IIUM, Here I Come! (Part 2)

Today is 13th July 2006.

I have been here for almost two weeks. Classes have started and, well, through these two weeks I got many ‘unexpected’ experiences which were funny and a bit silly. Life in this university can be described in one word: WALK. Yes, you read it right, and why do I say ‘walk’? Well, firstly, as I mentioned in my previous post, my hostel is located far, far away from the kuliyyah, on the peak of the hill. To reach the class, typically I need to WALK for about 30 minutes from the mahallah. Luckily, there is a shuttle service provided but if I were late, no excuse, I have to WALK!

Another unforgettable moment that I will never forget is I was LOST of direction to the class on the first day. To be honest, I was a bit panic and just imagine, the kuliyyah’s building is so HUGE in size and I had to search in every level and every corner and when I found the class, I was exhausted and could not focus on the lecture! Well, I managed to find the other classes without much problem. Nevertheless, what I can conclude here is if you were selected to study at IIUM, bear in mind that life in this university is not easy, it needs your full ‘commitment’, physically, mentally and spiritually.

Watch out for my next post: IIUM, Here I Come (Part Three)


IIUM, Here I Come! (Part 1)

Finally, after one week of Taaruf (Orientation Programme) that I had to gone through, finally I am officially declared as an IIUM student. Yes, I have to admit that during the Taaruf week, man, I am really TIRED! However, to be honest, I really enjoyed all the activities held during the one week period, no complain! Again, two thumbs up for the committee members! :) Although I discovered some glitches but it were only minor problems. Fun? Yes it is!

During the first day I arrived at IIUM (on 1st July), I was totally ‘blurred’ and ‘confused’. This was my first time stepping my feet at this university. My first word when I reached there: "Masya-Allah, what a NICE and BIG university!" Yes, I had seen the aerial view of the IIUM before, but I did not expect that the university is SO BIG (in land size, of course!). To demonstrate how ‘big’ this university is, I took about 40 minutes walking from my Mahallah (hostel) to the CAC Hall! Sounds normal? Think again.

The one-week period was filled up with talks, sports activities, community services, and much more. If you asked me what is the best activity among all, I would say: TALKS! Weird? Yes, I prefer to listen to a talk/lecture than running ‘blindly’ at the field. However, it does not mean that the other activities are uninteresting, indeed it were REALLY INTERESTING! One more, I loved the Cultural Show! Encore!!

Yesterday (7th July), I moved to my permanent hostel and the most interesting fact is, the hostel is located at the peak of a hill (not really at the peak, almost). That means that I have to ‘climb’ the hill in order to reach my hostel, and it is not easy if you have to walk under a afternoon sunlight! Moreover, if I have a class at 8:30am, wake-up as early as 6:00am is a must. If not I will came late or even do not reach the class at all!

IIUM, here I come! The beginning of all tears and funs is already started… Wait for my next post, I will tell you more about IIUM and its hidden secret! Huhu…

Please Respect Your Lecturer!

My dearest friends, please respect your teacher/lecturer, PLEASE!

I have a few question: Can you pay attention in class when your classmate(s) are making noise at back? Of course you can’t, rite? Do you know how to respect your lecturer/teachers?

Again, I want to stress here my dear friends, please observe your attitude in class. Is it acceptable if you were making noise/talking to your friends and at the same time your lecturer was giving his/her lecture in front of you?

I have encountered this problem since my days at secondary scholl. Yes, I know that everyone needs to talk. Socialize is a necessity. But please DO NOT TALK IN CLASS WHEN THE LECTURER IS GIVING ITS LECTURE. It is really annoying. Yes, I am an open-minded person, but when it comes to study matters, it is time to get serious! Do you want your lecturers/teachers have a BAD remarks on you?

Remember this: No matter how smart you are, or how rich you are, or how famous you are, if your teacher/lecturer does not give his blessing for what they have taught you, you will never be a successful man in the future.

An again, PLEASE RESPECT YOUR LECTURERS/TEACHERS. I’m sorry if this message has hurt your feelings my friends, I don’t mend to do it. This is just an advice for you and me.

Thank you for reading.

Sometimes You Have To Say It Now

I was sitting in my room when suddenly my mobile phone rang. It’s incoming message tone. One of my friends, Syarifah Nazirah, sent me this message;

I have a question for you;
If I have 24 hours left to live in this world…
What would you like to say to me?

You have to reply within 24 hours.

I did not reply immediately after reading it. I was thinking about myself; If I was in that situation, what would my friends said to me? Maybe "I love you" or "I miss you as my best friend" or maybe "I do not bother if you only have 24 hours to live, it is none of my business…"

Sometimes we have something to say to our beloved friends, but we tend to keep it later on. In my humble opinion, friends are our life’s assets, and if we loss them, no more it will return. IT IS GONE! So, if you have something to say to your friends, SAY IT NOW! Do not wait until their ‘last day’.


p/s: I have forwarded the message to several friends, and I’m glad that they all love me so much. Thank you friends! I love you all! Happy New Year.

Just Think That You CAN Do It!

If I think I am beaten,
I am!

If I think I dare not,
I don’t!

If I want to win but I think I can’t,
Then I won’t!

If I think I will lose,
Then I am lost!

Success begin with my will,
It is all in a state of mind.

Life’s battles don’t always go,
to the stronger and faster man,
But sooner or later the person who wins,
Is a person who thinks he CAN!