Pharmily Day 2015 came gracing in on the last day of February, reigning in much anticipation and excitement. Can Rx-13 pull off one of the biggest, annual events in KOP?
Located at IIUM’s Sport Complex, where it had been decorated marvellously, according to the theme that had been chosen which is ‘Back to School – Reminiscing Childhood Memories’, with the assembly site in the middle, the makeshift library and laboratory at the side and the canteen-like environment really brings out the old memories during the school days. It can be seen that there were some of the students of Rx-13 wearing school uniforms, posing as prefects and some as teachers and not to forget as ‘aunty canteen’. It was indeed interesting and funny to see at the event for we can only see those characters at school. The opening of the event was treated as if it was an assembly with the MC posing as a teacher and speeches were given by the ‘Principle’ a.k.a PM Ahmad Noor Fikri bin Zainol and our beloved Dean, Dr. Siti Hadijah binti Shamsudin who also officiated the event.
The important key of the event is of course the participants, which consists of the lecturers, staffs and students of KOP. They were the guests of honour, being entertained with games of many shapes and sizes. All of them were divided into houses; the Rhodonites (Pink), Amber (Yellow), Amethyst (Purple), Topaz (Blue), Ruby (Red) and Emerald (Green) and each of their participation of the games will gain them points. There were major games; precious candy, catch or wet, the poison ball, catch the ball, twin futsal, twin balloon race, tug of war and fashion makeover in which any students or lecturers or staffs can participate. But there was a lecture-only game named ‘Couple Power’ which was played by lecturers with their better half as their partner. They have to transfer marbles, using only spoons in their mouths and after they were finished, they must pose for the camera resembling a heart shape. This was really interesting as the students loved to tease their happy lecturers with the love of their life. Minor games were also present which can be accessed at the makeshift laboratory and library, such as dart, Chinese beans, ‘ceper’, ‘lastik tin’, layered balloon, bouncing ball, balloon blow and final destination. Whoever finishes these games can claim prizes! Not to forget also games for the little children who came with their parents, which are Squeeze Me! And Grab the Candy! Everyone had a blast with each one of them as a participant or even the cheerers.
During a break at 10 a.m., everyone heard the bell rung and they went to the makeshift canteen and claimed their ‘ais-krim Malaysia’ and milk from the ‘aunty canteen’. It was indeed like the old days at school. During closing, there was lucky draws and of course the price giving ceremony where the points accumulated by the houses determine their ranking. Alas, the results were with Rhodonite being the champions, next Amethyst, third Topaz, fourth fifth and sixth- Amber, Ruby, and Emerald. Nevertheless, everyone had emerged as a winner and everyone had their laughs and cheers. After, there was a surprise celebration of Dr. Che Anuar’s birthday, planned by his lovely wife, Dr. Rosazra and some Rx13 members resulted in an unexpected ‘fall’ of the cake. Though it was all a gimmick, everyone fell for it until the real cake came and Dr. Che Anuar had cut it accompanied by Dr. Rosazra along with a birthday song chanted happily by the students.
At the end of the day, everyone had another happy memory to be kept in their minds and hearts and for Rx-13, another success story that with Allah’s willing can be as a spark for them to keep on the feat and spirit for launching events such as Pharmily Day 2015.