Monday, November 30, 2009

no more playing around

After going through hecticness, nervousness, pleasure, worries, excitement, misery, gloom and so on for about 5 months, here comes the time to make a post-mortem on the 1st semester of Year 1 in Kulliyyah of Pharmacy IIUM for 09/10 session. With 13 weeks of lectures, 4 ½ weeks of exams, I think I did have enough time to adapt and explore the actual life of a pharmacy student in this IIUM. Now, I do realize that pharmacy students’ lives in this Kulliyyah are exciting despite of having hard time to show commitments and fulfill many tasks given. You cannot just open your books every time to score the highest marks but you have to be active, committed and a little bit extrovert to gain general knowledge and additional information regarding subjects in this course.

Due to that, I hereby highlight some points that need improvement and to be focused more once I begin this coming semester:

  1. Utilization of text and reference books is not remarkably at the highest point. I still didn’t distinctly refer that kind of books whenever I was gonna do revisions. I always believed that handouts and notes from lectures are more than enough.
  2. Concentration in class was not really satisfactory as I could have easily forgotten some main points emphasized by lecturers or course coordinators that might have possibilities to come out in final exams.
  3. Reluctance to grab opportunities in gaining important information really destroyed myself. Either it is from lecturers or friends, I did eventually keep myself in regretful circumstances whenever I was gonna sit for exams. Building a good rapport with our lecturers will undoubtedly benefit us.
  4. I didn’t give full cooperation towards attending classes or activities organized that benefits me based on academic point of view. Seminars on drugs in pharmacy practice, UNGS classes, presentations and certain activities organized by previous IPhA office bearers are amongst that I take for granted. Even if I attended some of them, I didn’t really focus on whatever delivered during the activities and classes. But I believe I was not the only one doing it, this condition also happened on some of my colleagues.
  5. My time management is quite bad as I noticed. It is because I spent some of my time on something which is not educational and unbeneficial to me. Perhaps having most of the time with books and notes will lead us to possess bad social lifestyle, but I think it is unfair to judge someone blatantly just like that. Consideration on the core business is important at all.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

McLEAD 2009

It’s really amazing for me to get the chance participating special program conducted by S-Dev IIUM Gombak recently. This program called Management Course for Student Leaders (McLEAD 2009) was held in Sanctuary Resort, Cherating from 20-22 Nov 2009 by which the participants are all the representatives from each society in IIUM Gombak and Kuantan. Alhamdulillah, everything was going well. To be surprised, I found that I am the youngest among IIUM Kuantan participants who are mostly presidents and vise presidents from their respective societies. This program is really good to enhance our skills in organizing programs and provide us knowledge to manage our societies in a good way.

Group from IIUM Kuantan

As this program was carried out during monsoon season, we didn’t get the chance to have outdoor activities and recreations. There is always raining quite non-stop either heavily or lightly. Oceans were waving very hard and it is impermissible and dangerous to experience the beach unluckily. But the aims of this program are to well-equip us with information and knowledge regarding the right and legal way to organize a particular program and it is achieved successfully although without any physical activities.

I was attracted by a slot presented by Mr. Rizal Hassan, a consultant that taught us how to know people characteristics by looking their eyes. It’s very2 interesting to know the power of influence and the skills to ‘psycho’ people in a good way. We’re very looking forward to possess the technique to manage our committees and have a good rapport. The best thing is, we’re not easily getting bored with his slot.

On the last day, we’re very lucky to have Dr. Mohd Arip bin Kasmo from UKM to present a slot regarding to the investigation between science and Al-Quran. I’m totally amazed by the presentation that was showed to us and came up with the proof of science on human being and creation of universe. Besides, I had had an opportunity to buy his book published to tell people of all these things. He also showed us some people in western countries who converted to Islam after receiving hidayah from Allah by exploring and investigating the content of Al-Quran. Alhamdulillah..


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