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Life as a Badger, Part 1.

Posted in Personal, Study


I’ve actually been meaning to write a lot about the past 4 years I spent in the U.S., to summarize all that I’ve learnt or seen, the places I’ve visited, the people I’ve met and the experiences I’ve had, but somehow I never got around to actually doing it.

And I’ve been meaning to write a similar post like Aizan posted on his blog a few months back [read: I graduated, so what? on Caspershire.Net]. I know for a fact that I can’t and won’t post details about my academic life [read: my grades and GPA], because of three reasons:

  • I’d like to keep that private to myself (& close friends and families, and MARA of course),
  • While GPA is an important factor, I also believe that a GPA is just a number, and does not define my worth, and
  • While I didn’t do that bad (I still graduated with CGPA >3.0, which is MARA’s minimum requirement), I know I could’ve done better, and I am tbh still a bit pissed off at myself for it. But I am slowly learning to forgive myself to taking my time, for allowing myself to take things at my own pace and for knowing how to take care of myself and my mental health first.

Anyhow. Here’s my version of I graduated, so what?

I have no idea how long this blog series is going to be [it’s most probably going to be at least 4 or 5 parts, as of my drafts now, but I may delete/add some parts later on], so I apologize in advance. I actually wanted to try and fit everything in one blog post, but it seemed like it was going to be super long, so I decided to break it up into small pieces to make it easier to read and digest.

Oh, and also, do comment and let me know if you have any suggestions / ideas on what I can write about in the upcoming posts, or if you have any comments / anything else.

Syaza Nazura graduation BBA University of Wisconsin-Madison

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December 13, 2017

Lucky I’m in Love.

Posted in Personal

Lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
Lucky we’re in love in every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be coming home someday

If there was a song that can capture what I feel about my relationship with him, I think Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat’s Lucky pretty much sums it up.

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October 8, 2017



Hello (again) blog. Sorry for the late late update (again). Can’t say that life has been hectic, but it’s obviously not that hectic that I can still spend hours watching random stupid videos on Facebook and 9gag, but I also can’t say that life has been easy because it’s not.

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So, yes, I can officially say that I am currently working as an Administrative Executive (Course Administration) at Monash University Malaysia. I’ve been here for the past month, and so far things have been interesting. This is my first experience, not only to work in Malaysia, but to experience and see how a Malaysian university (albeit a private one) operates from the administration’s standpoint. Granted, it’s only been a month, and the fact that I’m the youngest person in my office with no prior experience (other than my part-time job in the US), makes it a little weird, but it’d be a good place for me to see how universities in Malaysia work, and it’d help me to see if student services is really what I want to pursue in my life.

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August 10, 2017

Home, for now.

Posted in Graduation, Personal


If you followed me on one of my social media sites, or if you are friends with me on Facebook, you might’ve noticed that I [recently] posted about my last day in the United States.

Yep – I’m home guys. For good, probably, but at least I’m home for the time being.

I arrived in Malaysia a little over a week ago, on June 15th. It’s been quite a busy schedule for me this past week, what with looking for Eid clothes, meeting up with teachers and lecturers in INTEC & SSP, and preparing for Eid and all. Not to mention my job-hunting and all that.

Talking about jobs – no, I still have not confirmed where I will be working at. There is a job offer that I just recently received that I might take up, however, I would prefer to let you guys know about it once it’s all confirmed and stuff. So, for now, do pray for the best for me!

Oh, also, I bought a bunch of stuff from Madison – things like t-shirts, keychains, fridge magnets and all. I might do a giveaway on this blog if enough people are interested in them, what do you think?

Other than that, hmm, let’s see. Oh, yeah, it’s Eid tomorrow (Sunday), so Eid Mubarak to everyone out there. :) Hope your Ramadhan was filled with happiness and blessings, and may you enjoy the joyous day tomorrow. Talking about Eid, I had a slow #ProjekKadRaya this year, considering how I procrastinated a lot on writing and posting the Eid cards. So most people would be receiving their Eid cards after Raya, hopefully by the end of the week *fingers crossed*. That being said, I do have some extras, so if you want an Eid card and are fine with receiving your Eid card in the mail in the middle of July, well, hop on over and fill up this form for me.

Okay, I think that should be it for now. Until next time, stay awesome people! :)

p/s – Anyone here wants to meet up for drinks or something after Raya? I should be starting my job sometime mid-July, and might have time to hang out for a bit if anyone’s up for it. Let me know <3 [manusia tak sedar diri yang blog ni dah bersawang dan agaknya tak ada orang baca pun lewls]

June 24, 2017