I was bring offered two places to further my studies locally. Firstly, TAR college offered me Dip. In Science (Computer Science & Statistics) in Kuala Lumpur Main Campus. Few weeks later, I was being offered another course by Universiti TAR which is Bach. Of Information Technology (Hons.) Computer Engineering in Perak Campus.
TAR college (MAY 2008 INTAKE):
They offered me Dip. Course just because I obtained a lousy STPM results. Why on earth do I need to take up Diploma course when I had taken it similarly to STPM course spending 1.5 years in La Salle Secondary School? Moreover, by taking up Diploma course again, I need to waste at least 4 years to obtain an Advanced Diploma / Degree certificates. Although school fees studying here considered cheap to me, the living costs residing Kuala Lumpur were very high. Yet, the hostels damn lousy to me.
Universiti TAR (MAY 2008 INTAKE):
This university offered me Degree course. Out of 5 course I chose, they gave me my fourth choice. Such course only required 3 years to obtain a Degree. In fact, I don’t even need to waste another year to get my Diploma again. School fees quite expensive compare to TAR College but its really worth it that I don’t need to waste a year to get Diploma. Apart from that, living costs in Perak considered lower than my hometown. Mind you that this university was located in Kampar not Ipoh. A town that looked peaceful to me. Indeed, the accommodation I got was very nice and new.
After considering both offers, my final decision would be taking up the course offered by Universiti TAR. All I need was to get my ASS off to study. I don’t even want to stay at home doing nothing everyday until July where I may be offered to local universities (IPTA). To play safe, better admit myself to UTAR before the local universities offer me a lousy course to study.
Date: 15 May 2008
Time: 12.30 p.m.
Flight: AirAsia AK 5105
Destination: Kota Kinabalu LCCT -> Kuala Lumpur LCCT
I can see it in the stars across the sky
Dreamt a hundred thousand dreams before
Now I finally realize
You see I've waited all my life for this moment to arrive
And finally yeah
I left Sabah, my hometown. I notified few peoples close me that I’ll be leaving to study. Sorry to those that I didn’t notify them. But hope we can keep in touch always. This was what I want, leaving silently to study. I wanted to keep my profile as low as possible.
To be continued…