Saturday, May 28, 2016

one long, hectic week

I have been very busy (not really) these days, I barely have time to blog. Also, there not much of interesting event happened in my life. The routines are pretty much the same. Won't tell you how my days go everyday because by then, I know you will judge how lazy and lifeless I am.

Anyway, I am going to start my week recap from last Monday til this week's Friday. Hopefully it is not going to be too long that it will bore you to death as you read my blog. Before I proceed, here's a very short summary about the stuff that happened weeks before.


Remember when I blogged about jobs hunting a month ago? Well, I did receive one offer. But I politely refused to accept it because I wasn't satisfied with the wages offered. The forever demanding Zafira. So, I waited for another call. I was supposed to be working on May 4th, but only a day before that I got to know that someone else had already taken the job I applied for. I received another offer on May 5th but I rejected it considering it is going to be a hectic month for me. It is complicated but all you have to know is that, for now, I am jobless. Hence why the unchanging-routine-waking-up-at-12-noon continues.

Three weeks ago, on 12/5 I received my second semester's results. After all the havoc that happened throughout the semester, I was very much contented with my results. I managed to secure all A's for my Law subjects, except for LAW039 as I got an A- for that particular subject. If you still remember my previous post, it was the paper that I sat for with only one eye. All in all, Alhamdulillah, with Allah's wills, this semester's GPA was a whole lot better that last semester.

To sum up everything, I graduated Foundation with Dean. Alhamdulillah.

Monday 16/5 - Tuesday 17/5

Results: checked.

Interviews' offer: 

Here comes the frightening moment for every Foundation Law's students: 4 flat won't guarantee you a place in one of the best law schools in Malaysia. You need to be interviewed first, or to make it sound even more scary, you need to compete with thousands of people all over Malaysia to secure a place in Law school. There are not many of public Universities that offer students to read Law, that's why the competition is quite tough. 

Within these two days, we were told that the interviews' results will be out. Waiting was very tiring and stressing. Every single day spent reloading the Universities' websites to see if the interviews' results had been revealed or not. Everyone on WhatsApp be like, "Is the results out already?" "The UiTM results should be out by now right?" "What happened?" "You received UKM?" "Tell me those who get." "It's 12 already, why I cannot open the link?" "System error."  lol.

Once again, Alhamdulillah, I received all the three offers from the top three Universities that I applied for: UiTM, UKM, and UM. I didn't get UIA tho. The pointer need to be 3.8 above to actually get into UIA. Plus, they already have their own students so yeah lowering my expectation. The ratio of who get the offer to be interviewed from UIA was 1:30. So rare.

Anyway, here's the date and time of my interviews according to Universities:

UiTM - 21/5 0800
UKM - 25/5 1400
UM -26/5 1400

When I first received my results, I felt so overwhelmed. Mom was out for meeting, and I was left in her room all alone and I was so excited I wanted to shout out loud but it's an office so I did not. 

Wednesday 18/5 - Friday 20/5

It's all about my preparation for the interviews. I asked Syasya, my senior, some tips to excel the interviews. She must had nailed those because she's in UM right now!!! Cries rivers!!! It's very nice of her to give me tips, advice and motivation. I owe her loads!

1) Revise.
I revised back EVERYTHING that I have learnt during Foundation. All the Law subjects. Everything that seemed legit enough to be asked during the interview, especially UiTM. Because UiTM knows what we learned, the scope of our study so of course with no doubt they will at least asked one law question.

But actually, well, I am a lazy bum so I didn't do that much of revision. I did flip over all the slides I have. Some reading but not very detail. Some people could finish one whole subject and tweeted bout it. And here I am, on bed, scrolling my Twitter. But no worries I guess, it's not about your memory, it's about how deep you understand law, and how good are you at applying them in real life.

