Thursday, December 30, 2010

When There Is A Will, There Is A Way

Assalamualaikum and good day brothers and sisters.

Well, obviously, it's my first ever post in this blog. I've been following this blog for months and I felt like I wanted to contribute something to help the Farisians. It's just that, I have no idea what should I contribute since I don't even have any scholarships in hand and for sure, I can't speak of any interviews tips or scholarships because I failed to get one.

Anyway, I write this post because I wanna share some of my views and experiences about choices for future education and the decision making moment. I may neither have the best one or the worst one, but I'm pretty sure of myself that I made the right decision so far. I don't have any scholarships, so my spending here is restricted and I have to be careful not to spend my parents money on unnecessary things. But, yeah, still a kid, I foolishly spent on things that I don't really need. Haha. Lesson learned, pandai-pandai lah menabung.

Back to the main topic, I still remember the moment when I finished my SPM, I was so excited of the prospect of finding a job, work, hanging out and sleep anytime I want. The only thing I forgot, is actually the most important thing ; LOOK FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.

At the end, I missed a lot of opportunities to apply for some scholarships. Until now, I regret it but at least I learned a great lesson here.

You can enjoy as much as you want but never drag yourself away from the your path, your focus and your ambition.

Which, in my case, I was having so much fun ( really!) and I totally forgot what I should actually do for my future. ( Tu yang orang kata, enjoy biar ingat Tuhan!). For juniors, especially SPM 2010 leavers, mark my words yeah! Haha

So, after I got my results, JPA, MARA, Bank Negara and few other scholarships were all available for me to apply ( I suggest you apply for more private company's scholarships, you may get better luck with it!). So, I applied for JPA, Bank Negara, UEM and few others to do accounting and probably, my choice of study is one of the contributing factors I didn't get the scholarships because basically, the government are looking for those applying for engineering and medic. But, that's what I thought because anyway, I got rejected by Bank Negara and UEM too. So, I guess Allah wanted to show me something else and I have to work for it.

I went to almost all education fairs that were held around KL and Selangor. I found this education agent company, Studylink in Subang Jaya and that's how I found out about INTO Manchester, a college in Manchester. Currently, I'm studying foundation in Business and Humanities for 3 months already and 6 months more to go. Apparently, this foundation course is like a shortcut for me to start my degree in UK as northern UK universities accepts INTO College foundation certificate and instead of doing two years of A Levels, I actually shorten my period of study ( guess what, I'm happy because I don't really like formal study, haha) to start my degree. And it's actually easy as for me, I'm studying Economics, Politics, Mathematics and of course, English. Basically, this course guarantee you a place in university here even if you get C in your subjects but what's the point studying here if you just aim for a low end right? Some students here change from Maths to Business Studies because they already learned GCSE (SPM) level Maths. As for me, I don't wanna change it so that I can score as high as I can in Maths, it is called counting the advantage or opportunity cost of it. =)

So, with my foundation course, I can choose any university I want to study at based on the requirements and the expectations I get from my teachers for my final exams result. The better the expectations from the teachers, the better choice of university I can apply for. So, I made four choices ;
  1. London School of Economics - Only 7 students in my college can apply for this university because we got all A's for our exams and we are expected to score A+ in final exams and I'm proud to say, I'm one of the 7 wonders. =)
  2. University of Manchester - INTO Manchester students are given the priority for offers and that's why I don't wanna miss out this chance.
  3. Manchester Metropolitan University - I have to make one safe choice, which means, if I fail to meet the requirements from the top universities, at least I'm guaranteed an offer from a weaker choice, a lower-rank university and MMU is my choice.
  4. University of Newcastle - I have no idea why I choose Newcastle. Haha
I felt kinda stupid about that 4th choice, but forget it, I already submit my application form ( UCAS). UCAS is the form for students to apply for universities in the UK. UCAS website...

By the way, to tell you all, not only foundation in Business and Humanities is available, foundation in Science and Engineering also is provided here. If you are studying foundation in B&H, you can apply for any business and humanities related courses for degree at your preferred university e.g Law, Accounting, Management, Business, Economics and bla bla bla...
On the other hand, if you are studying foundation in S&E, you can apply for science related course such as pharmacy, medic, engineering and architecture.

The teachers here are so professional, facilities are awesome and one reason I would recommend Manchester to everyone is because Manchester is a student city. Student discounts are everywhere here, even for a haircut. Students here are treated nicely and Manchester itself is a modern metropolitan city with great transport system (the buses and taxis) and there is a lot of international and Muslim people here from all over the world. Moreover, there's a lot of Halal food restaurant and shops and the atmosphere here is great with great football pitch and crazy football fans everywhere. But of course, it's not perfect as the city is quite boring as shops close early, sometimes the weather is too bad and drunk people are everywhere every night. Anyway, it's still one of the best place to study.

So, that's about my college and Manchester. Now, to the main part. Early before, I mention about the course I preferred and actually I applied for scholarships being the reason I didn't get it, it maybe true. But that doesn't mean you have to choose the course that you hate or your least favorite course. There's nothing wrong in choosing any course but one thing  I learn is to observe the demand. As the government demand more science course students, I suggest you apply for it. You may say, I can't stand studying what I hate. Well, to tell you, some of the world successful people outside there, they don't even have a degree and some of them also have a degree which does not relate to their field they currently working. In the working world, what holds you to your job and what actually gets you the job is your personality.

Degree is just a passport to get the interview, to get the job and stay in the job is your personality.

Some business people, successful ones I mean, they have a degree, even a Masters in science or engineering. But they become business people simply because of their interest in business. So, there's nothing wrong in choosing whatever course that give us the edge and advantage to get the scholarship, it's just that, mind the consequences. If you choose to study chemistry but you always hated chemistry, you might face some problems studying it, because remember, university's subject is totally different from the one in high school. Imagine studying the subject you hate for 4 years, and don't blame anyone if you fail the course. But, at another point of view, we actually study subjects we never like in high school and still we passed it, so it's up to you. That's why the title of my post is when there is a will, there is a way. You decide your own future, your own luck.

About studying overseas, don't get upset of not getting it early, because you can always study overseas for your Masters or whatever your decision is, it's better late than never because one great thing about studying here, you can see the color of Malaysia from outside and that will widen your view. Have a plan B, in case you didn't get what you want or expect, and always be positive. Pray to Him and may He show you the path to success.

That's all from me.

