is  something  I  can  never  forget.  It  is   something  I  do  not  want  to  forget.  When  I  thought  everything  has  failed  for  me,  I  decided   to  take  action.  I  ran  for  a  post  and  I  got  it.  I  became  a  much  better  person.  It  really  shows   that  there  is  always  a  crack  of  light  in  darkness.  I  found  that  crack.

Secretary: Esmeralda Noor Being  in  Interact  Club  has  certainly  made   me  grow  into  a  more  conLident,   outspoken  person  as  a  whole.  It’s  also   taught  me  that  in  order  to  get  what  you   want  the  way  you  want  it,  you  have  to  be   speciLic  when  you  speak  to  people. I’ve  also  learned  to  be  patient  when   dealing  with  people,  as  you  get  to  meet  a   lot  of  different  types  of  personalities,  and   not  all  of  them  you  might  like.  Everybody   is  different,  and  you  have  to  accept  that.   Being  in  the  board  has  taught  me  that  it’s   okay  to  mess  up  once  in  awhile,  and  no   one  expects  you  to  be  perfect  but   yourself.  It  took  me  some  time  to  realize   the  expectations  I  have  for  myself  were   ridiculously  high,  and  everybody  makes   mistakes  sometimes.  An  important  life   lesson  I’ve  learned  from  this  experience  is   that  the  only  way  to  succeed  is  if  you  fail   at  it  Lirst.  Growing  up  was  a  really   important  experience  for  me  being  in  the   Board  of  Directors  of  the  Interact  Club  of   Sri  Aman  2011/2012.  The   responsibilities  and  duties  of  being  the   Secretary  made  me  grow  into  a  better   person,  and  I  do  believe  nothing  can   replace  that  experience.  But  most   importantly,  having  fun  was  the  best  part   of  the  journey.  


Club Service Director: Elynna Hashri

I U Director: Amalina Rahmat Throughout  the  term,  I  have  learned  so  much  as   to  being  in  not  only  the  Board  of  Directors,  but   to  being  in  Interact  itself.  If  I  had  not  joined   interact,  I  would  not  have  gotten  to  know  the   most  lovely  and  enthusiastic  bunch  of  people   whom  I’m  now  proud  to  call  my  friends.   I  would  not  have  had  the  golden  opportunity  to   actually  organize  an  event  on  what  I  am   passionate  about.  I  would  not  have  gained  the  

I  have  been  in  Interact  for  almost  4  years  already  and  it   certainly  was  a  great  experience.  When  I  was  elected  as  Club   Service  Director  for  the  term  2011/2012,  I  knew  I  would  have   to  face  a  lot  of  challenges  ahead  in  order  to  carry  out  my  responsibilities  in  the   board.  I’ve  learned  to  become  more  conLident,  and  learned  that  teamwork  is   essential  in  everything  that  we  do.  Interact  has  deLinitely  made  me  a  better   person  and  never  did  I  regret  joining.  I’d  like  to  say  thank  you  Interact,  for   everything.

conLidence  I  have  in  me  right  now  to  do  what  I  want  to  do.  I   have  not  only  proven  to  others  that  I  have  the  capabilities  of   handling  and  organizing  an  event,  but  I  have  proven  to  myself   on  what  I  can  do.  

Finance Director i: Venisa Doraisingam I  learned  to  be  more  outspoken  because  we  carry  out  a  lot  of   projects  that  needs  to  reach  everyone.  It  will  make  us  more   molded  to  become  a  more  brave  and  a  very  outspoken  person.   I  also  learned  to  know  carry  out  many  projects  that  would   beneLit  the  club,  and  to  meet  deadlines  when  I  was  doing  my   duties.  As  I  always  say  time  waits  for  nobody.  I  learned  to  be   more  organized  with  my  work.  Lastly,  I  learned  to  accept   people  for  who  they  are  as  different  people  come  from   different  backgrounds.

Sargeant-At-Arms:: Lai Keng Jean My  heart  nearly  stopped  beating  and  I  almost  cried   when  they  announced  that  I  was  the  Sergeant-­‐At-­‐ Arms  for  the  term  2011/2012.  It  was  more  fun  than  I   thought,  being  one  of  the  Board  of  Directors.  I   became  more  conLident  and  I  learned  to  be  more   responsible.  I  was  quite  shy  to  speak  up  last  time  but   now  I  am  able  to  voice  out  my  opinions  easily.  It  felt   like  I  just  got  installed  a  month  ago-­‐  I    just  got  used  to   this  job  and  now  I  have  to  step  down.  I  cherish  every   moment  spent  on  Interact,  and  I  appreciate  everyone   that  helped  me  throughout  this  12  months  of  holding   this  post.  I  also  met  a  lot  of  new  friends  through   Interact.  I  love  Interact  Club  of  Sri  Aman  and  ICCPJ  to   bits.  I  will  miss  everyone  and  everything.

WHAT THEY LEARNED: During  my  time  in  Interact,  it   has  helped  me  to  develop  my   leadership  skills.  I  also  learnt   to  interact  with  other  i Interactors  from  other  schools   to  get  jobs  done.  

Int. Sabrina Idrose

Finance Director ii: Aqilah Azlan I  was  only  elected  as  Finance  Director  2  in  March  2012.   However,  in  that  period  of  time,  the  board  has  taught  me  a   lot.  I  have  learnt  that  procrastination  kills.  Never   procrastinate  when  you  do  your  work  because  everything   will  pile  up  and  you  will  end  up  not  doing  anything  as  there   are  too  many  things  to  be  done.  Next,  planning  is  important.   Try  to  be  as  detailed  as  possible  when  planning  so  that  you   can  carry  out  an  activity  smoothly.  And  lastly,  cooperate   with  your  board.  Make  sure  you  sit  and  discuss  and   exchange  ideas  to  make  your  project  successful.

Comm Service Director: Anita Visvananthan When   I   became   the   Community  Service   Director  for   term  2011/2012,  I  got  a   chance  to  learn  a  lot  more.  I   managed   to  improve   my  leadership   skills  as  well  as   my   communicating   skills.  I   learned   more   about   the   community   and   the   problems   they   face.   The   best   part   of   being   part   of   the   BOD   has   to   be   getting   to   know   the   rest   of   the   BOD   as   I   was   the   only   one   in   Form  4.  Though  I  was  shy  to  talk  to  them  at  Lirst,  I   managed   to   start   getting     to   know   them   after   a   while.   Truth   is,   I’m   deLinitely  going   to  miss   all   of  them   once   they  leave   Sri  Aman   as   they’ve   given  me  so  much  advice  and  help  throughout  the  term.  

Editor: Nadiah Ramli Interact  has  made  me  believe  in  myself,  and  has   given  me  the  conLidence  to  speak  up  and  be  heard.   As  editor,  I  learnt  to  look  at  things  in  a  different   perspective,  and  that  art  speaks  in  ways  words   can’t.  Being  Editor  taught  me  things  and  helped  me   Lind  passion  I  could  have  never  hoped  to  have   found  in  a  classroom,  and  for  that,  I  will  be  forever   grateful,  for  this  post,  for  Interact,  and  for  the   people  I  met  along  the  way.

