As college students, we’re no strangers to stress. Those years in our tertiary education life is a constant phase of never-ending assignments, exams, quizzes, group assignments, no sleep, consecutive deadlines, more group assignments, and did I mention group assignments? We’re so accustomed to the stress that it’s pretty much our natural, default state. As a matter of fact, we feel even more stressed when we’re not stressing out because it probably means that we have forgotten about a certain important matter like some other group assignment.
College kids all over the Earth, and possibly other planets as well, feel the same way, so it’s no surprise that the Event Management class of KDU University College, together with Utropolis Marketplace, is joining forces to construct the Largest Lollipop Mural in Malaysia as part of their event, aptly named PS, LOL. This mural will be made out of approximately 60,000 pieces of lollipops and will be standing at around 10 by 4 meters, in an attempt to make it into The Malaysia Book of Records. The mural has a symbolic meaning, as research has proven that desserts do function as a stress reliever, provided you don’t consume all 60,000 lollipops in one go.
With a 50% increase in depressed Malaysians as a consequence of suffering from severe stress in just four years (2011 to 2015), PS, LOL aims to raise concerns about the dangers of being overwhelmed, as well as to spread happiness among people because life is too short to not be happy while being stressed. The event will take place from the 18th to 24th July 2016 at Utropolis Marketplace and KDU University College Glenmarie Campus simultaneously.
Don’t worry, you won’t be asked to just gaze at the mural for an hour. With its tagline, “Love out loud, live out loud, laugh out loud,” there will also be booths from Sangkaya, Big Hug Burgers, Cube Tart, Tonga Licious Cafe, Bubbles Eggette, ChaYen, and MORE! Don’t forget to check out a particular booth that will be selling childhood candies from the 90s, because yay to cheap but good treats!
While the mural will be set-up and placed at Utropolis Marketplace, there will also be a bazaar held in KDU Glenmarie campus on the 20th and 21st of July 2016, which will serve as a soft launch for the event. The completed record-breaking mural will continuously be displayed on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of July for visitors and by-standers to take pictures with. So all you selfie addicts, don’t miss out on this opportunity to get a picture with Malaysia’s Largest Lollipop Mural! For more information, check out the following video, or PS, LOL’s Facebook event page.
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