Friday, May 30, 2008

Thing's Gonna Be Different!!!

It was an ordinary working day for me on April 14. All of us had been kinda busy coz grandma had juz gone through a major operation few days ago. As usual, I went to work on that Monday morning. While I was chillin’ doing my own stuff, I received a phone call from Ms Rozana from the US Embassy. And guess what…she told me that my brother and I have got the scholarship to participate in the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program!!!! That means…we’ll be going off to US to study for a year!!! It was a total surprise for me coz I didn’t expect to get it since it has been quite some time since we submitted our application.

I still remember that we submitted our application in such a hurry. I was supposed to depart to Hawaii at night on Jan 7 and mum came down all the way to send me off. I had to prepare all the documents including an essay within 2 days…gosh!! After sitting for the MYOB test on Monday, I rushed over to Sony BMG to collect my Hawaii air ticket first then quickly filled up the application form and attached all the documents before heading to the US Embassy to submit it. We went to KLIA immediately after everything was done and I didn’t really put much hope on getting it back then.

It was after my exam when someone from the US Embassy called for a short telephone interview…I was kinda blur throughout the interview and it lasted only for less than 5 minutes!! There were completely no news after that and 2 months was over already so I thought well…I guess I didn’t get it.

I didn’t tell many people about this earlier on coz I haven’t received any confirmation yet and I don’t even know the details of it. Better not tell everyone coz if anything goes wrong…it will be such a let down!! So far, I’ve sat for my TOEFL test, went for a medical check up and finally received the confirmation letter in mid-May.

I was just informed that I’ll be going to University of Alabama for a non-degree program for one academic year. A total of 7 students from Malaysia were selected. Besides studying, we’ll be participating in community service activity and also internships.

I’m still not sure when I’ll be going off and I’ve still got a couple of things to settle with the college. I’ll probably defer for a year and come back to continue my final year next year. It’s sad that I’ll not be able to graduate together with my fellow course mates coz they’ve been such a great bunch of people!!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Superb Mayday!!

Itz now the end of May...can't believe that 1st half of 2008 is almost over already!!
Well...this year has been pretty amazing so far and I believe that tomorrow will always be a better day!!
Just finished my 3 months' internship in PWC last week and had a week's break before college commences next week.
Went to Phuket with my family last few days and I'll update about this trip soon...hopefully...haha!!!
I've got lotsa things to do and to settle after college starts next week and I'm sure June's gonna be a very very busy month for me.
I've got a good news comin' up real soon...will post it here when I'm in the mood to do so...muahaha!! :)

To do:
1. Attend AFA1 briefing.
2.Collect money for books, pay to supplier and distribute books.
3.Get name list for those who wants receipt.
4.Arrange combination of groups.
5.Collect car sticker.
6.Meeting with FAS committees for PD trip.
7.Find Ms Geh and prepare letter for (secret).

OMG...don't wanna continue thinkin' anymore...goin crazy if I go on with the list!!!!
Time to get back to study and 'work'...gambatte!!!!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Internship in PWC

My 3 mths' Internship in Penang PWC

The Office...very nice environment!!

Colleagues...nice to meet ya all!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Forces Of Nature

Life's So Unpredictable!! May 12...a day to remember...

6 days after Sichuan's devastating earthquake

Death toll escalating day after day

So many people buried alive

Rescuers battling against time

Hoping to save people trapped in rubble

Chances of surviving getting slimmer

Every minute every second counts

Rescue efforts pouring in from everywhere

Standing together to make things better

Injured, homeless, starving, despaired

Counting down 83 days to Olympic

One more obstacle to overcome

Let's pray for them

Help them go through this tough moment

Imagine how lucky we are

Count our blessings in life

Cherish what we have now

Lend our helping hand whenever we can

Make this world a better place!!