Last Sunday, I went to The Star Education Fair at Penang International Sports Arena or shortly known as PISA. Sources said that there were over 200 institution booths, I walked from the first booth till the end and I didn’t bother to count how many booth were there. Number of booth are not important, what important is the information provided there is useful to me in the future.
Frankly, it was just a fun time for me being there. I am not a person who don’t have a target and I’ve already knew what course and where to go after high school (which is next year). Moreover, I am just Form 5, I am probably going to attend this Education Fair again next year when I am not in high school and at that time, this will be more useful to me. Furthermore, my school is having a mini education fair too, in this coming Friday. So, which means that last Sunday’s visit to this fair is to pass time and join the fun. Since everyone in my school of my Form were there, not really everyone, but many one were there, so I was there too.
What I was looking for was Arts and Design School for Interior Design course. Though, I’ve actually already knew which college to go to for now (may or not change my mind in the future), it’s most probably I am still staying in Penang instead of going far for my further education. There’s only one (or perhaps two or more) college specialize in this course, and Penangite will know which it is. I have no plan for going far for now (and next year) due to budget concern and perhaps I will opt for a degree transfer program to far away in a few years time.
The One Academy is a well known design school based in Kuala Lumpur and for your information, they are opening a campus in Penang soon at Jalan Anson. However, there’s no Interior Design course in this Penang campus at this moment.
Going far away for me is a must, because I want to experience the life of being away from home, but it’s not for this moment, it will perhaps during the degree program of my wanted course.
There’s talk on careers, courses, where to go after SPM/high school and more, but I went in none of them. I was just trying to walk around to gather information about all the arts and design school (for gaining my knowledge about the available design schools). I’ve already knew about some well known names like Lim Kok Wing, Equator Academy of Arts, The One Academy and then I got know a few names more like PJCAD, ALFA, KDU, Sunway University which do have courses on Interior Design too, all based in Kuala Lumpur. First choice is in Penang, second choice is Singapore, Kuala Lumpur is not in my mind. The PJCAD people keep telling me how good it is to be studying in Kuala Lumpur, but isn’t it is the same in Penang? Penang is moving fast right now.
Choosing to stay in Penang doesn’t mean that I don’t want to be independent, the problem is money. I can cut of my living expenses as this is where I am living at. If there’s extra allowance, it’s goes into the extra allowance account, instead going into the living expenses account.
I walked around with a few friends and try to grab some free gifts and bags from booth. I got a few pens, a lot of sweets and two bags.
For you little information, there’s only me in my class who is interested in arts and design, no one else. Don’t ask me why I pick arts and designs but studying in a Science stream class, it’s my school policy. Everyone in my school is a Science stream student.
Met a lot a lot of friends there. Long lost friend like Povy and Jane (above).Met my schoolmates, met people that I had never seen before and met parents of friends.
The one booth that always has a lot of people gathering there is The Star Spin and Win booth. You fill in a form and you spin the wheel, the big prizes were air tickets and an iPod shuffle. People loves this, they spin, they failed and they buy one The Star newspaper for RM1.50 (normal price is RM1.20), they take out the form, fill in the form, put aside the newspaper, queue and spin again. I did not spin, I just stand there and see my friend spin it. Two common gifts that people got were the Xpax mobile simpacks and plastic files.
At a booth, I took photo with 2 students of the flight attendance school. I am not enquiring any information but I am glad to know that for my (short) height, I am eligible for this. Haha.
If I got no colour blindness, I would go for piloting. It’s out of my dream right now and before because of my colour blindness. I went home at 4 with a lot of brochuers, some pens and some bags.