So, a week passed. I have already attended my first classes for this Master in Corporate Communication programme. Insya ALLAH if nothing comes across, this programme shall be within 2 years a.k.a. 4 semesters. Amin, hopefully everything will be smooth flowing without major glitches!
So, I have officially taken 3 courses for this 1st semester, which are :-
- “Communication Theories”;
- “Communication Research Methods”; and
- “Psychology In Communication” (since Dr. Nizam didn’t reply my SMS pertaining his “Strategies In Communication”!)
So, for “Communication Theories” class which is and will be held every Tuesdays (noted that all classes are from 6p.m-9 p.m.) is conducted by Prof. Dr. Md Salleh Bin Hj Hassan and “Communication Research Methods” is conducted by Prof. Madya Dr. Abdul Mua’ti @ Zamri Ahmad (of which I am just floored and mesmerized by his eloquence and dry wits! Apparently a lot of ex-UPM mass communication students including Kakak vouched him as one of their most favourite lecturers! Amazing!) which will/is held every Wednesdays – Thanks to the benevolent consideration of my Headmaster at SK Serendah, Encik Sulaiman bin Ahmad and GPK Ko-Kurikulum, Puan Rosnaini bt Ibrahim for allowing me to leave an hour exemption from the Co-Curriculum activities. Thanks so much to them!!
So, anyway, there was quite a story regarding “Psychology In Communication” class which is scheduled to be held every Fridays. Making assumptions that the traffic will be like as per every other weekdays and forgetting that on Fridays, all office bugs get an early leave circa 4.30 p.m., I pushed off from Serendah in the usual 4.00 p.m.! Well, obviously I was stuck in the congested jam!!!! BUT to make the matter worse, the traffic was even heavily congested as I got stuck at Jalan Duta heading straight to Lebuhraya Sungai Besi and then the detour off Jalan Kuchai Lama! Damn, it was suffocating!! It took me around 3 HOURS 30 MINUTES to get from Serendah to UPM (which usually will only take 1 hour and 30 minutes drive)! As predicted, I arrived around Maghrib at 7.30 p.m.!!! Imagine that??!!
The congested traffic at Jalan Kuchai Lama – with me battling against the “Kiasu” drivers! Argh!
So, just as I parked my car at Faculty of Modern Language and Communication, I saw a few familiar faces of coursemates. So, I hurriedly went to them and to my most shocking revelation (lol!), they told me that the class was CANCELLED!!!!! I was a bit agog and went like – “WHAT???? WHY????!” I mean, Hello??? I’ve been driving for nearly 4 hours and you are saying the class is cancelled?! Hahaha! They told me that the lecturer, Professor Ezhar bin Tamam was hospitalized due to unknown reasons. Oh, my..I do pray he will be alright. AND, my coursemates told me that the extraordinary traffic jams was due to several accidents; apparently it was said that there were 5 accidents (or 5 cars, I am not sure!) occurred, hence, causing all these traffic hiccups!
So, I was really stunned by that. Subhanallah! The power of God! I have been cursing (Hahhaa! You know me; I have a razor-mouth!) all the way to UPM due to some “kiasu” drivers (you know, Malaysian drivers!) and some negligence and selfishness on the roads – BUT God SWT stunted mewith this new revelation. Wow, amazing!
I am getting Hermione Granger’s syndrome – aspiring to be the “insufferable-know-it-all!”
So, on whole so far, I am enjoying the classes and I am looking forward for all the assignments and write-ups! Hahaha, weird isn’t it? I am feeling very Hermione Granger, wanting to be the “insufferable know-it-all” (Hahhaa!). The more I listen and study, the more I don’t know. And it fascinates me to know that I could actually meant to be in this field of career. I am feeling that the affinity to further study to become a lecturer is more attached than ever. Writing reports, analyzing thoughts, making academic researches and present it – it will be such a waste if my skills and talents to be cooped in the school, isn’t it? Of course, I need more practices and guidance from the super senior lecturers BUT, I am looking forward for this.
So, from a Microbiology degree holder; to a banker; to a teacher – could this will be another stepping stone for another varicoloured life of Shahrill Ramli? It is, and I am on it! Amin, Amin, Amin!