Interact,  you  have  inspired  me  to  pursue   my  goals  with  hard  work  and  dedication.   You  have  shown  me  the  value  of  honesty,   sincerity  and  trust  in  leadership  and   teamwork.  I  truly  appreciate  and  value   everything  I  have  learned  from  this  fantastic  club.  It  will   forever  remain  a  major  contributor  behind  my  success  and   achievements.  I  really  look  forward  to  the  day  I  can  do  the   same  in  where  I  am  able  to  touch  hearts  by  selLless  service.  

Int. Raanita Krishnamoorthy

Interact  has  taught  me  a   lot  of  things,  but  I  think   it  can  all  be  summarized   in  one  simple  sentence:   ‘Service  Above  Self’.  Viva   La  Interact.

Int. Sean Morais


YOU CAN’T HIDE OUR PRIDE upcoming school spirit week By:

Int. Natashia Thirumal

           Are  you  looking  forward  to  the  upcoming  school  spirit  week?  Well  I  know  I  am!  I’m  ecstatic  and  im  sure   you  all  know  why...  any  guesses?  What?  Of  course,  it’s  another  event  organized  by  the  awesome  Interact   Club  of  SMK  (P)  Sri  Aman,  so  I’m  sure  like  all  other  events  held  by  the  interact  club  in  the  past,  this  event  is   sure  to  be  another  success.  An  exciting  week  Billed  with  fun  activities  to  strengthen  the  bond  between   students  as  well  as  increase  our  love  and  appreciation  towards  our  beloved  school.  What  better  way  to   boost  our  school  spirit  then  by  carrying  out  school  spirit  week?              Throughout  the  week,  the  interact  club  will  be  selling  purple  and  yellow  bow  shaped  clips  instead  of   ribbons.  Don’t  you  think  that’s  a  trendy  way  to  accessorize  while  showing  off  our  school  colours,  yet  still   maintaining  our  discipline?  Plus  it  is  being  sold  at  an  extremely  reasonable  price  of  only  RM  1.00  for  1   ribbon  and  RM1.50  for  2  ribbons,  so  show  your  support,  purchase  and  start  wearing  these  trendy   accessories.              On  Monday  25th  June  2012,  there  will  be  a  launch  to  mark  the  start  of  this  exciting  week.  Our  Interact   Club  president,  Int.  Hanna  Haizal  and  the  club  service  director  Int.  Elynna  Hashri  will  make  a  speech  during   the  Monday  assembly.  On  the  following  day,  Tuesday  26th  June  2012  there  will  be  a  scavenger  hunt  after   school  hours  in  the  school  compound.  Through  this  activity  the  students  get  to  test  themselves  on  how  well   they  know  the  school  in  a  fun  and  challenging  way,  accompanied  by  their  friends.  Also,  the  students  also  get   to  strengthen  their  friendship  with  their  peers.     On  Wednesday  27th  June  2012,  there  will  be  a  food  drive  where  the  students  can  donate  packed  or  tinned   food.  The  food  will  then  be  donated  to  those  in  need,  under  the  name  of  SMK  (P)  Sri  Aman.  This  way  the   students  get  to  give  back  to  the  community  under  the  name  of  our  school.  On  Thursday  28th  June  2012,   there  will  be  a  compound  clean  up  so  the  students  can  work  together  to  enjoy  a  cleaner  and  healthier   school.      Lastly  on  Friday  29th  June  2012,    there  will  be  a  mural  painting  held  after  school  to  promote  peace  and   understanding  in  students,  while  embracing  the  school  spirit.  Plus,  you’d  never  guess  that  painting  a  school   wall  is  fun-­‐  but  it  is!  All  in  all,  I  think  the  school  spirit  week  provides  the  students  with  a  wonderful   opportunity  to  boost  their  school  spirit  while  still  having  fun.


YOU CAN’T HIDE OUR PRIDE D*STARZ SPADES high achieving students

How did you feel when D*Starz emerged third at cheer nationals?

Most  of  all,  I  was  proud  of  my  teammates.  They  worked  so  hard  and  they   deserved  it.  I  also  felt  that  everything  was  worth  it,  all  the  hard  work,   sweat,  tears  and  blood  we  put  into  training.  

They shine like stars. They perform like divas.

Captain:

Any advice?

Pursue  your  dreams  and  never  give  up.  Also,  don’t  be  afraid  to  join  cheer-­‐   Even  if  you  can’t  do  a  split,  it’s  okay  /laughs.  You  join  cheer  to  learn  how   to  do  all  those  things  and  it’s  really  fun!

I C C ’12 Modern Dance Champions

Karyna  Suhaimi,  17

Achievements: 2010

S.O.X  All-­Stars  Drum  &  Dance Champions Most  popular  team Cheer  Nationals  2010 5th  place Best  Showmanship Best  Make-­‐Up

2011 Cheer  Nationals  2011 8th  place Best  Make-­‐Up 2012 Cheer    Nationals  2012 2nd  Runner-­‐Up Charm  Cheerleading  Championships  (C3) 3rd  Runner-­‐Up

What did you learn from being captain?

I  learned  that  you  have  to  be  patient,  and  that  you  can’t  be  self  centered  and   think  about  yourself-­‐  you  have  to  think  about  the  team.  I  learnt  to  understand   people  better,  and  to  be  a  good  role  model.  As  captain,  showing  a  good   example,  because  I  was  the  one  who  the  team  would  look  to  for  guidance.  I   also  found  that  I  am  more  independent,  because  as  captain  you  can’t  rely  on   anyone  else-­‐  You  have  to  get  it  done  yourself.  I  also  acquired  better  teamwork   skills  from  working  with  my  co-­‐captains,  Lissa  and  Monica.

What are the qualities in a good cheerleader?

Cheerleaders  have  to  be  hardworking-­‐  that’s  the  most  important!  Also,  we   have  to  be  strong  and  never  give  up  because  in  cheer,  there’s  a  lot  of  ups  and   downs  to  face.  Of  course,  cheerleaders  also  have  to  be  cheerful  and  spirited,   hehe.  We  also  have  to  be  willing  to  learn  new  things  because  in  cheer,  we’re   constantly  learning  new  moves,  stunts  and  other  things.

Leader:

Aliah  Zaini,  17 How did it feel to win I C C?

I  was  in  Pokerface  (2008)  and  Blackjack  (2010)  before,    and  it  felt  great   because  it  was  my  last  year  participating  in  ICC  and  I  Linally  won.  

What is the best thing about Spades?

The  bond  and  chemistry  we  had  with  each  other.

How do you manage your time?

I  divide  my  time  following  my  priorities,  or  if  I’m  running  on   deadlines,  I’ll  do  whichever  is  due  Lirst.

Any words of wisdom?

