somebody has done her job here. somebody is going to leave us soon. she passed her phd viva. all her hardworks are finally paid off and she finally holds that Dr title, specialty in immunology. Dr Shaminea, the best non-Muslim friend I ever had!
verily true. dia satu dalam seribu. she always asked us a lot of things about religion (Islam) and never condemn. she asks what she wants to know. for example, "aurat tu apa dia? and aurat lelaki kat mana sampai mana?" and banyak lagi lah. and paling memalukan bila dia kata, "I dont understand seeing people wearing skirt with tudung. it's weird." no she wasn't condemning, but she feels dissappointed seeing that. we do feel so frustrated about that too, because that people are our saudara seislam. sepatutnya they wear properly and jadi contoh kepada agama lain. and she is so confused seeing those people and us (pgroomers). "why don't they dress like all of you?" krik krik krik. bukan saja bab aurat, bab kawen semua masuk skali haha.
there were times we have a slot like "talk time" and everybody would listen to shami's. it's a moment of knowledge sharing about religion. ours and hers. one of her bffs eat everything (chicken, lembu, kambing, etc) so we asked "shami you kenapa tak makan daging tapi kawan you tu makan semua?" and her answer was, "sebab dia tak berpegang kepada agama kitorang la." haha, everybody laughed! and this answer is the same for the question of "why don't they dress like all of you?" ok titik. nak jawab pun malu.
this month, bulan Ramadhan, she has successfully fasting for 4 days termasuk yesterday! and oh it was damn amazing. since majority dalam pgroom is Muslim, so dia pun puasa jugak. "I nak rasa apa yang you all rasa." I was like... oh shami why so baik! first day dia puasa, we were like "yeke shami you puasa?" haha tak caye mula mula tu. siap pesan lagi sebelum balik, "lepas dengar azan maghrib around 7.30 pm baru you makan tauu!" and she's okay with that. so pukul 7.30 pm baru dia makan. we even taught her the word "iftar" hihi. so starting from that day, she always asked, "you all taknak iftar dengan I ke?" haha semua gelak XD
and since she will be leaving us very soon, we decided to have iftar with her. it was yesterday at pizza hut, our last dinner together. chicken and cheese baked rice was totally delicious and marvellous! I love that more than pizza itself haha. we enjoyed our food and on our way back to school, she gave us lots of advice which make us felt so ohhh sedih gila bak hang! syahdunya rasa.
"I rasa sedih packing all my things in pgroom. my 4 years journey in usm has finally ends. I am sure will miss everyone in pgroom."
"korang nanti bila I takde you all stay macam ni tauu!"
"all the best for your research everyone!"
"nanti jangan lupa I tau!"
sure shami I will never forget you, because you are the best non Muslim friend I ever knew :)
right after she passed her viva :)
during the celebration of her victory on Ramadhan's eve :)
today, an unforgetteble day I must say. I have tadarus session with my own supervisor, Dr. D! (of course with other Muslimah (mukminah in sya ALLAH) too). I write this up because this is sooo uncommon, to me and to us. alhamdulillah, glad having her as my supervisor. both academic and agama are now both balanced! :)
that pissed off moment when you work in a team, doing those and that together, but suddenly when they are going to publish a paper, or a publication on that study, they don't include your name inside as the co-author. it's totally pissed off.
elective students, beware... I am not yet (hopefully will never) be in this situation but here I am, giving you warning. one of my pgroom's sister feels so sad about this. okbye.
TGIF (read : thank God it's friday or thank God it's fatihah pun boleh hihi), finally! I really hate this week for this week brings me chaos, tantrum and worries. bitter and sweet come together. to begin with, Sunday was extremely shocking because of my supervisor's sudden decision. abstract submission for conference, danggg! writing an abstract is not and will never be hard provided that I have results or full paper of my study. and yes, I do have few-but-not-many results at the moment. but the problem I encountered was, the dateline. the dateline was on Monday so I have only few hours to think and construct my sentences. and to make things worst, my supervisor decided it on Sunday evening, around 3 pm. yeahh memang stay up la malam tu sebab pagi esoknya kena hantar. alhamdulillah I successfully did it and submit.
Monday -- we had journal club for the second time and it was kak ily's turn. the discussion went very well with the presence of microbe's sifu, Prof Habsah. new knowledge is new. glad having Prof Habsah for that precious 2 hours. Porf Habsah sangatlah low profile, henpon dia yang biasa biasa tu je, yang ada keypad and lampu hitam puteh, nokia yang kecik tu. first time jumpa Prof yang humble macam ni. and Dr treats us pizza this time! wee. and since Monday was the dateline of the abstract submission, Dr and I sat together to correct and reconstruct the one I have made. we went back home a bit late, around 6 pm that day. but still we were not done with the submission for the conference. upon arriving home, I quickly browsed that conference's website and to my surprise, "the abstract submission dateline is extended to 22 June!!!!" ok nanges. punyalah kalut risau tak cukup masa tak sempat hantar kalih kalih dia extend abstract submission tu. I bet diorang extend sebab tak ramai peserta haha.