Izzat Bin Mohamad Salihuddin

p/s : Adik2, kawan2, time2 cuti lepas SPM nih, try practice English. Malu bila dok kat sini, Melayu cakap English, sebut Coke jadi Cock. Bukan utk kegunaan study overseas je, utk di Malaysia jgk, as what I heard, most courses skrg blaja dalam English dah. Get use to it. Good luck! ;)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Shell Scholarship

Okay, since ramai haprak yang mai tanya aku, and nak explain punya la susah and panjang berjela, eloklah, aku postkan saja ye cara-cara untuk apply shell punya scholarship. sebagai mukadimahnya, ramai gila yang macam malas nak apply shell sebab leceh macam sial. my batch only me and wan amirah balqis je yang apply, we both got the interview, but we didn't get the scholarship.

so, kenapa aku kena susahkan diri dengan benda leceh macam haram ni?

jawapannya, adik-adik sekalian.

sebab, nak dapat opportunity dapat scholarship overseas ni susah! dahla JPA dah nak tak nak bagi, so, you can only hope for corporate bodies punya scholarshipla untuk dapat overseas punya, tapi corporate bodies ni biasala, bagi sikit je scholar dia. let's say sime darby 5 orang, khazanah 5 orang, etc. etc. kalau kau apply khazanah je, your chances nak dapat sikit je kan? sebab ada 5 tempat je. kalau kau apply sime darby and khazanah at least ada 10 tempat kan? so, dah apply dua tu, tambahla shell satu lagi. alah, tak mati pun kalau bersusah sikit. memang proses penapisan scholar badan korporat ni susah gila, tapi tak mustahil and kalau dapat tu memang berbaloi la segala penat lelah sebab scholarship diorang MEWAH siot. tak macam JPA. (tapi aku dah bersyukur dah dengan JPA, alhamdulillah). and disebabkan Shell ni Al-Leceh, tak ramai yang nak apply, bila tak ramai yang nak apply, so, increase your chances nak dapat. tak gitu? satu lagi, rezeki kita ni di tangan Tuhan. janganlah bajet. "oh, aku dah rajin gila apply banyak-banyak, malasla aku nak apply shell." what happens kalau semua yang kau apply tu semua kau tak dapat? tak salah kan jadikan shell sebagai back-up plan? kita hanya mampu merancang, tapi Tuhan yang menentukan. macam aku dulu silap perhitungan. menyesal tau tak. nasib baik Tuhan Maha murah hati nak bagi jugak aku merasa scholarship, kalau tak..sia-sia je result cantik aku. takde tempat nak pergi belajar. nak kahwin, takde orang nak. nak jadi isteri pun, pergh. bangun time matahari terpacak di atas kepala. jangan mimpi la. hahhaha. selingan jap. so, janganlah rasa secure sangat ye, adik-adik. always have a back-up plan.

Okay, punya la berjela mukadimah, saja nak bagi motivasi sikit ye.


Gi kat website ni:

Okay, seterusnya, click kat arrow merah apply now tuh. Oh ya, and you guys kena register dulu untuk apply benda alah ni. aissyy..sedap je aku ngata.


Page ni akan appear:

nampakkan yang arrow merah tu?

click on that link, then you will automatically download soft copy BORANG YANG KENA ISI, PRINT, SCAN AND UPLOAD balik masa nak submit application. kan aku dah kata leceh.

namppakan yang arrow warna hijau tu?

you click on that link, dia akan bawak you ke satu page ni:

nampak tak rectangle warna purple (okayla fuchsia tu?)

Tu kalau korang belum register, click ke situ dan ikut je arahan dia.

yang rectangle warna green tu kalau dah register ya. you click on that it will bring you to BORANG ONLINE yang you all kena isi and submit secara online. Borang dia macam tricky gila and you all kena BACA ELOK-ELOK masa isi. you all tau sebab apa? Sebab Shell ni kan, dia istimewa tau. Borang untuk mintak scholarship dia adalah borang yang SAMA untuk orang local dan international nak apply kerja dengan diorang. So, ada some of the requirements you all tak perlu isi pun. aku dah tak ingat dah amende benda pelik dalam tu specifically, tapi, korang baca elok-elokla, use your brain. tak paham istilah BI, maih, tanya aku kalau aku free. aku boleh tolong setakat mampu. hahah.

anyway, untuk guide korang isi borang online tu, diorang dah tolong sediakan dah yang ni. gua suggest lu baca dulu before isi ya.

nampak itu arrow biru?

yang tu shell punya baik hati bagi guide untuk you all isi borang online kay. baca tau.

and nampak tak yang circle warna purple (okay fuchsia tu)?

yang tu emel diorang, kalau you all tak jelas ke apa, boleh emel diorang. ini adalah salah satu sikap murni yang perlu diamalkan iaitu sentiasa bertanya. malu bertanya sesat jalan ok. ataupun, you all call je shell tu. tapi jangan kacau diorang luar office hours plak k. aku dulu punyala sakit jiwa nak isi application dia berapa kali aku call.


Okay, dah isi borang yang kena print tu kan? tandatangan leklok, and then check dia mintak dokumen apa. usually cam biasa la kan IC sijil semua tu. sekali lagi, BACA ELOK-ELOK dia nak apa.

Next step, kau fotostat semua segala sijil dokumen kau tu, then sahkan dengan pengetua skolah atau pegawai kerajaan. Ala, KJ sayang kan ada, jangan malu-malu. Jumpa dia, kirim salam I kat dia tau. eww, gediks.

Selepas certify, THIS IS the tricky bit!!

You kena scan and save dalam jpeg format. And bila scan tu kena dalam resolution PALING KECIL tau. tau sebab apa? Okay, we'll get to that, for now, do as you are told kalau nak hidup you mudah sikit nak apply benda leceh ni. muahahahha.


oh, aku lupa mau cakap. Si Shell ini pun mintak kau orang sediakan CV. apa itu CV? aku pun tak ingat CV stands for what. Tapi CV ni basically RESUME la. RESUME ni macam summary of all our kelayakan akademik dan pencapaian ko semua tu, bagi budak lepas SPM la, kalau yang dah kerja resume tu bukan saja  state what degree you have, but also your working experience, but we'll come to that later. kalau nak contoh CV, boleh je google. kalau nak aku punya, boleh je. drop me a message on FB. oh, and make sure CV is organized and easy to read. do it in point form.


rujuk balik borang online kau orang tu. Dia akan ada bahagian suruh upload file. Dia ada 3 file, dan setiap tiga file ni ada limit dia.

okay, file pertama you all kena upload ialah CV. pastikan dalam file microsoft word ataupun file yang kecik saiznya.

