Tuesday, 14 May 2019

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Assalamualaikum and hi,

Look like I didn't post any updates for two years. Whew, might busy with life?

There is a lot of news on a different perspective either happy or sad. Alhamdulillah, I was awarded a master in 2018, specifically in soil science. A tiring journey I might add but I enjoyed every minute. I love research and free to do anything.

I never thought the most hatred subject during my studies would become something that trained me to be an expert. I want to be an expert in plant pathology. But, who am I to deny every path created by our mightly Allah.

I could say, it not an easy path to do the master on research. It needs a lot of sacrifices, attention, patient and so on. The hardest part is writing the whole thesis. It takes almost a year from writing and preparing for thesis submission prior for viva voce. But I love every journey during my master. Being supervised by a strict supervisor teach me to become a problem-solving person, independent and responsible for anything related to my study. I do travel on board, going to a different conference every year. 

And now I in doubt to pursue my PhD in the same field. I do register as PhD student this semester (second semester 2018/2019). But there is a lot of things distracted me lately. I lost my focus, and I become more stress every day. I lost in my created world. I pretend to be happy and laugh as much as I can.

The worst part in 2018, precisely on 13 December 2018, my beloved auntie passed away. She is disabled, but she is the one who takes care of all my siblings. I can't even see her for the last time. I do accept all the Qada and Qadar. May Allah granted you the highest heaven with my late father, brother and grandmother. Al Fatihah.

That the end of my story. Till then.

Alhamdulillah! The journey end!

Saturday, 31 December 2016

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Assalamualaikum,

It has been a while I didn't publish any stories. Might be I'm busy with my "never ending research" progress. My 4th semester will end next month (end of January 2017). I'm quiet stress when thinking about my studies. Will I graduate or not?

Just leave the question to be answered later. Oh ya, 2016 will be ended shortly and there are ups and downs "things" happens. Maybe I should point out here and have a fresh review. It is a tough year. Struggling with my research from starch. 

Begin my research in 2nd semester. Going here, there and everywhere for collecting samples. Then, in 3rd semester busy with analysis and conference. It was an unplanned conference which I was informed by the supervisor. I got 1 week to prepare a poster and a slide for the oral presentation. It was great even though I didn't win any award - neither best presenter nor best poster. Trust me, I'm quite sad. Wishing to win any awards.

In 4th semester which is now, I conducted my last objective. Field setup at the chosen plot located 30 km from UPM (approximately). It was 6-month field setup - as suggested by my supervisory committee. However, the data collection is enough to be collected for 3 months which makes me feel relief and happy. Alhamdulilah. Now, busy with thousand of samples to be analysed and determined with a different analysis. The hardest part doing all analysis were instability of the machine or blue screen of death (BSOD) such as power supply faulty and others *I had experienced all of this issues since 1st semester and also yesterday!*. 

I'm still struggling to finish all the analysis and end up my studies. Should graduate soon and perhaps might be the time to say goodbye to this campus? haha

That all. I didn't know why am I'm telling all the unnecessary stories here? Maybe for my reading when I graduate? So I could know, what was happen during my study period. 

Ok. May 2017 will bring a lot of happiness to all of us. The most important things, may Allah ease all the hardship. To my beloved family, may all of you stay in good health, prosperity and live longer. InsyAllah.