Friday, June 24, 2016 | 11:05 PM | 1 comments
I haven't updated in such a long while. Yet in my previous posts I did say something about doing weekly reviews, right? Well... Procrastination got the better of me, I admit. But here's the big thing:
I'm out of MADPP and KKTM Lenggong :(
Alhamdulillah, I got the offer to do A-Levels in KYUEM, under Felda's scholarship. Somehow I can see my career path a whole lot clearer with this offer rather than with MARA's, therefore I decided to accept it. Everything was so sudden, I got a call from Felda on 10th, and I immediately left the college on 11th. Not that I really wanted to go impulsively like that, but for some reason it would be convenient for everyone.
There's this emptiness inside me, having to leave Lenggong like that. I am so, so, grateful for all the people I met there. Even though I was only with them for nearly two months, I could already feel like they're a part of my family. A huge part of me. Though I still haven't talked to some of my cohort-mates (some of the guys, sorry!), I know that each and everyone of them are special to me. I'm gonna miss everyone badly. I'm only hoping that all of Cohort 4 will pass their TOEFL and SAT tests, and inshaaAllah, I will be there at the airport to send them off to the US next year.
But for now, here I am, back at home, probably going to waste my time around the house for another four weeks. Cheers.
I might continue doing reviews, if I'm up to it :) Plus, these tasks assigned to me when I was in MADPP are surely the best ways to improve my English, right? I will at least keep the lexicon going :)
This is just a short update, so bye for now! And here are some new words~
1. accolade (n) - an award or an expression of praise
Example: Joe received a trophy from the mayor as an accolade for his bravery.
2. perfidy (n) - the act of betraying someone or something / the state of not being loyal
Example: It is hard for Megan to forgive her boyfriend's perfidy.
3. credence (n) - belief that something is true / the quality of being believed or accepted as something true or real.
Example: I don't really put much credence in tabloids.
4. venerable (adj) - old and respected / valued and respected because of old age, long use, etc.
Example: My grandfather is a venerable man; the villagers always seek him for advice.
5. anomalous (adj) - not expected or usual
Example: Everyone was startled at her anomalous burst of anger.
One Down, Seven More To Go!
Friday, June 3, 2016 | 10:29 PM | 0 comments
Can't believe it has been one month since the first day I registered in KKTM Lenggong. God knows how much I love it here, I feel like I have created such a strong bond with the other students (not so much with the guys though haha) and I can't simply express how grateful I am for being destined to study here.
We had an SAT Boot Camp for the past 2 weeks, and it was ABSOLUTELY exciting. I would say that it was probably the best long-duration workshop I've ever participated in. We had an incredibly wonderful adviser, Mr. Brendan who guided us brilliantly for the duration of the camp. We did SAT practice drills every single day, got our brains worked up on college essays and analytical essays, learnt about American culture, and received countless of valuable information that will definitely help us academically and socially; not just for the SAT, not just for studying in the US, but also for the rest of our lives.
I just know that 20 years from now, I can still look back and remember every single day of this camp. The wonderful people involved and the memories we made together; they will not easily be forgotten.
Oh and not to forget, here are some vocabs to learn for today!
1. tardiness (adj) - slow in moving, acting, or happening / done or happening late / arriving or doing something late
Example: Her tardiness caused much displease from her colleagues.
2. overtly (adj) - easily seen / not secret or hidden
Example: Zeke's foster family showed him overt hospitality.
3. condescending (adj) - showing that you believe you are more intelligent or better than other people
Example: She hates her CEO because he always talks to her in a condescending manner.
4. idiosyncrasy (n) - an unusual way in which a particular person behaves or thinks / an unusual part or feature of something
Example: Others dislike her idiosyncrasy in which she always wear mismatched shoes to work.
5. conscientious (adj) - very careful about doing what you are supposed to do / concerned with doing something correctly
Example: It is Sherman's habit to be very conscientious in doing his homework.