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What Do The Lecturers Says

Yesterday, we met with Prof Maslina, the Vice Dean of FST. She asked me, what do I want to be in the future? Before I could respond, she asked again,"Academician?". I just nodded.

Then she continued, that maybe I won't teach in Pure Math, but most likely in Statistics. She asked again, "Are you okay with it?". I replied, why not?

I didn't realize it at that time, but then Nik Ahmad Faris raised this question later on: "Don't you think that the lecturers have already planned on where we [Me and Faris] should be if we were to be academicians in UKM? Why did she specifically ask you to be in Statistics department? Perhaps it is because they do have some kind of planning and consideration for us." I think he was right.

For Faris, they also have some plan for him, but I leave that to him whether he wants to talk about it or not.

We both are touched because even our lecturers have hopes for us, whereas in the past we both had given up with our future, at least once. It's like, we are given more reasons for not giving up.

Our path has not yet been decided, and we will still keep looking on the things that we really want to do, and can do. In the short term, we will keep on believing in ourselves and do what we think are right. We both are still young and inexperienced, after all. There are still a lot to discover, and we both need all the motivation and support from the people around us.

On the side note, the lecturers also have high hopes in Muhammad Noorel Yaqin Mazlan, another good friend of mine who also has talents in Mathematics. Unlike me and Faris, his talent is raw and unpolished, but he has this potential to be even better than us.

An advice to my friends: Don't ever be afraid to dream high. InsyaAllah, those around you will see your efforts. Even if they don't, Allah will reward you accordingly. Never give up and keep on putting your effort in something that you believe in.

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