Saturday, October 31, 2009

convo part 3:- MY BIG DAY!

Mood : busy

I supposedly have to study for my final exams but I wanna update now, before it gets too late..
for those who missed the 1st and 2nd part of my diploma convocation journey, kindly click


this is gonna be a long entry with lotsa pictures..


I opened my eyes at 6.10am..
omg, it's a tad bit late!
I hurriedly got up and scrambled to the bathroom, took my bath and prayed..
before putting on make up and dolling up for my big day, I packed all my stuff inside my bag..
we'd be checking out today when we leave the hotel room..
took me about 10minutes..
that done, I put on my contact lenses and started putting on toner and moisturizer, continuing with foundation and other stuff that I'm sure none of you give a rats ass of..
so I'll spare the details of those..
remember in my previous entry I told you guys that the convo management won't let students who violate the dress code go and receive their Diploma?..
well, I violated it!!
all the girls were supposed to wear traditional baju kurung only, but I went wearing kebaya labuh..
berani mati betul aku..

we left the room around 6.50am, and went to eat breakfast..
lotsa people, sesak..
after breakfast, we made our way to Seri Negeri, Malacca..
goshh, I'm finally graduating..
I can't believe it..

the parking space was full of cars and people walking about, going for registration..
I was starting to get worried, in case I'd get caught for wearing the kebaya..
haishh, buat salah berani, tapi takut kena tangkap..
apa daa, tak macho betul!
I draped on my robe of honour around me..
ok, selamat kot..
I walked confidently..
doesn't matter, if I get caught, I'll plea and beg them or bribe them, as long as I get to go on stage today..

after registration, I pinned on my selempang and secure my robe, make it nice looking..
today's MY BIG DAY..
after that, everyone started cam whoring..
seronok gila!

me on my big day..
tak sememeh dah kan?

all the other pictures are small coz there's so many of them I want to share with you guys..
if you wanna see any particular one, just click on it ok sayangs?..
hehehe, gatal jap..

with Nadia Khalid..

with my course mates..
lelaki semakin pupus daaa..

while waiting in line for the 'perarakan pelajar', click click..

parents rushing in to find places to sit..

after waiting for 2 hours, the VIP finally showed up..
we got in line and entered the hall..
when your name starts with 'K', you tend to get squashed between guys..

Azman, Hasif, Khairun Najmie, Khairul Nizam, Mohamad Nuzul, Mohd Hasnul, Mohd Nazri, Mohd Siddiq, etc..
7 guys before another girl was listed..
ok, aku dikepit lelaki..

the nice chandelier..
gantung kat umah aku, boleh?..

waiting in line to go up on stage..

me on stage, taking my diploma..

Alhamdulillah, I have graduated with my Diploma..

between abg KN and Syed..

I had to sit in line again, waiting for my second chance to go on stage..
studying hard during my Diploma was not a waste, since MARA gave RM500 to students who got CGPA above 3.75..
the MARA Outstanding Performance Award..
Alhamdulillah, I got CGPA 3.84..

my achievement, my MOPA award..

sitting back after going on stage, the graduation finally came to an end..
all the MOPA recipients were ushered out with the VIP's for a photo session..
I lost my mum during this time..

my sisters who had to stay outside during the ceremony..

after the photo session, I went back into the hall, but I couldn't find my mum..
I searched franticly..
I had to quickly find the girl I asked to hold my phone, I need to call my mum..
I started to walk around aimlessly, looking and searching among the sea of people..
dang it, where is she??
I finally found her, the girl holding my phone, in the middle of the hall, taking pictures with her family..
I said thanks and called my mum once I had the phone in my hand..

I called 7 times, got nothing..
I guess the line was busy, lotsa people were calling at the same time..
I couldn't get through..
I started feeling anxious..
everyone around me were smiling, taking pictures with their graduating son/daughter, laughter between friends, cameras clicking away..
but what was I doing?..
I was crying..
sedih siot..
I broke down and cried my heart out..
where was my family?..
don't they want to celebrate my big day with me?..
I cried my eyes out..