file kedua ialah borang yang you all print, isi, scan balik tu. pastikan scan dalam resolution paling rendah. and kalau dalam jpeg format, masukkan dalam word file and save. tu je cara aku tahu untuk mengecikkan file dia. or kau boleh store sebagai pdf, tapi make sure pdf tu kecik, kalau boleh compress, compress.

file ketiga ialah segala sijil yang kau orang scan tu. HA! ni masalah agungnya, semua image yang scan tu, you all kena jadikan dia word file. letakla semua susun macam gambar kat atas word file tu. and make sure yang wajib ada. kalau file masih besar. pilih-pilih sijil ko-kurikulum mana yang kau nak hantar. kalau ada testimonial, pastikan testimonial tu ada. yang lain takde pun takpe. so, save. make sure saiznya kecil.

dia tak cakap actually in which order kau orang kena upload file tu, tapi tu cara aku buat dulu la. tak tahula kalau korang kreatif lagi boleh shrink kan lagi file tuh. itu atas engkaula. but best of luck, Step 5 ni la yang paling leceh. Aku hantar benda alah ni tepat-tepat jam 12 tengah malam tarikh tutup dia. Aku nangis ingat usaha aku sia-sia upload. banyak masalah tau masa nak upload, page lambatla, page time-outla. Shell ni memang buat aku berdrama ok.

Tapi nasib baik dapat gak ah interview. Interview dia pun cam best ah. Through the phone. Tak payah berdepan pun dengan orang dia. kau nak cakap kat telefon pakai baju tidur pun boleh. haha. dalam 1 jam gitu la duration dia. and dia ada dua bahagian. tak ingatlah pasal apa tajuk dia. tapi lebih kurang macam pengetahuan am and memberi pendapat. something like that. I suggest you read pasal environment, marketing, pasal shell, economy, corporate social responsibilities. diorang akan inform melalui emel atau call selalunya dapat ke tak. kalau lulu phone interview, dia buat group interview plak. tapi aku tak sampai stage tu, jadi aku tak tahula macam mana.

Okay, selamat apply dan selamat berjaya. I wish you all the best! Hope this helps a lot, k.


Tips For Scholarship Hunters

You can just google for it and you'll see results from Malaysia Scholarship and such sites. And while you're browsing kan, the scholarships you can apply are those that say:

1. post-spm
2. undergraduate

programmes. post-graduate is for people yang dah ada bachelor degree nak buat masters degree or phd.

and things to look out for:

1. bila dateline dia. ini penting!
2. apa requirements dia?
3. ada kena tulis esei ke tak?


1. result nak minimum berapa
2. documents: contohnya dia suruh print and post borang application dia dengan fotostat sijil ke apa? r dia suruh submit online je ke?
3. bayaran. dia nak bank draft ke? nombor check ke? online transaction ke apa? bayaran ni macam processing fee la. kalau petronas punya, dia suruh isi nombor check. about RM 30 kena bayar. borang submit online, tapi kena print dua copy untuk bawak masa interview.

Types of documents dia mintak, tapi dependsla kan dia mintak apa. so, di sini pentingnya skill MEMBACA dengan teliti. see? ada guna jugak kan buat exam banyak-banyak, so you guys bukak mata luas-luas and baca soalan elok-elok.

1. salinan IC pemohon yang disahkan.
2. salinan IC mak bapak yang disahkan.
3. kadang-kadang ada yang mintak surat beranak mak bapak and surat beranak kita.
4. slip gaji mak bapak yang juga disahkan.
5. sijil-sijil ko-kurikulum yang disahkan.
6. salinan slip spm yang disahkan.
7. sijil berhenti sekolah dan testimonial yang disahkan
8. dan lain-lain.

kadang-kadang dia ada mintak gambar passport ke apa.

basically, apa-apa maklumat yang you all tulis kena ada bukti dia, yakni documents yang disertakan itu. contohnya dalam ruang pencapaian kokurikulum kau tulis wakil negeri dalam sukan golf (ecececeh), kau kena sertakan salinan sijil yang disahkan berkaitan penglibatan kau tu.

aku alhamdulillah banyak diberi peluang untuk apply scholarships, gi banyak-banyak interview, so, bolehla aku nak kongsi pengalaman dan tips, biarpun satu pun aku tak dapat, *sob, sob* tapi nasib baik JPA baik hati approve rayuan aku, syukur.

oh, a good site would be they will field your questions about studies after high school.

so, good luck, guys.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Matrik, Diploma or Asasi?

Asasi = Foundation. Matrik pun samalah.

So, I bet all of you SPM leavers mesti busy dok pikir nak pilih yang mana eh?

Beza Matrik, Asasi dengan Diploma ni dari segi tempoh. Diploma can take about 2 to 3 years. Matrik and Asasi ni satu tahun je.

Nak study rilek-rilek tapi lambat habis.

Nak habis cepat, study kena pulun habis.

So, up to you guysla ya nak pilih yang mana.

For engineering, pilihan baik UTM, UiTM, UIA, apa lagi tak tahula. aku apply dua ni je sebagai my top choices.

For benda lain tak tahula, tanya orang lagi pakar.

Matrik/ Asasi ni kan belajar benda sama macam SPM je, tapi dia topup banyak lagi syllabus dia. Matrik paling susah nak kejar sebab laju and kena dapat pointer 4 flat. second most susah would be UM. Diploma tak sure system dia macam mana.

Basically these local pre-u ni they have lectures in classes sizes, some ado 40-something, 80-something, even a 100. The lecturers definitely don't know you. Studying definitely on your own, some unis ada la tutorials and stuff like that, but you don't have prep classes anymore. Quizzes are on weekly basis, tests semua tu. Exam dua kali. Midsem sekali and final sem. Then, you have your sem break. One Semester can be four months, five months or six, depending on the place you go to.

Budak-budak UTP, Trisemester. And diorang punya system lebih kurang macam Canadian punya. 60% coursework and 40% exam.

One semester probably dalam 4 or 5 subjects, depending what courses korang amik. Law probably belajar pasal federal constitution, critical thinking, lots of reading subject. Accounting, probably belajar economics, and stuff like that. Engineering or Sains Hayat, basically all your Sciencesla. Chem, Phy, Bio, Add Maths (they call it Maths). Engineering probably tak amik Bio.

So, pikirla elok-elok before you make your choice. Ada lagi info, I will add, apa-apa pertanyaan boleh kemukakan. I'll help the best way I can. Cheerios.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tahniah PMR Faris Petra.

Top Kelantan

111 orang 8A's.

