Wednesday, November 09, 2005

And miles to go before I sleep

A lot of friends and other regular visitors to my blog have been asking me why I stopped blogging and when I would be back again. Well! I am finally back.

If you are wondering what happened, read on………..

These past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity and emotions. Words can’t describe the feeling that I have now – it is as if I am floating on top of a cloud.

Rahil looking at the cake

I am really and truly happy. Maybe it is due to the fact that my wife and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary recently. Or maybe it was because my daughter Rahil turned 2 in October, followed by my wife’s birthday 3 days later. Plus my parents were able to come down from Kota Bharu to celebrate with us.

If you thought that I was enjoying myself all this while, then it cannot be further from the truth. There were times I went into the blogging mode, like the time I read about the abandoned smiling baby in a bag. But I had to focus…..

I finally sent off my revised PhD proposal to my potential supervisor in UK. The next task was less taxing - revise and redo a paper for a journal, which I have since resubmitted. And just three days ago, we finally completed a chapter (co-written with my wife) for a book, a joint project with some lecturers in the Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya. The book is due to come out somewhere near of the end this year.

However, the biggest update.

People close to me know that I have running around Government offices for quite sometime now.

Only my wife knows the frustration, the tension, and the uncertainty we went through. I almost gave up

I FINALLY GOT IT!

That’s the biggest reason that I am happy. Happy may not the right word. Delighted or ecstatic would be the better expression.

I kept telling people, “I see some light at the end of the tunnel”. Now, I am out of that tunnel and into the sunlight.

My mind went numb when I heard the good news and I didn’t know how to react. In fact I was not ready to believe it until I got the letter in black and white. Then it finally sunk in – “Yes! You finally got it”.

I will tell you guys (those who don't know yet) what I am talking about when all the formalities are complete.

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8 comments:

Golf Addix said...

congrats and alhamdulilllah . now u can focus on playing golf , he he he . when are u going to play with me. I can teach u one. free mah...as long as u belanja I one can drink is enuf what...

aiyo forget to tell u , our anniversary , nothing much to clebrate maahhh. but will celebrate on 25th when the baby comes out...

Jen said...

It's good to have ya back! Sounds like you've been super busy! Glad that the light at the end of the tunnel is happening for you! Wish the light at the end of the tunnel would happen for me!
Good luck with all of your endeavors!
Robert Frost is my favorite poet. I love his stuff. I am terrible at recalling poetry, but my favorite poem is written by him. It is called 'The Road Less Traveled'.
It is a source of inspiration for me! It's the only poem that I know almost by heart.

Lucia Lai said...

although i'm not too sure what is "IT", i feel very happy for you. is it the phd study in UK that you got?

from the tone of this writing of yours, i can really sense the joy in you, so congrats, adam and all the best.

BabyPink said...

i'm happy to know that you're very happy, adam. and, whatever IT is, congratulations!:)

salaam!:)

Adam said...

Jack: Thanks for the offer. I will take up on your offer soon. Waiting for the year end sale to get myself a nice set.

Jen: Thanks. I remember 'The Road Less Traveled' from my school days. Its one of my favourites too.

Lucia & Babypink: Thanks. I will be writing about IT soon. And Lucia, its not the PhD in UK. I would be the happiest man in the World right now if I get that too. ;-)

narrowband said...

Wow, sounding very happy. I'm happy for you too! I can't help but guess, if it's not the PhD in UK, then perhaps... a promotion? :p

Lrong said...

Now now... don't keep us holding our breath for too long... a raise, a promotion, the degree, or the datuk title?

Adam said...

Lrong: None of the above. Just a small piece of paper but which will change my life.

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