Don’t  be  afraid  to  try  anything  because  you  never  know  what  you  might   experience! Editor’s  note:  Spades  practiced  2  hours  daily  at  night,  and  Aliah  is   also  PRS  president,  played  the  lead  in  the  school  play,    is  a  national   ice  skater  and  active  in  school  activities.  Spades  has  Live  Sri   Amanians  in  their  group:  Aliah,  Izaz,  Lissa,  Monica  and  Sobana.


YOU CAN’T HIDE OUR PRIDE high achieving students

MITHILA TAMILAraSAN

amalina rahmat Future First Woman Prime Minister

Achievements: Achievements:

2010 3rd  at  Sukan  Malaysia  XIIII  (Team),  1st  for  PJ  Open 5th  at  Hong  Kong  Junior  Squash  Open 4th  (Singles),  and  2nd  (Team)  at  MSSM 6th  at  Milo  All-­‐Star  International    Junior  Squash  Tournament 2011 5th  (Singles),  and  2nd  (Team)  at  MSSM 4th  at  the  National  Junior  Championships 4th  at  Milo  All-­‐Star  International  Junior  Squash  Tournament 2012 3rd  at  MSSM  (Team) 5th  at  3rd  Leg  CIMB  National  Junior  Circuit 9th  at  Milo  All-­‐Star  International  Junior  Squash  Open

Who is your inspiration?

When  my  brother  started  playing  squash  ,  I  got  interested  and  he  inspires   me.

How do you manage your time?

After  school,  from  2.30pm-­‐3.45pm,  I  do  my  homework.  At  4pm-­‐7.30pm,   I  have  training  and  at  8pm-­‐8.30pm  I  do  my  own  revision.

How long have you been playing squash?

I  have  been  playing  squash  for  11  years.

Any advice?

Although  squash  is  a  hard  game,  just  put  your  head  down  and  never   give  up.

Active  member  of  environmental  NGO,  Yayasan  Anak  Warisan  Alam  (YAWA) Attends  5-­‐6  camps  every  year  and  an  International’s  Children’s  Conference   on  the  Environment  (ICCE)  once  every  2  years   Joined  ICCE  Junior  Board  at  age  12,  planned  an  ICCE  in  Sandakan  in  2009 Has  attended  5  ICCE  in  the  country,  and  2  UNEP  (United  Nations   Environmental  Program)  TUNZA  ICCE,  one  in  Malaysia  and  one  in  Norway Attended  Peace  Camp  organized  by  PTPI  in  Turkey  in  2011 Attends  Islamic  camps  and  conferences,  attended  Twins  of  Faith  conference   in  2011  and  will  attend  an  all-­‐ladies  conference,  Being  Me  on  30th  June.

What is peace camp?

Peace  camp  is  a  camp  that  happens  every  2  years,  where  30  students  ages   16-­‐19,  from  around  the  world  will  be  awarded  full  scholarships  to  participate   in  People  to  People  International’s  (PTPI),  an  organization  established  by   former  US  President  Dwight  D.  Eisenhower.  As  for  the  batch  of  2011,  we  were   given  the  opportunity  of  a  lifetime  to  travel  luxuriously  around  Turkey  for  10   days.  When  not  being  tourists  and  exploring  the  beautiful  country,  we  had   workshops  which  involved  learning  more  about  the  organization;  PTPI  and   gaining  more  advanced  leadership  and  conLlict  resolution  skills  and  also  a  lot   of  self  reLlecting.

What did attending peace camp teach you?

Peace  camp  had  taught  me  to  open  my  mind  to  things.  Open  my  eyes  to  see   the  beauty  in  everything  and  everyone  around  me.  Peace  Camp  made  me   appreciate  the  presence  of  the  people  in  my  life.  It  taught  me  how  to   appreciate  and  respect  the  different  cultures  this  world  had  to  offer  and  that   it  is  possible  for  everyone  to  put  it  all  aside  and...  well,  have  a  meal  together.   Each  and  everyone  there  and  equivalent  to  a  lifetime  educations.  Peace   Camp  was  indeed,  as  promised,  the  beginning  of  the  rest  of  my  life.  

Anything you’d like to say?

I  had  never  thought  that  I  would  be  given  the  chance  to  experience  this   because  I  was  very  easily  intimidated.  But  one  day  before  the  deadline,  I  had   this  urge  to  prove  to  people  that  I  am  worthy  of  this  scholarship  and  this   lifetime  opportunity.  So,  never  be  fooled  by  your  insecurities!  You’ll  never   know  what  is  laid  out  for  you  if  you  never  try. More  about  Peace  Camp  and  PTPI:  http://ptpipeacecamp.homestead.com/


YOU CAN’T HIDE OUR PRIDE high achieving students

STEPHANIE TAN They had Mozart. We have Stephanie.

What are your hobbies?

I  enjoy  watching  television  drama  series  and  anime,  and  not  forgetting, playing  the  piano.

What are your favorite pieces to perform?

Chopin,  Ballade  No.  3,  and  Black  Keys  Op.  10  No.  5.

Any advice?

To  succeed  in  something,  make  sure  you  practice  a  lot  and  consistently!   Practice  makes  perfect.  Also,  study  hard  and  concentrate  in  class.

FASYA ANUAR Played  the  lead  in  the  school  musical,   Puteri  Gunung  Ledang  for  two  years  in   a  row  (2011  and  2012)

How did it feel to be a part of pgl?

Achievements:

Concert  master  for  the  school’s  orchestra Plays  violin,  electone  and  piano Probably  the  most  humble  person  you’ll  ever  meet,  ever 2007  (Aged  12) 2004  (Aged  9) Piano Electone   First  runner-­‐up  in  the  Young   Chosen  for  Yamaha  composition   Person’s  Piano  Competition     competition  in  Japan,  performed   winning  self-­‐written  piece  in  Singapore Played  at  the  opening  of  the  Jay   Chou  Lilm,  “Secret”. 2005  (Aged  10) Electone Won  the  Grand  Prix  Award

2008  (Aged  13) Piano Diploma  from  Trinity  LTCL

2006  (Aged  11)   2011  (Aged  16) Electone Piano Chosen  for  Yamaha  composition   competition  in  Japan  (yes  folks,  again!),   Diploma  from  the  Associated  Board   performed  winning  self-­‐written  piece  in   of  the  Royal  Schools  of  Music Taiwan Piano Diploma  Prize  for  ASEAN  Chopin  Piano  

How long have you been playing music?

I  have  been  playing  the  piano  and  electone  since  I  was  4  years  old,  and  I   started  playing  the  violin  at  age  6.

It  certainly  felt  great.  This  kind  of  chance  only   comes  once  in  a  lifetime  and  I’m  glad  I  didn’t   hesitate  to  grab  the  opportunity  given  to  me.   Although  I  didn’t  know  half  of  the  students   that  were  part  of  PGL  especially  the  juniors,   we  ended  up  having  a  special  bond  between   each  other  and  became  one  big  happy  family.  I   will  deLinitely  miss  the  moments  I  had  being   part  of  PGL.

