Thursday, December 29, 2011

Final is the time to be philosophical

Now you would probably be thinking:
- Why am I here studying my butt off?
- What is the point of me studying and working so hard?
- Why exam, why being haunted by pieces of papers and grades?
- How is it possible for others to study and have fun but not me?
- How to conquer stacks of paper and memorize it?
- 2012 is coming and we are studying?
- To study or not to study?
- Why sacrifice so many for a good grade with no payments?
- Would this make me happy?
- Blame the education ministry and the government...
etc etc...

Well, I am thinking of the same stuff too.
Anything's more interesting than studying now. XD
Good luck to all my friends who are having their finals soon!
Cheers and smiles everyone!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Week 14 - I learnt about perspective

I consider myself as 1 who gets influenced easily.
But sometimes when we get accustomed to a certain belief,
you are not in a hurry to accept other than the usual thoughts.
I have 2 stories to share...
Some may struck as controversial cases.
(naturally, I don't want to get into any troubles, it's just merely thought provoking)

Familiar yes?
My lecturer came to this topic when he was lecturing us about the media and how the things media portrayed to be somewhat biased.
He mentioned something about Susan (former CIA asset) from the US making a stand on the 911 case.
She states that there are certain policies at work other than the simple hijack.
She said in her video that 911 was a planned demolition by the US gov.
My initial reaction? WTH is he talking about.
After I watched the video, it opened my eyes as sometimes, things might not be as it seems.
But I make no stand.
I don't say that it's anyone's fault that the 911 happened.
But I never thought about it from any other viewpoints than terrorism.
That's all m saying.

NEP in Malaysia stands for New Economic Policy.
It was carried out a long time ago to boost the Malay's economic power.
The NEP implements quota systems in schools and in work places.
Of course, some of the methods of implementation might offend the other races.
Malay students get an easier access to university than other races and stuff.
During the sociology class, the lecturer (being an Indian himself) told us that this was actually a good thing!
2nd time in that day, my reaction was like: WTH is he talking about NAO.
He told us that in the case of Fiji, the Indians (being immigrant and stronger economically) ruled and the Fiji people was the backdated group.
Because of that, the Fijis, after realizing that their right must be righted, they declare war to their local gov.
He made a comparison of Fiji's case and that of Malaysia.
In Malaysia, we do have unfair cases, but it is this unfair cases that lead to the country's peace.
We do not have wars, we do not have riots.
But of course, this was the case before.
I won't criticize anything on NEP, and I won't say it's the most suitable policy now, but this had, yet again, opened my eyes to another way of viewing something.

These 2 cases had yet again proven that nothing is everlasting, nothing is infinite.
It's the matter of viewpoints that counts.
Who gets the power to say anything is right and who gets the power to punish?
It's all a matter of the way you see it.
I hope this short piece inspired you.
N I repeat, I am merely stating the points I've learnt, I don't want to get into any troubles.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Good questions.

It's been a while.
With all the asses (short for lots of ASSignments) and stuff
M back in that busy life.
But not for long.
Here's the difference in Uni, nothing stays.
It's either the peak season for ASSes, or the peak season for Exams, or the peak season of boredom.
Yes, days of leg swinging & movie watching is back.

I wanna share a little story.
I've went to this EDP program organised by our WUS lecturer, WPG & AIA.
At first I was very reluctant, not even trying to make friends.
(I used the excuse of 'observing' the surrounding here)
I was ignorant, arrogant, whatsoever.
I thought this would be like any other seminar/training program.
But I was proven wrong.
It was like any other training program in a way, but the speakers are more sincere.
It wasn't like before when we sit down and listen (sleep) the hell out of everything.
It was more interactive and more fun.
But m not saying I'm so matured & all, most of the things they said I've already known.
This is the result of me being in so many training programs and vigorous readings.

But one thing does struck me.
Financial planning.
I was popping question marks when the session arise.
(WTF is that?)
So financial planning is actually planning ahead.
What are you gonna do with your life, how would you wanna live your life.
I have no answers for that.
I guess, by the time everyone had graduated, they would go for job interviews & employments.
That's my initial (only) plan too.
However, this program is an eye opener to me. Why?
Having your own business & stuff.
I am interested because I wanted more in life.

But there are things holding me back.
Most of it is fear. Fear of failure.
What if I screw things up?
What if i lost something?
Is it worth it?

There are no right or wrong answers here.
Just right or wrong questions.
What do you want after graduation?
Is that job you are thinking in particular what you want?
What would you do if you didn't get what you want?
Will you be regretful?

All that I can say is...
Good questions.