Meet Farhan!

3 more days and counting to our Klang Valley Half Day workshop! If you have yet to register, do it now by clicking here. Now, if you’ve already registered, then you are in for a treat! We have  a great line up of speakers and facilitators who are excited to meet with and talk to you. But don’t take our word for it – here’s another member of the core committee of USAPPS 2013 to introduce himself – Farhan Lokman!

Introduce yourself!

Hi, my name is Farhan Lokman. People call Farhan, Pa’an, Han, Uncle and etc. I don’t have any preference so feel free to call me anything. I was born and raised in Wangsa Melawati (near Zoo Negara) and was born in A HOUSE! (MY OWN HOUSE). I’m currently studying at UC Berkeley *Go BEARS!* and loving it.

The B&B (Berkeley and the Bay Area) hike.

What did you do in high school?

Sunset in Lake Tahoe

I was pretty much involved a little bit here and there in high school but for the most part, I played rugby and represented my school, state (a few times) and country (maybe once?). I don’t have a big figure despite playing rugby. Heh. I was also involved in Robotics but that was basically about it. Oh yeah, Penolong Ketua Pengawas as well.

What is your favourite country? Food? Book?

My favourite country is definitely SWEDEN! You guys should visit Stockholm. There are a lot of HOT GIRLS. Jk. No, but seriously they do. The city is also nice. Not too packed and feels just right. I LOVE ALL MALAYSIAN FOOD because we Malaysians are like that. Okay, probably just me and most other people. FUN FACT: I’ve only FINISHED READING LESS THAN 15 BOOKS my entire life before I went to college (Besides textbooks of course).

Why US?

Honestly, I chose to apply to the US because of my brother. He gave me some bro talks and ultimately managed to convince me to apply. Well, I’m glad I did. I love the atmosphere there and it’s really a different feel compared to Malaysia. I get to meet different people from different background everyday (I’m in a public school) although it’s pretty overwhelming at first.

Tell us a bit about your experience during the application period.

I have to say that the waiting for the application results was excruciating. The pain of getting rejected by 9 schools was like an arrow to the heart. *sigh* Well, at least I got into 3 schools. It was the best feeling ever especially when I got admitted to UC Berkeley. Never expected

Yo-its-Semite! WEEEE

it though. That’s why I love the US education system because when they admit you, you’ll be asking yourself why and how? So good luck for your application and may the odds ever be in your favor!