Monday, June 8, 2009

X

Today I would like to share with you an interesting story. Well, you know how I like to tell stories especially as a way for me to vent out. And this one is a true story too. It goes like this...

I know someone - know REALLY well - who has a sibling that was sponsored by the same people sponsoring me - Malaysia's taxpayers - to study abroad in an Asian country. Let's call this person X. Okay, so I heard X was the best student during X's preparation class in Malaysia for this specific country. Cool, right. And then off X went.

Two years there and X did okay. I'm not sure if X did great, but okay, definitely. And then going into X's second year, X broke up with the person X was in a relationship with at that time who was in Malaysia. X was heartbroken. What did X do next? X did not go to class...for one whole semester. What a waste of taxpayers' money.

And so being good parents, X's parents flew all the way to this country to try their best in giving X the support and motivation for X to go to class. X's mother even went on and called the department that handles X's sponsorship and begged them to give X another chance as she explained the situation. And this is my favorite part, guess what their response was...

"Oh we understand. This happens all the time. We're going to give X another chance."

WE UNDERSTAND. THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. X wasted SIX MONTHS worth of tuition money and they said they UNDERSTAND because of a BREAK UP. A BREAK UP with someone who's not even X's fiance/fiancee!

And then yesterday, alhamdulillah, I got the green light letter from them. And the first thing they mentioned in the letter was 'If by any chance your performance dropped being caused directly or indirectly by this marriage we're going to take back your scholarship and you will have to pay back.' I was like, "Duh." Being married or not, when we signed the blue paper agreement, ALL of us agreed to maintain our performances or not they have the right to stop sponsoring us.

But the thing I am so disappointed is that when a student DID NOT APPEAR TO CLASS for one semester because of a BREAK UP, they UNDERSTAND. But when my dad went to meet the director personally, he said, "If your daughter's performance drop, we won't accept excuses such as it was a new environment or we can't understand the lecturers' accent. We will straight blame your decision to get married as the reason."

Okay people, you be the judge.

-C-

p/s: Yes, I'm not afraid to criticize them so that they'll make better judgement for future students and also make better use of taxpayers' money.

14 comments:

Rassyid said...

It is a challenge for us especially me to prove them wrong. I really appreciate the approval given by them and I thank God very much. Some people do not really understand the nature of the event. When something goes differently from the normal situation, we become panic and tend to reject it. It is our rezeki to get married earlier. There's always a silver lining for every cloud. I really hope everyone will pray for our happiness. Insya Allah this marriage will encourage us to do great there. We surely will work harder than enjoying the 'vacation' in the States. I will not regret it.

tkuk said...

good luck to both of you.

a.t.i.k.a said...

yeahh.. me too.

good luck to both of u.

sgt sweet.

:)

syazana said...

im keeping my finger cross to both of u!=)

inshaAllah everything will b alright.sure ramainya yg doakan kebahagiaan korang.including me meimei!=)

ChEsZa said...

THANKS EVERYONE =')

afe said...

all d best to both of u. :)

An Instant Star said...

good luck : )

Jismin Yusoff said...

do u mind i fwd this entry to 'them' using my official email?

sulin said...

good luck!!! =)

Rassyid said...

Terima kasih semua =)

kak yong jgn ler forward kat mereka. takde keje kitorg blk nnt..hehe.

ChEsZa said...

kak yong! NO! diorg blackmailed ja nnt!

Passer-by X said...

May God bless your marriage and relationship, not to forget academics too!

Passer-by X

Jismin Yusoff said...

to be honest, i had enough of them as well. kasihan kementerian aku. diorang dok sana mcm tidak pk saja.

inilah akibat memilih pegawai berdasarkan rupa.

oh yes! 90% officer that went there from my batch are good looking.

beb mentoot said...

now, im really gonna cry!!

okay, need to buy ur present nanti *wink wink wink wink wink wink*