Monday, August 10, 2015


In this post, I'd like to share about my experience in SIAK War. I assume you, the reader, are the student at Universitas Indonesia, or wherever you come from or you have ever become a college student must have experienced something similar to SIAK War. Before that, I'd like to give or remind you a brief explanation of SIAK War. SIAK War is composed of 2 words, "SIAK" and "War". SIAK is an UI online system which one of its functions is to help the students to fill their study plan for the upcoming semester, to be clearer, the students have to book classes, what kind of classes they want to enter for the upcoming semester. While "War" means there will be something competed. In SIAK War, "something competed" is a favorite class. A class becomes favorite, because its subjects are easy to learn and it has good lecturer. Since, the favorite class is limited only for some students, due to also limited capacity of the lecturer to teach, only some students who are determined, strong, and have good strategy could be the winner.

As a final year student, I have experienced SIAK War for about 7 times. But, the most unforgettable experience I've ever had is when I was going to enter the 7th semester. I almost got all of the unwanted classes. It happened like this:

"So, I have to be ready in front of the laptop before the war begins. I have to choose this class, this class, and this class to be safe, and I need to avoid this class, this class, and this class because the subjects are not easy to learn." I said to myself.

The war began at 9 am...

However, the system was down. Because of a very tense of SIAK War. Thousands of students from all faculties were trying to access the system. That's way the system was down. As so many complains they got, the officer announced, "The system will be able to be accessed in rotation, so there will be a schedule for each faculty." My faculty was scheduled on the next day. As the officer said like that, I believed it.

At night around 9 pm before the next day, my friend asked me, "Nuri, what kind of classes do you book?" I was so confused, "What? I haven't booked any classes yet. Isn't the system able to be accessed on the next day?". She said that actually, since 5 pm, the system was able to be accessed. But why? Why did nobody tell me about it? They were really cruel. They kept it as a secret so they could be the winner. As you've known before, even 10 minutes late will turn you into the loser. Yeah, I was totally the loser.

I was jealous, I had same right, but why I couldn't make it. My fate was really damn bad. I got almost all of the unwanted classes. I cried a lot, How did it happen? Why did it happen? How will my future be? How will my semester academics score be? What kind of mistakes I've ever done so I need to face this fate?

Then I realized, it was not a problem to be sobbed. There were also some unlucky students like me. I need to be patient. "Inna ma'al 'usri yusraa" means, together with the difficulty there is an easiness. Then, I was so determined, I promised to myself. Even though I was totally the loser, even though the the classes had subjects more difficult to learn, I could also get good semester academic score. I need to study harder than before.

As I studied harder. I could make it, even I never imagined it before. My semester academics score was 3.93. I had 9 classes, which 7 classes I got A score, while the rest, 2 classes I got A- score. Actually, I wasn't sure I could make it, because from third semester to sixth semester, my semester academics score was never more than 3.5, and it's always under 3.5.

The conclusion is even though I was totally the loser. It was not the end of my case. The purpose of my case is to get good semester academics score. Becoming the winner in SIAK War is only one of the ways to get good academics score. Even, I realized, the best way to get good semester academics score is by studying hard than anything.

While the lesson learned I want you to obtain is never think negatively to your fate, accept it for what it is, do something with a hard work, be persistent, and happiness will follow you.

That's all. For you who still study, good luck for the upcoming semester. Thank you for visiting my blog :D
Posted on by Nurul Fajry Maulida | 5 comments


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