Saturday, 23 August 2014

What Most University Freshmen Would Miss Out In Their Preparation.


Congratulations to you, future university freshman !

From that very day you got your offer letter, life sorta changes huh?
No more sleeping or gaming to kill most of your holidays.
Gone are the unproductive days. Haha.

From bank accounts to going on a shopping spree.
Replicating documents, booking of hotel, basically trying to fulfill every requirements before the big day.

What happens if one small problem problem unexpectedly pop out ?
OVERREACT !



Haha, it's normal to overreact, don't worry about it.
We tend to make sure everything is perfect. I mean, who don't right?

What if I tell you, most typical freshmen would miss out on one important thing;

Mental Preparation.

Being mentally prepared  is vital. How and why? Keep on reading!


1. Know Your Course!
Sounds simple enough. Everybody know the name of their respective course.
But what most of the 'everybody' don't know is how their course is gonna kill them.
In fact, most student's are clueless about they're about the learn.
Worse yet for those who were indirectly forced to accept that course that they didn't even know existed!

How? : Do a little bit of research regarding your course before your freshman year kick starts.
Identify which part you're interested in, and which part you're not.

Why? : A simple quote should answer this question. 'Know your enemy better than you know yourself '
When the hard part of your course comes, you wouldn't have mental breakdown as you knew it all along that it's coming.


2. Write a Letter to Future You!
Oh c'mon, don't call me a weirdo just yet. I am not!

 

Ok maybe I am, but that's no my point.

Yes, write to your future self.
Before getting anything start, write on why you started all this at the first place!

How? : Here are some examples.

-I want to make my parents proud and repay them one day.
-I do it for the love of animals and humanity
-I will be an entrepreneur.
-I will not drink or smoke.
-I am gonna get a first class degree and get a well paid job.
-Etcetera.

Please only write down positive things. Unlike these..

-I hate myself.
-I don't deserve anything.
-I'm a weirdo, my blog readers said so.

You get what I mean.

Why? : Being away from your family and spending a few of years in some foreign state ain't easy.
Being blasted with multiple workload and external pressure is unbearable.
At times, we will break down and cry.
Or, we got so carried away by the freedom that we forget why are we here in the first place.

At these moments, it's the perfect time for you to look back at the letter you wrote before you enter the university. The letter will help you get back on the right track. Maybe even a small motivation to pick yourself up after breaking down.

Now you know why negative statements are not allowed.
Imagine having a mental breakdown and reading back your letter saying 'I hate my ugly face'

Bammm, instant suicide.
Suicide is never an option though.
If the letter doesn't work, give your parents a call or get help from friends. Get some professional help if needed.


Mental health is very real and scientifically proven.
Mental health awareness in our country is still very weak.
Here's an example, depression is not something you can get over with that easily.
Some are genetic. Some are that bad that medications are needed to ease your pain.

3. Have low expectations and be open minded.

Never have an assumption that your life there is gonna be a good one.
Large hostel rooms, clean toilets, everybody is your friend, rainbows shows up evening and unicorns exist.

If you expect your room to be like this.. 




And this is how your room really looks like..



Your face would be like this..



Be reminded that you're there to get your degree. Not a 4 years vacation.

Having low expectation about everything is good.
Expect everything to be perfect and if something is not, you would freak out.
Unnecessary stress in born.

Yeah, be open minded too considering you'll be with people from all walks of life.
Most of the universities even have international students coming in.

All different culture, background, race and religion.
But it doesn't really matter.
They are as different to us, then we are to them.

Don't hate people because they're different.
Hating for the right reason is as wrong as hating for no reason at all.

After all, we're only humaaan.
Read that again with some Christina Perri's tune. Haha.
Oh, not a fan of her. Never mind..
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That's about it for this entry.
Tell me what you guys think in the comment section below.

To all freshmen! Especially to those who are leaving your nest for the first time,

I wish you all the best and do your friends & family a favour do take care of yourself.
With that said, lets usher in the new chapter of our lives.

Viva la Vida!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Top Achievers Not Getting Their Desired Course (Medicine)

Problem: Top Achievers Not Getting Their Desired Course (Medicine)


MoE's Explanation: Only 418 students were offered Medicine courses after discussing with MoH and MMC regarding the skyrocketing number of medical students.


PKR's Response: MoE's action was 'absurd'. PKR urged the MoE to remove its newly-imposed restrictions on entry to medical programs at public universities.


