Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The end of a project

Maka tamat lah what had been keeping me busy the last few months (the last 6 months?). Pitch Your Product Competition officially ended this afternoon with two winners whom Naim said were local geniuses. I jokingly told him we all had been had by emotive language of "makcik saya sakit pinggang". Haha but the kids were really geniuseslah. Bdk sekolah boleh offer solution to RISDA on saving time and cutting cost with bag semaian. I hope they will go far. Boleh improve lagi tu (to something fully automated).

Nadhirah and gang won USD200 as one of the 5 consolation prizes and I think one of the judges was keen to help them push up the idea to commercialisation. Farhan didn't win.One of the comments was his creation was over-engineered.I'm sure somewhere in Germany and Italy, he would be so wanted. That's what Prof Zourob said..go outside your country and break a leg cos' sometimes your own people do not appreciate you.I langsung tak qualified to pitch.Sedih tak? Round one dah kalah. Haha.

Next project: Sept mobility prog before the big day in Nov and I'm done for the year.
Cepatlah kau berlari O masa. Aku tak terkejar.










Monday, August 07, 2017

Panta Rei

Only change is constant.

Today saw the departure of 4 long serving colleagues : Assoc Prof Dr Subra, Assoc Prof Haja, Assoc Prof Ismail and Dr Farizah who we celebrated in an elaborate lunch to say all the best to their retirement day. Sedih juga as they went down the memory lane.I had worked closely with Dr Subra when I first joined DELL almost 28 years ago and later with Dr Farizah on my FRGS research and other dept's activities. An era's gone..soon mine pulak and seangkatan will be quite a number: Prof Nuraihan, Dr Nora, Assoc Prof Dr Zahariah, Prof Quayum..wow..kosong dept kalau they don't recruit from now.

And we tried to get a session with Prof kamal and Prof Ismawi so we could say thank you properly but the river flows too fast..tak terkejar.

This week I'll be kept busy with the Prosumer Week and nanti nak tolong beri English workshop to our young guests from Perak, Perlis and Pahang who came all the way to watch Pitch Your Product Competition.

I'm glad it's coming to an end.We worked all semester with a lot of uncertainties.I'm definitely nak cabut kejap for a break when all's done before the new semester starts again with a vengeance.

Hadoi.

Cerita Rao tu sambung later ke tarikh yang tidak saya tahu. :))