What did you learn from pgl?

I  learned  to  gain  more  conLidence  in  myself.  Being  on  stage  in  front  of  a   big  crowd  without  being  nervous  and  pulling  off  a  great  act  is  a  big   challenge.  I  fumbled  a  lot  of  times  during  practice  but  as  days  passed  by,  I   managed  to  believe  that  I  can  do  it  if  I  tried  my  best  and  that  was  what  I   did.  Besides  that,  I  learned  that  teamwork  is  very  important.  In  order  to   gain  success  in  something,  you  need  to  work  hand  in  hand  with  the  other   members  so  that  everything  will  run  smoothly.  I  also  learned  that  you   need  to  be  a  disciplined  person  in  all  your  actions.  I  pushed  myself  to   come  for  every  practice  held  even  if  it  was  during  the  weekends  or   holidays  besides  being  on  time  just  so  the  practices  could  go  on  since  I   was  the  lead  actress.


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Were you nervous on stage and how did you handle it?

I  learned  to  gain  more  conLidence  in  myself.  Being  on  stage  in  front  of  a   big  crowd  without  being  nervous  and  pulling  off  a  great  act  is  a  big   challenge.  I  fumbled  a  lot  of  times  during  practice  but  as  days  passed  by,  I   managed  to  believe  that  I  can  do  it  if  I  tried  my  best  and  that  was  what  I   did.  Besides  that,  I  learned  that  teamwork  is  very  important.  In  order  to   gain  success  in  something,  you  need  to  work  hand  in  hand  with  the  other   members  so  that  everything  will  run  smoothly.  I  also  learned  that  you   need  to  be  a  disciplined  person  in  all  your  actions.  I  pushed  myself  to   come  for  every  practice  held  even  if  it  was  during  the  weekends  or   holidays  besides  being  on  time  just  so  the  practices  could  go  on  since  I   was  the  lead  actress.

Any advice?

To  all  my  friends  and  fellow  students  out  there,  if  you  ever  stumble  upon   something  new  in  your  life,  don’t  push  it  away.  Never  say  you  can’t  achieve   or  do  something  when  you  haven’t  even  tried  it.  Catch  hold  of  that   opportunity  because  there  is  no  absolute  guarantee  that  it  will  come  again.   Believe  in  yourself  and  I’m  sure  everything  else  will  fall  into  place.

alisya raZMan Achievements:

Featured  in  JustDance  magazine Representing  Malaysia  in  the  World   Championships  of  Performing  Arts   in  Hollywood  on  the  5th  of  July Won  Best  Newcomer  at  Short  and   Sweet  2010 Won  Best  Dancer  at  Short  And   Sweet  2011

Besides cheer and dance, what else are you involved in?

Dance,  cheer  and  studies  pretty  much  take  up  all  of  my  time,  but  I  also  play   the  piano  and  sing  whenever  I  can.

You achieve good grades despite so many activities. Do you attend tuition classes? No,  I  don’t  attend  any  tuition  classes.

How do you manage your time?

It  can  be  hard  but  the  trick  is  to  have  discipline  and  just  focus  on  one  thing   at  a  time,  and  of  course,  don’t  procrastinate!


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PN. SABARIAH Directed  the  school  musical,  Puteri   Gunung  Ledang  in  2011/2012

en. alias Published  author,  has  published  several  Malay   novels  for  young  readers Teacher  advisor  for  photography  club,  Editorial   Board  Photography  Segment Helped  establish  the  Photography  Club  in  2009   and  the  building  of  the  school’s  photo  studio

What are your feelings on the outcome of pgl?

So  happy  and  satisLied.  My  girls  deLinitely   did  their  best  on  stage  and  pulled  off  such   a  great  show.  I  could  see  that  they  put   their  heart  and  soul  in  to  making  it  a   success  and  I  am  so  proud  of  them.   Despite  all  the  arguments,  dissatisfaction   and  screaming  during  practices,  they   managed  to  get  through  it  together.  The   feedback  I  got  from  the  others  who   watched  the  play  was  also  great.  I’m  glad   to  have  such  talented  students.

How did you get the idea to stage pgl?

PGL  is  one  of  my  favorite  movies.  When  I  saw  our  school  successfully   staging  other  plays  such  as  the  annual  Literature  play,  I  just  felt  the  urge   to  carry  out  PGL  as  a  school  play.  The  movie  is  already  famous   nationwide  and  I’m  sure  many  students  would  be  interested  to  be   involved  or  attend  the  play  to  support  their  friends.  Sure  enough,  we   got  a  great  response  from  the  students  when  auditions  were  announced   and  the  play  was  so  successful  (2011),  we  even  had  to  stage  it  again  for   the  second  time  at  a  district  level.  (2012)

What did you love most about pgl?

I  would  say  everything  about  it.  The  moments  I  had  with  the  students   and  teachers  were  indescribable.  Yes,  there  were  a  lot  of  rows  and  tears   as  we  progressed  but  that  is  part  and  parcel  of  life.  You  have  to  go   through  hardship  in  order  to  achieve  success.  I  love  my  girls  very  much   and  I  would  do  anything  for  them.

What do you think of Sri Amanians?

I  think  that  Sri  Amanians  as  a  whole  are  great   students,  active,  and  work  extremely  hard   when  they  want  to  achieve  something.

How did you start to take photos?

I’ve  always  had  a  deep  interest  in  photography,  and  that  interest  motivates   me  to  take  photos  that  are  interesting,  and  better  than  the  last.

How did you start writing?

My  surroundings  and  my  past  experiences.  Experiences  are  the  key  to   growing  up,  correct?  By  my  surroundings,  I  mean  my  students,  my  friends,   family-­‐  the  people  around  me.

Any advice?

Determination  when  carrying  out  something  will  drive  you  to  success.

PN. CHRISTINA

Your opinion on D*Starz’s success?

Extremely  proud  for  all  their  hard  work,  effort,  time   and  money  spent  during  practices,  going  for   performances  to  get  money  to  buy  things  they  need.   All  the  extra  things  they  did  were  worthwhile.  Even  if   they  didn’t  get  third  place,  I’d  still  be  proud  but   getting  third  was  deLinitely  he  icing  on  the  cake.   D*starz  does  not  have  many  gymnasts  like  the  other   squads.

Any advice?

To  my  students,  if  you  are  given  an  opportunity  to  get  yourself  involved   in  something  like  this,  don’t  waste  it.  Not  many  are  given  this  chance  and   you  are  lucky  to  be  in  a  High  Performance  School  that  has  these   activities.  It’s  not  all  about  fame  or  popularity,  but  you’ll  learn  a  whole  lot   more  than  that  if  you  focus.

What did you like most about D*Starz?

Can’t  say  one  thing  but  I  enjoyed  the  divaness  of  the  girls.  Making  sure  they   do  their  best  and  prove  people  wrong.

Any advice?

