Monday, June 1, 2015

Its time to bounce back


Now it has been almost 9 months in this journey and I felt like not having any progress at all. Or should I say that I have not written anything formal for my research. Not saying that I'm wasting my time by not doing anything; I did read and still gathering all the journals for my research. Its just I did not WRITE. Full stop!

Its time to bounce back and start a new style of working. From now I should start writing up my literature review and drafting my annual review report.

To do list ;

- literature review : due 14/6/15
- annual review report (draft) : due 30/6/15
- visualise research timeline
- understand probability & bayesian belief network
- take Mathlab course
- latex for presentation slides

Hopefully that I manage to complete the task before going back for my brother's wedding in end of August.



Thursday, April 30, 2015

Improving my ability to explain things better


Assalamualaikum & Good Morning

One thing for sure, I have difficulties in explaining things to other people. Which is hard when you are doing research. Remember that I told you that I have my presentation in my last post? Yeah, it was yesterday. Huhu I felt bad for myself because I did not manage to convey my presentation as it should be because I was too nervous and not used to; 1) speak in front of the people 2) cannot explain things in a proper way or as it should be. After the presentation, some friends came and said they like my topic but at a certain point they did not get the idea of what am i trying to explain. And later, I met with my supervisor, he said that I need to practise how to explain the ideas more because in the future I have to present in conferences and workshops. So I think this the right time where I have to find my courage to overcome fear of talking in front of the people and remind myself that I can do it. 





p/s: am used to work behind a machine and I don't talk too much. Shy person!!


My dear friends, please make doa for my success and Allah give me a smooth sailing journey. Be happy always :)

Take care

-Yana


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Pengalaman baru yang bakal ditempuhi dengan penuh semangat dan diredhai Allah...


Assalamualaikum & Salam Sejahtera

Catatan pertama setelah lebih setahun rasanya menyepikan diri. Bagi yang tidak tahu saya sekarang berada di UK bagi melanjutkan pelajaran dan cita-cita saya. Alhamdulillah Allah makbulkan doa saya untuk diberikan peluang untuk merasai pengalaman belajar di luar negara. Syukur Ya Allah. 
Dengan ini bermula episod saya sebagai seorang pelajar semula setelah hampir 6 tahun meninggalkan status tersebut.

April 2015, genaplah 7 bulan saya dan suami berada di bumi UK ini. So far, semuanya berjalan lancar dan kami dapat menyesuaikan diri di sini. Environment pula, kami suka dan selesa kerana mostly penduduk di sini adalah berbangsa inggeris dan tidak ramai yang berbangsa asing. Tahap keselamatan adalah lebih terjamin dan setakat ini tiada kes yang tidak diingini berlaku. Alhamdullillah untuk itu semua. Allah tentukan tempat terbaik untuk kami. Sememangnya cita-cita saya dari kecil untuk belajar di luar negara dan merasai pengalaman hidup di bumi asing ini kerana pada masa kanak-kanak dahulu saya pernah mengikuti abah ke Florida, Amerika Syarikat untuk melanjutkan pelajaran di sana selama 3 tahun. Since then, saya menyimpan cita-cita tersebut. Namun baru sekarang Allah makbulkan permintaan itu. Berbekalkan scholarship, here we are in UK with a huge responsibility and a great adventure!! 

Tujuan saya menulis blog ini semula adalah untuk berkongsi sedikit sebanyak pengalaman sebagai student dan maybe its one way of releasing stress for me. Sekarang sudah masuk Spring dan tidak lama lagi Summer. Bunga-bunga banyak dan hari siang semakin cepat. Sekarang baru jam 9.42 pagi di sini. Selasa and Rabu ni ada presentation for all 1st and 2nd year student, present any topic that you like but we are encouraged to present on what we have done so far for the past 6 months. Nervous yang amat sebab semua masih dalam progress and now still doing it. I hope it can be done by today so that I can email it to my supervisor tonight or early morning tomorrow. Harapnya sempat la. Pasal study kita cerita di lain post. So now, undur diri dulu sebab nak siapkan kerja. Huhu

Doakan saya berjaya mencapai cita-cita dan dipermudahkan segala urusan pembelajaran ye kawan-kawan. Aminn..

Take care :)

Meh share sket la pics...

The Hulk

Gun wharf Quays

Pic lama candid by husband while waiting for seminar.. December 2014

Autumn in my heart.. 

Rindu sangat kat anak2 bulus ni semuanya