Archive for December 2011
Last week was supposed to be the last week for all classes and assessments to take place but under few circumstances, they are all adjourned, to this week.
My classmate called me when I was on my way to campus which is 40km away from my place in Puncak Alam.
“Azfar, where are you?”
“On my way, at Puncak Perdana already.”
“Make a u-turn. There’s no class for today.”
“Ah, what happened?”
“XXX’s aunt just died, she has to attend the funeral.”
“Oh, alright. Thanks.”
So, as a courtesy, I sent a text message across to my lecturer, I did this while driving (sorry, I just had to do it before I forget about it, no?)
“Salam puan, I heard about your loss and I’m sorry about it. Condolences to you and your family.”
Yeah that’s what we do consoling someone at his/her lost, to me, at least. I don’t know about others, perhaps they just turn their ears off on it. Ignorance at its height.
I drove back home without complain. There was supposed to be a test on that day. Not our final assessment for the semester but yeah, there was supposed to be a test that everyone got prepared for.
The very next day, Hafiz, my class rep posted a clarification note about the adjourned class on our group’s Facebook page. I didn’t know that small matter like that could’ve gone that fiery.
Yes, there were some angry students about the incident and I must say I’m very shamefaced and I was like, where’s their rational, where’s their sympathy?
“Heleh, dulu class cancel kau pun marah jugak.”
I know, earlier this semester, I sparked the tension between students and the lecturers by posting something about cancelled classes on our Vice Chancellor’s Facebook.
That WAS DIFFERENT. That wasn’t caused by a force nature like death, nature disaster or something but it was, in my humble opinion, something that they asked for or in our mother tongue, “saja cari nahas”.
Who would’ve thought, moving half of the school to somewhere that barely has a thing even the lecturers’ office. We all know, the predicaments earlier this semester right? Even until now, lecturers travel to and fro Shah Alam to teach classes at Puncak Alam and Shah Alam with minimal mileage claim at maximum RM50 (per day or per week? I’m not sure.).
So when it comes to force of nature cases especially death like in this case, we basically have nothing to complain, nothing to argue for. We can’t play God, telling people, “Hey don’t die now, your niece has a class to go.” right?
Say what you want to say, I’m a hypocrite or anything but at least, I do respect someone’s loss and having what you may call it, empathy & sympathy toward others.
We are university students, we should’ve known and drawn fine line that differs us and the happy-going kindergarten students albeit when it comes to assignments, some of us might just take it for granted, do them half way or put less effort in it — just like children abandon their coloring activity book when they found something that is more interesting.
This is something for us to ponder my friends, to take a lesson from. Let’s hope that incidents like this will not happen again in the future and yeah, we can be more understanding.
When I say, ‘we’, that includes me, as a whole.
Long live Class L!
Every human is a complicated creature. Especially when it comes to feelings.
That somehow describes me.
I don’t know why but I do feel lonely lately. It has been nights like this, feeling like there’s no one to talk to about something. Something that isn’t shared over best friends but a girlfriend that is.
“Find a girlfriend then if you’re lonely.”
I’m a total jerk, girls wouldn’t want me. Not capable of loving someone, at all.
So how could I settle this?