April 3, 2013, by khyx2lyn

Psychnight 2013 – H.O.P.E.

It had been around two weeks since Psychnight 2013 ended. All I could
remember were the busy days, filled with countless memorable moments.

The theme for this year’s Psychnight was Depression with the tagline, “Have H.O.P.E. (Hold. On. Pain. Ends). Keep Smiling. Let’s fight depression!” All the proceeds from the ticket sales were donated to Malaysian Mental Health Association.

On the day itself, the Year 2 committee members rushed to the Great Hall once class had ended, while the Year 1 committee and volunteers joined in around 3 p.m. Slightly later, the performers came along as well for rehearsals. As for the decoration team, the hanging of the banner as a backdrop on the stage was the biggest challenge.

After all the decoration was up and everything was in place, and ready to go, everyone changed into their respective outfits, and it was time for the most anticipated moment as the audiences gradually arrived according to schedule.

The event began with a talk delivered by Dr. Andrew Mohan Raj from the Malaysian Mental Health Association. Dinner was served right after the talk. This was then followed by performances by the university’s student choir and so on. A short play titled ‘Hidden Lights’ followed suit. The play was written by our third year senior, Amanda Quah. One of the most memorable moments of the night happened after the event whereby students were trying to move the tables back to the store room with a trolley. However, one of the wheels were not functioning on the trolley, and after all the efforts and cooperation put into it, they managed to transfer all of the tables back into the room. It was amazing to watch the team worked together until the end of the night, to ensure that everything would end smoothly.

Admittedly, I was nervous throughout the planning and execution of the event, but luckily with all the support from the committee and volunteers, everything went by quite swiftly, as all the tasks were carried out efficiently, and the event went on smoothly. I would like to thank all the committee members and volunteers, because it would not have been possible and successful without their help and support. I would also like to express my gratitude to Wei Jeen who was the mastermind for the decoration of the night’s event. Last but not least, we are all very happy and glad that the audience enjoyed the performances and the night.

Photo credit: Lim Chuan Yang

Photo credit: Lim Chuan Yang


Wong Hui Lin
(Chairperson of Psychnight 2013, Year 2 Student in BSc (Hons.) Psychology, UNMC)

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