Whatever  you  do,  do  it  well.  Do  the  best  that  you  can.


IF YOU’RE BORED,

go outdoors! Things to do around your neighborhood

1. Potluck party!

Organize  a  potluck  with  your  neighbours!  People  nowadays  don’t  bond  as  much  with  their   neighbours  as  they  should-­‐  in  fact,  some  people  don’t  even  know  their  next-­‐door   neighbour’s  name!  Everyone  loves  food,  so  why  not  have  a  neighbourhood  potluck?  Carry  it   out  in  a  nearby  park,  or  even  in  your  own  yard.  Be  creative-­‐  play  a  game  of  charades,  bring   your  pets,  anything!  Have  fun  :-­‐)

2. Get creative.

Walk  around  with  a  camera,  or  go  to  a  park  nearby  and  sketch!  Instead  of  looking  at  art  all   day  on  Tumblr,  why  not  create  some?  There’s  beauty  in  everything  just  waiting  to  be  seen.   Camera  lenses  and  pencil  lead  can  make  ordinary  things  look  extraordinary,  and  who   knows?  You  might  discover  a  new  talent  or  passion!

3. Fitness first!

Get  healthy!  There’s  no  need  to  diet  like  crazy  or  spend  insane  amounts  of  money  going  to  a  gym   when  you  can  get  Lit  right  in  your  front  yard!  Invite  your  neighbour  or  a  friend  out  jogging,  or   grab  your  bikes  and  take  a  ride  through  the  neighbourhood.  What’s  even  better  is  that  exercising   with  a  friend  will  give  you  that  extra  push  to  go  the  extra  mile.  If  you  really  feel  the  need  to  have  a   personal  trainer,  fear  not!  There  are  tons  of  applications  available  that  can  plan  out  your  Litness   routine  for  you,  and  you  can  do  them  in  your  front  yard,  going  inside  for  the  occasional  break-­‐   iced  lemon  tea,  anyone?

4. Play with your pets!

This  is  the  simplest  thing  you  can  do-­‐  go  and  have  a  chat  or  tickle  your  furry  (or  non-­‐furry,  we   don’t  discriminate)  friends!  Studies  show  that  petting  pets  like  cats  or  dogs  can  make  you  feel  less   stressed-­‐  something  we  all  need  to  feel,  with  the  pressure  of  exams  almost  constantly  dangling   above  our  heads.  So  take  a  break  from  the  books  (or  more  likely,  your  computer  screen)  and  get   out  of  your  room  and  take  your  pets  out  for  a  walk.  They’ll  deLinitely  love  you  for  it!

5. Have a picnic.

Have  a  picnic  in  the  park!  If  you  don’t  have  a  park  nearby,  or  you  live  in  an  apartment,    have  it  on   your  balcony  or  in  your  front  yard.  Grab  a  picnic  mat,  some    ice  cold  bottles  of  water,  some   sandwiches  and  anything  else  you’d  like  to  eat  (remember,  don’t  being  anything  that  spoils   easily!)  and  you’re  good  to  go.  Make  it  romantic  by  inviting  someone  special  (wink,  wink!)  or  fun   by  inviting  your  family  or  a  whole  bunch  of  friends.  

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: HOW TO WEAR

TREND #1

military

TREND #2

From literal takes in McQ by Alexander McQueen, to subtler plays on pieces like skirts and long coats, the versatility of the military trend has brought it back to the runways yet again.

how to wear:

how to wear: Don’t go too literal- military is in, but think military chic instead of military commander. Oversize brass buttons, double breasted pockets, and shades of khaki green. Don’t overdo it on the streets, though!

TREND #3

checks

Head-to-toe red may have looked stylish when it was under the bright lights, designed by Christopher, but keep in mind that it may be too much for a day look. Opt for one statement piece and draw attention to that.

Last season’s tartan prints make way for bolder, clearer checks- much like those on a chessboard. From Mary Kantrantzou to Louise Grey, from gold and white structured dresses to plaid and houndstooth... Designers are embracing this trend faster than you can say checkmate.

TREND #4

lavender

Although a color often associated with spring/summer, its pairing with black blocking at Christopher Kane and Mulberry is refreshing and inspiring, jazzing the color up for fall/winter. McQueen also embraces the pastel, featuring lavender colored trousers in his designs.

how to wear: As always with color- don’t do too much. One piece, be it trousers or a blouse with structured back leather shoulders, a’la Kane, put the attention on that. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

red

Models clad in head-to-toe red knits and trousers paraded the runways at Christopher Kane and Jonathan Saunders, but clashed with pink at House of Holland and Antonio Berardi.

how to wear: Unfortunately, due to a certain group of illegal motorcycle racers here in Malaysia, these checks have been stereotyped, however- it’s how you pull them off that matters. So go aheadturn on the attitude and wear that pair of checkered trousers.

TREND #5

florals

Ah, florals. A staple in a girl’s wardrobe, but constantly evolving. The ones on runways this season are bold and graphic, colored in deep hues. Jonathan Saunders shows off red and purple, shown on the left, a model prances down Erdem’s runways in multi-colored hues on a white background.

how to wear: The classic way to wear florals is of course- on a dress. Florals just scream “girly”, and put together with a dress, they send out an irresistible charm. To switch things up a bit though, opt for pants or shorts. Dare to be different!


MUSIC UPDATES INTERVIEW WITH JENNIFER THOMPSON Judge  of  reality  music  show,  Versus  MY,  has  lectured  at  the  International  College  of  Music,  event  manager  of  Future  Music  Future  2012,   Sunburst  Music  Festival,  Malaysian  Idol,  One  In  A  Million,  Miss  Universe,  Shout  Awards,  Malaysian  International  Fashion  Week,  Suara  Kami   2011,  ofLicial  launch  of  KLIA  and  Sepang  International  Circuit,  producer  of  Anugerah  Industri  Musik  (AIM),  Anugerah  Bintang  Popular  Berita   Harian  and  thinks  music  makes  the  world  go  ‘round.

Why do you think youth nowadays aren’t as in to music as they used to be?

There  are  three  reasons  for  this,  a)  being  that  kids  nowadays  do  not  have  enough  live   performances  to  go  to,  and  not  just  in  the  city,  but  nationwide.  We  have  to  remember  that   Malaysia  is  built  out  of  fourteen  states,  not  just  Kuala  Lumpur.  TV  does  not  sell  music-­‐  live  shows   do.  B),  kids  have  so  much  more  to  do  with  their  money.  It  used  to  just  be  cassette  players  and   two  channels  of  TV.  Now  it’s  phone  top-­‐ups,  Starbucks,  app  downloads-­‐  everything.  And  lastly,  in   this  generation,  everyone  is  more  interested  in  pressing  “Like”  or  “Retweet”-­‐  those  are  not   afLirmative  actions.  Real  afLirmative  action  is  buying  a  concert  ticket,  an  original  CD,  a  legal   download.  Money  has  to  change  hands-­‐  Although  art  is  free,  producing  it  is  not.