GP 1.038

Purata 79.89

Tu je yang tahu setakat ni.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

i want to help as well, as far as i can :)

salam and hello to all :)

okay, it has been quite a long time since i last posted anything here. All the blogging stuff at this blog were mostly done by Kam. Thanks to her this blog is still alive and maybe it's time for all the juniors, who has finally got the tittle 'ex', to actually continue with the job to update this pretty blog of faris petra. At least do share something that we, the already an ex student dont know about what's happening in the school. Maybe about all the political issues there. okay, i'm just joking. Don't take it seriously, but i'm quite  thrilled to know what had really happened in school for this year. Well, sorry to say, except for the fact that Ustaz Ibrahim got married with Cik Zahariah is the only thing i know about what has happened there, because i did go. So juniors, help me here. You guys know more right, so please share :)

Kam had already talked about all the sponsorships, all the things that you should do during the interviews, all the quite important things i assume. So, i'm not gonna add more about that. Here i just wanna share about me. So, basically now i'm doing my A level at Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM) the place which i had never known before, lol, i only knew this place right after i got my offer letter from YTN or better know as Yayasan  Tenaga Nasional. Perhaps you guys don't really get it, okay, how about TNB ? okay, literally i'm under that big utility company, the biggest in SEA :) ( i'm so proud of that ). Okay, back to the point. I just want to tell you guys, especially all my juniors who just had finished their SPM, if you want to continue your study and you guys might want to take A level as your pre-U, then Kyuem is the right place to do it. Now i sounded like one of the guy in the commercial for Kyuem.haha. I'm having a tremendous time in Ky ( we usually call Kyuem as Ky ). The life here is amazing, all the teachers, the facilities, the people and all sort of things, this place is like heaven. oo and btw, for those who are scared that the might not be having a good dish here, yeah, I know how much you guys hate the dining hall. But dont worry, food served here are as good as what you always get at home. Maybe for me, sometimes it's better here because there are days where they served western food. The dining hall is heaven here, and almost hell i guess back then in school, sorry. That's my honest opinion. No offense. Enough of that already, I dont want to tell you all the things, it might spoil everything when you come here. Life is a no fun when there's no shocking moment right ? haha. But for sure, you'll enjoy your life here as much as i enjoy mine.  It's even better than the five years in school, well in a way, school years have taught me lots of things, but here, it's the time to practice all things we learnt. Okay la, time in Faris Petra is still on top of my chart. The reminiscent are the best, the best time that i have, and the time that i will cherish, for the rest of my life.

So, for those who are interested in going to Kyuem, as Kam said in earlier post, try to apply for scholarship as Yayasan UEM, Yayasan Khazanah, PNB, Petronas, Yayasan Tenaga Nasional, Bank Negara and so on. It may be quite a while before the result is out, but it's already time for you guys to start thinking about the scholarships and all this kinda stuff. And, if any of you guys are intending to opt for scholarship from YTN, you can ask me anything about that, i'll be glad to help you guys. And i really want to see my juniors here in Ky, Farisians have name here, but we are not here. If you understand what i'm talking about. So, i'll keep you guys updated if you guys are interested. My contribution here is the least that i can offer you guys, maybe more in the future. once a farisian, always be :)

ps : if you guys need any help on YTN, Kyuem. just ask. drop by at my page, FB . and if you dont want to loose track on the scholarships thingy, go here . read more, and there's nothing that can hold you down :)

a picture when my house, the house of Rawk, Topaz, won Malam Citra Budaya, wanna know more ? come to Ky.haha

au revoir ( oh God, I miss French classes in Faris Petra ) and dont be shock, speak more english starting from today, because here, the main language is English. and you can always find a girlfriend or a boyfriend here.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Hello Farisians

Just a simple notice. In 2009 and 2008, there were a lot more updates, they were more frequent and informative. More people actually contributed to this blog then, now I don't know where they have all gone. I see a list of names, and some of them have never even contributed anything at all, I have a right mind to remove them as authors. I know I have not been updating much, people are busy with their own lives and being on Facebook. Does it hurt to take some time off and talk about more intellectual issues? Now, there's not much posting going on, so you don't really know what's happening. There were also more frequent visitors and comments previously, especially from ex-students and seniors, now there's hardly much. Any suggestion on how to popularize this blog among Farisians? We can actually make this work for the benefit of all. Ex-students, seniors, juniors, school leaver, etc. etc. Previously, I meant the blog to be the "voice" of Farisian students about the school, or for ex-students to catch up on the school updates, and slowly since I've already left the school, I don't know much about what's going on there,  and the newer generation isn't updating anything, I turned it into a more informative sharing system. To all those ex-students out there, I know you're keen to know what's up with the school, but I'd gladly appreciate it if you have the time, do drop by or drop a comment to share info for our juniors. See it as a way to "give back" to the community. Please and thanks. :)

Of Dreams And Plans

At this stage, you're probably wondering, what am I gonna do about my life? Or probably you post SPM kids just want to enjoy being bored first, well, up to you. But some of you might be thinking, what's next?

Even so, when you're filling out scholarship application forms, you still have to think about what field you're going to pursue right?

The thing when choosing your career, people will always say:

"choose something that suits your personality."

"choose something that suits your capability."

"choose something that suits your interest."

Those are all true, but the bigger factor now is:

"are there many scholarship places offered for my chosen field?"

"what are the job demands of my field of choice?"

So, it's not just about living your dream, it's about being realistic as well. What you want may not necessarily be what you get. Even people now claim that, "you may not end up doing what you wanted to do what you dreamed of in the first place" or "you can get a different job even though you pursue your degree."

So, it all comes down to job demands.

So, while trying to figure out which field you'd want to pursue, you have to take those criterias into consideration and do your research before deciding the next step.

"which universities offer this course?"

"what are the requirements?"

such and such.

Something for post-SPM kids to think about.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Overseas Pre-U Programs.

1. The most common is obviously A-Levels. There's a one-year A-Level, but most commonly, A-Levels would take up two years. A-Levels is basically SPM all over again. It is 100% based on Final Exams. You'll ahve two major exams, at the end of the first year is the AS and the second year is A2. A-Levels is based on the British system. You only need to take four or three subjects and the English subject is not compulsory. A-Levels is available in most pre-u institutions. KYUEM (Kolej Yayasan UEM, Lembah Beringin, it's a very SECLUDED but POSH place, most corporate bodies like UEM, Khazanah, PNB and TNB like to send their scholars here) is fully for A-Levels only. The danger with A-Levels is there is no margin for error on that final exam, if you screw that, then you're screwed. Oh, there are also many different types of A-Levels, should probably ask the INTEC kids about this.

