Sunday, October 30, 2011

Buffetting : Buddy Commotion

The 1 week term break is gonna end today and holly molly I still have 3 assignments to finish ARGH!!!!! Society and changes is really a bug! I think I will result to finding history of Subang Jaya instead now.

Back to the buddy commotion.

In UPM's vet course, we have this buddy system amongst the Chinese community. It's suppose to be some guidance system for 1st years, so that we don't feel so lost, blur and misled in new environment and all.

Being a typical Selangorian, I mean geez I was here for the last 13 years no doubt, I'd pretty familiar with all the public transport systems around, the only thing I'd really need help is to survive UPM.

Of course that, is the most important thing in university.

The buddy system is a great way to have interactions between each years, 1-5, and to actually have another family-like environment outside our home, which I kinda like a lot.

The commotion.

The system started off as a conventional postage system, in which each DVM(Doc of Vet Med, 1 and 2) will have a postman to send those letters and all between years.

The seniors didn't exactly pick their juniors, they were suppose to draw lots because of some problems they had previous years by choosing.

We were all given a sheet to fill up our infos and all, and the last bullet asking,
"What do you look for in a buddy?"

Or something like that.

Being the ambitious and Leo me, I wrote,
"A competent leader, teacher and tutor."

Anyhow, the first letter from the buddy was soon sent, like I don't know in 2 days' time?

The letter was kinda brief, but being Leo me and hot-headed me again, this sentence kinda ticked me off a lil,
"But no personal private questions."

Earth to buddy! How is it that I can't ask personal private questions? And I replied a whole hell hedge of letter back to my buddy, of course signaling a lil distress of mine not being able to comprehend the magnitude and boundary of "personal private question".

Yeap, we're good now~
Hail ho, and now comes the nightmare.

Somehow the senior interpreted the letter a lil differently than I'd expected. Probably because of the cultural difference. To make things worse, the whole gang of the girl seniors actually had a "share" session over the letters, and they all didn't like it.

Hence it was quite obvious that after the letter sending day some of the girl seniors totally had the "I-so-gonna-kill-you" aura around them.

What killed me was the signature hunt. We were suppose to get signatures from the seniors so that we can know them more, and for them to fool us around because they got fooled before also.

The catch is, there are tasks.

Some tasks were easy, some tasks are just downright crazy, I mean, singing without teeth visible? Practically singing like an old man toothless.

And the killouras(the gang of girl seniors) weren't that easy either, and they totally despised me.

That's kinda comprehend-able, seeing how they have misunderstood my letter.

And till the last day of the signature getting day, I've yet to obtained some of the signs, and there were to be a punishment that night.

The thing about being overly outspoken is, you never knew if someone else'd actually get offended or can take the impulse as the people you dealt with in your own place.

Cultural difference so-to-speak?

The killouras totally membered-up when we were performing our lil dance to some seniors.

There's a senior O, and she was totally fine with me on the orientation day, for me being crazy and whacky and all. That night when we were performing, the killoura totally filled the whole room.

yeap, she read the letter,too.

So practically the whole girl senior faction was totally against me, probably except a few, the Js I guess. They were really supportive. J1 and J2.

Side track--- Identifying H the buddy:

And thank goodness for that, the few totally rooted for me all the way. I mean, I don't know what's going behind those killouras, but definitely from the way they dealt with me, definitely spotted the difference.

Then it came to the last day, the day which we are gonna have the "Revealing of Buddy" night.

Honestly speaking I was totally clueless on who the heck my buddy was.

A girl, definitely.

Who, I had no idea.

The seniors did ask around, you know how seniors connect to each other and all. They can syringe infos from the DVm 3, 4 or 5 seniors, among us juniors, among themselves.

And they were ALL, like ALL expecting me not to be able to guess who my senior was, because she totally didn't hint me at all, other than the alias, H.

But, they totally didn't see my aggressiveness coming in.

Me,Z and Y~
The thing that H hinted me, probably without her realizing it was asking me to talk to Y, a DVM3 senior.

I talked to Y, the night before the Revealing Night, and it was really nice talking to him. Discussed about how the uni life have been bla bla bla, you know the stuffs.

And coincidentally, I'd actually spoke to Z, a DVM 5 senior back few days, to get Z's sign for another senior's task.

Y pointed out that Z's the key to my buddy lineage.

That very night, I totally scorged Facebook for every single detail I can find to nail down who the heck H was.

And thanks to my resourcefulness and in-born smarts(just a lil) I found a picture.

Totally gave me the answer.

Back to commotion:

J1 girl was the head of the pack, apart from J1 boy the guy leader of year 2. And they both were really supportive for the 1st month in DVM.

J1girl totally rooted for me and explained to all the killouras on how I usually deal with thing, and how I'd speak. Somehow, being a leader is totally different, and she knows how people who are influential deal with things.

And she, is one heck of an influential leader too.

J2's in here~
And hence forth, the buddy commotion was solved. The killouras totally faded off when J1 told me she explained. The other girl seniors regained their normal auras, and the tensity was no longer in the air.

J2, was really nice also. She was the only senior actually text-ed me and gave me advices on various stuffs, and gave me the support I need when the other girl seniors totally sniped me down.

The Reveal Night went okay, and the seniors were totally shocked when I got my buddy right.

Pfft, Robinn's gonna give you the huge surprises you never expect people, cause I roll like a squash ball with no rails!

As for now, the buddy-me relation is okay. Not as close as my other friends with their buddies, probably because of the awkwardness built thanks to me.

So that' the buddy commotion I had, and this definitely made me and the seniors a lil more closer. Having disputes is actually one way to know people better.

And the lineage I'm from~


  1. Completing tasks for signatures eh? Sounds awfully familiar...

  2. @jerrenn: exactly, so performing the taasks were no sweat, getting THE tasks are the problems

  3. the story about the letter spread to dvm 3 and from what I heard *I didn't read the letter* , i understand why the kill aura built from it. And I already forgot about it until this post remind it again. Should dig out more true details from you. you know, gossip is unreliable. SOMETIME.... not most of the time. =P

    1. omgosh it went to the DVM3s???!!!! Seriously??!!!

      Omgosh wtheck man! This buddy thing is much more intense than I thought it was!

      Haha oh well. Thank goodness Joanna made a bold move and explained to them on my behalf, cause she dealt with me more than any dvm2 did. I think the misunderstanding between me and the dvm2 ladies was quite crazy, since during that period out interaction was minimal. The dvm2 guys were cool.

    2. haha. Vet circle is very small. everyone know each other. And what you think, it's a very interesting gossip. how can it be not spread to other DVM.. haha... no worry la, everyone forgot include myself till I saw this post

    3. Sien diao... Interesting gossip konon, no wonder all the seniors sniped on me all the time la T.T

      Good forgetting bad stuffs is a good sign. Thank goodness everything is okay now