Top three young inspirational local artists:

1. YUNA

Yuna  is  making  waves  internationally,  which  I   personally  think  is  amazing  for  a  Malaysian   artist.  She’s  not  only  making  waves,  but  she’s   being  smart  by  starting  boutiques  like  I  Am   Jetfuel.  Her  new  single,  Live  Your  Life,  was   produced  by  Grammy  winning  producer,   Pharrell  Williams  and  is  currently  on  tour  in   the  United  States,  promoting  her  new  album.

2. HUJAN

They  worked  from  nowhere  to  build  a  ‘corporate   image’  for  themselves.  Their  music  is  innovative,   and  always  changing.  Not  only  are  they  talented,   but  they  own  a  studio  and  Morning  Rocket-­‐  a   merchandising  lifestyle  store  which  doesn’t  only   sell  their  merchandise,  but  other  bands  as  well.  

3. I, REVIVAL

I  think  that  I,  Revival  are  an  inspiration  for  kids   their  age  because  their  genre  isn’t  mainstream,   but  they’re  still  doing  well  for  themselves.   They’re  the  role  models  for  achieving  what  you   believe  in.

INTERVIEW WITH KHAIRUL AZIM VOCALIST OF I, REVIVAL

These  Live  boys  from  Subang  Jaya-­‐  Khairul  Azim,  18,  Aiman  Azhar,  19,  Justin  Ang,  18,  Adam  Mohd,  21,  and  Johan  Duclos,  19,  form  I,  Revival-­‐  and  have   been  making  huge  waves  all  over  the  place  since  winning  the  Lirst  Astro  Hitz  MV  Grant.  They  recently  performed  in  Bali,  Indonesia  for  the  Peter  Says   Denim  Music  Fest,  took  the  stage  at  Rock  The  World  2011,  and  are  set  to  open  for  Australian  band  Dream  On,  Dreamer  on  the  8th  of  July,  and  have  just   released  an  album,  titled  ‘Variations’.  They  are  the  poster  boys  for  achieving  your  dreams-­‐  they’re  tipped  to  be  the  next  big  thing,  changing  the  local   music  scene  as  we  know  it.

What inspired you to start making music?

well  Lirst  of  all,  all  of  us  came  from  different  bands,  and  we  kept  being  turned  down  by  people.  So  the  Live  of  us   decided  to  collaborate  and  write,  as  it  is  the  only  only  way  to  express  ourselves  and  promote  positivity.  It's   beautiful  to  be  able  to  let  people  relate  their  lives  to  our  music.

When you first started out, did you ever think you would go this far?

When  we  Lirst  started  out,  honestly,  we  never  would  have  imagined  going  this  far.  Being  the  Lirst  metalcore  band   on  national  TV  is  such  an  honour.  The  Astro  Hitz  MV  Grant  really  kicked  things  off  for  us,  as  it  made  us  work   harder  towards  releasing  our  Lirst  album,  titled  Variations.  We're  still  working  on  new  stuff-­‐  and  in  a  way,  the   band  has  really  given  us  the  drive  to  work  harder.

Any words of advice?

We  would  like  to  let  everyone  know  that  you  should  never  stop  chasing  your  dreams.  Work  hard  enough  for  it   and  you  will  succeed.  People  will  always  try  and  bring  you  down  but  at  the  end  of  the  day  it's  the  bond  between   you  and  God.  Never  give  up  no  matter  what.


GIGS 101 do: Dress comfortably.

Wear  clothes  that  aren’t  too  tight   or  too  loose,  and  shoes  that  won’t   accidentally  come  off  and  don’t   need  a  lot  of  fussing.  When  you’re   jumping  around  in  crowds,  the  last   thing  you  want  is  having  to  bend   down  to  adjust  your  shoe  straps,  or   have  your  shirt  catch  on  someone’s   bracelet.

Pack appropriately.

Make  sure  you  have  the  essential   WPK:  Wallet,  phone  and  keys.   Bring  enough  money  to  buy  water   (important  to  keep  hydrated!)  and   food,  and  to  buy  merchandise  if   you  want.  Keep  in  mind  that  it  can   be  quite  pricey,  but  don’t  bring  too   much  money!  If  it’s  a  music  festival   during  the  day,  don’t  forget  the   sunblock.

Be courteous.

Even  though  concerts  generally  do   involve  a  lot  of  pushing,  don’t  be   rude.  Don’t  smoke  in  the  middle  of   packed  crowds,  either,  not  everyone   wants  to  smell  your  smoke!

Contributors:

Tie up long hair.

Hair  left  down  will  be  a  bother,   not  only  will  it  be  hot,  but  your   hair  will  Bly  around,  possibly   hitting  other  concert-­‐goers  in  the   face,  plus  concerts  can  get  quite   rough,  wouldn’t  want  your  hair  to   get  pulled!

Read the Rules

Read  the  rules  and  regulations   of  the  concert.  If  you  can’t  bring   cameras,  don’t  bring  them   because  you’ll  end  up  having  to   put  them  in  the  car  or  worse,   they’ll  be  taken  away!  Concerts   mostly  take  rules  seriously,  so  to   avoid  trouble,  obey  them.

don’t: Wear high heels/dresses.

Most  girls  love  dressing  up,  but  a   concert  is  just  no  place  to  be  a   girly-­‐girl!  If  you  wear  heels,  you’re   most  likely  to  be  at  the  back  of  the   crowd,  rubbing  your  feet  instead  of   having  fun,  so  ditch  the  heels  and   go  for  slip-­‐on  sneakers  instead.   Flip  Blops  aren’t  recommended   either  as  they’re  easy  to  step  on   and  might  come  off  and  get  lost  in   the  crowd  while  you’re  moshing.   Dresses  on  the  other  hand  Bly  up   easily,  so  opt  for  pants/shorts.

Bring your dslr.

A  concert  seems  like  a  great  place   to  take  your  DSLR,  but  in  truth  it’s   a  total  pain  to  drag  around   everywhere,  and  most  concerts   don’t  allow  it.  Even  if  they  do,   unless  you  have  a  media  pass,  it’s   best  to  bring  along  a  simple  point   and  shoot.  Your  DSLR  will  prevent   you  from  dancing  in  packed   crowds-­‐  it  might  get  broken  or   damaged,  and  unless  you’re  lucky   enough  to  be  in  front,  it  won’t  be   easy  to  take  photographs  either.  So   bring  a  compact  camera  to  capture   the  moments  and  have  fun!

Open your umbrella.

If  you  open  your  umbrella  in  a   crowd,  it  WILL  block  the  people   behind  you-­‐  and  you’ll  most   probably  be  heckled,  or  worse,   have  things  thrown  at  you.  Keep   the  umbrellas  closed  and  bring  a   raincoat  instead!

Wear make-up.

It’ll  smear  all  over  your  face   when  you  sweat  (and  trust  me,   you  will),  or  run  if  it  rains.  Leave   it  at  home  and  have  fun!


