A Geminian is often seen as stubborn head (that’s what the horoscope says but I say Geminian are well adaptable person in any situation instead of being labeled as having split personality). I guess that apply to me.
I’ve always known as a stubborn head since young but I’m being a stubborn head for a reasonable cause. Let me tell you why.
Last week, my world totally changed when my PVC (Pro Vice Chancellor), John stood next to me, handed a piece of paper and said “Congratulations!!”. I was speechless but managed to stand up, shook his hand while saying “Thank you” and had a quick reading at the paper.
It was a letter of approval on my application for the Staff Study Support Scholarship. Yes, finally I got it!! 🙂
I smiled at him (smiling to the ear, people); I know I blushed at this time coz everybody (my colleagues) was looking at me and I can feel the heat all over my face and body. I was out of words and I keep on saying “Thank you, thank you” to my PVC. I feel like jumping happily in front of him and give him a hug on the spot but I didn’t. I was stunned to the point I don’t know what and how to re-act.
Luckily, I didn’t cry on the spot but I did have watery eyes though. ;p
For the record, I have been applying for the mentioned scholarship for 4 consecutive years. This year, I told myself that I will stop applying if I have disappointing news on the scholarships. I will totally give up. Period.
After receiving the formal good news, I couldn’t describe how happy, how grateful I was and I thank you the Lord for HIS blessings upon me. J
To pursue my studies is one of my to-do-list before I breathe my last breath (at least before I hit the age of 40). Reason being is I wasn’t able to pursue my studies after I left high school as my parent had family commitment to upraise my younger siblings. I had an offer to pursue my law studies in London back then but I decline it due to family commitment. My younger siblings are too young at that time and I feel heavy hearted leaving my mother taking care of them alone. So, I have to literally kill my own dream for the sake of my younger sibling education future.
The efforts paid off where 2 of my siblings are graduates (one is public university graduate and one is a private university graduate) and happily employed now. J
So, when the scholarship was offered to the staff in year 2006, I applied for it. But only to my disappointments and frustrations, each time after closing dates, I received rejection letters from the PVC’s office on my application. I was mad but I didn’t give up and I don’t want to give up. I will apply no matter how long it will take.
I’ve reached to a point where I nearly give up. That’s why I was telling myself that I will give up should I received another rejection this year. I was already plan to study elsewhere. 🙁
But I don’t think I need to do that anymore. It seems that my perseverance, my determination and being persistent on this all this while had finally paid off. I am so looking forward to be part of Curtin student community soon.
Facts about PVC Professional Staff Study Support Scholarship
It’s a 100% covered tuition fee.
No bond attached.
Allow to attend class during working hours.
Only 2 allocations are allocated for professional staff per year (I’m one of the lucky one out of 100+ professional staff in the campus).
Seems that Year of Tiger is on my side. Rooaarrrrrrr…. 😉