Tuesday -- another doctor of philosophy was born and it's local not foreigners! haha. usm ni memang suka utamakan foreigners. even fellowship pun semua dapat kat foreigners. pissed off weyy as local! it was Dr. Shaminea's happiest day! fast track student, terus phd without master sebab dia dapat first class masa degree. one week before her viva, she went to pasar malam to buy some food. and bila dah siap beli semua, she was extremly shocked tengok kereta dia kena pecah cermin and to make things worst, beg laptop dia hilang! can you imagine that feeling? miserable. laptop and semua journals yang ada dalam beg tu semua perompak tu ambik. kesian sangat kat dia but luckily dia save semua files dalam dropbox, so slide viva semua tu terselamat. but then, langit kembali cerah. her boyfriend bought her new laptop! yang the best plak tu. jeles I, haha. nak laptop baru jugak!
Wednesday -- we had our potluck in pgroom's to celebrate shami's viva and Ramadhan. dah lama tak buat potluck. I was in my happiest mode not until En. G appeared. it was damn pissed off, heartbroken and worry time to me. "those who are not yet registered cannot be in this room." yes, I am not yet a registered master student. kat dalam bilik postgrad tu ada 4 orang R.A (research assistant sebab diorang pun tak daftar lagi). tapi 2 orang among 4 of us ni, sv diorang kabel besar which means probability diorang untuk stay sangatlah tinggi. which also means me and alia have to make a move. man I hate this kuasa veto thingy. unfair!! Dr. ABCDEF, I don't like you. that's it! but my pgroom sisters asked me to stay and don't listen to En. G's. pegi mengadu kat Dr. D yelaa sebab semua orang pegi mengadu kat sv dia, and Dr. D said, "lahh, ain kan student jugak nanti, cuma tak daftar je lagi. ain bukannya R.A macam Mok, dia memang takkan register as student. takpe stay je." entahlah. my Dr. D is not somebody, dia takde kuasa veto pun. nanti kalau kena halau, nak lari pegi photostudio ataupun MDL. as long as bukan kena stay kat trauma. worry ain is worry.
and pagi Rabu tu, as usual hantar adik pegi sekolah. and guess what, I almost had two accidents that morning! satu-- bila kereta tukar lane without noticing me ada kat sebelah. memang sikiiiit je lagi nak kena. emergency break, bunyi break pun kuat gila. panik, berdebar gila lepas tu. and lepas dah siap hantar adik sume, there came another incident kat roundabout. kereta tu nak masuk without mengambilkira who's already in that roundabout. dihonnya kita sebab nak suruh bagi jalan kat dia. jarak pun dekat, sikiiit je lagi nak kena. huarghh bencik ah. I was a bit trauma after that incident. drive nak pegi school pun rasa takut, lagi takut bila tengok kereta nak tukar lane. tapi nak taknak kena drive jugak. takde orang dah nak hantar T___T and esoknya adik tak pegi sekolah. sorry adik.
Thursday -- ahlan wasahlan ya Ramadhan :) went to see Dr. D tanya pasal conference tu. and Dr said dia tak submit pun lagi sebab nak tengok dulu sape speaker untuk conference tu. kalau speaker best, Dr submit and if not, boleh join conference SEM kat Melaka dengan kakhan yeayyyy! nak pegi melaka plss! oklah, it's time to spread my wings, sampai bila nak duduk dalam nest je kan. it's time to be a serious researcher (lepas collect data kena writing or buat paper terus takleh tangguh tangguh) gituhh haha.
ok itu saja bebelan penuh perasaan dia petang hari.
"sebab saya taknak pakai tudung labuh (read : tudung bulat)." tudung bulat tudung masa zaman sekolah menengah tuu. tudung empat segi bidang 60 ok lagi but not tudung bulat.
and tiba tiba aku terfikir, ehh biadap ke aku jawab cenggitu? alah lagipun bukan ustaz sorang je yang baik kat dunia ni. bukan ustaz pun baik gak, iye dok. ahh confirm lepas nih semua banned aku. kan? tapi chill la weh. keimanan seseorang tidak boleh diukur dengan labuhnya tudung. sekian wallahu a'lam.
I went to the clinic (KRK HUSM) yesterday since I wasn't yet okay, with the only purpose of I could bring home lots of lozenges but sadly it turned out be "hospital kita takde supply lozenge so saya just bagi awak ubat gargle." hahah hancur berkecai harapan nak dapat gula gula ubat tu. lozenge la ubat tersedap dalam dunia tau tak, haha.
and so, it is larynx-gitis (I don't know how to spell so please ignore) which made my lymphnodes swell for days which also affect my gums and teeth. it was damn painful because my gums belah atas lymphnode tu rasa macam irritative amd what even worst, sakit gila sebab dia naik bengkak kt sebelah gigi paling hujung. this is my very first time kena macam ni. salu tonsil bengkak je, takde effect kat gigi.
apapun, hah beringat sikit Allah bagi sakit ni sebab nak hapus dosa yang lalu. so patut bersyukur atas nikmat sakit ni.
"Allah rindu mendengarkan rintihanmu berpanjangan, bersyukurlah dan tabahlah menghadapi segala ujian diberi. maka bersyukurlah selalu..." -- tak ingat dah lagu apa but I once suka gila lagu ni. lagu zaman sekolah menengah dulu, hihi.
with that, nite people! moga cepat sihat buat semua orang. Assalamualaikum.