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[left]Foundation ID, [right]Degree ID
Not much difference, aye?
I had made up my mind a long time ago about taking Software Engineering simply because of the enthralling prospects that hopefully lie ahead, specifically developing apps and building websites. I am aware that while my course aims to prepare graduates for just that, much of what is in the course outline surely is going to involve a lot of things that I have never heard of and probably a considerable number of subjects and topics that I would not like learning😂😂. Either way, like it or not, I think what every college student should know by now is that their college major plays a main role in determining their career later on down the road. And that every one of them should do themselves a favor by investing some time to carefully pick out a course to study and then get mentally prepared to undergo it within a considerable span of time.
To my mother,
Remember those days when I was a lass,
I was young, wild and free,
Boundless in energy and beyond control.
You would sigh in exasperation,
Bellowings that reach storeys high,
Sleepless nights that ensue,
Embroiled in a hodgepodge of anxiety and helplessness:
In carrying the burden of motherly responsibilities,
In being my co-benefactor,
In being my support,
In being an authoritative figure;
Whom the child that was me would look up to,
Whom the child that was me would sulk at,
Whom the child that was me would throw tantrums at,
Whom the child that was me would make beautiful cut-out cards for,
Whom the child that was me loved and cherished most above all else.
Time passed by and I quickly became a teenager,
Probably the stage in parenthood that you had found most dreadful,
Certainly the stage of growing up which I had found most repulsive.
We always seemed to be at daggers drawn with each other,
Each trying to get the upper hand in feuds,
Trying to justify why anything happened at all;
We grew apart for some time needless to say,
We begun to realize our differences,
And as much as I nodded to the generation gap theory,
You in turn did not see that as a plausible reason,
You wanted to believe that it was plain rebellion:
Of an ungrateful daughter,
Of an insolent and spiteful girl,
Through the lens of a religion you held on to so dearly.
Little did you know that I too needed a shoulder to cry on:
And that I was not an animatronic who was bulletproof,
And that I had a heart of my own,
And that I too was easily scarred;
Maybe it was both our egos,
Maybe it was pa's ignorance,
Maybe it was the financial strain,
Maybe it was the environment,
Maybe it was fate.
Though now physically miles away from you;
I still remember it all like it was just yesterday.
Every now and then my heart aches and then I break down
To a familiar bittersweet melody that plays in my mind.
I relish on the good memories that we have shared together:
The experiences that we have had together,
The life lessons that we acquired together and from each other,
The tears that we have shed together,
The affection that we displayed to each other through thoughtful deeds,
And the strength that we have mutually upheld and fortified in each other.
I long for better years and brighter days to come by,
That sees you as a happier and a more contended aging flower,
Your worries laid aside,
Your burdens uplifted,
Your pain mitigated,
Your soul afresh and renewed.
Know this that no matter what happens, I'll always love you. And maybe that's a cliched way to end this post but sometimes the simplest of words can have the most profound meaning.
Happy Mother's Day in advance, ma! 💓💓
Lots of love,
- The day before
- First impression
- Before the interview
- The interview
- After the interview
|oh look I have feelers!|
While some scholarship applications like that of MNRB Holdings opened earlier this year and was accepting SPM trial results, a large number of scholarship applications opened right after the SPM results came out in March. I applied for numerous scholarships, almost every scholarship that was applicable for me. Out of the many that I applied for, a few let me proceed to online assessments to have my competence assessed under the mercy of a yardstick that comprised of a number of challenging tests which also assessed other deserving applicants. Needless to say, I did not make it past those forsaken tests. Bless all the rest who made it through that troll of an assessment 😒😒. Then there was one which engaged me in a phone interview on a Sunday morning when I was snoozing the day away after a night of staying up late. How convenient.
Then came two email invitations for a scholarship interview from the Star Edu Fund. I applied for 5 different universities under one same course, Bachelor's in Computer Science. Out of the five, I got shortlisted for an interview session at two universities, MSU and Sunway college. MSU on the morning of 20th, Sunway on the afternoon of 21st. Follow the links below to read up the little chronicles of my interview experience under Star Edu Fund for the respective two consecutive days.
- Star Edu Fund Scholarship interview @ Management & Science University
- Star Edu Fund Scholarship interview @ Sunway University