Alhamdulillah.. I've passed up the group project 1 and 2, my own Article Review and Term Paper. I've done the best i could, but somehow I know I could do better. InsyaAllah next part/sem...
Since my Pengetua (ex-principal, now) who was so supportive of me furthering my masters, was transferred to another school, I've been hoping my new Pengetua will be like her too.. He's already around in the school compound, but not yet near the school building. We'll meet him officially this Tuesday. The other day, I heard a friend said her student came to her to tell that his friend who was a students in my pengetua-to-be's former school, telling that his is so "garang, nak minta izin balik dari asrama pun susah.." Now they know how nice their ex-pengetua was. People never appreciate things when its around, when they lose it, now they long for it.
ok.. I'll now be doing my research review and proposal.. bye for now...!
I'm anxious.. Yesterday I got to know my marks for the EDU702. It's quite frustrating to compare with what i expected.. but life is always unfair, n there's always room for improvement.
But i must say, that it is making me feeling down.. i guess i might deserve what i deserved. I should be thankful that I'm going to pass (everybody should pass too..). People said when u r in Masters level, it is all up to u.. If u do things just as melepas batuk di tangga, then, the marks would have definitely tell that u haven't done ur best, yet!
So now, i have like a few more days that I can really sit and concentrate on that paper. (can i really?) Owh, i totally had forgotten about this.. On the 5th Nov my husband will be warded for his finger operation the next day (6th Nov). I guess i have to try to have all the work ready by the 4th Nov then... means that I have exactly 9 days.. Ya Allah, I need Ur love and Ur mercy... Please give me all the strengths i need. AMIN!
it's rather giving order to the brain n the limbs of mine.. i haven't started anything just yet..
all i did was editing my presentation (1st & 2nd group presentations) slides n change it into the paper project.. i'd offered myself to be the editor for our group project paper, print it out, send it for binding, n finally sent it to the campus.
But i'm still hanging around the article review. I can simply comment on the article it self. I can't talk about the writer/writers because the article i found on the Net doesn't provide the name or any information what so-ever.. The term paper, i had "accidentally" done it before the day of my presentation 3-4 weeks ago..
And for Dr Nor Aziah's class, I've done actually nothing. i've read the academic writing (50% only i must say). Reflecting is something else..
Last but not least, my beloved proposal.. i'm still not clear for what i want to the research on. Whether it's on teaching writing using blogs to increase students interest, the readiness of the teacher to teach writing through blogsorteaching writing: using modern versus traditional method. I've planned to do an experimental research so it's going to be between two groups; one expose to the usage of blog in writing class, one using the traditional method. I still have to make up my mind!
Alhamdulillah.. there will be no more classes.. last weekend was the end of our class for this semester (I'd just discovered that they call it Part 1, rather than Sem 1). So that's the end of Part 1. I ran into Dr Faizah that day, and got to know that we're going to be in her class next sem..
However still, there are few assignments I'd to submit on the 30th Oct & 6th Nov.
This is the list of assignments to be submitted:
EDU701 1. Paperwork for Group Presentation 1 2. Paperwork for Group Presentation 2 3. Article Review 4. Term Paper
EDU702 1. Research Review 2. Research Proposal
Hopefully I could complete all within the time given..
It could be a little bit late for me to upload these photos.. But I still wanna have it here.. hehehe..
The Wedding Reception in the afternoon.
My brother doubled-up with us to have the wedding reception together.. Said & Izyan and Farhan & Tumadhir
With my new family.. Amin, Hazwan, Hannan, the happy couple, Amir, Emak, Ayah & Helmi
My big family Habib, Khalid, Fatanah (..and Umar Mikail of course..), Usamah, Said & Izyan, Umi, Abah, Farhan & Me, Kak Long 'A'ishah, Asma', Amirah & Dhabitah. The little ones in front are: Muadz Ridhuan, Aina & Haikal
Note: Abe Long (my brother in-law) is not in the picture because he was the event manager for us. thank you so much to both Kak Long & Abe Long!!
We were both trilled and excited about the trip. It's my husband's company annual trip. We planned to start our journey from my parents-in-law's house. Thinking that we were better be around people so we don't overslept in the morning we're supposed to get going.
