Today is registration and icebreaking day.
Upon registration, one has to pay RM100, then it’s off to the other room for online registration.
At 9.30am, the icebreaking session started which lasted all day.
There were 76 of us, 4 from Sabah. Apparently there’s a fifth Sabahan, but at the time of writing, he hasn’t showed up yet. Among those from Sabah, predictably, I was the only one from the state civil service.
The other 3 are: Zamzam a.k.a. Zam (Tawau), Halizah Hanafiah (Tawau), an Information Systems Officer and Rohiman Rahia (Sandakan), an Admin & Diplomatic Officer.
There are 2 guys from Sarawak: Jabu anak Dugu (a town planner) and Setebin @ Roslan.
There were 2 icebreaking games in the morning.
The common self-introductions, where we were divided into groups of 10. Then the whole group made a big circle, and each small group goes into the centre, facing the big circle then introduce themselves. Once in a while the 2 very polite session facilitators (Imran and Bet) would do a “memory test”, asking a random participant to recite the names of the persons who’ve just introduced themselves. Continue reading