It was not yet final exam for third year,at that time when I heard the rumours that not all the students in this healthy campus was able to stay in the hostel for next semester due to reasons:
1)Too many old students,so we had to give the chance to new comers to usmkk,aka first year students to stay inside usm and ;
only those who join activities and make usm proud of them ,in bahasa called as berbakti will have bigger opportunity to stay inside than those who makantidostudi who also join activities ,but maybe only just tukang tengok dan ngomeng, surely they will loose in competing the merits!!
After knowing that it’s compulsory for us to stay over the fence of USM ,we have been thinking to rent a house.The criterias were:
1)The room was enough for us to rest and doing revision ,completing all sorts of lab reports,proposal ,thesis, and put all necessities .
2)The condition of house must not too old or abandoned house ,or rumah pusaka.
2)The price was affordable.
3)The distance from any fence of campus must be reasonable for girls who walk with ayu dan ala-ala perempuan melayu terakhir.
4)The neighbourhood must be safe and there were residents near to our house.
Honestly,I was very saddened ,because I’ve been thinking that it’s hard to stay outside.Firstly,we had to walk and it take longer time,and most worried thing was if we must go to lab at night in order to accomplish final year project and in second semester,we are going to have oncall in HUSM lab at night ,insyaallah.Then,regarding financial aspect.We had to spend money to buy toto,mat, study table,book rack,drawer and other house appliances.Still,during semester break,I hope for any miracle to happen. At that time,in my mind was “kasih sayangku terhadap mu sedikit pudar akibat terpaksa menerima pinangan sodium hypochlorite”.Sorry,I was so childish!!
But ,as moslemm we must always thinking that there must be any hikmahs that ALLAH wanna give us. He test us in this way.Alhamdulillah.“On no soul doth Allah Place a burden greater Than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, And it suffers every ill that it earns. (Pray:) "Our Lord! Condemn us not If we forget or fall Into error; our Lord! Lay not on us a burden Like that which Thou Didst lay on those before us; Our Lord! lay not on us A burden greater than we Have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, And grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Thou art our Protector; Help us against those Who stand against Faith."(Al-Baqarah:286)
Alah bisa,tegal biasa.
There are pros and contras staying outside:
1)Must be independent,standing on our own feet.
2)It’s the chance to improve our cooking skills .One of my housemate said,better to ashame to friends to day if your cooking tak sedap than to your “real housemate” if your cooking x sedap soon.
3)Creative thinking –must think how to cut the cost .Space given to electricity,water bills and rent payment monthly.
4)Walking steps will be greater,so,that’s good for our heart.
4)Having a temporary house.People not asking you in this way anymore “what’s ur room number?”They’ll ask, “where ‘s ur house” .
5)Not stuck with excess internet using.Only for those not buy broadband.If you buy broadband,surely,was unable to get fulltext of some journals that must be subscribed first.
6)A new society formed-persatuan meja jepun dan sakit belakang.So,please drink Anlene regularly and always praying Allahumma ‘afini fi badani,fi sam’ie ,fi basori..
7) More discipline.
8) Will be more bold – if all ur housemate were not around. Just turn on ur laptop and open mp3 .Increase the volume,but not too loud.Switch on the lamps that you want.You can do it!!
1)Plan your journey to class.Rancang perjalanan anda.If not,when arrived at class,you surely will need some rest and cannot focus during the first minute of lecture.
2)Please list down the things that you want bring to class.Remember!your house not near as the dorm during previous semester.
3)Don’t forget to bring along umbrella.Use it when raining and afternoon.
4)No more a complete set of a bed,locker,book rack,and table with chair for revision.it’s okay, “And He provides for him from (sources) he never could imagine. And if any one puts his trust in Allah, sufficient is ((Allah)) for him. For Allah will surely accomplish his purpose: verily, for all things has Allah appointed a due proportion.”(At-thalaq:3) and
“So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief”(Al-Insyirah:5)
5) Personal reason-Cannot watch Nur Kasih every Friday night coz this house got no tv.The storyline was interesting.
Lastly,this is only a very small matter compared to bigger challenge after graduation that was said by Senator Mumtaz in a forum 2 days ago.One of the lessons I got in forum ,just be yourself,do not try to be others,build up your own identity.Be bold and brave!!Ya muqallibal qulub,thabbit qulubana ‘ala deenika.Pray for me.