BOOK REVIEWS By Int.Esmeralda Noor

ROOM BY EMMA DONOGHUE This  is  a  very  moving  and  emotional  novel  that  is  going  to  stay  with  me  for  a  long  time.  Imagine  a  Live   year  old  boy,  Jack  the  protagonist  of  this  shocking  story,  who  believes  that  the  11  feet  by  11  feet  room   that  he  and  his  mother  live  in  is  the  entire  world!    A  harrowing  thought  indeed  and  Emma  Donoghue   has  succeeded  in  writing  a  riveting  novel  that  had  me  reading  late  into  the  night  about  this  disturbing   experience. Her  imagination  really  takes  you  into  the  world  of  Room,  where  Jack  was  born  and  has  lived  his  entire   life  with  his  mother.  The  bond  between  mother  and  son  has  been  strong  enough  that  they  have  survived   Live  years,  though  you  really  wonder  how  as  you  get  drawn  into  this  dark  story.  They  spend  the  days   exercising,  playing,  reading,  learning,  watching  television,  eating  and  sleeping;  somehow  surviving  this   unimaginable  life  on  the  small  Sunday  treats  their  gaoler  allows  them!  Although  a  strange  life  for  Jack,   because  he  knows  no  different  it  is  normal,  especially  as  he  believes  that  nothing  he  sees  on  television  is   actually  real.   Room  might  be  home  to  Jack  but  to  his  mother  it  has  been  a  prison  for  seven  years.  As  her  son  is   growing  up  and  becoming  more  curious  about  every  aspect  of  their  world,  however  limited  it  might  be,   she  becomes  more  and  more  desperate  about  their  situation.  I  am  not  going  to  reveal  any  more  here  for   fear  of  spoiling  it  for  any  of  you  that  may  now  be  tempted  to  read  this.

PAPER TOWNS BY JOHN GREEN When  Margo  Roth  Spiegelman  beckons  Quentin  Jacobsen  in  the  middle  of  the  night  –  dressed   like  a  ninja  and  plotting  an  ingenious  campaign  of  revenge  –  he  follows  her.  Margo’s  always   planned  extravagantly,  and,  until  now,  she’s  always  planned  solo.  After  a  lifetime  of  loving   Margo  from  afar,  things  are  Linally  looking  up  for  Q  .  .  .  until  day  breaks  and  she  has  vanished.   Always  an  enigma,  Margo  has  now  become  a  mystery.   But  there  are  clues.   And  they’re  for  Q.   Printz  Medalist  John  Green  returns  with  the  trademark  brilliant  wit  and  heart-­‐stopping   emotional  honesty  that  have  inspired  a  new  generation  of  readers.

THE LAST LECTURE BY RANDY PAUSCH

When  told  that  they  have  months  left  to  live,  many  people  put  on  their  last  show  as  a  Linal   salute  to  the  world.  They  might  star  in  their  last  movie,  sing  at  their  last  concert  or  dance  their   last  performance.  But  Randy  Pausch  isn’t  an  actor,  singer  or  dancer.  He  is  a  lecturer  at  Carnegie   Mellon  University,  and  in  his  Linal  bid  to  the  world,  he  gave  his  last  lecture,  hence  the  title. He  takes  the  reader  on  an  emotional  journey  through  his  childhood,  pre-­‐adolescent  and   adolescent  days.  He  tells  his  story  with  wit  and  warmth,  and  even  includes  many  life  lessons   he  has  learned  throughout  his  life  that  may  beneLit  the  reader  in  many  ways.  Readers  will   laugh,  and  cry  and  laugh  again  reading  this  man’s  life  story,  and  most  importantly,  readers  will   feel  inspired  reading  the  true  story  of  how  a  man  grew  up  and  never  lost  sight  of  his   childhood.


MOVIE REVIEWS By Int. Marina Anwar

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER

Visionary  Lilmmakers  Tim  Burton  and  Timur  Bekmambetov  reinvent  the   time-­‐honored  genre  and  present  the  terrifying  creatures  of  the  night  as  they   were  meant  to  be  experienced-­‐  as  Lierce,  visceral,  intense  and  bloodthirsty.   Abraham  Lincoln:  Vampire  Hunter  brings  to  the  screen  the  secret  life  of   America’s  favorite  president...  as  history's  greatest  hunter  of  the  undead.

MEN IN BLACK 3

In  Men  in  Black  3,  Agents  J  (Will  Smith)  and  K  (Tommy  Lee  Jones)  are  back...in   time.  J  has  seen  some  inexplicable  things  in  his  15  years  with  the  Men  in  Black,   but  nothing,  not  even  aliens,  perplexes  him  as  much  as  his  wry,  reticent  partner.   But  when  K's  life  and  the  fate  of  the  planet  are  put  at  stake,  Agent  J  will  have  to   travel  back  in  time  to  put  things  right.  J  discovers  that  there  are  secrets  to  the   universe  that  K  never  told  him  -­‐-­‐  secrets  that  will  reveal  themselves  as  he  teams   up  with  the  young  Agent  K  (Josh  Brolin)  to  save  his  partner,  the  agency,  and  the   future  of  humankind.

PROMETHEUS

Ridley  Scott,  director  of  Alien  and  Blade  Runner,  returns  to  the  genre  he   helped  deLine.  With  Prometheus,  he  creates  a  groundbreaking  mythology,  in   which  a  team  of  explorers  discover  a  clue  to  the  origins  of  mankind  on  Earth,   leading  them  on  a  thrilling  journey  to  the  darkest  corners  of  the  universe.   There,  they  must  Light  a  terrifying  battle  to  save  the  future  of  the  human   race.

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN

In  the  epic  action-­‐adventure  Snow  White  and  the  Huntsman,  Kristen  Stewart   plays  the  only  person  in  the  land  fairer  than  the  evil  queen  (Charlize  Theron)   out  to  destroy  her.  But  what  the  wicked  ruler  never  imagined  is  that  the   young  woman  threatening  her  reign  has  been  training  in  the  art  of  war  with   a  huntsman  (Chris  Hemsworth)  dispatched  to  kill  her.  Sam  ClaLlin  joins  the   cast  as  the  prince  long  enchanted  by  Snow  White's  beauty  and  power.  This   dark  take  on  the  classic  story  is  both  enchanting  and  suspenseful.


YOUR HIPSTER CHECKLIST 1. GLASSES.

Don’t  need  them?  Doesn’t  matter.  Every  hipster  needs  glasses,  even  if  they   don’t.  The  bigger,  the  better.  Steal  them  from  your  grandfather  and  knock   out  his  high-­‐powered  lenses  if  you  have  to-­‐  that’s  even  cooler.  

2. SKINNY JEANS.

And  we  mean  skinny.  Really  skinny.  As  skinny  as  they  can  get.  Colored  ones   if  possible-­‐  but  not  neon  colors.  Those  are  just  weird.  We  mean  cool  colors.   Forest  green,  maroon,  cobalt  blue.  Wear  with  suspenders  for  added  impact.

