Assalamualaikum and hi everyone.
Haven't updated in a while, I've been very busy during Ramadhan and Syawal, helping out with my family's business, menjual di Karnival Teratak Glam, uruskan order kuih Raya beribu-ribu balang, tolong Mama uruskan postage Sambal Hijo Petir, Alhamdulillah dapat duit pocket untuk masuk college nanti.
I mean, now. Hehe.
I just registered at Taylor's University Lakeside Campus today! Lol semua orang dah nak habis sem, kita belum start lagi. Alhamdulillah I received an education sponsorship award by Petronas; doing my 1-year preparation (American Degree Program) here at Taylor's, then insya Allah flying abroad to USA by August next year, sambung degree for 4 years. Insya Allah mudah-mudahan. Oh, I forgot to mention, I'm taking Chemical Engineering. Sigh.
It was never my plan to take Chemical Engineering actually, but Petronas only offers some Engineering courses, Law and Economy kalau tak silap. So I thought, "apply je lah mana tahu rezeki" so I just chose Chem Engineering as my first choice and Law as my second choice. Before SPM, I was planning to take some Syariah or Quran Sunnah, if not, business courses, or communications/public relation, with linguistics as the side dish (sebab ramai advice linguistics takleh main dish nanti susah cari kerja T___T). Aaaand it all changes when my parents was hoping I get to study abroad. In simpler words, I get a scholarship.
It was after I got shortlisted for Petronas that I realize, scholarship is actually not about who needs it the most. It's about who worked hard to earn it. It's about who made the effort to study hard, excel in exams to not burden their parents, no matter how wealthy their parents are. I get confused between education funds and scholarships, got it all sorted out later. Then only I understood how precious a scholarship is; for a parent from their child.
I had to consider that too, aside from my interest in the courses I mentioned earlier *sigh*. Eventually I chose to accept PESP, lepas dah kukus grill panggang banyak kali. Fikir banyak kali sebab I had to score constantly GPA 3.5^ for both semester, and had to score for my SAT exams. Last-last aku pikir, takpelah bring it on, we'll see how I can perform in a discipline that I'm not really interested in. Yes, I like to challenge myself (Idk if it's a big mistake or best decision in my life so far). I decided to just study Syariah informally, also Linguistics as my side dish, or maybe later. I need to focus on English apparently. Linguistics jugak kan. Haha.
Oke, and actually one thing that influenced me to accept the scholarship is Taylor's University itself actually. It has been a 'wow' for my family kalau dapat belajar kat Taylor's la kiranya. I was intrigued, no shit, as I always wanted to study in a top private university. And here I am, Alhamdulillah, I can't wait to see what Taylor's can offer me. Tengok facilities je pun dah best. Bilik pun best, although there were a bit disappointment during hostel registration but let's talk about it later.
Muka berlemuih dah nak masuk tidur zzz.
I have SAT diagnostic exams tomorrow (baru register harini dah ada exam esok smh), I honestly don't know what to prepare lol. Doa banyak-banyak je lah. Looks like the kick start of ADP pun dah fast-paced, I'll have to be ready all the time I guess. Till then, Assalamualaikum and have a good day ahead :)
P/S: Sorry for my messy language & grammar, have not been writing in English for awhile