How I survived in PASUM -

17 July 2018

How I survived in PASUM

So, my boss' daughter is entering PASUM this year and he asked me if I have any advice for his daughter. I replied, "Just, enjoy your life there" He then asked me, " How's life in PASUM? Is it tough?" and I answered, "Nope, degree life is harder. Just enjoy your PASUM life"

I've always been wanted to write this kind of survival tips but yeah, *kinda busy? It's been about 3 years since I left PASUM but I would love to say my PASUM life is the most cherished moments I had in my life. If you ask me if I could travel through time, where would I go? I'll definitely answer my PASUM life. Of course, for the first 2-3 weeks, I find it hard to adapt to pre-university life. If you follow my blog since I was in PASUM, you'll be noticed, through my previous posts, how stressed I was in adapting my life there. But eventually, you'll be okay. Surely.

The first week of PASUM, all students must go through orientation week called "Minggu Suai Kenal Pelajar". I don't know about the others, but I don't have any hard time during my orientation week as there were few peoples called "Fasilitator Pelajar" or FP as short to facilitate us for our registration, and these FPs treated us like an adult, so don't worry, there will be no issues with bully etc. You will also learn about our tradition's dances called xi shua shua and gummy bear dances and yes, I still remember their moves. Awh, I kinda miss these moments. Ah, and I remembered, during this week, these FPs always advise us, like almost every night, to success in PASUM, most importantly, you must complete your weekly tutorial. It was like brainwashing to me.

Moving on, how do I study during my PASUM. There were 3 courses offered in PASUM, which is, life science, physical science, and built environment. But my batch was the last batch to have built environment course. So, I took Physical Science course as I wanted to pursue my degree in engineering. Alhamdulillah, I had so many great friends by my side that always remind me to do tutorials and assignments every week. "Ain, jom siapkan tutorial sekarang (in class, when there was no lecturer). Nanti dekat bilik boleh tengok cerita korea 😂" These magical words kinda motivate me. Who doesn't? Hahah. 

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For mathematics subjects, our class was divided into few groups (mix boys and girls in a group) and we all have to do group discussion every week to discuss if there were any problems we couldn't solve. Yes, I love my group members. We helped each other a lot not only in Math subjects but also the others subject's tutorial. Just not to be a parasite and freeriding your group members. Physic was the killer subject for us. And the most killer subjects was Physic 4 taught by Prof Abu Bakar (if I am not mistaken hahah) and Puan Ungku. But the key to tackle this subject is always asked your lecturer if you have any doubts and I am glad to Puan Ungku as my Personal Advisor and she was like a mom to me. And she always be the one that I'd refer to if I have any clarification.

During study week, what I did just do past year questions (because UM is famous with their repeating questions lol) at least last two years paper for every subject and a day before the exam, re-do your tutorial.

Alhamdulillah, with such effortless effort and with Allah willing, Allah grants me 4 flat in both semesters and with these results I got offers to pursue my degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Seafield and University of Nottingham in UK. *celebrates* But, unfortunately, due to financial problems plus during that time, MARA has stopped to give scholarships to students due to few conflicts. Political and financial conflicts, idk. So, I decided to continue my study here, in University Malaya. But it is okay because UM just ranked as the 87th top university in the world! *celebrates again*

Did I join any project when I was in PASUM? Yes, I did join several projects while I was in PASUM. I'd like to encourage those who are entering PASUM to join and learn as much as you can while you were here. Because through these projects, you will create more and more beautiful memories with your new friends and your significant other? *tiber hahah
Kinda miss these peoples. Hope we all can meet together again!
That's all from me. Hope you guys will enjoy your PASUM life as much as I do. If you have any questions about PASUM, feel free to ask in the comment section and I will answer as much as I can. Will share about my internship experience in the next post soon. Later!

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