Friday, June 8, 2007

YEEEEESSSSS!!!!!

One VERY BIG hurdle down today. Syukur Alhamdulillah...

Had THE crucial meeting with the Postgraduate Panel for the Law School this morning. On hindsight, all those sleepless nights were unnecessary, I guess?

I underestimated my work. But, one of the Panels commented - "Sharina, you write beautifully". I take that as a very HUGE compliment - coming from a very senior Professor of Law. But, having said that, I ALSO know that "writing beautifully" will not get me my PhD... They have worked out a new time-frame for me to wrap everything up - this time around - no leeways - Na'ah...

I managed to do a last minute shopping for the kids after this morning's meeting. As always - I ended up buying them more stuff than I originally intended. Hey...I was on Cloud 9 - for sure I am allowed to throw some dosh away to celebrate?! Ayah asked me to give myself a treat and buy myself something nice. But, I told him - I didn't need to get anything for myself - the outcome of today's meeting was the best thing I could want for myself. Thank you anyway, Ayah...

My boxes will be shipped out tomorrow (well, at least they will be taken away from my flat tomorrow). I have sealed three boxes up. My fourth box - the final one will have to wait. I need to use the printer tonight to finish up some work. Insya Allah, by 8 a.m tomorrow, the printer will be packed, the fourth box will be sealed, and all my boxes will start their 8-weeks sea voyage halfway across the world...(I hope my Blue Ceramic Pyrex and my Eternal Beau sets will still be in one piece when they reach PJ! Yep - shopping for those stuff was part of my PhD requirement, by the way...Hehehe!)

I have a relatively short draft to submit to ICC by 5pm tomorrow.

And THEN only can I look forward to my flight back home to KL this Saturday.

Come Sunday - I will be home with my Little darlings and Big Darling, insya Allah.

One week break -

...And the following six months will be HELL...

6 comments:

Ayah said...

Hi there

Well done on ur interview yesterday. The Professor should have also commented that u don't just write, but speak beautifully too! ;p

As I'm typing this comment I know that u r still working on da draft to give to ICC. Hope u manage to finish it soon coz u really deserve a rest...a good rest.

Less than 48 hrs now... :)

Ayah

~Tis§ot~ said...

alhamdulillah, kak shana. congratulations.

zasya
stf937

WANSHANA said...

Dearest Ayah,

Thank you for your do'a and solat hajat and all - I know they played a great part in today's events... I'm just so glad that THAT hurdle is behind me now, but, I'm still not there yet. I know that you and the kids will be with me until I cross the finishing line...insya Allah.

Yep - less than 48 hours to go!!!! But, before that - still that bit of work to finish off. Another sleepless night tonight, BUT at least my mind is at peace...

Kisses to Chinchin, Chimin and Chiman from Mommy, please...

WANSHANA said...

Dear Zasya,

Thank you. Today was just one of the small battles - the War is not won yet... Slowly, but surely - insya Allah.

Take care, dear...

Ibu said...

Congratulations! Happy for you.

Yeay!!! Cepat balik la.... nak makan mee rebus & sphagetti oleo tu...

WANSHANA said...

Dear Ibu,

Thanks! But, I'm still in the marathon... I hope I will have the stamina to just hang in there and slog through the MOST difficult phase - the next 6 months.

Have to have tunnel vision - that means benda-benda yang secondary (yang I dok mengadap religiously besides my PhD in the last 1 1/2 years ni - you know what I'm referring to) will have to wait... Ada chan "Bandar Hussein Onn" beat me to it ni (that is - if she's not that bothered about "the font" anymore!) HUWAAAAAA!!!!

Hmmmm...I pun dah tak sabar nak makan my rebus and spaghetti olio tu...Hahaha!

RED BO...(OOoops!) I mean "Kuala Lumpur" - here I come!!!!