Sunday, September 13, 2015

An ending for a new beginning.

7th of September 2015 mark the ending of a beautiful journey. On this very day, I am finally graduated with a Diploma in Management with Multimedia from Multimedia College. So the typical question, what is next? before I continue my answer, let me answer some of the frequently asked questions from people around me. 

1. why diploma? (The most frequent and hardest question to answer)
It took me until this day to figure out why I did choose to take diploma. Taking Diploma is one thing. But, Diploma in Management? I studied pure science back in my secondary school. After SPM, I have received offers to matriculation and Asasi. I decided to take Matriculation which I decided to postpone (I can restart my study the following year) few months later due to health issue. But instead of restarting my study in matriculation, I decided to take Diploma in Management which was totally different from the study path I have earlier planned. Why? I have no idea why did I took that decision. But I hold on to it, and I give my very best until the very last semester. 

During my 1st semester in college
2. Why Multimedia College?
Many people, including me, dreams of going to a well established college/university ( because the certificate is recognized by employers). The decision to choose a less known Multimedia College is a big decision for me to make. Plus, this college is a private college. which means the tuition fees are higher than that of public college/universities. Multimedia College is not actually a small college. It is a subsidiary of Multimedia University ( first ranked private university in Malaysia), and a Telekom Malaysia University. Plus, there are actually all together 5(KL, Terengganu, Perak, Sarawak, Sabah) Multimedia College campuses though out the country. One thing I have learnt from my college is that the size of the college does not matter. Of course we don't have big stadium or big lecture hall. But its the size of the heart that matters. As long as you have a big heart to learn, you can achieve as high as the stars. 

3. But, Gibrel, you deserve better course. Why take management?
The next year after I postponed my matriculation study, the Student's Affair Officer called me to ask whether or not I am coming to register for the coming semester. No, I said to him. I have also received interview offer letters from Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam to study in Medical Assistant, Pharmacy and Rehabilitation. But I choose not to go for the interview. Well, I did considered to go for the interview. Who doesn't want to go to a college who give you RM800 allowance monthly, and a career confirmation after you finish college? But I have my very own reason why I chose to stick with my course. They said trust you instinct. So I did. 

Now let's come to the first question, what is next?
with a diploma, of course I can choose to get into the working world. But I decided to continue my degree instead. Why? because I want a bigger salary (typical answer). I am currently taking Bachelor of Finance (Hons) in Multimedia University. I have a plan for my future, and this degree is part of the long run. 

The miracle is not when you finished the run, but the real miracle is when you decided to start running. Even if the future seems so far away, believe it or not, it is actually starting right now. I am running, how about you?

Friday, August 28, 2015

Still here.

I wonder how many of the people I know still blog today. I checked all the blogs that I follow, the latest post was 4 weeks ago. The second latest was posted about 2 months ago, by the same blog. I checked my other friends and as expected, most of them posted their last post around 2 years ago.Well me,  my last post was in July 2014 (I guess), that was more than 1 year ago. Well I guess they get bored of blogging. Well, nothing last forever. Not even interests. I started blogging around 2009 (if I'm not mistaken). I can't recall the reason why I decided to have a blog back then but I know that I love to express what is in my mind. I love to share words. 

Many things have changed. But some remains unchanged. I believe the reason why I still keep my blog while others seems to abandon theirs is because of the fact that there are so much stories, facts that I kept inside this blog. No. It is more than that. Its the memories, the feelings I feel when I read each and every line that I wrote years ago. 

I am currently in the beginning of my Bachelor of Finance in Multimedia University. In two weeks time, I will be receiving my diploma scroll in a convocation ceremony which will be held in my campus. It's been a long journey but I thank God that He have perfectly planned my life journey as He want it to be. I never thought that I will where I am today, but I always believe that God knows what is best for me. When life is rough and bitter, remember that with God, you can always allow hope to live in you heart. Just early this evening, I checked my scholarship application and the first words that came out from my mouth was, Thank Your Father!

