Sunday, 21 November 2010

Status Update

Wah, it's been like 8 months with no single blog entry, a lot can happen in 8 months.
I'm planing on blogging more often and make it a habit, doesn't have be on daily basis, weekly at least. So, I'll update my current life status.

I've finished my bridging program, UIA's course foundation for international students, local Malaysian students can enrol to UIA by either CFS, centre for foundation studies, or by having an A-level certificate. In this "bridging" program I took Math, biology, chemistry, physics and basic computing skills, After that I've waited for the new semester, 2010/2011 session.

Kuantan! the day has finally come, i've heard a lot of stories about Kuantan, being the most boring and unsophisticated place to study, "The Jungle".
It's July 12th, my bags are packed and ready to go. I took the UIA bus from Kuantan, at that time new students have just finished the orientation week "Ta'aruf Week", more like hell week, i've been through it, so some of those new student were going to Kuantan -I bet they also didn't know that UIA had a campus in Kuantan- those students are now my friends and classmates, it's amazing how you make relationships with total strangers. So I was there for the last 4 months, the first semester out of 7-8 semesters, and it was kinda difficult for me to live there because: 1. It was the first time I have ever lived and mingled with my paople, orang Melayu, before this I was always with Arabs, eating their food, talking their language and happy with their customs. At the end of this very painful cultural transformation i've bacame, almost, budak melayu, got used to the simple life, got used to ride a motor bike!, the food and the very awkward habits. I've changed my view towards kuantan, well, when you're in a monkey cage for while, you'll get used to the smell.

Now, I'm home, chilling and relaxing after that long horrible semester, waiting for my results. Ahh i've prayed a lot, InshaAllah i'll be answered.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Blog Entry No.2641431

hmm, I really forgot why did I start blogging, at firs it was just doing what other people are doing, " owh, blogging is cool, lemme try ! ".

Another reason was to write what going on in my life, more like a diary, which can be boring and girly at the same time, and i was like .. WHO CARES ? hmm maybe I do, perhaps after 20-30 years, if google wasn't fully hacked or bankrupted, I'll check these stories out, and remember the good 'ol days laughing.

I heard that blogging should be meaningful, something that can help people, blogging can be an outlet for your ideas and opinions.

One important thing got me to blog is to improve my English, which is from my perspective, terrible. yeah, despite how good it sounds and looks.
Here I am, again, bitching about my lousy English. hihhh

Blogging in Arabic ? That would be great !
it has been months since i last wrote something in Arabic, I think my hand writing will deteriorate if i kept going like this.

To this day, i still dunno how change my layout, or theme, or whatever it called.
Dja taught me, but hihh, still confusing.
I see the others with very beautiful layouts, themes, or whatever they're called.
I'll manage somehow.

OK,from now on I won' post "dear diary" stuff. I'll post stuff that are interesting, stuff that happened to me and taught me a few lessons. Good stuff.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

30 Nov .. Enrollment in UIAM

Amazing, now I'm a collage student .. sounds awesome.
UIA, or IIUM, a well known University in Malaysia. also in some Arabic and Islamic countries. I really don't know how did i end up there, i don't even recall choosing UIA. I guess mom picked it up for me.
I was pursuing Medicine, but unfortunately thing didn't work out as i planed. So in UIA i had to switch my chosen course to Biomedical science, a major disappointment. I don't even know what will i end up with such degree.
But not worries I got plans ...

So UIA, a pretty cool International university, there you find every race god created. i fitted there quickly, 'cause I've found lots of Arabs there, especially student from Saudi Arabia -my hometown- yeah my home town, and proudly saying it, 'cause i was born and raised there, you know already, kan ?

Ta'aruf Week (TW) Was hell week. I hated every single minute of it. I wont mention the torture i faced that week. ask whoever you know about it.

During the TW i took an English proficiency test EPT and, Arabic proficiency test APT and the Fundamental knowledge Test FKT.
and the results were :
EPT: 5,6 didn't pass, so i was forced to take the English course in the finale level, level 6. after that I'll take another EPT later. I must pass that one ...
APT: PASSED! I nailed it, no wonder,Arabic is my mother tongue.
FKT: didn't pass, i was about basic Islamic teachings, I felt ashamed for not passing, 'cause i came Makka .. daahh anyway i had to take some classes about it.

I also had to take some "bridging" courses, or foundation as you call it.
the courses are: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Basic Computer Skills.

After finishing the foundation courses and the English I'll be able to go and start my major course; Biomedicine. In Kuantan NOT Gombak, very unfortunate ...

3 bulan

Yeah, 3 months with absolutely no single update.
Too many things happened to me in these 3 months, major and important turning point in my life.

Ahh I feel the regret for not writing anything about them, now I'll try to list them down here in order to catch up, and hopefully i wont get malas to update this dear blog.