Thursday, June 22, 2017

Where's the moral value

Hi! Just a few days left before all the Muslims going to celebrate Eid. There are so many things that happened around the world which make me kinda confused on what is exactly on my mind, what should I write about for exact.  

There is no single legal definition of bullying but I think bullying could be considered as a repetitive behavior which is intended to hurt someone either physically or mentally. Just like what I've learned in Psychology classes before, boys tend to use direct bullying which means involving physical while girls tend to bully mentally. 

Last two weeks, many people were shocked by the tragic death of Cadet Officer, Zulfarhan Osman, I bet everyone is already familiar with his name. He had been admitted to Hospital Serdang with bruises and burns on his body. In other words, he was physically abused to death. Based on his case, I think it's time for us to change our mindset regarding bullying issues. I don't want to talk about this issue further, but there's one thing that bothers me every time I'm scrolling my Twitter, this one guy made a thread regarding the murderers. What I can conclude here, hatred won't make anything better, brother. From the perspective of mine, he is actually worsening the fabric of the society. You know what I mean, we have the law the plays the role in getting the justice for the victim and his family, let the law settle it. You don't have to waste your time, creating hatred waves to elongate the issue. It is worthless. It's not that I don't mind what's actually happened, it just... come on, the murderers gonna get the sanction la bro.

The second thing that I want to talk about is about our education system. Last week if I'm not mistaken, I saw a tweet of TN50. 
"Perlukah sistem pendidikan Malaysia memberi fokus dalam memupuk nilai posiitf terhadap belia?"
And then, one guy replied with "is our education system haven't nurtured the moral values to the youths?"

Honestly, I think something is lacking in our education system which is moral values. How students going to apply those moral values and civic consciousness when both subjects required students to merely memorize all the definitions and terms? I just wanted to make a comparison with Japan, they don't have any examination in school until they're in 4th Grade, not very sure how old the students in 4th Grade but I think it's either 9 or 10 years old. 

During the first three grades, Japan's education system emphasis more on developing responsibility in youth, ensuring the students are capable of cleaning, caring, being polite and any other moral value; which is something that Malaysia's students are lacking. The objective of education is supposed to be on how to build good manners and developing charismatic personalities. Besides, in Japan, the students are also taught to respect to other people and be kind toward animals and nature. 

If Malaysia uses Japan as their first epitome in planning the education system, bullying, and other problematic students' issues could be settled down. The moral values are degrading from our society. Where's the humanity go when you decided to burn your friend? Where's the humanity til you're able to hit someone who looks "a bit feminine",? Where all the knowledge that you've absorbed that is supposed to change the structure of your brain, change the way of your thinking style and change your personality? That referring to the reply "is our education haven't nurtured the moral values to the youths?" 

A success education system is a system that is able to build the personality of a student to be a better person. A person who knows about respect and love, who knows the limit of his or her action, who knows the consequences of his or her action. 

Good night! x 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Not everyone was raised like you

Hello! I've no glasses on my face because I'm wearing a honey mask and sadly everything isn't as clear as before. My shortsightedness level is increasing but yea I still want to type it. It is 20 Ramadhan today. Time flies! May Allah choose us to be one of those people who meet the Lailatul Qadr. Amin. 

Last Friday, I went to Shah Alam with my good friend, Qistina, to pick our official transcript for our foundation year. After that, we went to KLCC but we were a bit exasperating because we couldn't able to sit + gossip and eat together because it's Ramadhan. I mean, there are so many restaurants and good foods there. I also bought a Sherlock Holmes' book. It is a combination of The Sign of Four and A Study in Scarlet. I don't really have time to read it due to Raya's preparation but yeah I'm gonna make it during raya. 

Ok, back to the main point of this post. 

Have ever get mad because some people couldn't follow the way you live in a particular situation? Take me for an example. I've been raised by a perfectionist mother. A mother who doesn't like the messy spaces, love formality in most of the aspects of life and also freaking details, organized and neat. So, when it comes to me. There you are. My mother's trait is in me. 

