Contengan di meja perpustakaan

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I've just noticed these scribbles on one of the library's study tables (the ones that look like boxes with walls on three sides and allows you to have some privacy from your neighbours). So entertaining. FYI most of the tables here aren't vandalized so if you were just about to say (what's wrong with UIA people, don't they have any civic awareness, aren't they supposed to be an Islamic university?...Stop thinking already). 

I won't justify their graffiti-ing of public furniture, but their words do make me stop for a bit and think about (student) life. The scribbles are so random and so deliberate.

The previous table:
I HATE CALCULUS!!

This table:
On the shelf ledge:
DON'T LEAVE BOOK. (Which is the scribbler's version of the library notice "Do not leave library materials and personal belongings on the reading table. Thank you.")


On the right-hand side table wall (In no particular order. The scribbles are all over the place. Some doodles, too.):

I (heart shape) IIUM. Responses to this scribble:
- good joke LOL
- NUTS!
- average :P
- tipu
- BURN IN HELL
- F.U
- you can't be serious!
- (In Arabic) Muhammad Ayyan
- (In Arabic) Muhammad Ahmad

DID YOU REALIZED THAT OUR DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER (NAJIB) WAS ACTUALLY INVOLVED IN ALTANTUYA'S DEAD? WHAT A SHAME!
-  actually it was his wife who asked her bodyguard 2 kill altantuya!
   - Rosmah
   - Altantuya seduced her hubby!!
     - But Y does d idiot Abdul Razak B. let himself being accused Idiotic
   - ERM QUESTION..HOW ARE THEY NOW?
     - main source INTERNET!

There's another scribble (plus responses), but they're so inappropriate, I'm not going to repeat them here. I seriously think they wrote that down just for shock value. Too bored with their textbooks probably. If you want to see them come to the UIA library, level 2, sisters' section. It's the 8th table from the left against the wall at the sisters' end. But of course there're a thousand more useful things you can do at the library.

On the left-hand side wall (this looks like the heartbreak wall):

(In red ballpoint ink) 11/04/2011 I miss him

I HATE MEN
- I miss Memdhoo

I miss my family
- I miss my family too :(
  - I want to go HOME!
    - I miss my mom and daddy at home
    - Mis my mom's cooking =|
      - I miss everything at home!!

The guy I like ^_^ He likes my friend 8-02-2011 V_V
- I was backstabbed

(In black ink) Don't write on public properties
- thank you
- shut up
- you also write
  - tau xpe

Good luck for Everyone :)

I study smart!

I (heart shape) GOD!

I love you...

Gerdim seni bir kere
Baskasini sevemem
Deli diyorlar bana
Desinler degisemem...
- UIA intnet system r very BAD!! kdekot!

IIUM @ UIA KIKIS DUIT!
- org dh bg ilmu bising lak die...

Guys are so stupid don't believe them!

Does love exist?
- no no no
- NO
- No No No
- NO Don't believe in love
- Yes, coz I'm in love!
- If exist where is it?

This is nonsense!! Get a life!!
- Good

Money is important without money you can't life

I wana b dean list

And on the wall right in front of me:
....in the rain? u'r in pain, screaming so loud. n no 1 can hear u! (The rest of the scribbles have been obscured by a new library sign that warns us not to leave our stuff on the table unsupervised.)
- ...& scream in the rain u just want to blame others 4 ur pain
- what a looser!!!

please don't write anything on this table
- You also did it!!!

What are you doing? STUDY!!

Actually this feels a bit like reading your newsfeed on Facebook (someone posts something random and not particularly useful - on their wall or on someone else's wall - and then the comments go on and on and on).

UIA is in revision period and approaching the exam weeks now. Again.

P.S.: Prepare well and answer the questions wisely, everyone!


P.P.S.: If you have no idea what the question wants, make up your own answers (using your common sense). I do it all the time [whenever necessary]. I just did that for a quiz two days ago. I made up answers for the entire quiz (and prayed that I'd get some points for trying!). The questions were so precise (which means they were taken from parts of the texts that no one read), but everyone was so used to precise questions (and not knowing what to answer) so we came out from the quiz cheerfully anyway.

