When I was in primary school, I had so many interests that I really didn’t know what to do with myself. Initially, I thought I might want to be a doctor, but this seemed more challenging than being an engineer, so I applied to technical science stream in secondary school. I was only sixteen at the time.
My problem was that I was interested in too much. I was curious about medicine, engineering and programming, psychology and sociology. I was hungry to learn and I have remained hungry. I think too many people lose or give up that too soon in life.
Education isn’t really about degrees.
It’s almost a month I didn’t write anything on my blog except on the 3 “short posts” below which I called as aside.
So what’s going on?
It’s already 3 weeks++ I finished my studies at PASUM (Foundation Studies In Science, University of Malaya). One year in PASUM was a good experience for me to gain knowledge and meet new friends there. I don’t know how to thank them especially to Physical Science students. Without their support, I can’t do my responsibilities as Ketua Fizikal. I know it sounds funny because I was selected as their representative.
Obviously I’m working part-time to finish my 5 months study break. My job scope are in marketing and branding. I know it sounds easy, but for me the job is challenging and it can help me to improve my soft skills etc. I just work to gain new experience even though at night I do freelance works. Opps (!)
2 papers done, another 6 more!
Basically my midsem break will ends tomorrow. Still in “holiday” mood, I am not ready to start back my daily routines at college; doing tutorials all day long, go to classes from 8.00 am – 5.00 pm just to name a few.
This midsem break was not really fun enough but I enjoyed every seconds of it.
I managed to code two simple HTML/CSS designs + a halfway PSD mockup. Besides, I have learned about Tumblr’s themes structure a little bit.
Anyhow, the above screenshot just a preview of Wunderlist application. Currently available for Mac, iPhone and Windows platform and they plan to support it in Android platform too! For me, you should give a try because it can helps you in organizing your to-do list.
By the way, Happy Weekend everyone.
Alhamdulillah I just turned 19 on 29th January. Many thanks to those who wished me on Twitter, Facebook and also via SMS.
3-month left before we end our studies here, at beloved PASUM.
After that, we have five months break before we start back our studies in different level (not in foundation level anymore). Some of us will continue degree at University of Malaya while others may choose other IPTA/IPTS to pursue their tertiary educations.
While waiting for Sahur, I’m busy with this; browsing old pictures on my HDD collections. I took a short break to relief myself after spending a couple hours on study. Nothing new, just a random pictures taken from December 2009 up to April 2010.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately.
I am here in University of Malaya, and I am busy with my studies. How do I feel about that? Well, school work is kicking my backside but I have never been any happier, professionally, than I am today. I know I will never be a champion in Physics or even Calculus class, but I am being the best that I can be. And that is thanks to the one thing I keep telling myself.
I am not here to study. I am here to learn.
And I am learning a heck of a lot. The number of influential people that I have spoken to, met, listened to and learned from in the past first month is incredible. Then there’s all the blogs that I read. My blog reading patterns have changed since I started my studies here. Apart from all the tech blogs that I used to read, I’ve started learning a lot more from the ‘behavioral’ blogs I’ve discovered. This is probably the reason behind my reduced blogging – I am now trying to add value to my readers through personal experiences, just like these blogs add value to me. Observing these people, their actions, their words, their work is a lot more fulfilling than breaking my head over. Again, my perspective has changed over the past few months. For the better, I would say.
Despite all the depression that school work is bringing on with itself, I am quite happy with my life right now. The hopeless optimist that I am, I feel good about the pain. I am the only person that can shield myself from that depression. After all, success at PASUM is a lot less about skills and knowledge and a lot more about attitude. Heck, success in life is a lot less about skills and knowledge and a lot more about attitude. It’s a rough ride, but I am getting there.
I just finished Math subjects in Test 1. Looking forward on Mid-Term Semester Exam.
Seems like I’m not updating this blog for a long time. A week busy with Minggu Haluan Siswa in University of Malaya + no internet connection in my room finally I’m connected!
Yesterday I went to Low Yat Plaza to upgrade my phone’s firmware. I know that I’ve a great phone, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. It does everything that iPhone can; from internet browsing to GPS system that can navigate me anywhere that I want.
Well, after upgrading the firmware (V20.xx -> V50.xx), I noticed that there were many features that I missed out before. Haha, maybe because I’m lazy to upgrade it myself.