It’s been many of a years since my last post. I am doing pretty good, though it’s been rough for a while. But, hey! the good and smooth times are here and more to come.
As you’re aware, this my last semester(8/8) in U.C.C and it’s been much adventurous and getting fun each and every moment. The school that most students complain got no social life, now sees social engagements: parties, beach hangouts and a lot coming up each and every day. I do not know whether it’s a rebellion against the known standards. I see a lot of students pushing hard to develop their passion alongside the curricular.
My department, Computer Science and Information Technology is not to be left out. We have two new lecturers Dr. Farid Farahmand and colleague Yvonne, who just within the last three weeks are revolutionizing the standards of the department. Dr. Farahmand has been my personal mentor and my supervisor for my final year project. He wants the department to get involved with embedded systems and micro-computing. The Connecticut State University has donated 100 computers to the department. We (students in the department) have been promised a hub(space) to learn/and do our stuffs there. The department now has a wordpress site and a twitter account. For the first time since the establishment of the Huawei ICT Training Lab, my class now takes it’s Systems Security & Administration lab sessions in there. As I said, there is a big ongoing revolution, I will tell you more.
Hmmm! I live each of these last days with fear, not fear of failure but fear of the critiques/insults that will come soon from family, mates and people around and the standards am about to set. I have never met their expectations. Last semester(7/8)’s results has been the worst recorded in my life. I feel ashamed. They need a first class/second upper honors, but hey you know that ain’t my dream. After weeping for several days in first year and realizing it’s not a matter of where you’re but who you’re, as well as not meeting the expectations of my course, I chose to develop myself my passions and just go through this four-year studies learning what I need to develop myself with. That’s not bad, but you know it’s not easy in my environment.
For this last semester, I have promised myself to score the best of grades ever. My project is really interesting, it involves Falcom Samba 75 GSM Modem and frontlineSMS. I might be writing my own custom SMS protocols and few stuffs. Also, I have set challenges/competitions for myself which I know will lead me to my goals.
A lot is on my mind, I will keep them for my next post. I am doing what I love and making it, and I won’t let anything (like grades) let me down. I am rising to the top and I know you too CAN! ;)