P.P.P.S.: Get enough rest. Don't ever attempt to enter an exam hall if your head is heavy from sleep deprivation. That's like mental suicide.

P.P.P.P.S.: Try a short nap after every revision session. My mother told me that sleep helps to (somehow) strengthen your memory. I have no idea how scientific this is, but it works.

P.P.P.P.P.S.: Read and revise everything. Or else don't exit the exam hall complaining "Apsal yang aku baca semua tak masuk?".
 
P.P.P.P.P.P.S.: Don't worry too much, it's just the exams. We're Malaysians, kan! How many times have we been through them already?

Some practical advice

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...from my lecturers. Dikutip sepanjang semester ini.


Professor Khoo (Colonialism in the Muslim World): 

1. Exams are not important, but they are what we call a necessary evil.

2. You cannot be satisfied with general knowledge.

Sarah Chinoy (Niche debate trainer): 
 
3. If you want to contribute to the society, now's (while we're still students) the time. Later, I promise you, you'll either be married to your job, or to a human being.

Professor Kopansky (History of the Ayyubids and Mamluks): 

4. It is better to be friends (not just lovers) with (your spouse). A man can betray a woman, but he will never betray a friend, especially not after he remembers all the good and bad times they'd been through together in the marriage.

5. Don't marry a man who only promises you cinta. He must give you clothes, a roof over your head, whatever you need, and he must make you happy.

Assoc. Prof. Dr Arshad Islam (Islah and Tajdid Movements in the Muslim World): 
 
6. Kurang(kan) makan, kurang(kan) tidur.

Madam Arina Johari (Bahasa Melayu Kerjaya):

7. Dengar betul-betul apa yang saya ajar ni. Jangan pulak nanti masa exam, angkat tangan, panggil saya. Lepas tu bisik kat saya, "Apa ni Madam? Tajuk apa ni? Tak pernah belajar pun?"


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Friday, May 18, 2012

Contengan di meja perpustakaan

I've just noticed these scribbles on one of the library's study tables (the ones that look like boxes with walls on three sides and allows you to have some privacy from your neighbours). So entertaining. FYI most of the tables here aren't vandalized so if you were just about to say (what's wrong with UIA people, don't they have any civic awareness, aren't they supposed to be an Islamic university?...Stop thinking already). 

I won't justify their graffiti-ing of public furniture, but their words do make me stop for a bit and think about (student) life. The scribbles are so random and so deliberate.

The previous table:
I HATE CALCULUS!!

This table:
On the shelf ledge:
DON'T LEAVE BOOK. (Which is the scribbler's version of the library notice "Do not leave library materials and personal belongings on the reading table. Thank you.")


On the right-hand side table wall (In no particular order. The scribbles are all over the place. Some doodles, too.):

I (heart shape) IIUM. Responses to this scribble:
- good joke LOL
- NUTS!
- average :P
- tipu
- BURN IN HELL
- F.U
- you can't be serious!
- (In Arabic) Muhammad Ayyan
- (In Arabic) Muhammad Ahmad

DID YOU REALIZED THAT OUR DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER (NAJIB) WAS ACTUALLY INVOLVED IN ALTANTUYA'S DEAD? WHAT A SHAME!
-  actually it was his wife who asked her bodyguard 2 kill altantuya!
   - Rosmah
   - Altantuya seduced her hubby!!
     - But Y does d idiot Abdul Razak B. let himself being accused Idiotic
   - ERM QUESTION..HOW ARE THEY NOW?
     - main source INTERNET!

There's another scribble (plus responses), but they're so inappropriate, I'm not going to repeat them here. I seriously think they wrote that down just for shock value. Too bored with their textbooks probably. If you want to see them come to the UIA library, level 2, sisters' section. It's the 8th table from the left against the wall at the sisters' end. But of course there're a thousand more useful things you can do at the library.

