I'm back after a long rollercoaster ride, which I'm excited to write about!!
Whoa, I haven't written anything since April?
Well to give you an idea of my life let me use some visual aids, some of which are screen captures of my life at those points..
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So the story is as follows:
I overcame a great deal of hardship- physical, emotional, spiritual, you name it and I've been through it..
I completed all my experiments, wrote and submitted my thesis just in time..
Then, I packed my stuff and went home for good..
I then took a few weeks' break (it was during Ramadhan..)
Then, I started working as a tuition teacher, part time, and felt what was probably 50% of the ordeal that a working mom has to face... I still think being a full time single lady is more exciting and attractive than being a full time/working mom.. screw you people who keep putting the idea of getting married into my head. Find me the man and then you can talk the talk..
What had started off as a few hours per day job soon became the focus of my life, and it paid really well. Gradually the job felt easier, more natural, and I felt more welcome. I had many students who knew me and greeted me, and I had my own set of "pain in the rear" but life had slightly brightened.
I had also completed my work as a research assistant and applied for a conference to present my work, while waiting for the VIVA!!! (inaudible scream)
I'm writing journal papers too.. And blog writing is the best way to get rid of the writer's block...:D
In the middle of all that, I squeezed in some time to say goodbye to my friend Temmy..who left for good.. Then I hung out with Steph after 4 months of not seeing her.. I'm glad it wasn't too awkward..
I was supposed to see Alice, but couldn't make it. Lastly, another close friend left for good, my only Yemeni guy friend..to whom I owe so much and now I worry so much with all that war in Yemen.
All in all, the work being a great distraction from my masters from hell worked!!!
Also, I applied my "Live in day-tight compartments" rule, and the weeks get crossed off so fast nowadays..
I've been looking at scholarships and universities all over the world (the African continent, Middle East, and Latin America are not a part of the world anymore). Yup, I have to go somewhere higher in ranking than Malaysia's top universities. As for that Turkey plan, I still long for those METU dorms and all, but parents gave a decisive 'NO'. Screw you, ISIS.
Like I said, I've been researching, but I can't choose yet. I've made plans to take the IELTS too.
And to drive- let's not forget that 10 years old goal..But I haven't decided if I will take these two tests in this country or when I return home months later..
I am looking at it like it's my final trip and I'm going to settle with Grams.. But I'm not sad, at all, so maybe I haven't really thought this through..or maybe I don't believe it's the end of this Malayan saga..just like I can't really accept that I will never see my international friends again..