These 3 days.....

Sunday, December 16, 2007

On the 11th of December 2007,my friends
and I had a meeting with Associate Professor Sabariah at Dewan Kuliah 1. It was about collecting data of poor people in Malacca area. Dr. Hanim (the URDC coordinator) briefed us on how to collect data and how to fill in the form. The total number of poor people that the state government has is about 3250 people. The lecturers need to meet all these poor people and verify the data in a week! My team and I needed to cover in Serka
m area which has more than 230 poor people there. The next day, Mr Fazlul (our new masscomm lecturer) and I started to do the interview with these people. We managed to cover 10 houses in Pantai Tedung area. Most of these poor people are very old and some of them are handicapped. They receive money between rm190 - rm300 only from welfare department every month. It made me realize there are still a lot of unfortunate people outside there who need help and attention from others. I feel sympathize towards them on what they have been through in order to survive. In doing this research, we needed to stop regularly to ask local people how to get to the places. We also tried to get help from Tok Sidang and JKKK to find out their residency area. It was really challenging as we needed to pass through the forest and it was raining heavily at that time! At night, I brought my younger brother and sister to Jaya Jusco to had dinner at Sushi King. After having dinner I hangout with Mr Razif, Mr Ridzuan and Mr Diza at mamak stall until 130pm.

The next day, Mr Fazlul and I only managed to cover 6 houses. We got lost for a few times. I also took this opportunity to see the forest, paddy field, river and so on which I cannot see it in my resident area.
It made me feel very relax and excited too! Actually, we started doing this research at 9am and finished at 6pm. After maghrib, I went to Tesco as I had to go to a friend’s farewell party at Shakey’s Pizza. My friend (Sha) will resign from UiTM tomorrow as she is going to do her master next year. After the celebration, my friends and I went to Pulau Gadong to play futsal. We played futsal for an hour and stopped at 1130pm. Then, my friends and I went to mamak stall and hangout until 1pm.

On the 13th of December 2007,Mr Rushdi, Mr Shahril, Miss Mayu and I went to Faculty Communication and Media Studies in Shah Alam to get the course file, notes and books for next semester. I also met Dr Maria Muda to check my phD proposal as I need to submit to UPM next month. After meeting Dr Maria, I met Assc. Prof Dr Kiranjit Kaur who was my ex-lecturer during my degree and master at UiTM. I chose her as my referee as she had taught me 3 times and we have known each other for 8 years. She encouraged me to do my phD but at the same time she advised me to do phD at UiTM also but I rejected it. (sory Dr. Kiran, I cannot accept it as I had studied in uitm for 7 years since my matrix, degree and master) I want to change my study environment. We went to kopitiam section 7 for lunch. Then we went to Shah Alam Mall to buy unnecessary things. Hehe… Sharp at 5.00 pm, we went back to Malacca and arrived around 6.30pm as we need to continue doing our research tomorrow morning……….

mr rauf
13.12.2007 / 11.30pm