Friday, 31 October 2014

My Life in the Main Campus of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Gombak Campus

Assalamualaikum and good evening all.....

From now on, I've decided to type my entry in English as probably my viewers are not from Malaysia.

Before I begin, I am deeply sorry for my lack of active posts in the last year as I've quite busy myself during the last semester for my Matriculation. Honto ni sumimasen... >.<

However, I promised myself that from now on I will post at least once in a month as a fresh start of the first year becoming an Undergraduate student. (If not, then blame me...)

Let's start, shall we?

On the 2nd September 2014, I came to the IIUM Gombak Campus with my family members. We travelled all the way from the north (Kedah) to my big brother's home located in Kajang, Selangor for a 2 night's stay. Arriving at the Culture and Arts Centre (CAC) parking lot round 10 o'clock-ish, we take a break for a while before continuing to search for my mahallah (dorm) and apparently, it was located on the hill, nearby the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (or simply AIKOL here) that named Mahallah Sumayyah. After registering myself, getting the room key, taking the bags and other belongings to the room, chatting with my family for a while before they departed back to Kedah, the Ta'aruf Week Programme - that lasted for a week - started at 2 pm. The majority of the programme were interesting - and quite exhausted, in which I cannot recall, sorry.

Following the week, the class started. As the first batch of the programme, Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Malay for International Communication (or for short, MLCOM), we only had.....a total of 10 people. "So, few people!," you might say and is a small group, not to mention most of the students here (IIUM-ians) were not familiarized with our course, plus our kulliyyah, Kulliyyah of Languages and Management (KLM) as it was only established around 2 years ago. But, we're okay with it....really.

Days passed and new month begin to settle in, not much a major event occurred, aside from the daily routine of waiting the shuttle bus at 7.50 am, 1.45 pm and 4.00 pm, going to the class, going to the library for assignment reports, occasionally playing with stray cats, seeing wild monkeys trashing at my dorm block, being chased by the said monkey today alongside with the dorm block's's natural.......Yeah, being chased, by an aggressive, male monkey, is natural if you come here to my dorm. Why there are no reports being made? There were, but the higher authorities said that the nearby forest is the natural habitat for these monkeys, so we cannot do harm to them. End of story. *sigh*

More (probably crazy) adventure still awaits me in the future, with a balance of 3 years and a half to go. Not to mention now I'm taking Japanese Language class (with pointers, of course, as it is necessary), so I'll be talking in Japanese little by little. Wish me luck in my studies - and facing those monkeys - and I'll see you guys again.

By for now! Ja ne! Sayonara!