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Thursday, December 08, 2005
College ordered to refund deposit and part of fees
KUALA LUMPUR: It was a hair-pulling experience for a teenager who wanted to study hair design at a private college.
When Tian Wei Shin, 18, enrolled for the course on March 14, he was to join the second intake.
Instead, he was put together with students of the first intake which commenced a month earlier.
Tian claimed that the course did not go smoothly as there were no teachers on many occasions.
The last straw for Tian came during the first month of the second semester.
Not only were many classes cancelled, one particular subject even had four different teachers over a two-week period, he claimed.
Tian said one of the teachers had repeated what was taught the previous day.
Tian, who had paid RM8,690 in first semester fees, filed a claim at the Consumer Claims Tribunal against LimKokWing University College of Creative Technology.
The institute's senior vice-president (corporate) Wong Yeng Hoong told the tribunal that it was a normal practice for most private schools to accept students into a particular intake up to four weeks after its commencement.
Tribunal president Hussain Mohamed Dewa ordered the institute to return RM2,813, including the deposit, to Tian.
source : The Star, Tuesday December 6, 2005
p.s. Its been great blogging about limkokwing, but this would be my last post, kind of piss off that no one wants to contribute (except for a few now and then), not even a single soul whisper to me, as if writing is a crime. I was hoping that this would be a place where students get some info about the college, it could have been a great blog.
Do apply if you want to be a contributor, post your email in the comments section. Come on, I'm not asking you to bang limkokwing, it can be the latest gossip or buzz..... never mind. Cheers.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Preparing for overseas studies?
Surprise! My first contribution post. Heck, I wasn't even aware I was added as a 'contributor' until recently. Thank you.
Many (if not all) of you don't know who I am. Well a quick background check if I may. I'm a graduate from our beloved LUCT. Studied there for 4 years - 3 in Mayang campus and the first year of the new campus in Cyberjaya. I graduated with a meager diploma in Interactive Multimedia Design (IMD) and transfered to Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.
To be honest, I really had a long post written out about LUCT, but I decided it's probrably the same crap you hear every day going through the channels in LUCT. So I'll abstain from ranting and sounding like and old fart. Instead, I'll give some advise for those preparing to study overseas at the end of the current semester. First of all, do not waste time in applying for your credit transfers and application for student Visa. Go to NextGen and tell them you're interested as soon as possible. After that, bug them about it every day. Also, bug the admin to release the final results early. Keep bugging them, no matter what. Get your parents to threathen to sue, whatever works. NextGen or some sources may tell you that the Visa application process only takes a few days. This is false.
At the end of my final semester, announcements will be made that STA Travel (or some other travel agency) will be coming on campus to give out student travel promotions for those wanting to twin or advance in their courses overseas (STA Travel is an awesome agency and is highly effective at what they do. I had no trouble with them in aquiring plane tickets at all). Just take a broschure and filled it out and send it back as instructed. Then comes the application for the University. Fill out the application form and have NextGen fax it over so that my application can be processed. This is the important part: if you are transfering credits, the overseas Uni will want to see ALL the results for your course. This excludes 'foundation' year, so you probrably have to submit 4 result slips to NextGen to fax to your respective university. If you don't have your results with you at home, you'll have to get the Admin to reprint your results (at a price, naturally) and this will some time! So get your results printed out before hand to save the trouble. Oh and remember to have them certified (just get it stamped and signed from some official at the registry.)
Once your application to your overseas uni is accepted, they'll send an official form which basically grants you education at the Uni. This form (it is known as 'Confirmation of Enrolment' or CoE in Australia) is required when you apply for a Visa. This also can take a while (up to a week.) The one I recieved was valid for about one month, if I'm not mistaken. Which means you have 1 month to apply for your visa using the CoE form. Once the form is expired, it is not a valid document anymore. So once again, be quick about it. NextGen will give you a list of 'official' clinics and hospitals around KL for you to do your Medical Check up. Though if you know of a clinic or hospital in your hometown which is registered to the international education sector, feel free to go for that if it's more convenient, but to be honest, I highly advise (if you're heading to Australia) you to go to the one in KL city centre, next to the Australian Embassy. They'll process your medical results and submit them to the embassy for you, all within a period of 2 to 3 days. Pretty handy. You'll also need confirmation of Overseas Health Insurance to apply for the Visa, but your destination University should have already covered that for you. So no worries there. Just make sure you pay the proper amount and stuff.
Process of Visa can take up a 1 month! Even more if you're unlucky. (like me) If you're lucky, it can be done and ready for you in a week. But always be prepared for the worst. Once your visa is processed and you have your plane tickets ready. Kiss your mummy and daddy goodbye and enjoy life overseas, wherever your destination is.
To read about my misery I endured while processing my visa, feel free to read my curse-word laden blog posts. It starts off there, just keep heading one post forward for about 4 to 5 pages. (Note that I had just finished my compulsary internship required in order to graduate from LUCT as well at the time)
Cheers and good luck!
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Prime Minister's wife Datin Seri Endon Mahmood passed away at 7.55 am Thursday at the Prime Minister's official residence Seri Perdana Putrajaya.
My deepest condolences to Pak Lah and his family.
The public can pay their last respects from 11:00hr onwards at Sri Perdana, Putrajaya.
Funeral will be after zohor, about 16:00hr, and the remains will be taken to Putrajaya mosque for prayers. Burial will be at Precinct 20, Putrajaya.
Monday, October 17, 2005
Playing With Fire
link : Photoshop Techniques
I have come across many tutorials on Photoshop fire effects, which is sad to say to be very disappointing. I'm not saying that these tutorials are not only flexible, but the special effect is unrealistic to the extend that it looks like a 6 years old colouring. Then one day out of the blues I stumble upon this website that teaches the fire techniqu, it was more realistic than I had hoped for. It can be used to start a fire on almost any image.
" This sequence employs a great, hidden, feature of Liquify that allows you to save and load a distortion mesh. With this enhancement Liquify becomes a much more functional distortion tool that offers multiple levels of control that would not be available without it. The fire distortion can take a little practice so you may want to start with a single letter before you attempt a more complex image like the one I created here. "
Have fun getting burned ;)
- A step by step tutorial video clip is available, the author even include the original psd file. have fun.
- I hope this blog would be a place where the students' exchange their opinion, not just a limkokwing bashing blog. It seems that limkokwing has more enemies than friends, even when you voice out your anger, try to be as polite as possible. No cursing. thank you.