2. The second most common AUSMAT (Australian Matriculation) or SAM (South Australian Matriculation) - if you're going to Taylor's College. This is 50% coursework (as in assignments, quizzes, internal exams and tests, presentations) 50% Final exam. You take up to five or six subjects and the duration is about one-and-a-half years. Ausmat is also quite common. INTEC, Taylor's College, Sunway College, INTI College.

3. IB. (International Baccalaureate). This is one of the toughest! and most expensive. It's about two years. I'm not quite sure on their subject selection, but English and Malay is compulsory. You have a lot of field work, and thesis to write. Not much info on this, it is rare that our students end up doing this, but Fatimah Zahra of 0206 did this. IB is offered in Taylor's College Sri Hartamas and Kolej Mara Banting, I don't know about other places.

4. ADP (American Degree Program). In INTEC, you have ADFP (F stands for Foundation) or ADTP (T stands for Transfer). ADFP is one year, and you enter an American university as a Freshman. ADTP is two years, and you're doing a credit transfer to a US university. ADTP is obviously more cheap, and you're already starting your degree, so, it cuts time. But you only get like two years in US or less. The US program is more coursework-based, which means less stress when Final exam finally comes, but you have to get consistent marks in your assignments and quizzes. ADP is also available at Taylor's College, UNiTEN, I don't know where else. Usually, the English Proficiency test for ADP is TOEFL. (Test (I'm not sure what O stands for) for English as a Foreign Language). And you also have to sit for SAT (I forgot what it stands for).SAT is basically an exam that tests your Maths and your English (this, I swear to God, is damn hard).

5. CPU (Canadian Pre-University). Since, it's my program, so, obviously, I'm going to be biased and say it ROCKS! CPU is 70% Coursework and 30% Final Exam. So, if you're doing well in your 70% less stress on the final exam, but some lecturers like to take your final exam mark to be your final mark. It's a very hectic program, you have lots of presentations and projects and most of them are due back to back. At first, it feels like it's killing you, but then it feels fun! Because CPU people are very crazy people. At Taylor's College (CPU is only offered at Sunway College or Taylor's College, obviously, Taylor's is the best!), the 80% of the CPU lecturers are Canadian, so, you get eye candy 0.0. The duration is a year or a year-and-a-half, if you have to repeat subjects. Usually sponsors will only allow a year. There's two semesters. Each semester is 6 months. Each semester you take 3 subjects (total of six subjects), and it's a different subject every semester. each subject will be divided into a few Units, and the number of these Units will determine how many Tests you will have throughout the semester. Quizzes, obviously every week, homework, obviously everyday. All the assignments and tests and quizzes and projects and presentations are worth different weightages. The weightage ranges from 1 to 6. 1 being the one with least marks, and 6 being the most. Tests have a weightage of 3. The Canadian program is more similar to the American program, which is an anti-thesis of the A-Levels program. The difference between the Canadian program is it is actually a high school degree. So, technically, you're not doing pre-u, you're in Canadian high school. The Canadian program also emphasises more on English proficiency. English is a compulsory subject. They have a special English test called OSSLT (I forgot what it stands for) and you have to take IELTS. The Canadian program also makes 10-hours of community service compulsory. At first, it feels like a drag, but it's actually quite fun, and 10 hours is not that long. You can do it at orphanages, refugee schools, zoos, and you learn lots of things too. For my community service, I performed in a musical for charity.

These are basically the English pre-u programs. There are also French, Russian, German, Korean, Middle-Eastern, Japanese programs, but I'm not too familiar with these programs.

All these overseas program also require you to take an English Proficiency test. The most common is IELTS. Only the American program takes TOEFL (I'll write more about these two tests in the future). I might also write about local uni life some other time.

So, this is basically an 'idea' on what's next after high school. For interview tips and how to dress during interviews, you can refer to the archives:

For interview processes for each corporate body (they have different interview processes. some are in stages), feel free to ask. I am more than happy to help where I can. I'll keep posting useful stuff when I can come up with it.


SPM is finished. Hurrah for the fivers. Welcome to the club of ex-students! Enjoy your freedom. Enjoy your boredom while it lasts, before moving on to the next stage of your lives. Life after school is fun albeit more challenging.

Would love to hear more from you guys.

Anyway, in terms of scholarships, after your results are out, look out for these:

1. JPA/MARA. like, d-uh.
2. Petronas
3. PNB
4. TNB
5. Telekom
6. Khazanah
7. Sime Darby
8. Security Commission
9. The Star
10. Bank Negara

Sunday, October 17, 2010

ohho..nearing the end of the year

This blog looks dead, so might as well I post something.

I missed PMR the other day. I didn't realize it was October, but I'm sure that they did their best.

Next up's SPM. Hope to get an update on your results next year. (If there are any updates at all).

It has been an eventful year for Faris, I'm sure of, but less controversial I suppose. So far that I've heard, the prefects made their maiden international excursion toBeijing. The Jap students got a visit from a Jap school. co-curricular activities just get better don't they? The most stark difference is the rise of new buildings on the school grounds and the extensive "jailing" structures.

Oh, you'll get that SBT status alright. Don't fret. Finance is ALWAYS distributed FAIRLY in the Malaysian Education system, don't you think so? It is rare that I berkias(and by saying this, I am making it more obvious that I am, which defeats the purpose of berkias which is supposed to be subtle), but in this case, it seems like a delightful thing to do. (come to think of it, had I not posted the sentence in the first parentheses, ISA wouldn't have a reason to convict me).

English debate, the East HKSBP had their first (this is a Yoda structured sentence, apparently). Golf looks a hell lot better compared to my time. Corporate day as well. looks a hell lot more proper, so I didn't actually fight for it in vain.

when oh when else can I cause political stir? Faris was such a fun place to do so. I am like so bored in Taylor's everything is so properly managed, I have no reason to well, rebel.

why the hell am I posting this anyway?

well, this blog seems dead anyway. But I'm sure many will agree, school is the best time to be rebellious.

the thing is, I didn't see anything wrong skipping class during my school days, I openly admit that I do it quite often, despite being a prefect. (yaw boo sucks to me. but I don't feel that I did anything wrong).

here, in college, you won't get sent to the principal's office for skipping class, but yet, you still feel guilty skipping. so, it's not that fun being rebellious. almost all rebellious people i know have all become so berjurus in college. seriously.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

For Old Times' Sake

Biology Lesson 5 Alpha 2009

Part One

Part Two and Three

Rahman Formation 2009


What comes to mind when someone mentions that word? Old boys with wives and kids showing up at their reunion after ten years? Giving back to the school after you've had success?

