Sunday, March 13, 2011

Student Life

Assalamualaikum WRT WBT

I opened my blog today without any idea what to write about. But since I just finished spring cleaning my room, with this sudden enthusiasm for starting new things, I might as well write something in my blog.

Maybe I should update what's been happening this recent year. I resigned from my job in August last year. Since then, I've been officially given the title of student. Haha. Sometimes it feels weird, other times it feel awesome, but most of the time, it feels so wonderful. I admit that student days are always filled with 'hard labor' and all, but with the right kind of friends, its a memorable experience.

I am currently in my 7th month of PhD Research. I have this sporting group of friends, all in the EduTech department. I feel so grateful that my group of research consists of kind and supportive individuals.

Im not sure if I should write about my research. Well, since its still in research mode, its kind of confidential. I wouldnt want my research being copied anywhere. But from the positive feedbacks Ive been receiving from all the presentations I've had to give, it looks good.

I am currently in the "reading-until-you-get-a-migraine" phase. Haha. But seriously, it's very overwhelming. AND intimidating as well.

I have tons to read about! But never enough time to finish them. The more I read, the more things get complicated, and the more things I don't know. Now I understand the saying, "PhD is also known as permanent head damage".

The EduTech department has this special postgraduate room just for us PhD students. We have our own workstation with our own desktop computer. BUT since I registered a little later than the rest, mine isn't ready yet. Which of course means that I dont have a specific 'hanging-out' corner for me to recuperate. I wonder when my own space is going to be ready. I seriously need to get into gear. Right now.

Other than my research, I was also appointed as a Teaching Assistant this semester. The subject I have to teach is JavaScript. So I have 3 classes every week, teaching 1 hour per class. Oh wau. As I mentioned in my previous post, its very challenging, this teaching business. Although all the complaints, I still enjoy it. Hehe.

Anyway, just recently I was awarded a year of scholarship from UTM. Which means, UTM will be sponsoring my research for one year -- including tuition fees and monthly allowance. :). Which is awesome by the way. Alhamdulillah. I have no words to express my joy. Alhamdulillah. Thank you Allah for easing this journey for me.

I will also be traveling to Penang a lot. A LOT. Especially this next semester. Oh wau. Traveling. Awesome :P.

Ok, so that's about it about my studies. I'll write again later ok *wink*


  1. try to find one good motivation book for phd student.

    PhD: Kecil tapi SIgnifikan

    karya Prof Dr Muhd Kamil, the same person who write "Travelog Haji".

    but its hard to find..very very hard

  2. Erk.. that might be a good idea, tp mcm byk sgt benda nak kene baca.. to the enemy here is still time! haha


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