Alhamdulillah... I take it as a 'rezeki' to have a chance to meet these wonderful ladies on Saturday afternoon! Alas, it was so unfortunate that Dr. Jid wasn't able to join the group! I couldn't imagine if the four of us met up that day - then the discussion would have been a complete one.
It's been ages since we last met face to face. It was a refreshing session - we shared all sorts of stories - from formal and academic topics to personal and life tales. Not 'membawang' hokey! Rose said - we should have this kind of catch-up more often. Yes, I do agree. Dr. Wan valued the session as mental therapy. Of course!
Some may wonder how did we get to know each other. Dr. Wan is currently the Director of Academic Excellence at the Ministry of Higher Education (but still attached to UPM), while Dr. Rose is currently teaching at the Kulliyyah of Education IIUM in Gombak. Dr. Azidah is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Development and Academic Excellence USM.
I first met Dr. Azidah at AKEPT somewhere in 2015. We both attended the 4th Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Symposium. My friendship with Dr. Wan started when I attended her talk at UKM. Not long after, we met again at Anugerah Pemikiran dan Rekabentuk Semula Pendidikan Tinggi as contestants in 2017. While for Dr. Rose - I first saw her during our FRGS grant meeting in IIUM somewhere in 2017. All four of us - we started as formal acquaintances, but through regular meetings, we bonded well. We even have a Whatsapp Group that uses a daring and havoc name (sorry, no disclosure allowed, hehe).
True enough, friendship has no boundaries. As long as we share something in common, then it will remain the relationship. Keep up, ladies. I know you are busy, prominent figures to the public. May Allah grant us the strength to carry out our duty as the Khalifah Allah. Till we meet again!
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