Saturday, December 18, 2010

Joyyie (4)

God is good, all the time! And.. All the time, God is good!

If you're a good follower of my blog, you'll know what to expect when you see the above title for this post. If you're not a good follower, well, read on and find out! =)

5 semesters of studies came and went, up and downs I've experienced, but what's most important is that God, the good God, was with me all these 5 semesters. He have indeed shown me great things that I've never expect to see and experience.

Subjects that i took in this 5th semester:
1. Malaysian in Narration
One and only literature subject that i have in this course. (Thank God!!) We studied on Malaysian literature, so there's no Shakespeare and stuff. But it was rather interesting, learning on the local short stories and poem. It was indeed good stuff, but again, I don't really fancy literature.

2. Language and Intercultural Communication
Now this is an interesting subject. It's not really an English language paper, but general communication and stuff. The three main strand of this subject are Identity, Otherisation and Representation. One thing that I gained from this is that everyone, every individual is different, no two people are the same, hence we have to take each other as they are, not based on our own generalisation or even stereotype.

3. Varieties of English
English is a complicated language i would say. Being spoken in so many different parts of the world, each part has then develop their own variety of English. Malaysian English, Philippines English, British English, American English and the list goes on. As for Malaysian & Singapore English, the usage of the particle '-lah', is no where to be heard, it's only in Malaysia and Singapore!

4. Fundamentals of Language Learning and Teaching
A learning and teaching subject, which basically gives us a view of how learning and teaching could be done. We learn few theories and how to teach language specifically in the four main skills, reading, writing, listening and speaking.

5. Language and Assessment
One of my elective subject. A very good course for those who wants to be teacher in future. It goes through the process of designing a test paper. It was quite interesting to find out all the processes and theories behind it when we were actually the ones who always answer it only, not design it.

6. Japanese Language
Hajimemashite, watashi wa Evon desu! I love the way how our Japanese lecturer, a Japan lady herself, taught us. It was like you learn this word, and there's always a picture of that thing beside it, which is good for me because that's how i study, visual learning. It was always interesting to learn another language, because you not only learn the language, but the culture of that certain country as well.

God was good to grant me such result as shown below:

Straight As.. 4 flat.. I've never dream of such result in my life. The only time that I've got all As was my UPSR paper, and that wasn't that great after all, it's just a Standard 6 paper. But this time, it's really a big thing!! This semester was really a killer semester for me. Having 4 majors and 2 electives, and don't even get me started on the thesis that I'm working on and on.... It's crazy! But God, by His grace and mercy, have chosen once again, to show me his goodness!!

Like in the Bible, the book of 1st Corinthians, chapter 1 verse 31:
"Let him who boast, boast in the Lord"

Indeed, I boast in the Lord for having such great results! Because, only through Him and Him alone, that all things are possible in my life! =)


Liz ^^, said...

Wow, congrats ! That's really awesomeeeeee :DDDDD

carol marol said...

:D COnGrats!!!!

he is indeed full of surprises!! ;D

meliawong said...

wow... 4 flat.. belanja makan belanja makan.... hehe.. let's meet up this last sem more...

wen said...

Hehehe.. Thanks!! =)