2015年8月11日星期二

Intern life at Farm In The CIty, Seri Kembangan

***This post is about my internship life in Farm In The City***

Thanks to my weird course structure, I was given a chance to work as an intern for about 6 weeks.
I was placed under the sales and marketing department even though I am taking animal science.
My job there are more on serving the customers/visitors.

I worked as an educator as well.
I was there to guide a group of students from different education centre, explaining the details and information/fun facts about the animals available in Farm In The City.

Here's a photo of me during working time x)
"Hi everyone, I'm your tour guide today and I will guide you all throughout the the farm."
says me with a hailer to a group of students, usually.
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and yea~ I will guide you through the farm from my blog now, hehe

The first station once you entered the farm is a turtle & tortoise farm~
This is a place where you will be provided vegetables to feed the tortoises.
Aldabra is the second largest tortoise species in the world~ 
It can live up to 150 years old and this female tortoise beside me is around 30+ years old~
She's friendly and I love petting her :)))

The major difference between a tortoise and a turtle is that tortoises live on land while turtles live in the water(most of the time). So don't get confused with the Chinese character that says tortoise is only 乌龟 while turtles are called 海龟... I think the terms should be 陆龟and水龟 xDDDD

Okay, nevermind~ here's a photo of a turtle~
the Malayan giant river turtle is the largest species of fresh water turtle in Southeast Asia~

The second station would be Reptile Caven~
where snakes and other reptiles are available here~

The most impressive part is the giant reticulated python~
If you are wondering how big is the python is, here's a picture of my coursemate with it :3

Since I am working in the farm, here are some precious experiences during my working time.
I fed the dwarf caiman in its captive, which is impossible for me to do so if I'm a visitor.
I was so afraid that I might lose my hand while I was taking the photo, lol

Here's a photo of me handling a venomous mangrove snake.
It was a great experience to come this close to dangerous animals. 

The third station is called Bird Aviary~
There are about 30 species of birds in bird aviary~
they are not caged up in small cages so they can move freely within that area~

The best part in bird aviary is that, you can feed the birds~
which is the part my lecturer enjoyed the most~
the pretty handsome peacock in bird aviary~
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Okay, shame on me
The main topic of the internship is about ruminants...
yet it is the most left out part for me...
I did not take any photos of the goat/deer/cow like my internship topic required. LOL

ermmm... but I've got a psedo-ruminant here, pony! xD

There are pony rides available for children below 11 years old~
Since pony is a small horse, adults are not allowed to ride on it.
I've got the chance to bully the pony go for a pony ride while working as a staff there.
Please don't be misunderstood that, I'm neither a child below 11 nor bullying the pony.
I'm actually aiding in training the pony since my body weight is ideal for it to carry :)

I was also given a chance to feed the pelicans as the prerogative as a staff :D
I feel like I'm more like a special visitor than a staff here... xD

Visitors can feed the friendly animals like the cute rabbits and guinea pigs~
veges will be provided for free~~
You can feed the marmoset as well in Jungle Walk station~
Feeding the marmoset will be a bit difficult for the visitors sometimes...
 it has small body size and thus it gets full easily~

Exhibition hall is one my favourite stations in Farm In The City...
where I took lots of narcissistic photos here XDDD

the touch-able blue tongue lizard~
touch-able brown skunk with sleepy innocent look, lol
le me with a cute White's tree frog~
I feel like Boa Hancock in this photo with the head of the ball python posed like this xD
the super cute fatty prairie dog~
touch-able raccoons outside the exhibition hall~

the "shy-in-the-morning" fennec fox~
(coz they are always hiding somewhere in the morning)

the "so-happened-to-be-sleepy" meerkats while I was taking the photo~
(they are active most of the time)

This photo was taken in front of the souvenir shop after my coursemate and I guided our lecturer throughout the farm. He said he's impressed with the experiences in the farm ^^


Here's some photos of my dear colleagues 
this photo was taken while they were busy preparing decoration for Raya celebration.

Some photos taken on the last day of our working day~

This was the last photo taken with the colleagues in the office of Farm In The City. They treated me and my coursemate a delicious Japanese meal for our dinner. I would like to say, my coursemate and I are so blessed to meet them. The colleagues are nice and helpful, even superiors are very friendly and nice. Thank you so much for guiding us throughout the whole internship. 

Now I've jotted down the precious memories I don't want to lose, how about you? :)



2015年6月30日星期二

Sem 4 memories

Here ends my 4th semester~~
(it actually ended quite some time already, lol)

4th semester was a great semester with more works and field trips.
This was another busy semester where we have to take care of fishes, ruminants and even plants.

This photo was taken during the first day we started to take care of catfishes as our experiment for feeding trial.

many fishes died in the middle of the experiment.
about 90% of the fishes died at the end of the experiment X.X
We could have failed miserably if this experiment was meant for commercial purpose, lol


Okay never mind, let's look at the ruminant part:

 I learnt how to handle small ruminants during practical classes.
took a selfie with a sheep during the small ruminant practical class in Pasir Akar farm, UniSZA.

We even went to trips.

and trips took up most of our time. We've been travelling from here to there within a month.
from Terengganu to Kluang, Johor, and then back to Terengganu, and then to Gambang~ wao~~~~
This is the place where we learnt some technologies in breeding ruminants.

And managed to go for movie after the visit to NAEC.

The second day of the trip we went to a pasar pagi(?)
bought some fruits and kerepek there~

we visited a coursemate's house before we go back to Terengganu.

After trip to Kluang, we went to Gambang~~~

Yea~ Welcome to Pusat Ternakan Haiwan Ulu Lepar~

This is the place where we handled cows and bulls~~

cows~ cows everywhere~~
Here's me with a cute long glove, to molest the cows here XD

see, i didn't use the wrong word, my coursemate is molesting a cow~ XDDD

Okay, what we are actually doing was rectal palpation
where we insert our hand into the rectum of the cow to detect pregnancy


We spent almost two weeks there in Gambang
so we stayed in a resort within that period of time~


After settling with the trips and practicals, it is time for us to rush the assignments and reports,
including the drama video we need to submit for Thai language course.

This is the cameraman that recorded the video for us
 and we treated him dinner


By the time we settled most of the assignments, tests and reports,
I attended an simple event organized by a club...
Though the event did not end up ideally because not many people attended the event,
I appreciate the hard work of committee members.

Besides this, I managed to take part in a kolam competition...
Okay it sucks, but my team won the 1st runner up, lol


the study week in 4th semester was the worst study week ever!
no electricity and water supply for 3 continuous days.
and everybody was like
@##$%^&;*~!@!@$%^&%


-okay, still need to study for final exams-

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Treated FBIM year4 seniors before we all separate~
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And lastly~


my fatty  
my grown-up-cutie-little chubby froggggg     
Thanks for being such a nice companion throughout my fourth semester.