Some might go, "I so damn miss school and mah schoolmates."

While some would go, "To H*LL with that school! I've waited oh so long to be free from it. I just miss my friends."

Usual reactions would be the first one, but I know for recent generations of Farisian graduates, they'd have yet to relish the newfound freedom, so, some of them do have that second reaction.

Anyhow. I went to the Alumni event on the second day of Raya. As expected, the most people that turned up were from the early-eighties batch, but they were still some from the nineties and a few from the 2000-generation.

Yes, it was awkward due to the generation gap, my batch, who have just left school in not even a year, felt the most awkward being there. We don't know most people there, it's not our party, and we're the most junior there. Well, "Alumni" makes you sound old, and yeah, we'd just gotten out of school, nobody's interested to be involved in any Alumni-related activties yet, I understand completely because I feel the same way, but I'd really like to thank those who came anyway, although you guys didn't plan it, and I didn't even get to talk to all of you.

I took this pic from Syazliana (0408)'s Facebook. there's me and the few batch members. there's actually more than that that came, but they remained outside. no other girls made it, yeah, it was held at night time AT the school hall.

Next year will be a lot more grand, and hopefully, they'll do it at daytime, so more people can show up. Girls especially, for those interested, I mean.

Even if you're not interested in the Alumni committee itself, (I understand, because honestly, I'm not interested either. I just got out of school. I have yet to taste life :-p) just come for old times' sake and meeting up with friends. I wish I had more time to talk to you guys.

I took this pic from Uncle Sseme's Facebook. Well, that's everyone, but my batchmates were mostly not in it. Don't worry guys, I understand.

Thanks to all those involved to make it happen. Perhaps we'll see more participation in the future.

To the Third Formers of 2010, Good Luck for your PMR. Fivers of 2010, good luck for your SPM.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Salam and Well Wishes

well, looks like this blog is not getting much updates, yep, everybody's busy with their lives. Almost all of my fellow batchmates have already registered. All that's left are the Taylorians, due this coming 10th, the KYUEM-ers, due this 20th and those flying off straight away to Egypt and England on private funding, due in September.

so, I'm trying my best to list out all the names that I know who earned scholarships, if I left out anyone, it wasn't intentional, either I didn't know, or I simply forgot, but you can add it on to the list via comments:

JPA (oh, sometimes I refer to it as PSD in this post)

1. Syakir Fakhri (I think he's doing AUSMAT for Engineering in New Zealand, currently in INTEC)
2. Shafizul (A-level in INTEC, Twinning Program Medicine)
3. Mohd Zulfikar (INTEC also, bound for India for Medicine)
4. Baihaqi (A-level in INTEC, Medicine I think in Ireland)
5. Zarir Azim (I dunno much. medicine also I think)
6. Azri (INTEC, not sure for what)
7. Aiman Naim (INTEC, bound for Engineering in Korea. He also was offered an Engineering program bound for China by Petronas, but he declined)
8. Amerudin (INTEC, bound for India for Medicine)
9. Nabilah Halim (UM, bound for Japan for Dentistry)
10. Aziza (UM, bound for Japan for Engineering)
11. Habibah (INTEC, bound for Jordan for Dentistry)
12. Aiman Yusoh (Kolej Bandar Utama, AUSMAT, bound for Australia for Engineering)
13. Syafiq Ibrahim (Taylor's University College, International Canadian Pre-University, ICPU, bound for Canada for Engineering)
14. Kamilah (ditto)

*13 and 14 appealed.


1. Nik Amirul Hakim (INTEC, American Degree Foundation Program, bound for USA for Engineering)
2. Nur Nafis (Taylor's University College, American Degree Transfer Program, bound for USA for Actuarial Science)
3. Aizuddin (Kolej Teknologi Timur, A-levels, bound for India for Medicine.)
4. Afiq Zakaria (UniKL MIAT, I think, Russian Program for Aeronautical Engineering)
5. Nadia
6. Adilah Nasir
7. Adilah Nazihah (Foundation in MSU for Optometry)


1. Fikri Hisyam (KYUEM, A-levels, bound for UK for Power Engineering. he declined PSD offer for engineering n France.)

BANK NEGARA (Kijang Emas: only given to five recipients, and they can choose whatever course they wish to pursue in any country of choice)

1. Syuhadah (KYUEM, A-levels, bound for UK for Medicine. She was also offered the PSD NAtional Scholarship for being one of the Top 30 scorers, but declined.)

UTP (Petronas)

1. Hairul Azman (Mechanical Engineering. he declined PSD offer for IB in KMB, bound for UK for Engineering)
2. Syafiq Che Muda (Engineering)
3. Omar Abdul Malik (Petroleum Geoscience)

Yayasan Islam Kelantan

1. Afiq Aziz (Medicine, bound for Egypt)

The others also earned PSD scholarships for local institutions, namely Rafiq Razuki, Wan Amirah Balqis, Hisham Mamat, Norani Redzuan, Nizar Zubir, Amin Ramli, well, that's about all that I know of. Noraini Mohd Nor got the PSD appeal for New Zealand in Accounting, but she declined, preferring to stay in UIA for Foundation in Medicine. Izzat Salihuddin is going to Manchester University for Foundation in Accounting. Majid, I think is going to Egypt, although he did get the PSD scholarship for Medicine in India. Mustaqim is also bound for Egypt for Medicine.

and I keep updating this list..oh yaa...where is Shahrul Afaham bound to for Medicine? He's under JPA or MARA?

Oh, do correct me if I'm wrong, but so far, this is what I know of.

to all Farisians 0509, please click here:

The rest of us mostly are either in Matriculation (the most Farisian population is in Kulim), UiTM (the highest Farisian population is in Puncak Alam), UM, UIA, UniKL, UPNM, one in ALAM, one in UNIMAS, and others. I'd love to mention all your names, but simply too many to list out, and I don't exactly know everyone's whereabouts, except those still in contact, but anyhow, I'd like to wish all of you Good luck, guys.

anyhow, it doesnt matter whether you're going for local or overseas, all that matters is that you give your best. we have our own unconventional ways to succeed. even people who don't have a degree can be very successful. yes, grades may play a part to open up opportunities for you to reach your goal, but whether or not you are given that opportunity, but if you are an opportunist, you can either make your own opportunity or you make the best of the opportunity given. get what i'm saying?

some people, they have that potential, they already have the opportunity, but one wrong decision, screws it up, and one door closes. If that person is an opportunist, he will find that another door opens when that door closes. If that person is a pessimist? well, that door closing means the end of everything. how do you move forward with an attitude like that?

so, what I'm saying here is, attitude is more important compared to grades, compared to whatever institution you are studying in. correct attitude can do you wonders. seriously.

