Sunway Unite Revelation by Esther Cheok

‘Your Music, Your Night’

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Organized by Sunway Music Society, this very ‘lit’ event was held on Thursday, 8th September from 7-11pm, with an estimated number of students attendance of 700-800. With tickets available from as low as rm10, students were able to enthralled by various performances. There were even special guest performances, among them being, the Sunway University Choir, Sunway University Ensemble, the band Back2Basixx, the and of course, the DJ Deonix who pumped the whole Jeffery Cheah Hall up with his sick beats during the rave session.

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It was a particularly unique experience for me as I did not go to enjoy the event alone, but rather to help out as well. I was among the 20 volunteers under the Sunway Student Volunteer club to have been chosen to help out in the event. Being in charge of taking care of the crowd flow by ensuring people only entered and exited through the right doors allowed me to be able to watch the performances as well. There were a number of dance performances, vocal performances and even beatboxing. There was a lucky draw competition in addition to all the invigorating happenings, and the emcee of the event would read out winning numbers in between the acts.

After all the performances were over, the lights finally dimmed and it was time to rave. The party lasted all the way till midnight; and even then, students wished it had lasted longer. With the participants tired and sweaty, it was no doubt a satisfying event.

Buying and Selling on Carousell

Written by Esther Cheok

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I was one of the early few to discover the theme-park of a name marketplace back in 2013. Being available on a mobile app and desktop, Carousell is an online marketplace catered to Malaysians selling and buying their stuff (both new and preloved) for cheap prices. It is much like Shopee, or Mudah.my, but I find it much easier to use. Not to mention, the variety of products on sale on the site.

 

I access Carousell mostly using the app. Back in 2013, I used it mostly to buy things such as clothes (among them being preloved jeans for RM10, a new Tapas cropped top for RM10), shoes (I recall purchasing an authentic Nike sport shoe for RM80) and English novels. Purchasing on Carousell is so easy. You could choose between doing an online bank transfer or cash on delivery, if the seller is willing.

 

It wasn’t till this year, 2016, when I began to list my own items for sale. To be honest, I was slightly hesitant of it all at first; I was worried that no one was interested in my items out of the number of other things for sale; I thought it would be a difficult and a -in Malaysian slang: ‘mafan’- process to list out all of my items. I was also afraid of being conned. I certainly didn’t expect to have sold five items during the first week of listing up items.

 

I haven’t been using Carousell for long, but there are a few things which I have picked up during the limited amount of time I have been an active user.

 

Firstly, as a buyer, do not hesitate to negotiate on the price. As a buyer, I used to wonder whether sellers would ‘dislike’ me or choose not to sell their items to me if I demanded for a lower price. However, I learnt as a seller that I was quite open to negotiations as long as the price offered was reasonable. I can recall a one buyer of mine who was constantly requesting for a discount. It drove me to a point where I chose not to sell my items to him even though I could have earned over RM100 from the transaction.

 

Secondly, do look over your buyer’s status before accepting the offer. If the buyer has created the account on the same day itself and have no positive feedback left, do be wary of him/her, but do not let that stop you from selling the item to them.

 

Lastly, the post office located near the ice rink in Sunway Pyramid is very convenient for us students to post out our items. I never knew it existed and I was ecstatic to find out that I didn’t have to drive out to the nearest post office from my home to post out my items.