I woke up in the morning thinking of what to do – assignments, projects, study? No, no more. Why? It’s because I’m unofficially (the convocation is in November) graduated from my course. I finished my last paper on Tuesday 7pm. I felt relieved, yet at the same time emotional – my years in INTI have finally come to an end.
It has been more than 3 years being stuck in INTI University College. Started off with Foundation in Business & Information Technology for a year, then proceeded to my Degree, Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, the next 2 years plus. Time really passes by without us realizing huh?
2006: The first year in INTI was okay, studies were alright since Foundation was quite simple. I can recall my initial feeling when I stepped foot in INTI, my first class and the first batch of classmates. It was a totally new environment and that was the first time I stayed away from my family. No, I didn’t cry like a girl okay!
Due to the majority of Chinese-speaking students, I didn’t settle down that easily. Yes, I admit, I’m a banana. But thanks to my classmates, I picked up Mandarin. Well, just basic words and pronunciation – not writing and reading. I suck at it.
I got elected as the chairperson of INTI Concert Band as well, probably due to the experiences I attained during the days back in high school band, Michaelian Military Band. Long story short, I enjoyed being a part of the band even though it’s somewhat a small band.
My foundation year finished off well. Great result and I decided to enroll myself in Software Engineering for Degree the following year. Don’t ask me why I took that, I’m not really sure myself.
2007: In my second year in INTI, which is also my first year in Degree, things went well. Studies got a little harder but thankfully I still managed to cope with it. It felt good to be a Computing & IT student but the bad thing is, the girls are missing! Okay, I know, girls rarely find interest in computing matters. Yeah, I’m stereotyping!
Ratio of boys : girls = 5 : 1. All the girls ran to business and engineering already. Sad case huh?
Towards the end of the year, I got myself into 12th INTIMA, the student government body – 12th term of course. Met more new people and got to work, no salary unfortunately, with great people – students, staffs and higher management alike.
2008: Things went well too in the third year – I mean, how bad could life be right? It’s just the same old routine – you wake up, go to class, meet some people, play and go to bed. And that repeats every day, unless that’s a holiday lah. *WooHoo no class tomorrow*
Okay back to topic. The Degree second year was okay lah. B and Cs started to appear in my result transcripts but they were still good enough to retain my scholarship. Oh yeah, I’m a holder of INTI’s 50% Achievement Scholarship. Definitely lessen my parents’ financial burden! *Thank you Dr. Sia*
A huge part of my life in INTI was contributed to INTIMA. Spending most of my time in the office and working with clubs and societies; the workload doesn’t seem to end. However I’m very grateful for being there – it made me improve myself.
Therefore, my schedule got a little busier than usual. Juggling between studies and involvement in INTIMA was pretty tricky, especially when you have 5 subjects and 2 major events in a particular semester. Nevertheless, I managed to pull it off.
Yeah, I was the Treasurer during the 12th INTIMA term. No no no, I know what you’re thinking! I didn’t get richer okay…?
2009: My final year in INTI. Things were great except for the screwed-up lecturers I got. I practically didn’t know what was taught in class at all, or maybe, just maybe, I was a little, just a little little lazy. Honestly! No? Alright, I was lazy and I procrastinated a lot. But the results I got didn’t show any signs of deterioration. My parents were proud of me, so did I – of myself of course. Heh! ;)
My Double-Module Project presentation, VIVA, went pretty well. The supervisors were good and I think my system and presentation were okay. But it’s entirely up my 1st supervisor, he might just fail me because I didn’t treat him McValue Lunch.
This is my Double-Module Project Final Documentation. Thick-ass money-sucking report!
The final year was also one hell of a roller coaster ride. When you think you know something, the next thing you know – is that you know nothing at all. That happens during exams period. I dislike exams; they make me feel stupider – because I can’t answer every single question on the paper.
During my last paper, as I waited for the exam time to end, I kept thinking. Thinking of the wonderful people I’ve met, the friendships I’ve formed – and also some assholes I’ve encountered. There are many types of people, seriously many. You may get to know their existence by walking pass them every day and go “Oh yayaya, I see him before” when your friends mention about that someone. In fact, not everyone will end up knowing your full name or even the exact spelling of your name!
So yeah, I’m glad that I’ve friends who walked me through my life in INTI, especially close friends and those who offered help when I’m in need. Words can’t describe how much I cherish the friendships I’ve made. But sadly, we’ll all be apart now. Hopefully we’ll be able to meet up somewhere in KL again lah, or even better – UK. Who is rich that time must sponsor me okay?
To those I’ve met and not got to know better, it has been a pleasure knowing you all. And to those I’ve got to know better, you’ve been such great friends!
We’ll keep in touch with Facebook okay? Do drop me a line or two if you miss me. But please lah, don’t spam my Wall okay?
So that’s it – the end of another chapter of my life. What lies ahead of me now? Probably a super-high salary job – that’s the only thing I could think of now. Or Masters? Study again? Can’t decide now anyway.
Till then, take care everyone! =)