In 2014, when I decided to go to boarding school. I'd so many thoughts were lingering in my brain. Since I'm the only child in the family, I'm having trouble in sharing my stuff, a bit socially awkward for such a long period and whatever it is. But, Alhamdulillah, I adopted very well with the environment and survived. 

My problem is I don't like people who aren't organized, people who are loud and I went nuts every time I saw it and it was more frustrating when I already told them to fix that situation. For many years, I've been facing these problems. 

But, at the end of my foundation year in Dengkil... I realized about one thing. Not everyone was raised like me. Not everyone was raised by a perfectionist mother. Some people might be raised with a maid at home, a soft-spoken mother who will fix every error that you make without getting mad on you, a father that doesn't mind about formality, a family that has lots of member in it and many other aspects that you actually can take it into consideration.

Thus, apply it on every issue that you need to tackle in life. 

Second Example: English proficiency. 

I was lucky enough to get into a foundation in law because this course really helps me to improve my English. I came from a family that doesn't speak English at all. My parents only know the basics vocabulary but yes Thank God that I love foreign languages ( English and Arabic) since I was a kid. I even had an obsession toward the Arabic language when I was in primary school. My love for English was continued to grow til I got into my former secondary school. I always excited for English classes but my friends were those who made me feel disheartened because they didn't want to participate in class. I always felt like I'm the only person in the class because the only person who talked to my English teacher is me and always me. My environment didn't help me to improve my proficiency. Same goes to my second high school, even tho it is a boarding school, talking in English isn't something that school emphasized on. My bad. 

Thus, when some people aren't able to speak English even the basic one, I do understand, especially my former schoolmates. The environment itself make the students become discouraged. When you wanted to talk in English, people will glare at you, giving you such a disgusting look, people will call you as someone who wanted to show off, etc. However, when you have grown up, you shouldn't use your background as an excuse for your demerit. Improve yourselves. Be brave. Never afraid to make mistakes. A mistake is what makes you grow wiser. 

Third Example: Lifestyle 

Some people have no idea how lifestyle could give such a huge impact in building your personality. Lifestyle is including your types of entertainment, your family's stand, your education background, your activities that you did during your childhood, etc. As for me, my parents didn't allow me to go to the cinema until I was 14 years old and until now whenever I go out with my friends and watch movies, I don't tell my parents hehe. Besides, I don't watch lots of English movies before because my mom doesn't allow me to do so and I'm not even questioning her about it. I've been spending my entire life in the field, tried my best to make a new record and rarely read English novels but I read lots of magazines; Ana Muslim, GenQ, Solusi and my book's genre is self-help and motivation. I wasn't exposed to a wider genre that's why I'm a bit conservative for certain aspects of my life. Also, most of my cousins are hafiz and hafizah, and yes it affected my life as well. The only first white people in my life is Justin Bieber. What could you expect from me? My mom was banning western's media in life til I was 17. Told you I got some sorts of culture shock in Dengkil. I couldn't agree more when people considered me as a boring person because I didn't watch a lot of movies. I'm sorry, but now I'm 19, a major and I'll try my best to catch up em. 

That's why, when you meet some people who're struggling in improving themselves in Deen or anything, help them, understand them, never torture them with words that could break their hearts apart and make them discouraged. Everyone is still learning. 

Lastly, you need to take time and think with a wider perspective whenever there's a new matter, affair or drama that happen in social media and news. People are diverse in many ways. People could be so judgemental when they started to assume themselves as someone who knows everything. They've been drowned with their own ego to the point they don't wanna look and hear others' opinions and ideas. You never know how amazing diversity works. 

Again, not everyone was raised like you. Learn to accept others with warmness and always be wise in handling all circumstances in life! 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Interview for Law Degree Admission in University of Malaya

Hello! Before I go further in this post, I just wanna tell you that I am supposed to update about this last month or earlier of June. Nah, that's okay. I actually run out of the speedy Internet because I had finished them for the sake of The Flash on Netflix (finally, I could catch up all the episodes!).

My interview was on 30 May, Tuesday, a very early in the morning; 8:00 AM. 

