Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mind o Mind...Decide!

My brother is now at work.
Late last night, my mother started helping him packing up, for he has to go to Matriculation this evening. He looked very half-hearted.

Then this morning, there were only me, him and maid at home. And the situation was quiet. Both of us did not want to raise the "leaving-the-home-for-Matriculation" subject.
He continued his packing, quietly.

Some time later, he came out and checked the internet. He said he called TM, and appealed to change from Foundation in Engineering to Foundation in Management. From there he can opt for a degree in the Management Faculty; Accounts, Economics etc. But TM said no. He called again and again, and at last the officer said she'll confirm tomorrow - they need to see the quota for the Management course.

He wants a profession in Accounting/Business/Economy/Finance line, but he doesn't want to let TM scholarship go. It's like letting go a golden opportunity.
And if he goes for Matriculation, he will have to apply again for degree enrollment nxt year, and it's not something pleasant to think about, having it very hard this time.

I'm having a heart to heart talk with my brother.
He still can't decide which way to go; Engineering or Accountancy?

During lunch earlier today, he made up his mind.
He'll be going to Matriculation.
Just now, my mother paid RM375 for his enrollment into Matriculation.
But now, I see that he looked as if he preferred Engineering.
But he is not sure if he's more interested in Engineering, or the thought of a scholarship and studying in a Malaysian private univ.

He wants to be able to talk about technologies in the future, which translates into being an Engineer. But at the same time he wants to open his own business, which means Accountancy will be a better path for him.
He has not, found where his heart lies.

He is going to discuss AGAIN with mum tonight, after she came back from tuition.
I shall update tomorrow :)
If Matriculation, then he'll be leaving tomorrow morning (called Matriculation, he can register tomorrow).
If Engineering then, h'll be registering in IMU on Sunday.

Let's see...

May his heart be steadfast.

-Because life is a test-



  1. Personally, considering the slowly collapsing global economy and its fiat money systems, I doubt there's a good (&honest) future in accountancy, but for engineering, I can see loads of potential as mankind tries to find inventive ways in order to make living as easy and energy efficient as possible with the dwindling oil supplies.

    But whatever, I think he must follow his passion as studying a subject you have no fondness for is an immense struggle and a great potential for regret.

    Best wishes to him.

  2. Accountancy (computer) programs can do so much these days, hence you don't need to study the subject of accountancy. There is also lots of advice on how to open up your own business. Many business owners never studied accountancy. Studying Keynes and so forth is poorly relevant for a SME, and if really necessary, can be read about from books in ones own leisure time.

    That sliding stethoscope is almost at D-day :S

  3. salam,

    actually for me, i'd say to go where the chances of getting job are high, and that applies to engineering, right?

    maybe, he'll develop the interest later when the course starts. do u remember Allah's quote in the Quran, verse 216 of the surah al-Baqarah :

    "...tetapi boleh jadi kamu tidak menyenangi sesuatu, padahal itu baik bagimu, dan boleh jadi kamu menyukai sesuatu, padahal itu tidak baik bagimu. Allah mengetahui, sedang kamu tidak mengetahui."

    let Allah decides what's best for him. actually i'm wondering why you didn't mention of performing the istikharah, because it's the best to do when you are clueless of what decision you have to make.

    insyaALLAH, I believe, if he really asks for Allah's guidance, then his mind will follow whatever the heart says. He'll be happy in making the decision, at last. amin.

    p/s : redha itu menghiburkan. be happy with whatever happens in the end.

    yup, because life's indeed a test for each of us.


  4. @ Anonymous (but I know who)
    Thanks for the opinions :)
    And that sliding stethoscope....ergh..

    Yea, he did istikharah.
    It's just that I didn't have time to write everything down.