On the left-hand side wall (this looks like the heartbreak wall):

(In red ballpoint ink) 11/04/2011 I miss him

I HATE MEN
- I miss Memdhoo

I miss my family
- I miss my family too :(
  - I want to go HOME!
    - I miss my mom and daddy at home
    - Mis my mom's cooking =|
      - I miss everything at home!!

The guy I like ^_^ He likes my friend 8-02-2011 V_V
- I was backstabbed

(In black ink) Don't write on public properties
- thank you
- shut up
- you also write
  - tau xpe

Good luck for Everyone :)

I study smart!

I (heart shape) GOD!

I love you...

Gerdim seni bir kere
Baskasini sevemem
Deli diyorlar bana
Desinler degisemem...
- UIA intnet system r very BAD!! kdekot!

IIUM @ UIA KIKIS DUIT!
- org dh bg ilmu bising lak die...

Guys are so stupid don't believe them!

Does love exist?
- no no no
- NO
- No No No
- NO Don't believe in love
- Yes, coz I'm in love!
- If exist where is it?

This is nonsense!! Get a life!!
- Good

Money is important without money you can't life

I wana b dean list

And on the wall right in front of me:
....in the rain? u'r in pain, screaming so loud. n no 1 can hear u! (The rest of the scribbles have been obscured by a new library sign that warns us not to leave our stuff on the table unsupervised.)
- ...& scream in the rain u just want to blame others 4 ur pain
- what a looser!!!

please don't write anything on this table
- You also did it!!!

What are you doing? STUDY!!

Actually this feels a bit like reading your newsfeed on Facebook (someone posts something random and not particularly useful - on their wall or on someone else's wall - and then the comments go on and on and on).

UIA is in revision period and approaching the exam weeks now. Again.

P.S.: Prepare well and answer the questions wisely, everyone!


P.P.S.: If you have no idea what the question wants, make up your own answers (using your common sense). I do it all the time [whenever necessary]. I just did that for a quiz two days ago. I made up answers for the entire quiz (and prayed that I'd get some points for trying!). The questions were so precise (which means they were taken from parts of the texts that no one read), but everyone was so used to precise questions (and not knowing what to answer) so we came out from the quiz cheerfully anyway.

P.P.P.S.: Get enough rest. Don't ever attempt to enter an exam hall if your head is heavy from sleep deprivation. That's like mental suicide.

P.P.P.P.S.: Try a short nap after every revision session. My mother told me that sleep helps to (somehow) strengthen your memory. I have no idea how scientific this is, but it works.

P.P.P.P.P.S.: Read and revise everything. Or else don't exit the exam hall complaining "Apsal yang aku baca semua tak masuk?".
 
P.P.P.P.P.P.S.: Don't worry too much, it's just the exams. We're Malaysians, kan! How many times have we been through them already?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Some practical advice

...from my lecturers. Dikutip sepanjang semester ini.


Professor Khoo (Colonialism in the Muslim World): 

1. Exams are not important, but they are what we call a necessary evil.

2. You cannot be satisfied with general knowledge.

Sarah Chinoy (Niche debate trainer): 
 
3. If you want to contribute to the society, now's (while we're still students) the time. Later, I promise you, you'll either be married to your job, or to a human being.

Professor Kopansky (History of the Ayyubids and Mamluks): 

4. It is better to be friends (not just lovers) with (your spouse). A man can betray a woman, but he will never betray a friend, especially not after he remembers all the good and bad times they'd been through together in the marriage.

5. Don't marry a man who only promises you cinta. He must give you clothes, a roof over your head, whatever you need, and he must make you happy.

Assoc. Prof. Dr Arshad Islam (Islah and Tajdid Movements in the Muslim World): 
 
6. Kurang(kan) makan, kurang(kan) tidur.

Madam Arina Johari (Bahasa Melayu Kerjaya):

7. Dengar betul-betul apa yang saya ajar ni. Jangan pulak nanti masa exam, angkat tangan, panggil saya. Lepas tu bisik kat saya, "Apa ni Madam? Tajuk apa ni? Tak pernah belajar pun?"


Sekian catatan dia untuk kali ini.