All entries for October 2008
October 10, 2008
its 9.24am now.. and Mannu said he will be here at 8.30am at the learning grid to start our group project! He's late but anyway we were just kidding.. Well i'm here early because i have to check my mails and write another entry...
To b honest, when i found out that there were no exams in this course.. i thought i made a wrong decision because I tend to do better in exams than in assignments..partly because I am so used to being spoonfed information...(I just found the root to my problem!!) i lack analytical skills because i am so used to be told what to do and how get things done... now that is why i am not as sharp minded as some of my group members!!
So far, i'm quite happy to be in my group.. we get along quite well n i am quite motivated to keep learning. I realized that my group members have different capabilities and i WISH i can just copy n paste them into my being..so i'll hv the combination of the best!! however, we all know that its impossible n i will hv to try to develop these skills by myself....
Before starting this postgrad course, i hv always wanted to get some work experience. To me, i want to get the feel of what i'll be doing in the future. And only with such experiences I can truly understand what I will b studying coz by then i will b able to know what is feasible and wat is not. Well, the only choice i've been given is to come here to finish my studies. Being the youngest in the group, I envy the priceless experience that ALL my group members hv... They are so knowledgeable and I am sure they will benefit more out of this course..But oh well... I am considered to be lucky enough to be able to learn from all of them!
*members have arrived.. will continue blogging later*
Anyway.... the topic dat i led was on measurements (2).... to be honest... even though i was leading... the question alone i din know had so many interpretations to it... but with my intelligent group mates... we were able to come around it... all the questions for that matter... the term 'measurement' was quite vague to me...and if i were to answer the question alone... i wouldn't think i would have come up with the same answers... i might have diverted from the question.....anyway... its nearly 10pm now... i will continue my entry another day... hopefully i can get my laptop charger tomorrow!! ^.^
October 08, 2008
(I'm sorry everyone... this entry was written halfway on Monday night but did not have the time to finish it before I headed back to my dorm!)
Got my visa on Friday morning at Kuala Lumpur then airticket in the afternoon, flew back to Kota Kinabalu at night.
I spent all of Saturday morning printing my coach ticket, maps, enrolment cert. etc etc and only started packing 3 hours before the flight. As a result of all that last arrangements, I forgot to bring my laptop charger, hence; will have to wait for a couple of days before the charger arrives. Can't wait til I can do my work comfortably in my room.
I arrived Heathrow Airport on a Sunday morning, hopped on2 d bus, and arrived Coventry 2 hrs later. I am so lucky to have Crystal, my coursemate, living right next door. She took me around, I unpacked, and hibernated from 8pm-7am (fyi, I don't usually sleep that longg..haha)
My first day at Warwick today, I discovered that I have a lot to catch up on. 1st day of class, 6 mini projects. WOW. I thought I have time to get some necessities at Tesco's but I don't think thats going to happen. Its 9pm and our group is still working on our first mini project. Haha... Not that intense because I have very nice and funny group mates. Helpful too! Apart from that, I found the video about Deming quite fascinating... especially the demonstration on the white & red beans... Yes he did say that it is the management's fault for not providing the correct equipments... Nobody likes to be blamed... and usually managements put the blame on workers for not being able to achieve a given target....
After class, our team headed to the grid for discussions. Alan & I did our part on EFQM, and he finished real q-u-i-c-k! This EFQM framework is of relation to the topic of quality. The first thing that came to my mind was TQM that I studied during my undergrad degree at Northumbria U..... and EFQM was something new to me... Throughout the whole night of reading and trying to answer questions... I found that my groupmates each have their own unique skill in which I have to learn... I have to admit that I lack of analytical skills... Perhaps it is due to way I was brought up and the schooling system ( obedience = listening to parents & teachers).... oh well... I have a LOT to learn!!