The article below I wrote for the SCIENCESS Bulletin named Erudition. Get your copy now!
Erudition here I come again. Aah… It’s been long since my last words in this bulletin of SCIENCESS. I still remember the time when I first publish the first edition of this bulletin when I was the Head Committee of Information and Communication Bureau in SCIENCESS 2006/2008. I am glad the current Erudition backbone still uses the name. Thanks!
This is my last semester in this campus. My life has been fun and great towards the years as a degree student in IIUM. If given more time to continue studying here, I believe it’ll never be enough as there are many great friends, lecturers, staffs and other people who have made my days colorful and joyful. I still remember the first time I was informed that the kulliyyah was about to move to Kuantan campus when I was in Gombak. That time, I thought life was going to be dull as I heard so many bad news about this campus than the good ones.
Now, I’ve spent 5 semesters in Kuantan and I am happy to say, I love Kuantan campus more then Gombak. Not to discredit Gombak, but I found the real meaning of life here in Kuantan. I found myself developed so fast when I am outside of my comfort zone. Yes, it was the comfort zone that made me and my life dull and inactive.
My point is; we have to challenge ourselves with different things each and everyday. I don’t have to quote the saying that means it’s such a disastrous waste if we learn nothing from yesterday. To do that, we have to be brave to expose ourselves with new things all time and that need a lot of courage and motivation from inside of ourselves.
Other than that, don’t blame other things if you don’t find your life here. It’s us ourselves who need to figure out how we can make our days beautiful and meaningful where ever we put our body and mind. It is the mindset that is important to be positively configured. As in case our life in Kuantan here, people might have a comparison between Gombak and Kuantan campus especially for those who have experience studying there. But believe me, if you are looking for a peaceful life, you can find it here in Kuantan.
Speaking more about this matter, this is going to be my last few months spent in this very peaceful campus. There is a room in my heart that feels hard to leave the campus and the life as a university student but the fact is that, I have to move on. I can’t stay here all life long as life needs changes as the clock and the globe spin.
For all students of my batch, I would like to congratulate for our graduation in advance and we’ll see in the 25th Convocation of IIUM. Note the number 25 there. It comes along with a word named “jubilee”. It’s a hint for the newly appointed SRC members to make it somewhat unique and special for the coming convocation of ours. Hehe…
And for the juniors, I wish you all the best in your life as degree students and enjoy your each and every day challenges as those are the teachers that would make ourselves grown up.