suddenly, someone draped an arm around me..
'akak, kenapa nih?.. kenapa akak nangis?..'
it was my junior..
'akak tak dapat jumpa family akak.. akak dah call, tapi tak dapat..' I said between sobs..
'sabar k akak.. mak akak pakai baju kaler apa?..'
'kaler merah..' suddenly my phone rang.. it was my mum..
'hello?.. umi kat mana?..' my sobs were harder.. I could barely say the words..
'ok, umi skrg nih ada dalam dewan, kat tepi seblah kiri.. where are u?..'
my eyes started to dart around frantically..
'mana umi?.. kerun kat situ la..'
'akak, tu bukan mak akak ke?..' my junior pointed to a lady in red..
omg, just a few steps from me, lull and behold, my mum!
she didn't see me..
'umi!..' she didn't hear me..
'UMIII!!!' mixed emotions between sadness and relief..
I couldn't care less if people were looking at me weirdly anymore..
she finally saw me and was surprised to see me cry..
darn them hormonal imbalance..
my family members joined us a few moments later..
shit, tak macho betul nangis2 nih..
well, I guess it makes me human to cry..

after wiping off my tears and touching up on my make up, it's time for pictures!

banyak tak bunga bear2 aku?..
penuh ja tangan..

yeah, dah grad!! wohoo!!!

family shoot..
wait, Aini's missing..

after finishing the cam whoring session, I went and returned the convo robe and selempang..
said goodbye to everyone and we promised each other to upload the photos on Facebook..
'Najmie, nanti kau upload gambar dari kamera Nikon D90 abg ipar kau tau, aku nak..'
'ya, nanti aku upload..'
pity abg hafiz, they first thought that he was a freelance photographer, when all the while he was my personal photographer, following me around and snapping pictures..
dah la aku memang gila kamera..

my family and I left for lunch in Mydin MITC around 2pm..
I ate burger and cukati (char kweteow) coz I was so hungry..
tak tahan dowh..
makan laju ja, tak toleh kanan kiri dah..
I finished my food earlier than everyone so I was feeling bored..
rested my head on the table..
and I dozed off!!
cuba kau bayangkan, awek pakai baju kebaya, tido kat meja makan kat food court Mydin..
tak ka macam pelik?..
here's proof..
penat sangat la tuh..

my sis, Kak Ijah who took this pic said I look like I was smiling in my sleep..
ya ka?..
cuba kau tekan gambar nih n tengok..
oh, Kerol's gift is on my wrist..

muka baru bangun tido..
haa, sememeh balik..

after lunch, we made our way to the nearest mosque to pray and for me to change clothes and take off my contact lenses..
it wasn't comfy sleeping with it..
after that was done, we headed to Johor, back to my fathers hometown..
Kampung Parit Singgahan Luar, Batu Pahat..
can't wait to meet my grandma!!
till then, time to sleep in the car..
(-_-) zZZzZZZZzzz


ok, there you have it, my convo story..
after this will be the 4th part, meeting grandma and going back home..

now I have to study..
I just found out I have an MIS quiz tomorrow at 10am..
haishhh, lom study lagi nih..
wish me luck awesome people!!
shining star~~

Friday, October 30, 2009

convo part 2:- Convo Rehearsal + night in Malacca

Mood : up and about!

I wasn't feeling well last night, so I went to sleep early..
I'm feeling better now, so don't worry bout me, ok?..
and I got the mood to continue with my convo story..
this story is in 'part' basis..
this is the second part..
so for those who missed the first part,
kindly click ----> [convo part 1]

on to todays part,

My Convo Rehearsal + night in Malacca


after I got off the train in Ampang and said goodbye to Abg Ejay, I went on my way to Hanes's house..
her parents were really nice and her house was so cozy..
the most cozy place of all was her bed!
I slept for half an hour after my Subuh prayer before getting up to take my bath and around 9am, we all made our way to Malacca..
I slept some more in the car..
sumpah ngantuk gila!
(-_-) zZZzzZZ
we stopped at R&R Seremban for breakfast and I slept somemore on the way..
seb baik air liur basi tak keluar..

we arrived at the MITC Ancasa Hotel around 12pm but found out that we can't check in yet due to unavailable rooms..
there was a Peneroka Felda Seminar or something going on..
Hanes's parents decided to 'jalan-jalan' for a while and find our way to Seri Negeri..
it wasn't that far from our hotel, about 5 - 10 minutes drive..
there were already lotsa people there..
I met a few of my juniors an the girls came and started shaking hands and kissing my cheek..
'kak najmie!!.. lama tak jumpe.. akak sihat?'
'laa, akak, tembam sikit nie..'
'akak buat ape sekarang, sambung study ke?..'
ok, to tell you guys the truth, I can't rember any of their names, just their faces..
ya lah, they know me coz I was an MPP member, and I handled their orientation..
I'm so sorry girls!

