Friday, December 19, 2008

S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G.

It was the third day at my new campus, and by 9 in the morning, my and Hazreen were already at the MPH, KOM to take our Fundamental Knowledge Test which will determine whether we are going to be in the Fardhu ‘Ain Class or the Study Circle group… The result will be announced by tomorrow morning…

Next, we took our Tilawah test at the CELPAD office, at level 4 of the building…

That’s it… that’s for today… It was only 11 a.m. … and we decided to go for an outing… There was no bus… So, we rent a car from a 4th Year Medic student, and took the road to East Coast Mall… It was my first time to take a ride with a friend… It was hard to believe at first but we manage to find the way and went back safely without being lost…

We shopped for everything we need for hostel life… each of us spent over two hundreds and lucky us that we rented a car… I really can’t imagine if we took a bus…

I bought a lot of things such as a bolster, boxes to keep my things, and some food stuffs… In case if I am craving for food in the middle of the night… Mum was mad when I told her about spending over two hundreds and warned me that Dad will only bank me in by the end of the month… Come on… I bought all necessary things… I really did… x)

As soon as we realized we were already in the twilight of the day, we rushed to the car and Hazreen drove us back to the campus… She complimented me for remembering our ways back… If it’s the way to a Mall.. of course I remember it!

After unloaded our stuffs from the car, we parked it at in front of Mahallah Maimunah and quickly climbed up to our Mahallah… I was so tired… and went up onto my bed by 9 p.m…. But I woke up in the middle of the night because I was so hungry… Then, I remembered that I haven’t eaten all day…


Ending of the Taaruf Session

Woke up by 5.00 in the morning, gathered at the park in the middle of T6, and walked together with the others towards the Musolla in Mahallah Maimunah which is about 3 minutes walk from our Mahallah… after praying Subuh, we had some Tazkirah… Short, simple, but a good one…

Then, it was the morning exercise… We gathered at the hall next to the Musolla and started to dance ‘Poco - Poco’…. The instructor was kinda funny though… About 8 a.m., we had our breakfast and gone back to Mahallah and prepared ourselves for the Kuliyyah briefing and the Closing Ceremony…

About 9 in the morning, we took the shuttle bus for a ride to our Kuliyyah of Science and headed to the Main Auditorium…

The first briefing was about Bachelor in Biomedical Science. The speaker had very good English and I just love her British accent… She is the Head of Department of Biomedical Science, Sr. Nurul Wahidah Saad... She teaches Principle of Epidemiology for First Year and Biostatistics for Third Years...

Well, actually, up until yesterday, I wasn’t really sure what course that I’m going to take… even though there were several times I told my friends that I’m going to go for Biotechnology, but I was actually hadn’t made up my mind at all… I was indeed wanted to go to Biomedical as I have deep interest in forensics… After the briefing, I was almost 70% sure to go for Biomedical…

Next was the briefing for the ex-Physical Science students, which was the CTS which I don’t remember what does it stands for… I don’t mind anyway… x) All that I know that the course was all about mathematics which is an allergy for me… x)

Then, it was time for Biotechnology… The briefing was only half-interesting and I was nearly fall asleep… but then at the end of the session, I realized that the degree holders of the course will have wide job opportunities…. It’s a good thing… well… what more can I expect?

So, after all the briefings, we were required to submit a form and we need to decide which path or course we want to take… I was nervous… I hadn’t made up my mind yet… I really don’t know what to choose… I was really pushed to the corner, yet I was still struggling to decide what’s best…

But in the end… I did it…

Biotechnology…

That’s the course that I’m going to take… Then, before leaving the Hall, I took the course outlines and ready to go to the Kulliyyah of Medicine…. Unfortunately, while I was walking down the stairs, I fell off and sprained my ankle… It was a real pain… I tried to endure it… But I just can’t… The committees helped me to walk towards a car and they drove me to the clinic…

At the clinic, I was injected so I can endure the pain, but still, I can’t walk for a while… I was directed by the doctor to use the wheelchair, but I refused… I was sure that I’ll look more pathetic on that… So, I tried my best to walk even though the pain was killing me… The doctor said I need to rest and I don’t need to attend the next program but the next program was the Bai’ah Session… I don’t think I can just leave without taking the oath just like that… So, I told the committees that I want to be there; even though I can’t stand I still can sit and held my hands up while taking the oath… They agreed… They took me back to the Multi purpose Hall in Kulliyyah of Medicine, and I sat at the very back of the hall, on the sofa… I can’t feel my leg anymore and I felt very sleepy… The ceremony began, and when it came to the Bai’ah session, I gladly took it and left after that…

I went back to my room to get some sleep… GooD NigHt!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

First Day at CamPus!

Alright… Here I am… in Mahallah Talhah 6, Level 2, Room 9, and Compartment D… I am all alone….





I arrived at the campus around 8.30 o’clock and I saw bunch of students with their bags and stuffs together with their parents and siblings….

Abang took out all my things from the car and said “Abang rasa kereta Abang baru start bernafas balik..." What?

After done with registration, I went to my room and started to unpack things… Then, about 11 a.m., Mum wanted to leave but before that we took our lunch outside at some restaurant… Then, Mum and Bro left for Seremban…

At 12.30, all new students were required to assemble at in front of the Centre Facilities of Mahallah Talhah with the Taaruf Kit and wearing Baju Batik. Then, we walked towards the Kulliyyah of Medicine. For this Taaruf, which will going to be ended by tomorrow’s evening, all programs slots will be held in Kulliyyah of Medicine, except for our Kulliyyah Briefing, which will be held in our own Main Auditorium in Kulliyyah of Science.

It all started with Opening Speech by the Assistant Head of the Department of Student Development, and then some words by the committees, and the 5 hours briefings started after that. The briefings were about Mahallah, Finance, Health, Online stuffs, and other things…
I really can’t imagine how other people can endure all those times!!! I was so exhausted!!!
We also practiced the IIUM song - which will be sung tomorrow's evening at the Closing Ceremony in front of Deputy Dean of respective Kulliyyah in this Kuantan Campus. Then, it was time for Bai’ah (Oath) practice…

Everything’s over by 11.30 p.m. and we all headed back to our room to get some sleep before getting up by 5.00 a.m. for Subuh prayer… Alhamdullillah…

Well, I’m glad today is over…x)

Can’t wait for tomorrow!!!