Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Marathon of Some Sort

Sometimes hope can bring the best things in life...

Greetings everyone!

I am dreadfully sorry to have abandoned my blog for almost two months! It was entirely my fault and I apologise immensely for that.

I have several news I would like to share with all of my dear readers. They will all be explained in chronological order so please bear with me.

It started towards the end of March when my last post was recorded. Back then I was busy filling out forms and such for scholarship and college/university application. Then at the beginning of April, my aunt asked me a favour: I was to help her by filling in the vacant position of clinic attendant while she waited for someone to apply for the job. Needless to say, it wasn't long before one girl did turn up on her doorstep. As it turned out, she was an acquaintance of mine through her mother.

Then a few days after, the results of my matriculation college application came out. I was pleased to find that I was accepted into one of the best matriculation centre in the country. Such an honour! Had I accepted, I would have studied science in matriculation.

However, a few weeks later, I found out that I was accepted into a university quite well-known in the country for a foundation programme in Nursing. To say that I was disappointed would be an understatement as I had applied for a foundation programme in English Language Studies. So, I decided then that I would go through matriculation and work my way to a language degree.

Just a few days after, my dad solved the problem. He himself went to the deputy dean and appealed on my behalf (I was busy that day: I had business with the bank). Suffice to say, she told my father I could change my programme when I register at the university.

Then I found out that I failed the interview for an overseas scholarship from the government. It was then I decided that I would go to the university and pursue my preferred programme there. In the meantime, I have appealed for a reconsideration on my behalf in regards to the government scholarship. It's a win-win situation.

By the way, I have resigned from my position as a primary-level tutor. It was fun, exciting and an incredible experience while it lasted. In learned a lot and it has also taught me to be more patient when dealing with stressful situations.

I have now mastered the art of filling in the bank deposit forms. Another milestone for me! So far, I've managed to open a shares account which I can use to deposit my investment earnings which is relatively safe (yep.. I'm playing it safe).

I have always hoped that I would be able to go to a reputable university, study the courses I want and not having to worry about monetary costs. Just a few years ago, I had rejections after rejections when I applied for admission into boarding schools... mainly due to my socio-economic status. Bollocks. My socio-economic status does not dictate whether I can afford paying for university myself.

While my dad is out looking for a job in the gloomy economic environment, I am looking for ways to save money so that I can be eligible for a study loan just in case I don't get a scholarship in the near future. In that case, I'm praying hard for God to help me in this.

So... before I start to rant endlessly and do a 'woe me... pity my... poor me...' impression, I better end this post.

'When you wish and hope with all the will inside of you, you never know what miracle can be wrought upon you'

C'est cela pour maintenant, le merci et la bonne journée.