Fauzia Amao
Fauzia Amao, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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As soon as I got the invitation email from MISS for the ‘I AM IN’ drumming event, I saved the date.

I joined the event in my lunch break only intending to stay for an hour, but after getting so absorbed into the programme I didn’t leave until much later.

The sound of the rhythmic drumming livened up the PolyU campus and as the instruments got louder, we seemed to attract more and more students to join in.

In the drum circle, it was great to express my creativity with friends and meet new people at the same time. I sometimes followed the instructor and other times my own rhythm, but together, all of our sounds harmonised well.

Some special guests joined us including PolyU President, Professor Timothy W. Tong and the MISS Mascot who danced along to the music we were making.

It was a wonderful atmosphere to see local and international students enjoying themselves at the heart of campus and sharing the moment through the universal language of music.

'I AM IN’ was a nice break from revision, and a great way to beat the stress of upcoming midterms into the drums!