As-salam and glad to extend a warm welcome to this blog..
It's been awhile not to write anything here. Yeah as usual, the lame excuse, just blame on the hectic JAD's life. But somehow whenever I got a free time, then the wifi wasn't working on a full swing. Pulak dah *sigh*
So as stated on the title above, I'll wholly dedicated this entry to tell everything about what I had been through as the 2nd sem student of the Matriculation year in JAD programme. Okay I'll make it as compact as possible and we're talking about squeezing the whole sem contents in an entry. So buckle up readers!
|We're the 107 aspiring engineer-to-be!|
The 1st sem was frickin horrific. My 1st ever encounter with Nihon Go, it wasn't started so well actually. Well to make it simple, I pretty sucked in learning the new languages. Just look up to when I studying Arabic back in high schools. Yeah always being left behind the pack, perhaps due to my slow pace in mastering the respective language.
Then it's time to say hello to the 2nd sem. The horrificness level is becoming greater as we're going to confront Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics all in FULLY JAPANESE. The exception is just only for English & Islamic Studies. As the start of the 2nd sem, the situation can't just turned out to be any tougher.
Can you imagine to study all of those science terms in Japanese? As I read through a single sentence, there must be some meaning that I can't even comprehend in the 1st place. So it takes time just to key in the words into the electronic dictionary and figured out the meaning on the spot *thanks to our sponsor for the electronic dictionary*. Then it comes to kanji, the most troublesome part of any sentences. If you can't read the kanji, so you can't basically understand the meaning it brought along. So it will become a real deal to all of us, to look through onto the meaning of the kanji, like the whole time.
Let's move on to Nihon Go. Alhamdulillah the amount of shukudai that being given were less than the 1st sem. So on average we will receive only 2 pieces of shukudai per day, in comparison with 5,6 pages of shukudai on the 1st sem. But there's a catch - the subjects are getting tougher! So the toughness of Nihon Go is simply inversely proportional to the amount of shukudai given. Well then talking about bunpou (grammar) that getting tougher, dokkai (reading comprehension) that getting longer, the kanji's strokes that getting harder to remember..... So that's the real challenge, as our level to master Nihon Go is getting higher.
The subjects that I liked the most for this sem is no doubt - English! We've learned a lot of making a proposal, writing a business letter, organising a meeting and so on. The number of groups presentation are frequently held too, which I most preferred. The next favourite subject is Islamic studies. Although the lecture is allocated once a week on the duration of 3 hours, we're always tuned into this subject. Ustaz Hassan is very keen towards the students & also has the sense of humour, which makes all of us keep bursting into laughter during his lecture.
|the W class buddies during the last Physics lecture|
Another thing that being noticeable, as we going through this sem is the bond that existed between us. Maybe it took quite time to break the ice during the first sem, so we're not getting so close with one another. Now with the class re-shuffle, we're glad to know each other's party as well. When it comes to study matter, we always do it by study group. When it comes in organising an event, we will always lend the hand together to make it all worked. The firmer bond generated, that eventually will build us even stronger as a team.
The hardest subject for me during this sem is Maths. Especially the probability/combination chapter, where I sucked the most. I personally prefer the Differentiation/integration chapter, it's tough but I really like it. For Physics, the level of understanding for this sem, as compared to the past sem is getting better and also easier. 2nd sem is wholly about electricity & radioactivity contents, which is much easier to understand. For Chemistry, it just being okay. Not so hard, and also not so easy. And the Chemistry lecturer’s name is exactly like mine, Azraai. Hahaa eventually makes me prominent in his class.
|some of my Nihon Go lectures *the middle one is the hottest ahaa*|
To wrap the sem up, there must be the 'much awaited' final exam. So for a week we had to sit for the final exam. The study week was the busiest week I would rather say. With almost 600++ kanji to remember, confusing usage of bunpou, all the law in Physics, the complex thermochemical in Chemistry, and all of these stuffs, that will make you to stay put on your study desk 9 hours per day. Too bad that the study week felt like flying so fast. Even I’m not the ‘last-minute’ person, the one week allocated for making the final prep was simply not enough. Screw me & say hello to the 1st paper.
To make it short, the final exam was okay kot. Alhamdulillah for Islamic Studies, English & Physics, I answered it with all my best. Chemistry was a bit rushy because the questions were simply too much to handle. It took time to read along the question, then comprehend the questions, also find the exact key word and revise the solutions all in one go. If time allocated was longer, my Chemistry answers would be better I guess.
|the daily routine... early morning revising|
For Maths, it was tough indeed! When my sensei told us that Maths paper gonna be easy, yeah all of us expecting it to be as easy as being told. Actually it turned out to be insanely tough! I even skip some questions, as my brain just came to a complete halt, just by looking at the question. Huwarghh screw me! Then it comes to Nihon Go. The easiest paper was Vocabulary. Kanji was mediocre. I forgot 4 kanji and left the answer box blankly. Dokkai, Choukai, Bunpou were all hellish! I never encountered the questions that were this hard. Seriously!
When the exam ended, if you failed any science subject, you need to re-sit the paper. Still now, there’s still no any re-sit call coming through. I just hoped that the call would never come. But then I’m not quite confident with Maths. Still hoping that my Maths will pass the cut of 60 marks and above. In shaa Allah, amin…
So with the end of the final, we managed to organise a simple farewall party. As for some of the sensei, due to the end of working contract in Malaysia, they will return back to Japan. How sad it's gonna be when the sensei that taught you the first letter of hiragana, soon will return back, some 6000 km away. It was a simple yet havoc party indeed. Each of the sensei also gave their farewell speech, and some of them even crying! What a touching moment indeed.
"Holding up the blazing pride of our batch, our unity & our
ultimate dream. Make it realised 皆さん!"