I went to visit my Dad in London early this year. No words can describe how blessed I am to have the chance to visit one of the most beautiful country on earth. But the most important part about the trip was the precious bonding time that I had with my dad. My dad have always been working abroad since I am born. He seldom have the chance to have a long time off so that he can spend more time with us. The last time he came back to Malaysia was in May 2013. I never blame him for that. In fact, I really thank him because if its not because of him, I will not be where I am today. I realized that I am growing older, and so is my father. Looking forward to spend more time with you soon. May God bless you always pa. Love you!

As long as you hold a true passion in your heart, it will never fade. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

After some time

I was having a conversation with one of my junior the other day, when I realized that my batch am now the most senior batch in my college. Yes, It's been two years since I officially became a student of Multimedia College Sabah. Ohh, and it have been 4 years since Spain won the 2010 world cup but sadly they didn't make it to the next round for this edition of world cup. I still hope that Germany will make it this time. I hope. 

I am now in final lecture semester, another final semester for Industrial Training will be the closing of my chapter in the college. Yes, I'm in the final lap of my Diploma in Management with Multimedia study. Yes, I'm excited. ( I know the way I type it doesn't sound excited at all. ). Of course I won't stop my study here. I'm planning to continue my study somewhere middle of next year. This time is an ending for a new beginning.

I remember 2 years ago, everything was really different. You know. I remember how disappointed I was, how desperate I was to continue my study after I decided to quit matriculation. But I thank God today, because of all the strength and guidance that He gave me. well, I am here now. In the right track to finish my diploma dean listed. Maybe I can just say, I survived the hard time, the storm and, you know, the dramas. Happiness is yours to choose. And whether or not to keep it that way, its all yours to decide. Sometimes Life might that knock you down really hard, but you got to get up. keep going or start over, just don't quit. 

be happy. be you.
It have been two years. I realized that no matter how much I hold on, things are just not meant to be. and I got to keep going and leave the past. I tried too hard not to lose you, but I lose myself instead. I hope that one day in the future, I will remember back how my life was without you.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

To put my human nature down

    Hello! Hello! How are you today? I hope nothing but the best for each and every one of us through out our day no matter in what field are we into. I'd like to remind myself, and to all of us that good things can only happen our life when we go for it. Agree? Of course there's a time when everything seems against us. But one thing for sure is, we can never escape from problems. it can happen anywhere, anytime and for what ever reasons. We can't stop them coming. But we can always choose how to react to them, or maybe I should call it 'issues' instead of 'problems'. We can always choose to be positive and face the problem, or we can just sit there and surrender. Its ours to choose.

    Today I feel blessed to share with you a song, a worship song. This song is very new to me. I never listened to it before. I went to the church in ACAC last sabbath and we sang this song. And I was really touched by the lyric. It brings we to the deepest point of my heart, to the point where I hide everything. Well, I'm not trying to be religious here. I do mistakes. I always do, and I admit it. And sometimes I even asked my self, Am I really an Adventist? Do I live like one? I've always worked hard to get what ever I wanted, I always believed in what I can achieve. But after all, have I ever tried to get close to my Creator?

This song, titled ' Thank You Lord'. I don't have the exact information about the writer of the song. But the lyric goes like this...

Yes I thank you Lord
For the trials that come my way
In that way I can grow each day
As I let You lead

And I thank You Lord
For the patience these trials bring
In the process of growing
I can learn to care

But it goes against the way I am
To put my human nature down
And let the Spirit take control of all I do
Cause when those trials come
My human nature shows the things I do
And God’s soft prompting can be easily ignored

Yes I thank you Lord
For the victory these trials bring
In surrender of everything
Life is so worth while

And I thank you Lord
When everything is put in place
And in front I can see Your face
And it’s where You belong (3X)

beautiful isn't it? Believe me, I listened to this song over and over again and I never get bored! 
   have a nice day. walk you day with faith :)