Another lesson I've learnt is that keberkatan is very important, either from your parents, or your teachers, or from mankind in general. I know I rebelled a LOT in my school days, and believe it or not, it will take a toll on you. things have a way of coming back at you. you know, karma, what goes around comes around? It may not hit you now, but later on? life is a continuous journey, and SPM is just the beginning of a greater journey. I used to think that SPM was the end of it, but I was wrong.

oh yeah, and do enjoy your school days while it lasts although you might think you're going through H*LL at that time. at the end of the day, your friends from Faris, are your friends for life.

About next year's PSD scholarship, I'm not sure what the turn out is, They're saying that they'll gradually decrease the places until PSD scholarship is no longer available. This means that there'll be tighter competition and more DIRTY POLITICS. yeah, it helps if you've got a connection in the ministry.

I personally think it's wrong to play it dirty, it's not fair to others, but when it is something crucial regarding your finance and your future, who wouldn't right? does anyone ever stop to think that God is fair? can't they just play fair and let fate do the work? no. so much for meritocracy. okay, I'm not going to harp on any political issue, here.

my point is that,

all that we are able to do now is to do our best, and pray for the best. who knows, against all odds, you can still earn it. So, I'm wishing all the fivers of 2010,


Saturday, April 17, 2010

bpp's new blog

salam wbt
badan pemimpin pelajar 2010 br shj melancarkan blog terbaru yg akan memaparkan aktiviti2 dan pergerakan2 pelajar sepanajang tahun...
insyaALLAh akn diupdate sentiasa
jemput berkunjung :)


Monday, April 12, 2010

u can just view Faris Petra 0509 group bout this pic :D

thanks to Majid for this pic. all the best for SPM 2010.
faris petra?

Tentang Perubahan.

Asslamu'alaikum warahmatullah.

Hey! Hey! Hey!

Nampak gayanya, dah hampir setahun agaknya saya tidak berblog di sini. Harap maaf ye. Kebanyakan masa yang ada, saya tumpukan pada blog sendiri terlebih dahulu.

Oh ye, memandangkan warna 'fonts' yang lepas kelihatan sangat kurang sesuai, maka, saya telah mengambil keputusan untuk menukarkan 'template' blog ini, dengan latarnya masih kekal bercorak kayu itu. Saya memilih sesuatu yang lebih 'simple' berbanding yang sebelum ini, maklumlah, 'less is more'. Karang sarat sangat, hanya akan menyebabkan blog TFC kita ini lambat atau mengambil masa untuk 'loading'.

Saya telah melakukan sedikit demi sedikit perubahan hanya sekarang, kerana sebelum ini, Kamilah, saya tinggalkan untuk menguruskan segalanya. Maaf ye, Kam, saya telah banyak menyusahkan kamu. Namun, memandangkan Kam kelihatannya agak sibuk dengan pelbagai temuduga dalam memohon biasiswa, eloklah rasanya, saya mengambil alih kembali buat seketika.

Buat penulis-penulis [authors] blog ini, jangan segan-silu mencurahkan buah fikiran anda. Seperti kata Kam jua, jadikan laman ini sebagai satu wadah ilmiah untuk dikongsikan bersama. Maka, untuk memudahkan anda, 'New Post editor telah dinaiktarafkan. 'Upgraded version of New Post Editor' ini lebih mudah digunakan di samping terdapat pelbagai 'features' yang disediakan, seperti 'strikethrough',  fungsi 'undo' & 'redo', 'jump break' dan lain-lain lagi. Manfaatkan kemudahan ini ke tahap yang optimum supaya kita sama-sama dapat meningkatkan mutu laman TFC ini.

Nampaknya, dah panjang lebar saya berceloteh. Setakat ini sahaja ye. Di lain masa, jika ada kesempatan, saya akan kongsikan bersama tip-tip berblog setakat yang saya tahu, dengan harapan, blog-blog anda mampu menarik ramai pengunjung dan pada masa yang sama, menjana pendapatan lumayan. Bagaimana?? Tunggu sahaja.

Sebelum saya meninggalkan seketika lama TFC ini, jangan lupa, tinggalkan alamat emel atau 'link' blog anda di ruangan komen atau ke emel saya atau Kam. Saya, kini, kurang menggalakkan anda berbuat demikian di ruangan chat, kerana khuatir kami akan terlepas pandang.

Itu sahaja.

Sekian, salam sayang dan rindu dari saya.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

more on spm 2009

overall sbp ranking: 19

ranking negeri bagi setiap subjek:
  • bm: 1
  • bi: 5
  • math: 1
  • add math: 1
  • pai: 1
  • sej: 3
  • fizik: 3
  • kimia: 3
  • bio: 3
  • seni: 5
  • akaun: 9
  • est: 10
  • keseluruhan: 3
  • gpn (pengiraan baru): 1.66
  • gpn (pengiraan lama): 2.02

no need for boasting, comparing, and other mazmumah behavior. personal reflection is all that is necessary

Friday, March 12, 2010


To greet people:
  1. greet
  2. shake hands
  3. find something interesting on that person (like a piece of accessory or the outfit) and compliment it in he sincerest way possible.
  4. thank them if they return the compliment.

why must we do this?

for making a good first impression on people!

First impression is based on:
  1. visual (how you look and present yourself, body language) 55 %
  2. vocal (your intonation of voice) 38%
  3. verbals (what you say) 7%

be careful what you post on the internet especially in your profile or blog, your interviewer might already be checking you out, and if your website is like, well, urhm, bitchy and childish and in many ways obnoxious, you're in big trouble, that is if they found you out in your website.

Look good in your passport photo when you submit your CV and resumes, it also makes an impression on your charcter, imagine in your passport photo your face is oily, you didn't comb your hair and you have sleepy eyes, what does that tell the interviewer?

3A's of Image Management:
  1. appearance
  2. action
  3. attitude
increase your likeability factor to people, don't have inferiority(you feel a low self-esteem and self-worth of yourself)/ superiority(you feel that you're better than others) complex.

Body language:
  1. smile a lot
  2. have eye contact
  3. good posture (no slouching or mendada)
  4. have a good handshake (close and firm grip, palm to palm)
  5. body odour is a NO-NO. Girls, to wear perfume, put it on the points of your pulse.
Don't invade people's personal space, stand at a correct distance to that person.

