So, this is it. I just get my 4th semester CGPS and it is 3.975! Actually, I am quite disheartened by that. So close to nail 4 flat but unfortunately there was an “A-” that spoiled everything :-
My 4th semester result.
- Intercultural Communication (KOM 5215) : A
- Research Project (Malaysian Moslems’ Perception Towards Cadbury’s Image Repair & Its Halal Image) : A
- Seminar on Research Project (Presentation and Q & A session with panelists) : A-
I am quite pissed off by the A- but of course like what Najmi, my coursemate told me; getting A- is quite OK in comparison to the students of previous semester as they generally got B+ and some with B-. I mean, sure it is merely one credit but that “minus” signage makes big difference between nailing 4 flat and vice versa. But oh, well. I am grateful nonetheless. Alhamdulillah.
I got an “A” for my research – “Malaysian Moslems’ Perception Towards Cadbury’s Image Repair & Its Halal Image.”
So with this final CGPS up on my sleeve, the accumulative pointer (CGPA) for my whole Master’s Degree programme is finally here. According to SGS UPM Portal, my CGPA is 3.938! I got all As for the subjects except for :-
- Communication Research Method : A-
- Theory & Practice of Communication Research (Urghhhh!!!! DREADING!!) : B+
- Seminar Seminar on Research Project : A-
The whole result for Master’s Degree.
Luckily that I have a blog where I jot everything. Ponder back reading https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/master-of-mass-communication-episode-3-the-choice-master-of-corporate-communication-mccomm-universiti-putra-malaysia-a-k-a-upm/ which I wrote on 13th February 2014 makes me fixated and in awe that it has been 2 years now since I first started the journey.
I certainly have no regret on venturing out from my school cocoon on this. This opportunity to fathom the elements of corporate communication is also a realization of what I actually aspired when I was the AFFIN Bank management trainee in 2007 where we were asked to enlist 3 departments that we wanted to serve after 4 months of training. I knew that my forte was not in the business department but in the communication aspect – but perhaps the management didn’t see my quality at that point of time (REFER to https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2008/01/10/maal-hijrah-islamic-corporate-banker-sme-contract-financing-childlike-loves-clown-deannas-surprise-birthday-bash-bugging-the-camera-shy/ – HONESTLY, I am quite embarrass when I read what I wrote in 2008. Haha! But I can sense maturity in my thinking now; and that is reflected in my writing; as compared to 8 years ago! LMAO!).
8 years ago.
When I sent my 3 months notice to leave the bank on 14th August 2008 (REFER to https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2008/08/14/state-of-jubilant-resignation-with-3-months-notice/), the Deputy CEO did offer me a place in AFFIN Islamic Corporate Communication as that was my passion but since I had my mind to enter KPLI, I declined. But fate has its own magic. I am now doing what I have always want and this is it.
To tell the truth, I want to further PhD. Yes, it is not exactly like a top secret and I have no qualm on saying that. But given to several factors lately, seems like the path is bleak. Last week I heard that PM wants to “calibrate our 2016 Budget” due to the falling price of oil AND guess what? Today I heard that the JPA scholarship fund is suspended!!! And I actually had tete-a-tete with my supervisor who is also the Dean of faculty, Prof. Dr. Abdul Muati on the Tenaga Akademik Muda UPM. He said UPM does not have any fund to send students abroad as circulation was issued earlier this week. Bummer!!
God I want this. I am OBSESS with this!
Honestly although I am satisfied with my CGPA but I feel that my road to PhD is bleak. But I won’t lose hope. Insya ALLAH. God bless.
So this is it. My Master’s Degree pointer CGPA is 3.938!
P/S : My prayers will always be with the late Noraiyati Omar or affectionately known as Kak Ti. She was my coursemate who died due to dengue at the end of semester 2 (end of 2014) when I went to United Kingdom (REFER to https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/r-i-p-inalillah-an-ode-of-demise-for-the-late-noraiyati-omar-my-upm-masters-degree-in-corporate-communications-sister/). She was such a hardworking sister figure and always on prompt of whatever that was going on. She was also a go-getter and I always sort of had this healthy competition with her as we were both Kiasu Penangite. She wanted to finish the Master programme earlier hence planned to do express process. She was also in my Kaya Bread Project for Advanced Public Relation (REFER to https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/the-launching-of-my-advanced-public-relations-kom-5321-project-the-kaya-bread-project-hashtag-thekayabreadproject/).
Inalillah, God Bless Kak Ti. Amin.