Friday, April 6, 2012 11:15:52 PM
Sometimes in life, u feel like u r all alone. U may feel that no one cares for. When u r in such situations, always remember that u r there for urself. Never forget the presence of ur heart and emotioins. Never let them down by letting urself down. Keep urself motivated at all times. Keep ur level of confidence high. Remember, without ur conscience no one could beat u down. You are responsible for ur emotions.
Let say u got poor marks in ur exams. U must be feeling sad. U must be cursing urself and everyone around u. You'll be asking, "Why me?". Keep in mind my friends, every word that u throw will hit u back badly. At the end of the day, u r the only one to take the pain.
Rather, try you say, "Okay, I'll do better next time, it's not the end of the world though!" I bet u, u r the best motivator. U know urself better better than anybody else. It's easy to take advices but, it's difficult to follow. Once again, it's u who sails the boat.
So, my dear human mates, get urself up. Give it energy. Boost it up. Walk ahead. Ur attitude towards ur ownself matters. Keep urself motivated and get the victory that belongs to u.
Friday, April 6, 2012 6:50:21 AM
My mother is a secondary school principal. She is managing the school for past 5 years. She has undergone a lot of challenges in bringing up the school. From 6 number of students, the school today has 100s of children. It was all because of her hardwork. Though the school is partially government aided school, my mother used and still using her hard earned money to do good deeds.
Now that my mother has come out with a plan to feed the school children breakfast. It has been her plan for so long but financial issue was the biggest obstruction. She has no enough fund to carry out the project. So, I decided to help her by posting this in my blog. I wanted to give her surprise.
Ladies and gentlemen out there, I request your kind help to do something for the school. The school consists of children 5 to 10 years old. Their parents are mostly poor and in pathetic condition. If it's not my mother's initiative, those children would have ended up in some construction area doing hardware jobs. Thus, please help us to sponsor breakfast for the children who are in need. They really need it to keep their mind n body healthy.
The school name is C.M.S Muttambalam, Kerala, India. Any kind hearted sir or madam, please respond to my request and I'll send you further details as much as you require to satisfy yourself that your help is needed.
Saturday, January 23, 2010 6:58:29 AM
1st semester is over in a eye blink. Exactly six months which were full of sweet and bitter memories. Sponsor, friends, lecturers, RO, wardens, seniors and ALAM workers are part of life now. Everyone is special in his or her own way. From the very beginning till the end of semester, each day taught a lesson to learn and to make me wiser. "Cadets are future officers. Is this how you behave?" Familiar phrase for us every now and then.
Began with three weeks of Inductions, lecture classes and LAs(Lecturers' Assessments) were our routine chores. Besides, morning exercise, Colors, on board ship training, evening activities, prep hours, roll call, and room inspection were our so called 'side businesses' in Malaysian Maritime Academy. Somehow, it helps!
Final exam is over. Just hoping for the best. Aimed to score CGPA 3.5 and above with the desire to be one of best achievers in the academy. Praying hard!
The most wanted moment has come, Semester Break for three weeks. More than enough actually. Just to rest at home, spend some quality time with family, hang around with lovely sister, visit school teachers, chatting and spend hours on facebook and to sleep well. Very simple plans but gonna be meaningful in future. So, it's time for myself now. Huhu!!1
Friday, November 6, 2009 9:48:08 PM
Hi everyone! The journey in Malaysian Maritime Academy continues with new excitement everyday. USMMA is the latest issue. United States Merchant Maritime Academy in 'King Point' of New York city. It is a student transfer program. So far, four of ALAM male engine cadets are studying there. Pride for ALAM and the person particularly.
Nautical Studies in USMMA consists of 3 years course with 1 year sea-phase training. Fully regimented and each year only 40 placements are allocated for foreigners. Situated in a wonderful environment, USMMA is a dream for most of ALAM cadets as well as me. 4 years degree course, fully sponsored by AET, job guaranteed and highly paid merchant navy industry. It's worth it!
ALAM chose 40 cadets whereby 20 from deck cadets and the rest from engine department. MISC and AET picked the best and potential candidates among Malaysians only. This determined by the written test conducted during the interview held months ago. There is a matter should be highlighted here. This is the first year for female cadets to be given a chance to join USMMA. For pass 4 badges, only males candidates were there. So, it's my fortunate.
