Monday, June 21, 2010

It's Around The Corner!

Hi guys!
Haven't posted anything for a long time. Hope everyone's in the pink of health. There are a few announcement to make actually.

The official date for this year Global Youth Symposium is 16th - 20th of December 2010.
So be prepared guys. GYS is just around the corner!

Next, we are currently in the phase of processing and updating all the forms and documents.
That is why we can't give you guys much details about GYS 2010 at the meantime.
What we would to like to say is that please be patient for a while as we will post any changes or latest infos in this blog and also in our facebook page.

Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for showing your interests towards GYS!


Friday, June 11, 2010

the camp parte dos


It is the time to keep the ball rolling=)!

The publicity team, as usual, update the facebook group and blog. some of the team members finalized the design for the advertisements and name cards.
Mr. Director, went round and round checking every team just to make sure that all of us did our jobs. You guys seriously had no idea how we got panic everytime we saw him striding towards us!

Realizing that people were getting stressed from day to day, he suggested that all of us should go out for a movie on that day. Love it!

Zuraiha did the booking and at 9.00pm, we happily sat in the cinema, watching Shrek 3. Love it double!

U need energy before you watch Shrek. location: Pizza Hut, Mid Valley Megamall.

After the movie: everybody seems happy right? yup.. just wait untill tomorrow.. haha.

If you read Martha Stewart's Blog, she did mention that Malaysians eat every two hours. Being real Malaysians, we went off to Bangsar, to find a place where we can eat and chat. At 12am. -_-''

It's hard to keep in shape if you live in Malaysia. Just ask Zuraiha. I think she gained more than 5kg that night. haha.


Today is Orange Day! Back to reality, facing the same people and same place again, burying our faces in the sand dunes of tasks.

the Operation Room for GYS. Chuck(in white), the Head of Tours and Logistics looks kinda busy.

compare the above with this one....

caught them chit chatting! when we came closer, they acted like they we doing GYS stuff!


Thank God its Friday! (not T.G.I. Friday's ok!) It was the last day for the GYS working camp! Everyone seems excited to finish their job for the week. So on the last day, Christine, our lovable ex-officio came to see our progress and gave us a healthy dose of motivation.

Talking about hyperactivity! I wonder where did she get all that energy?

is this a rocking camp?

Look at the eye bag. He needs a vitamin c injection!

As the working camp came to an end, we realised that we need to cultivate the spirit of togetherness and cooperation for the sake of making GYS 2010 a reality. Yes, the seas may not always be calm and the ship may not always sail smoothly, as we brave through the rough seas and tribulations ahead. Nevertheless, it came upon us that we should put our differences aside and work hand-in-hand to show that we, today's youth, are capable of making our efforts noticed and our voices heard with respect to the pressing issues in today's global community. To sum things up, we, the Organising Committee of GYS 2010 hold on to the positive hope that this spirit of togetherness and kinship will sustain among ourselves. Hopefully, this spirit of togetherness may emanate to the aspiring participants and everyone involved, in making our concerns and voices heard to show to rest of the world that we, the youth of today's generation, CARE.!!!!



Saturday, June 05, 2010

the camp parte uno

It is semester break here in University of Malaya (UM).

Students get a chance to go home and rest in peace. Not literally “rest-in-peace” (read: DEAD). What I mean is that, they can go for a holiday, or even just stay at home and sleep happily.

As for myself, I had plans to go to Langkawi; a beautiful tropical + DUTY FREE island located at the northern peninsula of Malaysia. Everything seems to be well. That is UNTIL I got a message saying that we, the Global Youth Symposium Committee, will have to attend a 7 day working camp in UM! Sigh. There goes my holidays. I owe you one, Mr Director=(.

Anyway, as a “professional” committee member, my fellow friends and I had to sacrifice our precious time just for the sake of the GYS.

The camp starts from 23rd of May 2010 until 29th of June 2010. The first day was a team building camp. The purpose behind the working camp was to incorporate the spirit of togetherness and friendship within the committee members, so as to ensure that we are able to gel with each other towards making the Global Youth Symposium 2010 a successful reality.

Christine and Feli.

This is.. erm.. -__-"

"America's-Next-Top-Model-ish" kind of photo. Tyra Banks at the back. LOL! (ampun Feli!!)


They say that Monday is the most hated day of the week. Well, that is not exactly the case for our GYS team, as we look forward to kick start our working camp with a smile on our faces and a leap in our steps=).

What we had for the working camp was, everyone in the committee had to dress according to the daily theme. To make things more exciting, Monday was Pink day (thanks to our Deputy Director I, Zuraiha), so everyone at least had to wear something pink. (not exactly “in-the-PINK-of-health”!)

The Publicity and Media team. luckily all were in the pink of health.

Basically, each bureau would have to do their respective tasks as per our tight schedule. For example, the Publicity and Media team are to edit the name cards, update the Facebook group and also the blog. The Food and Accommodation Bureau needed to find the suitable caterer for GYS and the Sponsorship Bureau were required to submit the proposals to companies.


Day Two of the working camp.The Tour and Logistics team did some research on places of interest for GYS. I hope they choose Langkawi (crossing fingers). The Secretariat and External Affairs aka SEX (think positive!) prepared the rules of conduct for the participants .

Caught them gossiping about something.. When we entered the room, they pretended to do their job. haha.

We are not machines. Yup, as you could see, we dedicated our mind, body and soul towards GYS (ahh.. so cliche). We even spent our nightlife doing some stuff for GYS. But for that night, we held a surprise party for the Head of Food and Accommodation team, Jiha. Happy Birthday girl!

The victim, Jiha. You look old btw. haha.

La familia del GYS.

I think it is better for me to stop until Tuesday. I'll give you guys time to digest this post first, then I will present you guys the next post ok. adios amigos.!