Monday, November 2, 2009

The right subject in University?

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Who says that time flies?
For me, time teleports.
At a neck breaking speed, that is.

It's hard to believe that i have been in university for more than 10 weeks and it is now approaching the end of my first semester already.

I can say that university is definitely a great experience - if you minus the sleepless nights - and i have never regretted stepping foot into NUS.
Yeah, i know i may have say it like a thousand times or so, but well, when you make a nice decision, you can't help it.


Back in Malaysia, i am used to being told again and again that university is a place for you to study a "good" subject so you can find a job.

I'm sure that if you're a Malaysian, you will be used teachers and busy body relatives telling you to choose subjects that are considered "safe" like engineering, medicine or computers.

I was in the same kind of situation too.
Stuck between a choice of Psychology and Computer Science,
a subject that i like and was very interested in compared to a subject that is considered safe but not very well liked by me.

Yeah, i'm interested in computers, which is the area where you can build kingdoms and shoot a few zombies, but definitely not the science of it.


Luckily for me, i got my dad as a support.


Honestly, after coming here,
I realized that university is not just another stepping stone before you find a job.

University, in my opinion, is where you pursue your dreams and where you seek to gain more knowledge in the things you like, to empower yourself in what you're interested.

And when you're interested in the things you are studying, of course you will be more enthusiastic and when you're enthusiastic, that will get translated into good results.

Compared to a subject that you hate, you will hate going to the lectures and you will hate every part of the subject, which is not very good if you want to score well in it.


Choose a subject that you will like in uni, or you will end up regretting it.

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