Friday, October 25, 2013

The Interview

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UTP's Educamp post

Since I got through UTP's educamp, got into UTP, now out of UTP and bored, I'd like to tell you how the interviewer made me feel while I was getting interviewed.

I got to the interview room, all nervous mind you. Not forgetting my manners, I knocked on the door, went in and said Good Afternoon. The interviewer looked at me weirdly and said "Assalammualaikum." I was taken aback. Okay, my fault for not greeting him the way muslims greet each other but he could've replied my greeting before saying that. With an awkward laugh, I replied and sat down after I was told to. 

He asked me to introduce myself. Not writing a single thing on his paper while looking at me weirdly. And so I figured that he didn't want to know all that. So I started telling him how I was a prefect and etcetera. He then started writing stuff down. I was like "THANK GOD! I'm finally saying something right." He could've just asked me about my achievements though instead of having me blab and blab on why I want to be an Engineer. 

He asked me what course I picked and so I told him that I picked EE as my first choice and PE as second. However, I told him that if he could, note down that I want PE instead of EE. He then asked me why. 

I researched on PE and I found myself more interested in that than EE.
So you're saying that the more you research about something, the more you'll like it?
Exactly, that is only if I'm interested in it. And somehow, PE caught more of my interest than EE.
If you research about Mechy now, you'd probably like that better.
However, I have gone through all the courses and I can see that my interests lie in PE. I know that I'd be able to take on the course as the subjects are things that I would like to learn more about. I know that I'd enjoy learning it. I understand the work environment may be hard for females like me but I know that I would be able to stand it. 
How sure are you that you would not like another course later on after you research more?
As of now, I can see myself as a Petroleum Engineer in the future. 
Okay, lets stop arguing. Can you tell me more about your case study.

Can someone please tell me how that is arguing because I clearly was just trying to clear all his doubts about my choice. Or probably he used the wrong word by accident and I am being too sensitive getting butthurt by that.

As I was telling him about my case study he stopped me half way. I wasn't even done. But he probably had a time limit. All through the interview, he looked at me as if everything I said was wrong. I felt as if I was a criminal who is trying to prove that I'm not. 

The interviewer probably just wanted to test me or something. He was kerek though, no excuses for that. But going through all that, I still got in. The fact that I could still remember what happened proves that I was pretty affected by that interview.

That was my second interview after Taylor's. It was so different because the person I was interviewed by at Taylor's was one of the Heads, she looked at me as if everything I was saying was interesting and she asked me questions, wanting to know more about me. She ended the session with telling me how I did really well in the interview and she's looking forward to seeing me around Taylor's.  I got the scholarship too. 


Missed breakfast and a trip to the open gym but woke up to the sun which is something rare. 7 and all ready for school every morning. Waking up late, once in a while is such a pleasure but honestly, waking up early during the weekends is the best feeling ever. Up and awake early for a whole day of doing things that you want to do. Waking up late is taking its toll on me, I'm hungry. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Is this it

And so I question and I ask myself. 

Where did we go wrong? What did I do that wasn't enough? What did she do that wasn't enough? Why do we keep fighting? Why do we keep misunderstanding each other? Why are we dealing our problems like this? Why couldn't we kiss and make up? (Okay probably not kiss) But what's happening to us? Are we going to just end the friendship we've built? Are we going to waste the years we spent apart from each other but still managed to stay best friends? Is this how people grow apart from their friends? Is this it?

I miss us. The us who would spend our nights up laughing and prank calling people. The us who would call each other when we feel troubled. The us who accepted each other's flaws. The us who were confident when we're together. The us who believed in each other. The us who believed in our friendship.


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Facilitating MRSM Pendang

I would choose experience over fun anytime. Because experiencing something is fun, but not all fun things will give you a valuable experience. Facilitated a motivational camp (in MRSM Pendang) for the first time ever with the MPPs of KMKN, my roommates and a few of my batch mates - many who I just realised existed when we got there. 

I just found out why all the teachers has been going around saying how the Engineering UK will stand out. The majority who went to facilitate were Engineering UK students. Out of 10 girls, 4 were Engineering UKs which in ratio to the amount of girls in the program is a lot (there are only 6 of us girls). 

All in all, it was fun. Had Syed as my partner and he could have handled the whole group all by himself, to be honest. Sometimes, we'll only be able to see someone's strengths when they're in action. I was surprised to be honest. Shared tips with the SPM kids, played games with them and made them feel mentally tortured. Was told by a teacher that I speak like popcorn... Okay... Had a few people approaching me asking me what they should do to improve their english. Memang I look like an English teacher pun. 

I am honestly looking forward to facilitating more motivation camps because from now on, all we'll do is improve and improve in our facilitating and organising. Had a few kids from my group texting me saying thank you and the fact that many of the kids remembered my name - the other facilitator's name too - made me feel appreciated. I also had keropok lekor for the first time in ages. It was good.