Thursday, 16 May 2013
Today, we went on a field trip to a park which is a walking distance from our school to learn about the different habitats i.e. mangroves, river, swamps, etc. After spending about two hours in the sun walking around the park, we finally saw our school in the distant. Most of my classmates' reaction: "Finally! OUR natural habitat." Their reactions upon entering our air-conditioned classroom were far more epic. One of the guys even started caressing his table, promising it he won't be late for school ever again.
The trip has left me feeling fulfilled. I have come to the right course. THIS is what I've been waiting for. I'm in love with the sights and sounds and discussions about biodiversity and whatnot. It was all too lovely.
We didn't really manage to see much though. It rained earlier in the morning, so a lot of the creatures went into hiding.
Crab-eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis). They were sooooo adorable. We got a little too close to one of their babies earlier and one of the adult macaques went into a total defensive mode. I wasn't worried about getting bitten, my biggest concern was them pulling off my headscarf loool.
We're going on another field trip to a different park in a few month's time, inshaAllah. Totally can't wait!
Sunday, 12 May 2013
This week has left me feeling completely drained of energy.
Some of the modules I'm taking in school are kinda tough. Many of my classmates this semester are academically inclined and it got me feeling intimidated. Downside of being in a science school. I have no right to be complaining though. I wanted this. I'll make it through, inshaAllah.
I gave tajweed class a miss today because I just feel... exhausted. It's not a legit excuse but I really am so very tired. I took a nap instead and woke up feeling slightly better.
On a different note, I'm really thankful I'm surrounded by genuinely nice people in my life. Alhamdulillah.
I have immunology class tomorrow. Le sigh. Note to self: Less complaining, more doing. Time to hit the notes. K chiaos.
Thursday, 02 May 2013
And just like that, it's already the third week of school. Chemistry is making my life difficult but other than that, alhamdulillah.
Earlier during break, almost everyone were already out of the class and I was sitting there at my table minding my own beeswax and whatnot when a classmate of mine came to my table to discuss our assignments. Worked with him a few times before, a very nice guy, awkward, lanky, wears glasses, belted pants and tucked-in shirt. I swear he look like your stereotypical nerd. He took a chair and sat beside me. He then started telling me stories about his primary school years. To sum it up, he had pretty bad childhood. He kept pausing mid-sentence and looking away and I wasn't sure if he was just trying to find the right words to say or holding back tears but all I know, I was thinking, "Please don't cry, please don't cry." I was pretty stunned. I didn't do anything, I just sat there and listened to him.
It boggles my mind. It's the third week of school, I barely know this guy and there he is putting his trust in me. But at the same time, I feel really honoured; appreciated. I dunno how to put it in words but thank you oh so very much.
On a different note, I am falling. Hard. This shouldn't even be happening. Allahu musta'an.
Monday, 15 April 2013
Getting a bit dusty here.
Thought I'll write something before school reopen in exactly 3 days. I'll be in my second year, inshaAllah. It's kinda hard to believe I've went through a year in RP. It felt longer though because... reasons. But alhamdulillah, all is well. My grades are good. I just hope I'll be able to maintain them till I graduate, inshaAllah.
Quite a couple of people are already asking me if I'm gonna enter uni/what I'm gonna do after I graduate. I don't think it matters, really. I still have two more years to go and I don't want to think about it now to be honest.
I'm so not looking forward to school and socialising and meeting new people and assignments and socialising.
I'm friendly, or so I think. Ell ohh ell. And awkward. Let's not forget that. I just like to be left alone sometimes. I have no problem talking to people. I made many friends in my class last semester. I hung out with them in school all the time. But the moment class ended, I was almost always the first to leave. After spending over 6 hours surrounded by people, I just feel it's nice to have a time out. Finally some quiet time. Just me, myself and I.
On another note, my body clock is messed up. It's 12:42am and here I am eating a cupcake and typing out a blog post.
Ini semua normal.
Thursday, 21 February 2013
Woohoo new layout! I r hisptah. I figured it's time to take a break from the pink for awhile. There's nothing quite as peaceful as the night sky. It's like staring into infinity. I love and miss skygazing at night. :(
Semester two is almost coming to an end. Met so many people around my age with actual ambitions. Some of the kids in my class are already doing some pretty cool things like marine life conservation, voluntarily work and whatnot. Then, there's this sister I know who's aiming to go to Harvard. And then there's me... come what may.
Okay, time to start studying for the final sem exams. May Allah grant me the knowledge and understanding, ameen.