Monday, July 01, 2013

After a long hiatus

After a long hiatus

I've been out of this blogging world way back in 2008 due to the busy schedule that I had back than. Here's what had happen from 2008 to December 2012 :
  • July 2008 : Moved from Chatêauroux (center of France) to Lille (North of France) after completing my IUT (higher diploma) in Electrical Engineering
  • September 2008 : Entered Polytech'Lille as a 3rd year student with the goal of receiving the DIPLOME D'INGÉNIEUR that I was raving since I was 18 years old. The French education system is different from our and British education.

  • Winter 2008 : The family came to visit me. We went to Belgium, Germany and Luxemborg. Super fun but super cold winter.
  • September 2008 - September 2008 : Lots of ups and downs (mostly downs) which required me to repeat the whole 3rd year from September 2009 - September 2010
  • September 2009 : Enrolled another year as a 3rd year student.
  • September 2009-September 2012: It went by and filled with lots of colorful memories. I met tons of beautiful people. My grades were better Alhamdulillah.
  • Raya 2011 : 1st in 7 years that I was home for Eid and I felt like a kid again.
  • 4 September 2011 : Mr. Afif and I got engaged after 7 years of being together. Alhamdulillah.
  • September 2011 - July 2012 : Entered my final year of being a student. It was bitter sweet as it was my final year and I was leaving to see my family for good. However, at the same time, I was leaving France which I had called home since 2004-2012, leaving the friends that I've known. Oh well, life goes on right? How can I forget them?
  • March 2012-July 2012 : Throughout my life as a student, I have spent about 11 months being an intern and the last internship that I had was with one of the prestigious French car maker, RENAULT. Alhamdulillah for this opportunity. I had the chance of see the a couple of new car models (Clio& Zoé) launching last year. I had quite a number of business trip and factory visits. It was really a great experience. I would not forget it till the end of my life as co-workers were super nice, super awesome.I really wish that one day, I would pay them a visit.
  • June 2012 : Finally, the Malaysian embassy in Paris together with Malaysian Students Association organised en event to celebrate the graduates. A recognition that motivated me throughout my student life as it was difficult to study engineering in a foreign language.
  • September 2012 : September 2012 was the saddest month for me. I left the France for good leaving my friends, leaving the Eiffel tower, leaving the 4-season country (which I hated at times). Au revoir France! However, I came back in October with my parents for my graduation ceremony and our last Europe trip for awhile.
  • December 2012 : Mr. Afif and I tied the knot after a year being engagement together, 3-month of thorough wedding preparation. Alhamdulillah, everything turned out as expected.

So, here we are in 2013. Mr. Afif and I are looking forward on what's coming our way!