Day 18 is supposed to be 3 random photos you've taken 3 years ago, but currently am not in the mood of digging the external hd, resizing, watermarking, uploading those pictures. So since i am the ultimate author of this blog i decided to modify this day 18 to em..forget about day 18, tell us your current story haha.
This is going to be lengthy.
This event should be the cream of the crop. Last April, i submitted two entries to compete in PEREKA, the long version of it is pertandingan inovasi and rekacipta. This is the platform for all the researchers in UMS to display their findings in their respective research areas, and to show the ideas of innovation that they've achieved according to their field as well. This is a competition in Uni's level, whoever wins will be selected to represent UMS in national and international level.
So i participate in two categories; research and innovation. PEREKA took place last monday. We were judged by the judges from various institutions, bukan internal judges ah.Basically we have to get ready in front of our booth to present our findings. Imagine i got 2 booths to take care of, my supervisor lagi tiada di Uni time tu coz we've agreed to take care of one booth each. So berlari2 anak lah disitu. I was glad the judging time of the two categories was different so i had all the time mingling around after the 1st judging session ehek :D
The 2nd day was the result announcement day. YB Datuk Masidi Manjun officiating the PEREKA, together with the VVIPs of UMS. Little bird told me that 'you'll get a good news', but there are 3 levels of good news bah. Gold, silver and bronze. Am wondering how good is that news haha. Harapan yang amat tinggi disitu ya. I have many reasons to feel so.
In the end, i won a gold for innovation and silver for research category. The fact that i won a silver for research category is more than enough to make me happy for the whole semester. That was my master research i brought in to compete, and having this silver award as an advantage to include in my dissertation is sure helping me big time. Next, to support it is to publish as many journals, be it by my supervisors or me. I need these achievements as my pillar to face the pundits in my field in viva voce session soon. I kid you not,these pundits are tough.
So what's next? To finish up my remaining experiments and start writing (again). And i'm looking forward to compete in national/international levels. I think national level, my supervisor would send me. Kalau international level, mesti beliau lah bah yg pergi kan? haha. That requires no reasoning at all.
I am very happy i managed to prove myself to myself. Almost a year ago when i first started, i saw my other team mates keep on winning golds, silvers and bronzes, plus very active in attending conferences, i start comparing myself to them 'Can i do like they do?'. I doubt myself a lot during this phase. To add salt on the bruise, one of my co supervisor clearly criticized me for my intention to pursue master. And surprisingly, he as my co supervisor, collaborated with other researchers to do research that is supposedly to be my master research title. If you were in my shoes, what would you feel? Even my main supervisor is questioning his action.
This winning is exactly what i need to remind me of those phase so that i
- always keep my feet on the ground
- always believe in myself. always.
- always believe that 'if it's worth doing, it is worth overdoing'- mythbusters
- always do work for yourself, not for the sake of approvals or appreciations,else, you keep on complaining like no end
I am so grateful for my dedicated team back in Semporna. Without their effort, there is no way my 2 hands and 2 feet alone manage to handle all the work. And to my dear husband, thank you for your effort although this is not your dream. Love you muches.
YB Datuk said to me, 'Congratulation, you have become the best among all'. Maybe it's a default wishes from him to all the winners, but that gives me goosebumps. Undeniably the right wish at the right time to the right person. I am going to stick that in mind.
Panjang kan ini post haha, thanks for reading :)