How to kill nervousness during a presentation:
  1. steeple hands
  2. smile
  3. do a sound check before you begin
  4. nod to get nods from irresponsive audience
effective communication is not about what is said, but what is recieved.

well, that's about it that I gathered from Wendy Lee, another professor, Prof. Madya Dr. Mohd. Azree bin Idris (Timbalan Dekan HAl Ehwal Pelajar dan Perhubungan Luar UNITEN) said:

we must create rapport, mirror what the interviewer is doing appropriately, make them comforatble with you, and simulate leadership when speaking in public.

I hope this is beneficial for those of you going for interviews soon.

more info on interviewee's ideal criteria here.


Choosing your clothes:

Rule of thumbs to follow:
  1. structured materials work best because it makes you look prim and clean cut, don't wear flowing materials.
  2. the more like a man you look (i.e. wear shirts and pants and blazers) the more professional you look. Sorry, I'm not being a sexist, but it is the preferred professional dress code.
  3. the more layer you put on, the more professional you look, so do wear your blazers!
  4. the more skin you show, the less professional you look. It's simple logic, more skin, more slutty you look, and you walk around as if you have 'sex' written all over you. For non-muslims, skirts should at least cover your knee caps, muslims, tahu-tahu sendiri lah ye aurat kamu.
  5. wear heels (not too high, just a bit of heels. no stillettos please) and closed toe shoes. preferably black or browns.
  6. clothes material should not be too shiny. your outfit must not be too tight or too big.
  7. girls can either wear suits or kurung.
  8. for kurung, opt for small flower patterns instead of big flower patterns.
  9. If you're wearing suit, then the conditions for the choice of shirt is exactly the same as the guys. please refer to previous post.
  10. If you have a short face (i.e. the length of your face is almost equivalent to your face width), push the fringe away from your face, so your forehead looks wider.
  11. put on some make up, but not too much, just a bit of foundation and lipstick will do.
  12. avoid oily faces!
  13. check your teaath, eyes, nose. You don't want to talk with your interviewer with a booger hanging from your nostril!
  14. for people who have eyes close to each other, don't wear full-frame glasses
  15. the distance between two eyebrows is two fingers, so shape your eyebrows a little.

International dress code hierarchy for women (from professional to less professional) :

  1. matching skirt suit (but in Malaysia, matching pants suit come first, followed by unmatching pants suit, then only skirt suit)
  2. unmatching skirt suit
  3. matching pants suit
  4. unmatching pants suit

Don't pull off wearing scarves around your neck if it looks selekeh. oh, please button your shirts all the way up! For muslims, please don't wear black tudung. And for those not wearing tudung, tie your hair neatly, jangan just main lepas, preferably, tie it up in a bun.

oh, I forgot to mention, all of these information is sourced from Wendy Lee, professional image consultant from Chapter One Asia.


For those budak-budak FAris yang still di bangku sekolah, here are some tips for your corporate day wear, for other ex-FArisians yang akan pergi interview mana-mana, this is for you as well.

Choosing your shirt:
  1. Avoid dark colors, choose pastel colors (light blue, pink, etc.) instead. It must be lighter than your pants. Black is a NO-NO.
  2. look for structured materials like cotton instead of polyester.
  3. the most professional color is white, followed by pastels, then stripes. If possible, if you want to wear stripes, choose small and narrow stripes, and please, no contrasting colored stripes, looking corporate, you'd might want to reduce the colors. Rule of thumb, the more patterned and striking your shirt is, the less professional you look.
  4. tightness of collar is one or two fingers can reach into the collar. three is too longgar.
  5. balance the size of your tie knot to your collar size, you don't want your tie knot too big or too small.
  6. don't wear button down collar, the one with buttons at the collar.
  7. your shirt is too small for you when you can see the wristbone when you stretch your arms sideways.
  8. tuck your shirt into your underwear for more neat tuck-in, if your underwear peaks out, it's because your pants ride too low.
  9. don't mix too striking patterns of your shirt and tie. If it is noticeable from a distance that there are two patterns on your upper body, you are not professional.

Choosing your pants:
  1. Dark colors like black and dark browns, no light colored pants please.
  2. Avoid patterned pants. Pinstripe is okay.
  3. The pants must hug your bum, otherwise it looks baggy.
  4. If you have a small bum, don't wear pleated pants.
  5. Pants must not be too long or too short. If you can see a bit of the shoe heel from the back view, that is most ideal.
  6. Once again, choose structured material, not the licin sort.
  7. socks must match pants
Choosing your belt:

  1. dark colors, no studded belts please.
  2. The belt width must not be thicker than your thumb.
  3. the belt buckle is not that big that it is noticeable from a distance.
  4. the belt must go through the first loop only. more than that, it is too long and selekeh, less than that, it is too short.

  1. Wear a working watch
  2. your tie must reach the middle of your belt buckle, that is the ideal length
  3. If possible, wear blazers.
  4. Wear square toed shoes with thin soles. The more rubbery and thicker the sole, the less professional you look. Tolong, no slippers, sandals or boots. keep those shoes well-polished.
  5. Hair short, but not too short, no long hair, but no skinheads, and definitely no mohawks and dreadlocks!.

Hierarchy of International Professional dress code for men:

  1. 3-piece suit (with vest and matching blazers and pants)
  2. double-breasted blazer
  3. single-breasted blazer
  4. blazer

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Satu Tidur Yang Panjang

Setelah sekian lama blog ini tidak ber-update, agaknya sudah kering idea. Seusainya SPM 2009 pada tanggal 8 Disember 2009 pada tahun lepas, dengan rasminya, Batch Farisian 0509 meninggalkan alma mater yang sudah didiami selama 5 atau 2 tahun. Jadi, tidak selalu juga berkunjung ke sekolah untuk mengambil tahu hal sekolah, ada yang masih segan untuk berjumpa guru, ada yang masih 'trauma', ada yang ingin menikmati 'kebebasan', ada yang malas bergerak untuk menjejakkan kaki ke sekolah. Tak mengapalah, baru-baru keluar sekolah ini tak syok juga kembali ke sekolah.

Walau bagaimanapun, saya telah menjejakkan kaki ke sekolah tidak sampai 2 bulan pun meninggalkan sekolah untuk menghantar adik saya bagi pengambilan pelajar Tingkatan Satu (iya..generasi Kamilah masih bersambung di sekolah itu). Tidak banyak yang berubah, cuma dicat baru sahaja, dan laluan masjid pelajar perempuan baru sahaja disiapkan, tidak sempat rasmi lah, nampaknya. Tak mengapalah.

Jadi kali seterusnya menjejakkan kaki ke sekolah semestinya untuk mengambil keputusan SPM nanti (gulp!).