Here goes my worthless (not even worth 2 cents) opinion..

What the Govt did (reducing medical students) was the right move to do!
Considering there are only a few training hospitals in our country.
HO training qualities dropped over the decades as the medical students bloomed.
PKR doesn't seems know the actual situation when they demand the removal of the restrictions.

BUT, implementing this means that MoE must properly filter the medical students that they are accepting. Discrimination and racial factors are to be put aside.
For those who got filtered out, they deserve at least a feedback stating the 'whys' on their failure.
Instead of leaving them in a blank state of mind.

1. STPM vs Matriculation Argument. 

It's obvious that the 4.00 CGPA for STPM > 4.00 CGPA for Matriculation.
It came out in the news once; stating that Matriculation has the same standard as STPM.

Both are equivalent alright. But their standards are definitely not the same.
This is why STPM is recognized worldwide but only certain overseas universities recognizes Matriculation.

Going back to the problem, TOO MANY 4 FLAT students not getting medicine.
I caps locked them. Too many 4 flat-ers.
Solution? Reduce 4 Flat students by increasing the standard for Matriculation exams.
(but sadly it's very unlikely for this to happen due to certain aspects)

Fyi: I'm against universities only accepting 4 Flat students for Medicine courses.

2. Typical Malaysia Mindset

Doctor = Rich + Good Life. This equation was valid. Not anymore.
It's people who go for medicine for the fame and fortune that contributes to the increase death rate as the result of human/medical error. Doctor ain't a easy job bro.

Here's something interesting..
In the UK, when doctor graduates and work for their first time, they called it 'Killing Season' & 'Black Wednesday'. Death rates rises by 6 %. You would be killing people and get away with it if you're not sued.
Check it out here.

Yes, human can't avoid mistakes. In fact, a lot of doctors make mistakes multiple times.
But they don't just go around and tell everyone that. All doctors can do is to minimize them.

How to avoid this type of mindset? Educate the people. (Govt plays a huge role)
Expose students to what is going on around them.
More importantly, help them to explore ALL the courses available.
Broaden up their views or they will be brainwashed by either their family or the pressure from the society to take up medicine for the moneyyy.

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Let's face it. Opposition will tend to go against the Govt most of the time.
It's kinda their job (it is) and I did not say that this is a bad thing.
For the Govt to implement something new, please go all out and not *melepaskan batuk di tangga*.
(Wah I still remember peribahasa xD)

I do apologize in advance if any of my statements were inappropriate / incorrect.
(I'm just a kid ~(._.)~ )

Merely sharing my opinion and has no intention to take side on any political parties.
( I dislike politics )

Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.. If you want to, that is.
( DO IT ! )

Monday, 4 August 2014

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Haven't posted any new entry for a month now.

I've been writing some stuff but i just didn't want to post them yet.
Some were sensitive and some are not quite ready. Plus I'm too shy to post it. Yes, I'm shy. Deal with it.

Well, what's this entry about? Just to express what I've been thinking lately.

Bitter

If you didn't know, I finished my matriculation and I'm currently waiting for my university offer result (UPU).
Then it got me thinking. I didn't get any scholarships. I'm going to appley for the government loan (PTPTN).
Everything a typical student would be.
Looking at my friends, a lot of them are going to overseas for their degree.
Yeah, some are fully supported by their family and some are fully sponsored (or loans) by organisations.
It's a bitter feeling. Knowing that perhaps I didn't try my best to grab the chances of studying abroad.
I know, studying locally ain't that bad.
But the course that I wanted is not in the local government university.
I had to choose the one closest to it.
The environment would be like Matriculation all over again with a more freedom of course.
Which is not something i'm looking forward to.

Sweet

Well, on the bright side..
Everyone should be grapefruit for what they get right? I suppose.
Not everybody will get a chance to even have the proper education.
At least, we're not living in a war zone.

Nick Vujicic have no limbs and he's successful. 












Sam Berns has a extremely rare medical condition, but he's still happy.


Their life problems make mine look like a dust.






Bottom line is, there's always two sides to your situation. Positive and Negative.
It's normal to have days where you surrender yourself to your negative thoughts.
But just bear in mind that there always a positive side for you to look at.
Greener side or the silver lining or whatever side you wanted to call it.

Turn your nothing into something.
Good luck for your UPU result.

The difference between a successful person is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. -Vincent Lombardi