Just telling it as it is


The last whole week was my college’s orientation week. The week before the freshmen’s week was a week which I managed to get through by attending myself to all kinds of big and unrelatively important stuff. The week before the hard-to-get-through-week was a week I spent indulding myself in the beautiful beaches of the East Coast namely the Perhentian and Redang islands. Basically this post will be things that happened over the past 3 weeks after resigning from work. That’s it! Yeah, that just rounded up what had happened in the past 3 weeks. Period.

Haha. Ok. So I attended the college freshmen’s week. I know some of my friends will say: “Aiyah, orientation no need to go one, nothing to do geh.” I’d agree to a certain extent, but I still feel the need to attend the freshmen’s week as
1. It’s the place I’ve been always looking forward to be in.
2. It’s good the get acquainted with a new environment in an early stage.
3. DDDs.

The first day of orientation was the Mass Call which scheduled at 1400GMT. I was being a tad of skeptical before going out as I don’t know which outfit should I put on, pardon me I was too excited for this. The first day ended up with some surprising elements as the VIP of the day, entered the College Hall as we greeted him in a very muhibah manner, by clapping hands and uttering out loud “Huan Ying Ni”, “Welcome”, “Selamat Datang”, “Van na cum”, apparently four different welcome languages, who appeared to be Dato Seri Ong Ka Ting, who then of course delivered an exhilarating speech. There were two activities on the second day as I attended a briefing by the programme supervisor and had some fun meeting my coursemates. The third day was the Society Day. Freshmen like me will get to choose the college’s societies of their own choices. It was also the day I wanted to end Gary Chuah Cheng Wai’s life who were being Two Face by doing the wrong thing at the wrong time. On the fourth day, it was just another ‘compulsory’ briefing and I got my student ID card in the end of the day. I’m beginning to get familiar with the college, which has a campus five times the size of an Old Trafford. On a different note, I did saw a lot of DDDs. It could be due to my prior working environment, which probably changed the way I look at DDD to some different degree. The younger DDDs are just not that attractive to me anymore, unless the DDD is of some character with matured appearance. That’s more or less about it, my college freshmen’s week. Tomorrow would be the first day of study, can’t wait to put on my student ID card, haha!

Just me

Strange, but good

I’m having a very strange feeling right now. This is so dejavu. I went to Tunku Abdul Rahman College to sign-up for a course that I wished to study since 2 years ago after SPM. Actually the purpose of this is to provide a backup plan, in case the local universities which I applied for don’t want to offer me a place for study, which I think it’d be a waste for either one of them. 😎

After 2 years of Form 6, I’m quite certain as to which directions I’m most likely heading to. I’d of course place priority on entering local university, preferably doing a B.A. in English or TESL after giving lengthy and sensible consideration. I just think no other courses other than these suit me better in an earnest way. Although business fields still look intriguing to me, specifically Finance, I have to forgo it as I’m not a technical person, and all the while I’m not that sensitive towards figures. I have to be honest to myself. Whatever might happen on the fourth week of June (the period when I get to know about university acceptance) I’d still be a happy man because I know I’m making the right choice.

So, I went back to TARC, for the third time, in two years, to sign-up for a course, a course which I’ve been wishing to study since a couple of years ago. I come back to here, no matter what happens, in the end, that’s why I can’t explain the feeling. It’s actually a Diploma in Commerce which I get to specialize in Business Management. Different from Finance and the likes, it doesn’t require me to be a very technical person. For that time being, I still cannot juggle between this two courses (Commerce and Finance). So I needed a final feedback. You know, when I approached the counsellor, she is a she, straightaway opened up and be very honest to me, telling me I don’t suit Finance, and it happened by chance at first flip of the prospectus, she actually flipped to the page that contains information about Dip. in Commerce. “Nah, this one…” she says. “I can see from you that you’re not that technical person, don’t do Accounting or Finance.” she adds on. She can see from me, I can also see from her that she have to be a very experienced lecturer (in fact, she is a lecturer on Financial Accounting), who are capable of judging people (I always take my hat down for this kind of people). She sees me as a more versatile person, which I feel very relative, and suggested me to take up the Dip. in Commerce. I get the message from her in like almost lightening instant. I knew it have to be this way. After some constructive comments and discussions with her, I tops Dip. in Commerce high on my list of choices and drop the application form into the submission box.

My future plan? Well, that’s about academic. On the other side, I should see myself still put on the red Canon uniform until the 10th of May. That’s exactly 5 months of short working life, but the experiences will be etched forever along the path. After the resignation, I’m going to concentrate on the traditional chinese medicine class as I barely get a chance to carefully revise the notes and do some research work. In the meantime, engaging in a trip with closed-friends would be marvellous. Until then, as I walk on along the path, the path that is less travelled, the story goes on……