Honestly, once I got the result for my interview session, I was terrified because you know, whenever people mention about UM, the reactions will be almost the same... "Omg! UM kot!" That expectation will always kill. Even though it just an interview. Arisya and I were having a panic attack all way to the interview.

I read a lot of current issues such child abuse (domestic violence), smoking, vote at 18, RUU 355 (hot issues) and the critical part is the interview week was held when the world was being overwhelmed with so many attacks including Manchester attack, Marawi and Egypt attacks. But yall, my panelists didn't even ask about all those things that I've studied! I even did notes for it. 

By the way, Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriage! It is first in Asia! On the other hand, in Aceh, (the conservative state of Indonesia), two men caned for gay sex. I also studied about dramas that happened in Twitter, i.e. There was one Chinese boy who got flying colors result but didn't get any offer from IPTA on the basis of his skin color (race)- this could refer to the special position of Malays and Natives of Sabah and Sarawak based on Federal Constitution. Gah, I couldn't imagine what will happen to Malay students if the government alter the quota a bit for the non-Bumiputera. 

IV Day 

I will go straightforward to the IV session.

First of all, smile! That is the best makeup you could ever wear (especially for a girl like me who doesn't wear makeup at all hahaha). Greet the panelists and sit when they ask you to. Be polite. Chill. Chill man! Pass your file and wait for the instruction by them. Start when they tell you to do so. Don't you ever take me as an example. I guess the butterflies urged me to say "May I start?" HAHAHA. I felt so blessed because my panelists were so easy-going. 

Introduce yourself. 
The basic things that you need to tell them are your full name, your age, your latest institution (maybe you can tell them about your CGPA as well), your interest - be careful with this especially when your interests are reading and writing. Make sure you've some sort of ideas about the latest book that you read. For example, mine are reading and writing. Thus, I told them that I have a blog as a platform for me to express thoughts and improve my writing skills. Thank God that they didn't ask me about the latest book that I read because I haven't start to read my novels because I was so busy with my kdramas hehe. 

Questions asked by the panelists

1) They asked me about Dengkil. 
I told them that I had so much fun there especially when my classmates were around. 

2) Favourite subject (also favourite question) 
Mine is psychology and when they asked me why, I told them that I could detect someone who's lying through their eye contacts, hand gesture and the inconsistencies in microexpression. 

3) When you decided to enter foundation in Law, did your parents agree because you came from Science background?
Hahaha. I told them that I had an argument with them and I basically goreng everything to make my asnwers look good anc conviencing. 

4) They even asked me about my siblings.
Answer: I am the only daughter. That's why I choose UM as my first choice because I want everything the best for myself (Self-promoting was done here) 

6) They also asked whether I am interested or not with debate/mooting since there's no certificate regarding them. Hence, to make it professional, I told them that I was spending my entire life in track and field and got no time and chance to involve to talk on the stage. 

Highlight of the conversation ( I call it conversation because I had fun in that iv's room lol) 

Panelist: Ahh I see, are you a sprinter or long-distance runner?
Me: Sprinter 
Panelist: What is your record? 10s?
Me: HAHAHHAHA, it could be Usain Bolt. mine is 14s. 
Panelist: Whoa, you could beat me then, mine is 15s. 

Well, Bolt's record is 8s bro. 

5) Kenapa UM perlu pilih awak 
I'm looking for the competitive environment with multi-racial colleagues. I do believe that I could improve myself a lot in UM. I don't really remember about this and yes I had to answer this question in Malay. 

6) Apa sumbangan yang boleh diberikan kalau awak sambung belajar di UM 
This is hilarious. I forgot what is since in Malay. I couldn't process any word related to it during that time and I feel sucks. Of course. I've been mentioned about Tajwid Class and Blogger Club that I will establish if I manage to enroll in UM. 

Since I'm a person who always enjoys conversations with adults, I find it enjoyable. But yes, enjoy is not a sign that shows I already pass it. At this state, whether it is Law School or not, I will let Him decide. Who knows that Law is something that I couldn't handle in the future. We would never know what's gonna happen next. I just hope that I could get the best UPU result and able to pursue my degree in any IPTA because all those options that I've decided in UPU aren't all bad. 

Ok. Good night!