Monday, November 3, 2014

new chapters

everyone has their first times.
it takes a lot of determination 
and perseverance to continue. 


It has been two months since I last updated my blog.
A lot of things have changed in those 2 months. 

I have now opened up new chapters in my life.
1. Weight loss journey [since 7th August 2014]
2. Pupillage [since 5th October 2014]

For both chapters, I love how my life has turned out to be. 
I got new challenges everyday, met new people, did different things, and I feel great about them. Of course, I have my ups and downs. In both chapters, tears involved. But that's normal isn't it? 

I do not know how long these chapters will continue, but I will just enjoy the process at the moment. 

I'll write more on them when I have ample time :) Wassalam. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

the finale

It might be nothing to some. 
But it worths something to others.

Alhamdulillah, the final result has been released a few weeks ago. I have officially graduated. For the last few semesters, waiting for the result was an agonizing moment. I have always hoped I won't bomb any paper. With God's will, I never did. The same thing repeated for the final semester. I was so worried that I might fail my CPCII (Criminal Procedures II) paper, get Bs for my other procedural subjects and my academic project which would have definitely affected my results.

Biiznillah, I obtained 3.9 in my final semester and I graduate with 3.73 CGPA. I'm not sure whether that makes me graduate with first class or second class degree.Either way, the worst did not happen this time around too. This is all from Him, because I don't think I worked hard enough for it.

I must be hated by some. I don't have to work hard to get good results. And I am among the people who thought I'd fail but I never did. You know, like those people who said they couldn't answer the test but got an A anyway. Yea, I got it. But I worked hard too at some point of time. Though I admit there were times I just gave up. That is why I said this is all from Him.

I used to think that CGPA is not important. Especially, in my faculty, most lecturers made things easy for us. Thus, I used to think that even if I received good grades, they don't mean anything because I don't think I deserve it. And if I were at another law school, I might not get the same results. But two things made me change my mind.

1st. I will never forget the words of Ustaz Hasnizam, one of my lecturers in FSU. He said that the lecturers wanted to help you by giving you good grades so that you will become marketable. But it is upon you to live up to your academic reputation by polishing your soft skills.

What he said is true. The problem with us students and undergraduates is that we can obtain good grades, but we are not necessarily able to communicate well, have good leadership skills, teamwork etc. That is why I have always reminded my juniors to join programs, competitions or students societies, instead of being nerds. But, some employers also wanted fresh graduates with good grades. So, CGPA is also important.

However, the bitter truth is that though marketable in some fields, our law degree is of no use to practice law. So, even though, you received good grades, you shouldn't be proud of it if that is all you can offer. Hence, I have to concur with Ustaz Hasnizam's words. Both work hand in hand ; academic achievement and soft skills.

2nd. People who said that CGPA is not important, to me, are people who made excuses for themselves so they can simply give up from working hard. That is definitely wrong. I do not mind if they worked hard but things don't go so well. But I do have problems with people who gave up from the very beginning and then justified the act by saying that "CGPA is not important" or "we are too exam-oriented" or "grades don't prove anything". I have to disagree from that perspective.

But these are just my two cents. It is important to have good academic achievement to broaden our job opportunities because we don't have it easy like the students from other law schools, at least that's what I thought. But then again, our desire to gain great academic achievement shouldn't halt our attempt to improve our soft skills. 

Don't waste your time because there are so many things to be discovered beyond the four walls that worth more than a piece of paper. I wished I had done more.