Saturday, 29 April 2017

Let's Talk : Surviving Diploma

Diploma would've sucked without them

I’m officially a Human Capital Management diploma holder ! Qualification isn’t everything, but I have to admit that it does feel amazing to have something to my name. 

//   S U R V I V I N G  D I P L O M A  //

  1. Pay attention in class and what the lecturer says. Jot down notes whenever possible, don’t rely on your printed material. It’s not enough. 
  2. Also, make it a point to remember the examples your lecturer gives, it’s going to help when you write an exam paper and they see that you actually pay attention haha.
  3. Try not to skip classes unless you’re sure that you’re not going to miss anything important.
  4. Take your assignments seriously. Don’t just do it for the sake of finishing it. Put thought into it, do your research, look up the internet. They carry a big percentage to your overall coursework so you should give your very best effort.
  5. If you don’t know, ask. And I don’t just mean asking your lecturer. Ask your friends ! They’re more than willing to help you understand if you just ask. I am so weak at any subjects that have calculations or numbers, so I make it a point to ask my friends to teach me and alhamdullilah, I managed to do well despite feeling incredibly stupid in class haha.
  6. And this brings me to my next point; If your friends don’t know, you help by teaching them. The more you expain to people, the better you understand. Nobody should be stingy with their knowledge.
  7. Ace your presentations ! Before presenting, make sure you thoroughly understand the topic you’re presenting. Make sure your slides are not lengthy, section them into points and you do the elaborations verbally. DO. NOT. JUST. READ. Try to explain in your own words, and give your own examples.
  8. If no one is taking the lead, you take the lead. In a group assignment, don’t just wait around for somebody to say something if you know that you should start already. You divide the task, ask who wants to do which, compile, submit on the deadline. Don’t wait around. Yes, you are going to look and seem bossy, but that’s just how it has to be. A quote I pretty much live by : Nothing will work unless you do. 

Friday, 31 March 2017

Life update, not really

Let's be frank - my new year's resolution of wanting to blog more this year is... not really happening haha. Nowadays, when I'm not stressing out about uni stuff, I'm either sleeping or spending time with my loved ones (cats, included). Assignments are piling up like nobody's business, I have mid-semester exams next week, siiiiigh I'm counting the days until my semester break. March was a good month for me tho, I saw Irfan every week ! Usually on Wednesdays after class, and our dates have been my ultimate stress relief. 
Whether it's lunch, or a movie date, or sitting in a coffee shop, or all of the above (!), I just really love being in his company, and I'm glad we still amuse each other hahah. 

Anyway, speaking of movies, Logan is good, Kong - not so, LIFE is a good movie too but incredibly f-ed up, and lastly, the movie that I just watched yesterday ; Beauty and the Beast - I loved it. I loved it. I loved it !! So. Much. I'm one of those girls who grew up adoring Disney princesses, and Belle has always been in my top 3 (if you need to know the sequence ; my #1 is Ariel, #2 is Belle, #3 is Mulan) so when I heard about the Beauty and the Beast remake last year, I freaked out. Freaked out even more when I knew that Emma Watson is Belle. After months of anticipating the movie, I watched it yesterday with Mama and Zicky and aghh it was magical. I was smiling throughout most of the movie and lip-syncing the songs (except for the new ones). Beauty and the Beast made me really happy, and Emma is the perfect Belle. Please go watch! For movies that are not in showing in cinemas, I highly recommend watching Queen of Katwe, and both of the Surga Yang Tak Dirindukan movies. Really loved watching those too. 

Sunday, 26 February 2017


When Dino went missing, my heart shattered. And up until now I'm still learning to pick up the pieces. He may be just a cat, but he was my cat, and I loved him very much. 
I'm home most of the time, and when I'm at home, I'm always with Dino. I have watched Dino as a newborn baby kitten who just came out from my cat Sapphire's tummy, 
to watching him grow into such a smart, lovely, and handsome cat. 

It's 12AM right now, and it's pouring outside. I wasn't planning on writing about Dino tonight but somehow, I miss his presence now more than ever. Dino and I have this thing in common where we both hate it when it rains heavily, especially when there's thunder and lightning. We get scared. So in a situation like this, when Dino was still around, I would jump out of bed (even in the middle of the night), run downstairs, open the front door, and call him to come in. "Dino !! Dino boyyyy !" and then I'd see him running from a distance and straight through the front door. Sometimes he'd be wet from running in the rain, sometimes not. We'd both run up to my room after that, and I'd cuddle him on my bed until his purring stops 
and he falls asleep, and then I fall asleep.