3. CAMERA.

Warning:  Don’t  carry  around  digital  cameras  if  you  can’t  really  take  photos-­‐   you’ll  be  labeled  as  one  of  those  “kids  who  think  they’re  photographers  just   because  they  have  an  expensive  camera”.  Dig  out  your  dad’s  old  analog   Nikon  camera,  or  buy  a  lomo  camera  (which  everyone  seems  to  not  notice  is   also  expensive...),  and  post  your  artsy  Bilm  photos  on  a  blog  (cough,  Tumblr)   for  everyone  to  admire!  Put  some  words  over  them  fore  maximum   creativity.  Even  your  iPhone  camera  will  do-­‐  Instagram,  anyone?

4. music.

Make  sure  your  iPod  has  all  the  latest  music  in  it-­‐  by  latest  music,  we  mean   music  no  one  else  on  the  planet  (except  your  fellow  hipsters)  has  ever   heard  of.  If  the  band  you  love  gets  famous  and  gets  played  on  the  radio  all   the  time,  remember  to  tell  everyone:  “I  knew  them  way  before  they  were   mainstream”,  and  scoff.

5. sick hair.

Hipsters  usually  have  the  most  unique  haircuts  possible.  Have  an   undercut,  or  dip-­‐dyed  hair  (although  everyone  is  doing  that  nowadays,   sigh..),  or  just  do  anything  you  feel  like  doing.  Just  make  sure  it  looks  cool-­‐   and  compliments  your  piercings.

6. NEBULAS. MOUSTACHES. TRIANGLES. REPEAT. Just  make  sure  you  have  one  of  each.  Why?  No  one  knows.  Just  do.  On  your  shirt,  on   your  blog,  on  your  Twitter  proBile  backgrounds,  on  your  Tumblr  posts,  and  layered  on   top  of  your  proBile  pictures.  Even  your  glue  stick  and  your  pencil  box  should  be   triangular!  Go  crazy.  

*Editor’s  note:  This  is  a  parody-­  we  love  hipsters.  We  love  everyone.  Plus,  we  admire  anyone   with  enough  conSidence  to  be  themselves!  Especially  if  you’ve  the  guts  to  dye  your  hair   purple.


DO IT YOURSELF! cool things. for (almost) free. WATER MARBLE NAIL POLISH 1.  Fill  your  container  with  water.  Open  all  bottles  of  polish  and  place  them   within  reach.  It  is  recommended  you  use  colors  which  contrast.   2.  Drop  one  or  two  drops  of  polish  onto  the  surface  of  the  water.  The  nail  polish   should  spread  out  and  make  a  circle  on  the  water.  If  it  drops  to  the  bottom   without  creating  a  circle  on  the  surface,  try  a  different  nail  polish.  This  color  is   your  base  color  for  the  marble  effect. 3.  Drop  one  or  two  drops  of  your  second  color  of  nail  polish  on  top  of  your  base   color.  It  should  create  a  smaller  circle  on  top  of  your  base  color. 4.  Continue  with  each  color  that  you  would  like  to  add  to  the  effect.

By Int.Elena Siah

You’ll need:

Several  nail  polish  colors  of  your  choice Clear  top  coat Cuticle  stick Disposable  plastic  cup  or  container Nail  polish  remover Cotton  swabs

5.  Drag  the  tip  of  a  cuticle  stick  through  the  circles  of  polish  to  create  the   marble  effect.  Begin  at  the  center  and  drag  the  tip  toward  the  outer  edge.   Reverse  this  for  more  swirls. 6.  Dip  your  nail  into  the  water.  The  nail  polish  will  adhere  to  your  nail. 7.  Use  nail  polish  remover  and  cotton  swabs  to  clean  up  any  excess  polish.   Repeat  Steps  1  through  6  for  each  nail. 8.  Apply  top  coat  and  let  dry.

OMBRE! 1.  Mix  your  dye  bath  in  a  plastic  bucket.   2.  Rinse  and  wring  your  shirt  (or  tights,  or  pants-­‐  you  can  do  this  with   anything!).  The  gradient  for  your  ombre  will  be  easier  to  create  if  your  material   is  damp. 3. Dip  your  dampened  clothing  article  into  the  dye  bath.  Don’t  submerge  it  in,  or   you’ll  just  end  up  with  a  clothing  article  which  is  a  different  color  than   before!  Dip  it  in  only  halfway,  or  however  you  would  like  it  colored. 4. Hang  your  clothing  article  above  your  shower/on  a  clothing  line/anywhere   for  an  hour  or  so,  or  more  if  you  want.  This  allows  gravity  (thanks,  Physics!)   to  pull  the  dye  to  the  bottom  (or  top,  depending  on  how  you  dyed  it),  creating   the  gradient. 5.  Rinse  the  excess  dye,  and  hang  until  dry.

By Int.Ilana Aqilah

You’ll need:

Fabric  dye  in  the  color  of  your  choice A  clothing  article  (a  shirt,  or  pants,  etc) A  plastic  bucket Gloves


FIVE MINUTE RECIPES WANT FOOD. NOW. SMASH SMASH.

CHOCOLATE CAKE IN A MUG 1.  Add  the  Llour. 2.  Add  the  sugar. 3.  Add  the  cocoa. 4.  Add  the  milk. 5.  Add  the  oil. 6.  Add  the  whisked  egg. 7.  Add  a  splash  of  vanilla. 8.  Mix  the  ingredients  well  with  a  spoon. 9.  Add  the  chocolate  chips. 10.  Put  the  mug  into  the  microwave  and  set  the  timer  for  2  minutes  and  30   seconds.

By Int.Diana Rashidan

You’ll need:

Coffee  mug 4  tablespoons  of  Llour  (measure!) 2  tablespoons  of  unsweetened  cocoa 2  tablespoons  of  whisked  egg 3  tablespoons  of  milk 3  tablespoons  oil Chocolate  chips  (optional) Flavouring!  (Vanilla,  peppermint,  etc)

Psst!  Here’s  a  tip:  A  regular  sized  mug  will  do  the  job  perfectly,  but  if  the  top   spills  out,  just  use  a  bigger  mug  next  time.  Add  all  the  ingredients  together   and  mix  it  well.  Then,  you  can  add  the  chocolate  chips.  For  a  fudge-­‐ier   version,  skip  the  eggs.  Enjoy!

SMORES! 1. Place  one  or  two  marshmallows  on  top  of  a  graham  cracker. 2.  Put  the  graham  cracker  and  marshmallows  into  the  microwave  for  about   Lifteen  seconds-­‐  or  more,  depending  on  your  microwave  and  how  toasty  and   melted  you  want  them! 3.  Take  the  graham  cracker  out  and  place  a  square  of  chocolate  on  top  of  the   marshmallow. 4.  Place  another  graham  cracker  on  top,  making  a  sandwich. 5.  Enjoy  your  smore!

You’ll need:

Graham  crackers Marshmallows Chocolate  bar Microwave


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