New Academic Year : Autumn Semester 2013/2014

It was Monday (30 Sept 2013).  Oh dear, apparently it was the beginning  of new academic year 2013/14. Yeah, the autumn semester just started and endorsed me officially entering my second year in this University. I have been here for a year. I love autumn very much. It is the most romantic season ever during the year. The time when the tree leaves getting yellow and red. The time when I can feel the leaves are falling down over my head while I am smiling to the world.

The sky was so cloudy in the morning, but getting more shiny in the afternoon. This day, I went to the lab as usual. The boring activity, yet I have strongly committed to it.  The lab was full with PhD students among of them were new PhD students. I saw them working very hard and seriously. It really forced me to work harder than was before. For the day, I read paper and code related with the concept of Hyper-heuristics.  Gradually, I little bit more and more understood the beautiful idea behind the hyper-heuristics. Sometime, I must realize that the only thing to do to succeed is keeping carry on.

In the afternoon,  I attended two programming lectures, namely Introduction to Programming and Algorithmic Problem Solving. They were two basic modules prepared for first -semester-student, at under graduate level. It could be embarrassing for a PhD student to attend first-semester undergraduate student module. For me, it really does not matter. I believe that it is never late for those willing to learn.  I am not very good in programming, so I should do so. In another side, I could learn how lecturers in this university teach their students in Programming. It could be very beneficial for me, as a lecturer, later on in the future. When, I come back to my base University.

I did enjoy both lecturers. They were very masculine classes where there were only three girls out of 300 students attending the class. I think, it is true everywhere that Women do not like Programming. I love very much the way the lecturers delivered their lecture materials. It was fun, encouraging and entertaining class indeed. And what I love most of is the lecture duration was only 50 minutes. Yeah, in this university there is no lecture more than 50 minutes.

In the evening, after I made Maghrib prayer at home, I went to George Green Library in the University Park Campus. Since it was the last day of my first year tenure, I must return all the books I borrowed from the Library. There were more than 20 bulky books and theses must be returned by today. I need one traveling bag  and a hand bag to pack the books. Luckily, a friend of mine, mas yod, kindly helped me picking up the books to the library.

I was so sad to know that even there is no a book that I have read thoroughly 😦  Although,  It has been one year in my room at home.

But, Whatever happens, welcome my romantic Autumn! Welcome my second year PhD life ! I wish more and more good luck.


      1. saya di Birmingham cak,
        mas yodie kayaknya sempet satu grup di fesbuk..
        tapi belum pernah ketemu..
        salam untuk mbak mega pratiwi mas,
        satu kantor sama saya..

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