To do list

– Course registration -> checked. 4 courses, they didnt give me any guide to do it! Had to call someone in the department.

– Sponsor -> checked. Got it! What a relief! Have to reply acceptance form for the sponsor offer tomorrow.

– Medical check up -> not checked. Will do it on Monday.

– Laptop -> not checked. Tomorrow hopefully!!

– Hostel -> not checked! Just called the management, and she said I have to write a letter to apply for a room! eeek? Will send it tomorrow!

– Shopping -> half checked.


OK, less than 24 hours after I made the previous post, God has sent me a sign that I HAVE TO GO TO USM!!!!!!

He does have a sense of humour :)

Electronics doesn’t sound too bad ok. And it has its own modern Engineering campus, though I much much love the good old university buildings like UKM’s, but that’s another story. And think Penang, though I have not been there since over 10 years ago, I think it’s still an exciting place to be. And think original Char Kuey Teow! Hmm.. my mouth already starts watering….

Well, the Engineering campus isn’t in the island.. but it won’t stop me from crossing the Penang straits over the weekends :)

Some news… finally.

Heh. Today I got an offer letter from USM in Penang.

MSc in Electronic Systems Design Engineering, whatever it means.

Admission 1st July.

Hmm but I’m still not firmly determined. 

I mean, I am as well waiting for UKM.

Not that I have any favorite points between these two uni.

But the later has the course I already have some sense about.

Pembiayaan Untuk Pengajian Ijazah Lanjutan di Bawah Pakej Rangsangan Ekonomi Kedua

Or PPPI for short. It’s a good news for people under age of 35 who falls into either one of these groups:

1- Graduates who have not yet got a job.

2- People who have been fired from job.

because the Government has just said in the new budget that they will sponsor your fees should you choose to go for postgraduate studies, Masters or PhD. Terms and condition apply.

Go and check further at the MoHE website.

Hmmm. Though I am not sure which group I fall into, both don’t sound very precise to me, but if this is true that I don’t have to pay anything than it’s cool baby. Maybe it’s better than have to wait for one semester to get a scholarship, I don’t know. Anyhow. I have to wait for either USM or UKM to answer my application first then I can go make this sponsorship application.

UKM vs. USM: Part 1

Maybe it’s too early for me to decide, as I haven’t even got answer from those places :P anyways.

[ UKM – pros ]

– The course is what I am already familiar with.

– Has Lenya! So I won’t be a lost stranger.

– It’s THE National university – well, there must be something bonus afterall.

– Huge old skool campus, Engineering faculty is also in there. More people.

– They say they have the best lab facilities. At least better than UIA.

[ USM – pros ]

– Penang! New place, new air, nice island, good food.

– UNESCO site! Postcards from there must be on high demand :P

– I can buy Reggie Lee postcards (tracklesspanic says this).

– Maybe.. they will let me use the car. Somehow.

– I’ll be a total stranger.. which can be good in a way or another.

– Better hostel room, since the faculty building is new itself.

[ UKM – conts ]

– 35km from KL. Which can be good or bad, depending on my discipline.

– Boring town. I think. KL is way more boring. I may end up staying in the room only studying. Haha. Could be good also what.

– Old hostel, probably a shared room!

– They’re unlikely to let me use the car.

[ USM – conts ]

– Engineering faculty is deserted from others. It’s not in the island!

– I’ll be studying Electronics. Is it less or more headache?

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