After I took my bath, I checked my handphone. Ohh.. Got 3 missed calls. I wondered who it could be. It’s from Jennifer Grace! Quickly I called her. She told me that the list name under Prof. Felix was already full. Oh no! So, I asked her to write my name. But Prof. doesn’t want to add students anymore. I prayed to God. Please give me this title (Geotourism). I want it really bad. Along the way to my campus.. I prayed. I text my friends to pray for me. On the way to the lecturer’s room. I’m thinking.. Maybe this is my choice, my plan. Maybe it’s not what God’s
want. I went to Prof’s room but he was not in because 3rd year students having their viva. So i wrote a note. When I’m thinking about the note.. It was funny. How can I write something like that? Haha.. “Prof, saya berminat buat geotourism. Boleh ka consider masukkan nama saya dalam list. Please. Saya betul-betul mahu buat geotourism”. Naaa... So I just sip under his door.
Everyone was so excited about their title. But not me. I have no title yet. I was really sad. Almost crying when i’m thinking that Prof will not accept me under his supervision. No mood to eat. Banyak lagi nasi saya tinggal tengahari tadi. Then, after brunch we decided to meet Prof again. If this is God’s plan.. God will make a way. The viva still not finished. So my friends and I waited until noon. One of my friend asked Prof, will he add 1 more student? Because he also wanted to take Sedimentology under him. Prof said NO! Full already. Ouch... he told me the bad news. I was so sad. No more hope. Then, I had to write my name under the other Prof with the same title. But, I am not satisfied. I had to hear by myself that he doesn’t want to add student anymore. And I still have a tiny little hope inside my heart. Plus a micro-courage to meet him. So, i went to his room. In front of his door, i still hesitate to knock his door. But my friend Seleucia Salim told me.. Now or NEVER. Ya bah kan.. Kalau saya tidak cuba macam mana saya tahu tidak Berjaya. Rugi kalau saya tidak cuba biarlah dia reject saya. Tapi saya puas hati. Saya beritahu Sia. So, I grab that chance. I knocked his door and went inside his room. Lebih kurang begini la perbualan/ interview saya tadi:
D: Prof. Saya berminat mahu buat Geotourism under prof. Serius ni Prof.
F: *Clicking his mouse.. then dia pusing ke arah saya*. He read my note. Ko ka ni?
D: Iya. Saya lah tu Prof.
*dia baca-baca lagi* *saya malu sendiri.. kenapalah saya tulis tu tadi.. tapi bagus juga.. tanda saya berminat*
F: Kenapa ko berminat mahu buat Geotourism?
D: Saya pernah baca journal2 Prof. Di Tandek, di Labuan pun ada kan Prof yang warisan geologi. Jadi saya berminat lah.
F: Iya-iya. Ko boleh buat di Sarawak ka ni.. Rumah ko di mana?
D: Di Sri Aman. Kalau Prof mahu saya buat saya pikir juga.
F: Ada apa2 yang menarik ka disana?
D: Entah Prof. Tidak familiar sangat. Kalau tempat saya macam tiada.
F: Ko buat lah di Santubong sana ka..
D: Ohh.. Santubong. Di bau pun ada limestone Prof. Tp bukan tempat saya tu Prof.
F: Oh.. iya kan. Itu di area Kuching. Sri Aman di sini2 lagi.. Penuh sudah ni, terlampau ramai student. Susah saya mahu handle nanti. Tapi saya kasi masuk nama ko lah di sini.
D: Confirm ni Prof. Terima kasih Prof!
Keluar saja saya melompat, menjerit( nada perlahan). Maybe dia dengar juga tu.
But when i’m thinking about it again. Mesti buat bagus-bagus ni Thesis. Sudah Prof bagi peluang. Nanti kena bagi contoh hangat-hangat tahi ayam. Sampai merayu-rayu. Hehehe...
Last but not least,
Don’t underestimate the power of prayer. =)
“ So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find: knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds and to him who knocks, the door eill be opened.
Luke 11: 9-10