It was early in the morning, 4.15 am to be exact, we were awaken by a phone call from my husband's colleague, asking where we were.. We were exactly jumping out of the bed into our clothes, promising them that we will be at the LCCT on time. Actually, we had to gather at my husband's office at 4.30 am and travel by bus to LCCT. We raced to LCCT, luckily after missing the exit to LCCT, we managed to get there on time.
Everything went fine, we checked our luggage in, got our tickets and waited for our turn to board the plane. Until my husband whispered softly into my ears that we were going to stay in separate rooms, I was devastated, I was actually screaming to him (without opening my mouth), but he knew how dissapointed I was, but it was not all his fault.. It seemed that the resort we would be staying, only want to provide half of the numbers of the guests in our group (it was believed for marketing purposes), even, there were the other group sent to the island a day earlier, to another resort next to ours.. so, we, in our own group to has to fit in to the numbers of rooms provided (ntahapaapantah!)
At last we departed to Kuala Terengganu at 7a.m and arrived at 8. Got to Jeti Shahbandar by bus and board our boat at 10.30 am. We arrived at Laguna Beach Resort after 2 hours journey from the jetty. Upon arriving, we were amazed by the view. I always thought it was all camera trick to produce wonderfully beautiful photos of oceans, islands etc. But when I saw it for real, I know it's no trick.. SubbhanAllah.. After a short briefing we had lunch and then sent to our room. The room I was in was supposed to be room for 4, however there were 5 of us. But Alhamdulillah the room was big enough to accommodate us all.
Our first activity was open-sea snorkeling. We were provided with the snorkeling set. I was excited and scared at the same time. When we got to the spot, we got off the boat, I was so scared when I realised how deep the water was, but gradually became excited after seeing the corals and the fish underwater. We were so amazed with what we saw, we forgot to keep close to the boat, we tried to paddle back to the boat, however the currents kept us away. We were like 200-300 metres away, but it seemed like we had to swim forever. My husband had to wait for me, I was so tired, I merely made him wait. At last we were picked up by another boat and sent back to the resort.. Weww..
That night after dinner, we were 'visited' by the other group from the other resort (which was about 5 minutes-walking distance away from ours..) they came to visit our room too, and they were quite disappointed looking at the size and the comfort of the room..it's true that the condition of their room is sad, with only 1 queen-size bed and 1 single bed, there were 4 of them, with no view, no cupboard, no pool.. there was an extra mattress, but they had to move it all around, for there's no room to perform prayers.. pity them, we felt guilty for them, but what can we do?
From left: me, Liana, Ela, Kak Siti (HR), Ain, Kak Mas & Kak Siti (project)
That night we slept like a baby..
I had a morning walk with my husband, here are some of the photos..
That morning at 9 am, we were scheduled for another snorkeling session at the marine park.. this time it was far far far more better from the day before, unfortunately we didn't bring our camera for any photos..It was fun because we got to feed the fish and they ate exactly from our own fingers.. They were all very "friendly".. I enjoyed it very much!!
Back from the marine park, we got ready for lunch, then, went back to our room and slept like a log this time. At 5 we (kak siti & me) got ready to go to the beach and 'play with some water'
all wet, ready to leave the beach.. kak siti (hr) & me...
That night, after dinner, I spent most of my time with my husband, enjoying our paddle-pop ice-cream, snapping some photos, looking over the beautiful-full moon, sitting by the pool, walking along the beach..Finally I got some time with my hubby.. (thought he'd be busy with his friends..)
If you had watched Summer Holiday a Chinese film starring Sammy Cheng around 1999, this was exactly the filming location.
That night, I returned early to the room to start packing my luggage. And slept at 10.30pm
We got the wake-up call as early as 5 am saying that we have to check-out at exactly 6am,because we'd caught the first boat at 7am. We had our breakfast & and while waiting, we took some photos.
Then, we went to the jetty by the tram.
My roommates & me.. from left: Kak Siti (HR), me, Ela & Kak Maiza..
Leaving is the hardest thing to do.. There at the island, we were like in a dream, diverted from the real world. Going back, remind us of the reality, about our car parked at the LCCT parking space, leaving it there for 2 and a half day, it costs us RM100. But the trip had changed something between us.. I love him more.. thank you abang!!