Out of 40 candidates, only 7 female cadets were nominated. I'm one of those lucky one! Proud and excited though not yet selected but just nominated. Hehe! I was told that it's not easy for a female cadet to step in USMMA but I know, it's not impossible. Where there is a will, there is a way. 3 processes to undergo: SAT, TOEFL n the most challenging one is the physical test. 2.4Km run in 10 minutes? 90 push-up and sit-up in 2 minutes? Oh my God!
SAT test is over. 3 hours 45 minutes English and Mathematics questions. How about the results? Who knows? Period of waiting again. Coming up is TOEFL on coming Saturday. Internet based, consisting of 4 sections: Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing. Honestly, I'm not prepared! Just go for it. Sigh!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 2:50:30 PM
I'm back! Lots and lots of sweet and bitter memories. Running, sit-up, push-up, pull-up, swimming, marching, obstacles and mini lectures were our routine activities for the first 3 weeks. Painful events held each day were my sweet memories in the end of the day. "No contact with anyone!" The first order given on the first day. I knew it. That was my final touch on my hand phone. The beginning of the Induction Week for DNS 12/DME 26 of the year 2009.
God sake, 3 weeks passed in a second! Surprisingly, I survived. Mentally and physically fit. It was unbelievable. We were no more 'DNS 12 candidates' but 'DNS 12 Deck Cadets'. We were going to pursue our studies in Diploma in Nautical Studies. Not bad!
As a cadet, I was exposed to a new world. But, till now I'm having a question in my mind. "Do I really mean to be in this career?" Only God knows. New hair-style, new accommodation, new meal hours, new friends, new environment, new life routine, and everything was just new for me. Life has fully changed. At the very fine moment, I realized that God has shown me my destiny. Life as a seafarer or merchant navy officer!
Classes have begun. Everything goes fine. More joy than sorrow. This is because of my morning prayers. Assembly point is the best ground to worship Him. It really works. Hope there will be more excitements after this. Wait and see!!!
Monday, July 13, 2009 9:58:58 AM
I've been selected! Can u imagine it? I was on top of the world! I cried! I shared the good news with my hearts! I was so happy! Honestly, I saw my future. I imagined myself as a Deck Cadet at that unforgettable moment. Though I knew that two more stages left for me, I was thankful to God. He gave what I desired.
Medical check-up will be one of the unforgettable moments in life. You may wonder why. Well, two reasons that I could share here. First, I was very sick on that important day. Fever and stomachache. Couldn't walk on and honestly I felt like giving up and back to home. But, I tried my best to end the session successfully. Now, I realize that God tested my strength. Secondly, it was the first thorough medical check-up in my life. It took almost two hours. So anxious to know the results. Again, it was my turn to wait. Result was out. Thank God!
75% of my journey to step in Malaysian Maritime Academy has accomplished. Now, it's the time to test my physical strength. The Induction Program. On 19th July, it will begin. Three weeks program. Hope to succeed in that too. Otherwise, I'll be sent back. I can't imagine it. So, work hard! I'm giving hope to myself. I can do it.
I'll update my life in the academy after two months. Because, no cell phone, no laptop, no watch for the first two months. Wish me good luck!!!
Sunday, July 12, 2009 5:13:54 PM
I've heard people saying that a drawing begins from a dot. I think I've realized the meaning. It all started with an examination. A failure made a huge diversion. Quite hard to digest. Imagine it. A strong desire to be a doctor faded. But, an e-mail brought up the spirit once again. Puzzled? Well, life is a jigsaw puzzle. So, the DOT here is the failure. A failure of mine which gonna raise me up very soon.
Well, I've made up my mind to write more. With the good intention that others could get something from here. You may wonder, what was the e-mail all about. An interview session entitled: 2009 CADET INTAKE FOR MALAYSIAN MARITIME ACADEMY (ALAM). I realized that I've found my destiny. A life that I've never imagined in life. But, the call for the interview was just a first step. To succeed in that was one more examination for me. As I was looking forward for the day, I managed to do some homework regarding the academy and the course, Nautical Studies.
It was a two days interview session. All went right as scheduled. I wasn't sure of the outcome. I did my best but a little worry was there all the time. Then, again the waiting period. One month! It was too long for me. Meanwhile, not forgotten to open the mail box everyday. For the God sake, I was so impatient to see an e-mail as a respond from the academy. Wait, wait, and wait!