In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
First and foremost, I am grateful to Almighty Allah for the strength He bestowed to me to complete this research, and for other blessings. To name each and every one of them would be impossible for me, a mere mortal to mention all of them. Alhamdulillah. All praises to Allah.
I would like to seize this opportunity to thank my supervisor, Madam Nazeera Ahmed Bazari for her constant guidance and insights. Her insights and guidance have helped immensely in keeping this paper focused when I went astray. I can’t thank her enough for that.
This research would be meaningless if it were not for the help from the trainee teachers, specifically the part 8 students of Bachelor of Education in TESL program for their willingness to spend an hour to write an essay when they could’ve done something more enjoyable.
I also would like to acknowledge the assistance of my friends for their constant encouragement. For every wake up calls, late night study sessions till wee hours in the morning, and every heated discussion, it had led to this final product which I can be proud of. Last but not least, I would like to thank my family, especially for my parents, Abu Bakar bin Abdullah and Saripah binti Yusoff for their constant moral support. The best adjectives seem inadequate to describe how much I treasure their advices. For that, I thank you.
To True Knowledge, so close and yet so far.
This is the acknowledgement part of my thesis. So many people to thank, and so little space. So I think I'll just put it up in my blog. haha.
Thanks to Michelle and Aziz, thanks for lending me your laptop and pendrive, along with its content. It had helped me immensely. Aziz, rest assured. Your AE is not plagiarized. haha. And thanks for being my inspiration. You guys showed me what is there to be gained when one puts in one's all just for that extra mile. The satisfaction, man, I've never felt so good! When I have kids, I'll tell them stories of you guys.
To Nadhirah, thanks for being a good listener to my rants. I really appreciate it when you can call a spade, a spade. Few have that ability, you know? Thanks for those multiple slaps of reality when I've been sleeping too long in Fantasyville. In the wise words of Jason Mraz, "you are an island of reality in an ocean of diarrhea." haha. I hope it makes sense.
To Herne, for showing me that Allah is the best Helper. It's human nature to remember God in the morning, and forget Him afterwards. Thanks for being the reminder.
To those whom I didn't mention, jangan sentap.. aku tetap sayang korang. eh? tetiba BM. haha. dah malas nak speaking weh. esok ada Finishing School Program and aku kena bangun awal. Dah pukul 1 kot. Pukul 7.30 dah nak kena ada sana. pffftttt....