Thursday, September 26, 2013

New Semester

Yeap, my foundation 2nd semester had just begun.
My mum literally dragged me here, I didn't want to come back, didn't want to step out my comfort zone.
Thanks to the cheap air ticket, I have companion to help me settle down everything, especially my emotion.

I was overwhelmed with joy when I got my result, never thought that I could actually score this high.
Especially maths, coz I didn't manage to finish it during final due to the shortage of time.
Praise the Lord!!!

This sem, I'm taking only 4 subjects, which are Socialization, Effective Communication Skills, Management, and  English for Communication. I find ECS and Management subject very interesting and useful for us, especially management, we were taught how to Plan, Organize, Lead and Control.

This is the narrow trail that I've mentioned in fb.


Yeap, this forest-like-narrow-winding-path actually existed in PJ.
This is an essential route for all my uni students who are staying at Seksyen 17,
whenever the uni bus is not available, this is our short cut path.
Trust me, when it rains, our poor shoes will get wet and muddy.


This is my 1st sem slides and tutorials.
1 ream of paper and 1 set of printer ink was used up.

That's all for now.
Hope that this sem will be an interesting one.

Tata =)



Friday, September 20, 2013

My first Assignment

I'm going to tell you a bit of story of my 1st assignment.
For those who don't know what's the difference between homework and assignment,
homework is basically what we call Tutorial in university whereas assignment, is a whole lot different thing,
you have to do some online research about the topic given, then rewrite it in your OWN words with attached references. So it's like writing a very looooooong essay about your findings.

Ok, now let's start from the grouping.
Our Sociology lecturer asked us to form a group of 5, our topic is Domestic Violence.
A retake girl sitting beside us named V wanted to join us, 
(retake = fail the subject and take it for another semester)
since we (me and 2 friends) needed 2 more members, so we had no reason to say No to her.
(Another girl joined us another week)

During our 1st meeting, V was being very concerned about the assignment given and she had already find certain information in the text book. We were impressed by her efficiency.

Typical me being the leader of the group assigned them to do different subtopic of the assignment.
As our presentation date is getting closer, I will monitor them every now and then to make sure they are progressing.

However......things didn't went out as smooth as we thought.

V started to disappear and wouldn't join our meeting until one extent that she's completely vanished.
Yup, we couldn't contact her at all. No reply in fb message or handphone. Just vanished like Harry Potter.



The presentation day is like a few days away, vanishing at this time is making all of us freaked out.
Then FINALLY, she replied in fb saying that her house was burglarized and her laptop and handphone were stolen.

Oh, no wonder she's completely "vanished".
All of us sympathized her and thought of how to help her in doing the essay and presentation and most importantly keep in contact since we are in different semester and different class.

The next day in school, we happened to bump into her and her group of friends.

Us: "So how do we contact you since your phone is gone?"
Her friends : "Ain't that your hand phone that you're holding now?"
Her : "I will explain it to you later."
I wouldn't have realized it if her friends didn't mention about the big smartphone she's holding in her hand.

Me: Ok, nevermind. So what about your essay? Are you going to cyber to do it?What time you'll be online?
Her friends: Aren't you online 24 hours?

Me and other friends exchange gaze indicating that we understood the whole situation now.
She LIED to us about the theft!!!!!!

I was soooooooo agitated and frustrated to know about the truth, thanks to her "honest" friends.
As a leader, do you know how panicked am I when you said your belongings were stolen?!
I even prayed for you that the Lord will help you find ways to do your work.!!!
And you haven't showed us a bit of your essay??!!!!!
And the presentation day is very NEAR???!!!!

If you don't know how to do, ask lah.
Don't want to do, tell lah.
No Need lie like that, until exposed by your own friends lagi.
Haiz.......really no eye see.

As what we expected, she did really bad during presentation. Her excuse was, she will be hard to breathe when she got panicked.
Of course panicked lah, while we were all preparing and practicing, you were sleeping there and told us not to be so worry about it.

Ok, presentation is over. Now the essay.
She gave me her essay.
Guess what, she copied and pasted it from the website that I gave her, she did cut some part, hence making the sentence look weird and unconnected.
I knew because I have read through all of it.

So I told her in a very polite manner to write it in her OWN words, many times coz we need to Turnitin (an online plagiarism checking programme, our limit is not more than 20%)


If we turnitin our essay including hers, I'm sure it will be over the limit.
I've been giving her many chances, but she wouldn't listen, the other group members agreed that I should tell the lecturer about it.

Guess what, her essay is 39% plagiarized!!!
I told the lecturer about it, but he is very kind, he didn't want to fail any students, so he gave us, especially her another chance to change it.  

Another group member named S, also same like V, not very good in English, but at least she put effort to write something out with her OWN words, she will consult me and ask me to amend her essay.
Not by lying and procrastinating and plagiarizing
I heard from other group, V's retake friends also like that, don't want to cooperate to do work.
                                                                                                                                                                 
Somehow the bad side of me wanted her to retake again in her 3rd sem. But I know that it's not right because I'm a christian.


This mental straining bitter experience have told me that NEVER EVER be in the same group with a RETAKE student.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

《安慰》

《安慰》

我只想要个安慰,
一个简单的安慰,
但却没有人能给,
被当成是无所谓,
让我彻底的心碎。

我只想要个安慰,
一个诚心的安慰,
不是随意的服从,
而是内心的抚慰,
让我前进不后退。

我只想要个安慰,
一个砥砺的安慰,
不要让你们遗憾,
也不要让我后悔,
我还要继续梦寐。

请给我一个安慰。

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

情雨 - 生命里的小雨点



站在阳台,仰首望着天空,
此刻,天空是灰暗;空气是潮湿,
小雨点一株接一株地掉下来打在屋顶上,
心绪抛向远方的一角,藏着几分阴霾和迷茫。

那远方,是曾经吗?是未来吗?
那曾经,是黑暗?还是堂皇?
那未来,是璀璨?还是是黯淡?
那远方,好远,好朦胧,抓不透,摸不清。

生命里的小雨点,被淋一株,两株,或许没什么,
但若被小雨点如枪弹般连续打在身上几十株,几千株,
结果只有一个,生病。

没错,是心病。
外界和内心深处的不平衡是生命里的小雨点的出现。
小雨点日月累计,冉冉形成了乌云,
浓密的乌云太沉重,心累了,无法支撑了,
就这样,随着上帝的安排,骤雨突如其来,
冲走世界的混浊,洗净那龌龊的心灵。

这场雨是意味着上帝在掉泪吗?是在为我们的行为,一切掉泪吗?

因为爱,我们有时候让身旁的人掉泪,
也正因为爱,上帝准许这场让我们措手不及应付的暴风雨袭击我们的生命,
祂要让我们融化那麻木不仁的心,坚固那脆弱的灵。

但也别忘了,雨过就是天晴,云消雾散,彩虹就会出现,而这意味着改变和更新。
让那一座绚丽的道桥提醒我们熬过去曾经,
我们成功放下了心里那块大石头,从新寻找那搁浅的梦境。
当你回顾的时候,让这些苦涩的过往铭记于心。

这场惨风暴雨证明了一件事,生命里的小雨点不能被忽略和低估。

记得,若你正处于暴风雨,或许,是时候该检验自己的心,是不是该被洗净了?

后记:

这篇是本人不想做温习的时候不自量力地写的一篇短文,参考了许多优美句子和翻译了很多英文字才写出来的短文。希望各位读者们对本人一般的文笔勿见怪。谨此致谢。