Monday, May 11, 2015

Slow moving journey

I did not realize that i abandoned this blog since last year. I thought that i already updated something here. And now with this challenge to revive blogging, i shall start writing again together with writing my thesis. My PhD progress is a bit slow. Doing part time is ain't an easy task, I try to allocate few hours for reading and at least one hour for writing but always carried away with other tasks. My next report submission is end of this month and i just revised my research scope and need to redo my framework. Indeed, PhD is a lonely journey but i have friends who just graduated and family support. After all life is about depending on HIM.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Progress

Its been three months since I registered as PG at UTM, and the progress is considered slow according to my benchmark. There are times that I need to sit down and flip through books and google about many things esp terminology and terms in research. Even simple words to some like construct, hypothesis, standard deviation, correlation, conceptual framework, theoretical framework..for me, I still need to understand all these before I proceed with Literature Review. These are the foundation and its okay to walk slowly than just wait and see..
Doing PhD is not an easy journey, there are so many obstacle to face especially when it is part time mode. We need to juggle between family, work and research. Sometimes questions like "am i doing the right thing?", "why i do phd" etc will emerge. But we have to face it..

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Remembering

It's been a year now ..and I can still remember every details from Observation Ward to ICU and that cold and lonely corridor to x-ray film which shown his lung full of infection. People always says that life goes on..but life goes on..surely..on a different pace now

Friday, September 26, 2014

Asthma Attack

Its a bit cold now with heavy rain this few weeks. It's a bless coz we can save electricity bill :) But the kids are sensetive to cold weather, both of them had asthma and we were stranded at Emergency Department for six hours where the observation ward was also full. Pead ward was fully occupied as well. The good thing is the environment of that asthma bay is proper and not congested with equipment unlike certain hospital.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Awana Kijal (Holiday for kids but work for me)

This is actually our overdue holiday post..it was a total holiday for them who spent 3 times at the pool and twice at the beach while I was stuck in that seminar room until midnight. We stayed at Awana Kijal for 3 days in a comfortable room with bath tub outside the bathroom..so it was perfect for them :) The journey from KL was smooth despite the first day of school holiday.
scribbling on the smooth clean beach unlike Batu Ferringhi Beach
Less crowded beach, perfect for relaxation unlike Bt Ferringhi which for me is too crowded with activities.
They really love the sand, sea and the wind..and they got what they wish for--> kepok lekor :)

PhD Journey

Life is about our journey not merely about destination..therefore I just embarked on a new journey, in academic. As a part time student that is.. I am not sure how am I going to juggle my family life, working life and studying (which will consume much more time for reading, reading and reading, writing, analyzing and bla bla bla). View from MJIIT towards UTM's new mosque..skyline of Greater Kuala Lumpur is amazing
It's not an easy journey, but I believe that Allah will lead me as He's lead me during my Master's programme..being alone with many obstacle..Alhamdulillah, my big day was last few months and here I am again, set on a new journey. As research, I chose to use my Master's topic on women's safety, I'll find the research gap and what not, expand the Literature Review (LR), download articles and journals, download whatever apps for researcher like Mendeley, read PhD blog..read PhD comics (stress medication :), read PhD facebook... I wish that I could manage my time efficiently and for that I will tawakal first and plan my journey..Amin

Thursday, May 01, 2014

3rd birthday

Not a well planned birthday celebration, but we managed to make it a memorable celebration for our little princess. Families from Penang and Alor Setar were here, so its a perfect enough small event
Hope you'll become a solehah

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Life is like a box of chocolate..or a fruit cake..?

Forest Gump was right..and we don't need philosophical explanation when it comes to life experience. There are many things that happen and as usual they are not as what we plan or expected. But as they says, life goes on no matter what. It's either you sink or swim and I choose to swim even though it's hard or consume more energy or facing other difficulty. There are things that should remained silent and there are things to be shared but sometimes both won't do justice.
(source:wikipedia) Fast forward, it's been a month commuting by train to KL and it wasn't something to look forward. It's 40 minutes ride with coaches pack like a sardine can and crossing the arch bridge from Bandaraya Station to Bank Negara Station is not a pleasant journey especially on rainy days when the steps are slippery and you need to mind the steps and try not to slip. And sometimes the train does not arrived on time unlike in Tokyo where they display that the train will arrive at 6.03am, and on the dot the train is in front of you. Maybe it's Malaysian time..I don't know..for now riding the train is the best option compared to driving in KL with expensive parking rate and massive jam and the longer we drive the more we contribute to carbon footprint. Due to this, more time are spend on traveling and less time for family..a dilemma of working mom