2) Read ALL the current issues: Be it National or International.
This is the part that I emphasized the most: Be updated. I was an ignorant person. I RARELY read newspaper, but as soon as I got to know I would be call out for the interviews I hurriedly went to my Dad and asked about almost everything. The 1MDB issue, Panama Papers, Egyptair flight, etc. It is very important to know every single thing that is happening in Malaysia because I assure you, the interviewers will ask!

I even make notes on them, because I work best that way? Reading alone won't help. By making notes, at least I could revise them while waiting for my interviews. But there were many people come empty-handed but their knowledge is da'bomb. So if you are up-to-date person, nothing to worry, if you are not, better be PREPARED.

3) Prepare some logic-probably-will-be-asked-questions.

What's your first choice in UPU?

If you got two offers at the same time, which one would you go to?

What's your hobby?

Why would the University accept you?

Why do you want to enter this University? 

Why law?


It's predictable.

Frankly speaking, if you were to ask me, why law? What's my hobby? I have exactly no idea. Going for interviews like this make me realize how little I know myself. I have been living for 19 years but what's your hobby is still the most tough question for me to answer. I don't even know what I like to do during my free times. Probably sleeping. It could be reading. Cleaning? Surfing the internet? & few weeks ago I just realize I am really into K-dramas to only know that I can get over the dramas as soon as possible. Maybe it's because I don't like doing stuff halfway. I wanted to finish things I do immediately so I could move on to the next thing. Hence why I could spend one day watching 5-6 episodes. Because I want to stop watching, and start reading/cleaning/writing/sleeping.

If what's your hobby question is already tough for me to answer, what do you expect for the why law question. Totally blurred. I've never thought that I would be a Lawyer one day. I was exposed to numerous kind of jobs, but my surrounding is all about science and maths. Mom is an  Accountant, Dad used to be an Engineer. Thought I will be a Doctor only to find out I am reading Law a year ago.

It's wonderful how easy it is for me to read law compared to solving Maths problems or memorize scientific facts. That's all I know. How it all started, I have nooo idea. Truth to be told, I have such a high respect for people who managed to figure out their career path since they were kids. While me, I think I pretty much go with the flow.

Saturday 21/5

Here comes the D-day!!

I was the second last group to be interviewed that day. Guys, trust me, it's such a pain in the ass looking at all the people who had already been interviewed while I, on the other hand, needed to wait for hours. To spice things up, they all went out of the interview's room and told us how easyyy the questions were.

"Chill. It's so easy, they only asked bout your favorite subject and relate it to any current issue in Malaysia."

To trust those fellas was just a wrong move guys!!! Please don't. Lesson learnt! Because believe it or not, only the pattern of the interview remained the same, the questions would always change depending on the interviewers. 

Here's what happened when it was my turned.

"Introduce yourself: Tell us your name, you're under what program KPTM/UiTM/STPM/Matriks. Your CGPA."

Hold on peeps. I know how easy life seems to be when they tell you what to say for your introduction. 

...only to know that...

The next question is just sooo tough and challenging!

"What's your favorite subject and relate it to the crime situation in Malaysia."

Fck. Haha. I am so doomed.

What crime situation when I spent half of the day focusing on the Zakir Naik's issue???????? Among the four of us, only Wani managed to come out with the best answer. She relates the subject LAW087 with Zulkifli's issue. She prepared for it since forever! Haha. So lucky. When it was my turned I asked for a permission if I could change the question because why would I risk my life to answer something that I am not familiar with????? But Alhamdulillah, there's hikmah as I did that. One of the interviewers actually guide me. She asked me what's my favorite question, and from there I actually manage to answer the question- This is based on what the interviewers' told me.

Last question was:

"Why UiTM?"

Damn broken English because I was sooo nervous.

Sunday 22/5

Abah's birthday!!!!