about 12.30pm, the hotel called Hanes's father and said the rooms are now available and we can check in..
once inside our room, Hanes and I started doing weird stuff, like jumping on the bed!
hoho, lama tak tidur kat hotel..
selalunya I followed my mum to her programs or seminars..
we ironed our clothes for the rehearsal and took our baths, again..
we were sweating like monkeys wearing a space suit..
around 1pm, my best friends, Nadia n Aina came to the hotel..
Aina will be sleeping with Hanes n me in the room while Nad is staying in another hotel..
after our prayers, we giddily prepared ourselves..
oh, can't wait to meet all my friends!!
I suddenly became 'mak andam' and put on make-up for Aina and Nad..
just like old times!
god, I missed them!

the rehearsal was supposed to commence at 2.30pm, so we left the hotel at 2.15pm..
we registered at the counter and collected our robes..
shit, I got L size, besar gedabak!!
leh muat 2 orang, kau tahu??
takpa la, as long as I'll be graduating..
so we made our way inside the hall..
met, hug, and screamed with everyone, updating each other with our own whereabouts..
oh so best!

ok, kenapa mata aku macam still tak cukup tido?

my coursemates, Hanes, Kak Tim and Liani..

Seri Negeri..

the rehearsal really started around 3.30pm..
the lecturer in charge informed us of the sitting arrangements, how to wear the 'Selempang', who's gonna be there, and also a demo of how we were supposed to accept our diploma..
we did a rehearsal of 'Perarakan Pelajar masuk Ke Dewan'..
total students, 800++ from 4 different KPM's, both for Diploma and Higher National Diploma..
I'm number 431..
the rehearsal finished at 5.15pm where the lecturer stressed again on the importance of student attire tomorrow..
no kebaya's, kurung tradisional ONLY..
no selendangs, polos ONLY..
no open toe shoes and sandals, black covered shoes ONLY..
anyone who breaks the rules will be prohibited from joining the convo..
I broke the rules anyway..
so, what did I wear?..
you have to wait for my next part..

I met someone for the first time too on this day..
his name is Kerol..
I mentioned him in my blog a few times..
I met him in Tagged and we became friends, but we never met..
so on this day, I met him for the very first time too..
sadly, I forgot to capture his picture..
so occupied with friends and stuff, that it slipped my mind..
but here's a few pictures of him that he MMS's to me..

during raya 2009..

off to class..

with his not so little brother..

he's taller than me..
and I got a present from him!..
this really cool and unique looking bracelet..
I forgot to snap the pictures tho..
but undoubtedly, his present costs more than my present for him..
man, people are richer than me right now..
thanks Kerol, for coming all the way to Malacca to meet me..
and I'm sorry it was only for 20 minutes..
we'll meet some other time, okay?..

I returned to the hotel and sorted out my stuff, ironed the clothes for tomorrow and read the novel Abg Ejay gave me..
just the first two chapters, takut nanti gian..
than Nadia called me and asked me and Aina out..
saja lepak-lepak pusing melaka..
it's been awhile since I was here, kinda missed the place..
but I was dead tired and reluctant to go..
Aina n Nad forced me and I had to comply..
good thing too, coz I had a blast!

we went to the Eye on Malacca..
well, that place wasn't really a blast, but what my friends and I did was fun..

the three musketeers!
Nadia, Aina and me..
love you guys so much!!

Eye on Malacca..
the middle person is Nad's sister..


met Aina's ex-bf and his friend..
they are our juniors from KPMM..
ya, aku tahu, aku gemuk...
so what?!
*budget emo*

ohh, this cool water fountain that dances to music..
sangat COOL!!
but yang kat hotel di Los Angeles dulu lagi grand and happening..

I also met my pet brother, Nazmi..
but only for a short while..


we made our way back to our hotel and went straight to bed..
got a very important day tomorrow..
can't wait for it!!
my mind finally drifted to sleep, filling it with happy thoughts as I wait for tomorrow to come..


so, this is my 2nd part..
my 3rd part will insya-Allah inserted either tomorrow or Sunday..
have to go to the library now to study for my Finals..
only have 3 papers but I have to study too!!

3rd November - MIS
11th November - Ethnics
20th November - Managerial Mathamatics

pray for me ok?..
thanks a million!!
shining star~~


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