Thursday, May 7, 2009

Of busyness, lack of sleep, appetite lost, running out of time, dead printer, sleepless and release...

Wah, super long la the title of this blog. Haha, was thinking of what did I go through for the past 2 days (since my exam ended on 4th May 2009).

After my exam, I went to mcD with my coursemates (Abu Bakar, Hanisah and Liyana) as a celebration that we've concluded our FINAL PAPER of our FINAL YEAR in UKM (eventhough the deadline for my thesis was on the 7th of May, it was supposedly on the 6th of May but due to the reason of me having to send my thesis through my supervisor, my supervisor - which is also the Dean of FTSM - gave me an extra day). So, after the celebration, as usual, went back to my house and had a rest, taking my own sweet time thinking that I'm able to complete it by 6th of May... stupid me... lesson learnt: DON'T DO LAST MINUTE WORK OR YOU'LL SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES!

To cut the story short, then came 6th of May (for 2 nights, means on 4th night and 5th night, I slept @ 1.00am and woke up @ 8.00am - I usually need 8 hours of sleep, if not enough, I'll be tired and I will feel super uneasy), 8.00 am and I'm just halfway through Chapter 1, with touchups that need to be done on Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 not forgetting my main page, acknowledgements, abstracts (both BM and BI), table of contents and of course the infamous rujukan and lampiran. "Nevermind, can finish one" was all in my head. Super ego I tell you. Still taking my own sweet time. Thinking that I'm able to finish it by 4pm, bind it and that's it la. Not until the clock strikes at 6.00 pm. "Crap... Still got kandungan, all the senarai and rujukan and lampiran not chet do). I didn't even feel hungry eventhough I skipped my lunch. Ended up having my dinner @ 7.30pm with all the senarai, rujukan and lampiran. My mum asked me this question, "What are you doing whole day in your room? Come out and have dinner." Funny right? Mom, you should know I'm rushing for my thesis... My face doesn't show that I'm under stress / tension meh??? (I didn't tell my mum dat, I just told her I'm doing my thesis :P)

Then came 8.00pm. Haven't done with lampiran and senarai yet. Crap. Must print first then only bind... sei lor... then tiba2 this thought came to me > Eh, can bind first what, later print la. Wah, terus rush to the shop and bind. and binding 3 copies (90 pages x 2 and 45 pages) + 6 plastic covers + 6 muka depan = RM8.80... o.O, it's all worth it la, final year push. After that, came back to home and continued until 11.30pm only manage to finish everything. So, happily i refilled my printer ink tank and started printing. I began with the 45 pages. No problem. (New ink catridges, so new print heads, no clogging, no nothing. Costs me RM137). Then the second copy, for Pemeriksa 1, 91 pages(binding time wrong calculation). Of course, no problem again. Then the third copy, for my supervisor cum Dean, 91 pages (he didn't request, but it's polite and shows that you care for your thesis if you print one for him, this is call pro-active :P), up til lampiran, left 17 pages and suddenly...

MY PRINTER'S PAPER FEEDING ROLLER IS DEAD...

I tell you, that time was 1.30am. Where to find a printing shop that is open in the middle of the night? Especially in Serdang? Tension gila... Tried shoving the paper inside but it just won't go in. The printer continued happily printing... SIGH... what to do? Have to pass up the next day @ 8.30am in my Dean's office. Terpaksa tomorrow wake up early and go to UKM area's printing shop, they super early open shop ady one. Then pergi tidur lor... it was 2.00am+... and I didn't have a good night sleep. Woke up @ 7.00am this morning to rush to UKM and try to print but you know what? The shops aren't open yet. Die la this time... ended up went to see my Dean @ 8.30am but managed to see his Personal Assistant. Thank God my Dean was meeting a supervisor. So I quickly hop on my bike and rush to the shop. By that time it was already 8.40am. I say a quick prayer, asking God to open the printing shop. I believe but help my unbelieve. When I reach there, prayer answered. The usual printing shop that opens @ 8.00am tak buka, but the next door one that opens later buka. Haha... You say it's divine intervention or not? I believe it is with all my heart. :)

So there you have it, a release. Haha, I managed to pass up my thesis @ 9.00am, eventhough my Dean is already in a meeting. Heh, but at least I manage to pass it up in the morning. Thank God. :)

Now just left Viva, next Wed's. I'm the first presenter. Pray for me. YES! GRADUATION HERE I COME!

7 comments:

noin said...

finally..
(how come I feel relieved after reading your blog tho my thesis doesn't done yet. lol)

Lisa ^^, said...

Walao. Tension and suspense giler la you. haha Pandai la, selamba only buat. ahehe But PTL la everything done. btw, what's Viva? >.<

chingZ said...

Ain: Relieve? LOL... stress gile...
Lisa: Yup yup. Viva = Oral. I think it means oral presentation / oral examination. Try typing this in google > define: viva :D

noin said...

tumpang relieved sbb finally u manage to pass up the thesis to Dekan. walhal aku punye mcm ampeh.

chingZ said...

Ko bukan dah siap ke?

noin said...

sistem still kena touch up lagi.
plus, I'm not really satisfied la with it. hehe.
btw, gudluck 4 viva! :)

chingZ said...

All the best to you too, ainz :P