Monday 23/5

Visited Aisyah at her work's place. Wei, that girl ah. She got so many things to talk about. But she's so lazy to type them all on WhatApps that I had to come to her work's place. -___________-"

But I swear it was the most fun catching up session about her work's place, interviews, and some other stuff. As I went to meet her, I felt so blessed I didn't receive the job offer because it's so pity to see her handling job and interviews at the same time. By the time she got home, she's already tired, where got time to study???

Wednesday 25/5

My ex-roommate's birthday!!! a.k.a my UKM's interview day!!!

The most relaxing interview I've ever had!!!!!!! Thank God for that because I really didn't prepare much for this interview. I discovered loads of videos (especially from Daphne Iking's channel) on YouTube that I forgot I had an important interview the next day. Lucky me because it started at noon so I thought, it's okay I would have ample time to study tomorrow morning. who am I joking??? I woke up only when it's 11. Pf-ft. Anyway here were the questions asked during the interview:

"Introduce yourself in one minute."

"If you got two offers: From UiTM and UKM, which one will you choose?"

"Do you think that Law is needed in Business?"

...and ok that's all.

Blessed the friendly lecturers who listened attentively as we gave out our answers.

We also have to sit for a writing test and there were two questions, one in Malay and another one in English.

Thursday 26/5

UM's interview.

The toughest, challenging, most tense interview I've got to say.

The lecturers were psycho. The asked questions based on the answers that you give. While I was waiting, many people whom had already finished their interviews bragged about how easy the questions were. But again, the most vital tip in interview is to never trust people who says it's easy. Especially when they have different panels than yours. Because for God's sake mine was sooo hard!!! Up til today, I still remember all the questions that were asked by my interviewers that made me want to kill myself. Even when I looked at novels, I am being reminded how teruk I was during the interview.

Everyone: No worries. It's easy. No Law questions. They don't ask current issues.

Me: What's the most important Law that you learned? The legal issue of 1MDB? What are the things that you cannot do if you suddenly receive 4 Million MYR in your bank account based on AUSTRALIA'S LAW?



I had a tough time answering what's the legal issue of 1MDB, I seriously wanted to cry. They asked me how Law built the nation because I accidentally blurted out those words as I introduced myself. They asked if I read Politics' books/biographies as I said I love reading. Hence why yesterday I feel like slapping myself as I picked the novels I wanted to buy. 


UM has always been a dreamed University for everyone. Despite the facts that I have been warned so many times how difficult it is to graduate with Law degree. I always looked up to my senior, Syasya, because man how did she even make it there???? I feel so bad as I remember that I stuttered a lot, and I wasn't really confident with my answers. & how I wish I could speak in English fluently. 

Few minutes before I was interviewed, I met Kak Syasya. She gave me and Aimi pep talked about how interesting it is to study in UM. Yes it's tough but it's up to you to stay at the same place and be happy or to be miserable and grow into the strongest person you would be is how she would describe UM. She shared with us almost everything that UM has to offer, and from that moment I realize how strong my desire is to have a Law degree from that University. But since it's over now, I can't help but think of how bad my performance was. I could have done better but at the same time, I knew I have done my best. It's the best that I could give. There's no way I could turn back time, so what's left is for me to keep on praying that I'll get what's best for me. Like my Pak Njang said, solat hajat banyak-banyak. Because you've already done your best. It's time for Him to decide the rest.

If anyone reads this, please pray for me!! I really hope I will be accepted into UM haha.

Friday 27/5

Watched X-Men Apocalypse with my brother at IOI. I swear to God it was a very good movie!!! I am not a Marvel's person but I got to say X-Men Apocalypse was just sooo good. Every second spent in the cinema wondering what would happen next.

A great way to release tension after a long hectic week!



Can only hope for the best now!

Oh, I probably will start working this June! Haha. Insha Allah. If they really keep their words this time. Also, I can't wait for the Ramadan's month!!!More updates soon- I am slowing down because I don't have much things to blab about. My days are pretty much the same everyday! :D

Til we meet again.

Lots of Love, Nurzafira Sabrina.

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