06 November 2014

I apologise for the lack of updates.

Degree life has been alright so far. It's safe to say that I'm able to cope with the type of assignments I have this semester. I would take writing over practical work any day. And thank god my course allows me to do that on a usual basis. Can't believe it took me years to finally realise the things that I struggle with(model making and design, for example) and other things that I'm good at(writing, heh.).

We had a script/prose assignment the other week and I poured my heart over it. The story instantly came to my head, probably thanks to the fact that I visualise music videos/story scenes a lot in my mind.

So far I've met more types of human beings as well.

You have no idea how thankful I am at this position right now. Seriously thankful. I'm kinda looking forward to wrap up this semester and see how the future goes. Sort of. I'm kinda looking forward for internships and such, haha.

My head is starting to hurt though, and I should probably head to bed, so see ya. :)

22 July 2014

Just graduated

Years of architectural torture had finally paid off. I'm glad that I've sticked through it.

14 July 2014

14th July 2014

This isn't anything too emotional.

Ramadan started after the semester ended and at times there were some days where I stayed back. Previously I had never felt this way before but it's somewhat a pain having to wake up for sahur alone at campus.

Two Ramadans back a group of us hostel students would gather round and have sahur together. Some of us would rotate days when one of us wakes up and call the other person 'til their ringtones managed to pull them away from slumber. While others decided to pull an all nighter, cos what's student life without someone staying up. Or in our case playing fire crackers as well. Yeah, in the campus compound.

It was the first and, questionably, the last time when they provided sahur meal for us. To be frank they were much better than the usual breakfast food you'd get on normal mornings. Everyday it was a different kind of meal. They'll rotate the lauk between chicken, fish and beef. One time they even served us teppanyaki chicken I think with rice. Well it was defintiely teppanyaki for sure. There were also some Chinese guys who stayed up as well for Dota and ended up nabbing the extra sahur food from the hostel lobby. They've probably heard the word that the sahur meal beats the mundane breakfast the food court serve everyday. Eventually when the food ran out, some unlucky people who woke up a wee late have nothing to eat for their sahur.

We'll usually eat outside of the hostel lobby. The stretch of steps were enough for a group of us to sit or even lie down. To be frank, the combination of all of us doesn't make us a big clique, but somehow Ramadan brought us together in that kind of sense. Like a unity. I believe even some students who lives off campus came around for sahur there too, cos their friends were there.

The smokers would spend those extra minutes puffing their cigs before Subuh comes along. I recalled this one time where there were more or less 10 of us eating together, a few of them with their nicotine sticks between their fingers. Some of them were undeniably charismatic during that time of the morning, pulling a dirty joke among themselve. This one girl who was puffing along with them pulled a more dirtier response to the joke. Eventually the guy told her that despite the fact that Subuh haven't came along yet(fasting period havent started yet) her fasting for that day has gone null thanks to her statement. Almost everybody laughed and she kept quite, probably embarrassed. I felt sorry for her.

Aside from that I had the experience of walking around with a few others at the empty parking area in my pyjama dress. Hah. And there was also the other time where this hostel dude snap a selfie of himself and a guard sleeping off during his duty. It ended up on Facebook.

Call me nostalgic, but honestly I miss that atmosphere in Limkokwing. Both Ramadan and non fasting months. Sure, we're not a group of bffs or Dota buddies but compared to the rest the whole lot of us are definitely something. That's what I felt at least. As time progresses most people have graduated/disappeared from the scene and there aren't many common faces around anymore. Even if that person isn't technically your best friend it really feels more comforting to see a familiar face, I admit that.

Which is why episodes of Family Guy doesn't seem to fill up the void during this Ramadan's sahur.