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Monday, February 08, 2016

2016 : Final Year Project



I am months behind in writing. Like way behind. Truthfully, I do miss having free time to blurt out my rants and thoughts. But oh well, time usually gets in the way. I've promised to blog separately on the recent events happening in my life because there are just so many things and I wouldn't miss on documenting it here.

So current updates.

Unofficial graduate of B.Sc in Ecology and Biodiversity. Received my final results last Tuesday. Alhamdulillah, will be officially graduating in October this year. Long way to go T_T

The most anticipating event from this last semester is FYP. I prayed and hoped for an A. Because honestly, I know I have invested a lot of time and energy in getting all the things done. I sacrificed my mid semester break. I was freaking worried, day and night, thinking about it makes me all anxious and annoyed. I did not know how to react if I didn't get an A. So unapologetic me..

And the outcome?


......A-......


Hahahaaha even though its not a solid A, God knows how thankful I was. At that instant moment I wanted to hug Dr. Yong and thank him for giving me the A...with the minus. Hmm haha. The phases and stages were so difficult to get through because of the multiple numbers of samples. If the sample size was small, I reckon it would take less time, less pressure, less data be keyed in, discussed bla bla bla. But then, wheres all the fun in that eh? =) FYP is really a long journey of patience and perseverance and, NO PROCRASTINATION can take place. Don't even think about it. Like, hell no. Do not procrastinate in data collection when your sample size is over 100+ plant specimens. One mistake aka wrong identification number, then its all back to square one. Kena cari satu-satu, identify satu-satu and blimeyy that's gonna take more time and I cant afford to waste anymore of em. 

Then comes the writing process. That's another story to begin with. Within the 10th week, I gathered all of the data needed for analysis. Once its completed, then results and discussion can be initiated. That aint easy either. It is compulsory to use the application of statistical analysis. Tried over 3 different statistical softwares, and finally found the one that is less tedious than R (a mathematical software. Please, Mathematics? Im way past that. haha). I had to complete the thesis writing, partially at home. The zone of all comfort...food, sleep, entertainment and etc. I dont think thesis really belong there. With addition to my parents not being around, and me being the full-time supervisor/sister/driver/maid/housewife..I had to do all things, with the help of my bibik of course. My sisters werent that much of a help, except when being asked to -_-

Before finishing the thesis draft, we had to do a poster presentation at week 13. Just to update the lecturers on the progress of our project. Alhamdulillah I guessed it went really smooth for me. The lecturers who graded my poster were the ones who had previously tought in class, which was a bonus. It rather felt like I was having a scientific conversation with them and not like some serious interview or anything. So that beats out the anxiety. Yeay for me!


Work station consist of camera-microscope and computer.


Poster presentation. Pipi ibarat bebola ikan.


and...my final baby before submission. Lol...

I'll blog more on the life as a post-degree student/unemployed/penanam anggur. Basically living it! K Not really :/

night!

2 comments:

MarMan said...

Assalamualaikum Munirah Alhamdulillah congrats for you successfully finishing your study I wish to see you again it's been a long time. As for me i started my career as a tailor currently at home :)

Aisyah Munirah said...

Wassalam. Thank you Maryam!! This is just the start actually, many more challenging things await. Good luck and all the best in your new career too :-)